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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 6 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. Upstairs on the 1st floor there is a large hallway leading to 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, and a family bathroom. Each of these rooms now 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. There is oil fired central heating throughout and this is complemented by wood burning stoves in both the living room and the dining room.
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 a delightful privacy and comfort which more than makes up for the access and narrowness of the stairs.
Outside is a 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 is juts a short stroll away from the front door, and Slates Bistro formally the cafe on the corner (opening August 2019).