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A Luxury barn conversion ideal for visits to the Lake District, accommodates 8

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Rural authentic barn, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8 at the gateway to the Lake District

We converted this Lakeland Hay barn in 1992 from its original working state and over the years it has evolved into a beautiful family home. We have character features of stone walls, wooden and natural floors a real log fire and exposed beams. This is a child friendly home with us having brought up our three children here and the facilities offered provide for all family needs.

Set outside the hamlet of and overlooking Gatebeck on the side of a hill with views of the open countryside including the Lakeland fells. 'Canny Brow’ is derived from the Westmorland dialect ‘Coney Brow’ meaning the 'hill of rabbits’. Sheep and cattle are more prevalent now along with plenty of other wildlife. Our location is ideally situated for access into the Lake District, Yorkshire and Lancashire for access to the hills and dales with the market towns of Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale being only a short drive away. In the locality there is a riding school and for the more adventurous, off-road driving, quad biking and paint balling is available. Ideal if your group enjoys alternative activities.

Within walking distance is the village of Endmoor with shop, pub, children’s playground and tennis courts. If you prefer time to relax then our garden is ideal for this. The rear garden provides space for a decent sized badminton play area and the front of the house has a long garden for lounging and games or just kicking a ball around. In the garden there are various outdoor areas for sitting out and enjoying the views over the countryside. There is an eight seat external dining table and chairs at the bottom of the garden away from the house along with a large gas barbecue (gas included), an immediate seating area outside the front door in the herb garden and a rear York stoned yard beneath an extended canopy outside the barn door window suitable for casual seating and breakfast in the morning sun.

We are a rural location which generally means that vehicular access is preferred, and there is parking for up to 5 cars. However, there is a bus service (567) from Endmoor village to Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale and Ingleton. Rail access is provided via Oxenholme railway station on the main West Coast line about 4 miles away. There are plenty of taxi services which will provide transport directly to our home.

We are close to the coastal area of Arnside which provides fantastic panoramic views of the Lake District across the famed Morecambe Bay and with easy access to the literary famed areas of Beatrix Potter, Swallows and Amazons, Laurel and Hardy and the Bronte sisters. The original Bronte sisters school is within 8 miles of our home and a visit to their museum is within easy access.

You will have full access to all the illustrated areas in the photographs. The accommodation comprises the majority part of the barn. We will be in the smaller part of the barn adjoining the main.

You can Check in after 4 pm and Check out is 11 am. If you need variations on this do let us know as we may be flexible and able to accommodate.

We appreciate you will have come to get away from it all so we will leave you to get on with your holiday but should you need us we will be on hand to assist as required.

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Ian Casement
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About Ian Casement

We arrived at letting our property before a road trip around Italy. We're away - why not we thought? We've met lots of interesting people letting our home and hopefully it will allow us to travel more out of season and visit other places our kids have already visited. Its not supposed to happen that way we're sure but we're trying hard at catching up. We both met on holiday in the Lake District, an area which was equidistant from our homes in Durham and Manchester. We ended up moving here after a few years in Manchester together and raised a family here in the Lake District.

Ian Casement purchased this barn in 1991

Why Ian Casement chose Kendal

We met in this area and ended up moving to and living here. Not even us would have guessed that, but by a strange twist of fate this is where we ended up. Looking for a new home within easy driving distance to Manchester we travelled north, then further north, then ended up in an auction bidding on a farm. We won the auction of the parts, but when they were put together as a whole we thought it prudent to withdraw from bidding when we were bidding against the local land owner who we were dependent on providing us access. all worked out well, they directed us to our barn which we bought. No water, no gas, no drainage, no electricity - no problem! It's in a great location and we're sure you'll agree if you visit us here. We've spent over 20 years 'doing it up' slowly but surely.

What makes this barn unique

we're in an ideal location for access to the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Morecambe Bay coastal area with fantastic access to the UK motorway network. We're rural, away from the large towns but within 11 minutes of major supermarkets and 5 minutes of local shops and pubs. We're in an idyllic environment with great views over a valley with commanding views all around. Views down to the coast at Arnside and Grange-Over-Sands, across to the fells of the Lake District and up to the north towards the Cheviots and North Yorkshire. We're in a great place for chilling out. Back 24 years ago chilling with a beer and the architect who designed the layout of our barn and brought our ideas together amongst a pile of stones, despite the chaos the building had that feeling of calm then. All we've done is not spoil it and make it available to share.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Kendal in Preston Patrick

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Spacious bathroom with roll top bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Ensuite to bedroom 1
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , South Facing Bedroom over fields
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , North facing spacious bedroom with space for a cot if needed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Room can be configured as 2 single beds if preferred
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Main bedroom has ensuite facilities and space for a cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
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
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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A Luxury barn conversion ideal for visits to the Lake District, accommodates 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Fantastic long weekend stay!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8, plus a well behaved 1 year old, had the pleasure of staying in this lovely property for a long weekend away. Ample space for us all, big kitchen with island which was perfect for setting out our big group breakfasts and dinners in a kitchen which has everything you need! Set within beautiful surroundings with a lovely well manicured garden, ideal for a game of frisbee and a summers evening BBQ! Ian was very welcoming and always on call if anything was needed. Would highly recommend staying here and would love to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Lake District is a popular area for visitors for many types of outdoor activities. We are close to the border of West Yorkshire, an equally popular visitors area. Apart from the obvious hillwalking activities there are many more activities available. Sightseeing is highly rated, mountain biking, hiking and camping - which our accommodation has been used for as a base for previously - sailing and other watersports.

Being an attractive area we have had many visitors using our accommodation for local weddings.


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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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