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Durham Bridge Barn

Crosthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042280)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

28 Customer Reviews

  • "Could not have asked for more!"

    A home from home!

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Home from home with everything you need for a self catering holiday.David and Sarah were so helpful when we had a problem with the hob!The cottage was immaculate and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it !

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, with quality furnishings and fittings."

    Everything we could possibly need, both practically and for our comfort, was available. The cottage was in a peaceful and lovely setting. On arrival, we received a warm, friendly greeting. There was a welcome pack of goodies, which we very much enjoyed and appreciated. We will certainly be returning to this charming cottage.

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 2022

  • "Very clean (important), stylish, all appliances good quality and fixtures and fittings, towels, bedding etc etc the same."

    Set in the Lyth valley was just what we wanted as it was only a15 min drive to Windermere/Kendal on quiet country roads. Coming back "home" to this super accommodation. No hesitation in re-booking in the future. ✳️✳️✳️✳️✳️

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2022

  • "The pictures don’t do this beautiful property full justice!"

    All decoration and appliances were of a high standard and contributed to the cosy barn feel, we all found the beds really comfy and had better sleep than we do at home. The location was great, secluded and quiet in the area itself with lovely views, whilst only a short drive to Bowness and Kendal. My sister particularly liked saying hello to the chickens in their coop :) The whole family commented when we arrived that the barn is outstanding and we had a fabulous week staying there, thank you!

    Reviewed by KatharineMay 2022

  • "We have stayed at Durham Bridge Barn before and was so impressed with everything, down to the eggs left for us, that we wanted to stay again."

    The cottage is so beautiful, clean and top quality, with every thought put in to it for your comfort. David and Sarah, the owners are exceptional. So friendly! Nothing is too much trouble.

    Reviewed by IanApr 2022

  • "Excellent hosts and property was amazing"

    Reviewed by CathyApr 2022

  • "Cosy cottage in a wonderful setting."

    Thank you so much for your positive and very much appreciated feedback. We really hope you will return to Durham Bridge Barn in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2022

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented, and ideally situated close to many of the local attractions."

    We had a meal at The Punch Bowl, which was only a few minutes drive away, and it has one of the best meals we’ve ever had. We will certainly be back to stay here again in the future. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2022

  • "A very nice cottage, some lovely luxury touches and generally a lovely stay."

    It is absolutely ideally located! Easy to find. A perfect base for our expeditions.

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2022

  • "Had a lovely relaxing week at Durham bridge barn."

    This was our 2nd stay here and the cottage is beautiful, very clean and lovely and warm. Our last night was the night of the storm and the power went off but the owner very quickly bought some candles round thankfully. Would highly recommend the cottage

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2021

  • "The only thing we would mention was the fact that the property was one of the best we have ever stayed in in the lakes for over 30 years."

    Can we buy it as a permanent home !!

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "Durham Bridge Barn is an exceptional property."

    The quality and style are perfection. The owners should be very proud of their property. We will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2021


    Reviewed by TerranceAug 2021

  • "Really enjoyed it."

    House was very very hot so would suggest underfloor heating is an option to turn on rather than turn off, but that's being very nitpicky. It was a wonderful stay and the kids loved it

    Reviewed by KieranJun 2021

  • "A beautiful, well equipped, comfortable, spacious and immaculately clean cottage in a stunning location."

    Everything you would need as a base for a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by NaomiMay 2021

  • "Beautiful area , well appointed with quality appliances and kitchen ware."

    Actually nice / reassuring that the owner lives on site.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in the middle of the Lyth valley."

    As we were in the middle of the pandemic, eating out was limited but, everything you needed was there at the cottage. Handy for Windermere, Bowness, Kendall all 15 mins away by car.

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2021

  • "Had a wonderful three night stay and was warmly welcomed by the owner who made sure we had everything we needed."

    The cottage was spotless and had everything we could want to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Loved the decor and superb style of the cottage.

    Reviewed by MalcolmMay 2021

  • "The cottage was everything we wished for and more."

    Very clean everything we needed. The gardens the surroundings and the chickens were fantastic !! The weather was amazing not a drop of rain all week. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by DianeApr 2021

  • "Thank you, excellent cottage!"

    Reviewed by SumitApr 2021

  • "What a wonderful relaxing week."

    Our first time to the Lake District but not our last! the eggs were very much appreciated and turned into a lovely omelette. A great base for exploring the area, and plenty to do locally too. The barn is tip-top - a real gem of a find. Thank you so much!

    Mrs SSep 2019

  • "Very enjoyable relaxing week, lovely cottage very comfortable in beautiful peaceful surroundings."

    Thanks for the fresh eggs!

    John & JanSep 2019

  • "What a wonderful relaxing week."

    Our first time in the lake district but not our last! The eggs were very much appreciated and turned into a lovely omelette. A great base for exploring the area and plenty to do locally too. The barn is tip top – a real gem of a find. Thank you so much!

    Helen & DarrenSep 2019

  • "Wow! Wow!"

    Wow! What a lovely warm and fantastic accommodation, we couldn’t have wished for better. We are already planning our next visit! Thank you so much for the eggs and the perfect holiday

    Clarke FamilySep 2019

  • "Had a lovely week at the cottage beautiful surroundings and very peaceful."

    Enjoyed the fresh eggs will deffo be back in the near future! Thank you!

    Bonham FamilySep 2019

  • "We’ve had a lovely week in this beautiful and very comfortable cottage."

    Perfectly situated and very peaceful. We highly recommend the ‘Hare and hounds’ great food and had a fun night at the Thursday pub quiz, the quiz master is quite a character. Thank you, Sarah, for your hospitality.

    Jane & JayneAug 2019

  • "Hidden gem away from the busier spots in the Lakes."

    Peaceful location. Excellent standard of property and very clean. Friendly owners. Look out for the "rock star" chicken!

    Mr EvansMay 2019

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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.


  • Over 2 floors
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x king size with ensuite bathrooms, lounge and dining area, kitchen, cloakroom and 3rd WC, patio and parking
  • No Friday changeover sorry.
  • Oil central heating, gas-fired log effect stove, large screen TV, wonderful far reaching views, electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge & freezer, washer / dryer, superb patio with furniture, two private parking spaces, walks from the door, walking distance to country pub, wi-fi, no pets, bed linen and towels provided
  • No Friday changeover sorry.

The property

From the outside, Durham Bridge Barn looks like a classic Lakeland property, but inside you’ll find pure luxury.

The property is a converted barn situated in the Lyth Valley, fully refurbished, contemporary and chic.

Features include vaulted ceilings, old oak beams and a gas fired, log effect stove completes this cosy country cottage. The sumptuous furnishings are like something pulled straight from the pages of a glossy magazine and in terms of space the cottage has plenty of room for two couples.

Two king-size bedrooms are found on separate floors and both bedrooms have boutique style en-suite bathrooms. Sitting beside a whitewash farmhouse in the Lyth Valley, which appears on Lonely Planet’s list of most beautiful places on earth, the approach to Durham Bridge Barn is via a private lane.

The property is just 20 minutes away from Windermere, from Bowness and from Cartmel, the home of sticky toffee pudding and L’Enclume the Michelin award winning restaurant.

Closer to the property is the Lyth Valley pub that serves excellent food and drinks. No Friday changeover sorry.

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

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About the location


Bowness-on-Windermere 5 miles; Kendal 6 miles.

Crosthwaite is a small village set in the picturesque Lyth Valley, famous for its damson trees, and boasts a lovely pub known nationally for its excellent food. The lakeside towns of Windermere and Bowness are nearby, with plenty of activities, interest and entertainment for all ages. Also within easy reach is the popular market town of Kendal, an historic Lakeland town with a fine reputation for shopping. Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent. 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. 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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