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Birkett Barn

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1073438)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautifully appointed property set in idyllic scenery."

    The instructions regarding finding the property are spot on, perhaps the use of "what3words" as an alternative would get you literally to the door. The kitchen was spacious with everything you might need. The week we were there was so hot the plumbed in fridge freezer with dispensed ice and cold water was a god send. The bedrooms were all comfortable, each with there own en-suite. Plus 2 additional toilets one up stairs and one down. A large spacious lounge upstairs allowed for family get togethers. The hot tub was the most used piece of equipment, each evening we relaxed in the spa, enjoying the tranquility of the scenery and on our last night watching a beautiful harvest moon rise over the hills. Overall a wonderful holiday providing memories for a lifetime.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2022

  • "This is a lovely and peaceful place."

    The house waa amazing there was nothining needed even down to the little details. The owners were very nice and friendly. The kids lived in the hot tub next time we will have to come with out them to get our chance. I will recommed this place to everyone who wants to go to Cumbria. Waking up to the view waa a joy. Thank you to Malcom and his wife!!

    Reviewed by KerryJul 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Couldn’t fault the place. So spacious and immaculate throughout. Hosts very helpful. A lovely peaceful and scenic spot would highly recommend for those just wanting to get away away from it all.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2022

  • "My friends and I drove up here for my birthday."

    Couldn't have asked for more. Every room was perfect, the kitchen and living room were huge and fit us all very comfortably. The outside was lovely, it's more or less in a farm so there's farm animals dotted around the area with stunning views. Hot tub was a lovely touch. The walking routes were great, and not far to nearby food/pubs.

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 2022

  • "A beautifully converted barn in a stunning setting."

    Spacious, very high spec and everything you could need. Great hot tub (with a view!). Hosts really friendly and helpful and great place for children to roam and enjoy. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2022

  • "Had a fantastic, very relaxing time in this converted barn."

    it is very spacious and furnished to a very high standard with lovely personal touches and the hot tub is an added bonus .Amazing views makes you feel at one with nature , Malcom the owner has thought of everything all the information you need is in a a welcome pack and nothing was too much trouble would highly recommend it and hopefully be back soon .

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2022

  • "We were all very happy with our stay, it was home from home for us."

    We met Malcolm too, he was very pleasant and gave us directions for our walk and a suggestion of a place to eat, We couldn't fault our stay and would be happy to stay here again and will be recommending to family and friends. Our 1 suggestion would be an 11am check out just to give a little more time to get ready and for it to feel more relaxed before leaving. Other than that a 5 star stay for us.

    Reviewed by DonnaMay 2022

  • "Oh where do I start."

    Was totally amazed from the moment we stepped into this amazing place. Everything about it was excellent and couldn’t have asked for more. The owner of the place was amazing also and was always a pleasure too talk with, gave us some lovely insight about the area and even helped us explore! The facilities provided are excellent and the whole house is beautifully presented! It was harder leaving the house because it was so comfy! Would definitely come back! Thank you for allowing us too have a great stay!

    Reviewed by MuhammadMay 2022

  • "Birkett Barn was fantastic and in a wonderful setting, the barn has everything you need and is perfect for 4 couples."

    Malcolm the owner is also very knowledgeable of the local area and great guy to talk to. We will definitely come back for a longer break.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    The owners have thought of everything to make your stay memorable even a hot tub. What more could you ask ? Would have no hesitation in returning or recommending to friends .

    Reviewed by EvelynApr 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning location and beautiful property."

    Everything you need is there and you are only an hour's stroll into Kirkby Stephen (if you feel the need to venture out). Had a great time thank you

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2022

  • "Fantastic property and setting, it was perfect for us."

    The hot tub was also a big hit with the children! My daughter really enjoyed feeding the horses and being near the animals. Thank you!

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time at Birkett Barn celebrating my husband's 60th birthday."

    The house is very comfortable and well-equipped with everything you might need. The views are stunning and the best part was the fabulous hot-tub which we all enjoyed. We will definitely recommend it to others and hope to go again soon.

    Reviewed by BeverleyMar 2022

  • "Amazing place & views Loved it!"

    Will be back! Excellently equipped & to a high standard. Thank You

    Reviewed by DMar 2022

  • "We were a group of friends looking for a relaxing weekend, and this barn had all we needed and more!"

    Very well equipped with all you need, even down to the small touches like the provision of shampoo etc. The kitchen is amazing with loads of space. As is the cosy living room with reclining sofas. The upstairs bedrooms are very spacious with really comfy beds! The downstairs bedrooms are a lot smaller which isn’t an issue, but the comfort of the beds isn’t as good. Special thanks to Malc for picking up our takeaway!! Customer service was brilliant. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by StaceyMar 2022

  • "Amazing weekend."

    The house is incredible, amazing location. Already booked again for November xx

    Reviewed by KendalMar 2022

  • "A fantastic place to stay."

    The barn had everything we needed and was so luxurious having 4 double bedrooms, all with en suite facilities. The area was great for walks, sightseeing and the Settle - Carlisle trains. We would definitely book this accommodation again.

    Reviewed by JoyFeb 2022

  • "Amazing stay in a lovely, quiet location."

    Perfect for a short breakaway! We had everything we needed, thank you.

    Reviewed by AdamFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic property, very clean and finished to a very high standard."

    In a lovely location for long walks in the dales. We were really impressed by the host's attention to detail- the kitchen had everything we needed and more, there were plenty of toilets and showers and the large kitchen, patio areas, and lounge were perfect for 8 guests.

    Reviewed by SelinaJan 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    The barn was immaculate and catered for every need. Really enjoyed our break. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by StevenJan 2022

  • "The barn was superbly presented with everything you could ask for a fantastic stay."

    The hot tub was a massive hit with the family. The views were sensational. The owners were very helpful and friendly. I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by PDec 2021

  • "We had the best of times in this beautiful barn."

    From the friendliest of welcomes to not wanting to leave! It’s perfect in every way. Spotlessly clean. Lots of little extras. Extremely cosy and comfortable. Amazing kitchen. Fabulous hot tub. The views are outstanding and I cannot recommend Birkett Barn highly enough.

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2021

  • "Birkett Barn is an absolute stunner of a property."

    Super clean with a very well stocked kitchen, oodles of room, every mod-con you’d want, beautiful location, and really friendly and helpful owners. I could offer nothing but high praise. Just a perfect holiday home with the wow factor in spades.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2021

  • "We booked a long weekend away to celebrate a birthday."

    The cottage was beautifully decorated with Christmas decorations, which was a surprise to us all. The whole cottage was perfect! Fantastic large kitchen/diner and all the kitchen utensils you'd find at home. None of our party wanted to leave. The surrounding area was so peaceful, especially whilst chilling in the hot tub. There's not a thing we could fault. We would all return in a heatbeat Thank you!!

    Reviewed by LilahDec 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay, brilliant facilities, we loved it."

    Already rebooked for next year. Thank you for a great holiday

    Reviewed by KieranOct 2021

  • "House is amazing and all of the staff were really welcoming"

    Reviewed by EmmelineOct 2021

  • "The house has everything a family could need and is very comfortable."

    So much to do locally and we loved being able to do some walks straight from the cottage. The hot tub was lovely once the kids were in bed! The host Malcolm was very helpful with anything we needed and gave good recommendations on where to eat. Thanks again for having us

    Reviewed by LucyOct 2021

  • "Lovely place and beautiful scenery."

    The owner was very friendly and was always ready to help. Good place and wouldn’t mind going back again.

    Reviewed by ShashikantSep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time at Birkett Farm!"

    ! The house is absolutely stunning! The kitchen and living room are beautiful. We didn’t want to leave : ) The Hot Tub stole the show for us… we had such a great time in it with beautiful Cumbrian scenery during the day and an amazing star filled sky at night. The owner Malc was a really nice guy and it was a pleasure to meet him and his family. We would 100% book again!!

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "Couldn't fault the facilities, or experience top marks all round."

    Reviewed by GillySep 2021

  • "A very well equipped spacious property."

    Beautiful countryside with walks straight from the front door. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by RobAug 2021

  • "Birkett Barn is the perfect holiday destination for a family."

    It's push back comfortable sofas and plush carpets were enjoyed by all. With plenty of good movies available on 2 large screens and a state of the art kitchen we didn't want to leave. The hot tub was a nice bonus as well as the friendly host family and all the farm animals. A thoroughly enjoyable stay that we look forward to repeating.

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was of a very high standard."

    It was clear that a lot of thought had gone into the layout of the property. The area itself is very calming with some great walks.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "Great base for a family holiday, remote and quiet yet easily accessible to most Lake District attractions, the accommodation itself was clean, modern with a high standard of finishing yet felt homely and rural."

    We had a lovely family holiday and would recommend this location.

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2021

  • "Had a lovely break at Birkett barn,very clean and comfortable,big and spacious,made to feel very welcome."

    Couldn’t fault it at all.amazing views all around.hot tub very clean and lovely to relax in.we were a family of 6 and everyone of us loved it.would highly recommend it and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Ground-floor underfloor heating
  • Gas range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, Sky TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Electric vehicle charging point
  • Garden with two patio areas and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 2.8 miles
  • Please note: No stag/hen or similar.

The property

Kirkby Stephen 3 miles.

Birkett Barn is a delightfully modern barn conversion set in the rolling countryside of Wharton, near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to eight guests, Birkett Barn is a homely yet contemporary setting for a family or group of friends to explore the glorious countryside and surrounding towns.

Arriving at the property via a single track road, you will find convenient off-parking for three cars as you unload your bags and step into the lobby area, where you can remove your shoes and start to relax.

The designated chef of the group will be enamoured with the well-equipped modern kitchen; there are sure to be some excellent home-cooked meals enjoyed in this room, where you can opt to dine at the breakfast bar or dining table to toast to the wonderful adventures you are going to have.

Travel up to the first floor where a spacious sitting room awaits; here you can curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine and enjoy flicking through your favourite channels in the glow of the electric coal-effect fireplace.

When sleep is calling, discover four bedrooms, comprising two ground-floor doubles with en-suite shower rooms, perfect for freshening up before the day ahead in privacy, plus an additional two double bedrooms upstairs, one with en-suite shower room and the other with an en-suite bathroom, ideal for a long, hot soak whilst reading your favourite book.

Spend time in the patio garden, relaxing with a glass of wine, before ending the evening under the stars in the hot tub, indulging in the bliss of your getaway.

Birkett Barn sits in the famously picturesque Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park in North England which spreads over Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire.

Renowned for its lakes, mountains, forests, river valleys, cave systems, heather moorlands and vast farming landscape.

Birkett Barn is part of a working farm that the Metcalfe family have successfully owned for over a century.

Formally a milking parlour and hayloft, Birkett Barn has been recently renovated to a high specification, whilst retaining character and original features.

The location of the property is perfectly situated, overlooking the Mallerstang Valley and River Eden, offering peace and tranquillity, yet within an hour’s drive to popular tourist attractions.

The small market town of Kirkby Stephen is only 10 minutes drive away, and the railway station, which is part of the famous Settle-Carlisle route.

Apart from its sublime beauty and panoramic views, this picturesque paradise abounds in numerous nature trails ideal for walking and activities such as horse riding and cycling.

Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Eden Valley, at the foot of Howgill Fells, is the traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen, ideally located between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

Venture into the heart of the town and pop into the local shops where you can pick up a souvenir, or treat the family to fresh, local cuisine at one of the many restaurants and pubs.

Grab your walking boots and visit the Kirkby Stephen Poetry Path, a celebration of Eden Valley’s landscape and the links between farming, landscape and the wildlife.

For any walkers or cyclists, Eden Valley is the perfect setting for some fantastic walks with incomparable countryside views, including the famous Coast-to-Coast walk which passes through the town.

Unleash your inner historian and take a trip to the 12th century ruins of Pendragon Castle, situated alongside the River Eden, it is bathed in history and beautiful scenery.

If you can tear yourself away, the small town of Sedbergh is just a short drive away and offers its visitors a complete escape from everyday life.

Explore the many historical buildings dotted around the town including the oldest building in Sedbergh, St Andrew’s Church or visit the Grade I listed building of Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House.

Visit Sedbergh and Howgill fells in the evening to enjoy the beautiful clear night sky and stars as there is little light pollution in the town, just don’t forget to bring your star map to make a note of which ones you manage to spot!

For your next adventure to Cumbria, choose Birkett Barn for a truly unforgettable experience.

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About the location


Appleby-in-Westmorland 12 miles; Sedbergh 13 miles; Barnard Castle 21 miles; Penrith 22 miles; Reeth 22 miles; Kendal 23 miles; Middleton-in-Teesdale 27 miles; Ullswater Lake 35 miles..

The old market town of Kirkby Stephen lies at the foot of the Howgill Fells in the upper Eden Valley, between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The traditional market town hosts a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs for every taste and budget. A delightful rural town with a thriving local community and many traditional old dwellings, Kirkby Stephen boasts cobbled old yards, quaint corners and a pretty picnic area where “Frank’s Bridge” crosses the River Eden, while just a mile from the town, the old railway station connects to the magnificent Settle-Carlisle Railway line, a must-do travel experience for everyone. Enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes nearby, particularly the route of the old Darlington to Tebay train line over two magnificent viaducts, and visit the gothic gorge where the River Eden flows through wooded Stenkrith park. Explore the wonderful Howgill Fells or visit the majestic Pendragon Castle and Brough Castle. A superb location with the whole of the mystical Lake District National Park and the stunning Yorkshire Dales at your fingertips.

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Please note: No stag/hen or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas