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The Cow Byre

The Cow Byre , Barras, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £278.00

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.


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.

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

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.
Chloe P

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.

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



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

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

Brough Castle - 2.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Kirkby Stephen Church - 4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mallerstang Dale - 6.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Pendragon Castle - 6.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Eden Valley - 8.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Rutter Force - 9.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Bowes Castle - 10 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Muker, St Mary's Church - 10.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Appleby Castle - 10.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

The Buttertubs - 10.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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