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The Hayloft

Thirlmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972331)

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    • “Peace and Birdsong”
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    • “We booked this first floor apartment a while ago and had not expected that I would be on crutches due to an ankle injury. However the stairs were not too many or too steep although some may find the cobbles a little tricky. We did have an initial problem with the hot water but helpful staff explained how to get the system working and things went well. This property suits those of us who like things quiet and gentle, the garden leads down to the lake and birdsong stats the day and ends the evening: owls, cuckoo and woodpecker. The hotel bar means everyone can have an evening drink and the Kings Head is just down the drive and serves good food. The property is well situated for exploring the Lake District without the crowds”

    Nadders1, June 2018

    • “Great location for walkers”
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    • “I went to this beautiful location in mid September with my boyfriend. As we drove up to the property we were stunned by the natural beauty surrounding it. The apartment itself is a good size. There is not much shelf space, but plenty to hang your things, as well as a separate room in the building opposite for your wet walking gear. There is a reasonable size living/dining/kitchen area, and a bathroom with shower/tub. The only downside was that the heating is not on much, and the flat was pretty cold a lot of the time(and it was pretty cold that week in Sept). As well as there is not heaps of hot water, not enough to fill the tub completely or have a longer shower/or two right after each other. The views you see over the lake are stunning, but all you can see from the window facing it, is the back of the main house, but the small window to the back of the flat looks over the garden which is nice. For those who loves walks. this was great area, from the main garden towards the lake(just around the main house) you have a path straight onto the walking paths around thirlmere lake itself. And you are within a 15min walk to helvellyn. And the owners of the property are more than happy to help, as well as serving food if you book in advance with them. Its within great distance for driving to explore more of what the north has to offer to. Would definitely come back to the area, but perhaps book one of their other suites that overlook the lake.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Dorset, October 2012

    • “Quiet retreat near Keswick”
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    • “The property was exactly as described...the central heating was needed the weekend we were there and made the Hayloft very snug. Owners very helpful with getting wi-fi to work on our laptop...(don't expect 20mbs but fine for light surfing). Only concern was slight lack of cooking bits & pieces and cutlery could do with a really good clean. Idylic setting and good location. Would”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Mauchline, May 2012

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    • “This is a holiday cottage for those who enjoy a gentle, peaceful venue, with the added bonus of birdsong and other wildlife on site. The hotel bar means that an evening drink can be enjoyed by the whole group without the designated driver missing out. The management and staff are all friendly and helpful and any queries (hot water) dealt with. The hot water is fine once you understand the system.The hayloft is conveniently placed for easy access to all areas of the Lake District.”

    Mrs Copson, Alford, June 2018

    • “The Hayloft is an upstairs conversion and has only one opening window no more than 30cm square. The heat would have been intolerable, but fortunately the unit below (The Stables) was available and the owners allowed us to have that instead without any fuss. I think the fact that the Hayloft is an upstairs unit with poor ventilation should be made clear in the details. In The Stables, bathroom lighting was inadequate for shaving/make up. I guess the illuminated mirror was meant to make up the light level, but was not working. The self catering facilities were adequate but we had hoped that, as part of the Dale Head Hall Hotel complex, we might have been able to get a meal in their restaurant if we fancied a change. That was not possible as the hotel does not do evening meals except for pre-booked 'fine dining' at £40 a head. While we were there we were not aware of any guests availing themselves of this facility. As the hotel describes itself as a hotel and restaurant, it would be helpful if the details for the self catering units gave some indication of the restricted availability of the restaurant.”

    Mr Kennedy, Ipswich, June 2018

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The Property

This one bedroom first floor apartment sleeping two is an ideal choice for a romantic getaway at any time of year, set in large shared grounds with lake frontage, you are sure to return to this cosy property.
Dale Head Hall is an ideal base to enjoy the beauty of this lovely part of the Lake District National Park, with the shore of Thirlmere just a few yards away, and the inviting slopes of Helvellyn rising majestically behind this is a perfect peaceful location from which to explore the area. Keswick is only a five minute drive away and Grasmere only ten minutes.
Care has been taken to retain many of the original features, yet fully equipped to meet with the needs of modern living. The Hall's Victorian Coach House has been carefully converted into luxury self catering apartments.
Set in a flower-laden cobbled yard, in the grounds of a luxury Lake District hotel surrounded by lush gardens leading down to the lakeshore, this is the ideal location for a relaxing break away from the day-to-day hustle and bustle.
The Hayloft is a first floor apartment with central heating and comprises:

Open plan lounge/diner with TV, DVD player, CD radio and dining area.
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave.
Double bedroom
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

All electric, bed linen and towels provided.
Wi-Fi available.
Private parking.
Shared use of the extensive gardens and lake access.
Boot room for drying wet clothes.


Over one floor. One double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath, sink basin, and WC. Lounge-diner. Fully equipped kitchen. Boot room for drying wet clothes.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven/hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD player, CD player, radio
  • All electricity, towels and bed linen included in rent
  • Laundry service available
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Shared use of extensive gardens and lake access
  • Shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, 5 mins drive
  • No pets allowed
  • Note: Max 2 adults.

Regional Information

KESWICK Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 20 minutes. Cockermouth 13 miles. The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season