Newly converted from an old stable and hayloft this upside down 3 bedroom (1 en suite), barn is bursting with character, charm and beams galore. Sleeping 6 people with 2 spacious king size bedrooms and 1 smaller twin bedded room with 3 ft beds which can be made into a 6 ft double. Both double rooms have TV's so there is plenty of time to chill out. All bedding and towels are provided for each bed as well as soap, toilet rolls and shower gel for the bathrooms. The large spacious open plan living area upstairs has 2 large sofas and extra chairs for relaxing in. There is a TV with DVD player and WEE games as well as traditional bard games and books.The fantastic wood burner stove is guaranteed to keep you warm even on the coldest night.
The modern kitchen has a dishwasher, washer dryer, fridge, microwave and is fully stocked with plenty of utensils etc. There will be condiments and tea/coffee to set you of for your stay. The large farmhouse table seats everyone and makes a family mealtime special.
A generous hallway is ideal for all your coats and boots and with a traditional stone floor add real character as well as being practical.
Toddles Barn is tucked away in the corner of the traditional farming village of Skelton nestling in the Cumbrian countryside. Close to the Lakes and ideal for Ullswater only 15 mins away and the market town of Penrith 10 mins away with easy access for the M6 motorway means that you can soon be relaxing in this wonderful hidden gem. There is parking outside the property and a small area for seating and taking in the view after a day out walking on the fells or wandering around the interesting local shops.
With Hutton in the Forest historic house only 3 miles away and Dalemain House near by as well as the newly opened Lowther Castle there is plenty for those to see and do - if historic properties interest you
. For families there are plenty of places to go walking and if the weather is warm a paddle in Ullswater lake is tempting or try the outdoor pool in near by Greystoke. Rheged Discovery centre and the Alpaca centre are nearby as well as the Jersey Ice cream farm - ideal whatever the weather.
The fells of Caldbeck, Mosedale and Mungrisedale are a short drive away and ideal for quieter walking and peaceful views.
The hustle and bustle of Pooley Bridge in summer is still a delight with the steamer leaving the lake shore to take in the sights of Ullswater on the way.
Stop off and wall the journey back or carry on to Glenridding and hire a boat out for the day or simply take in the scenery with an ice cream or hot chocolate depending what the weather decides to do !
After a long day out return to the relaxing peace of Toddles Barn and soak away the strain of a day's walking in our lovely bath tub or simply cosy up in a chair with a good book or film.
The occasional cow from our neighbouring farm may break the silence and if you are lucky they will sometimes walk right past your bedroom window on the way to the fields to graze in summer. The church bell will ring on Sunday at 11 am and sometimes on a Thursday at 8 am to start the day.
There is a warm welcome at our new property and we hope to make your stay with us as special and enjoyable as possible.
Due to the nature of the property and the fact there are so many wonderful beams - it might not be suitable for giants!! Occasionally you might want a hard hat when tending the fire ,if you forget to duck, but we do have plasters and hopefully you will find the beams a real fantastic feature and memorable for all the right reasons.