Johnby Hall Barn
Johnby Hall Barn is a newly converted gem of a place nestled within the environs of 14th Century manor house Johnby Hall. Converted from one of the beautiful sandstone outbuildings of the original hall, it sleeps four people in two delightful bedrooms while also welcoming up to three well behaved pooches. The whole place has been thoughtfully designed for guests to make the most of the history and magic of its ancient situation while still benefitting from all the comforts of a warm and welcoming modern home. It has retained original features such as exposed beams in the lofty double-height spaces while being elegantly decorated with sumptuous textiles, a subtle colour palette and antique furniture. It also benefits from fantastic far reaching views over fields to the Pennines in the distance.
It makes a fabulous holiday home for a couple or a family as, not only does it have extensive shared grounds with countless nooks and crannies to explore, but it is also a working farm with adorable pigs roaming about the surrounding fields from which Johnby's renowned sausages are made. It even has a walled orchard and an area of woodland for your little forest sprites to set up camp. For guests with an interest in history it's a truly magical place to stay. Johnby Hall is a stunning sandstone manor house which has grown around its original pele tower, clues to its history are peppered around its grounds. By prior arrangement with the owners guests at the cottage can even dine in the main hall at Johnby. Ascending the mighty stone staircase you'll be welcomed to the magnificent dining room with its deep sandstone windows and antique pianos. Perfect as a treat for a special occasion.
The area around the barn has so much to offer visitors it's hard to know where to start. Nestled between the grandeur of the Lake District fells and the Eden Valley there's a world of walking to explore. From lofty Blencathra, accessible from nearby Mungrisdale, to Helvellyn one of the Lake District's giants just down the road at Ullswater there are so many epic rambles to enjoy. For low level potterers the choice is vast, why not try the gentle tree covered amble to beautiful Aira Force? Alternatively hop on the bike as nearby Greystoke Woods has many tracks to explore and the C2C cycle way also passes by just down the road. Penrith is just on the doorstep, a charming Cumbrian town with a wealth of independent shops while Keswick, the Lake District's adventure capital is just 14 miles away. So whether you choose to fill your holiday with activity and adventure or just enjoy the welcome of this gorgeous new cottage within its ancient surroundings I'm certain Johnby is a spellbinding world you'll want to visit time and time again.