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Holemire Barn

Lorton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 992933)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JeremyJul 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 NevilleMay 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 KelvinApr 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 ChrisFeb 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 DonnaSep 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 AlanAug 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 MartinOct 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 JoanMay 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 PatriciaApr 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 DebApr 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 HelenJan 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.

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