Threshing Barn


The Threshing Barn at Beech House Holidays

We offer beautiful self catering accommodation just outside Carlisle in Cumbria. Our luxurious 18th Century Threshing Barn, provides an exquisite place to stay for up to eight guests and you enjoy exclusive use of the whole place.

Perfect for exploring Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District, with 20 acres of its own Cumbrian countryside, you can enjoy life’s simple pleasures here along with our little luxuries.

Family friendly accommodation

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An ultra-luxurious four-bedroom barn conversion. The Sunday Times


We’ve kept the character of our Barn – beams, stone, iron-work - but its comforts are very much contemporary.

It has a sociable living space, a fabulous kitchen and four sumptuous bedrooms, each with its own sparkling bathroom, the dreamiest of beds, luxe Hungarian goose-down duvets and gorgeous Cumbrian toiletries from The Bath House… It’s the little things that count and we have lots of those to surprise you.

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  • "We can’t say enough good things about the barn. They have done an amazing job from top to bottom. No detail has been overlooked. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel special. I was even able to charge my car. The rooms are comfortable and incredibly well designed. The barn feels like a home away from home.. as I said, I cannot say enough and could go on forever!" The Rothwell family
  • 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 Express
  • The Threshing Barn was a special type of property – both enchanting and rare and certainly one that, once you find, you’ll long for for a lifetime. Manchester Evening News
  • I type this whilst still sat in your beautiful barn preparing myself for the journey home. We're do I start? The drive through the grounds to the barn was just breath taking, but then on entering the barn it has the wow factor all round. This Barn is pure luxury and the attention to detail is just amazing. Mark and Anna, it's a real credit to you, you have put a lot of thought into your barn. Can't forget your amazing team, also very welcoming and friendly. We will be back very soon. The Whittaker family
  • simple suppers
  • Home made pavlova
  • Cumbrian cheeseboard
  • Dining table
  • Fish pie supper
  • Chilli
  • Homity pie


We can provide you with wholesome Simple Suppers, ready for you to warm through in the oven and enjoy. Tasty comforting dishes such as beef in beer, fish pie and lasagne, complemented with a couple of bottles of wine and finished off with a good cheeseboard.

We make the most of the best of Cumbria’s ingredients and our kitchen garden supplies our vegetables and herbs. Our developing orchard can contribute apples, pears and plums, many with centuries-old local connections…We love for kids to get involved and pick their own.


Our Threshing Barn is located in a peaceful little hamlet called Stockdalewath, close to Carlisle in Cumbria. It has an idyllic setting with wonderful places to eat just a short drive away and is within easy reach of Hadrian's Wall and the spectacular lakes and fells of the English Lake District.  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. The Threshing Barn has been a labour of love for us, so it’s with pride that we invite you here. What we hope sets us apart is our attention to detail… We have tried to be thoughtful in every element of the accommodation we offer.

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.

The Making of...

  • 18th Century barn conversion in Cumbria
  • Restored self catering barn
  • Converted self catering accommodation
  • Cumbrian barn restoration
  • Character barn conversion
  • Barn conversion in Cumbria
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Our rates

The Threshing Barn is a self catering property and it sleeps up to eight guests, plus can accommodate travel cots for infants in two rooms. It is taken on an exclusive-use basis so you have the whole Barn to yourselves and it costs from £350 per night, with a two night minimum stay. If you don’t want to cook we can provide you with Simple Suppers from £25 per person, so you can just relax!

To secure your booking we request a 15% non refundable deposit. We will then contact you four weeks prior to your arrival date to collect your full outstanding balance. Cancellation of bookings with less than 21 days notice result in loss of booking, however we will always do our best to arrange another date for you subject to availability.

*Please note that unfortunately, we aren’t able to welcome pets.

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