Shieling Barn accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Spacious entrance hall
Dining kitchen
Store room/cloakroom with WC

First Floor

Living room
Wrap around conservatory
King-size bedroom with en suite shower room
Access from the hall to the upper patio and gardens

Second Floor

King-size bedroom
2 twin bedrooms
Family bathroom
Separate WC


Garage with games room and utility space. Bikes can also be stored securely in the garage
Enclosed garden with lawn areas and 2 patio areas with outdoor seating
BBQ available

Parking Info

There is parking for two cars at the cottage.

Additional parking can be found in front of the village church, and this is free, however, the owner does suggest popping a suitable donation in the honesty box if you use this facility.

Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking

General Description

A beautiful Lakeland bank barn conversion nestled in glorious countryside, Shieling Barn is a luxurious retreat for 8 people and 2 lucky dogs.

Enter through the stunning glass panelled front door into a spacious light filled hallway. Here you will find a handy WC and store room, ideal for storing coats and shoes. Continue onwards to the fantastic dining kitchen. Well equipped with a double electric oven and separate electric hob, cooks are sure to love the shaker style kitchen. There's an under unit fridge, washing machine, microwave and useful dishwasher - no fighting over who has to do the washing up here! Gather round the pine dining table for convivial mealtimes, perfect for catching up on the day's events. There's also an additional television, conveniently positioned on the deep windowsill. In the hallway you'll also find an extra WC and a handy under-stairs store room which houses a fridge-freezer.

On the first floor is the spacious living room; light, bright and airy but still homely and cosy thanks to its open fire. Sink into one of the two sofas or armchair, perfect for a relaxing night in. For entertainment there's a 42 inch TV with Freesat, DVD player and Bose bluetooth speaker. Off the living room is an amazing wrap around conservatory, the perfect place for a family game (you'll find a great selection in the cupboard here) or escape to for a peaceful moment with a good book. The views over the surrounding countryside will undoubtedly distract you from reading too much though! Catch a glimpse of the local wildlife and grazing cattle and sheep. Doors from the hallway lead out onto a delightful upper patio and gardens, early risers will love a peaceful morning cuppa out here before everyone else gets up.

Also on the first floor is a king-size bedroom. Decorated in soft blue-green tones, it's a lovely calming room with a handy chest of drawers and wardrobe for storage. This king-size bedroom benefits from its own en suite shower room (with WC, washbasin and shower cubicle), a real treat.

Up another flight of stairs to the second floor where you'll find the other three bedrooms. First up is another gorgeous king room. This spacious bedroom contains a feature wooden king-size bed - perfect for indulging in a long lie in, wardrobe, chest of drawers, handy sink, cute whicker chair and fold-away table, very handy for when you want to write a few postcards. The remaining two bedrooms are both twins, the first decorated with green soft furnishings and the second with light purples and yellows. Both twin rooms have a useful sink, wardrobe and chest of drawers, and are lovely and light thanks to their dormer windows. Also on the first floor is a separate WC and modern family bathroom. As well as a washbasin there is a bath with a hand shower attachment and a separate power shower meaning all tastes are catered for.

In the attached garage is the welcome addition of a games room, with table tennis and a dart board it's sure to be a hit with children and adults alike, particularly on a wet day! In the garage you'll also find a useful tumble dryer and bikes can also be stored securely in here should you wish to explore on 2 wheels.

Outside is a lovely enclosed garden with plenty of different areas to explore. Laid out over different levels, children and dogs will love playing on the lawn area. There are 2 delightful patio areas to choose from, both perfect for enjoying some outdoor dining; have breakfast on the lower patio where you'll catch the morning sun before moving round to the upper patio at the rear of the cottage for an afternoon aperitif and supper al fresco - there's even a BBQ available if grilling is your thing! Follow the steps to an enchanting "secret garden", complete with old rustic outbuilding and surrounded by beautiful countryside, you'll feel the stresses of everyday life drifting away as you gaze out over the rolling fields.

Please note: as Shieling Barn is a bank barn conversion, there are a few things to take of before and during your stay: 

  • There are a few internal steps to first and second floor, numerous garden steps and uneven surfaces throughout the garden
  • While the gardens are enclosed by walls and fences, we ask that dogs and young children are supervised in these areas as they are not secure and the garden is surrounded by fields of livestock.
  • There are to be no fires in the garden, only BBQ’s and no candles in the house please.

Shieling Barn has been a well loved holiday home for many years. Here are just a few comments from previous visitors:

"Feels like home, so comfortable, so familiar."

"We have spent a fab fortnight at Shieling Barn. Three generations and a dog have wandered the hills and fields, delighting in all that the Lakes has to offer. From Beatrix Potter World to High Dam. Shieling Barn has been an excellent bolt hole. So warm and comfortable- a home from home."

'Fabulous property in a stunning location. Great facilities in the house and amazing walks from the door'

'The house was well cleaned, equipped and very cosy' We were all sad to leave the amazing views and the house'

'One of the best houses we have rented. What a wonderful area!'