Welcome
to Old Barn Holidays
Newby Bridge
Wonderful view of
Windermere from Gummers How
Steam Yacht Gondola
on Coniston Water
Beautiful
autumn colours
of Langdale Pikes
Amazing Scenery
in a unique
corner of England
Fantastic views
from Fellfoot Park
just a mile away
Spring breaks
the perfect time
to see the wonders of nature
Summer holidays
just relax
enjoy the sun
Winter breaks
amazing views throughout
the National Park
Guest House
Open all Year
Snow Covered
Mountains and Fells
Boating
on the many lakes
Strolling
miles of open beaches
Exploring
nature reserves
World Famous
open houses and gardens
Winter Scenery
Levers Water
Climbing
every mountain and peak
Outdoor Activities
and Adventure Holidays
Crossing
every stream and river
Great Gable
the heart of lakeland fells

Access Statement – Hayloft Cottage

Introduction
Hayloft Cottage is a 2 person holiday cottage on two levels (predominantly 1 st floor) with a wide 90cm stairs leading to the upper floor. The building is a 17th century Cumbrian Long Barn, but was converted in 2007 and has an open plan living space, king size bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
A gently sloping 'block paved' drive leads to an exclusive parking space adjacent to the main entrance.

Main Entrance & Reception
Main door (80cm wide) and has small threshold, leading to entrance hall with automatic lighting (PIR) and cottage entrance door. Riven slate flooring and carpeted stairs lead to main living area.

Open plan living area
A well lit room with sectional lighting. Light switches are all high level and sockets lowlevel. Slate tiled kitchen, oak floored lounge and dining area, carpeted bedroom and travertine tiled floor in bathroom. The whole barn is double glazed. There is oil fired central heating with room and radiator thermostats. All doors are standard 675 or 750mm (2'3" or 2'6").

Kitchen
Fully fitted open plan kitchen with slate floor, double drainer sink, range cooker. Extract hood. Standard worktop height 900mm.

Utility Room
(located off entrance hall).Washer, drier, storage for vacuum and cleaning materials. sink, maiden.

Bedroom
King size solid oak bed (standard height). Nonfeather duvets and pillows are provided, with cotton linen. The bedroom is well lit with high level light switches. No wheelchair access. Bedroom has 2 bedside cabinets, wardrobe with 2 drawers, shelf and mirror.

Ensuite bathroom
The bathroom has a walk in shower (140x80cm), toilet, wash basin, heated towel rail and mirror.

Access Statement – Mistal Cottage

Introduction
The Mistal Cottage is a 2 bedroom holiday cottage on two levels with stairs leading to the upper floor. The building is a 17th century Cumbrian long barn, that was converted in 2007. Down 3 slate steps are 2 bedrooms, bathroom and toilet. Upstairs is open plan living space with kitchen, diner and lounge.

PreArrival
This comprehensive website has details of the house, floor plans, local information and contact telephone numbers. On request pages from this can be printed and sent.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
Block paved drive with private parking space adjacent to private outdoor seating area.

Main Entrance & Reception
Entrance door (80cm) leading to shared entrance with door to utility room and Mistal door.

General (Internal)
All rooms are well lit. Light switches are all high level and sockets lowlevel. Bedrooms are carpeted as are stairs leading to living area. Bathroom, toilet and hallway are slate floors, living area has oak flooring and the kitchen has slate tiles. The whole house is double glazed. There is oil fired central heating with room and radiator thermostats.

Living rooms
The living area has 2 sofas. There is a TV VHS DVD and stereo system. There is a dining table and 4 chairs.

Kitchen
Fitted kitchen with slate floor, drainer and sink, cooker and hob, Extract hood. Standard worktop height 900mm. Lots of storage. Large granite worktop (90cm).

Utility Room
(located off entrance hall).Washer, drier, storage for vacuum and cleaning materials. sink, maiden.

Bedroom
There are 2 bedrooms in the Mistal (1 king size and 1 twin). All beds are standard height. Nonfeather duvets and pillows are provided, with cotton linen. All bedrooms are well lit. High level light switches. None has wheelchair access. Both bedrooms have wardrobe with 2 integral drawers, bedside cabinets.

Bathroom
The main bathroom has a 170x90cm walk in shower, wash basin, toilet and heated towel rail. There is a separate room with WC and basin. All toilets are standard height and all taps are rotary type.

Grounds and Gardens
3 slate steps lead down to wooden table and seats with surrounding raised bed. The floor is cobbled and lit with exterior lighting.

Access Statement – Old Barn Cottage

Introduction
Old Barn Cottage is a 2 bedroom holiday cottage on two levels with stairs leading to the upper floor. The building dates back to 1640 but has seen many changes since then. Downstairs is a hallway, lounge and dining kitchen. Upstairs is a landing with airing cupboard, king size bedroom, family bedroom with double bed and bunk beds and a family bathroom.

PreArrival
This comprehensive website has details of the house, floor plans, local information and contact telephone numbers. On request pages from this can be printed and sent.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
Block paved drive with private parking space adjacent to cottage.

Main Entrance & Reception
An open porch protects the front door which leads to a hallway with door into the kitchen, door into the lounge and stairs leading to the first floor.

General (Internal)
All rooms are well lit. Light switches are all high level and sockets lowlevel. All rooms carpeted except bathroom and kitchen. The whole house is double glazed. There is oil fired central heating with room and radiator thermostats. All doors are standard 675 or 750mm (2'3" or 2'6").

Living rooms
The living room has 2 sofas, one chair, coffee table and lamp table. There is a TV VHS DVD.

Kitchen
Fully fitted kitchen with slate floor, drainer and sink, electric cooker and hob with extract hood. Standard worktop height 900mm. Lots of storage. Oak dining table to seat 6 people.

Utility Room
Washer, drier, sink and drying rack.

Bedroom
There are 2 bedrooms. All beds are standard height. Nonfeather duvets and pillows are provided, with cotton linen. All bedrooms are well lit. High level light switches. None has wheelchair access. Both bedrooms have chests of drawers, bedside cabinets and have a wardrobe. Both bedrooms have a wash basin.

Bathroom
The main bathroom has a bath and overhead shower. There is a wash basin and toilet of standard height.

Grounds and Gardens
Access via the lounge patio doors to graveled lower area with steps (20cm) leading to main garden with picnic table lawn and flower beds.

Environmental Policy

Old Barn Holidays is a family run accommodation business, comprising of a guest house, holiday cottages and certified location caravan site.

We are very fortunate to work in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. However, with that comes the responsibility to ensure that we do as much as we can to reduce the impact of our business and that of our visitors on the environment. We have assessed those activities and identified that our significant environmental impacts include:

  • a. Energy consumption
  • b. Waste management
  • c. Local ecology
  • d. Water usage
  • e. Others – including chemical usage and education

In order to promote good environmental practices our general environmental policies are:

  • 1. To identify the significant environmental impacts of our activities.
  • 2. To develop suitable objectives, targets and management programmes, applying appropriate operational procedures to minimise our significant environmental impacts during normal, abnormal and emergency conditions.
  • 3. To comply with relevant legislation, regulation and other requirements relating to our significant environmental impacts.
  • 4. To prevent pollution, minimise our inputs of utilities and resources and the outputs of emissions to the atmosphere, effluents to waters/sewers and wastes to disposal facilities; endeavouring to reuse,recover or recycle materials where practicable.
  • 5. To ensure that environmental responsibilities are defined, communicated and understood at all levels within our organisation and provide appropriate training where needed.
  • 6. To strive for continual improvement in overall environmental performance.

What we are doing:

  • 1. Energy consumption
    • a. Energy conservation training
    • b. Use maximum insulation wherever possible
    • c. Avoid leaving appliances on standby
    • d. We have installed thermostats to all radiators
    • e. We have installed low energy light bulbs wherever possible
    • f. Purchase energy efficient equipment

  • 2. Waste Management
    • a. Recycling – we have facilities for; glass, paper, cardboard, drinks cans
    • b. Reduce packaging – we try to purchase products that have a minimum of packaging
    • c. Reuse as much as possible – we are investigating a dispenser system for cleaning products which means we will reuse containers
  • 3. Local Ecology
    • a. We have been awarded the Bronze CBEN environmental award and are looking to progress towards the gold Award in the near future
    • b. We have a rolling programme of tree planting to help minimise our carbon foot print.
  • 4. Water Usage
    • a. We are installing aerators in all guest bathrooms to reduce the level of water usage
  • 5. Others including chemical usage and education
    • a. We are carrying out an audit of the chemicals we use on site we will then use this to highlight any practices or purchases that can be altered to reduce the use of any potential chemicals such as cleaning materials
    • b. We are sourcing a reliable supply of recycled paper for use in offices and for marketing material. We are trying to find a supply which does not utilize harmful bleaches in its production process

What you can do:

  • 1. Obviously you are here to enjoy the facilities and the area and most of all to have a great time but we would be very grateful if you could help us do our bit by following the following guidelines:
  • 2. Help reduce energy consumption by switching off your bedroom lights when the room is empty, closing your curtains in winter to keep heat in the room, and turn down the thermostatic control on the radiator to a comfortable level.
  • 3. Think about water consumption when taking a shower, and don't wash your hands or clean your teeth under a running tap – put the plug in instead!
  • 4. Let us know if you notice any leaking or dripping taps – they lose a lot more than you think!
  • 5. Help yourself to leaflets of local attractions but don't take more than you need and you could even return them after use.
  • 6. Use our recycling facilities – for bottles, paper, cardboard, cans
  • 7. Buy local or Fair Trade produce whenever you can.
  • 8. Leave the car behind! Use the local transport. We are always happy to guide you on local walking routes – there are great views from all the routes and various visitor attractions within easy reach.
  • 9. Don't drop litter. Litter can be very harmful to wildlife.
  • 10. You can make a contribution to the Tourism & Conservation Partnership to help with local conservation projects.

Policy and Access Statements

The Lake District is trying very hard to be a truly sustainable tourist destination, Old Barn Holidays is a family run accommodation business and care about the environment and conservation. You can view our Environmental and Access Statements by using one of the tabs above.

We are a Non-smoking establishment and unable to accommodate pets.

An official Quality Assessor has visited our accommodation and given the guest house, food and each cottage an award. We are quality checked each year, you can view our awards and achievments.

All our policies and statements are subject to annual reviews, all changes will be communicated to staff and made available to all interested parties.