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Riddings Barn

(Ref. 20016)

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


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (24)
  • well (22)
  • bed (22)
  • beautiful (21)
  • kitchen (19)
  • comfortable (19)

65 Customer Reviews

  • "This was an amazing and beautifully suited accommodation."

    Very clean with plenty of room for the entire family. The kitchen had everything you could need with such a nice big table to gather. The sitting room was very comfortable as well as the bedrooms. The setting was unbelievable. The only thing we learned to deal with was the long very narrow drive to get to the house. Highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by Mary4.7May 2024

  • "Fantastic property."

    Warm and cosy, plenty of space, comfy beds , brilliant showers and lots of lovely soft towels. It was ideal for our family group spending quality time together in such lovely surroundings. Seeing all the newborn lambs in the fields around the barn was an added bonus. Thank you Dawn for your warm welcome. Hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Vera5.0Mar 2024

  • "This property is fantastic."

    Really gorgeous scenery perfect surrounding setting. The property is perfect size for the amount of people. Kitchen was really well equipped everything you need. Absolutely loved the holiday and didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely accommodation, spectacular views and with 4 proper double bedrooms perfect for our family get together with grown up kids."

    Very well appointed throughout and especially the kitchen. The welcome gifts were much appreciated and the fresh flowers a nice touch. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Feb 2024

  • "Well.. After arriving at the barn,we were greeted by immaculate grounds,beautiful scenery and a stunning building"

    . Inside was equally immaculate with beautiful bedrooms,huge living space and a kitchen with facilities to suit the biggest groups and most experienced chefs including 2 fridges,2 ovens and pristine cutlery,fixtures and fittings. We loved it and the welcome pack of flowers,chocolates and a bottle of fizz was a lovely touch. Our only negative is the tiny bridge and a warning needs to be highlighted on the website as its extremely difficult to navigate,especially in the dark. We are already looking to rebook for the summer.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jan 2024

  • "Warm, spacious and well maintained property."

    Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The owners kindly put up a lovely Christmas tree for us as we stayed over the Christmas period. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic hosts, we had a lovely stay despite the heavy snow."

    The hosts were kind and allowed us to check out later due to the snow fall. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2023

  • "The facilities of the barn are fantastic from the space, kitchen appliances, large bedrooms, lashings of hot water, and super fast broadband, this is without mentioning the location which is idyllic."

    Three of the party were working from home one of the days of our stay and it was better than home broadband. Cooked full roast of the Sunday, all trays,utensils and serving dishes are there. Beautiful stay, great accommodation, everything you could need

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful converted barn up in the middle of nowhere!"

    Great sized kitchen diner, large lounge and 4 great sized bedrooms, 2 with en-suite. Family bathroom with bath and shower. Extra toilet downstairs. Everything is very clean and beds are very comfortable. Lots of clean towels for everyone Has everything you need for 8 people. Kitchen very well equipped. To get to the barn you drive down single country lanes with passing places. Sat nav will take you via an extremely narrow bridge (not for the faint hearted!) I would suggest you follow the owner’s directions for the slightly longer way round!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Spacious, comfortable and clean surrounded by beautiful scenery."

    Lovely big outdoor table and barbecue ideally positioned to make the most of the sunshine throughout the day. I would certainly recommend this lovely property to anyone wanting peace and quiet during the warmer months but would be wary of the journey there in the winter.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2023

  • "A big thank you to Dawn for a wonderful stay."

    Everything was absolutely perfect and my catch up with my extended family couldn't have been nicer. Please take note of the directions to the cottage - the narrow Bridge is very narrow, although my brother got his camper van over with an inch to spare in each side!!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2023

  • "Plenty of off road parking, clean and tidy with lovely comfy beds."

    Marvellous views and the added bonus of house martins nesting just above the front door. We had a couple of issues but had a quick email response. The utility area doubled as an excellent drying room after our walks. Loads of hot water and powerful showers. Nearest place for a meal out is Sedbergh but we took our own food and managed perfectly well in the well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous accommodation with views to die for."

    A great base to go and explore the dales or the lakes. We think the fridge on the right as you look at the may not be working properly as nothing seemed to get cold. And we could have done with a second set of keys. Small concerns as the property was perfect for our stay.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay and the property exceeded our expectations due to its spaciousness."

    We were also very appreciative of all that was provided particularly in the kitchen to make our stay more comfortable. We are intending to stay again!

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0May 2023

  • "A stunning property"

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful barn."

    Very comfortable, warm, well equipped and spacious. Stayed with our grown up children and partners. It was perfect for a new year get together. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2022

  • "We love this property."

    It’s our second stay. It’s spacious, comfortable, warm, very well equipped and delightfully situated. It doesn’t have a wood-burning fire, but we’re OK with that. It has everything else. The owners responded right away when we needed them to look at something. We’d stay here again. A wonderful property.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very comfortable indeed."

    Please follow directions and come in via Sedbergh. The 6' 6" bridge is better visited on foot - it's a lovely walk.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great weekend away with the old footy lads."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful barn in lovely scenery."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing cottage, hosts had thought of everything possible to make the stay comfortable."

    Couldn't recommend this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by Hamza5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a beautiful property in wonderful surroundings."

    Would highly recommend especially for larger families or groups. There is absolutely loads of room. Riddings is very well equipped with everything you should need and very comfortable. We had a wonderful stay exploring the Lake District a little bit of a drive but well worth it. We did use the 6’6 bridge to access the barn as it cut off many windy lanes, but measure your car first. We highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage!"

    It was immaculate, could not fault it. Beds and couches were very comfy. Felt so relaxed after staying there, wish we could have stayed longer! Dawn was very helpful when I emailed her about shops/restaurants/walks near by. Will be looking to book here again next year! Thank you❣️

    Thank you for your lovely comments and are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Feb 2022

  • "We stayed at the property over the new year, it is a beautiful place and very well furnished."

    It was spotless and nice and warm when we arrived. I don’t think that we have any negative comments regarding the property and would definitely book again. The warning regarding driving to the property (if following sat nav) needs to be heeded if arriving at night. This does mean driving on local roads which has frequent passing points

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Dec 2021

  • "As previously stated the property is to an extremely high standard, as you'd expect."

    Extremely comfy beds and great drying room/utility space. Lovely to have dining space/crockery for the no of inhabitants, something you can't always rely on. Dawn was particularly accommodating pre stay and having left and brought away items incorrectly!! Space for our 3 cars and a van, at a pinch, just narrow roads as access but that was not unsolvable. Sorry for using up the First Aid kit!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Stunning accommodation, clean, comfortable and very secluded."

    Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2021

  • "We were amazed by the cottage as it exceeded our expectations."

    The cottage was to five star quality. The lovely touches like the flowers chocolate and Prosecco on arrival was really welcoming. The property was clean, well equipped kitchen, plenty of towels and beautiful ambiance. The owners were really welcoming , we had a mini tour around the farm and got to pet the baby calves . We loved the walks around the cottage and visited the lakes which is around a 40 mins drive . Loved getting up early to watch the cows being fed and the sheep dog do it’s thing ! Will defo go back and recommend it to friends and family . Thank you for an amazing break in a beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Ajitha5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a great quiet location."

    Lot's of good fell walking in the area. Good facilities in Sedbergh although it is down a narrow lane. The only negative aspect was some loud music from the neighbour on 2 afternoons.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Oct 2020

  • "Riddings Barn is a modern, spacious and clean property with amazing views."

    It is very well equipped with many extras provided such as tea towels, hand soap, dishwasher tablets, kitchen towel etc. We were greeted with fresh flowers, milk, water and Prosecco and tea and coffee were provided. All the furnishings and fixtures are of excellent quality with very comfortable beds. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage and surroundings."

    Owners were quick to respond to emails.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2020

  • "Amazing venue and hosts."

    Reviewed by Mohammad5.0Aug 2020

  • "Ridding Barn is one of the best holiday rentals we have ever had the pleasure to holiday in."

    The barn is well equipped, the views when standing at the kitchen island are breathtaking. The beds are comfortable so you wake refreshed every morning. The owners who live and run a farm were very helpful. Don’t go the way the sat nav suggests the 6’6” bridge Is not for the faint hearted. Do take the advice of the owners!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our second visit to Riddings Barn and it didn't disappoint."

    Spotlessly clean (a high priority at the moment) with soap and cleaning materials provided. The property is well equipped with everything you'd need in the kitchen. Owner was friendly and helpful without imposing and the stunning location made for another memorable stay.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was a fabulous place to stay."

    We all loved it. Owners put out flowers and chocolates as welcome gift which was a lovely touch. They also let us take our little girl to see the baby calves and cows on the farm. Cleanliness was done to a high standard. Rooms were big and bed comfort was great! Standard of the whole place was outstanding. We will be going back there as we loved it that much.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2020

  • "We really enjoyed the holiday ."

    The house was very good! Everything was clean , sorted . The house has everything you need: pans ,plates, forks , glasses , movies , games . Everything! The view from house windows is the best ! The bbq was amazing . Thank you for lovely holiday !

    Reviewed by Jana5.0Feb 2020

  • "We all had a fantastic time at The Ridings."

    The house was beautiful with all the facilities we needed. The views were spectacular and there were some nice walks, however a little too far to walk to the village so good job we took everything we could possibly need. There was even welcome gifts which was a lovely touch. The narrow bridge on the way in was a little scary, tight squeeze but we made it! Only a couple of small things were the stools in the kitchen were too big for the breakfast bar so you couldn’t sit on them and the shower in the tv bedroom didn’t drain quickly and filled up within minutes but we managed! Great time had in a lovely house with great friends.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed being in the cottage."

    Everything was spotless. All of the facilities we needed for cooking, eating, recreation and sleeping were available. The beds were comfortable and the bedrooms roomy, the bedding clean and modern. The single drawback, not the fault of the owners, was the width of the access lane for our rather large SUV's meeting oncoming traffic, especially tractors. Having said that, it was manageable and was without incident. Also recommended, the pies at the Dalesman in town!!!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely sceneries, very spacious and clean."

    Comfortable beds. Very helpful owner and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Shahid5.0Sep 2019

  • "The best equipped holiday cottage I've ever stayed in"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2019

  • "We were a group of five friends on a walking weekend."

    We loved the barn, as the four generous bedrooms could easily accomadate us. The kitchen was large and extremely well appointed with lots of oven and fridge space. There was also an efficient gas BBQ. But best of all we walked both days from the barn, which is always a treat. There were no really local shops or eating places, so we stayed put and made use of the kitchen and ate in, which was no hardship. Thank you Dawn.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2019

  • "The property is lovely and situated in a beautiful location out in the countryside."

    It has all you need inside and extremely comfortable beds! The one thing we didn’t fully appreciate until getting there is the lack of garden apart from the area in front of the house where you park the car. One reviewer mentioned a field to play in but we didn’t find this.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2019

  • "All I can say is wow!"

    ........ beautiful barn conversion in the most idillic, picturesque setting. the owners couldn't be more welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. every think we needed and more, we wanted for nothing! bed where so comfy, immaculate clean, kitchen fulled kitted out and great outside seating. the cottage is set on a working farm with wonderful walks, and view, in easy reach of the Yorkshire dales and lake district. can't recommend this hidden gem enough.

    Reviewed by Ted5.0May 2019

  • "Very comfortable stay."

    Facilities were great. Well equipped kitchen, everything worked well enabling us to have a very enjoyable family weekend

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely position albeit a long drive to the cottage however this did not trouble us as it was well worth it."

    Just a stunning peaceful location. One of the best cottages with have stayed with the range of facilities and kitchen equipment. Very warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2019

  • "The barn felt very spacious, was extremely clean and had everything (& more!"

    ) that we needed. We were able to totally relax upon arrival as the surroundings were so peaceful and beautiful. A great place to spend quality time together.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Mar 2019

  • "A wonderful barn, with one of the best stocked kitchens I’ve ever seen."

    It’s a fantastic location for those looking forward to getting away from it all. A thoroughly enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Dec 2018

  • "Riddings barn was fantastic, it was set amongst beautiful scenery and views of the fells."

    The winding narrow lanes made for a picturesque drive up to the property. The barn has been completed to a high standard and has 4 large bedrooms. The wine and chocolates on arrival were most appreciated. Dawn the owner was helpful and we have just returned from a fabulous family Christmas at this wonderful property.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Dec 2018

  • "This was the first time me and my friends did anything like this and we honestly couldn’t have picked a better place."

    The place itself looked beautiful on the outside. As soon as we walked in it was SO warm and cosy. The living room was the perfect size, the kitchen was huge and had everything you could ever need to cook any meal! The bedrooms were so big and the beds were so comfy. We honestly didn’t want to leave. It was such a wonderful experience and we’d definitely recommend it to others. Thank you Riddings Barn!

    Reviewed by Humera5.0Dec 2018

  • "Beautiful setting ~spacious clean and comfortable."

    Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Nov 2018

  • "Unbelievable for price."

    Perfect in every way. The beds were also the best thing I have ever slept on in my life. Facilities were amazing, location was beautiful and the presentation of it in its entirety was flawless. Thank you so much for providing such an incredible experience. We will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Nov 2018

  • "Beautiful position lovely accommodation ."

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Really nice spacious barn conversion."

    Although mentioned in the bumph not to follow sat nav instructions they should be in bold and a larger font.... Thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Vic5.0Aug 2018

  • "A great cottage in the middle of nowhere."

    Perfect for a family week away to recharge our batteries. A great base for Yorkshire, Cumbria and the Lake District. Plus the beds were sooooo comfortable.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2018

  • "Fantastic location, not too far from two super national park areas."

    Beautiful home with just about everything you could ask for.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2018

  • "A stunning property in a stunning location - felt privileged to be in it."

    More info could be useful for living In the property e.g. Recycling and what to do when leaving. One of the access roads is only 6'6" wide over stone walled bridge - take note drivers of wide cars there is no leeway. Road up from Sedbergh is fine though.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7May 2018

  • "The owner really thought of everything."

    The barn was stunning both in it's facilities and it's setting.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2018

  • "We loved our experience at the barn, very well maintained and detailed."

    The only thing we'd add is that the description should maybe be a little clearer to explain that there is no real outside garden area other than the patio table and chairs. The photos give you an idea of the place, and certainly the description doesn't mention garden, but I think on reflection we'd not realised that there was no real garden space per se just views of the lovely landscape and although you could obviously walk, some families may want garden space as well. Which wasn't a problem but maybe needs to be spelt out.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 2018

  • "An excellently presented property in an idyllic location, well recommended as a getaway retreat in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside."

    However, there is one minor pitfall and that is the extremely narrow bridge leading to the property having come from the M6 motorway direction. the bridge is literally only 6' 6" wide meaning a normal sized car just fits through with a few inches to spare! We did find an alternative route turning left at the bottom of the lane leading directly into Sedbergh. Do not let the bridge of doom put you off, the place is simply superb.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Feb 2018

  • "Really well equipped - comfortable and warm - thoughtful touches such as flowers / sparkling wine / chocolates waiting on arrival together with Christmas tree and decorations to complete the atmosphere for a New Years celebration."

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2017

  • "We loved the property and had a great time."

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2017

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Spotlessly clean! Beautiful setting.

    Reviewed by Jodie4.6Jul 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage with lovely location overlooking fields with newborn lambs ..."

    Fantastic cottage with lovely location overlooking fields with newborn lambs which our 3 toddlers loved seeing, wonderful break, don't think the pictures really do it justice, exceeded expectations

    Reviewed by Clare4.6Mar 2017

  • "Lovely cottage - great location with fantastic facilities and despite the howling wind we had a great short break with friends."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2017

  • "Home from home ."

    .. Such a peaceful, relaxing & beautiful cottage with a stunning view. The cottage was spacious & well equipped - pretty much anything you need is there! Cannot recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Vikas4.8Sep 2016

  • "The accommodation to was to an excellent and high standard."

    The area was lovely and the kids loved playing in the field. One of the best accommodations I have stayed in. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x super king-size double (1 with TV) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with TV and dining area
  • Utility
  • Spacious sitting room.
  • Oil underfloor heating on ground floor and radiators on 1st floor
  • Two electric ovens, 1 with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer,2nd fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Spacious patio area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Property is relatively near M6, though road noise is not an issue.

The property

Sedbergh 3 miles. A stone-built barn conversion located on a traditional Westmorland farmstead, set in a peaceful location in the tiny hamlet of Howgill, in the Lune Valley, just three miles from the market town of Sedbergh.

Recently fully converted to an extremely high standard, this outstanding Sedbergh cottage provides first class holiday accommodation in a beautiful location.

One of our premier Cumbrian cottages, the conversion has been carried out to the highest specification with superb insulation and underfloor heating systems.

The modern styling and design at this cottage near Sedbergh is enhanced by the full-length glass windows extending over two floors which provide guests with far-reaching, inspiring views of the nearby fells.

The large modern kitchen and dining area provides a welcoming area to relax in after a long day exploring the many footpaths and bridleways of this wonderful walking area.

The main sitting room is spacious and comfortable, whilst the four bedrooms, two of which have en-suite facilities, provide great flexibility for any group.

This Cumbrian cottage is ideal for discovering Wainwright's beloved Howgills, the nearby Cautley Spout, Britain's highest waterfall, and dramatic Dentdale, while the local area is home to many varieties of wildlife including buzzards and deer.

With the Farfield Art and Heritage Centre, and the towns of Hawes, Kirkby Lonsdale, Bowness and Kendal all within easy reach, this lovely Sedbergh cottage provides an ideal base in which to relax, unwind and to get away from it all and enjoy the Cumbrian countryside.

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About the location


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

The attractive old market town of Sedbergh (pronounced Sed-Ber), with its old-world atmosphere, is not only set in the magnificent western dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park but is also close to the rugged eastern fells of the Lake District. The town, with its narrow streets, little shops, traditional pubs, famous school dating back to 1525 and its 12th century church, has been a thriving community for hundreds of years, with a market dating from the 13th Century. 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas