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Pickle Barn

(Ref. 2198)

Hutton Roof near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent holiday cottage and very helpful and friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic property in a beautiful location."

    Kind and lovely host. Comfortable, warm, clean with everything included for a "home from home" holiday. Just perfect, we hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jan 2024

  • "An absolute gem of a cottage hidden away in lovely countryside."

    Pickle barn was beautifully furnished and decorated with central and under floor heating making our stay very cozy especially during storms Isha & Jocelyn. The hosts Steve & Mike were most warming and welcoming, nothing was a problem for them. Definitely will be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "A lovely property in a stunning location."

    Everything tickety boo and despite the sub zero temperatures outside, the barn was warm and comfortable. Special thanks to Steve and Mike who are so helpful and great hosts. I intend to join the many who make repeat bookings. During my week, the sunrise view towards Ingleborough was out of this world. 5 Star.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a superb stay."

    We couldn't fault this stunning barn. Perfect location. Clean warm and cosy. Very spacious. Wonderful kind and welcoming owners.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had a wonderful holiday at Pickle Barn."

    The accommodation is one of the best we’ve been to, hence it was our second visit. Charming hosts who ensure that you’re made welcome and comfortable. The property itself is spacious, cosy and well appointed. The views from living room, kitchen/dining area are superb. Situated within short driving distance of many lovely places to visit. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Nov 2023

  • "In all aspects, probably the best self- catering accommodation we have had during the past 50 years."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Pickle Barn was absolutely lovely."

    As a family of four. We had plenty of space. Great facilities comfortable space to relax in and an all round gem. The location was superb and the views spectacular. Hosts were helpful welcoming and very friendly. We would certainly pay recommend Pickle Barn to anyone

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent stay."

    Very quiet, nice walks, fantastic views. Ideal for days out. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Very nice people. Nothing was too much trouble. Already thinking of a return. For two nights the bedroom we had was cold due to weather conditions, but apart from that, brilliant accommodation which was faultless. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "The place was wonderful, the location was great with the Dales on one side and the Lakes on the other and beautiful walks from the door."

    The accommodation was excellent, the best we have stayed in (and we've stayed in quite a few !), well equipped, very clean, with beautiful views and in such a tranquil spot. The icing on the cake was the delightful owners who were so welcoming and informative but never intrusive, when we left we felt as if we were saying goodbye to friends. We've never stayed at the same place twice but I think this will be the exception to the rule.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2023

  • "A wonderful week spent at Pickle Barn."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming (the cake was much appreciated). A really lovely, very peaceful cottage, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Geraint5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great time at Pickle Barn, Steve the proprietor was there upon our arrival to explain the general running of the place."

    Pickle Barn is a gem of a barn conversion open plan upstairs with the bedrooms below. It is perfectly equipped and very warm and comfortable and very clean. It is placed about 10 mins drive from the town of Kirkby Lonsdale. The scenery around is fantastic we took full advantage of the inclement weather to do an extensive tour of the Dales and found super pubs in very small villages for great lunches and even a train trip on the fantastic Settle to Carlisle line. All in all, we had a great time at Pickle Barn.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful place will be back xxxx"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2023

  • "Only positives."

    Peace, comfort, convenience, location with good options in all directions.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great location for exploring North Yorkshire and the Lakes."

    The hosts were lovely and the house cosy, clean and with everything we needed. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2023

  • "The Pickle Barn is a wonderful place to stay."

    The house is very nicely set-up, clean and welcoming and the location is extraordinary. The view from the kitchen french doors was a heart stoppingly beautiful panorama of fields and stone walls, there were sheep and cows grazing on the green grass and it was wonderfully rural but not isolated. The very nice owners are right on site and the pretty town of Kirkby Lonsdale is an easy drive with an excellent grocery store and a charming high street. I would not hesitate to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Nov 2022

  • "Yet another wonderful holiday at pickle farm,location really good for both the lakes and Lancashire."

    Wonderful setting with beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Sep 2022

  • "Super cottage, wonderful views - so peaceful and quiet."

    Plenty of room within the cottage and lovely garden & seating area outside. Kitchen well stocked with cooking utensils/pans etc and really good showers (always important). Brilliant location with loads of things to do, good farm shops nearby (loved Country Harvest) - and we even had wonderful weather for the week. We were warmly greeted on the first day by Steve and throughout our stay we enjoyed chatting to both owners Steve & Mike - welcoming and friendly it made us feel so comfortable. We didn't want to leave

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thanks for a lovely week."

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Everything you need at the cottage and more."

    Beautiful views and gardens. Good walks and the lovely village of Kirkby Lonsdale nearby. Easy access to the Lake District too.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Quiet with great views. The upside down configuration was ideal for the roasting temperatures at the beginning of the week. The bedroom stayed a very comfortable temperature. Some great walks from and close to the property. The approach roads made driving interesting on occasions testing my reversing skills a few times.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Pickle Barn."

    The cleanliness was immaculate and the cottage had everything we needed. The quietness of the location was heavenly and we really couldn’t have asked for any more. On top of everything else the owners are very welcoming, accommodating and extremely funny! Would definitely recommend anyone to stay here.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pickle Barn and hope to return."

    Loved the layout with living room and kitchen/dining upstairs which gave us stunning panoramic views from all windows. Very peaceful setting, Cozy, comfortable with everything you could possibly need. Lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Everything was perfect, the hosts were extremely helpful without being intrusive The only thing we could of had was more time To relax and enjoy our surroundings."

    Angie and aubrey from lichfield

    Reviewed by Aubrey5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Pickle Barn ( after 10 years !"

    Not much had changed) and about our 15th visit to the area. It would be very hard to find a better located cottage than Pickle Barn - or one with more genial hosts.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2021

  • "A very pleasant break with friendly though not intrusive hosts."

    The barn is ideal for anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing break with views of the Pennines, Howgills and Lake District fells.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2021

  • "Steve and Mike as host were simply amazing and made our stay fantastic."

    Definitely would recommend pickle barn to anyone.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Aug 2021

  • "This place is placed in the country side with beautiful scenery."

    Hosts were very nice people and facilities were very good.

    Reviewed by Fatemeh5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    The owners were really good welcoming and caring.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jul 2021

  • "A return visit to this beautiful property and it did not disappoint."

    Very welcoming and friendly owners on site. Could not ask for more other than a bit more good weather to enjoy the lovely, peaceful garden.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0May 2021

  • "From my experience of holiday cottages over decades, I can honestly say that this one has to be one of the best for comfort."

    I walked extensively every day, all but once from the door and this kept me going especially on two occasions during the week when the weather turned very wet, knowing the cottage would be warm with plentiful hot water for a recuperative bath or shower on my return. There are wonderful views from the upstairs living accommodation, the open plan arrangement creating a really spacious feel.The owners are so welcoming and friendly, from the onset I felt at home and at ease. It was certainly a memorable week, thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Minna5.0May 2021

  • "Idyllic location."

    Beautifully appointed. We had a relaxing break and good walking weather.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very comfortable cottage well equipped."

    Very friendly owners. Great location for exploring the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Would definitely recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Olwyn5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely comfortable, clean, well equipped cottage set in beautiful surroundings."

    The hosts were friendly and attentive. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. We spent a lovely week at Pickle Barn and hope to return sometime soon.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Pickle farm is a beautiful place to stay with welcoming hosts"

    Reviewed by Ty5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely owner, who welcomed us very warmly."

    Milk, tea, coffee, cakes all provided, which is always a nice touch. Really comfortable beds. Location fabulous. Would love to return for a longer stay next time.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really lovely clean and comfortable cottage with wonderful views and great host."

    Many walks straight from the cottage. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great location with fabulous views."

    Friendly welcome. Lovely spacious property. Very well equipped. Under floor heating in bedrooms & bathrooms was a real luxury. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely place."

    Quite remote. Great facilities. Gorgeous scenery

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Aug 2019

  • "The property is very well maintained and comfortably appointed."

    The 'upside down' arrangement (bedrooms downstairs) provides a fine outlook from the lounge and kitchen. The location offers excellent views of the surrounding countryside but the approach to the property from the main roads is along a series of very narrow, winding lanes with high hedges affording poor visibility. It's a slow process. There's not much the owners can do about that but, be aware!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2019

  • "Views to not want move away from the window for and brilliant hosts."

    A real gem that we hope to return to.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely location, friendly and helpful owners, comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2018

  • "We cannot fault the accommodation, the welcome, the price or the owners who could not have been more helpful."

    The only difficulty we had was in the booking process, where one payment was made to owners direct (a 'commission' payment I believe) and another to Sykes. This caused some confusion and necessitated a phone call to Sykes. This part could have been made clearer at the booking stage to prevent confusion and extra time/admin on both our side and Sykes'! Overall, a wonderful, relaxing holiday in a cosy, very well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Nov 2017

  • "Great Holiday, will be going back."

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Oct 2017

  • "Nice couple that own the cottage, very friendly and helpful, lovely friendly horses, beautiful scenery, great touches like tea and cake when you arrive (and big high quality cake too!"


    Reviewed by Lee4.8Oct 2017

  • "A lovely rustic barn conversion."

    A genuine, friendly welcome on our arrival. Beautiful surroundings and Kirkby Lonsdale was a great place to explore & dine. Be aware: the surrounding roads are very narrow with pacing places.

    Reviewed by Colin4.6Jul 2017

  • "Made to feel completely at home."

    Situated in a great place for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jun 2017

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  • Reverse-level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and Juliet balconies
  • Oil underfloor central heating on ground floor with radiators on first floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, radio/CD player, WiFi, a selection of games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable storage available for bikes/walking equipment
  • Lawned area and patio with barbecue and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 9am

The property

Resting amidst the Lune Valley in Hutton Roof near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria is this fantastic, stone-built, detached barn conversion of Pickle Barn.

Perfectly positioned to enjoy some of the finest limestone scenery in the country, this reverse-storey holiday let makes for a lovely base for a family of four's getaway.

Two off-road parking spaces greet you on arrival, so you can unpack, settle in and get your break started with ease!

Continue inside and upstairs to uncover the open-plan living space, where exposed beams give the space a charming touch, and Juliet balconies offer stunning views over the surrounding countryside and garden.

Make your way over to the to the well-equipped kitchen, where all you need to create culinary delights can be discovered, alongside a handy washing machine and dishwasher!

When dinner is ready, tuck into it at the dining table and take in those elevated views from the French doors; alternatively, take your meal outside to enjoy it amongst your peaceful surroundings of the grounds.

After dinner, head to the sitting area, where sumptuous seating entices you to unwind as you enjoy a family-favourite DVD or play a board game together.

As the day winds to a close, choose between one of the inviting ground-floor bedrooms to catch your rest in, the first of which is a double benefiting from an en-suite shower room, and the other comprising twin beds and access to an en-suite bathroom.

In the morning, sit out on the lawn or patio with a steaming cup of coffee in hand before wandering out to explore what this part of Cumbria has to offer!

Offering a relaxing base whilst still being within reach of National Parks and attractions, Pickle Barn is a superb choice for families and friends alike.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 2197 to accommodate up to six guests.

Pickle Farm Cottages

Located in the Lune Valley, between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, these two outstanding farm conversions are set in the owners' grounds, in a secluded location on the edge of the unspoilt village of Hutton Roof, 4.1 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale. Providing first class accommodation, both properties offer the ideal base for those wishing to discover the many delights this beautiful area has to offer. Hutton Roof, with its variety of annual fairs and activities is within easy reach, whilst Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve is nearby providing some of the best examples of limestone paving in Britain. With plenty of great walking and cycling opportunities available throughout the surrounding area and both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks close by, this great location has plenty to offer at any time of year.

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About the location


Kendal 9 miles.

An attractive market town, Kirkby Lonsdale is situated in the heart of the Lune Valley, midway between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. The town was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and holds a 13th century Market Charter. Nowadays, Thursday is market day, a perfect opportunity for visitors to explore the variety of distinctive independent shops in the town, or the many 17th and 18th century buildings which still stand. The town was also a finalist for the High Street of the Year Award in 2016. This part of the Lune Valley was a favourite haunt of the artist Turner, and was made famous by Ruskin – his "view" of the valley is still spectacular. The medieval Devil’s Bridge spans the river, and the quiet country lanes are ideal for exploring by car, bike, or even horse. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, fishing and a variety of riverside and country walks, making the area an ideal location for a break, whatever time of year. When voting Kirkby Lonsdale as the ‘Best Place to Live in The North West’ in 2019, The Sunday Times commented it is “An unbeatable Lake District location, bags of community spirit and one of the cleanest high streets in the country".

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Please note: This property can only accept a minimum of 3 night stays

This property offers the following short breaks:

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