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Bracken Barn

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Outgate near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place and welcoming!"

    When we arrived, we rung and were greeted by a gent called Phil - he was so welcoming, really laid back. He gave us the choice of two, so although we originally booked for Bracken Barn - we stayed at Sunny Brow Barn (we simply preferred the views + cosines). The view from the kitchen is great to see, lots of sheep, chicken and a real relaxing feel. We were left to our own devices, which was great. The place is super cosy, and the bed!! We wish we could've taken it home with us, super spacious and comfortable. There's a log burner there, with the opportunity for logs and kindling to purchase on site. The place is located in a great area, within 10 minutes to a local town of Hawkshead - and within 30 minutes of lots of great areas. We had hiked Raven Crag and popped to Bourton on Windmere. 4 nights is the perfect amount of time to really explore the local area. I would definitely recommend this place to stay to any future people that are looking for a great place to stay in the lakes. The only reason for giving it 4 stars and not 5 - we both agreed that the place could do with a Hoover to hand - especially after a few days there and with the weather, the floor started to feel like it needed a hoover. A few of the draws in the kitchen needed cleaning as they had crumbs in + there were a few cobwebs about and a pile of dust under the bed. Didn't affect our stay, just some feedback to ever so slightly work on. Definitely would love to return one day. Thankyou for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Georgie4.4Nov 2023

  • "We were lead to believe the lady at the house cooked breakfast and evening meals."

    Which wasn’t the case. She explained to us she no longer did this x so we weren’t very happy at this because in your advertising it said cooked breakfast and evening meals so you shouldn’t be advertising this

    Reviewed by Vivien3.1Sep 2023

  • "Very easy to find and good parking area."

    Nice quiet area and local walks/rides right from the front door. Cottage facilities are very good, excellent bed and bathroom shower.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "A sign indicating the location of the specific Bracken Barn property in the Sunny Brow Farm properties would be of assistance to first time visitors."

    Reviewed by Rory4.7Aug 2023

  • "A nice property in a quiet location."

    A car is necessary though. No access through the bedroom external door which would have been preferable. Nice, clean and comfortable property, fridge was not working properly but this did not impact our stay. Fantastic shower.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the property and all that the area has to offer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Aug 2023

  • "Perfect retreat calm and peaceful."

    We were looking for a short break to recharge the batteries and Bracken Barn certainly provided this and also an excellent base to explore the beautiful Lake District countryside. Very friendly and welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 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
  • One ground-floor king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, double basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Biomass central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Communal patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 10am

The property

Set within the lovely Sunny Brow Farm Estate in Outgate near Hawkshead, Cumbria in amongst the stunning surroundings of the Lake District National Park, discover this stunning reverse-level property, Bracken Barn.

Benefitting from an enviable location within a small farm and woodland environment, holistic and yoga facilities and proximity to the local amenities, Bracken Barn welcomes two guests to enjoy a romantic retreat in Cumbria.

Upon entering your new home-from-home, be impressed by a wealth of wonderful features from wooden floors to oak beams, alongside contemporary design and décor; discover the well-equipped kitchen area greeting you with sleek, grey gloss units and housing all the appliances you need beneath the sloping ceiling for a great self-catered stay.

Relax on the large, sumptuous sofa in the sitting area and admire the natural light that floods the room from the Velux windows, with the original oak beams adding rich character to the property, and the woodburning stove providing plenty of warmth.

Tucked in here as well is the dining area, an ideal spot for romantic meals for two when you’re not out sampling the delicious offerings in the many nearby restaurants and bistros.

Head downstairs to relax in the spacious and bright bedroom which features a king-size bed and a luxury en-suite shower room where twin basins can be found along with a large walk-in shower.

Enjoy sitting out on the communal patio after a busy day of walks and sightseeing, a perfect way to wrap up the day.

Bracken Barn enjoys the fabulous benefit of having holistic therapies, yoga, and relaxing massage sessions available to book on-site, allowing you to really feel the benefit of a week or weekend away, while Sunny Brow’s wholesome cuisine is available upon request, serving breakfast and evening meals, along with washing and drying services available.

From here, you are also within accessible reach of the village of Hawkshead where you can find the nearest shops, while the well-loved Drunken Duck pub is just under a mile away!

You are perfectly placed to experience some of the most spectacular and idyllic trails in the Lake District, with walks around Lake Windermere, Esthwaite Water or up through the Langdale Valley all on the cards!

Visit Hill Top, a National Trust owned property and the former home of Beatrix Potter, the famous children’s author, now housing a museum home to original drawings and paintings alongside her personal belongings.

Lake Windermere is bursting with fun opportunities from leisurely lake cruises, boat hire or exciting water sports, there’s something for everyone.

Delight in a memorable stay in the Lakes at Bracken Barn.

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About the location


Ambleside 5.1 miles; Kendal 17.4 miles.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guest houses and gift shops in the village, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which houses an annually changing exhibition of the famous author’s illustrations and stories. The other famous Hawkshead enthusiast, William Wordsworth, attended the Old Grammar School in 1779-87, which still stands today, and you can visit the building where the Lakeland poet developed his love of the form, and even see the desk into which he scratched his name as a small boy! Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.

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