Knipefold Barn

Hawkshead, South Lakes

  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Tranquil, luxurious and comfortable this superb barn conversion near Hawkshead is not to be missed.

You can book this property from:

  • £825 per week
  • £118 per night
  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king size bed
  • 1 super king size bed
  • 1 single bed


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Countryside views


  • Family friendly


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Sorry, infants (aged under 2) are not allowed at this property
  • Welcomes children over 7 years of age
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Knipefold Barn is a stunning barn conversion in one of the Lakes best kept secrets, situated near Hawkshead and Outgate, in the small hamlet of Knipefold. Offering miles of views towards the Hawkshead fells and surrounding countryside. There are 6 pubs within 1.5 miles of Knipefold Barn too including the well know Drunken Duck  so you'll definitely enjoy it's fantastic location when you holiday in the Lake District.

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.

What's included?

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.

Knipefold Barn welcomes children over 6 years old. Unfortunately the nature of the property makes it unsuitable for younger children.

Local Information
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 to Knipefold Barn
Local Pub - Outgate Inn 1 mile & The Drunken Duck - 1.2 miles. In total there are 6 pubs within 1.5 miles of Knipefold Barn.

Travel info

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

Enjoy Cycling and walking at Grizedale Forest, and Goape Treetop Adventures too - 4.5 miles

Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 7.7 miles
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

Horse Riding
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


After a very disrupted and long journey from the South on Saturday, it was such a relief to arrive at Knipefold Barn , thanks to the excellent directions we found it at the first attempt. Wow ! What an amazing place ! Everything we could wish for; spotlessly clean, beautifully and intelligently designed and thoughtfully equipped - a real home from home ! Having let out our own holiday home in SW France for several years, we fully appreciate the hard work involved in preparing and maintaining a high-end property for clients, who vary between taking care of and having respect for your property to sadly, the other end of the scale ! We are of the former variety ! We have only been here one night so far but already looking forward to coming back at some point !

Mr K,

It was a beautiful property, very suitable for dogs, with the utility room and hall as you come in the front door

Mrs H,