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An exquisite Cumbrian countryside retreat…

We offer a beautiful 18th Century Threshing Barn, converted to sublime standards near Carlisle in Cumbria. Rated 5 Star Gold, it sleeps up to eight people and you enjoy exclusive use of the whole place with the level of service you choose, from Self Catering to our indulgent Complete Service. Set within 20 acres of stunning Cumbrian countryside close to Hadrian’s Wall, you can enjoy life’s simple pleasures here along with our little luxuries… Pick peapods in our kitchen garden, kick off your wellies and relax in front of the fire, have a long soak in a deep tub, find restful sleep in a dreamy bed.


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Beech House Holidays is the perfect place for families, luxury but relaxed with everything catered for. Anna is the most wonderful host who makes you feel right at home. We didn’t want to leave! Alex Lloyd, Prima Baby & Junior Magazine


The Threshing Barn kitchen is open plan, designed for entertaining and we have our own professional chef to provide everything from lavish breakfasts to elegant dinners, depending on the level of service you desire. Our chef prepares all food on site at the barn, so guests can watch and taste as they wait to dine. The kitchen garden supplies our vegetables and herbs and our developing orchard contributes apples, pears and plums, many with centuries-old local connections…We love for kids to get involved and pick their own. Our ingredients are locally sourced; here you will taste the very best that Cumbria and the Lake District has to offer.

These are my kind of hosts; utterly devoted to supplying guests with local, sustainable produce of the highest quality from ethical sources. Jim Tanfield,

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We’ve kept the character of our barn – beams, stone, iron-work, but our comforts are luxurious and contemporary. A vast living space, a chef’s kitchen, bedrooms with Hungarian goose down duvets, designer fabrics and Cumbrian toiletries…We’ve tried to make every element exceptional. It’s the little things that count and we have lots of those to surprise you.

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  • We have fallen in love with the place, need to come about four times a year to recharge the batteries. Have re-booked for next year, that says it all Mary & David Barstow
  • Everything absolutely immaculate, not a grass blade of out place, the barn is quite fabulous Diane Balmforth
  • Wonderfully relaxing place to unwind offering the highest levels of service, comfort and hospitality. A unique place to stay that caters for any and every wish Ian Dawson, The Scottish Express

Location & activities

Set in 20 acres of picture-perfect Cumbrian countryside with Hadrian's Wall on our doorstep, our Threshing Barn is located in a peaceful little hamlet called Stockdalewath, close to the historic city of Carlisle. With great transport links, it has an idyllic setting with wonderful places to eat just a short drive away.  There are great Walks from the door, plus Fishing, Horse ridingShooting, Sailing and Cycling can all be enjoyed nearby.

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About us

Mark and Anna Aston

We are Anna and Mark Aston and our children are Nathan, Archie and Connie. Beech House Holidays and the Threshing Barn have very much been a labour of love for us as a family, we’ve poured tender loving care into each and every detail, so it’s with genuine pride that we invite you here. As a couple, we have lots of management and hospitality experience we could tell you about, but what we hope really sets us apart is our attention to detail. We have tried to be thoughtful in every single element of the luxurious accommodation we offer – from the sociable layout of our kitchen and our designer fabrics, to our sumptuous goose down quilts, locally-produced toiletries and our enormous baths with no tap end to fight over.

Our fondest memories are of the places where we have been truly taken care of and these are the kind of memories we want to create for our guests. We, along with our dedicated team, are here to make your stay at Beech House Holidays exceptional and we can’t wait to welcome you.

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Our rates

The Threshing Barn is a self contained property which is sold on an exclusive-use basis, so you enjoy complete privacy and have the entire property all to yourselves. The Threshing Barn operates as serviced accommodation; you simply choose the level of service you would like – from Self Catering to our Complete Service.

These prices are for the whole property per night and we require a two night minimum stay. The property can sleep up to eight people and will fit travel cots for infants in two rooms.

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