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Barn Garth Cottage  |  Cartmel

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Barn Garth Cottage Access Statement

Barn Garth Cottage – Access Statement




A stylish and cosy cottage right in the heart of the popular village of Cartmel, 2 minutes away from the famous and significant 12th century Augustinian Priory, with which the cottage has a special relationship. This is as a result of a small piece of monastic masonry embedded in the wall, which was gathered from the Priory grounds at some time in its history, thereby giving the Cottage its grade 2 listing. Having started its life as a shelter for farm animals, for the house next door, the building was extended upwards and more recently outwards, to create the comfortable 3 bedroom cottage that welcomes you today.


A spacious sitting room, dining area and sunroom are located downstairs, along with the kitchen, a study/reading room area (including storage for coats & boots and stairs to upper floors), downstairs toilet and utility room. The master bedroom and en-suite bathroom, a twin room and the shared bathroom are on the first floor, with a charming attic bedroom on the second floor.


Pre arrival

  • The property can be booked via The Lakeland Cottage Company
  • The nearest bus stops (in both directions) are 0.2miles away from the property, at the top of The Causeway, heading left towards Cartmel village centre.
  • The cottage is situated on a relatively flat, small, narrow, quiet road.
  • The nearest train station, Grange-over-sands is 2.6 miles away - there are taxis outside the station, but it is advisable to pre-book. One local Taxi Company is Road Runner – 01539 33792.
  • The nearest main airports are Manchester and Liverpool which are approximately 88 miles away 


Local facilities

  • The cottage is around 300 metres from a small general shop (the Spar)
  • A takeaway café and the Pig & Whistle pub are around 500 metres from the village square.
  • Unsworth’s Yard – home to Cartmel Cheese & Bread, HOT wines, and the Cartmel Microbrewery is only a few minutes walk away, adjacent to the Priory
  • There are various tea and coffee shops in the village centre, including Cartmel Coffee, as well as the Cartmel Village Shop – home of Cartmel’s famous Sticky Toffee Pudding.
  • Cartmel Racecourse, which has 8 meetings a year (also home of the annual Agricultural Show) is 5 minutes walk away.
  • The nearest supermarket is in Milnthorpe 12.4 miles away and is a Booths (our Northern Waitrose). There are others in Kendal 15 miles away – Asda, Morrisons, Aldi and Booths.
  • Grange-over-Sands, 2.6 miles away, has a wonderful, nationally acclaimed butcher, Higginsons (great pies and quiches etc.), a great greengrocer and other food shops, cafes, hardware, some clothing, trinkets and a lovely handmade chocolate shop - Choco Lori.
  • There are three other pubs in and around the village square. The Cavendish Arms (recently modernised gastropub), The Royal Oak and the Kings Arms, as well as the Priory Hotel.
  • L’Enclume restaurant, just a few minutes walk away, has been voted the UK’s best restaurant for the 4th successive year in 2016.  It has Two Michelin Stars & Five AA Rosettes. Rogan’s  restaurant – also owned and run by Simon Rogan and his team, is just next door.
  • The Priory is just 2 minutes walk up the road.





Key Collection and Car Parking


  • Details for access to the property are provided by The Lakeland Cottage Company once a booking is fully paid
  • Whilst the property does have its own parking space, access to this space is currently problematic  (when cars park opposite). Planning is being pursued to change this. Parking is generally available on the next door road, called The Causeway (turn left out of the property and you will see the the Causeway 100 metres away).


Entrance to the Property


  • The property is accessed via a gate from Barn Garth Lane. The gate is 92cm/36” wide.
  • The front door is 135cm/53” from the gate, with a step 20cm/8” wide and 3.5cm/1.75” high, followed by a 5cm/2” wooden threshold bar, which is 1.5cm/0.5” high.
  • The front door width is 82cm/32” and once in the property, there is a recessed door mat.
  • The height of the key holes, of which there are 3 (because the door is a Dutch door, split in half) are: 69cm/27”, 124cm/48.8” and 56”


  • The front door opens into the kitchen.


The Kitchen


  • Brazilian slate floor
  • The kitchen work surfaces are at a height of 92cm/36”
  • Wall mounted cupboards at a height of 137cm/54”
  • Rangemaster, with 5 ring gas hob 94cm/37” high
  • Microwave 150cm/59” high
  • One and a half sink 93cm/36.5” high
  • Fridge, with freezer 165cm/65” x 60cm/23.75”
  • Wine fridge and dishwasher, below counter tops
  • Ceiling has original beams – clearance 223cm/80”
  • Hatch to dining area 119cm/43” high x 95cm/37.5” wide, 78cm/30.75” from floor
  • Doorway to study/reading room/boot room - opens inwards, width 69cm/just over 27”, handle height 100cm/just over 39”
  • Smoke alarm fitted



Study/Reading room/Boot room


  • Doorway opens inwards, width 69cm/just over 27”, handle height 100cm/just over 39”
  • Continuous Brazilian slate floor, one rug around 100cm/39” from the doorway
  • 2 easy chairs, small side table and floor standing lamp, on the rug
  • Long glass desk on chrome stands, tucked under stairway
  • Coat hooks and area for boots, with 3 boot boxes
  • Stairway to upper floors, with left hand bend – entrance 86cm/34”, but narrowing to 82cm/32” with handrail protruding 9.5cm/3.75”
  • Doorway to sitting room width 69.5cm/27.5”, door handle 96cm/37.75” high
  • Door mat 81cm/32” x 50cm/19.5”
  • Double patio doors to small paved side terrace, width 107cm/42”, key height 96cm/37.75” – threshold 4cm high



Sitting room/Dining area/Sun room


Sitting room:

  • Door opens inwards width 69.5cm/27.5”, door handle 96cm/37.75” high
  • Oak floorboards with rectangular rug 140cm/55” x 240cm/94.5”
  • L shaped sofa 42cm/16.5” high, with floor standing lamp behind
  • Brass & glass coffee table on rug
  • 2 easy chairs
  • Side table with lamp
  • 32” wall mounted TV screen
  • Sony wireless Bluetooth speaker
  • Ceiling beams clearance height 220cm/86.5”



Dining area:

  • Accessed through the archway from the sitting room – 198cm/78” wide and 198cm/78” high
  • Grey slate tiles
  • Glass & wood dining table with 6 chairs
  • 2 floor standing lamps
  • Wifi


Sunroom area:

  • Accessed through archway 277cm/109” wide by 200cm/78.75” high
  • Grey slate tiles
  • Rectangular rug 160cm/63” x 96cm/37.75”
  • Door mat in front of double patio doors 65cm/25.5” x 99cm/39”
  • 2 easy chairs
  • Nest of 4 side tables with lamp
  • Bookcase, with books on local subject matter, as well as novels
  • Door leading to WC 70cm/27.5” wide
  • Double patio doors, leading to garden 137cm/54” wide – internal threshold 27cm/10.5” deep x 3cm/1.25” high – step down to patio garden is18cm/7”



  • Door leading to WC 70cm/27.5” wide, opens outwards
  • Tile floor
  • Toilet 43cm/17”, basin 92.5cm/36.4”
  • Door to utility room


Utility Room

  • Door to utility room 66cm/26” wide opening inwards
  • Step 83cm/32.5” from doorway, 22cm/8.75” high
  • Tile floor
  • Washer/dryer 85cm/33.4” high
  • Clothes airer
  • Shelf unit – housing cushions for outdoor furniture
  • Iron & ironing board (behind door)
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Small step ladder
  • Boiler
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Stop cock for mains water (to the left of washer/dryer, behind steps and airer)



Patio Garden and gate leading to garage area and parking (not currently in use)

  • Double patio doors, leading to garden 137cm/54” wide – internal threshold 27cm/10.5” deep x 3cm/1.25” high – step down to patio garden 18cm/7”
  • Distance to garden gate, from double patio doors, over paving is 456cm/179”
  • Step up at gate to garage area is 10cm/4”
  • Covered area in patio garden
  • Raised flower beds with trees and shrubs


Main staircase leading to upstairs – 13 steps up

  • Stairway to upper floors, with left hand bend at bottom and top – entrance 86cm/34”, but narrowing to 82cm/32”, with handrail protruding 9.5cm/3.75”
  • Cream fitted carpet
  • Height of rail 75-81cm/29.5-31.5”
  • Height of steps 20cm, tread 24.5cm, where the stairway is straight – on the bend the steps are triangular in shape, with tread varying in size.



  • Cream fitted carpet
  • Door to upper bedroom 68cm/26.75” wide
  • Door to shared bathroom 64cm/25” wide
  • Door to master bedroom 68cm/26.75” wide
  • Door to twin bedroom 69cm/27” wide
  • Smoke alarm fitted


Master Bedroom

  • Door opening inwards 68cm/26.75” wide, handle at height of 98cm/38.5”
  • Cream carpet
  • Bed – King  - 200cm/6’7” x 153cm/5’, height 54cm/21.25”
  • 2 feather pillows and 2 anti-allergy
  • 2 x Bedside tables, 76cm/30” high, with 4 drawers and bedside lamps
  • Dressing table 72cm/28.5” high, 85cm/33.5” wide, with 2 drawers, mirror and table lamp
  • Dressing table stool
  • Floor standing lamp
  • Easy chair
  • Fitted wardrobes (hanging & shelves)
  • Wall mounted TV 32”


En-suite Bathroom

  • Door opens outwards – 63cm/25” wide, handle 97cm/38” high
  • Cream floor tiles
  • Corner shower cubicle with curved front, 26cm/10.25” step up, 48cm/19” opening, sliding doors
  • Electric shower (turn on hot setting with pull-cord operated switch)
  • Basin height 85.5cm/33.75”
  • Toilet seat height 43cm/17”


Twin Room

  • Door opens inwards 69cm/27” wide
  • Cream fitted carpet
  • 2 single beds 190cm/6’3” x 91.5cm/3’, height 55cm/21.5”
  • Bedside table between beds – 65cm/25” high x 44cm/17” wide- 5 small drawers, 1 bedside lamp
  • Desk/Dressing table – 2 drawers - 106cm/41”x 46cm18” x 74.5cm/29” high, one table lamp
  • Desk chair
  • Clothing rail
  • Wardrobe – 2 doors – hanging and shelves 191cm/75” x 78cm/30.75”
  • Window seat 53cm/21” high, seat 90cm/35.5” x 31cm/12.25”


Shared Bathroom

  • Door opens inwards, 64cm/25” wide
  • Wash basin 91cm/36” high
  • Toilet seat 42cm/16.5” high
  • Corner shower cubicle, with curved front, 20cm/7.8” step up, 50cm19.6” opening, with sliding doors
  • The Aqualusso shower cabin has an overhead rain shower, body jets and a hand shower (there are 3 dials: top chooses which function, middle turns on and off and adjusts water flow, lower dial controls temperature).



Second floor, Attic Bedroom

  • Door opening outwards 68cm/26.75” wide
  • Black and cream patterned carpet
  • Stairway bending towards the left at bottom and top – 13 steps
  • Height of steps 20cm/8”, tread 24.5cm/9.5”, where the stairway is straight – on the bends steps are triangular in shape and vary in size.
  • Height of steps 20cm/7.8”, tread 24.5cm/9.6”, where the stairway is straight – on the bend steps are triangular in shape.
  • Bed – 188cm/6’2 x 136cm/4’6”
  • 2 Bedside tables: 1 x 63cm/25” high, 1 x 67cm/26.5” high with 3 drawers, each with a bedside lamp
  • 3 vintage ornamental suitcases
  • Fitted wardrobe
  • 1 chair




Additional information


  • Information folder provided


Website booking address



  • The Lakeland Cottage Company


Charney Road


LA11 6BP

Tel: 015395 38180