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Damson Barn

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 961463)

5.0

Perfect

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was absolutely everything we hoped for and more."

    It was stylish and comfortable, clean and practical. The rooms were so spacious and there was nothing that was missing. We were especially surprised at how fast the internet speed was, considering it's such an isolated property. Not that we spent much time on our computers, of course, but it was really great to be able to sit back and watch shows on Netflix and such in the evenings without the internet constantly dropping out, which is a problem we've encountered at other holiday properties far less isolated. The location was wonderful, too. There were so many great restaurants and pubs within a short drive of the property (I highly recommend the Italian restaurant in Ingleton - that was a highlight of the week for us), and the property was only a short drive to the Lake District (just over half an hour to Windermere) and we even managed two days out at Blackpool (around an hour). I recommend booking restaurants well in advance if you can - we were there on half term and found that getting tables at some of the restaurants was a tad tricky, especially on Mondays/Tuesdays when half of the restaurants in the area were closed. I was slightly hesitant about staying on a working farm because they can get noisy, but we slept with the windows wide open and we weren't disturbed once. Our hosts were wonderful. Katherine was especially friendly, and we loved being shown around the farm and being able to feed the little lambs. If we're in the Lake District again I would definitely make another booking.

    Reviewed by NatashaMay 2022

  • "Just perfect, we felt welcome right from the start of our holiday."

    Accommodation is first class, comfortable beds, great showers, everything one could need is there.

    Reviewed by ColeenMay 2022

  • "The property was perfect and the hosts were extremely friendly and helpful."

    They created a perfect welcome for anyone staying at their property.

    Reviewed by KennethApr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, well equipped, clean, comfortable."

    Excellent hosts Michael and Katherine. Be sure to ask them to take you round the farm to see the animals and explain more about farming. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2022

  • "Damson barn was everything we could ask for and more."

    Katharine was very accommodating and even took the time to show us some new born lambs. The barn was absolutely spotless and the hot tub was amazing. I have already recommended to friends and will definitely be booking again. Thank you Katharine!

    Reviewed by PaigeMar 2022

  • "Thank you so much, we had such an amazing time at Damson Barn!"

    We stayed there for 7 nights and every night was fantastic. The barn is situated in a brilliant spot, nestled in the countryside. It was peaceful, picturesque and tranquil and we were far enough from Kirkby Lonsdale to be able to see all the stars at night and not be disturbed by any traffic noise. Our wonderful hosts provided us with information about local days out and activities which was a lovely little touch. Kirkby Lonsdale was about a five minute drive away and is a cute little town. There are lots of lovely walks that you can take in and around this town and even visit 'Ruskin's View' and the Devils Bridge. The town of Kendal is also close by, with Scotland being about a two hour drive away. So there are lots of things to do and places to visit in and around this gorgeous holiday cottage. The barn itself was immaculate. It had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The underfloor heating is to die for and the hot tub is regularly cleaned and maintained for our use. The beds were comfortable and we have actually gone and bought the same duvet cover set as the ones in the barn as it was the best week's sleep I have ever had. In regards to COVID-19, the barn was very well cleaned and our hosts went above and beyond to make sure that they were doing everything they could to help stop the spread of covid. We felt very comfortable there and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who asked. Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful holiday barn :)

    Reviewed by LeanneJan 2022

  • "This property is well worthy of its Newcomer of the Year Bronze Award."

    It is presented beautifully, in a quiet, yet convenient location supported by excellent hosts. Such is its excellence that we booked for next year after just the 2nd day of our 1 week stay. We used it as a base for exploring the Western Dales but it is equally convenient for the Sothern Lakes. In forty years of holidaying we have always chosen luxury accommodation at a sensible price. This is probably the best of the best self-catering accommodation in which we have stayed, providing excellent value for money. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by RobOct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at the cottage which is ideally situated on the farm with lovely views from the master bedroom."

    The cottage itself was like a show house, clean tidy and spacious. Katherine and Michael who work the farm are lovely people who are great to chat too and always make sure everything is ok. You are no more than an hour away from the Lake district area with lovely villages to visit on your journey The whole area is a sight to behold with so much to do. Rain or shine I would recommend a visit and we shall be back. David,Val,Mark & Jeannette

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "The cottage was spotless and in the perfect location."

    The owners were lovely and on hand for anything that you needed. Absolutely perfect

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2021

  • "Are hosts were very helpful and extremely sociable."

    Could not do enough to help. Accomodation was extremely well appointed.

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2021

  • "Damson Barn exceeded our expectations."

    It was extremely clean and has clearly been well looked after. All rooms were a lot more spacious than the photos suggest. Lots of room for coats and suitcases. Lovely location overlooking fields. The hot tub was an added bonus. I will be recommending it to my friends and hope to come back.

    Reviewed by BethAug 2021

  • "Location, facilities, comfort, hosts, all come close to perfection."

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2021

  • "Damson Barn is wonderful."

    It is located in the middle of the countryside with sheep bleating around you (wonderfully surreal whilst you are in the jacuzzi!) and with a working farm next door. The friendly and helpful owners have thought of everything in this modern barn conversion and the Barn was spotlessly clean. We were very comfortable and made good use of the lovely log fire. The owners greeted us on arrival but then kept their distance unless we wanted directions or information then they were very friendly and helpful. Farmer Michael was also very patient with our many questions about the animals on the farm and in the adjacent fields. Whilst you do need a car to reach Damson Barn there are also some lovely walks directly from the Barn to local villages. Alternatively, other villages with a lot of choices to eat/drink and supermarkets are only a short drive away. For a slightly longer journey (about 45 mins), the Lakes are certainly worth a visit; they are amazing. We will certainly be booking again. .

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2020

  • "Me and my partner visited damson barn and it exceeded any expectation we had."

    The barn was absolutely stunning and the hosts were so accommodating and welcoming. It was immaculate and so beautifully furnished. We won’t hesitate to return!

    Reviewed by AmeliaAug 2020

  • "The barn has been renovated to a high standard."

    It was spotlessly clean. Great location and the family were so welcoming and friendly. Would definitely revisit.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2020

  • "Lovely location, cottage and owners!"

    Hot tub was a bonus for us after some hiking adventures, and the children loved seeing the farm animals. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SamAug 2020

  • "Damson Barn is an absolute gem of a property surrounded by stunning views."

    We felt at home immediately and were extremely sad to leave at the end of our holiday. We would highly recommend Damson Barn to anyone who is looking for an idyllic break in a beautifully kept and lovingly thought out property to truly feel like you're away from it all. We cannot wait to return! A huge thank you to Katherine, Michael and their gorgeous children for making us feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by PhillipAug 2020

  • "Great location, in the middle of rolling countryside yet a fairly easy walk into Kirkby Lonsdale and back, even with the children."

    Fantastic spotlessly clean high spec accommodation. Great holiday.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2020

  • "Katherine and Micheal are brilliant hosts who are there to make sure your holiday is perfect yet at the same time they respect your privacy."

    The barn is equipped with everything you need for a perfect holiday there was nothing we could think of that was missing.The location is perfect for visiting the lakes and also the Yorkshire moors. We would recommend the barn to anyone who wants to stop in a perfect property in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by JulianMar 2020

  • "Damson Barn is a beautifully restored barn, full of charachter and everything you need for a relaxing break."

    The owners and their children were welcoming and incredibly friendly. The beds are comfy, the views are tremendous and the hot tub is wonderful. We stayed for 3 nights, 4 days and will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2020

  • "Fabulous accommodation location and hosts ..."

    Fabulous accommodation location and hosts Hot tub was great with fabulous surroundings Enjoyed the log burner Close to town with lovely bars restaurants and river walks

    Reviewed by AmandaFeb 2020

  • "Fabulous accommodation which exceeded our expectations."

    The hosts were excellent & extremely welcoming. Highly Recommended.

    Reviewed by JanineNov 2019

  • "An absolutely stunning cottage, in a stunning and perfect location, ideally placed for exploring Lakes or Sales."

    The cottage is an excellent conversion from a stone built barn, retaining its original features whilst being athoroughly modern, up to date and stylish accommodation. The log fire is a very nice touch, and really throws out a surprising amount of heat, welcome after a cold day walking in November! The hot tub also welcome and very relaxing after a hard day out. The hosts, Katherine and Michael couldn't have been more welcoming, very helpful, willing to answer any question you may have, and Damson Barn is a credit to them. All in all, very highly recommend Damson Barn, and will certainly return if the opportunity arises. Thank you, Carl and Joy.

    Reviewed by CarlNov 2019

  • "On arrival at Damson Barn we were greeted by Katherine and her lovely children with a very warm welcome."

    Damson Barn exceeded our expectations . The Barn is amazing with its high end touches and beautiful decor set in a lovely peacefull area. The Barn has more than you could possibly ask for. The hot tub is a great addition were many days and nights where enjoyed relaxing. The welcome pack is a great touch and has everything to get your holiday started. I would highly recommend Damson Barn for its great facilities,great location and warm friendly owners who care about you enjoying your holiday.Katherine Michael and the children really do make sure everything is correct so you have a fantastic holiday. We will definitely be returning. Thank you to Katherine Michael and family for a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2019

  • "Damson Barn has raised the bar as far as holiday accomodation goes."

    It was obviously transformed at the highest standard and continues to be maintained to the highest standard also which makes it a real pleasure to stay in. The owners are fantastic and the personal touches and efforts they go to are amazing. By far our best holiday yet.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2019

  • "Katherine and Michael at Damson Barn couldn’t have done anymore for us they are such lovely people."

    The barn is an exceptional place it was like home from home and we couldn’t have asked for more. We had a fantastic holiday and didn’t want to leave. We will definitely be going back in the near future.

    Reviewed by KirstyAug 2019

  • "Would Highly recommend Damson Barn."

    Katherine and Michael are the most welcoming hosts that we have ever come across, from before our holiday started right through to when it ended. Nothing is too much trouble and the standard of the accommodation is excellent and very well appointed. The hot tub was a very welcome addition. Would also highly recommend a tour of the farm with Michael. Didn't want to leave this home from home after our week stay, will definitely be back in the future.

    Reviewed by RosemarieJul 2019

  • "A beautiful barn conversion, comfortable, spotless and immaculately presented."

    We felt at home as soon as we went through the door. Katherine and Michael have done a wonderful job at Damson Barn and we’re very welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by PatrickJun 2019

  • "We loved Damson Barn - it is beautifully finished, very comfortable and has all the facilities you could possibly need, in a quiet location which has plenty of lovely walking and cycling on the doorstep."

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2019

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at Damson Barn, would highly recommend ."

    Fabulous location, good hearty walk into Kirkby Lonsdale which is needed after a visit to The Milking Palour for the best ice cream we've ever tasted. Royal Hotel serves lovely food and there's no shortage of things to do. The barn is the nicest place we have ever stayed and we defo been returning, everything is perfect . Lovely welcome pack , every thing you need for a first night.

    Reviewed by SheridanMay 2019

  • "Beautfully presented barn."

    Ideal location for walking & many local attractions. Supermatket 10 mins away, pubs within walking distance. Great hosts.

    Reviewed by MMay 2019

  • "Beautiful property, lovely owners, great views."

    Spotlessly clean and had everything you’d want. We are cottage owners ourselves and let through Sykes so our expectations were prettty high. We were not disappointed :-)

    Reviewed by AnnaApr 2019

  • "Damson Barn definitely exceeded our expectations!"

    Faboulous and spacious barn in tranquil surroundings, and the hot tub added a touch of luxury in the evening. It’s in a stunning setting with lovely walks in the surrounding area, made even better by visiting in lambing season. The best holiday cottage we’ve been to with very friendly hosts, and we would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2019

  • "Damson Barn was simply AMAZING !"

    !! What a beautiful property - it completely exceeded our expectations in all ways. Katherine was also a super host and ensured our stay was nothing short of fantastis. We will definitely be returning to this charming place :-)

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "The barn was absolutely gorgeous!"

    Katherine and Michael were fabulous hosts and Katherine was especially friendly ☺️ It exceeded our expectations and the hot tub was fab! So clean and done to a very high standard .. we would definitely visit again as it is in a fantastic spot too between the Yorkshire dales and the Lake District .. a great week away!

    Reviewed by AlexMar 2019

  • "Excellent value for money"

    Reviewed by WayneMar 2019

  • "Fantastic break at Damson barn , Katherine and Michael are great hosts and can’t do enough for you and they have created a wonderful cottage in the Yorkshire dales."

    The underfloor heating down stairs was perfect as was the log burner ,and we loved the hot tub even though the weather was cool at times.Hope all goes well for them with lambing. Hope to be back sometime soon to this lovely part of the country. Dave & Silvana March 2019

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "We had the most incredible break at Damson Barn."

    I can’t stress enough just how beautiful the cottage is. We loved every second of being there. It’s stunning, immaculate and all the lovely little extra touches just made the whole experience wonderful. Katherine and Michael were the most wonderful hosts also. We loved our tour of the farm and it was so nice waking up to the most stunning views every morning. A great spot for exploring the lakes too. We loved coming back at the end of each day and completely unwinding in the hot tub, such a wonderful treat. We will definitely be back for sure.

    Reviewed by JenniferFeb 2019

  • "This was an excellent cottage."

    The family who owned the barn were extremely welcoming. They were around as much or as little as we needed. They gave us a little tour of their working farm which we loved and also gave us a lift back from the main town one evening which was lovely. The barn is of very high spec and has everything you would want for a perfect week away.

    Reviewed by JessicaFeb 2019

  • "Great accommodation, host and a fantastic hot tub."

    Great location and local walks, great pubs. Highly recommend the barn

    Reviewed by ClareJan 2019

  • "We loved spending a totally relaxing, yet magical Christmas at Damson Barn."

    Sumptuous, pristine accommodation and facilities ... idyllic views over a spectacular landscape with enticing country walks at hand ... coming ‘home’ to an extra special dip in the top notch hot tub ... close to Kirkby Lonsdale, Barton, Dent & Ingleton Falls ... Katherine, Michael and their adorable family being the perfect hosts .. ALL of the above helped to make our stay at Damson Barn as perfect as it was. Staying on a working farm and watching the spectacular beauty of nature and wildlife all around us, was exactly what we wanted .. and more! We totally loved this holiday. It was truly wonderful. Thank you to Katherine, Michael & Family ... from Gill & Fred XX

    Reviewed by GillianDec 2018

  • "Amazing accommodation with perfect hosts, would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by RossDec 2018

  • "Firstly, this Place is absolutely amazing, very spacious and really felt like a Home from Home."

    We also had everything we could have possibly needed during our stay!!! Secondly, Catherine and Michael were so nice and welcoming!!! Hopefully we will get around to returning at some point in the near future!!! We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2018

  • "Wonderful hidden gem !"

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by NicholaNov 2018

  • "Really enjoyed the facilities, Damson Barn was excellent, well appointed and very comfortable."

    Katherine and Michael, the owners were very friendly, and helpful if anything was needed not that we did. We enjoyed some long chats with them and they gave great advice on local pubs for eating, the locality generally and a guide to travelling times. We certainly found sat nav very useful to find the Barn location in the first instant but thereon was very easy and it was well placed for visiting the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Overall we had a great week, the weather gods smiled also smiled on us though not enough to tempt us into the hot tub. We tend to rate places on a simple, would we go back or not. This was definitely a ‘yes we would’, which is not a guarantee that we will because there are so many places we wish to visit but if we want to see more of the lakes and dales it’s a yes.

    Reviewed by RodOct 2018

  • "Had a lovely few days at the Damson barn, which was perfect."

    Everything you could possibly need was provided and the decoration and fixtures and fittings were done to a very high standard. Perfectly placed for the Lakes and Yorkshire. Katherine and Michael are such nice people and so helpful. I would tell you about the negative things but there just weren't any.

    Reviewed by CaroleOct 2018

  • "Amazing time we are booking again , cottage was amazing"

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2018

  • "We would like to thank our hosts for a free from hassle holiday in there very ..."

    We would like to thank our hosts for a free from hassle holiday in there very clean and comfortable converted barn it was great

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "The owners were lovely and very nice and friendly even before we arrived - Helping us arrange for an internet shop to the right address."

    The property and location exceeded expectations in every way. So much to do in the area we didn’t even have time to enjoy the hot tub for the first couple of nights... Owners were so helpful and generally concerned how we were and if we were enjoying the house and our holiday. Really couldn’t be better....

    Reviewed by JakeAug 2018

  • "Where do I start?"

    For starters, we thought we were going into a Barn Conversion located on a farm. We never expected it to be a 5-star luxury. This house is built to very high standards, The kitchen is superb with a big Fridge & the latest in appliances The furniture, Beds, Linen, Cutlery was of very high specs. The interior designer deserves an award for an outstanding design that blends the rustic rural with style, luxury, and comfort The outdoor hot tub was a fantastic experience both in the day and night. The "Barn Bungalow" as I would call it has a clean working farm surrounding it with lovely views Both Kathreen and Micheal and their beautiful family were warm friendly and very helpful hosts In just 5 minutes you can hit a walking path that gives you best views of the mountains of the lake district. It's only so much that be communicated via the written medium we will be sharing the "Damson Barn Blog " with photographs and drone footage later but if you are looking for a getaway surrounded by nature, clean air, country views and lovely people Damson Barn is the place to be.

    Reviewed by ChetanAug 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (Zip/Link) available on request
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Underfloor heating with log burner
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 3 x Smart TV's with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: Working farm
  • Please note: property accepts minimum of 3 night stays.

The property

Damson Barn is simply a beautiful barn conversion in a stunning countryside location, just outside the popular town of Kirkby Lonsdale and set within a working farm.

With its own hot tub, sunny patio and peaceful setting, there is no better place to spend time with the family.

Over two floors, the barn boasts a light, airy sitting room with log burner, comfy sofas and French doors out onto the patio and garden.

The kitchen is delightful and well-equipped, including a collection of appliances, and underfloor heating to warm those cooler nights.

The dining area looks over the patio and garden, and benefits from patio doors which can be opened on a sunny evening bringing the garden into the house.

Upstairs discover the two bedrooms, one with a super king-size double bed and an en-suite shower room, whilst the second features a superking size that is zip/link and can be twin beds.

There is also a lovely family bathroom.

The barn boasts an open grassy garden and patio with a hot tub in a secluded corner, the perfect place to relax after a day exploring all that the local area has to offer.

Damson Barn forms part of a friendly family working farm where guests can enjoy the day to day farming life, there is also plenty to do locally.

The town of Kirkby Lonsdale is only three miles down the road, guaranteed to keep you busy with local shops and sights to uncover.

Have a quiet walk down to the river past the beautiful church of St Mary’s, pausing to take in ‘Ruskin’s View’ and then potter back along the river to Devils Bridge.

Ingleton is seven miles away, being the gateway to the Dales and then Hawes and Settle.

In the opposite direction is Kendal, the Gateway to the Lakes and Windermere.

All in all, a great Barn to stay on a genuine working farm amongst some of the most beautiful and peaceful countryside in the North West.

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About the location

KIRKBY LONSDALE

Kendal 9 miles.

An attractive market town, Kirkby Lonsdale is situated in the heart of the Lune Valley, midway between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. The town was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and holds a 13th century Market Charter. Nowadays, Thursday is market day, a perfect opportunity for visitors to explore the variety of distinctive independent shops in the town, or the many 17th and 18th century buildings which still stand. The town was also a finalist for the High Street of the Year Award in 2016. This part of the Lune Valley was a favourite haunt of the artist Turner, and was made famous by Ruskin – his "view" of the valley is still spectacular. The medieval Devil’s Bridge spans the river, and the quiet country lanes are ideal for exploring by car, bike, or even horse. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, fishing and a variety of riverside and country walks, making the area an ideal location for a break, whatever time of year. When voting Kirkby Lonsdale as the ‘Best Place to Live in The North West’ in 2019, The Sunday Times commented it is “An unbeatable Lake District location, bags of community spirit and one of the cleanest high streets in the country’.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas