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Usherwoods Barn

(Ref. 1964)

Tatham, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Our third stay at usherwoods , one word perfect ."

    So much so booked again , owners are amazing so welcoming . This is my happy place

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2024

  • "Just back from an amazing week at Usherwoods Barn."

    The cottage is absolutely perfect - immaculately clean, very well stocked with everything you could possibly need for Xmas and a stunning sitting room - the perfect setting for our Xmas dinner! Our dog loved the garden and we loved the fire - thank you so much. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely spacious and elegant sitting dining room was really great to share with friends."

    Three sofas around the wood burner gives loads of comfy seating for everyone. Nice big kitchen with plenty of work space and a second dining table. We like to cook. The equipment was reasonable but one or two basics missing. Potato peeler & rolling pin. Minor thing really. The dish washer didn't wash brilliantly and was really noisy. Great secure garden for the dog with the most amazing views. Very cute pet wallabies at the front. Good information file and Friendly owner next door. Great walks straight from the front door. Almost perfect Holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Very comfortable and we enjoyed our stay very much. Owner was lovely and very helpful. Lots of lovely walks with the dogs (albeit very muddy!!). Cottage was very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent directions to this dog friendly cottage."

    Delightfully remote and very spacious. Facilities very good. Fiona was friendly and welcoming and unobtrusive. Spectacular views : 3 peaks. wild hares in the fields and wallabies out back (of course!). Plenty to do for non walkers. Hope to go back .

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a great relaxing week at Usherwoods meeting up with friends and family."

    The cottage was very comfortable and cosy with good views, great for watching curlews, lapwings and oyster catchers. It felt remote but was ideally placed for exploring villages/seaside/nature reserves and other attractions.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Couldn't fault it and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage with the most spectacular views to boot!"

    Our family of six had a fabulous time with everything you needed to hand and plenty of space too. Would highly recommend it to anyone. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, with everything you could need."

    The location is stunning, and the sunsets are incredible. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2023

  • "Ffiona and Ros were really friendly and always available to answer any queries."

    The cottage was spacious and comfortable and I would recommend it to anyone. It had a private garden where our dog could roam. Its location is good for local walks and walking in the Yorkshire Dales, a short drive to the 3 peaks. Local pubs/restaurants are nearby.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our third visit and we had were not disappointed."

    Our daughter chose to stay here to celebrate her 21st birthday :) Usherwoods Barn is a perfect place to stay at to unwind. Accommodation has everything you need and is cosy and warm. Fiona (the owner) is very friendly and welcoming too. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2023

  • "Second stay Usherwoods and I can highly recommend it."

    It is rural but for us that’s the beauty. A pure week of relaxation , good walks and good food, the kitchen is home away from home and I love cooking, who needs to eat out when I can make a great meal at home . Beds are comfortable and we slept amazing . Showers are powerful and hot. The roll top bath is pure luxury. The whole place is very clean. Fiona the owner is a lovely lady and makes sure your stay is everything you want and even rescues you form the the rain If you want a relaxing break on top of the moors to recharge then this is your place

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous property and location."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2022

  • "Stunning views from this country cottage."

    Lovely cottage well equipped. Great location to explore the dales, Lancashire and the lakes. Fabulous break. The wallabies were a bonus x

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Usherwood's was lovely."

    The accomodation is beautiful, comfortable and very well equipped. Kids toys and lots of books. The enclosed garden was great. The neighbouring cows and sheep were also very friendly not to mention the wallabies saying hello every morning. Fiona was a great host so thank you very much for a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Usherwoods Barn."

    It was spacious and comfortable had everything that you could think of and the view from the garden was breathtaking. We spent the week walking in the local area, there is no need to travel far, it’s all on the doorstep. The pubs in the local area served very good food and were all very welcoming. We would not hesitate to book The Barn again, it was a brilliant week!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loved the property and the location which was comfortable, relaxing and very peaceful."

    Fiona our host was very helpful and we'll certainly look to revisit in the future.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Apologies for the delay in reviewing Usherwoods Barn."

    We had a delightful stay. The property was very clean and very comfortable. We very much enjoyed the splendid isolation, and Fiona was lovely and helpful without being intrusive at all. We will most certainly be returning.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jun 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage warm well equipped and in a beautiful rural location."

    Would not hesitate to recommend it.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2022

  • "The property is situated in a wonderful area with fantastic views from the rear enclosed garden which our dog loved playing in."

    Everything was there that you needed, the cottage was nice and warm throughout and the beds where very comfortable, the WiFi was strong and the amount of TV channels including Netflix made for enjoyable evenings in. We had a very peaceful and enjoyable holiday and enjoyed chatting to the lady who owned the property, Fiona, who made us feel very welcome. We would recommend this holiday let to all our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous house!"

    Possibly with the best view in England! Totally 5 star in every way, beautifully furnished, with quality, comfortable sofas, beds and duvets, and huge fluffy towels. Stunning stone floors with fabulous underfloor heating which stayed warm all night, better than mine at home! Everything is provided and a nice, safe, enclosed garden that my dog couldn't escape from. Off the beaten track, so away from any noise or light pollution - walked my dog in the mornings, before heading out for the day, with no other people or cars about, only the sound of curlews and the odd hare bobbing about. A stunning location and fabulous sunsets. I couldn't recommend this house highly enough, Fiona was just next door to provide any help, but wasn't intrusive and left us a lovely welcome pack including fresh eggs from her chickens. Would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2022

  • "Second time in Usherwoods."

    Can’t fault it.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have been to a lot of cottages and I can honestly say this is in the top 3."

    Absolutely fabulous - spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and the underfloor heating is amazing very toasty. Have nothing negative to say. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    ..we will definitely be coming back!

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really good setup in roomy and modern barn conversion."

    We had power cut for almost a day because of storm Arwen, but the underfloor heating kept us lovely and warm through retained heat, and made us realise just how comfortable stone-floors can be. Fantastic space for 6 of us when all family were here, and great when just two of us. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Nov 2021

  • "Husband myself and the pooch stayed for a week in November , WOW this cottage has been food for the soul, rural, peaceful and beautiful."

    The cottage itself has everything you need , I love to cook and loved the aga. Beds and bathrooms are spotlessly clean and so comfortable, best night sleep ever Fiona the owner is a wonderful lady and kindly rescued me for torrential rain that we stupidly got caught in. Then to top it off the wallabies are lovely , I found myself saying good morning everyday. We have booked for next year and cannot wait

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic we took our team up there for a working week away to plan for 2022 but also to have a break as a treat."

    The facilities and the location were amazing, the owner was very friendly and welcoming. There is so much space available if you're in a group and the photos do not highlight how much space there is. We will definitely be back as we really enjoyed the location, the peace and quiet of the area. Our puppy loved his trip away it is really dog friendly. It was the perfect autumn location as it was very cosy with the dark nights.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful setting for this spacious, yet warm and cosy cottage with fantastic views over the valley."

    An excellent position for walking - we went up PenY Gent , but for the less adventurous there is a lovely walk directly from the house.. A perfect venue for our family get- together over the half term holidays. The owner Fiona was very friendly and helpful and had provided lots of games, jigsaws etc which our family appreciated .The stone floor, with underfloor heating was great and very practical. We visited Salmersbury Hall- a free day out in an interesting historic house with a cafe and lovely play area for children. Carnforth (home of Brief Encounter museum) and Lakeside Wildlife Oasis also nearby. Gawthorpe NT house also worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location with amazing views weather was really kind and we will definitely be booking again for next year and would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful location but with facilities and lovely pubs a short drive away."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week staying at Usherwoods Barn, it really is a home from home, clean, spacious and comfortable with the most amazing views from the back garden."

    The area is stunning and we will definitely be returning when we can.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2021

  • "A spacious comfortable home from home in a stunning location with good walks from the door or a short drive away."

    Plenty of amenities nearby with Bentham for a good selection of local shops and places for food or slightly further to Settle to Kirby Longsdale for larger supermarkets. A perfect place to relax and unwind after enjoying the local area.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Barn is very well appointed, exactly as described."

    The owner lives next door and is very friendly and helpful but unobtrusive - lovely welcome and welcome pack. The unique feature, though, is the magnificent view from the back rooms and private terrace - magical. Rolling hills, Dales peaks, fields dotted with sheep, lambs and cattle, birdsong - nature at its best. The Wallabies were an added attraction for the grandchildren - such fun!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2021

  • "Love Usherwoods"

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is very rural & very peaceful it is attached to the owners & next to another cottage but this definitely doesn't spoil your privacy."

    The views front and especially the rear of the property are stunning, (cute wallabies at the front!) Inside the cottage the kitchen was large with everything you could need for your stay. The lounge was very comfortable with the lovely log burner (which was well used!) 3 bathrooms and the bath in one was fantastic huge. The 3 bedrooms were spacious & plenty of storage. The whole cottage was exceptionally cleaned especially with covid etc. The owner met us on arrival and she's lovely and very helpful. If you want a quiet rural escape to the country then this is the perfect place close enough to a shop or takeaway/pub & still far enough away for quietness.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Barn was lovely, understandably there could not be certain items due to covid restrictions but we had everything we needed."

    Fiona was lovely and was at hand should we need anything. The barn was cosy and we loved the under floor heating, as did our dog Molly. We could not fault it. Thank you Fiona.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Saw a calf being born just outside the garden. Total tranquillity, which was just what we were looking for.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2020

  • "Such a comfortable house!"

    Beds for sleeping and sofas for sitting all sumptuous. Fun cooking on an aga for the first time. Wonderful looking out of the window in the morning to see the cows and sheep looking back at us! Very roomy and had everything we needed or wanted. We will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very spacious but very cosy."

    The views are astounding but it is off the tourist radar so blissfully quiet except for the occasional bleating sheep.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage which was perfect for our stay visiting family in Bentham."

    My elderly grandparents loved their stay and raved about how comfortable the mattress was. The facilities in the property well exceeded my expectations and there was a lovely reception from the owners with a welcome of milk, cookies and their own eggs! Wallabies very visible from this property. Lots of room for parking. Would 10/10 recommend :)

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2020

  • "Property is amazing, the views are brilliant, owner helpful and friendly, local eggs nice, wallabies amazing!"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2020

  • "Fab cottage."

    Extremely comfortable. Could not fault the cottage or facilities. Everything supplied for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Dec 2019

  • "What a beautiful house in a wonderful location."

    Views were just exceptional. Lovely spacious house. Equipped to the very highest standard. Would love to go back!!

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Nov 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    Everything we needed was provided and Fiona showed us how to use the range cooker and it was great to know the owners were nearby. The house was really warm and it took a while to get the temperature right but better too warm! We really liked being close to places to visit such a s Ingleton and Hawes and it was an easy drive to Pen Y Ghent. Using the really good train service from Bentham was a bonus and we had a great day in Saltaire. We are so glad that we chose this cottage and would happily return to explore further.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2019

  • "We were warmly greeted and everything was explained to us as to how things worked."

    The cottage was amazing in a quiet peaceful location and we really enjoyed our stay. It was easily the best we have ever stayed in and would not hesitate to stay here again if we ever returned to the UK.

    Reviewed by Hedley5.0Sep 2019

  • "We look forward to returning to this lovely barn in its idyllic surrounds shortly."

    Views were spectacular, barn is nestled in beautiful country countryside and has the added treat of a family of wallabies to feed in the neighbouring paddock!

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Jul 2019

  • "As the weather wasnt great that week, it was wonderful to come back to the barn with underfloor heating."

    It was a lovely sociable family space.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was one of few cottages that we have stayed in, and we have stayed in may over the years, that we would love to return to."

    In fact we wished we could have stayed fr an extra week! Everything was perfect. Our host was very friendly but not intrusive and the facilities she provided were excellent. We needed nothing more.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2019

  • "Very well appointed barn conversion yet still retaining that cottagey feel."

    It was spacious, yet warm and cosy too! The garden was smallish but perfectly adequate, particularly if you are planning on being out and about in the fantastic walking country in every direction. Stunning scenery all around with curlew flying over and wallabies on the property - highly recommended for those who love the countryside.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottage in a peaceful setting, accommodation was excellent and owner was on hand if required."

    I would certainly recommend and look forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful and comfortable house in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Sa5.0Jan 2019

  • "Sorry it’s taken a while to post this review, we were @ Usherwoods in Nov 18."

    5 people 1 large dog(American bull), plenty of room we didn’t get under each other’s feet. the accommodation/facilities were absolutely as described. Handy welcome pack & milk on arrival, a nice touch. To say how spacious the barn is it kept lovely & toasty warm, underfloor heating in the porch/front door area was a treat for the feet after kicking off (sometimes wet/muddy) walking boots. Same with showers/bath, all hot & worked a treat. Beds/pillows comfy. The main bedroom with toilet/shower has a quirky floor level/foot level window...perfect for dogs to lay & nosey out of. For us everything was clean & good. Plenty of parking outside the barn. There’s an enclosed pretty long, narrow garden, we still kept our dog leaded up as she could’ve jumped the walls/gate if she’d really wanted to. We met the lady owner who lives next to the barn but doesn’t intrude at all, she is on hand for extra logs or info on the local area etc. The grounds of the barn are lovely, great to see wallabies- our dog was very intrigued with them. We went to the Co-op in High Bentham for any supplies, it’s a 5minute drive or 3mile walk (we did walk it there & back one of the days). Would recommend & would return.

    Reviewed by Tara4.4Nov 2018

  • "Great location"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2018

  • "In a great location with amazing views and peace and quiet"

    Reviewed by James4.7Aug 2018

  • "Excellent stay from start to finish, did not want to leave."

    We had all the different changes in weather and the snow did not stop us from getting about. The Barn is extremely comfortable very spacious and has everything you need. The owner is on hand if you need anything, she is very approachable and very kind. The views are spectacular and the walks amazing, plenty to do in this area. We will be returning already booked can not wait to return, Happy days.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2018

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, perfect for walking and getting some peace and quiet."

    There is a fab roll top bath and fluffy white towels. The beds are comfy. The kitchen has everything you need.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Aug 2017

  • "Outstanding property in beautiful place."

    Particularly loved seeing the wallaby's.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2017

  • "Fantastic property booked along with the bigger dairy."

    Facilities are first rate and the owner Fiona was very helpful from start to finish. Very comfortable with more than enough room for everyone. Excellent location with wonderful views of Ingleborough. You can go on walks from the doorstep with the big stone a firm family favourite. High Bentham is easily accessible and has a good chippy to boot. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2017

  • "The Barn is a wonderful place, all you can hear are sheep, cows and birds."

    If I could have brought the barn home with me I would, it is a big place as there were only 3 of us there, we were spoilt for choice of where to sit so we were certainly not in each other's way! The main traffic on the local roads are sheep! We made the most of the central location, visiting the lakes, the dales, the coast and south to Skipton and Howarth. A delightful holiday was had and fantastic weather!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2017

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful holiday in this beautiful and spacious barn."

    The property is surrounded by fields with far reaching views. The enclosed garden was perfect for our dog. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Mark4.8May 2017

  • "Tranquil , beautifully appointed barn conversion in picturesque rural location with stunning views ."

    Plenty to do nearby , loveky walks and Dales towns and not far from the Lake District . Friendly , helpful owner next door but not intrusive. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin & WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin (limited head height in parts)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin & WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin & WC
  • Modern kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with dining area, woodburning stove & French window to patio.
  • Oil heating with underfloor heating on ground floor & woodburner in sitting room
  • Oil-fired Alpha range cooker, electric hob, microwave, Nexpresso machine fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, small library of books/games/DVDs
  • Fuel, power & starter pack of fuel for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair available on request
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 3 miles
  • Note: 6 people plus 1 infant maximum
  • Please note: Electric car charging is not permitted at this property, the nearest charging station is 11 Miles away in Kirkby Lonsdale
  • Please Note: If you are looking to book within 48 hours of check-in, please contact Sykes Reservations to check if booking would be accepted.

The property

An outstanding stone barn conversion, in the small hamlet of Tatham on the rural outskirts of Bentham, 8 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale.

Lovingly converted and set in the grounds of the owner's farmhouse, this delightful property sits between the dairy and the farmhouse and boasts exposed beams, underfloor heating, three bathrooms and fabulous countryside views with the magnificent Three Peaks dominating the skyline.

With great walking, cycling and wildlife spotting available from the doorstep, this is the perfect home from home.

A range of local towns with great amenities are nearby, such as Kirkby Lonsdale, Settle and Ingleton, whilst the Cumbrian town of Kendal is within easy reach.

An ideal base for a relaxing holiday!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Wray 1 mile; Wennington Railway Station 1 mile; Kirkby Lonsdale 8 miles; Settle 15 miles.

The charming country parish of Tatham lies on the northern fringe of the Forest of Bowland, close to the small village of Wray, with its tea room, garden centre, pub and renowned Scarecrow Festival at the end of April. Also close by is the traditional Yorkshire market town of High Bentham and its highest point, The Great Stone of Fourstones. A relic of the Ice Age, the stone stands on the boundary where Lancashire meets Yorkshire and has become a distinctive feature of the landscape, boasting spectacular views over the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland. The Yorkshire Dales National Park and the famous three peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent lie just to the north, while The Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretches away to the south and offers a wide range of unspoilt landscapes and visitor facilities. Nearby, High Bentham boasts a range of amenities including a good variety of shops and in the surrounding area, a range of pubs and restaurants serving fine beers and good food can be found. With the market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal all within easy driving distance, this peaceful area has something for everyone!

Note: 6 people plus 1 infant maximum

Please note Electric car charging is not permitted at this property, the nearest charging station is in the nearest town High Bentham

Please note That no fireworks are to be used at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas