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Byre At High House

Ullswater, Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Surrounded by spectacular views with open countryside and fells
  • Romantic retreat, perfect place to celebrate a special occasion
  • Less than 1 mile to the tranquil shores of Ullswater, a great base for water sports enthusiasts
Property code: 94066

A great base to explore the Lakes. An idyllic location in Watermillock a mile above Ullswater, High House Farm sits in 10 aches of open fields and surrounded by breath-taking views of the fells.

Take advantage of walks from the doorsteps to Aira Force waterfalls part of the Ullswater Way, Little Mell Fell and Gowbarrow fell- 2 of the 214 Wainwrights. Uncover the impressive views of Helvellyn, the 3rd highest peak in England - 7 miles away and the surrounding fells. If opting for hiking or biking adventure the choices are endless. A mile away a pub beckons serving local ales. Venture 3 miles to the bustling village of Pooley Bridge, here you find riverside coffee shops, pubs, a restaurant, independent stores, a bookshop and an off license, P.O and Tourist Information. From here you can take in the magnificent scenery from the water when onboard one of Ullswater steamers to Howtown where there is a tea room or further to the lively village of Glenridding which has a sailing centre. For a more leisurely day indulge in a spa day at the local Hotel less than a mile away.

The Byre was the first cottage to be competed. With it's original barn features this characterful cottage is full of soul and ideal for a cosy getaway for two. The Byre has two steps up the front door, opening into the open plan living space equipped with a large comfy sofa and TV, with Sky channels creating an ideal setting for relaxation. The kitchen has all the amenities for your stay. The bedroom leading off has a super-king bed, fitted cupboards and DAB radio, an ensuite bathroom with shower over bath and cosy underfloor heating. Step outside to the enclosed outdoor seating area for a morning brew overlooking a meadow.

No longer a working farm, 5 of the traditional stone buildings have been lovingly converted into stylish self catering cottages with character and exposed beams providing the perfect spot to savour the surroundings. Designed for comfort and ease of use the cottages offer a one level living experience. The cottages sit privately from each other and all have an enclosed outdoor seating area with furniture and fire bowl. There is ample parking and storage for kayaks and bikes. Less than a 20 minute drive from the M6 makes High House Farm accessible for short breaks or full week holidays.


  • 1 bedroom – 1 super-king, DAB radio, hair dryer
  • 1 bathroom – en-suite with shower over bath, underfloor heating, heated towel rail and WC
  • TV in living room with Sky channels
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with icebox and washer/dryer
  • Electric heating
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Enclosed outdoor seating area with furniture, fire bowl and washing line
  • Communal utility shed with logs, firefighters for the fire pits, extra freezer space, dog towels, secured bike storage, hanging rack
  • Ample parking - sorry no car charging
  • Please note departure time is 9.30am
  • Bus stop under 1 mile
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Nearest village - Pooley Bridge 3 miles
  • Nearest town - Penrith 7 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

This property is personally managed by Kylie.


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Reviewed by Naomi 27th January 2024

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The best stay we've ever had in the lakes!! We really couldn't have asked for more. The Byre is INCREDIBLE!!! The work that the owners have done is a testament to their commitment and care. They really have thought of everything. We stayed for 6 nights and we didn't want to leave. Doris the dog is now home and clearly having scenery and outside spaRead morece withdrawal but we've promised to take her back in June. Thank you for an amazing stay!!! xx xx Hide

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