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Brant View

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Cautley near Sedbergh, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Good base for exploring."

    Comfortable property. Open fire was a real bonus as was the pool table. It would be helpful to let people know in advance that the meter for the tumble drier takes 20p coins. (We should have clarified before going as it just says 'coin operated' on the description and we assumed it would be £1 coins).

    Reviewed by Melanie4.1Sep 2023

  • "Brant View is in a wonderful location."

    The owners were friendly and helpful. The property is spacious, warm, comfy beds, well equipped. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday, very peaceful, the owners Lilly and Alan were very kind and friendly, our children loved the sheep dogs, if you want a super relaxing quiet holiday with superb scenery this is the place for you, we would go back tomorrow, loved it."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very warm welcome and clear information about cottage facilities."

    Spacious lounge & dining area ( table doubles as snooker table which was much appreciated and used). Beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of hot water. This was a clever barn conversion and a real gem. Also more cottages on site, including suitability for less able people.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0May 2022

  • "Great location, really homley cottage and a great time away"

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Feb 2022

  • "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 Arthur4.7Oct 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 Steve5.0Aug 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 Tony4.7Jul 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 R3.8May 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 Jonathan5.0May 2021

  • "We had an amazing time."

    They were also extremely welcoming and had friendly dogs.

    Reviewed by Dren5.0Apr 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 John5.0Oct 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 Declan5.0Sep 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 Samantha5.0Oct 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 Bouwine4.1Sep 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 Ken5.0Aug 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 Christopher5.0Aug 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 Joanne5.0Aug 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 David5.0Apr 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 Sheryl5.0Mar 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 Gabrielle5.0Dec 2018

  • "Perfect site great views."

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

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Sep 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 Sylvia3.8Aug 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 Christine5.0Jul 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 Hayley5.0Jul 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 Marwan5.0Mar 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 Julie4.8Dec 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 Tina4.4Sep 2017

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

    Reviewed by Santiago4.8Dec 2016

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  • 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 we do not accept pets, this property is well catered to guest with pet allergies
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles, farm shop 15 miles
  • Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of 6 people and 1 infant
  • Note: This property adjoins Ref 1097 and 968844, together they sleep 10
  • Note: There is a small charge for the use of the tumble of dryer.

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.

Enjoy a quiet and tranquil evening gazing at the stars.

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.

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.

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About the location


Kendal 11.5 miles; Kirkby Lonsdale 11.8 miles, Hawes 15.8 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.

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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.
Please note: There is a small charge for the use of the tumble of dryer.

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