Ghyll Bank Byre

Staveley near Windermere, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 11534)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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Ghyll Bank Barn Conversions

Staveley 1.5 miles. Situated in gorgeous countryside and less than five miles from wonderful Lake Windermere is Ghyll Bank, which was originally a traditional Lakeland farm. Boasting stunning views across the Lake District Fells, these three barn conversions provide ideal accommodation for a family or group of friends. These three barn conversions provide different types of accommodation, including one with en-suite bedrooms and all have flexible sleeping arrangements, either with a mix of zip/link beds, double and twin beds, making them ideal for a number of different groups. Also all three are pet-friendly, and have WiFi, ample off road parking and a front terrace with furniture and barbecue. There are excellent walks from the doorstep of these charming barn conversions, which will take you over ancient bridleways to Brunt Knott, Craggy Wood, Reston Scarr and Kentmere Horseshoe. There are also a number of other activities that can be enjoyed in the area, including cycling and fishing, as well as sailing on Lake Windermere. These three properties are the perfect base for exploring all that this part of the Lake District has to offer.

The property

A beautiful barn conversion at Ghyll Bank, with en-suite bathrooms, flexible sleeping accommodation and breathtaking views across the Lake District Fells.

The bedrooms in this Staveley cottage are spacious, and the bright and airy farmhouse-style kitchen has a feature window, and exudes quality and style.

The roomy sitting room has a door leading to a sunny terrace with magnificent views to enjoy at any time of the day.

This super Staveley cottage is a superb holiday base throughout the year.

Note: The property is attached to Refs.

11535 and 11536, together they sleep 17.


Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.


  • Oil central heating (underfloor heating on ground floor)
  • Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi (limited bandwidth due to rural location)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front terrace with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: No fireworks due to the proximity of animals
  • Note: Step down to kitchen, three steps down to sitting room.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Amazing place to stay”
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    • “What an amazing cottage to stay at in the heart of the lakes. The place was perfect, we couldn't have been happier with it. Highly recommended.”

    Craig C, Manchester, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “Perfect”
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    • “We were absolutely stunned by the beautiful holiday cottage. The bedrooms were incredibly spacious and stylish with ensuite bathrooms to boot. The cottage was ideally situated with panaramic views of the hills. The big family kitchen was a delight to cook in, and the facilities all round were faultless. The cottage was beautifully clean and very high spec. Lovely, friendly owners. Can't wait to book again!”

    Scarlett W, April 2014

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    • “Really loved the quality and location of the accommodation. The owners were friendly and caring. Will definitely stay again and hopefully the weather is better next time? If only you could control the weather!”

    Mr Porter, Scarborough, November 2015

    • “The barn and its location is truly exceptional with panoramic views and walks all around. It was a most comfortable place to spend a weeks holiday with a good village pub serving the most excellent food and a village brewery and bakery. The location of the barn is within easy reach of Windermere, Ambleside and Grassmere so there is everything for sightseeing and walkers alike.”

    Mr Halsey, Wellingborough, October 2015

    • “The property was in a great location; very quiet and well maintained. There was plenty of room for 6 people, all accommodated in lovely bedrooms with modern, well equipped bathrooms.”

    Mr Wheeler, NSW, June 2015

    • “A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location. It was our second visit there and will hopefully return again.”

    Mrs Headland, Wellingborough, June 2015

    • “Enjoyed everything about our stay. The accommodation was really nice, everything you could possibly need was provided within the property, and there were spectacular views and lovely countryside all around! Will definitely be returning!”

    Mrs Atwill, Houghton Le Spring, June 2015

    • “Warm and comfortable accommodation in a peaceful location.”

    Mr Foster, Scarborough, May 2015

    • “The location is fantastic, the accommodation great and we had the pleasure of listening to young lambs in the otherwise solitude. We had a great time.”

    Mrs James, Leeds, April 2015

    • “Fantastic location and very high standard of accommodation.”

    Mrs Bird, Shepperton, March 2015

    • “It was the best appointed cottage that we have used, tastefully decorated with an en-suite in each bedroom, and wonderfully warm from the under-floor heating.Stunning views from the lounge window too.”

    Mr Farrell, Liverpool, March 2015

    • “A fabulous, well appointed and very comfortable property with lovely far reaching views. We met the owners who were most helpful and we won't hesitate to book again.”

    Mrs Fewtrell, Wirral, March 2015

    • “This was a perfect cottage in a perfect location.”

    Mrs Large, Holmfirth, January 2015

    • “We had a fantastic stay, the barn was kitted out to the highest standard and completely exceeded our expectations, can't wait to return.”

    Mrs Westworth, York, December 2014

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About the location


Windermere 5 miles; Kendal 5 miles.

The thriving Lakeland village of Staveley is situated on the eastern fringes of the Lake District National Park and offers superb access to the whole region. The beautiful Kentmere Valley is just a short walk away and with the River Kent tumbling its way through the valley to Staveley, it is very popular with mountain bikers and walkers alike. Staveley Mill Yard is a former wood turning mill at the heart of the village, which is now a thriving tourist attraction with cycle hire and outdoor shops, cookery school, artisan bakery, brewery, the renowned Wilf's Cafe and an award-winning Indian restaurant. This complements the excellent range of amenities in the village, which include a variety of shops, two village pubs, craft shops, a children's playground, a regular bus service and a railway station. Close by, the bustling towns of Kendal, Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including a ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The 'Windermere Steamboat Museum' displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Staveley is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.

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