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Old Byre Cottage

(Ref. 17244)

Newbiggin-on-Lune, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • friendly (10)
  • lovely (7)
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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Was an extremely clean house."

    Comfortable beds!!! can tell the house is well looked after! Gorgeous views and we had a fantastic break. Would really recommend this house.

    Reviewed by ClaireNov 2023

  • "A cosy ,comfortable stay in a lovely quiet location."

    With very friendly owners Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2023

  • "If you want peace and quiet for a location, this is for you."

    If you want good Wi-Fi connection speeds and need to make regular phone calls - you may struggle here. Wi-Fi is shared with neighbouring properties and there is not a router in the property. I also worried that we were loud at times and the neighbouring properties could hear us (we could hear them due to the adjoining door to access next door). My son is 6”3 and was too long to fit in the bunk beds which he was also worried about climbing into as they were not very stable (ideal for smaller children). We had to put mattress on floor and my son slept on that - luckily he does not complain much otherwise we could have had a sleeping arrangement problem. There is a camp/caravan site also in the grounds and my dog loved meeting new 4 legged friends on their field. The owners were nice, friendly and helpful. They offered to do our washing - we stayed for a week (first one free, next one £2.50 which is reasonable on cost but you need to comfortable with them handling your smalls

    Reviewed by ScottAug 2022

  • "We had a great stay at the Old Byre."

    The cottage is perfect for 4, very cosy, the only negative point being that the fridge is really small for a family with 2 teenagers... One of the mattresses of the king size bed was a bit too soft. Mr and Mrs Boustead were very friendly and helpful The countryside is wonderful, plenty of opportunities to walk, either in the Yorkshire Dales or in the Lake District (1 hour drive). We'd love to come back!!

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2022

  • "I would highly recommend this property!"

    We stayed with our two kids at this property last weekend and the place was brilliant! It was extremely clean and tidy and just right for a family with kids. The farm was really nice too with beautiful nature for morning/evening walks. Peace and quite, yet not far from other local villages/towns.

    Reviewed by SaiJun 2022

  • "Our second stay here, but it wont be our last!"

    This is a excellent cottage in a lovely location with friendly and helpful owners. The living room is on the first floor and has views in three directions, with a small terrace that catches the late afternoon and evening sun - just perfect! There's also scope to catch the morning sun on the other side of the cottage. There's lots to see and do locally, especially if you're a walker or runner with several good routes from the cottage itself. The coast to coast long distance walk is less than a mile from the cottage. The hot spots of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks are easily accessible by car, but smaller places including Sedbergh (England's book town) and Kirkby Stephen are well worth exploring and there's good walks in those areas too. Try and find time to visit Orton with its handmade chocolate shop, cafe and farmers market.

    Reviewed by JoyceMay 2022

  • "There is no local shop, it’s 5 miles away in Kirby Stephen."

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2021

  • "A great cottage to stay - the best we have used for several years."

    The double bed was very comfortable and we both slept excellently every night. The first floor is an open plan kitchen / dining and living room which is very spacious. However the 'icing on the cake' is the first floor veranda which catches the sun from mid afternoon onwards and is a great place to chill and have evening meals. There's also an area you can sit and catch the morning sun. Ample off road car parking The owners are very friendly and helpful. There's a range of walking and running routes directly from the cottage

    Reviewed by JoyceJul 2021

  • "Beautiful area with lots of wildlife on the doorstop as well as great walking."

    Kirkby Stephen not very far away which is a fascinating place to walk around with great dog friendly cafes etc.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage fantastic location"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "A spacious and warm cottage"

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Cozy cottage with friendly hosts."

    Tranquil area with Kirkby Stephen just up the road for shopping. lots of lovely walks - for all grades of walkers!. Cottage was super-clean, and ideal for a chilled out weekend

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "We had a short break over Christmas, so expect whatever the weather happens to bring you?"

    The Cottage is a beautiful up-side-down layout on a working farm and Mike and Dianne are the perfect hosts. For a tranquil relaxing stay to recharge the batteries this is the place. Not far from the Lake District and all within a short journey from here. We went to Ambleside, Keswick and Kendal in the Lakes and visited a friend near Bradford whilst we stayed here and none of it felt too far. We plan to revisit in the drier weather to explore the Yorkshire Moors more in the future. Ta muchly.

    Reviewed by GeorgeDec 2019

  • "Owners of the cottage were very nice."

    . friendly and nothing too much trouble, in fact very laid back

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "We stayed at the cottage for three nights, three adults and our well behaved dog, everything was as we had hoped."

    Plenty of hot water. Comfortable beds. Enough equipment, although we went out for meals. Father was working, there for you if needed. Shops , restaurants etc were about ten minutes in the car. Well positioned for both the Lakes and North Yorkshire, very quiet and peaceful. Would book again,

    Reviewed by IanSep 2019

  • "We want to go above and beyond to recommend these people so highly."

    They made us feel at home - showed the children round the animals, allowed them to feed baby sheep etc which they loved. The cottage was in a lovely location and so nice, clean etc with everything you could need for your stay. I also had a problem with my car on the last day and the owner (Diane) went out of her own way completely to help me - a genuine life saver to say the least! All in, we cannot recommend these people highly enough and have already been in touch about returning in the summer - one of the best holidays away in this country we have had!

    Reviewed by DanielApr 2019

  • "Very good location, peaceful and plenty of place to walk nice pub 5mins in a ..."

    Very good location, peaceful and plenty of place to walk nice pub 5mins in a car nothing near to for shopping very quietl great break for us

    Reviewed by RonAug 2018

  • "The farm is magnificently situated on top of the fells where it feels you are on top of the world."

    Wonderful weather added extra pleasure to an unforgettable break. We are already missing the lovely pigs. Our only regret is that we were unable to take up Mike's offer of an extra night.

    Reviewed by HilaryJul 2018

  • "Friendly helpful owner."

    nice cosy warm cottage

    Reviewed by HarryOct 2017

  • "Warm cosy cottage which was clean and welcoming."

    Children loved having the living room and kitchen upstairs so they could get better views across the farm during the day. A lovely stay had over the new year.

    Reviewed by DanielDec 2016

  • "Cosy comfortable and very warm cottage in good quiet location for visiting surrounding attractions."

    Very friendly hosts,but always available if required, we were made very welcome.

    Reviewed by LorraineNov 2016

  • "Very lovey cosy cottage,the children loved the games they are a good idea."

    The views were amazing.the cottage and the area just made us feel relaxed.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2016

  • "It mentions being a farmer for a day."

    ..this is no longer available and needs updating....

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2016

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x adult bunks
  • 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 raised terrace.
  • 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 raised patio area accessed via 1st floor living area with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared paddock with children's play area
  • One well behaved dog welcome, additional dogs £15/dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 2 miles
  • Note: Washing and drying facility available through owner.

The property

A delightful two-bedroom barn conversion with flexible sleeping arrangements for four guests.

Featured in the Daily Mirror's Top 20 Farm Visits, the property offers a first floor open plan living room with delightful contemporary styling and a patio door to a raised terrace area, ideal for sitting out with a glass of wine.

Note: This cottage has an interconnecting door with Ref 17245 to accommodate 8, and is also next to Ref 17243 to accommodate 13 people in total.

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.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas