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Great Hartbarrow Farm Cottage

Bowland Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041541)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Paul

    “This is our second Christmas that this wonderful cottage.”

    Couldn’t recommend it enough. Warm cosy fire for the evenings and an extremely well equipped kitchen. There are three excellent pubs with in walking distance. Bring a torch. We will definitely be back.

    Couldn’t recommend it enough. Warm cosy fire for the evenings and an extremely well equipped kitchen. There are three excellent pubs with in walking distance. Bring a torch. We will definitely be back.

    - Paul, December 2021


The property

This 17th century Westmorland 'longhouse' is what we'd describe as a dream Lake District holiday home. Elegantly refurbished to 5 star luxury, unforgettable for its 'olde worlde' charms and part of a picture-postcard rural scene - overlooking the lush Lyth Valley, a mile from the acclaimed Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank only a few miles from the shores of Lake Windermere. Rich in character with old oak beams and deep silled windows, woodburning stove and pretty latch doors, the spacious accommodation provides ample breathing space for a family or even 3 couples. You'll find 3 stunning king-size bedroom suites, elegant dining space and plenty of corners for retreating with a good book - including garden, patio and pretty sun terrace. == Accommodation in detail From the front entrance; entrance hall with cloakroom/4th WC and a landing with access to the rear patio. Dual aspect living room with flagged floors, woodburning stove and luxury leather furnishings. 2nd living / dining room, open plan to the kitchen, and with patio doors to a scenic patio. Upstairs to a scenic gallery landing / reading area and 3 king-size bedrooms with stunning bathrooms and superb views, particularly from the interesting hayloft bedroom. Outside you'll find pretty gardens, furnished patio and furnished sun terrace. Location This luxury Lake District holiday cottage takes an enviable rural location; overlooking the serene Lyth Valley but still only a few miles from shops, restaurants, pubs and Lake District family attractions in Bowness. To the east of Lake Windermere the Lyth Valley's peaceful landscapes provide a quieter alternative to the hustle bustle of popular Lake District holiday destinations such as Bowness and Ambleside. The valley is renowned for its wonderful walking, down quiet leafy lanes or up onto the fells to overlook Lake Windermere. The famous Gummers How walk begins only a short drive from your door and promises one of the finest lake views in the Lake District from its manageable summit. It's also perfectly followed by a meal at the Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank - one of several acclaimed Lake District country pubs nestled in the valley. For family entertainment, sophisticated shopping and lively nightlife you're only a few miles from Bowness village. You'll also find family entertainments such as the World of Beatrix Potter, mini golf by the lake, hire boats and row boats in the bay, and the opportunity to take a cruise on one of the Windermere Lake steamers. Windermere Golf Club is within easy reach on the outskirts of Bowness. From your holiday cottage in the Lyth Valley, you'll easily explore the rest of the Lake District by joining up to the famously scenic A591 at Windermere village - just a couple of miles north of Bowness.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 3 x bedrooms; 2 x king size with en suite facilities, 1 x super king size or twin (specify on booking), bathroom, lounge, modern kitchen and dining space, cloakroom with 4th WC, gardens and furnished patio with private parking
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome.
  • Oil central heating, Wood burning stove, Breathtaking views, TV/Freeview/DVD, Electric oven, Ceramic hob, Microwave, Fridge & freezer, Dishwasher, Washing machine / Tumble dryer, Enclosed garden with patio/sun terrace/garden furniture, Private water supply, Four private parking spaces, Close to excellent country pubs, Wi-Fi, Bed linen and towels provided.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Windermere 7 miles; Kendal 8.5 miles; Cartmel 10.5 miles.

Set in the beautiful Lyth Valley, the tiny hamlet of Bowland Bridge is a hidden gem, with a small scattering of houses and two renowned pubs surrounded by beautiful meadows, woods and Lakeland fells. At the heart of the Lyth Valley are the villages of Bowland Bridge, Crosthwaite and Underbarrow, all of which have roads leading to Kendal, a market town situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Windermere, with its panoramic views over England's longest lake, is within a short drive and boasts a number of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst its twin town Bowness offers boat trips to Ambleside and Lakeside, where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated. Within easy reach are Langdale, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Sawrey, Grasmere, Coniston Water and Grizedale Forest Park, plus the town of Cartmel is a short drive away and has a Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant and a shop that sells the famous sticky toffee pudding. Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside, visit The National Hunt Racecourse, Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition, Lakeland Motor Museum and Holker Hall with its spectacular gardens, all of which are close by. A superb hidden valley away from the hustle and bustle of the Lake District’s most popular attractions, yet all are within reach.

2 Well-behaved dogs welcome

Please note this property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a twin by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a super king.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas