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Brant View

Cautley near Sedbergh, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1292)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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78 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for a warm and specious cottage especially during a week of wind and rain."

    The waterfalls were spectacular at Cautley Spout, Hardraw Force and Stainforth Fosse. Wednesday was sunshine and blue sky; a real contrast! The nearby parish church was found to be open for visitors with several helpful art installations. Sunday worship was meaningful and well led. We can recommend Farfield Mill and Dent Heritage Centre. Those of us with hybrid cars would like to recharge overnight if possible? We love this location with majestic hills all around.

    Reviewed by ArthurOct 2021

  • "What an amazing cottage and hosts!"

    From arrival to departure, everything was perfect for us. The kids loved spending time with the two pet sheep, Alan was brilliant in allowing her to help with the feeding. The house was very homely and the addition of a pool table was a real bonus for a bit of down time and relaxation. The visit from the dogs every day really added to the friendly nature of the place. The cottage is a only a few miles from Sedburgh which has some lovely pubs, a fish n chip shop and a Spar. You're also only a few miles from the stunning Cautley Spout, a lovely short hike to a waterfall. Thank you, we'll definitely be back again soon.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2021

  • "A lovely retreat, isolated from everything and pretty much everyone which is exactly what we wanted."

    The cottage owners live next door and they couldn't have been more hospitable, checking several times that everything was ok. We had a lovely extended tour of the farm, were welcomed by the lovely farm dogs who came to greet us every morning and join us for breakfast, and we even got to see the sheep being sheared too. It's definitely on our return list next time we need to escape from everyday life for a while.

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2021

  • "Great location for the Howgill Fells and western Yorkshire Dales."

    Much quieter than the Lake District but very good walking on the hills and in beautiful valleys, including from the door, in this area that seems to be a well-kept secret. Wildlife, birds and wild flowers in abundance. Peaceful location and good views, on a working sheep farm with (nice) farm noises and well-behaved sheepdogs. We had a restorative holiday here and would return. Some confusion caused by the agency's contradictory statements regarding facilities but all sorted out by the friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by RMay 2021

  • "Very friendly owner's who welcomed us to the property, and showed us around, they had even prepared a fire, that was a really nice touch."

    Our three children loved the snooker/pool table and that kept them amused . They also loved seeing the animals on the farm. Beautiful view from the property, very tranquil setting. Definitely be back and thoroughly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by JonathanMay 2021

  • "We had an amazing time."

    They were also extremely welcoming and had friendly dogs.

    Reviewed by DrenApr 2021

  • "Brant View is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location which is well situated for days out in different places around the lake district, peak district and Yorkshire dales."

    The owners were very nice and the daily visits from the sheep dogs were a wonderful addition. The dining table that turns into a pool table is a great feature which made the evenings even more entertaining. Would definitely recommend and we will definitely be booking to go back again.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "The owners went above and beyond to fulfil the needs on our trip - even rescued us when we got a flat tyre!"

    The cottage was stunning and so traditional. The bedrooms all had comfy beds and the views from the cottage were breathtaking as described, 100% recommend

    Reviewed by DeclanSep 2020

  • "Absolutely brilliant holiday."

    The cottage was warm, clean and very homely. The owners were incredibly helpful and very friendly, the farm dogs were so cute and came to visit us each morning! There was everything we needed within the cottage and if there was anything else the owners were there on hand to offer help and advice! The location is stunning and just perfect to explore! The beds were very comfy. A really fantastic get away, we will be back!

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2019

  • "The property provided everything we needed."

    The pool table was an extra bonus, especially for the rainy days. Owners were polite and helpful, although suggestions for improvements (for the shower) did not seem to be appreciated. The property is advertised with superfast WIFI. This was however not our experience. The WIFI was only available in a small part of the living room (sitting area) and nowhere else in the property, sometimes there was no WIFI at all and it was not very fast. This was a bit annoying as the mobile reception within the property was poor as well.

    Reviewed by BouwineSep 2019

  • "It was an absolute pleasure meeting and getting to know the owners."

    The cottage has everything that we needed. The kids had hours of fun playing snooker and loved the daily visits from the very friendly dogs (who love to play Football). After walking in the hills all day, the beds were well appreciated and very comfy. The cottage is well situated for ventures into the Dales or the Lake District. We had a great time and highly recommend the holiday property.

    Reviewed by KenAug 2019

  • "We have just returned from a 2 week stay in Sedbergh where we stayed at Brant View."

    The cottage was amazing, exactly as described and more. There were 6 of us staying at the cottage, 4 adults and 2 children (14 &10) due to the size of Brant we never felt on top of each other and always had our space. Everything we needed was provided from towels to utensils. Mrs Joyce is so friendly and welcoming and was a pleasure to deal with from arranging the key collection to offering us advice in what to do and places to go. My 2 boys loved the daily visits from the dogs and were so sad to say goodbye. The cottage has some absolutely stunning views and is incredibly peaceful and relaxing. We would have absolutely no hesitation in booking again and highly recommend if you are looking for a trip to Cumbria and the Lakes. Sedbergh is a great little town, I highly recommend the local butchers if you require some meat (pies are incredible and cheap) and if you fancy a meal out you certainly can’t go wrong with the Italian Al Forno.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2019

  • "The whole cottage is lovely , the owners both very attentive , there dogs Ben and meg made our kids holiday even better , very fussy and loved how’d they go for a walk with them , definitely would return ."

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2019

  • "The farm cottage was what we hoped it would be, the views around us were amazing, Mr and Mrs Joyce could not do enough for us, we will definitely be going back."

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "The owners were very helpful and friendly."

    Everything we needed and more was provided at this cottage. It was very clean and to a high standard. Location was amazing and wouldn’t hesitate to book again. A lovely relaxing family stay.

    Reviewed by SherylMar 2019

  • "The cottage we hired far exceeded our expectations."

    The surroundings were gorgeous and the cottage was perfect - Complete with dogs, turkeys and chickens to really complement the perfect country stay. All the facilities were great and perfect for our group of 5. The pool table come dining room table, was especially great. From the beginning of our trip Mrs Joyce was an accommodating and helpful host. She was always nearby, or contactable if we needed anything and really went out her way to make sure we had everything we needed. 5 star stay.

    Reviewed by GabrielleDec 2018

  • "Perfect site great views."

    Very friendly owners.good beds More living space than expected.We will come back again.

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Brant View with its peaceful and beautiful surroundings."

    It was lovely to be staying at a farm seeing everyday the sheep, chickens, a turkey and of course, the owner's two friendly Border Collie sheepdogs. The owners looked after us ensuring we had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by SylviaAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Lots of space, very comfortable and welcoming hosts. We enjoyed being able to walk and run from the doorstep and our teenagers enjoyed the pool table and the regular visits from Jess and Meg. We would like to go back again.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2018

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Brant View."

    The cottage really is like a home from home, we felt relaxed as soon as we first walked through the door. We were holidaying as a family of 5, the youngest being 8 and the cottage was perfect. The children loved being met most mornings by the Turkey sitting on the door step, or the very friendly dogs waiting for a play in the garden. The owners, who are very attentive but not intrusive could not have been more helpful, even taking in my washing when we were out and it began to rain. We holidayed during a hot, sunny and mainly dry spell and so did not need any heating on, there was however instant and plentiful hot water when ever we needed it. The windows in the bedrooms have wooden shutters which we all liked and we slept with the windows open and the shutters closed most nights. We went for a walk up the nearby Cautley Spout, Englands highest waterfall above ground and continued to walk on the fells when we'd reached the top. The Lakes are not far from the house and we had a swim in Wast water, England's deepest Lake. Closer to Cautley, Sedbergh is just a short drive away and a lovely village, lots of walks and playing in the rivers, it also has a great older style sweet shop....lots of jars of sweets on the shelves which the children loved. We had a wonderful and peaceful holiday at Brant View coming home feeling refreshed and rested.(The children did not want to leave, one cried....a true mark of a great cottage and holiday)

    Reviewed by HayleyJul 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage with beautiful views."

    The cottage was spacious and clean. The owners made us feel at home with the warm welcome. We would definitely go back and recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by MarwanMar 2018

  • "Brant View was as described in website."

    A comfortable barn conversion, very clean and spacious. Owners are very very accommodating and extremely pleasant. Their two sheepdogs are adorable. Being December the weather was cold and crisp but we were kept stocked up well with logs and kindling for the open fire - really cosy. The setting is beautiful with walks direct from the door. The athletic one in our party enjoyed the steep climbs around the cottage and spent most of his time walking. We visited a couple of the market towns and also the Lakes, we endured a white knuckle trip over the Buttertub pass in part icy conditions - not for anyone with a a fear of heights. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2017

  • "Great property, warm spacious and comfortable."

    Enjoyed the log fires. Welcoming hosts. Beautiful surroundings. Ideal place to tour either the Lakes or Dales from would go again. Two other properties on site so could make a large family get together.

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2017

  • "We had a great time and found the landlords really nice and friendly."

    Reviewed by SantiagoDec 2016

  • "We had an amazing time."

    The property was close to amenities and attractions. Brant View has a warm and homely feel, with absolutely breathtaking views. The owners made us feel so welcome and they are two of the nicest people I have met. They were both very kind and helpful. My daughter has such fond memories of her time spent there and was sad to leave. We will definitely be going back next year and would highly recommend Brant View.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2015

  • "Stayed in the cottage for a family holiday, the cottage was very well equipped and an ideal location for exploring the lake district and Yorkshire dales."

    The owners of the cottage were very welcoming and couldn't of been more helpful. We will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by RyanAug 2015

  • "When we first saw the cottage, we knew we were going to have a great time."

    Excellent scenery around the cottage and it's a good starting point to get round the lakes. We would recommend this holiday to everybody.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2015

  • "The house was in a delightful setting with easy access to walks from the door."

    The fire was fantastic, which was great as the weather turned cold while we were there. The hosts were more than friendly and welcoming, and everything about our stay was great.

    Reviewed by HeatherApr 2015

  • "Sedbergh/Kirby Stephen area is quite literally "Far from the Madding Crowd," much quieter than in the central Lake District."

    You can just walk around in the nearby hills that have fantastic views. The working farm is in a great setting, if you enjoy walking, and the owners were very friendly. On our trip in Easter we had sensational weather!

    Reviewed by KennethApr 2015

  • "We had a great Christmas with the warm welcome and the comfort of the cottage with log fire."

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2014

  • "Everything, the cottage and surroundings are gorgeous."

    Views from the cottage are stunning. The owners are lovely and so helpful. It is a good location so many walks and things to do. It was perfect. The cottage is well equipped and tastefully decorated and very clean.

    Reviewed by TammyOct 2014

  • "Owner made sure that there was sufficient coal/ logs/kindling for us to light the fire each night."

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2014

  • "The owners were excellent hosts and couldn't do enough to ensure that our stay was comfortable."

    The accommodation was fabulous and set in outstanding scenery with great views. The roaring log fire in the evenings made it very homely.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2014

  • "Very friendly and helpful owner."

    Fabulous views of the North Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2014

  • "The cottage is placed in a quiet location with magnificent views, the owners were very welcoming and helpful."

    Due to the time of year, they had lambs that they allowed us and our child to bottle feed, and their dogs were very well behaved and patient. The open fire has to be experienced.

    Reviewed by BarryMay 2013

  • "Warm welcome, very comfortable accommodation in an ideal location."

    Reviewed by PhilOct 2012

  • "The cottage was beautiful, the scenery amazing and the owners very welcoming, friendly and helpful."

    Nothing was too much for them.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2012

  • "First class!"

    Reviewed by AllanApr 2012

  • "We did like to be on a working farm with very nice owners."

    Our daughter did like to play with the dogs.

    Reviewed by PieterAug 2011

  • "Big compliments to the farmers who welcomed us very warmly."

    Great holiday feeling, yet feeling at home.

    Reviewed by HansJul 2011

  • "The owners were very friendly and attended to our needs promptly."

    We felt very comfortable and cosy. Ideal for touring around the Lake District.

    Reviewed by DeepaMay 2011

  • "Very friendly helpful owners, well situated for the Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales."

    We enjoyed seeing the newborn lambs.

    Reviewed by Paul & TriciaMay 2011

  • "A fantastic place for kids with all the farm animals."

    A great place to get away from the busy life of London to relax! We will go again and recommend to others!!

    Reviewed by JarrodApr 2011

  • "We had an amazing time, especially due to the new lambs being born!"

    Very spacious and surrounded by breath taking views. The owners are very welcoming, and we can't forget their loving sheep dogs. We would definitely return again and be recommending the cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2011

  • "The location of the cottage to surrounding areas was perfect for what we wanted."

    And the cottage itself was incredibly spacious, the photos just do not do it justice.

    Reviewed by OwenDec 2010

  • "This property was an absolute gem of a find."

    Owners very welcoming and our children loved the freedom of being able to play in the farm grounds which the owners were happy for them to do.

    Reviewed by NealOct 2010

  • "Very warm welcome that made us feel at home."

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2010

  • "The owner was very helpful and we could not fault the cottage."

    We would like to go back one day and would recommend to any one. A very peaceful and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2010

  • "The property was in a peaceful setting with wonderful views."

    It was in a good location for a wide range of activities. Well equipped with lots of room for the children to run around and they enjoyed the daily visits from Jess the farm Collie. Would certainly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2010

  • "Very quiet."

    Excellent views and location. Great for both Yorkshire Dales and Lakes. Hosts are kind and available. Fun for children as farm full of animals. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by MartinaMay 2010

  • "This was our second visit to this property and it was everything we had hoped for - again."

    A lovely warm, clean, comfortable place to stay in an idyllic location. Fabulous views. The owners are lovely, friendly, helpful and make you feel relaxed and comfortable being around the place.

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2009

  • "We had a lovely week in a lovely cottage!"

    The views where amazing and the owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2009

  • "Great location and great owners."

    Lovely relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by RosalindSep 2009

  • "I liked the the location and overall standard of the accommodation."

    If there is a better view from any other holiday cottage then i'd like to see it, because the setting and views were idyllic!

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2009

  • "Friendly owners, wonderful view from cottage and a very friendly hand-reared lamb named 'Ton'!"

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2009

  • "The cottage was lovely; well furnished, lovely open fire and was on a working farm - the owners were very friendly and helpful - we would certainly go back again."

    Reviewed by DeanDec 2008

  • "We were after a cosy cottage with an open fire located between the Lakes and the Dales and the cottage met our needs perfectly."

    It was very clean and the barn conversion had been completed to a very high standard. The owners were very friendly but non-obtrusive, I would recommend the cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by DarrenNov 2008

  • "The property was so warm and comfortable and clean."

    The owners were on site and were extremely friendly, welcoming and very easy to be with.

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2008

  • "We particularly liked the amount of space in the living area."

    The pictures on the website didn't do the accommodation justice. It was the one of the most comfortable cottages that we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2008

  • "Very peaceful due to isolation."

    Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by FayAug 2008

  • "The owners were very helpful and friendly."

    A great area, very easy to get about, and plenty to do for all ages and weather conditions. The cottage was very clean, lots of room, well equipped and cosy!!I would definitely go back and recommend to others

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2008

  • "A lovely spacious cottage, although still very welcoming and cosy (especially with the fire lit)."

    The views and surrounding scenery were beautiful and the cottage very central for trips to both the Dales and South Lakes. The owners were friendly and helpful and yet not intrusive.

    Reviewed by SeanOct 2007

  • "Would definitely recommend to family and friends."

    The open fire in the living area was a lovely sight when it was lit. The seperate area of the lounge where you can sit and read was a good idea. The owners were very welcoming and helpful without intruding into our holiday. Many thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2007

  • "Views of surrounding hills/fells were magnificent."

    Owner very attentive, but not obtrusive.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2007

  • "The property was one of the most comfortable we have stayed in over many years."

    Very cosy at night with log fire. The setting of the property is stunning.

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2007

  • "We enjoyed the cosiness of the cottage and it was a perfect place to spend Christmas Day."

    The open fire place was amazing.

    Reviewed by NatalieDec 2006

  • "A quiet oasis in a wonderful setting with everything you could think of."

    The owners were on site and were extremely friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2006

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful yet let us get on with our holiday."

    The location is fabulous and you can literally step out of the door and have several fantastic walks. Its a haven for walkers.

    Reviewed by Samantha LeighSep 2006

  • "Very good value for money."

    .. We liked the quietness, the helpful, friendly owners, the easy accessibility for walking. It was nicely located for touring. We had a fantastic time, made even better with this spacious, and yet still cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2006

  • "I could not have asked for a better cottage than Brant View."

    The views out of the windows where stunning.

    Reviewed by ShawnJul 2006

  • "Excellent property, very well equipped and clean, and owners very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by VeronicaJul 2006

  • "Superb base for walks, very comfortable cottage, plenty of room for two adults and two children - room to be apart from each other!"

    Views from the bedrooms can't be surpassed - enjoyed sleeping with shutters and windows open to hear the country sounds.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2006

  • "Well situated on a hill, great views from all the windows."

    Loads of walks from the doorstep, no need to use the car. Owners very friendly and provided us with useful local information. The photos in the brochure do not do the property justice.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2006

  • "Very peaceful location, very restful."

    Good spacious accommodation.

    Reviewed by DApr 2006

  • "An excellent base for a walking holiday, no need to drive for miles."

    Sedbergh very near for all shopping, plus pubs for good meals. Beautiful scenery all around, views of the Howgill Fells from the property quite breathtaking.

    Reviewed by BobSep 2005

  • "The views were wonderful."

    The owners very helpful and on hand if you needed anything. We will book again with them later in the year or early next year.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2005

  • "The cottage was in an ideal location in a very beautiful part of England."

    The cottage had every facility we needed and the owners were most helpful without being intrusive. We have already decided that we would like to return again.

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2005

  • "This was a lovely and well equipped cottage, very comfortable and with a spacious living area."

    The owners were friendly and welcoming, and more than happy to help out with any queries.

    Reviewed by RossMay 2005

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Birks Farm Cottages

Sedbergh 2 miles. Three 17th century Grade II listed barn conversions, set on the owners' working farm within the Dales National Park, just 2 miles from Sedbergh, a new book town, and within easy reach of The Lake District. Knott View and Brant View and Knott Lodge boast outstanding views of the valley and dramatic Howgill Fells and have been lovingly restored to provide spacious, comfortable accommodation. Each property offers lovely bedrooms and a patio area with furniture, ideal for sitting out and relaxing especially during the month of July when the owners’ hay meadows are awash with rare and protected flowers, a spectacle to behold! Surrounded by rolling farmland, there are excellent footpaths from the doorstep to Cautley Spout, Britain’s highest waterfall, and on through dramatic Dentdale, while the local area is home to various wildlife including pheasants, badgers and red squirrels. With the Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre and the towns of Hawes and Dent all within easy reach, these lovely properties make an ideal base in which to relax and unwind and from which to tour both the Lakes and Dales at any time of the year.

The property

A delightful 17th century barn conversion, situated on the owners' working farm within the Dales National Park and Sedbergh.

Sedbergh is England's only book town with an annual book festival in October.

Brant View offers a spacious, split-level living area with open fire and wooden beams, and three bedrooms boasting stunning views from every window.

The dining table is a fabulous piece of furniture, converting to a pool table; perfect for after-dinner tournaments!

Ideal for touring the Lakes and Dales.

Note: This property adjoins Ref 1097 and 968844, together they sleep 12.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Split-level sitting room with dining area, pool table and open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire, Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, tall fridge/freezer, washing machine, coin-operated tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, Super fast WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, coal for open fire to purchase from owner
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • The property water supply is from a natural spring
  • Ample parking
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ, additional grassed area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles, farm shop 15 miles
  • This property is suitable for a maximum of 6 people and 1 infant

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About the location


Kendal 12 miles; Hawes 15 miles.

Sedbergh (pronounced Sed-Ber), set at the foot of the dramatic and wild Howgill Fells, is an ancient market town in northern Dentdale. Sedbergh is situated just inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is only 12 miles from the Lake District National Park. The town, with its narrow streets, little shops, traditional pubs, famous school dating back to 1525 and its 12th century church, has an olde worlde atmosphere. Leading from Sedbergh is Dentdale, the jewel of the Yorkshire Dales with its rolling hills and dry stone walls, stretching 14 miles from the windswept moors below Whernside to the confluence of the Rivers Dee and Rawthey. At the centre of the dale is Dent, with its cobbled streets, which has existed since Norman times and nearby Dent railway station is on the renowned Settle-Carlisle railway line. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, and fishing, and the area is a paradise for walkers, ramblers, runners and cyclists. This, together with the tranquillity of the surrounding valleys, the two National Parks and it being England's book town, makes an ideal year-round holiday destination.

Region Information

Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of 6 people and 1 infant.
Note: This property can be booked with Property ID 1097 and 968844 to make it 10 people as the properties are adjoining.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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