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Blease Barn ref: 116108

Threlkeld, St John's in the Vale & Threlkeld
4 Stars
  • Sleeps 22
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerYes
SmokingNoInternet accessYes


Nestling into the slopes of Blencathra, this property really does enjoy a most impressive location in a tranquil, elevated position with stunning views to St Johns in the Vale, Castle Rock and Clough Head. As the name suggests, the accommodation is an apartment on the first floor of a converted barn, adjoining the main farmhouse. There are many walking opportunities from the doorstep with footpaths to Blencathra, Skiddaw and Latrigg. The village of Threlkeld, which has two pubs each serving good food and real ale, are a 10 minute walk along the footpath. The owner lives in the farmhouse and is a fully qualified instructor in outdoor pursuits. By prior arrangement he will act as a guide or instructor for rock climbing, fell walking or mountain biking, subject to availability.

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Accommodation details

First floor

Despite the accommodation being on the first floor, the access is via a barn door at ground level to the rear, as the house is built into the slope of Blencathra.
With oil-fired central heating, the first floor accommodation comprises:
Lounge/dining area: Open plan with panoramic fell views, woodburning stove, TV, DVD, CD and Wi-Fi .
Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and microwave.
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with panoramic fell views, hairdryer and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, two hand basins, WC, bidet and heated towel rail.


All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. An initial supply of logs is supplied. Wi-Fi internet access is available.


Outside to the rear there is a small lawned area and timber decking with patio table and chairs. Sun loungers available. Private parking for two cars. Sorry, no young children or babies. Bike storage and bike cleaning facility. Please note: This property has a private water supply.
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960

Nearest townKeswickShops4 miles
Distance4 milesRestaurant4 miles
Nearest railway stationPenrithPub500 yards
Distance12 milesLake4.5 miles

About the local area

Threlkeld and St. Johns in the Vale are just to the east of Keswick in the Northern Lakes. The steep sided Blencathra looms over Threlkeld village, a popular starting point for walking the mountain; three ridges lead to the summit from the village. St. Johns in the Vale, as the name suggests is set in a peaceful valley surrounded by some of England’s highest mountains.

Threlkeld’s history reaches back more than 800 years; the Romans were here from the 3rd to the 8th century, followed later by the Norse. In the village the church dates back to 1578 and there are two pubs that first opened their doors in 1688.

St. Johns in the Vale is in one of the most stunning valleys in the Northern Lake District. Though only a few miles outside Keswick, the area is tranquil and unspoilt with great views of Blencathra and the Helvellyn range.

There are many places of interest within easy reach; beautiful Ullswater to the east, the lively market town of Keswick and Derwentwater to the West and Thirlmere to the south, with forest walks and fishing.

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about Blease Barn

D Neve -

Fabulous place

D S Talbot -

Excellent property with superb views - we liked it so much we've booked it again in 2014!

R Clark -

The flat has super views and is in an amazing location. It's nicely furnished, spacious, well equipped, clean and quiet. The owners were very welcoming and suggested some great walks in the area.

J.G. Hurst -

Hosts very friendly and helpful if required. Excellent situation.

D Wager -

Fantastic - would love to stay again

Gail Mcdonnell -


A Woropaj -

Thank you to the owners our stay was Fantastic :-)

R Edge -

Lovely place to stay

B Murray -

Spacious feel to the property - loved the M & S bedding.

A Christy -

Ideally located and well appointed.

H Green -

Owners obliging and friendly. Excellent position with good views. Excellent for walking from the doorstep or within short drive.

R J Jarvis -

This was our second stay and Blease Barn was again a perfect base for our holiday. We also had our best ever week's weather in the Lake District - hot and sunny, no rain until the last day. Miracles do happen.

J G Hurst -

Clean, friendly and a good centre for our requirements.

P Fox -

Beautiful property in an outstanding location

A Christy -

Perfect for our needs.

P Carter -

Excellent property, the best we have stayed at in the Lakes.

M Bogdanowicz -

Fabulous! Will definately be going back and are recommending to our friends.

D Haworth -

Lovely location. Ideal for hill walking on Blencathra.

Alan Christy -

Perfect location and facilities.

On-site owner very friendly and helpful

Very nice property, parking and location were excellent,

Beverley Parkin -

Lovely property, high standard of accommodation and facilities. Peaceful location with stunning views.

Mrs Jarvis -

Blease Barn is perfect for fellwalkers or anyone who wants a peaceful and relaxing place to stay surrounded by great scenery. The owner is very friendly and helpful and the bird table outside a never-ending source of interest. If you're lucky you'll see red squirrels; if you're nocturnal you may see badgers.

K E Ford -

Excellent location with fantastic views. Well equipped accommodation and friendly and helpful owners of the property nearby.

S Godfrey -

The property was beautifully kept, everything was there we needed. The owners were very helpful in places to visit. Thoroughly amazing time, will be back for sure.

J G Hurst -

Clean, well set out and the owners are very friendly and helpful.

Alan Christy -

Ideal location.

J Hovestreijdt -

A really stunning cottage in a really stunning environment. And very hospitable owners.

Linda Merrill -

A beautiful property that had spectacular views of the area. Owner who lives in adjoiining property was extremely friendly and full of useful advice.

K Ford -

Have already booked the property again for a week in the summer

Alan Christy -

Property and location are perfect for our needs.

C Eves -

The views from the cottage were even better than expected - they were superb!

Dennis Mckay -

Excellent property, beautifully furnished with stunning views. Owner lovely and couldn't have been more helpful. Five stars ***** !!!

A Christy -


P Heggs -

delightful spot, very hospitable hosts

A beautiful, peaceful place - ideal for either an active or a relaxing holiday.

L George -



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Help & Advice

Call us: 01228 599960

What our customers say

D Neve - November 2013

Fabulous place

D S Talbot - November 2013

Excellent property with superb views - we liked it so much we've booked it again in 2014!

R Clark - September 2013

The flat has super views and is in an amazing location. It's nicely furnished, spacious, well equipped, clean and quiet. The owners were very welcoming and suggested some great walks in the area.

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