Out and About
Andrew House Barn and Cottage are ideally placed for exploring the Lake District and north Cumbria with the National Park just a field away, Hadrian’s Wall less than an hour’s drive and the market towns of County Durham just a short drive away too.
‘Brilliant … Walking to Dalemain, Dacre and back; boat trip on Ullswater from Pooley Bridge; preserved bus trip to Barnard Castle; day at Lanercost Priory; Housteads (Hadrians Wall); Aira Force and Penrith. Morning spent bird watching, evening just enjoying the peace and quiet.’
Whether you’re looking for walks and views, day trips and sightseeing, excitement and adventure or the tastes of Cumbria, there is something for everyone in an area that really is Eden.
Plenty for families to enjoyAndrew House Barn sleeps 4 in two bedrooms so it is ideal for families and the outdoor space means that there’s plenty of room to explore, let off steam and enjoy the outdoors. We have storage room for your bikes and canoes and can recommend great places to eat and sights to visit, whatever the weather. And there’s always something to suit all ages. More…
The best of Cumbrian food and drinkCumbria’s reputation for great food is well-deserved and there are plenty of opportunities to eat out or to buy local produce and cook for yourself. There are even local spots where you can learn from experts in the local cuisine. More …
Glorious gardens of CumbriaWe’re very proud of our own gardens – the Barn and Cottage are surrounded by established lawns and shrubs and there’s even a hay meadow. For those who’d like to visit gardens in the area, we have award-winners very close by – including Dalemain with its plant fairs and festivals, Askham Hall, Lowther Castle and Hutton-in-the-Forest. More…
Fascinating heritage and cultureThe northern part of Cumbria and the Lake District has an active social life and a fascinating history. There’s live theatre and film on the doorstep and a host of galleries and exhibitions as well as live music and events. Add to this the delights of Carlisle and the Roman history of Hadrian’s Wall and a week may not be sufficient time! More…
Everything for an active outdoor breakThe outdoors doesn’t get much more convenient than Stainton and the Lake District. Whether you’re confident in the fells or on the water and can plan your days or if you are after a guide or a group leader, Ullswater is close by and there are plenty of opportunities to try something new or to explore new places. ! More…
‘Brilliant, such a long, long week full of beautiful scenery, sky, weather and places to visit.’
Tranquillity and seclusion – rest, relax and re-chargeThere might be plenty to see and do locally but many of our visitors love the break from routine and the chance to rest and relax in a beautiful setting with no hassles and no pressures. We can recommend a few things to add to their enjoyment but we appreciate the peace and quiet too. More…
‘We have had the perfect week, just relaxing and recharging our batteries. The Cottage is beautiful – thank you for all the thoughtful touches – you provided everything we could need. Wish we could stay forever.’
We hope we’ve convinced you.
Whatever you mix of interests and priorities, a holiday or break at Andrew House Cottage or Barn should be just what you’re looking for.