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Brackenber Byre cosy cabin & garden in the Dales

SuperhostCumbria, England, United Kingdom
Barn hosted by Jon
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath

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Brackenber Byre is a pet friendly cosy cabin with a private garden and camp fire. You can stay safe in your own private bubble, in the Dales (No WiFi).

Enjoy the log fire, 100% cotton sheets, deep bath, luxury towels and Bluetooth speaker.

The Byre is in the beautiful landscape of the Westmorland Dales and the ideal location for biking, walking, photography, seeing wildlife & star gazing.

The Byre sleeps two in a double bed, is heated by a log burner, has a tiny kitchen, a bath and WC.

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A stay in the Byre is an opportunity for you and your pet to completely escape the overload of daily life, so it has no WiFi.

The Byre may be up to 250 years old and was used to keep farm animals. Now it is a cosy cabin but retains many of its original features such as the wobbly walls and oak roof beams.

Many farm animals live in the fields around the Byre so please keep your pooch on a lead.

The Byre has parking for one car right outside and is separate from the main farm house, so you have your own private entry door. The porch area is a good place for hanging wet kit as the stone floor has a drain.

All the windows have locally made oak sills with a waney edge, a charming feature. The floor is reclaimed vintage pine. The double bed is hand made by a local carpenter as are the oak window frames. The stained glass window in the WC is also made by a local craftsman.

The bed sheets are 100% cotton, sateen weave and all the bedding and towels are from Christy. All bedding and a set of towels are included.

In the centre of the Byre is a circular log burner with all round glazing so the flames can be seen from all parts of the space. The log burner is the only form of room heating but once its going the Byre warms up very quickly. Next to it is a table and two cosy chairs.

The kitchen area is very small and has a microwave, toaster, kettle, sink and a small fridge. The Byre includes utensils, cutlery and towels.

At the opposite end to the bed is a luxury deep bath with a shower tap. Piping hot water is available on demand via the exterior gas boiler. All you do is turn the tap to the left. A screen can be pulled out to provide extra privacy if required.

In the roof is a Velux window which provides a lovely view of the surrounding tree tops from the bath and allows in lots of extra light. It has a blackout blind as do the main windows and door.

Outside you have your own section of private garden in which you can have a camp fire or sleep in the hammock. The garden is full of wildlife and the surrounding fields are most interesting during lambing time which starts about the 17 March. After lambing the wild flowers grow till the grass is cut on about the 10 July. All the sheep and cows and sometimes the horses and a donkey are allowed back in soon after.

During clear nights the star gazing here is very good.

Guest access
The Byre and its little campfire wood to the rear.

Other things to note
Jon is your host and can arrange a bespoke holiday experience for you including E-Bike hire, a Guided Photography Walk, Stunt Kite hire or a local taxis and much more. Call Jon on 07710 390 994.


We have a wildlife pond in the garden so please supervise your children carefully when they are near it.
Brackenber Byre is a pet friendly cosy cabin with a private garden and camp fire. You can stay safe in your own private bubble, in the Dales (No WiFi).

Enjoy the log fire, 100% cotton sheets, deep bath, luxury towels and Bluetooth speaker.

The Byre is in the beautiful landscape of the Westmorland Dales and the ideal location for biking, walking, photography, seeing wildlife & star gazing.…

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1 double bed

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Cumbria, England, United Kingdom

Brackenber Barn - Holiday Guide. 👩🏻‍💻Book E-Bike Hire or a Guided Photography Walk and much more. See below.

🚵🏼‍♂️ E-Bike Hire -
We have 4 electric bikes for hire. 2 e-mountain bikes and 2 easy to ride step-throughs. These super comfortable electric bikes are available to hire from £15 per bike. This includes helmets, locks, breakdown support and route ideas. Please book your bike well in advance, as we also rent them to other holiday lets. Call Jon on 07710 390 994 to make your reservation.

📷 Guided photography, history and wildlife walks with your host -
1) The Viaduct Walk - 4 hours, £25 per person.
2) Romano-British fortified settlement walk - 3 hours, £18 per person.
3) Night walk - 1.5 hours, £15 per person. (Safety brief required).
Book in advance or during your stay. (Subject to the availability of your host). Call Jon on 07710 390 994 to make your reservation.

🪂 Hire a large stunt kite to fly on the fell. It’s big enough to nearly lift you off the ground on a windy day. Hire is £5 for 2 hours. (Safety brief required).

🥗 Nearest ‘proper’ food shop - The Coop in Kirkby Stephen, Redmayne Road. CA17 4RL

🍺 Nearest pub with fine dinning, an excellent drinks menu, real fires and a cozy bar. You can walk here in about 45 minutes - The Black Swan, Townhead Lane, Ravenstonedale. CA17 4NG. Tel 01539 623 204. The nearby Kings Head is now open and booking ahead is advised. Tel 015396 23050.

🍷Second nearest pub with a cozy real fire and vintage car theme. Food is variable! This is a lovely 8 mile round trip on the e-bikes or a nice drive - The Fat Lamb, Crossbank, Ravenstonedale, CA17 4LL. Tel 01539 623 242

🥃 Best pub in Kirkby Stephen, about a 12 minute drive - The La'l Nook, 1 Croft Street, Kirkby Stephen. CA17 4QJ. Please note it’s mainly open at the weekend. See https://whatpub.com/pubs/KEN/1839/lal-nook-kirkby-stephen

🥘 Best/only curry house - The Mango Tree, 27 Market Street, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4QT. Tel 017683 74960. Kirkby Stephen also has a Chinese takeaway.

🥾 Best nearest walks - The Viaduct walks. Smardale Viaduct route starts on Brownber Lane, just off High Lane, after the gate house. (Lat 54.4437, Long -2.4579) The Millennium Bridge walk is in Kirkby Stephen, just after the river on the B6259, Nateby Rd, on the way to Nateby. See http://www.nvt.org.uk/

🚂 The Settle and Carlisle Railway day trips - This is a unique British railway line as the Victorian architecture remains almost intact. Kirkby Stephen station is only 10 minutes drive away, on the A685, this side of Kirkby Stephen. Parking is free, and we recommend you head for the Charming Yorkshire Dales town of Settle or the bigger town of Skipton. Both have lots to do, and on the way home, get off at Ribblehead Viaduct for a walk and a drink at the Station Inn before jumping back on the train for Kirkby Stephen... Highly recommended! For further information and discounts visit www.foscl.org.uk

⛴ Ullswater Steamers - Experience beautiful Ullswater by boat. An award winning Lake District attraction running large heritage vessels for 363 days of the year. The Pier House, Glenridding, Penrith. CA11 0US. Tel 017684 82229

🍫 The Chocolate Factory in Orton - Great shop and it has a cafe. Orton is a nice village with a pub and sometimes holds a farmers market on Saturdays between 9am and 2pm. Kennedy’s Fine Chocolates Ltd, The Old School, Orton. CA10 3RU. Also visit www.ortonfarmers.co.uk and the nearby Orton Scar Cafe.

⛰ Cross Keys Temperance Inn and Cautley Spout walk. The restaurant is famous for its Westmorland Crundle pudding and apparently the ham and eggs is highly recommended after a long walk on the Howgills or up the spout! Visit www.cautleyspout.co.uk

🦆 Bird watching and walking at Sunbiggin Tarn and Great Asby Scar, a dramatic isolated place just 10 minutes drive away, along the minor road from Orton to Crosby Garrett. This is an important wildlife site for birds such as Teal, Wigeon, Gadwall, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Snipe and possibly Jack Snipe. The scar contains some of the best examples of Limestone Pavement in Britain and the remains of a very important Romano-British fortified settlement.

🏰 Best nearest castles - Pendragon Castle is a ruin located in Mallerstang Dale, Cumbria, south of Kirkby Stephen, and close to the hamlet of Outhgill, at grid reference NY781025. Or visit the much bigger Brough Castle, Church Brough, Cumbria, CA17 4EJ. It has a cafe and ice cream shop. Visit https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/brough-castle/

🚌 Cumbria Classic Coaches run a summer only classic coach service from Kirkby Stephen to Brough, Tebay, Kendal, Appleby Penrith. For times tables and fares visit www.cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk or call 015396 23254

🛁 Heating times in winter - Morning 07:00 ~ 10:00. Midday 12:00 ~ 15:00. Evening 18:00 ~ 21:00

🔥 Need more logs for the wood burner or if you are struggling to light the fire, then I can assist. Call Jon on 07710 390 994. A two inch long fire lighter, under a large handful of kindling with a couple of big logs on top should do it. Start with the vent fully open - lever to the right. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JQvcLt1auI

See the info box for loads more ideas for days out and the Information folder which contains the house manual. Remember please call Jon any time if you have a problem - 07710 390 994
Brackenber Barn - Holiday Guide. 👩🏻‍💻Book E-Bike Hire or a Guided Photography Walk and much more. See below.

🚵🏼‍♂️ E-Bike Hire -
We have 4 electric bikes for hire. 2 e-mountain bikes and 2…

Hosted by Jon

Joined in October 2019
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My aim is to provide a unique visitor experience and I have many plans to expand my offering. I also want my guests to feel relaxed and at home, to want for nothing and to leave feeling rested and inspired.
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Your host, Jon, is very happy to help you with many aspects of your holiday from bike hire to arranging a local taxi. If guests require a meet and greet then that’s great. Otherwise we can leave the place unlocked for you and you figure it out for yourself. Any problems, knock on the main house door or call me on 07710 390 994.
Your host, Jon, is very happy to help you with many aspects of your holiday from bike hire to arranging a local taxi. If guests require a meet and greet then that’s great. Otherwis…
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House rules
Check-in: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
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