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2 Hart Head Barn

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Rydal near Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at 2 Hart Head Barn."

    Its a large, clean, comfortable, warm and very well equipped property with everything you need for a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The location is fantastic with spectacular views over the valley towards Windermere - there are numerous things to see and do within a short drive and walks from the door, which our dog loved. The driveway is steep as stated in the details, but its easily achievable in a "standard" car with a bit of care.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2023

  • "Beautiful house in an amazing location."

    No major complaints only to fix dish washer. Many thanks jamie

    Thank you for this lovely feedback and thank you for letting us know about the dishwasher which has now been fixed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamieAug 2023

  • "Everything was first class,top quality."

    Wonderful location.We didn't use the BBQ because previous guests had not even emptied it,let alone cleaned it.Such a shame,when provided with such good kit.We had a fantastic break and would certainly use the property again,perhaps in winter next time.A few footstools wouldn't go amiss after a long walk.The huge drying room/utility room is brill.

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2023

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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.


  • Reverse-level
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite with bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • First-floor dining room
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Heated utility/boot room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, Docking station/CD Player and WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Private driveway parking for 5 cars
  • Garden with lawn, furniture, barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Steep driveway
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-in from 10am

The property

Ambleside 1.8 miles.

2 Hart Head Barn is a magical lakeland barn, in a sublime setting with views in every direction towards Rydal Water & Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells, making an ideal base for a large gathering of family and friends.

You are set high above the tiny hamlet of Rydal with panoramic views in all directions.

The traditional lakeland slate barn blends effortlessly with 21st-century decadent accommodation.

This is a place to relax, rejuvenate and spend precious time together.

Inside, you can find five bedrooms, two of which have en-suites, along with a shower room for freshening up after a day of walking.

A well-equipped kitchen offers a space to cook up your family favourites, while the dining room with seating for ten welcomes you to gather with your loved ones over a tasty dinner.

Completing the interior is the sitting room with a toasty woodburning stove, while the warmer months can be spent in the garden with a barbecue dinner or simply a cup of tea with a view.

A short drive or beautiful walk will lead you into either the village of Ambleside or a little further passing Rydal Water into Grasmere.

Grasmere itself is stocked with great pubs, tea rooms and shops and is a walker's paradise.

This secluded retreat is located in an enviable position next door to Rydal Mount, the home of William Wordsworth and an inspiration for his writing.

Here you can leave the car behind, and walk from the doorstep, being situated on the picturesque Rydal/Grasmere circuit walk and at the foot of the well-known Fairfield Horseshoe.

Mountain bikers and cyclists will also enjoy some of the best challenges in the British Isles.

The location is also only a short distance from the vibrant village of Ambleside, with its interesting range of local shops, tempting delicatessens, traditional Lakeland pubs and top-class restaurants - even a cinema and live music bar.

Lake Windermere can also be enjoyed from Waterhead Pier, where ferries depart regularly to Bowness and Lakeside.

2 Hart Head Barn offers a truly memorable holiday destination.

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

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About the location


  • Grasmere 4.4 miles
  • Windermere 4.7 miles
  • Keswick 16.7 miles

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas