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The Wash House

Barbon, Cumbria
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful 17th-century cottage with character features and modern styling
  • Well-placed to explore the varied landscapes of two National Parks and two AONBs
  • In an idyllic village location with the bustling town of Kirkby Lonsdale only 3 miles away
Property code: SZ527

This charming cottage is an ideal rural retreat for couples who want to relax in tranquil surroundings and explore the best that Cumbria and the South Lakes have to offer, with easy access to other gorgeous areas of English countryside.

This characterful holiday home for two people and three dogs to enjoy a wonderful break away in the peaceful Dales village of Barbon. With parts dating from the early 17th century, the property is full of character, from original exposed beams to feature vaulted ceilings. Light, bright and spacious, the dining kitchen is well equipped with all the modern conveniences you could need whilst still retaining a delightful country feel. The lovely living room is the perfect place to relax after a day out exploring. You'll feel instantly relaxed in the cosy king-size bedroom and the modern bathroom comes complete with a shower over the bath so all tastes are catered for. Outdoor furniture means you can make the most of those sunny days by enjoying drinks and nibbles al fresco in the courtyard garden.

Barbon is a charming Dales village. Peaceful yet with its own famous village store, and cosy local pub, you've got the best of both worlds here. Stock up on supplies from the village store and head off on foot to find a picturesque spot for a picnic - there are plenty of footpaths and country roads to explore. Around 3 miles away is the beautiful market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Here you'll find a great choice of independent shops, cafes and restaurants making it the perfect destination for a day out. Head to nearby Ingleton where you can enjoy the popular Waterfalls Trail or visit the stunning White Scar Caves .

If you fancy heading further afield, there's so much to see and do. Why not spend the day exploring Bowness and Windermere? A walk up to Orrest Head and onwards to Brant Fell will reward you with some of the most stunning panoramic views; enjoy a cruise around Windermere to enjoy the water from a different perspective and be sure to finish the day off with fish and chips by the lake. Bookworms will rejoice at a trip to Sedbergh, England's Book Town, whilst fans of real ale will love a visit to Dent Brewery, one of the most remote in Britain.

Accessed via five stone steps, the accommodation is then all laid out on the ground floor making it a wonderfully easy cottage to live in. The country-style kitchen is light, bright and spacious. Well equipped with everything you'd need for a self catering stay - there's an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, handy microwave and useful dishwasher - it's sure to delight the chef du jour. The dining table and chairs can also be found in the kitchen, making it a great sociable space. Down two steps from the kitchen and it's into the spacious living room. With its vaulted ceiling and original beams, you really get a sense of the cottage's history. A wonderfully calm-feeling room, it's the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Onwards to the bedroom. Containing a chest of drawers, two bedside tables and a wooden king-size bed why not indulge in a lie in or simply curl up with a good book? The modern bathroom has a shower over the bath (as well as the requisite sink and WC) so all tastes are catered for here.

As well as private parking for two cars, outside you'll find a delightful courtyard garden area. With outdoor seating, it's the perfect spot for that evening G&T.

  • 1 king-size bedroom (sofa bed available in the lounge for parties who require separate sleeping arrangements - please request at time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Courtyard garden with seating
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage available
  • Pub, Shop – 0.5 miles
  • Though the accommodation is laid out on the ground floor, The Wash House is accessed via 5 stone steps and there are 2 internal steps between the kitchen and living room
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

Rebecca Kenyon

This property is personally managed by Rebecca.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 22nd December 2023

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We arrived a few days late after unforeseen circumstances to a very dirty property, cobwebs,spiders,coffee spills,dirty bathroom, dirty cooker,microwave and inside kitchen cupboards the bed had dog hair inside and out and the floors were full of dog hair, never have i been expected to stay somewhere like this and after messaging the owners we left Read moreafter one night,would not recommend this property Hide

Reviewed by Corinna 24th November 2023

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Great little cottage. Very clean and peaceful.

Reviewed by David 17th November 2023

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Excellent

Reviewed by Brian 13th November 2023

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Reviewed by Emma 20th October 2023

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Reviewed by Terry 13th October 2023

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Our second stay. We love this cottage and the village in which it is located. Warm comfortable cottage with brilliant walks from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Tracey 23rd September 2023

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We really enjoyed our stay in the Wash House. It is comfortable, cosy and well equipped.

Reviewed by Deborah 15th September 2023

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Lovely little cottage, great location for walks and getting out and about to local areas like Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancaster and Morecambe. Certainly a home from home. Great pub and cafe in the village too.

Reviewed by Victoria 1st September 2023

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Fabulous location for local walking. The garden isnt completely enclosed and dogs can get out onto farm access road if not supervised.

Reviewed by Robert 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by Robin 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Susan 16th June 2023

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Comfortable and quiet. Ideal location for walkers from the village or short drive to Other starting points and interesting places to visit. E.g. caves, viaduct and Wensleydale Creamery. Friendly village ,good pub and food with in walking distance .

Reviewed by Natalie 9th June 2023

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This is our second stay and again it didn't disappoint. Comfortable stay, cottage was lovely. Close to walks for the dogs. Would recommend barkin beck which is only a 10/15min drive away. Would stay again

Reviewed by Brian 26th May 2023

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A cosy comfortable cottage with everything you need for self-catering holiday. Excellent shower and comfortable bed.Short walk to the pub which provided good meals.

Reviewed by Alison 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Joanna 21st April 2023

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The cottage is lovely, needs no improvement!!

Reviewed by Ian 10th April 2023

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We had a great 4 night break at the cottage, arranged at short notice. The cottage was exactly as described with all the facilities we were expecting. The area in front of the cottage was secure which was important for our two dogs. Overall, we were very happy with our stay.

Reviewed by Andrew 7th April 2023

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Well equipped very clean and comfortable lovely location

Reviewed by Yvonne 24th March 2023

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Amazing place to stay at. We had a great time would recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed by Justin 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Neil 17th February 2023

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Reviewed by Marjorie 14th February 2023

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Lovely cottage and very comfortable set in a great location for dog walks straight from the front door. Also has excellent food in the village pub and a handy store/cafe. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by stephen 25th January 2023

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This Cottage is in a stunning location of a rural village full of friendly people. The Wash house has a rustic charm with all the modern cons for a comfortable stay.

Reviewed by Olympia 22nd December 2022

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The Wash House is a lovely retreat in Barbon, we had such a wonderful Christmas break. Its a lovely combo of modern and country with everything you need for your stay. We had some great dog walks along Barbon Beck! John and his family were so welcoming and made our trip extra special while also giving us complete privacy! We couldnt recommend enougRead moreh! Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 1st December 2022

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We enjoyed a comfortable stay at The Wash House. The house was clean and warm and had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Grant 25th November 2022

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A charming and character filled accomodation that was both practical and comfortable with off road parking. Well equipped kitchen with easy to use appliances and heating. I would recommend taking a torch for returning to the cottage after dark or early morning walks. The surrounding area is beautiful and the villagers welcoming.

Reviewed by Suzanne 21st November 2022

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Reviewed by Richard 11th November 2022

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Absolutely loved our week in the Wash house. The area has so many things to offer and the local pub the Barbon Inn is dog friendly and produces excellent food.

Reviewed by Mandy 4th November 2022

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Lovely cottage for a couple with medium to large size dogs wishing to have a great base for walking in Dales, Lancashire and Cumbria. Currently enclosed garden not suitable for small dogs off lead which is a shame, if rectified we'd definitely go again.

Reviewed by Caron 7th October 2022

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Absolutely beautiful setting very peaceful welcoming and well equipped. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Marina 9th September 2022

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We would definitely recommend a stay at The Wash House, its full of character and in a beautiful location, easy to find from the directions given. Lots of places to visit nearby and further afield if you do want to drive. Plenty of quiet walks from the cottage. Great pub 5 mins walk, food is good and dog friendly. The locals are so friendly and helRead morepful. The garden isn't fully enclosed so you may need to keep your dog on a lead while outside, but don't be put off. We would stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Sally 12th August 2022

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The cottage is in a beautiful village where the people are friendly, we met the owner who was delightful. The place is very quiet and private with plenty of room and a very comfy bed.

Reviewed by Louise 22nd July 2022

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The cottage is fantastic, in a beautiful location, the people in the village are lovely & friendly, lots of nice walks for your four legged friends, very relaxing & quiet, away from the rat race of life

Reviewed by Ann 15th July 2022

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Just spent a fab week at The Wash House, Barbon is very pretty and a great base for accessing doorstep walks or travelling further afield into Yorkshire Dales/ Cumbria/Lakes, we visited lots of places. The Wash House was beautiful and clean on our arrival, in a very peaceful and tranquil spot, very comfortable too ! Maybe should mention for those tRead moreaking doggies that it does have direct access out onto a farm access rd, we didn't have a problem with this but some might. A really lovely place. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 1st July 2022

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We had a weeks holiday at The Wash House, Barbon the cottage is really lovely and cosy. Great location for visiting the Dales and Lakes.

Reviewed by stuart 20th June 2022

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The wash house was very clean, well equipped, and very comfortable. 5 mins walk from a nice pub. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Reviewed by Martin 10th June 2022

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The cottage was very clean and comfortable , quiet a problem with wi-fi wrong instructions in the book, a shame no comfortable seating outside and no back garden . The view from the wash house is the entrance gate with a barn behind it , not the best considering the area , Had it not been for a kind Neibour we would have had great difficulty findinRead moreg the place, no sign on front gate. Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Tal 28th May 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage, ideal location for lakes and surrounding areas, lovely local village

Reviewed by Jennifer 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Sue 6th May 2022

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Location

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