Sunny Brow Barn

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

Cosy apartment for two in a cluster of farm buildings near Hawkshead, surrounded by countryside and with a good pub a stroll away


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Children welcome

£60 - £96 per night

£420 - £675 per week

The Experience

This beautifully restored apartment made of original Lakeland stone is one of four self-catering properties – rent them all out for a group holiday. Philip and Suzy live in the adjacent farmhouse and share the land with a small flock of sheep, some chickens and horses – you’re surrounded by acres of beautiful woodland.

The open-plan living area has a wood-burner for chilly evenings and if the weather’s good there’s a sweet courtyard area with seating. Find kitchen basics in the cupboard, and Susie can rustle up delicious vegetarian food for breakfast or dinner. Otherwise, stroll to the renowned Drunken Duck in 15 minutes.

Climb fells, swim in the lakes, admire stunning views. The medieval market town of Hawkshead and the Beatrix Potter Gallery are a five-minute drive, Ambleside is near for shops, tea rooms and cruises on Lake Windermere.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying on such a peaceful, unspoilt organic farm
  • Ordering delicious food from Suzy
  • Exploring the lakes and fells
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You should know

  • The entrance to the farm can be easy to miss
  • There are other guests 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 £601 bed1 bedroom


Booking information

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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.


A lovely, quiet, peaceful retreat, but within easy reach of the nicest places to visit. Our apartment was charming and well-appointed. Wouldn’t hesitate to return.

Isabel, Edinburgh

When you turn into Sunny Brow Farm, (and despite the Lake District weather) on entering the accommodation you felt enveloped in a bubble of calm and seclusion enhanced by the warm welcome from Philip and his lovely serene wife Suzy.

Edna, Sawday's Inspector

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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.