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Cruck Barn

Patterdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • Exquisite, stone, barn conversion, nestled in the verdant Grisedale Valley
  • A perfect, romantic retreat for two, in a magical, secluded setting
  • Less than 1 mile from stunning Ullswater and ideal for walking in the Helvellyn range
Property code: SZ154

A beautifully converted barn holiday home, in the heart of the Lake District, suitable for a couple seeking tranquillity or outdoor activities and the chance to immerse themselves in nature.

Located in the stunning Grisedale valley at the gateway of the mighty Helvellyn range is this delightful cottage. Originally a small cattle barn, it is now a spacious holiday home for two with charming original features.

Situated beyond the farm road end, the cottage is adjacent to the footpath leading to Grisedale Tarn, Fairfield and St Sunday Crag making it perfect for a walking getaway. At over a mile from the nearest village you can immerse yourself in the peaceful seclusion and enjoy nothing but the sights and sounds of nature and the unpolluted night skies.

The barn is entered by the entrance hall with the bathroom opposite with a delightful feature stone wall typical of this area of the Lake District, WC, shower over the bath and an electric towel rail.

Three steps up lead into the living area. There is one large sitting room which includes a kitchen and dining area. There is a TV, DVD and CD player in the sitting room. However, there is no tv reception. The kitchen area has an electric cooker with four rings and two ovens, a microwave, under the counter fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and dual washer/dryer.

The spacious double bedroom is off the sitting room with woodland views.

Sit in the garden and light the BBQ whilst enjoying the views.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric cooker and hobs, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD and CD player
  • Please note there is no TV reception
  • Wi-Fi included - please note due to the rural location speeds may be lower than used to
  • Garden with BBQ (please bring own fuel)
  • Regret no pets
  • The owners of the property offer a number of optional extras at an additional cost to make your stay extra special. Packages include: brunch boxes, e-bike hire, motor boat hire, outdoor adventure activities to include paddle boarding, climbing, guided walks, ghyll scrambling, kayaking and pony trekking. Please contact us for further details
  • Approximately 1 mile to village shops and pubs
  • This cottage lies beyond the end of a farm track

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


From guests that have stayed at the property.


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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