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Outside you see the beauty of a traditional stone barn but step inside and you will find a truly remarkable contemporary living space. The attention to detail here is obvious to all and every element has been designed to make the perfect romantic, luxury bolthole in The Lake District.
Situated on three floors the ground floor consists of a modern kitchen diner with everything you may need to cook up a romantic meal for two, a curved red wall guides you to the principle feature of the barn; a unique spiral staircase leading you to the comfortable living area, modern wood burner and lake and fell views. There is also a beautiful bathroom with its freestanding bath on this floor. Finally, on the third floor there is a gorgeous galleried bedroom with vaulted green oak roof. Outside there is a private rear garden with recliners and space for 1 car.
Hart Barn is one of just three immaculate, award winning holiday cottages at The Wild Hart. Fabulously appointed and individually designed self-catering properties in the heart of the glorious Lake District landscape.
As well as the incredible scenery this location is a walkers and foodies paradise with several superb walks available straight from your front door. Situated in the Patterdale valley in the heart of the Lake District, Hart Barn is ideally situated for exploring the area by foot or by car.
There are many great places to eat within striking distance including one of the best restaurants in the country, L’Enclume in Cartmel which has two Michelin stars. Nearby, Ambleside has a growing foodie reputation and can now boast several great restaurants and eateries.
There is parking for one car immediately to the front of the property on a private drive.
To the rear there is a terraced garden which is a real suntrap and has a morning dining area at the first floor level and two recliners on the top terrace which enjoy the best views.
You enter the front door of this former historic threshing barn, to a large striking contemporary kitchen-diner. The clever curved red wall separates this space so that walking boots and outdoor coats are not in view from the attractive dining area. The kitchen has Neff appliances: integrated fridge/freezer, ceramic hob, eye-level oven and microwave plus a full sized dishwasher. This is all designed to make cooking on holiday a real pleasure - the owner is a keen cook - you will have a cake baked specially for your arrival and there is always a bottle of fizz on ice.
Off the kitchen is a utility/drying room with washer-dryer, utility sink and drying area.
There is underfloor heating under the cumbrian limestone floor. A Tv is thoughtfully provided, linked to s Sky Q box, so you can pause the TV in the living room and continue watching your favourite programme whilst enjoying supper if you like.
First Floor Description
Following the fabulous spiral staircase, designed by the architect owner and made from polished french oak railway sleepers and brushed stainless steel, you get to the first floor landing where there is a door out to the rear garden and also to the living area. This is a fabulous space with a window with window-seat with stunning views of Brotherswater and the fells which form part of the Fairfield ridge. A large 3-seater sofa with footstool is lovely for two people to cuddle up on and gaze at the view, or the flames flickering in the contemporary log-burner. The desk is designed by the owner and sits under a large internal circular window, etched by local glass artist Jo Vincent. Hart Barn was designed as a modern Arts and Crafts house to showcase the best of local art and design and this is really felt in the living space with glorious original artworks and furnishings. You will go away inspired!
Generously appointed there is a SKyQ box with movies, a Sony home cinema sound system and TV, Bose soundock(bluetooth enabled) and a landline telephone. There is 4G mobile phone reception in the property but through EE only. However the wifi is superfast fibre so can support wifi calling on smartphones.
Alos on this floor is a designer bathroom with Phillipe Stark sanitaryware, a corner shower and a beautiful contemporary freestanding bath - the owner even throughfully provides a nightlight chandelier for those romantic nights in! Lovely locally sourced organic toiletries and piles of fluffy egyptian cotton towels complete the indulgent theme of this room.
Second Floor and Above Description
One more turn up the staircase leads you into a large king bedroom, galleried onto the living area below underneath a vaulted green oak roof. Gorgeous 400tc White Company bedlinen with duvets weight changed to suit the season - this is a lovely space to rest and recuperate and stare up at the fells behind...and maybe even spy a red deer on the crags behind.
Large built in wardrobe, a dressing table area with mirror and lighting (hairdryer provided) plus lots of options for lighting, including the romantic handmade chandelier which cascades from the bedroom through into the living area creative a lovely soft light.
Window Views Description
The main living room window looks across the pretty hamlet of Hartsop to Brotherswater and the fells beyond which are often graced with snow in the winter months.
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