Converted in 2004, Dale End Barn provides spacious accommodation for four people, perfect for those wishing to take advantage of the beauty of this part of the Lake District. Situated on the Red Bank road that runs between the villages of Elterwater and Grasmere. The doors for Dale End Barn open up to reveal a spacious living, dining and kitchen area with wooden floor and plenty of roof windows making it a light and airy space. The kitchen has fridge with ice compartment, washing machine and dishwasher, also a small breakfast bar. On the other side of the kitchen is a dining table and chairs for 4 people so you can relax and enjoy your self catering holiday in the Lake District if you stay at Dale End Barn. Off the lounge area, at either end of the barn are the en-suite bedrooms, both are carpeted and have Velux roof windows with blinds. The double bedroom has double bed, wardrobe and drawers, the second bedroom is twin bedded with wardrobe and dresser.
While the exterior remains that of an old stone barn (you'd never know it was converted if the barn doors were shut). The interior has been fitted out to a high standard. Those staying here will find it a comfortable haven in a peaceful location.
The outside space for Dale End Barn is a designated paved patio area which is set within the boundary of Dale End Farm's garden. It's located below and to the right of the parking area, and has it's own picnic bench and stunning views over Grasmere Lake, and to the fells beyond. The patio is approx 50 yards from the Barn down Dale End Farm's driveway.
The village of Grasmere is just over a mile away from Dale End Barn, as well being home to Dove Cottage, National Trust's Allan Bank and other attractions to enjoy Grasmere has all the necessary practical amenities as well; a local shop, pharmacy, post office and a choice of cafes, pubs and places to eat.
The property benefits from an interconnecting door from the Dale End Barn to Dale End Farm and will sleep a total of 15 if booked together with Dale End Farm (reference: GL008). It is also possible to book 'The Loggia' (reference: GL002) which will sleep 2 additional people, making 17 in total.
N.B To reach the patio area there are nine steps of local slate which are slightly uneven (common with many slate steps in gardens and outdoor space in the Lake District), followed by a grassy area. Access to the patio area may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
Although all on one level once inside Dale End Barn there are a few external steps to the front door.
We want our holiday cottages to be a 'home for home'. All the beds are made up ready for you, towels are included so no need to bring those, and shower mats are also provided. Two tea towels and a set of oven gloves/oven cloth will be in the kitchen along with a starter pack that includes: washing up liquid, kitchen roll, toilet roll, basic cleaning products, a bin bag in each bin and a few dishwasher tabs. This is just to 'start you off' on your self catering holiday in the Lake District; you will need to buy your own once these have run out.
Local Shop - There are a variety of shops in Grasmere including a Co-op
Nearest Large Supermarkets - Booths, Windermere 9.7 miles. Asda, Morrisons & Aldi, Kendal, approx 19 miles.
Food Deliveries - Asda and Tesco deliver
Local Pub - There are a variety of pubs in Grasmere to suit every taste
Nearest Motorway - M6, J36 - 32 miles
Nearest train station - Windermere - 9.7 miles
Nearest Airport - Manchester - 100 miles
A few attractions in the area
Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 2.7 miles
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere - 11.3 miles
Brockhole, Windermere - 8.2 miles
Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey - 11 miles
Waterhead - 6.7 miles
Coniston Gondola - 7.8 miles
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston - 5.4 miles
Roman Fort, Ambleside - 6.3 miles
Lakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge - 18 miles
Art galleries & Museums in Kendal - 18 miles
Lakeland Maize Maze, Sedgewick, Kendal - 17 miles
Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, Hawkshead - 10.5 miles
Sizergh Castle & Gardens, Sizergh, Kendal - 22 miles
Lakeland Ponytrekking, Windermere - 9.1 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 12.4 miles
Putting green and crazy golf, Ambleside 5 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 12.5 miles
Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead - 9 miles
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1.2 miles to a pub
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bed linen provided
- On one level
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
An excellent cottage. Our 7th visit to Dale End Barn, the 1st was in 2005, not long after the Barn was converted. Dale End Barn and the surrounding area of Grasmere is the perfect place for a walking holiday in the Lake District. Mrs Helen Turnbull - 4th May 2018
A very snug property for the winter. Good walks of all types from the property. Winter is a good time to visit the Lake District as the weather can be cold and clear and no summer crowds.Mrs Jenifer Cooper - 25th February 2018
This is the fourth time I have stayed at Dale End Barn, and each time I have a wonderful break. I love the Lake District and this property is the perfect home away from home in a brilliant location. Fantastic holiday in quality accommodation! I would very much recommend! Clean and welcoming property in a stunning location by my favourite mere.Mr S Flanagan - 13th November 2017
Perfect location in the heart of the Lake District that allowed numerous scenic walks direct from the property. Mr Robert Keith - 6th November 2017
Very clean, comfortable and spacious. Ideal accommodation in heart of lake district with easy access to local café's, shops, pubs, restaurants, and fantastic walks on the doorstep.Mr N Robinson - 28th June 2017
Very pleasant and helpful staffMr Robert Keith - 27th March 2017
Great service, excellent property in great location for anybody with a love of the outdoors.Excellent company with friendly and helpful staffMr Martin Kent - 6th February 2017
Overall very good . We enjoyed our stayMrs AG Fielding - 7th October 2016
Well placed property, we didn't move the car all week and walked to Skelwith Bridge, Elterwater, Ambleside, Ryland, Grasmere. Different route every time and absolutely loved it. Found fabulous local places to eat all very dog friendly.Mrs J Johnson - 12th September 2016
Great, comfortable and lovely location.Mr C Smith - 5th September 2016
Lovely little propertyMr Mark Mawdsley - 10th March 2016
Excellent serviceMiss Louise Cook - 20th July 2015
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