Single holiday let sleeping up to 4 guestsHarry's Barn is a beautiful barn conversion, awarded 4* with Gold Accolade by Visit England. It is situated on the banks of the River Lyvennet, which runs through the centre of the beautiful Cumbrian village of Maulds Meaburn, overlooking the village green where sheep roam free. A perfect place for walking, cycling or just relaxing. Maulds Meaburn is within the Westmorland part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in the beautiful, unspoilt Eden Valley which nestles between the Lake District and North Pennines. Peaceful and tranquil, it is the ideal place to get away from the hassles of the 21st century, yet Kendal, Penrith and Kirkby Stephen are within a half hours drive. The picturesque, historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland with its shops, pubs, swimming pool and walks along the River Eden, is just 10 minutes drive away.
You can also be in Keswick or Ambleside in 45 minutes. It really is the perfect location for those who crave the tranquillity of unspoilt Cumbria but can't resist a visit to the Lake District.
The building is approx 200 yrs old. It was converted 13 years ago and retains lots of character.
The Barn sleeps a maximum of 4 ( 2 adults and 2 children 5 -15yrs). It has been converted to provide comfortable accommodation. With exposed stone walls and oak floors it retains its old country style. The inviting furnishings, comfy sofas and a wood-burning stove complete the comfort of Harry's Barn. Washer / dryer, dishwasher, freezer, free WiFi.
The accommodation is reverse style with the living / dining / kitchen area upstairs and the main bedroom with king size bed, small bunkroom and bathroom downstairs. All electricity, bedding, towels, logs / coal are included. Maps, walking books and poles are provided as are some games and books.
The forests and the Lakes of Cumbria are within a hours drive and include Ullswater (with its famous steamers), Haweswater with the drowned village of Mardale which can sometimes be seen in times of drought, Derwent Water and of course Windermere.
The surrounding area is rich in wildlife with regular visits from buzzards, curlews, lapwings, oystercatchers, sand pipers, dippers etc. There are golden eagles at Haweswater and ospreys at Bassenthwaite. Roe deer frequent the area and, if you are lucky you may even catch a glimpse of a red squirrel. Lowther Bird of Prey Centre and the RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss are just a few miles away.