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Barn End

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "A little gem, perfect for two."

    Well appointed, spotless with all the mod cons you could wish for. We had a 4x4 which fitted fine in the parking space. Yes the pub is currently shut but Conniston, Ambleside and Hawkshead are only a few minutes drive away. Cars do drive past on the road, but considering it was mid term not many and very quiet after 6pm.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lots of positives for this place."

    Small but big enough for our needs. Bed was comfortable so has obviously been changed after comments in previous reviews so thank you. A small coffee table would be useful to put your drinks on as it’s either floor or windowsill. The biggest issue was the front door, as it is swollen and is hard to shut and the handle is loose, but it’s an easy fix. The windows are only single glazed so the traffic can be a bit noisy so may bother some people. We did book barn end as the pub is dog friendly and is literally a 2 minute walk, we prefer not to drive of an evening for a drink but it was closed and although that’s out of your control maybe it’s not worth mentioning it in the listing until it reopens. But overall a lovely stay and in an ideal place for all popular tourist areas without being right in it the thick of it. Would stay again

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Oct 2023

  • "The property was clean although rather small."

    There was a lack of general condiments, although the bottle of wine was appreciated. There was no hot water in both sinks which we were told via voicemail on the way. The worst problem was the parking by the steps, the road is very busy, the barn was not accessible as there was something in front of it. You advertised the pub being within walking distance, it was closed due to lack of staff, not your fault of course. It was a major selling point and had we known when booking we’d have gone somewhere else.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.4Sep 2023

  • "Barn End is a very cosy property,it is on a busy road but it is quiet at night."

    Unfortunately the Outgate Inn is currently closed which would of been great if opened as so near the property. We did have an issue with the hot water in kitchen and bathroom sink. Maintenance did come out it was ok for a day but didn't work again,we just boiled a kettle so not a great problem for us. We found the bed comfortable after reading some of the reviews we were worried however it was ok for us. It would be good to have a small clothes airer. (Just a suggestion). The property is in a great location for walking. Our dog loved it as did we.

    Reviewed by Jill3.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely apartment, everything you need for a visit in the lakes."

    Kitchen and bathroom very modern, bed was very comfortable, and enjoyed the log burner on colder nights! No issues with cleanliness. The property is on a country road, enough to park one car safely, set away from busy areas so very peaceful at night yet very close to Ambleside and surrounding areas! We will definately stay again, it was perfect!

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "I think the description of the property being in the Rolling Country side away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world needs reviewing seen as you are right on a very busy noisy road."

    It also states you have a parking space but when you arrive it seems you have to park in the barn as if you park on the small space in front of the barn and go out you are blocking someone else's barn and they may need Access. We have a 3 series BMW to get this in our allocated barn we had to pull in the mirrors and only had literally space of about 5mm each side and back of the car . Good job we have a good driver in the family. Both of these points I feel should be stated in the listings. On to the good points: cottage was very nice inside Living room comfortable love the barn door especially as there is no outside space although we closed it at times due to traffic noise Had a television that works lots don't now Kitchen lovely with all cooking utensils needed and a small breakfast bar to eat meals at Bedroom also really nice just enough cupboard space , I found the bed really comfortable Bathroom also nicely done . I found the cottage to be clean and airy. May need a freshen up with paint work soon to Keep it in this nice condition. To sum up parking / noise of the busy road not good but the cottage itself is really nice

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed the cottage. We will take a look at the listing to ensure that the information provided is correct. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Aug 2023

  • "The bed should have been put in a skip years ago it was a disgrace parking on a ..."

    The bed should have been put in a skip years ago it was a disgrace parking on a busy country road nightmare would never go back

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear of this feedback. We do find that beds are down to personal preference but we will look into this. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by William2.2Jul 2023

  • "It was a really nice stay and close to both Ambleside and Bowness by car."

    We also has a nice lunch at local pub, The Outgate Inn. The only negative was the the bed which was very soft and not supportive. I understand that mattresses are a personal preference, but this was definitely too soft for most people. Probably needs renewing.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Barn End. We do find that mattresses are down to personal preference, but we take your comments on board. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Barn End - location is perfect and it is just the right size for two people."

    The pub over the road is lovely and the staff were wonderful. Kitchen was well equipped and everything was very clean. A tiny bit of feedback is that the beds mattress is a bit sunken due to some collapsed springs maybe? So not the most comfortable. The Shower is a touch temperamental but I found if you let it turn on the eco setting for a couple of minutes the temperature maintained. Other than this, it was great, and have already recommended it to friends and family. As a note for people staying - the road coming to and from Outgate has some huge potholes - drive safe!

    Reviewed by Natalie4.4Jun 2023

  • "Couldn't be better."

    It's not too big but great for us (2 people + 1 dog). It's secluded just the perfect amount. Amazing pub with great food within 2 minutes walking distance and on the other direction also 2 minutes walking distance there's an awesome pathway that leads to the nearest castle. More of a push until the castle, but totally worth it.

    Reviewed by Andre5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely location and quaint accommodation but it didn't look like it had been ..."

    Lovely location and quaint accommodation but it didn't look like it had been cleaned very well after previous people to stay there, we found the beds had seen better days and we also thought the exterior could do with a little attention but we enjoyed our stay

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We will ask our Housekeeping team to look into your comments and ensure that our high standards are met. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.1May 2023

  • "Last minute booking."

    Sykes so helpful in arranging everything. Accommodation is cosy and clean with good facilities. Outgate is a lovely village with scenic walks on the doorstep. We enjoyed our stay and will return in the future.

    Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic location, quiet village with easy access to all the local sights."

    Great walks on your doorstep. Lovely pub in the village. It is a cosy and well equipped property. Bed isn’t the most comfortable but everything else makes up for it.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We do find that beds and mattresses are down to personal preference. We hope to welcome you back. The Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jasmine4.4May 2023

  • "Worst mattress that I have slept on in 30 years."

    Wouldn’t rent again because of this.

    Thank you for your comments. We do find that mattresses and bedding are down to personal preference. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fraser3.1Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location for walking and cycling, with more than ample amenities for a weeks stay."

    Great to have use of the garage as a second parking space.

    Reviewed by Eva5.0Dec 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at barn end this week in a nice comfortable cottage but one point of concern was the electric shower and how it fluctuated between cold then warm then extremely hot water output all within a 20 second cycle,so I thought I needed to mention this so it could be sorted out before any other people stay as the hot water is dangerous if under the shower,tried all different settings on shower but did not change the water temperature changing so rapidly."

    Reviewed by P3.4Nov 2022

  • "Very nice cottage."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely spot and good amenities, shower, smart TV."

    The bike store was well used. The cottage itself could do with a bit of TLC and a good clean. The bed also needs a new mattress as you could feel the springs. Bedding was good quality though. The only thing missing is a little outdoor area to chill in after a long day of cycling.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.4Aug 2022

  • "On the whole the property was nice and we really enjoyed our stay."

    However it needed a thorough clean which was disappointing and let the property down. The parking could be a bit of an issue if you have a big car, ours only just squeezed on the space.

    Reviewed by Lindsey3.4Jun 2022

  • "A fabulous place to stay in a lovely village."

    Beautiful walks from the door and a pub that served delicious food. Bed very comfortable, cottage clean, fire lovely and warm on those cooler nights and a well equipped kitchen. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0May 2022

  • "A perfect cottage for two."

    .. plus our puppy. Perfectly located with its own parking space and also garage for storage. All mod cons with a tasteful decor.

    Reviewed by Brad4.7Mar 2022

  • "The apartment was perfect for us and very clean and well equipped."

    The location was beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay and wished it could have been longer! We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by S4.4Mar 2022

  • "We have been staying at barn end for nearly 30 years, and enjoyed each visit."

    Ben has made a significant improvement of the property and the facilities are excellent. We were a little disappointed with the cleanliness (unfortunately we had to wash all the crockery) Othereise a lovely holiday and we look forward to returning. Thank you

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Feb 2022

  • "Marvellous little apartment."

    Amenities were perfect. Unfortunately no materials for the log burner. Front door swollen and very difficult to open/close.. I was really disappointed by the cobwebs in all the rooms especially behind the bed. !! Every wall picture frame was filthy. There was a spider in its web at the base of the toilet. I was under the impression that I couldn't get access till 4pm due to the cleaning? I'm a little confused..??

    Reviewed by Maz3.1Dec 2021

  • "We loved the cottage, it was very cosy but would have appreciated more info on where such things as Wi-Fi and heating instructions could be found."

    It was all a bit random and would have been better in a folder.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.1Oct 2021

  • "Pros of Barn End: Newly renovated cottage, tastefully decorated and clean."

    Well equipped kitchen and fantastic log burner ( bring your own logs) to dry off by. Location very close to a pub and plenty of public footpaths nearby. Electric radiators that were easy to use and kept our towels nice and toasty Cons of Barn End Grade ii listed building means single glazed windows which can be noisy next to the road. We struggled to keep the place free of damp without the log burner lit ( it was a very rainy week in October) including the shower room that only had a noisy extractor fan. The bed looked more comfortable on the photos and we even tried flipping the (2 zipped together) mattresses to see if it would help. The sofa was also a bit uncomfortable to sit on for longer periods of time (which we did because of the rain!) Overall I was happy with my holiday and have learned to expect these things in any case so decide for yourself, we also didn't work out the electric shower until most of the way through the week and had been using the eco setting which was quite low pressure. The high setting seems to have temperamental temperature control being an electric shower, I'd recommend having a fiddle with it to get the right temperature. Parking was also just off the road and I could easily fit my mazda 2 in the space but not sure about larger cars

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Oct 2021

  • "Very dusty around bed and some cobwebs."

    The bed has not been pulled out and cleaned behind for a long time. Toilet brush is old and stained. Mattress was 2 x single beds put together and can feel the springs. Hair and stains on protector. Other then that very pleased.

    Reviewed by Adrian3.8Jun 2021

  • "It’s the little touches which make a difference: a well-presented local info folder, the little cleaning box and the welcome box with tea, milk, sugar and biscuits."

    Mrs EatonAug 2019

  • "The cottage was relaxing and a perfect base for walking the Southern Fells."

    Carla DonaldAug 2019

  • "Great purpose built property with everything a couple could need, comfy bed and great kitchen."

    Miss YardleyMay 2019

  • "Excellent holiday it is a fantastic hayloft in a great location and really well equipped."

    The pub is not too bad either after a day walking

    P WestonNov -0001

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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.


  • All first floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with TV and log fire
  • Lockable barn for storage.
  • Electric heating, with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub is a two minute walk.

The property

Barn End is a cosy Lakeland retreat in the pretty hamlet of Outgate, just a short drive to Ambleside. A stylish barn conversion for a relaxing self-catering holiday. Slate steps lead into the property and you can relax in front of a cosy fire and Smart TV in the lounge.

A well equipped kitchen is the perfect place to prepare romantic meals, which can be enjoyed at the breakfast bar.

The comfortable king size bedroom is complemented with a delightful en-suite shower room and the property has a secure storage space for outdoor gear.

A cot and high chair can also be provided on request. Situated in Outgate, Barn End is perfectly located for a range of stunning walks.

Stroll to the shores of Lake Windermere or enjoy the popular Tarn Howes loop.

Just a short walk from the property, you’ll find the Outgate Inn and a short drive brings you to the famous Drunken Duck Inn where delicious evening meals and local ale are served. For memorable day trips, the pretty village of Hawkshead is a five minute drive in one direction and the vibrant village of Ambleside is a five minute drive in the other.

Relax and unwind with your loved one in this cosy barn conversion.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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