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Knott View Barn

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972294)

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    • “Wonderful large house with everything we needed”
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    • “The Barn was perfect for our large family group. With so many bedrooms and bathrooms we all had plenty of comfort and privacy, and the games room and outdoor area were a hit for everyone. We enjoyed the lovely view of the Knott especially in evening sunshine. It's easy to drive from Farleton to Windermere and beyond and we also enjoyed exploring the beautiful Arnside area - the roads are so quiet! Ian and Anna made us very welcome, providing everything we needed, such as spare towels to take out for water activities. They were also easily reachable to help with queries. Definitely recommended and I hope to revisit some day.”

    PatricksMum, Reading, United Kingdom, July 2018

    • “Wonderful cottage in a great location”
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    • “We stayed here for 9 nights with the extended family, including 3 children aged 1,2 & 3. It's a lovely cottage in a great location, being 10 mins from Kendal, 20 from Bowness and being just off the M6 for access a bit further north or south (yet you can only hear a distant rumble when outside). It's as well equipped as any cottage that I've stayed in, including high chairs, plastic plates & cutlery for kids, stair gates, a games room and outside playground. The owners (who live next door) were really friendly and helpful, and even had a generator to keep the lights on during a power cut. Whilst it's a big house, the layout of the rooms means that even a smaller party wouldn't feel lost as you would in some and so whilst it may be a bit expensive for a family of 4, it would still be a good option. We will certainly check availability here when we next holiday in the area.”

    Colin B, Brighouse, United Kingdom, September 2017

    • “Best holiday ever!”
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    • “My family loved it here. Every penny was worth it deffinatly child friendly will defo come back. Was very spacious lovley views. Attractions near by. Children play are was very good for entertaining young ones.”

    Amina22212117, London, United Kingdom, September 2017

    • “Wonderful accomation”
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    • “My family have just spent a lovely weekend in this wonderful converted barn. Really spacious yet cosy, well equipped, clean and comfortable. Great location and very easily reached. Lots of walks in the surrounding area. Very short drive to Kirkby Lonsdale. Didn't want to leave.”

    Imagesbymartin, Bolton, United Kingdom, June 2017

    • “The best self catering possible”
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    • “This house was so comfortable and well equipped our family party were short of nothing. A really lovely house that even though when we stayed the weather was dreadful it wasn't a problem to be inside most of the time.”

    Bettypalmer, Clitheroe, December 2015

    • “Wow!!”
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    • “Booked off the internet with some trepidation - how wrong can you be. The place is fantastic with stunning views and luxurious accommodation, the owners were warm and friendly. Kitchen is very well equipped with dishwasher, large range cooker and an extensive range of units. Plus 2 dining tables, one with glorious views. Lounge has lots of seating and large flat screen tv and video Wi fi is provided Towels are provided. laundry room with washer and drier Games room with pool table, table football for the bug kids and connect 4 [BIG] for the little ones Small sitting room with tv and playstation. 2 master bedrooms with large en suites well equipped bathroom[s] All in all the property is well equipped and private outside swings slide sand pit for the kids and ample patio furniture for the adults[ complete with BBQ] We would have absolutely no problem recommending to anyone and needless to say we will be back.”

    David S, Belton, United Kingdom, September 2015

    • “Best holiday cottage that we have visited”
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    • “Knott's View Barn is easily the best holiday home that we have stayed in, it was beautifully clean and more spacious than we could have imagined, believe me the photos on the website do not do this converted barn justice. The kitchen is so well stocked with everything you could ever need, so leave the bits you would normally take at home. Welcome package of freshly baked cake and wine was a lovely touch. We were a family of four adults, three teenage boys, one teenage girl and a toddler and a week in this place was not enough, there is plenty to do and the furthest you should need to travel to any of the major attractions is a half hour drive. I think it is the first holiday I have had where all four teenagers said that they enjoyed it and would want to return. Don't worry about what to do when you get there as Ian & Anna have a box full of leaflets with most of the things to do in the Lake District. Lastly don't mention Go Ape to your teenagers if you are like me and get dizzy just looking over a bannister as they have to have a participating adult with them ( it was the scariest day of my life ). Ian & Anna, thank you for a wonderful stay, we will be back at some stage in the future.”

    Alan J, Doncaster, United Kingdom, August 2015

    • “More than we expected, perfect for family of all ages”
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    • “Excellent property, spotless, with all modern conveniences and more. Really well equipped with more kitchen equipment than anyone would need all appliances provided including a downstairs laundry/ boot room, play area indoor and out plus a snug for the kids and you could get lost in one of the many rooms available peace and quiet, massive kitchen dining room, and the biggest lounge which even had a piano included. Bathrooms were plenty and ultra modern especially the main shower room on the top floor lovely heated floor and power shower loved it could have slept there but beds were far more comfy. On the whole for a family with young or older children this was a perfect holiday rental with fabulous views and perfect for walking, climbing biking and a whole range of sports not mentioned or just chilling. Great restaurants and pubs near by and Kirkby Lonsdale is beautiful and our children loved the devils bridge and the well equipped park easy access to Kendal and the lakes or Yorkshire dales within easy reach had a fabulous time and would thoroughly recommend On top of all that our host Ian and Anna were more than helpful in every way nothing too much trouble many thanks”

    Meadowspete, Liverpool, United Kingdom, February 2014

    • “The best holiday cottage I have ever stayed in!”
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    • “The title pretty much sums up this beautifully restored barn! The owners have thought of everything a family could possibly need and more. The quality of the fixtures, furnishings and fittings were of the highest standard. We had 5 children staying between the ages of 3yrs & 8yrs so the back garden, swings and sand pit were a huge hit. The owners were on hand to help with any queries, the view is stunning and the location perfect for a number of great days out for all members of the family. We have stayed in many, many cottages over the years but this is by far the best and we would return in a heartbeat!!”

    GoldieGunn, Singapore, Singapore, August 2013

    • “A wonderful week's break”
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    • “A very well equipped property which comfortably catered for our party of 10 with ages ranging from 4-71 years. The owners who live next door were very friendly. There are lovely views and very pleasant walks in the vicinity with Kendal and the southern Lakes a short drive away. The children's play area was very well used - fortunately because we had good weather we didn't need to make full use of the games room but this would have been a great asset if the weather had been unkind. We had a very enjoyable week and would definitely recommend this property.”

    Ten Thompsons On Tour, Pembrokeshire, April 2013

    • “Superb rental for multiple families”
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    • “We stayed at Knott View Barn the week leading up to Good Friday - 3 families each with 2 children. The cottage was big enough that we were not on top of one another and the games room kept the kids and some of the adults occupied. Several of the rooms had ensuites and everything was done to a very high standard. The cottage is located convenient to Windermere and the whole of the Lake District. The owners were very pleasant and left a great welcome pack. We are already thinking about when to go back.”

    Sanjay M, Bengaluru, India, April 2012

    • “Excellent Christmas Family Break”
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    • “The house was ideal for the family which included young children with their parents, and grandparents. Lots of room for the children to crawl and run around, and a comfortable lounge for the older ones to relax in. The games rooms were well equiped and the children enjoyed the outdoor swings and slide, although the weather did curtail outdoor play a bit (but it was December after all). Some enjoyed a ramble up Farleton Fell behind the house, and the amazing views over the bay to the Lakes, and some went down the canal to the local cafe and pub. Kirkby Lonsdale is a good spot for a bit of shopping and a coffee break, and only about 15 minutes away in the car. The house is a quiet location despite being a short hop to the motorway. Our hosts were always helpful and nothing was too much trouble. A great holiday, and we would like to go back another year.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Kirkham, January 2012

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    • “Knottend barn was excellent for a family gathering and we received a friendly welcome from the very pleasant owner Ian. The delicious Victoria sandwich cake, Kendal mint cake & bottle of wine as a welcome pack was much appreciated. The house was spacious, well equipped & very clean. The children loved the playground & indoor playroom. We had an enjoyable extended weekend in this beautifully situated property. The only thing that we would suggest as a possible improvement for the future would be , more comfortable beds. Otherwise everything was what we wanted. We would recommend this property to others.”

    Mrs Jackson, LIVERPOOL, November 2018

    • “The photos just don't do the place justice - it was amazing!”

    Mrs Seddon, Wigan, October 2018

    • “The location is superb and the accommodation is spacious. The owner (Ian) lives immediately adjacent and is on hand to help with any problems. A welcome pack was provided for us on arrival and we immediately felt 'at home'. Our party (11) comfortably maximised the use of the 7 bedrooms and the several bath/shower rooms some of which were en-suite. A playroom and separate sitting room for the children enabled adults to relax in the large sitting room. The outside play and barbecue area was well used but the as the weather changed from the high temperatures earlier in the month to mild with occasional showers outside dining was risky! We had a good family holiday with our children and 6 grandchildren and have no regrets about our booking which we made well in advance. My recommendation would be to book early.”

    Mr Woodhouse, Lichfield, August 2018

    • “The photos of this property really do not do it justice. It is amazing - private, secluded and so picturesque. Granted we did also get the most wonderful weather for the weekend but regardless of that the facilities we not only ideal and well kept but also so clean! We as a family of 4 couples and 4 children. As there are only 3 doubles one of the couples were in a twin which is not the end of the world but bear in mind this is a cottage and the single beds are small for the taller of us. The owner Ian is lovely and for the most part of it just left us two it though we did see him and his wife pottering around and it was good to know he was there if we needed him, The welcome pack was a lovely touch even including a homemade cake which went down a treat with both children and adults. All in all I could not rate our stay there high enough and we are already contemplating booking up for next year.”

    Miss Shipley, Blaydon-on-Tyne, May 2018

    • “The perfect house, location for the whole family, all 10 of us, aged 18months to 80 years. The owners were very friendly and helpful - great welcome pack appreciated! The outdoor and indoor play areas were fabulous , the icing on the cake. We all enjoyed celebrating granddads 80th birthday here. We will be back!”

    Mrs Wright, Southport, April 2018

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The Property

Knott View Barn is a lovingly refurbished barn conversion with a wealth of original features including original beams and exposed stone work. With 7 spacious bedrooms set over three floors, the property boasts a children's play room with pool table and outdoor play area.
Knott View Barn has a superb view over the adjoining field to Farleton Fell and is in an area of open, undulating countryside with walking and cycling opportunities from the door. An ideal base to explore not only the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales but with easy access to the M6 motorway (2 miles). The Scottish Borders and Hadrian's Wall are within an hours drive. Farleton is a rural hamlet 6 miles west of the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale within a half hour drive of Windermere and the Dales.
This three storey barn conversion has been lovingly refurbished, retaining a wealth of features to provide spacious accommodation that can be enjoyed by large family groups at any time of the year. The accommodation is laid out over three floors, is furnished in antique pine with an abundance of old oak beams and exposed stonework to provide accommodation with character. The barn is well equipped to provide for your every need and includes a welcome pack from the owners who live in the former farmhouse next door. The property is extremely child friendly with a games room and children's snug room together with an outdoor play area within a safe, enclosed garden.
Knott View Barn is centrally heated and comprises:

Games room equipped with a full size pool table, children’s football table, activity table for the younger children and a large Connect 4.
Utility/drying room equipped with washing machine and tumble dryer and ample drying space for the occasional rainy day!!
Double bedroom with King size bed and en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and body jets, hand basin and WC.
Twin bedroom.
Bathroom with bath, hand basin and WC.

First floor: Lounge with flat screen TV, Freeview and DVD player, piano, welcoming wood burning stove and view to Farleton Fell.
Snug, an ideal children's room
Lounge with flat screen TV, DVD player, Freeview, Play Station 2 and selection of games.
A spacious dining/kitchen with an abundance of beams and exposed stone work.
Two separate dining areas, one with views to the fells.
The kitchen is well equipped with large American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and electric range cooker with double oven.
Cloakroom with WC and hand basin.

Second floor: Double bedroom with King size bed and en-suite bathroom with free standing roll top bath, hand basin and WC.
Double bedroom
Two single bedrooms sharing the spacious shower room with under floor heating, walk in shower with body jets, hand basin and WC.
Single bedroom with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC.

All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included.
Highchair, stair gate and baby bath provided.
The property has superb views from the enclosed garden with a quality wooden play area including swings, slide, climbing net and sand pit, all laid on safety cushioned chipped bark.
Adjacent to the property is a patio with garden furniture and barbeque, further lawned area and substantial private parking.


7 bedrooms across the ground and top floors: There are two spacious king size rooms, one has a large walk in power shower with body jets (on the ground floor) and the other has a roll top cast bath. There is one double room which has a flat screen TV. There are three single rooms which have original Victorian sleigh beds, one of these is en-suite with an electric shower. There is also a twin bedroom on the ground floor. Cloakroom and shower room on first floor with WC and hand basin. Two dining rooms, two sitting rooms (one with a wood burning stove), a snug for children and a games room with a full-sized pool table, football table and an activity table.


  • Oil Central heating
  • Double oven and electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, utility and drying room, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • A flat-screen TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD Player, PlayStation 2, selection of games and a piano
  • Bed linen and towels
  • 2 highchairs and a stairgate available on request
  • Private parking
  • Garden with patio, BBQ and wooden play area
  • Sorry, no smoking.

Regional Information

KIRKBY LONSDALE Kendal 9 miles. An attractive market town, Kirkby Lonsdale is situated in the heart of the Lune Valley, midway between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. The town was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and holds a 13th century Market Charter. Nowadays, Thursday is market day, a perfect opportunity for visitors to explore the variety of distinctive shops in the town, or the many 17th and 18th century buildings which still stand. The town was also a finalist for the High Street of the Year Award in 2016. This part of the Lune Valley was a favourite haunt of the artist Turner, and was made famous by Ruskin – his "view" of the valley is still spectacular. The medieval Devil’s Bridge spans the river, and the quiet country lanes are ideal for exploring by car, bike, or even horse. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, fishing and a variety of riverside and country walks, making the area an ideal location for a break, whatever time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.