Gill Barn, Butterwick near Ullswater
Gill Barn, Butterwick near Ullswater
  • Barn conversion
  • Butterwick near Ullswater
  • CC118146

Gill Barn


out of 10

  • 6

  • 3

  • 2

  • 2

Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio
A luxury barn conversion, with superb quality kitchen and extra shower room.

Ground Floor:
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and two sets of bunk beds (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Shower room: With shower and toilet.

First Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and internet connection included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Cot and highchair. Payphone.

Enclosed rear garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. Visit England 4 Star. No smoking.

A luxurious barn conversion extensively refurbished with a superb kitchen/diner, including granite work tops, oak doors and floors and extra shower room. Butterwick is a particularly tranquil area of The Lakes with footpaths and bridleways leading from the doorstep. Ullswater is five miles and Haweswater three miles with walks directly onto High Street and Harter Fell.


Barn Conversion

Cot Available


Enclosed garden or patio

Garden or Patio

Ground Floor Accommodation

Highchair Available

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed


Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine



Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 16 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Derbyshire

  • Family


out of 10

Lovely, clean cottage with decent facilities and quiet location. Enjoyed the log burner and cosy living room. Overall well equipped, however we could only find one wooden chopping board. Would be good to have another one :-) We also couldn't find the wheelie rubbish bin outside which the folder mentions so couldn't put rubbish out at end of stay. Otherwise, a lovely few days!

29 Oct 2022


  • North Hertfordshire

  • Couple


out of 10

This was our second two week stay Gill Barn in two years, so I suppose that says it all and we hope to return for another couple of weeks in the next few years. We’ve been staying in the Lake District for over 20 years and wish we’d found this holiday home years ago. If you don’t know the area, then this location is ideal for the fells and lakes around Haweswater and the eastern side of Ullswater, so that’s generally Mardale and Martindale, as well as Shap and some of the lesser known fells near the M6 like Birkbeck and Hardendale. These two waters are generally lesser visited than most of the others, and Butterwick is certainly a very quiet location; just a hamlet of about a dozen houses, either side of the dead end lane, which is off the main country road [Wideworth Farm Road] , although that’s very quiet as well. However, if you’re looking for most of the other lakes, then they can be a fairly long drive away. Just down the road from Butterwick is the village of Bampton, which has a village shop, a pub, recycling facilities and a rare find in the Lake District [and elsewhere] a garage with Petrol/Diesel pumps; all very handy. We had 2 dogs with us and we found the garden via a back door perfect as it is a proper secure garden, with some lovely views of the fells to sit out in; some garden furniture is provided. Also perfect is the availability to park 2 cars, off the road at the frontage with easy access to the front door. You might even see some Red Squirrels at the front. There are an endless number of walks from the front door in all directions, both easy level and also much more demanding. A little known walk [as it’s not signposted or on the map] is straight across the Access Land [Green Crook] via a Field Gate opposite the hamlet lane to a foot suspension bridge, from there the choice of walks is yours. The barn conversion is upside down but well thought-out, but it does perhaps take a while to get used to going downstairs to the bathroom/toilet or to the separate shower room/toilet; very handy having a bath, and two separate powerful showers as well as two toilets. There are two bedrooms downstairs as well, one each end of the corridor. I think the owners have been letting it as a holiday home since about 2005, so they have been able to think of most things holidaymakers would need, certainly it’s a very well equipped kitchen, with loads of cutlery, crockery and cups/mugs. On both our stays, we found it clean and well kept in a good condition. They have a Visitors Book and last year we made a few constructive comments, we were pleasantly surprised to see that the owners had replied against each, thanking us for them and indeed had supplied the items we thought we needed. They obviously take great pride in their holiday let. There is plenty of storage space throughout, it is warm but with good ventilation, and good lighting, the floors are wooden throughout as well, so easy to keep clean. My only comment would be to those with elderly dogs or those with some accessibility/mobility needs, is that the stairs are also wooden, so could be a little slippery if not too careful. The lounge is off the Kitchen end of the Lounge/Diner and the bedroom is at the top of the stairs which is at the Diner end. The boiler room downstairs doubles up as an effective drying room for wet clothes and boots. The upstairs does have a few low beams, or at least they are low if you’re taller than about 5’8”. We found the beds very comfortable as were the lounge seating. We found that the mobile phone signal was temperamental in the cottage, the cottage has a payphone but there is excellent Wi-Fi, as is the Freeview TV. My only gripe, not the fault of the owners, is that there is no recycling collection by the local authority. You have to take your recycling to the village hall recycling facility about a mile away in Bampton or to Shap a little further afield. The non-recycling bin is emptied by the local authority, but it has to be wheeled to where the lane at the front meets Wideworth Farm Road T junction, which is only 25m from the cottage, although we found that a neighbour often put it out and brought it back for us. All in all this is a lovely place to stay at least for us anyway in a rural location but with other homes nearby, and would thoroughly recommend it as a good standard cottage with easy access to the fells and the two waters, as well as other visitor attractions nearby.

22 Nov 2022


  • Yo12 5nd


out of 10

Fabulous location, barn is amazing but wasn't the cleanest when we got there, but despite that would book again as the barn is gorgeous and in a quite location. Fantastic memories made while there. Will be booking again.

25 Jul 2022

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