Cottage barn conversion, Cumbria

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4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
3 Beds

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Welcome to our cosy isolated barn in rural Cumbria! We look forward to seeing you soon!


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The field - you can see this from your lounge window. This was taken in July just after our traditional hay meadow was cut

The field - you can see this from your lounge window. This was taken in July just after our traditional hay meadow was cut

The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Pet Owner: Some pets
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $155
Weekly Price: $658 /week
Monthly Price: $2168 /month
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Welcome to our converted barn, near the market town of Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria.

We are situtated in a lovely remote valley with our own bubbling brook (or "beck" as we say here in Cumbria!), woodland and gardens.

Our smallholding is set in an isolated valley on its own, at 1000 ft, within the North Pennine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kirkby Stephen is a busy historic Market Town with plenty of pubs, cafes and shops.

Not far from the bustle of the Lake District, the Barn provides total peace and tranquillity with excellent walking / wildlife and wildflowers for the holidaymaker to enjoy right from the doorstep. You can watch red squirrels in the yard, and be up enjoying the views from the Nine Standards within an hour on Wainwright’s famous Coast-to-Coast walk which passes close by.

There are numerous other local walking routes available, as well as nature reserves including Smardale with the famous viaduct and rare butterflies.

There is easy car access to the Lake District, North Yorkshire Dales and Upper Teesdale for day outings.

Kirkby Stephen can be accessed by public transport but a car is crucial for access to the farm - unless you are happy to walk the last 4 miles!

For access reasons (due to the chance of being snowed in!) the barn is not available for bookings from November through till the beginning of April.

We've had over 25 years of renting the holiday cottage here at Ladthwaite and Airbnb is our new way of reaching new guests!

The barn sleeps four, there are two bedrooms - one double and one twin, plus two bathrooms.

We welcome two well-behaved dogs only, because we are in sheep country - please accept that your dogs do need to be on a lead.

Our fields are traditional upland hay meadow with lots of beautiful wild flowers in May and June.

Please note we do provide bed linen, but NOT provide towels! Please bring your own :)

While we do have wifi, just a word of warning that the connection can be a bit unstable, with us being so remote. There is generally also no mobile coverage but if you walk up onto one of the nearby hills or drive 2 minutes up the road coverage is good.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the cottage itself, the balcony, gardens complete with chairs and table (and bbq if you so desire) plus our fields and woodland to wander around in. There is a shed next to the barn with drying space for wet clothes, washing machine and dryer and dog shower!

Interaction with Guests

We live next door, and either my mum Anette or I will be around to welcome you and show you round. We're about if you have any questions or want some tips on local things to do, but otherwise you can enjoy the peace and quiet!

Getting Around

You need a car for access, parking is available

Other Things to Note

Please remember we are quite isolated, so the wifi is sometimes a bit temperamental. Our water also comes from a spring, so tastes fantastic, but it does mean that if it has rained the colour may be affected slightly!

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House Rules

No smoking - remember we are 4 miles from the nearest town

Barn is stocked with toilet paper, soap, tissues and cleaning materials, rubbbish bags, cling film and tin foil.

Please bring your own towels unless you are travelling from abroad (this reduces the amount of washing we have to do, so is better for our septic tank!!)

Please don't leave your dog unattended in the Barn or unattended outside at any time (sheep/wildlife)


Ground floor:

Entrance hall

Shower room with wash hand basin and WC

Two bedrooms: One double / one twin

First floor:

Bathroom with wash hand basin, WC and bath

Spacious open plan sitting/dining/well equipped kitchen with door to south facing balcony

Open stonework with efficient coal effect gas stove

Attractive stripped pine floors and ceilings throughout

Laundry facilities (shared with owner)

Gardens shared with owner

Electric cooker


Fridge and freezer

Local spring water

Digital Freeview colour TV and DVD

CD player

Free Wi-Fi

Full gas central heating and electricity included in the rent

Open stonework with cosy coal effect gas stove

Bed linen, bath mats and tea towels included. (no towels - except for overseas visitors)

Cot and high chair available on request

Garden seats available

Private parking (up to two cars)

Recommended holiday insurance on request

For your convenience, the Barn is stocked with toilet paper, soap, tissues and cleaning materials, rubbish bags, cling film and tin foil.

Please note there is no telephone in the Barn and your mobile phone may not work here.

No smoking

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3 nights minimum stay
Ladthwaite beck in very early spring

Ladthwaite beck in very early spring

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About the Host, Alison

England, United Kingdom
Member since March 2013


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