Hart Barn

Tucked away in the charming hamlet of Hartsop, concealed behind a rugged Lakeland stone façade is Hart Barn – a remarkable contemporary living space where every element has been individually designed by us to create a romantic retreat just for two.

On entering the sleek, modern kitchen, a curved red wall guides you to the principle feature of the barn; a unique spiral staircase designed by Richard and constructed from polished oak railway sleepers and stainless steel. Lit from within, this glowing heart of the barn spirals upwards through three storeys revealing each room by turn. There are breathtaking views from the window seat in the first floor living room where a chic woodburning stove flickers by a glass table balanced on a sculpted root of a local oak tree. A hand blown glass chandelier cascades from the green oak vaulted roof above the serene galleried bedroom and who wouldn’t want to soak in the large freestanding bathtub after a long day yomping on the fells?

Design is central to everything….from the bespoke furniture and lighting to the choice of cutlery and glassware. Everything feels considered, nothing has been left to chance…it is the kind of place where you might just close the door and never want to leave…but then again, the mountains beckon…


– Galleried King bedroom
– Bathroom with freestanding V&A bath, Starck fittings and corner shower
– First floor living room with lake and fell views
– Designer Woodburner(logs included)
– Sony home cinema with Sky+HD and movie pack
– Wi-fi
– Landline telephone (UK calls included)
– Bose Soundock
– Large dining kitchen with Neff appliances (integrated oven, microwave, fridge-freezer dishwasher, hob) and underfloor heating
– Drying/utility room with washer/dryer
– Private rear garden with recliners
– Welcome pack with fresh flower arrangements, Prosecco and homemade cake
– L’Occitane toiletries and White Company towels included
– Parking for 1 car
– Concierge-style service & honeymoon packages.

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A chic romantic bolthole
Cool stays in The Lake District :The Times – June 2013

Refurbished by its architect owners, this contemporary barn sleeps two, has heated stone floors, a bathroom with Phillipe Starck fittings, woven scarlet textiles and walls hung with the work of Cumbrian artists and craftspeople.
Cool Cottages in Cumbria: The Guardian Feb 2013 – Cool Cottages in Cumbria

A romantic retreat. A contemporary and surprisingly spacious architect-designed holiday home. A modern ‘Arts and Crafts’ building in the spirit of William Morris – designed to be beautiful but also practical.
Cumbria Life Interiors Spring/Summer 2013

Guest Comments:

First stay and certainly not our last. What a beautiful home in a stunning location. Every detail has left a smile on our faces. It took Chris 3 days to saying “Oh My God…I want to buy this place
Chris and Emma – June 2015

You have created something very special! The surroundings are spectacular with great walks from the doorstep. We had snow and really, REALLY wished to be snowed in!
Jo and Gary – January 2015

Second visit and it feels like coming home. The house seems to put its arms around you and releases you from all the stress of everyday life.
Susan and Phillip – March 2015

One of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in
Rob and Alex – July 2015