Knipefold Barn

Outgate, near Hawkshead, Lake District

  • 5 Star
  • Special OfferStay at this stunning hidden gem in the heart of The Lake District before the 03/09 and get £300 off if you book for a week or longer!

You can book this property from:

  • £840 per week
  • £120 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower


  • Family friendly

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Smart TV
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 15 miles
  • Pub 1.1 miles
  • Shop 2.5 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Knipefold Barn is a stunning barn conversion in one of the Lakes best kept secrets, situated near Hawkshead and Outgate, in the small hamlet of Knipefold. Offering miles of views towards the Hawkshead fells and surrounding countryside. There are 6 pubs within 1.5 miles of Knipefold Barn, too, including the well know Drunken Duck so you'll definitely enjoy its fantastic location when you holiday in the Lake District. Tarn Hows is also very close by, either 5 minutes in the car or if you prefer to stretch your legs, it will only take 40 minutes to get to Tarn Hows from Knipefold Barn's front door. 

Converted in 2007, Knipefold Barn has been lovingly and sympathetically made into a beautiful, hugely spacious accommodation for five. No stone unturned, everything has been thought out down to the last detail. Entry to the barn is through unusual oak doors into a large hall with slate floor and underfloor heating; a large utility room with washer, dryer, wine cooler and plenty of storage space and hooks for coats etc. The single bedroom is on the ground floor as well, with pretty bedding and oak panelling. A bespoke oak staircase leads to the first floor with its two double bedrooms, one with super-king 6ft bed, and ensuite bathroom, the other with king size bed and ensuite shower room. Both have flat screen tvs and night-time lighting so you can find your way in the small hours. A separate toilet and shower room is also on the first floor (All the bathroom fittings are Villeroy and Boch). The top floor is huge and all open plan with a good sized kitchen and breakfast bar, dining area and living area (which features a gas fire and Smart TV), retaining lots of original features and oak beams. The polished oak floors and high ceiling with skylights give a real feeling of space, while the 'Stressless' leather furniture will keep you comfy while looking at the view. The original beams span this room so some of our taller guests may have to duck occasionally or risk a sore head.

What's included?

We want our holiday cottages to be a 'home for home'. All the beds are made up ready for you, towels are included so no need to bring those, and shower mats are also provided. Two tea towels and a set of oven gloves/oven cloth will be in the kitchen along with a starter pack that includes: washing up liquid, kitchen roll, toilet roll, basic cleaning products, a bin bag in each bin and a few dishwasher tabs. This is just to 'start you off'; you will need to buy your own once these have run out.

As this is a classic upside down house, the views are fantastic, the other great thing about this house is location. Although only 5 mins from Hawkshead and about 10 from Coniston, the only reason most people come down the lane is if they're lost; the most common traffic here is tractors and horses.

Outside, there is an enclosed private garden directly across the quiet lane with wonderful views towards Hawkshead with lawn and mature shrubs.

Bike storage is available. The storage is lockable but uncovered from the elements.

Parking is off road for two cars in font of the property.

N.B. Children are more than welcome at Knipefold Barn but please be advised the property is across 3 floors, connected by a solid oak staircase and slate or hardwood flooring throughout. We therefore recommend children are closely supervised at all times. 


Local Information
Local Shop - There are a variety of shops in Hawkshead including a Co-op
Nearest Supermarkets - Booths, Windermere. Asda, Morrisons & Aldi, Kendal
Food Deliveries - Asda and Tesco deliver to Knipefold Barn
Local Pub - Outgate Inn 1 mile & The Drunken Duck - 1.2 miles. In total there are 6 pubs within 1.5 miles of Knipefold Barn.

Travel info

Nearest Motorway - M6, J36 - 25 miles
Nearest train station - Windermere - 8.2 miles
Nearest Airport - Manchester - 97.7 miles

A few attractions in the area

Enjoy Cycling and walking at Grizedale Forest, and Go Ape Treetop Adventures too - 4.5 miles


Tarn Hows - 1.1 miles

Hawkshead - 1.3 miles

Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 7.7 miles
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere - 9.2 miles
Brockhole, Windermere - 6.1 miles
Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey - 3. 7miles
Waterhead - 4.5 miles
Coniston Gondola - 4.1 miles
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston - 5.6 miles
Roman Fort, Ambleside - 4 miles
Lakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge - 9.2 miles
Art galleries & Museums in Kendal - 16.7 miles
Lakeland Maize Maze, Sedgewick, Kendal - 21 miles
Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, Hawkshead - 4.5 miles
Sizergh Castle & Gardens, Sizergh, Kendal - 21 miles

Horse Riding
Lakeland Pony trekking, Windermere - 7.8 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 6.4 miles

Putting green and crazy golf, Ambleside 4 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 11.2 miles

Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead - 3 miles


We've been renting cottages in the Lakes for 20 years but this is the first we've rebooked before leaving. The location really works as it's peaceful but only a short ride from all the busy spots. Great quality and attention to detail in the property and really ideal for the dogs who had the ground floor to themselves. Can't wait to go back!

Mr Steve S,

We really enjoyed this barn conversion and particularly the quiet location with beautiful views and lovely walks straight from the door. Very reluctant to leave.

Mr F,

After a very disrupted and long journey from the South on Saturday, it was such a relief to arrive at Knipefold Barn , thanks to the excellent directions we found it at the first attempt. Wow ! What an amazing place ! Everything we could wish for; spotlessly clean, beautifully and intelligently designed and thoughtfully equipped - a real home from home ! Having let out our own holiday home in SW France for several years, we fully appreciate the hard work involved in preparing and maintaining a high-end property for clients, who vary between taking care of and having respect for your property to sadly, the other end of the scale ! We are of the former variety ! We have only been here one night so far but already looking forward to coming back at some point !

Mr K,

It was a beautiful property, very suitable for dogs, with the utility room and hall as you come in the front door

Mrs H,