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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
grade 4 star
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.

 

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  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 bunk bedroom and 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up twins by prior request) and 1 king-size on the upper floor accessed via winding stone steps
  • 1 shower room with WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with separate shower, bath and WC and 1 bathroom with separate shower, bath and WC
  • Lacanche Range double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD and Bluetooth Bose speaker in lounge
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Large garden with furniture, BBQ and shepherd’s hut
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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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Annie Harrison

This property is personally managed by Annie.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 16th September 2022

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Nice location, clean property. I would say that the property is not quite as beautiful as on the pictures, but very unique. The upstairs bedroom is very cramped. The lower bedroom spacious, and next to it a lovely snug. Very disappointing that we waited a full week for a shower repair, as we were three couples and had chosen the barn for its three Read moreshowers. However, we were given a reduction for the week as we had not received what we had paid for. The grounds are gorgeous and car parking great. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 9th September 2022

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A wonderful property in a fabulous location with access to both the Lakes and the Dales. Well equipped kitchen and lovely large dining area. Supermarkets deliver to the door! Views amazing, sunrises stellar, and starry skies that take your breath away. Please be aware that the lower parking area leads out onto the (quiet) road so children and dogs Read moreshould not be left unattended. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Andrew 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Janet 17th June 2022

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A fabulous barn in a superb location. Great to walk straight from the house, such a lovely area. The barn had every comfort and we were lucky with the weather. We enjoyed watching the wildlife. We enjoyed our week. Thank you !

Reviewed by Holli 10th June 2022

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The entire property, house and surroundings, is wonderful. We had a fantastic time and would recommend this to our family and friends.

Reviewed by Linda 20th May 2022

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We booked Thorphinsty Barn 3 years ago, then COVID struck. It was certainly worth the wait. Spacious and comfortable, comfy beds, beautiful en-suites, well equipped kitchen, 3 log fires, a fire pit and shepherds bothy, with an abundance of wildlife in the nature friendly gardens, how many holidays offer all of this. Our plan is to come back next yeRead morear, already counting the days. Hide

Reviewed by D 6th May 2022

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Can't really fault it. Beautiful place, gorgeous surroundings, and everything you need for a brilliant holiday, no matter the weather!

Reviewed by Tanya 1st April 2022

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What a fantastic and luxurious barn. It was spotlessly clean, the beds were comfy. There was plenty of hot water, great showers and baths, the radiators could be adjusted and the wood burner in the green hall was an added treat. The kitchen was fantastically appointed with a nespresso maker and baking equipment. We loved the shepherds hut in the grRead moreounds too! Thank you for having us, we would love to return. We have already recommended this beautiful property to friends. Hide

Reviewed by Isabel 25th March 2022

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Fabulous barn, grounds and location. Loved by all the family, young and old, and our cocker spaniel.

Reviewed by Geraldine 11th March 2022

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Wow!! We had an amazing week. The house is stunning, comfortable easy to navigate how everything works. Everything you need is at your fingertips, the three wood burning stoves makes your stay extremely special. A lot of thought has gone into how to make your stay perfect and it really was.

Reviewed by Anna 11th February 2022

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Fantastic barn in a wonderful location. Hit by 2 storms but we were nice and cosy. Great to bring the family back together after two years .... we will be back

Reviewed by Simon 28th January 2022

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Reviewed by Stephen 7th January 2022

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Simply WOW! What a wonderful family break spent in this beautiful property. The peace and tranquility of the location was exactly what we were looking for. Lots of walks from the location and also lots of exciting drives through the hectic country lanes to other popular South Lakes locations. I really cannot recommend Thorphinsty Barn enough.

Reviewed by Sam 22nd December 2021

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Excellent well equipped property in a great peaceful location with walks from the door but still close enough to essential amenities. Lucy who takes care of the property is fantastic and will do everything she can to resolve any issues and make a stay at Thorphinsty perfect.

Reviewed by Kevin 10th December 2021

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Reviewed by Justine 29th October 2021

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This property is amazing inside as well as having lots of history attached to it We stayed with friends and had a brilliant time - lots of room for both families and lots of happy memories made.

Reviewed by Sam 8th October 2021

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Fantastic property in a lovely quiet location which is well looked after by Lucy. The barn is well equipped with plenty of walks from the door and various amenities not too far away.

Reviewed by Sue 17th September 2021

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A wonderfully equipped & homely property in stunning rural location. Ideal for a get-away-from-it-all peaceful holiday yet well placed for exploring the beautiful surrounding area. Plenty of lovely local walks to explore and pub fayre to enjoy! Loved & appreciated everything about this unique property, thank you for sharing it with us!

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

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