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Stunning Lakeland cottage Near Keswick - Superb views ** 4 star . Sorry no pets

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 3 bedrooms can accommodate from only 2 persons max 6

Barn House is an attractive self catering cottage located right in the centre of the Lake District village of Braithwaite, only two miles from the picturesque market town of Keswick on Derwentwater. If you are a keen walker we have some of the easiest walks to the most challenging walks such as the Coledale Horseshoe , starting right from the doorstep of the cottage . Or be more adventurous and try the famous Skiddaw mountain range and Blencathra range .

There are 3 delightful bedrooms and one family bathroom , with a seperate downstairs toilet and washbasin . We we are proud to say the cottage is immaculately cleaned each week from top to bottom !

In the Master bedroom there are Zip and link beds or convert into a super king bed adding more flexibility to the room arrangements, along with TV/DVD player .! The other 2 rooms have a pretty Cast iron double bed and a twin bedroom overlooking Causey Pike , although this can be restricted in the summer months with the leaves on trees.!

The lounge has this year been refurbished and we have changed the open fire for a Log burning stove , ideal for those cold winter evenings with the option of gas central heating. so you will never feel the chill . Leather Sofa and chair and large 3 seater sofa, so there is room for 6 people comfortably .

There is a large TV and DVD Player with freeview along with free WIFI so you can stay in touch with the office if required!! .

The main characteristic of the lounge has to be the gorgeous oak beams and old arch barn doors , which are now windows overlooking Coledale Horseshoe .

The spacious kitchen with its local slate tiled floor floor, again has all mod cons and is a very spacious dining area, to share family dinners .

Outside the cottage has a patio with outside seating and private parking for 1 large or 2 small cars with ample free parking nearby .

Braithwaite has a village shop along with a choice of three pubs providing home cooked meals and Cumbrian ales all within a 2 minutes walk of the cottage .

Barn House as mentioned. is located in the centre of the Lake District village of Braithwaite, at the foot of Whinlatter forest , where you can GoApe, walk numerous forest trails or try some of the challenging forest cycle tracks . Two miles from Keswick on Derwentwater either a nice walk or short drives there are many cafes and restaurants , or take a boat onto Derwentwater and row or kayak around the Lake .

More Details

Mrs Jenny Clark
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Mrs Jenny Clark

The Barn has been in the family for generations as a working farm and once it was no longer viable to farm in the village , my husband undertook to renovate the barn and took 3 years to turn it into a modern day house, which has a cosy friendly feel .

Mrs Jenny Clark purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Mrs Jenny Clark chose Keswick & North Lakes

The Barn has a perfect location in the heart of the quiet village of Braithwaite and it was oozing with character, it is a perfect base for guests to explore the tranquil enviroment of the Northen Lake district and yes I am biased it is definately the most beautiful part of the Lakes - a hidden gem !

We wanted to retain as many original features as possible , such as the oak beams , the large Barn doors (now windows) and the stone archway in the pretty lilac double room. There are always improvements that we would like to do , and as soon as one project is over , another idea comes to mind!

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage has a delightful location in the heart of the quiet village of Braithwaite , making it a superb base for walkers , cyclists and Sight seers alike . Whinlatter forest is also only a 15 minute walk, as is the picturesque market town of Keswick and Derwentwater lake .

Looking out of the Lounge and Upstairs bedroom windows you see the majestic Skiddaw mountain range , which looks different every minute of the day with the rays of sunlight on it or snow capping .

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you Jenny for a lovely week in the cottage, you have done a great job with the refurbishments to the kitchen and bedrooms , but as I said get them on the internet to show them off more!" See you in November and we will recommend to all our family and friends - but please leave room for us to return in the diary.
May 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Braithwaite in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Downstairs washroom and Toilet
  • Family bathroom with bath and seperate power shower, Downstairs there is a washroom and toilet ,.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot for hire if required
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom with Zip n Link beds , for more flexibility
  • The large double room has the option of an additional z bed or travel cot if required Cot and Hire chair for hire £10 each p week
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


A very comfortable property situated in the lovely village of Braithwaite.

  • 5 of 5

Barn House is an extremely comfortable cottage for up to 6 people and is immaculately presented. You have all you could wish for to make your stay enjoyable - comfortable beds, lots of seating space, large kitchen/dining room.

The cottage is in an ideal location - the nearest pub (the Royal Oak) is only a couple of minutes away but no noise was noticable. Keswick isn't far and is walkable at about 2 miles away with no hilly bits but there are also bus services available. The village also has a village shop with all the essentials including lovely bread. Walks up onto the fells can be done directly from the village.

The Royal Oak and the other pub I visited, the Coledale Inn both do good food at a reasonable price - they were both very popular during my stay.

If I am back in this area, I would try and rent this cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments regarding our holiday home , we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here and the time spent in the beautiful area we live in . We hope we can welcome you back soon . Steven And Jenny
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Amazing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Barn House really is a lovely cottage, very warm with a homely feel and everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay. We had a lovely home made Banana Cake waiting for us upon arrival and after a long drive with a 2yo, was very much welcomed. This was our first family holiday with our Son so we wanted to be able to have the space so he could enjoy himself without any restrictions and the cottage certainly offers that. Every little detail seems to have been covered by Jenny, from books and games to relax in the evening to even a children's cutlery set with plastic beakers along with a high chair in the cupboard. Whether you are travelling as a family with children or as a group of adults walking and hiking the local area, Barn House will cover pretty much everything you need and not only would I recommend it, but look forward to returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow , thank you so much for your very kind comments , I am always interested in the customers comments for improvements , but it is lovely to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in our cottage and thank you so much for taking the time to review the cottage . We hope that you will consider us again if you return to the Lakes . Jenny Clark
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Perfect location for a family visit to the north and west of The Lakes.

  • 5 of 5

A cosy, very comfortable cottage in the heart of beautiful Braithwaite with fabulous views from the windows and all around. Having an off-road parking space a real bonus; if you wanted to you could walk everyday from the door and never get in the car. The tea, coffee and home-made cake that were waiting for us when we arrived were a lovely and much needed treat after the journey.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and exploring the lovely Lake District . Thank you for your kind comments . Jenny
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Lake District at its Best

  • 4 of 5

A very welcoming cottage (fresh flowers and cake!). It is very clean and the owner is nearby and makes a point of trying to meet her guests (excellent); all is as described. The cottage is in a perfect location for walks, easy or more strenuous, all without driving. The village shop, which has just opened 5 months after the floods is excellent and everyone is very friendly. There are three pubs within walking distance - good beer and food. The weather couldn't have been better for the whole week, not a given in the Lake District. We had a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind comments . It is so lovely to hear you have enjoyed your stay in our cottage - it is something I worry about and am always relieved to hear that people have had a good week - we are not perfect there are lots I would still like to improve on - the outdoor area is my next target ! Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage . Jenny & Steven Clark
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Excellent Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cottage s very light and airy, with a very good kitchen, large lounge and 3 good sized bedrooms. It also has parking outside the cottage, which is not that common in Braithwaite.

It is next to a pub, the Royal Oak, but there was no noise from there and the place does good pub meals. The Coledale Inn also does very good pub meals. If you want a bit more, there is the Middle Ruddings Hotel, also in Braithwaite and several pubs and restaurants in Keswick, including a good Italian, Casa Bella.

Other attractions? You're in the Lake District - there are quite a few, especially if you like walking.

The cottage was very clean and provided all that was needed for our week. Unfortunately, the owner was away so we didn't meet her but her emails were always friendly.

I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely cosy cottage- perfect for the Lake District!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was smartly presented and we were warmly welcomed. A fab base for our week of walking and cycling with two young boys in the Lake District.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
03-06-17 - 14-07-17
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15/07/17 to 8/09/17
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 sept 17 - 6 oct 17
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7oct-26 Oct 2017
7 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct - 21 Dec 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New year Rates
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2018 09 Feb 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Term
10 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Feb - 29 March 2018
25 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Break
31 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21-April - 25 May 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Holidays
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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