This beautifully converted barn offers a stunning blend of old and new in a peaceful hamlet location.
Oozing character and old-world charm, this converted barn enjoys a peaceful location in the tiny rural hamlet of Guardhouse. It sits in the Glenderaterra Valley with dramatic scenery on both sides, making it the perfect rural retreat for groups of up to six friends and family, as well as two canines. There are a number of fantastic walks and cycle routes on the doorstep, while the local pub is conveniently just 1 mile away.
This three-bedroom home cleverly combines original features with all the contemporary comforts you would expect. From the small entrance hall, stairs lead up to the impressive open-plan living space. With huge exposed beams, a pitched roof and stone walls, this welcoming space is great for both entertaining and relaxing. Let the chefs of the group cook up a storm in the sleek kitchen, with everyone gathering around the large dining table to enjoy a leisurely meal together. Leather armchairs surround a warming wood burner, which creates a cosy ambience on chillier evenings when guests are unwinding. Downstairs you’ll find the three beautifully designed bedrooms, which are restful and inviting, with exposed brickwork and beams adding to their unique style. Patio doors lead from the lounge onto the sunny decked terrace, which overlooks the pretty lawn and is a great spot to enjoy some al fresco drinks, while taking in the view.
Meander around the shops, museums and restaurants in bustling Keswick (6.5 miles). While there, hike up to the popular Castlerigg Stone Circle, which rewards you with panoramic views over to peaks such as Helvellyn and High Seat. If you’re feeling adventurous, hike to the summit of Skiddaw, 10.5 miles away, while Bassenthwaite Lake (12.5 miles) is the most northerly of the region’s lakes and popular with boating enthusiasts.