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The Old Byre

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972250)


(23 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in an ideal location for anyone wanting peace and quiet, it is the most well equipped cottage i have ever stayed at."

    Neighbours are lovely and the guy opposite was very helpful and told us the best dog walks, lovely friendly pub with great food. Immaculately clean with very comfy beds, we really didn't want to leave, unfortunately there was supposed to be a calendar in the info file for the recycling but this is not there so we missed putting it out, sorry. Cant wait to come back

    Thank you for your lovely comments and excellent feedback! So glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will reorder a recycling calendar to put in the file. Please don’t apologise! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquelineJun 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, all the utilities you need, had a really enjoyable stay"

    A lovely review! Thank you! Our cleaner takes pride in looking after our cottage for us. Your comments are very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JimApr 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay, the property had everything we needed and was clean and warm."

    Great pub down the road,? Closed Tuesday. Ideal base for many walks, we will be back!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! Very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely stay for Christmas 2021."

    We throughly enjoyed it. Gorgeous location, with nice walks. The cottage is very cosy and relaxing. The only downside was the small fridge/freezer. We'd stocked up for Christmas but couldn't fit everything in. Luckily it was cold out. It didn't damper the stay though and we would defo return!! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback! However, we’re sorry that the fridge freezer wasn’t big enough for needs. It is something we hope to address. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlotteDec 2021

  • "An amazing cottage, everything was perfect."

    It was so quiet, yet ideally situated to visit beautiful places in the lakes. Our whole family did not want to leave. We have tried yo book for the oncoming new year but uts already booked, however we can't wait to return to our little piece of heaven .

    Thank you for your lovely review! We appreciate it when people take the time to give feedback. So glad you had a lovely stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeborahDec 2021

  • "Idyllic cottage with a warm welcoming feeling set in a perfect surrounding fully ..."

    Idyllic cottage with a warm welcoming feeling set in a perfect surrounding fully enjoyed our stay there ,would highly recommend it specially if your looking for a quiet relaxing place to stay

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NigelNov 2021

  • "Lovely area, great property and close to interesting places of interest."

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We appreciate it when people take the time to give feedback. We look forward to your return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "We have stayed at the Old Byrne several times over the years and knew what to expect and were not disappointed."

    Our only complaint was when trying to get the oven working, the clock was in some sort of edit mode, which disabled the cooker function. With no instructions for the cooker available, it took time to work out how to get it working. When you have the dish prepared and ready too coo, but cannot get the oven working, this is a real annoyance. Overall, an enjoyable stay in comfortable surroundings.

    We are sorry to hear about your difficulty in setting the digital clock on the oven. We are aware that this can be an issue if the oven has been switched off at the wall. When it’s switched back on, the clock needs to be set in order for the oven to work. There is an instruction in the blue folder explaining how to do this. We are sorry if it caused you any inconvenience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2021

  • "Cottage is lovely with great."

    Very clean and comfortable. We had a very happy stay for our week. All the people in the village welcomed us and stopped for a chat on our daily dog walks. In a very pretty area with so much to do you won’t get bored. As others have said, upstairs bed could do with a new mattress. Otherwise everything else was perfect. Cant wait to go back.

    We are sorry you found the mattress unsatisfactory. It is in fact not very old. But after a couple of reviews commenting that the bed was uncomfortable, we are now replacing both the bed and mattress. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "We absolutely adored our stay!"

    Thank you so very much

    Reviewed by AbigailJun 2021

  • "Excellent booking process."

    The old byre was beautiful! It had everything we needed and was spotless when we arrived. Our dog was also very comfortable.

    Reviewed by RaykalMay 2021

  • "An all round pleasant accommodation."

    .... The neighbours are very nice..... The upstairs bed needs to be upgraded as the mattress is thin and the bed squeaks like mad preventing sleep. The kitchen pans were of a poor quality and not effective on a electric hob as the bases are distorted and bent. The location was good and the surrounding area beautiful.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Relaxing log burner in a very unique barn conversion. A very comfortable family base with everything you need.

    Reviewed by HazelAug 2020

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and would love to return again for longer. Pub down the road is excellent, had a great Sunday Lunch there, very friendly and dogs are welcome.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2019

  • "What a lovely few days we spent with the family in this tradiontal barn."

    Lovely surroundings and lots of walks. Walking distance to the Sandford Arms where we ate on an evening, lovely food. The only minus I would say about the Old Byre is that it is lacking in an en suite/ bathroom upstairs. One bathroom between a family not ideal. Nevertheless we would stay again.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2019

  • "One of the best holliday cottages we have been in, set in a beautiful village, the cottage had everything we needed however we would have liked a small enclosed garden to keep our grandchild and dogs safe, but that did not detract from our holiday experience."

    as the cottage more than made up for that.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "The Old Byre was a well equipped, spacious clean place."

    It was in a small quaint village where the locals were friend and helpful. We will definitely come back to the Old Byre again. There was alot to do for for our children aged 2 and 6 in the surrounding towns and some beautiful walks for our dog too. We have used cottages a few times where the owners have placed stipulations where we have to clean the cottage upon departure as well as other rules which has put added stress on to our stay. This was not the case with the Old Byre, the owners seemed laid back in their information booklet and provided fantastic information and guidance on where to go and what to do in the surrounding areas. If you are looking within this area we would definitely recommend the Old Byre a home away from home!

    Reviewed by CharlieApr 2019

  • "It was better than we expected - much more space than we imagined."

    Sometimes photos can make a place look bigger - exactly the opposite in this case. Also the pub in the hamlet was a complete surprise - brilliant.

    Reviewed by JamesMar 2019

  • "Lots of space in the house and it was nice and cosy"

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2018

  • "Cottage is fabulous would just like a fenced off area for dogs to go out."

    Reviewed by HayleySep 2018

  • "This is the first time the family have stayed in a cottage."

    We weren't disappointed,home from home. If its just a peaceful holiday its ideal but if you need to be entertained wrong location as you will have to travel. The pub about 5 mins walk is very welcoming and serves lovely meals, but for any kind of activity non provided as like darts sports t v pool or music.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "Was a lovely holiday cottage and very well located."

    The only negative really was I could not find anywhere a checking out time.

    Reviewed by SusannahAug 2018

  • "Great cottage, only let down by the really uncomfortable bed which caused daily back aches."

    A little more thought could go into the furniture positioning etc. For example dressing table nowhere near a plug socket for a hairdryer. It has no garden for dogs to run in but there's a very quiet lane next to the cottage. Well equipped though and in a very handy spot for the Lakes and the Dales.

    Reviewed by ChristinaJun 2018

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  • Living/Dining area, 1x downstairs twin bedroom, 1x downstairs double bedroom, 1x ground floor bathroom, 1x upstairs double bedroom.
  • Oil central heating
  • TV and integrated DVD player and wood-burning stove
  • Kitchen area with Rangemaster cooker and hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and washer/dryer
  • Bathroom with bathtub, shower over tub, basin and WC
  • One downstairs twin bedroom with TV
  • Fuel and power included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • High chair and cot available
  • Private parking strictly limited to 2 cars
  • Well-behaved pets welcome.

The property

The Old Byre is a two-storey holiday cottage which is situated ten minutes' drive from the bustling Cumbrian town of Appleby. Set over two floors, this cottage provides ideal holiday accommodation for the family within easy reach of one of Cumbria's most important towns. Most of the rooms in the cottage are situated on the ground floor.

Here you'll find a dining room and lounge area as well as the fully equipped kitchen and bathroom.

There are two downstairs bedrooms, making the...

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

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About the location


Penrith 14 miles.

The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is nestled between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, so guests can enjoy the contrasting scenery of these two National Parks, plus numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. Appleby has a wonderful selection of quality independent shops, cafes and delicatessens selling locally produced food and crafts. The picturesque street of Boroughgate, with some interesting old buildings, is at the heart of the town and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence. Appleby is a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.

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Region Information

Due to COVID the owner has requsted that you bring your own towels to the property and on leaving the beds are stripped and the sheets, pillow and matress protectors are placed into the plastic boxed provided, thank you.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas