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Meadow Syke Barn

(Ref. 1122566)

Bampton, Cumbria, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • tub (10)
  • ruth (10)
  • hot tub (10)
  • well (8)
  • barn (8)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "The barn has been beautifully renovated but the lack of attention to detail was evident."

    The fixtures and fittings let it down. The cost of a 4 night stay was a premium price and we felt the property standard did not reflect the price charged. The sofa needs replacing, you sink so low into it that it's just not comfortable. The bedrooms are lacking basic furniture. Neither bedroom had a wardrobe or a chest of drawers. The upstairs bedroom had barely anywhere to put your clothing. There were two (small) sets of cheap bedside drawers, one of which was dusty and we found hairs inside two drawers. My husband had to fix his set of bedside drawers as one drawer was coming apart. The clothes hanging 'device' was laughable. There were just 4 hangers for the two of us, on what appeared to be a coat type 'tree' stand thing attached to the wall! Neither of the flimsy mirrors in either bedroom were screwed to the wall. They were just propped against the wall and we were concerned about knocking them over as they were so light. You couldn't see yourself in them anyway as the mirrors were on the floor and were not tall enough to view yourself in! Pointless really. The bed pillows were poor quality and uncomfortable too. We found positives in that the kitchen was well equipped and the bathrooms were modern with good water pressure. The barn is very warm which was appreciated on cold mornings. Dogs are catered for too with water and food bowls. The local pub in Bampton served delicious food too. Ruth, the owner, was very welcoming. However we were disappointed to be told the EV charging was an extra cost. At the time of booking, the advert on Sykes did not state there was an additional charge for using the electric car charger. We have mobile phone screen shots as proof of this. To be fair to Ruth when we raised this with her she did allow us to have one free car charge. However, it was disappointing that the advert was incorrect and it was a fee we did not expect to pay. One of the reasons we booked this barn was because the car charging was meant to be included in the booking price! Lastly, the driveway up to the barns needs some work. It is not suitable for low ground clearance vehicles. We scraped our car underneath a few times on the uneven steep driveway. It would benefit from having tarmac laid rather than shingle, as the shingle gets moved around which exacerbates the uneven ground. Additionally it is not safe to turn left out of the driveway onto the main road as the visibility is poor. If you have a car longer than a hatchback then you cannot complete the left turn in one manoeuvre either. Finally, we wish to explain that we have stayed in many self-catering accommodations over the years and feel this is a fair and accurate reflection of our stay at Meadow Syke Barn.

    Reviewed by Yvette2.8Feb 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay, the place is beautiful, well equipped and; you (Ruth) were lovely, attentive and went the extra mile."

    Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Feb 2024

  • "What an absolutely fantastic property."

    You're met by the owner on arrival. Who shows you round. The property is lovely and clean. It's so peaceful at night, with amazing views

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jan 2024

  • "We met Ruth on arrival and what a lovely lady, Both properties were decorated for Xmas, trees, ornaments etc which was amazing."

    Hot tub was great addition. The underfloor heating was a godsend. Both properties are furnished to a high standard & all mod cons. We had 3 dogs with us who were well catered for, blankets, towels & treats. If your looking to get away from the rat race and relax in comfort / style this is the place to be Thanks Ruth

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Dec 2023

  • "This cottage is beautiful!"

    It was perfectly clean and had everything that we needed in it. I love the location and the surroundings are gorgeous. We loved the hot tub although we where unable to use it a lot because of the rain All around great trip, we are already looking to book again in summer.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely Barn in a gorgeous setting, very well equipped with a very high standard of finish and cleanliness."

    Couldn’t wish for nicer hosts, on hand and eager to help resolve any issues, give assistance immediately. We have already booked again and can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2023

  • "We loved everything about it."

    It's very well done and well maintained, the hot tub was great, and even the slightly hard to find location was a plus for us.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a quiet part of the Lakes."

    Easy access to Penrith and then along to the Northern lakes. Local footpaths not well used. Local pub food is great. Host responded instantly to a missing item. Very pleasant outlook from the hot tub at the end of a day walking. Dog friendly with secure yard and field to run in

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday in the English Lake District for two couples with Meadow Syke Barn as our base."

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean, the beds were wonderfully comfortable, and the bathrooms, each with a walk-in shower, were fantastic. Ruth, our hostess, was wonderful. She even had fresh milk for tea awaiting us. We visited 10 of the lakes (waters/meres) in four days. All-in-all an amazing holiday. The only slight disappointment was the living/eating/kitchen area was a bit small for four people, but we managed just fine.

    Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you had a fantastic holiday. Enjoy the rest of your time in the UK and have a safe journey back to USA Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.4Sep 2023

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    Ruth was an excellent host, we had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful barn in such a quiet and picturesque setting."

    Great quality mattress- slept well! Lovely hot tub. Board games for the children. Well equiped kitchen. Both bathrooms were spotless. Nice welcome basket. Local pub Mardale Inn community owned a 10 minute walk and lovely food there. Little shop in the village handy too. Great base for the area. Visited the Keswick pencil museum, walked to Aira Force then back to enjoy good food in Pooley Bridge inn before enjoying a trip on Ullswater steamers. Lowther Castle great for the children plus cafe served wonderful lunch.

    Reviewed by Nia5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was perfect!"

    Beautiful, clean, great views and the hot tub was a very welcome reward after a hard days walking. Ruth was a fantastic host who met us on arrival, provided some great local knowledge and was really kind to our children. We enjoyed it so much, we booked a return trip as soon as we got home. Looking forward to seeing the red squirrels (and sheep!) again ...

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m so happy you enjoyed our beautiful location you certainly made the most of the local area and I look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Meadow Syke Barn."

    The accommodation was in a beautiful location and was clean and tidy with everything we needed for a relaxing stay. The views were beautiful and being able to relax in the evenings in the outdoor hot tub was very special. Ruth was very accommodating and helpful all week. We are looking forward to returning in the future.

    Thank you for your great feedback we are so glad you had a wonderful stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Aug 2023

  • "Stunning property, idyllic location, exceptional host!"

    We have had the most incredible week - the weather was poor and that didn’t matter a jot because the house and hot tub were sublime, the red squirrels were an added bonus! This experience was worth 6 stars not 5!!! Even the teens had an unforgettable time. Simply magical!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2023

  • "Just back from a wonderful week at Meadow Syke Barn in Bampton, near Penrith."

    The barn did not disappoint at all. Really well appointed with everything you could possibly want from a holiday let. Ruth was there to greet us as we arrived, a lovely touch and a bottle of wine placed in the fridge to enjoy on our first night. The hot tub was fab after our long drive, I packed our own towels to use out there, rather than using the beautiful white ones in the bathroom. Beds are super comfortable, towels fluffy and toiletries in each bathroom included. The kitchen has everything you need to rustle up some fab meals, even a pestle and mortar so we could crush our own spices! The addition of a utility room, shared with the barn next door, offered a washing machine and tumble dryer and a separate room with a dehumidifier for drying wet coats and boots. The Mardale Inn, a mere 10 minute walk into Bampton, was a lovely community pub, would really recommend the Sunday Roast but you need to book as it gets really busy. We recommend walking to the top of Knipes Scar, visible as you look across from the barn. Penrith, Windermere, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater and Aira Falls are all within easy reach by car and worth the drive. All in all a really great week in a 5 star holiday let.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you had everything you needed and enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely holiday in the relaxing Countryside."

    Your barn is very welcoming and comporting. It was perfect for my getaway. My favourite moments were enjoying the hot tub surrounded by the countryside and long walks in the lake district national park.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Jul 2023

  • "This has to be the best stay I’ve had in the lakes as yet."

    A stunning barn, immaculate and converted to a very high standard. It felt like pure luxury. Ruth was so welcoming and ensured we knew how to contact her if we needed to. I would highly recommend booking this amazing property, location was ideal for Ullswater. So pleased I found this complete gem. We will definitely be returning. 10/10

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning property couldn’t fault it."

    If anything the pictures do not do this property justice, would highly recommend. Ruth was the perfect host and helped make us feel right at home. 10/10!!!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leigh-ann5.0Jun 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shared utility room with washing machine, dryer and drying room
  • Shared dog washing room
  • Shared EV charger there is a charge for this payable directly to the owner.
  • Ground source and solar panel heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, slimline dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Cot available on request
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Hot tub (£60 supplement to be paid locally)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.7 miles
  • Please note; the property is only accepting 1 week stays between 14th March and 2nd May 2025.

The property

Nestled in a hillside on a working family farm in the Lake District, Meadow Syke Barn is an eco-friendly barn conversion with ground source heating and solar panels, offering contemporary accommodation whilst retaining many original features.

Surrounded by rolling hillsides, open farmland and wild flower meadows you are certain to see some of the local birds or wildlife including red squirrels that visit daily.

This beautifully renovated cottage sleeps up to four adults and offers an open plan living, dining and fully equipped kitchen area.

Meadow Syke Barn has a gated yard with private patio and hot tub providing wonderful views, over the valley.

A gentle stroll takes you into the traditional Lakeland village of Bampton, complete with local shop, children’s play area and pub, away from the busier central lakes.

When you’re ready to explore, you can head out on a scenic stroll following one of many fantastic footpaths and walking trails highlighted in your welcome pack that can be found nearby.

More challenging walks can also be easily accessed such as High Street, Rampsgill, Red Cragg, High Raise, Kidsty Pike (overlooking Haweswater) or Wether Hill, Arthur’s pike, and Loadpot offering magnificent views of Ullswater.

Situated eight and a half miles from the nearest town of Penrith, you are within easy reach of supermarkets, shops, cinemas and a number of cafes and restaurants.

In addition to this the A66 and M6 are just a short drive away, giving you endless possibilities of places to explore within the both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

Whether you want to explore the fantastic range of local hills and peaks, take a stroll on nearby fells and footpaths or venture further afield, Meadow Syke Barn has the appeal of a quiet setting with lots of open green space, whilst still offering easy access to the tourist destinations.

Note: This property can be booked with Meadow Syke Byre Ref. 1123133, the adjoining property together sleeping six guests.

Meadow Syke Barn Cottages

Settled just outside the village of Bampton in Cumbria, discover this fabulous pairing of holiday properties, Meadow Syke Barn Cottages. Benefitting from their own respective private patios with hot tubs, an enviable position within the Lake District National Park and contemporary décor throughout, Meadow Syke Barn Cottages welcomes a total of six guests, ideal for couples, families or groups of friends seeking a relaxing getaway in Cumbria. Make the most of the well-equipped kitchen and open-plan living spaces to spend quality time together, before chatting the evening away outside, relaxing in the bubbling hot tub before washing away the day and curling up on the plush sitting area. When you’re ready to explore, head out on a scenic stroll following one of several of the fantastic walking trails that can be found nearby; within accessible reach you can also challenge yourself to a hike up High Street, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn or Fairfield Peak, all offering imposing views across the Lakes and rolling hills. Along Ullswater, soak in the uninterrupted beauty of Aira Force Waterfall and the lake itself, where you could try your hand at paddleboarding or simply enjoy a family picnic amongst the stunning backdrop of the countryside. Travel towards Windermere to discover Wray Castle, Holehird Gardens and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, as well as the UK’s largest lake. Well-positioned to spend the day in Keswick, Grasmere and Bassenthwaite, Meadow Syke Barn Cottages makes the perfect base to explore all of this and more.

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

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About the location


Penrith 8.6 miles; Carlisle 28.9 miles.

Resting in the picturesque Lowther valley and within striking distance of the River Lowether is this delightful village, Bampton in the Eden District of Cumbria. Enjoying a position within the majestic Lake District National Park, this village plays host to a shop, a tea room and a pub serving food, as well as a number of cottages and breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. Within close reach are a number of attractions including Haweswater Reservoir which comes with a magnitude of walks, as well as Keld Chapel, a National Trust property. On the edge of the National Park is the bustling town of Penrith where you will find a number of traditional shops and arcades to explore, ensuring something for all ages and tastes. Just a short car journey will bring you to the second largest lake in the Lake District, Ullswater where you will find a magnitude of watersport opportunities as well as miles of walks amidst breath-taking scenery. Bampton is a delightful base for exploring the surrounding countryside setting with your loved ones.

3 night minimum restriction
Please note; the property is only accepting 1 week stays between 14th March and 2nd May 2025.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas