The Hayloft

Ambleside, Cumbria
+44 (0)1539 436288

Restored stone barn on a farm in the Lake District National Park, with views of fields and woods and an excellent pub nearby


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This barn made of Lakeland stone faces out to fields dotted with Shetland sheep, and is part of a cluster of buildings dating from the late 1700s. Take all four self-catering properties and come as a group, with Suzy looking after you.

The spacious, stylish living and dining area has double-height ceilings, a wood-burner and a bedroom next door, plus another upstairs. Basics are in the kitchen and you can stock up in nearby Hawkshead – or opt for Suzy’s delicious vegetarian meals for breakfast or dinner.

Stride the fells, spot wildlife, walk to the Drunken Duck or book yourself onto a yoga or wellbeing retreat here. The Lake District’s attractions are close, such as Ambleside’s tea rooms, shops and cruises on Lake Windermere.

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We think you'll love

  • Ordering delicious vegetarian food from Suzy
  • Having an excellent pub nearby
  • Being surrounded by such beautiful countryside
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You should know

  • The entrance to the farm is easy to miss
  • You share the farm with other guests


  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
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.


Nightly price
from £75
Weekly price
from £530
1 House for 4
From £754 beds2 bedrooms


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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.