Crook a Beck Barn is a detached former Cart Shed built in 18th Century, lovingly renovated with modern 21st Century comforts in mind providing luxury self-catered holiday accommodation. The Barn occupies a stunning location below Place Fell, in Patterdale, with spectacular views towards Helvellyn and St Sunday. The property is located next to the owner’s home in the hamlet of Crook a Beck and was renovated during 2016. The family pride themselves on the attention to detail using local craftsmen and materials to ensure that every need is catered for to provide a comfortable retreat. The Barn has underfloor heating throughout and mellow stone flags run through the living area and bedroom.
Kitchen & Living Room
On entering The Barn through the stable door, you come straight into the open plan living room and kitchen, featuring a Morsoe Log Burning Stove. The living area is comfortably furnished with Abraham Moon fabrics and a leather armchair to curl up on, relax and take in the views whatever the weather! The units in the kitchen are shaker style with granite work surfaces and equipped to a high standard with quality appliances, including a NEFF hide and slide built under oven (as featured in the Great British Bake Off!), halogen hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and Nespresso coffee maker. The kitchen area features a locally crafted, bespoke, Cumbrian oak breakfast bar for dining.
The bathroom has been tiled with stunning Broughton Moor Slate tiles which have been quarried from the Heart of the Lake District from Burlington Stone. The bathroom features a separate walk in shower, a free-standing stone slipper bath with Duravit sanitary ware and chrome Hansgrohe fittings. The bathroom also features a mirror designed by a local glass artist, Jo Vincent, based in Kendal.
The master bedroom is a lovely sunny, dual aspect room in part of the original section of the cart barn and offers spacious accommodation with comfortable furnishings. The bedroom comes complete with bed linen, featuring a brass king size bedstead, built in bespoke oak wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets, boasting views of St. Sunday crag from the window.
Below The Barn is the Utility Room, a useful secure area for storing bikes, muddy boots and drying wet walking gear. A condensing tumble dryer and airing facilities are also provided together with a Belfast sink. Plenty of room here to store luggage.
The approach to The Barn is via some stone steps which features a locally forged handrail, leading down to an open porch, an ideal place to sit taking in the afternoon sunshine on the cushions provided and for eating al fresco.