Having recently been granted UNESCO World Heritage site status, The Lake District is not just home to the largest National Park in England with some of the most stunning views, the highest mountain and deepest lake in England. It is also a huge adventure playground; a place to find peace and contemplation; a place to eat amazing, locally produced food. It is a place to attend traditional country fairs and shows; a place to explore nature; and, for us who live here all year round, a thriving community filled with friendly people. The Lake District is an amazing, diverse place and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
Willow Barn provides the best of both worlds being a quintessential Lakeland cottage located in a quiet and peaceful area with only a few properties nearby, whilst only being a short distance from main roads, shops and other facilities. You can find plenty of great walks straight from the front door, including the new Ullswater Way route which passes right by Willow Barn.
Brackenrigg Inn is a pleasant 10 minute walk away and has it’s own micro-brewery, a traditional bar and restaurant open to non-residents.
Pooley Bridge with it’s well known coffee shops, dining pubs and shop is a mere 2 miles away, whilst you can jump on the Ullswater Steamers either at Pooley Bridge, or further along Ullswater at the new launch by Aira Force. You can walk along Ullswater Way to Aira Force, this is said to be one of the most beautiful yet accessible walks in the Lake District.
The thriving market town of Penrith is a short 10-15 minute drive away. It has a wide variety of restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as excellent independent shops and supermarkets, a leisure centre with swimming pool, and a superb independent cinema. Similarly, you can reach Keswick with all of its attractions in about 25 minutes.
Transport links in the form of mainline train station, as well as the M6 motorway, are also a mere 10 minutes’ drive away.