The Cruck Barn ref: CC118114

Berrier, Ullswater Area

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Cruck Barn sits in the small hamlet of Berrier which offers amazing views, both to the Pennines in the east and to the magnificent Lake District mountains and fells to the south and west. The nearest mountain is Blencathra at little more than a mile away and the nearest lake is Ullswater, the second longest in the Lake District. Berrier is an ideal location from which to explore the whole of the Lake District, as well as the Eden Valley, Hadrian’s Wall and Scottish Borders.
Cruck Barn is a Grade II listed building, sensitively converted to accommodate six people. The accommodation is set out as follows:
Front entrance porch, ideal for boots and coats and on appropriate days can double as a small sun lounge to take in the superb views of the Dodd and Mell Fells to the south west. Another large glass door gives access to the ground floor and open living area with its magnificent cruck beams and free standing stone fireplace. The whole area is carpeted with three piece suite and television/DVD player and with both storage heating and a large wood burning stove.

The kitchen area is cosy, low beamed and well-equipped with fridge, microwave, washing machine, freezer, electric cooker and hob. The floor is limestone flagged and there is a large farmhouse table which doubles as the dining area.
There are two galleried bedrooms, one leading from the kitchen area with two single beds and the other leading from the living area via a curved staircase has two single beds. The third bedroom is on the ground floor and has a double bed. The bathroom is also on the ground floor with three piece suit consisting of bath, WC and wash hand basin. There is also an independent shower above the bath.

Outside there is both a patio and grassed area with furniture and barbecue for those warm summer days and evenings. There is also a very large lawn with access to a smaller, walled and more private garden if required. There is ample parking for several cars plus secure storage for mountain bikes etc.

There is also access to 20 acres of fields via a driveway gate, ideal for a stroll or dog walking. There is also access to a nearby Spa for up to four people by arrangement with the owner and for those who would like to see some of this magnificent scenery from the air, Gyrocopter flights are available, again by arrangement with the owner. The nearby grass airstrip can double as a golf practise area and there is a beautiful round summer house above the strip from which to sip a glass of wine, take in the fantastic view and watch the sun go down over the mountains to the west. The nearest pub is within walking distance.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living area: With woodburning stove in feature stone fireplace, Freeview TV with DVD, radio and patio doors to the garden.
Kitchen/dining area: With flagged floor, electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, and microwave.
Bedroom 1: with double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

First floor

Open staircase to:
Bedroom 2: Galleried with twin beds.
Bedroom 3: Second sleeping gallery with two single beds.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Night storage heaters throughout and an immersion heater for hot water, heating, electricity and bed linen included.(the electricity is for domestic use ONLY, not for subsiduary use). Use of nearby (1 mile) leisure facility for 3 people only, by prior arrangement with the owner.


Patio area with furniture for those warm summer days and evenings. Large lawn area. Ample parking for three cars. Cycle store.
Small to Labrador size dog welcome - Larger dogs by arrangement.
Sorry, no children under five allowed, owing to stone steps and floor.
A refundable damage deposit of £50 is payable one week prior to arrival
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1/2 mile
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    1/2 mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    8.0 miles
  • Lake
    6 miles

About the local area

Ullswater is the Lake District's second largest lake at nine miles long. Located in the eastern side of Cumbria, it bends and twists its way through dramatic mountain scenery on one side and a gently curving shoreline of green fields and woodland on the other.

Boating centres and marinas nestle unobtrusively on the lake edge, perfect for the water sports enthusiasts, or visitors can relax and enjoy the scenery from one of the steamers that have sailed the lake since 1855.

Many of the Lake District's many walks have their starting point from around Ullswater, including the renowned trek to Helvellyn's summit via Striding Edge. Or for the less energetic there are many low-level walks through beautiful countryside.

Of note is Glenridding which sits on the south western shore and is surrounded by the fells with wonderful scenic views. Pooley Bridge on the northern shore, with its 16th Century Bridge, Lakeland greystone houses and quaint teashops and Patterdale just to the south of Ullswater, cradled by mountains.

Things to do nearby

Simply Good Cookery School

TV chef and judge on the ITV's Britain's Best Bakery, Pete Sidwell is offering an exciting opportunity for families to join him at his restaurant based in the Rheged Visitors Centre near Penrith.

Lakeland Boat Hire

Enjoy the stunning scenery around Ullswater by hiring a boat from the northern shores at Lakeland Boat Hire. They supply a wide range of boats including luxury motor boats and Canadian canoes! Tel: 01768 486800

Sailing on Ullswater

On either side of the lake, there are places where you can go sailing.

Park Foot Pony Trekking

Park Foot is situated on the edge of Lake Ullswater and provides a brilliant place to do some Pony Trekking around the beautiful countryside surrounding the lake. All pony treks are fully supervised so it is a brilliant adventure no matter what your experience

Lake Ullswater

Ullswater is said by many to be the most beautiful lake in the Lake District. It is the second longest lake in Cumbria measuring a length of seven and a half miles and a width of _ mile.


Located just off the M6 J.40 between the northern lakes market town of Penrith and the village of Stainton, Rheged is a surprising building of architectural merit.

Gowbarrow Crag
Gowbarrow Crag

Just above Pooley Bridge and easily accessible from the roadside Gowbarrow is south facing and offers some really worthwhile climbs on the middle crag.

Aira Force

On the northern side of the lake, a short walk from the lake shore you can find one of the Lake District's most stunning and famous waterfalls.

Walking up Hallin Fell

To experience one of the best panoramic views of Lake Ullswater, you should hike up Hallin Fell which is situated mid way down the lake and is part of the well known `kink' in the length of the waters.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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