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Cosy and delightful retreat with oodles of quirky charm - Twazabarn, Appleby

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Twixt the Lake District and Pennines - perfect location for walkers and cyclists

Twazabarn is a delightful, and indeed individual, barn conversion offering well appointed accommodation in a part-reverse style which includes - downstairs: large kitchen & separate 6 seat dining area, housing dishwasher, fridge , 5-ring gas and triple electric Rangemaster oven housed in feature stone alcove, master bedroom with kingsize bed, bathroom with curved double shower cubicle, large double-end bath and marble vanity stand, and lobby containing a broad selection of books and maps. Upstairs you will find a light and airy, full-height lounge with triple aspect windows and woodburning stove and two further bedrooms together with an upstairs toilet and wash facility. The barn has original exposed purlins adding individual character to this very unusual stone barn. The barn sleeps six in three bedrooms, one with kingsize bed, one with a double bed, and the third with two single beds plus the use of an additional chair-bed if required. All linen and towels are provided, along with a starter basket of logs for the log burner. The barn has free wifi. Discounts available for one or two couple occupancy - please ask.

There is parking at the property for two cars. Secure bike storage can be offered on site by prior arrangement. There is an outdoor seating area. There will be an additional charge for well-behaved dogs - by prior arrangement only (sorry no puppies, cats or kittens). Your dog should not be (a) left alone in the property (b) allowed on sofas or soft furnishings or (c) given access to the bedrooms and there should be no evidence your dog has been at the property when you depart.

We may be able to offer some flexibility on changeover day wherever possible. If you are interested in booking the barn, please send an enquiry and we will respond and confirm availability to you. Short breaks are available either Friday to Monday (3 nights) or Monday to Friday (4 nights) - please send an enquiry. The barn is available from 4pm on the day of arrival and I would ask that you vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure.

The barn is lovingly cared for and maintained and it is expected that guests will treat the property and contents with respect and leave it clean and tidy. Usually, I will be on hand to welcome you to the property, to run through the basics and to help with the booking of local restaurants if required or to offer advice on local walks or cycle routes in the area.

Twazabarn is situated in Appleby in Westmorland with views of the Lake District in a quiet cul de sac only 100 metres from a local, 17th century real cask ale public house/popular restaurant serving good quality food.

Appleby in Westmorland is a very attractive North Pennine town with all modern amenities including a swimming pool, cricket ground, bowling green, golf course and a good selection of traditional shops selling local produce as well as good pubs serving real ales and great food.

In Appleby, you can board the Settle-Carlisle Railway which was the last great mainline railway to be built in this country. Consisting of 72 miles of track with 17 major viaducts (including the famous one at Ribblehead) spanning the ravines and 14 tunnels and is advertised as the most picturesque route to Scotland from England.

A short walk from Appleby into the Pennines you can see High Cup Nick - the famous nick, a deep chasm on the Pennine fellside and is a dramatic geological formation at the top of High Cup Gill overlooking the best glaciated valley in Northern England. At the head of this perfectly formed U-shaped Valley is one of the highlights of the Pennine Way, described by Wainwright as an ‘unforgettable sight’, a ‘natural wonder’. Here you can see the grey-blue dolerite crags which also form High Force and Cauldron Snout.

Appleby is perfectly situated for exploring the fells of the North Pennines, Yorkshire dales, Lake district, or the green valleys of the River Eden either by cycle or on foot.

The Eden Valley is surprisingly little known, but those discovering it, visit time and again. It lies between the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Lake District. To the south is the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and to the North lie Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall.

Hadrian’s Wall is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain. It stretches seventy-three miles from Wallsend near Newcastle, across the neck of England to the Solway in North West Cumbria, and stands today as a reminder of the past glories of one of the world’s greatest empires.

The River Eden is entirely Cumbrian and is one of the few large rivers in England that flows northwards. The source of the river is on the high limestone fells near the North Yorkshire border and makes its way across eastern Cumbria, with the hills of the North Pennines to the East, and the fells of the Lake District to the west, to Carlisle. The river flows through Appleby, famous for its annual Appleby Horse Fair.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Why Carole chose Appleby-in-Westmorland

Twazabarn, quirky by name and by character, really is a home away from home and a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy the area. It offers old world charm, modern facilities wrapped up in a blanket of happiness.

What makes this barn unique

I fell in love with the property and I hope you do too. Many of my guests have rated it a 5* stay. Quotes from the visitors' book say it all, including "brilliant accommodation and super hospitality", "wonderful break in beautiful cottage" and "perfect holiday cottage" so as you can see, my view has been shared by many already. There are enjoyable walks from the door or within a short drive. Quiet cycle ways which will take you miles with quick access to the Pennines, Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Added to which, on the famous Settle to Carlisle rail link, Appleby suddenly becomes the perfect spot from which to base your holiday. You'll be assured of a Cumbrian warm welcome.


Appleby-in-Westmorland Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double-ended large bath with separate shower cubicle
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Upstairs additional toilet and wash facilities
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Kingsize bed in large downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Cosy upstairs double-bedded room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin-bedded upstairs bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming


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Cosy and delightful retreat with oodles of quirky charm - Twazabarn, Appleby
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Twazabarn. The barn is immaculately presented, Carole was the perfect host (her homemade marmalade was delicious!) and the location was ideal (within walking distance of shops, pubs and riverside walks). Would definitely reccomend!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very helpful owners who resolved anything quickly

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Carole provided us with a perfect home away from home for our week’s stay. The renovated barn, in a small community of friendly neighbours, was beautifully furnished, clean and offered many little extras to make our stay very comfortable. Would certainly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful area of Appleby

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just perfect for my family of five. Everything was available in the cottage, thanks to Carole who was very thoughtful to include everything. There was a wealth of information in books, maps, and guides about the surrounding area and the whole of UK. There were also plenty of games and other entertainment things to keep the family busy at night. My wife loved the oven range and was determined to get a similar one at home. The neighbors were so friendly and helpful in providing info and share their experience about the town and the surrounding area. We enjoyed our stay in Appleby. Thank you Carole and Ron.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
1 Miles
Appleby in Westmorland station
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27.7

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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