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2 Hart Head Barn

Rydal near Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1131124)


Lakelovers rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Garth

    “The property is in a wonderful position, convenient for walkers, quiet and with superb views.”

    It is perhaps a little 'tired' and there were a number of items which we noted and informed the Agents which needed attention and they were able to resolve some of them very quickly. We had a wonderful holiday.

    It is perhaps a little 'tired' and there were a number of items which we noted and informed the Agents which needed attention and they were able to resolve some of them very quickly. We had a wonderful holiday.

    - Garth, March 2024


  • Reverse-level
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite with bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • First-floor dining room
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Heated utility/boot room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, Docking station/CD Player and WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Private driveway parking for 5 cars
  • Garden with lawn, furniture, barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Steep driveway
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-in from 10am

The property

Ambleside 1.9 miles. 2 Hart Head Barn is set in an elevated position above the village of Rydal and just yards away from Rydal Mount, the one time home of the poet William Wordsworth. Offering beautiful south facing views across the valley in the direction of Lake Windermere, this semi-detached barn conversion has been finished to a high standard and offers quality accommodation in a great location and is a very popular property for extended family gatherings and groups of friends looking to relax and socialise. The upside-down layout of the property allows the principal living accommodation to take advantage of the best views. With a large social lounge and family dining table both taking advantage of the double sided log burning stove, a great kitchen, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, plenty of outdoor space, a terrace, ideal for alfresco dining, mountain bike storage and parking for five cars this popular cottage is great for every occasion whatever the time of year. From the cottage there is a choice of walks direct from the door being located at the start of the popular "Coffin Route" from Rydal to Grasmere that offers beautiful views to Rydal Water, Grasmere and Loughrigg Fell, for those seeking the thrills of the high fells the footpath onto Nab Scar leads to the spectacular Fairfield Horseshoe, a favourite with many Lakeland fell walker. Within the village the popular Badger Bar is a welcome retreat at the end of the day serving a range of local beers and home cooked pub meals. Accommodation in detail. The front door opens to an inner hallway that links the four ground floor bedrooms and from here stairs climb to the first floor. The lounge offers a selection of comfortable sofas arranged around the double sided log burning stove, which is shared by the large, family dining table. Window seats offer views across the valley to Lake Windermere making this a great space to relax and socialise with family and friends. The kitchen is well-appointed and well-equipped with a dual fuel range cooker with five ring gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and all you could need to cook up everything from a hearty breakfast or a celebration dinner. The large snug offers a great additional living space with comfy leather sofas and large screen Smart TV and a handy drinks fridge! There are five bedrooms to choose from; the master bedroom is on the first floor and is presented with a king size bed, offers great views and is complemented with an en-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. There are four further bedrooms on the ground floor; a king size bedroom with en-suite shower room, a double room, a twin room and the final room which can be made up with either a king size or twin beds (please specify when booking). These bedrooms are complemented with a family shower room with walk in shower basin and WC and two additional cloakrooms. The utility/boot room area offers plenty of secure storage for mountain bikes, canoes and outdoor gear and is equipped with a washer and dryer plus an additional freezer. To the side of the cottage there is a hillside garden that offers great views from the south facing terrace, complete with outdoor dining furniture. To the rear of the property there is a large patio area and a great outdoor table tennis table. To the front of the cottage there is private parking for up to five cars. Location. This secluded retreat is located in an enviable position adjacent to Rydal Mount, the home of William Wordsworth until his death in 1850. The poet's favourite viewpoint can be reached on the western end of nearby Rydal Water, and the tranquil surroundings are truly inspirational - not just to writers! This is a superb property providing access to walking routes from the door. The property is situated on the picturesque Rydal/Grasmere circuit walk and at the foot of the well-known Fairfield Horseshoe. Mountain bikers and cyclists will envy this superb location as there are some of the best challenges in the British Isles on your doorstep. This beautiful barn has two tea rooms with gardens within strolling distance and is also only a short distance from the vibrant village of Ambleside. Here you'll find an interesting range of local shops, tempting delicatessens, traditional Lakeland pubs and top-class restaurants - even a cinema and live music bar. Lake Windermere can also be enjoyed from Waterhead Pier, where ferries depart regularly to Bowness and Lakeside. At the foot of the road a convenient bus service runs regularly along the main A591 between the various towns from Windermere to Keswick. An unforgettable holiday experience, choose 2 Hart Head Barn.

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

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas