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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.

No more than a few dozen houses, Applethwaite is the most sought-after village around Keswick, and it's not hard to see why. The village is a sleepy little hamlet, more reminiscent of Madeira than England, with hens, ducks, goats and sheep wandering over the lane.

 

And the lane isn't going anywhere else; the main road by-passed Applethwaite long before bypasses were thought of. So children and pets are pretty free to wander. Beside the lane riotous gardens bloom azalea, rhododendron, every kind of shrub hugging the hillside. Streams cascade down Skiddaw on their way to the River Derwent, and tumble merrily beside the road and farmsteads.

 

And yet, you're only a mile and a half from Keswick, with all it has to offer. You can walk there along the road, or on one of the many paths cutting through the village, on their way up to Skiddaw, Latrigg, or into the woods around. This beautiful holiday home offers self-catering accommodation for up to 12 people.

 

The barn has been specially converted for holiday use and can sleep up to twelve guests in eight bedrooms. Great for a family get-together or for parties of walkers and friends! Here you can really enjoy each other's company in the middle of lovely countryside, and with the delights of Keswick just 2 miles away.

 

The heart of the accommodation is the superb lounge with its coal fire (coal provided) and the separate kitchen and dining area - all 20 feet square of it - with patio windows looking out due south over that magnificent view. Here there's plenty of room to play games together, chat, watch the television (one in each room) or a DVD, or enjoy each other's company over a leisurely meal.

 

The kitchen area has all home comforts, including dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker, fridge etc. A separate utility room houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.

 

After an invigorating day out on the fells, the patio is a great place to relax with a drink and a snack while you watch the sun go down over Bassenthwaite Lake.

 

The four bedrooms on the first floor share two shower rooms and an additional WC, and all have built in wardrobes. There is one king-size bedroom, a twin bedroom and two single bedrooms. Head further upstairs to the second floor and you will find four more bedrooms: a spacious king, a twin and two singles. There is a large bathroom as well as a shower room. All the rooms up here have Velux roof windows.

  • 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
  • Group bookings - these may need to be checked with the owner first before confirming
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

 

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Denise 13th May 2022

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A comfortable, spacious holiday home in a great location and with a view to die for. Our grandchildren loved the tree house and swing in the adjoining field. I enjoyed sitting on the patio, gazing at the stunning panorama.

Reviewed by Michael 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Marianne 21st February 2022

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Reviewed by Vivienne 21st January 2022

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We enjoyed an excellent week at Orchard Barn, lovely location for walking or cycling from the door. The Barn was very well equipped, well heated for a week in January. We'd love to come back again!

Reviewed by Charlene 14th January 2022

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Lovely, we had the best time.

Reviewed by Jan 21st December 2021

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Reviewed by Lindsay 26th November 2021

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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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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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