The Egg House at Barkbooth nestles in the heart of the Winster Valley…

…one of the Lake District’s best kept secrets.

There has been a settlement at Barkbooth for centuries; the land has been farmed here since the 1520s and the area has many place and feature names of Norse origin. More recently, in the late 1920s, Arthur Ransome was a frequent visitor to Barkbooth from his house across the valley at Low Ludderburn. This part of the Lake District is very much “Swallows and Amazons” country.

The Egg House is built in the Westmorland stone and slate so typical of the area. It is reached by a narrow tree-lined lane and stands near to, but well separated from, the main house of Barkbooth.

At the heart of the ground floor of the house is the large, fully-fitted, kitchen/dining room. Also on the ground floor are the sitting room, study, double bedroom and a shower room.

Upstairs are two further bedrooms - one twin and one “ziplink” double - and a bath/shower room. The detached house commands beautiful views across the surrounding countryside.

Outside the house is a secluded lawned garden with a paved terrace and barbeque area. It overlooks the Winster Valley’s patchwork of green fields, drystone walls and damson trees.

Away from the gentle landscape of the Winster Valley, the majesty of central Lakeland beckons, offering hiking, biking, boating and riding as more active pursuits. There is also a growing number of excellent indoor attractions to suit all ages and all weathers.

Rates for 2021

Low Season
(November 1st to March 31st)

One week £405.00

Four nights £315.00

High Season
(April 1st to October 31st)

One week £595.00

Four nights £455.00

The Egg House sleeps six people. Sorry, no smoking nor pets please! These prices cover full use of the house, and include linen and cleaning. Wifi is available throughout the house. For bookings and further information please contact Phil or Mike Caldwell:

Cumbria LA23 3NZ

The Egg House is only 12 miles from junction 36 on the M6, via the A590 and A5074 Lyth Valley roads. General amenities are a short drive away and there are several excellent local pubs offering good food nearby, including the famous Mason’s Arms on Strawberry Bank which is within walking distance of the house.