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, hay loft, 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), immediate access to the garden from the lounge and kitchen which is ideal for supervising children playing.
We are a rural location which generally means that vehicular access is preferred, and there is parking for up to 4 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. If you plan on arriving by train ensure to book only to Oxenholme as Kendal is on a trunk line taking you further from our property.
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 garden rooms part of the barn. We will be in the other part of the barn.
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.
An optional extra is our newly installed hot tub. This is a private hot tub which is available by special arrangement prior to your visit. 3 night cost is £200, 4 nights or more is £320. Please note that this must be booked and paid for in advance. If you would like to book the hot tub please let us know at booking.