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

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Usherwoods Barn

Usherwoods Barn, Bentham, Yorkshire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £532.00

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.


Fantastic holiday cottage!!
Sorry I've taken so long to put this review up from when we stayed last September (2017)! Lovely welcoming cottage, nice and warm on our arrival, lovely large, well equipped kitchen, not that we used it very much.....too many lovely eateries everywhere!! So peaceful here with fantastic views allround and loads of great walks for our little dog, Poppy who could also mooch around the secure garden! She was fascinated by the wallabies as well! This house seems to stay nice and warm which is lovely when it's a bit chilly outside to come back to warmth. The beds were very comfy and the shower was good too. The welcome pack was great to find! All in all this is a great place to stay......so good in fact we've just rebooked for October, can't wait!!

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.

Wonderful area, wonderful property.
Great location in the Forest of Bowland with tremendous views. Very clean and very well equipped. Also very spacious with an excellent kitchen and lounge. We only had a short break but hope to return before too long. Plenty to do in the area, and the Ingleton waterfalls walk is a must.

Home from Home
We stayed for our fourth time in September 2016 and back in March 2017. The location is perfect for exploring the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, close enough to the small town of High Bentham but also remote and has excellent views. The property is great for dogs, plenty of room for dog beds in the kitchen and sitting room. There are quiet roads all around which are safe to walk your dog. The accommodation is first class, has everything you need, a kind of 'home from home'. What we love about the property is that while it sleeps 6, it comfortably seats six in the lounge and also has the benefit of separate bath/shower room facilities for each bedroom, where other rental properties we have researched fall short on living space. Having dogs, we holiday a lot more in the UK and come back to this property each time because it is perfect and a perfect position for the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. The owners are next door although they leave you completely alone but are on had if you need anything. And of course where else in the UK could you look out of your kitchen window and see the wallaby's jumping around.
john c

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.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Twin Beds


Oil heating with underfloor heating on ground floor & woodburner in sitting room
Oil-fired Alpha range cooker, electric hob, microwave, Nexpresso machine fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, small library of books/games/DVDs
Fuel, power & starter pack of fuel for woodburner inc in rent
Bed linen & towels inc in rent
Cot & highchair available on request
Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
Off road parking for 3 cars
Lockable bike storage
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop & pub 3 miles
Note: 6 people plus 1 infant maximum

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Nearest Attractions

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

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail - 4.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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

Ribblehead Viaduct - 9.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Catrigg Force Waterfall - 10.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Winskill Stones Nature Reserve - 10.3 miles (Countryside) 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

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