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Barn End

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041221)


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Tom

    “The cottage doesn't look as shown in the pictures and nor does the description make clear how noisy the road is.”

    The cottage is incredibly small and uncomfortable and while the location is great, the limitations with regards to parking, road noise as well as it not being clean when we arrived would put us off staying here again. We left 4 days early because we were so unhappy with the stay

    The cottage is incredibly small and uncomfortable and while the location is great, the limitations with regards to parking, road noise as well as it not being clean when we arrived would put us off staying here again. We left 4 days early because we were so unhappy with the stay

    - Tom, April 2024

    Thank you for your feedback. We will look at the property description to ensure that it is accurate. We were not aware of the issues that you experienced. We are sorry that you were not happy with your stay, and will raise your comments to the relevant teams. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner


  • All first floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with TV and log fire
  • Lockable barn for storage.
  • Electric heating, with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub is a two minute walk.

The property

Barn End is a stylishly converted first floor hayloft offering cosy comfort for two in a location just two minutes walk from the Outgate Inn and also not far to the world famous Drunken Duck Inn. With a wood burning stove and comfy sofa in the lounge you may find it hard to tear yourself away though...The contemporary kitchen and swish en-suite complete the picture of a well thought out and high quality property with classic Lake District scenery and walks (1 dog welcome) on your doorstep. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the position close to the fells and lake, so bring your bikes and canoes too! Just along the road, the Outgate Inn offers a great range of local ales and home cooked food and the famous Drunken Duck Inn is just a mile from the cottage for fine dining and ales. The delightful village of Hawkshead is only a five minute drive away. This historic village, offers a great array of popular tearooms, welcoming country pubs and a great selections of local shops. Five minutes north of the cottage, the large village of Ambleside is within easy reach with chic shops, cinema and tea rooms / restaurants galore . Closer to home, footpaths lead from Outgate to the shores of Lake Windermere or one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District, Tarn Hows. Accommodation In Detail As you park at the side of the property, traditional slate steps lead to the front door of Barn End, which in turn opens to this delightful retreat. Relax in the comfy leather sofa in the sitting room, which enjoys views across the hamlet, with its cosy log fire and wall mounted Smart TV. The quality fitted kitchen is well equipped with an electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave and under counter fridge with freezer compartment. The welcoming bedroom is presented with a comfortable king size bed and complemented by a superb en-suite shower room with large walk in shower, basin and wc. The property has a lockable barn which is ideal as a storage space for bikes/kayaks etc Location The small hamlet of Outgate is found midway between the villages of Ambleside and Hawkshead in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Esthwaite Valley. This pretty community of whitewashed cottages and welcoming country pub is the ideal place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the outside world and to relax and unwind. There are a handful of traditional cottages in Outgate, as well as the all-important Outgate Inn. Perfect after a day on the fells!A self-catering cottage in Outgate makes a great base for walking in the Lake District. The cottage is surrounded by scenic strolls for all abilities, and there are many famous Lake District walking routes nearby. The Langdale Valley is only a short drive away, overlooked by the famous Langdale Pikes and offering wonderfully scenic valley strolls. Coniston water and the Coniston Old Man fell walk are also within easy reach. There are also some lovely routes surrounding Hawkshead, such as Tarn Hows. In the surrounding countryside, you'll explore the landscapes that inspired the author Beatrix Potter. You can also visit her former home, Hill Top, at Near Sawrey. For sophisticated shopping, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and the delights of Lake Windermere's shores, head to Ambleside. It's only a few miles away and the perfect place to stock up the kitchen. A short stroll will take you from the village centre to Waterhead Pier. From there, Windermere Lake Cruises provide a scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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