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Willow Tree Barn Pod

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Willow Tree Barn near Brigsteer, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great 4 nights stay!"

    Everything we needed for a lovely stay. Nice quiet and picturesque location which is nicely out the way but not far from local attractions. Was a very comfortable stay would definitely recommend and would definitely come back! Great for our 2 little dogs too! They loved it! Many thanks for a fab stay! Harry and tash x

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely gorgeous pod, fantastic facilities and wonderfully kind host."

    We were so appreciative of the groceries and wine that greeted us as a welcome gift! The landscape was beautiful and the donkeys were lovely and friendly. The place itself is tucked away, yet near enough to Kendal for daily trips.

    Reviewed by Tanje5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable stay in an idyllic location."

    The perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Nov 2023

  • "It was a lovely place to stay felt very homely and cosy and I was surprised about the heated flooring, kept me and my partner toasty for our stay."

    The facilities were great, the shower pressure and heat was amazing unlike other places I’ve been to. The pod was a perfect place for us as we had activities around the lakes and the location and size was perfect, I did notice quite a bit of cobwebs and dust but it didn’t bother me and was in out of reach areas anyways, just an observation. 5/5 would definitely stay again :)

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Oct 2023

  • "Amazing place ."

    Pieceful and quiet. Loved the donkeys and the lovely horse .the pod is a delight. Clean and well maintained. Brian's home and land is quite exquisite. Garden is well kept and very colourful. Would definitely go back

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning location and a perfect wee lodge to stay in."

    Everything was perfectly clean and well looked after. We will be using this again without a doubt.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Sep 2023

  • "The pod is in a truly beautiful location with stunning views of the Lyth Valley and the Lake District fells."

    There are plenty of wonderful walks in the locality and excellent tearooms a few minutes away. Short drives take you to Milnthorpe, Grange Over Sands and Carnforth as well as Kendal. The pod itself was cosy, with everything needed for a comfortable stay. You can watch pheasants, rabbits and donkeys from the sofa and simply enjoy the peace. It is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely time staying in the pod, Brian was a great host, so friendly and welcoming."

    He came to meet us at the pub in the village when we were a bit lost and he guided us to the accommodation. We really enjoyed waking in up to the beautiful views and being greeted by the animals. Thank you again for a wonderful time, we will certainly be returning to the Lake District next year! Laura & Liam Palmer

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Willow Tree Barn Pod is a small but functional dog friendly accommodation, everything you need for a few days self catering is present, a double bed, an en-suite shower room, a fridge, a kitchen area, a dining table, a settee and a small television, Oh… there’s wifi too."

    It was clean and tidy and we received a welcome gift of shortbread biscuits, Kendal mintcake and a bottle of wine; tea, coffee and sugar were also provided. The only thing missing was a dustpan and brush to sweep up the crumbs you drop making toast but we bought one and left it so future guests shouldn’t be walking through their own crumbs. All in all I would recommend staying there and hope to do so again, if only to see the resident donkeys. If you do choose to go after reading this review please take a bag of carrots for them.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed a first Pod experience."

    Location excellent, host excellent and exactly as listed. For a visit to the Lakes a good base in a really quiet village with an excellent pub when required. Would recommend to anyone considering a visit to the Lake District

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect for the three of us!"

    Barny the dog loved looking out the window as all the passing wildlife in the mornings.

    Reviewed by Ed5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a womderful place THSNK YOU VERY MUCH"

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful location and property."

    Looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had an absolutely lovely week away in the little pod."

    It was clean and cosy and just what we were looking for!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had the most amazing weekend!"

    The pod was perfect, warm, cosy, clean and with every little home comfort accommodated for! Brian greeted us on arrival along with Winston and Mary. Brigsteer was charming and we were a short drive away from Conniston and Windermere both which we visited on our trip! Love the lakes and this was such a nice alternative to staying in a hotel! We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful pod full of the home comforts."

    Lovely location and directions were accurate. Nice treats on arrival. Would thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2021

  • "Willow Tree Pod is an excellent hideaway, with excellent facilities and a friendly and welcoming host."

    Go on book it, you wont be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2021

  • "The people were really friendly."

    The animals at the farm were lovely too. The pod was very comfortable but the WiFi could be unreliable at times.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2021

  • "The pod was comfortable and very clean."

    Hot water supply fantastic and the shower facilities much better than expected. Beautiful setting with lovely views! Our cute donkey neighbours were delightful!

    Reviewed by Gabrielle4.7Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful location, great for watching sunset and peaceful, very relaxing."

    The pod had everything you need and comfortable, more spacious than expected.

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.1Jul 2021

  • "The Pod was more spacious than expected and fully equipped with everything we needed."

    Situated within lovely grounds with stunning views. Owner also went the extra mile to supply us with extra little treats. Perfectly located to explore surrounding areas of the lakes. Would definately return.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0May 2021

  • "We had a great time staying at willow tree barn pod would love to go back again ."

    Brian was very friendly and so was Winston the donkey. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Comfortable and view in morning and peaceful What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Lake windermere

    Mrs Margaret DassNov 2020

  • "Very enjoyable stay ,I'll certainly be coming back ,but for longer ,as we only stayed for a short time."

    What did you enjoy most about your stay? Winston the Donkey ? What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Lake cruise

    Mr Andrew LavernNov 2020

  • "The Pod was lovely, very clean and cosy!"

    Our Shar Pei loved making friends with the donkey on site. Woke up to some gorgeous morning views! X What did you enjoy most about your stay? We had a lovely relaxing break in the pod and the weather was lovely too! What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? We went to Windermere in the car and it was so beautiful there

    Miss Nicole GavaghanOct 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week in the Pod."

    It was warm clean and very well equipped. In a lovely spot in a very characterful village with an excellent pub. It was ideal for our dog who really loved his stay. I couldn What did you enjoy most about your stay? The peacefulness What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? A boat trip on Coniston Water

    Mr Roy WallisSep 2020

  • "Staying at the Willow Tree Barn was amazing."

    It was super clean and everything we needed was provided for us. The location is beautiful although the roads are a little narrow to drive down but after driving through the village once it was easy to do after. I couldn What did you enjoy most about your stay? The beautiful view What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? We traveled into Windermere and it?s a lovely place to visit

    Miss Katie HarrisonSep 2020

  • "My partner and I could not recommend this pod more, the host was lovely and introduced himself almost as soon as we turned up to make sure we had everything we needed; the views were stunning and the overall experience in the pod was perfect for our first get away."

    We both felt so content whilst staying here! What did you enjoy most about your stay? Everything! What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Windermere on Bowness is beautiful; especially the food.

    Miss Rebecca MckeeganSep 2020

  • "Fabulous place on the edge of the village, only 5 minutes to a lovely pub wirh amazing food."

    Brian the host was lovely and very helpful, even the early morning wake up call from Winston the donkey was a pleasure. Would definatly recommend and we are definatly returning as soon as we can. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Location What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Walking

    Mrs Cheryl QuinanAug 2020

  • "The pod was gorgeous and lovey views."

    The owner was lovely and politely offered anything if we had forgot it. Thank tou What did you enjoy most about your stay? The views What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? All the usual Lake District walks!

    Miss Yasmine HardyJul 2020

  • "We had an amazing weekend away."

    The pod was lovely and had everything we needed. We enjoyed the beautiful view each night as there was outdoor seating. The location of the pod was perfect for exploring the setting. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Exploring the nearby areas. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? A walk around lake windermere

    Miss Emma SandellJul 2020

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This property is part of the Lake District Lodge Holidays collection.
From the moment you arrive in the Lake District there is a huge choice of activities and things to see as you take in Britain’s latest World Heritage Site – it’s the only National Park to be recognised for such status.


  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchenette, dining area and sitting area with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Electric heating
  • Ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster
  • TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Please note: Charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this lodge; the nearest charging point is the InstaVolt Charging Point at Booths Supermarket in Kendal LA9 4DP
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior of the property
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 11am
  • Note: This is an adult-only property

The property

Resting in the quaint village of Brigsteer, Cumbria, is Willow Tree Barn Pod, a delightful single-storey dwelling inviting two guests and two furry companions.

Enveloped by various amenities and attractions dotted across the Lake District National Park, whilst enjoying a rural setting, this studio-style pod offers the ideal base for a romantic break. Enter the open-plan living space, where you can relax upon the plush sofa, prepare meals with the helping hand of a ceramic hob and microwave, and dine over a home-cooked meal for two.

After an adventure-filled day, refresh in the sleek shower room, before cosying up in the double bed, ready for another day of exploring Cumbria.

If you can tear yourself away from your abode, head to Lakeland Maze Farm Park, Kendal Museum and National Trust - Sizergh, all just a short car journey away, offering something for all types of interests.

Heading towards Lake Windermere, enjoy rural tours of the county upon Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, try your hand at various water sports, such as kayaking and wakeboarding upon the lake itself, or choose an indoor activity, such as touring the Lakes Aquarium.

Higher up into the national park, take a stroll around the pretty grounds of Holehird Gardens, brush up on your local knowledge at Windermere Jetty Museum - Stories of boats and steam, or head to Blackwell if arts and crafts are your interest.

Book your next romantic break at Willow Tree Barn Pod.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Helsington 1.5 miles; Levens 2.1 miles; Kendal 5 miles.

Brigsteer is a hamlet between the towns of Helsington and Levens and about five miles from Kendal in Cumbria. Brigsteer is located on the edge of the Lyth valley with Scout Scar overlooking the village itself. Village amenities include a village hall and a local pub called The Wheatsheaf Inn. There are still three working farms in the village of Brigsteer with many more developments having been built since. Nearby Levens has more amenities including a general store/newsagent and a pub. Levens consists of a huddle of fine, stone-built traditional houses, cottages and barn conversions surrounded by unspoilt countryside, with varied flora and fauna and a nature reserve providing beautiful walking country. Kendal is further away being known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes, being ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas