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West Barn B&B
Ranked #26 of 42 Kendal B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

A superb B&B. The owner was really friendly and polite, the room and building were attractive and well decorated, and the food was great. We had dinner as well as breakfast, and both were excellent. It's fairly close to the M6 so made a good stopover on our way up to Scotland. However, it's in a nice rural location and is very quiet and peaceful. It was a shame only to stay one night. For the price it's an absolute steal.

Room Tip: The upstairs room has nice views over the countryside.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

After a very early start from the Midlands to an all day sheep sale in Kirkby Stephens we arrived at West Barn at 6pm to a very warm welcome from Sue. There was homemade cake waiting for us in our ground floor room. Sue had also taken the liberty of booking us a table at local Punch Bowl Pub just down the road. (Also very nice). Our room was so comfortable with the addition of special luxuries. Breakfast the following morning was delicious and cooked beautifully. Sue was friendly and welcoming at all times and was also interested in sheep, which pleased my fiance. In all a wonderful stay, quiet, restful and just what we needed. We hope very much to be back some day.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

West Barn is a lovely intimate B&B which has been fitted out to a high standard and everything feels new and fresh. We stayed in the upstairs room which has views across green hills and its own private bathroom. The owner Sue was friendly but unintrusive and the evening meal that she cooked for us was exceptional - I particularly enjoyed the potato cake with capers. As it only has 2 rooms, West Barn is an excellent choice for 2 couples travelling together. The location was perfect for us as it was handy for the M6, but there was also good access to the southern lakes. We would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: The upstairs room has a nicer view
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

West Barn has to be one of the loveliest B&Bs I've ever stayed in. It's been beautifully restored and decorated by Sue and is situated in a very peaceful location off the beaten track. It was the perfect place for four of us to use as our base for exploring Coniston Water and Lake Windermere.
Sue is the perfect hostess: welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful. She's also a superb cook, as we discovered when we ate in on our first night. The Punchbowl down the road does good beer but the food isn't a patch on Sue's home cooking. Her breakfasts are terrific, too (we had no need for lunch on either of the two days we stayed) and Sue uses local and organic produce as much as possible.
I'll be recommending West Barn to friends and family and would definitely stay there again. Full marks from me!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 September 2012 via mobile

Stayed at West Barn en route back from Scotland with my fiancé. Proximity to the M6 and half way point making it a good location for us consequently. We had also chosen West Barn mainly on the good reviews on this site and were pleased that they were representative of it. West Barn is set in a lovely quiet location off a quiet lane in a truly bucolic setting. We stayed in the top room which has a bathroom off the landing,but as it's only for your use is effectively en-suite and said bathroom is lovely, decked out to a high standard. We had had tedious journey and Sue was very welcoming, even offering to drive us to the nearby Punchbowl pub to meet their 9pm food order deadline. Sue was a great host and not intruding. Very helpful advice re things to do, lent us a local map etc. Homemade cake on our return in afternoon the following day most welcome. Lovely breakfast too and certainly set us up for the day. Only slight downside is that apart from said Punchbowl ( which is fine) eating choices locally a bit limited without having to drive but with the location that has to really be a likely predicament. Would definately return again especially after exploring the local area and Windermere etc.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

West Barn - what a special find! A very warm welcome from Sue, including a delicious homemade cake on arrival and excellent hospitality throughout our stay. Very quiet and relaxing place to stay in a beautiful location with easy access to the Lake District. A delightful room (up stairs), great country views and some lovely personal touches from Sue. Would love to stay here again. Thank you Sue and hope to see you again in the future. Laura and Matt

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

We echo the points covered by the previous 10 TA reviewers and these are ours. Had West Barn B&B not been on TripAdvisor my husband and I would have missed out on spending four special nights at a very exceptional exclusive and luxurious - (yes) B&B! If your usual style of accommodation is a hotel (like ours was) because the programme ‘Four in a Bed’ has filled you with a B&B phobia then a stay at the West Barn B&B run by Sue will be your cure. Not once did we feel like we were imposing on Sue’s (or Rosco and Sienna, the cats) home as the guests accommodation is set-up totally separate to Sue’s (and the cats) private area so you can ‘come and go’ as you please without disturbing (or seeing) anyone. Sue is very discreet whilst being on hand (if required) as your own concierge with restaurant recommendations / area guidance or assistance.
Do you want the following from your accommodation -
A superior well-appointed double room named ‘Goldfinch’ with a separate luxury spotless bathroom on a private floor?
A beverage tray - well-stocked; cutlery and crockery sparkling! Containing a flask of fresh milk and (of course) homemade cakes / biscuits daily. A vase of garden cut flowers in your room?
A scrumptious and lavish organic breakfast, served in a lovely room with stunning views and comfy seats?
Plus all the extras that you would expect from a 5 star hotel but for a price you can afford?
If you’ve answered ‘YES’ - then ‘STAY’ at the West Barn B&B and let’s all get together to make sure it gets ranked #1 B&B in Kendal!
We must say, please dine at Castle Dairy (high class British cuisine) in Kendal during your stay it’s fabulous! Opens Tuesday to Wednesday 9am-5pm and Thursday to Saturday 9am-10pm. Likewise, if you don’t mind a straightforward 19 mile drive to Ambleside go to ‘Dodds’ which is an excellent Italian restaurant. (Find them both on TA).

Room Tip: Best room - Goldfinch
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about West Barn B&B

Address: Barrows Green, Kendal LA8 0AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Kendal
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
West Barn is a luxury, environmentally friendly Bed & Breakfast near Kendal in the Lake District. Using quality locally sourced food/organic food and organic products situated in a peaceful, rural, wildlife haven. Nestled at the end of a quiet country lane in a hamlet of 3 properties, surrounded by fields, woodland and wonderful scenery and yet only 3 miles from the vibrant town centre of Kendal. Friendly but discreet, professional service, offering imaginative home cooked dinners and breakfasts with homemade jams and preserves and a level of service normally associated with a 4* hotel.: West Barn is truly a special place to stay. ... more   less 
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West Barn B&B Kendal, Lake District

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