Bracken Barn

Ambleside, Cumbria
+44 (0)1539 436288
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£60 - £96
per night
£420 - £675
per week

Cosy Lakeland stone barn in acres of peaceful countryside for walkers, wildlife lovers and those wishing for a retreat


2 beds


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£60 - £96 per night

£420 - £675 per week

The Experience

You’re in an L-shaped cluster of buildings set on a working organic farm with some sheep, a couple of pigs and 33 acres of bird-filled woodland to roam. Suzy and Philip live in the farmhouse and offer yoga courses and retreats.

The open-plan living and dining area is compact and modern with a wood-burner, plenty of books and views towards the woodland. The kitchen has all the basics but you could choose to order vegetarian food from Suzy (she has a menu), including macrobiotic breakfasts.

Walk up Limstone Beck for fabulous views over Esthwaite Water, visit the medieval market town of Hawkshead (a five-minute drive) for the Beatrix Potter Gallery, wander down to The Drunken Duck for lunch or supper. Ambleside and Lake Windermere are a ten-minute drive.

Bracken Barn - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Ordering Suzy’s delicious vegetarian meals
  • Walking all day and returning to laze by the wood-burner
  • Spotting wildlife
Bracken Barn - Gallery

You should know

  • The barn is up outdoor stone steps
  • Read the directions carefully – the entrance is easy to miss
  • There are four other self-catering properties on site


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £60
Weekly price
from £420
1 House for 2
From £602 beds1 bedroom


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Breakfast £6. Dinner £19.50. Pub 1 mile.


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The neighbourhood

Sunny Brow Farm has an elevated position on 33 acres of land in the Lake District National Park and is surrounded by fields, hills and mature woodland, with the nearest neighbour a mile away – all you’ll hear is birdsong, the sound of sheep and the gentle stream nearby.

Local points of interest from Philip Saunders

  • In the heart of the South Lakes, Sunny Brow Farm is surrounded by beautiful English countryside in the Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore and relax into our 33 acres of woodland pasture with many varieties of native trees
  • We are only three quarters of a mile from the famous Drunken Duck Inn, a five-minute drive to Ambleside with its cafes and shopping. You can also drive/walk to Historic Hawkshead, and on to Near Sawrey, the home of Beatrix Potter.
  • Walk up Limestone beck to enjoy views of lake Windermere and Esthwaite Water. Spot birds, badgers and deer, maybe even build a den. At lake Windermere, find cruises, fishing and all manner of watersports.
  • Fell walking up Black Crag and over to Tarn Hows, or a little further on towards the famous Langdale Valleys and Pikes, is accessible straight from your front door.
  • Sunny Brow Farm offers a selection of treatments, yoga, experiences and cuisine that you can choose from to personalize your holiday.


Philip Saunders

Philip was an interior designer and is also a furniture designer and maker – he restored much of the farm buildings himself. Suzy is an accomplished chef who has written a cookery book and is also a yoga teacher and a Reiki Master.