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Hay Barn


Key Information


Star Rating:VE 3 Star


Pets:Pets - See Property Inventory

Other: Wi-Fi Broadband

See Also - Heathwaite Cottage   Heathwaite Farm  

Lake Views

Hay Barn


If your idea of the perfect Lake District holiday is to have magnificent lake views, walks from your doorstep up onto mountain paths, a village within walking distance and plenty of activities both on and around the water, then the Hay Barn will be a perfect choice.

Hay Barn adjoins Bracken Barn, both sitting opposite Heathwaite Farm and Cottage. All overlook and have wonderful views of Coniston Water, and lie on the lower slopes of Coniston Old Man. Set in some ninety acres of grazing meadow and fell, in the heart of the Lake District, the properties are approached by steep narrow lanes from the village, which open onto a long private drive. Paths lead on up to the summit, giving the walker a stunning panoramic view of the Lake District.

Wildlife is abundant, with Buzzards soaring overhead, Green Woodpeckers hammering trees and Swallows performing avian aerobatics in and out of the old barns. The surrounding meadow is grazed by Herdwick sheep and cattle, which on occasion, are driven into the farmyard for dipping and shearing, a fascinating sight for children and adults alike - keep the camera ready.


Living Spaces

Hay Barn is bank built. You step into a small hall where a short flight of steps takes you up to the open plan living space. The sitting room area is of a good size, with a comfortable sofas set under a beamed ceiling and, to add a little atmosphere, a living gas fire. All very perfect for tucking up in the evenings after your days exploration.

The kitchen is open plan to the sitting room, well equipped to self-cater. There is a small seperate dining room, comfortably furnished and ideal for lazy lunches or tasty dinners long into the night.


Bedrooms & Bathrooms

From the hall the stairs take you to the lower level and the two bedrooms. One is a double the other a twin. Finally there is a bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC.


Garden Spaces

Although there is no garden as such, a garden bench provides a spot to enjoy a coffee take in the fell. To the front is the shared farm courtyard, around this you can explore the surrounding meadows and fell and find the perfect spot for a picnic.

The owners have a few free ranging hens, known collectively as The Girls, wandering around. It is possible to purchase eggs on site.


The Location

Coniston Water, the village and the Old Man are three icons of the Lake District. Set in the very heart of the National Park this area has been a long time favourite for walkers, climbers along with those that prefer a gentler, more relaxed holiday.

The village is welcoming with shops, inns and cafes and down at the boating centre you can hire boats to take out onto the water, or take a trip on the lake cruisers or the ridiculously beautiful steam yacht Gondola.

The mountain is climbable by any reasonably fit person, with well-marked tracks to the summit. Even if you only go part way the view will be memorable.

East of the lake is the huge Grizedale Forest. A centre for all things woodland, there are trails that take you on a nine mile route, where on the way you can spot the many sculptures created by resident and visiting artists. At the visitor centre bikes can be hired for mountain biking, and at Go-Ape, the tree top assault course, you can find your inner Tarzan. 

For more info on the area visit our Lake District Guide

Full Lake District Guide

Tarn Hows 

Coniston Village 

Coniston Water & Mountain 

The Grizedale Forest 

Esthwaite Water 

Hawkshead - Near & Far Sawrey



Guest Reviews

Had a brilliant holiday, loved the cottage, peaceful and comfortable. Absolutely perfect; a total de-stress. Loved the bats and owl.
Trish and Ruth - York

Another awesome week in this gorgeous place. Being woken up by the sheep and birds is fab. See you in September – we love it here.
Tim and Sue - Warwickshire

We’ve had such a lovely time – climbed the Old Man, boated on the lake. Wish we were staying another week!
Jules and Chris - Skipton. 

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Hay Barn
The Details

Hay Barn Inventory

  • Property Type - Lake District Cottage - Semi Detached - Rural Location
  • 1 Double bedroom
  • 1 Twin bedroom
  • Duvets - Full linen & towels
  • Nursery equipment - see price guide
  • 1 Bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC
  • 1 Separate WC on the upper sitting room level
  • Gas central heating
  • Real flame gas fire
  • Electric Oven
  • Gas Hob
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee cafetiere
  • Shared laundry facilities of washing machine
    & dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Colour TV - DVD
  • Wi-Fi Broadband
  • Gas & Electricity inclusive
  • Garden bench
  • 1 well behaved dog - £35. Please note guests are to be fully responsible for their pet where they must respect the property and grounds, follow specific instructions left at the property, also be aware of any farm stock nearby - see terms and conditions. On departure and to avoid a charge, guests must clean up after their pet both inside the property and the grounds.
  • No smokers
  • Parking 2 cars
  • Nearest Pub - The Black Bull - 0.4 Miles
Nearest Amenities
Coniston Village
Grizedale Forest
Near & Far Sawrey
Walks, Activities and Info Links
Local Areas of Interest

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For more info on local areas of interest, visit our Lake District Guides



Lake District Guides


Lake District Cottage Holidays are about relaxing and reviving, leisure and pleasure. The lakes, mountains, fells and forests offer some of the best walking and climbing in the country and are a tonic for all. Along with our wonderful landscape and the National Park, the Lake District offers some of the finest dining in the country, a vibrant cultural and arts scene and, for those who want something a little out of the ordinary, we have gathered together a list of people, places and events that should satisfy the most adventurous spirited visitor.



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If you have yet to visit the Lake District, then why not start by watching our little film. An 11 minute movie, it gets to essence of this beautiful landscape. Shot by Jack Serginson and Ollie Gough, the movie shows why our stunning area is the No1 holiday destination.


Treat yourself this holiday.


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Lake District Personal Sanctuary


We want you to truly have a relaxing time and unwind during your stay. We have teamed up with My Personal Sanctuary who offer 5 star quality organic massage and treatments, carried out in the comfort of your holiday home.


To add to the relaxed mood why not order a delicious meal from Clare Boissier, a Prue Leith-trained chef with over 20 years experience and will work throughout the county, Debby Bainbridge in the North Lakes or Lucy’s of Ambleside in South Lakes.
See our Lakeland Extras Page for more details