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Scores 9.8 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
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10 out of 10


Walpole, Suffolk GB Friends
The Byre is one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in. As soon as we drove down the farm track we knew we were in for a wonderful week - the location is stunning and we loved being surrounded by the farm sheep, ducks, chickens, peacocks and dogs. The barn has been beautifully converted, equipped with everything you might need and was perfect for two couples. Chris, Jimmy and Robyn are such welcoming hosts and gave us so much useful information about local life, farming, geology of the area etc. They had also provided wine, flowers and chocolates as part of a welcome pack which was greatly appreciated. There was plenty of space for muddy boots and walking gear, constant hot water for baths and showers and a lovely woodburner for the evenings (not that the cottage was cold at any time - we had to turn the central heating down so we could enjoy the stove). We hope to return one day.
Confirmed guest: 18 October 2019
Published on: 28 October 2019

Hi Lesley, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay, it's the perfect place to get away from it all isn't it? The cottage is a real home from home and the location is idyllic. I hope you can plan a return visit some time, you can be sure of a warm welcome.

10 out of 10


Buckinghamshire GB Couple
We've had an amazing week at The Byre – it is extremely well equipped and very comfortable. It’s one of the best holiday cottages we’ve stayed in, for both accommodation and location. Chris and Jimmy (owners) were welcoming and friendly. We would highly recommend The Byre and will certainly be returning!
Confirmed guest: 20 September 2019
Published on: 22 September 2019

Hello Lois, I love getting feedback like this - thank you so much. I'm thrilled you have had an amazing week at this beautiful cottage. You couldn't have picked a better location for kicking back and relaxing. I'm delighted that you also had the opportunity to meet the owners' - they are fantastic! I very much look forward to your return visit - hope to see you again very soon!

8 out of 10

Confirmed guest

GB Family
Fantastic location if you enjoy a beautiful Lakeland valley setting on a working farm. Our teenage boys loved it. Stunning hill walks on your doorstep. Its a 30 min into Patterdale so a car will be needed by most. The hosts are genuinely lovely people.
Confirmed guest: 30 August 2019
Published on: 29 October 2019

Hi there, working farms are fascinating, aren't they? I'm so thrilled that you all had such a wonderful time - you really can't beat a nice warm welcome, can you? Come back and see us again soon!