Barnhowe is a beautiful stone built, detached, early 19th century property situated on Elterwater Common. Previously it was one of a number of buildings used by the local blacksmith for the village. It was converted into a residence in the last century and in the very recent past has undergone another transformation into a very desirable residence. Accommodation for up to six people comprises on the ground floor of a large dining and sitting room, a cosy lounge, and kitchen leading on to utility room, shower room with limestone flooring and WC. The highest quality wood, limestone flooring and top of the range appliances and equipment have been fitted and the kitchen features an Aga range cooker. On the first floor is a large hallway leading to a double and a twin bedroom and a family bathroom. Each of these rooms have zip and link beds which can be made up into doubles or twin. (please stipulate when making your booking how you would like the beds made up) On the top floor is a fantastic bedroom built into the roof with feature beams and wood panelling which leads into a large en-suite bathroom and in turn to a dressing room. The top floor bathroom features a freestanding roll top bath.
The oil fired central heating throughout is complemented by wood burning stoves in the living room and dining room making this property cosy all year round.
Barnhowe is a wonderful old property with thick walls and a layout which makes the most of the available space. The top bedroom with its large, luxurious en-suite bathroom is reached by a narrow, winding staircase and the bed is very low to the ground. It is worth noting that access to this room may prove difficult for the very young, the elderly or anyone with mobility problems. However, the attractive top floor bedroom, bathroom and dressing room provide delightful privacy and comfort which more than makes up for the access and narrowness of the stairs.
Outside is a small well established garden and a stone flagged patio seating area that guests can enjoy. The garden leads out onto the surrounding common with magnificent views across to the Langdale Pikes.
Elterwater is one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District and the location of Barnhowe puts you close to the heart of the village. The famous Britannia Inn and Slates Bistro, opposite Elterwater’s magnificent maple tree are a short stroll from the front door.