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The Hay Loft

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New Hutton near Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (6)
  • everything (6)
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  • stay (5)
  • hosts (5)

13 Customer Reviews

  • "I would book to go back again."

    Location great Accomodation great Hosts great. A very relaxing stay What more can I say.

    Thanks for the great feedback Dave. We would love you to book again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "Enjoyable stay in a well maintained property it had everything we needed."

    The welcome pack contained some homemade items which made it extra special.Hugh & Amanda are lovely people who were helpful in anything we needed. Highly recommend this as a holiday destination.

    Thanks Trish and Dave for the lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2023

  • "Apart from during the pandemic, we have stayed in various holiday cottages in the lake district, Yorkshire dales, North Wales & Scotland every year for the last 32 years ."

    .. and we can honestly say this is the best one ever! The Hay Loft is a beautiful, very well equipped property and the owners Hugh & Amanda are lovely. As are their dogs, in particular Alfie, who likes to pay frequent visits to the cottage. The views from the cottage are magnificent. The welcome pack and all the little extras such as milk, butter & bread, tea & coffee were lovely and most welcome after a very long journey. We loved it there, despite the awful weather & my bad knee, and we hope to return in the future. (My husband only had 1 little niggle ... there is no shaver point. Also the door from the bedroom out onto the patio wouldn't open.)

    Thanks for the wonderful feedback Carol. We, along with Alfie, would love to see you both again. Thanks for pointing out about the bedroom patio door - we have sorted the jammed lock! We have got a shaver adapter in the kitchen drawer - we will make it more obvious. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting."

    The cottage was equipped with everything we could possibly need during our stay. A very generous welcome pack was provided and was much appreciated. The owners were at hand if there was anything we might have needed during our stay.

    Thanks for for the lovely feedback Jean and hope to see the two of you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2023

  • "If you feel the need to escape the stress and pressures of a busy life - this is the exact location you need to be plus Hugh and Amanda are the most considerate of hosts and provide everything needed to make your stay both comfortable and enjoyable."

    Thank you Elaine for this lovely feedback. Hope to see the three of you again - perhaps in Spring when the lambs are here! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was immaculate and finished to a high standard."

    The owners provided many extras, homemade biscuits and marmalade a welcome treat. Although in an isolated area the surroundings are beautiful and Kendal is approx 12 miles away. We discovered many areas in the Lake District not seen in past years.

    Thanks for the wonderful review Sue. We are fortunate to live is such a beautiful rural area, just 3 miles from the M6 and 4 miles from Kendal. Perhaps the 12 miles you mention refers to Windermere which is about 14 miles away. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place, would definitely recommend."

    It has everything you need and in a lovely setting.

    So glad you had a great time and thanks for the lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful place with wonderful surrounding countryside and delightful, helpful and friendly hosts."

    We very much enjoyed our short stay and are planning for a longer stay next year. Dave and Clare

    Thanks for the lovely review Dave and Clare. We really look forward to seeing the two of you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "This property was an absolute gem."

    I cannot fault the location, property or hosts. We looked forward to returning after a long day out and to have a glass of wine and taking in the scenery and peace and quiet. The hosts and their dog were great aswell and they helped with any questions we might have. The only negative was ( We had to leave and come home ). Would definatly return to the Hayloft again, weather was perfect and the property and hosts were aswell, well done.

    Thanks for the great feedback Richard. You definitely made the most of your stay and glad we could provide the perfect accommodation for you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage in a scenic location with great views."

    Beautifully presented by thoughtful owners who added lots of personal touches to make us feel very welcome. We had a great holiday and would definitely return. A very good base to explore Kendal and lake district.

    Thanks Lindsay for such a great review. We really want our guests to have a comfortable and relaxing stay. It would be lovely to see the three of you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable homely cottage which provided a great base for exploring the Lakes."

    From the generous Welcome pack, to the thoughtful touches, everything was covered so we could focus on relaxing and enjoying our holiday.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback Anne-Marie. It was great having the three of you staying and we look forward to seeing you if you are in the Lakes again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann-marie5.0Aug 2023

  • "We found the Hay Loft very clean, comfortable and welcoming."

    The hosts were eager to ensure we had everything we needed and provided a most generous welcome pack. An absolute saviour for us was overnight charging at a very fair rate, especially when local chargers were either all in use or just 7kw which would take at least 12 hours for a decent amout of charge . Thank you for providing this excellent facility. We highly recommend the Hay Loft, it is in a beautiful location and is in easy reach of the Lakes.

    Thank you Pete, Muriel and Issy for being such great guests. So pleased the electric car charging was of benefit. Hope to see you again if you venture northwards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our holiday at the beautifully converted Hay Loft was like 'home from home' extremely comfortable with all our needs on arrival provided for - over and above - team, coffee, milk, butter, bread etc, very helpful after a long journey."

    The countryside surrounding the Hay Loft is beautiful and tranquil, perfect for a relaxing holiday. Kendal is only a short distance away for all your shopping needs, and of course all that the Lake District has to offer with mountains and lakes, not forgetting how easily the Yorkshire Dales can also be reached. A really outstanding cottage.

    Thank you Margaret and Roger for your lovely feedback. We want to provide a cottage that feels welcoming and comfortable and we are delighted that was your experience. We would love to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king, 1 x mezzanine-style double
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Open-plan living space with fully equipped kitchen and a woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee-maker
  • Smart TV with freesat and streaming services, DVD player, Smart Speaker, superfast fibre broadband / WiFi
  • Oil and electricity inc. in rent, including an initial supply of fuel for the stove
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hairdryer, iron and ironing board
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars, with electric car charging (7.4kW) available
  • Electric charging will be charged on a usage basis
  • Enclosed south facing patio and furniture, along with additional outside seating areas (for the morning sun)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking / vaping
  • Shop 4.1 miles, pub 3.7 miles
  • Note: No children under the age of 12 years due to the mezzanine floor
  • Please note: This property has a 3 night minimum stay restriction

The property

The Hay Loft is an 18th century barn, converted sympathetically to preserve many original features, while creating a luxurious rural hideaway.

It nestles in a quiet valley in New Hutton, near the historic market town of Kendal in Cumbria, and is ideally situated for exploring both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

Boasting an open plan, well thought out interior, and furnished with an eclectic mix of antiques and contemporary pieces, it provides a peaceful haven to return to after a day exploring the local area.

Unwind with a book on the comfortable sofa or relax on the secluded patio listening to the birdsong and soaking up the peace, In colder weather, light the wood burning stove and grab a board game or curl up and watch a film on the smart TV.

Rustling up a delicious meal is no problem in the well-equipped kitchen.

Alternatively if you want to eat out you are spoilt for choice – from great local pubs to Michelin starred restaurants.

The ground floor bedroom has a king-sized bed, ample built-in storage, and opens onto the patio area, The mezzanine has a double bed and looks over the living area, Both beds feature high quality mattresses, pillows, and duvets, with luxurious bed linen.

If you can tear yourself away, head to Kendal just 7 minutes by car, with its bustling centre packed with independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

There are also a number of supermarkets on the outskirts.

The Brewery Arts Centre is a hub for high quality cinema, theatre, and music; along with the newly refurbished Abbott Hall Gallery housing an award-winning art collection.

In the opposite direction visit Sedbergh, England’s official book town.

There’s plenty of walking in the area, with several walks starting from the door, and the Howgills and local limestone pavements close at hand The more challenging fells are just 25 minutes away by car.

It’s also a great area for cycling (if you like hills) and locked bike storage is available in the owner’s garage.

Windermere and Ullswater with their famous steamers deserve a visit, As do the attractions of Beatrix Potter and James Herriot.

So, escape to The Hay Loft – a wonderful Lakeland retreat, in a fabulous location, whatever the time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Windermere 8 miles.

A historic market town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Visit The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, its regular collection holding portraits by Kendal born George Romney and works by Turner and Ruskin, with other exhibitions through its links with the Tate. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay. Kendal itself is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.

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Note: No children under the age of 12 years due to the mezzanine floor

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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