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The Barn

Colby near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972664)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

This property is part of the Lakes Cottage Holidays collection. Over 400 carefully selected and perfectly located Lake District properties, helping you create your perfect holiday.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This beautiful barn conversion is located in the village of Colby in the heart of the Eden Valley.

The Barn is a one-bedroom property refurbished to luxurious standards, with character beams, underfloor heating and located adjacent to the owner’s Grade II listed building, making it a cosy option for a couple’s getaway.

The cottage has an open plan living space which has been lovingly crafted by local tradesmen to high quality, individually styled standards.

The kitchen area is vast and has been beautifully finished to include a Belfast sink, an Aga and a convenient breakfast bar.

With the open plan approach, from the sitting area you won’t be able to take your eyes off the beauty of the kitchen, unless it is to look outside the French doors with views to the outdoor patio area and surrounding countryside.

The neighbouring bedroom boasts beautiful furnishings and shares the views of the stunning vistas. The cottage is on the grounds of the owner’s seventeenth-century farmhouse.

With its own patio and garden, there are beautiful views overlooking the pond and the woodlands beyond.

Colby is a picturesque village in the heart of the Eden Valley, and a short drive will take you to nearby Appleby to find all the amenities to support your stay.

The convenience of the location means that two worlds of exploration are open to visitors.

To the east, the beauty of the North Pennines, while to the west a thirty-minute drive will take you to Ullswater where you can indulge in energetic water activities or chill out on a relaxing lake cruise. Located within the owner’s grounds in an ideal spot between the North Pennines and the Lake District, The Barn is a luxurious, cosy home perfect for a couple to enjoy a romantic getaway to the Cumbrian countryside.


All ground floor. One bedroom: 1 x double with king size bed. Bathroom with walk-in monsoon shower cubicle, basin and WC. Open plan living space with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting room.


  • Biometer underfloor heating
  • Electric Aga, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture within owner’s grounds
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 1.5 miles
  • Note: Max 2 adults.

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. Visit Appleby in June and experience the colourful spectacle of the three hundred-year old Horse Fair. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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