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Wood View

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Rusland, near Ulverston, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating
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Charming 17th Century barn with a quirky layout and stunning views from the balcony. Quiet courtyard setting with hot tub and sauna.

This beautiful 17th-century barn situated on a mixed working farm, is set in the peaceful surroundings of the Rusland Valley and the entrance into the holiday property is through the original great barn doorway. The sitting room has valley views from the balcony and the layout on the second floor is quite unusual. Stairs lead up to a half landing, where they divide. One stairway takes you to two bedrooms; one a double, the other, below a truss, through a 3ft high small door leads into a twin - think Alice in Wonderland. With pitched roof and oak beams it is sure to please both adults and children. The other stairway leads to a further double bedroom. To the rear you have a courtyard with private entrance and grounds which offer ample space to relax and the hot tub and sauna will provide fun and relaxation for both adults and children. The valley itself has lanes ideal for cycling and easy strolls and, all a short walk from the house, you come to a track leading through woodland and on to High Dam, a pretty tarn, with a circular route and opportunity to laze on the banks, paddle and swim. At the head of the valley is Grizedale Forest with its many trails and the Go Ape aerial walkways through the tree tops. A few miles east lies Newby Bridge, and the southern basin of Windermere. To the north are all the fells and mountains, or go south and you will discover the coastline, with its villages and walks. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Ground Floor:
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom 1: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, beams and tiled floor.
Second Floor:
Bedroom 3: With double bed and Velux window.
Bedroom 4: With double bed.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds, low 3ft doorway and Velux window.
Bathroom 2: With shower over Jacuzzi bath, and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Logs for wood burner available locally. Travel cot and highchair. Payphone. Welcome pack. Courtyard garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Balcony. Grounds with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Hot tub (private). Sauna (private). 3 dogs welcome, to be kept under strict control (working farm). Private parking. No smoking,

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Telephone Chargeable
    Telephone Chargeable
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2018
    Loved it!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/04/2018
    This is the second time we have stayed at Wood View to celebrate birthdays and everyone has thoroughly enjoyed themselves each time. It's perfect for a lovely small family celebration. I love the character of the house, the location and the privacy and would definitely love to stay again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/02/2018
    Went for a birthday weekend and the cottage was beautiful. Everything was clean and tidy. The views are amazing. Been next to a working farm you have to get use to the smells. However the poor cows had to get used to us been in hot tub making a noise.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2018
    Very well equipped. Comfortable and warm

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/01/2018
    Cottage was lovely, within a very picturesque setting on a working farm.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/01/2018
    Loved staying here. Lots of lovely space so you are not on top of each other. Well stocked and plenty of kitchen eq. Jacuzzi brilliant. Lovely surroundings and close to grizedale forest, hawkshead etc. A great find and will defintely be back!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2017
    Great location, we felt totally relaxed and away from it all. The accommodation is set out really well, we had 2 families staying together and had plenty of room. The only negative was we had to guess the oven temperature as numbers worn off. I would happily come back.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2017
    We went as a family for my husband 70th birthday and had a lovely time together. Unfortunately the same problems which we have read on previous reviews were present ,dishwasher did not clean very well ,so most things had to be rewashed by hand and you did not have a clue what temperature the oven was on. It seems a little problem but when cooking for 10 people quiet important. Why can't it been mended?

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2017
    Lovely cottage. Plenty of room, hot tip was great, sauna was good, lounge ate was fine, dining area was fine. Minor issue was the kitchen knives were blunt, and there wasn’t enough small plates. Also, bring your own loo roll!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2017
    Beautiful cottage in gorgeous surroundings. The information booklet was very informative. Apart from a few cobwebs here and there the rest was spotless. The only negatives was the hot tub was very murky the 10am check out was to early and there was a very strong sickly smell which we could not find the source ( it may have been cleaning products used before we arrived but was still very strong when we left) All in all it's an amazing place to chill out or use as base to explore. We were a group of 10 aged between 53 to 17 and we all a great time and would definitely return.

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