You'll spot Tilly's Barn on the Ordnance Survey Map, where it is called Alisongrass Hoghouse, just beyond Stonethwaite Village, in the Langstrath Valley. It was bought in the 40s by Charles Tilly, a keen rock climber who wanted to use it as a base. Generations of visitors started calling it Tilly's Barn and the name has stuck.
It's a real get away from it all adventure, and because of the rural Borrowdale location you won't find much changed from Charles Tilly's day. That's not to say you'll be slumming it though, you'll find it more like a cottage than the traditional Keswick camping barn.
Come in from the garden into a gorgeous cottage kitchen with local green slate worksurfaces. From there make your way into the sitting room where you'll soon have a roaring fire in the grate and you can relax in one of the armchairs.
Upstairs is a split-level bedroom that can sleep up to eight. Kids will love the original bunks, but don't worry, the mattresses are far from antique! You can even soothe your muscles after a long day's walking in the enamel bath installed by Charles Tilly all those years ago.
We've had people returning to the Barn not for years, but for generations!