LITTLE BAY BARN, Hesket Newmarket

Keswick & District, Cumbria & Lake District
Property Ref: 457563 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Pets 1

In a Nutshell

  • One bathroom
  • Private Garden
  • Private parking
  • Wifi
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Wood burning stove


This barn conversion is located in an area of peace and tranquility with views to the River Caldew. You can even bring your pony with stabling available and the owners are happy to guide you on local treks.

The fell side village of Hesket Newmarket is located on the edge of the national park in the Caldbeck fells and has a shop and The Old Crown Inn which produces its own ales. Caldbeck is 5 miles to the west with village shop, pubs and cafe. For the more energetic there is fell walking, cycling and pony trekking along the Skiddaw range which leads to Keswick. Ullswater and Keswick are both within a 20 minute drive where a wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants await.

Little Bay Barn is a quaint, quirky barn conversion that exudes peace and tranquility, located between Hesket Newmarket (2.5 miles) and Mungrisdale (3 miles), the barn sits within an 11 acre field sloping down to the River Caldew. The accommodation has an eclectic mixture of antique furniture with local and equestrian pictures to add to the cosy ambience. The owner who lives in the adjoining cottage can provide advice on ‘pony trekking routes' and with its own stables it is an ideal retreat for a ‘pony holiday'.

The cottage is centrally heated and comprises:

  • Entrance hallway with regularly tuned upright Steinway piano (guests are welcome to carefully use this piano)

  • Open plan lounge/kitchen with TV, DVD player, wood burning stove and dining area overlooking the former cobbled farm yard.

  • Kitchen with original oven/range, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and breakfast bar.

  • Wet room, suitable for disabled with shower, bath, hand basin and WC.

  • Separate WC.

  • Single bedroom

  • First floor: Two double bedrooms with exposed cruick beams and rural outlook. (The capacity for this property is strictly for 4 adults plus 1 baby sleeping in own travel cot, or 2 adults 2 children aged 2 or above plus 1 baby sleeping in own travel cot.)

  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.

  • Cot available.

  • Private parking.

  • Garden with furniture leading to the River Caldew.

  • Free Wi-Fi available.

PLEASE NOTE There is a charge of £10 to hire a cot per week. 1 dog is welcome at a cost of £20 per week per dog and 2 horses can be stabled for £15 per horse per night. . Spa Treatments in the comfort of your holiday cottage can be added to your holiday reservation. To ensure these are available for your holiday, these must be booked and paid in advance.




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  • We had a great time at Little Bay Barn. It was a nice holiday away from the hectic World. Fantastic spacious bedrooms.

    Bork, Raoul and Karin (Amsterdam)

  • OMG it was good, I had an amazing time, the beds were so comfy. The view was amazing.

    Tia Sunassec

  • We had a perfect holiday. The cottage is lovely and so is Joanie. We are completely overwhelmed by the beauty of the Lake District. Can't wait to visit again.

    Denise & Barry Singer

  • Lovely, lovely place to stay, very child friendly, comfortable and warm.

    Carol Taylor - Auckland

  • A lovely place for a family holiday, had a wonderful time.

    Andrew & Zoe

  • I wish I could stay longer I had a lovely time. Love Oscar

    Oscar Bernard

  • Our first visit to the lake district for shooting a wedding and romantic get away, to which we fell in love with your quaint hideaway and the surrounding picturesque scenery. We shall be back and share your details with our friends.

    Joie and Mark Takaki

  • Joanie you have a great place, it's the peaceful side of the lake district. Here for a week for a christening and wedding. Thank you.

    Adrian - Scarborough

  • Wonderful location Joanie, enjoyed our walks, scenery, the weather, but most of all your lovely barn.

    Derek and Antoinette Keylock

  • We've had amazing weather for our walks up Helvellyn and and Blencathra. This is a fabulous place to stay, thank you for telling us about your family history. Thanks Joanie.

    The Myers Family

  • Best barn ever! Beautiful peaceful place, lovely antiques. We enjoyed our stay very much and instead of hail, we had sunny weather.

    Nico and Yolande

  • We had a wonderful holiday here. Loved Little Bay Barn. Joanie is charming. It was difficult to leave. We wish you happiness always in your beautiful corner of England!

    Andy & Gabby Rockett

  • We had a great week here, lovely warm house and a warm welcome from Joanni the owner. Blessed with the weather, we went on loads of walks from the door step.

    O'Connors Family

  • Feel very privileged to be the first guests, had a smashing few days, cottage and location was perfect.

    James & Maria

  • Staying for a few days, had a lovely time, great walks and scenery. Loved the barn, nice and warm.


  • A lovely memorable extraordinary beautiful experience filled with warmth.

    Mr Griffin