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Barn Garth

Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Log Cabin / Lodge
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Peaceful, rural location in the picturesque valley of Eskdale in the Lake District National Park
  • Gorgeous walks through unspoilt countryside from your doorstep, with plenty of flora and fauna to spot
  • Great for families, with twin and bunk bedrooms, plus a games room and a pond with rafts on site
Property code: SZ059

This cosy lodge is ideal for adventure-loving families or friends who want to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and tranquillity of the Eskdale valley - a perfect location for hiking and cycling.

This holiday cottage offers self-catering accommodation in Eskdale and is a lovely place to stay in a fantastic setting.

Here, three lodges share an orchard with a small cottage, all facing south to catch the best of the sun rays. The pace of life here is gentle. There is a feeling of being at one with nature, with sheep in the fields, buzzards in the sky and herons on the stream which runs through the orchard.

There is a pond with rafts where children (or adults!) can play, a games room with table tennis and pool, and the miniature steam railway is just a couple of fields away. If you’re bringing a dog, there are hundreds of walks right from the front door – either up the fells to Blea Tarn and Scafell beyond or along the valley floor following the River Esk through the woods towards St Catherine’s Church.

Eskdale is also home to five family-friendly pubs, all of which serve food and ale; the nearest is a 10-minute walk away. A holiday here has a very real feeling, of peace, of tranquillity and a return to our roots.

Please note that the electricity at the property is on £1 coin-operated meter at 9p per unit.

From the veranda, the front door opens to a lovely light open-plan sitting room with dining and kitchen area. The sitting room has comfy sofas, Freeview, Sky TV and a wood burner.

The kitchen is fully fitted with new oven, dishwasher, four-ring hob, fridge and all the usual utensils and crockery.

There are three bedrooms: one with a double bed, one with twin beds and one with a set of adult-sized bunks.

The bathroom has WC, wash basin and bath/shower. Heating is by electricity, with a newly fitted wood burner in the lounge and panel heaters throughout, which keeps the lodge warm whatever the season.

There is a laundry, games room with pool and table tennis and playground with swings, slide and seesaw. These are shared with two other lodges and a small cottage. The laundry has a washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, freezer and a payphone.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin and 1 bunk bed
  • 1 bathroom – with a shower over the bath
  • Oven, dishwasher, four-ring hob, fridge
  • Electric and electric heating on a £1 coin operated meter
  • Woodburner
  • Freeview Sky TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • The grounds are shared with three other properties and include a playground with swings, slide and see-saw; a pond with rafts; and an orchard with a stream
  • Please note that there is an unfenced pond close to the lodge, children must be kept under strict supervision
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Allocated parking at the front of the lodge for 2 cars
  • On-site laundry with washing machine, tumble drier, ironing board, freezer, payphone
  • Shared games room with pool and table tennis
  • Nearest pub 500m
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Karen 18th March 2022

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A lovely stay in a great lodge in a superb location. Thoroughly recommended for any one wanting a relaxing break and some 'time out'

Reviewed by Paul 3rd February 2022

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Lovely place to stay, very clean and tidy, cannot fault anything, will definitely book again.

Reviewed by Linda 28th January 2022

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Barn Garth is a beautiful clean well equipped log cabin. The setting was quiet and peaceful and perfectly situated to explore walks and surrounding area. Lovely pubs within walking distance. Will definitely be returning.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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