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.
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.