Knipefold Barn

Outgate, near Hawkshead, Lake District

  • 5 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £840 per week
  • £120 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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

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

  • Welcomes children over 6 years of age
  • No more than 2 pets
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Crave tranquility no more. Imagine a haven for hunkering down with one of the world’s most revered wildernesses on your doorstep. Pack your walking boots and a good book or three. Serenity awaits.

Lakes lushness

Nestled in a very quiet hamlet between Coniston and Hawkshead is Knipefold Barn. This beautiful barn conversion with its original oak beams, unusual oak doors, underfloor heating and tasteful, plush furnishings is the perfect abode for a spot of switch off. Welcoming five guests, this spacious home promises you’ll each find a nook of tranquility. The slate floor that welcomes you in the hallway, cool in the summer and heated in chillier months, provides a suitable sense of grandeur as it steers you into the house.

Making the most of the spectacular views, the living space is on the first floor of the barn and an impressive oak staircase leads you there. You may be glued to the window in the sitting room for a while. The gas burner begs you to crank it up in the winter and you’ll be drawn to it after a day going up and down dell. This is a vast open plan area with polished oak floors and pitched ceilings adding to that sense of space. The dining area leads into the kitchen with its Aga and breakfast bar. Something slowed cooked for dinner after a day’s walk is easier than you think.

This is a wonderful spot for a walking holiday in the Lake District and its a pet friendly holiday home too, welcoming two of your four legged friends. With hundreds of routes on your doorstep that range from gentle climbs to adventurous hiking, there is something for all abilities. Enjoy the sculpture walk in Grizedale Forest, take in the famous Tarn Hows view or rise to the challenge with a climb over Latterbarrow or Claife Heights. Round off your step count for the day with the 1 mile wander to the nearest pub for a well earned tipple.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

Two of the three bedrooms are also on the first floor. One has a super king size bed and the other a king size bed. Both have a Villeroy & Boch en suite and night lighting should you need to find your way around in the dark. On the ground floor is single room. 



We've been renting cottages in the Lakes for 20 years but this is the first we've rebooked before leaving. The location really works as it's peaceful but only a short ride from all the busy spots. Great quality and attention to detail in the property and really ideal for the dogs who had the ground floor to themselves. Can't wait to go back!

Mr Steve S,

We really enjoyed this barn conversion and particularly the quiet location with beautiful views and lovely walks straight from the door. Very reluctant to leave.

Mr F,

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,