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44 reviews
Dining room seats 14
Kitchen/diner - Range cooker, granite worktops
Kitchen/diner
Kitchen/diner
Lounge leading to kitchen
Lounge with multifuel burning stove, beams.
Twin bedroom
Hallway - leading to back garden, parking area and detached garage
Gill Side Barn front entrance
Alpacas in the paddock  having a paddle can be seen from the barn
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6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Catherine...
Billinge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful house in a lovely location”
Reviewed March 2, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We have just returned home from a hen weekend away in this gorgeous converted barn and all I can say is that I would highly recommend. Wendy and her husband were very friendly and in the preparation for the weekend replied to emails promptly providing all the information needed to make the weekend as special as it was.

On arrival it was clear that the accomodation was well cared for, it was so clean and the furnishings are all of a very high standard. Beautiful kitchen with American style fridge freezer and large oven, lovely bathrooms, gorgeous dining room and living room and the bedrooms were beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Wendy recommended Thai kitchen in Lakeland to come and cook a meal for us, and the food was delicious and was a lovely treat to be able to relax and enjoy the meal without having to worry about the preparation or cleaning up!

I just want to say thanks so much for letting us stay in your gorgeous house, it made the weekend so special for Natalie and a weekend that we'll never forget! I will definitely be returning at some point with my family as I know they will love it just as much as we all did.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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OOMEARA91
York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“A wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed January 30, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We went to stay at Simgill Farm with our two young children and extended family. Joe and Wendy are really friendly and welcoming and the accommodation is 5*. The views are beautiful and the Alpacas are a must see. My daughter Aoife loved feeding them, as much as I did. All the facilities were very high spec and really comfortable. Its also within a short drive from the lakes and towns nearby. All in all a great place to stay.

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Liked best: The luxury accommodation and the Alpacas.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JMSmith20...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect in everyway.”
Reviewed January 15, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

I spent my Christmas in Gill Side Barn along with 11 other members of my family. We had a fantastic holiday. We cooked Christmas dinner in a well equipped and spacious kitchen and then sat around an enormous dining table to enjoy our lunch. That was just the first day. The rest of the week we spent our days visiting the local towns, villages and tourist attractions. It was the perfect base. The evenings were spent in the large lounge of the barn with ample seating for all playing games and having a tipple or two. The bedrooms again are spacious and the beds extremely comfortable. There are enough bathrooms and showers to stop any queueing. All rooms were spotless and well equipped. I would recommend Gill Side Barn without a moments hesitation. Knowing full well that it will not disappoint in any way.

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Liked best: The size, quality of the furnishings and cleanliness.
Liked least: No pub within walking distance.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lol-Mo-Fo...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous-Perrrrrrrfect.”
Reviewed December 10, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Meadow View Barn: This property was just perfect for our family get together adults and children (13+4) high standard, quality finished facilities and furnishings, warm and cosy. Close enough to Kendal for provisions, yet far enough to appreciate the beautiful surroundings. The property is well looked after inside and out with landscaped gardens and spacious parking. Sensibly priced.

We have used many such properties and would recommend this one for any family/party/occasion.

Laurence & Maureen.... Formby Merseyside.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No soft close toilet seats
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Kryan84
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Fantastic weekend break!”
Reviewed October 20, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

After searching online I stumbled across Simgill Farm and booked it for my 30th birthday. We all thought it was excellent, superbly clean, really comfy and the perfect location. I will definitely recommend it to all of my friends and who knows we may be back! Thanks again!

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leeds1238...
leeds
2 reviews
“Fabulous - will be recommending to everyone!”
Reviewed October 1, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Gill Side Barn was an absolutely fabulous place to stay for my hen do. Would make a great family holiday too though. Accommodation is absolutely SPOTLESS and everything is finished to the highest standard. The alpacas are great and our little feeding session really made the weekend - we felt warmly welcomed and I think all of us want to come back! Thanks for a great weekend!

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Liked best: All of it!!!
Liked least: Having to come home!
Traveling group: Friends
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Roxy6985
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Awesome”
Reviewed August 30, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We booked for three nights but we regret not having stayed for longer . The amenities were superb, the house were very clean and very well maintained. We enjoyed the privacy of the property, the Alpacas were adorable , the owners were very welcoming and our children enjoyed the experience of driving their tractors !!! We highly recommend this place !!! We are definitely going back and staying for longer !!!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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