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The Barn At Blencarn Hall

Appleby (7 mls), Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Situated in a pretty village overlooking the village green
  • Open-plan kitchen diner with range cooker, ideal for sociable meals with family and friends
  • Located on edge of North Pennies and just 12 miles from the Lakes
Property code: 85775

Beautifully finished detached property, offering the perfect base to discover the north Pennines and Eden fells, a short drive from the Lakes.

Luxuriate in a group stay at this exquisite holiday home at Blencarn, on the fringes of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sleeping eight guests, and also welcoming a pair of happy hounds, this beautifully presented, four-bedroom retreat is also just 12 miles from the spectacular Lake District National Park. From here, make excursions to beauty spots such as Cross Fell, a 5-mile hike, with its panoramic views, or Ullswater, a 14-mile drive, with its glorious scenery. Return to sit out on the terrace at the house and gaze out across the village green, with a glass of chilled wine in your hand.

Wander into the property from the rear, leaving your outerwear in the boot room and discovering a utility room and ground-floor WC close by. Stroll on through to the airy kitchen/diner, where you can take turns cooking up holiday feasts for everyone to enjoy at the table. Afterwards, while away your evenings in the lounge, where you can play games together or watch the Smart TV against the backdrop of a roaring wood burner. When eyelids start to droop, climb the stairs to find a super-king-size room, two king-size bedrooms and a twin. There is also a family bathroom up here, as well as a family shower room. Spill out into the courtyard during fine weather or sit out to the front of the house on occasion too. You also have parking for four cars.

Plan forays into the Lake District. Drive 14 miles to Pooley Bridge to hire boats out on the water. Undertake a section of the 20-mile Ullswater Way, which goes all the way around the picturesque lake. Catch an Ullswater steamer and disembark at Aira Force to climb up and see the impressive waterfall.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 1 twin and 2 king-size
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with separate shower, bath and WC and 1 shower room with shower and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric range oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Private courtyard with seating
  • Private parking for up to 4 cars
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants 2 miles away
  • Fishing lake less than 700 metres away - fishing permits available
  • 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

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


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Reviewed by Sarah 29th December 2021

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We really enjoyed everything during our stay at the Barn, and would happily return. Its a beautifully presented comfortable house in a gorgeous location. We visited the Lakes during our short New Year stay there but will be back to explore the Pennines which are just on the doorstep. The hosts were very helpful and welcoming and we had everything wRead moree needed for a lovely break. Hide

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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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