Wrostler’s Barn is a beautiful off-grid camping barn in secluded woodland, close to Coniston Water on the quieter east side of the Lake.
A fantastic eco-holiday that’s remote and secluded but just a one minute walk to the lake, car park and road.
The barn can be yours for mid-week, long weekend and full week breaks all year round. The barn sleeps a maximum of 8 adults or 12 people if a mix of adults and children.
Originally a stone field barn from c.1800, Wrostlers Barn is now a wonderful off-grid, eco retreat. Surrounded by farmland, SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) woodland and a protected wildlife area, Wrostlers Barn is the perfect countryside escape. The barn roof is a rare surviving example of an early Lakeland practice of cutting the slates so that they intersect, locally known as “wrestler” or “wrostler” slates, which evoke the Cumbrian wrestler’s embrace.
What there is:
• Three level converted barn with kitchen, dining and two separate sleeping spaces
• Mattresses for up to 12 people
• Composting toilets with simple instructions
• Five-ring gas hob with gas provided
• LED solar lighting
• A good selection of kitchen cooking equipment
• Cutlery and crockery for 12 people
• Preparation table and picnic benches
• Wood burning stove with initial wood supply (more can be purchased)
• Cold water tap plus hot water when the wood-burner is lit
• Parking space for up to four cars within close proximity
• Steel barbecue
• Small campfires within fire site (wood supply provided)
The barn stands within the fringe of the nationally important Dodgson Wood SSSi and for this reason no wood can be collected on the site. It is being run on a sustainable format with the use of locally coppiced wood, composting toilets and a strict recycling policy.
The barn is located in such a position that canoeing, mountain biking, walking or just appreciating the countryside is easily accessible. Bethacar Moor is above the site with extensive views of Lake Coniston and Grizedale Forest. There is plenty of opportunity to hire outdoor equipment in the village of Coniston (less than 10 mins drive) which also has a butchers, greengrocers, newsagent and petrol station. Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin and its attractive gardens and café is within walking distance. Tarn Hows and Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter, are just a short drive away.
• Arrivals are from 3pm, departures before 11am
• Keys should be collected/deposited in the key safe (this info will be sent to you before your arrival)
• Dogs are allowed by agreement, but owners are asked to keep them under close control.
Rates / Booking Information – per week / short break
Friday to Friday (7 nights) £400
Friday to Monday (3 nights) £250
Monday to Friday (4 nights) £300
All charges VAT inclusive and a £100 deposit is required with every booking
Wrostler’s Barn SD300, 926
As an alternative/possible overflow, there is a group campsite nearby click the link for full details of Dodgson Wood Group Campsite