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Ashtree Barn

(Ref. 1044804)

Great Asby near Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Ashtree barn is an amazing place to stay."

    It is completely unique and we loved every single thing about it. A very large converted barn with everything we needed and so much more. Owned by Ingrid and Terry who are such a lovely and welcoming couple. Can't wait to come again. Xx

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Mar 2024

  • "We stayed here for our wedding weekend and it was everything we wanted and more!"

    An amazing cottage, we didn’t want to leave and will hopefully be returning in the near future. Thank you again for a brilliant stay. Hannah & Jack

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week at Ashtree Barn."

    Ingrid and Tony are really lovely hosts and are very helpful with local information and places to visit. As soon as we walked in the door we were wowed with our cottage. It is by far the most lovely we have stayed in. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The beds are very comfortable and we had everything we needed during our stay. Underfloor heating is lovely after a cold day out along with the fabulous log fire. It is also excellent for people with disabilities, with a downstairs bedroom and walk in shower/ wet room. A beautiful village with local pub and scenic views. Appleby is nearby with a local butcher, fruit shop and an amazing bakery to stock up. Lots of coffee shops and friendly pubs. Definitely a five star cottage, we didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2024

  • "The property was far larger and palacial than we antisipated."

    Time had been spent on the Christmas decorations both inside and out. They were such a delight! making our Christmas break extra special. Our every need was catered for and the owners were near by if needed. We were lucky to have snow on our stay and made the drive across the Moorland even more picturesque. The Village had many activities for the Christmas period. We hope to be able to revisit in the future.

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2023

  • "Outstanding cottage in a perfect setting to enable access to tour the Yorkshire Dale's and Lake District."

    Our hosts were extremely helpful and available as required. Definitely looking forward to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Ashtree Barn, probably one of the best properties we have stayed in."

    Had everything you could want, with some lovely touches. Comfy beds, hot showers, plenty of outside space for grandson to run around. Ingrid is an excellent host, answers any queries promptly & on hand if needed. Welcome pack was left which was much appreciated. We will definitely return next year.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely, restful stay at Ashtree Barn."

    The property is beautiful, both inside and out, and really well equipped and maintained. The owner, Ingrid, and her husband were always quick to respond to any queries and they clearly made sure that the property was spotless before we arrived. The beds are extremely comfy too. We travelled with a toddler and newborn and the cottage was ideal for us all. It was so helpful to receive essentials (bread, milk, butter, juice, tea bags, coffee, sugar, and even some biscuits!) when we arrived. Would recommend an online shop for arrival as supermarkets are far from the village. The locals are also extremely friendly - we especially enjoyed a Sunday visit at the local baptist church just down the road. There are lovely, tranquil walks nearby and a lovely play area for children in the village. Perhaps one thing that could be added is a stair gate if there are young children staying at the property as there is a balcony and large windows upstairs. Definitely recommend Ashtree Barn and look forward to staying again!

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have all had a fantastic week at Ashtree barn."

    The cottage is every bit as good as the photos. And the beds and bed linen soooo comfy. Slept really well. Nothing is too much trouble for Ingrid the owner, and I don't think I've ever stayed in such a well equipped holiday cottage. Everything is spotlessly clean and lovely under floor heating. We will definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2023

  • "We stayed in Ash Tree Barn and I must stay the pictures in Sykes cottage do not do it enough justice."

    It's huge inside and a truly beautiful cottage to stay in. The owner was also amazing for information and when we arrived late in the evening it was a lovely surprise to find that she has provided some basic essentials like milk,bread, butter and fresh juice as well as the usually teas coffee etc. I would highly recommend it to people. Plus waking up and having a morning cup of tea with the sheep in the field next to the garden was lovely

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent in every way, but as we are 90yrs old a handrail on the left wall of the stairs to the sitting room would be helpful."

    Reviewed by Reg5.0Jun 2023

  • "Ashtree Barn is stunning!"

    The rooms seem huge and the decor is fresh and tasteful. Beds are super comfy and the kitchen is a joy to cook in. There are loads of homely and thoughtful touches, and Ingrid goes out of her way to make you feel at home and provide advice if needed. We had beautiful weather so it was wonderful to sit in the garden and watch the sheep in the field. The village is very quiet with a friendly pub 2 mins walk away - very handy for a drink and snacks.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic spotless property in a lovely quiet location."

    Everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The welcome pack is a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Beautifully finished and furnished, amazing kitchen, super comfy beds and stunning living room. Probably one of the best places we have ever stayed in the UK and fully deserving of it's Gold Award. Ingrid is a lovely host and was very helpful with details for our arrival. To cap it all, the pleasure of watching sheep and little lambs on the adjacent field whilst sipping a glass of wine (or two) in the garden !!

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week in Ashtree Barn."

    Ingrid was extremely welcoming and the property was beautifully clean, well-equipped and comfortable. The underfloor heating was one of my favourite features! Idyllic surroundings in a peaceful and quaint part of the country - what's not to love!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful region."

    The barn is very comfortable and extremely vast (plenty of space for four to five people), with everything needed for a relaxing time. The outdoor space is great with children. The owner leaves next door and makes you feel at home. She is always available to help and provide recommendations to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Bertrand5.0Mar 2023

  • "It's a totally beautiful barn conversion in an idyllic location."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2023

  • "This converted barn is gorgeous, immaculate and has everything u would need."

    The owner even left us supplies for breakfast as we arrived late. The location is isolated and peaceful with fabulous walks or short drive to the Town centre. I would highly recommend a stay here. The owner was kind friendly and helped us with anything we asked. Xx

    Reviewed by Carmel5.0Feb 2023

  • "We have just enjoyed a week at Ash Tree Barn and highly recommend for people wanting peace and tranquility."

    The barn is absolutely beautiful, and very well equipped. Nothing is too much trouble for Ingrid the owner of the property who meets you personally upon arrival. The area is surrounded by peace and quiet nestled in a tiny village with lots of beautiful walks and a local pub. Thank you for a beautiful stay.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "Probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed in ."

    Everything was perfect the facilities the location and even the weather behaved itself. Would highly recommend this property you would not be disappointed. Many thanks Ingrid for the welcome pack and your warm welcome. Nic and Sandra

    Reviewed by Nic5.0Sep 2022

  • "An amazing cottage with really good facilities and a friendly host."

    The cottage was spotless and we really appreciated the welcome package - really useful without a local shop in the village. The cottage was very spacious and a great location for exploring the Dales and Lakes - hope to return!

    Reviewed by Nusrat5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent large converted barn."

    Spotlessly clean on arrival. Isolated location loved being serenaded to sleep and then awoken by the sounds of cows and sheep.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "A wonderful place to stay with everything that you could want, and more."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in returning if we were in the area again. Situated in a very quite village with the local pub, that serves food, a 100 yards down the road. There is no mobile connection in the village but the barn does have free wifi.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped accommodation."

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Ashtree Barn is an absolute delight - the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    The cottage had everything we could possibly need, was beautifully laid out and was completely spotless and the owner was so welcoming. The village is also beautiful. We can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful spacious, clean barn conversion."

    Changes in floor level (3 small steps into the lounge) add to the character and charm but may be an issue for anyone with mobility problems. Nice outdoor patio with bench to enjoy the sunshine. Upstairs bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and the downstairs bedroom has a wet room next to it. The area is very quite and there are a variety of walks from the door or a short drive away. We would visit again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely property, outstandingly clean."

    This is the first holiday accommodation we have stayed in that we didn’t feel we wanted to clean it. The property was beautiful, so clean all the facilities you could possibly wish for and a great location for the dales and the lakes. A great credit to the owner.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was way beyond what we expected!"

    Fabulous location but it was the luxurious accommodation that deserves six stars! Incredibly clean, warm and without exception offered amazing value. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2022

  • "Another wonderful stay at Ashtree."

    Superb in every way. Comfy beds, home from home. We would recommend this property to anyone wanting a peaceful retreat, but still within driving distance of The Lakes, North Yorkshire and Northumberland. Thank you to Ingrid and her team

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Dec 2021

  • "Cottage was beyond expectations and absolutely stunning with so much space , ..."

    Cottage was beyond expectations and absolutely stunning with so much space , would highly recommend and have done already

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Nov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay, thank you"

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time staying in Ashtree Barn."

    Everything about it was fantastic. Ingrid ( I think I've got that right) the owner introduced herself we when got there and told us bits of information about the cottage, and said goodbye when we left. It was spotlessly clean. It's in a great location very quiet village, local pub had a drink there a couple of times. My only little gripe is we found the beds a little too uncomfortable for us. Would I stay here again.... Most definitely

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is our second visit to Ashtree Barn."

    It is a beautiful barn in a stunning part of Cumbria. It has everything you need and more and it is spotlessly clean. The owner also provides antibacterial gel & wipes. We would highly recommend this property for couples & families who enjoy walking & relaxing.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Jul 2021

  • "I only say met expectations because this was our second stay at Ashtree Barn and therefore we knew what we were booking."

    The first time it exceeded our expectations. The barn is just like the photos, clean, well equipped and one of our favourite places.

    Reviewed by Deana5.0Jul 2021

  • "The barn was first class very comfortable the best holiday accommodation we have had"

    Reviewed by Gwendoline5.0Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful barn conversion, in a beautiful little village."

    Accommodation was even better than the pictures, if that's possible! Very peaceful place, with lots of footpaths to explore around. Courtyard and grass area wS great, overlooking countryside, lovely to barbecue, or chill out with a glass or two!! Lovely little village pub with homemade food, and good local beer! Will definitely be going back!!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2021

  • "This cottage is a credit to the owners, it is everything that is shown on the ..."

    This cottage is a credit to the owners, it is everything that is shown on the website, a really home from home place, great location for the lakes and the dales, this was our second visit and we will be back,

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2021

  • "We just wanted to leave a review of our wonderful weekend at Ashtree Barn, what a gorgeous find!"

    We travelled as a family of 5 including small baby and found the accommodation to have everything we could have wished for. The barn is absolutely beautiful. We loved the little touches and instantly felt very relaxed with the most peaceful surroundings in a gorgeous quaint little village. A big thank you to Ingrid who was a fabulous host making sure we were OK throughout our stay. We will certainly be back and can’t wait for our next visit!

    Reviewed by Carima5.0Apr 2021

  • "Property was immaculate and very well maintained."

    Ingrid was lovely and would do anything to help. Would go again.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Oct 2020

  • "Ashtree Barn was an exceptional property - a beautiful converted barn."

    It was extremely clean and had everything you would need to make it a home from home. Under floor heating downstairs made it very cosy. The bread and milk etc left by Ingrid, the owner, was much appreciated. We especially liked the secluded area out the back where you could sit. Great for breakfast outside - sheep and cows for neighbours. The village of Great Asby is very quiet - lots of good walks around -and is a great location for exploring both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Penrith and Appleby good places to visit. We had a lovely lunch in The George Hotel in Penrith! We would thoroughly recommend this property and would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Moyra5.0Sep 2020

  • "The accommodation is situated in a lovely, quiet village with a pub."

    You can access walks with ease and are within a reasonable distance to all the attractions the area has to offer. We found Ashtree Barn a great place to stay. It was spacious, comfortable, very well appointed and cleaned to a high standard. The owner was welcoming and on arrival kindly left us some basic provisions plus hand sanitizer and wipes. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Anne Marie5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was home from home everything you could neef"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2020

  • "When we arrived we had a brief handover chat with the owner."

    It was clear she was very hygiene conscious and had gone the full nine yards in making the cottage covid safe. Then the accomadation - it exceeded our expectations by some way. It was very spacious and beautifully done. Hats off to the architect. Ingrid had left us some tea bags, milk, bread and butter, a very nice touch. We explored the village later that evening. It is very quiet. You can walk it's entire length and not see anyone else. It is also very beautiful. There are many gorgeous country walks on your doorstep and the waterfall walk recommended by Ingrid was not to be missed. We didn't try the pub but it does food including takeaway pizzas. Sainsburys deliver to your door (other supermarkets are available). We had a delivery booked in for the evening of our arrival. A day trip to Keswick in the Lake District made us glad we had chosen a quiet location. As someone who doesn't drive due to eyesight problems p, it was nice change to take the wheel and drive my kid to Barnard Castle. Of all the Cummings and goings we did, that was my favourite day out. In short, a great holiday free from covid anxiety.

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Jul 2020

  • "The house is lovely so comfortable & cosy."

    We had a lovely week & will be back! The Eden valley is beautiful with lots of wildlife. The local area is lovely for relaxing walks.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath, over shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, and 1 x ground-floor family room with a king-size and single
  • Ground-floor wet room with shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove and underfloor heating
  • Oil central heating, underfloor heating and multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio and picnic seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5.2 miles, pub 100 metres

The property

Appleby-in-Westmorland 5.3 miles.

This recently renovated barn conversion is adjacent to the owner’s 17th century, Grade II listed Georgian home.

Ashtree Barn is a beautiful cottage featuring luxury fixtures whilst keeping a classic farm-style charm and offering a perfect base for people looking for a family-friendly retreat.

Enter the delightful hallway and feel the underfloor heating on the stone flagged flooring, featured throughout most of the ground floor.

Here you'll find a lovely light filled area with an indoor window into the kitchen/diner area, uniquely designed with elements of traditional stone walling, sloped beam ceilings and gorgeous creme decor, and equipped with all the essentials needed for a self-catered stay.

A patio door takes you out to the rear garden area, where you can enjoy an afternoon picnic on the patio whilst overlooking the lush green fields.

The spacious sitting room is found by the entrance hall, just a few steps down, adorned with a full height feature window, log burning stove and overlooked by a gorgeous mezzanine seating area above.

The ground floor also houses a family bedroom, with a king-size and a single bed, plus a wet-room.

Upstairs, you will find a king-size bedroom with its own en-suite and your choice of bath and shower, so whether you want a relaxing soak or a quick shower to start the day, the choice is yours.

Ashtree Barn is a unique cottage, perfect for a family break to explore the wonders of the Lakes and Dales.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 1039951, together sleeping nine guests.

Please note: The property does not accept booking for the first 2 weeks in June

Asby Hall Cottages

Ashtree Barn is one of two terrific cottages sitting on the grounds of Asby Hall, offering perfect holiday homes for families and friends in pursuit of a countryside escape nestled between The Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Holding Visit Britain Gold status, these beautiful abodes sleep up to nine guests, four in Byre Cottage, five in Ashtree Barn, with partial ground-floor living for a variety of group needs. Both cottages are Grade 2 listed and boast an eclectic interior, with traditional features evident including 17th C exposed trusses and wooden beams and a homely and contemporary style. With beautifully-presented bedrooms and stylish bathrooms, this cottage caters for every taste. The Asby Hall Cottages both offer bright and airy settings, located in the conservation village of Great Asby; here you can truly appreciate the Lakes and Dales countryside. Take a stroll along the Asby Beck, being sure to pack up a picnic to take with you on your adventures, and end your day with a rewarding pint in the local pub. For all of your amenities, head to the historic towns of Appleby-in-Westmorland or Kirkby Stephen, homes to a great selection of local shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés. Explore more of the local area by taking a trip to the Great Asby Scar National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, offering wonderful walking routes and plenty of scenery to observe. Venture into the Lake District National Park and attempt to tackle the peak of Helvellyn, with hiking, climbing and beautiful scenery, it's the perfect place for the avid adventurer, with ample walking routes for all abilities. In easy reach of the excitement of Penrith, Kendal yet sitting within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, there's so much to explore around the Asby Hall Cottages, making them the perfect choice for your countryside escape.

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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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Please note: The property does not accept booking for the first 2 weeks in June