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Rusby Barn

Ousby near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 922015)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • 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
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42 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Mcgowan

    “The cottage was lovely, clean and welcoming.”

    The owners were very kind and had put up a Christmas Tree. The cottage was also nice and warm during a a very cold spell. We found the beds to be very comfortable, great to have en-suite bathrooms to each room! We would highly recommend.

    The owners were very kind and had put up a Christmas Tree. The cottage was also nice and warm during a a very cold spell. We found the beds to be very comfortable, great to have en-suite bathrooms to each room! We would highly recommend.

    - Ms Mcgowan, December 2020

The property

A delightful barn conversion situated on the outskirts of Ousby, close to the pretty Cumbrian village of Melmerby.

This cottage is perfect for family and friends looking to stay in this stunning area on the edge of the Pennines and close to both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park.

This quality barn conversion has been refurbished to a superb standard with beams, Kirkstone slate floors, en-suite bathrooms and even has underfloor heating at an ambient temperature powered by an air-source heat pump for your comfort.

Not forgetting there is also a woodburner to enjoy on cool nights after a day spent exploring this fantastic area.

Providing fantastic accommodation, this quality barn conversion has been thoughtfully designed to combine character with modern comforts with TVs in the bedrooms, contemporary lighting and a well-equipped kitchen.

The property takes full advantage of its picturesque location as fantastic countryside and fell views are visible from every window.

On warm days why not step outside on the patio and enjoy an alfresco meal or your favourite drink with the Pennines or sunset as your backdrop.

Ousby itself offers a pub whilst close by Melmerby also has pubs and an award-winning tea room, bakery and a village shop.

This part of Cumbria has some beautiful villages to explore with Langwathby and Lazonby with its summer open air swimming pool close by.

The area is a joy for walkers and cyclists and why not try a different mode of transport and hop on the Carlisle to Settle railway just a few miles away and discover some of Yorkshire.

Pooley Bridge on Ullswater with its historic steamer is just 25 minutes away and Keswick is 35 minutes so plenty of exploring awaits you in this striking region.

This is a superb Ousby barn to return to at the end of your day and is an ideal base to enjoy all year round.

Note: This property can be booked with the cottage next door Ref 935096, together they sleep 6.


  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility with WC
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • 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 woodburner 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 chimeneas
  • 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 5pm.

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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