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Hayloft Cottage

Newbiggin-on-Lune, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 17245)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was lovely ,the owner very helpful and friendly ."

    It. Was a lovely holiday .

    Reviewed by KathleenOct 2021

  • "Very kind family owned place."

    Great to have dogs able to stay too. Very peaceful location

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "The owners of Hayloft Cottage were lovely and very helpful."

    The cottage was in a beautiful location and very cosy and we thoroughly recommend staying here. Thank you!

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "Spacious accomodation, light and airy, well equipped and all very clean."

    Easy access to keys and very friendly owners. Great location for access to eastern lakes and Yorkshire dales. Access to car parking at rear is very tight for a bigger car but plenty of parking at the front.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "Dianne and Mike were amazing and really helped us out at super short notice of about 2 hours as we were stuck in a water logged tent, we really landed on our feet and the cottage was even better than the pictures show, there is literally everything you could ever need and the cost was super reasonable."

    The location was perfect and we had lots of lovely walks in the surrounding area. Looking forward to coming back soon to this little gem!

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2021

  • "Cosy cottage and owners were lovely!"

    Reviewed by ShaharaAug 2020

  • "This cottage was perfect for a relaxing, comfortable Christmas break."

    The owners tastefully decorated the cottage for our arrival - a lovely touch along with the complimentary milk/coffee etc This accommodation was clean, well equipped with lovely countryside views. The bed was one of the most comfortable we have slept in! We had some amazing walks direct from the doorstep as well as interesting trips out in the car. Many thanks to the owners for providing such lovely accommodation.

    Reviewed by MaralynDec 2019

  • "Ideal destination for touring the Lakes and Dales."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "The welcome from Dianne was lovely, the cottage is a great base to explore the local area."

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2019

  • "Hayloft cottage is in a lovely area of the Lakes/Yorkshire Dales."

    The cottage was clean and cosy for what we needed it for (which was just sleeping as we were meeting up with family in Ravenstonedale) We ate at the Black Swan which is a gastro pub, the food was very good but not cheap. The cottage has everything you would need for a comfortable stay but it is dated. The entrance to the cottages is a tight turn which was made more difficult by people parking outside the opening. Once you get into the entrance it's another tight turn to get into the parking area of the cottage. Which is big enough for 4 cars. There is a small children's play area which we didn't use. The price was ok for the time of year (Christmas)

    Reviewed by SauDec 2017

  • "Great cottage, lovely location, perfect for a small family overlooking a little play area."

    Owned by a lovely couple who own the farm it's on, who we easy to get hold of with any questions or problems and very helpful. Would absolutely return!

    Reviewed by HollyAug 2016

  • "Lovely cottage with fabulous views and walks on the doorstep."

    Easy access to the lakes and the M6 making it an excellent base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2016

  • "A great place to stay with good walks from the doorstep."

    Perfect for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by John GSep 2015

  • "Lovely rural Cottage with upside down accommodation to appreciate the excellent views of the surrounding area."

    Ideal for our dogs with fields and walks straight from the door, so peaceful and quiet. Will highly recommend this property and will definitely be returning again.

    Reviewed by AnitaSep 2015

  • "Hayloft Cottage was perfect in every way."

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2015

  • "Absolutely idyllic, we will be back!"

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2015

  • "Excellent peaceful location ."

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2014

  • "Hayloft Cottage gave us everything we wanted."

    Lovely cottage, gorgeous scenery, fresh air, country smells and the sounds of the lowing and bleating of animals made a welcome change. The cottage itself was warm, clean and very comfortable. I am sure that it won't be long before we return to this idyllic location.

    Reviewed by GordonMar 2014

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location, amazing views and so quiet!"

    The area was lovely. The King's Head pub in Ravonstonedale was amazing, wonderful food, great value for money.

    Reviewed by LyndaAug 2013

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High Lane Farm

Newbiggin-on-Lune 1 mile. In a quiet, rural location just a mile from the Cumbrian village of Newbiggin-on-Lune, in the heart of the Howgills, these three Lake District cottages are located on a family-run farm in tranquil and relaxing surrounds. These delightful Grade II listed Newbiggin-on-Lune cottages have been carefully created from old farm buildings, and each has been comfortably furnished and decorated, retaining character and charm, including original features, oak beams and exposed stonework. Featuring upside down accommodation, the cottages have open plan living areas on the first floor to take advantage of the lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Positioned in spacious grounds, each of these Lake District self-catering cottages has outdoor seating and enjoys shared use of all the lawned and terraced areas, including a fabulous children’s play area. Enjoy a tour around the farm and hear stories about what it's like to be a farmer in the countryside. For those wishing to escape into quiet and solitude, a short walk onto Horton Fell will reward you with stunning views of the Lune Valley. For the strenuous treks, the Howgill Fells offer challenging walking and biking activities whilst paragliding is also available. Trout fishing is available locally at Bessie Beck plus excellent bird watching at Sunbiggin Tarn, whilst for a rainy day Platform 3 Play, a children’s activity centre, provides a great day out for the children. The local pub makes an excellent evening out, with live music and good ales whilst at Ravenstonedale there are two renowned gastropubs. These Lake District cottages offer something for all the family, with water sports, outdoor pursuits, golf courses, peaceful walks and breathtaking views at every turn.

The property

A semi-detached cottage on a working farm, this property offers upside down accommodation with an open plan living area with a Juliet balcony and one comfortable bedroom.

Note: This cottage has an interconnecting door with Ref 17244 to accommodate 8, and is also next to Ref 17243 to accommodate 13 people in total.


  • One ground floor family bedroom with 2 king-size doubles (zip/link, can be 4 singles or 1 double and 2 singles on request)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with door to Juliet balcony.
  • Biomass central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private patio area with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared paddock with children's play area
  • One well behaved dog welcome, Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 2 miles
  • Note: Washing and drying facility available through owner.

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About the location


Kirkby Stephen 6 miles; Sedbergh 12 miles.

The tranquil village of Newbiggin-on-Lune lies at the foot of the Howgill Fells, quietly sitting between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. It is a delightful rural village with a thriving local community and many traditional old dwellings. Hill farming is the principal means of income in the area and an agricultural show is still held once a year on the fells, echoing the markets and shows of days gone by. The local river, the Lune for which the village was named, is very popular for trout fishing. Nearby Ravenstonedale, once described by Wainwright as one of Westmorland’s loveliest villages, boasts three pubs, all serving fine ales and modern cuisine. The area offers many walking and cycling routes, both on and off road, whilst the nearby attractions provide something for everybody. Visit the Settle to Carlisle Railway Line, the magnificent Howgill Fells and the stunning Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. A superb location at any time of the year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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