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 :)
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$617 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2401 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
Myself, my partner and 2 small children had the most wonderful few days at Ladthwaite Barn. The gorgeous barn conversion is extremely well appointed, cosy and comfortable and has everything that you could possibly need and more including a great kitchen, many books of local interest and board games. The bedrooms & 2 bathrooms are very spacious and also spotlessly clean. It is in a very remote location, quite an adventure to find it and perfect for walks out on the hills, up through the woods and along by (and in!) the stream, all just outside the front door. We were enthralled by all the wildlife on the doorstep and didn't even need to leave the front room to see rabbits, pheasants and red squirrels - lots of them!! It's a shame that it is not let in the winter but given the harsh weather and remote location not a surprise. We will however return next year as we enjoyed our stay their so much.
Amazing location, cosy barn and excellent hosts. Fantastic place to get away from it all and enjoy lots of wildlife right on your doorstep.
We had the most fantastic time at the barn and thoroughly recommend it. Alison and her Mum Annette were wonderful hosts with some great suggestions of what to see and do in the area. There was loads of information on the region in the barn too which provided options.
The barn is very well setup with good sized bedrooms and a fantastic living area. Plenty of space for our family of four. The kitchen is great with everything we needed and there was loads of room to spread out in the lounge.
Outside was amazing: red squirrels, pheasants, owls hooting at night. The views from upstairs were lovely.
We had a couple of great walks straight from the barn up onto the moor and then later down the river in to town. Our girls thought they found 'The Far Away Tree' on the walk into town!