Holiday home Ghyll Bank Byre is a quality pet-friendly barn conversion with wonderful views, less than two miles from Staveley. There is a ground floor double room with en-suite, a family room with en-suite and a twin which can be a super king-size double with en-suite. There is a kitchen with dining area, and a sitting room with doors to the front terrace. There is also ample off road parking. Ghyll Bank Byre makes a wonderful family base for enjoying this beautiful part of the Lakes.
Accomodation Details Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.
Area Just five miles from the famous town of Windemere, Staveley is truly in the heart of the Lakelands. This charming village is just a stone's throw from the borders of the Lake District National Park and offers wonderful and scenic opportunities for walkers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts. The village itself is well-served by a number of shops, a trio of pubs and a railway station, offering relaxing rides through the surrounding countryside. Nearby attractions include the famous Lake Windemere, where you can soak up the spectacular panorama from a boat or take a ferry trip to the Lakeside Aquarium or the Grizedale Forest Park. Ambleside, the centre of English mountaineering, is also close by offering visitors the chance to go climbing.
Region Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.
Amenities Oil central heating (underfloor heating on ground floor). Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD. High speed, super fast broadband. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Front terrace with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: No fireworks due to the proximity of animals. Note: Step down to kitchen, three steps down to sitting room.
Absolutely loved it peaceful relaxing holiday lovely place would definitely go again.even the owner popped over said hi shook our hands.thanks for a really enjoyable time
Cottage was a bit rough around the edges but in general had a great time in Staveley.. Lovely pub in village Eagle & Child. Would definitely recommend it. Lovely walks around the cottage and beautiful scenery.
Mrs Nicholls, October 2020
Ghyll Bank Byre is one of 5 holiday lets on the site, 3 of which are part of an old barn.. Ghyll Bank Byre is the largest of the 3, having 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The property is accessed via an uphill single track road with passing places and has a very sharp hairpin bend, so not suitable for very large vehicles like motor homes. The view from the property is brilliant in every direction and cannot be faulted. We were very lucky with the weather in September.
The property itself is very good but let down by a few things which is a pity, but in my view if these things were rectified it would be superb. The main issue is that it needs a deep clean and re-painting in places, which is surprising given that it would not have been used for most of this season due to Covid-19. Things like the table mats, plates and cushions need replacing as they look like they are cast offs from several years ago. The outside furniture is good and the quality of the furniture inside is good.
In spite of our grumbles above we had a lovely holiday. There are lots of walks from the property and a great bakery and cafe on a small business park in Staveley. Booths supermarket is very good and easy to get to in Windermere with free parking for 2 hours.
One other thing to bear in mind is that the WiFi was very patchy.
Mrs Beaven, September 2020
It was a very good and comfortable stay.. Really enjoyed our time. The only thing to improve is te wifi connection in the house, it was shaky and didn't work most of the time. Apart from this everything was fabulous.
Mr Basoya, August 2020
We had such an amazing time, despite the weather.. The cottage is very warm, even with no heating on. Lovely views and evening walks were filled with wildlife. Windermere is a small drive away and lots to do. We would definitely come again.
Mrs Jackson, August 2020
Not all the dishes had been cleaned properly so had to wash them all on arrival.. But location and facilities were great. WiFi struggled at times due to all 5 properties being booked out
Mrs Byrne, July 2020
We would definitely book this again.. House was above expectations and we really wished we could have stayed for longer.
Mr Jordan, March 2020
Had a lovely relaxing time at ghyll bank byre absolutely lovely cottage in a lovely setting.. Would definitely recommend if your after a relaxing break.
Miss Jones, December 2019
The description failed to mention that the road leading to the cottage was not really suitable for larger vehicles ( our motorhome).. The toaster did not work properly and a handle could have been fitted over the step down into the kitchen from the hallway to aid disabled visitors. In general the cottage was very comfortable and the views were spectacular
Mr Leach, September 2019
The accommodation was in a beautiful setting, spacious with clean comfy beds, nice towels and plenty of hot water.. We were disappointed to find the lounge furniture shabby and tired. The general cleanliness was below our standard, we found a dirty tissue on the bedroom floor and under the beds hadn't been hoovered, Window sills and furniture were covered in dust, a disappointing start. We were surprised to find sheep wandering around the patio area in a dog friendly accommodation, we had to keep the dog on the lead at all times. The patio is made from large grey slate which made for unsteady walking and for placing the patio furniture, so we never sat out. We wouldn't use this place again, although fine maybe for younger people and families.
Mr Houlston, August 2019
Very pleasant stay despite the weather.. Beautiful surroundings and safe for the children to run around. Nice owners who stopped by to ask how we were getting on.
Slightly cramped dining area and bedrooms, but furnished nicely overall and felt very cosy. Very well equipped throughout. The Wi-fi included is intermittent and the phone reception is poor. Would definitely recommend staying here though.
Mrs Broadley, August 2019
Nice cottage - tucked away but with good access to south lakes.. We went as a family of 7 with our dog. No problem at all - the owner came and checked that everything was ok !
We will come again !
Mr Tambe, August 2019
Lovely stay.. Facilities excellent. Beds uncomfortable. Bit of a climb if you walk from the village to the cottage (we didn't) but perfect for a nice relaxing holiday. Oh, and the weather was great. Not too far from local towns, Kendall, Windemere and Ulverston (a must if you're a Laurel and Hardy fan). Overall I would highly recommend this holiday
The cottage was superb, brand new carpets had been laid that day.. The kitchen facilities were superb. The views from the patio were outstanding with views across Langdale pikes and at some point you can see the Irish Sea!
A beautiful stay. Thank you.
This cottage had the potential to be wonderful, and certainly it’s location was heavenly but it was let down by a lack of attention to cleanliness.. I took photos if you are interested in seeing them but dirty kitchen drawers and kitchen appliances - particular the cooker made it difficult to settle in until it had been cleaned. The bedroom side cabinets were dusty and one had sticky cup marks. The mirrors were also dusty. The sofas were stained and grimy (and were actually quite uncomfortable). The sofa cushions too looked as grubby. Although your photos showed that the cottage had recently been updated, so many things were broken or had missing parts. It was such a shame because we wanted a holiday let which we would return to year after year, but sadly despite the wonderful views I really don’t think we will return to this particular cottage.
Comfortable.. Not sure the oven was working properly but did not interfere as fan oven was fine. Would go back!!!
The cottage itself was in a really good location but it is definitely functional.. The lounge was in need of a deep clean, it was not very "comfy" to use as the main seating area. The floors were dirty and the sofas old and looked filthy. The sofas/furniture had also not been moved and hoovered under for a very long time. The kitchen was functional, utensils were old and tired, the pots and pans didn't work on the ceramic hob as they were not flat anymore.
There were no basic provisions in the cottage, no pepper or salt, no tea bags, nothing that says welcome. Certainly not enough loo roll to cover 7!!
Probably won't come back here again.
Well equipped property in a great location for walks into the Kentmere valley..
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Party of 7 women stayed here for annual Xmas reunion weekend where we cook a full Christmas dinner and really mark the start of the festive season. Place was spotlessly clean with very comfortable bedrooms and a well stocked kitchen thank you. Plenty of parking, hot water, living space and en suites. A couple of suggestions for the owner- we would have appreciated at least one indoor light switched on at the barn to welcome us. Arriving after dark after a 4 hour journey and driving round very remote country lanes was challenging enough without arriving to the property in pitch darkness. Also, guests would really benefit from a small welcome pack on arrival- even just a bottle of milk would have been nice whilst waiting for supermarket delivery. Apart from this, a good base to explore The Lakes.
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The cottage is beautiful with amazing views! The couple in charge of the cottage where so friendly and kind. The pictures are spot on and provide a good insight into what it looks like inside the cottage. The house was clean and they had provided most of the basics that we needed.
The location is brilliant - right next to Stavely, which has a wonderful bakery, bike shop, brewery and shop for basics. Then just down the road is windermere- such a beautiful lake. Great location and a lovely place to stay- would definitely stay again.
Just something to note;
The black barn in the directions is no longer black- it has been redone and is wooden.
Perhaps some soap in all the bathrooms or let us know if we need to bring our own.
Great base for exploring the Lakes, and very peaceful..
A very quiet , cosy and confortable place to gather with a wonderful view in the middle of fields and sheep.. We just loved it !
The property was as described.. little disappointed that a property in this price range did not have complimentary toiletries and a welcome pack.
the beds were comfy and the three en suites were of a good quality although the en suite on the ground floor was a bit tight.
this property is not for the disabled or anyone with mobility problems.
we enjoyed our short stay and would highly recommend the property for a family or couples who like to be 'away from it all'
we would book this property again when we are in the area which of course is stunning.
Very spacious and quiet.. Good location.
The location is quite central for the Lake District and getting from one place to another. Was disappointed with the level of cleanliness in the property and the uncomfortable beds.
A very warm and comfortable cottage surrounded by beautiful scenery.. Plenty of interesting walks from the doorstep and all the facilities needed in Staveley.
One of the upstairs ensuite's smelt very badly of damp.. The beds were very uncomfortable in both the upstairs bedrooms.
The kitchen sink was leaking.
It was stated that it was within walking distance of Staveley, however this would have been impossible to walk at night back to the house as there were no streetlights, which could have been mentioned in the description.
The house was not clean, with cobwebs on the ceiling in the downstairs bathroom and in the living room. The carpet clearly hadn't been hoovered properly as there were dog hairs everywhere. The windows were dirty.
It would have been nice if there was a little bar of soap in each bathroom to wash our hands.
The downstairs shower tray was cracked.
Mrs Walker, March 2018
Amazing cottage with beautiful views.. The children loved the field to play in. The accommodation was much better than we expected and everything was perfect.
Mrs White, March 2017
A lovely location and good facilities.. Dusty, the dog, particularly appreciated the under-floor heating and didn't want to leave.
Lassen, January 2017
GReat location and well equipped.. Nice that the owner came to enquire if all was OK
Mrs Freer, November 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, very comfortable and everything we needed was to hand.. Only draw back was we where too far from the village to stroll in along the dark lanes. Would highly recommend this property and maybe towels be included.
Mrs Price, November 2016
We've just returned from a weekend at Ghyll Bank Byre and it was so good, we've already booked again.. The accommodation was clean and with all the amenities you could want. It was quite remote but we knew this when we booked and the walk to and from Staveley is not as daunting as we thought....particularly when we had sampled the wares of the Hawkshead Brewery! Overall a fabulous weekend and we cannot recommend this place highly enough.
Mr Taylor, November 2016
The cottage was of a higher standard than expected.. only wished we had booked for longer
Mr Ding, October 2016
The property is fine, views great.. The down side bit way out from the village .Virtually no internet connection no mobile phone coverage. Would suggest a Pay Phone available one phone to cover all the properties.
More info on the village please .
Very helpful owners
Just minor gripes
Mr Horam, September 2016
Excellent location, good facilities especially parking and number of bathrooms.. Needs safety gate to be available for a toddler as lots of steps from room to room
This was a last minute change of venue due to problems with our initial choice of accomodation.The wintery weather actually enhanced our visit with views of snow capped peaks in the distance.The underfloor heating creates a pleasantly snug ambience and the overall finish of the interior is outstanding and extremely well finished.
I am already contemplating visiting again next year.
Outstanding property. We couldn't fault it.
Liked everything! It was an amazing place in a beautiful location with stunning views. First class accommodation which was spotlessly clean with everything you could need and more! Fabulous.
Mrs Hughes, February 2016
Outstanding property.. We couldn't fault it.
Really loved the quality and location of the accommodation. The owners were friendly and caring. Will definitely stay again and hopefully the weather is better next time? If only you could control the weather!
Mr Symes, February 2016
Really loved the quality and location of the accommodation.. The owners were friendly and caring. Will definitely stay again and hopefully the weather is better next time? If only you could control the weather!
The barn and its location is truly exceptional with panoramic views and walks all around. It was a most comfortable place to spend a weeks holiday with a good village pub serving the most excellent food and a village brewery and bakery. The location of the barn is within easy reach of Windermere, Ambleside and Grassmere so there is everything for sightseeing and walkers alike.
Mr Porter, November 2015
The barn and its location is truly exceptional with panoramic views and walks all around.. It was a most comfortable place to spend a weeks holiday with a good village pub serving the most excellent food and a village brewery and bakery. The location of the barn is within easy reach of Windermere, Ambleside and Grassmere so there is everything for sightseeing and walkers alike.
A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location. It was our second visit there and will hopefully return again.
The property was in a great location; very quiet and well maintained. There was plenty of room for 6 people, all accommodated in lovely bedrooms with modern, well equipped bathrooms.
Enjoyed everything about our stay. The accommodation was really nice, everything you could possibly need was provided within the property, and there were spectacular views and lovely countryside all around! Will definitely be returning!
Mr Halsey, October 2015
The property was in a great location; very quiet and well maintained.. There was plenty of room for 6 people, all accommodated in lovely bedrooms with modern, well equipped bathrooms.
Mr Wheeler, June 2015
A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location.. It was our second visit there and will hopefully return again.
Mrs Headland, June 2015
Enjoyed everything about our stay.. The accommodation was really nice, everything you could possibly need was provided within the property, and there were spectacular views and lovely countryside all around! Will definitely be returning!
Warm and comfortable accommodation in a peaceful location.
The location is fantastic, the accommodation great and we had the pleasure of listening to young lambs in the otherwise solitude. We had a great time.
Mrs Atwill, June 2015
Warm and comfortable accommodation in a peaceful location..
Fantastic location and very high standard of accommodation.
Mr Foster, May 2015
The location is fantastic, the accommodation great and we had the pleasure of listening to young lambs in the otherwise solitude.. We had a great time.
It was the best appointed cottage that we have used, tastefully decorated with an en-suite in each bedroom, and wonderfully warm from the under-floor heating.Stunning views from the lounge window too.
A fabulous, well appointed and very comfortable property with lovely far reaching views. We met the owners who were most helpful and we won't hesitate to book again.
Mrs James, April 2015
Fantastic location and very high standard of accommodation..
Mrs Bird, March 2015
It was the best appointed cottage that we have used, tastefully decorated with an en-suite in each bedroom, and wonderfully warm from the under-floor heating.. Stunning views from the lounge window too.
Mr Farrell, March 2015
A fabulous, well appointed and very comfortable property with lovely far reaching views.. We met the owners who were most helpful and we won't hesitate to book again.
This was a perfect cottage in a perfect location.
We had a fantastic stay, the barn was kitted out to the highest standard and completely exceeded our expectations, can't wait to return.
Mrs Fewtrell, March 2015
This was a perfect cottage in a perfect location..
Mrs Large, January 2015
We had a fantastic stay, the barn was kitted out to the highest standard and completely exceeded our expectations, can't wait to return..
The location of this property is amazing, views from every angle. If you want peace and quiet and to get away from it all, this is the place for you.
Without doubt this was the best holiday cottage we have stayed in and the standard of finishings was of 5 star quality.
Mrs Westworth, December 2014
The location of this property is amazing, views from every angle.. If you want peace and quiet and to get away from it all, this is the place for you.
Mr Hulbert, September 2014
Without doubt this was the best holiday cottage we have stayed in and the standard of finishings was of 5 star quality..
We really enjoyed staying in such a tastefully renovated property with beautiful views. It was a very peaceful and relaxing break. We met the owners a few times and they were very friendly and happy to help.
Mr Hart, August 2014
We really enjoyed staying in such a tastefully renovated property with beautiful views.. It was a very peaceful and relaxing break. We met the owners a few times and they were very friendly and happy to help.
Beautiful and convenient location! Fantastic and friendly owners! Totally recommend!
Everything about location and the cottage itself was excellent.
The Byre was warm and cosy and the views are amazing, plenty of handy shops in the nearby village.
We were absolutely stunned by the beautiful holiday cottage. The bedrooms were incredibly spacious and stylish with ensuite bathrooms to boot.
The cottage was ideally situated with panaramic views of the hills.
The big family kitchen was a delight to cook in, and the facilities all round were faultless. The cottage was beautifully clean and very high spec. Lovely, friendly owners.
Can't wait to book again!
Trott, May 2014rti
Everything about location and the cottage itself was excellent..
Mr Packham, April 2014
The Byre was warm and cosy and the views are amazing, plenty of handy shops in the nearby village..
The barn was beautiful, cosy and warm. We loved it and wished it was our own house. Staveley was small and had everything you needed, including a good butchers with very friendly staff. The holiday was brilliant, would definitely go again.
A cosy, clean cottage with all en suite bedrooms and good views. Recently converted byre so all modern, fresh and with a high speck finish.
Mrs Fletcher, March 2014
The barn was beautiful, cosy and warm.. We loved it and wished it was our own house. Staveley was small and had everything you needed, including a good butchers with very friendly staff. The holiday was brilliant, would definitely go again.
Mrs Bibby, January 2014
A cosy, clean cottage with all en suite bedrooms and good views.. Recently converted byre so all modern, fresh and with a high speck finish.
Our Christmas break at Ghyll Bank Byre was amazing with its breathtaking views. An ideal spot for exploring. 100% perfect what more could you ask for! The cottage itself was absolutely stunning, spotlessly clean, so comfortable, warm and very relaxing. Cannot wait to book again (it cannot come quick enough)!
Mrs Hawes, January 2014
Our Christmas break at Ghyll Bank Byre was amazing with its breathtaking views.. An ideal spot for exploring. 100% perfect what more could you ask for! The cottage itself was absolutely stunning, spotlessly clean, so comfortable, warm and very relaxing. Cannot wait to book again (it cannot come quick enough)!
Lovely setting, excellent accommodation, all rooms to a high standard, warm and cosy.
Both the cottage and the setting were beautiful. Everyone in our family aged from 5 months to 91 years had a wonderful time and we hope to return one day. Thank you.
Tawton, December 2013
Lovely setting, excellent accommodation, all rooms to a high standard, warm and cosy..
The cottage was beautifully presented.
The cottage was furnished to a very high standard with beautiful views.
Mrs Humphreys, November 2013
Both the cottage and the setting were beautiful.. Everyone in our family aged from 5 months to 91 years had a wonderful time and we hope to return one day. Thank you.
Ms Fry, October 2013
The cottage was furnished to a very high standard with beautiful views..
Mrs Burmiston, October 2013
The cottage was beautifully presented..
The photographs do not do justice to the property.
The setting was wonderful, the house was beautifully presented, a real home from home! Close to lakes and everything you need on holiday. I would certainly return!
Mrs Dykes, October 2013
The photographs do not do justice to the property..
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