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Cranesbill Barn

Newbiggin-on-Lune near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1128522)

2.9

Lakelovers rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • James

    “Where to start, on arrival we are met with overgrown grass, shrubs and damp slimey leaves all over the place (granted it is winter, but it looked like no one has been there in months).”

    Slip hazard waiting to happen. On entering the property, the damp smell was off putting. They layout was as stated bedrooms on the entry level and the kitchen and living room upstairs. Wooden open staircase with wobbly banister rail was a worry. Going up the stairs you reach the kitchen, in theme with the age of the cottage, to be honest the kitchen was the best place to sit. Well equipt even with dust balls in the fridge. The kitchen felt dirty and tacky to touch, we had to get the detol out ...

    Slip hazard waiting to happen. On entering the property, the damp smell was off putting. They layout was as stated bedrooms on the entry level and the kitchen and living room upstairs. Wooden open staircase with wobbly banister rail was a worry. Going up the stairs you reach the kitchen, in theme with the age of the cottage, to be honest the kitchen was the best place to sit. Well equipt even with dust balls in the fridge. The kitchen felt dirty and tacky to touch, we had to get the detol out. On inspecting the cupboards we noticed cupboards full of books, all dusty. From the dining room there is a double glass door leading outside to a over grown jungle, slippy steps, again a slip hazard. You got up three more step that lead you into the 1940's, rugs scattered on the floor to trip over, extention sockets and more books, and I mean more books and a london bus!!! The books were so tacky to touch you had to wash your hands after looking at them. A lovely fireplace with the option to have a real fire if you wanted to add the smell of soot into the living room to go on top for the smell already there. We took our dog, who is treated for fleas every month and does not scratch, she thanks you for the new lodgers that she came away with. Oh did I say it looked like noone had been in to clean or freshen it up, as their was junk mail all over the hall floor. Very basic, needs to have new furniture in the living room as it is a lovely cottage, just needs some money spending, and rearanging, for some reason the fire place is the focal point but the seating is looking to a grandfather clock that does not work (why have it). We then check out the bedrooms, the first room looks like it is for a child, basic but nothing wrong here. The second room opposit is the double bed or it could even be a kingsize, again the room looked ok. We always take a matteress protector with us, on taking off the bedding sheets we noticed that the owners had put their own on, very sensible, but not this time, it had a very big yellow urine stain in the middle of it (photos was taken). Ofcourse this was removed and we used our own as well as our own bedding. If this property was seen to before we arrived this would not have been missed, we even washed the terry sheet for them. We then open the next door and closed it stright away, store room ( erm junk room)..... You then turn around and head to the dungen, two single beds in a damp, cold basement, this was smelly too, a damp smell, maybe becuase the heating was turned off and the room was not aired. Basic but fine, these beds were clean. Bathroom ok nothing to complain about, which then leads to the utility room, as advertised washer and dryer, great what more do you need. Washer works but dryer broken, looks to have been out of action for some time. All in all, the cottage could be outstanding if the oweners put some funding in and upgrade the furniture and replace the dryer and maintain the outside. The village and area is great. We would not book here again, not worth the money paid.

    - James, October 2023

Summary

  • Reverse-level
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom/utility with basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Freeview TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (charges apply)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.6 miles, pub 1.2 miles, lake 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Kirkby Stephen 5.9 miles. Resting in the quaint, Cumbrian village of Newbiggin-on-Lune, near neighbouring Kirkby Stephen, lies the charming, three-bedroom holiday home of Cranesbill Barn. A terraced barn conversion brimming with rustic charm, boasting private parking and an enclosed lawned garden, this delightful home makes an ideal base for a family or group of sharing friends seeking a relaxing, rural escape in the Lake District National Park. Park up, unpack, and make yourself at home in your lovely new lodgings, where you'll find a collection of well-appointed living spaces located on the first-floor. A fully-equipped kitchen houses all the appliances the chosen chef needs to prepare a delicious, home-cooked dinner, whilst a dining table invites you and your loved ones to savour your meals as a group whilst you catch up on the day's events. When it's time to relax, head up a small flight of stairs to access the sitting room, complete with a TV, sofa, armchairs, and a tasteful, exposed stone, inglenook fireplace that contains a woodburning stove. When sleep calls, head downstairs to refresh with a shower before you hunker down for a well-earned rest in one of the three inviting bedrooms. When you're ready, slip your shoes on and explore what your local area has in store. The King's Head, the nearest pub, lies just a short drive east in Ravenstonedale, whilst you can head north into the market town of Kirkby Stephen to stock up on homely essentials at Co-Op. Whilst you're in the town, be sure to stop by the marvellous Podgill Viaduct, or enjoy a tranquil walk along the banks of the River Eden. For a full day out, hop in the car and venture into the magnificent Yorkshire Dales National Park, where you'll find the noteworthy landmarks and attractions of Stenkrith Park, East Gill Force, Gastack Beck Waterfall, and Malham Cove. Make your next stay in Cumbria unforgettable by booking Cranesbill Barn.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

KIRKBY STEPHEN

Appleby-in-Westmorland 12 miles; Sedbergh 13 miles; Barnard Castle 21 miles; Penrith 22 miles; Reeth 22 miles; Kendal 23 miles; Middleton-in-Teesdale 27 miles; Ullswater Lake 35 miles..

The old market town of Kirkby Stephen lies at the foot of the Howgill Fells in the upper Eden Valley, between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The traditional market town hosts a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs for every taste and budget. A delightful rural town with a thriving local community and many traditional old dwellings, Kirkby Stephen boasts cobbled old yards, quaint corners and a pretty picnic area where “Frank’s Bridge” crosses the River Eden, while just a mile from the town, the old railway station connects to the magnificent Settle-Carlisle Railway line, a must-do travel experience for everyone. Enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes nearby, particularly the route of the old Darlington to Tebay train line over two magnificent viaducts, and visit the gothic gorge where the River Eden flows through wooded Stenkrith park. Explore the wonderful Howgill Fells or visit the majestic Pendragon Castle and Brough Castle. A superb location with the whole of the mystical Lake District National Park, the stunning Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines AONB at your fingertips.