Cosy and beautifully decorated
Towards the property
Unique features throughout
Curl up on the sofa with family and friends
Enjoy the warmth of the woodburner
Cosy up in front of the woodburner on cooler evenings
Plenty of charisma and charm
Perfect spot for a good book
Finishing touches
A little stained glass window adds to the splendour of the bedroom
A grand entrance
Open-plan kitchen/diner
Create your family's favourites
Plenty of worktop space to create your culinary masterpiece
Enjoy the views whilst dining at the table
Dining area with adjoining kitchen
A very sociable space
Plenty of space for your belongings in the boot room
Utility room which also doubles as a useful boot room
Games room with snooker table and puzzles and board games
Period features in the bedroom
Time to snooze
King-size bedroom with view across the garden and moorland
Bathroom with a spot of luxury with a roll top bath
Inset sink in the bathroom
Super-king-size bedroom
This bedroom can be made into twins upon request
A welcome addition to the property
En-suite shower room
Basin in en-suite shower room
Cosy twin bedroom
Rich colours in the twin bedroom
Plenty of character
Rustic charm
Enjoy the large open garden spaces
Peaceful and remote
Pretty shrubs
The perfect location for keen ramblers
A unique feature in the garden
The old beehive barn
Plenty of walks from the doorstep of the property
View towards the property
A warm welcome awaits
1 / 45  Cosy and beautifully decorated
2 / 45  Towards the property
3 / 45  Unique features throughout
4 / 45  Curl up on the sofa with family and friends
5 / 45  Enjoy the warmth of the woodburner
6 / 45  Cosy up in front of the woodburner on cooler evenings
7 / 45  Plenty of charisma and charm
8 / 45  Perfect spot for a good book
9 / 45  Finishing touches
10 / 45  A little stained glass window adds to the splendour of the bedroom
11 / 45  A grand entrance
12 / 45  Open-plan kitchen/diner
13 / 45  Create your family's favourites
14 / 45  Plenty of worktop space to create your culinary masterpiece
15 / 45  Enjoy the views whilst dining at the table
16 / 45  Dining area with adjoining kitchen
17 / 45  Kitchen
18 / 45  A very sociable space
19 / 45  Plenty of space for your belongings in the boot room
20 / 45  Utility room which also doubles as a useful boot room
21 / 45  Games room with snooker table and puzzles and board games
22 / 45  Period features in the bedroom
23 / 45  Time to snooze
24 / 45  King-size bedroom with view across the garden and moorland
25 / 45  Bathroom with a spot of luxury with a roll top bath
26 / 45  Inset sink in the bathroom
27 / 45  Bathroom
28 / 45  Super-king-size bedroom
29 / 45  This bedroom can be made into twins upon request
30 / 45  A welcome addition to the property
31 / 45  En-suite shower room
32 / 45  Basin in en-suite shower room
33 / 45  Cosy twin bedroom
34 / 45  Rich colours in the twin bedroom
35 / 45  Plenty of character
36 / 45  Rustic charm
37 / 45  Enjoy the large open garden spaces
38 / 45  Peaceful and remote
39 / 45  Pretty shrubs
40 / 45  The perfect location for keen ramblers
41 / 45  A unique feature in the garden
42 / 45  The old beehive barn
43 / 45  Plenty of walks from the doorstep of the property
44 / 45  View towards the property
45 / 45  A warm welcome awaits

Barrow Hollin,

Cartmel Fell, Lake District
VB Awards - GoldVisit Britain rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A picturesque and atmospheric 18th century cottage in a tranquil location
  • An idyllic retreat offering spectacular fell views and a beautiful cottage garden to relax in
  • A comfy cottage perfect for enjoying fantastic walks or sitting back to relax
  • Close to the pretty village of Cartmel and the bustling town of Windermere
  • Enjoy many stunning countryside and lakeside walks
  • A superb holiday retreat which has been recognised by Visit England with a 5 star gold rating
Property code: LCC07

This beautiful and comfortable rural retreat nestles in a tranquil and atmospheric location high on Cartmel Fell above the charming village of High Newton and just three miles from Lake Windermere. A stunning location, conveniently located for the main attractions of the Lake District.

There are plenty of walks allowing you to explore the surrounding fells, or discover quaint villages and hamlets. Nearby is s Simpson Ground Tarn, a beautiful reservoir within small woodland, which is perfect for a walk and picnic. A short car ride brings you to the foot of Lake Windermere and the River Leven, where you will find numerous picturesque villages and Fell Foot Park. Here there are gardens, a cafe, fishing, jetties for mooring and hiring rowing and sailing boats, and the Lakeside ferry crossing. At Lakeside is the steam railway terminus and the Lakeland Aquarium. Nearby is the Lakeland Motor Museum. Head south onto the Cartmel Peninsula and follow the winding country lanes leading to the Victorian seaside town of Grange-over-Sands and Morecombe Bay beyond.

A stone gateway leads you up a little path to the porch. Stepping into the lounge, you will find yourself in a room soaked in atmosphere. Oak panelled walls reflect the glow from the wood burner with plenty of comfy seating and a timbered ceiling. By day the sunbeams stream through the bay window; by night, with the lamps turned low, the fire roaring, it is the perfect place to chat or watch a Netflix blockbuster on the Smart TV. Across from the lounge you will find the attractive and stylish kitchen/diner. Fully equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and electric slow cooker, preparing meals in this lovely kitchen is a joy, and you can dine in style and admire the beautiful views down into the valley. To the rear of the kitchen is a utility and boot / dog room with washing machine, tumble dryer, extra storage and hooks for wet clothes. A door from the utility room takes you into the bike store, and then into the games room which features a snooker table, assorted puzzles and board games. There is also a WC just off the lounge. From the lounge you will find the original stone stairs leading upstairs, where you will find three comfy bedrooms. The first room has a king-size bed, and two large windows looking out across the garden and glorious views of the fells. The second bedroom has an en-suite shower room and sits to the front of the house. It has a super-king-size bed, which can be made up as two singles on request when booking. There is also a cosy twin room with wattle and beamed walls. The spacious bathroom features a fine claw foot roll top bath with shower over and WC.

Heading outside the landscaped grounds are perfect to relax in, with paths taking you through the various areas and levels. Grass, gravel, shrubs and trees, along with a little tumbling beck, a small natural unfenced pond, an old beehive barn and beautiful views all combine to make a peaceful and relaxing space.


Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin and 1 super king-size (can be made into a twin by prior request)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs provided
  • Games room with snooker table, table-tennis and dart board
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Ground-floor WC
  • Garden with furniture, pod and BBQ - please bring charcoal
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and oil central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Telephone with honesty box
  • Bike storage available
  • Smart TV with DVD and Netflix
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub 1.5 miles

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Zachary and family, November 2018

My name is Zachery and I am 9 years old. I have stayed at Barrow Hollin for 3 days and I have loved it. It was so much fun. I wish I could stay for longer but unfortunately I can not. Thank you for a lovely stay

Reviewed by Hannah , Michael, Daisy, Matt and Lola, November 2018

A holiday planned with another dog , sadly no longer with us, proved a great opportunity to bond with our new german shepherd Lola. Enjoyed lots of fantastic walks from the doorstep. Kayaking on Windermere and partly climbing Helvellen. Grange has a lovley promenade. Cartmel was our kind of place . Weather has been beautiful and we enjoyed a lovelRead morey ride on the Windermere ferry walking to Wray castle on the other side.. Masons Arms is a proper country pub with good food. Thanks to all who have made Barrow Hollin such an amazing place. Hide

Reviewed by Desmond, his parents and uncle, October 2018

My parents bought me, a 9 month old Havanese puppy to Barrow hollin on my first holiday and it was fab! I had the most wonderful walks , both near to the cottage and further afield at Wast water and buttermere. My parents and Uncle Kev loved the cottage and its comfortable furnishings and beautiful artwork. They also appreciated the nice toiletriesRead more and basket of goodies from Relish as well as the Prosecco. I was very cosy and warm in the utility room on your nice doggie bed, though I did tend to yap when I was put to bed at night. Thank you for a wonderful week. Hide

Reviewed by Anon, October 2018

Penny and Nellie had the best week ever. Nellie learnt how to be a real dog , sniffing, climbing, swimming and making so many friends. Penny limited herself to climbing and she certainly enjoyed the log fire at the end of the day.

Reviewed by Stacey, Kev and Jack xx, October 2018

Fabulous stay at Barrow Hollin. The cottage is lovely and just the break we needed. Thank you Kathryn for the lovely welcome, the cottage is kept beautifully. Hopefully we will be back.

Reviewed by Barbara, 5th October 2018

Lovely cottage loads of character and beautiful views. Garden is mostly enclosed though we had to keep an eye on our young Labrador as she could jump the wall. Having said that we had a wonderful holiday and look forward to returning sometime.

Reviewed by Sarah, Simon, Sienna and Penny (woof, woof), September 2018

We have stayed here for 2 weeks and have had a fantastic time. Barrow Hollin is beautiful. We have done lots of fell walking and finally managed to tire our springador, Penny! We recommend this area and cottage, thank you. Sarah

Reviewed by Sarah, Chris, James , Freddie and Alfie (woof), September 2018

We have stayed in many cottages over the years but none have been as fabulous as Barrow Hollin. what a place! The dogs loved their beds , woof woof from them. It is such a peaceful place with incredible views , beautifully furnished and so so comfortable and cosy. We will definitely come back, thank you.

Reviewed by Sarah, 31st August 2018

Set on a hillside with stunning views all around, Barrow Hollin is an oasis of cosiness, peace and tranquility. The rooms are all extremely comfortable and we really couldnt fault it at all. I have never stayed at a rental property and planned our next visit before we left, it was that good. The dogs loved it too with their own beds, their own roomRead more and their own bowls. Easy access to Cartmel and all that the Southern Lakes have to offer as well as walks right on the doorstep. Hide

Reviewed by The Duffy Family, August 2018

We have had a most enjoyable week here. The cottage is fantastic with excellent facilities and views, together with beautiful gardens.Dexter our springer and Moly our terrier both loved the garden. We would highly recommend this cottage to friends and collegues.

Reviewed by Anon, August 2018

Fantastic week, started perfectly with a lovely greeting from kathryn (such a lovely lady). Everything about Barrow Hollin is just perfect. A proper home from home.I loved the ittle touches too...hand soap. magazines, tissues etc etc It was amazing. Look through the fantastic selection of walks - another great addition. Thank you so much.

Reviewed by Lee and Chris, Cas, Megs and Will, June 2018

The cottage is beautiful and very comfortable with everything you could need. Thank you we enjoyed our time here very much. We had glorious weather, felt very lucky and enjoyed walking in the area and further afield plus a great day our at Cartmel races. We hope to stay again sometime. Thank you to all involved.

Reviewed by Mandy and Ian Jess, Michelle and cockerpoos Teddy and Lola xx, June 2018

One word Amazing! Beautiful cottage and garden. Our dogs loved it with fantastic pubs and walks. Celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and our children stayed for a couple of nights. They were quite jealous that they were not here for the whole week.Thank you so much

Reviewed by Kate, Dave, Janni and Kasia, June 2018

What a delight this cottage is. Really beautifully decorated and with everything we needed. Set in glorious countryside with wonderful views. Enjoyed walks and cycle rides, had a good meal at the masons arms , Derby arms and Unsworths yard. A particular highlight was Cartmel rocks on Saturday. A variety of music in the pubs of Cartmel giving us theRead more chance to dance the night away , drink good beer and eat tasty pizza. Thanks Kathryn for the tip! Hide

Reviewed by Hayley, Brinn and Bertie, June 2018

We have found our slice of paradise! The perfect escape for our honeymoon. Glorious sunshine and warmth each day. Our luck was in for the hottest June. Walks, Jemima puddle duck at Hill top, Gummers How. In the nest each night wed flop! Butterflies, owls, bats and hares. Thanks, you Barrow Hollin for our stay. We have enjoyed ourselves completely sRead moreo bye for now and see you soon. Hide

Reviewed by Simon, Allison, James , Grace, Georgia , Ross and Elsa, June 2018

We have had a lovely week and the weather has been great. We have seen lots of beautiful waterfalls, enjoyed walks and got involved with watersports. The cottage was great and we all loved the spacious garden and the views. Thanks, you so much for our stay.

Reviewed by Bill, Felicity, Finn and Bentley, May 2018

Another stay at Barrow Hollin! It is one of the best cottages we have srayed in, so well equipped for humans and canines. Lovely walks with the dogs in wall to wall sunshine. Cant wait until we are back again, next year.

Reviewed by Kelly, Colin and Harry, April 2018

Our second visit to Barrow holing and unlikely to be our last. Its such a beautiful cottage with every attention to detail and we love the stunning location.

Reviewed by Pam, Andrew, Kathryn and Poppy, April 2018

Absolutely spanking cottage. Cosy crackling fire , tremendous vistas from bedroom window. Everyone settled in immediately. Poppy loved the secure , enclosed garden. Birds galore. Perfect location as well. Tranquil and serene. Lovely walks and pubs, villages in all directions. Thanks to Kathryn.

Reviewed by Liz, Steve, Richard and Fran, April 2018

Not a cloud in the sky on the day we arrived. House was a wonderful , warm retreat from occasional rain. Beautiful location overlooking the valley and far from the crowds of Windermere and Ambleside. Loved all the colours and furnishings in the house. Thanks so much for our stay

Reviewed by Jane Moore, February 2018

Morning our stay was wonderful. The quality & cleanliness exceptional and the thought and attention to detail in respect of appliances crockery bed linen and all the additional extras makes for a 5 star holiday cottage. We do hope to return in warmer weather as the garden must be fantastic with the view stream and planting

Reviewed by Clarke family, February 2018

Just spent a wonderful weekend at Barrow Hollins to celebrate a special birthday.It was everything we hoped for and more, warm and toasty log fire, lovely furnishings, fantastic views, a thoughtful welcome gift of hawshead relishs and bottle of bubbly, a real home from home. Our party consisted of 6 adults and a small grandson and everything we neeRead moreded was available. We were all sad to leave but will return. Hide

Reviewed by Richard, Tiffany and Tabby, January 2018

A huge thank you for a wonderful few days. Cottage is perfect , incredibly well organised and equipped by a very friendly team. Stunning area , visited cartmel , Grange over sands . Lots of walks and running so dogs and 5 year old daughter loved it

Reviewed by The Rigby family, December 2017

We have had the most magical Christmas spent in this idyllic sottage. We have had cosy evenings around the fire and our children have loved it (my 5 year old wants to stay here forever). Thank you to Kathryn for all the helpful information - we managed to find the local butcher on Christmas eve and wheeled the turnkey back in the pushchair! We woulRead mored love to reurn again soon Hide

Reviewed by Tracey, John and Hope, September 2017

We enjoyed our stay at Barrow Hollin, lovely cottage but we loved the peace and quiet of the garden, we did not have many nice days to fully appreciate it but made the most of sitting out when we could. Loved all the different birds and mr and mrs pheasant (i will miss) came every morning to visit. The holiday was special for my 50th birthday and wRead moreedding anniversary. Hope, our springer aged 6 , enjoyed the walks and the garden .Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Sam, Tania and Monty, August 2017

Barrow Hollin , what a wonderful gem of a house you are. Youre views are stunning , youre delightfully comfortable and you have possibly everything one needs for a relaxing stay. Youre pubs are brilliant and the surrounding villages and towns are lovely - we visited them all. Conistion lake was probaly the highlight of the trip, Monty our 4 year olRead mored taking charge of the boat we hired. thank you so much for such an amazing house . We would love to come back in winter and enjoy a roaring fire with a scotch. We dont have a dog but there is one on the way..... Hide

Reviewed by The Gray family, August 2017

A wonderful cottage in a beautriful landscape. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the lakes and hope to come back soon

Reviewed by Nonthakon, August 2017

Thank you for making our holiday amazing. This is the best holiday that I have ever had in my life !! this cottage is just amazing and it is so peaceful. My favourite room has to be the games room. i absolutely love the snooker room that I have used every day. The living room is really good too and thank you for making this possible.

Reviewed by Nid, August 2017

I would like to say thank you very much for the wonderful cottage , we had a lovely time. The cottage is perfect, amazing , stunning ...we love it . My wish is that we will come back again. Thank you so much

Reviewed by Anthony, lyn, Ted and Molly, August 2017

So good to come back again (9.9.16) to celebrate our first anniversary, but for a total chill out for two weeks this time! Ted and Molly, the Patterdales loved the garden again. Molly loved it so much she went walk about on the first night but was found a couple of hours later under the snooker room. The walks and pubs are a se remembered , the MasRead moreons being the best especially after the walk to get there. Hope to be back again one day. ps if you ride you must do the cumbrian heavy horses beach ride - awesome. Hide

Reviewed by Keith & Viv Jefferson, June 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barrow Hollin.When we arrived, the cottage looked and smelt lovely and clean.The cottage is full of character, with wooden beams and flagstone floor, and the views are fantastic. This is a perfect base for exploring the Southern Lakes. We had a wonderful stay here, and our 2 1/2 year old grandson keeps asking to goRead more back! Hide

Reviewed by Dav, Marlene plus Ruby, June 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cottage with us.We had an amazing week. It is our first time in the Lake District and it wont be our last. Our frenchie , Ruby also had a good time.She absolutely loved the garden and explored every nook and cranny. For inexperienced walkers like us, just a note. The walk to the Mason's arms takes longerRead more then one and a half hours. It took us 4 hours!! admittedly with some detours! Hide

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Cosy and beautifully decorated
Towards the property
Unique features throughout
Curl up on the sofa with family and friends
Enjoy the warmth of the woodburner
Cosy up in front of the woodburner on cooler evenings
Plenty of charisma and charm
Perfect spot for a good book
Finishing touches
A little stained glass window adds to the splendour of the bedroom
A grand entrance
Show 33 moreOpen-plan kitchen/diner


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