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Winnowing Barn ref: 124112

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey
4 Stars
  • Sleeps 66
2 person discountYesFire/WoodburnerYes
SmokingNoInternet accessYes

20% discount on the week commencing 12th September 2015.

Valid to: 12 Sep 2015


A mere mile from the newly developed and renowned Grizedale Forest Visitors Centre, Satterthwaite is an ideal location for those energetic guests who enjoying walking, cycling and generally 'the great outdoors'. Go out of the front door and take 10 paces and your on one of Grizedale's major cycling/walking routes, with the benefit of being able to pop into the cafe at the Visitors Centre which serves fantastic food, beer, wine and soft drinks for the kids. You can experience 'Go Ape' and for the little ones, there is a fantastic activity area with climbing frames etc. The village is small, yet friendly and you are sure to get a warm welcome at the local watering hole, which is particularly cosy in the winter with its big open fire. Within 4/5 miles you have the nearby villages of Hawkshead (perhaps visit via a great walk through the forest) and Coniston which are also fine examples of Lakeland villages, both with a good deal of attractions for all the family, from Beatrix Potters home to the Ruskin Museum. Winnowing Barn, a former bank barn, sits at the edge of the village, in a small quiet courtyard, and is arranged over three floors. The owners have refurbished the property to a high standard and have ensured that modern fittings (including the addition of wireless broadband) combine well with the traditional features creating a warm, homely feel throughout. Fine views can be enjoyed from the lounge and front bedrooms, and the enclosed rear patio is sure to be put to good use on many occasions.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Winnowing Barn has LPG central heating and comprises:
Entrance: Into tiled hallway with with rack for dirty boots.
Lower Ground Floor:
Cloakroom: With WC and hand basin.
Utility: With ample hanging space for outdoor gear, washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and deep sink, for walking clobber or the dog!
Upstairs to Ground Floor:
Kitchen: With electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge and microwave.
Dining/lounge area: With exposed beams, woodburning stove, TV, DVD and CD/Hi-Fi.

First floor

Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom.
Bedroom 3: Bunk bedroom with full size bunk beds.
Bathroom: Spacious with bath with shower over, hand basin, WC and towel rail.


All fuel (including logs), electric and bed linen included. Cot and high chair available. Wireless audio system for use with iphones/ipads/ipods.


Spacious patio with outdoor furniture. Parking in garage for one small car (and/or mountain bikes) and further private parking for up to two cars to the front of the property. Use of local tennis courts for free.
Please note: A refundable damage deposit of £100 is payable one week prior to arrival.

Nearest townHawksheadShops4 miles
Distance4 milesRestaurant300 yards
Nearest railway stationWindermerePub300 yards
Distance13 milesLake4 miles

About the local area

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children’s story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell’s tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht ‘Gondola’ which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and ‘Brantwood’ on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780’s William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children’s books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about Winnowing Barn

I Stott -

Very well laid out property, ideal for what we wanted it for.

Anna Goodwin -

Second time we have stayed here as it is one of the few properties that take 3 dogs. Had a great time again.

D Harwood -

The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable week. Suggest you advertise the availability of free tennis at the local court - we didn't take our racquets.

S Martin -

Very Cosy property in an excellent location with walks from the door.

S Clowes -

The location was perfect. The cottage was great. The whole family (and dog) really loved the holiday. Thanks

R Meakin -

Comfortable, well equipped cottage close to good walking and cycling locations.

M Perrott -

We were very happy with the property. It is a very attractive barn conversion, and the enclosed, paved, courtyard was great for our two dogs. The wood burning stove made the living area very cosy of an evening. We can highly recommend Winnowing Barn and would certainly return.

A Ritchie -

Very comfortable and well equipped.

J Hutchinson -

Clean, well furnished cottage. Ground floor utility area excellent storage area and for the drying of wet clothes. Would definitely book the cottage again.

David Berry -

The property far exceeded our expectations. All of us were very impressed with the facilities and location and my daughter and partner who joined us for the first weekend are considering booking the property themselves as it is well located for walks, cycling and running.

J Dearn -

Thank you for allowing us to bring our 3 dogs. The cottage was a delight. The location was perfect for walking and as a base for visiting the lakes. We were very impressed with the quality of the cottage and how well-equipped it was.

D Vollans -

Very nice

T Walker -

Lovely comfortable, spacious cottage, great facilities, We enjoyed a very happy Christmas at Winnowing Barn.

I Pickard -

Winnowing Barn is located in a pretty, peaceful village. The cottage is home from home, clean and very comfortable. We took advantage of the many walks available from the door and wouldn't hesitate to return to Winnowing Barn in the near future.

W Tucker -

Quiet and comfortable

S V Shaw -

The cottage was far above and beyond our expectations and the pictures in your brochure don't do this property any justice at all. The cloakroom area was ideal for sorting out our two dogs and the accomodation as a whole was perfect and so clean. A credit to your company.

J L Crawford -

It was a fantastic cottage, all of my family enjoyed their stay. we could certainly stay at the cottage again

I Pickard -

Winnowing Barn was cosy, warm, very clean and well presented. We wouldn't hesitate to book again for the same property. Nothing had been overlooked to ensure a pleasant and very enjoyable stay.

Coniston Water

The third largest lake in the Lake District is Coniston Water measuring five miles long and half a mile wide. This is a very popular tourist attraction with a cafe by the pier.

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Grizedale Forest

The popular woodland of Grizedale Forest measures over 24km squared and is full of activities and attractions to enjoy during your holiday.

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Cookhouse Galleries

Cookhouse galleries are a family run business which was first set up back in 1981 and is well known for its wide variety of artwork and photography from many different artists from the Lake District area.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

A gallery of Beatrix Potter’s illustrations and drawings can be found in the 17th Century building which was once the office to her solicitor husband, William Heelis. The gallery has a ever changing exhibition of her work with a room styled as her husband once had it as an office.

Brantwood House and Gardens

The Brantwood historic house and gardens was once the home of John Ruskin who is a well known part of the history of Coniston for his large collection of writings, drawings and watercolours. The house is also a museum showing a collection of Ruskin’s possessions for you to explore.

Go Ape in Grizedale Forest

If rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip wires sound like your thing, Go Ape is the place to go during your holiday. This challenging course is up high in the tree tops and is an exhilarating adventure for all ages.

Hill Top

Hill Top was once home to the well known and amazing Beatrix Potter and is open to go and visit. It is the perfect place to go and learn about the lovely author who brought the wonderful tales of the animals in the lakes to life!

Ruskin Museum

Since 1901 Ruskin museum has been open for visitors in Coniston, it was set up in memory of John Ruskin who was well known for his talents in the Victorian era, just a few of these talents are in art, geology, writing and teaching. The museum shows information and artifacts about the history of Coniston.

Walking to Lever Waterfalls & Levers Water

If you are walking in the Coppermines Valley area then you should definitely visit the Lever Waterfalls and the reservoir of Levers Water.

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Fell Foot Park

The views of Lake Windermere beyond the park are breathtaking. The Victorian lawns and garden sweep away to fine picnic areas and lakeshore. Enjoy The Boathouse Cafe with its patio, where you can enjoy watching the boats and soak in the atmosphere.

Lake Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District.

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Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway was originally used to carry passengers from Lakeside to Ulverston and Barrow and then on into Lancashire.

Read more about Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
The World of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness on Windermere, takes you on a journey through the life and work of Beatrix Potter.

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Cycling in Grizedale Forest

As well as several designated walking paths Grizedale Forest Park also provides dedicated routes for cyclist and mountain bikers. There are a range of waymarked trails that lead around the forest.

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Walk around Tarn Hows

The beautiful area around Tarn Hows is a very popular place for tourists, with three adjoining tarns uniquely surrounded with a mass of coniferous woodland.

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Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the ‘Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

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Coniston Brewing Company

Hidden behind the pub in Consiton is the ‘Coniston Brewing Company’. Local ales have been brewed here since 1995 and you can taste one of these six popular beers in the Black Bull Inn situated in front of the brewery.

Esthwaite Water

Near the popular attraction of Hawkshead, you will find the small lake of Esthwaite Water which is often hidden away from the usual high levels of tourists. With a large variety of fish and wildlife, this lake is often stunning in the summer when it becomes awash with water lilies.

St Martins Church

This impressive parish church was built in 1483 and comprises of an outstanding east window, statue of St Martin and marble reredos by Paley and Austin. The church is open to visitors on Wednesdays, Thursday mornings.

Hawkshead and Claife

Hawkshead village, home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery is surrounded by beautiful scenery.

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What our customers say

I Stott - October 2013

Very well laid out property, ideal for what we wanted it for.

Anna Goodwin - September 2013

Second time we have stayed here as it is one of the few properties that take 3 dogs. Had a great time again.

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