Birkerthwaite Barn


Property Reference: W41478
  • Sleeps2
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms1
  • Grade4 Star rating
Exterior Living room Living room Living room Kitchen/diner Kitchen/diner Double bedroom Sitting area Bathroom View Garden

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Four Poster BedFour Poster Bed
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

Four poster bedSurrounded by dramatic scenery

Featuring beams taken from shipwrecks on the Cumbrian Coast, this small group of holiday cottages at Birkerthwaite, a former 17th century Lakeland farmstead, lie at the end of an unmade track and are surrounded by tranquil moorland scenery and farmland. This is fantastic walking countryside and the elevated position gives views of Scafell and the Eskdale Valley, creating a unique atmosphere of tranquillity. Birkerthwaite Farmhouse (W43001) is a unique holiday property dating back to 1627 and has many original features, beamed ceilings, flagged floors and unusual oak wall cupboards built in the 1700’s. Comfortably furnished and with the benefit of an open fire and an Aga, the farmhouse is cosy and welcoming. Birkerthwaite Stable (W41477) is a single-storey converted stable with rustic charm heated by a log-burning stove. Birkerthwaite Barn (W41478) has a spacious kitchen/dining room, a galleried landing and a four poster bed. Birkerthwaite Cottage (W41479) has an upstairs open plan living area with wooden floors which opens onto a balcony overlooking gardens. Nearby attractions include Muncaster Castle and Hardknott Roman Fort, whilst the Langdale Pikes and Ambleside on the northern shores of Lake Windermere can be reached via a stunning drive over the Hard Knott and Wrynose Passes. A short drive away is Wast Water; to the west are sandy beaches. Alternatively take the steam train from Ravenglass. Shop 3 miles, pub 2.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with slate floor. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Beams throughout.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (timed use October-May). Electric heaters (in summer). Electricity and bed linen included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. Friday to Friday.

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. A fantastic property hidden away in the fells. If you need to live by a village / town this is NOT the place for you, however, if you like peace and quiet and being away from the bustle, this is THE place to stay! May 2012.
  2. This was our Honeymoon - Perfect little cottage in a remote and lovely location. Peace and quiet with fantastic natural beauty all around. We would love to visit again next year and recommend it to our friends! April 2012.
  3. A very remote location (up rough track and through 3 gates), great for those who really want to get away from it all. Walks from the door to hills, lakes, waterfalls or the local pub, easy driving to Wast Water and the coast, or over the exciting Wrynose Pass to Ambleside. Accommodation is spacious and comfortable in converted barn, with open fire and all necessities. Dec 2011.
  4. Quiet cosy retreat for 2 beautiful scenery lovley walks in and around location. spacious property with all you need and extras. Oct 2011.
  5. Absolutely gorgeous cottage with open fire. Very cosy and warm despite being a converted barn. We felt like we were in the middle of nowhere which was exactly what we wanted. There were lovely walks around and beautiful villages within a short drive. We would love to return to this cottage and next time will take our dog with us. Feb 2011.
  6. I was blown away at how gorgeous this cottage was. I fell in love with the place. Jan 2011.
  7. Beautiful converted barn. Cosy with the open fire. Plenty of walks to do from your door and magnificent scenery. Sept 2010.
  8. Lovely big rooms, comfortable, blissfully quiet. Although there is a group of cottages you feel as if it is just for you. June 2010.
  9. Very spacious for two people. May 2010.
  10. Very large, very peaceful, just idilic. May 2010.
  11. This is an absolute gem. Beautiful cottage with lovely views. Everything you could possibly need is provided (except towels). March 2010.
  12. Its a very cute and charming cottage in rural location excellent for walking etc. Dec 2009.
  13. I really liked how remote the cottage was and the facilities. It had a lot of character and was in a great location for local attractions and walks. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great but I would definitely go back for a walk up to Stanley Force. Nov 2009.
  14. Lovely, spacious, kitchen/dining area. All utencils provided. Bright and clean. Surrounded by fantastic scenery with walks right on the dorrstep. Nov 2009.
  15. Cottage far exceeded expectations, much larger than expected, beautiful layout, everything you could want. Sept 2009.
  16. A lovely cottage which was priced well. Location ideal for quiet/scenic/get away from it all holiday, well presented and clean. It is alot larger than it looks in brochure. March 2009.
  17. It was one of the most beautiful places me and my partner have visited ever. We have loved it and we are definitely planing to go back. We would highly recommend it to everyone who wants to escape from every day stressful life for a while... Jan 2009.
  18. Don’t always listen to weather forecast which for our week was heavy rain, we managed to walk out every day with rain mainly overnight and clearing each morning about 11. It was in a quiet remote spot a lovely cottage feel. Quaint and quirky with the beautiful garden and lovely layout with access to outside upstairs via the spiral staircase. July 2009.
  19. It was full of character and comfortable. We enjoyed the remoteness of location and the log fire. July 2009.
  20. People who like to escape from people, mobile phones, traffic and just want to enjoy the wilderness, should book this cottage, thoroughly enjoyed it, THANKS!! Feb 2008.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
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    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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