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Howard's Barn

Arkholme near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 11898)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Wade

    “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.

The property

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.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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