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The Hayloft

Newlands near Braithwaite and Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 9031)


Lakelovers rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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

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94 Customer Review(s)

  • Kirsty

    “Wonderful cottage, Fiona and John were very hospitable and the venues were stunning.”

    Very well catered cottage, warm and comfy, we will be back.

    Very well catered cottage, warm and comfy, we will be back.

    - Kirsty, November 2023

    Thank you for your feedback! We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. (Despite the weather you certainly made the most of your stay!!). We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hayloft in the future. Kind regards Fiona Property Owner


  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x super king-size double (zip and link), both with en-suite shower, basin, WC and heated towel rails
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Separate utility, bike storage and kennelling area on ground floor of barn.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, CD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs, Superfast WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for woodburning stove provided on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small rear garden and patio with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: The cottage is accessed via rear steps leading to a level entrance by the garden
  • A ramp also runs to the entrance
  • Note: The owners provide a steel kennel/cage in the utility room for pets if required.

The property

A cosy first floor barn conversion, situated on a thriving farm in the Newlands Valley, five miles from the hamlet of Keswick. Commanding stunning vistas across the valley, this premier cottage benefits from being situated in an awe-inspiring location with lots of surrounding fells, making it a superb base for ramblers or those simply wanting a taste of this beautiful area. As soon as you enter this Lakeland cottage you will notice the high quality renovations, packed with character and style while still retaining many of the barns traditional features through the original window reveals and old beams. The snug sitting room area welcomes your return after a tiring day of exploring, complete with an alluring woodburner and set of leather sofas. The contemporary kitchen is fitted with integrated appliances and feature windows, offering you a well-equipped setup that benefits from stunning fell views. The two bedrooms in the Hayloft are positioned at either end of the open plan living area and both contain super king-size beds with en-suite facilities, enhancing the quality of your stay. Stepping out of the cottage you are faced with Lake District at your doorstep, offering miles of unspoilt countryside that can even be explored alongside your dog! The village of Braithwaite can be reached in a short 2 mile journey, by car or foot - if you’re feeling adventurous - and offers traditional old pubs and village shops for everyday essentials. Further afield rests the unspoilt hamlet of Keswick with its attractions such as Pencil Museum and its connections with Beatrix Potter. Book this serene hideaway for your next escape to the Lake District.

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About the location


Keswick 5 miles.

Newlands is a classic unspoilt hamlet in the farming Newlands Valley, and an historic route over the pass (hause) into Buttermere. Farms are scattered throughout the valley with Stair and Little Town being the main settlements. The Newlands Valley is an excellent base for a walking holiday, with a huge variety of walking routes, including low level valley walks, ridge walks and fell walks. The area is also well known for its links with Beatrix Potter; “The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle'' uses the Newlands Valley as its backdrop and Catbells, Skelgill and Little Town can all be recognised from her sketches. Nearby, the small village of Braithwaite retains much of its traditional appeal, with the Coledale Beck running through the village with its whitewashed cottages, two shops and two real ale inns. Nearby, Bassenthwaite Lake is one of the most picturesque places in England. Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the lake with an open-air theatre is well worth a visit, along with Trotters Farm and Dodd Wood. Derwentwater, and Keswick with its wide range of attractions, are also within easy reach.