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Howestone Barn, Whinfell, Kendal, CUMBRIA LA8 9EQ
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Quiet location, down narrow lanes, this converted barn is a gorgeous retreat for two or four. Three and a half miles from Kendal/10 minute drive, convenient for the Kendal Mountain Film Festival. One of the rooms Lapwings, is a suite of bedroom, lounge and large balcony (visible in the website photo) the other has a stable door to a terrace, but no lounge. Privacy is good here with breakfast served room-service style at the time you request. The owners are involved in the local food scene, so you will have homemade bread, sausages and bacon, as well as a range of original marmalades. (see reviews on tripadvisor.co.uk)
Driving directions to Lapwings Barn with Google
Take the A685 direction Appleby from Kendal, 500m after Morrison's petrol turn left. Over one hump-back bridge into Mealbank, up hill for about a mile, sharp downhill to another hump-back bridge (Patton), go over it, take the middle of 3 roads, then just past Borrans Farm the road forks in two, take left and look for the barn on your left about 700m.
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