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Setterah Park Barn

Askham (1.5mls N), Lake District
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Converted barn boasting elegant original features and two roaring wood burners
  • Lovely garden with extensive countryside views and comfortable outdoor furniture
  • Perfect for families and groups to explore nearby Ullswater and beyond
Property code: 87596

Offering relaxing surroundings, this stunning converted barn has beautiful features throughout and is tastefully decorated, making it a superb base for discovering the northeast Lake District.

Boasting beautiful views across the Lowther Valley, this lovely converted barn in the small conservation village of Helton is spacious and stylish. Sleeping seven people over four bedrooms and welcoming one canine companion, it’s the ideal retreat for families or groups of friends who want to spend their days kayaking on Ullswater or discovering the dramatic ruins at Lowther Castle. When night falls, enjoy evenings meeting the locals in the village pub in Askham or chatting beside one of the barn’s glowing wood burners.

Step inside and you can’t help but be impressed by the original features and stylish layout. Make yourself at home and then head to the traditional farmhouse kitchen to rustle up some dinner for your loved ones. Gather everyone together to dine at the large oak table in the dining area. After dinner, head out to the patio to enjoy a glass of wine and take in the views, or make your way to the lounge to sink onto a sofa and chat late into the night by the wood burner. When the day is done, you’ll find one stylish bedroom on the ground floor and three on the first floor. In the morning, step out onto the patio and enjoy a peaceful freshly-brewed coffee.

You’ll find the lovely village of Askham just 1.5 miles away, where you can go for a swim in the heated outdoor swimming pool, enjoy a superb dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant at Askham Hall, or treat yourself to a pint in one of the village’s historic pubs. Alternatively, head to Pooley Bridge (5 miles) to spend a day kayaking or take a gentle cruise on one of the famous Ullswater Steamers. Or make your way into Penrith (7 miles) to take a stroll around Castle Park or treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 twin, and 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms: - 1 bathroom with shower, freestanding bath, and WC, 1 shower room with WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine and dishwasher
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Garden with patio seating, lawned area, and summer house along with BBQ
  • Ample private on-site parking for 4 cars
  • Pub, shop and restaurant 1 mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


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Reviewed by Jennifer 26th June 2022

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I booked this cottage for 6 adults, 1 child, 1 infant and a small dog for us to celebrate my birthday. We were all impressed with it. Clean, comfortable and a great place to return to and relax after a couple of rainy outings. The rain meant we couldnt make full use of the beautiful garden or the outdoor swimming pool in nearby Askham. The locationRead more was good for the Ullswater Steamer (my treat), being only 10 minutes away. Nice walks from the doorstep. Two good pubs in Askham, best to book. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 17th June 2022

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Fantastic property in a beautiful location with lovely views from the garden which is enclosed and ideal if visiting with children/a dog. The property was very clean and we would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Lynne 27th May 2022

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Our party comprised of two families - 4 adults, 3 teenagers and a dog! The barn is spacious, in a great private location with lovely outdoor space. The accommodation is very well equipped and to a high quality. We had everything we needed to cook and bake (a wet day). Lots of nearby activities including walks and bike tracks on the doorstop. The owRead moreners also provided copious information about activities, walks and eating out in the area. We had a fantastic break, thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 20th May 2022

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Excellent location, Ullswater/Pooley Bridge close by and Penrith too. There was fabulous views from windows and enclosed garden is perfect for kids and dogs! Very clean and well equipped lots of little homely touches. Perfect for a peaceful break away.

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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.

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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