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Byre Cottage

(Ref. 1039951)

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


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  • 4 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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53 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful, spacious, clean, and well maintained cottage with all the facilities."

    Couldn't be improved on.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    It is well equipped, clean and very comfortable and if your after a quiet, relaxing holiday with plenty of walking this is the place for you. I would highly recommend Byre cottage.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely, diffrent having bedrooms downstairs, Everything you needed was there, could not ask for more."

    Ingrid was on hand if you needed anything. The village was lovely and the people very friendly

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent in everyway accommodation , location , surrounding area, if your looking for a hidden gem this is the place to be."

    We would highly recommend this holiday cottage to anyone. Thank you to Ingrid & Terry for allowing us to stay in your lovely property. Regards Roger and Sandra Newton le Willows.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a very relaxing and enjoyable week at Byre cottage."

    It is located in a very picturesque village, a real "get away from it all" place, yet still close to the lake district and north Pennines. The cottage is beautifully furnished and comfortable with everything we needed. Ingrid, the owner, met us on arrival and was very welcoming. The owners live next door, so on hand if needed, but not in any way intrusive. Looking at the guest book, people return time after time. I can understand why. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely clean property with everything that is needed."

    Helpful owners. Would stop here again. Nice short walk to the village pub that serves nice food with friendly staff

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Byre Cottage is in a pretty village with a local pub close by."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable. The owners were very welcoming and responded very quickly to a small issue with the hot water. The staircase is wooden open treads and fairly steep which can be a bit of a challenge for someone with mobility issues. The bed linen and towels were really good quality and the beds so comfortable. Be aware that the mobile phone coverage is patchy especially Vodafone. However the WiFi was excellent. Thank you for a good stay.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a great week in Byre Cottage which was lovely."

    It was very clean and had everything we could have needed for our stay. One of the best we’ve stayed in. Its location allowed us to visit and walk in both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District which we did every day, despite some inclement weather at times! Our hosts Terry and Ingrid were great hosts and very promptly sorted out a problem we had with the heating. We couldn’t have had better service. The Three Greyhounds pub, just a couple of minutes walk away served delicious food and was very reasonably priced. All in all a brilliant week!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage very friendly welcome along with essentials bread ..."

    Absolutely beautiful cottage very friendly welcome along with essentials bread milk tea coffee sugar jam as nearest shop is 5 miles away pub was very friendly an 2 minutes walk away well recommended an definitely will be returning

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect location for the Lakes and Dales."

    Super Cottage and thank the Host for the excellent Welcome Pack. Our Holiday was enhanced by perfect weather.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Sep 2023

  • "Well organised and equipped."

    Tastefully decorated and very well presented.

    4.4Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property and everything we needed for a relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jul 2023

  • "Byre Cottage rated highly amongst the best accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    Lots of thoughtful provision had been made for our comfort and enjoyment. The cottage is set in a very pleasant village location and it is an excellent base for walking or touring locally or further afield

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent location for Lakrs and Dale's great facilit Excellent location for Lakes and Dale's."

    Great facilities. A little remote.

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Jun 2023

  • "Byre Cottage was lovely, we had a very relaxing week there."

    It was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Ingrid, our host, was really welcoming. Cumbria is so beautiful it’s certainly worth a visit. We hope to come back again soon.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Jun 2023

  • "Byre Cottage is beautiful and charming."

    The decoration and furnishings are excellent. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen/diner is a lovely area to eat in. Our host was so nice and really helpful. We had great weather and it was delightful to sit in the garden. The village is quiet and the nearby village pub came in very handy.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "The property was brillant in every way"

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Ideal location and property was spotlessly clean, well maintained and so quiet. Very comfy beds made it a supremely relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great property and location to explore Lake District, Cumbria and North Yorkshire."

    Very welcoming arrival by owner and property is of very high standard. Both double bedrooms are ensuite and downstairs, while all living space is upstairs, which works really well. Very well appointed and located in a lovely small village with many walks around the area. Plenty of parking for vehicles(we had two) and only a few minutes drive from nearest towns with amenities etc. Will definitely use again and highly recommend for two couples sharing.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2023

  • "I have nothing but praise for this cottage."

    The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful, we had a lovely welcome from the owner who showed me how to operate the heating then left us to explore the cottage. The owner was also great at communicating when I had a question. The cottage is a very respectfully and high quality barn conversion that, while had high ceilings was lovely and warm and completely cobweb free. I would highly recommend a stay at Byre Cottage and will definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great accommodation, clean and comfortable and a warm welcome from Ingrid the owner."

    Well placed for a walking holiday. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent converted barn."

    Very warm and comfortable and really well equipped with everything one would need in all the rooms. Comfortable beds, lovely linen and spotlessly clean throughout. A credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay at Byre Cottage."

    A warm welcome from the owner. Cottage was immaculately clean and very well equipped. A very nice and quiet setting. Only one little drawback, no phone signal. I would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cosy & warm cottage, beds very comfortable, And everything you need for ..."

    Lovely cosy & warm cottage, beds very comfortable, And everything you need for a great getaway is there, Generous welcome pack ( milk butter bread tea & coffee & biscuits) was such a thoughtful gesture, Ingrid ( the owner) welcomed us on arrival & explained everything, & made us feel us very welcome

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is a wonderful property in a lovely little village."

    The owner was very helpful and nothing was a problem. We will be arranging another holiday here as there is so much more to visit.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great location for the Dales and Lakes."

    Imogen couldn't have been a better host.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely Fabulous stay @ the Byre Cottage, everything that you could have thought of was included."

    Exceptionally clean, lovely quite village with a nice local pub. Definitely will be visiting again. 10 *

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jul 2022

  • "Home from home."

    We loved our two week stay in Byre Cottage. Ingrid was very accommodating and ensured we had everything we needed for our stay. The cottage was very clean and well equipped and in a beautiful and quiet location.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Byre Cottage is an absolutely charming place to stay."

    The owner seems to have thought of everything. My friend and I went for some much needed peace and quiet and rest. The property is comfortable, extremely well located to explore Cumbria, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, which I have to say we did very little of as that was not the purpose of our stay. It was quiet - perfect for a re-set. The bedrooms are both en-suite and beautifully appointed, with large comfy beds and lovely bathrooms. Being an upside down layout the living area and kitchen are upstairs, which we thought was just perfect. We had a supermarket delivery on our first day and did any 'top up' shopping for essentials in Appleby. I can't say enough on how beautiful this place is, as a couple of 'Townies' it is completely different to what we're used to and we would both thoroughly recommend it to anyone. We would both happily go back, either together or on our own. GO - see for yourself !

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, being within easy reach of the lakes (by car) and a great pub just down the road."

    The cottage was well appointed and clean, and ideal for two couples as both rooms had ensuite bathrooms. The kitchen area was large as also was the living room.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2022

  • "We had an absolutely great stay at this lovely barn converted cottage."

    There is everything in the cottage that is required. The cottage and the accessories be it in the kitchen, the living and bed rooms are at their best. Everything in the cottage is of very high quality and the cottage itself is spotless. The kitchen is beautifully designed. The surroundings of the cottage is stunningly beautiful. The village has a warm welcoming heart ❤ and the people are very friendly. The owners are superb

    Reviewed by Srinivasa5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful, well-appointed barn, where every comfort was catered for in this high-spec property."

    We will certainly come again!

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Mar 2022

  • "On arrival we were greeted by the owner who was very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was exceptionally clean, very warm and cozy. Kitchen is very well equipped with everything we needed. Logs provided for the stove but we didn't actually use it. Location was perfect, quiet, peaceful and relaxing which is just what we needed away from our normal busy lives. We did some lovely walks in the surrounding areas and even managed to see red squirrels. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage it is beautiful

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had everything we needed,owner was very friendly, she left the basics that we ..."

    We had everything we needed,owner was very friendly, she left the basics that we needed ie bread, butter,milk etc,beautiful countryside would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Dec 2021

  • "Nothing else to say it was perfect ."

    Beautiful place . Fantastic scenery . Lots of good walks and lovely people . 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Kathleen Diane5.0Oct 2021

  • "Byre Cottage was beautifully clean and tidy with really good quality bedding, towels and kitchen appliances/cutlery/crockery."

    The property was really spacious with plenty of storage. The little garden was planted really nicely and we had the choice of two benches for sitting outside. The location is wonderfully quiet, with the beck running just in front, the village of interesting old houses and fields all around. You would definitely need a car as the bus service was very limited but we didn't to drive a great deal as Appleby is 10 minutes away and Penrith 30 mins.

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic immaculate cottage"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is in the most wonderful village."

    It is very pretty and has a real community spirit. The village pub "The Greyhound" is fantastic, serving all the locals and visitors with great food and a warm welcome. The owner of Byre Cottage greeted us on arrival and came to say goodbye when we left. She was so keen to help us in any way. The cottage was spotless. We had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Sheridan5.0Sep 2021

  • "The accomodation was high standard really well thought out felt comfortable and a lovely welcome pack of goodies."

    Greeted on arrival to check all okay and how to work everything. Pub really friendly good food in walking distance and a pretty village to walk round loved driving over moors dodging sheep to get home each day. Although lots of small roads in and out of village to use.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2021

  • "It was a great holiday the cottage was brilliant with everything you needed and we even had good weather highly recommended."

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2021

  • "This cottage was just perfect, it is beautiful and spotlessly clean."

    Ingrid met us on arrival and was so friendly and helpful. A generous welcome pack shows the care and attention to detail that makes a great host. This area has a lot to offer, easy to reach the Lakes and the villages in between a joy to visit. Lovely walks and scenery. Local pub great too, make sure to visit them. We just wanted to stay longer.

    Reviewed by K5.0Jul 2021

  • "Byre Cottage was perfect!"

    We loved every minute! The Cottage is finished to a very high standard and is very well equipped. The area is beautiful, we did a few walks from the village which were great! The local pub was within a minutes walk and they were lovely and friendly! Food good too!! We will definitely be returning ~ thank you for a wonderful week! X

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent cottage with high quality interior."

    Everything is top notch. Both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are easily reached. Good selection of pubs around (the pub in the village - 200 yds away - is currently on restricted opening due to COVID) plus takeaways in Appleby. Broadband worked well. One of the best cottages we’ve stayed in.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Byre cottage is lovely."

    Very tastefully decorated and very homely. Lovely village with friendly people. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay even though the weather was a mixed bag. Great Asby is a lovely area and great for walking. Terry and Ingrid are very nice and we had a few very informative chats with them about the cottage and village. On the whole i would recommend Byre Cottage for comfort, cleanliness, and the area of the dales for a vacation. The local pub served basic pub grub which was very nice and the owners were very knowledgeable of the history of the pub and the area and very friendly...would love to return one day...x

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Byre Cottage with a nice welcome from the owners."

    It was well equipped, nice and warm and very clean. Its a great area to stay with quiet roads and the cottage is situated in a lovely village. We hope to go again next year.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely and very much needed trip away in a gorgeous cottage."

    The location is quiet but bear in mind the nearest shop is some way away, it wasn't an issue for us as we came well prepared but it could catch some out if not planned for. The local pub is just a minutes walk away with some lovely walks from the front door or further afield if desired. The cottage itself was spotless and we were very well catered for. The owner is very close by (in the most beautiful house can I add) so if you have any issues/ questions it is easy to address. The information and contact with the owner was brilliant and I would happily return if only I could get more time off work. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2021

  • "What a lovely week we had, lovely cottage, stunning weather, and a beautiful area to explore."

    Byre cottage was perfect, comfortable, clean and well equipped for all our needs. The added bonus was a field full of spring lambs right outside our front door. Hours of pleasure was spent watching from the house and garden. The owners were very helpful and friendly as were the local pub owners and staff. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2021

  • "Nice cottage."

    Well decorated, very clean and with good facilities.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was very well decorated."

    It had been throughly cleaned and the hosts made sure they had followed all COVID advice. We had a relaxing week taking walks in the surrounding area. Love it and looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2020

  • "Well appointed cottage in lovely area."

    Spotlessly clean. Friendly welcome from owners who supplied a substantial welcome pack with all the essentials.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a brilliant location."

    Owner very friendly & welcoming. It has everything you need & more.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2020

  • "Spotlessly clean Cottage, in a quiet and scenic location."

    Pub in walking distance.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "The owners were very helpful, had done a great job of deep cleaning the property, were always available if we had any questions and had left us a welcome pack which was a nice touch."

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2020

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove
  • Oil fired central heating and multi-fuel stove
  • Electric range cooker with double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, DVD player, CD player and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5.2 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Appleby-In-Westmorland 5.3 miles.

Byre Cottage is a characterful, reverse-level cottage, sitting peacefully within the countryside of Cumbria.

Offering the ultimate escape for a couple's retreat, this rustic-styled dwelling is the perfect choice for those wishing to explore the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

Soak in the beauty of Asby Hall, before stepping inside your quaint cottage to be greeted by two beautiful bedrooms resting adjacent along the hallway, both king-size rooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and the other a shower room, these wonderfully presented rooms offer the perfect place to refresh and rest after each day of adventure.

Take the rustic wooden staircase up to the first floor to find the wonder of the open-plan living space, framed with characterful beams and boasting a multi-fuel stove at its centre, here you can find everything needed for a relaxing retreat.

Prepare a lovingly-made meal in the kitchen area, a traditionally-styled spot hosting all the essentials, with the dining area making the perfect spot to spend time with loved ones, before relaxing into your evening in the plush leather seating arrangement in front of the television.

Soak in the glory of your surroundings out on the lawn, lighting up the barbecue for alfresco dining in the summer months, the perfect way to end each day of wonder.

Byre Cottage makes a beautiful choice for your escape to Cumbria.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 1044804, together sleeping nine guests.

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

Asby Hall Cottages

Byre Cottage 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