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Dove Tail Barn

Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040815)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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  • Sonia

    “Fabulous. We will definitely be back.”

    - Sonia, April 2022


The property

What a find! This chic and unique couples' hideaway takes the form of a converted Lakeland barn, next to the owners property, nestled in rural bliss and overlooking the lush Lyth Valley. Found down a leafy lane, backing onto 'bluebell carpeted' woodland, Dove Tail Barn has been lovingly designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Sumptuous furnishings, warm rugs on elegant slate floors, Villeroy & Bosch wet room and a superbly romantic sky-lit bedroom. The wood burning stove will keep you cosy on evenings in, but you'll probably be tempted out to one of your enviable locals - The Black Labrador at Crosthwaite and the Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank are two of the Lake District's finest. You'll enjoy leisurely strolls down country lanes, spectacular hikes from your doorstep and still only a 20 minute drive to Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere. == Accommodation in detail A long driveway leads to the barn, with parking by the log store. Enter via the stylish kitchen, with slate floor, matching slate worktops and everything you'll need for dining in. The lounge / dining room incorporates the barn door, with deep-cushioned furnishings, rug and wood burning stove. The Villeroy & Bosch luxury wet room is on this floor. Upstairs to the romantic double bedroom, with a magnificent Scandinavian king sized bed, sky lights and mood lighting. Please note the logs in the log store on the external photo's are not included. Logs can be purchased from Homebase or Booths in Kendal, just a 7 minute drive away. Location For a truly romantic holiday in the Lake District, this self-catering property in the Lyth Valley is something really special. Away from the busier areas, but still only 20 minutes from Bowness, you'll find complete tranquility and relaxation in this beautiful rural area. The Lyth Valley is located to the east of Lake Windermere, overlooked by the famous Lake District walks on Scout Scar and Whitbarrow Scar. The sheltered valley is famous for its damson orchards, which give rise to gorgeous white blossom in spring. The landscapes are scattered with country homes and rural Lake District cottages, as well as a choice of several acclaimed Lake District country pubs, such as The Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite and the Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank. A romantic walk nearby is the ascent of Gummers How, which offers simply wonderful views of Lake Windermere from the top. The Cartmel Fell tarns walk is also a lovely afternoon's worth, starting at Bowland Bridge's historic church.


  • One bedroom: 1 x super king-size
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating with wood burning stove (Please not logs are not provided)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV, DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Small open garden with patio and furniture
  • Access to bluebell wood
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1.4 miles
  • Shop 4.8 miles.

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

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About the location


Kendal 5 miles; Windermere 7.5 miles.

Underbarrow is a quiet, pretty Lakeland village close to the historic market town of Kendal and within reach of the wonderful Lake Windermere. The village has a pub and is ideally placed for exploring southern Lakeland and the Lake District National Park. Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall, both with fine gardens, are nearby, and Kendal has much to offer in terms of shopping and is quite lively culturally, thanks to the Brewery Arts Centre and the Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum, which is widely recognised as one of the best in the region. Also worth a visit is the ruin of Kendal Castle, which was formerly the home of Katherine Parr, and there’s plenty to see and do with Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel, Ulverton, Bowness, Ambleside and even the Yorkshire Dales National Park within driving distance. Underbarrow is a lovely base for exploring the area.

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