Barn Roost is a characterful 2 bedroomed cottage sleeping 4 with a cosy wood burning stove for those chilliy cumbrian nights and a delightful garden to relax in after a day on the nearby fells. Pets are very welcome at this property.
Barn Roost is an absolutely beautiful Grade II listed cottage dating back to 1690's, nestling in the tranquil, rural hamlet of Ruthwaite, located in the Northern Fells within the National Park. The cottage has been fully refurbished, with the additional of a new kitchen and bathroom, whilst retaining the historic features that give it direct connections to the famous Cumbrian huntsman John Peel. He lived ne...xt door for thirty years and owned the barn that is now Barn Roost. The cottage benefits from a charming, peaceful setting but is within easy reach of Keswick, Cockermouth and a wealth of amenities and tourist attractions. There are some excellent pubs nearby, Ireby 1 mile, Uldale 1.5 miles and Bassenthwaite 5 miles. It is beautifully appointed and furnished throughout and offers a wood burning stove and central heating for those chilly Cumbrian nights.
The accommodation comprises:
* Dining kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave.
* Dining area with church pew and chapel chairs, opening into a characterful beamed lounge.
* Lounge with multi fuel stove, colour 32" smart TV with love film and i-player, DVD and CD player.
* Conservatory with washer/dryer, drying area and stone sink. Access to enclosed rear garden and patio.
* First floor: Spacious beamed bedroom with brass double bed and TV/DVD.
* Bunk bedroom suitable for children.
* Bathroom with shower over bath, vanity hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.
* All electric, oil, bed linen and towels included.
* Parking for one car, plus ample on street parking.
* Enclosed rear garden and patio.
* Wifi available free of charge.
Additional amenities include: wood burning stove yes, open fire/stove: wood burning stove, keswick and district, no. bathrooms: 1, garden or outdoor area, bedrooms 2: 1, dog friendly, star grading: 4*, lakes cottage holiday 4*, changeover saturday, october half term availability, pets yes, seasonal promotionals, may half term availability, christmas and new year availability, parking facilities: private parking, easter availability, february half term availability, no. bedrooms: 2, cottages for 2, valentine availability, this months bargains, keswick convention availability, summer school holidays, budget holidays, bathrooms 1: 1, school holiday discounts, pets yes: 1 dog, midweek & weekend short break, budget cottages, sleeps 4, pets yes: 2 dogs, price d from £350 pw, pets yes: 3 dogs.Read more
All prices include all taxes, gas, electric and bed linen. Please check property description to see if towels, logs, coal and cots are included free of charge or at a supplement. If a pet friendly property, the charge is £20 per pet per week/part week. Please telephone or email us for short break availability and prices.
Left on 03/16/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | Caro grinders
Lovely cottage, very well equipped with wi-fi, DVD, CD & MP3 player. Bath and shower in the bright clean bathroom. Lovely double bedroom and bunks in second bedroom perfect for kids. Widescreen TV with freeview. Washing machine and drying area perfect for cleaning walking clothes and storing boots etc. great off season price. Loved it, thanx! Read more
Thank you for your review of your stay at Barn Roost.
We are pleased you found the property well-appointed, enjoyed the bathroom and the drying area at the property.
Lakes Cottage Holidays hopes to welcome you back to Barn Roost or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the future.
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Left on 01/11/2014 for a stay in December 2014 | Darren
We ( 2 adults and 2 boys) went and stayed late December for a 3 night break over the New Year.
The cottage was equipped with everything we would need. The wood burning stove was lovely and cosy after a walk out. Could not fault in anyway. We all had a wonderful time!! Read more
We are delighted you found the cottage well appointed and enjoyed the wood burning stove.
Lakes Cottage Holidays hope to welcome you back to Barn Roost or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the future.
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Allan, Deb and Ruby the dog
Just what we wanted.
Left on 10/24/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Allan, Deb and Ruby the dog
Fully equipped cottage in a beautiful area, a little remote but that suited us and our dog. Keswick 12 miles away, blissfully quiet, well equipped kitchen. Would have no hesitation in staying again. Read more
Thank you for your review on this very popular property.
We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and loved the location. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Bunk Bed Hater
Left on 09/12/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Bunk Bed Hater
When I initially was looking for a cottage to rent in the Lake District, I dismissed Barn Roost as it was a little isolated and too far north. Unfortunately, a slip of the finger meant that I booked it and I didint realise until far too late. The cottage itself is really only suitable for a family as it only has one double bed and some bunk beds which was a bit of a shock (I know... I should have read the full listing! We were three adults and I can tell you from bitter experience, that the lower bunk is flaming uncomfortable. Other than that the general accomodation is ok but is let down by having a £5 tv that only worked on the DVD player (after trial and error, the problem is with the Freeview box as it does not send a sound channel. Come on guys, for £600 a week, you could upgrade the awful TV. Hint. Attaching it to the wall and putting up some floating shelves would make the sitting room a lot bigger. Without doubt, the saving grace was the excellent WiFi coverage, as we all had iPads. Might be usefeul to promulgate the password though as not everybody knows its on the bottom of the router. Read more
We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at this very popular property.
I have discussed your concerns with the owner of the property and can now respond as follows.
The property is a Grade 2 listed building and as such the owner has to respect its character. It is advertised as one double and one bunk bed and the interior is in a classic cottage style.
The problem with the TV was identified as a loose scart cable, which once plugged back into the rear of the TV rectified this issue.
We can confirm that the password for the Wi Fi is located under the router and in the front of the guest information folder.
The owners undertake regular visits to the property and upgrade all faulty or outdated equipment.
Our company and the owner take feedback very serious and react upon what we receive quickly, had we been informed of this issue during your stay we would have acted immediately to rectify any problems you may have had.
We hope that the issues raised did not detract from your enjoyment of the Lake District and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
Left on 07/01/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Tracey
Great cottage, great location. Had everything we needed. The rural location was a bonus. Will definitely go back, next time for longer.
a very cosy cottage in a quiet location
Left on 05/24/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Brian
Ideal for exploring the northern lake district.The cottage is fitted with quality fuature and fittings throughout and very well equipped.The only negative was the smell from the oil fired boiler in the conservatory which spread through the property.The owner says that this has been checked but you would not put up with this in your own property.I suppose this is not a problem in the warmer weather when the boiler would not be used. Would certainly consider returning.
Absolutely beautiful cottage, relaxing to come back to after a d
Left on 02/01/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | bryony
Very tranquil location perfect if you don't want any hussle or bustle. Beautiful cottage, short walk away from the pub if you do fancy a drink in the evening. We went in January after the snow so one day we were completely house bound but it was extremely nice in this cosy cottage to be stuck. Good value as it was out of season.
Left on 01/17/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Naomi
We really enjoyed our week at Barn Roost, it was warm, comfortable and well equippedv- great for two adults and 3 dogs - we had loads of great walks and cost evenings in.
The conservatory made drying off soggy dogs easy and the laminate flooring was easy to keep clean in the rainy weather.
Immaculately clean throughout.
The second bedroom would be ideally suited to children, it's got lovely wooden bunks and the courtyard garden would be great in the summer. Room to park one car in front too.
Shawforth , Lancashire
Left on 11/29/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Big "D"
It was a perfect getaway for me, the wife and our dog meg for a long weekend of walks and snuggling by the fire.
We would definitely visit this property again, in fact we are already planning to go there at some point in 2013.
Needs a little tlc...
Left on 11/11/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Willetts
Having stayed at Barn Roost on three or four holidays previously it was disappointing to find the cottage wasn't as crisp as before. Whilst only minor issues there were a number of them; the initial supply of logs were missing. Provisions such as as washing up liquid, toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets, tea, coffee etc were either none existent or looked to be the last remnants left from previous visitors. Whilst not necessarily detailed as being included in the rental it is a minor relatively cheep inclusion which would have saved a journey back to Keswick upon arrival at the cottage (and was certainly present on previous visits). Also the cottage is quickly approaching the point at which coat of paint to all areas is required.
On the positive side the cottage was clean upon arrival and warm throughout our stay.
It is disappointing that whilst the warm, clean & cosy atmosphere remains, the little extra touches which have influenced our return on a number occasions are now missing. Accordingly Barn Roost would not now automatically be our first choice cottage in this area.
stockton on tees
Value with quality and secluded with accesability
Left on 10/24/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | seane
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barn Roost, the cottage was excellently appointed, warm and cleanand the location was very quiet but afforded a great opportunity to travel to the coast, up to carlisle and of course down to the Lakes, We believe the value was fist class and the comforts of the highest order, Our Dog, Blu soon settled and the conservatory/lean to utility room was very useful.
We would gladly use it again.
Seane and Sharon + Blu Wilkinson
Left on 09/20/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Theresa
The cottage had everything you could want (there was details instructions on the heating & the cooker, which was very handy), the owners had thought of every eventuality. It was clean and welcoming and the beds were really comfy. It rained every day but that the lakes. All in all we had a relaxing break and would book again and would certainly recommend to a friend.
Had a great time and would go
Left on 08/16/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Helen
The cottage was spotless, everything you could want.It was like home from home could not fault it. The location you have to drive everywhere but that was not a problem for us.
Geordie our Westie loved it.
Well appointed cottage with historical connections
Left on 06/14/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Chris
A well equipped cottage in a very quiet hamlet. The rooms are tastfully furnished and the rear conservatory and small garden is useful for quests with dogs. The connection with John Peels was interesting and more information of the history would have been welcomed.
Excellent kitchen and nice dining area. Woodburner in living room ( open plan) , good use of the space available.
The main bedroom is spacious and confortable. The single room has bunk beds which are rather small for adults or larger children.
This would be a perfect getaway place for 2 adults, but with 3 of us ( our son is 15 but 6' tall) and 2 dogs I felt a bit cramped at times but if weather had been better we would have sat outside in the garden area.
The location is about 20mins from Keswick and I would have preferred to be closer and adjacent to the walking areas we most enjoy.
Dave and Mark
Comfortable but just average
Left on 05/23/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Dave and Mark
Nice cottage in quiet location but no real walks from the door. Lack of heat during the day (was pretty cold for time of year) and no initial supply of logs not good. Some basic supplies missing too.
Left on 04/26/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Angela
My daughter and I had a fantastic week here on the Eater week. It was so peaseful and the cottage is a delight. I only have two minor gripes and I stress they are minor.
1. The boiler for the water/heating is in the conservatory and there is smell of diesel by the door through to this room.
2. As it was just me and my 11 year old I felt that an emergency phone would of been handy, a landlne so you could dial 999 if you ever needed to (no mobile reception - which I liked).
As I say these are very minor and the cottage overall is fantastic.
Ann and Joy
Cosy away-from-it-all hideaway
Left on 04/14/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Ann and Joy
Gorgeous cottage,with a cosy wood burner:exceptionally well equipped and with books, puzzles, games etc for children too. We loved the historical links with John Peel. Very quiet location with very friendly neighours but convenient for a good local pub serving quality food.
Our only gripe was that when we needed clean bedding there was none available at the cottage. However, once we contacted management to notify them of the problem the issue was resolved the same day.
Left on 11/30/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Toz
Superbly equipped little cottage which was extremely homely and welcoming. Loved our 8 nights there and have every intention of returning.
Mr + Mrs P Williamson
Left on 11/05/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Mr + Mrs P Williamson
Our stay at Barn Roost was most comfy ,there was nothing more we could have wished for, a real home from home,and our two border collies enjoyed themselves more than us , use of the conservatory was really handy when they came back covered in mud .Slightly in the middle of no where but we had fun. Paul,Michelle,Tarn +G Thank you to the owners.
Sue & Dave.
Left on 10/28/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Sue & Dave.
Sue & I were luckily enough to find this idillic little cottage on a Lake District website.
There was only the two of us & Barney the dog. The cottage & surrounding countryside was stunning & provided us with lots of interesting areas for walking Barney.
In short we all had a wonderful time & will certainly look to visit this facility again.
Regards Dave & Sue.
Secret Corner of The Lakes
Left on 09/01/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Julian
After hundreds of trips to The Lakes we fancied something different and certainly found it at Barn Roost. A triangle of villages offer basic amnities and a cracking pub whilst Cumbria's smallest lake is well within walking distance. If you've "done" the hustle and bustle and fancy a bit of peace then stay here!
Great little cottage
Left on 08/02/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A.C Hornsby
Comfortable, clean, well equipped. For us a superb quiet location, very accessible to the northern lakes. Excellent pub on the doorstep. (The Snooty Fox)
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