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Mary Meadows Barn

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Dockray, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful, spotlessly clean, cottage, ideal for the two of us."

    Thank you for the red wine and biscuits. Outlook from the french doors was amazing, even in the rain! Would recommend Mary Meadows Barn, and would look to stay here again if we return to the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2023

  • "What an absolutely beautiful cottage."

    Perfect location with fantastic views and great layout. It was super clean and we had a wonderful week. I would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you could need with good parking."

    Excellent location with short walk to hotel which serves excellent food and local beers. Owners live nearby and were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage - thoroughly enjoyed stay - local hotel/ pub only yards away ( great food) - shower rooms lovely ( not in pictures?"

    ) - one of best cottages we stayed in - close to loads of walks and Ullswater - views stunning from property - we will be back

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased that you found your stay at Mary Meadows Barn enjoyable! We look forward to welcoming you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "The cosiest and cleanest cottage to spend a winter break in the Lake District - we loved it The cottage is brilliantly equipped and was beautifully decorated for Christmas."

    There are short rewarding walks right from the door eg. Aira Force Round How for views over Ulswater and longer more challenging ones for those with more energy to burn than we had! The pub Royal Hotel Dockray was the perfect spot to stop for a mulled wine in front of a roaring fire, on the way home to the cottage. Thank you Joanne for being so responsive to our queries and for making our Christmas break so special.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "What can we say."

    Just perfect in every way. Didnt want to come home. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay away from the crowds."

    A superb barn conversion, well equipped. Would stay again. [not for publishing - ventilation in main bathroom - is the fan working properly?]

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great place to stay very quiet and private with lovely views."

    Reviewed by Chris4.4May 2022

  • "Well equipped, quiet and excellent location for walking."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate and extremely comfortable."

    We had everything we needed and the extra touches such as a bottle of wine and fresh flowers, we’re very welcoming touches.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Jul 2021

  • "A great place to stay."

    Will be booking again in the near future, assuming the price does not get hiked like others have.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "The location very quiet , comfy beds , excellent hot water and heating for the chilly evenings."

    Clean and everything that you could need and the view was fabulous from the lounge. Would book again for this property. Easy to find , parking great just loved it .

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really lovely week - weather was dry and sunny!"

    Property was very clean, quiet and warm! Couldn't have asked for more.

    Jennifer & DaveDec 2019

  • "Wow. Beautiful property."

    A great feel to it. Lovely, cozy and warm throughout the property. Honestly, a real treat.

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "A very comfortable and relaxing week."

    Nice and cozy! We have already booked our return stay to this property.

    Chris And DeeDec 2019

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Shared courtyard with garden patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Mary Meadows Barn is a lovely, detached barn conversion nestled within the peaceful hamlet of Dockray, only one and half miles from the beautiful Ullswater Lake.

Well placed to enjoy walks from the door, including nearby Aira Force, the property is suitable for families or couples wanting to explore the delights of the Lake District, with easy access to the charming villages of Watermillock and Pooley Bridge.

You enter Mary Meadows Barn into a tiled hallway which leads off to the bedrooms, both of which are placed on the ground-floor making them suitable for those with limited mobility.

The bedrooms include a king-size and twin bed with an en-suite shower, furnished in neutral colours and housing ample storage for all your walking gear.

The main shower room serves the king-size bedroom, offering guests plenty of space to prepare for the day.

Climb the stairs to find the spacious open-plan living area, which is sure to become the social point of the property, with feature A-frame beams and tiled floors, this is a lovely space to gather each evening and reflect on the day’s events.

A well-equipped kitchen provides all the necessary appliances and cooking utensils to whip up a hearty feast, while the sitting area is complemented with two sofas and a TV for entertainment.

French doors lead out to the patio area, complete with a set of tables and chairs where you can sit back and admire the views of open farmland and moor covered hills within the distance.

Outdoor activity can be enjoyed from the door with the beauty of Aira Force waterfall just around the corner, as well as activities at nearby Rookin Hall where you can have a go at sailing, canoeing, archery and horse riding.

For a gentler option, perhaps take a cruise on Ullswater Lake, or head out of the district to the charming neighbouring town of Penrith, home to a small selection of independent shops and a supermarket for picking up any essentials.

Further afield, head south to the popular tourist locations of Ambleside, Bowness and Windermere, packed with family attractions, eateries and plenty of unique shops worth browsing.

Mary Meadows Barn has all the facilities you will need for a relaxing Lake District getaway, any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.

The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District, the Westmoorland Dales and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall (The Windsor of the North), Lowther Castle and Gardens, Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

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