We stayed in Widewath Barn for 5 nights and had a wonderful time.
The cottage is all on one level with cosy underfloor heating, very comfy beds and a fabulously hot shower! It's the perfect place to come back to after a day exploring in the beautiful countryside.
The bedroom can sleep 6 with a double bed and 2 sets of bunk beds, so it's versatile for both couples, families and groups.
Alice and George were brilliant hosts and made us feel very at home from the off - giving us tips on the best local places to visit and letting us play with their 5 gorgeous dogs at every opportunity we could get!
Very highly recommended!
This is an absolutely super place. We stayed for three nights and wish it had been longer. The accommodation is a converted farm building, beautifully done and extremely well kitted out. A particular mention for the superb shower room! Alice and her family are lovely hosts, friendly and helpful with local knowledge and useful suggestions. Some lovely nearby places to visit as well of course as the Lakes. Askham Hall gardens are beautiful. Annie and David
We have just got back from a lovely stay at Widewath, we stayed for 3 nights and wished it had been for longer!
Alice and George made us feel so welcome on their farm, giving us advice on where to explore and letting us see the lambs and very cute Jack Russel puppies The cottage was lovely to stay in and the beds and shower were great.
We can't wait to come back!
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,
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.
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!