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

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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

Property Manager
Carrie Tomlinson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Allithwaite, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
3 Jul 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Jul 2017 - 3 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
13 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Nov 2017 - 9 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
10 Nov 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Nov 2017 - 23 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
24 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jan 2018 - 25 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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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