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The Byre

(Ref. 905180)

Field Broughton near Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "We have stayed at many holiday cottages over recent years and we feel that The Byre is the best, it is comfortable, clean and a lovely lay out inside."

    The area is beautiful and we particularly enjoyed the local village of Cartmel. The owners of the cottage were friendly and helpful. A lovely relaxing, dog walking holiday.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful property set in the most stunning countryside,couldn't find fault with this property."

    It was very clean and we loved every minute of our time there ,would highly recommend this property to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really clean, lovely settings, great for dogs, we have a really small dog and I felt relaxed when she went outside knowing she couldn't get out."

    Owners didn't interfere,have been to some cottages and they pop around all the time, I find that uncomfortable, however these just left us to it. Would go again. Thumbs up to them!!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week in this beautiful cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean and very cosy. Lovely shower and comfortable beds. Perfect location for exploring the lakes and lots of useful information about where to go. Cartmel is a lovely village nearby with some nice friendly pubs. The Kings Arms do a wonderful Sunday roast. We would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay and felt right at home there was plenty of information ..."

    We had a wonderful stay and felt right at home there was plenty of information about what to do around the lakes and the house was perfect

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "It is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    The back yard is lovely in the sunshine and a great place to sit and eat out. Very safe for our dogs too. Lots of lovely walks down the lanes around the cottage with our dogs and Grange is a lovely town to visit and if you get the tide right you can walk out on the estuary from the prom with your dogs. Can be a bit busy if the races are on, but this is only 4 times a year so easy to avoid. This part of the lake district seems to be an undiscovered gem as really not a wash with people even on a bank holiday.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7May 2023

  • "No contact with owner ."

    We did not enjoy our holiday. We were told there would be building work and would be noisy . We hoped we would cope.the owner didn't advise on other alternative. So we put up with it. I'm sure the reviews we went off are good. But unfortunatly not for us. And sykes were not helpful. Will not use sykes again.

    "The cottage is lovely, clean and well equipped" - Mrs M via email 12.05.23. No contact with the owner - 8 days prior to visiting I phoned to let the guests know we were having solar panels installed, informed her of the roofers hours (8.30 am to 4 -4.30 pm) and advised her to contact Sykes if she had any concerns, re changing dates/cottage. Phone call 48 hours prior to visit for key collection no mention of any concerns. Phone call on day of arrival asking if they could enter the cottage before 5pm. Yes, not a problem, workmen had left and cottage was ready for them. Guests spoke to my husband on 2 occasions during their stay, no mention on being unhappy, only mentioned that the weather in Keswick was awful. Noise - Guests arrived after workmen had finished on Friday, as it was Coronation weekend there was no work undertaken on the property until 8.45 am Tuesday morning. Guests arrived back to the cottage on the remaining 3 days in the late afternoon. As owners, we do our upmost to make every stay enjoyable, but if no one mentions anything during the visit how do we know to offer any solution? On this occasion we found out about Mrs M's issues at 5 pm after departure via an e-mail asking for compensation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra3.4May 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay at the Byre."

    Very comfortable, immaculately clean, amazing location. We thoroughly enjoyed our break away. Cannot fault this place at all

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic little place, very nice stay, friendly people and would definitely go again"

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautifully peaceful area."

    Close to everywhere in the south lakes with walks from the house.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Dec 2022

  • "Loved loved loved it !"

    100% back again . Great location lovely walks, amazing cottage

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Dec 2022

  • "A clean, comfortable, cosy and well equipped cottage."

    Ideally situated for easy access to lakes, coast and only 2 miles outside of Cartmel.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous visit again weather was kind to us lovely cottage with personal touches"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2022

  • "Amazing place lovely and quiet really enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very well equipped and attractive."

    Plenty of space, quiet and comfortable.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely spacious, warm cottage in a beautiful, quiet rural location but with easy accessibility to all the Lakes has to offer."

    The coastal area of the Southern Lakes is also very close by. Well appointed and equipped with everything we needed including an enclosed garden area which was great for the dogs. Would happily stay here again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Byre was absolutely lovely, an excellent conversion providing very comfortable accommodation, very clean, very well equipped with the added benefit of an enclosed secure garden."

    And not forgetting the double bed was very comfortable. The welcome treats were very well received, a big thank you.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Jul 2022

  • "The single beds were a bit hard and there was the racing on and we couldn’t get into the town when we got there it was blocked off and we had no pass."

    It would be good if they could let people know when they book with them that the racing was on. All the roads were blocked not good.

    I'm sorry that you felt your visit was spoilt by Cartmel Races taking place the same weekend as your booking. We would not mention this as a rule, as the cottage is situated 2 miles from the village and so is wholly not affected by the races at all. The village is open as usual for visitors on non-racing days. I will certainly look into purchasing new mattresses for the single beds. We did have to leave all doors and windows open after your departure as the cottage smelt of cigarette smoke, which isn't pleasant for guests coming in the same afternoon. The cottage is listed as 'non smoking' Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at the Byre."

    Will certainly stay there again. +++++

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved our stay here."

    Everything was clean and welcoming. The enclosed garden was great for the dogs. We have already booked to come back!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really comfortable and enjoyable stay - we really enjoyed the property and would certainly return."

    Very clean and tidy, lovely welcome gifts, milk and juice in the fridge, great back garden for our dogs and located very close to Cartmel. The bed was comfy and the bathroom/shower was great. There was also some information on the local area and should we have needed them, the hosts were next door. We spent almost everyday out and about until later in the afternoon and did not use the lounge area but should we have done, it was also very comfortable and cosy.

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Byre is a beautifully converted barn, with high ceilings so it was very light and spacious."

    Everything was provided for a home from home stay, with some lovely welcoming touches from Sarah, including an Easter egg for my son. The beds were extremely comfortable. The back yard was secure and private, great for kids or dogs, both of which are welcome! The only thing missing in my opinion is a washing machine, the rest was absolutely perfect, we would definitely return

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Apr 2022

  • "Really comfortable cottage."

    Much bigger than expected! Safe outside space for our dogs too. Would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Saul4.7Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful location, lovely quirky accommodation, easy access for lakes."

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent Cottage and had everything we needed, owner really helpful too."

    Will defiantly be back in the future

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the byre, the property was bigger than we expected."

    It was a very cosy cottage and the welcome gift was lovely. Will be going back in the future

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in an ideal place for easy access to lots of tourist attractions."

    Fantastic heating and living spaces but could do with better mattresses as didn’t sleep well due to hard mattresses. Also not enough hot water, even with the booster switch, for everyone to have a shower in the morning.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.1Oct 2021

  • "Cottage itself was lovely but whilst the cottage is listed as dog friendly you’re asked not to take your dogs into the living area meaning if you want to watch tv your dog needs to to stay down stairs in the kitchen."

    Facilities were pretty good but no washing machine. Cleanliness and location of the cottage were great and the couple that own the cottage were both super friendly.

    Thank you for your feedback. I would like to assure our future guests dogs are of course allowed in the sitting room. The stairgate is to help guests keep their dogs on hard floors whilst they dry off after enjoying their walks and days out, in what can be a wet and muddy Lake District. I will ensure this is made clear in the information for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Oct 2021

  • "A very lovely well equipped cottage."

    The location is ideal for visiting surrounding areas which are all a short drive away.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Such a beautiful cottage in a quiet setting close enough by car to the many wonderful sights of the lake district."

    As a family of 4 with a 10 and 3 year old there was plenty of room for us all and a good selection of games and dvds on top of what we brought ourselves. We would definitely like to visit again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was our second visit to the Byre."

    The cottage is really comfortable and in a lovely part of the lakes, we had our teenage daughter and her friend with us and we all had a wonderful time. Motor boat on Coniston, Go ape tree top challenge at Grizedale, cycling in Grizedale, shopping in Kendal, Holker Hall and some lovely meals out. We will definitely be back. The owners were very helpful when we needed some help with our broken bike lock. A great holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very peaceful setting."

    All good.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was our first visit to South Lakeland and it was quiet and uncrowded."

    The cottage was the best property that we have rented and we were very happy there .Many thanks to the owner who posted back my slippers which I left under the coffee table. Many National Trust places were within half an hour`s car trip and we enjoyed several lakeside walks.

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Apr 2021

  • "The Byre is a real treasure hidden in the midst of countryside yet close to major roads making it easy to visit many beautiful sites near by."

    Cartmel is a couple of miles away with lots of great places to eat and explore. The property is lovely, and Sarah and Paul were really helpful and thoughtful. This was exactly what we needed and we hope to return again. Thanks for a fabulous fortnight!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2020

  • "Comfortable and clean cottage."

    Good base for exploring the southern lakes with some lovely local walks too. Ideal for visiting Cartmel and Grange over Sands We had some rainy days while we were there but the cottage was still lovely to spend time in. The courtyard was ideal for spending peaceful time in - thoroughly recommend The Byre for a relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and set in the most idyllic and charming part of the lake district and would highly recommend a visit to the village of Cartmel."

    There are some fantastic places to eat and very interesting gift shops.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2020

  • "This is a really nice cottage and we hope to go back again."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Byre, which is a comfortable and warm cottage, with a good amount of character."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jan 2020

  • "Not as near cartmel as we had hoped however excellent property great walks and national trust easy reach of most everything nice welcome pack nice touch milk in fridge!"

    Reviewed by Sheila M4.7Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful and clean quiet just what we needed disappointed it did not have WiFi ..."

    Beautiful and clean quiet just what we needed disappointed it did not have WiFi other than that beds a bit hard as my husband has had 3 hip replacements everything else was ok

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.8Sep 2019

  • "Lovely quirky cottage where silence is golden."

    Lots of room with everything we need for quiet break

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Aug 2019

  • "My daughter and I enjoyed our short stay at The Byre, the instructions on how to find the cottage were clear and easy to follow."

    The only thing missing that would have made our stay more comfortable would be instructions on how to use the heating and gas fire. We arrived at The Byre after a very wet day out feeling damp and cold, after some time I did manage to get the radiator working in the living room. I never did work out the gas fire! Also information on local amenities/shops etc would have been helpful.

    Reviewed by Penny4.1Aug 2019

  • "I think you should make it clear that the nearest shop is in Cartmel which is 2 miles away, and the nearest pub is 1."

    5 miles away (up a steep hill if people are walking). The cottage itself and the area is beautiful and I couldn't have had a lovelier time I just think making the above clear will help people understand clearly the remoteness of it.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2019

  • "Nothing everything was fine"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2019

  • "Perfect base to explore south lakes, 5 minutes away from the lovely village of Cartmel and 2 minutes access to the motor way."

    Situated in the most peaceful, beautiful spot, couldn't ask for from owners. We're already looking to book again.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic location - just a five minute drive from Cartmel and some lovely short walks from the cottage itself."

    The cottage was very spacious and comfy and had all the facilities we needed. Decent sized enclosed yard to the rear of the cottage, suitable to let your dog have some freedom. Well recommended.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2019

  • "First time I've rented a cottage and was amazed how straight forward everything ..."

    First time I've rented a cottage and was amazed how straight forward everything was the byre was just perfect close to lots of places but so peaceful the photos don't do justice to how lovely the byre is

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2019

  • "We went to the byre for our wedding anniversary and so glad we chose this cottage what a beautiful place so homely and cosy and in the perfect location for exploring around the area and more the owners are so lovely and the bottle of bubbly made it extra special for our anniversary and the doggy buscuits for our pooch milky ."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean, much bigger than expected and a lovely unique lay out!"

    It’s located in a great area for exploring, we only wish we had stayed longer than two nights. The shortbread and Prosecco on arrival was a lovely touch, bed comfy and shower amazing. Unfortunately didn’t meet hosts but overall 5* and would stay again!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Feb 2019

  • "The fact that everyone is accommodating to dogs."

    It was a very rural location with excellent pubs for food in Cartmel who were again good with dogs too. Excellent area for walking. Warm and cosy accommodation.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Feb 2019

  • "It was a nice break and i am planning to book again in the summer of 2019 the hosts were lovely people and the cottage met our our needs lots to do and see and a fantastic base for visiting the lake district i would highly recommend this cottage as a treasure in the lakes."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2018

  • "Its a lovely cottage its the 2nd time we have booked and have booked a 3rd time ..."

    Its a lovely cottage its the 2nd time we have booked and have booked a 3rd time the location is perfect for exploring nearby bowness

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Nov 2018

  • "This cottage is set In a really nice quiet country lane just 4 miles from the lake."

    Its very spacious and has everything a family needs. We had a lovely time. If I had any criticism it would be that the bed mattress is very firm. Some prefer this but was a little too firm for us. Apart from that it was a very pleasant experience, its really clean and you couldn't really want for a better place to stay.

    Reviewed by Matt4.7Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, very spacious and had everything we needed (board games, dvds, books, local maps and local restaurant information etc, tea and coffee and cleaning equipment, even dog treats!"

    ). Patio garden is enclosed which is perfect for our sometimes anxious dog, and no escaping/ jumping over small walls as they are high enough. Location is out the way and quiet, but only a short drive away from local shops, pubs and walks! Would recommend, had a lovely chilled out holiday!

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Jul 2018

  • "Perfect location for exploring southern lake district!"

    !!!!! Cottage is located in such a quiet a place PERFECT and we will be booking again!!!!!!!!!!!!! Credit to the owners

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful holiday due to the location and overall charm and ambience of this beautiful cottage."

    The photos on your website really don't do it justice..the only thing we missed was a TV in the bedroom.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2018

  • "Lovely quiet location, cottage was lovely & spacious."

    Very homely

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was better than expected, it seemed bigger than it was in the advert, plenty of space for the 4 of us and the dog."

    Location was excellent just out the way, but close enough to get everywhere we wanted. Local facilities where good and in easy reach, excellent communication with the owners when needed. We had a lovely time and would definitely consider doing back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage is a secluded getaway, very romantic and so quiet - heaven!"

    We loved our stay. The walk to Cartmel is long and difficult in the dark so we ended up driving mostly for evening meals. That said, we felt so relaxed and loved our stay so much, nothing could spoil the wonderful memories made.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.8Nov 2017

  • "The cottage was very comfortable we loved the lakes and the peace and quiet a very relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2017

  • "Thought the The Byre was excellent clean comfortable everything you needed was ..."

    Thought the The Byre was excellent clean comfortable everything you needed was there & family were very friendly nothing too much trouble

    Reviewed by Graham4.8Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was fantastic - very cosy and comfortable."

    The photoes on the website didn't do it justice!

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Jun 2017

  • "Cottage had everything we needed , hostess very welcoming treated to wine ,flowers and biscuits ."

    helped with an emergency sewing kit . would stay again

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2017

  • "Peace and quiet great views fantastic walks around the cottage so many ..."

    Peace and quiet great views fantastic walks around the cottage so many beautiful places to visit we would need to stay 2 weeks hear we loved it so did our dog Bailey she loved the treats and the walled garden

    Reviewed by G5.0May 2017

  • "Great cottage."

    .had such a good time I didn't want to come home

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Feb 2017

  • "This was our 2nd visit to the cottage and we were not disappointed."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen
  • First floor sitting room with dining area and electric fire.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Wi-Fi, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Owner will accept a second dog at £20 per week Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles.

The property

Cartmel 2 miles.

A delightful semi-detached cottage located on a quiet lane in lovely rolling countryside between Cartmel and Newby Bridge, in the popular region of the South Lakes.

Perfect for a small family or a couple who wish to spend time exploring the area, this delightful Cartmel cottage provides an ideal holiday home.

There is an unusual layout to this Lakeland cottage, with the ground floor bedroom accessed from the main front entrance and a short staircase leading to the upper first floor which comprises a kitchen and dining area.

Another short staircase leads to the sitting room and a further staircase leads to the second floor bedroom and bathroom.

The rear entrance from the kitchen also leads out to a sheltered patio area, ideal for sitting out and enjoying dining alfresco.

Tastefully styled, this cottage near Cartmel provides good quality holiday accommodation in a wonderful area.

Nearby Cartmel, with its 12th Century church, is home to the sticky toffee pudding and Cartmel Races.

Cartmel is also home to a selection of interesting shops, pubs and the famous L'Enclume restaurant.

Lake Windermere is just 4 miles from this Cartmel cottage, from where you can travel by steam boat to the popular towns of Bowness and Ambleside.

Nearby Grange-over-Sands is a thriving town with a railway station and specialist food shops, including an award-winning bakery, butcher and chocolatier.

A wonderful cottage to enjoy the many delights of the Lake District.

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About the location


Grange-over-Sands 2 miles; Bowness on Windermere 12 miles.

The historic, South Lakeland village of Cartmel is renowned as the prettiest village in the Lake District. The Priory Church, one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the north of England, remains the heart of the community with its gatehouse forming the entrance to the village. The village features pretty streamside walks, quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, a charming gift shop, welcoming, traditional pubs serving real ale, the nationally acclaimed, Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant, and the Cartmel Village shop, which sells the famous sticky toffee pudding. Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside, visit The National Hunt Racecourse, Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition, Lakeland Motor Museum and Holker Hall with its spectacular gardens, all of which are close by. The quiet seaside retreat of Grange-over-Sands, with its Edwardian buildings and mountain backdrop, is a mere 2 miles away, whilst Windermere, with its panoramic views over England's longest lake, is within a thirty minute drive. A superb holiday destination, at any time of year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas