The Old Barn Rowling End is located at Rowling End Farm and is an idyllic retreat for up to six guests. Sympathetically developed, the annex type cottage has been awarded a 4-Star Quality in Tourism rating and provides comfortable accommodation in a wonderful setting.
Lake Derwentwater is a pleasant fifteen minute walk away across the fields and from here you can catch a ferry to Keswick. The cottage provides the perfect starting point for a number of Lakeland walks and whether you are looking to explore the high fells, the lakes and valleys or simply wish to enjoy the stunning views, it is ideally situated. Direct access to the fells and some of Wainwrights favourite walks - including Catbells, the Newlands Round and the Coledale Round can be enjoyed directly from The Annex.
Dogs have always enhanced the owner's family’s enjoyment of walking and you are very welcome to bring your own dog to share your holiday with you.
Braithwaite Village is only three miles from The Old Barn Rowling End with three pubs and a general store, and just one mile across the fields or down the lane there is the Swinside Inn which serves excellent food and drink.
Wainwright saw Newland’s greatest blessing as the undisturbed peace and freedom from mass tourism and commercialisation and today the valley continues to enjoy a relaxed way of life that in essence has not changed over the years. Rowling End itself was a working farm until the 1950s and the surrounding land still provides sheltered pasture for sheep and cattle from neighbouring farms.
Whilst The Old Barn Rowling End is in a delightful secluded position, it has a wealth of attractions within easy reach being centrally located in the heart of the Northern Lakes with Borrowdale, Derwentwater, Buttermere and Keswick easily accessible - whether by foot, car or bicycle.
For those new to walking in the Lakes, climbing Catbells (located directly opposite) is a must and offers magnificent views where on a clear day you can see the Solway Firth.
Much of the land surrounding The Annex is quite marshy and provides a haven for wildlife including buzzard and deer. You are also welcome to walk the fields (at your own risk) but need to be mindful of any livestock and leave the wildlife undisturbed.
There are plenty of things to do and see in this area to keep all ages amused, including: Honister slate mines; Borrowdale Go Ape; Braithwaite Keswick Climbing Wall; Whinlatter Forest; Cumberland pencil museum; The puzzling place; Newlands Adventure centre; Keswick Mire House; Keswick Trotters world of animals; Keswick Alhambra cinema; Keswick Launch ferry and Thronthwate Galleries.
For those who want to venture a little further afield, Penrith is twenty one miles, Carlisle thirty five miles and Workington is twenty miles.
Alan & Jo-Anne Roberts joined Independent Cottages in July 2009
Guests are able to enjoy the lovely peaceful grounds in which The Old Barn Rowling End is set and which is home to red squirrels, deer and three other properties. Enjoy easy access straight onto the fells and there is a picnic bench on the terrace, for guests to enjoy the views.
Additional information: Fully centrally heated. All bedding, bed linen and towels are included. Welcome pack on arrival. Dogs are very welcome and free of charge. Short breaks through out the winter. Travel cot available. Off road private parking.
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Short breaks through to the end of March 3 nights £250 Weekly bookings through January £395