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Barn End

Pooley Bridge near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 20516)



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77 Customer Reviews

  • "Barn End is a lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    The log burner is an excellent feature. The Shower is good. Beds are very comfortable. The kitchen was a joy to cook in. We felt very much at home. Surroundings are amazing, views and the river running by. A short walk through the field to Pooley Bridge allows access to excellent pubs, restaurants and a well stocked shop. Really everything you need for a restful holiday.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "I would highly recommend Barn End."

    Warm and cosy with an abundance of hot water and very well equipped. We were pleasantly surprised as to how easy it was to walk in to Pooley Bridge with it's excellent pubs and restaurants.

    Reviewed by HilaryOct 2021

  • "Cottage was spotless and had everything we could possibly need."

    Reviewed by MitchellSep 2021

  • "Great location and fantastic cottage"

    Reviewed by FazilatunAug 2021

  • "Barn End, is a well placed cottage."

    It’s is set in a quiet rural farm only a short and pleasant walk across the fields to Pooley Bridge. The hosts work on the farm and make you feel very welcome. It is definitely accommodation I would recommend to others. Superb. The Hallam Family.

    Reviewed by ToniaJul 2021

  • "Loved this little farm cottage, so comfy, everything I needed was there to be honest, loved the farm animals especially the horses, such a friendly family on hand if needed but leave you to your own devices, I will definitely return here, hopefully this year."

    Loved the little stream on the doorstep, great to paddle your feet in this hot weather, lovely static caravan site on the grounds which is so so quiet with lovely people chatting to us, so peaceful and tranquil. Short walk to pulley bridge with some lovely pubs and shops, great wee shop called the secret garden is amazing, with beautiful garden out the back for food and drinks. Just loved the whole experience.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "Perfect location with a lovely walk into village."

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Good location as it's only a short walk into Pooley Bridge and there is a little park great for children.

    Reviewed by MadelaineOct 2020

  • "Barn End is a lovely cottage, very clean, warm and had all the facilities we could have wanted."

    The position is close enough to walk to Pooley Bridge, and now the bridge has reopened, is within easy driving distance to the rest of the lakes. The caravan park next to the cottage is very nice, causing no issues, so don’t let that put you off booking this lovely place.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2020

  • "The cottage was in a brilliant peaceful location and was very cosy and well equipped."

    It was great to have a wood burning stove and the place was very spacious. Easy to walk into Pooley Bridge and great walks from the doorstep. The lounge could be improved with a nicer focal point, we didn't really like the black sideboard, which looked out of place, but that's a minor quibble.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2020

  • "Beautiful little barn conversion!"

    Had everything we needed and was perfect for us with our 2 year old. There's a play park 30 seconds from the door, and a lovely spot on the river to throw lots of stones in! Only about 5-10min walk along the river into the centre of Pooley Bridge. We all had an amazing holiday and will be back for sure!

    Reviewed by SophieOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, walking from door, nice pubs close by with good food, comfortable bed, friendly owners"

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Lovely tidy and well presented place. All within an easy walk into Pooley Bridge.

    Reviewed by LeeSep 2020

  • "A really great cottage, beautifully clean and so cimfortable."

    Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by GillianJan 2020

  • "Lovely clean place, beautiful area too!"

    The views are amazing. Close to Penrith main area and not far drive either.

    Reviewed by AlishaNov 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage, in a quiet farm setting."

    Everything you could want for a quite holiday!! Not keen on the Friday change over as I could have got to the south of France quicker DAM THAT M6 !!!!

    Reviewed by GeoffOct 2019

  • "This cottage is in an excellent location and the advertising photos on Sykes doesn't do it justice."

    Had a lovely week at Barn End and its a great location for walkers.

    Reviewed by CraigSep 2019

  • "Details of location of cottage ommitted the fact that it was at the bottom of a caravan site, which at the time of year we arrived (September) was quiet but at peak times it is possible that it could be quite busy/noisy."

    That said the cottage its self was beautiful and a big plus for me as a fly fisherman located only a few hundred yards from the river Eamont. We enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked for the same time next year.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2019

  • "Lovely location."

    Nice to be able to take footpath into Pooley Bridge,take Ullswater Steamer and leave the car at home! Cottage was clean,comfortable and quiet. Very nice week.

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by ClareApr 2019

  • "Simply to say that Barn End is one of the best properties that my son and I have stayed in."

    The level of cleanliness and comfort was outstanding; we both felt a real pull when it was time to leave !! The owners were very helpful and, overall, we had a great holiday with a fantastic place to call "home" for the week.

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2019

  • "We had a fabulous week and were also extremely lucky with the weather."

    Barn End is a beautiful holiday let and are only disappointed that we haven't found it sooner. Its proximity to Pooley Bridge is a bonus, most days we never used the car, with lots of walks on the doorstep and also the Ullswater Steamer. We have recommended it to friends. We are getting a new dog in a few weeks, and this accommodation does not allow pets, which I quite understand, as not all dog owners respect other people's property.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2019

  • "Barn End was everything we hoped for, we could not have wished for anything better."

    I have already recommended it to friends and we hope to return ourselves.

    Reviewed by PennyJan 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Barn End, Pooley Bridge and once again we were very pleased with everything within."

    All to a high standard and always sad to leave. The owners are very attentive to your needs. Warm and cosy, with only a short walk into Pooley Bridge. Thinking about returning again.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "Barn End cottage was fabulous in every way."

    It is in a quiet location but still convenient to Pooley Bridge for shops etc. The furniture and beds were extremely comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. The shower and bath were both excellent. The cottage was perfectly clean and in perfect condition. We were given complete privacy even though the cottage is on the farm and there is the small static caravan park adjacent. I cannot recommend it highly enough, we would love to use it again.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage that was nice and spacious and had every facility you could wish for."

    Very peaceful and relaxing with some lovely walks close by. the site on which the cottage was situated on was well laid out and exceptionally clean and tidy. I would recommend Barn End to family and friends.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2018

  • "Everything you can expect from a country house, tranquility, peace and comfort."

    The space is excellent, next to one of the most beautiful lakes of the region. The house has all the facilities that a family needs for a quiet holiday. Congratulations, we love it and will be back soon ... for sure.

    Reviewed by JoseJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage very well appointed and a great location"

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2018

  • "Fantastic property for a couple or family based just outside of Pooley Bridge."

    Well furnished and extremely comfortable renovated barn end. The owners have thought of everything you need. The area is lovely as the house is on the owners farm

    Reviewed by KatrinaJun 2018

  • "The cottage is a brilliant base for travel around the lakes, easy walking distance to Pooley bridge and the Ullswater steamers."

    The cottage is well equipped with everything you need (and some things you didn't know you needed until you where there) including a washer and dryer for when you return form your day swimming in the lake or walking the hills. The farm has a lovely park for the kids and everyone is so welcoming. My son enjoyed visiting the many animals in the sheds,twice a day to check up on them. We had a BBQ along the lake really close to the cottage (there are some stepping stones and a bench) and a beautiful spot that catches the sun till late. The cottage is a lovely open space and the log burner is a lovely feature although we only had it in once and that was just for the atmosphere. It really is very homely this has been our Third year and will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by DonnaMay 2018

  • "Fabulous barn and facilities, kitchen was gorgeous and stocked with absolutely every pan, tray, utensil you may require."

    Lovely touches such as freshly laid eggs (which were delicious) waiting for us and bag of ice in freezer. Such a lovely restful place and just a 10 min stroll into Pooley Bridge. The family at the farm were very welcoming and friendly. Would love to come back here again and again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2018

  • "Barn end cottage."

    I would not hesitate to book this gorgeous cottage again or recommend to others. A beautiful conversation that is kept immaculate in every way.Pooley Bridge being a short distance walk by means of a public footpath along side the river, of which brings you to the heart of all Pooley Bridge has to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend break.

    Reviewed by CaroleApr 2018

  • "Fabulous converted barn."

    Kitchen was very well equipped. Loved the roll top bath in the bedroom. Comfy and Clean. Lovely to be by the animals on the farm. Short walk by the river to Pooley Bridge. Great break and hope to stay again. Thank you

    Reviewed by AdeleApr 2018

  • "The accommodation was brilliant!"

    really high standard and with a perfect location for young kids, especially with all the animals on the farm right on our doorstep and baby lambs in the barn while we we're there!

    Reviewed by NicholasMar 2018

  • "Barn End was a wonderful cottage very comfortable, warm and quiet."

    Well equipped it offered everything you might need for a stay. Located close to the m6 it was an ideal place to explore and enjoy the eastern lakes. An ideal place to relax and unwind. The place was spotless very clean and tidy with all the facilities available that you might need. Towels were fantastic so soft with a beautiful fragrance. If you like eggs recommend getting them from the house on the right as you leave. So fresh and tasty and if you fancy a meal out try the Queens Head Inn in Tirrel. Excellent food and atmosphere.

    Reviewed by RoryFeb 2018

  • "We loved the cottage itself."

    Perfect for family time and cosy for couples to. Amazing living space. Ideally located for the north lakes but close to m6 for easy travelling. Enjoyed by all my family.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2017

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Barn end."

    Very clean and comfortable with friendly and helpful owners of the cottages. Very close to Pooley bridge and nice and quiet. Would recommend to our friends etc.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent locations."

    Reviewed by DonnaMay 2017

  • "Found the Sykes website really easy to use and therefore find properties to suit."

    When we got to Barn End we realised the pictures do not do it justice, it is an amazing Barn conversion, very tastefully decorated and so clean it is pristine. It felt like a lot of love & care goes into making Barn End such a dream holiday place to stay. The attention to detail is incredible and everything is provided, particularly in the kitchen to make it a home from home. There is everything you need for a lovely getaway with all mod cons. The setting is on a lovely tranquil and peaceful farm which amazingly is only a 10 min walk into the heart of Pooley Bridge. Pooley Bridge is simply delightful. Should you need any assistance whilst at the farm, the owners are around, very friendly and discreet. It is definitely one of the best self catering accommodations we have stayed in, because it is so lovely and clean, beautiful setting, everything catered for, very friendly owners. There is the most fabulous roll top bath in the master bedroom, we used the single bedroom as our dressing room, and the walk in shower is also a pure delight. We hope to go again. You can do many walks from the door. The launch at Pooley Bridge is about 20 min walk from the Barn which also opens up more walking opportunities. If you wanted to eat out there are several choices in Pooley Bridge plus you are able to buy basics in a few of the gift shops or post office. The whole area around Ullswater is breath taking and it is only 20 min drive to Keswick and the beautiful Derwent water. Without doubt this is luxury accommodation in a beautiful part of the lakes.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2016

  • "The barn was beautiful, very clean and very well appointed."

    The location was great on the edge of the caravan park & on the farm. We feel like we have found a great place we would visit time & time again.

    Reviewed by KerryAug 2016

  • "We had a wonderfully stay at Barn End."

    The cottage was fully kitted out for every requirement and I was very impressed with the kitchen and all its contents! Highly recommended and a fabulous location too!

    Reviewed by NaiyaJun 2016

  • "The accommodation exceeded my expectation we felt at home immediately."

    The children loved the farm, park and the lovely walk to Poole bridge along the water. Already planning to go back.

    Reviewed by DonnaMay 2016

  • "This property is fantastic."

    The location is excellent. The family that owns the farm are truly lovely and we had a magical time there. Thank you for our wonderful stay and to the owners for allowing our twins to meet all of your animals. What kind and lovely people you all are. One day we will be back!

    Reviewed by RachaelMay 2016

  • "Barn End was a beautiful cottage, in a stunning location."

    Very peaceful, lovely and warm and cosy. Everything you could possibly need. A real home from home. I want to live there!

    Reviewed by PaulaMar 2016

  • "Barn End is a lovely place, quiet surroundings, the barn was perfect and we will return at some point."

    Reviewed by SeanFeb 2016

  • "Far exceeded our expectations."

    Everything was equipped to a high standard and tastefully decorated. Roll top bath was good after some long walks during the time we were there. The walk- in shower in the bathroom was exceptional. The location was in easy walking distance to Pooley Bridge, which was about 10 minutes.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2015

  • "The cottage was beautiful and surpassed our expectations, the pictures certainly do not do it justice."

    We had everything we needed for our two young children and more. We would definitely stay at Barn End again and would recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by AmySep 2015

  • "A fabulous cottage - cosy and really quite luxurious!"

    In a stunning location.

    Reviewed by JemmaAug 2015

  • "A perfect home from home in the countryside."

    The standard of everything from cleanliness to facilities was excellent. The location is also perfect, close enough to the town for a little stroll yet far enough to feel like your own private little haven!

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2015

  • "A really great cottage in nice surroundings."

    Reviewed by BenjaminJun 2015

  • "Fab little cottage on a little working farm, plenty of parking and it was like being in a home away from home."

    The cottage was very warm and cosy and having the wood-burner was even more of a luxury ,didn't use it much as the heating was amazing!

    Reviewed by EloiseMay 2015

  • "Barn End is set on a farm in a beautiful location."

    The accommodation was very clean & furnished to a very high standard. The bath in the bedroom was great to relax in after days out. The wood burner in the living room was great fun although it is not necessary to use it unless you want to as there is no shortage of heat in the cottage. It was very nice to be able to walk to Pooley Bridge approx five minutes stroll along the river. All in all a lovely cottage in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by IanApr 2015

  • "A wonderful cottage in an ideal location."

    Had friendly, helpful owners.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2015

  • "Really good spacious accommodation."

    It was well equipped and in an interesting setting on a working farm.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2015

  • "A lovely modern barn conversion that has retained many old features."

    The cosy wood burner was a welcome sight for a New Year stay.

    Reviewed by AndyDec 2014

  • "The location was great, the accommodation really suited us and we had a great stay."

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2014

  • "An excellent property, having everything necessary for a comfortable and enjoyable holiday."

    A brilliant location just 0.7 miles from Pooley Bridge - a lovely walk to the the Sun Inn by the river- well positioned for varied walks along the lakeside and up on the fells as well as bike rides and also the steamer on the lake.

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2014

  • "This was our second stay at Barn End and it was again a perfect choice for our family."

    We will be visiting Barn End every year for many years to come. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2014

  • "Everything about the property was first class."

    The setting was idyllic. We will be back!

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2014

  • "The location and the accommodation were excellent."

    Close to shops and pubs but far enough away to be peaceful. The owner was very nice, as was everyone around the farm.

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2014

  • "We liked everything - the accommodation was fantastic and the family on the farm were very helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2014

  • "Barn End was simply brilliant and in a great location."

    Reviewed by JonMay 2014

  • "It was very peaceful."

    Wonderful to be able to walk to the village and lake and leave the car at the cottage. Everything about the cottage was like a home from home and extremely warm.

    Reviewed by GailMay 2014

  • "Excellent holiday cottage (was like being at home) in a prime location and would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2014

  • "Superb location and the cottage was a delightful place to stay."

    Very high quality furnishings and one of the best self catering cottages I have stayed in.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2014

  • "Perfectly equipped property, modern but with character."

    Very warm and constant hot water. Loved the roll top bath in the bedroom, and the generous sized kitchen that was all open planned and so you were always a part of what was going in with the family, very important over Christmas. The unexpected Christmas tree and decorations made it extra special. A great place to walk from with wonderful views.

    Reviewed by CaroleDec 2013

  • "Excellent in every way."

    What a wonderful few days and a great cottage to retreat to. Excellent facilities at the cottage, will be returning very soon.

    Reviewed by GaryNov 2013

  • "We were totally satisfied with this barn, and would go again."

    Excellent spot to relax and walk. Cosy and warm on arrival.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2013

  • "5* property."

    Owners very helpful. A short walk to pub and shops. Everything we wanted in a holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by BryanOct 2013

  • "The holiday was excellent, perfect cottage and facilities, and an excellent location."

    We are looking forward to our next stay.

    Reviewed by WarrenSep 2013

  • "Ideal location for what we were looking for, and excellent accommodation."

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2013

  • "Excellent facilities great location."

    Could not fault anything.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2013

  • "A comfortable well converted property with a great location in the quiet and peace of the countryside."

    Easy access for walks, and to Ullswater, and other parts of the lake district.

    Reviewed by KateJun 2013

  • "Lovely property on a working farm."

    Very high standard and highly recommended. It was in a lovely position with great walks.

    Reviewed by JeanJun 2013

  • "The barn is lovely and very modern but still has lots of character and charm."

    It had everything you could need for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by DeniseMar 2013

  • "Very modern but warm and comfortable."

    Very good area and beautiful views.

    Reviewed by FrancisMar 2013

  • "We had a lovely stay - the property was luxurious and very well equipped."

    The owners were friendly and welcoming. The farm setting was just we wanted.

    Reviewed by LindaFeb 2013

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The property

Pooley Bridge 0.5 miles.

This superbly-presented semi-detached barn conversion is situated on the edge of the owners' small complex of static caravans, on a working livestock farm, close to the quaint village of Pooley Bridge, at the northerly tip of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park.

Well appointed throughout to provide spacious, contemporary accommodation, this Pooley Bridge cottage is perfect for couples or small families wishing to enjoy time together in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

This Pooley Bridge holiday home has a lovely master double bedroom with a feature roll-top bath, plus there is also a single bedroom and a shower room.

The large open plan living area at this Lake District cottage has been tastefully decorated in soft neutrals colours and exudes quality and style with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with a cosy woodburning stove and soft sofas, which you can snuggle into at the end of the day.

Nearby, there is a children's play area and many excellent walks through picturesque countryside.

Pooley Bridge offers many traditional inns serving good food and delightful views across to Ullswater and the surrounding fells and mountains, and departing from the village is the Ullswater Steamers, which take you down the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Howtown.

The scenery in this area is outstanding and a drive down the side of Ullswater to Glenridding and further on up the Kirkstone Pass takes you to the bustling towns of Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere.

There are plenty of opportunities for walkers to don their boots and enjoy walks in the area, including for the most experienced Striding Edge and Helvellyn - England's third highest mountain, while the Aira Falls offer a gentler alternative.

A charming cottage, which can be enjoyed at any time of the year.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with roll-top bath, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, small dishwasher, WiFI, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pubs and Lake Ullswater 10 mins walk
  • Note: This property is set on the edge of a small complex of privately-owned static caravans.

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About the location


Penrith 6 miles.

The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge sits on the northerly edge of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley came to be due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont, and the word Bridge was later added when a bridge, which is now 250 years old, was built over the river. Pooley Bridge has many traditional inns and tempting tea rooms, plus the Ullswater Steamers depart from the village, from where a tranquil cruise down the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Howtown can be enjoyed. There are numerous walks with breathtaking views nearby, plus a short walk up to Dunmallard Hill reveals fascinating Iron-Age remains, whilst the towns of Penrith and Keswick are within driving distance. Pooley Bridge is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.

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