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Usherwoods Barn

Tatham, Bentham near Settle, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1964)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • GreyFamily
    September 2017
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    “My wife's sister-in-law booked a cottage as a big birthday prezzie for her.”
    The location is superb! ...
    The location is superb! It sits just inside the Forest of Bowland AONB, next to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and very close to the Lake District National Park. We went on long walks over moors and past waterfalls, (and shorter ones) with them and their well-behaved Labrador, Lucy. We ate in great restaurants, visited Leighton Moss RSPB, and rode the famous Settle-Carlisle railway. It was a pleasure to return in the evenings to this perfect renovation. The rooms are large, airy and very tastefully appointed. There is a log-burner in the lounge, and a barbeque, both of which we made use of. There are stunning views from the secluded garden (beautifully enclosed with dry-stone walls) on the terrace, which falls away to the lawn, with a delightful cottage-garden border. The cow and sheep-filled fields fall away into the Wenning Valley and rise again majestically to the peaks of Gragareth, Whernside, Ingleborough, and farther east, Pen-y-Ghent. The views from the bedrooms were even better! The kitchen looks across the large, gravelled parking area to the paddock, where it is amazing to watch wallabies bounding across the grass as you prepare a meal. The water is copious, hot and the showers powerful. The massive stone flags on the floor benefit from under-floor heating, and there is a big range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine. I enjoyed taking Lucy for her morning walk every day, and if your dog doesn't behave, keep it on a lead, as the long drive is lined with sheep fields, and once over the cattle-grid onto the moor, the sheep are wandering freely. Lucy can be walked within feet of sheep without a lead, and behaves impeccably - a real lady. It really is perfect, and we had a FANTASTIC week.


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

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 cottage can be booked with Ref.1963 to accommodate up to 17 people.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite (shower, basin & WC), 1 x double, 1 x twin (limited head height in parts). Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin & WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin & WC. Modern kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with dining area, woodburner & French window to patio.


  • Oil heating with underfloor heating on ground floor & woodburner in sitting room
  • Oil-fired Alpha range cooker, electric hob, microwave, 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, furniture & BBQ
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 3 miles.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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