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Fellside Barn

St John's in the Vale, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
3 more

At a glance

  • Situated at the foot of the Helvellyn mountain range surrounded by fields of grazing stock
  • Cosy yet bright living spaces with traditional features welcome you home after walks from your door
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the lounge over St John’s in the Vale
Property code: SZ191

Sit in the pretty garden with your morning coffee and enjoy time with a loved one and your four-legged friend at this inviting abode which is great for adventurous days and date nights.

Discover this beautiful self-catering property for two guests at Fornside, a quiet location in St John’s in the Vale. Situated at the foot of the Helvellyn mountain range, the barn is ideally located to enjoy a wide range of walking and climbing to suit all abilities and is surrounded by fields of grazing stock. The property has just been newly renovated and completely refurbished.

Walking enthusiasts will enjoy High Rigg, Helvellyn and the quiet Thirlmere fells. You'll find fantastic mountain biking around the nearby quarry at Threlkeld with routes to Ullswater and over the Helvellyn range.

The nearest pub at Thirlspot is a pleasant 30-minute walk away, serving excellent pub food and local ale. Further afield, Keswick is within a 5-minute drive and offers plenty of choice when it comes to restaurants, pubs and tearooms.

The property is well-placed to visit the nearby town of Keswick and village of Grasmere, both of which are well-served by the local bus service. Keswick offers a wide variety of places to eat and drink, shopping and outdoor activities, whilst Grasmere is a picture-perfect village with strong literary connections, as the home of Wordsworth.

Stairs lead from the ground floor to the first-floor accommodation. There is an open-plan sitting room with a compact kitchen and dining area. The lounge windows look to the split-level garden and offer stunning views to the fells. Enjoy original character beams. a TV, DVD,CD player and a cosy wood burner.

In the kitchen there is an electric oven and four-ring ceramic hob, microwave and fridge with freezer compartment. There is a dining table and chairs beneath the windows.

There is one double bedroom and a bathroom with a walk in shower and WC.

Outside is a pretty, split-level garden with views to the grazing fields and fells beyond. One dog is welcome, however the barn is in a farming area so they should be kept on a lead.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, and fridge with freezer compartment
  • Wood burner
  • Electric heating included
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Split-level, unenclosed garden with furniture
  • Off road parking for one car
  • 1 dog welcome - dogs to be kept on leads due to the property being in a farming area
  • Pub within 1.5 miles, supermarket within 6 miles
  • Regret no children or babies


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.

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