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Grand dining area
Enjoy the view
Enjoy the outdoors at night
View through the property
Spacious kitchen
Cook up a storm
Exposed beams
Keep warm by the fire
Space for everyone
Light filled rooms
Lounge area
Fantastic features
Open spaces
Sit and relax in the garden room
Light filled spaces
Beautiful stairs
Have a coffee and a catch up
Catch up on your favourite programmes
Cosy up by the fire
King-size bedroom
Your own en-suite
Get a great night sleep
Well furnished
En-suite bathroom
Enjoy a long soak
Elegant touches
King-size bedroom
Tastefully decorated
Another chance to catch up on some TV
Sleep in style
Bunk bedroom
Vaulted ceilings
Pretty stairwell
King-size bedroom
See what is happening in the rest of the house
Self contained room
Outstanding building
Shower or bath?
Relax and unwind
Head up to the property
A warm welcome awaits
Beautiful gardens
Alfresco dining
Breakfast, lunch or dinner can be enjoyed outside
Sit and take in the views
Evenings outside
Stunning surroundings
Meadows, fields and fells
Check out the Shepherd's hut
Shepherd's hut
Nature all around
Pretty ponds
Ideal for a picnic
Let the outdoors in
Cosy up in the hut
Quiet and tranquil
Escape from it all
Great if you like a hike
Picturesque surroundings
Another picnic spot
Alfresco dining
Evening drinks
Well stocked
View towards property
1 / 64  Grand dining area
2 / 64  Enjoy the view
3 / 64  Enjoy the outdoors at night
4 / 64  View through the property
5 / 64  Spacious kitchen
6 / 64  Cook up a storm
7 / 64  Exposed beams
8 / 64  Keep warm by the fire
9 / 64  Space for everyone
10 / 64  Light filled rooms
11 / 64  Lounge area
12 / 64  Fantastic features
13 / 64  Open spaces
14 / 64  Sit and relax in the garden room
15 / 64  Light filled spaces
16 / 64  Beautiful stairs
17 / 64  Have a coffee and a catch up
18 / 64  Catch up on your favourite programmes
19 / 64  Cosy up by the fire
20 / 64  King-size bedroom
21 / 64  Your own en-suite
22 / 64  Get a great night sleep
23 / 64  Well furnished
24 / 64  En-suite bathroom
25 / 64  Enjoy a long soak
26 / 64  Elegant touches
27 / 64  King-size bedroom
28 / 64  Tastefully decorated
29 / 64  Another chance to catch up on some TV
30 / 64  Sleep in style
31 / 64  Bunk bedroom
32 / 64  Vaulted ceilings
33 / 64  Pretty stairwell
34 / 64  King-size bedroom
35 / 64  See what is happening in the rest of the house
36 / 64  Self contained room
37 / 64  Outstanding building
38 / 64  Shower or bath?
39 / 64  Relax and unwind
40 / 64  Head up to the property
41 / 64  A warm welcome awaits
42 / 64  Beautiful gardens
43 / 64  Alfresco dining
44 / 64  Breakfast, lunch or dinner can be enjoyed outside
45 / 64  Sit and take in the views
46 / 64  Evenings outside
47 / 64  Stunning surroundings
48 / 64  Meadows, fields and fells
49 / 64  Check out the Shepherd's hut
50 / 64  Shepherd's hut
51 / 64  Nature all around
52 / 64  Pretty ponds
53 / 64  Ideal for a picnic
54 / 64  Let the outdoors in
55 / 64  Cosy up in the hut
56 / 64  Quiet and tranquil
57 / 64  Escape from it all
58 / 64  Great if you like a hike
59 / 64  Picturesque surroundings
60 / 64  Another picnic spot
61 / 64  Alfresco dining
62 / 64  Evening drinks
63 / 64  Well stocked
64 / 64  View towards property

Thorphinsty Barn

Cartmel Fell, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit Britain rating: 4 stars

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 3
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

 

  • Handsome formal private gardens with herbaceous borders, wildlife ponds and dining areas
  • Delightful shepherd’s hut for daytime picnics or night time BBQs
  • Plenty of walks from the doorstep to the surrounding fells, villages and hamlets

 

Property code: LCC64

Recently hailed by the Telegraph as one of the top 30 properties to purchase, this beautifully presented property is brimming with charm both inside and out.

Fall in love with this medieval cruck barn, hidden in the tranquil hamlet of Thorphinsty. Sleeping eight, this is a venue for those looking to experience the Lake District in the most spectacular way. A historical treasure saved from dereliction, this Grade II listed building has been restored to its former glory and then some. Lavish interiors, high ceilings and nods to its rich past make this home a one-of-a-kind backdrop for a memorable celebration.

Feel the exclusivity of the location from the moment you embark down the gated driveaway, and then stop at the bottom to admire the great barn doors. Formal gardens and wild meadows wrap around the barn, framing its beautiful architecture; take a little stroll through the grounds and you'll discover a sweet shepherds hut and garden room to hide away in. Stepping inside, the detail of the craftsmanship is sure to be the first thing you notice. The large living space (also known as the Great Hall) is split into three sections: the kitchen, dining and living area. An oak panel separates the solid wood units, twin Belfast sink and super Lacanche range cooker of the kitchen from the rest of the vaulted room. On the other side is the perfect dining setting. Imagine hosting a dinner party at the grand oak table, while the wood burner roars, and the sound of laughter and music bounce off the canopy of huge ancient oak beams and trusses. Round off the evening with a nightcap at the far end of the room, immersed in one of the armchairs, soaking in the atmosphere. If you're looking for somewhere a little more private to relax, you can sneak off down the stone steps to the snug, pop the fire on and curl up in front of the TV. Once you're finally ready to take yourself to bed, there are four bedrooms to choose from, one of which is accessed via a winding stone stairway. With three gorgeous king-sized bedrooms, all with en-suites, and one bedroom with full-size bunk beds, all guests are guaranteed a peaceful night's sleep.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 4 bedrooms – 1 en-suite king-size on the lower floor, 1 bunk bedroom and 1 en-suite zip-and-link king-size (can be made up as two singles by prior request) on the gallery level and 1 en-suite king-size on the upper floor accessed via winding stone steps
  • 1 shower room, 1 bathroom with separate shower and 1 bathroom
  • Lacanche range oven with double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso machine, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Bluetooth Bose speaker
  • 2 wood burners - first basket of logs included
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Large garden with furniture, BBQ and shepherd’s hut
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Pub 1.5 miles

Set in a superb position for exploring the Lake District, there are plenty of walks straight from the doorstep of this barn; be sure to stop for a picnic at the beautiful reservoir of Simpson Ground Tarn (1.5 miles). For an active excursion, take a short drive (6.5 miles) to the National Trust's Fell Foot Park and explore Lake Windermere by rowboat or kayak. If you're looking to do some shopping and seek out local produce, head to the village of Grange-over-Sands (6 miles) to meet the grocer, baker and we're sure you'll find a candlestick maker. And finally, for a special night out don't miss the Michelin star restaurants of one of Cumbria's prettiest villages, Cartmel (6 miles).

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Grand dining area
Enjoy the view
Enjoy the outdoors at night
View through the property
Spacious kitchen
Cook up a storm
Exposed beams
Keep warm by the fire
Space for everyone
Light filled rooms
Lounge area
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Rob Clarkson

This property is personally managed by Rob.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 3rd September 2021

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A fantastic property and one we will definitely be returning to

Reviewed by lisa 20th August 2021

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Just got back from a week stay at Thorphinsty Barn. Couldnt fault it. Garden was great to spend time in. Barn it self really comfortable and very well equipped. Internet a little slow for teenage boys Xbox

Reviewed by Megan 16th July 2021

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Gorgeous barn, well equipped, comfortable, charming and fabulous views. We did really enjoy our stay, thank you!

Reviewed by Sam 2nd July 2021

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Wonderful property in a great location. Stayed here many times and already have future trips booked.

Reviewed by Roland 7th June 2021

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Fabulous place with a great outlook - hugely comfortable and relaxing!

Reviewed by Nicola 4th June 2021

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A superb holiday cottage. We loved everything about it. The owners have added some lovely touches, including welcome goodies and a great selection of board games. The house and gardens are stunning, with so many places to sit and relax. We will be back!

Reviewed by Angela 21st May 2021

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Fabulous location and ideal base for this part of the lakes. The barn is well equipped and spacious, it is ideal for large families/ party of friends Peace and quiet except for the sheep! Would certainly visit this property again. Outside areas, especially the shepherds hut are magnificent!

Reviewed by Adrian 7th May 2021

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The Barn was absolutely sublime and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay Garden is not fully enclosed so dogs could get onto road ,if left unattended We would definitely stay here again. So peaceful and quiet,a true escape from it all... idealic

Reviewed by Yves 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by NICOLA 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Sam 28th December 2020

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Fantastic property in a lovely location. Lovely walks straight from the door with supermarket and other shops not too far away. Weve stayed quite a few times and love it and already have additional stays booked for 2021.

Reviewed by Belinda 11th December 2020

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We had a fantastic stay in the barn which is very comfortable and has everything you could possible need. The barn itself is beautiful and it was a pleasure to be allowed to rent it. The grounds are stunning and if you get to just sit in the shepherds hut and admire the view it is a great way to relax. The Lake District never fails to take your breRead moreath away we had some lovely walks with a new baby and two energetic dogs. I would highly recommend the barn and we will endeavour to return Hide

Reviewed by Claire 30th October 2020

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Beautiful cottage, in a beautiful location. Was perfect for us as 5 adults, all had out own area of the house. Stunning views. Roads a bit narrow to get there ! Would definitely go again

Reviewed by Iain 25th September 2020

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The Barn is located in a remote part of Cartmell Fell with uninterrupted views across the valley. Very narrow lanes to get to the property which may not be to everyone's liking. For us however it was perfect for getting away from it all. Lovely walks straight from the back door and the whole of the Lakes within easy driving distance to allow you toRead more relax or explore. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 11th September 2020

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Spacious, quiet, nice secluded area. Property well stocked for equipment esp in kitchen. Good location to get to Lakes.

Reviewed by Philip 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Ruth 14th August 2020

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Stunning property in tranquil, beautiful and convenient location. We stayed here with one large dog (doberman) ... she was securely contained by the fences, gates and walls - but note that a local 'friendly' ram was a regular visitor to the garden, so we did have to take care when letting her out (wasn't a problem). Lovely woodland and hillside walRead moreks on the doorstep. We were able to let her off lead as these seemed to be adequately fenced from livestock ... however, her recall is pretty good. Hide

Reviewed by Kathleen 17th July 2020

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Great place to spend a week with family. Very comfortable and spacious. Lovely grounds and surroundings. Went on some lovely walks. Spent a couple of nights watching the stars as there is so little light pollution. Made some wonderful memories.

Reviewed by Kelly 10th July 2020

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The property is in a wonderful location for peace and tranquility with a beautiful garden. Lots of space for families in the property.

Reviewed by Sam 4th July 2020

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Fantastic property in a lovely quiet location. Well equipped and very comfortable with great garden for watching wildlife. Not far from amenities and lots of good walks from the door. Could just have done with a good deep clean to get rid of cobwebs and dust built up over lockdown period.

Reviewed by Melanie 20th December 2019

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It was a great location with beautiful scenery. The bedrooms are very spacious and comfortable. The hall is the best room with a lovely fireplace, its a lovely room to be in at night when you have a fire roaring next to you. Its a beautiful place.

Reviewed by Lyndon Keith 22nd November 2019

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We found the property to be perfect for us to celebrate my wifes birthday with friends and family, because of the design and layout of the property there was plenty of space but you could go to an area within the property to have some peace. The roads leading to the property area very narrow and it requires carful driving, the location is perfect lRead moreovely and quiet. Hide

Reviewed by Katie 11th November 2019

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Reviewed by Jonathan 1st November 2019

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Reviewed by Linda 25th October 2019

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Lovely converted barn with pleasant countryside views. Good walks from the doorstep. Mason Arms is within an easy walk through the wood and on quiet roads.

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