• About Water Yeat - Jackson’s Barn

    Upside down in style, this barn conversion has a wealth of beams and lies within half a mile of Coniston Water.

    First Floor:
    8 steps to entrance. Beamed throughout.
    3 steps to…
    Galleried open plan living space.
    Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Dining area.
    2 steps to...
    Living area: With a selection of books.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, 43" Freesat TV, slate floor and door leading to step to garden.
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

    Two small enclosed garden areas with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

    Water Yeat is a peaceful hamlet at the southern tip of Coniston Water. Jackson’s Barn was converted from a barn at Water Yeat Farm, which is believed to date back to the 17th century, and still retains its large, characterful barn doors. It was a mixed working farm, and the Jacksons who ran it also took in paying guests. The Lake District National Park attracted more tourists after the railways were developed and there was a station at Coniston. Holidaymakers then travelled by horse and cart, or by boat south to the nearby Lake Bank Jetty. Guests have been welcomed at the farm for more than one hundred years. During World War II, the Jacksons cared for two young evacuees from London who were very happy here and only left when the war ended. They returned many times and have written interesting short accounts of their years at the farm and installed a stone memorial to the Jacksons at Water Yeat.
    The landscape has changed little over time, with sheep farming on the fells and forestry still much in evidence. In springtime the woods are carpeted with fragrant bluebells and wild garlic, and away from the noise of traffic, the wildlife and birdsong can be appreciated. Black Herdwick lambs and sheep roam free on the unfenced land. The old forestry skills of coppicing, charcoal burning, and the making of bobbins, pillboxes, hurdles and besom brooms have largely died out, though nearby Nibthwaite can boast the only swill maker in England. Swills are beautiful handmade baskets for both display and practical use, and they make a rare and special souvenir from this part of the Lake District.
    The area is associated with a number of famous people, and the Ruskin Museum in Coniston village is an interesting place which features information about Donald Campbell, who lost his life on Coniston Water in the 1960s attempting the world water speed record, as well as Arthur Ransome who wrote the ’Swallows and Amazons’ books, and John Ruskin. Ruskin’s house, Brantwood, is situated on the north east side of Coniston Water and is open to the public. The view from Brantwood over Coniston Water is spectacular. Beach 10 miles. Shop 5½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
    Jackson’s Barn can be booked together with Swingletree Cottage (UK1258) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

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    Key information
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      Cottage

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
      Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
      Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Upside down in style this barn conversion has a wealth of beams and lies within half a mile of Coniston Water.\n\n\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\n8 steps to entrance. Beamed throughout.\n3 steps to…\n\nGalleried open plan living space\n.\n\nKitchen area\n With breakfast bar electric oven electric hob microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher and washerdryer.\n\nDining area.\n\n2 steps to...\n\nLiving area\n With a selection of books.\n\nGround Floor\n\n\nLiving room\n With wood burner 43 Freesat TV slate floor and door leading to step to garden.\n\nLower Ground Floor\n\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nBedroom 2\n With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath and toilet. \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nOil central heating electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. \n\n Two small enclosed garden areas with patio garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.\n\n Water Yeat is a peaceful hamlet at the southern tip of Coniston Water. Jackson’s Barn was converted from a barn at Water Yeat Farm which is believed to date back to the 17th century and still retains its large characterful barn doors. It was a mixed working farm and the Jacksons who ran it also took in paying guests. The Lake District National Park attracted more tourists after the railways were developed and there was a station at Coniston. Holidaymakers then travelled by horse and cart or by boat south to the nearby Lake Bank Jetty. Guests have been welcomed at the farm for more than one hundred years. During World War II the Jacksons cared for two young evacuees from London who were very happy here and only left when the war ended. They returned many times and have written interesting short accounts of their years at the farm and installed a stone memorial to the Jacksons at Water Yeat.\nThe landscape has changed little over time with sheep farming on the fells and forestry still much in evidence. In springtime the woods are carpeted with fragrant bluebells and wild garlic and away from the noise of traffic the wildlife and birdsong can be appreciated. Black Herdwick lambs and sheep roam free on the unfenced land. The old forestry skills of coppicing charcoal burning and the making of bobbins pillboxes hurdles and besom brooms have largely died out though nearby Nibthwaite can boast the only swill maker in England. Swills are beautiful handmade baskets for both display and practical use and they make a rare and special souvenir from this part of the Lake District.\nThe area is associated with a number of famous people and the Ruskin Museum in Coniston village is an interesting place which features information about Donald Campbell who lost his life on Coniston Water in the 1960s attempting the world water speed record as well as Arthur Ransome who wrote the ’Swallows and Amazons’ books and John Ruskin. Ruskin’s house Brantwood is situated on the north east side of Coniston Water and is open to the public. The view from Brantwood over Coniston Water is spectacular. Beach 10 miles. Shop 5½ miles pub and restaurant 2 miles.\nJackson’s Barn can be booked together with Swingletree Cottage UK1258 to accommodate up to 8 guests. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/107/840/10704873.jpg UK1257

    Water Yeat - Jackson’s Barn reviews collected by Reevoo

    8.8 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews

    Overall rating

    8.8

    Comfort and Equipment

    8.2

    Location

    9.0

    Cleanliness

    9.1

    Value for money

    8.8

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    2
    out of 10

    We had a few issues with the cottage to which we have discussed with cottages.com

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    2019-09-09

    10
    out of 10

    We absolutely loved our time at Jackson’s barn. The owners stopped at the gate on their way back from walk about 10 mins after we arrived and were so friendly and the welcome pack was much appreciated after a very long drive - the apple and sultana cake hmmm mmmm mmmm! The location was just right for us - close enough to Ulverston to pop to the supermarket and but 20 mins the other direction right in the heart of the beautiful Lake District. The views from the living room down the valley and peace and quiet was a highlight. The walk up to Beacon yarn was fab. We hope to be back some time in the future.

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    2019-08-03

    10
    out of 10

    Jackson’s Barn is a lovely cottage to stay in. It was comfortable, clean and the views from the windows are stunning. The welcome tray had a lovely selection of things on it. The cottage is an interesting farm building conversion with a lot of history and Jacksons Farm is mentioned in the ‘Swallows and Amazons’ story. To give a score for local amenities is unfair as we stayed at Water Yeat because we wanted to be ‘away from it all’ and loved where the cottage is. Ulverston isn’t such a long drive away and there is a Booths supermarket there plus other shops. Coniston isn’t a long drive away either in the opposite direction and that has a small ‘supermarket’ which sells things for people who are self catering or camping.

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    2019-07-13

    9
    out of 10

    Very good location and standards . Only thing to mention is the hot water ran out quickly after one shower !

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    2019-04-18

    9
    out of 10

    A beautiful property, in a rural area. The welcome pack was appreciated by all. Jackson's Barn is very spacious and had all facilities needed for a good holiday. We arrived and the property was so warm and cosy in February, and pets are made very welcome. Hopefully we will return.

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    2019-03-23

    8
    out of 10

    Great location for a quiet holiday yet close enough to the main tourist centres to access shops and pubs easily. Loved the log burner.

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    2019-01-02

    9
    out of 10

    Lovely peaceful cottage in beautiful surroundings. Great walks with stunning scenery nearby. Generous and delicious welcome goodies - thank you so much! Relaxing and refreshing time. Comfortable and cosy, well equipped cottage, a few extra mugs and dishes that are microwave safe would be helpful. Very helpful and interesting welcome booklet, with walks and instructions to light the fire.

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    2018-12-08

    9
    out of 10

    I really enjoyed my stay here. The cottage was hi-spec and the only lower scores I gave related to the following: Comfort and equipment - some odd omissions from dinner set and kitchen equipment: no rolling pin and not enough bowls (a very minor gripe) Local amenities: the whole point of this cottage is isolation so there are no nearby shops. 15 minute drive to Ulverston for provisions or get a supermarket to deliver Blawith Common is immediately on the doorstep so there are extensive walks and they are less busy than other Lakeland spots. Perfect for walkers.

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    2018-10-01

    10
    out of 10

    Great cottage, ideal location, brilliant value for money

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    2018-09-24

    9
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    2019-07-18

    10
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    2019-06-15

    10
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    2019-01-07

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