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Corn Rigg Cottage

Ousby near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 935096)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Roberts

    “Was disappointed with the cottage, although it was very clean, it lacked maintenance which included walls needed painting due to marks and dents in the walls, the stair case creaked really bad and needed parts of the paint work painting, would have probably expected this being down whilst they was unable to have people stay during the covid-19 virus.”

    The cottage needs to be made to feel more homely, possibly with more items that would create this. The best part was the view from the cottage and the sheep in the fields and how relaxed we felt, but would not stay there again unfortunately.

    The cottage needs to be made to feel more homely, possibly with more items that would create this. The best part was the view from the cottage and the sheep in the fields and how relaxed we felt, but would not stay there again unfortunately.

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re disappointed with your comments, and wanted the opportunity to respond to your feedback. After staying with us for two nights during your week’s stay, you hoped that you’d be able to extend your stay by another two nights and said that you were having a lovely time, so we’re more than a little perplexed by your negative comments. We maintain the cottage to a high standard, and previous guests have consistently commented on how clean, well maintained, and well equipped the cottage is. We clean the cottage thoroughly ourselves every changeover, and we keep on top of any marks on the walls and actually clean these down every week, and we also try and keep on top of any maintenance work that needs doing. We would not want guests to expect a holiday cottage to be in a brand new, pristine, condition, and to also expect that it will have been completely redecorated during a pandemic. In reality, during the pandemic, we had no income for four months, and the Government restrictions imposed during lockdown prevented us from visiting and staying at the property. The Government announced that holiday cottages could reopen again with just two week’s notice. During these two weeks, we deep cleaned and thoroughly disinfected the cottage, undertook a COVID-19 Risk Assessment, developed a cleaning check-list and comprehensive individual guest information packs, and carried out essential maintenance work to both inside and outside the property. After undertaking a COVID-19 Risk Assessment, we made the decision to remove certain items that we could not sufficiently disinfect during every change over. These include cushions, throws, bedroom rugs, some ornaments, and books, games, and DVDs. If this made you feel that the cottage was less homely, then we apologise, but we have only removed these items to ensure the safety of our guests, and we still think the cottage is very cosy and welcoming, and we provide all of our guests with a complimentary bottle of Prosecco and chocolates, and we provide an Amazon Fire Stick for better entertainment options. We did explain all of this to you prior to your arrival, and you seemed to be grateful for the information, and said that it was great, and that you’d never had this information provided before. We always put extra effort in ensuring that all of our guests have as nice a stay as possible. - Sykes owner relations

The property

Superb barn conversion located on the outskirts of the village of Ousby, close to the village of Melmerby in the stunning Eden Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Converted to a high standard this barn conversion is ideal for a romantic retreat in this picturesque and peaceful area.

Inside is an open plan but cosy sitting and dining area with a Kirkstone slate floor and underfloor heating powered by an air-source heat pump which keeps an ambient temperature.

The woodburner is perfect to cuddle in front of when the evenings are cooler after a day spent exploring.

Enjoy a coffee on the patio and take in the fell views with the Lake District in the distance or have a glass of wine while enjoying the sunset.

From the door you can walk to the pub in Ousby and Melmerby is approximately a mile away with a shop and bakery which is locally renowned.

The Eden Valley area offers lovely walks along riverbanks and country lanes shouldered by the fells.

For those wanting more of a challenge, Cross Fell is the highest and actually overlooks the barn and the long distance Pennine Way is also close by.

The Lake District is very accessible, only 25 minutes to Ullswater and Pooley Bridge where you can take the steam cruises along the lake or enjoy other water activities at Keswick which is just 35 minutes away.

The area also has an abundance of cycle routes for different levels of ability and energy!

Return at the end of your day’s activities and enjoy the comfort of this lovely barn accommodation.

The location of this Ousby barn means you can explore Yorkshire, the Lake District or the west coast with Hadrian’s Wall making this a perfect base year round.

Note: This property can be booked with the cottage next door Ref 922015, together they sleep 6.


  • One double bedroom with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Air-source heat pump underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player & DVD's
  • Amazon Fire Stick
  • Books
  • Games
  • Superfast (Fibre) Broadband
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Deck chairs
  • Outdoor cimeneas
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 7 mins walk
  • Note: Some mobile networks may have limited reception
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

About the location


Penrith 10.3 miles; Pooley Bridge 14.7 miles; Keswick 26.9 miles.

Ousby is a small village surrounded by countryside in the Eden Valley. It has a pub called the Fox Inn, a campsite and a church called St Luke's Church. It is excellent for walking and cycling and is only a mile from the village of Melmerby which offers a wide green with a winding stream, a pub, a shop, a bakery and a church and is situated on C2C Cycle Route. The surrounding countryside is abundant with wildlife and is home to the native red squirrel and hares can be spotted easily, and the varied landscape is also a haven for birdwatchers, where curlews, oystercatchers and lapwings can be seen during the summer months. Within easy reach are many places to visit including the town of Penrith, the village of Pooley Bridge and beautiful Ullswater. A delightful place to stay in order to explore this wonderful area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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