Located in the peaceful hamlet of Finsthwaite near the southern end of Lake Windermere, Shieling Barn is a beautiful bank barn conversion for 8 people and 2 dogs, adjoining rolling countryside. Head inside and on the ground floor you'll find a fantastic dining kitchen, cloakroom with WC, and useful store. On the first floor is the spacious living room with an open fire, just perfect for relaxing evenings in, and a fabulous wrap around conservatory. This stunning extra space is such a fantastic addition; lovely and light, it's the perfect place to escape to with a good book or simply a peaceful few minutes gazing out at the beautiful surrounding countryside. A king size bedroom with its own en-suite shower room completes the first floor. Up another flight of stairs to the second floor and the further three bedrooms, a further spacious king and two delightful twin rooms, and the separate WC and modern family bathroom. Outside are enclosed gardens laid out over two levels. Garden seating and dining furniture is located to take advantage of countryside views and sunny aspects. In the garage you'll find a fantastic games room, as well as plenty of space for storing bikes.
Finsthwaite is a charming hamlet, with plenty to see and do nearby. Take a look inside the beautiful village church before heading out on foot or two-wheels to explore the many country roads and footpaths that meander their way around this corner of the South Lakes. Walk from the door to nearby High Dam, a picturesque tarn that once supplied water to the Bobbin Mill at Stott Park, a must for anyone with an interest in local history. Wind your way through the woodland paths here - fun for dogs and people alike. Pack a picnic and head to the southern shores of Lake Windermere. Take a ride on one of the lake cruises, the perfect way to enjoy the water.
Why not take a scenic drive east towards stunning Coniston Water? Or north to the pretty village of Hawkshead? Visit Beatrix Potter's former home of Hill Top, stock up on the famous Hawkshead Relish or indulge your sweet tooth at The Little Ice Cream Shop. Spend a day exploring the stunning southern coast of Cumbria, with its wide horizons and fresh coastal air it's the perfect place to truly unwind.