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Birkerthwaite Barn

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A spacious converted farm building featuring galleried landing and four poster bed. Lovely rural retreat for two with views of tranquil moorland.

Four poster bedSurrounded by dramatic scenery

Featuring beams taken from shipwrecks on the Cumbrian Coast, this small group of holiday cottages at Birkerthwaite, a former 17th century Lakeland farmstead, lie at the end of an unmade track and are surrounded by tranquil moorland scenery and farmland. This is fantastic walking countryside and the elevated position gives views of Scafell and the Eskdale Valley, creating a unique atmosphere of tranquillity. Birkerthwaite Farmhouse (W43001) is a unique holiday property dating back to 1627 and has many original features, beamed ceilings, flagged floors and unusual oak wall cupboards built in the 1700’s. Comfortably furnished and with the benefit of an open fire and an Aga, the farmhouse is cosy and welcoming. Birkerthwaite Stable (W41477) is a single-storey converted stable with rustic charm heated by a log-burning stove. Birkerthwaite Barn (W41478) has a spacious kitchen/dining room, a galleried landing and a four poster bed. Birkerthwaite Cottage (W41479) has an upstairs open plan living area with wooden floors which opens onto a balcony overlooking gardens. Nearby attractions include Muncaster Castle and Hardknott Roman Fort, whilst the Langdale Pikes and Ambleside on the northern shores of Lake Windermere can be reached via a stunning drive over the Hard Knott and Wrynose Passes. A short drive away is Wast Water; to the west are sandy beaches. Alternatively take the steam train from Ravenglass. Shop 3 miles, pub 2.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with slate floor. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Beams throughout.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (timed use October-May). Electric heaters (in summer). Electricity and bed linen included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring.

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Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2016
    A perfect get away from it all spot, gorgeous country walks starting from the front door And loads of space inside to just relax and do nothing

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2016
    Excellent location and really good size cottage-much more spacious than expected.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2016
    Lovely characterful barn. Cosy fireplace, spacious barn. Remote and quiet. Well equipped. Nice outdoor area. Make sure you bring good walking boots/ Wellies as can be muddy/ boggy ground by gates and in some of surrounding area. Also agree car that can handle the rough track needed.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2016
    A wonderful winter break away at Birkerthwaite Barn. On arrival my partner and I were surprised by the size of the property- it was much larger than we thought from the pictures. We saw reviews about the barn and in particular, the track/potholes leading to the farm, and were a little worried about how our car would cope (we have a Peugeot 307). However, we took it very slowly down the track (allowed an extra 10-15 mins on top of any journey time) and with a bit of careful navigation, the car was fine- as were we! Definitely make sure you stock up on supplies, as although the nearest small shop is about 20-25 mins away, in bad weather, the track and the road over the fell could be difficult to navigate. The Barn is perfect for anyone who wishes to get away from it all and do lots of walking- there's so many places to walk, even as you just step outside the front door! We went to Boot a few times to complete some Geo-caching, checked out the Stanley Ghyll Falls, as well as going on the steam railway - which was lovely! We did another beautiful walk to Devoke Water on New Years Day- unfortunately as there had been lots of rain, the water levels were quite high so we couldn't walk around it, but it was stunning nonetheless. A lovely way to start the New Year- we can't wait to return in the summer!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/12/2015
    Loved it so much didn't want to leave definitely making another visit

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/09/2015
    This is a wonderful property in the middle of nowhere in the Lake district. The scenery is epic. Amazing views and a peaceful, tranquil location, with great walks from the front door and well situated for day trips to Conniston, Muncaster Castle, and many other places. The property is bigger than expected, with a fantastic layout, and lovely back garden. Well equipped, and has a fabulous coal fire in the living room and a very comfy 4 poster bed. Could do with more detailed warning about the road to the cottage - we were advised that it was a rough track, which our car normally copes with, but the track has deep wheel ruts on either side, rocks sticking out of the raised middle bit in places, and some spectacular potholes- make sure your car has high ground clearance. We intend to come back but will hire a 4x4 next time! Recomend bringing camping chairs as the picnic table in the garden is a bit wobbly, and you *will* want to sit outside and enjoy the view and the peace and quiet, especially if you're a fan of birds - we saw a huge variety in the garden.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/09/2015
    This is the second time we have stayed in The Barn and it's definately a home from home. Although a long drive it's always worth it in the end. The day times were filled with lots of walking and exploring. Would recommend the walk into Boot as there are 2 pubs and another a further walk up the road. If you are lucky you will meet Stanley the village cat. Will definately return in the near future!

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