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Birkett Barn

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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72 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place."

    Really beautiful. Only regret is that we couldn't stay for longer.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and thanks for the great feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Feb 2024

  • "Pros: Beautiful house Lovely location and views…specially from hot tub House was clean and really nice."

    Lots of kitchen crockery and tools available, had everything we needed. Cons: The beds were really uncomfortable. No one slept the whole 4 nights. The hot tub was really dirty…unfortunately wasn't clean It was tough having living room upstairs and kitchen downstairs

    Thank you for the positive comments, regarding the beds, the mattresses are under 2 years old and in good condition, however we can't accommodate for individual sleeping preferences! The hot tub was freshly filled and filter changed before your arrival, and once during your stay, during cleaning the filters were found to be blocked with tissue paper and other debris, so was unable to filter the water properly !!!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jasmit4.4Feb 2024

  • "We have had an excellent weekend at Birkett Barn!"

    A fabulous house with excellent facilities! The hot tub is large and the house is well equipped for all you will need. A massive thank you to Malcolm for rescuing us two at a time in his tractor when Storm Isha floods blocked the road to the barn! Amazing house & friendly host - we can’t wait to return!

    Thank you for your great feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, think you were unlucky with the weather, but hopefully if you return, it might be kinder! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Jan 2024

  • "What an amazing time!"

    We do a yearly meet up with friends in December and hire a lodge just to eat rubbish and sit in a hot tub and this one by far has been the best one. The dedication to the Christmas details was lovely. They provided everything you needed from towles to even make up wipes to gravy boats. The beds were so comfy and well presented. Malcom was lovely. The lovely cats that came and saw us every day were lovely. The other farmer who we accidentally ended up at was very helpful with giving us directions. I know a few people have said the location is hard to find but malcom has the what 3 words location. If you follow that you cant get lost. We will definitely be back in the future.

    Thanks for your amazing feed back, it's very much appreciated, and glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Xara5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic property, exceeded our expectations."

    Thanks for your fantastic feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Beautiful property, and very comfortable. Very well equipped, so nice to have plenty of crockery, cutlery, mugs, glasses, just perfect. The hot tub was very welcome, and so much fun sitting in it while the snow was falling. Thanks for our wine and biscuits.

    Glad you enjoyed your time with us, Thanks for the great feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2023

  • "It’s a beautiful cottage , well maintained , only negative points the post ..."

    It’s a beautiful cottage , well maintained , only negative points the post code stops you at the wrong destination and we needed to knock on doors to find out were our cottage was , maybe a little sign advising a further couple miles down the road, or info put on the site , also the two telephone numbers supplied to get instructions were not getting answered, hot tub was lovely , clean and warm , we all came home fully relaxed thank you

    Lovely to meet you, Thanks for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Nov 2023

  • "Super clean properly which is the most important aspect for me."

    Great space for socializing and fabulous location

    Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and thanks for your fantastic feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property is finished to a very high standard is very comfortable and had everything you we needed."

    Only one minor issue and that was the tv in the kitchen area which we were not able to get any channels on . Also for future visitors , the directions given are rather sketchy . As you pass down the lane on which the barn is situated you drive through a short tunnel which if mentioned on the directions would confirm that you are in the right road.

    Thank you for your great feedback, we will definitely be reviewing directions. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is the perfect holiday accomodation."

    The barn is spotless, comfortable, tastefully furnished and with the most amazing views. The host is very friendly and even got his sheep dogs to give us a small demonstration of their skills. We all said we will definitely come back here.

    Thank you for your time to give us some fantastic feed back, it's greatly appreciated, glad you enjoyed your stay with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Oct 2023

  • "High standards, clean and great facilities as well as a superb location."

    Thanks for your great feed back, very much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic large and comfortable home with amazing scenery."

    Furnished and designed to a very high spec. Kitchen was ginormous and very well equipped. Excellent living room, all bedrooms en suite and great size. Hot tub large and very well located with a beautiful view. Excellent location and near wonderful walks and Kirkby Stephen. Only thing I'd ask is that the owners put the house on Google maps. Thank you!

    Thank you for your fantastic feed back, it's very much appreciated, glad you had a good stay with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sebastian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Too much to mention barking dogs kept caged in barn 50ft from bedroom window no let up all day and night a further 3 dogs roaming round constantly barking ."

    Baby gate did not fit owner left towel on top to try and fold down side to stop it and child from falling downstairs . No storage space ie wardrobes in 3 of the bedrooms bedroom downstairs had beetles in so son and partner could not leave anything on the floor . Hot tub unusable if raining cheap gazebo £100 would have solved this. No outside space or privacy only saw owner who lives next door when we were leaving and finally asked if everything was alright !!! I have all relevant photos and video evidence to show all concerns but doubt if these will be answered as I have been on the internet and looked at all the unhappy customers that you already have. Will definitely do my homework next time.

    Reviewed by Carol2.5Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Birkett Barn, it has everything you need for a relaxing holiday and we would definitely recommend it."

    The property is situated in a peaceful location with stunning views.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "We All had a great stay, the house met and exceeded our expectations very clean very well presented nice little touches like a complimentary Bottle of wine."

    Set in a quiet spot in the hillside with stunning views, could not ask for more. Thank You

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2023

  • "Me and my friends thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away here, the house was perfect, well equipped and very clean."

    We Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Ellis5.0Jun 2023

  • "Myself and 5 friends recently stayed, the was location was absolutely beautiful, and barn was fantastic, very comfortable and had everything you could possibly need."

    The hot tub was a wonderful bonus to. We all wanted to mention the farmyard animals who greeted us throughout the day, so lovely to see and hear. Thank you to the owners for a wonderful barn. Christine.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful location and property !"

    Couldn’t of asked for better , thank you x

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "The barn was very well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    The views are stunning, the hosts were very friendly and helpful. We will recommend Birkett Barn to family and friends. Lynne.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2023

  • "Birkett Barn is without doubt the best property my friends and I have stayed in (and we’ve stayed in a lot)."

    The whole barn is built to a very high spec, it’s comfortable, very very spacious, every bedroom has its own en-suite and the kitchen is amazing, extremely well stocked with every utensil you can imagine. The barn is extremely clean and comfortable and, as we are a group of mature women, for once we had the appropriate space needed for 8 people. We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Myself and seven friends visited recently for a girls get-together at the end of February 2023."

    We went with the intention of having a ‘pjs, food, drink, games, chatter and plenty of laughs’ type of weekend, and we had a fabulous time. The barn is extremely well kitted out, and very spacious. It certainly didn’t disappoint. The hot tub was just lovely, and there are doors to the side of the barn that take you out to it. We loved it so much we booked to go back for next years little adventure while we were there!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great location for a relaxing break with the family."

    It had all the facilities you need for a good time. Hot tub was frequently used by all. Complementary treats were an added bonus. Would highly recommend this property. The men spent a day fishing at Bessy Beck while the girls went shopping. Win win all round.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Feb 2023

  • "Could not fault this property, it was amazing."

    The owners are so friendly and love to stop for a chat. We will definitely return

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic stay,beautiful property with everything that we needed."

    Will definately book to stay again. Hot tub was great Lovely scenery

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jan 2023

  • "WOW just Wow what a amazing property, we stayed for a weekend 7 of us and it was ..."

    WOW just Wow what a amazing property, we stayed for a weekend 7 of us and it was fantastic the owners even left a welcome goodie box which was a lovely and thoughtful touch, the barn/house converted to a brilliant standard, the kitchen is just amazing and well equipped it has everything you could ever need, the hot tub was fantastic with incredible views, en-suite to every bedroom plus 2 additional toilets, equipped to the highest standard and the ambient lighting is stunning, will definitely be booking to come back

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Jan 2023

  • "Great cottage perfect for weekend away with friends"

    Reviewed by Selina5.0Jan 2023

  • "This property was amazing."

    The kitchen was outstanding and very well equipped. Everywhere was very clean and kitted out to a high spec. Lovely large comfortable lounge which was all ideal for our family get together. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jan 2023

  • "There is only one word for this accommodation Fabulous!"

    ! Everything is catered for from under floor heating,an abundance of hot water , high tech equipment, a kitchen to die for,a hot tub to relax in and views outside your door to take your breath away . Will we be back most definitely.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Dec 2022

  • "A very comfortable house set in a remote location with wonderful views of the surrounding spectacular countryside, It was very new and extremely well equipped and when we arrived it was in pristine clean condition."

    It has a huge kitchen/dining room and a very spacious ,warm lounge on the upper floor. The surrounding countryside is great for hiking, and the hot tub great for relaxing after a hike, or for star gazing after dark. Overall….superb!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable property, in a quiet scenic area."

    Owners were generous with little extras and the hot tub was great ! On the whole the holiday was very restful, would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Amazing place to stay, area is beautiful with lots to see."

    Reviewed by Freda5.0Oct 2022

  • "This property looks good online but when you get there it exceeds expectations and has a WOW factor."

    Great facilities set in beautiful countryside Hosts very fruit not overbearing. Would recommend for a fantastic relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2022

  • "A perfect rural getaway for a family!"

    Birkett Barn well and truly exceeded all our expectations. Photos from the website do not do it justice. The most serene setting and surroundings, peaceful rural location but within easy reach from the main roads. The house is really just stunning. Modern, spotlessly clean and still cosy. The huge kitchen was our favourite space decked out with everything you needed and more! Hot tub was thoroughly enjoyed both in day time with the rolling hills, and at night time with a sky full of stars and the rising moon! Friendly owner, loved being on a working farm, greeted by chickens every morning. Would love to come back, thank you!

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great time, the house is amazing, very spacious and clean."

    The kitchen was brilliant, really well equipped. The hotttub is a great addition, it's very relaxing looking out to the country side. The owners were lovely and really friendly. Definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wow what a place."

    Exceeded our expectations in every way. Beautiful scenery, clean, equipped with everything you need, and even things you didn't know you needed! Owner friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend to anyone. Pictures really don't do the place justice! Will 100% be bak....if just for the hot tub!

    Reviewed by Kimberly5.0Aug 2022

  • "Birkett barn is the perfect place to stay to get away from it all."

    Beautiful barn and stunning scenery. There is a lovely walk right from the front door. A perfect getaway and we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful place, very well equipped."

    Gorgeous views of the Eden Valley. They owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2022

  • "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 Anthony5.0Aug 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 Kerry5.0Jul 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 Karen5.0Jul 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 Jonathan5.0Jul 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 Wendy5.0Jun 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 Sandra5.0Jun 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 Donna5.0May 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 Muhammad5.0May 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 Mark5.0Apr 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 Evelyn5.0Apr 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 Kevin5.0Apr 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 Rachel5.0Apr 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 Beverley5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing place & views Loved it!"

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

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 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 Stacey5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing weekend."

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

    Reviewed by Kendal5.0Mar 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 Joy5.0Feb 2022

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

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

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Feb 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 Selina5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

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

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Jan 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 P5.0Dec 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 Linda5.0Dec 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 Sarah5.0Dec 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 Lilah5.0Dec 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Oct 2021

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

    Reviewed by Emmeline5.0Oct 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 Lucy5.0Oct 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 Shashikant5.0Sep 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 Paul5.0Sep 2021

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

    Reviewed by Gilly5.0Sep 2021

  • "A very well equipped spacious property."

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

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Aug 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 Laura5.0Aug 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 Chris5.0Jul 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 Steve5.0Jul 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 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 Nicola5.0Jul 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 (Please bring your own towels to use with the 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