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Lake District Self Catering cottage, Kingfisher Barn, Staveley, sleeps 4

Areas: Lake District

Kingfisher Barn

Kingfisher Barn, Staveley, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £382.00

This first floor apartment is located in the village of Staveley in the Lake District National Park and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Kingfisher Barn is a first floor apartment in the Lake District village of Staveley. The apartment sleeps four people and has two double bedrooms, a family bathroom and an open plan living area with a kitchen and a sitting area. The local village offers a good range of amenities and Kingfisher Barn is perfectly located for discovering the majesty of the Lake District National Park.


Disappointing - poor cleanliness
The location of Kingfisher barn is perfect- on the edge of the village, with beautiful countryside views, a river, and easy access from M6 and to get to different areas of the Lake District. Staveley is a lovely village, and with good amenities - shop, pub, butchers, pharmacy, amazing coffee shop and bakery near the brewery- a short walk from apartment. Kitchen facilities were good (when worked!), although no dishwasher. HOWEVER, we had several issues with the property, which resulted in it not meeting our expectations, and spoiling our holiday somewhat, plus adding a lot of unnecessary stress. As soon as we arrived it was apparent that the apartment needed a long awaited deep clean- there was a dirty odour in the apartment and there were large food crumbs visible all over the seats of the settee and armchairs!! I had to hoover these as soon as we arrived before we could sit down! Although the kitchen was clean on the surface, there were a few items which had not been washed up properly- including the plastic chopping board in the cupboard with dried food on it (which I therefore left without using all week!). We washed the mugs and cutlery ourselves before using as did not feel comfortable to use otherwise. The grubbiness worried us to the extend that we would not even put our bags on the floors, but kept up on surfaces! Upon arrival the boiler was not working and had a red warning triangle, so there was no hot water. We had to contact Sykes cottages whom arranged for an engineer to come round- whom fixed the issue that day. However, we were unable to have the showers we had hoped for upon arrival after travelling for 11 hours. The hand towel for the downstairs toilet was folded up on top of the toilet seat (instead of hung in the towel ring)!! Not great for drying hands as then adding a whole new layer of germs! The bath did not appear very clean and had hairs, and bits in the bath, and watermarks on taps. Again, we had to clean the bath too before using. There were cobwebs down side of bedside cabinets and in some corners. However, luckily the beds did appear clean, as at this point we were contemplating not staying. The highchair in the corner of lounge (which we were not using as a group of 3 adults) was dirty , and the cover of the travel cot in corner of lounge (again obviously not using) was thick with dust. The next issue was that the fridge was not working, which we did not notice until a couple of days in. We were given a free standing fridge on day 2 but lost £54 worth food in the non-working fridge! As we had a big Tesco order arrive the morning after our arrival we had planned our meals and the fridge was full- we ended up spending extra having to eat out one night and eating cheaper more basic food which we had to shop for the rest of holiday. Our £54 lost has been repaid by Sykes for which we are grateful, but our whole holiday was spoilt with the issues we had. I would not recommend, or visit this accommodation again unless it has a complete deep clean and update of carpets/flooring. Very disappointed and such as shame as was looking forward to our first holiday in 3 years- and this place could be made so nice, and clean!!.

The cottage was centrally located in the Lake district. The property had all the facilities that are required for a comfortable stay.
Mrs Murphy

The cottage was situated in a lovely village and was handy for the surrounding places of interest in the Lakes. Overall we had an excellent holiday.
Mrs Wilson

Very relaxing week. Our third visit to Staveley using different cottages each time. We were out on plenty of walks and sat outside the Hawkshead Brewery a couple of times. A really good break.
Mrs Maillardet-oneill

We had a fantastic honeymoon in this lovely cottage and even the weather was kind to us. Kingfisher Barn was everything we had hoped for and more.
Mr Spicer



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Gas central heating with electric fire
Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, DAB radio/CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair
Roadside parking directly outside cottage
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 5 mins walk
Note: There is a slight incline to reach the 10 steps leading to the front door

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Nearest Attractions

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

Holehird Gardens - 4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Townend - 4.5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Castle Howe - 4.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Lake Windermere - 4.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Abbot Hall - 5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House - 5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Kendal Castle - 5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Brockhole Gardens - 5.2 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Claife Viewing Station - 5.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Skelghyll Wood - 6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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