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Stunning Lakeland cottage Near Keswick - Superb views ** 4 star . Sorry no pets

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious 3 bedrooms can accommodate from only 2 persons max 6

Barn House is an attractive self catering cottage located right in the centre of the Lake District village of Braithwaite, only two miles from the picturesque market town of Keswick on Derwentwater. If you are a keen walker we have some of the easiest walks to the most challenging walks such as the Coledale Horseshoe , starting right from the doorstep of the cottage . Or be more adventurous and try the famous Skiddaw mountain range and Blencathra range .

There are 3 delightful bedrooms and one family bathroom , with a seperate downstairs toilet and washbasin . We we are proud to say the cottage is immaculately cleaned each week from top to bottom !

In the Master bedroom there are Zip and link beds or convert into a super king bed adding more flexibility to the room arrangements, along with TV/DVD player .! The other 2 rooms have a pretty Cast iron double bed and a twin bedroom overlooking Causey Pike , although this can be restricted in the summer months with the leaves on trees.!

The lounge has this year been refurbished and we have changed the open fire for a Log burning stove ,which generates more heat and is ideal for those cold winter evenings with the additional option of gas central heating. so you will never feel the chill .

Leather Sofa and chair and large 3 seater sofa,

There is a large TV and DVD Player with freeview along with free WIFI so you can stay in touch with the office if required!! .

The main characteristic of the lounge has to be the gorgeous oak beams and old arch barn doors , which are new windows overlooking Coledale Horseshoe .

The spacious kitchen with its local slate tiled floor floor, again has Large Microwave , under counter Fridge and seperate under counter freezer . There is also a spacious dining area, to enjoy family meal times

There is also a washing machine if you like to keep ontop of it when on holiday or the great Lake District .

Outside the cottage has a patio with outside seating and private parking for 1 large or 2 small cars with ample free parking nearby .

Braithwaite has a village shop along with a choice of three pubs providing home cooked meals and Cumbrian ales all within a 2 minutes walk of the cottage .

Barn House as mentioned. is located in the centre of the Lake District village of Braithwaite, at the foot of Whinlatter forest , where you can GoApe, walk numerous forest trails or try some of the challenging forest cycle tracks . Two miles from Keswick on Derwentwater either a nice walk or short drives there are many cafes and restaurants , or take a boat onto Derwentwater and row or kayak around the Lake .

More Details

Owner
Mrs Jenny Clark
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Mrs Jenny Clark

The Barn has been in the family for generations as a working farm and once it was no longer viable to farm in the village , my husband undertook to renovate the barn and took 3 years to turn it into a modern day house, which has a cosy friendly feel .

Mrs Jenny Clark purchased this barn in 1994

Why Mrs Jenny Clark chose Braithwaite

The Barn has a perfect location in the heart of the quiet village of Braithwaite and it was oozing with character, it is a perfect base for guests to explore the tranquil enviroment of the Northen Lake district and yes I am biased it is definately the most beautiful part of the Lakes - a hidden gem !

We wanted to retain as many original features as possible , such as the oak beams , the large Barn doors (now windows) and the stone archway in the pretty lilac double room. There are always improvements that we would like to do , and as soon as one project is over , another idea comes to mind!

What makes this barn unique

This cottage has a delightful location in the heart of the quiet village of Braithwaite , making it a superb base for walkers , cyclists and Sight seers alike . Whinlatter forest is also only a 15 minute walk, as is the picturesque market town of Keswick and Derwentwater lake .

Looking out of the Lounge and Upstairs bedroom windows you see the majestic Skiddaw mountain range , which looks different every minute of the day with the rays of sunlight on it or snow capping .

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you Jenny for a lovely week in the cottage, you have done a great job with the refurbishments to the kitchen and bedrooms , but as I said get them on the internet to show them off more!" See you in November and we will recommend to all our family and friends - but please leave room for us to return in the diary.
May 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Braithwaite in Above Derwent

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Downstairs washroom and Toilet
  • Family bathroom with bath and seperate power shower, Downstairs there is a washroom and toilet ,.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot for hire if required
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom - New Zip n Link beds , for more flexibility
  • The large double room has the option of an additional z bed or travel cot if required Cot and Hire chair for hire £10 each p week
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Stunning Lakeland cottage Near Keswick - Superb views ** 4 star . Sorry no pets
average rating of 4.724138 based on 31 reviews
5

Beautiful home form home,

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at barn house 5/6 times and we will go again. 3 adults two children and it is very spacious, clean, modern, luxurious, with all the house hold items you need. An amazing view of Skiddaw from the front of the property. Situated at the foot of whinlatter Forrest, walking distance of Keswick. Central for walking the fells.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind comments , They help potential guests and travellers make informed choices and from guests own opinions. So glad that you enjoyed your holiday again in Braithwaite and thank you for leaving the cottage so lovely as always .
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Lovely location for walking

  • 5 of 5

"The cottage was perfect for our requirements , tea and cake much appreciated when we arrived - thanks Jenny , It is so convenient for the fells , we walked Barrow, Catbells and Grisedale all from the door it was lovely to leave the car for the week and walk everywhere . Weather also a big bonus beautiful sunny days and the kids enjoyed the swimming in Lake to cool down ."

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The spacious cottage had everything you could possibly need for a great stay.

  • 5 of 5

We found the views from the cottage stunning. The cottage is in a quiet location with easy access to Keswick. We loved sitting outside in the sunshine prior to dinner and found the kitchen really well equipped.

Jennifer was very friendly and spent time with us. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

A perfect house in a perfect location. Every detail has been carefully thought of and catered for. The tea, coffee, milk and biscuits were a nice surprise. We loved our stay and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in Braithwaite and the cottage was perfect for all our needs. Great location, comfy beds, beautifully quiet and very friendly owners. We hope to return to the Lake District and would love to book this cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments , they genuinely mean a lot and we would love to welcome you all back!
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Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved Barn House. I think we chose the coldest weekend ever for our trip (March 2018) but the cottage was warm, cosy and welcoming. Braithwaite is such a pretty village and there are some wonderful places just a stone’s throw away - Whinlatter Forest Park, Buttermere, Keswick, Castlerigg Stone Circle and lots more. The cold made the landscape so spectacular, with frozen waterfalls etc. The cottage was spotless, a good size, with a well-equipped kitchen and some really nice family space. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Keswick Museum & Art Gallery
well Worth a look in this delightful Museum , especially if its a wet day
Derwent Water
Perfect for a beautiful day , take a boat and row around the islands on the Lake
King Kong Climbing Centre
Try CLimbing the Ice wall at this great new indoor adventure centre , also has a cafe
Whinlatter Forest Park
Ideal Lakeland Family activities , enjoy the adventure trails or for the more adventurous sw...
Ashness Bridge
Aira Force Waterfalls
The Lakes Distillery
Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Braithwaite
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Keswick
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Penrith
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Penrith
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Braithwaite
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
St Bees , Whitehaven
Car: recommended

The village of Braithwaite has the best of both worlds - a quiet, safe, interesting village, where there are a choice of 4 village pubs to eat and drink -or if you want more choice Keswick is only 2 miles.

The area is a haven for walkers and Braithwaite is overlooked by the stunning Coledale Horseshoe - a magnificent walk with amazing views

Another historical Cumbrian town is Cockermouth, only twelve miles West of Braithwaite. Birthplace of the poet Wordsworth, Cockermouth is also home to the famous Jennings Brewery (where tours are available!)

Driving over Whinlatter Pass takes you to Lorton Valley, a stunning area which leads you to Crummock water, Loweswater and Buttermere . From Buttermere you can head either over Newlands Pass into Newlands valley or Honister Pass into Borrowdale valley, both which have tremendous views.

Other nearby recreational interests include the Keswick Golf Club (6 miles) and sailing on Derwentwater or Bassenthwaite (1 mile)

Keswick Pencil Museum , Go-Ape and Whinlatter forest are all with 2.5 miles

Golf: 2 Golf Courses close by at Keswick Golf Club or Cockermouth Golf Club

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Braithwaite, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Season
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£110
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£110
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
 
 
Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
03 Nov-20 Dec 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£500
 
 
Christmas and New Year Season
21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
5th Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£500
 
 
09Feb - 17th Feb 2019
9 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Feb - 28 March "019
17 Feb 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£550
 
 
Easter Breaks
29 Mar 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
19 April - 24 May 2019
20 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£600
 
 
May Half Term
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
1 June - 30 Aug 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£750
 
 
1 September - 19 October
31 Aug 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
£480
for 4 nights
From
£120
£550
 
 
20 - 27th October
19 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
28 OCtober -20 Decmber
26 Oct 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£500
 
 
Christmas and New year
21 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£5,600
for 7 nights
From
£800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note that we require a payment of £100 which is a security deposit and is refunded on departure , provided there have been no damages to the property . . This can be paid on arrival and is preferably a cheque .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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