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The Hayloft

The Hayloft, Newlands, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £370.00

This first floor barn conversion is situated on a working farm in the Newlands Valley and is five miles from Keswick, and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

The Hayloft is a first floor barn conversion, located on a working farm in the Newlands Valley, five miles from Keswick. The property can sleep four people in two bedrooms - two super king-size doubles (zip and link), both with en-suite shower, basin, WC and heated towel rails. The living accommodation is open plan, with a fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove (there are a separate utility, bike storage and kennelling area on the ground floor of the barn).

Outside, there is a small rear garden and patio with garden furniture, along with off road parking for two cars. With wonderful walking available on the doorstep and spectacular views to enjoy, The Hayloft is an ideal romantic, rural retreat.


Stunning area but tired cottage
Arrived to one of the most stunning areas, the cottage however was disappointing-no soap in the cottage at all to be able to wash our hands before unpacking, lots & lots of flies. The beds were extremely hard to the extent we left earlier than planned. 3 glasses for the 4 of us. Beautiful area but the cottage could be so much better. Definitely 5* location but not 5* accommodation.
Helen W

Remote cottage holiday
We wanted a remote cottage so that we could enjoy walking straight from the door. The Hayloft is in a wonderful setting with fabulous views from the windows. It was clean and very comfortable. We arrived late due to heavy snow and a log fire was waiting for us. Lambs were being born. Birds constantly visited the numerous feeders. We were made very welcome and John helped us out when our breakdown company failed to arrive until six hours after they were contacted. We intend to return.
David W

The location of the Hayloft is very special, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and we were able to completely relax, not having mobile phone reception was a real bonus, we intend to return there.
Mr Baynham

Excellent Secluded Holiday Cottage
Just returned from a fabulous week with friends. Excellent accommodation, ideally situated for walking, cycling, or just relaxing. Spacious Sitting Room, well fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms with en-suites. Oh, and a very handy store room where you can put your bikes etc. John & Fiona live in the working farm next door and they are very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Some people might regard the location as a bit remote but if you look at the map before you book you should know what to expect ie. it's quiet and secluded with picturesque, easy walks to Littletown tea room or Swinside pub. We parked our cars by the cottage when we arrived and didn't move them until we left a week later. Walk to Hawes End and catch the bus to Buttermere etc or the launch on Derent Water to Keswick or elsewhere on the lake. Plenty of nearby Wainwright hills for more serious walkers. We'll be back. Thanks again Fiona & John PS - hope you enjoyed the party on Friday night.... Ruth, Dave, Linda & John
David B

Superb Holiday Cottage
To Fiona and John apologies for this belated review of the Hayloft in Braithwaite from John, Celia and family who visited in early November last year. The Hayloft is a tremendous holiday cottage displaying all the attributes any guest could possibly wish for. From the welcome on day one to the time of our departure our seven day stay was a wonderful experience. Fiona and John were perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Together with our black labrador pup Cole we all loved the isolation of the location and our many local walks (even in the rain) were thoroughly enjoyed. It is a perfect venue to use as a base to tour the Northern Lakes and nearby Keswick is an excellent lakeland town. The week we visited the weather was extremely wet and it was not too long after we left the serious flooding in the area started to occur. This meant we did spend more time in the cottage than we had planned but because the cottage is so lovely and cosy this extra time spent indoors was not the slightest problem. The two bedrooms with their own en suites with the living area in between is quite near to perfection. My wife totally loved the layout and would have been happy to have stayed longer. Would we recommend the Hayloft to a friend - Yes we most certainly would.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting area
Electric oven and hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, CD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs, Superfast WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent, fuel for woodburning stove provided on honesty box basis
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair
Off road parking for 2 cars
Small rear garden and patio with garden furniture
One well-behaved pet welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile
Note: The cottage is accessed via rear steps leading to a level entrance by the garden
A ramp also runs to the entrance
Note: The owners provide a steel kennel/cage in the utility room for pets if required

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Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Derwentwater - 1.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Lodore Falls Waterfall - 2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Bowder Stone - 2.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Castle Crag - 2.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Force Crag Mine - 2.5 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Derwent Island House - 2.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Crosthwaite, St Kentigern's Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Keswick Museum - 3.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Whinlatter Pass - 3.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Castlerigg - 3.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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