A very warm welcome to Winder Barn, a characterful semi-detached cottage for six between Pooley Bridge and the Lowther Valley. It is one of four individual properties that make up High Winder Cottages (sleeping up to 20 when booked together). It’s a very special place with welcoming hosts, incredibly tranquil surroundings and a wealth of garden visitors including some adorable red squirrels. Boasting three beautifully appointed bedrooms, charming period details and delightful socialising space it makes a wonderful place for a family or small group of friends to make the most of this gorgeous area.
High Winder Cottages sit in a privileged position perched high above the Lowther Valley just over the fell from picturesque Ullswater. There's a world of fabulous walking nearby ranging from Lakeland's mightiest fell tops to gentle riverside ambles. Why not head up on to the fell path behind the cottages where a short walk will reward you with a stunning view of Ullswater? You might even encounter some of the area's wild ponies on your jaunt! Alternatively head down to Askham and along the River Lowther taking in views of the majestic ruins of Lowther Castle along the way. The surrounding villages offer some excellent options for eating out with good village pubs on offer in Askham, Tirril and Pooley Bridge as well as highly regarded fine dining at Sharrow Bay. From Pooley Bridge you can catch one of the stately Ullswater Steamers which wind their way around the Lake opening up linear walks along this most picturesque of valleys.
Only slightly further afield there's so much to do. A 15-minute drive takes you to the charming market town of Penrith where you'll find a great choice of shops and eateries while a 30-minute drive will deliver you to the Lake District's adventure capital, Keswick. Why not get well prepared and scale one of the Lake District's giants such as Helvellyn or Skiddaw? Alternatively explore the rich history of the area at Dalemain or Brougham Castle, both less than five miles from the door. After a day's exploration come back to High Winder and enjoy the spectacle of visiting wildlife ranging from deer, badgers and a fabulous range of birdlife. Not forgetting some amazingly tame and photogenic red squirrels who call the place home. Whether you choose to spend your visit exploring the unparalleled natural heritage of the area or delighting in its history, Winder Barn is a place you'll want to visit time and time again.
(The cottages at High Winder can also be let together if you are looking to accommodate a larger group.)
We regret that Winder Barn is not suitable for stag, hen or similar parties. Outdoor enthusiasts, friends and families are very welcome.