Walks, water sports and a warming woodburner

Gill Beck Barn is nestled in the heart of Cumbria's Eden Valley, one of Britain's most spectacular landscapes. With 360 views across the Pennine fells and the National Park, explore the endless adventures that the lakes have to offer; from sailing and kayaking to rugged mountain walks and lakeside strolls. After a day of outdoor pursuits, come home to unwind on Gill Beck’s plush sofas under the gentle heat of the wood-burning fireplace.

A rambling rural retreat

As the road meanders through the wide-open Cumbrian fields approaching Gill Beck Barn, breathe in the crisp country air and take in the views. Your rural retreat awaits. Just a stone’s throw from the pretty fellside village of Melmbery, with its quaint countryside charm, traditional pub, and tea rooms, Gill Beck Barn will allow you to press pause on real life and step into an easy rhythm full of outdoor exploration and relaxation.

When you step through its doors, the property greets you with cosy warmth radiating from the wood-burner and Aga. Welcome to your countryside haven. Drop your bags off in one of the three bedrooms, each complete with its own en-suite bathroom, plush double bed, and spectacular views stretching across the Lake District National Park. The heart of the property is the large open-plan living, kitchen, and dining space, perfect for entertaining with dinner gently bubbling on the Aga followed by sinking into the soft sofas for a night of games, or a simple flick through the television.

In the summer months, make the most of the BBQ and outdoor dining facilities on the sandstone patio. Soak up the sun and the natural beauty in every direction, including far-reaching views of the rolling Pennine Hills. The garden is enclosed and vast, which is ideal for any four-legged friends you may bring along.

Enjoy all that home has to offer or venture further afield. Why not? After all, Ullswater Lake is only 11 miles away. Put your walking boots on or hop in the car for a day on the water, either kayaking, canoeing, or sailing. The choice is yours. There are plenty of adventures for little ones and grown-ups alike, including horse riding, swimming, and biking. Fancy climbing the Pennines? Start at the foothills and work your way up, taking in the sublime scenery that surrounds you. This land inspired some of Britain’s best literature, from Beatrix Potter’s stories to William Wordsworth’s poetry, and you can see why.

Goats, golf, Go Ape

Kids can see local history at the Penrith and Eden Museum, watch the goats race at Walby Farm, or walk with wolves at Predator Experience. Grown-ups can get a spa fix at North Lakes Hotel, shoot 18 holes at Penrith, Go Ape at Whinlatter, or just potter the coffee cafes and antiques emporiums that dot the ancient cobbled streets.

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