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Bracken Barn

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully presented barn conversion with luxurious touches
  • Situated in a picturesque hamlet close to the bustling Kirkby Lonsdale
  • Far reaching views across the countryside with walks from the door
Property code: SZ093

Offering stunning rural views, this light, fresh and inviting property provides fabulous family accommodation within easy reach of the Forest of Bowland, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

This is a charming barn conversion, located in the peaceful hamlet of Low Biggins near Kirkby Lonsdale. Inside, you'll find wonderful accommodation for up to four people. The open plan living/dining/kitchen area is a fantastic social space, complete with cosy wood burner. Also on the ground floor is the first of the two bedrooms, a king-size which has its own en-suite shower room, whilst the super-king-size room is upstairs on the first floor along with the bathroom. As well as having plenty of off-road parking, the cottage also has a delightful patio garden.

Enjoying a peaceful rural setting but only a 10-minute walk or short drive away from bustling Kirkby Lonsdale, you've really got the best of both worlds here. There are plenty of local footpaths on offer and the quieter country roads in the area are a popular choice with cyclists. With the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep, there's plenty to see and do, including plenty of fantastic walking opportunities. Head to nearby Ingleton where you can enjoy the popular Waterfalls Trail or visit the stunning White Scar Caves.

The pretty market town of Kirkby Lonsdale has a great choice of eateries as well as quirky independent shops, perfect for indulging in a spot of retail therapy. Visit the famous Devil's Bridge at the eastern end of the town; a scheduled ancient monument, this impressive three-arched bridge is now a popular meeting point and a great spot to enjoy a picnic lunch. Be sure to check out Ruskin's View over the River Lune too, you'll soon see why the poet dubbed this one of the loveliest views in England. Access into the heart of the South Lakes is easy too, with bustling Bowness and Windermere a scenic 30-minute drive away.

The front door leads straight into the open plan living/dining/kitchen area. There is a dining table for four and the kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and inductions hob, microwave, four-slice toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine. There's also a dishwasher, so there'll be no need to fight over who to do the washing up, as well as useful washing machine. The sofas are positioned around the wood burner, perfect for cosy evenings in in front of the fire. There's also a TV for entertainment, or sit back and relax with a good book. French windows look out from the living area over the open countryside beyond - the uninterrupted views are truly magnificent.

Also on the ground floor is the first of the cottage's two bedrooms. Accessed off the kitchen area is the first bedroom. The king-size bed in here is perfect for indulging in a long lie in - you are on holiday after all! There's also a chest of drawers and a useful clothes rail with extra drawers underneath for storage. Sliding doors lead to the en-suite shower room with WC, wash basin and a large, modern walk-in shower, perfect for a refreshing shower after a day out exploring.

The open stairs lead up to the first floor where you'll find the to the second bedroom and bathroom. Another beautiful room with a king-size bed and lovely views over the surrounding countryside, you're sure to feel instantly relaxed in here. The double built-in wardrobe provides plenty of storage and there's also a handy chest of drawers too. The bathroom on the first floor has a WC, wash basin, fantastic free-standing bath and separate shower so all tastes are catered for here, whether you prefer a quick shower or a relaxing soak in the tub.

As well as having plenty of off-road parking, the cottage also has a delightful patio garden. Accessed through the French doors off the living area and with garden furniture, the patio is a lovely spot for a morning cuppa or an evening aperitif.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 super-king-size
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Partially enclosed garden with patio
  • Private off-road parking - access to the property is down a short farm lane
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub in Kirkby Lonsdale 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rodney 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Katharine 1st May 2022

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Reviewed by David 22nd April 2022

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Lovely location, near coast country and village. Beautifully maintained! Can highly recommend.

Reviewed by David 15th April 2022

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Absolutely fantastic cottage. Very high specification and extremely well designed. Fantastic hosts - couldnt have been kinder or more helpful. The cottage is immaculate and a little piece of heaven x

Reviewed by Gary 8th April 2022

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Perfect holiday home, everything was fantastic , we'll definitely consider a return visit and will be recommending bracken barn to friends and family

Reviewed by Barbara 25th March 2022

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Excellent property, decor and furnishings first rate, good location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales or the South Lakes.

Reviewed by David 18th March 2022

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Bracken Barn is so welcoming and spotlessly clean! So much effort has gone into making this place so perfect and all the little touches that made it so special. The surroundings are stunning, we saw deer, rabbits and even newborn lambs from the garden. Kirkby Lonsdale is a pretty little town, with loads of good cafes, restaurants and shops. There aRead morere beautiful walks from the doorstep and lots of places close by to explore in the area. We will definitely be back in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Denise 7th March 2022

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Lovely property and setting

Reviewed by Lee 18th February 2022

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Reviewed by Kaylee 3rd February 2022

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What a stunning, idyllic holiday home with everything you could need for perfect break away. We enjoyed a few cosy nights around the fire, in addition to walking into the town to find a lovely selection of pubs and restaurants..the brewery being one of our favourites. Were sad to be home, and already planning our next trip back to Bracken Barn. ThaRead morenk you to Johanna and Simon for being so warm and welcoming too Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 29th December 2021

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Fabulous!

Reviewed by Judith 22nd December 2021

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Absolutely fabulous barn conversion. We were lucky enough to spend Christmas there this year. The kitchen was so well equipped with everything we needed to cook a full dinner for four. Great quality pans, knives, cutlery etc. No detail has been forgotten in this tastefully furnished conversion, the soft furnishings are beautiful. Two amazing bathroRead moreoms that wouldnt be out of place in a five star hotel. Super comfortable beds and pillows with quality bedding. Host contactable at all times 5star+ Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 17th December 2021

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Absolutely stunning property that has everything you need for a perfect break away. Spotlessly clean, super comfy beds and the thoughtful welcome gifts were a lovely surprise. Bracken Barn is in such a peaceful location but only a short walk into Kirkby Longsdale. This place really does have it all and we look forward to returning next year.

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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