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Spacious farmhouse with fantastic games room and wonderful views

Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

A fabulous stonebuilt detached farmhouse on a quiet lane, lovingly restored with countryside views. Combining original features with modern comforts, this spacious house is an ideal base for large groups of family and friends to have relaxing break in a beautiful rural location. The bedrooms are extremely flexible in their layouts so they can accommodate pretty much any combination of family and friends. Whatever your preferred way to relax, you will find somewhere to do it at Brownber: a quiet snug where you can read by the woodburning stove, a less quiet (!) games room to play pool, table football, table tennis or darts; a large dining room to gather for an evening meal; have a relaxing soak in the deep Japanese style bath; watch red squirrels, rabbits and lambs run around; walk, cycle or run straight from the door across the fells.

Ground floor:

• Comfy lounge with 3 large sofas, woodburning stove, TV with freeview and DVD player and a huge collection of books.

• Well equipped kitchen with breakfast table seating 6, range style electric cooker (two ovens) and gas hob, dishwasher and fridge freezer.

• Dining room with huge dining table and open fire.

• Snug with woodburning stove where you can escape to catch up on a good book and really unwind.

• Bathroom with deep Japanese style bath for a luxurious soak, toilet and basin.

• Utility room with drying facilites.

• Kitchenette with combination microwave, oven and grill, washing machine, double sofa bed and TV with freeview.

First floor:

• 1 superkingsize and 1 double bedroom both with ensuite shower rooms.

• 2 further superkingsize rooms and a single room with pull out stacka bed.

• A family bathroom with shower over the bath and basin.

• Separate toilet.

Lower ground floor:

• Family bedroom with superking sizebed and separate single.


• 1. All of the superking beds are zip'n'link and can be made up as twins if preferred.

• 2. The corridor leading to the snug, the snug and the lower ground bedroom have low ceilings.


• Large stonebuilt games room with pool table, table tennis table, table football, darts board, beer fridge and mp3 player

• Adjacent bbq area with lovely views.

• Small front gravel garden with planted areas and picnic table.

• Enclosed but undulating (!) rear garden with woodland and lots of space for children to play and dogs to roam.

• Off road parking for 5 cars and lockable bike storage.


Love the house; it exceeded all expectations; homely feel, cosy, the games room and hot tub were fab and lots of space for all. W, H & W families - Dec 2016

Thank you for another relaxing week. B family - May 2016

Super venue for family get togethers. S family - April 2016

House and facilities are perfect. The P & S families - Jan 2016

Everything we could ever want to make us comfortable. G, R & E Families Sheffield - Sept 2015

Great walking right from the door. The I D & S families - August 2015

The house was perfect for a family gathering aged 1 to 84! The T family from all over but mostly Scotland - Sept 2014

We loved the house and the location was perfect. Everything has been thought of. The G and H families – July 2014

A lovely, relaxing, peaceful stay at your cottage. Amazing location with wonderful views at every turn. A great place to stay for a large group with so much space. The P and R families from all over! - June 2014

One of the nicest and well equipped holiday cottages I've stayed in. Loved walking the Howgills and seeing this beautiful part of the country - D M from Huddersfield - Feb 2014

The most comfortable and homely house we have stayed in – E M from Hartlepool - New Year 2013

Loved the warm rooms and wood burning stove. Brilliantly equipped and well maintained - The badminton annual reunion - Nov 2013

Lovely welcome. Super for a large family get together but also cosy for three of us to stay the rest of the week - C P from Oswestry - Oct 2013

Great weekend, gorgeous house and fantastic spot. Hull Uni girls and spouses - September 2013

We will miss this beautiful house and excellent location. A L from St Albans - Xmas 2013

Fab showers and lovely and clean house. TH from Scarborough - July 2013

Perfect for all our needs, so much space and great for roads trips in the Dales and Lakes. B, K and V families from Kent – May 2013

Cannot fault the house one bit. NC from Blackpool – Mar 2013

Delighted with the house and all its facilities; house was so big, we didn't even notice the kids most of the time! LK from Hartlepool – New Year 2012/13

More Details

Litini Newcombe
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018


Newbiggin-on-Lune Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom. Separate toilet on opposite landing.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground floor bathroom. Japanese style bath.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite shower room for bedroom 1
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Ensuite shower room for bedroom 2
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can also be twin beds. With ensuite shower room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , With ensuite shower room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Can be twin beds on request.
    Bedroom 4 - 4 king , Can be twin beds on request.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Can be a single or twin room.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Can also be made up as just a super king or three singles.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming


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Spacious farmhouse with fantastic games room and wonderful views
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Great well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for everyone, all equipment provided, kids enjoyed the games room and hot tub. Clean and well maintained. Local shops/amenities are about 10 mins drive away but there is a kids playground 20 min walk away which is good for a picnic.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Better than perfection.

  • 5 of 5

Where do we start, Brownber House was all we read, and then some.

A perfect retreat for large groups.

Space and views in abundance, 10/10 just does not do it justice, it was perfect.

Oh, and do take advantage of the hot tub.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house in wonderful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Great well equipped house, loved the hot tub and the games room was a welcome bonus. The house in located in wonderful quiet surroundings with walks & bike rides straight out of the door, and a couple of decent pubs with in easy reach.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location, with every homely comfort

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property in a perfect spot. Can't rate this place enough. Flawless. This caters so well for larger parties with its roomy social and dining spaces yet cosy aspects such as lovely squashy sofas and log burners. The games room is impressive and the bonus of the hot tub is beyond expectations. Property was spotless throughout. Owner was extremely friendly, helpful and informative. The quality of the local pubs and walking and attractions are again beyond the expected. Just wonderful . I would recommend this to family, friends and colleagues. This is one of the very best places we have stayed and we are pretty frequent and eclectic and discerning travellers.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular views from a delightful farmhouse.

  • 5 of 5

Impressive house that ticks every box! Plenty of space for everyone to socialise together or have peace if required. Layout between the kitchen and dining room, with a fabulously large table allows for communal cooking and eating. Wood burners fire up quickly and add to the cosy charm. All the rooms are light and spacious and tastefully decorated with three lovely bathrooms. Hot tub perfectly located close to the back door & a joy to sit in to admire the view or the stars. Games room just the icing on the cake for adults and children alike. The owners are welcoming and provide all the advice you will need for a memorable stay. Their tip of The Black Swan for dinner was spot on - great local food that is truly impressive. The farmhouse's location alone will make it hard to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a stunning setting..

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here, is such a beautiful spot & the views are spectacular! Well situated for lots of walks, was clean & furnished well, well stocked up kitchen wise to cook big family feasts, and there was plenty of space for us all. Would definitely stay here again & the owners are very friendly & helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Kings Head
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Kirkby Stephen
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Kings Head
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: necessary

The tranquil village of Newbiggin-on-Lune lies at the foot of the Howgill Fells, quietly sitting between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. It is a delightful rural village with a thriving local community and many traditional old dwellings. Hill farming is the principal means of income in the area and an agricultural show is still held once a year on the fells, echoing the markets and shows of days gone by. The local river, the Lune for which the village was named, is very popular for trout fishing. Nearby Ravenstonedale, once described by Wainwright as one of Westmorland’s loveliest villages, boasts three pubs, all serving fine ales and modern cuisine. The area offers many walking and cycling routes, both on and off road, whilst the nearby attractions provide something for everybody. Visit the Settle to Carlisle Railway Line, the magnificent Howgill Fells and the stunning Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. A superb location at any time of the year.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Our normal weekly booking is friday to friday but we do consider alternative days at non peak times. Xmas and New Year bookings may also be flexible, depending on when Christmas day falls. Please enquire.
You will be able to access the house from 4pm on the day of your arrival. Departures must be by 10 am.
A non returnable deposit of £200 is payable on booking and the balance is due 2 months before your stay. Payment is by cheque or bank transfer.
Rentals are inclusive of all bed linen, towels, electricity and oil. The first basket of logs and kindling for the fires also included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund