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Harrison House, 3 Bedroom Barn Conversion

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type barn
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Harrison House Barn in Clifton, Penrith, Cumbria, England - Set In Its Own Walled Garden With Its Own Patio And Stunning Fell Views

Harrison House: - This stunning barn conversion stands in the grounds of Whitrigg House in the village of Clifton. This self-catering cottage has wonderful fell views of Blencathra and the surrounding Eastern fells. The barn has shared use of a sauna located at the end of the landscaped wall garden. It has a carport for 2 cars and secure cycle storage. Clifton is located 2 miles south of Penrith with easy access to the M6, the A66 and Penrith West Coast railway station making it an ideal base from which to explore the Northern Lake District and the Eden Valley. In the village there is a popular gastro pub and it is a few minutes drive to Lowther Castle and Gardens. Pooley Bridge and Lake Ullswater are both within a 10 minute drive.

Mike Taylor
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
5 January, 2018

About Mike Taylor

Whitrigg House Bed and Breakfast and Harrison House, the holiday barn next door, are a new venture by Mike and Robbie who moved to Clifton in 2008 to enjoy all that the Lake District and Eden Valley have to offer, like walking their 2 Pointers on the fells. They live within the village and both have professional roles in the NHS. Both have travelled extensively and hope that their experiences have helped create high quality accommodation and service.

Mike Taylor purchased this barn in 2013

Why Mike Taylor chose Penrith

Both Whitrigg House (www.whitrigghouse.co.uk) and Harrison House (www.harrisonhouseclifton.co.uk) occupy a village location are ideally situated affording easy access to the stunning Lake District National Park and Eden Valley. Both properties are also easily accessed from J40 of the M6.

What makes this barn unique

Stunning views of the Eastern and Northern Fells of the Lake District. We offer a small infra-red sauna and treadmill which are located in a wooden building located at the end of both gardens.

We are lucky to have on our doorstep and in the local surrounding area lots of fine eating establishments from great pub-grub to high-end fine dining.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We stayed in January...Harrison House was a warm and cosy retreat after cold days on the hills...friendly owners" R&F Wiltshire

"Very well appointed, fab views...will definitely be back" G&S Birmingham

"Lovely place, warm and welcoming owners...loads to see and do!" S&B Fife
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Penrith in Eden District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • There is well appointed bathroom with bath/shower on the 1st floor. There is also a downstairs toilet close to the ground floor bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First floor: Stunning master bedroom with king size bed. Further twin bedroom with zip and link bed which can convert into kingsize. Ground:double bedroom with a zip and link bed which can convert into a twin beds (please advise at the time of booking).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Harrison House is self catering. It is a No Smoking property. Outside: Harrison House has its own attractive patio and walled garden leading to the sauna which has shared access with Whitrigg House Bed and Breakfast. It has an integral carport for 2 cars and secure cycle storage within the sauna complex. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: linen and towels are provided/changed for each letting. Other: Small sauna complex with infra-red sauna and treadmill situated at bottom of garden.


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Harrison House, 3 Bedroom Barn Conversion
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Very comfortable, great standard.

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped, wry comfortable. Met by owner and given keys and info about house and village. No problems.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those kind comments - we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Mike Taylor.
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Lytham St Annes

Beautiful home and location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful accommodation and an ideal base to explore some of the Lakes. Lots of information provided within the home of places of interest. The dogs were catered for in that bowls and bedding was provided. We have already booked to return for Easter 2018

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again next Easter. Mike Taylor.
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Best of both worlds, town and country, Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property in a rural setting but close enough to Penrith for all your needs. The barn is well equipped with lovely furnishing and fixtures. Six of us (plus our dog) stayed for a week and had a lovely time exploring the Northern lakes.The barn is a credit to the owners.I thoroughly intend to return.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for those comments - we are very pleased that you and your family had an enjoyable week.
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Great weekend away with the family

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic long weekend stay at Harrison house. Excellent well equipped property with plenty of room for six adults. Great to have off street parking for 3 cars. Real bonus having the garden to enjoy which we were able to do until quite late at night. Mike could not have been more helpful before our stay and during. Excellent location to explore the Northern Lakes and only wished we could have stayed longer. Recommend the George and Dragon for a good meal - but make sure you book as very popular at weekends. We would definitely return and recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments - so glad you enjoyed your stay. Mike Taylor.
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Spacious, clean, Well equipt in a lovely village ideal for relaxing and getting away for a break.

  • 5 of 5

Me my husband and Oscar our dog had a fabulous long weekend in this beautiful house in May. It has everything and more that you will need for your stay you litrily have to just bring yourself, clothes and food/drink, they even had dog beds/bowls there for the four legged guests. The garden was secure so we had no worries over Oscar getting out. Towels and all kitchen accessories are there for you. It was big for the 3 of us but the photos sold it but you can easly get 6 people in and be comfy. Fabulous views from the back of the house and very peaceful. Just what we were looking for. Lovely pub 5 minutes walk with a big beer garden. We will 100% stay here again. Thank you for letting us stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments - we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Mike Taylor.
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Beautiful rental

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic weekend at Harrison house, there were 6 adults, plenty of space, beds very comfortable. House well equipped and very clean. Had everything we needed. The Sauna was used and enjoyed by us, as was the tread mill. Would highly recommend and will defiantly book again.

Thank you Mike

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
George & Dragon
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
George & Dragon
Car: necessary


Airports: Newcastle-90minutes, Manchester-100minutes, Liverpool-110minutes.

Train Station: Penrith 2 miles (taxi available outside station)

Car rentals: Enterprise and Avis in Penrith

Motorway: M6 J40 3 miles

Nearest restaurant/pub: George and Dragon Clifton 5 minutes walk

Golf: Penrith Golf Club, Keswick golf Club

Leisure Centre/Pool: Penrith 2 miles

Hospital: Penrith has a minor injury/minor illnesses unit 2 miles

Car recommended


M6 Junction 40 is 2 miles away. Penrith and it's West Coast mainline station is 2 miles away. Keswick, Kendal and Ambleside are each about 20 to 30 minutes drive. Clifton is on the edge of the Lake District National Park and Ullswater, Haweswater, Derwentwater and Thirlmere are all within easy reach as are Blencathra, Helvellyn and the High Street range of hills.

Further Details:

Harrison House is a beautiful barn conversion situated in Clifton 2 miles south of the market town of Penrith where supermarkets and shops can be found. The town also has a wide range of eating houses and pubs.

The village of Clifton is a farming village on the A6 just south of Penrith. The village has an excellent gastro pub, the George & Dragon which is within walking distance from Harrison House. The last battle on English soil was fought in Clifton in 1745 when the Duke of Cumberland defeated the remnants of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army – the fallen soldiers were buried in the village churchyard and the fallen Jacobites behind the village pub. There is a memorial to the battle in the village.

The surrounding villages also provide many fine places to eat and visit. At Melkinthorpe is the Larch Cottage Nurseries, with its fantastic restaurant and the amazing Red Barn Gallery which has regular exhibitions from many renowned artists...a garden centre with a difference!

Brougham Hall is a 14th century property which is now a complex housing local artists and potters.

Lowther Castle is just a short drive from Harrison House and lovely short low level walks can be enjoyed within its grounds and the surrounding deer park. Just further on from Lowther Castle is the beautiful village of Askham which also has pubs, a craft shop and studio of local potter Stuart Broadhurst. Open in the summer months is Askham outdoor heated swimming pool.

For days when the weather is less clement, The Rheged Centre which is situated on the A66 heading towards Keswick, is a modern complex which has cinemas, craft shops, mountain shops and great cafes.

The list of things to do and places to visit is endless and Harrison House is ideally situated as a base from which to explore the Lake District and Eden Valley.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Penrith, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 30% will be taken on booking and the balance needs to be paid two months ahead of the arrival date. Payment can be by cash, credit or debit card. If a credit card is used there will be a small additional charge.
A Refundable security deposit of £100.00 is required to cover any damage or breakages to the property.
Whilst we would like bookings to be of a week's duration we are more than happy to accept bookings for shorter periods with a minimum of 3 nights.

Changeover Day:
Harrison House can only be booked in its entirety and for weekly bookings the changeover days are Fridays. Arrival not before 16:00 and departure no later than 10:00

Notes on 2017 prices:
Harrison House:
Winter £600.00 per week
Spring/Autumn 660.00 per week
Summer £780.00 per week
Christmas/New Year £810.00 per week

A deposit of 30% is required at time of booking with the balance payable two months before the arrival date. If a booking is cancelled more than 2 months (3 months in the case of Xmas/NY bookings) ahead of the due date it will be refunded, but will not be refunded if cancelled later than those periods. A refundable deposit of £100.00 is also required against any damage or breakages.In the case that guests fail to arrive without notice then the full amount of the booking will be charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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