The beautifully converted barn
Peace and quiet, yet close to local amenities
Cosy lounge with warming woodburner
Sit back and relax
A bright and airy lounge with a homely feel
Enjoy views over the rolling countryside whilst dining with loved ones
A great space for entertaining
Downstairs shower room
King-size bedroom
A warm and muted bedroom
King-size bedroom with pretty features
Double bedroom with dressing table
Contemporary bathroom with roll top bath
Twin bedroom with a pop of colour
The garden to the rear of the barn
Greet the chickens
A warm welcome awaits
A view from above shows the wonderful location
The beautiful view from the meadow
Beautiful in the snow
The local residents
Derwent Water nearby
1 / 23  The beautifully converted barn
2 / 23  Peace and quiet, yet close to local amenities
3 / 23  Cosy lounge with warming woodburner
4 / 23  Sit back and relax
5 / 23  A bright and airy lounge with a homely feel
6 / 23  Enjoy views over the rolling countryside whilst dining with loved ones
7 / 23  A great space for entertaining
8 / 23  Downstairs shower room
9 / 23  King-size bedroom
10 / 23  A warm and muted bedroom
11 / 23  King-size bedroom with pretty features
12 / 23  Double bedroom with dressing table
13 / 23  Contemporary bathroom with roll top bath
14 / 23  Twin bedroom with a pop of colour
15 / 23  The garden to the rear of the barn
16 / 23  Greet the chickens
17 / 23  A warm welcome awaits
18 / 23  A view from above shows the wonderful location
19 / 23  The beautiful view from the meadow
20 / 23  Beautiful in the snow
21 / 23  The local residents
22 / 23  Derwent Water nearby
23 / 23  Bassenthwaite

Beehive Barn

Caldbeck, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful barn conversion in a wonderful part of the Lake District
  • Just a short drive from Bassenthwaite, Derwentwater and Ullswater
  • Perfect for visiting Keswick, Cockermouth and Hadrian’s Wall
  • An ideal spot for keen walkers, hikers, bikers and cyclists
  • A lovely holiday home for a couple or small family
  • This fantastic cottage is an ideal base for exploring a stunning area
  • A lovely holiday home which has been recognised by Visit England with a 5 star rating
Property code: LCC08

This lovely barn conversion lies on the edge of Caldbeck, set in the northern fells of the Lake District, and is a chic retreat for couples and small families, with stunning views and plenty to do.

Situated in Caldbeck; a popular, unspoilt and picturesque village which lies in the northern fringes of the Lake District National Park on the Cumbrian Way – ideal for walkers, cyclists, families and couples alike.

Beehive Barn is a perfect spot for enjoying what the Lake District has to offer. As well as what is available from the doorstep many popular destinations, Keswick, Cockermouth, Penrith, Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall, and slightly further afield the Solway Coast with its sandy beaches and spectacular views across the Solway Firth to Scotland can be found around 25 minutes away.
This beautiful barn conversion sits in fantastic surroundings with fields as far as the eye can see, and the impressive view of the Northern Fells mountain range and the back of Skiddaw in the distance. On entering the driveway, there is ample space for two cars directly opposite the barn. Entrance to the property is through large glazed barn doors, and as soon as you enter you feel at home. There is a comfy lounge to your right, with a traditional log burner, smart tv with DVD player and french doors out to the well-kept garden (with friendly hens pecking around!) The central area on the ground floor has a dining table and views outside to the courtyard and meadow beyond. The kitchen is to the left, fully equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine (tumble drier located next door), Nespresso coffee machine, cafetiere and bread baking making – with all of the ingredients to get yourself started! All perfectly rounded off with beautiful finishing touches throughout. Just off the dining area is a downstairs shower room and WC as well as a useful under the stairs cupboard – perfect for drying off those wet boots! Upstairs takes you to two tastefully decorated bedrooms (one king and one twin room with tv). There is additional storage in the large landing area and space to hang up clothes. The upstairs bathroom includes a roll top bath and WC, again wonderfully finished. 
Outside, you will have use of the surrounding fields (and many footpaths) as well as a garden to relax in including a BBQ which is available for use.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms -1 king-size and 1 twin with TV
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV internet enabled, DVD, CD and portable Bluetooth speaker
  • 1 bathroom with roll top bath and WC
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, fuel, Biomass central heating and underfloor heating included
  • WI-Fi included
  • Wood burner - fist basket of logs provided, further logs can be purchased locally
  • Regret no pets
  • Secure storage for bikes
  • Stairgate available
  • Village shop, pub, café and tea shops within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Daniel 2nd August 2019

Our family have just returned from a truly wonderful week in the North Lakes. Tony and Carol are wonderful and friendly hosts and nothing is too much for them. Our accommodation was spotless, clean and had all we needed for a truly amazing family holiday. The village of Caldbeck is a great location for the northern part of the lakes with plenty of Read moreattractions on the doorstep. We really can't recommend Beehive Barn enough. A family holiday full of memories we will never forget. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 26th July 2019

We had the most wonderful time at Beehive Barn, we could not have asked for more. Thank you Tony & Carol for allowing us the opportunity to enjoy the magic of the northern lakes in incredible barn. There were so many highlights, but the wonderfully set out kitchen and diner and fabulous outdoor space are at the top ( for my daughter it has to be thRead moree chickens) Tony thanks for taking the time to take me on a bike ride (even if those hills got the better of me!). Hide

Reviewed by Leanne 14th June 2019

Such a wonderful cottage. We had a fabulous time and couldnt have asked for more. We will be back!

Reviewed by Wendy 26th April 2019

Idealic cottage in idealic location. This was a home from home property with exceptionally high standard of finish. We simply could not fault it.

Reviewed by Paul 1st March 2019

Simply incredible! Holidaying with a 1 year old can be stressful at times but Tony & Carol have thought of everything so from the moment we arrived it was perfect, the ability to use a highchair and travel cot is a stroke of genius as it means there is less to travel with. The barn itself has been decorated and furnished to such a high quality its Read moreso homely and relaxing and cosy - especially with the underfloor heating! My little boy loved feeding the chickens :) Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 28th December 2018

Barn, hosts, location, amenities - everything was simply perfect. The Barn is simply amazing. Beautiful in design and spotlessly clean. Absolutely everything that was needed was available. The location is simply breathtaking - some amazing walks from the door. Everything is just spot on. The owners are next door. They are a really lovely couple. NoRead moret too intrusive but are near by if required. We will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Luke 12th November 2018

Our hosts Tony & Carol were a delight, they gave a lovely warm welcome & were exceptionally helpful & knowledgeable of the area. The barn has been decorated & styled beautifully, many bits by Carol herself, and to a very high standard. The whole house was spotless & incredibly comfortable throughout. They clearly take pride & a great deal of care iRead moren this barn, and there are some thoughtful and local provisions left throughout to help your stay too. Hide

Reviewed by Becki 19th October 2018

Beehive Barn is without doubt the best holiday home we have stayed in, cosy, warm & so well equipped. We didn't want to leave!

Reviewed by Geoffrey 5th October 2018

If you like the wilder more remote part of the Lakes, this is great.

Reviewed by Geraint 14th September 2018

A very warm welcome from the owners, with lovely homemade treats on arrival - delicious chocolate brownies. A fantastic well kept, well equipped converted barn with a location that is quiet and rural, yet only a half an hour or so drive to many beautiful locations. The village of Caldbeck also has a couple of tea rooms, a pub and local shop all witRead morehin a short walk from the barn. A lovely place to stay and would definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by George 7th September 2018

Nice location owners very helpful and welcoming. Location good for walking and cycling. Relaxed from moment we arrived directions very good would stay again.

Reviewed by Sheryl 31st August 2018

Beehive Barn was great we had a fabulous time and we will definitely go back. We have also recommended it to friends who are considering a visit. It was clean, very well furnished and very comfortable. There was lots of room outside to sit and relax with a drink and for children to play safely. The owners of the barn who were very welcoming, friendRead morely and helpful met us. Hide

Reviewed by Chris, Maria and Elena, London August 2018

Thank you so much Carol and Tony for a wonderful week in your idyllic barn. We were very grateful for all the delicious goodies that greated us on our arrival and for all your help and local knowledge throughout our stay. The barn has been a great base to explore this stunning area, a few highlights for us were the child friendly walks to walla craRead moreg and ashness bridge from Keswick and also Aira Force in Ullswater. Visits to Wordsworth House in Cockermouth and Beatrix Potter's Hill Top House. Delicious gingerbfead from Sarah Nelson's in Grasmere. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will leave with wonderful memories of the barn and all the places we have seen. Hide

Reviewed by The Angus Family, Edinburgh July 2018

Thank you so very much for the most wonderful holiday. We have loved every minute of our stay (our second time here). It has been even better than we remebered it to be, and the weather has been glorious! Favourite things: the chickenes! I am sure we will be back!

Reviewed by The Coy Family, Dunoon July 2018

This was our first stay at Beehive Barn - and we have all fallen in love with the place! Thank you Carol and Tony - the cottage is perfect in every way and we cannot wait to come back next year.

Reviewed by Ian and Dorothy Fisher, Lincolnshire June 2018

We have spent a very pleasant and restful fortnight in Beehive Barn. We arrived in a thunderstorm and were battered by gales on our last day - but apart from that we have enjoyed superb weather. We very much appreciated the many extras provided and the many tasteful and thoughtful touches which exceeded expectations and raised this a long way aboveRead more many self-catering accomodation. We were unfamiliar with this part of the Lake District and it proved a very pleasant surprise. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, Gemma and Sam Williams, West Yorks June 2018

Really enjoyed our stay at Beehive Bar, lovely hosts and a warm welcome. Fantastic weather all week. We have had a brilliant holidya and hope to come back in the future. Thank you Tony and Carol for your help and suggestions of where to visit and walk. Getting to the top of Catbells with our seven year old son was a highlight!

Reviewed by Jonny, Ali and Madeliene Cooper, Middlesex May 2018

A fantastic stay from start to finish. A very warm welcome with birthday treats and thank you for helping Jonny surprise Ali with birthday gifts / flowers. Beehive Barn is outstanding and all the little touches make it an extra special place to stay. Maddie loved the chickens and all the amazing countryside. Thank you so very much and we hope to beRead more back soon. Hide

Reviewed by Claire, Mark and Eve, Manchester April 2018

Our third stay at Beehive Barn. We love the barn and location - still so much to see and do. Carol and Tony are great hosts - so helpful, offer recomendations but not at all intrusive. The barn ios spotless and still feels like our first visit. Thank you, we'll be back again!

Reviewed by Michael, Katie, William and Pheobe, Warwickshire February 2018

A most perfect weekend here at Beehive Barn! The accomodation and attention to detail is second to none. Our little boy loved the homemade flapjack and the friendly chickens! We will certainly recommend to our family and friends.and we will be back. Thank you.

Reviewed by Jane January 2018

We're just back from a lovely relaxing week at Beehive Barn, which has to be the best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in.We were greeted really warmly by the owners Tony & Carol who have converted the barn to a very high standard, the open plan living space is really stylish but at the same time really homely.The interior furnishings made by CaroRead morel are exceptional and the local information provided really helpful.The weather wasn't kind but we didn't mind at all as we couldn't have booked a nicer place to stay in and read a good book in front of a wood burning fire. There's a small village shop and a good pub in walking distance and some really good walks from the front door.The facilities at the barn are excellent too, we didn't want to leave and will book again. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline and Richard Hudson November 2017

First class stay at Beehive Barn. Very tasteful. Beautifully converted. Very warm. Lovely and peaceful. Extremely helpful hosts.

Reviewed by Sascha October 2017

we had an absolut fantastic stay at Beehive Barn. I just emailed to theowners yesterday to say thank you for the great week.I can highly recommend Beehive Barn. The house has top standards from the bathrooms to the kitchen, is perfectly situated to explore the Northern Lake District and Tony and Carol make you feel like home. With the warm fire in Read morethe evenings, it is the perfect place to relax and our family would love to come back sometime. Hide

Reviewed by Cees Collart September 2017

Excellent stay in a wonderful cottage with loads of attention to detail. Hosts were very hospitable and friendly. Highly recommendable.

Reviewed by Carolyn Shipton July 2017

Many thanks - we both felt it was the best self catering cottage we had ever stayed in.

Reviewed by Sarah Duff April 2017

Beehive Barn is a delight. Comfortable, cosy, well-equipped and beautifully decorated and maintained, certainly one of the best cottages we have stayed in. The owners, Tony and Carol, were on hand to help out with any queries and are very friendly. The location is excellent with easy access to the North Lakes area. We enjoyed many walks in the locaRead morel area and slightly further afield around Keswick and were blessed with great weather. I would recommend Beehive Barn very highly. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew & Lesley EASSON January 2017

We've had the happiest start to 2017 we could have wished for! The barn is such a beautiful and comfortable place to relax and escape from the outside world. It's also perfectly situated for those days we did venture out to explore the lakes. Our thanks to Tony & Carol for all their kindness and helpful advice, you've made us most welcome.

Reviewed by Matt & Ali WILCOCK December 2016

We've had the most amazing honeymoon staying at Beehive Barn. You gave us such a warm welcome and the heart shaped homemade scones and bottle of bubbly on our arrival was a perfect start to our weeks stay! We loved the little touches and the decor of he barn is superb. We slept so well and felt so at home we really didn't want to leave!! Thank you Read morefor all your recommendations we had a fabulous time & we hope to return sometime in the near future! Hide

Reviewed by Tanya and Bill Shaw September 2016

Tony and Carol made us all extremely welcome. The property is absolutely delightful, beautifully converted and maintained, with gorgeous dcor. The attention to detail was perfect with everything and more, for a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. The location of the barn on the edge of the village was also perfect as it makes for easy access to walk Read moreinto the village or for travelling to nearby Lake District towns. We have stayed in a number of LCC properties and have always found you to be informative, with an excellent website which clearly expresses the quality of the accommodation. As we normally book for just the two of us, we have not visited Beehive Barn previously, but for the three of us it was perfect. However, we would consider booking again, just for the two of us, because it was so lovely. Many thanks to Carol and Tony for the excellent scones, the very impressive 'goody' bag, provisions provided and the delightful toiletries. Hide

Reviewed by Bob & Viv Tebbit September 2016

Our second visit but not the last!Another great week in this superb cottage Thank you for making us so welcome. We can recommend Lingholm Estate beside Derwentwater for tea and lunch (Tony will give you directions) we still have lots to explore in this beautiful area and plan to return next year.

Reviewed by The Melia’s Westhoughton August 2016

What can we say other than what a fantastic place! We've stayed in many cottages over the years and this is right up there and definitely deserves its 5* rating! Set in such a beautiful location, the barn has everything you could need. plus all the extra touches that made such a difference. Thank you to Carol & Tony for making us feel so welcome & Read morefor the lovely scones on arrival too!!! Our boys loved the huge garden and having the chickens to feed . & chase and have already asked can we come back. Hide

Reviewed by The Lloyd’s Essex July 2016

Thank you for a lovely time at Beehive Barn, such a fantastic Cottage, and lovely owners. The perfect place for our first family holiday in the Lake District

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The beautifully converted barn
Peace and quiet, yet close to local amenities
Cosy lounge with warming woodburner
Sit back and relax
A bright and airy lounge with a homely feel
Enjoy views over the rolling countryside whilst dining with loved ones
A great space for entertaining
Downstairs shower room
King-size bedroom
A warm and muted bedroom
King-size bedroom with pretty features
Show 11 moreDouble bedroom with dressing table


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