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The property is set in an elevated position close to Tarn Hows
Relax and enjoy the garden
Plenty of room in the lounge
Enjoy the log burner on those chillier evenings
The kitchen leading in to the utility room
Plenty of kitchen stotage
The gallery-style kitchen
The dining area to the front of the cottage
The main bathroom
The light double bedroom
En-suite to the double
The spacious twin room
Plenty of storage
The light and spacious twin room
Dine Al Fresco
1 / 15  The property is set in an elevated position close to Tarn Hows
2 / 15  Relax and enjoy the garden
3 / 15  Plenty of room in the lounge
4 / 15  Enjoy the log burner on those chillier evenings
5 / 15  The kitchen leading in to the utility room
6 / 15  Plenty of kitchen stotage
7 / 15  The gallery-style kitchen
8 / 15  The dining area to the front of the cottage
9 / 15  The main bathroom
10 / 15  The light double bedroom
11 / 15  En-suite to the double
12 / 15  The spacious twin room
13 / 15  Plenty of storage
14 / 15  The light and spacious twin room
15 / 15  Dine Al Fresco

Old Barn - Hawkshead

Outgate and Tarn Hows, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • One of two 17th century Lakeland barn conversions in a quiet rural location
  • On one level suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Plenty of walks nearby and a lovely south facing garden
Property code: LLH01

Period property in a rural location 1.5 miles from Hawkshead and Ambleside, with easy access to many stunning walks and climbs.

Set in an elevated position in the heart of the Lake District, this 17th-century characterful barn sleeps four guests. It’s perfect for a family or two couples who want to explore everything the area has to offer, such as Lake Windermere and Scafell Pike.

Situated on the ground floor, you will enter this comfortable accommodation through the porch where you can leave your coats and boots. Fire up the wood burner and enjoy a cosy evening in, watching films, playing games or planning the rest of the trip ahead. A well-equipped kitchen, practical utility room, and dining area have plenty of amenities for cooking, cleaning and eating together. Choose from one of two bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, and the other across the hall from a family bathroom. Outside is a spacious south-facing garden with a patio and lawn. Take a seat, dine alfresco and enjoy the far-reaching views across the valley.

1.5 miles away is the village of Outgate, which has a shop and pub/restaurant. Head further afield to Ambleside (4.5 miles), a bustling tourist town with loads to explore right on the tip of Lake Windermere. From here, take a cruise along the lake which offers a hop-on, hop-off service stopping at Brockhole, Bowness and Lakeside Pier. Try out stand up paddleboarding, kayaking or rowing on Windermere or Coniston Water (4 miles) in the shadow of the surrounding mountains. Visit World of Beatrix Potter (9.5 miles) and find out more about the children’s author, or discover some history at the National Trust’s Wray Castle (3 miles), a magnificent Victorian neo-gothic building.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • TV, DVD, CD, and telephone available
  • Oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and microwave
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Shop, pub, and restaurant 1.5 miles
  • Off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Bike storage
  • Garden with patio furniture
  • Electric vehicle charging point at the property for additional £30 - please contact for further details
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

 

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mike 7th February 2022

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We really enjoyed our trip to the lakes this year. The Old Barn cottage was in a quiet but good location to travel to other destinations. The property was very clean. It was good to have a shower en suite and a separate family bathroom with plenty of hot water. The kitchen was well equipped and the benefit of a washing machine and drier in utility Read moreroom was a bonus. Wish we had booked for longer. Only negative being we couldnt get the internet to work, but would definitely return in future. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by Dessie 6th November 2021

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A lovely, welcoming, spacious, well equipped cottage, with a nice garden, but could do with a bit of an update. Garden fully enclosed but not completely secure for small dogs. Cottage well positioned for exploring the lakes and forests. Hawkshead shops only a couple of miles away.

Reviewed by Debbie 30th October 2021

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Nice warm, cozy cottage with everything you could need. It isnt the most modern or up to date cottage but we had our dog with us so it was ideal. The garden isnt 100% dog secure if you have a Houdini dog as it leads onto the drive but was adequate for our dog as he wasnt left outside alone. Great drying cupboard for those rainy days.

Reviewed by Steve 23rd October 2021

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Lovely cottage to stay in, needs a little tlc but generally lovely location. Plenty of room indoors, drying cupboard excellent addition.

Reviewed by Warrick 24th September 2021

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Great cottage. The clothes drying cabinet was a nice touch. Secure all around for the dog. Great location . Would book again and recommend.

Reviewed by Neil 18th September 2021

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other than location it was disappointing.

Reviewed by William 24th July 2021

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Reviewed by Lisa 17th July 2021

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Lovely place to stay especially if you want to be away from the main tourist place. The old barn has plenty of room and a small garden to relax in. The outgate pub is within a 20-30 minute walk. It's an ideal place to explore the Lake District by car, bike or walking.

Reviewed by Julie 26th June 2021

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Reviewed by Marilyn 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by Ian 29th May 2021

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Very impressed by the quality of the welcome pack. Extremely spacious and a great layout for 4 people and a dog! Drying cabinet no doubt very useful although we didn't need it and ate in the well kept sunny garden quite a few times.

Reviewed by Irene 17th May 2021

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We loved this location, very quiet area away from the bustle of Coniston and Hawkshead. We did two walks, directly from the cottage Tarn Hows, Low Wray circuits. The pub nearby at Outgate has good food and parking. Good sized rooms throughout and 2 bathrooms is a bonus. Views are special and it has lovely secluded garden. We would like to come bacRead morek but have a large car and was it difficult to exit the narrow gateway we did scrape it. I understand the owners are looking to make changes. Hide

Reviewed by Diana 15th April 2021

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Reviewed by Andrew 31st October 2020

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Reviewed by Julie 17th October 2020

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Great location, very quiet. area. Good sized rooms throughout, fully equipped kitchen, utensils, pans etc,makes a refreshing change. Would be even better with nicer weather as it has a gorgeous garden + patio set for outside dining, relaxing. as previous comments suggests, needs a refurb, but didnt affect our stay, just cosmetic. Good wifi.! we alsRead moreo stayed in another rental which provided sanitiser, sprays, wipes etc to help with the covid regs within the house.- good idea-We will def revisit Hide

Reviewed by Carol 26th September 2020

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Patio doors require replacing as extremely draughty. Well equipped kitchen. Washing machine, tumble dryer and drying cabinet a real bonus. Just needs updating.

Reviewed by Gillian 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Sally 5th September 2020

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Lovely rural location, however we thought it had a secure garden for the dog, but as the garden lead to the drive which was shared then not a dog friendly place. Entry via a tight gateway - our car only just fitted through it!

Reviewed by Elizabeth Jane 29th August 2020

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Excellent choice as I was with my 91 year old Mother who has limited mobility. No problems at all with her own ensuite shower room which was easily accessed (not a shower over a bath) as was the remainder of the property. Centrally based and yet so peaceful and quiet.

Reviewed by Joanne 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Gary 8th August 2020

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The property is set in an elevated position close to Tarn Hows
Relax and enjoy the garden
Plenty of room in the lounge
Enjoy the log burner on those chillier evenings
The kitchen leading in to the utility room
Plenty of kitchen stotage
The gallery-style kitchen
The dining area to the front of the cottage
The main bathroom
The light double bedroom
En-suite to the double
Show 3 moreThe spacious twin room

Location

Map
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.

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