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Kentmere Hall Bank Barn

Kentmere, near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041317)

4.8

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Thanks Jim."

    We had a lovely stay. Will back again soon.

    Reviewed by QamerJun 2022

  • "An absolutely beautiful property nestled in a very quiet valley."

    Just what we were looking for - it was perfect. Jim was very welcoming and helpful The barn was well equipped; and the beds were wonderfully comfortable Thank you! We’ll definitely be back

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2022

  • "Very well presented property in a wonderful location!"

    Appreciated the extra touches: lots of interesting reading materials and gifts on arrival. The owners were most welcoming. This was a lovely base for a relaxing holiday .

    Reviewed by IanJun 2022

  • "A fabulous property in a beautiful, peaceful location."

    This won’t suit everyone as the property is remote and no pub or shops within walking distance, but there is plenty of choice of great independent shops and a fantastic pub and chippy in Staveley! But for us it was bliss just being able to park up for a week and have fabulous walks to suit all abilities from the front door!

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2022

  • "We really liked the Barn conversion and the location - both are fabulous and we had a very comfortable stay."

    A few comments that I hope help: 1. the cottage details said all fuel was included, however there is a note suggesting a charge for logs used on burner - some clarification might be helpful 2. We found the communication with Sykes cottages company difficult - lots of instructions via email and text reminding us of the rules - however there are limited options to contact you - might you review your customer service from the customer perspective?

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2022

  • "Great location, clean with good facilities."

    The owner was very helpful and responsive when we had any queries. Plenty of practical guidance for walks and things to do. The barn was well decorated with a great vibe with lots of CDs and interesting books available in case the weather turned. The log burner is a key star of the show. We went there for an annual family holiday and the barn was a great choice to connect with each other but still be able to have your own quiet space when needed. We’ll be back.

    Reviewed by DanielSep 2021

  • "What a gorgeous barn - thank you for an amazing stay in such an unspoilt piece of idyllic countryside, we have loved it, WOW."

    The design & quality of accommodation you have created is wonderful. We would very much like to return soon and give our elderly parents a treat!

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2021

  • "This was our second holiday at Kentmere Hall Bank Barn."

    It's in a fantastic, peaceful location with nothing but the sound of the birds and sheep. Excellent facilities, really spacious and comfortable. We'll be back soon!

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "We had a very nice time at Kentmere hall barn."

    Initially were a bit skeptical about the accommodation as it was very isolated (no phone signal) and didn't look as welcoming on the outside. However, upon entering we came to find a cozy, clean and colourful home with all the necessary facilities. Along with beautiful views of the landscape presented to us.

    Reviewed by JosephJun 2021

  • "The barn is beautifully designed and very clean."

    Lovely location if you know what to expect. However, I wouldn't recommend for young families as the bedrooms are only separated from the main living area by sliding doors so soundproofing is non existent between bedrooms/kitchen and living area. I'd stay again but not with young children.

    Reviewed by SophieMay 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay in an idyllic lakeland location."

    The accomodation was a pleasure to be in and kitted out very well - good wifi. Loads of nice walks available nearby and for those who like a challenge, it is ideally placed for the Kentmere Horseshoe. This is a remote location (no mobile signal) and 4 miles of narrow roads to the nearest shop etc. So to enjoy, be prepared in advance.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
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Summary

  • All accommodation on one level
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC, 1 x double (zip/link can be 2 x 2'6" twins on request), 1 x twin
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • Renewable central heating with gas back up and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, CD player, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Outdoor courtyard area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Pub 2.9 miles
  • Shop 4.9 miles.

The property

Standing at the head of the Kentmere Valley, surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District, Kentmere Hall is built around a defensive pele tower dating back to the early 14th century.

Here you’ll find a superb 21st century RIBA shortlisted barn conversion of the adjacent Bank Barn.

With all the living space across the ground floor, and beautiful open plan living, kitchen and dining space, your group will have lots of space to socialise, be together and make happy memories.

You’ll arrive in Kentmere along the narrow lane that winds its way up to the head of the valley and the village of Kentmere with its historic church and whitewashed cottages scattered across the hillside.

The final approach is down a narrow drive which leads to the house, where you can pull up right outside the front door.

The front door opens to the welcoming open plan kitchen, dining/living room with beams and slate floors.

Comfortable sofas and armchairs are arranged around the cosy log burner and TV.

(No live TV available due to reception.

However, viewing through the internet is fine, iPlayer, ITV player, Channel 4 etc or your own Netflix and Amazon TV).

The family dining table sits at the heart of the room making it the ideal place for relaxing mealtimes, or the place to gather in the morning over breakfast to plan your day.

The contemporary fitted kitchen, with beautiful granite worktops, is well equipped with everything you need.

Three pretty bedrooms lead off the living accommodation, all with sliding doors to maximise the use of space and light and all with views to the surrounding countryside.

A double room with en-suite bathroom; a double or 2’6” twin bedroom (please specify your choice when you make your booking) or a 3’ twin bedded room.

A spacious shower room with a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

The utility/boot room has plenty of space for your outdoor gear, and drying wet clothes, and is also home to the washing machine and tumble dryer.

From here the back door from here opens to the great outdoors and a gravelled area with outdoor dining furniture where you can relax.

Kentmere Hall Bank Barn adjoins Kentmere Hall.

Kentmere Hall won a RIBA North West Award 2021 and a RIBA National Award 2021, see below: https://www.architecture.com/awards-and-competitions-landing-page/awards/riba-regional-awards/riba-north-west-award-winners/2021/pele-tower-house The Kentmere Valley is a narrow valley surrounded by a horseshoe of high fells, to the east of Lake Windermere.

The scenery is breath-taking, the atmosphere blissfully tranquil and the location within surprisingly easy reach of Lake Windermere and other highlights of the Lake District.

But when popular Lakes holiday destinations are teeming at bank holidays and school holidays, the Kentmere Valley remains relatively untouched.

The Kentmere Valley is approached via a small country lane from the village of Staveley.

Staveley is a pretty little village between Kendal and Windermere; a popular hub for walkers and cyclists – head to Staveley Mill Yard for lots of great cafes, bakeries, and a brewery and beer hall.

Staveley's Eagle & Child pub is also a superb traditional Lakeland pub.

The Kentmere Valley is a popular location for a Lake District walking holiday, and you'll find many varied routes to enjoy from your doorstep.

Mountain bikers and rock climbers find their high points too!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

KENTMERE

The Kentmere Valley is a narrow valley surrounded by a horseshoe of high fells, located to the east of Lake Windermere. The scenery is breath-taking, the atmosphere, blissfully tranquil and the location within surprisingly easy reach of Lake Windermere and other highlights of the Lake District. Kentmere is reached from the village of Staveley along a lane that winds its way up to the head of the valley and to the village of Kentmere with its historic church and whitewashed cottages scattered across the hillside. Staveley is another pretty little village between Kendal and Windermere; a popular hub for walkers and cyclists.

Region Information

(No live TV available due to reception. However viewing through the internet is fine, iplayer, ITV player, Channel 4 etc or your own Netflix and Amazon TV).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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