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38 reviews
Living room with wood burning stove
Meadow View Barn is located within Simgill Farm where Alpacas roam over its many acres
Main bathroom with separate shower cubicle
Oak dining table seating 12
One of the en suites
Views from the kitchen door
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6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Gtibabe
1 review
“Excellent stay”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We were a family of 7 adults and 3 children and have had an excellent stay at the property. The owners are lovely people and nothing was too much trouble. The children loved feeding the Alpacas and playing with the owners two dogs. The accommodation was excellent well equipped with plenty of space for us all. Furnished to a high standard and clean. It's location is good and is easy to reach other visiting places/attractions. Would deffinately recommend.

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PJBaines1...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“A wonderland”
Reviewed August 4, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Myself and a group of friends stayed at Meadow View Farm in July.



The cottage is located just North of Kendal at around a 5 minute drive away, convenient for grocery shopping. The cottage is surrounded by breathtaking views making it hard to believe how close you are to Kendal.


The cottage adopts a modern and homely interior and has been kept in perfect condition. 

The kitchen offers a wide array of utensils with an excellent set of modern kitchen appliances making it comfortable to cook for a large group.



The outside of the cottage features long picnic benches and an easily accessible BBQ that also allows cooking for a large group.

Finally, the owners are extremely welcoming and accommodating.

Regular communication and constant smiles finished off the making of an unforgettable experience. I'm excited to re-visit in the future.

I can't recommend this accommodation enough - don't miss out!

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Liked best: The location was unbelievable
Liked least: Leaving...
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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Nicola G
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
1 review
“A beautiful house in a gorgeous location perfect for our family holiday.”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We have just spent an amazing week at the gorgeous Meadow View Barn on Simgill Farm. The house/cottage was fantastic, very well equipped, in a beautiful location and perfect for our extended family holiday. We were a party of 8 adults, 3 children and 3 babies and the house was ideal. The owners are right on site and nothing is too much trouble for them. They even arranged for us to meet the alpacas which the children absolutely loved. A gorgeous house which we would highly recommend to others.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Bones_and...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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“Come for the cottages, stay for the alpacas!”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Wonderful weekend at Meadow View Barn! 13 of us stayed in the house for my best friend's hen weekend. The house was spacious, beautiful and well equipped. The starter welcome basket was a lovely touch! The owners were very friendly and extremely accomodating (and enthusiastic) when it came to letting the bride-to-be have a pop at alpaca herding. Overall a wonderful visit - we were reliant on taxis for much of the weekend, which was pricy given the remote location, but we had anticipated this.

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Beatrice...
Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful accomodation in a lovely location with Alpacas!”
Reviewed March 31, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We stayed for a weekend hendo with a group of 17 in Gill Side Barn. The accommodation looks lovely on the website, but the photos really doesn't do it justice! The house is gorgeous! It has a really communal feel - there is a lovely big cosy living room with big squishy sofas, a big hearth with a log burner and a beautiful brand new shiny kitchen! There's also a dining room which is perfect for dinner for big groups. The beds were really comfy and the whole place is beautifully furnished. It's really easy to get to from the M6, but in a beautiful quiet location and only 5 miles from Kendal. Joe and Wendy are lovely and we had so much fun feeding and petting their herd of alpacas! They are such cute friendly gentle animals, it was a real highlight of the weekend! I couldn't recommend this place highly enough! Thanks for a brilliant weekend!

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Travelling group: Large Group
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Rachel J
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful house in fantastic countryside!”
Reviewed March 24, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We stayed at Meadow View for a hen weekend and had a fantastic weekend. Wendy and Joe were incredibly helpful and accommodating, taking in a supermarket shop for us before our arrival and letting us have a late check out as well as being on hand for any questions we might have and to show us around the property. The house and surroundings were beautiful and well looked after and we saw the Alpacas being fed both mornings, the hen was even allowed to heard the animals! I would fully recommend hiring this house and would definitely stay here again.

Travelling group: Friends
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Dan M
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Absolutely perfect weekend. Accommodation was immaculate, modern and accessible.”
Reviewed May 22, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

I stayed in Meadow View Barn with 14 friends for a stag doo. The best man kept the accommodation a surprise until we all arrived and what a surprise it was! All of us were blown away by the spec of the place given what we'd paid and could not have been happier. All the rooms were in perfect condition, complete with clean soft towels and plenty of storage. The music sound system was brilliant as well, letting us play our iPods throughout the whole house. Bathrooms were spacious and plentiful (rarely an occasion and when you're left waiting for a shower even in a 15-strong group.) Wendy (joint owner) was even kind enough to post my pyjamas back to me after I managed to leave them behind (thanks Wendy!)

Overall the trip was fantastic. The photos accurately portray the lovely setting the barn is in, although nothing beats the real thing. Given Kendal town centre was only a short drive away, we had everything we needed for a great lads weekend.

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Liked best: Location and setting - having such a brilliant house looking out over rolling hillsides
Liked least: Internet connection would have been good, although it is nice to switch off from the world.
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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