One of the Lakes best kept secrets, situated near Hawkshead and in the small hamlet of Knipefold, close to Outgate. Offering miles of views towards the Hawkshead fells and surrounding countryside.
Converted in 2007 Knipefold Barn has been lovingly and sympathetically made into a beautiful, hugely spacious accommodation for five. No stone unturned, everything has been thought out down to the last detail. Entry to the barn is through unusual oak doors into a large hall with slate floor and underfloor heating; a large utility room with washer, dryer, wine cooler and plenty of storage space and hooks for coats etc. The single bedroom is on the ground floor as well, with pretty bedding and oak panelling. An oak staircase leads to the first floor with its two double bedrooms, one with super-king 6ft bed, and ensuite bathroom, the other with king size bed and ensuite shower room. Both have flat screen tv's and night-time lighting so you can find your way in the small hours. A separate toilet and shower room is also on the first floor (All the bathroom fittings are Villeroy and Boch). The top floor is huge and all open plan with a good sized kitchen and breakfast bar, dining area and living area, retaining lots of original features and oak beams. The polished oak floors and high ceiling with skylights give a real feeling of space, while the 'Stressless' leather furniture will keep you comfy while looking at the view. The original beams span this room so some of our taller guests may have to duck occasionally or risk a sore head.
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'; you will need to buy your own once these have run out.
As this is a classic upside down house the views are fantastic, the other great thing about this house is location, although only 5 mins from Hawkshead and about 10 from Coniston the only reason most people come down the lane is if they're lost, the most common traffic here is tractors and horses.
Outside there is an enclosed private garden directly across the quiet lane with wonderful views towards Hawkshead with lawn and mature shrubs .
Bike storage is available. The storage is lockable but uncovered from the elements.
Parking is off road for two cars in font of the property.
There is a lift in the property which is perfect for any member of your party who may struggle to use stairs.(children need to be supervised by an adult if using the lift)
Unfortunately children under the age of 6 are not allowed at the property.
Please note with children that the stairs in this property are open plan wooden stairs, leading to the open plan living space.
Local Shop - There are a variety of shops in Hawkshead including a Co-op
Nearest Supermarkets - Booths, Windermere. Asda, Morrisons & Aldi, Kendal
Food Deliveries - Asda and Tesco deliver
Local Pub - Outgate Inn 1 mile & The Drunken Duck - 1.2 miles
Nearest Motorway - M6, J36 - 25 miles
Nearest train station - Windermere - 8.2 miles
Nearest Airport - Manchester - 97.7 miles
A few attractions in the area
Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 7.7 mile
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere - 9.2 miles
Brockhole, Windermere - 6.1 miles
Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey - 3. 7miles
Waterhead - 4.5 miles
Coniston Gondola - 4.1 miles
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston - 5.6 miles
Roman Fort, Ambleside - 4 miles
Lakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge - 9.2 miles
Art galleries & Museums in Kendal - 16.7 miles
Lakeland Maize Maze, Sedgewick, Kendal - 21 miles
Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, Hawkshead - 4.5 miles
Sizergh Castle & Gardens, Sizergh, Kendal - 21 miles
Lakeland Ponytrekking, Windermere - 7.8 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 6.4 miles
Putting green and crazy golf, Ambleside 4 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 11.2 miles
Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead - 3 miles
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 5
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1.1 miles to a pub
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Great Views
- Bed linen provided
- 3 Bathrooms
- Sorry, children under the age of 6 are not permitted
- Private parking
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
We loved it!Miss Helen Burgess - 9th April 2018
the Barn was in an excellent location for walks to Tarn Howe, over to Little Langdale, Eltermere and an excellent base to travel by car to all of the south Lake locations. A lovely holiday thank you.Mrs Jane Mcpherson - 13th November 2017
very nice property and wonderful hostsMr Bruce Smith - 12th June 2017
Knipefold Barn is just so impressive - third stay here and we'll be back. Fantastic welcome package, great little extras like not haveing to remember toilet roll!Mrs Yvonne Champion - 23rd April 2017
lovely and warm, loads of hot water, great lobby with underfloor heating and plenty of space for wet coats/boots/dog etc really lovely welcome pack with scones and jam, shortbread and Prosecco-in fact best ever! great variety of kitchen utensils of good quality-overall rally excellentDr A Kinney - 11th April 2017
Very clean, very well planned and the best attention to detail.This cottage is simply stunning and that good we are returningMr Guy Scruton - 8th January 2017
Fantastic property in a wonderful location with with friendly owners who let you get on with your holiday but there if you need any help or advice. The property is managed by a professional company who communicate well and respond immediately to any queriMr Stephen Powney - 3rd December 2016
One of the best we have stayed in.Mrs Jane Murray - 28th November 2016
Another fabulous holiday in 1st class property.ExcellentMrs Jill Allison - 31st October 2016
The property was perfect for our holiday and we all enjoyed the high quality furnishings, luxury bathrooms and comfortable beds.Mrs G Jones - 21st August 2016
we love the propertyMr A Caputo - 2nd August 2016
one of the best we have stayed inMr Mike Davies - 25th July 2016
Top quality accommodation, attention to detail outstanding.Miss Tracey Berry - 5th July 2016
Many thanks for an excellent holiday. The owners, next door, were delightful.Mr P Montgomery - 27th June 2016
Very high quality accommodation and attention to detail excellentMr C Booth - 19th April 2016
As always fantastic , yet again a great holiday . Knipe fold barn is always superbMrs Jill Allison - 10th April 2016
Thank you! Another memorable visit to the Lakes and a warm welcome from Ian and Anne. We'll be back again next year. Faultless.....including the weather!Mr Edward Winterschladen - 22nd February 2016
As always fantasticMrs Jill Allison - 1st November 2015
We would highly recommend Knipefold Barn especially if you have family members with disabilities although on three floors the lift makes easily accessible and the showers are excellent. The range is wonderful and makes cooking and experimenting a real pleasure. The surrounding area is fantastic for scenery and wildlife. While Ian and Ann, the owners, live next door they are not intrusive by any means but are there if you need anything and are their welcome pack is much appreciated. We made full use of the milkman with daily milk and bacon butter cheese etc when we needed. We certainly hope to return next year.Mr Stephen Powney - 11th October 2015
Knipefold Barn is an exceptional holiday property with an excellent standard throughout. Would not want to stay anywhere else in the Lakes.Mrs Plunkett - 24th August 2015
Excellent property. Good location. Very helpful staff. We appreciated the phone call to tell us that our accommodation was available earlier than we had been told. We would love to return for another holiday. Thank you!Mrs Alison Hughes - 28th June 2015
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