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Old Barn Cottage

Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041310)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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The property

Old Barn Cottage is a well-presented Lakeland cottage. This former farmhouse benefits from its excellent location, family friendly accommodation and private, large, mature garden. Offering two bedrooms, one with bunk beds that are ideal for children, a welcoming lounge, a country style kitchen / diner, a family shower room, Old Barn Cottage offers comfortable and homely accommodation. 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, restaurants, easy access to some of the Lake Districts most popular attractions including the historic Lakeside Haverthwaite Railway, cruises on Lake Windermere, South Lakes Safari Zoo and Go Ape at Grizedale Forest, Old Barn Cottage is ideal for a fun filled family holiday. Accommodation In Detail The front door opens to aa spacious hallway with plenty of space for coats, boots and outdoor gear. The welcoming lounge is presented with comfortable sofa and armchairs arranged around the fire place with electric log burning stove and TV. Patio doors open to the gravel patio and private garden. The cosy kitchen diner offers a well-appointed fitted kitchen with electric hob and oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The large family dining table is the ideal place to plan the days activities over breakfast or to relax with family and friends over dinner. The bedrooms are both located on the first floor and both benefit from lovely views across the garden to the hills beyond. The bedrooms are presented with King size beds and are complemented by a super shower room with corner shower cubicle, basin and WC. To the rear of the cottage there is a pretty garden with large lawn, mature shrubs, a gravel patio with bistro garden furniture and a second patio with picnic area. A laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer are shared with the neighbouring property as it the electric car charging point. Private parking for two cars is available. Location 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.


  • Two bedrooms: 2 x king size double, Shower room with corner shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Sitting room, kitchen with dining table,
  • Oil central heating with electric fire, TV, electric hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, shared laundry room, garden with gravel patio and bistro table and chairs
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Wifi
  • Sorry no pets
  • Five minutes’ walk to shop and pub.

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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.

one dog welcome

This property offers the following short breaks:

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