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Widewath Barn

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Widewath Barn adjoins the Grade II listed farmhouse at the heart of the steading.
Restored stable stall provides privacy in the bedroom.
Rhubarb!  And loads of it!!  Grown in the garden in the well stocked veg plot.
1 of 26Widewath Barn adjoins the Grade II listed farmhouse at the heart of the steading.
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Stay in a beautifully restored Barn at the heart of our farm. Enjoy local produce, tranquility, adventure, it's really up to you. A stunning and timeless setting for you to explore in one of Cumbria's idyllic Lake District settings. Voted in The Guardian as ‘one of the 10 ten best back-to-nature stays in England' 2016. Until early 2014 the Barn was used to store logs. Back in history the barn was a stable and byre (a place to house cattle in the winter). Widewath Barn is Grade II Iisted and has been sympathetically restored to retain its integrity. Care has been taken to retain original features including open stone walls and wooden beams. Where possible, the Barn has been furnished with quality recycled items. Widewath Barn is a small sole occupancy self catering unit sleeping 2 – 6...Stay in a beautifully restored Barn at the heart of our farm. Enjoy local produce, tranquility, adventure, it's really up to you. A stunning and timeless setting for you to explore in one of Cumbria's idyllic Lake District settings. Voted in The Guardian as ‘one of the 10 ten best back-to-nature stays in England' 2016. Until early 2014 the Barn was used to store logs. Back in history the barn was a stable and byre (a place to house cattle in the winter). Widewath Barn is Grade II Iisted and has been sympathetically restored to retain its integrity. Care has been taken to retain original features including open stone walls and wooden beams. Where possible, the Barn has been furnished with quality recycled items. Widewath Barn is a small sole occupancy self catering unit sleeping 2 – 6 people. The bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds and a double bed. The restored stable stall is still in place and provides a privacy screen in the bedroom. Relax around the large pine farmhouse table in the living/dining room. This room leads into a secluded space, a 'snug' to spill into to pour over maps and plan routes for the following day's activity. There is a fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster and a shower room with a spacious shower cubicle with powerful shower and a great vintage armitage shanks sink! A wood pellet boiler provides hot water and underfloor heating, keeping the Barn toasty warm. A traditional stable block opposite provides plenty of space for dirty boots/wet jackets, a spot of bike maintenance or even a game of table tennis! There is secure cycle storage for 6 bikes. Catch the sun in the quiet orchard. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
A traditional stable block opposite provides plenty of space for dirty boots/wet jackets, a spot of bike maintenance or even a game of table tennis! There is secure cycle storage. Catch the sun in the quiet orchard. There are other open areas for kids to play. We give tours of the farm but for safety reasons, please do not enter the farmyard without us. We want to keep you safe.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Alice R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
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Reviewed 18 August 2020

Our stay here was perfect – we didn't want to leave! Our 17th-century cottage was beautifully refurbished, with modern appliances, all the necessities and a super comfortable bed. We had access to the orchard behind it, which had picnic tables and lovely views of the...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank carolinemr89
Reviewed 14 October 2019

The owners Alice and George were really helpful and friendly. The barn is situated in a tranquil rural setting with views of the surrounding countryside. It is warm and cosy, the beds comfy, the shower works well, the kitchen facilities are great for self-catering, (the...More

Date of stay: October 2019
2  Thank sivousvoulezmonavis
alice R, VR Owner at Widewath Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2019

So glad that you enjoyed your stay. See you again soon.

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Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2019
Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

I would highly recommend staying at Widewath Barn, Belton, Cumbria. We have just returned home after spending a long weekend at this beautiful farm. Lovely hosts, great surroundings and scenery, we've thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The barn is spotless and has everything you need. We...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank AliciaCox
Reviewed 5 March 2019 via mobile

We stayed at Widewath with our 2 young children in early March. The barn itself is great: immaculately clean; very comfortable beds; powerful warm shower. It’s actually bigger than the pictures imply and the sofa bed in the snug adds another possible sleeping configuration. Location...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank atkinsca
alice R, VR Owner at Widewath Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2019

Thanks very much Chris for your review. So glad you all enjoyed it. It was great to see your son's face light up when he saw the tractor! I hope that your day 'farming' went well! See you again when the sun shines!

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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

If you are looking to get away from it all, in a beautiful location, this fits the bill. Very clean and has everything you need already there.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Steven B
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Date of stay: September 2018
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Our last visit to the lakes was a few years ago and without children. Then we stayed in Ambleside, but minus kids we stayed in a boutique hotel and were able to walk into Ambleside to eat every evening. This time we wanted somewhere an...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank rachaelbillington
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

What a lovely cottage for a family stay on the edge of the Lake District. We loved the location - how wonderful to have completely black nights and no noise except a very gentle sound distant animals or the occasional hen passing by. Hosts were...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Rachii72
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We have just returned from a fantastic 3 night stay at Widewath Barn. The accommodation is cosy & modern in a tranquil, rural setting. We all loved being on the farm, petting the lambs & horses & playing with the pet dogs. Alice, George &...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank charlotte M
alice R, VR Owner at Widewath Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thanks Charlotte for the great review. It was lovely to see you and your family making the most of the area and having such a good time. See you again!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Shared Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Out and About! Make the most of our ideal location! Situated on the eastern fringe of the Lake District and only footsteps away from the Eden Valley, we are ideally located to explore this diverse landscape from high fells to the more intimate valleys. Bring your boots and bikes and explore! Venture up onto the wide open Cumbrian Fells - bag a Wainwright or take a more leisurely 'Tale Trail' with the family. Recreational and experienced road cyclists and mountain bikers will be in their element, as will those on horseback. There are a range of other activities to suit families, individuals & groups alike. Try rock climbing, ghyll scrambling, canoeing, bushcraft & archery near Ullswater or outdoor photography and mountain skills courses. Eat and Explore! There's so much ...
Getting around
This a rural area. Many people travel here by car. Once here though you can walk or cycle. Bring your mountain bikes - there's direct access onto the fell, or road bikes - cycle on quiet country lanes. Many people enjoy a trip on the steamer on Ullswater Lake.
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