Beautiful 17th Century Barn Conversion Perched Above The Village of Coniston

The Barn is an impressive, period barn conversion set in a superb location above Coniston, one of Lakeland’s few remaining true villages. The footpath to Coniston Old Man passes the end of the lane and lovely views can be enjoyed from the front of the house out over the village below.  The Barn offers spacious accommodation and is delightfully presented with comfortable furnishings married perfectly with exposed trusses, beams and soft, muted shades throughout. The open plan living space on the first floor, featuring a statement wood burning stove, is a superb social area where everyone can gather to share precious time together.

Coniston village is a short stroll downhill where you’ll find a fine selection of traditional pubs, most of which serve food throughout the day and into the evening along with a superbly stocked Co-op supermarket where you’ll find everything you need to cook up a hearty family brunch or supper. The famous Ruskin Museum is well worth a visit as is Ruskin’s former home, Brantwood on the East side of the Lake.  No visit to Coniston would be complete without a trip on Steam Yacht Gondola whilst soaking up the stunning views from the water, the setting for Swallows and Amazons and tragically, the scene for Donald Campbell’s ill-fated world record water speed attempt.


Spacious, Comfortable Surroundings Make For A Truly Memorable Holiday

The front door entrance leads into a hallway here at The Barn with plenty of storage space for all your outdoor equipment. Bedroom 1 is a double, delightfully presented in a traditional, cottage style with an adjacent and equally pretty twin room, both sharing a bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Stairs to the first floor (or external access via patio doors) lead to the large open plan living space with seating arranged around the woodburning stove, the dining area position next to a window where you can look out over the village, the well-equipped kitchen offering everything you’ll need to properly self cater. Two further bedrooms sit on this floor, a further twin and a large double, the double having an en-suite shower room with cubicle, basin and WC. A second family bathroom has a bath with basin and WC and a useful utility houses a washer, dryer and further fridge/freezer.

Outside, there’s ample parking for up to 4 cars and garden furniture is provided within the enclosed, mature gardens.

Ground Floor:

  • Spacious hallway with plenty of storage space for your outdoor equipment
  • Bedroom 1: Double bedroom
  • Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC

First Floor with direct access to the outside:

  • Large open plan lounge/dining room with woodburning stove, Freeview TV, CD player and iPod docking station.
  • Kitchen/Dining Room electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom
  • Bedroom 4: Double bedroom with an en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Family bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Utility room with washer, dryer and additional fridge/freezer


  • 17th-century quality barn conversion
  • Gas fired central heating
  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Initial supply of logs for wood burner provided – more supplies available to purchase in the village
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed garden with outside furniture provided
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Friday changeover
  • No Smoking


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Traditional


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Double Bed
  • Single Bed


  • Double Room
  • Twin Room


  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot Available

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 5 reviews.

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  • Rebecca says:

    The barn was a perfect base for a wholesome break! Beautiful views and lovely outside area. Fantastic amenities, everything we needed was there. Really good location and perfectly situated for lots of walks in the lakes.

  • Rebecca says:

    Lovely place to stay in a perfect location. Walking distance from Coniston Water and the town itself with beautiful views from the upstairs of the barn with it being situated on a hill. I would definitely recommend here and will be staying again.

  • David says:

    The Barn was the perfect size for our two families, including four teenagers. It was very clean and had everything we needed, the welcome package was a lovely touch too. Added bonus was the large entrance area to store walking boots and coats, etc. Views from the windows were beautiful. It was the ideal location for accessing Coniston Lake, only a ten minute walk. Also local pubs and shops were easily accessible by walking although you do need to book as most of them stop serving food at about 7pm. Perfect base for exploring the area. Would definitely recommend and would love to return.

  • Jacob says:

    The Barn is a perfect location in the lakes with beautiful views and easy accessibility to Coniston Water and centre. We would definitely visit again and recommend anyone to stay at the barn.

  • Michael says:

    The Barn is in the best location in Coniston. Just at the start to the Old Man and above the Sun. The house is wonderful, spacey and clean. Can’t fault it.

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