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Shieling Barn

Finsthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Open fire / woodburner
Games / Play facilities
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A unique, stone barn conversion with magnificent Lake District views
  • Set in quiet Finsthwaite, less than 0.5 miles from beautiful Lake Windermere
  • Ideal for a group booking or for two families holidaying together
Property code: SZ438

A gorgeous barn conversion for eight, set in the southern Lakes, with spectacular upstairs living to capture the views, and splendid gardens from which to soak up the scenery.

Head to this truly individual holiday home in the south of the Lake District and take a good-sized group with you. Up to eight guests and two dogs are welcome to stay at the impressive, four-bedroom property at Finsthwaite, 10 miles from the market town of Ulverston. Venture approximately 0.5 miles to the shores of scenic Lake Windermere or head just under a mile to picturesque High Dam. Members of your party might also like to spend time at Fell Foot, 3 miles away, where you can picnic, paddle, swim and go boating. From Newby Bridge, 2 miles from the barn, catch a ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway, which makes its way through spectacular Lakeland scenery.

Step into this bright, three-storey barn and find yourselves in a broad reception hall, where you can leave your boots and jackets in a cloakroom and find a separate WC. Wander on to discover the airy kitchen/diner, with its AEG double electric oven and separate electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, and dishwasher. Prepare hearty meals then gather around the table to enjoy them together. Find an extra TV in here too. Make your way up to the first floor to relax in the lounge and bask in front of the open fire. Settle down together to watch the large TV, with Freesat, or a film on the DVD player. Perhaps listen to your favourite tunes via the Bluetooth Bose speaker after dinner. Members of your family might also like to spill into the sun-filled conservatory to take in the sweeping vistas or challenge each other to a board game. Find one of your bedrooms, which has a king-size bed and en-suite shower room with WC, is also at this level. Climb the stairs to the top floor to discover another king-size room, plus two twins with hand basins, all with low sloping ceilings. The family bathroom, with bath, shower and a separate WC, is also up here.

Enjoy the many levels and different outside spaces within the gorgeous grounds. Dine on either of the patios, light the BBQ and find the delightful secret garden. The attached garage is arranged as a games room, with table tennis and a dart board, and also has space for bicycles. A handy tumble dryer is also kept in here. The barn comes with parking for two cars.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 2 twins
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with bath, shower and separate WC, 1 additional WC in cloakroom
  • AEG double electric oven and separate electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher
  • Tumble dryer in garage
  • Open fire
  • 2 TVs, one with Freesat, DVD and Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden and 2 patio areas with outdoor seating and BBQ
  • Parking for 2 cars on the driveway in front of the garage
  • 2 dogs welcome - must be supervised outside due to livestock in the surrounding fields
  • Secure storage for bikes in garage
  • Games room
  • Towels not provided
  • Pub and shop within 2.5 miles
  • Please note there are some sloping ceilings, internal and external steps, plus uneven surfaces in the garden
  • Please supervise dogs and children outside as the fences are not secure and there is livestock in the fields
  • BBQs only – no fires in the garden or candles in the house please
  • High chair and travel cot provided (please bring bedding/mattress)
  • Stair gate
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Victoria Rees

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Victoria.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Kevin, 15th April 2022

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Shieling Barn was perfect for our family. It was clean, well equipped and spacious. We loved the views from the conservatory and made the most of the local walks. The table tennis table was great fun! Finsthwaite was quiet and peaceful but there were many attractions just a short drive away. We went on a steam train, visited the aquarium, mooched aRead moreround the shops at Hawkshead. Saw a red squirrel at Allen Bank and hired a boat on Windermere. The sun shone all week and we enjoyed every minute. Hide

Reviewed by Amee, 1st April 2022

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The barn is in a really easy to reach location, with lots of great walks straight from the doorstep. Its also really close to some of the bigger towns - Windermere, Ambleside, etc. There is a services about 10mins away with everything you could need. Inside is a perfect layout, with four bedrooms over three floors. Everything was clean and the kitcRead morehen was well stocked. The views were amazing. We will definitely return in the future! Hide

Reviewed by kathryn, 25th March 2022

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perfect holiday home. near to amazing places that you can roam around.

Reviewed by Andrew, 18th March 2022

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Amazing views and very quiet location. Great place to get away from it all. But still walking distance across fields to a pub.

Reviewed by Christine, 4th February 2022

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Lovely cottage in wonderful situation. Very well equipped and nice and roomy Owners very helpful when we had to contact them.

Reviewed by Carol, 19th November 2021

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Beautiful location and a lovely property. Perfect for three generations. The walk to High Dam is quite an easy slow climb - our 2 year old granddaughter managed it. Its a short walk on the road to Lakeside where there is an aquarium and you can catch a boat to Bowness. A longer walk through the woods takes you back to the property. Church bells rinRead moreg every 15 minutes but its not an issue. There is extra parking at the church but be aware you may get blocked in by ramblers parking for the day. Hide

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