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Barn Cottage

(Ref. 1081415)

Ireby near Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fabulous three night stat at Barn Cottage."

    The location is a hidden gem, very quiet and pretty yer year to attractions, towns, walks and facilities. The cottage itself is cosy and clean. We cooked in the kitchen which had everything you would need to make an array of meals and the wood burner was cosy of an evening. Dog friendly and we also had a four year old who loved playing with the Lego in the games cupboard. The living space is cosy but this wasn't a problem for us and the bedrooms were good sizes. Utes homemade plum jam also delicious! Would definitely go back and recommend.

    Lovely to hear that you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Ireby. Hope to welcome you back sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Oct 2023

  • "Well equipped cottage in a quiet location with easy access to major tourist attractions"

    Thanks for the review. Yes, so many options of places to visit from the cottage. Unlimited walking opportunities and the peace an quiet of Ireby to return to at the end of the day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Narina5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage came as described."

    Very comfortable and cosy with all the furnishings, kitchenware etc. needed for a very enjoyable stay. Ireby village itself is very pleasant and well-located for exploring the Dales and the Lake District. Good shopping in Kirkby Lonsdale just a few minutes-drive away, with the bright lights of Ingleton as close. Great and unobtrusive help from Ute (vielen dank). Would certainly recommend.

    Thanks for the review. Glad you had an enjoyable visit exploring the Lakes and Dales. Hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Sep 2023

  • "Barn Cottage is very lovely, well maintained and well equipped with most items that you would find in a kitchen."

    Could benefit from having a small freezer as the one in the fridge was a bit small especially for a family of 4. My only issue and it is only very small, was that behind the beds headboards was quite a collection of cobwebs and spiders. The neighbours are very friendly and if you’re looking for something quite this is a perfect location.

    Thanks for your feedback. A freezer is something we could consider and put it in the garage. As most people are only with us for a few days they are not using the freezer much, but in this weather more room for ice cream storage would be useful. Apologies for the spiders, one of the few downsides of living in a rural location. Ute will be tracking them down... Look forward to welcoming you back to Barn Cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Aug 2023

  • "The property was perfect and as described."

    The arrangements were clear and very fair . The beds were comfortable and fresh. We had a lovely welcome surprise of home made jam. Everything we needed was provided including toilet rolls and hand soap. We have no hesitation in recommening this property for a peacful and comfortable stay. First time we have used Sykes Cottages and after this experince it won't be the last. Thank you Paul, Anita and Uta

    Thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Ireby. Hope to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was well maintained with 3 good sized bedrooms & a lovely large walk in shower."

    We were pleasantly surprised to find quite a few items in the kitchen as a bonus such as tea, coffee, kitchen roll, washing up supplies etc, which you usually need to buy

    Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Barn Cottage."

    If anything, the photos don't do it justice. Thank you and Stuart and Ute.

    Thank you for your feedback. Look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Good point regarding the photos, we need to arrange for them to be updated. Since they were taken the whole cottage has been re-painted, new sofa/rug/TV etc Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay Ute made us feel at home right from the start."

    The cupboards in kitchen were well stocked with all the essentials a lovely pot of homemade jam was much appreciated. Plenty of logs for the log burner. The beds were very comfortable and the Thank was excellen. Ireby is close to the town of Kirby longsdale and with the dales a perfect setting.. We will definitely be back Thanks again for a great week.

    Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you again when you feel the need for the peace and quiet of Ireby. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is small but very nice."

    We went when it had snowed and on arrival found a window was open upstairs so it was extremely cold. We read the book and put on the wood burner but weren’t sure about the valves. We found it smoky. Also the burner did not spread to the radiators Uke told us it never gets hot enough for the radiators. This is misleading and should be changed in the book. There were 3 storage heaters, but the front door and front window were draughty. We had to wrap up in blankets and scarves to watch tv and put hot water bottles in the beds and cover them with blankets we found under the beds. If we come again it will be in the summer. There was a known plumbing problem. There was a blockage which cleared whilst we were there but we couldn’t drink the water from the kitchen tap. It came out white. Luckily the host had left us bottled water so we had to use that. We only stayed 2 nights so we managed.

    Thanks for the review. There are a few levers on the woodburner to adjust the air flow etc. It is possible I suppose to set them wrong and get smoke in the room. If that happens, close the door and adjust it until it behaves. Yes, the plumber came out and fixed a worn out valve in for the cold water tank. We try to maintain the cottage to the highest standard and only employ expensive plumbers :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by June3.8Mar 2023

  • "Amazing little getaway, peaceful, beautiful location and the owners were amazing and so accommodating!"

    The cottage is beautiful would definitely return.

    Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Ireby. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Feb 2023

  • "We found the cottage to be in a most delightful location; a very short drive down to the main road allowing quick access to the Yorkshire Dales, Lancaster area and Cumbria."

    The accommodation was comfortable and warm. All told we had a great week and the weather was super kind to us. The kitchen was well kitted out with equipment; a couple of suggestions however: some worktop protectors would be helpful as we had to improvise, and there was no oven grill pan (only the rack) which made grilling anything very difficult. Nonetheless we cooked some very nice meals ! Would we recommend the accommodation, absolutely ! What a magnificent

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was comfortable and had lots of equipment in fact everything you need."

    Could do with a spring clean. Lots of cobwebs, spiders & dust. Dog hair behind sofa's.

    Glad you had everything you needed at the cottage. The cottage is being fully redecorated next month, so that will give it a spring (Autumn) clean. Hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely place - highly recommended."

    Clean tidy, well thought out with a fab bathroom especially the shower! Loads to do in the area and really helpful hosts.

    Thanks for your feedback. So glad you enjoyed your break in Ireby. Look forward to welcoming you back next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely welcome on arrival, Ute was very helpful and informative throughout our stay."

    Cottage is small but has what you need. The area, villages and surrounding countryside is beautiful and has lovely walks. Cleanliness needs some attention.

    Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the cottage and the area. Sorry to hear that the cleanliness did not meet our usual standard on this occasion. Hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian3.4Aug 2022

  • "Oh wow, such a lovely, secluded and quiet location."

    All the countryside and walks you want are on your doorstep (literally). The little patio garden is an ideal sun-trap if you're lucky, as we were, with the weather. The lovely shops in Kirkby Lonsdale are a close drive, and it's ideally located to venture to either the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. It's an ideal place and one of those places that you wished you lived there.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. So pleased that you enjoyed your time at Barn Cottage as much as we do. Hope to welcome you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "A fantastic little trip, the cottage had everything we needed for a short break."

    It’s set in a lovely little village where the boys were able to explore by themselves. Perfectly located, with plenty to do nearby.

    Lovely to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and the boys could feel the freedom that children so often miss out on these days. Look forward to welcoming you again next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days in this cosy, dog friendly cottage."

    Great walks close by and friendly neighbours.

    So pleased you enjoyed your break in Ireby - hope you can stay longer next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2022

  • "Stayed for a week in Barn Cottage and had a lovely welcome."

    The cottage is extremely well equipped with everything you need, very comfortable and homely. The cottage is in a beautiful and peaceful village and in close proximity to places to visit. I would recommend the cottage and I would visit it again if staying in the area. It's very tranquil and a slow pace of life away from the hustle and bustle. We spent a perfect week here.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Barn Cottage is radically undersold."

    Its finished to a very high standard and the owner couldn't be more helpful. The surrounding area is beautiful. Local shops & takeaways are close at hand.

    Thanks for your feedback - glad you enjoyed your visit to our lovely quiet corner of the Dales. Look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Barn cottage was very welcoming just like home from home on arrival."

    There was everything we needed for the weeks stay. Barn cottage had everything it said on the advertisement. The small village of Ireby was a perfect setting on the edge of the Yorkshire dales we really enjoyed our stay. Thanks to everybody who made it possible we made some great memories.

    Thank you for your feedback - great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Ireby and the surrounding area - hope you can return again in the future to enjoy the natural beauty of the Dales and the peace and quiet that is to be found in Ireby. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a peaceful location."

    Easy to walk from the house or travel to nearby attractions. Great facilities in the house and Ute a couple of doors up was very welcoming and helpful throughout the stay.

    Thanks for your review. So glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Ireby and the surrounding fells. Ute makes the difference to so many holidays - always on hand to make sure things run smoothly. She is the greatest! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "I loved the cottage, the location and very helpful owner."

    It was lovely and quiet, exactly how I wanted it. The only missing part for me personally was a very small paved back garden, only because my dog is used to do the business in the morning in our large grassed back garden. However the fields around us were massive and it wasn't a big issue.

    Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Ireby. Yes, the rear courtyard is small, but as you say the cottage is surrounded by fields and you can be out on the open fells in a couple of minutes! There isa also a fully enclosed (but separate from the house) garden for dogs/children to run around in. Hope to see you again in the future, to recharge your batteries with the peace and fresh air magic that is Ireby :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Justyna4.4Dec 2021

  • "Cottage was in a quiet location, very clean and well stocked in the kitchen."

    Very friendly greeting with comprehensive orientation of house and surrounding area. Although it is listed as 2 double bedrooms and 1 bunk bedroom (ie: 4 adults and two children) the sitting room was cramped for 4 adults with only the 2 small two seater sofas.

    Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Ireby. We totally agree that the cottage does not work for 6 people. The upstairs is bigger than the downstairs due to the garage. Following your visit we have swopped the bunk beds for a new single bed in the 3rd bedroom, to reduce the maximum to 5 guests, but as we say in our description it is really set up for to be comfortable for a maximum of 4 adults. Hope to see you again sometime to enjoy the tranquillity of Ireby. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna4.1Sep 2021

  • "Cottage positioned in beautiful location."

    Clean and well equipped. Slightly cosy for our needs. The listing did warn it was ideally suitable for 4 adults and 2 kids and were were 4 adults and 2 adult sized kids. Ute was very welcoming and helpful and kindly left us biscuits for the dog, delicious rhubarb jelly and brought round some fresh home grown herbs. Thank you for a lovely week.

    Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the location - we are so lucky to have direct access on to Ireby Fell and the whole Yorkshire Dales beyond from our door. With 4 adults and 2 adult sized children the cottage would have been very cosy! We have reduced the capacity to 5 since your visit, but as we say in our description it is really set up for to be comfortable for a maximum of 4 adults. Hope to see you again sometime to enjoy the tranquillity of Ireby. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8Aug 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in a quiet rural location perfect for exploring the surrounding areas."

    Made to feel very welcome and greeted with jam and doggie biscuits from the hosts.

    Thanks for your feedback on the cottage and the surrounding area. We are so lucky to have direct access to the fells and Dales from our door, but also ideally located for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland and of course the Lake District (25 mins to Kendal). Look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy4.4Aug 2021

  • "The couple who look after the cottage were brilliant ."

    Very friendly, kind and welcoming and nothing was too much bother. It made the holiday even better.

    Thanks for your feedback. So great to hear that you enjoyed your holiday. We hope to welcome you back to Barn Cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Small TV with Freeview, Ipod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Rear garden with patio and seating
  • Lockable bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 2.4 miles
  • Note: The lawned garden is detached from the house and can be accessed via the adjacent property
  • Note: This property sleeps 5, however, due to property set up ideally suits a maximum of 4 adults (dining table and lounge seats four people)

The property

Ingleton 3.5 miles.

This terraced stone cottage is set in the hamlet of Ireby, surrounded by magnificent open countryside less than four miles from Ingleton in the pretty Yorkshire Dales, and four and a half miles from Kirkby Lonsdale.

Boasting excellent walks in every direction, including the Three Peaks Challenge, this is an ideal country cottage to enjoy the wild and natural countryside on the doorstep with close proximity to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Devil’s Bridge.

The cottage has a cosy sitting room with woodburning stove, a great spot for relaxing after a day out walking.

Upstairs you'll find three comfy bedrooms and a family shower room with walk in shower.

Outside, there is a patio, ideal for enjoying a refreshing drink, with the extra benefit of a larger garden area situated approx. 100 yards away, which makes a perfect space to let the children run around and have fun.

Tumbling through the village is a pretty stream, and from the doorstep is a host of paths and bridleways to explore.

Visit nearby Ingleton to explore the famous caves and waterfalls, or head over to the charming market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, with its fabulous restaurants and individual shops.

Whilst staying at this quiet corner of the countryside, why not enjoy a drive over to discover the bustling village of Ambleside in the beautiful Lake District?

Or stay in Yorkshire to explore all the wonderful Dales have to offer.

A very welcoming cottage, perfect for family and friends at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Bentham 3.5 miles; Kirkby Lonsdale 7 miles; Settle 10.9 miles.

Nestling under Ingleborough, one of the famous Three Peaks, on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the attractive village of Ingleton offers a good range of shops, pubs and places to eat. There's also a year-round climbing wall, as well as a seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool in a beautiful riverside setting. The attractive village centre has narrow winding streets centred on a tiny market place. The village's main claim to fame is the superb Waterfalls' Walk, while the well known White Scar Caves are just over a mile away. An excellent location from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and the Forest of Bowland.

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