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Riddings Barn

Howgill near Sedbergh, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 20016)



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72 Customer Reviews

  • "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 GlenDec 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 JulieOct 2021

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

    Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 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 AjithaJun 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 NormanOct 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 HilaryAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage and surroundings."

    Owners were quick to respond to emails.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2020

  • "Amazing venue and hosts."

    Reviewed by MohammadAug 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 JaneAug 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 JanetAug 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 KarenJul 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 JanaFeb 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 LouiseDec 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 LesleySep 2019

  • "Lovely sceneries, very spacious and clean."

    Comfortable beds. Very helpful owner and welcoming.

    Reviewed by ShahidSep 2019

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

    Reviewed by SharonAug 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 CatherineJun 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 FionaMay 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 TedMay 2019

  • "Very comfortable stay."

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

    Reviewed by SarahMay 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 IanApr 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 SharonMar 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 HilaryDec 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 KirstyDec 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 HumeraDec 2018

  • "Beautiful setting ~spacious clean and comfortable."

    Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by SuzanneNov 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 JackNov 2018

  • "Beautiful position lovely accommodation ."

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 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 VicAug 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 ClareJul 2018

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

    Beautiful home with just about everything you could ask for.

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 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 SimonMay 2018

  • "The owner really thought of everything."

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

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 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 JuliaMar 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 AlisonFeb 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 JohnDec 2017

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

    Reviewed by RuthDec 2017

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Spotlessly clean! Beautiful setting.

    Reviewed by JodieJul 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 ClareMar 2017

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

    Reviewed by NeilFeb 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 VikasSep 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 MichaelJul 2016

  • "We liked the setting amid the Howgills velvety-green hills; the ever-changing lights, peace and near absence of other people on the hills."

    Also, the sheer quality and ingeniousness of the barn conversion. The owners were friendly and their farm is nearby, but they don't intrude.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2016

  • "Lovely barn conversion, keeping the old outside with a modern feel."

    Brilliant views and just an all round good place to stay to have a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2016

  • "The Barn is a wonderful property which was well furnished and very peaceful."

    It was really enjoyed by all the family.

    Reviewed by BenMar 2016

  • "The Barn was much larger than we expected, a real gem!"

    We booked it for a surprise 60th for my husband so all the family gathered. There was loads of space all round, it was exceptionally well laid out throughout, and was very warm & comfortable. There were lots of lovely walks despite the rain! Would recommend this lovely quiet place to anyone!

    Reviewed by LynnJan 2016

  • "Lots of space in the accommodation, very comfortable, fabulous location."

    The folder was excellent for information for usage of all electrical equipment, however we would have liked local information contained within the folder such as local doctors dentist etc and recycling information and possibly local restaurants. There was a wealth of information for visitor attractions in the wider area. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family. The photos on the website do not do the property justice.

    Reviewed by MelvynOct 2015

  • "The house was presented to a very high standard, could not have been better."

    Reviewed by DianneAug 2015

  • "This holiday home is to the highest standard - excellent."

    Both the Lakes and Dales are magnificent and this house is ideally placed for both.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2015

  • "This was a high quality property situated in a superb location; surrounded by beautiful countryside and interesting wildlife."

    We received a warm welcome from the owners and overall we would like to highly recommend Riddings Barn.

    Reviewed by AndreaMay 2015

  • "The Barn was delightful."

    Beautiful scenery, very quiet and lots of walks for all standards of walkers. The Barn was very spacious and there was lots of room for 7 people. It was very easy to find just off the M6.

    Reviewed by GillMay 2015

  • "The property was fantastic, there were 8 people and there was plenty of room for all."

    It was fully equipped, could not ask for a better place, would recommend everyone to go. The owners were so friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by PaulineApr 2015

  • "The views were stunning and the house was to an excellent standard."

    Reviewed by LucyFeb 2015

  • "A brilliant house for our Christmas family get together."

    The house was exceptionally clean and was great for our needs. The large kitchen was brilliant, as was the large lounge and the ample seating. All the bedrooms were equally as good and there were no fights over the best ones!

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2014

  • "The standard of accommodation and location."

    Reviewed by AnthonyDec 2014

  • "Had a very good holiday."

    Fantastic views from the house. Could not ask for anything more.

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2014

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    The owner made us feel very welcome. The standard of furnishing, bedding and general contents were better that I have experienced before.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2014

  • "A lovely property, extremely rural and quiet."

    There were good facilities and it was great to find a property capable of accommodating 3 couples in large beds. Thoughtful touches and everything needed for cooking was there.

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2014

  • "Fantastic accommodation with lovely views."

    Can't fault anything; it was very clean, had lots of tourist info and the sundries were very welcome.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2014

  • "Peaceful, private location with beautiful views."

    Excellent equipped kitchen. We couldn't have asked for more.

    Mrs SmithJul 2014

  • "Absolute wonderful retreat for a family holiday."

    The place was of a very high standard. A fantastic week was had by all.

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2014

  • "Beautiful setting, great accommodation, welcoming and thoughtful owners."

    Would recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by MercyNov 2013

  • "This property is pure luxury throughout."

    Excellent in every area, and a wonderful location. Will certainly recommend to family and friends. All the little extras just top it off. The best cottage/barn I have ever booked.

    Reviewed by DarrenNov 2013

  • "Would not change a thing, it was a lovely property, a little out of the way, but well worth it when you get there."

    Cannot praise the property enough. Lots of space for 8 people. Very nice and helpful owner.

    Reviewed by LilyNov 2013

  • "A fabulous and well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by KatherineSep 2013

  • "Absolutely brilliant property, beautifully presented and furnished to a really high standard."

    Beautiful scenery from every window. Beds so comfortable that I did not want to get up in the morning, would love to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by ScottSep 2013

  • "Riddings Barn was a wonderful holiday property."

    The location was perfect and provided an opportunity to explore both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. We had a lovely holiday and would return to Riddings in the future.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2013

  • "Great value for a large group."

    Reviewed by RobMay 2013

  • "Extremely comfortable, spotless accommodation."

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2013

  • "Riddings Barn is perfect for a holiday in stunning countryside."

    Reviewed by ThomasApr 2013

  • "Amazing barn conversion, a hidden gem, friendly farmer and stunning surroundings, definitely 5* highly recommended to families for a great get away."

    Close to the lake district and lots of lovely walks.

    Reviewed by GlynFeb 2013

  • "A wonderful home from home."

    Stunning location and the most well equipped property we have stayed in. Care was obviously taken to ensure the best stay possible. We will be back!

    Reviewed by GemmaFeb 2013

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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.


  • 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.

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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