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
VB Awards - GoldVisit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
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.

Located in the hamlet of Thorphinsty, the property lies in the lea of Cartmel fell looking out to the great limestone scar of Whitbarrow. Set out on foot to follow the many walking trails that dissect this striking area, passing pretty hamlets and delightful village pubs along the way. Simpson Ground Tarn, a beautiful body of water set amongst a small woodland, is just 1.5 miles away and makes for an easy walk for a waterside picnic. A short car ride will bring you to the foot of Lake Windermere and the River Leven, where you will find the villages of Newby Bridge, Lakeside, Finsthwaite and Backbarrow together with a selection of cafes, shops, galleries and boat trips.

This is a truly remarkable property. Enter through the useful boot room before continuing through to the breathtaking main living area. A vast vaulted space is divided into three areas, with a beautiful bespoke kitchen at one end. Designed with entertaining in mind, this impressive space features a central island with sociable breakfast bar, a twin Belfast sink, Lacanche range oven and plenty of worktop space for creating delicious family meals. From the kitchen, step through to the central dining space, where a polished sandstone flagged floor sits beneath exposed oak ceiling beams and trusses. At the far end of the room is a cosy sitting room area with inviting armchairs and soft lighting. Continue through to the sunny garden room, which is a peaceful and secluded space for relaxing with a good book in the afternoons. Stone steps lead down to the lower floor and the snug, which boasts a stone fireplace with wood burner, comfortable sofas and a TV for cosy nights in after long days on foot. Also on this lower level, is a spacious king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom and delightful views. From the sitting room area, steps lead up to an oak gallery off which there is a zip-and-link king-size bedroom together with a bunk bedroom and main bathroom. The last bedroom, located above the kitchen and accessed by a winding stone stairway, features a tall arched window overlooking the great hall, a king-size bed and en-suite shower room.

Outside, some 9 acres of land surround the property, making this a wonderful choice for families. Immediately outside the barn are formal lawned areas with herbaceous borders and al fresco dining spots. Beyond this, meadows, fields, fells and woodland are criss-crossed by mown paths for enjoying wildlife-rich strolls through the grounds. A shepherd’s hut overlooks two pretty ponds and offers a delightful base for afternoon picnics or evening BBQs.


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.

  • 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
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Pub 1.5 miles

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Melanie, 20th December 2019

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

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 Linda, 25th October 2019

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.

Reviewed by Julie, 13th September 2019

Great layout esp the snug tv room. Facilities were more than adequate esp kitchen equipment for self catering. Heating - very good. Didn't feel cold. Plenty of hot water. Lovely location esp peaceful and quiet.

Reviewed by Charlotte, 6th September 2019

Stunning barn in a wonderful setting. We had a fabulous time exploring the area and relaxing in such a beautiful and comfortable home.

Reviewed by Campbell, 16th August 2019

It was a beautiful house with lots of space to accommodate everyone. Teh garden and views amazing. The area was beautiful and lots to do. We would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Adrian, 12th July 2019

An amazing escape in a stunning property, surrounded by trees, sheep and quiet (narrow) lanes.

Reviewed by Sam, 28th June 2019

Fantastic cottage! In a great location not far from amenities including a couple of good pubs but far enough away to get peace and quiet. Wouldnt hesitate to stay again.

Reviewed by Lynn, 29th March 2019

Lovely House with access to hill walking and not too far from Windermere/Ambleside. Perfect for a family celebration.

Reviewed by Margaret, 11th January 2019

Fabulous accommodation in wonderful grounds and only a short drive away from pubs, shops etc. My two small granddaughters loved the pond for throwing stones in and looking for fish, newts etc with the hut to sit in and shelter from the rain, whilst the adults loved the cosy snugs off the main lounge for a quiet space. Altogether a great break away Read morefor all of us and all expectations exceeded Hide

Reviewed by Anthony, 4th January 2019

The property was what I would describe as high end, being very spacious and having all the comforts required. All bedrooms were spacious. Kitchen very well specified. Outside space was excellent and the location was really nice. The woodburner in the main hall was excellent with a great supply of logs. We used a supermarket home delivery for all ouRead morer shopping. Showers really good. Hide

Reviewed by Jack, 28th December 2018

We were a family of 8 being 5 adults and 3 teenagers to celebrate a 70th birthday, New Years Eve and New Years Day, and our oldest daughters 40th birthday. Everything about the barn was idilic, the location, the facilities, the cleanliness and the total accomadation. Everybody enjoyed every minute of being there.

Reviewed by Howard, 16th November 2018

A fabulous property in a stunning location. A great choice for a large group. The gardens and grounds are an absolute joy.

Reviewed by -, November 2018

The cottage is furnished to the highest standard and wonderfully maintained.

Reviewed by Phil, 9th November 2018

Absolutely fantastic building. Superb character and super cosy on suit bathrooms. The location is very quiet and pretty easy to find....just idyllic. Definitely go back!

Reviewed by Beth, Claire, Emma, Michelle, Mum and Martin, Ralph and Pickles, October 2018

Had an absolutely AMAZING week in the cottage. There are so many beautiful walks from the doorstep and highly recommend the Black Labrador and the Masons Arms. We will definitely be back again soon thank you for a great holiday

Reviewed by -, September 2018

Very relaxing week in a beautiful house. Great food in the mason's arms

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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
Show 52 moreFantastic features


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