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Topthorn Barn

Whinfell near Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1056455)

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  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Kendal 4.9 miles.

Offering a wonderful family getaway for eleven guests in the midst of rolling Cumbrian countryside, Topthorn Barn is a stunning stone property, boasting traditional character and charm.

Settled in the village of Whinfell not far from Kendal, Topthorn Barn is within easy reach of both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, and enjoys a games room, spacious bedrooms and a lovely first-floor balcony.

Step into the entrance hall as you come in from the parking area, where a pretty bench awaits you to take off your shoes and get familiar with this family haven.

Head through to the kitchen/diner to find a huge range cooker amidst a collection of quality appliances in the fitted kitchen, as well as a long dining table for family meals.

The games room is the perfect spot for fun on rainy days, with a children's play room with plenty of toys too, leading out to the Wendy house outside.

Completing the ground-floor is the utility room with laundry facilities and the ground-floor shower room.

Take the stairs to find the first-floor sitting room where you can get settled before the woodburning stove on one of the plush seats, with a huge Smart TV to entertain.

A balcony runs the length of the property from here, with access from the sitting room and the following two bedrooms: a master super-king-size boasting a Smart TV and a fabulous bathroom, along with a king-size also benefitting from a Smart TV.

The first floor has a further bedroom comprising a family room with a super-king-size and a single, with another shower room on this floor, whilst up to the second floor there is a twin bedroom with a trundle bed, and a king-size bedroom, served by the second-floor bathroom, so everyone has a tranquil sleeping spot and somewhere to freshen up.

Relax out in the large garden with spacious lawns for up to three dogs to run around on, and luscious countryside views to admire from here or the balcony.

Topthorn Barn sits in a wonderful location for enjoying both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, with the nearest town being the pretty market town of Kendal, known as the 'southern gateway to the Lakes', you can find a great many restaurants, pubs and shops along its cobbled streets and heritage within the 12th century ruins of Kendal Castle.

The local area around the property is great for walking so you can set off from your doorstep and explore the likes of Whinfell Beacon and Whinfell Tarn, and Grayrigg Forest.

Make a trip to the epic 14th century Sizergh Castle with large grounds to explore, or enjoy family fun at Lakeland Maze Farm Park for animal encounters, go-karts and a maize maze.

Kendal is home to two museums for those intrigued by history, including Lakeland Museum and Kendal Museum, while the imposing Elizabethan Levens Hall has much to offer within its ornate, oak panelled rooms and beautiful gardens.

Enjoy the challenge of the Lake District's many peaks and fells with hikes and rambles throughout the landscape, enjoying spectacular Lake Windermere views from Orrest Head and Gummer's How, far-reaching vistas from Baystones, and amazing landscapes from Helvellyn.

Discover The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness, The Lakes Aquarium in Lakeside, and plenty of outdoor activities in and around Lake Windermere for all the family.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park also has lots to offer and is home to the famous Three Peaks challenge, perfect for active walkers.

Make wonderful memories with your loved ones in Cumbria at Topthorn Barn.


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with Smart TV and en-suite bath, hand held shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x family room with super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) and single, 1 x king-size with Smart TV, 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x second-floor twin with trundle bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove and balcony
  • Games room
  • Children's play room
  • Oil central heating with ground-floor underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Aga electric range cooker and hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for six cars
  • Garden with lawn
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note: No stag/ hen parties or similar
  • Shop 3.9 miles, pub 4.3 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


Windermere 8 miles.

A historic market town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. 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. Visit The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, its regular collection holding portraits by Kendal born George Romney and works by Turner and Ruskin, with other exhibitions through its links with the Tate. 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. Kendal itself is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas