The Stick Barn is one of our NEW COTTAGES!
Surrounded by beautiful countryside in the hamlet of Newbiggin is The Stick Barn. Dating back to the 17th century, this newly converted barn now provides fantastic accommodation for up to 4 people. Inside you'll find a spacious open plan living-dining-kitchen area, with feature bi-fold doors and a cosy wood burning stove. Also on the ground floor is the first of the 2 bedrooms, a twin that can also made up as a king upon request, and the fab 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 2 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 Plough Inn at Lupton.
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 Stick Barn is currently undergoing renovations. More photographs to follow soon (September 2021).