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“A true rural getaway to escape from it all!”
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Widewath Barn adjoins the Grade II listed farmhouse at the heart of the steading.
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Widewath Barn adjoins the Grade II listed farmhouse at the heart of the steading.
Restored stable stall provides privacy in the bedroom. Bedroom with a double and 2 sets of bunks.  Underfloor heating.
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Widewath Barn adjoins the Grade II listed farmhouse at the heart of the steading.
Restored stable stall provides privacy in the bedroom.
Bedroom with a double and 2 sets of bunks.  Underfloor heating.
Living/dining area with large farmhouse table.  Kept toasty warm with underfloor heating.  TV.
Fully equipped kitchen.
If you fancy eating it there's everything you need.
Spacious, powerful shower.
Recycled Armitage Shanks sink.
An ancient packhorse track leads from Bampton Fell up towards the farmhouse.
Panoramic views across the Eden Valley.  A very rural setting.
Mixed woodland on the Farm - alive with wildlife. Look out for red squirrels.
Lowther Castle and Gardens - hundreds of acres of romantic gardens.
Just a 10 minute ride across Helton Fell.  Ullswater Lake.  Ride the roman road, High Street!
Feeling leisurely?  Take a steamer journey across to Howtown, Glenridding or Aira Force.
Take a dip in Askham outdoor heated swimming pools surrounded by grassland.  Great for a picnic.
The Lake District is amazing in all seasons!!
Plenty of vantage points across Ullswater whether you are cycling, walking or horse riding.
The lane up to Widewath.  Can you spot the Farm?
The tough Swaledale ewe who spends much of her time on the fell.
Sun shines at haymaking time.
Gathering the sheep from the fell for clipping.
Two medieval packhorse bridges exist on the Farm.  They are Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
Miles of open countryside to explore.
Rhubarb!  And loads of it!!  Grown in the garden in the well stocked veg plot.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Askham, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Yve332014
Cork, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A true rural getaway to escape from it all!”
Reviewed 6 March 2017 for a stay in September 2016

Really late writing this review! We stayed at the barn last September with our 5 month old baby. It was idyllic! Lovely warm welcome by the family, clean, compact but perfectly adequate for the three of us. The location is quite rural but to be honest tha's the beauty of this accommodation,

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jillyates...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Widewath barn”
Reviewed 17 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Just had a great break at widewath barn. The barn is modern, cosey with everything you need. Easy walk to ulswater from the farm. Alice and George are very welcoming I would highly recommend a stay here the area is stunning.

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Jones_Lon...
Yass, Australia
1 review
“Absolutely wonderful country escape”
Reviewed 29 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We had four nights at Widewath Barn and despite not being able to explore as much as we would have liked due to a sick child, they were an absolute highlight of our month long visit from Australia.
Alice, George and their two boys are wonderful hosts and made us feel extremely welcome. Even the dogs were eager to greet us when they were out and about! They were also extremely accommodating when we decided to stay another night which was great.
The barn itself is fantastic – an absolutely brilliant conversion, retaining so much of the original character but with all the modern bits you could need to be more than comfortable (plus lots of lovely little extras just to make your stay more special!). The fact that the barn is part of a working farm made it even more like a home away from home for us and we really loved being back in the peace and quiet of the countryside.
While we were a bit limited in what we could do with a sick toddler, we still managed to take a drive around Lakes Ullswater and Windermere with a visit to The World of Beatrix Potter which were great but it was lovely to be able to escape the crowds and come back to the cozy, peaceful barn. We also briefly ventured down to the ancient monument bridge (just a hope skip and a jump from the barn door) and up onto the hill behind the farm which provided fantastic views and we would have loved to explore further afield.
All in all a truly wonderful few days and if Australia wasn’t so far away we would be back in a heartbeat!

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Ashy67
Wigan
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Heaven”
Reviewed 23 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Myself and my wonderful wife were looking for a quiet weekend away just to unwind and relax.
This was the perfect place, Alice the owner was absolutely brilliant, letting us check in early and showing us all the facilities in this fantastic refurbished barn, it was absolutely brilliant we could have stopped here for ever!!!! I would recommend Widewath Barn to any one who wants to get away from it all, we drove to the punchbowl pub in Askham after checking in which is very welcoming with coal fire and serves fantastic food and real ales (highly recommended).Pooley bridge is just over the fell which is a brilliant walk.
All in all this place is as peaceful as you will get anywhere.
#Thanks to alice and her family for having us WE WILL BE BACK 100%
Dave and Wendy

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: Nothing
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Management Response
24 Nov 2016
Thanks so much Dave. Really appreciate your review. So pleased that you enjoyed staying at Widewath! See you again!
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Louise C
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Getting away from it all”
Reviewed 25 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Very clean and comfortable cottage. Lovely luxurious bedlinen Everything you need in the kitchen for a short stay. Fab power shower. We were made to feel very welcome by Alice and George. Only slight downside as a family with teenage boys. . . the wifi connection only works in the kitchen. Otherwise everything was great and we'd definitely recommend staying at Widewath Barn.

Travelling group: Teenagers
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kevinwrig...
Gateshead, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Weekend”
Reviewed 3 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Myself and a group of friends booked Widewarth Barn for two nights last weekend. We couldn't have asked for better accommodation or hosts for our stay. The barn has been renovated to very high spec (underfloor heating a treat) with a warm and comfortable feel to it. We walked into Askham on Friday night for dinner, which took around 35 mins, on a main road which has enough room to safely walk down. On the way back it did take a bit longer as it was pitch black and we did spend a lot of time starring at the night sky.

I highly recommend Widewarth Barn. I know I will be visit again in the near future, I may even treat my girlfriend next time.

Thanks again for a great weekend.

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_nickyjus...
Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Beautiful place to stay”
Reviewed 18 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Lovely accommodation full of Character. Helpful and friendly people. Peaceful farm with beautiful views and wonderful walking nearby

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