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Orchard Barn - Applethwaite

Applethwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
3 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Sleeping 12, this is a fantastic bolthole for big family get-togethers or groups
  • Far-reaching, fell-framed views from the enclosed garden and patio
  • Spacious living room with coal fire – ideal for sociable evenings in
Property code: SZ373

Sitting in the teeny village of Applethwaite, this large, converted barn combines stunning views with spacious interiors, and it’s only 2 miles from Keswick – the so-called Adventure Capital of England.

This impressive holiday home is part of a barn conversion and offers self-catering holiday accommodation in Cantsfield, on the borders of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria. It four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. It has a ground floor en-suite bedroom that is suitable for someone with limited mobility, or an assisted wheelchair user.

Much of the original character has been retained throughout, with exposed beams, roof trusses and feature stonework. The owners have carried out a sympathetic and tasteful restoration to offer spacious, well equipped and comfortable accommodation.

The property is situated overlooking the fields with views of Ingleborough and the open countryside. There is ample parking and a large garden where you can sit and enjoy the summer sun and children can play in safety

An ideal country retreat for a touring, walking or relaxing holiday. They are perfectly situated in the Lune Valley and within 0.5 hours drive of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland, and the West Coast.

The property sleeps eight people in four well-appointed bedrooms, whilst the neighbouring cottage sleeps six people in two bedrooms. The cottages can be rented together to accommodate larger groups of up to 14 people.

On the ground floor, there is a large utility room with separate wash basin and WC. Off the utility room is a well equipped and spacious beamed kitchen incorporating a range cooker with gas hob and electric oven leading into a large lounge/dining room with a wood burner.

The kitchen has views of open countryside with Ingleborough in the background. The lounge provides comfortable seating on luxurious leather sofas, surrounding a flatscreen Freeview TV, DVD player and a large wood burner. There is also a large dining table with solid oak chairs for eight people.

The ground floor bedroom is a twin and has an en-suite shower room, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. This room is suitable for those with limited mobility.

A galleried landing overlooks the lounge/dining room. Upstairs, there is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. There is a twin bedroom and a further double bedroom. In addition to the en-suite bathrooms, there is a further shower room with a wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Outside there is ample parking to the front and a large lawned garden.

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

  • 8 bedrooms: 2 king-size, 2 twin, 4 singles
  • 4 bathrooms: 3 shower rooms, 1 bathroom, 1 WC
  • Dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker and fridge
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Open coal fire - coal provided
  • TV and DVD player in lounge, TV in kitchen/diner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed patio and garden with furniture
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars, more parking available down the road
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Shops and pub within 1.5 miles
  • Please note that the cottage cannot accept stag or hen groups


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Nathan 5th November 2021

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Our favourite place to get together and enjoy the Lake District. Can't recommend the cottage enough. Great place. We've been three times now and each time has been great. We'll be returning as soon as we can.

Reviewed by Stuart 29th October 2021

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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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