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Esthers Barn

(Ref. 972321)

Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "This was an ideal place to stay for our daughter and son in laws wedding at Low Hall."

    Easy to find, and had everything we needed. Clean and warm and the owner was very helpful answering our queries before travelling. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2022

  • "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 Martin5.0Mar 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 David5.0Sep 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 Chris4.4Sep 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 Fiona5.0Dec 2018

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

    Extremely comfortable, would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2018

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

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Oct 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 Jane5.0Oct 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • 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
  • Private furnished terrace
  • Shared use of laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer and grass court for general use. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • A rated energy efficient appliances: electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Air source underfloor heating/solar panel heating and hot water/wood burning stove
  • Shared use of laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer, drying cupboard Wi-Fi, TV, DVD and CD player
  • Organic bedding and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Private parking for 1 car with further parking available over the stream
  • Furnished terrace overlooking fruit garden. Well-behaved dogs are allowed, smoking is not allowed. Welcome pack with fair trade and local produce together with a wide range of local books, maps, guides and places to visit

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 general use.

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. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 972320, 972322, and 972323, together sleeping up to 18 guests.

Southwaite Green Cottages

Set in ten acres of idyllic grounds brimming with plentiful wildlife and offering stunning views over Paddle Beck, you can find the brilliant quartet of pet-friendly eco properties that make up the Southwaite Green Cottages. Built in 2007, with off-road parking, access to private terraces, shared use of a grass court, and tastefully-designed open-plan living spaces expertly created by local craftsmen using local timber and stone, this fantastic collection of holiday cottages is the perfect choice for friends and families who want to reconnect with nature, whilst Beckside, Lorton, and Keswick all reside within a brief car drive. A large supermarket and friendly pubs can be found in nearby the village of Cockermouth. Just a short trip by car from the cottage will bring you to the Western Lakes, including Buttermere, Loweswater, and Ennerdale, winner of 'Britain's Best View'. The Lake District is the best-loved country park in the British Isles and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spellbinding scenery, spectacular mountains and shimmering lakes combine to make this the most scenic area of Britain. Enjoy some of the best fine dining in the country or walk for miles on well-mapped trails. Bring your mountain bike for some of the best trail action in the country or take a steamer trip across Lake Windermere. There's so much to see and do, you'll want to stay at the Southwaite Green Cottages any time of year just to take it all in.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas