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The Cow Byre, Oxenthwaite Farm, Barras, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4ES

Description of the cottage holiday

The Cow Byre is a 1 bedroom holiday home and sleeps 2 in Barras with 2 bathrooms. The Cow Byre with prices starting at £235, a child friendly holiday let in Cumbria for groups up to 2, The Cow Byre is non smoking and does not accept pets.

Best Features

Sleeps: from 1 to 2

Pets: No

Contact Details

Contact Name: Sykes Cottages

Telephone: 01244 746200

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7 of 11 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 07/2020
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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.

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6 of 10 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 09/2019
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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

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8 of 13 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 11/2018
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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.

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8 of 13 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 09/2018
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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.

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Review Added by: Review Added: 15.09.2018
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 05/2018
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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.

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5 of 9 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 12/2017
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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 .

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3 of 7 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 03/2017
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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 :)

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20 of 39 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 01/2016
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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.

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19 of 40 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2015
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Just back from an amazing week at the Cow Byre, wonderful views, wildlife right outside the door, excellent hosts, we couldn't have asked for any more. Would thoroughly recommend!

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20 of 57 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2015
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My husband I stayed here for 5 nights for our honeymoon in March. It was absolutely perfect, such a romantic hideaway. We will definitely be returning. The whole cottage is perfectly kitted out for 2.

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