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Esthers Barn

Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972321)


(7 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "An excellent and spacious property."

    The kitchen and the facilities etc were perfect. I wonderful peaceful environment. I must note that the two frying pans, which looked new are not NON-STICK. So good that we may well visit Esthers Cottage again.

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2022

  • "A lot of thought had gone into the design of these eco barns."

    They offered privacy, peace and lovely views. We appreciated the thought that had been given to making them and our experience as carbon neutral as possible. We particularly enjoyed the organic veg box provided.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Carol responded very quickly when a problem occurred with the hot water following a power cut in the area."

    She was very helpful throughout our stay.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2020

  • "The facilities and whole environment really were second to none!"

    So many thoughtful and thought provoking ideas to make the experience both luxurious and eco friendly. Quite a special place - and hopefully an example of what self-catering facilities will all be like in the future

    Reviewed by FionaDec 2018

  • "As Southwaithe Bridge closed for repairs, sat nav may take you wrong way!"

    Extremely comfortable, would certainly return.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2018

  • "The owner was very helpful when there was a bit of a hiccup."

    Reviewed by AnnetteOct 2018

  • "Lovely peaceful setting and a comfortable cottage."

    We arrived to find a box of fresh vegetables and Lakeland plum bread waiting for us - which was very welcome. We never managed to get the underfloor heating in the bedroom to come on, but it wasn’t a particularly cold weekend and the rest of the cottage was warm. The log burner was also well supplied and made for cozy evenings.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2018

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  • Over two floors with 'upside-down' design (bedrooms on ground floor)
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC; 1 x twin with zip and link beds to make a super king-size and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Private furnished terrace
  • Shared use of laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer and badminton/short tennis grass court.
  • Air source underfloor heating/solar panel heating and hot water/wood burning stove
  • ?A? rated energy efficient appliances: electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Shared use of laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer, drying cupboard, Wifi, TV, DVD and CD player
  • Organic bedding and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Private parking for 1 car with further parking available over the stream
  • Furnished terrace
  • Well-behaved dogs are allowed, smoking is not allowed.

The property

Esther's Barn is a luxurious eco-friendly property situated in Southwaite Green, which is a development of four holiday cottages in tranquil Lorton Vale, in the north west of the Lake District.

It is nestled midway between Lorton and Cockermouth, both 3 miles away, and is 9 miles west of Keswick.

A top quality accommodation, Esther's Barn was awarded a Gold Award from the Green Tourism Scheme.

This 2-bedroom holiday home sleeps 4 and its environmentally conscious yet traditional design includes underfloor heating throughout, solar panels and locally sourced timber.

The comfortable slate-floored bedrooms, one double and one twin, are both located on the ground floor.

Both have en-suite shower rooms with hand basin and WC.

Up the oak staircase, you will find a spacious open plan lounge, fully equipped kitchen and dining area.

Cosy sofas placed around a wood burning stove, television and DVD player offer sumptuous relaxation after a long day of activities.

French windows from both living and dining areas open onto a terrace which overlooks the woodland, fruit garden and beck-side walk.

There is shared use of a grass court for badminton or tennis.

The property is set on Paddle Beck, within ten acres of land that includes a wildlife meadow, arboretum, pond and woodland.

Lovers of wildlife may spot red squirrels, badgers, deer, foxes, owls or herons.

The western lakes of Loweswater, Crummock Water, Buttermere and Ennerdale are only a short drive away.

A superb area for walking and cycling or enjoying the many shops and restaurants of nearby Cockermouth or Keswick With stunning views, it is the perfect base from which to explore England's largest National Park, ideal for a couple with two children, or two couples holidaying together in need of a relaxing scenic getaway.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite Lake 7 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

The small country market town of Cockermouth is situated in the quiet north-western part of the Lake District, a largely undiscovered and unspoilt area, yet only 13 miles from Keswick. The town is famous as the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) and Wordsworth’s Georgian family home, on the main street, is now a popular visitor attraction, owned by the National Trust. Cockermouth offers a good variety of shops, pubs and places to eat, but (of course) the main attraction of the area is the beautiful scenery and excellent walking in the northern lakes – Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water and Derwent Water.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas