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Birkwray Barn

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042225)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Dawson

    “Birkwray Barn is such a lovely house with great views.”

    We have been back several years now and each time is like coming home. We thought the Outgate Inn had improved too compared with our visit last year.

    We have been back several years now and each time is like coming home. We thought the Outgate Inn had improved too compared with our visit last year.

    - Mr Dawson, June 2021


The property

This luxuriously eclectic detached Lakeland barn conversion occupies a sublime setting within gorgeous countryside between Ambleside and Hawkshead, set in beautiful gardens commanding simply breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views as far as the eye can see... For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries. Step inside and take pleasure in the outstanding features echoed throughout, a secluded country Lake District atmosphere blends effortlessly with 21st century life but the views remain exactly the same - walk out onto the glass balcony or admire from the conservatory or every true picture window, here you can't help but fall in love with the setting, but take a breath as these far reaching views are simply to die for! Leave aside the 'million dollar views and setting' for a moment and wander into the beautiful garden, what a great place to unwind and enjoy Lakeland views. Whether you are celebrating a happy event or just spending time with your favourite people, Birkwray Barn is a magical treat delivering sheer luxury and matching your high expectations. Enjoy the luxury chic bathrooms, sumptuous bedrooms, 21st century kitchen, a dining area fit for any formal gathering complete with doors straight out onto the glass balcony and the relaxing living space with warming woodburner, opening into the balcony; also not missing out the conservatory and all wrapped up in sophisticated technology, are but a few things to mention. The sleepy hamlet of Outgate is the setting for this delightful barn complete with traditional Lakeland inn serving real ales and tempting bar meals and the famous Drunken Duck inn is less than a mile away, with this location having everything you could wish for where bustling Ambleside and picturesque Hawkshead are but a short distance away. ==Accommodation in detail Entrance hall with lots of space for walking clobber and a useful 6th WC / wash room. Enter the living space, catch your breath gazing at the views, this is a relaxing space with vaulted ceiling complete with adorning beams and a plethora of picture windows as well as access to the glass balcony. The furnishings are literally sumptuous and an oak staircase leads up a few steps to the sophisticated kitchen / dining area. A brilliant design in this kitchen and with everything you could want including a red & white wine fridge. The dining area opens onto the balcony and what a backdrop. The stairs go up to the top floor with two luxury bedrooms, ingeniously designed and finished and one with en-suite monsoon shower room and the other with private bathroom complete with designer roll top bath and separate monsoon shower cubicle; each bedroom even has clever owl lights as no character is lost here, and one is a king size and the other either a super-king size or twin so please let us know how you would like it when booking your holiday? From the living floor the stairs go down to two further king size bedrooms each with glass doors leading to the gardens and one with private terrace including furniture; both bedrooms have luxurious en-suite monsoon shower rooms. On this level is the useful utility room housing the washing machine & tumble dryer and there is a 5th WC & was basin, then access to the slate boot room and the conservatory which of course leads out to the patios and gardens, a real feature of this truly desirable place. Location Birkwray Barn nestles between Ambleside and Hawkshead, in the peaceful hamlet of Outgate. There are a handful of traditional cottages here, as well as the all-important Outgate Inn. Perfect after a day on the fells!A self-catering cottage in Outgate makes a great base for walking in the Lake District. The property is surrounded by scenic strolls for all abilities, and there are many famous Lake District walking routes nearby including a path to Hawkshead starting via a gate straight from the gardens of your property. The Langdale Valley is only a short drive away, overlooked by the famous Langdale Pikes and offering wonderfully scenic valley strolls. Coniston water and the Coniston Old Man fell walk are also within easy reach. There are also some lovely routes surrounding Hawkshead, such as Tarn Hows and Easedale Tarn. In the surrounding countryside, you'll explore the landscapes that inspired the author Beatrix Potter. You can also visit her former home, Hill Top, at Near Sawrey. For sophisticated shopping, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and the delights of Lake Windermere's shores, head to Ambleside. It's only a few miles away and the perfect place to stock up the kitchen. A short stroll will take you from the village centre to Waterhead Pier. From there, Windermere Lake Cruises provide a scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 4 x bedrooms; 3 x king size with en suite shower rooms, 1 x king size with private bathroom, 1 x super king size or twin (specify when booking), 6 WC’s in all, lounge, kitchen/diner, balcony, utility room, boot room, conservatory, patio and gardens and private parking.
  • Luxurious Lakeland barn, breathtaking panoramic views, gas central heating, wood burning stove, an array of luxurious designer bathrooms, invigorating monsoon showers & and designer bath, Wi-Fi, electric ovens with induction hob, fridge & freezer, microwave, red & white wine fridge, utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, internet TV and TV's throughout some bedrooms with DVD's & Bluetooth, beautiful garden, stunning glass balcony with panoramic splendor and seating for four, slate boot room, conservatory, vaulted ceilings and exposed beams & stone walls, 2 minutes stroll to country pub, private parking for 3, bed linen and towels provided.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 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.

Please note this property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a twin by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a super king.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas