High Dale Park Barn

   Idyllic setting in Grizedale Forest with many woodland walks and bike trails
   Visit the famous forest sculptures - 10 minutes walk from The Barn.
Charming 17th cent. south facing barn conversion
Two units let together or separately, accommodating 6 and 2. Both are fully self-contained.
Owner managed, (not agency) so NO 20% VAT.
Enormous, fully fitted, well equipped kitchen.
Totally non-smoking
Use of extra large garden with woodland and stream
   Off road parking and free, lock-up undercover cycle storage
   Unsurpassed mountain bike trails from the door!
   Visit our grandchildren’s favourite venue - Old Hall Farm - just 20 minutes drive.
   Go Ape and swing through the trees in Grizedale Forest - 15 minutes drive.
   Why not order your groceries from home before you start your holiday?
   If you have a Tesco account,  Tesco WILL deliver to High Dale Park Barn (LA12 8LJ).
   Hill Top - home of Beatrix Potter - 10 minutes drive or a morning’s walk.
   Windermere Lake Cruises - 15 minutes drive to Lakeside - easier parking than Windermere.
   Lakes Aquarium - 15 minutes drive to Lakeside
   Again, only 15 minutes to Backbarrow’s famous Lakeland Motor Museum
   Local steam train trips, just 15 minutes drive at Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
   Excellent food and local beers at the owner-managed Eagle’s Head - our guests’ favourite! 
   Trout fishing and tuition just a mile away at Esthwaite Water
   Local Taxi/mini-bus service available from Hawkshead 
              is available in the Upper & the Lower Barn
   For many more attractions within 8 miles of High Dale Park Barn, click here.
   For information about local events when you visit, click here.

     High Dale Park Barn

High Dale Park Barn nestles in a small, peaceful valley, down a quiet lane within Grizedale Forest Park - Lakeland’s largest forest area.                                                                                                      Woodland walks amongst the famous forest sculptures are literally seconds away.

High Dale Park is an excellent base for a walking, horse riding or a cycling holiday.  We have secure, undercover cycle storage.

Grizedale Forest provides many purpose built mountain bike trails from easy to advanced.

The forest is full of gentle walks, suitable for those who don’t want to tackle high mountains such as Coniston Old Man (20 minutes drive) or Scafell Pike (highest mountain in England - 30 minutes drive).

Please click here for a current general price guide.  Tel: 01229 860226 or email here

Esthwaite Water in winter - 1 mile from High Dale Park Barn

Beatrix  Potter  Country

“One morning...by Esthwaite’s Lake, ..Life was sweet, I knew not why.”

                                                                   William Wordsworth from ‘Expostulation and Reply (1798)

“Esthwaite Water is the most beautiful of lakes."

                                                                    Beatrix Potter - Author and illustrator of children’s books

High Dale Park Barn

The three bedrooms, sleep six in total, 1 with double bed, 1 twin bedded room and 1 with adult - sized bunks.

All the bedrooms have bedside cupboards and lamps, wash basins, shaver sockets and wardrobes.

The Upper Level of The Barn

The Bathroom has a bath, shower, sink, toilet, heated towel rail and fan heater.

The Upper Level Lounge has a cosy woodburner set in a large Lakeland stone fireplace. 

Logs are supplied free of charge between October and April. 

In the lounge there is a large TV and DVD/CD player and seating for eight people.

           broadband is available throughout the Upper Barn for a nominal charge.

The outlook through the patio door is a beautiful, unspoilt southerly view down the valley.

The very large kitchen includes a big table and eight chairs, cooker with ceramic hob, slow cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, separate fridge and freezer, microwave, filter coffee maker, radio and payphone.

The Lower Level Studio Apartment

The Studio Apartment sleeps 2 -3 and has a 4ft. 6ins. futon, 2ft. 6ins. chair bed,                 TV/RADIO and DVD/CD player.

The fully fitted kitchen area provides a full size cooker with extractor, microwave, washing machine, coffee maker and fridge with freezing compartment.

The Lower Barn is heated by two storage heaters (cost included in rental price).

The shower room has a shower, sink, toilet, heated towel rail and fan heater.

           broadband is available for a small charge and there is a large wardrobe in the hall.

Outside there is a large picnic table (separate from the Upper Barn), a long washing line and plenty of room for two cars.

At High Dale Park Barn there is ample off-road parking for up to six cars.

The Upper Level lounge opens out on to a large, south facing patio with picnic tables and a beautiful view down the valley.  Dale Park Beck winds its way through the meadows which are flanked by deciduous woodland. 

The Lower Level apartment has its own picnic table and sitting out area.

In colder weather, heating is provided by storage heaters in the kitchen, lounge and landing, the cost of which is included in the rental charge.  All other electrical items run through the coin meter, including the panel heaters in the bedrooms.  Electricity is by £1.00 coin meter.

All bed linen and kitchen towels are included at no extra charge, but please remember to bring bath towels and hand towels as these are not provided (except for visitors from overseas).

Cots(s) and high chair(s) and lock-up cycle storage are available at no extra charge.

Our water originates from a fellside stream and although it is filtered and passes through UV filtration, it contains no chlorine or other additives - just pure, safe, natural, Lakeland water that you can drink straight from the tap - delicious!

Weekly bookings for the Barn are Sunday - Sunday

Short Breaks are 3 nights minimum & subject to availability and season.

Deposit to secure weekly bookings (cheques or bank transfer preferred):

Whole Barn: £200.00  Upper Barn: £100.00  Studio Apartment: £100.00

For short breaks, the total cost is payable in advance, or cash on arrival on short notice.

Please note: No VAT is payable on bookings for High Dale Park Barn.

For couples only (2 people): 

Please ask about special rates for either The Upper or Lower Barn.

Please note, pets are not accepted in the Studio Apartment and in the

               Upper Barn by arrangement only.  Fees: £20.00 per pet per week.

Alternatively, please phone/email to enquire or book:

Tel: 01229 860 226,  or email here

Spring time in Dale Park - wild daffodils

High Dale Park in summer, looking south

Autumn from the southern end of Dale Park

Three feet of snow during the winter of 1995/96

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Fire Risk Assessment for High Dale Park Barn - December 2009, Updated Dec. 2011,

Dec.2013, Dec.2014, Dec. 2016

Address of Property Assessed:

High Dale Park Barn

High Dale Park




LA12 8LJ

Person Undertaking the Assessment - Name:  Peter Brown. Position: Proprietor

Date of assessment: 11.12.16.

1.1 Sources of ignition

a) Electrical - wiring and appliances

i. The wiring has not been checked by a qualified contractor within the last five years. All circuits were newly installed when the building was converted in 1992. Inspection pending.

ii. There are no trailing cables, overloaded sockets/adapters/extension leads, damage to cables, scorched, cracked or loose sockets/switches.

iii. The fuse boards/circuit breakers are in good condition and correctly labelled.

iv. All appliances are in good condition with undamaged cables.

v. All electrical appliances have been checked by a competent person within the last year.

vi. All appliances are in the process of being labelled to show date of last test.

b) Cooking - especially deep-fat frying

i. Manufacturers' manuals for use of cookers are available. I am awaiting delivery of Cumbria Fire Service's own manual.

ii. Equipment (particularly where fitted with extraction hoods & vents) is regularly cleaned and free from grease.                                                                                                                                                     

iii. We actively discourage deep-fat frying and do not provide a deep-fat fryer.


i. There is a strict 'no smoking' policy throughout the whole building.


i. There are no candleholders/candlesticks or tea lights provided.

ii. We operate a policy of no candles, tea lights or any other naked flame-bearing appliances.


i. There are five night storage heaters in the Upper Barn and two in the Lower Barn.

ii. There are fan assisted heaters (2KW) in the Upper Barn kitchen & Lower Barn kitchen area.

ii. In addition, there are enclosed, thermostatically controlled electric panel heaters in all bedrooms.


i. There are no 'open' fires. There is one enclosed woodburner. Guests are instructed how to use the fire. The manufacturer's manual is kept (safely) near the fire and it expressly states that the fire door must always be kept SHUT during operation.

ii. The chimney is regularly swept.

iii. Dry wood, kindling, but not firelighters, are provided.

iv.  Metal ashbins are not provided. The fire burns wood only and so produces little ash. Guests are instructed not to empty the ashes. This is done by the proprietor.


i. There are no other sources of ignition in the property, except for one cooker top in the Upper Barn kitchen  which has a ceramic hob, and in the Lower Barn kitchen area the cooker top has conventional



Logs, kindling, paper.


i. Some floors are made of a composite board, the rest are concrete.

ii. The walls are of stone.

iii. There are no wall or ceiling lining materials, no wallpapers, polystyrene ceiling tiles, wood effect or wooden cladding.


i. As far as I am aware, all furniture and furnishings comply with the Furniture and Furnishing (Fire Safety) Regulations.

ii. There is nothing that could be deemed to be unusual and/or gives rise to an increased fire risk.


i. The property is a two storey house (barn conversion).

ii. All exit doors are inward opening.

There are two exit doors in the Upper Barn. One leading from the kitchen and one leading from the lounge.

There is one exit door in the Lower Barn and one means of escape through a long window.

ii. They are they always easy to open, although the window requires to be unlocked. Guests are always shown where the window key is kept. It is approximately 3 metres from the window.

iii. The exit doors and exit window are always kept clear and available for use.

iv. In addition, there is a fire door with intumescent strip at the bottom of the staircase between the Upper and Lower Barn.  If the Barn is let to two separate parties, this door is locked.  In case of fire, this door can be quickly unlocked by breaking the glass of the key holder. One key holder is fitted either side of the door.  The main entrance to the Upper Barn and Lower Barn are also fitted with ‘break the glass’ type keyholders, in the event of someone being locked in the property without a key.


i. There are two mains-type smoke alarms with battery back up that are tested regularly.

These are situated on the landing of the Upper Barn and in the hall of the Lower Barn. 

The proprietor maintains and tests the smoke alarms and changes the batteries on a yearly basis, or more often, if required.

ii. At the time of writing I am waiting for advice from Cumbria Fire Service on devices (if they are available) suitable for deaf or hard of hearing people.

iii. A fire blanket is provided in the Upper Barn kitchen and in the kitchen area of the Lower Barn. There are also two CO2 extinguishers in these areas.


We provide two torches of the 'wind -up' type. The proprietor ensures that these are regularly maintained and working properly.  They are kept in the drawers next to the cookers. 

All outside lights (4 in total) operate automatically through sensors.



In the event of discovering a fire, shout, "FIRE!" Only attempt to extinguish the fire if it is small and presents no danger to persons in the building.  There is a CO2 extinguisher in the Upper Barn kitchen and in the Lower Barn kitchen area. Inform the proprietor immediately.



If there is time, phone 999 and ask for FIRE SERVICE and give the address of the property when asked:


our post town).

TEL: 01229 860015/860069

This fire assessment will be on-going and will be updated. A copy of this fire risk assessment is available in both the Upper & Lower Barn.

or phone: 01229 860 226 or email here

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