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Church House Barn

Newton Arlosh, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Peaceful village setting with a friendly pub with both the Solway coast and Gretna Green just a short drive away  
  • Private outdoor seating area for al fresco drinks and dining and lovely country side views
  • With two friendly Shetland ponies, Applejack and Dinky  living in the adjoining paddock and love to be petted.
Property code: SZ131

Quirky reverse-level style property set at the heart of a beautiful nature reserve within 10 miles of the Solway Firth, an excellent choice for exploring coast and countryside alike.

Situated in the quiet North Cumbrian village of Newton Arlosh, this recently converted barn provides great quality, comfortable, self-catering holiday accommodation for up to four guests. With its medieval church and traditional pub, the village is welcoming and is only a stone’s throw from the Lake District and the Solway Coast. The barn forms part of Church House Farm, once a 19th-century working farm, but now providing a peaceful location to escape to.

The accommodation is laid out in reverse with a double bedroom and en-suite, a twin bedroom and family bathroom on the ground floor and a spacious open-plan living area on the first floor. French doors in the lounge open on to a Juliet balcony from where there are views across the fields to the coast and on a clear day across to Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland.

The barn has been sympathetically converted to a luxury standards with plenty of insulation, full gas central heating and double glazing. Furnished throughout with modern furnishings it has a light and airy feel while retaining some of its original features and character.

The barn is set within the gardens of Church House Farm where you will find a private seating area with a picnic bench for use by guests. In the farmyard there is also a traditional well where water was once drawn for the farm and a stable where our two Shetland ponies reside.

This is a property with a lovely, fresh and welcoming feel to it. It has an upside-down layout so the front door leads to the bedrooms downstairs. The bedrooms are calm in muted tones of grey and blue. The double bedroom has patio doors leading to a shared courtyard. There is comfortable seating and a perfectly positioned TV for the ultimate decadent luxury of TV in bed. The en-suite shower room here has a powerful shower. The second bedroom is small and perfectly formed with two singles and a merry seaside feel to it. The bathroom has a bath with shower over it.

Upstairs is light, modern and wonderfully comfortable. It’s open plan with a kitchen area at one end, dining in the middle and the lounge area at the other end which looks out onto paddocks and trees for as far as the eye can see. There is a Juliet balcony here allowing you to feel truly a part of the surrounding countryside. Sink into the sofas, and enjoy both the view and the Smart TV. There is also a DVD player and a wide selection of DVDs to borrow. There are also books and board games to round off the perfect escape from everyday life (these are rotated between visits to ensure Covid safety).

The kitchen is beautiful and fully equipped with dishwasher, electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and plenty of storage space.

Outside you have a patio area, complete with garden furniture. There is a wooden shed here which is useful for bike storage. Two friendly Shetland ponies, Applejack and Dinky, live in the paddock and they love to be petted.

There is plenty of parking in the courtyard shared with the owners of the barn.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • SmartTV, DVD in lounge, TV in double bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private patio with seating and shared courtyard
  • Two friendly Shetland ponies live in the paddock. Please supervise children at all times and do not feed the ponies, as this can cause them to get poorly
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars available on shared driveway
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage for bikes in shed
  • Due to the layout of the property and the outside area this cottage is best suited for children aged 5 years or older.  However if you would like to bring babies and younger children please contact the office for more details to ensure the property will suit your needs. 
  • The property does not have washing machine, however Wigton laundry (approx.15 minutes drive) can offer a full laundry and ironing service at a reasonable rate
  • Pub within 1 mile, shop within 3 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


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Reviewed by Patricia 14th May 2022

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Excellent accommodation. Very nice wee village with pub close by. Michelle, Richard and Holly were welcoming and gave us lots of useful information. Great place for a break away

Reviewed by Christine 4th November 2021

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Beautiful barn conversion that makes best use of upside-down layout to give privacy and cosy comfort for a relaxing break in an area of outstanding nature reserves and coastline.

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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.

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