Hayloft is the smaller of two adjacent properties that have been created from a historic 16th century barn situated in the lovely rolling countryside of the south Lake District and close to the popular village of Cartmel. This superb barn conversion offers quality accommodation that is elevated to the first floor to offer the best views of the surrounding countryside and to incorporate original features such as the pretty windows with handmade shutters and original oak beams.
With comfortable open plan living accommodation, complemented by a welcoming King size bedroom with superb en-suite shower room Hayloft at Old Barn is a great retreat for couples wanting to escape and relax.
The village of Cartmel is only a five-minute drive away and offers a great choice of wonderful foodie shops, great pubs and the award winning, Michelin starred, L’enclume. With a great choice of local walks, historic and easy access to the mountains of the south Lakes, Hayloft is a popular choice throughout the year.
Accommodation In Detail
Stepping from the courtyard through the main entrance hall, the front door of Hayloft opens to the staircase that leads to the first-floor accommodation with open plan, living / kitchen / dining room that incorporates the beautiful lofty beams and the pretty barn window with handmade shutters. Comfortable leather sofas are arranged around the TV and benefit from the lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
The quality fitted oak kitchen incorporates integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher and an electric oven and hob. Relax in the evening over dinner at the dining table.
The welcoming bedroom, with views to the surrounding countryside, benefits from a welcoming King size bed and is complemented by a super en-suite shower room with large walk in shower, basin and WC.
A laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer is shared with the neighbouring property as is the electric car charging point. Private parking for one car is available.
The southern end of Lake Windermere is renowned for its peaceful atmosphere, being much quieter than the busier Lake District holiday destinations further up the lake. However, you're very close to the hamlet of Lakeside and Lakeside Pier, where the famous Lake Windermere steamers depart regularly to Bowness and Ambleside - a wonderful way to explore these areas without driving.
There are some lovely walks in the area, such as Wainwright's Finsthwaite Heights route from Newby Bridge. The route approaches High Dam - a picturesque tarn that you might just have to yourselves on quieter days. You'll also find several Lake District family attractions within easy reach. Also at Lakeside is the Lakes Aquarium - a fresh water aquarium displaying local wildlife. The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway offers an opportunity to take a short trip on a restored traditional steam train.
Lake District historic sites such as Holker Hall and Gardens, Cartmel Priory, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall are all within easy reach by car, with no need to navigate through busy tourist areas.
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 five minute drive away
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 steeple chases.
About the location
Bowness-on-Windermere 8 miles.
The small village of Newby Bridge takes its name from the five arched stone bridge built in 1651 over the River Leven. The famous Furness Railway, one of Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam railways, runs between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge. Visit the Lakeside Hotels and enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or enjoy the Aquarium of the Lakes, where the naturally themed habitats, bring the history of the Lakes vividly to life. Bowness-on-Windermere provides a lovely day out, plus the picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, and admire the views at nearby Gummer's How.