Hideaway Barn: Holiday Cottage in Ruthwaite, Near Cockermouth
Bassenthwaite Lake


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The accommodation at Hideaway Barn is luxurious to say the least. With stone flagged floors, wooden floor boards and antique furniture, Hideaway Barn combines fine taste with the comfort of modern living.

The dining area in the kitchen

The kitchen is large with dishwasher, microwave, a large gas cooking range, fridge, separate freezer, washing machine, tumble drier. There is plenty of storage and preparation space and a table to seat six should you wish to dine in the kitchen. A welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits/cake greets you upon arrival. For those who like to be woken with fresh coffee, there is a cafetiere with coffee provided.

The kitchen at Hideaway Barn

The sitting room is large with sumptuous leather sofas and a wood burning stove. The curtains are heavy giving the room a cosy feel in the winter. In summer, French windows look out onto the garden with views of the fells beyond. There is TV with DVD and video player here, as well as a mini hifi player.

The sitting room at Hideaway Barn

The master bedroom is accessed by its own set of stairs and has an ensuite shower room, and a walk in wardrobe area. The bed is king sized although you could be forgiven for thinking that it looks rather small in this large, airy room.

The master bedroom at Hideaway Barn    The ensuite shower room

The other two bedrooms (one double and one twin) are located up a second set of stairs and share a bathroom the stairs. The bathroom has a free standing bath which once more is dwarfed by the generous proportions of the room itself.

The second double bedroom    The twin bedroom

The Bathroom with a roll top bath

Outside is a large garden with a patio area. There are hundreds of walks right from the front door although you will rarely see a soul here, even when the rest of the Lake District is heaving.

The garden at Hideaway Barn

The garden

Pets are welcome although we ask that they are absolutely not let into the bedrooms upstairs and not left alone in the house while you are out (due to the antique furniture). We charge an extra £15 for dogs and can allow one only at the Barn.

The patio and garden area at Hideaway Barn
The patio and garden area at Hideaway Barn
The kitchen is the low part of the barn and the
sitting room is in the left hand part of the barn
with windows facing to the fields and beyond

Looking out onto the fells from the garden

  • There is oil central heating throughout the house.
  • The house is no smoking inside.
  • There is parking for two cars only.

The hamlet of Ruthwaite & Hideaway Barn


The evening view from Hideaway Barn
The evening view from Hideaway Barn

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