5.0★ Sykes rating 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Pets No Features Off road parking Open fire Garden / Patio Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews cottage (43) lovely (30) location (25) beautiful (22) stay (19) all (17) 75 Customer Reviews "A lovely hidden retreat clean and comfortable !" ! a home from home. We would give it 10⭐. A most enjoyable stay. Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you had a great stay. Property Owner Reviewed by HeatherNov 2023 "Absolutely magic area, of which we only scratched the surface." Easy access to three of the countries best counties. We are eager to return. Pam has provided great facilities, ticking all the boxes. Great cycling area. However I am looking forward to my knee joint replacement surgery as the best bits can only be accessed on foot Thanks for the lovely comments David. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner Reviewed by DavidSep 2023 ""SUPER" Everything so so good." Hosts were very welcoming, and the accommodation was very spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you would need. Very peacefull. That’s very kind of you Margaret. Thank you. pam Property Owner Reviewed by MargaretSep 2023 "Old Crow Trees Barn is an exceptionally well maintained holiday cottage." Everything you could possibly need is available, even an umbrella and shopping bag. The furnishings throughout are all like new and the colour scheme is very relaxing. Very clean and a joy to be staying in. I would definitely recommend staying here. It is situated in a very quiet location looking out over the countryside. A big thankyou to the owners. Hi Jill, thank you for your lovely review. Best regards Pam Property Owner Reviewed by JillAug 2023 "This is a perfect cottage." We've stayed a few times and it's always consistently a great place to stay. Brilliant location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and Forest if Bowland. Thanks for the lovely review Maria. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner Reviewed by MariaAug 2023 "Tastefully decorated, spacious property in a very peaceful setting." Very comfortable bed. Warm welcome from the owner on arrival. Good position for accessing the Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales and the coast, by car or by bicycle. Many thanks for the lovely review. I’m very glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2023 "The property was clean and comfortable with all facilities at hand." Quiet location for a restful stay. Thank you for the positive review! Property Owner Reviewed by HarryJul 2023 "It was a beautiful property in a lovely setting." The owner made us feel very welcome and had provided everything necessary for a restful, happy holiday. The Lune valley is an area well worth exploring and the cottage is well placed for several areas of natural beauty. I went by other recommendations when I booked and I was not disappointed. Thank you for your lovely comments. Regards Pam Property Owner Reviewed by SheilaJun 2023 "Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings, very quiet and private." We.don't often give top ratings in every category, but this deserves it. Even the weather was brilliant! I just wish that a booking through Sykes didn't produce so.many sales emails - really irritating..... Thanks for your lovely review of our cottage Colin. Regards Pam Property Owner Reviewed by ColinJun 2023 "Old Crow Tree Barn ticks all the boxes as far as we were concerned." Very comfortable cottage with everything you could possibly want. Quite private position close to the owners property. Perfect location for the south lakes region. We highly recommend this letting. Thanks for your lovely review Alan. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner Reviewed by James AlanJun 2023 "Just Perfect." A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Warm and cosy, lots of space and equipped to a very high standard. Melling is an excellent centre for exploring the stunning Lune valley, the Morecambe Bay coast, the north Yorkshire Dales and the southern area of the Lake District. Many good places to eat near by including cosy pubs. Many thanks to owner Pam for creating this piece of Heaven. Thank you for such a fantastic review. We hope you will return again in the future. pam Property Owner Reviewed by PMay 2023 "A beautiful cottage with everything required for a peaceful, relaxing holiday in a tranquil location." Thank you for the welcome pack and also to Pam for the personal welcome. Thank you for your lovely review Anthony. Property Owner Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2023 "One of the best cottages we have stayed in, really good in every respect and lots of good walks straight from the cottage." So glad you enjoyed your stay David. Best regards Pam Property Owner Reviewed by DavidApr 2023 "We can't recommend this cottage highly enough, we have stayed in many cottages over the years but this one comes out on top." We had three weeks here which gave us the opportunity to explore a lovely area at a beautiful time of the year. Spring certainly was a perfect time to visit. Pam the owner was very accommodating and nothing seemed to much trouble. I always read reviews before l book a cottage, this one certainly exceeded our expectations. Book it you won't be disappointed. Hi Denise, Thank you so much for your lovely review. Lovely to meet you both. Pam Property Owner Reviewed by DeniseMar 2023 "We came back for another stay in the Old Crow Trees Barn ." This being the best place we have ever stayed .lovely to chat to pam again ,home from home. It’s always a pleasure to have you stay with us. Thank you for your very kind words. Property Owner Reviewed by DianeMar 2023 "A thoroughly relaxing week with a beautiful walk in the most amazing scenery." The highlight for us was a 12 mile walk in the snow. Lovely cottage with all we needed for our week’s stay. We will be revisiting. Thankyou Thanks for your lovely review Lynne. So glad you enjoyed your stay despite the weather. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner Reviewed by LynneMar 2023 "Lovely accommodation." Beautifully clean, well equipped, very comfortable and quite a luxurious feel. Ideally situated to explore areas of Lancashire, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. If you are a couple who like exploring the countryside, good local food, good local beers and you enjoy peace and tranquility, then I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay for a romantic getaway. My wife and I really enjoyed it and will highly likely book again. Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Property Owner Reviewed by JustinFeb 2023 "A lovely warm, comfortable and well equipped place to stay at the beginning of December with frost all day everyday." A nice welcome from the owner on arrival. The area is outstanding with plenty of places to while away the days. We would be happy to return, thanks for the welcome goodies. Thank you for your lovely feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner Reviewed by SamanthaDec 2022 "Great place to stay." Had everything you need and is really comfortable. Perfect place to stay if you want to explore Yorkshire and The Lakes. Many thanks for your lovely review Maria. Property Owner Reviewed by MariaAug 2022 "What a lovely cottage." It was outstanding in every way. Nothing is to much trouble- Pam even provided a BBQ for us to use. Amazing place and I would highly recommend people to book it. Thanks for the lovely review Aileen. Property Owner Reviewed by AileenAug 2022 "Excellent accommodation, no issues at all, host very helpful, lovely setting and ..." Excellent accommodation, no issues at all, host very helpful, lovely setting and brilliant central location for visiting Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Arnside & Silverdale Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner Reviewed by NigelJul 2022 "The perfect accommodation in the perfect location." Thank you for your lovely comment. So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Property Owner Reviewed by DianeJul 2022 "Absolute gem of a cottage." Ideal location to get away from it all. Peaceful and tranquil location. Owners were across the drive if needed. Wonderful cottage where we celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We will be back next year hopefully. Reviewed by HeatherJul 2022 "Beautiful property." Friendly helpful owners. Couldn’t fault whole experience Many thanks for your lovely review. Property Owner Reviewed by JulieJul 2022 "Had a lovely week at Old Crow Trees, we really enjoyed the peace, tranquility and comfort provided." The barn has been designed and decorated to a very high standard, giving plenty of space for a couple's holiday and a pleasure to return to each day. It is ideally situated to visit many local attractions for walks and sightseeing and, as our week only allowed us to scratch the surface, we will hopefully return in the future. Thank you for your kind words Christine. Property Owner Reviewed by ChristineJun 2022 "Great roomy cottage beautifully presented in a picturesque setting with a welcoming owner." What more could you want? We loved it so much we've already booked another holiday there later this year. Sue Reviewed by SusanJun 2022 "I can honestly say that Old Crow Trees Barn was one of the best holiday cottages we've rented & certainly the most spacious for two people." It's obvious that the barn has been lovingly restored & very well maintained. Our pack on arrival was most welcome before we were able to do a shop. Thank you Pam for everything & it was nice to meet you! PS Facilities would have had full marks except I thought the addition of a washer or just a drier would be very helpful for walkers' gear if staying over a longer period. Reviewed by JennyMay 2022 "A lovely cottage to stay for a holiday." This was our 4th time here and can’t wait to come and stay again. It was great to meet Pam this time. xx Glad you enjoyed it Diane and lovely to finally meet you too ! Property Owner Reviewed by DianeApr 2022 "This was our second stay at Old Crow Trees Barn and again we got a lovely welcome from the owner." Nice welcome treats and the property is excellent all round, has everything you need and stylishly decorated. Warm, comfortable and cosy. Highly recommended. Thanks Reviewed by PaulMar 2022 "We loved the cottage it was so clean and very comfortable and had everything you would need and more, the bed was very comfortable and the shower was excellent, the owners were lovely and very helpful and they left us a lovely bottle of wine , biscuits milk coffee etc which we were very grateful ." A lovely walk is just down the lane and the location is good for plenty of days out we are definitely going to book this cottage again in the future Thank you so much for your lovely review, it’s very much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon (with better weather!). Pam Property Owner Reviewed by PhilipFeb 2022 "Very nice place - very well done and lovely and peaceful." Thanks Reviewed by BenNov 2021 "The cottage was perfect for us in a peaceful location it was very clean and well equipped." Would also like to say the host was really nice and helpful and also recommended a lovely place to eat Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2021 "Perfect cottage in a great location!" Will definitely be booking again for next year. Reviewed by MariaAug 2021 "Ideally located for exploring so many wonderful places" Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021 "We had a wonderful stay." The barn is on the owners' property so they are at hand, but well-laid out so it's looking over trees and fields and has privacy. It's elegantly decorated and wonderfully peaceful. Reviewed by ZoeJul 2021 "A lovely welcome back from the owner." Very covid secure-beautiful maintained and cleaned. Wonderful area with easy access to so many wonderful walks. Reviewed by LynneJun 2021 "Séjour parfait." Le cottage est vraiment mignon, très propre et très bien équipé (il manque juste un lave-linge). La chambre est très belle, avec sa fenêtre basse dont la vue donne sur le jardin et le champ voisin. La salle de bains impeccable avec douche à l'italienne, une grande baignoire et des toilettes. Il y a aussi des toilettes indépendantes au rez-de-chaussée. Pam a su rendre notre séjour en quarantaine extrêmement agréable et nous a rendu service à chaque fois que c'était nécessaire avec la plus grande gentillesse. La région est magnifique. Le tout nous à permis de passer un très beau séjour. Reviewed by Testut VideauMay 2021 "This is probably the best holiday cottage we have rented in England." The location was idyllic, the cottage was beautifully maintained with good quality fixtures and fittings and there is absolutely nothing we could fault. Definitely highly recommended. Reviewed by ValerieMay 2021 "Beautiful property, surroundings and area." Very relaxing and tranquil, a wonderful place to unwind. We loved it, and will return. Reviewed by TracyMay 2021 "Great location, as its near to our relatives and the Lakes or the Yorkshire ..." Great location, as its near to our relatives and the Lakes or the Yorkshire Dales are within one hours drive ,both giveing good walking and lots to see Have stayed there twice and are planning to return ,later this year Reviewed by RichardApr 2021 "Incredibly high standard cottage." One of the best we have ever stayed in. Very well equipped with everything you could want In a beautiful quiet location surrounded by great countryside for outdoor activities as well as being close to Lancaster, The Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. I would unreservedly recommend Reviewed by JuliaOct 2020 "The barn is absolutely beautiful, very tastefully refurbished." It has everything required to be a real home from home. The log burner, although the barn is very warm and cosy just adds to the whole country experience. It is by far the best two person accommodation we have stayed in, the rooms are airy and spacious although the photographs are excellent, the barn looks more stunning in person. The location is wonderful, Kirby Lonsdale is only a short drive away and has a lovely river walk and a great village with restaurants, cafes and shops which has managed to retain its charm. Bentham, Kendal, the lakes are all close by. Cannot recommend the barn and the location enough, it was a great New Year break and it didn’t rain in the day! Reviewed by JulieDec 2019 "A lovely home from home in a great location, very relaxing." Property was very clean and well looked after as were we. It’s an ideal base to visit lots of places and to then return in the evenings to peace and quite and a lovely fire. We walked a couple of miles on the Sunday to a nearby village to have a proper Sunday lunch with all the trimmings. Would highly recommend, the owners even let us check out a bit later to watch the end of the Rugby World Cup final, shame the result was not as perfect as our stay! Reviewed by IanOct 2019 "We had high expectations of Old Crow Trees Barn and we were not disappointed." We were looking for a little bit of luxury with comfort, charm, warmth, style and a perfect situation to explore the beautiful area. It is exceptionally spacious but does not lose the 'cosy' aspect. All our needs were well catered for with a good kitchen dining area. The wood-burning stove gave the evenings total charm. The bathroom is gorgeous with a luxury power shower you could fit several people in at once. The luxury of a lovely warm bath after a walk was great. We felt very special in the beautifully appointed bedroom with a view onto green fields and a comfy bed. We managed to do a lot of walking even though the weather was rainy. I would say the area rivals cumbria for charm. There were several excellent eateries within easy distance. We loved our holiday and hope to be back soon. Reviewed by CathyOct 2019 "This cottage epitomized the standard we have some to expect from Sykes registered accommodation." We appreciated the spaciousness of this one bedroom property and all the facilities and equipment within it. All the fittings and general maintenance were top quality and we enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing week, knowing the friendly owners were nearby if we needed anything. Reviewed by AnneSep 2019 "We had been to the cottage earlier in the year, so we knew what to expect." The cottage is very peaceful and relaxing, everything you need is provided and it is very convenient for both the lakes and the dales. An added bonus is Lancaster and Morcambe are nearby. Highly recommended for a relaxing holiday. Reviewed by DSep 2019 "A very well designed and maintained cottage." It was even better than described Owners gave us privacy but were there if needed. We were very happy to return to the cottage each day after our travels as it was spacious and peaceful. We have already recommended it to friends on our return. Reviewed by MargaretAug 2019 "A most beautiful cottage in a perfect location for exploring the Lune valley and Yorkshire Dales." Situated in a quiet little village a perfect location to get away from it all. The cottage has everything you could wish for all of a very high standard with some very special extra touches. Very useful local information provided . Reviewed by GillAug 2019 "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village." Perfect! Reviewed by MariaAug 2019 "Beautiful cottage with comfy bed and fabulous bathroom, quiet location, and central for many local attractions." The owner was friendly and very helpful, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Reviewed by PeterAug 2019 "This is a fantastic cottage for two." Everything has been thought of to allow the tenant to have a wonderful holiday. It is the best cottage we have been to and we have been to dozens and dozens. The owner is very friendly and extremely helpful. There if you need her, but will not intrude. It's warm and cosy with a really good bathroom with bath and shower as well as a downstairs toilet and basin. Lovely views over the fields, with plenty of walks from the door. We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough and will be back next year if not sooner. Reviewed by WendyJul 2019 "This is the third cottage booked with Sykes Cottages and all have been superb." Old Crow Trees was in a quiet location and gave easy access to many local beauty spots. Would highly recommend. Reviewed by JohnJun 2019 "An excellent location for a relaxing holiday in the Lune Valley area." The Old Crow Trees Barn was an excellent, quiet retreat which was a pleasure to return to each evening. Reviewed by RogerJun 2019 "The cottage was the ideal place to stay to explore the lakes, dales and Morecambe Bay." We could not have asked for a more peaceful and well equipped place to stay. We are looking forward to going again in September. The cottage was beautifully clean and roomy. Reviewed by DMay 2019 "Old Crow Trees barn is a beautiful couple's retreat with super comfortable, clean and generously sized accommodation with all the amenities you could wish for." The photos do not do it justice! Pam is a very friendly and helpful host who has thought of everything to make the accommodation among the best we have ever stayed in and we hope to have a return visit at some point. Reviewed by NicolaMar 2019 "I would recommend this cottage to any one, it's the best of the best and we have stayed in dozens across the world, it really is a hidden gem, photos don't do it justice, and the area is outstandingly beautifull." Reviewed by LindaFeb 2019 "It was a lovely property to stay in - very comfortable, in a quiet location and suited our requirements completely." Would recommend highly to anybody who wanted to tour around that general area. Reviewed by PeterOct 2018 "Old Crow Trees Barn is a really lovely cottage for two - very tastefully furnished and decorated, it's very peaceful and quite rural but easy to get to lots of places of interest." I would definitely recommend as an excellent base for visiting Lancashire, Cumbria or North Yorkshire. Reviewed by ShirleyOct 2018 "Would like to thank the Owners for what they left us as a greeting." A lovely lovely cottage in a very quiet setting and we are wondering when the Doves will fly. Gordon Maltby. Reviewed by GordonSep 2018 "An exceptional cottage that can only be appreciated by staying there." Reviewed by BrendaJun 2018 "The cottage was as pictured and described on line." We felt 'at home' straight away Perfectly situated for the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales The owners were very pleasant and easy to talk to Reviewed by JanetJun 2018 "A lovely cottage, warm, welcoming and in a beautiful area." The welcome pack was a nice touch. Reviewed by VivienMar 2018 "Wonderful accommodation in ideal location." Owners of cottage extremely helpful. Reviewed by JillMar 2018 "Old Crow Trees barn was an absolute delight." Beautifully appointed throughout, in a lovely peaceful spot, and ideally located for the Dales, the Lakes, and the Lancashire coast. We're already planning another visit. Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2018 "Beautiful cottage in a perfect location for the dales,lakes and Lancashire coast." Reviewed by SusanNov 2017 "Great cottage for our minimoon, well decorated with nice barn features and log burner." Owner left a gift to congratulate us which we really appreciated. Reviewed by GarethNov 2017 "Beautiful cottage spotlessly clean." Reviewed by KarenJul 2017 "The cottage was lovely, really quiet in a great location with a beautiful view." We will hopefully be back this is the best cottage we have ever stayed in . Reviewed by DianeMay 2017 "The Cottage was in immaculate condition, and so were the grounds, and was nice and quite and very relaxing, and it's position is great for the Lakes , Yorkshire and of coarse Lancashire." We had great days out and a comfortable home to retune too. and had good meals out at Kirby - Lonsdale. Paul and Margaret Wright. Reviewed by MMay 2017 "This barn was a wonderful place to stay,every thing you would ever need was provided ." Set in a rural village it was so peaceful with views over pasture land with lots of birds to watch. For a country person this is a perfect place for a holiday not far from the Dales or Lakes. Reviewed by GordonMay 2017 "The house was beautiful and a very high standard." The owners left lovely finishing touches such as umbrellas to borrow, milk and wine in the fridge and yummy biscuits on the side. We felt very at home and had a lovely relaxed stay. Everything had been carefully thought about to ensure we had a comfortable stay. Plenty to do and see in the area. Reviewed by NicolaApr 2017 "A wonderful cottage , felt very much at home , clean , peace and quiet , every thing you could want from an holiday cottage , hope to return in the near future ." Reviewed by DApr 2017 "The accommodation is beautiful (we loved the new deep pile carpet on the stairs and in the bedroom) and the sense of rest and quiet was so enjoyable and just what we needed." We explored the Yorkshire Dales and had a particularly memorable walk along the Ingleton Waterfall trail on our last day when the rain had swollen the rivers to make a dramatic display. Reviewed by JohnMar 2017 "If its a romantic break or just a get away from it all break, then this is the place for you." Fantastic accommodation, stunning surroundings and right on the border of Lancashire and Yorkshire, the nearest town is Kirby Lonsdale, well worth a trip to, pop into a local café and relax in front of a roaring fire. I would highly recommend a stay at old crow tree barn in Melling to anyone. Reviewed by DMar 2017 "An outstanding stay." A beautiful home, outstandingly clean, in a great setting. The hosts were perfect. We'd thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay - certainly the nicest holiday cottage we've ever been to. A beautiful place! Reviewed by SamFeb 2017 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Summary One king-size double bedroom with TV Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC Ground floor basin and WC Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Gas central heating with woodburning stove Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (1 Smart ), both with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games Fuel and power inc. in rent Logs provided on an honesty box basis for stove Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Ample off road parking Lawned garden with patio, decking and furniture Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shop and pub 2 miles Note: Adults only. The property An outstanding, stone-built converted barn set in lovely grounds, on the site of the owners' home, in the village of Melling, six miles from Kirkby Lonsdale. This beautiful holiday retreat has been fully renovated by the existing owners to a very high standard making it perfect for a romantic getaway. With character and charm throughout, the current owners have planned the interior design to both reflect the historical nature of the old barn and create a contemporary feel throughout. The ground floor consists of a magnificent open plan living area with cosy sitting area, a lovely woodburning stove, bespoke fitted kitchen and a small dining area, all with pretty views of the garden and attached meadow. A useful cloakroom and spacious entrance hall completes the ground floor. Upstairs a modern bathroom is a real delight with a bath, walk-in shower and contemporary fittings, as well as the main bedroom having much character and charm with a lovely wooden beam being the centrepiece of the room along with two Velux windows bathing the room in lovely bright light. The king-size bed is situated in just the right position to take advantage of the floor to ceiling windows and guests can sit in bed with a morning cuppa and watch the sheep grazing in the attached meadow. Patio doors lead out onto a smart decked area providing a great place to sit out and enjoy an evening meal, a few drinks and take in the lovely countryside. Melling is situated in the Lune Valley, between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales with many walks from the doorstep. The market town of Kirkby Lonsdale is close by with an eclectic mix of tearooms, pubs and small independent shops to be explored. A few miles to the south lies the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its beautiful countryside, amazing wildlife and cultural heritage. With a luxury feel throughout, Old Crow Trees Barn makes an ideal romantic retreat at any time of the year. View on map About the location MELLING Kirkby Lonsdale 6 miles Ingleton 10 miles The quiet village of Melling, in the lovely Lune Valley, is bordered by the famous Lake District to the north, and the Yorkshire Dales to the east. A delightful village, with evidence of a motte - as with Arkholme and Whittington - but Melling has no surviving bailey. It's also situated close to where the River Wenning joins the River Lune. Nearby Hornby Castle is set on a high hill overlooking the river and is known as the subject of one of Turner's best-loved paintings. Consisting of a scattering of traditional stone-built houses, a beautiful Norman church and several 'undiscovered' quiet walks around the village and other, more frequented walks and places of interest close by. Nearby Kirkby Lonsdale is a popular town, with the Old Devil's Bridge a delightful spot to stop for a coffee beside the River Lune, while a number of antique shops and curios can be found in the town, along with an excellent selection of restaurants and pubs. 'Ruskin's View' can also be accessed from Kirkby Lonsdale, where you may walk in the famous artist’s footsteps and experience the views that inspired him. Note: Adults only.