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The Barn

Sedbergh, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 948409)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "The Barn is in a beautiful position with many wonderful walks from the door."

    The weather was very good so we had every meal outside on the patio looking at the surrounding countryside. Inside the accommodation was clean and comfortable. A small bonus was Sky TV.

    Thank you glad you enjoyed your stay.Lovely to meet you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WillJul 2022

  • "Really lovely property but … We had some trouble finding the property."

    It was tucked behind the owners house so not visible with fantastic views, but once we knew where it was we were delighted. It was secluded, quiet, but also close to everything that you could walk everywhere. Beautiful walks direct from the house. The owner lives next door and was lovely and accommodating. I understand some comments regarding the upstairs bedrooms having windows facing each other, but it did not affect us and I think you could do something about it if you were uncomfortable. Property had everything you were likely to need. The only small problem we had was the cleanliness of the property. Many of the pots actually had food in them, the dishwasher did not seem to work and there was a shelf in the fridge that we removed as it was so dirty. We received a lovely welcome gift and would not hesitate to recommend, our little furry family member also enjoyed the lovely secure gardens and made friends with the cats.

    Sorry about the problem with the pots,cleaner sends her apologies if she missed it.Dishwasher does work and always here to help with problems but glad you enjoyed it was lovely to meet you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KristineJun 2022

  • "A lovely, comfortable and well-equipped cottage."

    Great location for walking. Peaceful and picturesque.

    Thank you,glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuneMay 2022

  • "This is a gem of a place to stay close to Sedbergh."

    Lambs were a bit noisy in the morning (!!) but what a delight to wake up to in such a picturesque setting. Brenda is a superb host and we will definitely be returning soon.

    Thank you it was a pleasure having you stay and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and lovely owner."

    Good stuff: Good size bedrooms Good facilities Pretty location with lots of piece and quiet Not so good stuff: Remote location, 40min to Lake Windermere Very narrow, single lane roads leading to cottage

    Glad you liked the cottage,only 1 mile from Sedbergh. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NileshApr 2022

  • "Barn very clean."

    We had everything we needed. Fantastic Multifuel burner . Great location being within walking distance of Sedbergh. Can't wait to go back

    Reviewed by CaDec 2021

  • "A great place to set off for walks on the Fells."

    A very comfortable cottage with a great shower! The only slightly negative point is the (viewing?) window in the two bedrooms. Whilst they are set at 90 deg. from each other and the front door, you can still see partly into each bedroom. This might be OK if you had kids in there but potentially awkward with friends. Some curtains across them might be useful.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2021

  • "Although the cottage was well furnished and v comfortable, it was let down by attention to detail."

    Our bedding had not been properly aired, smelt horrid so I had to launder it the next day. In the kitchen, some cutlery and plates were not very clean, china was lacking and chipped, only 1 wineglass and 3 plastic (discoloured) ones. There was a dishwasher but only 1 tablet. A washing line but no pegs to be found. No instructions for the oven and TV. The location was great and the cottage was warm. It just needed sharpening up a bit.

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2021

  • "Great location, good sized rooms."

    Clean and tidy. Garden was spacious . The landlady kindly provided a crate for our puppy and left some nice welcomes goodies. Some fixtures and utensils needs updating/ replacing . There were building works going on at the landlady’s home next door and works men had to frequent through the property , which was not informed. Overall great location and spacious property .

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2021

  • "We have had a very enjoyable stay at The Barn."

    It is very comfortable and homely. We had everything that we needed and it is set in a beautiful location with wonderful walks nearby. We loved waking up to the sound of sheep and birdsong. We found that the location is perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales as well as the Lake District. We didn't have time to see everything that we wanted and would love to return another time. Thank you to our hosts for our welcoming gifts which was very thoughtful and much appreciated.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "Wonderful week at this lovely property in a fantastic location Very well kitted out."

    Lovely host. Treats provided for us on arrival. We will be going back next year!

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was very lovely, the owner very helpful when needed, the surrounding areas are so nice, would definitely have a return visit."

    Reviewed by StewartOct 2020

  • "The Barn provided us with the most idyllic and exceptional place to stay."

    It was immaculately clean and had all the facilities we needed. The location was perfect - peace and tranquility guaranteed. The garden was safe and secure for our dogs, with stunning hillside and riverside walks nearby. We would definitely love to stay here again. Overall, this is our 4th holiday with Sykes cottages and we have never been disappointed.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "The Barn Cottage was warm and Brenda the owner was very welcoming after a long drive from East Sussex."

    The wine and biscuits were a lovely touch. The lanes to the cottage are quite narrow and we suggest you reverse into the driveway to make it easier upon leaving the next morning to go on out and visit the surrounding area. The Howgill Fells can be seen from the drive and are stunning in the early morning and evening setting of the sun. The weather was not very kind to us on our week but there again we were in the North part of England. The lakes were stunning as always but Windermere was very over crowded and we couldn't believe how many visitors were going mask free. Our only niggles about Barn Cottage are that the king-size bed mattress is very very soft, if you suffer from bad backs at all use the double bed. The 3 piece suite is again very soft and we found it uncomfortable but are used to recliners at home( and we can't have everything when not in our own home) . Also a few baking trays in the kitchen would be helpful. This area is absolutely beautiful and Barn Cottage is a lovely place to stay if those few niggles were looked into.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2020

  • "A marvellous rural setting, surrounded by the Fells, yet close to the delightful Sedbergh, with easy access to the Lake District and the western Yorkshire Dales."

    The house itself, a converted barn, oozes character and is well equipped, with two good sized bedrooms, an excellent kitchen and the bonus of garden furniture and an admirable TV with plenty of channels to keep you entertained. A particular pleasure was the opportunity in the first week, blessed by gorgeous weather, to have breakfast outside, looking at the sheep grazing on the hillside and surrounded by the flora of a stylish garden. Altogether a delightful fortnight!

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2020

  • "We had a really lovely short break at The Barn."

    Brenda is a friendly and considerate owner, just next door but giving us space. The property is superb and brilliantly located for the fells, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Sedbergh is a small town, just a mile away - the dog enjoyed the lane into town. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2020

  • "Location, as you would expect, was fantastic."

    Easy walking distance from the town centre with some great shops and cafes. Very civilised in the area as most shops had toilet roll for sale (coronavirus issue). After a long days walking the best thing about the cottage was the Aqualisa power shower, very welcome! Also the log fire gave a very warming effect throughout the cottage (once I got the hang of lighting it) as in March it could still be chilly.

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2020

  • "Lovely barn in a beautiful location, lovely and warm especially when wood burning stove was lit, unfortunately weather terrible and we left early."

    The only thing we thought was missing was the shortage of dishes, such as basins, casserole dishes, presentation dishes for table.

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2020

  • "Nice barn conversion in ideal setting."

    It has a rural feel but within walking distance of the town. Brenda, the owner next door, welcoming and cottage very warm. A bit more cutlery would be useful.

    Reviewed by HilaryDec 2019

  • "I take my elderly parents away each November for a relaxing break."

    I also take my dog. One of the essentials for our visit is SKY TV, as it is dark early in November and my parents like to relax and watch certain programmes (the rest of the year they look after their 3 grandchildren under 6 years of age). There was clearly some issue with the TV. I was told it had SKY Movies by the owner. We could only get 1 movie channel on (Sony TV), and about 8 channels in all, so we were extremely limited. The owner didn't seem overly fussed about sorting this out promptly, and told us SKY were coming to fix it the following week, as we were leaving the cottage at the end of the holiday. I also mentioned to Sykes Cottages and they couldn't have been less concerned in my opinion...I expected better. I treasure these holidays that I provide for 2 very special people who aren't in the best of health at the moment, and it was tarnished somewhat by lack of action or interest on the part of Sykes in particular. I'm frustrated in Sykes and their snarky "what do you want to happen" questioning to me. How can I answer when I don't know the options? I am frustrated that I didn't receive the experience I paid for. The cottage was lovely and pretty much everything was there which was needed. The shower is awesome! The owner was lovely and I don't mean it to be a criticism of her.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2019

  • "Perfect for touring the Dales."

    Lovely and peaceful at the Old Barn as well as out and about. Easy to get to the Lake District as well as the Dales. Welcome little package left for us.

    Reviewed by TSep 2019

  • "Good walking base."

    Good Fish and Chips from Haddock Paddock

    Reviewed by CameronJul 2019

  • "Superb little cottage - very comfy and in a good location."

    very clean and despite being attached - felt like you were on your own little bit of land. We would book it again.

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2019

  • "Wonderful time in this great cottage."

    Beautiful location with everything we needed. Our grandchildren had a fabulous time. Brenda is warm and welcoming. This is an area of the Yorkshire dales we have never visited before and we will certainly return.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2019

  • "Beautiful property with everything you could need included."

    Lovely and warm property with the added bonus of a log burner. Super comfortable beds and lovely large shower. Excellent location for walks along the river and into the Lovely village which has shops and pubs within a mile. Very friendly owner who is not intrusive but there should you need anything. Ideal location for exploring the Dales and the Lakes. Would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2018

  • "Wonderful week away in a delightful cottage in a superb location"

    Reviewed by CliveOct 2018

  • "The accomadation was home from home."

    Clean and very comfy.it was ideally placed for access to the lakes and the Howgill fells lovely for walking.Very peaceful and rural.Land lady very nice and left us to it.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage perfectly located to explore both The Lakes and the Western Dales."

    We were met by the owner who made us very welcome. The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable. We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2018

  • "The barn was a delightful place to spend our weeks holiday."

    It was very clean and comfortable and Brenda the owner, made us feel very welcome. It is not far from the Lakes so we spent our holiday between the Dales and the Lakes. Sadberg is a very pleasant place to visit with a few quirky shops and some lovely cafe's. I would highly recommend the Barn to any one who wants a nice quiet holiday within reach of some of the most beautiful countryside . We will be going back next year.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2018

  • "The Barn is a well equipped cozy barn."

    Sedbergh is a hidden gem, between the Lakes and the Dales. An old fashioned small market town with a great variety of traditional shops and lovely walks all around. Plenty to do within 30mins drive, but if you want to relax and enjoy the countryside, you can park your car on arrival and not use it for the whole stay!

    Reviewed by HeatherMar 2018

  • "A super cottage with a very friendly welcome from the owner."

    We hope to return not only because The Barn is a lovely place to stay but, due to the 'Beast from the East' also paying a visit, we couldn't get out to explore the area! Hard to think of anywhere nicer to be snowed in and the wood burner kept us really warm.

    Reviewed by TerryFeb 2018

  • "Lovely location , beautiful and easy walking distance to shops Will book again for sure ."

    Reviewed by natalieAug 2017

  • "A very nice property."

    Only drawback was the extremely narrow lane leading up to it and awkward angle to get into the property. This should be mentioned before people book.

    Reviewed by JacquiJul 2017

  • "The location and the quality of the accommodation was fantastic."

    The house had everything we needed and more. It was first class

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2017

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the barn had everything we needed and more."

    A wonderful location, lots of great walks on the doorstep but also quiet enough to shut off from the outside world. Sedbergh a short walk away, full of information, great cafés and friendly locals.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2017

  • "A beautiful place and a really kind land lady."

    Thanks for everything

    Reviewed by WilliamFeb 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2' 6" twin (zip/link, can be king- size double on request)
  • Shower room with shower, basin, and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with underfloor heating in shower room and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky and Sky Sports package, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: The stairs are quite steep and include a left turn, may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: The owner lives in the cottage next door, the adjoining soundproofed door is kept locked
  • Note: The owner keeps cats

The property

Sedbergh 1 mile.

Surrounded by the stunning Howgill Fells, this lovely stone semi-detached barn conversion, next door to the owner’s home, dates back to the 17th century and is surrounded by countryside, yet is just one mile from the centre of Sedbergh.

This cottage is ideal for friends and families wishing to enjoy some time together and wanting to explore this beautiful area with the amenities of Sedbergh close by.

Beautifully renovated by an architect, this barn conversion oozes character with all your modern amenities.

The sitting room and dining area boasts oak wooden flooring throughout and features a wonderful double height glass wall, inviting plenty of light and offering lovely countryside views.

A sumptuous distressed leather sofa and woodburning stove, makes this a welcoming and cosy place to sit and relax after a busy day out and about.

The bijou wooden kitchen may be compact but it has everything you will need, including a dishwasher, fridge, freezer and even a coffee machine, as well as offering more delightful views from the gorgeous character windows.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms with beams and both enjoy an internal glass cornered wall to take advantage of the superb external glass wall.

The shower room includes underfloor heating and a large power shower.

With excellent walking from the door to the hills, why not take the circular walk taking in Cautley Spout and The Calf, via the river which affords super views of the area?

Sedbergh dates back to the 13th century and is full of history and character.

Fairfield Mill is close by, and shows the workings of a historic mill with some of the earliest weaving mechanisms and looms, and also houses local artists and craftsmen.

Kirby Lonsdale is just a 20 minute drive away, a small and picturesque town with attractive independent shops and riverside walking with an array of quality cafes, pubs and restaurants.

A little further is the village of Ingleton, and where you can enjoy the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, a delightful circular walk taking you past a spectacular waterfall and through woodlands to open fells.

Kendal is also a twenty minute drive away, making this cottage very accessible for the Lake District as well as the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

A wonderful barn conversion in a delightful location, making this an ideal choice for exploring the joys of this stunning area.

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About the location


Kendal 12 miles; Hawes 15 miles.

Sedbergh (pronounced Sed-Ber), set at the foot of the dramatic and wild Howgill Fells, is an ancient market town in northern Dentdale. Sedbergh is situated just inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is only 12 miles from the Lake District National Park. The town, with its narrow streets, little shops, traditional pubs, famous school dating back to 1525 and its 12th century church, has an olde worlde atmosphere. Leading from Sedbergh is Dentdale, the jewel of the Yorkshire Dales with its rolling hills and dry stone walls, stretching 14 miles from the windswept moors below Whernside to the confluence of the Rivers Dee and Rawthey. At the centre of the dale is Dent, with its cobbled streets, which has existed since Norman times and nearby Dent railway station is on the renowned Settle-Carlisle railway line. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, and fishing, and the area is a paradise for walkers, ramblers, runners and cyclists. This, together with the tranquillity of the surrounding valleys, the two National Parks and it being England's book town, makes an ideal year-round holiday destination.

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