Barco House is our home, and we hope you will appreciate the informal atmosphere!
Our guest lounge is the perfect place to relax after a hard day of walking, strolling or shopping. We have a good range of board games to help you pass the time, as well as a selection of maps and guides to help you plan your forthcoming routes. We also offer the usual colour TV, with a wide selection of videos and DVDs. The wood burning stove adds to the atmosphere, making it the perfect place to relax.
We offer the usual range of breakfasts, including full monty fry ups, cereals, yogurts and juice. We also offer packed lunches to suit your needs, including flasks of tea, coffee or delicious home made soup. Please let us know in advance if you have any specific requirements.
We recognise the need to dry off after a hard day out on the fells, so we offer drying facilities free of charge (with no guarantees!). We also offer a full laundry service for a small fee – please ask for details.
For those of you bored with the two-legged approach to seeing the lakes we have 2 mountain bikes for hire – if interested please let us know in advance!
We also have a small traditional Lakeland garden (in other words it’s on a slope!), which may not take long to explore but will get you in practice for the next days walking, and may give you a chance to see the lakeland's “not so big three” – red squirrels, rabbits and badgers!