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.
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 wood 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.
There is a lift between the floors for those who may struggle with the stairs. Knipefold Barn welcomes children over 6 years old. Unfortunately the nature of the property makes it unsuitable for younger children.
At a glance
- Sleeps 5
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- Private parking
- 1.1 miles from pub
- Countryside views
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- No smoking
- 2.5 miles from shop
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
A first class cottage Would happily recommend knipefold Mr Peter Hails - 2nd August 2019
This is a fabulous property, with so much space, the parking is brilliant and you can walk into Hawkshead from the door. A stunning area for a holiday. We were very lucky with the weather, we probably had the best week of the year so far, sunshine all the way.Mrs Wendy Chappell (Staff) - 23rd May 2019
We had the most wonderful Christmas-the house was beautiful and we really appreciated the decorations so thoughtfully put around the house. Mrs Rachel Brown - 3rd January 2019
Delightful accommodation. Would definitely recommend. Mrs Deanne Spence - 28th October 2018
As good as everJill Allison - 14th October 2018
Very comfortable light and spacious property. Exceptionally clean and well maintained. Handy flagstone ground floor with utility for walking/cycling/running gear. Would recommend.Mrs Amanda Ward - 5th August 2018
The property was lovely and peaceful, the views were mesmerising and enjoyed sitting drinking a cup of early morning tea. Thank youMrs Alison Carty - 29th July 2018
We loved it!Miss Helen Burgess - 9th April 2018
the Barn was in an excellent location for walks to Tarn Howe, over to Little Langdale, Eltermere and an excellent base to travel by car to all of the south Lake locations. A lovely holiday thank you.Mrs Jane Mcpherson - 13th November 2017
very nice property and wonderful hostsMr Bruce Smith - 12th June 2017
Knipefold Barn is just so impressive - third stay here and we'll be back. Fantastic welcome package, great little extras like not haveing to remember toilet roll!Mrs Yvonne Champion - 23rd April 2017
lovely and warm, loads of hot water, great lobby with underfloor heating and plenty of space for wet coats/boots/dog etc really lovely welcome pack with scones and jam, shortbread and Prosecco-in fact best ever! great variety of kitchen utensils of good quality-overall rally excellentDr A Kinney - 11th April 2017
Very clean, very well planned and the best attention to detail.This cottage is simply stunning and that good we are returningMr Guy Scruton - 8th January 2017
Fantastic property in a wonderful location with with friendly owners who let you get on with your holiday but there if you need any help or advice. The property is managed by a professional company who communicate well and respond immediately to any queriMr Stephen Powney - 3rd December 2016
One of the best we have stayed in.Mrs Jane Murray - 28th November 2016
Another fabulous holiday in 1st class property.ExcellentJill Allison - 31st October 2016
The property was perfect for our holiday and we all enjoyed the high quality furnishings, luxury bathrooms and comfortable beds.Mrs G Jones - 21st August 2016
we love the propertyMr A Caputo - 2nd August 2016
one of the best we have stayed inMr mike davies - 25th July 2016
Top quality accommodation, attention to detail outstanding.Miss Tracey Berry - 5th July 2016
Many thanks for an excellent holiday. The owners, next door, were delightful.Mr P Montgomery - 27th June 2016
Very high quality accommodation and attention to detail excellentMr C Booth - 19th April 2016
As always fantastic , yet again a great holiday . Knipe fold barn is always superbJill Allison - 10th April 2016
Thank you! Another memorable visit to the Lakes and a warm welcome from Ian and Anne. We'll be back again next year. Faultless.....including the weather!Mr Edward Winterschladen - 22nd February 2016
As always fantasticJill Allison - 1st November 2015
We would highly recommend Knipefold Barn especially if you have family members with disabilities although on three floors the lift makes easily accessible and the showers are excellent. The range is wonderful and makes cooking and experimenting a real pleasure. The surrounding area is fantastic for scenery and wildlife. While Ian and Ann, the owners, live next door they are not intrusive by any means but are there if you need anything and are their welcome pack is much appreciated. We made full use of the milkman with daily milk and bacon butter cheese etc when we needed. We certainly hope to return next year.Mr Stephen Powney - 11th October 2015
Knipefold Barn is an exceptional holiday property with an excellent standard throughout. Would not want to stay anywhere else in the Lakes.Mrs Janet Plunkett - 24th August 2015
Excellent property. Good location. Very helpful staff. We appreciated the phone call to tell us that our accommodation was available earlier than we had been told. We would love to return for another holiday. Thank you!Mrs Alison Hughes - 28th June 2015
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