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7 Nights See prices

  • £700  to  £2400

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Short Breaks From

  • £240 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £325 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Heckbarley

Heckbarley offers comfortable and well equipped self catering holiday accommodation which is situated within the Lake District National Park in the village of Ennerdale Bridge. It is perfectly located for exploring both the beautiful unspoilt Western Lakes and the coast - providing the perfect place to escape and relax.

The holiday cottage is just a short stroll from the pub in the village serving great food and the playground for children.

Tranquil Ennerdale Water (see photo) is just a mile from the cottage and unlike most of the large lakes in the National Park, it does not have a public road running along its shoreline, adding to the peace and tranquility of this haven for wildlife.

For those who enjoy walking, Ennerdale provides forest and lakeside walks at a low level, along with more challenging high fells routes. Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast Long Distance Path goes past the cottage's front door as it works its way through Ennerdale. Cyclists too will not be disappointed with the C2C Cycle path, excellent for off-road fun, close by.

Places of interest include:

  • Loweswater (which appeared in the "Miss Potter" film) - a hidden gem which is seldom visited.
  • Crummock Water and superlative Buttermere (30 minutes drive away).
  • Dramatic Wasdale, with Scafell England's highest peak and Wastwater its deepest lake.
  • Tranquil Eskdale, with the Ravenglass to Eskdale steam railway.
  • Muncaster Castle.
  • Cockermouth, a historic bustling market town and the birthplace of Wordsworth's (10 miles north).
  • Whitehaven with Beacon museum at the harbour and the Rum Story (9 miles west).
  • Sandy beech and cliff top walks at St. Bees (30 mins drive).

Heckbarley can be booked together with its sister cottage next door to accommodate larger groups of up to 22 people. Find out more by clicking through to the owner's website.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

John Ashworth joined Independent Cottages in December 2007

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (The Lake District)

Heckbarley Cottage sleeps nine guests and is comfortably furnished and well equipped providing bright and airy holiday accommodation with pleasing views over fields (to the rear) and fells (to the front).

Accommodation comprises:


  • Hallway.
  • Dining room.
  • Lounge with colour TV including satellite (full Sky package), DVD/video, mini stereo CD, and wood/coal burning stove. There are doors that open onto a patio where you can catch the last sun and enjoy a BBQ.
  • Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven/hob, washing machine, fridge/freezer and microwave.
  • Utility room.
  • Cloakroom.
  • Conservatory which opens onto an enclosed garden which is occasionally visited by red squirrels.


  • Master bedroom with king size bed and uninterrupted views across a field to the River. The master bedroom also benefits from an en-suite toilet and shower room.
  • Spacious family room under the eaves which has a double and a single bed.
  • Further twin bedroom and single room both of which have mountain and village views.
  • Family Bathroom which has 'whirlpool' bath with shower over, toilet and bidet.

Additional information: Children welcome (high chair & cot available on request). Heating is by electric night storage heaters. Games facilities include board games, table tennis and snooker table (in garage), two courtesy mountain bikes (used entirely at your own risk). Off-road parking for one car. Further roadside parking available opposite. Unfortunately no pets and no smoking.

Heckbarley Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 18th May 2024 - Mon, 1st Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £900 | 4 nights: £1,200 | 5 nights: £1,500 | 6 nights: £1,800

7 Nights

3 Nights

Tue, 2nd Jul 2024 - Mon, 2nd Sep 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £1,050 | 4 nights: £1,400 | 5 nights: £1,750 | 6 nights: £2,100

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 9+2 in 4 bedrooms (Double, Twin, Single/twin, & Family rm with double & single beds, addit)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - Heckbarley sleeps 9+2 people.The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 22 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 18.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - Yes
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No.
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)7967 741554 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

John Ashworth
Member Since December 2007

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Heckbarley Noticeboard

We give discounts to friends of past guests and to repeat bookings- we get quite a few coming year after year

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

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Heckbarley 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 8th June 2024
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