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Ribblesdale Self Catering cottage, Usherwoods Barn, Bentham, sleeps 6

Areas: Ribblesdale

Usherwoods Barn

Usherwoods Barn, Bentham, Yorkshire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £382.00 - 1507.00

This charming cottage is able to sleep six people across three bedrooms – one double en suite and two twin rooms.

In the small hamlet of Tatham on the rural outskirts of Bentham lies this stunning property - an outstanding, semi-detached stone barn conversion just eight miles from Kirkby Lonsdale. Set in the grounds of the owner's farmhouse, this pretty property has been lovingly restored to incorporate attractive period features and practical modern fixtures. There is also a well-equipped kitchen with dining area as well as a lovely lounge with wood-burning stove and French windows to the patio, ideal for outdoor eating, or relaxing in the sun.


My wife's sister-in-law booked a cottage as a big birthday prezzie for her.
The location is superb! It sits just inside the Forest of Bowland AONB, next to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and very close to the Lake District National Park. We went on long walks over moors and past waterfalls, (and shorter ones) with them and their well-behaved Labrador, Lucy. We ate in great restaurants, visited Leighton Moss RSPB, and rode the famous Settle-Carlisle railway. It was a pleasure to return in the evenings to this perfect renovation. The rooms are large, airy and very tastefully appointed. There is a log-burner in the lounge, and a barbeque, both of which we made use of. There are stunning views from the secluded garden (beautifully enclosed with dry-stone walls) on the terrace, which falls away to the lawn, with a delightful cottage-garden border. The cow and sheep-filled fields fall away into the Wenning Valley and rise again majestically to the peaks of Gragareth, Whernside, Ingleborough, and farther east, Pen-y-Ghent. The views from the bedrooms were even better! The kitchen looks across the large, gravelled parking area to the paddock, where it is amazing to watch wallabies bounding across the grass as you prepare a meal. The water is copious, hot and the showers powerful. The massive stone flags on the floor benefit from under-floor heating, and there is a big range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine. I enjoyed taking Lucy for her morning walk every day, and if your dog doesn't behave, keep it on a lead, as the long drive is lined with sheep fields, and once over the cattle-grid onto the moor, the sheep are wandering freely. Lucy can be walked within feet of sheep without a lead, and behaves impeccably - a real lady. It really is perfect, and we had a FANTASTIC week.

We stayed here for one week during August, it was a truly wonderful place, tranquil and beautifully appointed, my children didn't want to leave. Comfortable clean, crisp beds, everything I needed in the kitchen, open fire, comfortable settees. The garden felt very safe for my little doggie, and the views and sunsets were amazing. The resident wallabies are beautiful creatures and we could feed them banana skins as the owner suggested. The girls rode bikes and had freedom. The owners were there but were unobtrusive, and couldn't have been more helpful.

The property was beautifully maintained and in a lovely quiet location. The owners were very pleasant but not intrusive.
Mrs Barrow

In a wonderful location with stunning views, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mr Farrer

A Beautiful Well Equipped Home in the Heart of the Forest of Bowland!
The property was beautifully cared for, quiet and the owners were especially kind. The location is perfect for exploring Lancashire and the North Yorkshire Dales. Hadrian's Wall and a bit of Scotland are just a little drive away. There are ample opportunities for hiking and the local village, High Bentham, has great pubs, two grocery stores, a butcher, bakery and even has an Indian takeaway. The home itself is very spacious and well appointed. There are many conveniences in the home that we greatly appreciated. Would definitely give this home a legitimate five stars! Oh, yes, - the resident wallabies were an extra bonus, so cute!



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating throughout, under-floor heating on ground floor, woodburner in sitting room
Oil fired Aga, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, colour TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD
Small library of books/games/DVDs
Fuel, power & starter pack of fuel for woodburner included in rent
Bed linen & towels included in rent
Cot & highchair available on request
Enclosed garden with patio, furniture & BBQ
Off road parking for 3 cars
Lockable bike storage
One well behaved pet welcome
Sorry no smoking
Shop & pub 3 miles
Note: This owner requires a £
100 refundable Good Housekeeping Bond payable on arrival

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Ingleton, St Mary's Church - 4.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Gresgarth Hall Gardens - 8.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Slaidburn, St Andrew's Church - 9.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Halton, St Wilfrid's Church - 10.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Warton, St Oswald's Church - 11.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Warton Old Rectory - 11.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Leighton Hall - 11.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Lancaster, St John's Church - 12.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lancaster Priory - 12.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lancaster Castle - 12.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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