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Holemire Barn

(Ref. 992933)

Lorton, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Holemire barn is an idyllic little holiday getaway."

    It provides an absolutely beautiful base location to explore the lakes and I would recommend it to anyone. We absolutely loved it.

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely brilliant."

    really comfy and cosy, exactly what i needed after a days hiking. all the facilities needed including birds next to the window!

    Reviewed by Michael Charles5.0Nov 2023

  • "A comfortable cottage in a wonderful location."

    Local shop and pub within easy walking distance and plenty of places to visit. This was our first visit to this part of England and we were most impressed.

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Sep 2023

  • "I would highly recommend Holemire Barn for its location, and warm welcome from owner Angela and Honey xx."

    The Barn has everything needed and a bed to die for....if i could take it home i would have!! Will be here a again next year.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely peaceful place to relax fairly central to Keswick and cockermouth."

    Nice to sit and watch all the different birds on the feeders.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week staying at Holemire Barn."

    It was very peaceful looking out from the lounge watching the birds and the red squirrels feeding. The owner is lovely and was a great help in supplying us with local knowledge. We have visited the Lakes many times but this was our first stay in the Lorton Vale area. Only two downsides, firstly there is no onsite parking. The description "offroad" parking is inaccurate, as parking is actually on the road, on a slip road area at a T junction opposite the cottage, (it is not a layby, see it on street view). This should be amended in the Sykes Cottages description. Secondly, whilst there is a bench to sit on outside the front door, there is no private outside seating. However, these were minor issues which did not detract from a lovely stay. We would certainly consider going back.

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Jun 2023

  • "Cottage was in a lovely setting."

    The lady who owns it lives in the property on the main road. This is just behind it and up the lane a little. . I did find the oven difficult to use even with instructions not your normal electric oven. Wasnt a problem as so hot all week. We lived mainly on salads. . The birds in the garden are lovely. A bird feeder hangs on a tree outside the glass doors. Enjoyed watching and listening to them. . No squirrels that we saw while there. It's a lovely base for a holiday with everything we needed .

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Jun 2023

  • "A comfortable holiday cottage in a beautiful area, Helpful owner."

    Reviewed by Vivien3.8Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is a great property for a couple seeking a getaway, and has all the essentials."

    The quiet village location is perfect for exploring the northern Lakes, and is best suited to those who want to avoid the crowds, and traffic in nearby Keswick. You can explore directly from the cottage, or take a short drive to the nearby better known treks starting at Loweswater or Buttermere.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Oct 2022

  • "Good quality accommodation, clean & well equipped, lovely garden & very helpful & friendly owner on site"

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "I enjoyed my week at Holemire Barn."

    It is in a nice location and is convenient for a number of local tourist attractions. I climbed several Lake District mountains, cycled to Buttermere and Loweswater in the evenings and along the Solway Coast one day. I also did a long day trip to Vindolanda & Housesteads on Hadrian's Wall. They are both about an hours drive from the cottage. The only issue I had was that there is no mobile phone signal. However, the land lady does provide WIFI which helps mitigate this.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Jul 2022

  • "An enjoyable stay."

    Friendly owner. Barn is compact but comfortable for two people. Creative design, with large picture windows looking out at lots of birds on a bird feeder outside the main window. Great base for walks and peaks around Crummock Water and Buttermere.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely location and host, Angela made us feel very welcome and her little dog always welcomed us home."

    The bird feeders outside the balcony window kept us entertained all week , perfect location everything you would need within a 30 mile radius superb walking country. the cottage was very comfortable although , because of location dont expect good internet connections

    Reviewed by Neville3.8May 2022

  • "A warm welcome awaited us when we arrived at Holmire Barn."

    Angela and the beautiful Honey made us feel at home. A cottage for 2 beautifully furnished very comfortable. You would not realise from outside that this Barn is upside down which makes it more special. Everything you need for a relaxing break. Lots of places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfect cottage for the two of us, very comfortable and lovely quiet location."

    It was a great base for exploring NW Lake District and we were out every day walking. We holiday in the Lakes a lot and would definitely stay at Holemire Barn again.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Feb 2022

  • "Tucked out of the way, we missed it the first time passed but that wasn’t a big issue!"

    Lovely landlady who knocked to introduce herself & kept the bird feeders well stocked - mesmerising to watch the birds from the Juliet balcony!

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2021

  • "Good location."

    Relaxing to watch the birds, squirrels and rabbits in the garden. Kitchen area is a limiting, but we ate out mostly. Owner was very friendly and helpful. No private parking, but parking in the lay-by across the road worked OK.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Aug 2021

  • "Cosy barn with friendly owner next door who keeps the bird feeders well stocked."

    Great location with so many great walks just short drives away.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Oct 2019

  • "This cottage is in a delightful spot, tucked away from the road, and sheltered."

    All our needs were met, particularly being warm, and having entertainment from the birds which come to the feeders outside the upstairs sitting room. Comfortable bed and chairs. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and can think of no criticisms!

    Reviewed by Joan5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was superb."

    Extremely comfortable, well equipped and very roomy. A really comfy bed, so a good nights sleep every night. It was in a lovely location, very quiet. Great access to many different walks. The owner of the cottage was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic location."

    Loved the window that overlooked the bird feeding stations. A constant flow of garden birds. Only negative was the funny tasting water.

    Reviewed by Deb4.4Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Angela the host was great. The lounge was upstairs and bed room downstairs and there was plenty of space for the 2 of us. We saw 20 species of bird from the lounge window over the week. We did several day walks from the cottage and drove down to Buttermere to climb Red Pike and nearer up Grasmoor. The village shop 1/2 mile away stocked lovely home made bread and other basic items and Cockermouth 4miles had a big supermarket. The Lorton valley was peaceful and quiet. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jan 2019

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  • One ground floor bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • First floor open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Ground floor utility.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking in lay-by opposite property
  • Courtyard and raised garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 minute walk, pub 1 mile.

The property

Holemire Barn rests within the wonderful village of Lorton in the Lake District National Park.

With a homely interior and a wealth of opportunity on the doorstep, this is a romantic retreat ideal for couples to get away.

Access to the property is through a colourful and floral courtyard, setting a lovely theme instantly.

Step in and stumble upon the slick modern bathroom, tiled in black, contrasting with the white fittings.

The king-size bedroom also rests on ground level, complete in a smart fashion with French doors leading out onto the calming courtyard.

Your relaxing downtime will be spent in the open-plan living room, nestled under the beamed and vaulted ceiling on the first floor.

This alluring area is bursting with style, providing a perfect spot to let your hair down when you're not out exploring this beautiful location.

To the back of Holemire Barn rests a peaceful garden.

Take a seat on the courtyard and watch the varying wildlife go about their day throughout the trees.

The useful village shop rests within walking distance, as does the first-class Wheatsheaf Inn, serving fine ales and delicious food.

Avid walkers will be spoilt for choice, with many paths and trails, as well as the Whinlatter Forest Park right on your doorstep.

This provides fun for all the family.

As well as the wonders of the Lakes, the coast of North West England is also easy to reach.

Amble throughout the charming streets of Cockermouth for a more relaxed day trip.

Holemire Barn is a heart-warming holiday home for couples looking to escape everyday life.

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About the location


Braithwaite 4.3 miles; Cockermouth 6 miles; Keswick 7 miles.

Lorton is a village in the district of Allerdale, in Cumbria and is made up of two small villages – Low Lorton and High Lorton, both of which are nestled at the northern end of the Vale of Lorton. Surrounded by the mountains such as Grasmoor, Hopegill Head and Whiteside it is a perfect destination for exploring a number of hillwalks and visitors are encouraged to visit the 12th century St. Cuthbert’s church. Lorton itself is relatively untouched by tourism and yet is only approximately 4 miles away from Cockermouth, which offers access to the A66 road. Other nearby settlements include Loweswater and Brigham. The Whinlatter Pass road offers a scenic drive and connects Lorton with Braithwaite. Within an easy drive the nearby town of Cockermouth has plenty of places to eat and drink and is of course 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. A great location whatever you choose to do.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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