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Low Brow Barn

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972468)

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    • “Great location”
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    • “Really handy for walking into Ambleside with its cafes and shops but would recommend stopping at Booths in Windermere for food as the convenience stores in Ambleside itself are a bit limited. The cottage was equipped well and furnished to a high standard, with very cosy underfloor heating. We thought it was a great base for the Langdales, Grizedale Forest (and the Go Ape Treetop Adventure for those who like heights!) and for Rydal and Grasmere. A great area with fabulous scenery.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, April 2017

    • “Fantastic Stay”
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    • “Just had a 2 night stay at Low Brow Barn. First visit to this property and what a charming place to stay. The location is perfect with Waterhead pier, restaurants and cafes just a minutes walk away. We had breakfast in one of the local cafes which was lovely before getting the ferry across to Bowness. Ambleside itself is a pleasant and easy 10 minutes walk in the opposite direction. There is a huge garden centre on the way which was lovely to walk around. The barn itself had fantastic views of the lake and woodland. It was spacious, spotless and stunning. Large open plan living/ diner/ kitchen area. Fully equipped kitchen with dining table and chairs. Cosy lounge with leather settees, TV and log burner. I liked the personal touches the owners had provided like DVDs, magazines, books, games and information on the local area, maps, ferry timetables, walks etc. The bathroom is modern, spacious and has an amazing shower! Two double bedrooms with king size beds, quality beddding and an abundance of storage. The barn also had underfloor heating which was perfect for keeping you warm and cosy. There was also a cute outdoor space to sit out when the sun shines, equipped with table and chairs. Car parking space right outside the property too. Can I fault this accommodation? No. Would I recommend it? Yes. Would I stay again? Absolutely! What a little gem Low Brow Barn is.”

    Catwoman07, St.helens, Lancsashire, March 2017

    • “How amazing is this place!!!”
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    • “This place is absolutely fantastic The property is a dream home and you honestly couldn't wish to stay at a better property,The underfloor heating kept the place at a lovely temp and it was fantastic to walk into after a long day climbing, a prime location 10-15 mins walk to Ambleside and the great choice of pubs, restaurants,cafes and not even 5 mins to Watershead with pubs, restaurants , ferries and shops.We will definately go back and challenge ourselves with a few more walks and look forward to going "home "to Low Brow Barn . iat the end of the day”

    Glyn S, Maidstone, United Kingdom, March 2016

    • “Fantastic”
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    • “Just back from a 4 night break away, and what a brilliant place to brighten up January, from the ease of the booking to directions and the quality accommodation, was faultless. We arrived about 5pm so it was getting dark but found it right away, got parked and it was nice and warm, the converted barn is very well laid out to high spec from underfloor heating to fully fitted kitchen, no need to bring any supplies, its spotlessly clean and plenty of storage space Its just a short walk to Ambleside where there are many shops, cafe. bars , restaurants for everyone, the pier is nearby also and the ferry runs regular to Bowness This was a superb break away and sorry to leave our wee home this morning after a fantastic break, Thank you,”

    Jimbob1960, Braemar, United Kingdom, January 2016

    • “The location and standard of this property was perfect for us :)”
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    • “Overall the cottage was perfect for our needs. Just a few minutes walk into Ambleside town centre, literally 2 minutes walk from Waterhead Pier and just a few minutes drive from the Langdale Valley where we love to walk. The quality of the cottage was excellent with everything you could need included. We have stayed in a number of cottages in the Lake District in the last 3 years and this one is by far the best. Will definately be back :)”

    KarlShaw210, Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom, May 2015

    • “Perfect short break”
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    • “I was attracted to this property by the photographs of the place and the position which is just a short stroll from the centre of Ambelside. This meant we could hit the trails during the day but still have plenty of scope for evening entertainment. The property is as it looks in the pictures, with quality furnishings. This was better than any hotel I've ever stayed in as it was real home from home. The kitchen is fantastic with a lovely raised area for dining. We cooked for ourselves a couple of times, but Ambleside was also great for eating out. We would wander around the galleries, have a pint and then find somewhere for an evening meal. As you can see this all workied out very well for us and we have.booked to return later in the year.”

    Ohsod1t, UK, April 2015

    • “luxurious barn conversion”
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    • “We stayed here for 1 week in april 2014.On entering the accommodation we were pleasantly suprised.The barn conversion was very spacious and very hi spec including underfloor heating,large range cooker,2 fridge freezers big screen tv+ free wifi,e.t.c,so everything we needed and more.The bedrooms were very comfortable with huge wardrobes+TV in each.The only small complaint from me would be the road noise from the front bedroom.Its close to the main road,so you hear the traffic in the morning if you are a light sleeper like me.Overall very happy with the accommodation and only a ten minute walk into town.”

    Soc69uk, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, April 2014

    • “Excellent stay at low brow barn”
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    • “Fabulous accommodation, beautifully furnished with great facilities. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great location for travelling round the lakes. Only very slight downside, very close to main road so could be a little noisy at times. But would definitely stay here again as such a lovely house.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Staffordshire, December 2013

    • “Excellent location with everything you need for a family holiday”
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    • “The location was lovely, thought it may be too close to the road when we first arrived but was never an issue. The cottage was clean, dog and child friendly. All we needed was within walking distance and we had an amazing week. We would most defiantly return.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Essex, July 2013

    • “Nice Barn BUT”
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    • “I am currently staying at Low Brow Barn in Ambleside and have been happy with the standard of accommodation that is on offer. Whilst staying here, because I had been happy I booked a four night break for over the Easter Weekend of 2016. Later that afternoon I had a phone call from the office saying that if I wanted to carry on with the booking I would have to pay another £300.00+, even thou it had been accepted on the Internet. Please be aware when you are booking through this company on the Internet your booking may not be all it seems and you could end up very disjointed like myself.”

    Helen P, Newcastle, August 2015

    • “Lovely Conversion”
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    • “Really lovely barn conversion, we have stayed in several cottages over the years in Ambleside as it is so well placed to hike, bike/ tour from, and its loaded with restaurants, hotels bars, shops & 2 very quaint cinemas , this barn is definately the best we have found so far, very comfortable beds / sofas, loads of wardrobe space, well equipped and clean. Nice little patio area outside. The traffic noise did not bother us at all, Ambleside is a buzzing little place so if you want total peace and quiet maybe its not for you . Short 10 minute walk into village and its many amenities. 3 minute walk to Waterhead where there is 2 hotels where you can eat and v.nice pub that serves food all day with great views of Windermere, you can also catch the boat over to Bowness from Waterhead . There is space for one car to park at the barn , but free parking is literally 10 feet away, weather was great while we were there, Oh and it also has WIFI . We shall be booking again for next year..”

    Samantha S, Sale, United Kingdom, June 2014

    • “Beautiful but noisy”
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    • “Low Brow Barn is lovely inside with all you could wish for to make your holiday comfortable, unfortunately for me the fact that it is beside a extremely busy road, resulting in to much road noise from the passing traffic ruined it for me. The Lake district is beautiful with plenty of shops, but it is very busy.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Montrose, September 2013

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    • “This was a 50th Birthday gift for my brother. He and his wife had the time of their lives and even had deer come to meet them in their back garden. They were blown away with how beautiful the cottage was, so thank you very much.”

    Mrs Foster, Halesowen, November 2018

    • “Great property in a great location. The cottage was very well decorated and all fixtures and fittings were of a very high standard. Would recommend without hesitation.”

    Mr Malin, Oswestry, September 2018

    • “We had a great holiday. Glorious weather which always makes a difference. The cottage was perfect for our needs. Ideally located and we would certainly return.”

    Mrs Pringle, Felixstowe, June 2018

    • “This barn is perfectly placed to explore Ambleside, which is about a 3 minute walk in. There are plenty of walks and cycling you can do from here very easily, there is a Water sports place fairly nearby and they were excellent. Windermere is 3 miles away. This barn is on a busy road, the main one into Ambleside, which I concerned about when I arrived but actually it didn't bother us at all. The accomodation itself was excellent although we could have done with thinner quilts as we found it quite warm. The parking place is on a steep incline and with a loaded boot my car did groan at me! If you have a low slung sports car you may have to be careful when turning onto the driveway as it is steep. We want to stay here again and will be booking shortly for next year. Plenty of restaurants in Ambleside as well.”

    Mr Phoenix, HOCKLEY, May 2018

    • “An amazing converted barn to stay in, close to the lake and town with plenty to do. Have booked again for the winter.”

    Mr Panchal, Milton Keynes, March 2018

    • “Lovely property, very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Great location.”

    Mr Felmingham, Guildford, February 2018

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The Property

Situated opposite Waterhead near the shores of Lake Windermere and at the base of Wansfell, this amazing 17th Century detached barn conversion offers stylish, contemporary 4* accommodation for 4 adults or a small family. The cottage has wood burning stove in the lounge, vaulted beamed ceilings, oak flooring throughout, garden for relaxing in, private parking and all of this is only a short stroll from the village centre.
Ambleside has a mixture of shops ranging from mountaineering and walking gear, galleries and gift shops, entwined with tea rooms, cafes and some of the best restaurants in the Lakes serving local produce. The village comes to life after dark, there is a vibrant mix of bars and restaurants or enjoy a relaxing evening at Zeferrilis cinema, there really is something for everyone in Ambleside. The village is surrounded by some of the best walking in the Lakes, Wansfell and Stockghyll Falls both easily accessible from the door, or jump in the car and within a short drive you will find the Langdale Horseshoe, Coniston Old Man and Skiddaw. Enjoy a different view whilst relaxing aboard a cruise on Lake Windermere and with the pier being only a short walk away, Bowness and Lakeside can be easily explored.
Situated opposite Waterhead near the shores of Lake Windermere and at the base of Wansfell this amazing 17th century barn conversion offers fabulous 5 star accommodation for four adults or a small family. The amazing open plan living area with its original beams is absolutely breathtaking when you enter through the large barn door. The modern décor and luxury furnishings throughout combined with the mood lighting offer a soothing atmosphere where you can relax after a day out walking or enjoy a social evening with your friends. Three steps take you up from the large lounge with its sleek oak floors throughout the cottage to the fabulous raised kitchen/dining area with its slate floor, black marble worktops and range oven. You can step outside to one of two patios and enjoy a summer barbecue in the garden which backs onto the fields behind. Walk through the inner hall with a laundry room and you will find two stylish bedrooms with generous cupboard space and studio dressing tables along with the luxury bathroom.
The barn has electric under floor heating throughout and comprises:

Sleek and stylish open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area flooded with light and beamed vaulted ceilings, light oak flooring.
Lounge with wood burning stove, freeview TV, DVD player, selection of DVDs.
The kitchen is equipped with electric Rangemaster oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and mirrored dining area to reflect the light with views through the kitchen doors to the garden beyond.
Utility room with washer/dryer.
Two double bedrooms with king size beds.
Luxurious bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

All electric, bed linen, towels and initial supply of logs provided.
Wi-Fi available
Private parking for 1 car with extra free parking nearby.
Private neat lawned garden with 2 raised patio areas with garden furniture and barbeque, ideal for entertaining or dining alfresco.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 2 x king size doubles, bathroom with bath tub, overhead shower, vanity unit and WC. Open plan living area opening onto dining kitchen. Utility room.


  • Underfloor heating plus wood burning stove
  • Electric Rangemaster oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, TV, DVD player, selection of DVDs, WiFi
  • Electricity and a supply of logs included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car with further parking available nearby
  • (Please ensure your vehicle is not blocking the road.) Private lawned garden with two patios, furniture and BBQ
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • All amenities at Ambleside, 5 mins
  • Lake Windermere steam launch 5 minutes.

Regional Information

AMBLESIDE Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles. Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas