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Lady Barn

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Meathop near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place to stay for a base to visit the south of the lakes."

    The house had everything that you require for a week’s stay and more. The hand mixer came in really handy when we had to make pancakes!! The small touches of dog treats and dog towels were a great idea. Thank you for a great stay and for the bottle of wine and biscuits!!! This property is definitely ideal for a dog and kid friendly experience.

    Reviewed by Ceri4.4Feb 2024

  • "This property was like a home from home."

    It was very comfortable and quite spacious for the four of us and our two dogs. A large kitchen and also a separate utility room which we used for the dogs food and equipment. Unfortunately the weather was rather wet during our stay which meant we stayed in the cottage rather than tour around like we would have preferred. However we felt at home and found it quite relaxing. My only criticism was squeaky floorboard on the upper landing which meant disturbing others when getting up to the bathroom during the night. All in all a great cottage for a base to the south lakes area and fairly close to motorway. I would recommend this property to others and would go again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastically well appointed."

    Couldn't think of a single thing that Lady Barn didn't have that we might need. Very much felt like the owners had really thought about all the little things. Kitchen had anything we might need and more. The quality of bedding, towels and even the loo role was excellent. The wide variety of leaflets, books and games were excellent. I wish I had a dog to be able to take advantage of all the little extras for pooches too!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was great."

    Fully fitted with all you could need. Comfy, clean and well equipped for our stay. Lovely location with everything within 10-20 mins drive away. Also good walks nearby for our dog. I will definitely be going again..

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2023

  • "The best holiday cottage we've stayed in, and we've stayed in a few!"

    Great location from which to get around the South Lakes area. The extra touches like the walking guide books were brilliant and we used them most days to plan our next adventure. The bedrooms were beautifully done and each one had it's own unique character but one thing they all had in common was a comfy, clean and well-proportioned bed! The kids loved walking down the lane each morning to buy the fresh free-range eggs from the neighbour's honesty box. We're hoping to be back next year.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable the beds especially, extremely well equipped and in an excellent location."

    Great place to use as base to visit all the local attractions. A car is essential.

    Reviewed by Lionel5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cottage was in a great location and the description matched the actuality."

    Property was well-equipped and clean and warm and provided a great location to explore the south of Cumbria and a great base for cycling and walking the dog. Was tempted to book a second week whilst we were there.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "This cottage is a beautiful haven, surrounded by stunning scenery- we absolutely loved our stay!"

    The beds were so comfy, the cottage is hine from home and caters for absolutely everything you could possibly need. Location was perfect with Grange in close proximity and Cartmel its the perfect base for exploring. The map selection and things to do table was a much appreciated addition, I'd not noticed this at other properties but was so helping planning our days out. From leaving the property and turning right we bumped into the chickens a few houses down, being feed my children loved this, then a beautiful horse and lady galloped passed after stopping and talking and let me 1 year old admire, then the farmer crossed over the road with cows!! The birds come out to provide a show in the evenings! Honestly perfect place, we will defo go back in a flash

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Aug 2022

  • "Extremely clean and comfortable cottage in a peaceful location."

    Superbly equipped with nice touches like bed and towels for the dog. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Lady Barn."

    The property had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. It had excellent road links into the heart of the Lake District, and is only 20 minutes drive from the M6.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property needs a really good clean."

    I moved the small desk in one of the bedrooms and it was all sticky like food residue on the sides. The back of the beds were thick dust/cobwebs as well as the lamps and cobwebs were everywhere. Bathrooms were not very clean either Sofas were really hard and uncomfortable, need more cushions at the back as they are really deep Also need a dishwasher!! The smell downstairs from the boiler in kitchen was just awful Heated towel rail in bathroom didn't work was barely warm when heating was on full and no space for 4 people to dry towels I would not recommend this place and would not return for the above reasons

    Reviewed by Michelle1.9Apr 2022

  • "Very well equipped, cosy cottage."

    Really comfy beds . Set within close proximity to other dwellings so felt slightly overlooked although the location was generally quiet. Car is essential

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2022

  • "Very nice cottage within easy reach of the lakes Xmas decorations was a nice touch for our stay early December."

    Owner very helpful many thanks

    Reviewed by Mervyn5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic property very comfortable in a great location and well appointed by owner."

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Oct 2021

  • "The interior of the cottage was well described and was well equipped, and the owner was very responsive to questions."

    However, it is not clear from the listing how overlooked the property is by other cottages, and that it sits on a busy rural road for cars, tractors, cyclists and walkers. You cannot sit in the little garden without being overheard and seen by 3 neighbours… finally, the instructions to reach the cottage should AVOID the sharp left where the road rises. This is extremely narrow and full of brambles thus scratching the car. Instead at the Y-junction you can turn left and it brings you out at the same place, but via a wider road.

    Reviewed by Victoria3.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was outstanding."

    Very comfortable, extremely well equipped and in an excellent location. Our only comment is that the photos do not do justice to this excellent property

    Reviewed by Euan4.7Jul 2021

  • "Great accommodation."

    Peaceful location. Very spacious for four people and two dogs. Well stocked kitchen and local leaflets. Garden only laid with chips. Would be better with grass and more plants.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Jun 2021

  • "The house was a lovely location, clean and we all had a fabulous time!"

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful quiet setting."

    The ‘welcome’ bottle of wine and biscuits were a great touch and lovely surprise. We went for rest and relaxation and certainly got it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2021

  • "Thanks to Deb for making sure extra measures for COVID-19 were taken and excellent level of kitchen equipment made it easy to self-cater as well."

    It was a repeat booking, and we have already booked again for next year! we certainly feel welcomed and cosy in the cottage. Fantastic.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely well equipped house."

    Quiet area. A little drive to walk the hills but a lovely place to come back to.

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is warm, cosy and full of character."

    We had a lovely stay. A dishwasher would have been handy.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Sep 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage, extremely clean and everything you need."

    Cant wait to book our next cottage break,

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely cosy and comfortable cottage."

    We felt at home straight away. The location was excellent for exploring the Lake District for walking and swimming.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "An absolutely great property and location, we stayed with our dog and there were bowls and a dog bed provided."

    The property was spotless and well equipped - even for a power cut! Only negative was no dishwasher but not enough to lower my score

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage on the southern end of the Lake District."

    Lovely rural location, excellent facilities in the cottage, spacious and very, very comfortable. Everything very clean and tidy too. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "Good holiday ."

    Although we didn't meet the hosts the Barn felt very welcoming with lots of thought out extras. Thank you !

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Jul 2020

  • "We arrived a little late to a lovely warm and welcoming place, the cookies and wine were a lovely touch."

    The kitchen at lady barn was very well equipped with a large table to sit around. The beds were very comfortable slept very well, log burner easy to light and very warm and cosy 3 lovely sofas to lounge on. All you need for the four legged friend my little dog loved it and settled very well. Weather was a bit damp but didn’t stop us having a nice relaxing break

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jan 2020

  • "Another great Christmas at Lady Barn everything fantastic, clean warm and comfortable for five adults."

    Highly recommend. Will be returning next Christmas with my family.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Dec 2019

  • "Have to say in 20+ years of renting holiday cottages this was the best appointed one; a real home from home."

    Very impressed with the thought that had gone into making sure guests had an easy stay. Have re-booked already!

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Nov 2019

  • "Ladybarn cottage is a fantastic place, set amongst beautiful farmland yet not too far away from amenities."

    We loved that we could walk straight out the door onto a lovely quiet walking route. Perfect when you have a dog and toddler. We also walked to Grange over Sands, along the prom and back one day, a route accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs. The cottage its self is lovely, plenty big enough for our little boy to spread out with toys, our dog and three adults and not feel cluttered or confined. The kitchen dining room was great, nice and spacious, heating that is efficient, so no worry when needing to dry out wet clothes. The owners provide dog bowls and a large dog bed, our pooch preferred this to his own. So if your dog isn’t fussy save car space. A very enjoyable week, my little boy loved the tractors going passed the window and we loved the quiet of the countryside, will consider booking again if we choose this area of the lakes next year.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.1Oct 2019

  • "The house was spacious, clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    We loved the location ideally situated, having access to major road networks to explore further afield and the quiet rural location suitable for evening strolls with dog.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in a peaceful location, everything needed was provided including towels and a bed for our dog!"

    Would recommend to anyone looking for a Rural break!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2019

  • "A very enjoyable holiday."

    The cottage was very well located, very comfortably furnished and decorated, well equipped, quiet and peaceful. A dishwasher would have been preferable, but apart from that it was perfect. We certainly intend to return soon.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Apr 2019

  • "The accomadation was wonderful."

    Everything was top quality and for three generations to stay together and enjoy the house as well as the wonderful countryside was such a bonus. Welcome wine/cake/ Easter eggs and painting eggs for the grandchildren as well as dog chews/towels/and bowls. Best accomadation we have had.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at lady barn."

    We enjoyed the accommodation especially when weather was not perfect. We will definitely come back in the future.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Mar 2019

  • "This is the most dog friendly property we have stayed in."

    The owners included dog 'beds', bowls and treats. The owner was very helpful when I contacted her before our holiday. The barn was very welcoming and spacious with 3 sofas and a large kitchen table. All this helped to make it an enjoyable, relaxing time. We can highly recommend a holiday at Lady Barn.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2019

  • "A second holiday at Ladybarn everything again perfect."

    Warm clean and nice welcome gift. Lovely Christmas decorations. Would highly recommend five star. Good base for touring the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Dec 2018

  • "Ideal scenic base for a wonderful holiday."

    Every thing provided to make it a home from home enviroment.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2018

  • "We travelled as 4 adults and 2 dogs and found the cottage was very well equipped and had everything we needed for a weeks base exploring the Lake District."

    Owners were quick to respond to any questions we had and Lady Barn felt like a home from home, we would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    Enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2018

  • "The property was very welcoming with lots of little personal touches."

    It was home from home with everythimg thought of-even the doggies had some treats! Very impressed.with the set up at Lady Barn.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0May 2018

  • "Ideal base for getting around."

    Good comfortable cosy cottage but plenty of space. Thank you to Debbie the owner for the wine and chocolate cake on arrival, would definitely book this cottage again in the future.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had an excellent holiday - the cottage was lovely, plenty of space, beautiful inside, comfy beds, well equipped."

    the owner had thought of everything. It was also in an excellent position. The only slight negative is that the cottage is actually on a road, I got the impression it was in a farm complex so was quite surprised to see cars going past right outside the window. Saying that, it wasn't a busy, fast road but cars did come along it quite early in the morning i.e. 6.30 onwards. I live in a really quiet location so this was a little disappointing but it didn'tr spoil the holiday and I would still recommend the cottage and return again

    Reviewed by A4.7Mar 2018

  • "The owner of the property was most helpful, answering any queries promptly - I couldn’t fault the property or the stay we had, it was a most comfortable house with everything well thought of."

    Wine and cake for our arrival was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2018

  • "Home from home everything we needed for a perfect stay."

    Two bottles of wine and chocolates left for us which was a lovely touch. Beds all made up, plenty of towels. Dogs made very welcome with a tin of treats bowls, bed and dog towels provided. Could not fault anything. Great base for exploring the Lakes with Grange over Sands on your doorstep. Would highly recommend.

    5.0Dec 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage with lovely beds and lovely atmosphere."

    We loved this place and it’s location. Would highly recommend this 0lace . Stayed with friends and dogs and worked well

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Nov 2017

  • "The holiday cottage was perfect."

    There is no grass for the dogs to wee but just a short (very short) walk away there is a field for them. The cottage was full of lovely homely touches. Deb the owner was very helpful too. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Toni4.8Oct 2017

  • "Had a fantastic time ,lady barn is a lovely cottage ideal location lots of ..."

    Had a fantastic time ,lady barn is a lovely cottage ideal location lots of little thoughtful touches a card and bottle of bubbly left for my wife as it was her birthday adds to the charm of the cottage definitely go back again

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utilty
  • Sitting room with snug area and woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front gravelled area and rear enclosed courtyard
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: This property is near a working livestock farm, there may be associated noises and smells.

The property

This beautifully-presented, spacious stone barn conversion is located in the hamlet of Meathop on the southern tip of the Lake District National Park.

On entering this character cottage there is a spacious hall and utility and the first of two bathrooms.

The hall leads to a lovely dual-aspect sitting room with comfortable seats and large stone fireplace housing a woodburning stove and an exposed stone wall to the ceiling.

Step through to the well-equipped modern farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area, a welcoming room ideal for friends and family to gather and socialise in.

Upstairs are three generous bedrooms with beams, sloping ceilings and quirky windows, furnished with quality furniture.

On this floor there is also the second bathroom with fabulous tiles and a modern basin.

This cottage is ideally suited to friends and family including the four-legged members of your party to explore both locally the Southern Lakes and further afield.

Close by you have Levens Hall with its world-class garden and topiary and majestic Sizergh Castle; both have cafes serving delicious treats to tempt you.

Cartmel is less than 15 mins away, a picturesque village which is well worth a visit with an ancient 12th century priory, the UK’s smallest race course with meetings during the summer months and is also home to the infamous L’Enclume restaurant, and quality shops.

It is also home to sticky toffee pudding which of course can be purchased and sampled.

In a similar time you can also be at Newby Bridge situated at the tip of Lake Windermere and enjoy one of the cruises to Bowness or Ambleside while enjoying the stunning lakeland vista from the water.

Walking is available nearby in both the Lyth Valley and Hamstead Fell at Grange-over-Sands, where wonderful 360 degree views can be enjoyed of the Morecambe Bay estuary, Lakeland fells and beyond.

Cyclists are also well catered for with the family-friendly cycle way from Heysham to Barrow on the door step.

Return at the end of your day’s activities to this super cottage in its peaceful location and enjoy an alfresco meal or drink outside or hunker down in front of the woodburning stove for a cosy evening.

A perfect choice for a delightful holiday all year round.

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About the location


Grange-Over-Sands 3 miles; Windermere 15 miles.

The small hamlet of Meathop is situated in the southern Lake District National Park, just a few miles from the coastal estuary, a quiet and peaceful area occupying a rural location on the path of the Cumbrian Coastal Way. Nearby is Lindale, sitting on the slopes of Hampsfield Fell, with a true 'Lakeland feel' to its narrow streets, traditional dwellings and quaint old pubs. Cartmel, with its famous annual horse race, and the pretty coastal resorts of Arnside and Grange are all neighbours and worthy of a visit. Just a short drive away are Lake Windermere and the villages of Bowness-on-Windermere and Newby Bridge, which still retain the charm and character that has endeared them to so many. Set amidst the charm of the southern lakes, Meathop makes an inspiring choice from which to enjoy the whole of a magical area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas