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17th Century Barn Conversion & Contemporary Eco-lodges, Within Landscaped Ground - Barn Owl Cottage Sleeps 5 6 (3 Bedrooms)



Updated: 26-Sep-2016
Holiday Homes in Penrith, Cumbria, England - Rural Location, 3 Miles From M6 Exit 41, Walking Distance Of Stately Home Of Hutton In The Forest

All three properties are within the landscaped grounds of our home and Gallery/Coffee Shop/ Puppet Theatre business. We are in a rural location, easily accessible for the Eden Valley, Ullswater, Northern Lakes, Keswick and Carlisle. Barn Owl Cottage is a 17th century barn conversion, attached to our home. It has it's own private access, parking and patio garden. There are exposed beams, stonework and upstairs lounge/living area with outside sun balcony. Cedrus and Larch Lodges are our own unique design and build eco-property, on the landscaped field, previously used for touring caravans. The Lodges are built from locally sourced timber, local sheeps wool insulation and have a cedar wood shingle roof. Rainwater is collected from the roof and re-cycled to flush the toilets. There is a timber balcony on the front and at the rear there is a very private, fenced garden area with large timber decking and uninterrupted views across the surrounding fields.

The Lodges have full central heating throughout.

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Details for holiday cottage Barn Owl Cottage Sleeps 5 6 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

The cottage is converted from a 17th century barn next door to our home.

It has great character, with exposed beams and stonework.

It has 1 double,1 twin & 1 single bedroom.

Upstairs the cottage has an open plan lounge, dining area & kitchen, plus a single bedroom.

Double doors from the lounge lead onto an outside sun balcony.

Downstairs the cottage has an entrance with small utility area, bathroom (with over bath electric shower), double bedroom & a twin bedroom.

The cottage has full central heating with the upstairs having under floor heating, plus a woodburning stove.

There is a TV & DVD player in the lounge & a TV in the twin bedroom. Wi Fi connection available.

The kitchen is fully equipped including microwave, fridge freezer & dishwasher. The washing machine & tumble dryer are downstairs in the utility area.

The cottage has it’s own private driveway & patio garden area. In a quiet location, yet served by the amenities of the on-site coffee shop (open during the day).

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

When we bought the property it had been a working farm. We have steadily improved and converted all of the farm buildings and landscaped the grounds. We got an architectural award for the conversion of the main barn & milking parlour, into what is now an Art Gallery, Vegetarian Coffee Shop/Restaurant and Gift Shop (open during the day). We have sucessfully run this for 13 years.

Five years ago we converted the 17th century barn, attached to our home into a holiday cottage, with wonderful character and it's own private access.

Our most recent development is the design and build of our own unique Eco-Lodge, within the private, landscaped, grounds that we used to use as a touring caravan site.

All design & work has been done by ourselves - exhausting, but very satisfying.

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Great host and accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect host and very cosy, comfortable property. The coffee shop was a real bonus. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Living in a fellside village we needed a property that was more accessible, with a home for our family as well as outbuildings to use as workshops for our exhibition business. We loved the area where we were living & had to pass our present property to get there - always commenting that it would be a perfect location, but nothing ever came up for sale. The day it did, there was no stopping our determination as it was perfect & we instantly loved it, even in it's run down state. It was very private & rural, but with easy access to the motorway & all major roads. The farm had been part of the estate of Hutton in the Forest, who had retained the farmland leaving the farmhouse, outbuildings & 2.5 acres of ground. A massive project to undertake but we knew we had the necessary skills.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Penrith at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 at 2.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Allonby at 40 Miles Car: necessary


Beautiful sandy beach approximately 40 miles away - 40/45 minutes by car.


Use of a car is essential as there is no public transport provided.


Six miles (10 minutes by car) to the town of Penrith with leisure centre, supermarkets and restaurants.

Several pubs, serving food within a five mile radius.

15/20 miles to Keswick, Carlisle, Eden Valley and Lake Ullswater.

Approx. 45 minutes to Hadrian's Wall, Northern Lakes and Southern Lakes.

Further Details:

The town of Penrith contains a good selection of shops, supermarkets, banks and restaurants as well as an excellent leisure centre.

There are a variety of local pubs, serving food within a 6 mile radius, the nearest being 1.5 miles away in Skelton.

The area has many visitor attractions and on-site we have our own art gallery, coffee shop, gift shop and puppet theatre, which are open during the day. The puppet theatre is open during the main school holidays.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Bookings begin on a Saturday. A £100 non-returnable deposit is required to secure any booking and can be paid by cheque via the post, or a card payment over the telephone. A confirmation and directions etc. will be emailed once the deposit has been received. The balance is then due when you arrive for your holiday it is not taken by any card details you supply to Owners Direct for their customer fee.
Short breaks (minimum 3 days) available outside school holidays/peak season.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on a Saturday. Arrival must be after 3:30pm and departure by 10:30am.
Any flexibility with the changeover day can only be considered outside of the main holiday periods.

Notes on prices:
Prices include all gas, electricity and oil. Two baskets of logs are provided for Barn Owl Cottage.
Prices quoted are for 6 people and may be reduced for less people.
Minimum 3 day breaks may be considered outside main holiday periods at a cost of 70% of the full week price.

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Updated: 26-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

The property is easy to find & very accessible for the Eden Valley, Lake Ullswater, Carlisle, Keswick & the Northern Lakes. In a peaceful, rural location, surrounded by fields, but not remote. Set within the landscaped grounds of Upfront Gallery & Coffee Shop, perfect dining for lazy days when cooking is not on the agenda. We love where we live and have spent years creating our business & an environment that we hope other people will also appreciate. Barn Owl Cottage, with it's own access & parking is full of character, having the benefit of the views from the upstairs lounge as well as a sun balcony. Cedrus and Larch Lodges are uniquely designed Eco properties with private, fenced rear garden & large deck with uninterrupted views of the countryside. Comfortable & contemporary.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Barn Owl Cottage has full central heating, including underfloor heating upstairs & a wood burning stove. No smoking is allowed inside the property. One dog is allowed by arrangement at a cost of £20 per week. All bed linen, duvets and towels are provided, plus 2 baskets of logs for the fire. Cedrus Lodge has full central heating. The sheep's wool insulation means that only minimal heating is required as the property is designed to be warm in winter and cool in summer. No smoking is allowed inside the property. One dog is allowed by arrangement at a cost of £20 per week. All bedlinen, duvets and towels are provided. The property is very safe for children as it is all on one level and the garden area is secure. Outside: Barn Owl Cottage has a very private, hedged, fenced & gated patio garden with picnic bench and garden chairs. The upstairs sun balcony has outside garden furniture suitable for seating 2 people. Cedrus Lodge has a full length timber balcony on the front with a garden bench. The rear has a private, secluded hedged and fenced garden area with a large timber decking area and views across the surrounding countryside. There is a timber outdoor garden table & two benches, plus two garden chairs.

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