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7 Nights  

  • £420  to  £735

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  • £84 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Greenfoot Barn

Greenfoot Barn is a lovely barn conversion in the rural Cumbrian hamlet of Raughton Head. Converted from a rustic stone barn on the owner's estate, the charming holiday cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is great for couples or families. The location is perfect for anyone who wants to swap the noise, stress and pace of modern life for peace and panoramic countryside views. Although it's remote, it's not isolated. Dalston is five miles or a 10-minute drive away, while Carlisle and Penrith are both within easy reach with a fantastic variety of shops, tea rooms, pubs and other amenities convenient for a self-catering holiday.

Dalston is a wonderful base to explore Cumbria, the north of the Lake District and Border Country. Some of the country's most spectacular landscape is within a small radius. The River Caldrew and the long-distance Cumbrian Way pass a few hundred metres from the cottage. There's a lovely footpath from Raughton Head to Rosebank, which passes Rose Castle and gardens, home to the Bishops of Carlisle. Though not open to the public, it's still a picturesque sight from the footpath. Another favourite local walk is the five-mile Three Bridges walk that includes the new Bell Bridge in Welton built to replace a much-older bridge destroyed by Storm Desmond in December 2015.

Day trips can include boating on Ullswater, admiring the Aira Force Waterfall, exploring the beautiful Solway Coast, and sightseeing and shopping in Carlisle and Gretna Green. Hadrian's Wall and Birdoswald Fort is another top choice for a day out and just over half an hour's drive from Greenfoot Barn, or you can mountain bike or walk through the beautiful North Pennines.

Greenfoot Barn is ideal for a holiday whether you're one to spend all day outside and being active, you love touring a historic house or castle, or you just want to drive around and see where the days take you. The owners welcome guests from the beginning of March through to the end of the October half-term, giving access to their 15 acres of grounds, including horse paddocks, woodland, and gardens.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

John William Griffin joined Independent Cottages in July 2021

Enquire online / Phone:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Cumbria)

Accommodation Comprises:

Greenfoot Barn is a converted stone barn with accommodation over two levels. It's well-insulated with oil-fired central heating and a multi-fuel stove to ensure it's comfortable and welcoming all year round.


  • Light-filled, spacious living/dining area with glass French doors that open onto a patio and overlook a field. There's a comfortable sofa, two armchairs and a rocking chair as well as a TV, books and games. A multi-fuel stove adds to the cosy atmosphere in cold weather.
  • An arch leads into the fitted kitchen, keeping it separate from the living room while still feeling open plan with natural light all day long. It is well-equipped for self-catering with all the equipment and utensils you'll need to cook and serve meals for up to four people.


  • Master bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe and a chest of drawers. The room also has a high ceiling, a fantastic feature stone wall, and three Velux windows so you can check the weather without having to get out of bed.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds, a chest of drawers, a high ceiling and a Velux window.
  • Family bathroom with a bath with shower head attached to a mixer tap, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: A patio with a table and chairs is outside the living/dining room. Guests also have use of the wider grounds including gardens and woodland. There is off-street parking next to the cottage.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. A travel cot is available with guests to provide cot bedding if it is required. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Greenfoot Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £420
To £735
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1697 476235 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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John William Griffin
Member Since July 2021

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Greenfoot Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 19th October 2023