Available from Spring 2015!: 

Treat yourself with a stay in the Lake District at Paradigm with short breaks of £600 or £1000 for the week.

Stay at The Barn, a luxurious self-catering property – sleeping up to four (Cot available).

Originally built in the 1720's, The Barn is set in six acres of idyllic and peaceful private land and gardens. It has lawns and orchards and a 60-foot waterfall.

You are only four miles from the market town of Cockermouth (birthplace of William Wordsworth) and 13 miles from the popular visitor hub of Keswick or the cycling and walking activities on offer at Whinlatter Forest.

All those booking a stay at Paradigm automatically claim one free adult ticket for the Via Ferrata Classic. This is a hugely-popular cliff-edge walking/scrambling experience run at the nearby Honister Slate Mine and the only one of its type in the UK. It was named the Lake District’s Best Tourism Experience 2011 by Cumbria Tourism. The Via Ferrata Xtreme, for the adrenalin junkies amongst you - won Best Tourism Experience 2014.

You can soothe away your aches by relaxing in our fabulous outdoor hot tub under the stars looking over the valley.  In the evening, enjoy your pre-ordered meal which Jan, your host, will discretely leave in the oven for you to serve at your leisure. Accompany it with a chilled glass of champagne in your welcome hamper along with some of the finest Lake District foods to help start your stay.

The Barn is a four star gold property and the House five star gold. 

Lake Loweswater is door to shore two miles so too is Crummock Water one of the most brooding of all the Lakes. You can visit Wordsworth House in Cockermouth and see the living home of the late poet.

Bookings: 01900 825011 or

 Julia Bradbury popped by for a short stay at "Paradigm"


Its a new day..a brand new day for these little chicks. Born ... on Twitpic

Julia Bradbury and our day old chicks at "Paradigm"

During her break the television presenter visited the unique collection of personal postcards penned by celebrities for Cumbria.  

Our Wish You Were Here Exhibition has had a celebrity visitor... on Twitpic

During winter we installed the new outside Canadian Spa Hot tub, so you can have a quiet dip under the stars with the one you love - and available 24/7. Then as you step out wrap yourself in one of our fluffy bathrobes and back to the wood burner for a glass of Champagne or fruity Damson Gin from our Cumbrian Food Hamper.

VISIT BRITAIN 2011 - 2012 Inspection results 

We are proud to retain the 5 Star Gold on the House, 4 Star Gold on the Barn and another 5 Star on Honister Cottage.

Book a stay with us and enjoy the Via Ferrata Experience at Honister


We're delighted to announce that for every booking at either Paradigm House or Paradigm Barn, we'll give you one free adult pass so a member of your party can enjoy the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine. The Via Ferrata - a cliff-edge walking/climbing experience was named "Best Tourism Experience," in the 2011 Cumbria Tourism Awards. Due to the popularity of this Via Ferrata, this pass is none reedemable and cannot be exchanged.