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Bram Cragg Barn

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St. Johns-in-the-Vale, nr. Keswick
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Customer's Choice 2015
Sleeps8
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms4
Pets 1
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Description

Spacious, open plan barn and byre conversion decorated to the highest of standards with fantastic views towards Helvellyn and Blencathra.

Bram Cragg Barn is a stunning conversion created from the former 19th-century byre and barn to a holiday home with a wonderful mix of oak beams and slate features combined with stylish modern fittings. The spacious open plan living room is at first floor level to take advantage of the views accross the valley. The barn stands detached, adjacent to the owners’ home and two holiday lodges, in an idyllic and peaceful setting. There are unspoilt views in every direction towards Helvellyn and Castle Rock, Blencathra, Skiddaw and High and Low Rigg. The location is delightful, farm amimals graze close to the barn and footpaths directly from the house give access not only to the more challenging walking routes but to gentle strolls. The scenery is spectacular and walkers, cyclists and drivers will find the immediate surroundings breathtaking. Central for exploring the Lake District National Park. Shop 41/2 miles, pub and restaurant 21/2 miles.

Ground floor: Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with beams. 1 double with en-suite bathroom with spa bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

Woodburner in living room included (May-August no fuel provided). Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. Four Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with covered patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Access to some fields. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Customer’s ChoiceCustomer’s Choice
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Green SchemeGreen Scheme
  • All En-suiteAll En-suite
  • Open PlanOpen Plan
  • Car Parking - Designated On SiteCar Parking - Designated On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2016
    Wonderful as always!


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2016
    Bram Cragg barn was fantastic, this barn should have a 5 star rating, everything spotlessly clean down to the gas BBQ, if it rained we had a bbq and drinks just soaked up the view, the children played with the two sheep dogs Fly and Gem, they also fed the chickens and collected eggs with Gill, they both had a little cry when they had to leave their new friends, we had a great day at the mine just down the road and fantastic day on Quad ride in the forest, Gillian and Duncan was always on hand to answer any questions. We was so impressed with the barn we immediately booked for next year.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2016
    Excellent holiday home, easy to find with direct walks from the house. Be aware no pub in walking distance, but that didn't dampen our holiday. Keswick a few miles away with wide variety of restaurants and shops. Only one small criticism and that is the property is listed as dog friendly, upon arrival it was made clear that pets are not allowed upstairs or in the bedrooms. (the house is an upside down house) if you are a dog owner, who treat your dog like they are a member of the family then like us you wouldn't want to keep them behind a stair gate. (Appreciate no pets on furniture etc) In addition the holiday lodges are located right in front on the garden and are quite close which spoilt the view slightly when BBQ'ing in the evening. Finally, unexpectedly we were asked for a £50 cash deposit from the owners upon arrival (whose property is located at the back of the house) this was not mentioned in the booking process, it's returned after your holiday by cheque. It's a great holiday home but need to amend the listing or relax the rules re the pets!!


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2016
    Fantastic place, stunning location too. The owners were friendly and helpful. Can't fault it at all. We have even booked up to stay again next year 😀


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/05/2016
    Lovely place... Would definitely go again. Worth noting that there are steps in the living room which could be challenging for anyone with unsteady toddlers/crawling babies


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/04/2016
    well we have stayed there twice now and love it. going to book next years holiday this week back to our faverate place in the lakes bram cragg barn


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2016
    This has been our fourth time at Bram Cragg Barn - and we've just booked for our fifth trip there next year. The barn is by far the best self catering property we've ever stayed in. The bedrooms - and especially the en-suites - are excellent, the main lounge / dining area is lovely with fantastic views, and the garden area has the best set-up for a barbecue we've ever seen. Added to that the owners are friendly and helpful, without being in any way intrusive, the loacation is wonderful - just a short drive from Keswick yet set in a very quiet area right amongst the major Lake District fells. Its pretty much perfect!


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/03/2016
    Beautifully appointed, well equipped, first class accommodation. Our party of six adults and dog enjoyed our stay at Bram Cragg - brilliant location, unfortunately road still closed to Thirlmere but it didn't stop us getting out and about! Owners were welcoming, nearby, helpful but unobtrusive. We would recommend highly to anyone looking for a high quality cottage in the area. Thank you


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/01/2016
    This is one of the best holiday places we have stayed in. The owners are so friendly and helpful, but not obtrusive. The barn is a beautiful place to stay and the provision of extras is so thoughtful. The location is quiet and absolutely stunning. We had snow and it was magical.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/11/2015
    What can I say ? Everything was perfect. The barn conversion was done to a high standard as was the furnishing of the property. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for our mid week hols. Five stars *****.


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