The field - you can see this from your lounge window. This was taken in July just after our traditional hay meadow was cutLadthwaite beck in very early spring
Remote cottage barn conversion, Cumbria
Remote cottage barn conversion, Cumbria


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Welcome to our cosy isolated barn in rural Cumbria! Why not come and see what it's like to live in your own valley? We look forward to seeing you soon!

Alison


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $132
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Description

The space

Welcome to our converted barn, four miles from 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 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. Or why not make the most of our fantastic dark skies for a spot of star gazing? We've even been lucky enough to see the northern lights (rare but possible!).

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!

DIRECTIONS are provided once you are a confirmed booking but here they are, just in case!
Map Reference: NY 797 068

Approach Kirkby Stephen either from A1 Scotch Corner, then A66, or from M6 Junction 38, then A685, which goes from Tebay to Brough.

At the north end of Kirkby Stephen take the turning to Hartley. At the T-junction in Hartley turn right and follow the road through the village, then up past the quarry entrance. Follow the narrow winding road all the way round the quarry and pass Fell House on the left. Cross a second cattle grid and at the top of the hill bear right and cross a third cattle grid. There is then a half-mile, mostly tarred track down to the farm. Total distance from Kirkby Stephen is 3 miles.

Nearest pub, shop and restaurant 3 miles. There is a well stocked supermarket in Kirkby Stephen, as well as many other small shops you would expect of a small bustling market town.

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

DIRECTIONS
Map Reference: NY 797 068

Approach Kirkby Stephen either from A1 Scotch Corner, then A66, or from M6 Junction 38, then A685, which goes from Tebay to Brough.

At the north end of Kirkby Stephen take the turning to Hartley. At the T-junction in Hartley turn right and follow the road through the village, then up past the quarry entrance. Follow the narrow winding road all the way round the quarry and pass Fell House on the left. Cross a second cattle grid and at the top of the hill bear right and cross a third cattle grid. There is then a half-mile, mostly tarred track down to the farm. Total distance from Kirkby Stephen is 3 miles.

Nearest pub, shop and restaurant 3 miles. There is a well stocked supermarket in Kirkby Stephen, as well as many other small shops you would expect of a small bustling market town.

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, and is UV treated but it does mean that if it has rained the colour may be affected slightly!


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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)

SERVICES:

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
Facilities:

Laundry facilities (shared with owner)

Gardens shared with owner

Electric cooker

Microwave

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


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Bekki User Profile
May 2017
What a lovely little secluded cottage up in the hills away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. We absolutely loved our stay at Alison's place, it was just what we were hoping for. Everything we needed was there, and it was a great central location for getting out to both the lakes and the dales. Only downside was having to leave! Thank you Alison and Anette for having us :)

Amaia User Profile
April 2017
Just perfect. If you are looking for a place away from the city this is the right one. Alison and her family were very sweet to us and facilitate our arrival very well. The house is beautiful, tidy and warm with incredible views if you like nature. We had a very quiet and peaceful Easter.

Michelle User Profile
April 2017
Lovely to be so secluded, had great fun exploring the wonderful surroundings, great accommodation, look forward to returning one day.

Paula User Profile
April 2017
A lovely peaceful location, great if you enjoy walking or have dogs. Not too far into Kirkby Stephen for plenty of pubs and food choices. Very comfortable and relaxing.

Joanna User Profile
April 2017
We absolutely loved Alison's place. It was utterly beautiful. The barn conversion was everything we could have asked for... comfortable and well equipped set in a perfect location. I had 3 kids and they were overjoyed at being able to roam around the woodland field and local hills. As a result mum was relaxed too ! A perfect start to our road trip up north.

James User Profile
August 2016
What a fabulous place to get away from it all. Great place, great hosts, comfy, calm and a perfect way to spend some time relaxing, walking and generally messing about with my family and springer.

Alison User Profile
August 2016
Can't fault it! Beautiful location, great barn - where everything has been thought about and put there for a reason, wonderfully warm and friendly hosts. We absolutely loved it and recommend really highly.

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Alison User ProfileAlison is a superhost.

Hi! I have recently returned to my home turf of beautiful Cumbria, UK. I love to travel and discover new places and countries. I hope by welcoming you to the Barn you can do the same :)

I'm a translator/interpreter and my mum Anette is retired. We live next door in the original farmhouse, so if you are missing anything or need some local tips we're not far away.

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