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

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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

The Hayloft is a 4 Star Gold Award (2017) cottage beautifully converted from a limestone threshing barn. It blends original oak beams and modern facilities with contemporary use of oak, slate and granite, all draped in Sanderson and Laura Ashley fabrics.

The living areas are open plan with an upstairs galleried lounge, gas fire and window seats for the views towards Humphrey Head & Morecambe Bay. Connected by an oak staircase to a bespoke oak kitchen and dining room with large oak table and chairs. This leads into a heated hardwood Conservatory with french doors onto the lawn. The Hayloft has gas heating, lots of hot water and is decorated as a home from home.

It sleeps 7 in 3 cosy bedrooms: 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, darts, drinks fridge and freezer and the Laundry Room has 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. 2 Pets Welcome!

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Carrie Tomlinson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

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 England

This 20-acre small-holding was farmed by my father and has been in my family for over 150 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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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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3 Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

4

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: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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5

Fantastic property in a picturesque location

  • 5 of 5

The property was attractive, homely, well decorated and largely in an excellent condition. The rooms were spacious and the kitchen in particular was extremely well equipped with everything that we needed for a very comfortable 3 night stay. The games room was a great addition to keep the adults as well as the child with us entertained! The additional fridge in the games room was also very useful. The property was conveniently located and we enjoyed a walk from the door to Cartmel, as well as visiting Grange-over-Sands and the beautiful Holker Hall. A real gem of a property in a stunning location. Thank you for a wonderful stay and a memorable 40th birthday!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely property, well maintained with everything you need. A real home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four nights. Because we were all adults we didn't make use of the games room which would be great if you had kids. Very thoughtfully knitted out property including spare accessories for the dogs and tea coffee and biscuits for the people. We visited family and spent time in Grange and Cartmel. Exactly what we wanted to do - chilled out and would visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

This 20-acre small-holding was farmed by my father and has been in my family for over 150 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!

Activity and Interests

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
EARLY JULY BREAK
3 Jul 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
 
 
EARLY JULY WEEK/BREAKS
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£501
for 3 nights
From
£167
£675
 
 
SEPTEMBER MIDWEEK
25 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£485
for 4 nights
From
£121
 
 
EARLY OCTOBER WEEKS
29 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£339
for 3 nights
From
£113
£450
 
 
OCTOBER HALF TERM
20 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
 
 
NOVEMBER BREAK
6 Nov 2017 - 9 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
 
 
NOVEMBER BREAK
20 Nov 2017 - 23 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
 
 
WINTER WEEKS
24 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£360
 
 
JANUARY 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 1 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£250
for 3 nights
From
£83
£335
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact me by email which is available 24 hours.
Once the dates have been confirmed, either you can pay via Owners Direct and pay a 50% deposit or pay directly to me with benefits and pay a 30% deposit. The balance is payable 6 weeks before your Holiday Start Date. A letter of confirmation is sent along with the deposit, once funds have cleared, and after the final balance payment has cleared. On receipt of the final payment, the Arrival Instructions are sent.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days for the week are on a Friday and also Monday for short breaks during the week. Any others are at the discretion of the Owner.

Notes on prices:
Check our website for Special Offers - reductions on last minute bookings and mid-week breaks.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 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
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

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.