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The Barn - Longsleddale

Kendal, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Occupies a private and secluded position on a working farm in stunning Longsleddale, in the south-east corner of the Lake District National Park
  • Rustic, log-cabin-style interior, with use of natural materials like wood and exposed stone
  • Conveniently located a short drive away from popular destinations such as Windermere, Kendal and Ambleside
Property code: SZ466

Located at the end of a farm track, this secluded barn conversion is perfect for friends/families who want to escape hectic life and unwind among the rural tranquillity of the Lake District.

This is a traditional barn conversion on a working farm in the heart of Longsleddale. The Barn sleeps four to five people in three bedrooms and enjoys uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. There is a double and two single bedrooms with an additional z-bed for an extra person.

The property is perfect for a secluded, relaxing break being located 0.9 miles along a private track. The River Sprint flows through the farm and fishing can be arranged by the owner. In the autumn, you can watch the spectacle of leaping salmon and trout in the river.

At the head of the valley, you can climb the Haweswater fells including High Street and Harter Fell. Kendal is 20 minutes away by car. The town is considered to be the southern gateway to the Lake District and the guide book writer Alfred Wainwright wrote his Pictorial Guides whilst living in Kendal. Kendal offers varied shopping and a fantastic arts centre showing everything from comedy to films and exhibitions.

There is a step to the side door that opens into the open-plan living area. There is a lounge area with a TV and video player, CD radio and a dining table and chairs. There is also a wood burner-effect electric fire for additional cosiness. The kitchen is open plan to the lounge featuring an electric oven and hob, under-counter fridge and separate under-counter freezer, washing machine and microwave. The fuse box is in the cupboard by the back door.

A small inner hallway leads to the bedrooms, there is one double and two single bedrooms. The family bathroom has a shower, a wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. A travel cot is available.

Outside there is an enclosed patio with table and chairs taking in the beautiful setting. The river runs through the surrounding beautiful landscape of farmland and fells. Fishing rights can be arranged with the owner. During autumn the leaping trout and salmon can be seen in the river. There is plentiful walking available on the footpaths running through the farmland.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 single, 1 single with extra child’s z-bed (please request at time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, under-counter fridge and separate under-counter freezer, washing machine and microwave
  • Electric woodburner effect fire
  • TV and DVD player, CD radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Private water supply (water is UV filtered)
  • Enclosed patio with outdoor seating
  • Parking for two cars – access is via an untarmacked farm track that’s unsuitable for low-slung sports cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Please note that there is a step to the side door that opens into the open plan living area
  • Fishing in the river on the grounds - available by prior arrangement
  • A river flows through the grounds of the property - children to be supervised at all times
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles
  • Short breaks available from a Friday or a Monday during November – March


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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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