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The Fold is a well appointed barn conversion with spectacular views

Soulby, Cumbria, UK
  • Barn
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Peaceful but not isolated, rural location. Weekly bookings only

The Fold

The Fold is a recent barn conversion in the picturesque village of Crosby Garrett, near Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. Built on 2 floors it offers spacious accommodation for two. An open lounge with a wood burning stove ensures a warm and cosy environment, and there is full central heating for the cooler months.

Ground Floor

The ground floor features a large lounge with wood burner stove, TV and DVD. There is an open-plan staircase with galleried landing, a study with a double futon for occasional use and a family bathroom with a wash basin, wc and bath.

The dining kitchen is equipped with a cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, toaster, kettle, cutlery, crockery, additional kitchen equipment and a dining table with 4 chairs. Patio doors lead from the kitchen to a newly completed sun room/porch overlooking the secluded patio with garden furniture and wide ranging uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside.

First Floor

There is one double bedroom with extensive views over the surrounding countryside. Duvets and bed linen are provided. There is a bathroom with shower cubicle, wc and wash basin. Towels are provided.

Heating

Oil central heating plus wood burner. Oil and wood is provided free.

Parking

There is off-road private parking for 2 cars.

Your dog/s will have a great time although please be aware this is sheep country. The garden is enclosed by a stone wall.

The Fold enjoys a tranquil location with stunning views from the rear across the upper Eden valley to the Penines. There is immediate access to many walks in the surrounding area. It is central for visiting the Eden Valley, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Lake District National Park and the North Pennines. The wild-life nature reserve of Smardale gill with its famous viaduct is close by and the neighbouring fells have a great variety of birds. Red squirrels and deer can be frequently seen. The coast-to-coast long distance walk passes through Smardale on its way to Kirkby Stephen and the Nine Standards yomp. Or you can just sit outside and watch the clouds on the Penines.

Yorkshire with its huge range of attractions s easily reached - the Dales begin at Mallerstang, five miles from Kirkby Stephen and the National Park has been extended to include the Howgills.

Crosby Garrett

Crosby Garrett is a pretty village in the upper Eden Valley in Cumbria. It is surrounded on all sides by miles of undulating countryside with extensive views across Cumbria.

Nearby

Settle-Carlisle Railway

The Settle-Carlisle passes close to Crosby Garrett. The line is widely reputed to offer the most picturesque rail journey in the country and is well worth a trip.

Howgills

The nearby Howgills offer superb walking opportunities for those wishing to enjoy the hills without the crowds that can be encountered in the central Lakeland. Book lovers can spend hours browsing in Sedbergh, to the south and there are many pretty villages in the surrounding area.

Kirkby Stephen

The nearest market town is Kirkby Stephen, about 5 miles away. Kirkby Stephen is well served by a number of pubs, restaurants, cafes, antique shops and grocery stores.

Dogs are welcome on request.

Smoking

The Fold is strictly a NO SMOKING establishment. Guests are free to smoke outside on the patio.

Owner

Owner

Member Since 2015
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Jan 27, 2018
Why Owner chose Soulby

The Fold offers peace and quiet to relax and unwind. The view across to the Pennines is spectacular, with ever-changing displays of colour ad light. The night skies are also a delight - with the nightly hooting of a local owl. I can't promise you'll see red squirrels, but they are about. The interior is light and spacious, with plenty of room for lazing around, and a good collection of books for browsing. The newly added conservatory, or sun-porch is great for doing nothing very much, or for planning next day's activities. The Fold is my own winter home and perhaps has a more personal touch than some holiday lets. The garden is still in its infancy, so please forgive any weeds that may appear.

Amenities

    • Pets Welcome
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2

          Bathrooms

          • 2 Bathrooms

              Location Type

                • Rural
                • Village

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      Kitchen

                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 7 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Television

                                  Outside

                                    • Lawn / Garden

                                      Suitability

                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Attractions

                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • library
                                            • playground
                                            • waterfalls

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • mountaineering

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          7 Reviews

                                                          Excellent4.4/5

                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          great views

                                                          Great views large barn conversion plenty of room for 2 nice touch the 2 bath rooms one with bath other with shower wood burner brilliant for the colder nights well equipped kitchen all in all very good value for money.

                                                          The village was very quiet but nice with the beck running through the centre tea room a bonus nice to see the steam trains on the line passing through the village.

                                                          Good area for exploring the lakes and the dales 4 miles out of Kirby Stephen with pubs supermarket chip shop ect

                                                          Beautiful property

                                                          Helena M.

                                                          We loved our stay at The Fold. The house is much bigger than we expected and we were so comfortable for our whole stay. It was a perfect location for us to get to the walks we wanted to do and our little dog loved staying here too.

                                                          Great cottage

                                                          David H.

                                                          Last week in June 2017.

                                                          This place was lovely to come back to after trips out in some really awful weather. The wood burner soon warmed the place up, and the facilities were excellent all round. The cooking gear took a bit of understanding, but worked well once deciphered. (Could have done with a few basic instructions). The sun room was very cosy, even when the sun wasn't shining. Location was peaceful; village itself was quiet, just the odd sheep bleating in the distance. Recommended.

                                                          Very clean, well presented, a home from home but with a better vista.

                                                          Kevin A.

                                                          This property was just what we were looking for, a home from home in the North Yorkshire Dales. The property has all you would want from a holiday home and more. The location was ideal for us. Peace and quiet but close enough to civilisation for all those necessities.

                                                          I really am struggling to find any negatives for this propert , it was delightful, Crosby Garrett was great.

                                                          Fantastic barn conversion, warm, comfortable and extremely well located for the Eden Valley .

                                                          Trefor T.

                                                          The Fold is a brilliant barn conversion with full central heating and an extremely effective wood burning stove. It is clean,well equipped and comfortable with a spacious bathroom and large shower room. Everything you need is here. The special feature is the garden room which commands extensive views across the Eden Valley to the distant Pennines. One can linger here interminably and just savour the vista. The Fold is easily accessed with car parking adjacent and is extremely well located for Kirkby Stephen and Appleby. Swaledale can be reached in just over half an hour and Hawes in Wensleydale is not a lot longer. One can also travel on the now famous Settle to Carlisle railway allowing numerous walking options from one station to another. We were delighted to see red squirrels on three occasions in the area as well as black and red grouse on the nearby Asby Scar. This is a walkers and naturalists paradise. There are several good pubs and other eating places around. We would commend the Nateby Inn at Nateby near Kirkby Stephen and the Brief Encounter Cafe and Tea Room at Langwathby Station. Both are dog friendly as are most such places in the area which gives the area an additional welcoming feel. Beware the so called cafe at Little Salkeld Mill which is outrageously expensive and, unlike most other places in this delightful area, rather unwelcoming

                                                          Booking was easy and all the information we needed was supplied in good time and it is dog friendly of course. . We will most certainly return as soon as possible.

                                                          Perfect

                                                          Diane P.

                                                          It is not often that we have booked accommodation and the property far exceeds the pictures but this is definitely true of The Fold. We found it to be much bigger than we anticipated, very homely, very tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and the views from the sun room and garden are amazing. It felt more like we were staying at a friends house than a rental property. It is definitely a bit off the beaten track but you would not get the views and tranquillity if it were not. A car is a must.

                                                          Would definitely recommend.

                                                          Location

                                                          Soulby, Cumbria, UK

                                                          The market towns of Appleby and Kirkby Stephen provide all facilities. Good walks from the door, including the famed nature reserve of Smardale Gill and viaduct. Wild Boar Fell and the high moorland around all have open access and the coast-to-coast footpath crosses the fell above Crosby Garrett. At the top of the village the Settle/Carlisle railway crosses on an impressive viaduct, with a station at Kirkby Stephen. The main A 66 crosses the Penines to give fast access to Teesdale, Co. Durham and North Yorkshire - and Scotland is just up the M.6. Or you could just sit in the garden and watch the clouds floating over the Penines!

                                                          Availability

                                                          $66avg/night
                                                          7 Reviews
                                                          Excellent 4.4/5
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