The Barn at Town Yeat sleeps two guests and provides studio style self-catering accommodation in the peaceful backwater of High Nibthwaite, near to the very edge of Coniston Water's south eastern shore. A tiny hamlet of just eleven houses, High Nibthwaite is a perfect haven for those seeking peace and quiet surrounded by open fells, woodland, pasture land and the lake.
A popular retreat with walkers, there are numerous walks from the front door ranging from a gentle stroll to the lake shore to a more energetic hike up the 'big hills', across fells, through valleys and over moors. In fact guests of The Barn often park their car for the week and don't use it again until they leave! For those who can tear themselves away, in under an hour's picturesque drive, you can reach the North Lakes, the West Coast, the Howgills or the beautiful lush Eden Valley - all offering further superb walking opportunities and a diverse mix of scenery.
This tranquil location is free from the hubbub of the more touristy towns and villages. Here you can enjoy the best of both worlds and immerse yourself in a peaceful setting whilst being within easy reach of the many more bustling areas and attractions of the Lake District.
There are many pubs in the area to choose from with the nearest being just two miles away at Lowick Bridge (The Red Lion). The nearest shop is in Greenodd at the village store and Post Office (six miles away), or at Coniston, seven miles to the north with its mixture of shops for groceries, brewery producing award winning ales and traditional pubs which are popular with walkers seeking refreshments after tackling 'The Old Man'. The old market town of Ulverston (eight miles) is a characterful place to visit with a good range of shops, as is Hawkshead (a much loved haunt for Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth) with its little cobbled streets lined with pretty cottages and interesting shops.
Not only is the area superb for walkers but also birdwatchers and lovers of water sports with kayaking, canoeing and sailing amongst the many activities available on the lakes. There are also excellent opportunities for cyclists with cycle routes, forest trails and mountain tracks to explore. Grizedale Forest is a popular attraction with its wooden sculptures and trails (including those for the bravest of mountain biker!) and its tracks are accessible from The Barn which offers plenty of space for storing bikes, canoes and also motorbikes for those touring the area.
Margaret Armstrong joined Independent Cottages in February 2015
Attached to what was formerly 'the farm house', The Barn is a traditional bank barn dating back to the mid 17th-Century. A stunning conversion, this spacious 'loft apartment' is full of character and charm with old oak beams and wonderful 'A' frame trusses. It offers 'studio style' accommodation with one large living room (for sleeping, relaxing and cooking) and a separate bathroom. Perfectly blending style with welcoming comfort, this romantic peaceful haven for two is ideal for a holiday or short break. Three night (£240) and four night (£280) short breaks offered all year round.
Additional information: Weekly lets are normally Saturday to Saturday, however, flexible changeover days are available. The owner teaches yoga and guests are welcome to join the classes on a complimentary basis. Storage available for bikes (including motor bikes), kayaks and canoes. Towels, bed linen and heating included in the price (the owner tries to provide everything needed for an enjoyable relaxed break).
Short breaks always available - three nights from £240, and four nights from £280.