Design jewel in a Lakeland idyll

House - Private room · Watermillock, England CA11, United Kingdom

Set in the heart of England's beautiful Lake District with spectacular views over Ullswater, High Barton offers sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a special place to relax, recharge and refocus...

Your host, Pauline
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Set in the heart of England's beautiful Lake District with spectacular views over Ullswater, High Barton offers sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a special place to relax, recharge and refocus...

The Space

Built in 2001, High Barton is the result of 2 years blood, sweat and a fair few tears along the way. Although it is faced with traditional Lakeland stone, this belies a deceptively modern interior featuring bold colour, Scandinavian design, art from around the world, plenty of books and great views. We have two guest bedrooms each with a double bed and I don't really ever accept more than two guests in one room. While I'd love to have families to stay the space is simply not practical.

Guest Access

Aside from two beautifully appointed double rooms replete with shower rooms, WiFi and books, I invite you to share the piano room, billiard room and, of course, views across Ullswater.

Interaction with Guests

This is my home first and foremost. You are most welcome but I do not run a traditional b and b. So don't expect tea-making facilities in your room, but do join me in the kitchen for a cuppa and homemade cake. Please bring your slippers and leave outside shoes for outside. I'm always delighted to chat and share fellow travelling stories, but since you're paying me for a service, please don't be surprised if I slip away to sort out the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, make the beds etc etc...

The Neighborhood

The views and my nearest neighbours - the cows.

Getting around

This is the Lake District - the best public transport is by foot or pedal power. Otherwise bring a car - we're half a mile from the nearest pub and three miles from the nearest village. A local bus does pass the driveway a couple of times a day but don't rely on it.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Pauline & Samanta impressed us with their friendliness and helpfulness.
    We loved the positive and open minded atmosphere, the coulors, the light,
    the rooms, the piano, the music, the breakfast, the recommendations and of course the conversation to both of them. Thanks a lot. We can´t recommend them highly enough.

    June 2014
  • We had a great time staying with Pauline. She has the most beautiful house, full of art and personality. Our room was lovely and spacious, bed really comfy and with a view overlooking the lake we couldn't have hoped for anything better. Breakfast very good too!!

    Pauline herself was a brilliant host and made us feel really welcome in her home. We were given lots of good ideas for places to go/things to see and the local area is really stunning. We would love to visit again.

    May 2014
    Response from Pauline:

    Aaaaahhh Luke and Greg - kisses from the Bunting Barbosa household - mum was getting quite confused trying to write your review so just wanted to drop you a quick line directly to say it was a pleasure to meet you both, no problem on the lifts and we do hope to see you again very soon - plenty more suggestions where those ones came from ;) off to bed as early start to manc airport tomorrow - much love s, c and r xxx

    May 2014
  • Pauline was a fantastic host and made me and my partner feel very welcome. Fantastic house and a lovely room. I cannot recommend highly enough. We can't wait to visit again.

    March 2014
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Otago Girls High School
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A Kiwi with a love of design, Scandinavia and Designers Guild. I enjoy meeting and welcoming into my home like-minded people who understand the importance of wearing slippers in the house!
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