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THE COW BYRE , romantic, luxury holiday cottage, with open fire in Barras, Ref

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Overview
1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
3 nights minimum 
Rental Home
This stone built semi-detached cottage is attached to the owners' farmhouse, set in the hamlet of Barra, close to the town of Kirkby Stephen and sleeps two people.The Cow Byre is a stone built semi-detached cottage, attached to the owners' farmhouse in the pretty hamlet of Barra, five miles of Kirkby Stephen. This superb cottage sleeps two people and has one king-size four poster bed with en-suite bathroom. This delightful cottage also has an open plan living area with kitchen, a dining area, sitting area with French doors to patio area and a ground floor basin and WC. To the outside of this cottage there is off road parking for two cars, outside storage area for bikes and walking equipment, a patio with garden furniture and a small garden area. Cow Byre cottage is a wonderful holiday home...This stone built semi-detached cottage is attached to the owners' farmhouse, set in the hamlet of Barra, close to the town of Kirkby Stephen and sleeps two people.The Cow Byre is a stone built semi-detached cottage, attached to the owners' farmhouse in the pretty hamlet of Barra, five miles of Kirkby Stephen. This superb cottage sleeps two people and has one king-size four poster bed with en-suite bathroom. This delightful cottage also has an open plan living area with kitchen, a dining area, sitting area with French doors to patio area and a ground floor basin and WC. To the outside of this cottage there is off road parking for two cars, outside storage area for bikes and walking equipment, a patio with garden furniture and a small garden area. Cow Byre cottage is a wonderful holiday home for a romantic breakaway. Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, wall-mounted flat screen TV with Freeview and built-in DVD player, CD/radio, WiFi, library of books and DVDs. Oil, electricity and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Extra fuel for woodburner available on an honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for two cars. Outside storage area for bikes, walking equipment etc. Small garden area with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: The bedroom is accessed via an open plan staircase from the sitting area. Region: Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination. Town: Barras is a rural hamlet surrounded by farm meadows, pastures and fells. Five miles away is the market town of Kirkby Stephen, which offers shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. The area around Barras is a walkers and cyclists haven, plus the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks are close by. Barras is a perfect base, at any time of year.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Sykes Holiday Cottages
Hosting since October 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (25)
Saibh
Saibh
Liverpool, United Kingdom37 contributions
Beautiful
Stayed for 2 nights in July 2020. Beautiful accomdation, stunning area.We enjoyed walks around the countryside. Definitely recommend a visit, lovely touch with welcoming gifts of eggs, wine, milk, chocolate.
Visited July 2020
Written July 18, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jue xxxx
Jue xxxx
1 contribution
Gorgeous
My husband and i celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at the Cow byre, it was so special the owners was so accommodating, wine, chocolates, biscuits was there wen we arrived. The cottage was so beautiful, wen you opened the back door it was amazing, Cumbria is so beautiful. All i can say please visit this cottage, you will be mesmerised xxxx
Visited September 2019
Written September 21, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chloe P
Chloe P
30 contributions
Lovely weekend and issues responded to quickly
The cottage was absolutely beautiful, as was the surrounding area- could not fault the amenities. The space in the cottage was very well thought out, cosy, comfortable and cute. Lovely little gifts left which we enjoyed and the bath was great! Only problems were that there was extremely loud and disruptive building work going on in the garden attached to the cottage from 8am which we were not informed of. This obviously woke us up, was not peaceful and the huge crain over the house was a little off putting on arrival. The owner was very apologetic and offered us a generous discount given the circumstances, for which we were very grateful. Pans in the kitchen were provided but some were very greasy? Thank you for a lovely stay, would be more than happy to return in the future.
Visited November 2018
Written November 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

130mondeo
130mondeo
Catterick, United Kingdom109 contributions
Just Exceptional for our Wedding Anniversary
We were looking for a weekend break for our 23rd wedding anniversary around Kirkby Stephen and when we saw this one the decision was easy. Quaint, unusual, four-poster, great bath position... Well, the reality is even better. Didn't need the log burner as it was so mild (bit of a shame) but, yes, the gowns and slippers are a great touch as are the items in the fridge. Bed excellent, bath excellent, shower excellent, kitchen area excellent, parking excellent, Hey, we couldn't find fault with it at all. Would be happy to return in the future.
Visited September 2018
Written September 16, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gemma R
Gemma R
Slaithwaite, United Kingdom248 contributions
Amazing little place
We are so happy with we found this little cottage. It was perfect. So well thought out for the space available. The king size bed was super comfortable. We loved the glass patio doors and seating area overlooking the amazing view. We were not short of anything. We loved the slipper and dressing gowns we felt like we were at an exclusive spa! The location is about 10 mins away from Kirkby Stephen which has a Co-op and lots of little shops and petrol station. There are plenty of pubs in the area although perhaps not within walking distance. We chose to eat in most nights. The kitchen has everything we needed to make a full Sunday lunch. The local area is perfect of outdoor activities. We spent the week gill scrambling and mountain biking. The Lake District is close enough to visit but we preferred enjoying the quieter local areas. The secure bike storage was a big plus point! The owners Mark and Lisa couldn’t have been more helpful. We will certainly return. Thanks you for creating an amazing place.
Visited May 2018
Written June 1, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

slick1964
slick1964
Leeds, United Kingdom37 contributions
Stunning , just STUNNING !!!
Stayed here for a long weekend courtesy of our daughters , and one of their boyfriends... from the moment we opened the door , it was WOW !!! The place just oozes character , charm and coziness Beautiful scenery on your doorstep , red squirrels, little mouse in the wall and birds galore. The bath in the bedroom was amazing , so much imagination has gone into this place. Very very quirky , would love to return in summer! A visit to the Tan Hill pub is a must , such a remote place , Kirkby Stephen was a welcome surprise , good range of shops etc . Would thoroughly recommend a stay at the cow byre .
Visited December 2017
Written December 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Hannah J
Hannah J
Somerset, United Kingdom22 contributions
Lovely Birthday Break!
Have had lovely week away at this beautiful cottage! Waking up to those beautiful views every morning was a real treat! Location Is great area for both the yorkshire dales and for visiting the lakes. Not far from main roads. In peaceful area and views overlooking the dales. Amenities All the facilities you could want really, the roll top bath being the highlight! The log burner was also great and the bed very comfortable. Kitchen could maybe do with extra shelve or something for storing food otherwise can not fault it! Recommendations Walking- Ingelton Falls (South Yorkshire Dales), Aira Force (Ullswater) Local Food- Mango Tree Indian (Kirkby Stephen) Places- Scar White Cave (Ingelton), Appleby Spa Hotel (Appleby), Mountain Biking (Grizdale). Thankyou for a lovely stay and the little treats left for us on arrival was a lovely touch will recommend to family and friends :)
Visited February 2017
Written March 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

giriraj77
giriraj77
15 contributions
My Birthday celebration
Just way too lovely! Cannot describe this location! The guest house feels more like 5star hotel! I feel like buying the place forever, so I can come by whenever I like. The home owner as given everything a couple could need to make this stay most comfortable! The homeowner gave us very warm hospitality. AMAZING is all I can say! I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a honeymoon or just getaway from busy city life.
Visited September 2016
Written September 25, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joanna L
Joanna L
1 contribution
Charming luxury cottage
My wife and i had a lovely time in the cow Byrne for our honeymoon,the owners are lovely and make you feel very welcome in there lovely cottage,of what they built together from scratch they have done a marvellous job, i would recommend this place to friends and family.
Visited August 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written September 2, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quest258378
Quest258378
We are absolutely over the moon that you had a great holiday, and lovely honeymoon at The Cow Byre! We will be sure to pass your compliments along to the owners and hope you return to enjoy the experience again very soon!
Written September 4, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Helen_RosemaryB
Helen_RosemaryB
Ashford, United Kingdom55 contributions
View was amazing
The cow byre was perfect, and just what my partner and I wanted for a romantic getaway. The view from the sofa and sitting outside with a glass of wine was particularly amazing. As it's in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District it's perfect for ramblers, although most of the classic walks in the lakes were a bit of a drive away. The owners completely leave you to it, so you're in your own little haven.
Visited September 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written January 3, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quest258378
Quest258378
Thank you for sharing such wonderful feedback with us, we are so pleased you had a lovely holiday. Relaxing with a glass of wine taking in those views sounds like perfection to us too! We hope that you come back and visit your little haven again very soon!
Written January 5, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
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  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Parking
  • Parking available
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  • Internet access
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • Television

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Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
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