Mungeon Barn

Backbarrow near Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 923450)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

  • Mr Thatcher
    November 2016
    “Great Venue, great hospitality. We ...”
    Great Venue, great hospitality. We really enjoyed our time there and I can only recommend the place to anyone who would like to visit. Only issue would be the over-complicated microwave which we couldn’t even get to work.

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Backbarrow 1.5 miles.

A magnificent detached stone cottage with a hot tub, situated within 400 acres on the owner’s working livestock farm, near the villages of Backbarrow, Newby Bridge and Cartmel.

Located in spectacular countryside, Mungeon Barn is an excellent base for exploring the southern corner of the Lake District, with the ancient priory town of Cartmel just three miles away.

This splendid cottage provides luxurious accommodation, perfect for a family get-together or for guests wishing to escape for a relaxing break.

Built in an upside down style to take into account the stunning views, the open plan living area is on the first floor with a vaulted ceiling, oak beams and an exposed stone wall.

The modern designer kitchen offers everything that you could wish for, whilst the dining table can comfortably sit everyone in the party.

The other end of the living area is taken up with comfortable sofas, a woodburning stove that is guaranteed to keep you warm whatever the weather, a galleried window with exposed stone walling and steps down into the den.

All of the bedrooms are located on the ground floor, with a beautiful master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a step up to two further king-size double rooms, one with an external stable door leading to the patio and the other with a stable door leading to the front of the cottage, a twin room with stable door, a family bathroom and a shower room.

Outside there is a large slate patio area, designed to maximise the beautiful views, with a built-in barbeque and a sumptuous hot tub where you can while away the evening with a glass of something refreshing as you watch the sun go down.

Mungeon Barn is situated on a working farm where the resident Belted Galloway cattle blend easily into the landscape, whilst the only other distraction might be a hare, deer or pheasant strutting by.

For the anglers in the party, there is a private lake stocked with Rainbow Trout, where if you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the otter and her young, depending on the time of the year.

Just three miles away is the popular village of Cartmel with the smallest racecourse in the country and a superb mix of quirky shops, pubs, and of course the famous Michelin starred L’Enclume restaurant.

This fabulous cottage is a gem and is sure to be popular at any time of the year.

Accommodation

Four ground floor bedrooms with TV: 3 x king-size double (one with en-suite monsoon shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with double ended bath, shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with monsoon shower, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Utility.

Amenities

  • Ground source underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 6 x TVs (one 60" Smart TV) with FreeSat, Blu-ray DVD, Bose speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available to hire
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Private patio with hot tub, furniture and BBQ and shared use of extensive grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: Fly fishing available on-site, environmental licence required
  • Fishing free for one rod on a catch and release basis, at extra cost for more rods and there's an extra cost if you wish to keep any of the fish
  • Note: Due to fly fishing lake on-site, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Check-in 4pm

About the location

BACKBARROW

Newby Bridge 1 mile; Bowness-on-Windermere 10 miles.

The small village of Backbarrow sits by the banks of the River Leven and the southern tip of Lake Windermere. The famous Haverthwaite Steam Railway runs close by the village between Haverthwaite and Lakeside. Enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or visit the Aquarium of the Lakes, where the naturally themed habitats bring the history of the Lakes vividly to life. Bowness-on-Windermere provides a lovely day out, and the picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Set amidst the charm of the Lake District, close to the fringe of Windermere, this attractive village makes an inspiring choice from which to forage further into a magical heartland of silver lakes, lofty towering peaks and lonely gorse clad moors.

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