“The cottage was very clean and well equipped.”
Views were fantastic and the owners were very nice and helpful.
Views were fantastic and the owners were very nice and helpful. Couldn't have asked for more, such a lovely place. You will need a car to get anywhere, it is remote but also easy to get into kirkby or anywhere from there.
“Lovely cottage in a fabulous location.”
We spent a quiet and relaxing week. Will certainly consider booking again.
“The cottage location was perfect and it felt like a home away from home!”
The owner was friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Would definitely go back and recommend to anyone.
“Cosy, comfortable, warm & well-equipped - great location”
We stayed here for a week (of very wet and windy weather!) and found it a very comfortable, cosy and warm cottage, with all accommodation on first-floor. A haven to return to after walking on the nearby Howgills, with easy access to the beautiful Lune Valley (flooded during our time, but that's an unusual occurrence) and also to the Lake District and Morecambe Bay. A warm, friendly welcome from Tony, and a good supply of all the essentials, including some lovely shower gel and shampoo. Clean, very well-equipped, and ideal for a romantic get-away. Even the heavy rain and gales didn't spoil our holiday! Would definitely return.
“A peaceful and comfortable haven”
Howard's Barn (HB) is well situated being just a few minutes' stroll from the village of Arkenholme and easily accessible from the M6. On arrival, I was met by Toni who explained and showed me where everything was. HB provided everything I needed (including hi-speed wifi) and most importantly was quiet and comfortable. I stayed at HB for 4 weeks while working locally but enjoyed lovely weekend walks in the surrounding countryside. I would definitely stay here again.
“Excellent comfortable place to stay for a quiet retreat with great views”
I stayed here while visiting relatives nearby, so primarily needed a bed and somewhere to relax in the evenings, rather than a home from home. However this is a very well-presented holiday home, very comfortable, with everything anyone could possibly need, including Freesat TV, a DVD player, and WiFi. There is even a small torch attached to the key ring, useful as street-lighting is not something found here! It is well-situated in a quiet area, but is a short drive from the M6 and within easy reach of many popular tourist spots including the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and even Blackpool! The owners are unfailingly helpful and very willing to suggest places to visit and things to do, and there is a useful supply of local information in the property, including maps and guidebooks. As it is a small one-bed flat it is really only suitable for couples or singles, and its first floor position might make it unsuitable for people who have any mobility difficulties, especially as there is also a small internal staircase between the bedroom and the rest of the accommodation (including the bathroom). But this is a small disadvantage in what is really a most excellent property to which I will certainly return!
“Snug but spacious!”
Very comfortable cottage, clean & well-equipped, good location for walks, especially along the Lune.
“A quiet corner of countrysidde heaven”
We had such a good week at Howard's Barn, from the very first moment we arrived to a warm welcome from Tony. The property - a converted barn - is very pretty and exceptionally well arranged and furnished. The bed is comfortable, the bathroom sensibly laid out, the kitchen is well equipped and there is plenty of space to either work or laze around. There are fantastic views of the countryside and the hills from all windows, and the village (with a post office/shop and a pub) is a few minutes' walk down the road. You can go on pleasant rambles from your doorstep, or walk to town for the bus which (every two hours) can take you to further pretty towns down the road. We had a very comfortable and relaxing time, and enjoyed exploring the nearby River Lune, and dream of coming back again.
Arkholme 0.25 miles.
This charming stone-built barn conversion is attached to the owners' home and is located just 0.25 miles from the village of Arkholme and six miles from the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.
With outstanding views of the surrounding area, including the majestic Ingleborough this lovingly-restored cottage is warm and snug, nicely furnished and retains many of the original features, including oak beams and exposed stonework.
A quirky layout, which takes full advantage of the lovely views, the accommodation on the ground floor comprises an entrance hall and cloakroom, with the first floor accessed via an open staircase.
The first floor offers a spacious open plan design, including a comfortable sitting area, cosy dining area and a well-equipped kitchen.
Off the living area is the main bedroom boasting an en-suite shower room and a Velux window overlooking the bed, which provides a bright and cheery feel to the room.
An abundance of pretty walks and cycle routes are available from the doorstep, whilst the Lune Valley, a favourite haunt of the artist Turner, and the nearby medieval Devil's Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale are well worth a visit, plus Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale are accessible by car.
There are fantastic fishing and riding opportunities nearby, together with a choice of golf courses, whilst the Cumbrian town of Kendal, and the pretty villages of Arnside, Sedbergh and Settle provide an excellent day out.
This lovely cottage is an ideal romantic retreat, whatever the time of year.
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Mostly first floor. One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Ground floor entrance hallway with cloakroom with basin and WC.
- Gas underfloor heating
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, super-fast fibre optic broadband (accessed via WiFi/ethernet cable), selection of books, DVDs and games
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Use of owners' front lawned garden with furniture
- Shared, small front seating area in courtyard adjoining the cottage
- Ample off road parking in courtyard
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins walk
- Note: Due to the open tread stairs, this property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
- Note: The owner is a fluent French speaker
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About the location
Kirkby Lonsdale 6 miles; Kendal 18 miles.
The pretty, unspoilt village of Arkholme quietly rests in the picturesque Lune Valley, between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The village offers traditional stone built dwellings, a friendly, local pub and a shop. Numerous scenic walks radiate from the village across beautiful rolling countryside and along the River Lune to the many pictorial villages, which enjoy fabulous views over the Lakeland Fells and Northern Dales. Explore nearby Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve, boasting one of the most impressive areas of limestone habitat in Britain, whilst being home to a wide variety of butterflies, birds and plant life. The ancient market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, with its attractive 17th and 18th century architecture and famous Devil's Bridge is within easy reach, and has a variety of distinctive shops and a selection of fine pubs and restaurants. The historic, Cumbrian town of Kendal, with its quaint cobbled streets, impressive art gallery and interesting museum is just eighteen miles away, the popular town of Lancaster with it's famous castle and Ingleton with it's caves and waterfalls are just ten miles away, and Morecambe Bay is only twelve miles from Arkholme. The villages of Arnside, Sedbergh and Settle are also all within easy touring distance. Arkholme is an ideal base for exploring this lovely region.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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