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Luxury Stone-built Cottage with Character, Games Room & Pets Welcome

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 7 - 2 lounges & bathrooms; Cartmel & Grange-Over-Sands 5 minutes

The Hayloft has been beautifully converted from a centuries-old limestone threshing barn, a few minutes from picturesque Cartmel and the stunning Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands in the South Lakes

Great attention to detail has been given to blending original oak beams and modern facilities with contemporary use of oak, slate and granite, all draped in Sanderson and Laura Ashley fabrics. It sleeps 6 plus a sofa bed, 2 pets are welcome & also at the popular local The Pheasant Inn less than a minute's walk!

The Hayloft is great for family gatherings or as a romantic retreat. The living areas are open plan with an upstairs galleried lounge, SMART TV, gas fire and window seats with views towards Humphrey Head & Morecambe Bay. The handcrafted oak staircase leads down to the bespoke oak kitchen and dining room with large oak table and chairs, adjacent to a hardwood heated Conservatory - the second lounge - with french doors onto the lawn. The Hayloft is warm and cosy thanks to gas heating and thick walls and is decorated to feel like a 'home from home'.

There are 3 cosy bedrooms featuring large duvets and Egyptian cotton linen: a lovely ground floor antique Victorian double, a pretty upstairs double and cosy twin room, plus a lounge-based small sofa bed for 1 adult or 2 children. There is a ground-floor shower room with wide pentangle enclosure & power shower plus an upstairs bathroom with corner bath. Both have heated towel rails, lots of hot water and fluffy towels included.

The separate converted stable has a popular Games Room with table tennis table, table football and darts, a drinks fridge and freezer and the adjacent Laundry Room, there is a washing machine, tumble drier, stone trough for cleaning pets & boots plus lots of storage for bikes & kit.

The pretty enclosed garden has parking for 2 cars, lawn, borders pergola and fountain. There is a BBQ & teak table with 6 chairs.

More Details

Property Manager
Carrie Tomlinson
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2018

About Carrie Tomlinson

My name is Carrie Tomlinson. I was born in Allithwaite, and spent my early years on Yew Tree Farm, when The Hayloft was used for storing hay, straw and mangols.

Carrie Tomlinson purchased this barn in 1860

Why Carrie Tomlinson chose Allithwaite

This 20-acre small-holding was farmed by my father and has been in my family for over 100 years! In 1999, having accepted that the barn was falling apart, my sister and I decided to convert it into cottages. As a retired Engineer, my Father became a very hands-on Project Manager, bringing in local skills when needed. When I describe that The Hayloft is a 'home from home', it is!

What makes this barn unique

The Hayloft is packed full of features as well as having all creature comforts. We used local tradesmen - some family friends - and local skills and materials giving The Hayloft some special features. The oak beams removed from the roof, were painstakingly adzed into life and put back into the ceilings. More beams were used over the windows and window seats added, stonework was rebuilt and 'owl' holes glazed in Victorian-style glass.Cumbrian greenslate was added to the ground floor public areas and the oak and iron staircase was made in the village to our own design. The windows and conservatory are all hardwood, manufactured by Knipes of Allithwaite.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Had a wonderful New Year. We will be back with our dogs. Lovely property with loads of room, very warm and cosy with fantastic views. Enjoyed The Pheasant Inn - recommend the Game Stew. Many thanks Carrie for letting us enjoy your lovely house.
Jan 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Allithwaite in Lower Holker

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • The ground floor bathroom has a pentangle base with power shower, toilet and basin and heated towel rail. The upstairs family bathroom has a corner bath with toilet, basin, heated towel rail and handcrafted cupboard.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 Adults in 3 Bedrooms plus a small sofa bed in lounge for 1 adult or 2 children Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is located on the ground floor and has a 4ft 6" Victorian double with king size duvet. Bedroom 2 with 4ft 6" double Bedroom 3 with twin beds, all with feather duvets, quality pillows and protectors with Egyptian Cotton Linen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The Hayloft has been awarded 4 stars by VisitEngland. It has received a Gold Award for the 7th year, and all furnishings and equipment are kept up-to-date and clean. Repeat bookings are high as visitors say that it offers luxury yet value for money, as it is on the periphery of the Lake District National Park. Yet Lake Windermere is less than 10 minutes by car! Guests say the Cartmel Peninsula is a fantastic location as it is quieter, scenically beautiful with great restaurants and shops. Look at our visitor comments on The Hayloft website. The Owner welcomes 2 pets, which are currently included in the price, and is has been commented on that you rarely see pets welcomed to such a beautiful house! Outside: The Hayloft has a good sized, fully-enclosed garden. There are lots of paved areas, which can also accommodate 2 cars. One of the paved areas has teak furniture and cushions, and two luxury padded recliners for sunny weather. There are two stone seats in the garden, one under a pergola with Wisteria and the other between borders. There is a lawn and a lion's head fountain, completely safe as the water goes into a pebble pool. The Games and Laundry Rooms are in a converted limestone stable in the garden, next to the cottage. Utility Room: The Laundry Room has a washing machine, tumble dryer and a large trough for dog and boot washing and lots of space. Next door in the Games Room there is a drinks fridge and a freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included. The cottage has received a VisitEngland 4 star grading plus a Gold Award for 2016 for high standards of accommodation facilities and presentation. Complimentary linen change for 2-week lets. Other: The centrally-heated Oak Conservatory has a cane sofa and John Lewis Snuggle seat, rocking chair, TV with Freeview, DVD and well-stocked bookcase. A Games Room features full-sized table tennis table, table football , darts.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.875 based on 21 reviews
5

Fantabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hayloft for 5 days from day one the scene was set for us to have a great time. The cottage is well equipped, clean, neat and in a peaceful and serene location. The views from the lounge is simply beautiful. My 2 years daughter was asleep when we reached, as soon as she woke up she went to her mum in the kitchen and said Mummy "wow", and she wasnt ready to leave. I think this sums it up. Thank you Carrie, we will be back soon.

Rashmi

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our group of six adults and one dog.

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at The Hayloft for a long weekend and it suited us perfectly. The property was lovely and clean and was well equipped with more than enough cutlery/crockery etc. There was a lovely welcome pack of tea/coffee/biscuits on arrival and a selection of books and board games to choose from. It is ideal for family gatherings and has enough space to take 'time out' if need be. The enclosed garden is perfect for those with pets. Carrie is very organised and provided us with all the information we needed to access the property/work the appliances etc. before our arrival. We would have no hesitation in returning to this property and are happy to recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ...And I would love to welcome you back! Thank you for your lovely comments; I will continue to improve where I can and continue to offer a little luxury at a fair rate! All the best xx
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Absolutely fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Hayloft for a long weekend away walking with our Springer Spaniel and my sister and brother in law joined us with their Border Collie. After a long drive from East Anglia we were pleased to find the property was every bit as special as the pictures show. The cottage is beautifully built and the furniture and fittings are all high quality. We found the layout of having the Kitchen/Dining area/Conservatory downstairs really helped the property be dog friendly. After a long days walking we were able to clean and dry the muddy dogs in the stone trough in the laundry room, and then leave them to snooze whilst we got ready and walked the 40 yards for dinner at the very handy Pheasant Inn. By the time we returned for a night cap in the upstairs living area, they were ready to join us, sitting in front of the gas fire before they went to their beds, and we collapsed into the comfortable beds for a well earned rest.

Everything we needed was supplied as per the comprehensive welcome pack, and the Village Store is close for anything you might have forgotten.

We will definitely be back to see more of the area later in the year.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for looking after our lovely cottage and so glad that you had a great stay. You are all very welcome in the future! x
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Amazing refreshing weekend break!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great extended weekend break at the Hayloft.

Amenities were amazing, location was good, and Carrie was very accommodating with arrival timing.

If you're looking for a comfortable clean place with a bit extra, 2 sitting rooms (apart from an eating area and a spacious kitchen) and a separate games room, along with games for all ages, jigsaw and books aplenty, this is certainly the place to go to!

Will be coming back again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Had a 3 night stay at the Hayloft for a family wedding. The place is beautiful, so cozy and welcoming. All the bedrooms were extremely comfortable, and there's plenty of space to relax in the upstairs lounge and conservatory. There's also more than enough crockery and cutlery, a bugbear of mine is when you are supplied with just enough, or not enough, but that wasn't the case here, and you really don't need to take any utensils (by which I mean corkscrew)! The parking is snug, but enough for two cars. It's very handy, 30 seconds walk away, for the Pheasant Inn, we recommend the Loweswater Gold there, and the meals are decent. Public transport around the area is notoriously rubbish (speaking as an ex-local), but if you don't want to drive, with a little research you can find some really pleasant walks from Allithwaite, I'd recommend a walk up to Hampsfell for some great views with minimum effort. From the Hayloft you can walk to Grange in about 40 mins, or Cartmel in half an hour. On your return you'll have a wonderful place to put your feet up. I didn't have too much contact with Carrie, the owner, but she was very attentive and accommodating at all times. Our only gripe about our stay was it was too short. Hope to return very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, very well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage, nicely located for the Lakes. Cottage was well equipped with lovely garden and games room. Only slight negative was the tightness of the drive. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jody. I was happy to help co-ordinate your specific arrival time needs and glad you liked the cottage. The Hayloft has parking for 2 cars, but I can accommodate more on the farm if you let me know in advance.
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
The Pheasantt
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Heysham
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Grange-over-Sands
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Kents Bank
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
L'Enclume, Cartmel
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Humphrey Head
Car: recommended

Allithwaite is a limestone-built village, founded in Norse times. It faces south & overlooks Morecambe Bay with views of the Lake District fells to the north. It is a working village with very friendly people, as you will find in The Pheasant Inn round the corner! The village has a Post Office, Church, Charity Shop & Play Park. The village is surrounded by walks through fields & woods & the Cumbria Coastal Way footpath is an easy walk to Humphrey Head National Nature Reserve & Morecambe Bay. The other direction leads to Grange-over-Sands, an Edwardian seaside resort with mile-long promenade, cafes, good shops and ornamental gardens. Cartmel (20 mins on foot) was voted the most picturesque village in Cumbria and is famous for its Priory, Racecourse and now Sticky Toffee Pudding. The foot of Lake Windermere is within 15 minutes and the heart of the Lake District too. Renowned Holker Hall & Gardens is 2 miles away. There is Swimming at local hotels and endless sporting facilities and opportunities.There are large supermarkets in Kendal, Ulverston and Barrow that all deliver to the house.

Lake Windermere is found within 15 minutes along with the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Lakes Aquarium, & steamer rides to Bowness-on-Windermere & Ambleside. The Lake District's many attractions are easily access & guests love that they come back to a comfortable cottage at the end of the day.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Allithwaite, England

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
JUNE; 4th Night Free
4 Jun 2018 - 6 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Monday
3 night minimum stay
£378
for 3 nights
From
£126
 
 
JULY WEEK & BREAK
29 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£474
for 3 nights
From
£158
£630
 
 
JULY WEEK & BREAK
13 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£474
for 3 nights
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£158
£630
 
 
JULY WEEKEND
27 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
 
 
AUGUST; 4th Night Free
20 Aug 2018 - 22 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Monday
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
 
 
SEPT; 4th Night Free
3 Sep 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Monday
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
 
 
SEPT; 4th Night Free
10 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Monday
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
 
 
SEPTEMBER WEEKS & BREAKS
14 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£474
for 3 nights
From
£158
£630
 
 
OCT; 4th Night Free
1 Oct 2018 - 3 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Monday
3 night minimum stay
£393
for 3 nights
From
£131
 
 
OCTOBER WEEK & BREAKS
5 Oct 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£402
for 3 nights
From
£134
£525
 
 
OCTOBER HALF TERM
12 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£474
for 3 nights
From
£158
£630
 
 
LATE OCTOBER WEEK & BREAK
26 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£402
for 3 nights
From
£134
£525
 
 
WINTER WEEKS & BREAKS
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£292
for 3 nights
From
£98
£390
 
 
NEW YEAR 2018
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,155
for 7 nights
£1,155
 
 
JANUARY 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£87
£347
 
 
MAY BANK HOLIDAY
24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£920
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Where advertised only " 4th Night Free", simply book and pay for 3 nights and you won't be charged for the 4th night! Bookings are Friday to Friday for weeks or Short Breaks are Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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