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Luxury Barn Conversion - Orchard View

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Barn in Great Asby, Appleby. Great rural retreat!

A traditional stone built Cumbrian Bank Barn converted to the highest standard and finish. True luxury for a romantic weekend break or relaxing family holiday. A multitude of interesting walks from the door and a traditional pub five minutes away, in the centre of the village. Safe, enclosed childrens play area 100m walk, where the village goats can be fed. A real away from it all cottage with every facility you'd need for the perfect break, iPod docking station for your music, free 20Mb broadband, slipper bath, double power shower, under floor heating in all bathrooms.

Each bedroom has it's own shower/bathroom, oak is the timber of choice and the exposed oak floors enhance the contemporary interior design. Visitors return time and time again, some using it as their 'special place' for a honeymoon. Ideally located to visit all of the North's natural wonders, The Lakes, Yorkshire Dales, Northern Pennines as well as The Roman Wall, Durham Cathedral, Bowes Museum, York Minster.

There is one double room and one twin room (which can be converted to a king size, please mention this upon booking if required) upstairs both en-suite and downstairs is another double room en-suite.

Prices are based on 4 people using only the two rooms upstairs, we lock the downstairs bedroom when not in use. If you do require the third bedroom please contact us for a quote.

Dogs are allowed, a maximum of 2 dogs from the same household, at a price of £5.00 per dog per night. Please mention in your booking if you are bringing dogs.

More Details

stephen lucas
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A truly stunning cottage in a beautiful location. The lakes, towns and villages are within easy travelling distance. We will definitely be visiting again"


"We would certainy recommend Orchard View. Our long weekend break was so relaxing, the accommodation was lovely and the location was perfect - what more could you ask for. The cottage was in a ideal position to enjoy the Lakes and surrounding countryside, and the views were the best ever"


"I would highly recommend this holiday. It was in a perfect place for exploring the lakes, the dales and Scotland. The owner was helpful upon arrival and unobtrusive throughout the stay. Overall a fantastic stay"


"The cottage we stayed at was stunning. The workmanship of the conversion was super and the location was idyllic and very peaceful. The facilities in the cottage were brilliant!"


"This is a beautiful cottage in a wonderful location!"

Jul 2013
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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
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with double shower and wc. En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 2 with slipper bath, shower and wc. Bedroom 3 ensuite bathroom with shower and wc. All with heated towel rail and under floor heating.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Orchard View Sleeps Max 6 + cot Notes on bedrooms: Orchard View - Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with double bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
Notes on accommodation: Both cottages under went a total refurbishment and Eco upgrade in 2012 to contemporary design but retain original features. Steve and Debbie are more than happy to share local knowledge to ensure you have a wonderful stay. Tips on where and when to visit, pubs and restaurants for eating out, local walks, whatever help you need we'll do our best. Outside: The barn is set in an old apple orchard which is across a grass paddock. Both have tables and chairs, stunning view across the village below with High Cup Nick in the Pennines prominent. Free range chickens wander around the grounds, red squirrels run along the walls and up the apple trees. The area is noted for its rare flowers and unique limestone pavement, wonderful quiet walks with so many interesting feature can be taken from your door. The local pub is 5 minutes walk serving cask conditioned ales, there are some wonderful local restaurants that will not hurt your pocket! Utility Room: Bike storage & freezer available in separate barn. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Egyptian cotton towels and bed linen provided, bath mats changed with every rental. Other: Large glazed entrance area with orchard views, double doors opening out onto the orchard. Relaxing tub chairs and sofa. iPod docking station.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Tamworth, Staffordshire

Beautiful Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home from home.. everything you would need and more. Stunning scenery. Dogs loved it. Cosy and warm. We made good use of the log burner.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing despite the rain

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic is all that is needed. The property is wonderful and Stephen is more than welcoming. Inside, everything is clean and it has a lovely cozy feeling, which is strange since actually the property is quite spacious.

Surrounding the property is lovely green fields, so, if you get some bad weather then you can just relax. Also, for children, there is many animals around to look at and in the surrounding areas there are lots of activities for all types of weather.

Returning for a holiday to the UK, I was looking forward to a pint at the local pub, but the hours are quite irregular. This means that there is not much within walking distance for food or drink. However, there is a town around 5 miles away which will cater to most peoples' needs.

Overall, it was a lovely experience, especially for my children who were seeing farm animals for the first time.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hamilton Scotland

15 Years

  • 5 of 5

Been going now for 15 Years. I think that says it all!!!!

Rabbie, Susie, Toby and Tarn our Cocker Spaniels.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: .......and we look forward to the next 15 years! The perfect guests,always a pleasure, just where has the time gone? See you again later in the year and thanks so much for your kind review. Steve & Debbie
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Beautiful contemporary cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We chose Turnip House for my husband and I and our 2 year old daughter. The photos online don't do the cottage or the surrounding area justice.

The cottage is beautifully refurbished, modern but with all the cosy charm.

The area is wonderfully tranquil and far enough away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to jump in the car and get to the local towns. Our daughter loved the chickens in the garden and sheep next door and the huge bath in the bedroom.

Steve was wonderful when we arrived and spent time with us to let us know what was close by and walks that would be suitable for us and our Daughter.

Thanks to Steve and Debbie for a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to you Emma for a wonderful review, we work hard to keep standards high and helping with local knowledge is essential. Even more lambs in the field now, the snow has gone from the fell tops, moving towards summer................ Thanks again for such nice comments, hopefully see you all again soon. Steve & Debbie
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Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Turnip Cottage, what a fantastic place. Full of wonderful walks and cycling. (just have to work a little harder on the hills).

Steve and Debbie where wonderful hosts and so knowledgable about the area, giving great advice for places to go and eat.

We WILL be back a fantastic holiday.

Dog friendly.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure and we'd love to see the three of you again! We try hard tyo keep standards high and help each visitor with regard to eating and tailor places to visit that matches their interests. However, most people just love to relax, walk locally and wander down to the pub for something to eat and a pint............... Thanks again for your kind words, see you again soon.
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

I took my family away for a long, relaxing weekend and this was the perfect place. The cottage is beautifully decorated and feels really homey. The surroundings are stunning and the owners were very friendly and helpful on arrival. We were able to bring the dog, which was an added bonus. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments, always try hard to help with places to eat, drink & visit that match our visitors. Great when dogs arrive, Jess our border collie has a new play friend for the week. So pleased to hear you all enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Three Greyhounds
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Three Greyhounds


Newcastle, Manchester and Carlisle are the closest airports. Excellent rail communications via the main west coast line. Appleby sits on the world famous Carlisle - Settle railway. Road access from the M6 junction 38 is 15 minutes away, providing a gateway to Scotland, the A66 trans Pennine road again 15 minutes drive away allowing easy access to the east coast for visits to Durham, Newcastle and York.


The cottages are five minutes walk from the centre of the village, where you'll find the school, church and pub.

Further Details:

Appleby 10 - 15 minutes in the car is the former county town of Westmorland. A picturesque historic market town with castle, cloisters, Moot Hall, alms houses and ancient buildings. Local shops provide all that one needs in terms of fresh produce, the butcher sells local reared meats, Appleby boasts its own wonderful cheese company, bread is provided by Appleby bakery. Two small late opening supermarkets are available for any last minute items. Chinese, Indian and Thai take-a-way meals are available along with pizza.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $34.73

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
3, 4 & 7 day breaks Friday - Monday, Monday - Friday, Friday to Friday. Arrival 3.00pm departure 10.00am

Notes on prices:
Prices start from £300.00 per week off season in Turnip House. Orchard View (sleeps 6), Turnip House (sleeps 2) availability please check with the owners. A 'Premier Cottage' with regular return visits, very high occupancy, not your average rural retreat.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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