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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
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
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
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
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 5 star Gold
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
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Property code: LCC07

Overview

Barrow Hollin has been part of our collection for many years, enjoyed by guests for its historic atmosphere and beautiful location. When it came up for sale past guests, Sara and Simon had enjoyed it so much they bought it for themselves. Throughout 2014 they have put their individual mark on the property, completely renovating and restoring the wonderful features, along with a new décor and upgrading the services and facilities.

When I first visited to see their work, I was completely taken aback by the effort, imagination, along with the style and quality that they had achieved in turning this delightful cottage into a super comfortable rural retreat, and where their efforts have been recognized by Visit England awarding the prestigious 5 Star Gold Award rating.

Barrow Hollin adjoins Barrow Wife where both have a long and interesting history. Barrow Wife was originally built as a Quaker Meeting House in 1677 by Lawrence Newton, with the addition of Barrow Hollin in 1712. Later the house and cottage became the home of recognised British portrait artists Claude and Audrey Harrison. Today each cottage is a private residence enjoying a splendid location high on Cartmel Fell above the small village of High Newton, about three miles from the foot of Lake Windermere.

As you drive to the cottage the landscape opens to high moorland and rolling fells, with the peaks of the Coniston Mountain range in the far distance.

The Living Spaces

You are best to park by the entrance gate for unloading before putting the car in the designated off-road parking area. The stone gateway leads you up a little path to the front door and porch. Step into the sitting room and you are drenched in atmosphere and comfort. Oak panelled walls reflect the glow from the log burning fire and two plump sofas are set either side under the 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 curl up with friends or family and maybe watch a Netflix blockbuster included on the smart widescreen TV.

Across from the sitting room is the kitchen dining room. Flush with all mod cons, you will find it a joy to prepare meals and to dine at the oak table with its views down the valley. A welcome pack of local relishes are there for your arrival and for coffee lovers, a coffee machine. To the rear of the kitchen is a spacious utility and boot/dog room with laundry equipment, extra storage and hooks for wet clothes. Finally, downstairs a door from the utility room takes you into the bike store, then into the Games Room with its snooker table and assorted puzzles and board games.

Back to the sitting room and you will find the original stone stairs leading to the upper floor. The banister is a great example of Quaker simplicity with charming little flat cut-outs of a more elaborate spindle design.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

There are three bedrooms to choose from. The first double has a king-sized bed where the two large windows have interesting detail and look out across the garden and moorland. There is also a little stained-glass window we think was designed by Claude Harrison.

The second double with en-suite shower room sits to the front of the house and also has a super king size bed, which can be made up as 2 singles on request at booking. The little twin is one of my favourite rooms. Small and cosy, it has rich wallpaper inset between the wattle and beamed walls and is furnished with well chosen pieces.

The house bathroom is spacious with a fine claw foot roll top bath with overhead shower along with basin and WC. I should mention that there is a further WC downstairs off the sitting room.

Grounds & Gardens

Outside the grounds are perfect to relax in. Landscaped by Sara and Simon, paths take you through the various areas and levels. Grass, gravel, shrubs and trees along with a little tumbling beck and small natural unfenced pond, the old beehive barn and the most beautiful views all combine to make a most peaceful and relaxing space to enjoy.

All in all this is a very desirable venue for a Lake District holiday, and we are all delighted to welcome Barrow Hollin back into our collection where we are sure both those that have been before and those that are coming for their first visit, will be as delighted as we are by the owner's efforts to ensure their guests comfort and enjoyment of their holiday home.

Out & About

There are plenty of walks from the doorstep where you can explore the surrounding fells or strike out for the outlying villages and hamlets such as Strawberry Bank and its famed Masons Arms and closer to home, there is the Crown Inn at High Newton, a 1.5mile drive or walk from the farmhouse.

About a mile on a fell track lies Simpson Ground Tarn. Managed by the local water authority as a reservoir, it is a beautiful body of water set amongst a small woodland and makes for an easy walk for a waterside picnic.

A short car ride brings you to the foot of Lake Windermere and the River Leven, where you will find the villages of Newby Bridge, Lakeside, Finsthwaite and Backbarrow, along with The National Trusts Fell Foot Park. Here there are gardens, a cafe and, at the lake shore, fishing, jetties for mooring and hiring rowing and sailing boats, along with a ferry crossing to Lakeside. Also, at Lakeside, steamers and launches leave for trips on the lake and can be used as a sort of water bus to explore other areas. Also at Lakeside is the steam railway terminus and the Lakeland Aquarium. Nearby at Backbarrow is the famous Lakeland Motor Museum with over 30,000 exhibits.

Head south down onto the Cartmel Peninsular and you have winding country lanes that lead to the Morecambe Bay. The village of Grange over Sands overlooks the bay with a mile-long promenade. Over the fell lies Cartmel, one of Cumbria's prettiest villages. Four pubs, Rogan & Company bistro, the two Michelin star awarded L'Enclume, a huge Norman priory and a national hunt race course along with narrow streets and a little river make for the perfect village setting.

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

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

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  • 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 is personally managed by Anthony.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carol 6th March 2020

A real home from home. Lovely views around the house. Fantastic walks which our dogs loved. The house is very comfortable and a lot of attention to detail. We had the perfect weeks holiday and would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Henry 31st January 2020

Outstanding cottage location and facilities to explore the lakes with four legged friends! Exceptional country cottage, local pubs and short car journey to the deeper valleys! We will be back

Reviewed by Jenny 4th November 2019

Beautifully situated and kitted-out cottage with everything you could possibly want to hand, or paw, depending on what species you are. Very comfortable beds with White Company linen, powerful showers, wonderful (Cumbrian) Bath House smellies, and a basket of complimentary Hawkshead jams & relishes. Excellent assortment of restaurants and pubs in tRead morehe area. Couldnt have wished for anything more. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 1st November 2019

This is a beautiful cottage with a really amazing view, we woke up after arriving in the dark to be blown away by the location! Felt like a home from home instantly and would certainly recommend a stay to all our friends and family, Tina and Ian

Reviewed by Daniel 18th October 2019

Barrow Hollin is a lovely cottage just to the north of High Newton with gorgeous views of the rolling hills and fantastic facilities to help you make the most of your holiday in the Lake District. The facilities to accommodate four legged friends are second to none with a large utility room and all doggy amenities including a shower area outside toRead more hose them down after those long muddy walks across the Fells. The pool table is a fantastic addition to enjoy in the evening and the local pubs ace. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 11th October 2019

Beautifully situated, well appointed, comfortable and homely cottage. Yes it is over 300 years old in parts, with beams and quirks to match, but what a privilege to be able to stay in such a wonderful and historic property. (P.S. My dogs loved it too and felt most welcome!)

Reviewed by Victoria 13th September 2019

The cottage is absolutely beautiful and very well kept. We loved it so much we didn't venture far and enjoyed spending time together in the cottage. It has everything you need and would expect plus much more. The games room is a fantastic addition and I particularly enjoyed relaxing and reading in the loveseat outside. The cottage is kept very cleaRead moren even though it is dog friendly, I would highly recommend it and would love to return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Tom 6th September 2019

Very well appointed, dog friendly cottage in a rural location, but within easy striking distance of lots of activities, pubs and shops. However you'll be tempted to stay put once you're settled in; a great hideaway!

Reviewed by Debbie 30th August 2019

Barrow Hollin is an amazing place, lovely views, nice and quite, well equipped, a few good walks with the dog very near by. The bluebird at coniston is worth a visit and the masons arms is a good place for a meal

Reviewed by Yilea 23rd August 2019

A stunning cottage in a lovely location. We fell in love with the Lake District and the cottage. Kathryn, the housekeeper, made sure we felt completely at home and even called to wish us a safe journey home. Magical holiday. Thank you.

Reviewed by Edith 9th August 2019

Barrow Hollin was wonderful ; well equipped and spotlessly clean with a delightful, well groomed garden. The thoughtfulness and generosity which has gone into this cottage for the benefit of the occupants (including canine) is heart-warming with tasteful quality in evidence throughout, We had a pretty damp week, but having a roof such as this over Read moreour heads compensated ! Hide

Reviewed by Francis, Sarah, Charlie, Harvey , Barney and Mabel August 2019

Arrived in the rain after a long journey from Northern Ireland. Torrential rain and traffic from Scotland .By the time we arrived post 4pm we were greeted by Barrow Hollin in all its glory despite the rain..

Reviewed by The Chandler Family August 2019

We experienced the traditional wet welcome to the Lakes - BUT what a place to wake up! The cottage is lovely , the welcome generous and all absolutely spotless! We have loved everything about our stay . To have such peace in August with beautiful views to lift the heart, is wonderful.The friendly support given by Kathryn both before and during our Read morestay made us feel extra welcome and I WANT TO STAY! Thank you for everything, Hide

Reviewed by Anabelle, Dean, Oliver and Harry July 2019

We arrived here as two frazzled teachers and two shattered sons (one just having finished his GCSE's) The cottage is beautiful and the garden absolutely wonderful - we all loved the POD. we have had a fantastic week playing pool, board games and cards and simply enjoying the view! its truly a wonderful place and we would love too return.Thank you fRead moreor re-energising us all Hide

Reviewed by Clare 19th July 2019

What a beautiful cottage. Ample size to comfortably fit our family of six with two labradors. Thoughtful extras such as dog blankets, beds, treats - even towels to dry them off after long wet walks. Breathtaking location, far enough out of the way but in easy reach of Cartmel for the races and gorgeous restaurants. Fell Foot was also a great find! Read moreThank you! Hide

Reviewed by The Hardwicks July 2019

We've had a wonderful time this week , visiting such a beautiful part of the country. Originally here for a wedding on Saturday , we have been to Cartmel races, Lake Windermere and Grange over sands. The house is stunning and has been the perfect rest for us and our lovely dogs, Martha and Dotty.thank you very very much

Reviewed by Diane 12th July 2019

Beautiful cottage situated with a fabulous view. The whole family had a wonderful time.

Reviewed by Julie 28th June 2019

We have stayed in many luxury cottages but BarrowHollin is by far the best. Beautiful crockery and glasses, gorgeous bath products, lovely bed linen, bath robes, a stunning garden with outdoor seating and a barbecue. We loved the outdoor pod and had fun times in the games room.

Reviewed by Viv , Alex Judy and Gerry June 2019

Weve had a very enjoyable week at Barrow Holllin. It has provided everything we like about cottage holiday lets. great walks form the cottage. The local pub ' the Masons Arms has great food and friendly staff. Very relaxing time and perfect timing to watch a baby tawny owl leave its nest. Cockapoo Belle has also enjoyed her stay.

Reviewed by Sally, Alan and Gysti the exhausted bearded collie! June 2019

What can I say that has not been written before? Gorgeous cottage with everything one could want. garden beautiful, Location wonderful. Such a peaceful retreat and a world away from Bowness and Ambleside. Views from the cottage just stunning especiallly with the enclament weather. Its many years since we came to Cumbria and had forgotten how beautRead moreiful it is. We have been put in our place! We will be back again to Barrow Hollin Wonderful time had by all. Thank you Simon and Sara and of course Kathryn and the cleaners for keeping it pristine! Hide

Reviewed by Steven 7th June 2019

Barrow Hollin is a lovely cottage with a great garden especially if you have dogs as it is fully enclosed. It also has lots of nice touches such as soaps and diffusers from local shops. The furnishing was top class and had everything you could wish for.

Reviewed by N/A May 2019

Barrow Hollin is amazing. A real home from home. Loved the house so much we didnt stray too far. This part of the lakes is new to us and stunning, not too touristy. Walked everyday with Mable and Wilf from the house.This is as well as Wilf was restricted in the garden due to the pheasants provoking him and he cleared the fence in pursuit! Cartmel Read morewas our favourite and we liked Grange over sands too.....furthest of our expectations. En route we went to the The Pheasant at Allithwaite, the food and service were excellent. We will return..... Hide

Reviewed by Rob, Nicki, Sam, Elli and Rufus May 2019

We had a lovely week at Barrow Hollin Enjoyed walks 1, 2 and 5 from the cottage pack Grizedale, Coniston and Eagles nest in Satterthwaite,weather was great

Reviewed by Anne 10th May 2019

By far the nicest place I have ever stayed. The cottage and garden were complete perfection and the location was great too with lovely walks straight from the doorstep. Our 1 year old English Setter loved the garden especially and spent every morning sat out watching the farmer come to feed the sheep in the neighbouring field. Can't recommend this Read morebeautiful cottage enough. Hide

Reviewed by Tom, Emma Edward and Alexandra May 2019

A fantastic week in the lakes for Easter which happily coincided with the hottest Easter in years. Sunbathing between lovely walks and playing at Grizedale...good job we packed the suncream!! loved the quirky cottage and lovely location

Reviewed by Sarka 26th April 2019

This cottage truly falls into my category of luxury cottages. Extremely well equipped,cosy, atmospheric,spacious. The goody bag was very generous and well thought of. The garden is secure and large,nicely landscaped with the livestock just behind the fence. Parking is plentiful and handy. Very quiet,no noise. Lovely cottage!

Reviewed by Thomas 19th April 2019

Really nice quirky old cottage in a beautiful location. We got amazing easter weather so spent the whole time in the lovely gardens. A great break

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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
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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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