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Ghyll Bank Barn

Staveley near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 11535)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage to escape from it all."

    Fantastic views and everything we needed for a lovely break in the lakes, with picturesque walks right on your doorstep and only a short drive to Windermere. Only suggestion would be some hand soap in the bathrooms/kitchen but otherwise very well equipped. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by GeorginaOct 2021

  • "Only problem we had the track or road well its not a road at all to Ghyll Bank ..."

    Only problem we had the track or road well its not a road at all to Ghyll Bank is a single track lane if you meet another car you have had it as there are not many passing points on that track it needs to be updated for the track to have more passing places we met a van on the way down and had to reverse a long way back as the van would not give way

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2021

  • "Would be great if gardens were a little more private."

    Reviewed by JoannaJul 2021

  • "The cottage is wonderful."

    The location is beautiful, the view is great.

    Reviewed by LorenzApr 2021

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week at Ghyll Barn."

    It was very clean and comfortable. The views were stunning and it was very peaceful and quiet. We loved seeing the sheep with their lambs, who were our only neighbours. One minor fault was there was only one toilet roll to last a week and nothing to clean the bathroom with but apart from that it was perfect.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay and were very happy with the cottage on the whole."

    just a couple of niggles - the wifi/ internet is very slow and sometimes none existent and a few more utensils and new ones would be good. eg rusty peeler, frying pan warped and sharp knives

    Reviewed by HilarySep 2020

  • "Everything was great except for the Wifi."

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2020

  • "This was an excellent base to walk some of the lower fells with our 9 month old son."

    The highchair has seen better days and is not hygienic or safe to put children into anymore. Our son needed propping up in it with towels as the straps were broken. A new one could be purchased for as little as £12 from Ikea and would have made the place perfect for him.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2020

  • "One of best holiday homes we have stayed in , Sykes is always of a high standard and this home was no exception."

    Wifi was a problem , but we managed. Views were wonderful ,owners very friendly. My husband 'enjoyed' the pull up to the barn on his bike every morning , but it all contributed to a lovely Christmas in the Lakes.

    Reviewed by SueDec 2019

  • "Had an enjoyable stay at Ghyll Bank Barn."

    Cottage had everything needed and is in a beautiful spot. Access to it however, is along a single track road with few passing places. Luckily we didn’t meet any larger farm vehicles but it could potentially be quite dodgy. We did report a cracked mirror in the bathroom and the owner arrived the same evening to take a look. It wasn’t replaced during our stay but I’m sure it was dealt with soon after.

    Reviewed by GillianNov 2019

  • "My goodness the photos are just a taster of this wonderful holiday stay."

    beautiful rural location We normally stay closer to main roads when visiting but here we really felt we were staying in the lakes.

    Reviewed by KiraOct 2019

  • "A very enjoyable week weather could have better but all together great"

    Reviewed by ShaunJun 2019

  • "The barn is absolutely beautiful both inside and out."

    Only possible improvement would be mor crockery -only four dinner plates and three bowls

    Reviewed by JanineApr 2019

  • "The only issue was regarding cleanliness as the oven was not clean, many cobwebs in the lounge, and the lounge carpet did not appear vacuumed prior to our arrival."

    The cottage was lovely and these issues did not spoil our holiday.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2019

  • "Wow what an amazing cottage."

    So well equipped with all you need to make your stay comfortable. I loved cooking on the ‘Range’’ cooker. The layout of the cotttage is perfect with lots of space. The bedrooms are of a good size. The scenery is magnificent especially watching the sun going down. The owners are very attentive and cannot do enough to help. I full hearted recommend this cottage and hope to bring the rest of my family. Thanks for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2019

  • "We really enjoyed staying in this cottage- it’s very comfortable, warm and well laid out."

    The photos don’t do it justice. The kitchen has everything we needed for cooking Christmas dinner! The location is great- really good views when the weather cleared and so close to Windermere and Ambleside without the busyness of staying there. Wouldn’t hesitate staying again, but will bring our mountain bikes next time!

    Reviewed by GinnyDec 2018

  • "Cottage was first class with good views Access was difficult due to narrow country lane with limited passing places"

    Reviewed by EOct 2018

  • "An absolutely stunning location and a very peaceful trip."

    The booking process was quick, easy and seamless. The cottage owner was friendly and keen to ensure that we had a good stay.

    Reviewed by ElisabethJun 2018

  • "Booking process quick and easy with no problems before or during our stay."

    Ghyll Bank Barn was a beautiful place, the interior has been finished to a really high spec with underfloor heating and a hot, powerful shower. The location is beautiful with fab views - a good 30-40 mins walk to the local village and the barn is up a hill. Garden is shared with the local sheep

    Reviewed by SuzanneJun 2018

  • "Loved the location."

    Cottage was very clean and facilities were really good would definitely book Ghyll barn again.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2018

  • "Gorgeous cottage but bit too far away from Staveley to make a walk to the pub at night enjoyable otherwise great."

    Reviewed by RyanMar 2018

  • "An excellent base for a wide range of activities within the Lakes."

    The Barn had everything we required for our 3 nights. A first class holiday cottage that was very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2018

  • "Very well equipped cottage."

    Loved the decor, open plan.Generally great. Perfect location, stunning views and some great walks. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ValdaMar 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2017

  • "Excellent location, very well equipped, modern & spacious for a couple & a medium sized dog."

    WI-FI & mobile phone reception wasn't great- probably due to poor weather but not a problem for us, however if you need them all of the time it would be a problem. Great cottage to come home to after a day exploring.

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2016

  • "The barn conversion was done to a very high standard, with a beautiful kitchen and bathroom, great under floor heating."

    A couple of minor points, although the the kitchen was great to look at, it was minimally equipped with only 4 of everything, which meant that the full size dishwasher had to go on everyday. More crockery would've been a huge help. A 13.5 tog rated duvet is great for the middle of winter, but not ideal in the middle of summer; it meant that we removed the duvet from its cover and spent the week underneath just the covers it was far too warm.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2016

  • "This is a lovely terraced barn conversion in an excellent location."

    The view was really good and the outside space was perfect. We loved it and would recommend and we would return.

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2016

  • "A beautifully presented property inside and outside."

    The scenery and views are stunning and very relaxing. The property is stunning and the location is an excellent base to visit all areas of the Lake District. It's approximately 1.8 miles and a thirty minute walk to the village of Staveley. I would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2016

  • "The barn conversion was completed to an exceptionally high standard, the décor was tasteful and we absolutely loved the kitchen."

    It is well situated between Kendal and Windermere and the lovely friendly owners popped in to make sure we were comfortable. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KellyFeb 2016

  • "It couldn't have been any better."

    The property was beautiful with top quality fixtures and fittings and really felt homely. The location is superb and the owners were lovely too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will be rebooking this property again.

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2016

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Ghyll Bank Barn Conversions

Staveley 1.5 miles. Situated in gorgeous countryside and less than five miles from wonderful Lake Windermere is Ghyll Bank, which was originally a traditional Lakeland farm. Boasting stunning views across the Lake District Fells, these three barn conversions provide ideal accommodation for a family or group of friends. These three barn conversions provide different types of accommodation, including one with en-suite bedrooms and all have flexible sleeping arrangements, either with a mix of zip/link beds, double and twin beds, making them ideal for a number of different groups. Also all three are pet-friendly, and have WiFi, ample off road parking and a front terrace with furniture and barbecue. There are excellent walks from the doorstep of these charming barn conversions, which will take you over ancient bridleways to Brunt Knott, Craggy Wood, Reston Scarr and Kentmere Horseshoe. There are also a number of other activities that can be enjoyed in the area, including cycling and fishing, as well as sailing on Lake Windermere. These three properties are the perfect base for exploring all that this part of the Lake District has to offer.

The property

Staveley 1.5 miles.

An elegant holiday cottage, set in the centre of a barn conversion at Ghyll Bank within the Lake District National Park, close to Staveley village.

The cottage is presented to an excellent standard with two bedrooms, a luxury family bathroom and a spacious, farmhouse-style kitchen.

Both bedrooms are beautifully furnished, whilst the bathroom has a touch of luxury and a feature beam across the back wall.

The kitchen and dining area lead to a bright, charming sitting room, which enjoys beautiful views out across the fells and an exterior door leading to the patio.

You can sit outside and enjoy the views in the sunshine over lunch, or relax with a drink in the evening.

This wonderful cottage is a mile and a half from Staveley, and an excellent holiday base for exploring The Lake District throughout the year.

Note: The property is attached to Refs. 11534 and 11536, together they sleep 17.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor
  • Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • High speed, super fast broadband
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front terrace with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: No fireworks due to the proximity of animals
  • Note: Three steps from kitchen to sitting room, and one step into kitchen

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About the location


Windermere 5 miles; Kendal 5 miles.

The thriving Lakeland village of Staveley is situated on the eastern fringes of the Lake District National Park and offers superb access to the whole region. The beautiful Kentmere Valley is just a short walk away and with the River Kent tumbling its way through the valley to Staveley, it is very popular with mountain bikers and walkers alike. Staveley Mill Yard is a former wood turning mill at the heart of the village, which is now a thriving tourist attraction with cycle hire and outdoor shops, artisan bakery, brewery and the renowned Wilf's Cafe. This complements the excellent range of amenities in the village, which include a variety of shops, two village pubs, craft shops, a children's playground, a regular bus service and a railway station. Close by, the bustling towns of Kendal, Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including a ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The 'Windermere Steamboat Museum' displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Staveley is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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