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Old Cow Byre

Morland near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 988483)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage was ideal for us."

    Well equipped, very clean, comfortable, well situated and in such a lovely peaceful area. We had a lovely relaxing week. Being regular walkers it was great to be able to leave the car and go out for a day’s walk with a number of different routes to choose from. The patio / garden area is delightful.

    Reviewed by PaulineApr 2022

  • "This cottage is by far the best we've been to"

    Reviewed by AlexApr 2022

  • "Our stay at Old Cow Byre was everything we could have wanted and more."

    Maureen the host was friendly and welcoming, but equally gave us the space we needed to unwind and relax! The cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy, and surrounded by picturesque scenery. The perfect spot for a quiet weekend away! We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by HeatherFeb 2022

  • "Stunning place ."

    The host were brilliant and very helpful. Clean cottage and very cosy . Will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by MuhammedDec 2021

  • "Perfect home away from home."

    Very warm and relaxing. Comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen, a cosy living room, a spacious laundry room and a bathroom, great views and a lovely garden. So many little details that make this cottage stand out. My little daughter fell in love with the hens and Maureen was so kind as to show how to feed them. There are so many places to visit and you won't get bored no matter how long you stay.

    Reviewed by IrinaOct 2021

  • "Lovely quiet location."

    Great owners. Superb renovation.

    Reviewed by NigelOct 2021

  • "The location and high standard of facilities in the cottage"

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "We had a marvellous holiday in the Old Cow Byre."

    It is a very well equipped cottage with everything one could possibly need for a relaxing holiday. Maureen & Andrew are friendly, thoughtful owners who made us very welcome.Tranquil, peaceful rural location with just the birds, cattle, chickens and sheep for company, totally relaxing spot to unwind. We have only compliments to say, we will certainly be returning again to further explore the Lakes & Dales. Thank you. Five stars all the way, brilliant! Paul & Suzie, Mayfield, East Sussex

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "The property was spotless on arrival with a lovely welcome hamper."

    The hosts Maureen and Andrew were very welcoming and approachable, really nice people.

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2021

  • "Amazing property, clean and comfortable with everything we could possibly need for our stay."

    Maureen and Andrew were so welcoming and helpful, it really is the best place we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by ErinJul 2021

  • "The Old Cow Byre was perfect in every way."

    It had everything you would want in a home from home. The cottage was not only well equipped but exceptionally clean and a credit to its owners.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2021

  • "What a beautifully converted barn!"

    Andrew and Maureen had ensured that everything guests might need was provided and was maintained to a very high standard. Living close by, they were on hand should we have needed advice on the local area etc. We enjoyed a wonderful week and hope to return again to explore more of this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by AngieJun 2021

  • "Fantastic country retreat with friendly hosts."

    Stunning views and spacious clean accommodation. Couldn’t fault the weekend break . Definitely go back .

    Reviewed by DaneApr 2021

  • "Had a lovely break at the Old Cow Byre, great base for exploring the The Lakes and surrounding areas."

    The cottage itself is stunning, beautifully furnished and well stocked for a self catering property. There is a small garden which overlooks the surrounding farmers fields, perfect for an evening drink whilst the children can play. The owners are friendly and welcoming, on hand should you need anything. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and we look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2021

  • "The Old Cow Byre is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in, it's in a beautiful location, it was immaculate, comfortable and very well equipped."

    The owners are really lovely and always on hand if you need anything, the welcome basket was a lovely surprise and very gratefully received. All in all we had a wonderful time and will hopefully be back again soon.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "A stunningly beautiful, wonderfully well equipped spacious but cosy cottage in a pretty area."

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2020

  • "The cottage is fabulous."

    very well appointed with everything you could possible need in a home away from home. From the welcome pack to the cleanliness of the cottage, everything was impeccable. Set in beautiful surroundings and a great base to explore The Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lee-annSep 2020

  • "Perfect cottage set in a beautiful location."

    The hosts, Maureen and Andrew, were very welcoming and informative about the surrounding area. We appreciated the Welcome Basket of goodies on arrival. The cottage was immaculate. It is clear that a lot of care and attention has been given to the design of the property - both inside and outside - for maximum benefit of guests. All the features are to a very high standard. Recommend a visit to The Old Cow Byre to really appreciate what is on offer. Gill. September 2020

    Reviewed by GillSep 2020

  • "The best cottage we have stayed in."

    The owners Andrew and Maureen were very friendly and welcoming. The Old Cow Byre was situated in a lovely village with a stream running through the village. Everything you could need in the cottage with good Internet and television reception. Couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "A delightful detached barn conversion situated in the picturesque village of Morland."

    The property is beautifully presented and spotlessly clean and everything we could possibly need to make our stay comfortable was provided by the hosts Maureen and Andrew who live nearby. There is a lovely walled garden with patio and lawn which is private and can be enjoyed by the guests and there are many lovely walks straight from the door. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and although Morland is only a small village it is perfectly situated for days out without having to travel too far. We are very keen walkers and love taking photos so it was a perfect base for us and we enjoyed the beautiful scenery and walks in Morland and from the nearby villages. Sadly the village shop and the Pub closed recently as a result of Covid 19 but the Mill Café is open a few days a week and serves excellent food. For shopping Penrith, Appleby and Shap are only a short drive and most of the little villages have a local pub serving food if needed. On arrival we were greeted by Maureen and there was a lovely welcome basket of goodies which we enjoyed, throughout our stay Maureen and Andrew were always around for a chat and are very knowledgeable about the area, they made us very welcome and we hope to return next year as we enjoyed our holiday so much despite the ever changing weather.

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2020

  • "This was the first time we had stayed at the 'Old Cow Byre' and what real treat ..."

    This was the first time we had stayed at the 'Old Cow Byre' and what real treat it was, we couldn't have asked for anything more it was spotlessly clean and very comfortable it is in a lovely quiet village ideally situated to explore the lakes and surrounding areas

    Reviewed by CarlAug 2020

  • "Maureen and Andrew have put a lot of effort into making OCB the lovely place to stay that it is."

    Nice people.... we will stay longer next time

    Reviewed by TimJul 2020

  • "An absolutely lovely cottage in a very peaceful location."

    The garden was ideal for our 4 year old grand daughter to play in without worrying about her. The owners Andrew and Maureen were very friendly and helpful and took time out to welcome us on arrival. The welcome gifts were gratefully received too. Our grand daughter especially enjoyed feeding the hens. We all enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2020

  • "Stunning location, property was very clean and exactly like the pictures."

    Maureen and Andrew where very welcoming and the welcome pack was A lovely touch. Perfect for children our three loved it. would definitely recommend and use a again.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2020

  • "Fantastic converted barn in a lovely, quiet area."

    The property was very clean and comfortable. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. There was a welcome pack and card on arrival which was totally unexpected. Maureen and Andrew were very friendly and welcoming. Will definately visit again. Just a pity that the village pub and shop were permanently closed so had to travel to get any shopping or to a pub for a meal.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2020

  • "Apart from a couple of hiccups through storm "Ciara" we had a pleasant holiday, ..."

    Apart from a couple of hiccups through storm "Ciara" we had a pleasant holiday, also thanks to the owners Maureen and Andrew, who helped during those little hiccups, our second visit, and won't be our last

    Reviewed by MFeb 2020

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Great setting. Very peaceful. Very nice, friendly hosts. Welcome basket. Well situated for both the Dales and the lakes. It had the lot for us.

    Reviewed by AlanJan 2020

  • "Relaxing, quiet week, the beds are really comfortable, enjoyed our week, and will be booking the old cow byre again."

    Reviewed by MonicaDec 2019

  • "A perfect home from home."

    A delightful setting in a very beautiful and peaceful area. The barn was comfortable, warm and cosy with everything provided. The welcome basket included a bottle of wine, and fresh milk and eggs were in the fridge. Good sized rooms and all of the barn was fully accessible. Thank you Maureen!

    Reviewed by EileenDec 2019

  • "The owners of the property was very welcoming, when we arrived there was a bottle of wine, eggs, some very nice plum jam and milk in the fridge."

    The cottage was very clean and well presented, we would recommend this property for your holiday.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in a quiet spot on the edge of a lovely village."

    Never stayed anywhere so spotless! The Old Cow Byre has literally everything you need. Maureen and Andrew were superb hosts, and have thought of some really lovely welcoming touches. And the freshly laid eggs are gorgeous... so much so we had to bring a dozen home! Would certainly recommend this place, and as regular visitors to this part of the world over the last 10 years we will certainly be looking to stay at The Old Cow Byre again!

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2019

  • "Wonderful hosts."

    Beautiful barn. Would highly recommend. Great location.

    Reviewed by DeanAug 2019

  • "Amazing cottage, plenty of room and very comfortable for a family of four."

    Great base for exploring the area, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by IngridAug 2019

  • "This is an amazing cottage with excellent facilities and really clean."

    The owners are extremely helpful and friendly and the location of the cottage is ideal for exploring the Lakes and the Dales.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "The cottage, a converted cow byre, was of the highest standard."

    Maureen and Andrew, the owners, had made sure that the finish was extremely high end. We have stayed in many cottages in the Lake District ,but this was undoubtedly the best. The welcome package was an excellent touch of class. The surrounding area was quiet and friendly. From the first sight of the cottage to our last, we felt at home . We cannot thank our hosts enough for their friendliness and helpfulness. We highly recommend The Old Cow Byre.

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2019

  • "We received a warm welcome from Maureen and Andrew at The Old Cow Byre and had a really enjoyable few day's stay with friends."

    The cottage was perfect in every way and had everything we needed to feel at home. The garden was in pristine condition and the cottage is ideal for a peaceful few days break.

    Reviewed by MarleneJun 2019

  • "The Old Cow Byre is a very attractive cottage, set in the most amazingly beautiful village."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, and very well equipped, the beds and chairs were extremely comfortable. Sitting in the garden with a glass of wine with the most marvellous views was a pure delight. Thank you Maureen & Andrew it was a pleasure to meet you both. WE WILL BE BACK! P.S The food at the Mill Yard Cafe in the village Amazing.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2019

  • "This was our second visit having previously stayed for a week last September."

    The barn is immaculate and situated in an area which is peaceful but within easy reach of many fabulous locations. Once again Maureen and Andrew made us feel so welcome and that is why we stayed for two weeks this time and are already booking our next fortnight! Brilliant

    Reviewed by PamelaMay 2019

  • "This accommodation was just fantastic."

    Clean tidy and nice touches. Everything needed was provided and everything in the house was of a high standard. The setting is beautiful and the owners are extremely helpful and approachable. We will definitely return and would 100% recommend this house to others.

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2019

  • "Great location in charming village with a rural environment, very quiet which was perfect."

    Hosts are lovely people, couldn't have been better and not intrusive. Loved the fact that no pets allowed, we are animal lovers but not where we want to stay! Loved the fully accessible nature of the cottage including all groundfloor, walk in shower. Cottage furniture was of a high standard, not the usual second hand castoffs or cheap furniture that you can't be comfortable on. Beds were comfortable, overall a relaxing holiday environment with everything in a cottage you would wish for.

    Reviewed by LynetteApr 2019

  • "The atmosphere and surroundings were sublime."

    Our hosts were exemplary, they went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable.

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2019

  • "This cottage is simply delightful."

    We have just returned from a lovely family Easter weekend and highly recommended this cottage and its location. The owners are extremely friendly and approachable and our two daughters were thrilled with the chocolate Easter bunnies waiting for them on arrival. The cottage is spotlessly clean and furnished to a very high quality with a lovely spacious garden and beautiful views. We plan to return! Thank you.

    Reviewed by AlexApr 2019

  • "Every thing was in very good order I would rate it 9/10 ..."

    Every thing was in very good order I would rate it 9/10 There is no dish washer We dont use washing machines on holiday

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2019

  • "A warm and comfortable cottage, well equipped, even providing toiletries for anyone who might have forgotten to bring their own."

    Situated on a quiet country lane on the outskirts of the village. Paved parking area. Five minute walk to village shop, cafe, and pub. A good central location for exploring not just the Lakes, but also the north Pennines and Teesdale.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage in a scenic and peaceful location."

    Maureen and Andrew were very welcoming and Maureen’s attention to detail made the cottage very homely. She had thought of everything we would need for our stay. The Christmas decorations in the cottage and the welcome gifts were also lovely touches. We hope we can return to the Old Cow Byre.

    Reviewed by LorraineDec 2018

  • "Had a fabulous few days at Old Com Byre over Christmas."

    The hosts Maureen and Andrew were incredibly friendly, and left us a lovely welcome pack on arrival. Communication was excellent, and the Byre was decorated beautifully for Christmas, including a real christmas tree. Attention to detail was excellent, there were even chocolates on the tree for all of us. Everything is provided in the Byre, it's spotlessly clean, it's modern, but manages to be cosy at the same time, it's location is perfect, at the edge of Morland Village. The view of the beck at the bottom of the garden is lovely, and there are so many opportunities for walking in the area. There's a lovely pub in the village, about 5 minutes walk away, as well as a cafe. Penrith is a 20 minute drive away, Carlisle about 40 minutes. It's incredibly quiet, and there is no street lighting, which was brilliant for star gazing. There are chickens which provide eggs you can purchase. There's a lovely garden, and excellent wi-fi. We loved our stay, will most definitely book the Byre again

    Reviewed by CherylDec 2018

  • "Myself, husband and children age 2 and 9, have loved staying here."

    The property is done to a very high standard, modern and homely. Well equipped just like home from home. It is warm and cosy, and just perfect for a family of 4. The garden is private and the children can run around without the worry of getting out the garden. Andrew and Maureen are wonderful hosts and let my children feed the chickens which are just across the way. Morland is self is a beautiful village and has a shop, cafe and pub. We can not wait to return here hopefully very soon.

    Reviewed by GemmaOct 2018

  • "Exceptional cottage in every way, furnishings of a high standard, beds really comfortable and the garden is perfect for sitting out with lovely views over the countryside and river that runs past."

    Maureen & Andrew were the perfect hosts available when we needed any information, the welcome pack was great including home made jam & cakes and eggs from their own chickens. The Mill Yard café was a 5 minute walk away and the food on offer was delicious, well worth a visit or two. Only slight issue was poor mobile phone signal in the cottage but as there is Wifi you should be able to phone out using broadband. Having rented many cottages over the years the Old Cow Byre will definitely be one we will return to in the summer.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2018

  • "Fabulous property, superbly equipped to a high standard."

    Access was brilliant and outside area was lovely with easy parking. So quiet and peaceful we were reluctant to leave! Location of property is perfect for visiting The Dales, Lakes and so much more. Enjoyed it so much we have already booked for next year

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2018

  • "Beautiful location, greeted by very friendly hosts who,left us to enjoy a most comfortable property,but hosts were available for any help or queries when required."

    The property had everything you needed,definitely a home from home,spotlessly clean and we were able to enjoy a very relaxing atmosphere.The cottage was kitted out with all modern appliances and oceans of hot water.Quiet at night and the same in the morning we were reluctant to leave our most comfortable bed.There is a well kept lawned area completely enclosed for wandering children and adequate car parking.We have been using holiday cottages and houses for some twenty years and this property ranks in the top three.We would have no hesitation in using this cottage again and well done to hosts Maureen and Andrew. David and Teresa from Shropshire

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned area, gravelled area, patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 8 mins walk
  • Property is just for rentals does not take commercial worker bookings

The property

This detached barn conversion rests in the cosy village of Morland, only eight miles from the enticing Penrith and its many attractions.

Whether you are organising a trip for two or bringing along the family, Old Cow Byre carries all of the charm and beauty you could desire in a holiday home.

Walk in through the front door where you will arrive at a small hallway and a large kitchen/diner which seats up to four people.

There is a lounge to the right elevated by an electric fire, a lovely place to relax on the comfy sofa or arm chairs, with a view out over the garden to bring the outside in.

A fabulous shower room is modern and sophisticated so you can get ready in style day after day, and two bedrooms promise a peaceful night's sleep.

Dressers, wardrobes, and bedside tables add a homely feel to the rooms, all calmly decorated with a soothing colour theme.

When you are done relaxing indoors, why not adventure outside to the beautiful garden area, divided between a lawn, gravelled area, and patio with furniture.

The owner's accommodation is across the lane, and they are happy for guests to visit the chickens, and even enjoy the eggs.

The village itself is surrounded by open fields, supporting cattle, sheep and horses.

The village of Morland hosts a local pub and cafe, both excellent for a lovely meal after a stroll through the village.

The nearby market town of Penrith houses a selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, a cinema and swimming baths.

Why not visit the Rheged Discovery Centre in Penrith, or nearby Lowther Castle Gardens and Bird of Prey Centre?

Ullswater, with frequent cruises from Pooley Bridge, is eight miles away or you may like to visit Appleby, famous for its annual horse fair and a stop on the Settle-Carlisle railway.

Visit Old Cow Byre to appreciate the interior, destination, and so much more.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Penrith 8 miles.

Morland is an attractive village located south-east of Penrith, convenient for the M6, and central for the Lakes, Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, and Hadrian’s Wall. The village hosts a pub; the Crown Inn and the Mill Yard Cafe, as well as a community shop. There is also a primary school, the Morland Area Church of England Primary School. The villages of Morland and Newby have a shared village hall, in which many activities take place. The Eden Valley is a popular destination for holidaymakers, and Morland boasts a significant amount of accommodation for visitors. Penrith is the local shopping town and Keswick, Kendal and Carlisle are all about 25 miles (40 minutes) away. The nearest Lake is Ullswater, which is 11 miles (around 20 minutes). Direct trains run from London Euston to Penrith in 3 hours, whilst Ullswater offers frequent cruises from Pooley Bridge, or you may like to visit Appleby, famous for its annual horse fair.

Region Information

Property is just for rentals does not take commercial worker bookings

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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