Original Barn Features, Lovely furnishings & Furniture , Views of Morecambe Bay
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About Carrie Tomlinson
My name is Carrie Tomlinson. I was born in Allithwaite, and spent my early years on Yew Tree Farm, when The Hayloft was used for storing hay, straw and mangols.
Carrie Tomlinson purchased this Barn in 1860
Why Carrie Tomlinson chose Allithwaite
This 20-acre small-holding was farmed by my father and has been in my family for over 100 years! In 1999, having accepted that the barn was falling apart, my sister and I decided to convert it into cottages. As a retired Engineer, my Father became a very hands-on Project Manager, bringing in local skills when needed. When I describe that The Hayloft is a 'home from home', it is!
What makes this Barn unique
The Hayloft is packed full of features as well as having all creature comforts. We used local tradesmen - some family friends - and local skills and materials giving The Hayloft some special features. The oak beams removed from the roof, were painstakingly adzed into life and put back into the ceilings. More beams were used over the windows and window seats added, stonework was rebuilt and 'owl' holes glazed in Victorian-style glass.Cumbrian greenslate was added to the ground floor public areas and the oak and iron staircase was made in the village to our own design. The windows and conservatory are all hardwood, manufactured by Knipes of Allithwaite.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
2 pets are allowed and included in rate
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Really lovely property, everything catered for, safe gated property which is perfect for pets. Thanks Carrie.
This was the most perfect place to stay.Exceptional property with everything you could wish for.Definitely a home from home and more.6 of us plus our dog stayed at different times over 10 days and we all loved it.Carrie has created a lovely relaxing environment
Pleasant August stay
Excellent stay ..great place for relaxing and walking ... cottage was lovely and clean and had everything you needed plus more .. would stay again no problem
Thank you, Ray. So glad you and your family had a lovely break. All the best!
Our lakes short break August 2019
We have just spent a lovely 3 nights at the Hayloft. The house was perfect. Excellent location to explore the surrounding lakes area. The house had everything and the games room was superb for the kids. We would definitely go back.
Thank you, Jon. We would love to welcome you back!
Lovely cottage in great location
We were a party of 6 and 1 small dog staying the weekend primarily for Cartmel races. You can walk or get a taxi into Cartmel. The local pub, The Pheasant is great and there’s a lovely walk from the doorstep down to Humphrey Head nature reserve. The cottage is very well equipped and beautifully clean. It would be good to have a shower as well as a bath in the upstairs bathroom and the kitchen fridge is very small. Having said that there is a freezer and full size wine fridge in the laundry room, which makes up for it! Even if the weather isn’t great it’s lovely to sit in the conservatory overlooking the small but very pretty garden. The gates to the drive make it very safe for dogs or children. The games room is also great if the weather is not so good. We would all recommend this place and would certainly consider returning in the future 👍
Great value and space for us all
Allithwaite is a limestone-built village, founded in Norse times. It faces south & overlooks Morecambe Bay with views of the Lake District fells to the north. It is a working village with very friendly people, as you will find in The Pheasant Inn round the corner! The village has a Post Office, Church, Charity Shop & Play Park. The village is surrounded by walks through fields & woods & the Cumbria Coastal Way footpath is an easy walk to Humphrey Head National Nature Reserve & Morecambe Bay. The other direction leads to Grange-over-Sands, an Edwardian seaside resort with mile-long promenade, cafes, good shops and ornamental gardens. Cartmel (20 mins on foot) was voted the most picturesque village in Cumbria and is famous for its Priory, Racecourse and now Sticky Toffee Pudding. The foot of Lake Windermere is within 15 minutes and the heart of the Lake District too. Renowned Holker Hall & Gardens is 2 miles away. There is Swimming at local hotels and endless sporting facilities and opportunities.There are large supermarkets in Kendal, Ulverston and Barrow that all deliver to the house.
Lake Windermere is found within 15 minutes along with the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Lakes Aquarium, & steamer rides to Bowness-on-Windermere & Ambleside. The Lake District's many attractions are easily access & guests love that they come back to a comfortable cottage at the end of the day.