Swallows Barn is a lovely two-bedroom barn conversion in the picture-postcard village of Torpenhow in the peaceful West Lake District.
Built from the local stone and with lovely views over open countryside, Swallows Barn sits at one end of a row of cottages right in the centre of the village.
Combining character charm with contemporary style, it's the perfect home from home for a family or friends who want to enjoy the peace and beauty of the Lake District at any time of year.
The warm and welcoming living room has exposed beams, a feature fireplace and a wood burning stove, with comfortable sofas for curling up and relaxing on a chilly autumnal or winter's evening.
The dining kitchen is a fabulous room, spacious and light filled, fully equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy your stay.
Up the lovely feature timber staircase are two bedrooms, both with TV and DVD and exposed character beams.
The master double bedroom has an en-suite contemporary shower room with wash basin and WC and there's a dressing room with a cot.
The twin bedroom has use of the family bathroom with an overhead shower and heated towel rail.
Outside Swallows Barn there's off road parking for two cars and a lovely patio garden with seating that's the ideal place to soak up the peace and quiet on a tranquil summer's day.
Nestled in the Caldbeck Fells and with country walks and biking trails on the doorstep, Swallows Barn is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the gorgeous countryside.
Torpenhow sits on the slopes of Binsey Fell and has a beautiful Norman church with wood carvings that include a hippopotamus!
The lovely fellside village of Ireby is nearby and worth a visit for its welcoming inn, while the more tranquil western lakes like Bassenthwaite and Buttermere, off the tourist track, are within easy reach.
A visit to the Lake District Wildlife Park, with wildlife from anacondas to zebras, is a must and the adventurous will want to summit Skiddaw and enjoy the magnificent panoramas across the lakes and fells.
Swallows Barn is in an ideal position to explore the delights of the Northern Lake District and beyond with Ullswater, Keswick and Penrith all within easy reach.
The Solway Coast designated area of natural beauty is perfect for a picnic on the beach, while history lovers will enjoy a day trip to Carlisle with its majestic castle and proximity to Hadrian's Wall.
With so much to see and do on the doorstep, and with its mix of stylish modern interior and character charm, Swallows Barn is the ideal home away from home for a family holiday in the Lake District at any time of the year.