At a glance

Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Pets Not accepted Region Cumbria & The Lake District Town/village Ambleside

Just a second...

Loading the property information and galleries for you.

Comfortable Big Cottage, Ambleside

This luxuriously eclectic detached Lakeland barn conversion occupies a sublime setting within gorgeous countryside between Ambleside and Hawkshead, set in beautiful gardens commanding simply breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views as far as the eye can see...
For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries. Step inside and take pleasure in the outstanding features echoed throughout, a secluded country Lake District atmosphere blends effortlessly with 21st century life but the views remain exactly the same - walk out onto the glass balcony or admire from the conservatory or every true picture window, here you can't help but fall in love with the setting, but take a breath as these far reaching views are simply to die for!

Leave aside the 'million dollar views and setting' for a moment and wander into the beautiful garden with patios and furniture, what a great place to unwind and enjoy al-fresco Lakeland life. Whether you are celebrating a happy event or just spending time with your favourite people, Birkwray Barn is a magical treat delivering sheer luxury and matching your high expectations. Enjoy the luxury chic bathrooms, sumptuous bedrooms, 21st century kitchen, a dining area fit for any formal gathering complete with doors straight out onto the glass balcony and the relaxing living space with warming woodburner, opening into the balcony; also not missing out the conservatory and all wrapped up in sophisticated technology, are but a few things to mention.
The sleepy hamlet of Outgate is the setting for this delightful barn complete with traditional Lakeland inn serving real ales and tempting bar meals and the famous Drunken Duck inn is less than a mile away, with this location having everything you could wish for where bustling Ambleside and picturesque Hawkshead are but a short distance away.

Accommodation in detail:
Entrance hall with lots of space for walking clobber and a useful 6th WC / wash room. Enter the living space, catch your breath gazing at the views, this is a relaxing space with vaulted ceiling complete with adorning beams and a plethora of picture windows as well as access to the glass balcony. The furnishings are literally sumptuous and an oak staircase leads up a few steps to the sophisticated kitchen / dining area. A brilliant design in this kitchen and with everything you could want including a red & white wine fridge. The dining area opens onto the balcony and what a backdrop. The stairs go up to the top floor with two luxury bedrooms, ingeniously designed and finished and one with en-suite monsoon shower room and the other with private bathroom complete with designer roll top bath and separate monsoon shower cubicle; each bedroom even has clever owl lights as no character is lost here, and one is a king size and the other either a super-king size or twin so please let us know how you would like it when booking your holiday? From the living floor the stairs go down to two further king size bedrooms each with glass doors leading to the gardens and one with private terrace including furniture; both bedrooms have luxurious en-suite monsoon shower rooms. On this level is the useful utility room housing the washing machine & tumble dryer and there is a 5th WC & was basin, then access to the slate boot room and the conservatory which of course leads out to the patios and gardens, a real feature of this truly desirable place.
==
Location
Birkwray Barn nestles between Ambleside and Hawkshead, in the peaceful hamlet of Outgate.
There are a handful of traditional cottages here, as well as the all-important Outgate Inn. Perfect after a day on the fells!
A self-catering cottage in Outgate makes a great base for walking in the Lake District. The property is surrounded by scenic strolls for all abilities, and there are many famous Lake District walking routes nearby including a path to Hawkshead starting via a gate straight from the gardens of your property. The Langdale Valley is only a short drive away, overlooked by the famous Langdale Pikes and offering wonderfully scenic valley strolls. Coniston water and the Coniston Old Man fell walk are also within easy reach.
There are also some lovely routes surrounding Hawkshead, such as Tarn Hows and Easedale Tarn. In the surrounding countryside, you'll explore the landscapes that inspired the author Beatrix Potter. You can also visit her former home, Hill Top, at Near Sawrey.
For sophisticated shopping, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and the delights of Lake Windermere's shores, head to Ambleside. It's only a few miles away and the perfect place to stock up the kitchen. A short stroll will take you from the village centre to Waterhead Pier. From there, Windermere Lake Cruises provide a scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside.

3 king size
1 super king-size or twin (please specify when booking)
Luxurious Lakeland barn
Simply breathtaking panoramic views
Gas central heating
Woodburning stove
An array of luxurious designer bathrooms
with invigorating monsoon showers & and designer bath
Wi-Fi
Electric ovens with induction hob
Fridge & freezer
Microwave
Red & white wine fridge
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Dishwasher
Internet TV and TV's throughout some bedrooms with DVD's Bluetooth doc
Beautiful garden
Stunning glass balcony with panoramic splendor and seating for four.
Slate boot room
Conservatory
Vaulted ceilings and exposed beams & stone walls
2 minutes stroll to country pub
Private parking for 3

  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Garden
  • Central Heating, Oil fired
  • Patio
  • Visit England Gold Award
  • Parking, Private
  • TV, Sky or Freeview

Conditions

Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

LocationAmbleside

Known as one the best towns to use as a base for exploring the Lake District, Ambleside is located on the edge of Windermere, England’s largest natural lake making this region a favourite with water sports enthusiasts and walkers. As a gateway to Scotland, this area has several interesting Roman fortresses to visit, such as Galava, Ravenglass and Hard Knott Fort.

The Lake Windermere ferry is a convenient service for crossing the shores and exploring the area, with cruises and boat hire available. A popular local attraction is Hill Top, the farmhouse owned by Beatrix Potter which is worth a visit for fans of the author. An iconic building of Ambleside is the tiny Bridge House over Stock Breck, and a short walk from the town is Stock Ghyll Force where there is a safe railed off point to view the impressive 70 foot waterfall.

Wray Castle is a great family day out, with dressing up for children and lots of outdoor space with play equipment. Grizedale Forest has numerous walking and cycling trails with a Go Ape tree top obstacle course on site. The Armitt Museum houses a gallery and collection of museum exhibitions. Open to the public, Dove Cottage was the family home of William Wordsworth and guided tours are available of the small museum and gardens. Also in the area is Rydal Mount House with portraits and memorabilia of the poets work.

Cumbria & The Lake District

The rural county of Cumbria is one of the most attractive in England. It contains the whole of the area known as the Lake District, as well as the northern part of the Pennines mountain range and, somewhat counter-intuitively, a part of the Yorkshire Dales.

The county is replete with attractions for the visitor, its historic heritage ranging from houses and gardens to stone circles and activities ranging from walking and climbing to watersports and fishing. Cumbria's lakes, valleys and fells can loosely be broken down into eight areas.

The North Lakes are the most popular with the serious outdoor enthusiast and the South Lakes draw most of the holidaymakers. The Western Lakes are less busy but still hold some varied attractions and appeal to the walkers as well as families and groups. They are home to England's tallest mountain, known as Scafell Pike.

East Lakes has its quota of mountains too, including the well-known Helvellyn, and is a fairly quiet area. Visit the Eden Valley and North Pennine area for wilderness, castles and rural villages, or perhaps consider North and South Cumbria. In the former we find Hadrian's Wall and the city of Carlisle. In the latter, coastal resorts and the biggest town, Kendal. Finally, the edge of the Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful part of Cumbria with country pubs, easy walking, and a thriving arts scene.

Area Cumbria & The Lake District Nearest pub 1 miles

Reviews

Feefo is an independent feedback service used by Scotts Castle Holidays to give you an opportunity to see how other guests feel about this property.

Choose dates below

Select your arrival and departure date from the calendar and then scroll down to check and confirm your selection.

Changeover Day: Saturday

Your Holiday
Property Comfortable Big Cottage Check in Check out Duration Pets
Guide Price

Please choose a changeover day as your start date.

Deposit Amount £ Holiday Rental £
per head)
Booking Fee £ Total £

We are unable to give you a guide price for the dates you have selected. Please contact us on +44 (0)1208 821 341 for a price.

Security deposit £ * ENQUIRE

* A security bond (GHD) may be payable 7 days prior to your holiday start date and refunded following your departure.

Agency Logo Agency Logo Agency Logo Agency Logo Agency Logo Agency Logo Agency Logo Agency Logo

Checking availability with our partners

Need help booking? Call us

+44 (0)1208 821 341

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm (except Bank and Public Holidays)

People who viewed this property also viewed

At a glance
Sleeps8 adults
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms3
Games Room No
Pets Not accepted
Town/villageBarnstaple

7 Nights

Between 06 Dec 2016
and 06 Dec 2017

Guide Price (from - to)

£690 - £1600

Christmas & NY
  • Main photo
  • At a glance
  • Pricing
  • Map
Special offer

Comfortable Big Cottage
Barnstaple, Devon
From £690 8
Ref SUNSETMA
More details
At a glance
Sleeps8 adults
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms1
Games Room No
Pets Not accepted
Town/villageCroyde

7 Nights

Between 06 Dec 2016
and 06 Dec 2017

Guide Price (from - to)

£639 - £2199

Christmas & NY
  • Main photo
  • At a glance
  • Pricing
  • Map
Special offer

Comfortable Family Retreat
Croyde, Devon
From £639 8
Ref MEADBMA
More details
At a glance
Sleeps10 adults
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms3
Games Room No
Pets Welcome
Town/villageBideford

7 Nights

Between 06 Dec 2016
and 06 Dec 2017

Guide Price (from - to)

£390 - £1194

Christmas & NY
  • Main photo
  • At a glance
  • Pricing
  • Map
Special offer

Welcoming Group Retreat
Bideford, Devon
From £390 10
Ref N1623MA
More details
At a glance
Sleeps8 adults
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms1
Games Room No
Pets Not accepted
Town/villageBideford

7 Nights

Between 06 Dec 2016
and 06 Dec 2017

Guide Price (from - to)

£785 - £1597

Christmas & NY
  • Main photo
  • At a glance
  • Pricing
  • Map
Special offer

Comfortable Big Cottage
Bideford, Devon
From £785 8
Ref LINWODMA
More details
At a glance
Sleeps8 adults
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms1
Games Room No
Pets Welcome
Town/villageCroyde

7 Nights

Between 06 Dec 2016
and 06 Dec 2017

Guide Price (from - to)

£579 - £2145

Christmas & NY
  • Main photo
  • At a glance
  • Pricing
  • Map
Special offer

Cosy Big Cottage
Croyde, Devon
From £579 8
Ref OCEANSMA
More details

Close feedback form