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The Barn

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Little Clifton near Workington, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet Free

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "A brilliant stay at this lovely cosy cottage."

    We did not find any of the issues mentioned in other reviews. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the underfloor heating was very warm. The views from the lounge and bedroom will be forever etched in my memory. Jane and Graeme were the perfect hosts. Helpful but not in your way. The location is great. The Melbreak Hotel is just a stroll away and serves delicious gourmet style food. There is no detectable road noise. We can thoroughly recommend the Barn. Thanks to Jayne and Graeme for the wine, milk, tea and coffee waiting for us on arrival.

    Thank you both for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice property in a great location for the Northern part of the Lake District."

    Generally well maintained and most of our needs were met. Little things like nowhere to hang coats etc to dry off ( after all we are in the wettest part of the country and perfect for walking), the offroad parking is for us a neccessity but might be a problem to access with a larger vehicle. We stay lots of places and some feel like home as soon as you walk in, but even after a week we didn't feel it here - don't know why. Owners pleasant enough. Would we come back again ? Maybe.

    We are really sorry to hear that you did not feel at home in the Barn. We do everything we can to make all our visitors feel welcome. Regarding the coat rack we have been waiting for weeks for a joiner to install one & a stair rail. Hopefully this will be done shortly. Thank you for comments Jayne & Graeme Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Sep 2023

  • "This is a nice a place for holidays."

    Reviewed by Ugochukwu5.0Aug 2023

  • "Good points clean and tidy and close to Cockermouth and lakes district to explore with car, not so good points, door in kitchen leading and joining to owners property makes you feel you have no privacy and they could come through door anytime, also needs closing blinds on front double doors for privacy in evening time, WiFi password needs to be clearly displayed where it is as no mention of it, owners hard to get hold of, knocked when arrived 8pm and next morning to say hello got no answer, on Wednesday we had a black out with no electricity was Difficult getting my 87 year old mother to bed in dark knocked again no answer and following morning no answer, knocked to say good bye when leaving again no answer, cars were always thire when we knocked, I feel from when I did get to talk to them once on Sunday night they like the money they get from the property but don't really want to let it out, they made it clear that other renters had made a few marks on the walls, oh and get the gorilla ornament off the stairs it's dangerous."

    Reviewed by Maureen3.8Jul 2023

  • "The Barn altogether was a nicely decorated property with a great view of the Cumbrian Hills Jayne and Graeme were a nice couple and very helpful and nice to talk to I don’t know how to rate this property as I don’t think that it is family oriented plenty of room for two but a family might struggle."

    There are items that were missing from the inventory which were highlighted in the visitors book but not sure how the owners would react to this criticism as perhaps a little more thought in recognising people have different tastes and expectations and tend to think that this or that is missing Overall the property has its limitations true but I think that I would stay again just for that wonderful view

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Apr 2023

  • "We wanted to stay near Workington to be near my Daughter and Granddaughter at Christmas."

    when we arrived we were very pleased about the Barn. it was just enough to accommodate the three adults we booked for. it was clean and Jayne and Graeme had left wine and chocolates under the tree for us which was lovely. graeme did come and introduce himself to us and added if we needed anything we should just ask. we did need a spanner to put my granddaughters bike together and Graeme dutifully supplied it. there were just a few niggles. Some of the pillows didn't have pillowslips on but a sort of see through netting. there wasn't a freezer to store the frozen foods we had brought. but these didn't spoil our stay.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent location awesome owner really pleasurable experience"

    Reviewed by Niel5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely, quiet and relaxing place to stay."

    Beautiful green surroundings. Accommodation was very clean and had a well equipped kitchen. Hosts were friendly and welcoming, just popped over to say hello and to let us know they were there if we needed help with anything.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a very good week in the barn which was very clean"

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0Jun 2022

  • "Another thoroughly enjoyable stay at The Barn."

    I was made to feel very welcome and everything was well laid out and very comfortable. It was a joy to be up each morning and watch the sun rise on the magnificent view of the fells. This part of west Cumbria is overlooked by most tourists, in spite of the easy access to all the attractive aspects, which makes it an ideal place for a tranquil stay. For me, this is an ideal choice for a break.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0May 2022

  • "Ideal venue for touring, comfortable house, great views, owners available when needed but not ever in the way"

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0May 2022

  • "From the moment we walked in the door, we felt very much at home."

    The accommodation was immaculate and the underfloor heating was so welcoming on a cold wet day. The kitchen was well equipped with nice colourful crockery. The lounge was very comfortable and the games, a nice bonus. Up the stairs, the bedrooms had lovely comfy beds with a great view across the fields to the hills and mountains in the distance. A lovely cottage that we could fully recommend and look forward to returning to soon.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Feb 2022

  • "The owner Jayne was amazing, very friendly, supportive and yes your local guide too."

    The Barn was very clean, comfy and the location is good. It is in a quite place away from main road so no disturbance you will have. I would say that it is a great place to spend your holidays, most of the lake district attractions are accessible from here, the near by town Cockermouth town where you can find grocery shops, restaurants and will not miss your things.

    Reviewed by Banwarilal5.0Dec 2021

  • "I had a very nice stay at THE BARN, visiting my daughter and granddaughter."

    The owners next door are very nice and helpful. Floor heating very comfortable, as well as information material for sightseeing and walks. Beautiful view to the fells from living room and one bedroom. Thank you very much !

    Reviewed by Sabine4.4Dec 2021

  • "The Barn provide a very comfortable space for our short break, thanks - handily placed for the less busy gems of the Western Lakes."

    Underfloor heating very effective & great for drying out wet clothes given the deluge that week. Lovely treats & good facilities, thank you. The kitchen is generally well equipped. Oven gloves would be a simple but practical addition for those guests who like to cook at home and a more functional bin with instructions on local recycling rules. (Sorry if we missed them & thanks for letting us know before you went away).

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Oct 2021

  • "A lovely place for a comfortable short stay."

    Very clean throughout and a well-equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Zaheer5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Barn is ideally situated in a quiet rural setting and is a comfortable, well appointed & modernized and very pleasant building yet it is within easy reach of a number of towns, beaches and tourist centers, The view to the front is particularly stunning at sunrise."

    Jayne, the owner, greeted us warmly and made us feel very welcome; even providing a bottle of wine, tea & coffee and biscuits to help us get settled quickly. A great deal of visitor information and a number of games were provided although we were too well occupied to make much use of them because the weather was so good. Parking alongside the building and dependable Wi-Fi made things even more convenient and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent, cottage and very nice and helpful owners."

    Ideal location for both the beach.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage, Jayne really welcoming and helpful but as open water swimmers it would have been really helpful to have a washing machine and/or somewhere to dry wet stuff."

    Jayne really kindly did a couple of washes for us but may be something to bear in mind as am sure we won’t be the last people to come to the Lakes to swim.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by the lack of a washing machine at the property, however this is not an advertised amenity at The Barn, and we did our best to assist you with your laundry, under the circumstances. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Jun 2021

  • "Lovely Cottage in peaceful location , very handy for visiting both The Lakes and the Cumbrian coast ."

    The owners Graeme and Jayne are very helpful Highly recommended Nigel & Heather June 2021

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Jun 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at The Barn."

    Immaculately clean, lovely outlook and ideally placed for visiting the Lakes and coast and for meeting up with our family locally.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely warm and welcoming cottage."

    Great decor and has all the amenities needed during your stay. Good selection of games and local interests/leaflets provided in case the weather was poor. Lovely views from the window of the Western fells and it was nice to sit out and admire the sheep and chickens on the farm. Owners were lovely and ensured we had everything we needed for a perfect break away!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate and the owners where warm and welcoming but did not invade your privacy."

    The property is in a very good location for visiting other places. Although there is a road out front it does not affect the peace and quiet. The only thing that may be a problem for some people especially in colder months you have to ring the owners if you want the central heating on and some people may not like to do this. There is a small heater which we had to use to warm the bedrooms and when we gad a shower.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Aug 2020

  • "The Barn, lived up to our expectations having everything we needed & plenty of space for the two of us We were really pleased to find every precaution had been taken for our arrival."

    Our host was on site to welcome us and see we had everything we needed. The property sits in a lovely rural setting with easy reach of the A66 and travel to any of the popular or not so popular attractions. We had a wonderfully relaxing break, much appreciated in the current climate We would recommend this property to anyone wanting to relax, there are walks in any direction from the property as well as many a short drive away

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Barn is amazing."

    Greeted with wine and chocolates which is a lovely touch.The barn is immaculate,fantastic views and the shower wow!!!.The owners are very friendly and coundn't do enough for us.Great base to discover the western lakes.I would definitely recommend this property and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a perfect example of a great holiday cottage spot on to visit Cumbria local and afar."

    .perfect for us.three local places to eat and drink that won't cost the earth..we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Feb 2020

  • "This is the best holiday cottage I have ever stayed in."

    Like your dream home. Stylish interior. Comfy beds. Gorgeous bathroom with a rainfall shower in a beautiful roomy enclosure. The barn conversion is equipped with everything you could need in the kitchen. At this time of year what matters most is being in a comfortable temperature, the underfloor heating downstairs, radiators upstairs and access to the thermostats ensured when the outside temperatures dipped to -5C, you could ensure the house stayed warm. The best recommendation is when you would like to return, which I definitely will do!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Nov 2019

  • "This is a lovely clean, bright and very cosy cottage done to a high standard."

    We arrived to find wine, biscuits and tea making items to welcome us which was a lovely surprise. The view from the front windows were amazing a treat to wake up to. The cottage is very close to the hotel, and we ate there a number of times during our holiday and the food was very good and reasonably priced. Walks round Ennerdale and Lowes Water are very scenic and easy to do, the added bonus is that they are not as busy as the larger lakes. Buttermere and Crummock Water are well worth a trip but are busier so would advise a earlier or much later start to avoid car parking congestion. Keswick is a nice town, and the Lakeland Pencil Museum is very interesting. Walk down to Derwent water and to Friar's Crag for a super view of the lake and maybe take a boat trip round the lake. Muncaster Castle is a must, the castle is interesting and there are fantastic birds of prey demonstrations. The feeding of the herons in the late afternoon are worth waiting to see as they come very close up so you can get some great photos. Just down the road is a Heritage Railway and well worth a trip as the journey is very scenic. We had a great week and would recommend both the cottage and the area.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and had everything we needed and more."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 2.4 miles and pub 500 yards
  • Cockermouth 4.5 miles

The property

Workington 3.5 miles.

Situated in the pretty village of Little Clifton, near the thriving market town of Workington, is this delightful barn conversion.

Internally, the property has been renovated to provide an exceptional base for friends and families who are looking to escape to the Cumbrian countryside.

Entering the property, you will be greeted with an open-plan kitchen/diner with plenty of seating for those family gatherings over a well-deserved glass of wine.

The kitchen has been fitted to a high-standard, with stunning soft grey units and sleek worktops, housing a range of contemporary appliances so you can rustle up a delicious meal, or simply a hearty breakfast to begin your day.

Walk through to the spacious sitting room and spend your evenings relaxing on the large sofa whilst catching up with your favourite shows, or take the opportunity to curl up on the reclining armchair for the ultimate comfort and catch up on some reading.

Follow the steps up to the first-floor where you will discover two double bedrooms, the perfect setup for two couples or a group of friends.

Delight in the family shower room which has high-quality fixtures and fittings so you can enjoy a warm soak at the end of a tiring day.

While you're in the area, you will have great access to a number of must-see tourist attractions, including the ancient market town of Cockermouth.

Discover the National Trust property of Wordsworth House and Garden inside, featuring historical exhibits, guided tours and educational programs, all of which is situated inside a Grade I listed building, a real hidden gem.

A place you must visit is the famous Lake Windermere, which is popular for those interested in watersports activities, including fishing, boating and even kayaking.

The lakes of Windermere and Derwentwater are perfect for those who enjoy some scenic walks, with plenty of footpaths and surround woodland areas available to explore.

Take a drive towards the famous Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum, ideal for those literary lovers among you to discover how the famous poet once lived and the garden he planted himself with his sister Dorothy.

Return to The Barn for a relaxing evening with your loved ones in this peaceful and tranquil setting.

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About the location


  • Maryport 6 miles
  • Cockermouth 7.7 miles
  • Bassenthwaite Lake 23 miles

Workington is an ancient market and port town on the west coast of Cumbria, based at mouth of the River Derwent. The town has a selection of shops, bars and two theatres, as well as five churches and history dating back to Roman times, with forts positioned on the coast as coastal defences. Curwen Hall is a striking ruin, which was originally built around a pele tower that dates back to the 14th century and was used to shelter Mary Queen of Scots on her last flight to Scotland before her execution. In more recent time, Workington was known for the production of high quality iron ore and mining, and the town’s industrial history can be learnt at the maritime museum based on the cliffs in nearby Whithaven. The western side of the Lake District National Park can be reached in less than half an hour’s drive, to the west is the Solway Firth and its designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and to the east are the Lakeland Hills. A wonderful base for exploring the Cumbrian coastline.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas