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Fellgarth Barn

Casterton, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy walks from your door before getting cosy by the wood burner
  • Spacious rooms with ensuite bedrooms caters equally well for families or small groups
  • Explore the nearby old drover's road, a walk made special by Sheepfolds art installations
Property code: SZ190

A perfect home for adventurers, this retreat sits in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with plenty to explore from your door. Whisk family and friends away for a wonderful escape.

Nestled in the glorious countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is this luxurious hideaway for six to eight people. Formerly a barn and milking parlour, this indulgent gem has been lovingly brought to life using a mixture of elegant furnishings, charming antiques, high-spec appliances and a keen eye for light and space. Boasting three gorgeous en-suite bedrooms, a magnificent open-plan living space, a handy games room and a foodie's dream of a kitchen it makes an ideal holiday home for a family or small group of friends to make the most of this less explored part of the Dales.

Situated just outside the village of Casterton, a satellite to the charming town of Kirkby Lonsdale, the barn is perfectly placed to make the most of the area. If you're keen to don your walking boots and stretch your legs then why not head up Eskholme Pike right from the door? Alternatively, take in the old drover's road, a gorgeous walk made more special by 'Sheepfold' art installations by artist Andy Goldsworthy along the way. Cyclists will find a wealth of quiet roads and bridleways to explore. You could take the 'Fell Road' and head to Dent, a wonderful Dales village with cobbled streets and a well-loved brewery tap at the George and Dragon Hotel. There are good local pubs at both Casterton and Barbon and a fantastic choice of cafes, restaurants and quirky shops in Kirkby Lonsdale. In May and June, a walk through the grounds of Whelprigg House is delightful with wonderful displays of colourful azaleas and rhododendrons (please keep to the footpaths).

If you'd like to explore slightly further afield there's plenty on offer. The barn's privileged situation on the western side of the Yorkshire Dales and within easy reach of the eastern Lake District makes it a fantastic spring board for exploration. You can catch the wonderfully picturesque Carlisle to Settle Railway at Dent or visit the magical White Scar cave system near Ingleborough. Sedbergh, known as England's book town, is less than 10 miles away and well worth a visit. While beautiful Windermere in the southern Lake District is just a half hour's drive.

On arrival at the property, guests are met with a beautiful glass-topped entrance hall which gives an idea of the scale of the space to come. Ascending three steps through a curtained entrance you reach the magnificent, double-height living area. Thoughtfully designed to make the most of light and space it incorporates the lounge area, dining room and kitchen giving a sociable feel. With a beautiful grand piano, exposed beams, multiple windows and luxurious underfloor heating it has a light airy ambience while also being warm and welcoming. The living space has three deep comfortable sofas arranged around a huge fireplace with wood burner and a large Smart TV for entertainment.

The dining area is in the centre of the room with seating for six. Finally the modern, well-equipped kitchen has been thoughtfully planned with foodies in mind with two full-size under-counter fan ovens, ceramic hobs with touch plate controls, a microwave and all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay. The space has a substantial centre island unit with a breakfast bar making for sociable food preparation, a large fridge/freezer and a dishwasher.

Moving downstairs from the main living area is the delightful garden room. It's a gorgeous light-filled living space with French doors and full length windows which makes a perfect snug if you'd like some privacy to read a book or just to take in the gorgeous view from the comfy corner sofa and armchair.

Onwards to the main sleeping accommodation, guests access the two beautiful king-size bedrooms from the entrance hallway. Both are light and airy with comfortable king-size beds with under bed storage, thoughtfully chosen art and antique furnishings. The first room has a TV with Freeview, a dresser and a spacious en-suite bathroom with a shower attachment on the large bath. The second room has a dresser, hanging space and a lovely en-suite shower room with a mixer shower in a rectangular enclosure. The twin bedroom is situated beyond the main living space, it benefits from two windows with picture-perfect views. There is a comfy armchair, a dressing table and under-bed storage. Its en-suite shower room has a mixer shower in a large rectangular enclosure.

Lastly to the handy utility and boot room. There's plenty of space here for the muddy boots and outdoor clobber you're sure to accumulate on your adventures. There's also a washing machine, tumble dryer, ceiling airer and a further WC.

Outside the cottage to the rear of the house there is access to a fantastic games room located in the barn's undercroft. There's bags of room for secure bike storage, or alternatively teens and tweens can commandeer the space for themselves to play table tennis on rainy days. There are delightful gardens all around the house and a charming raised terrace leading out from the garden room. Perfect for outdoor dining or enjoying a morning cuppa soaking in the peace and quiet in the glorious countryside. There is also a lovely large fire pit with a lid to be used on the terrace.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 en-suite bathroom with handheld shower, 2 en-suite shower rooms, 1 WC
  • Electric ovens, ceramic hobs, microwave
  • Utility/boot room with washing machine, tumble dryer and WC
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV in lounge area, TV in king-size bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with raised terrace accessed via steps, firepit and garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Bike storage in games room
  • Take care of internal and external steps
  • No stag or hen parties
  • Shops within 3 miles, pub 1 mile

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Location

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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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