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Mill Barn

Gamblesby, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972670)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

This three-storey converted barn creates a cosy cottage providing accommodation for a family or group. Lounge with log burner for winter evenings and garden with seating and views for a summer afternoon. There are a number of walks from the door of the cottage to enjoy and within a short drive from the Lake District this cottage is a perfect base to explore from.

The village of Gamblesby is located in the peaceful area of the Eden Valley. Within a short drive from the M6 motorway and the Lake District, Scottish Borders, Hadrian’s Wall and Carlisle. The cottage is located adjacent to the owner's home, in the centre of the much-admired village of Gamblesby, mid-way between Penrith and Alston in an area of undulating rolling countryside of the Eden Valley.

The accommodation suits a family group or up to five couples looking for a break at any time of the year who will appreciate the peace and quiet of this superb village location with walking and cycling opportunities from the door.

The accommodation comprises:

Ground floor with entrance hall
Two twin bedrooms
Double bedroom
Wet room with WC, wash basin, walk in shower

Staircase leading to the first floor-

Spacious L shaped open plan living area comprising;
Cosy seating area with stone fireplace housing the wood burning stove, superb exposed beams to the ceiling, TV, DVD, CD player and patio doors leading to the garden,
Dining area with table and ten chairs
Kitchen with double oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer and additional fridge.
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

Staircase leading to further seating area which overlooks the lounge and dining room.

Garden to the rear of the property and seating area and rural outlook.
To the front is a gravel parking area and stream.
Cot and highchair available.
Wi-Fi available
Parking to the front of the property.


Three floors. Five bedrooms: 2 x double (one ground floor, one first floor), 3 x twin bedrooms (two ground floor, one first floor), Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with dining area and kitchen area. Gallery with seating.


  • Electric central heating plus wood burning stove
  • Electric double oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer plus additional fridge, TV, DVD, CD player, WiFi
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for several cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 5 mins walk
  • Penrith 20 minutes.

Regional Information

GAMBLESBY Penrith 11 miles; Appleby-in-Westmorland 18 miles; Carlisle 22 miles. The attractive and unspoilt, rural village of Gamblesby is ideally placed for exploring the Lake District, North Pennines, Hadrian’s Wall the beautiful Eden Valley. Situated near the C2C Cycle Route, the village is characterised by a tiny green, surrounded by 18th century red sandstone buildings. This small farming community, sitting under the Hartside escarpment, once played host to John Wesley, founder of Methodism, who arrived here from Newcastle in 1772. Wainright also stayed in the village just after the war and it features in his book 'A Pennine Journey'. A set of stocks on the village green can be viewed, made at the end of the 18th Century and were last used to punish someone who had stolen a turnip. Gamblesby is one of the few areas in the country which is still home to the native red squirrel and deer and hares can be spotted regularly. The varied birdlife around surrounding countryside make Gamblesby a haven for bird watchers, with curlews, oystercatchers and lapwings seen and heard regularly over the summer months and the frequent visit of fieldfares in the winter. The River Eden runs nearby and the area is renowned for its excellent trout and salmon fishing. With walking, cycling, canoeing and climbing opportunities in abundance, the Eden Gorge, between Lazonby and Armathwaite, is one of Cumbria's best-kept secrets and well worth exploring. The local railway station is a stop on the Settle-to-Carlisle Railway, one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, where steam trains still wind their way through some of the finest countryside in Britain. Within easy reach of the village is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle, the Windsor of the north, Long Meg and her daughters (the third largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall are all a short drive away, as is Dalemain Estate, featured in a television production of Jane Eyre. A great base to explore the many wonders of the Lake District!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season