Created by the current owner from a once derelict barn, Willow Tree Barn is a smart, contemporary, Lakeland barn conversion. Ideal for couples, families or friends and conveniently located in the pretty Lyth Valley, with easy access to Windermere and Cartmel and a great range of country pubs and lovely walks.
Well presented, with a choice of two bedrooms, both with ensuites, a welcoming, open plan lounge with kitchen and large family dining table, cosy log burning stove, and a patio with lovely views, Willow Tree Barn offers comfortable and homely accommodation throughout the year.
Situated in the pretty Lyth Valley, which has recently been included by Lonely Planet’ Beautiful World List list of the “most beautiful places on earth”, and on the edge of the village of Brigsteer and the popular Wheatsheaf Inn, Willow Tree Barn remains only 20 minutes away from Lake Windermere and Bowness and a similar distance from the renowned “foodie” destination of Cartmel home to the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding and the acclaimed and Michelin award-winning and acclaimed L’Enclume restaurants which are ranked amongst the finest places to eat in the UK.
Accommodation in detail
A narrow lane leads from the pretty village of Brigsteer down to Willow Tree Barn, sitting overlooking the beautiful Lyth Valley. From the parking to the front of the barn, guests enter the large picture window doorway and step inside the open plan living accommodation. The sitting area includes a comfortable sofa and armchairs, arranged around the cosy log burning stove and TV. The smart, modern, fitted kitchen is well equipped with induction hob, electric double oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine and this is complemented with an excellent kitchen inventory and large family dining table.
Stairs rise to the first floor with it glass balustrade landing looking down to the ground floor. Choose from either of two well-presented bedrooms; the first a double with smart ensuite shower room and the second can be made up as either a king size or twin-bedded room (please specify on booking) with a high quality ensuite bathroom with bath with shower over. Both ensuites include basin and WC and there is an additional cloakroom WC on the ground floor.
Stepping outside the is a pretty patio with bistro garden furniture making it a lovely spot to relax with a drink in the evening. The owner lives in the adjoining property and owns the surrounding fields where he keeps ponies and donkeys. A superb glamping pod that sleeps two is also available by separate arrangement and can be booked, subject to availability, as extra accommodation – please ask for details.
This super self-catering property in the Lyth Valley takes you away from busier Lake District holiday locations, and into a divine rural landscape all of your own that has been included by Lonely Planet list of “the most beautiful places on earth”.
The Lyth Valley lies behind Cartmel Fell to the east of Lake Windermere. The valley is known for its serene agricultural landscapes, its vibrant damson blossom (and harvest – lookout for locally made damson jam and damson gin from the valley in the local artisan food and farm shops) in spring, and its widely-acclaimed Lake District gastropubs including The Punchbowl at Crosthwaite and The Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank and Hare and Hounds at Bowland Bridge. The popular Wheatsheaf Inn is a ten to fifteen minute walk from Willow Tree Barn.
This unspoilt medieval village of Cartmel is situated in a quiet valley in one of England's most outstanding areas of natural beauty on the fringe of the Lake District National Park is only a fifteen minute drive from Willow Tree Barn.
Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel has grown up around its famous 12th Century medieval Priory Church. It is a special place where ancient history and tradition mingle effortlessly with the present day.Although steeped in history, Cartmel is not trapped in time and the village offers today's visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, a wide variety of traditional Lakeland inns and cutting edge gourmet restaurants including the internationally acclaimed Michelin Star restaurant, L'Enclume. Around the village square, you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings.
All this and the famous Cartmel racecourse providing national hunt racing in its most original format is just off the centre of the village square. With its party crowds and funfair, Cartmel rekindles the social gathering tradition of the original steeple to steeplechases.
A picture postcard sleepy village so close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere with everything you could wish for.
About the location
Helsington 1.5 miles; Levens 2.1 miles; Kendal 5 miles.
Brigsteer is a hamlet between the towns of Helsington and Levens and about five miles from Kendal in Cumbria. Brigsteer is located on the edge of the Lyth valley with Scout Scar overlooking the village itself. Village amenities include a village hall and a local pub called The Wheatsheaf Inn. There are still three working farms in the village of Brigsteer with many more developments having been built since. Nearby Levens has more amenities including a general store/newsagent and a pub. Levens consists of a huddle of fine, stone-built traditional houses, cottages and barn conversions surrounded by unspoilt countryside, with varied flora and fauna and a nature reserve providing beautiful walking country. Kendal is further away being known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes, being ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond.