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Birkerthwaite Barn


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Eskdale, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 1
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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.

Surrounded by dramatic scenery

Four poster bed

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. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Telephone Chargeable
    Telephone Chargeable
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/03/2018
    The only reason I gave a 9 for “comfort and equipment” is because I think beds can always be better, however everything was great. Exactly as described. In fact we found the place to be bigger than we though, which was wonderful. The location is remote and a perfect spot to set out from for walks. Directions to eat there were easy to follow even though we arrived after dark. Thanks! We had a lovely time and would recommend this cottage to future ramblers seeking a bit of solitude away from the workaday work anytime.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    Fantastic location to get away from the crowds. Very warm and spacious.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017
    Would have scored higher if we had been able to control the heating and hot water. This broke down for the last 3 days. I am sure if we had reported it then it would have been fixed but we shouldn't have needed to, we are used to a cool house and it didn't bother us but no hot water was a pain. Description is wrong and has been for some time as it states there's a freezer but there's only a freezer box in the fridge. Apart from these things the cottage is nice with plenty of room but if weather's good don't expect to use the garden furniture as covered in lichen. Great location for walks from the door and cosy fire room. Decent size tv would be a nice improvement. Be prepared for the rough track and 4 gates to get to the cottage, the price you have to pay for the isolation.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We are so sorry that you say you had no heating or hot water for 3 days. Obviously the caretaker would have responded immediately had you called her. There is a back- up immersion which could have been put on at the flick of a switch. We hope that all our visitors would not hesitate to call her in such a situation. That is what she is there for.

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