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Ostlers Barn

Hesket Newmarket, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1094335)


Lakelovers rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Judi

    “Great cottage with everything we could need and more in a super location where you can have car free days exploring the local area with wonderful walking or short journeys to high fell or lake walking.”

    So much to explore on your doorstop & the comfort of coming back to Ostlers Barn at the end of the day to enjoy just being there.

    So much to explore on your doorstop & the comfort of coming back to Ostlers Barn at the end of the day to enjoy just being there.

    - Judi, August 2023


  • Master bedroom 1 x superking-size (zip/link, can be twin on request, please request at the time of booking) with double sofa bed and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, underfloor heating and WC, Bedroom two 1 x superking-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, underfloor heating and WC
  • Kitchen with Smart TV and underfloor heating, Electric oven, electric AGA, ceramic induction hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Living/dining room with Electric stove.
  • Oil central heating with electric stove and partial underfloor heating
  • Smart TV, Smart TV with DVD player, Netflix, Amazon Prime, On Demand content, Xbox, digital radio/Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, a selection of games, DVDs and books
  • Power for electric stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • 1 well behaved, house trained dog welcome, sorry no puppies(pets aloud on the ground floor only)
  • Front garden with gravel and furniture
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

Ostlers Barn is a lovely retreat for two couples or a family of four looking to add a dash of luxury to their Lake District holiday. It is peacefully tucked away in the unspoilt Northern Fells area of the UNESCO-listed Lake District National Park, and in one of the region's most sought-after villages. This magnificent two-bedroom barn conversion is located on the outskirts of Hesket Newmarket, making it ideal for exploring this quiet and attractive part of the Lake District away from the crowds. Be welcomed into the spacious, high-spec contemporary kitchen, which has been fully refurbished and features the latest appliances such as underfloor heating, a three-oven electric Aga, ceramic induction hob, multi-function oven & microwave, American-style fridge freezer, digital radio/Bluetooth speaker, and a Smart TV, all designed around a natural oak and granite peninsula; you will feel right at home with everything you need at your fingertips if you decide to dine in. The spacious living/dining area is located just off the kitchen and features an oak dining table large enough to accommodate you and your guests, as well as attractive seating and entertainment space. Many of the barn's original characteristics, such as the wooden lintels and exposed stones, have been preserved, and they blend beautifully with the modern furnishings. Smart TV, which includes the newest programmes such as Netflix, Prime, and DVD player, as well as access to an Xbox, are flanked by two cushioned sofas and a large footstool. The bookcase is packed with a variety of local guidebooks and maps for arranging your excursions, as well as a variety of coffee table books and novels. Climb the stairs to find two welcoming, well-appointed, and spacious super king-size bedrooms; the master bedroom, which can be made into a twin on request, has a king-size bed and an additional double sofa bed, as well as a lovely en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and heated tiled floor. With its vaulted ceiling, Velux windows, exposed roof trusses, and sumptuous thick pile carpet, the bedroom is the best soothing area to decompress. A separate, contemporary family bathroom with underfloor heating and a powerful shower over a good-sized bath serves the second super king-size room with its gorgeous rustic timber framed bed. The cottage lies on the outskirts of the village, which is hidden within the lush Northern Fells, with access to some excellent hikes, proper pubs, and secluded lakes and tarns. The Old Crown, a Cooperatively run village pub, sells its own selection of beers produced on site as well as great home cooked bar meals; make a reservation in advance, as tables fill up rapidly. There are plenty of fantastic locations to visit if you want to travel further afield to dine or drink. Bassenthwaite, a short drive away, has wonderful lake and riverside strolling, as well as a magnificent spa, the Lake District Wildlife Park, and Cumbria's only distillery, all of which are well worth a visit. The cottage is also close to the rest of the Lake District and all of the activities that an outdoor enthusiast could enjoy. The next town, Keswick, provides a variety of amenities and is located near Derwentwater, where you may swim, canoe, paddle board, or sail, as well as the famous Wainwright fell, Cat Bells. You might also want to pay a visit to the Keswick Adventure Centre, the Theatre by the Lake, or one of the town's many pubs, shops, and restaurants. At Ostlers Barn, whisk your loved ones away for an unforgettable experience.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Caldbeck 2 miles; Carlisle 12 miles; Keswick 16 miles; Cockermouth 17 miles.

The fellside village of Hesket Newmarket is located on the edge of the UNESCO National Park in the Northern Fells and has a well-stocked local shop, and its own cooperatively owned pub and brewery, The Old Crown Inn. Caldbeck is 2 miles to the west with village shops, pub and café. For the more energetic there is fell walking, cycling and pony trekking along the Skiddaw and Blencathra range. Ullswater and Keswick are both within a short drive away where a wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants await. The village is an ideal base for exploring Lakes Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite. Further afield you will find the natural beauty of the Solway coast, well-known for its links golf course and the market town of Cockermouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth are close by, whilst also within driving distance is the cathedral city of Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Borders.

This property only accepts Friday arrivals and departures, if you do wish to arrive on a different day please contact our team who will be able to request this for you.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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