Tucked away in an idyllic location in the heart of the Eden Valley, Higher Barn enjoys unspoilt views across the rolling countryside towards the Pennines beyond. This first-floor apartment resides in a converted barn that formed part of an old farmstead dating back to the 1600’s and the property retains many original features such as exposed beams and deep windowsills. It sleeps up to four people in three bedrooms making it perfect for couples and families alike. One of the real attractions of Higher Barn is its peaceful rural surroundings, and its communal orchard garden, an ideal place for the kids to let off steam or equally perfect to relax with a glass of wine in the evening sun. With all that, it is still within easy reach of the bustling market towns of Keswick, Cockermouth, Penrith, and Carlisle.
Newby is a picture-perfect English country hamlet complete with an iconic red telephone box standing at its centre and lush green farmland stretching out in every direction. When you experience the relaxed pace of life here, you'll be forgiven for forgetting you're only a 10-minute drive from the M6 motorway. Located just 8 miles from the romantic Lowther Castle and Estate, 9 miles from the lively market town of Penrith and 13 miles from the peaceful reservoir of Haweswater, Higher Barn is the perfect base for exploring the area. Within walking distance of the property is The Crown Inn at Morland, serving real ales and bar meals in a traditional pub setting. Travel just a little further and The Strickland Arms at Great Strickland offers an extensive menu and a warm welcome. And if you've got the urge for a delicious coffee and cake, then be sure not to miss The Mill Yard Cafe in Morland, there's even a lovely outdoor seating area for making the most of those sunny days. Closer to home, the owners are delighted to offer a range of homemade frozen meals to stock your freezer. They can also arrange afternoon tea in the grounds or a picnic for a day out.
The Eden Valley is a haven for walkers and cyclists, offering gentle strolls for families and longer adventures for those looking for a challenge. The valley is cushioned comfortably in between the Yorkshire Dales, the Pennines and the Lake District National Park, meaning the choice of days out is endless. Ullswater, the County's second largest lake, is a mere half-hour drive from the property and offers a range of watersports, as well as more sedate leisure cruises aboard Ullswater 'Steamers'. The market towns of Penrith and Kendal offer much to explore and great independent shops, and within an hour's drive from Higher Barn, you can reach 'The Great Border City' of Carlisle, steeped in Roman history and housing an impressive museum and gallery which tells the story of its remarkable past.
Breakfast and dinner packs can be provided upon request for you to prepare during your stay. Afternoon tea can also be provided in the orchard. Please contact the office if you would like any of these options during yours stay.
The cottage will also be happy to offer a reduction on the price advertised if just two people will be staying in one of the bedrooms. If you would like to ask about this reduction then please get in touch. You can either send an enquiry to us or ring the office.