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The Hayloft At Linbeck

Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Four Poster
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful cottage with mountainous views, including of Scafell Pike
  • Access to 18 acres of shared grounds, ideal for children and dogs
  • Perfectly positioned for exploring Ravenglass, the national park’s only coastal village
Property code: SZ487

This stunning barn conversion boasts splendid views of the fells. There are endless walking opportunities from the front door, as well as nearby attractions including Muncaster Castle.

The stylish former farm building is set in a peaceful location on a working farm, nestled between the Eskdale Valley and the coastal village of Ravenglass. The Wasdale Valley is less than 10 miles away. Here in this dramatic wilderness, you’ll find Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, as well as the country’s deepest lake. Whatever your ability, you’ll find a walk to suit you. Take a day trip to the ancient village of Ravenglass (3.5 miles) to stroll along the sandy beach, ride on the heritage steam train or visit Muncaster Castle. The fortress dates to 1208 and is claimed to be one of the UK’s most haunted castles! There’s also a play area and maze for children to enjoy.

Steps to the rear of the property take you into the first-floor lounge/kitchen/diner. This spacious area is perfect for entertaining and is full of character, with exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and quirky features. Relax on the plump leather sofas in front of the Smart TV, curl up with a book from the extensive collection or challenge your fellow guests to a board game. There’s also a dining table, so you can all enjoy mealtimes together. The oak kitchen features an electric oven, separate electric hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer and a handy dishwasher. You’ll also find a separate WC on this level. Completing the first floor is a double bedroom with a fabulous four-poster bed and an en-suite shower room with WC. Heading downstairs to the ground floor, discover a second double bedroom. The bed in this room is a bespoke bed that is 7' 3 long by 5' wide. It has been made out of wood that was grown and felled at Linbeck. This room has a large Smart TV, two external doors and an en-suite shower room with a low-entry shower and WC. In the stable outside the property is a washing machine, tumble dryer and sink – perfect for dealing with muddy walking gear.

The cottage is located on an 18-acre smallholding, with spectacular views in all directions. The peaceful garden has a large lawn, as well as a number of fabulous, rare rhododendrons. The garden is shared with the owners, as well as their hens, horses and pig. This is a great spot for wildlife-watching, with regular visitors including red squirrels, woodpeckers and great tits. There is off-road parking for two cars available in front of the main house.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 four-poster double bed, 1 large double (7'3 by 5')
  • 2 bathrooms - 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC. 1 separate WC on first floor.
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in separate building
  • Smart TV in upper living area and ground floor bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large, shared garden with lawn, plus access to 18 acres of grounds
  • Located on a working farm
  • Shared off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Please note that the garden is shared with the owners of the farmhouse. They do have dogs themselves who are very friendly and would usually have use of the garden also. The owner is happy to lock their dogs away if you feel uncomfortable around dogs. If you are bringing your own dog and they don't mix well with other dogs, if you could let the owner know in advance and again they will make sure their dogs are locked away
  • The ground floor bedroom can be accessed via a flat threshold with a small lip.
  • The ground floor bathroom is en suite and has a low entry shower.
  • The living area and kitchen can be accessed via an inside staircase that has a handrail.
  • Wheelchair and a toilet raiser for loan upon request.
  • Pub, shops and beach 3.5 miles

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


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Reviewed by Robert 21st January 2022

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Excellent property with very welcoming and friendly owners... Highly recommend for a stay away from our chaotic world..

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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