Low Dykes Barn is a Grade II listed barn conversion set in a rural farmstead location just 3 miles South of Penrith. It sleeps up to six guests across three bedrooms and backs onto open fields with a Southerly aspect. The barn has been renovated with sensitivity and style; we think you'll agree that this is a welcoming, comfortable and cosy cottage. The star of the show is the landscaped garden at the back, which features a lovely part-covered terrace across the rear of the barn, a stone pizza oven and steps up to a large lawn, which leads down to Light Water Beck at the bottom of the garden.
History buffs will be delighted by the surrounding area as there's so much to explore here on foot. There are claims that the hamlet of Clifton Dykes was the home of the Carvetti tribe that led a resistance to the Romans in 69AD and, as such, there are plenty of historic sites nearby, including the ancient earthworks known as King Arthurs Round Table, Mayburgh Henge and the picturesque remains of 13th century Brougham Castle which is a gentle walk along the river. While Brougham Hall, a marvellous 14th century building rescued from dereliction and now home to a lovely cafe and regular craft workshops, is two miles away. The Grade II listed Eamont Bridge, once the ancient boundary of Cumberland and Westmorland, also lies two miles away.
Not forgetting the cottage's proximity to the magnificent fells of the Lake District. 13 miles away lies the head of the wonderfully picturesque Ullswater around which you can take one of the stately steamers winding their way around this lovely lake. The fell walkers among you can head up Helvellyn from Glenridding along its shores. Remote and mysterious Haweswater is 12 miles away. A truly tranquil and unspoiled area for fell walking, Eamont Bridge is just on the outskirts of Penrith; the hub of the Eden Valley. It's a bustling little town with a great choice of shops, restaurants and pubs, it also has a large leisure centre with a swimming pool and soft play for rainy day entertainment. In all, Low Dykes Barn is a wonderfully accessible gateway to any number of Cumbrian delights.