The Byre accommodation summary
Family bathroom with bath, shower and WC
Open plan living room and kitchen
Bathroom with shower and WC
Towels will be provided
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 biomass central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
Please note, the cottage is located on a working farm so livestock and associated farm machinery will be presentGeneral Description
Located within the working farm of Deepdale Hall, The Byre is a converted barn sleeping up to four people across two bedrooms and is an ideal location for families wanting to explore some of the Lake District's most iconic fells. Its tasteful modern-country style interior - complete with oak beams, a vaulted ceiling and a wood-burning stove - offers a vision of comfort and cosiness for the cold winter, whilst also lending itself as a cool, airy and relaxed space to spend the summer.
The woodpile stacked up against the exterior of the cottage - historically used as a cowshed - serves as a welcome greeting, promising a generous supply for the wood-burning stove. The front door opens to the downstairs corridor of the reversed accommodation, with pegs and space under the oak stairwell being the perfect place to store muddy outdoor gear. Turning left through the oak door will lead to a kingsize bedroom, complete with plenty of storage in the form of a wardrobe, chest-of-drawers and bedside cabinets. Daylight streams through the full-length windowed door resulting in a light and airy feel, overlooking the cobbled parking space and moss-covered dry-stone wall that encloses the surrounding farm. A magnificent oak beam stretches the ceiling of the room, completing the rustic and traditional feel.
The next bedroom sleeps two in twin beds, where there is also a wardrobe, chest of drawers and a full-length mirror. An oak ledge traces the outer wall of the room. Between the two bedrooms lies the downstairs bathroom - allowing easy access throughout the night. The bathroom consists of a shower over the bath, a heated towel rail and WC, all placed upon warm oak floorboards.
A wooden staircase leads directly to another bathroom, which consists of a walk-in shower and WC. After ascending the staircase, you are met with the gorgeous open-plan living quarters bathed in natural light from the various skylights, where a vaulted ceiling arches over the split space. The kitchen, decorated with coloured tiles, holds a split oven with an electric hob; a tall fridge-freezer; a dishwasher; a microwave; a washing machine; a toaster and kettle. The window directly over the sink offers views of High Street and Place Fell - the perfect accompaniment for preparing the meals. An oak island unit offers more space for food preparation, as well as providing storage space. The grand oak dining table, which seats six people, acts both as an elegant dining space and the perfect space to host a family board games night.
The living room provides comfort with two brown leather sofas (a two-seater and a three-seater) surrounding the woodburning stove. A coffee table offers the perfect relaxation space in front of the TV (Freesat), which also has a video and DVD player. The living room boasts original exposed stonework features, contributing to the rustic and country feel of the cottage. An antique bookshelf displays an impressive collection of old books, with collections of the Encyclopedia Britcannica (10th edition from 1902), Everyman and illustrated children's encyclopedias.
French doors open onto the foothills of St Sunday Crag and there is also a private fenced patio, accessed by the barn doors, with outside seating and a table. The upstairs of The Byre is undoubtedly beautiful, with views from all sides overlooking meadows, fells and the dry-stone walls of the farm. With lock-up storage available for bikes and iconic walks to fells on the doorstep, the converted barn situated in the valleys of Patterdale offers an ideal base for families wanting to explore the Lake District.