About this listing
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...
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.
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 views and my nearest neighbours - the cows.
YOU NEED A CAR!!! 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.
Other Things to Note
CA11 0JH - sat nav will only get you to the area not the house
Leave M6 junction 40
First left on roundabout (Keswick /Ullswater)
Next roundabout - 2nd left Ullswater (a592)
Stay on this road all the wAy to the lake
At the lake turn right (glen ridding / Windermere)
Follow this road for about 2.5 miles lake on your left at all times
You will see a village sign for watermillock - keep going up hill, past the bracken rig pub (on your right) down long hill, past a phone box on your right, there will be house close to the road now.
As the road swings round to the right you will see waterside house on your left (says private no access) look to your right and a little further on you'll see a milk churn on the right hand side of the road. Slow down and look up the fell behind it - one big house obe smaller one behind with blue shutters - that's it. The road will straighten out signal right and slow down the driveway is hidden. Look for two stone gate posts with 'Ravenoaks' engraved on it / small slate plaque that says 'Lake House'. That is the driveway. Go all the way to the top - stay left at the fork and you'll end up in a gravel driveway with a navy blue Peugeot 108 parked - you've arrived!
If you miss the driveway and get to Leeming House Hotel you've gone too far- turn around! Good luck!
Unfortunately we do not allow pets and smoking is strictly an outdoors affair. As previously mentioned, bring your slippers as shoes are for outside.
What an absolutely idyllic place. Thank you so much Pauline for making us feel so welcome in your beautiful home. Amazing location. Amazing host. Amazing breakfast. And we loved the chocolates too! Thanks so much. We will definitely be back (if you will have us!?).
An exceptional stay. Pauline is a very warm host and she has a beautiful home. The place is full of art and is tastefully decorated. It was our pleasure to stay.
My wife and I had a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful stay at Pauline's gorgeous house. The house is in a splendid location with views over Ullswater and the surrounding countryside. Inside it is decorated with artistic care and attention. The room felt luxurious and homely. Pauline's breakfasts were excellent and she was always keen to offer us a variety of options. She was a friendly and chatty host.
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Pauline's house. Pauline created an environment that is so relaxing and creative that draws you away from you home life and provides a restful magical and enchanting experience. The breakfasts were wonderful, organic and fresh. Pauline is very helpful and will offer advise if not sure what to do with your day. She is a great story teller. We completely loved our stay with Pauline, thank you. James x
I could not recommend a stay with Pauline more. Her home is beautiful and the room we stayed in was luxurious. The breakfasts Pauline served were to die for. Pauline provided us with some information on where to go walking. The views of the lake were incredible. I will be recommending a stay with Pauline to my friends and family
Our friend Konstantin occupied this room whilst he, my husband and I visited Cumbria and stayed with Pauline for the weekend. I booked his room so I'll take the liberty to leave the feedback for him! He was utterly delighted with Pauline's house, her hospitality, lovely breakfasts she cooked for us and of course the nice chats we had so much so he said he would love to come back again. Thank you Pauline!
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About the Host, Pauline
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!