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2 Colby House Barn

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Colby near Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved every minute of our stay and will definitely be planning a return visit"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jan 2024

  • "We enjoyed our three night stay."

    The house and facilities were all great as well as t location. It was a pity that the outdoor seating/picnic table especially seems to be on its last legs so we weren’t able to sit outside as a family.

    Reviewed by Lane4.7May 2023

  • "Clearer instructions re how to use the heating system would be useful."

    Garden furniture is in need of replacement- and insufficient for 8

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely stay at Colby House Barn."

    The property was clean and tidy and well equipped. The location was stunning and wasn’t too far out from the village. A couple of minor touches such as there was only two rolls of toilet roll and two dishwasher tablets, this wasn’t enough for 8 adults over a full weekend. Again only minor touches but spares or a heads up to take your own would have been great!

    Reviewed by Sophie4.4Apr 2023

  • "The property is very comfortable, clean and warm and lots of space for 4 adults and 2 children sharing."

    Perfectly placed to explore such a beautiful part of the country. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Rosalynn5.0Mar 2023

  • "A great holiday cottage with everything you could need."

    The property was clean and decorated pleasantly. The beds were comfortable, as were the sofas in the living room. This is a great place to stay if you are visiting the Lake District. I would definitely recommend this property. Good value for money.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great size, great location for lots of walking."

    We loved it, thank you.

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Feb 2023

  • "Very clean, comfortable accommodation supplied with most things you would need in respect of pots, pans etc."

    One small negative was that we could not identify a key to the garage as neither of the two supplied seemed to fit the lock which meant the advertised storage for bikes could not be secured. Overall, a very enjoyable stay in a property we would feel confident to recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful and well equipped holiday barn, big enough and a nice peaceful location."

    Lovely beds and very comfy for a good night sleep. Took a while to find the key safe, maybe send the info with the key code. We had a lovely break away and lots of walks to do near by and Appleby is a lovely place to have a look around which is near to the property.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a great time."

    The cottage had everything we needed. We would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by Lori5.0Sep 2022

  • "We were very pleased with our stay at the property."

    It was very well equipped, the owners seemed to have thought of everything needed for a comfortable stay. We would definitely consider staying there again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay, wonderful facilities, everything had been thought of which made for a very comfortable stay."

    The owners were extremely helpful with questions. Local town is idyllic with local shops such as a butchers and bakers. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Such a wonderful cottage for a relaxing break away."

    The owners have thought of everything which was so helpful! Very clean, comfortable and inviting! Wouldn't hesitate in returning and recommending 2 Colby House Barn!.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a peaceful stay at 2 colby house barn."

    Perfect holiday home, thinking of booking again next year.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "This house and the surrounding location is stunning."

    We had the best weekend ever. I wouldn't hesitate to go back

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2022

  • "It was my 60th birthday on good friday and met up with all my chrildren and grandchild."

    We all had a lovely time here and felt at home as soon as we arrived.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful peaceful break :)"

    Reviewed by Constance5.0Mar 2022

  • "A superb venue for all ages."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jan 2022

  • "What a gem, came away for new year."

    The cottage is fabulous. Michelle and Graham have thought of everything, it’s a real home from home. The accommodations is highly maintained. We can’t recommend this property highly enough. The area is beautiful not far from Appleby some beautiful walks. The welcome pack was a lovely touch, would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Micaela5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful in a nice quiet location."

    Everything we needed was provided We spent a lovely Christmas with our family, and a lovely welcome gift awaited our arrival.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2021

  • "A beautiful property in an ideal location for the 6 of us."

    The communal spaces were clean and bright, with everything you could need, including jigsaws! The bedrooms were well appointed and clean, with lovely comfy beds and clean bathrooms. The 6 of us, aged from 45 to 75, had a lovely stay, with walks on the doorstep. We thoroughly enjoyed Sunday Lunch at The Stag in Dufton (highly recommended).

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable barn in a great location."

    Felt really homely and comfortable and convenient for many places to visit. Barn was really well equipped and didn't seem to lack anything. Many nice touches with a lovely welcome pack, Netflix, Amazon, books and DVD's etc. Owners very friendly and accessible. Simply lovely

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely location, very well furnished and super cosy."

    Loved the evenings when we lit the wood burner and we'd all snuggle down to watch a movie, after being out all day.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful barn conversion ."

    Lovely setting very tranquil , great location to visit venues in the Lakes. The village is a must for a visit, never been anywhere that has been that friendly and welcoming. This was a fantastic short break . Great butchers, bakers and everything you might need. Hoping to do a second visit in a different season. xxxx

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Oct 2021

  • "We loved the location and cottage, and appreciated the treats and products left for us by the owners enabling a needed cuppa and biscuit after a very long journey."

    Beds were super comfortable and added bonuses like Netflix really added to the experience. Would highly recommend Colby House Barn.

    Reviewed by Mandy4.7Jul 2021

  • "Due to covid, holiday had to be cancelled in April, and rebooked for June."

    On both occasions I was very impressed with the way Sykes handled it all

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautifully kept house."

    Super clean and wonderful gardens . It was idyllic in its setting and really lovely to be away from the business of the lakes but still easily accessed. The owner was easy to contact and very lovely in suggesting other places to go and what was where . We definitely will be looking forward to coming back .so peaceful and tranquil .

    Reviewed by Nadine4.7May 2021

  • "The location of the property is brilliant as we were able to relax without the worry of others around us incase we made too much noise!"

    The house is stunning and we loved everything about it, we’ve already discussed about returning in the future as we have fallen in love with the property. The care that Graham and Michelle have put into the property is clear as we felt at home in the house despite being so far away from our own. The attention to detail is amazing, there’s Netflix and Prime Video on the tv, we made use of this and they even turned the heating on prior to our arrival to the house would be nice and toasty for when we arrived! Local scenery surrounding the house is truly beautiful, we went for a walk on our second day and stumbled across a field of cows two minutes after leaving the property. The walk into Appleby isn’t too far either! We would highly recommend booking a stay at this location as you’ll immediately feel at home and if you ever need anything Graham and Michelle are only a phone call away. Gets an 11/10 score from us!

    Reviewed by Liam5.0May 2021

  • "Good evening, After arriving back from this short weekend away I can’t express how amazed I was with this accommodation."

    The owners were pleasant friendly and extremely helpful. The house was immaculately clean and designed in a homey and cosy way. We were impressed with all the basics being provided such as bedding, towels etc. It was a great location surrounded by beautiful scenery. We really enjoyed sitting by the toasty fire. Great use of TV stations and WiFi connection. There were two bathrooms which was very useful and we loved the added decorations around the house. We are so happy with the location of the house, cleanliness and how easy it was to be in contact with the owners and receive immediate responses. Definitely would recommend and will definitely be going back some time soon with family and friends. Thank you for allowing us to have a great time!!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2021

  • "A home from home."

    .... colby barn exceeded our expectations it was clean, spacious, fully equipped and furnished to a very high standard set in a lovely quiet location. It was just perfect

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC and walk-in wardrobe, 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Front patio with seating and garage with bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: Please take care as the twin bedroom has low ceilings

The property

Appleby-in-Westmorland 1.9 miles.

In an endearing location within the heart of the Eden Valley is a renovated barn surrounded by lush fields within Cumbrian countryside.

2 Colby House Barn offers eight lucky guests a fantastic base for a rural getaway, with a chance to explore both the exciting Lake District and the North Pennines AONB.

Situated off a quiet country lane, enter the cottage grounds into a sweeping driveway, boasting access to your own private lawn space with stretching fields, a vegetable patch and a cute picnic table.

Admire the front of the cottage with lovely patio seating in front, ideal for enjoying a morning coffee in front of this peaceful setting.

Pop your bikes in the secure garage storage and kick off your muddy boots as you settle in for a relaxing evening, making full use of the homely sitting room, a sociable space where you and your loved ones can curl up for a film night in front of the roaring woodburning stove.

A few steps take you up to the spacious kitchen/diner, host a dinner party on the quirky dining table featuring a pew next to the wall, whilst the designated chef rustles up a tasty meal using the contemporary appliances provided.

Moving through the property, you'll find a convenient utility room and a ground-floor double bedroom which benefits from its own luxury en-suite shower room and a walk-in wardrobe, ideal for guests with mobility issues.

The rest of the party can retreat upstairs to find three stunning bedrooms, including two doubles and a twin, featuring characterful beams above, perfect for children due to the low ceilings.

Unwind during a relaxing evening in the deep freestanding bath, getting lost in your favourite book, or step into the wide walk-in shower to feel refreshed before starting your day.

Step out for a romantic stroll in the quaint village of Colby, starting off at the cottage's front door and out towards peaceful fields and next to the flowing River Eden, whilst the pretty village of Bolton is nearby, boasting a local pub where you can enjoy an afternoon lunch with a pint of refreshing ale.

Discover the local amenities at the charming town of Appleby-In-Westmorland, finding a selection of shops where you can stock up on self-catering essentials, and dining opportunities, as well as attractions such as Appleby Castle, The Courtyard Gallery, St Lawrence’s Church, and a local leisure centre.

Nature lovers will delight in the chance to meander along 80 miles of the River Eden, admiring stunning views and spotting local wildlife, whilst visiting Rutter Force waterfall, Long Meg and her Daughters, and Solway Firth estuary.

An abundance of things to do awaits within the Lake District National Park, including awe-inspiring landscapes along guided trails, mountain biking through valleys and boat trips on the glistening lakes, not forgetting to visit the iconic Lake District wonders of Ullswater, Keswick, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike to name a few.

Alternatively, you can find the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the opposite side, with even more rugged mountains, enchanting woodland and striking moors to explore throughout historic towns and locations.

Further afield is the bustling town of Penrith where you can spend a day indulging in some retail therapy at the large shopping centre, before heading to a local museum and enjoying dinner at one of the gorgeous restaurants.

Spend a memorable trip with your loved ones at 2 Colby House Barn.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Penrith 14 miles.

The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is nestled between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, so guests can enjoy the contrasting scenery of these two National Parks, plus numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. Appleby has a wonderful selection of quality independent shops, cafes and delicatessens selling locally produced food and crafts. The picturesque street of Boroughgate, with some interesting old buildings, is at the heart of the town and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence. Appleby is a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas