The ground floor twin can also be made up as a king-size on request
king-size bedroom on the mezzanine
king-size bedroom on the mezzanine
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The property is surrounded by gorgeous scenery
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The Stick Barn - Newbiggin Farm

Newbiggin, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A charming 17th-century barn set in the Cumbrian countryside
  • Settle down by the cosy wood burner on colder evenings
  • Open the bi-fold doors onto the patio for picturesque views over Newbiggin Valley
Property code: SZ605

Set in the peaceful hamlet of Newbiggin within reach of the South Lakes, this pretty stone cottage for four is the perfect getaway for keen walkers and active families.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside in the hamlet of Newbiggin is this lovely barn conversion. Dating back to the 17th century, it now provides fantastic accommodation for up to four people. Inside you'll find a spacious open-plan kitchen/living/dining area with feature bi-fold doors and a cosy wood burning stove. Also on the ground floor is the first of the two bedrooms, a twin that can also made up as a king-size upon request, and the fabulous family shower room. Upstairs on the mezzanine level is the second bedroom, with a king-size bed. Outside is no less impressive. As well as parking for two cars, the cottage has an enclosed patio garden with stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Guests also have access, through neighbouring fields, to a private section of the river - a real treat.

The hamlet of Newbiggin enjoys a peaceful, rural setting but is only a 10-minute drive or short walk from the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Thanks to its rural location, there are miles of peaceful lanes and fell tops for dog walking, cycling or just exploring. You can walk straight from the front door onto the adjacent Farleton Fell and Hutton Roof Crags via the many footpaths and bridleways. Alternatively, walk down the lane and across the river via a small footbridge to the local pub.

The small 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, a scheduled ancient monument, at the eastern end of the town. 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, and you'll soon see why the poet dubbed this "one of the loveliest views in England." Access to the South Lakes is easy too, with popular towns like Kendal and Bowness nearby, as well as Windermere lake with all its water and walking activities. Or why not spend some time exploring the magnificent Yorkshire Dales? Charming Sedbergh, England's book town, is just a 25-minute drive away, as is Dent Brewery, one of the most remote in the country. Or spend a day exploring magnificent Malham Cove or Hawes, home to the Wendsleydale Cheese Creamery.

The open-plan kitchen/living/dining area of this property is a fantastic sociable space. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, handy microwave, fridge with a small freezer compartment and a useful dishwasher. Enjoy convivial meals around the dining table before retiring to the living area, which has a wood burning stove (an initial supply of logs is provided and further logs can also be purchased from the owner), perfect for relaxing evenings in in front of the fire. Feature bi-fold doors take up the entire back wall of the living area. Opening out the patio, they flood the space with light and allow for fantastic views over the Newbiggin valley, Whernside, Ingleborough and towards the Dent fells. There's also a 50-inch Smart TV to watch in the main room - if you can take your eyes off the view that is!

Also on the ground floor is the first of the two bedrooms, a spacious twin that can be made up as a king-size upon request. Light and airy, French doors lead straight out onto the patio. This bedroom also has its own 32-inch Smart TV. The shower room is also downstairs and has a WC, washbasin and modern shower cubicle, ideal for refreshing tired muscles after a day out exploring.

Stairs lead up from the living room to a mezzanine floor where you'll find the second bedroom, with a king-size bed. A lovely bright space thanks to the electric Velux windows, you're sure to feel instantly relaxed in here.

As well as parking for two cars, the property also has a delightful, enclosed patio garden. With outdoor furniture and beautiful views over the surrounding countryside, it's a lovely spot for dining alfresco. A lockable shed is available for storing bikes: ideal if you like to get out and about on two wheels!

Guests can also enjoy access to a private section of the river, owned by the cottage owners who live across the single-track road. The river is accessed through the owners’ fields and is a haven for wildlife; otters, kingfishers, deer, foxes and trout, as well as numerous different birds of prey, can all be seen depending on the season. A real treat and perfect for some R&R in beautiful surroundings.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher
  • Wood burner with an initial supply of logs provided
  • Smart TVs in lounge and twin bedroom
  • Superfast Broadband included
  • Towels included
  • Enclosed patio with garden furniture
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • Stabling for horses can be arranged with the owners of the property
  • Pub 0.75 miles, shop and post office 3.5 miles away in Kirkby Lonsdale
  • Private access to the river through the owner’s fields


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Reviewed by Kay 21st November 2021

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It was love at first sight what more can we say......

Reviewed by Dany 12th November 2021

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Outstanding views and the property is pristine. Not too far from the main road yet you wouldn't know it by the views over the rolling hills. A lovely stay and definitely will return. Helpful and accommodating owners.

The ground floor twin can also be made up as a king-size on request
king-size bedroom on the mezzanine
king-size bedroom on the mezzanine
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