The Barn

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043030)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

This interesting 17th century barn conversion offers delightful accommodation overlooking Coniston village - the footpaths to Coniston Old Man pass the end of the lane and you are less than five minutes walk down the hill to the shops, pubs and Ruskin Museum that make Coniston a favoured year-round destination. The popular Sun Inn with open fires and good food is 100m away down the hill. Coniston water is excellent for water sports, with launching sites for dinghies and delightful lake excursions on the National Trust Gondola. Accommodation: There are two entrances. The ground floor front door opens into a large slate floored hallway with plenty of storage for your outdoor gear. One ground floor double and one twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and wc. The first floor is accessed by internal stairs or by a sloping external path to the rear patio doors at the upper level. Here you will find a large, open plan living/dining room (wood burning stove, TV, DVD, stereo with CD/iPod docking station and free wi-fi). Well equipped kitchen. Two further bedrooms on this floor comprise a twin and a master double with en-suite three piece shower room. Additional family bathroom with bath, basin and wc and utility room with washer, dryer and additional fridge/freezer. The Barn is comfortably furnished with a pleasing blend of old and new and there are extensive views over the Coniston valley from the front windows. Exposed roof trusses, slate, timber and carpeted floors complement the interior which will be ideal for either an extended family or a number of couples wishing to stay together in comfortable surroundings. Outside: Private parking for several cars within the enclosed garden which has a good degree of privacy, mature shrubs, trees and room to sit out of doors. Coniston village centre 3 minutes walk downhill.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (May accept two dogs on request only)
  • Sorry, no smoking.

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

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About the location


Hawkshead 4 miles; Ambleside 8 miles.

Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park, making it a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere just a short drive away. Superb walking, mountain biking and climbing are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. For watersports enthusiasts, the quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing, whilst the less active can enjoy a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht 'Gondola’, or visit Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin. Nearby attractions include the award-winning village of Hawkshead, home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country and Esthwaite Water, famous for its fishing. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute

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