Self-Catering Kendal

Riddings Barn Kendal, Cumbria

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From: €687 weekly Guests 8 Rooms 4 Bathroom 3

Key Features

  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • On a Farm
  • Rural location

Property Description

Holiday home
Riddings Barn is a barn conversion cottage on a working farm near to Sedbergh in Cumbria. The cottage sleeps eight people and has two double bedrooms with ensuites and two twins along with a family bathroom. The rest of the accommodation comprises a kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room. Outside is off road parking and a patio area with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. Situated in beautiful countryside, Riddings Barn is a superb holiday home for discovering Cumbria.

Accomodation Details
Four bedrooms: 2 x super king-size double (1 with TV) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request). Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with TV and dining area. Utility. Spacious sitting room.

Sedbergh - pronounced Sed-Ber – is an ancient market town situated in northern Dentdale within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The town itself boasts narrow streets, little shops, traditional pubs and a famous school, dating back to 1536. There is also an atmospheric 12th Century church. Dentdale is located amongst rolling hills and stretches 14 miles from the windswept moors below Whernside to the rivers Dee and Rawthey. At the heart of the dale is the town of Dent, which has existed since Norman times and is a labyrinth of winding cobbled streets. There are three golf courses in the vicinity as well as tennis, horse riding and fishing. With such incredible scenery and so many fascinating trails, the area is a great place for walkers and cyclists. This, together with the surrounding valleys and two National Parks, makes Sedburgh a fantastic spot for a holiday outdoors.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Oil underfloor heating on ground floor and radiators on 1st floor. Two electric ovens, 1 with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer,2nd fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Spacious patio area with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pub 3 miles. Note: Property is relatively near M6, though road noise is not an issue.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • On a Farm
  • Rural location

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Self-Catering Reviews

April 2023
Superb cottage. Very well equipped, immaculately clean, very spacious and beautifully decorated. Perfect location, very rural and ideally situated for exploring the Howgills. Excellent in every way.
Mr Thompson
April 2019
Lovely position albeit a long drive to the cottage however this did not trouble us as it was well worth it.. Just a stunning peaceful location. One of the best cottages with have stayed with the range of facilities and kitchen equipment. Very warm and cosy.
Edna H
March 2019
The owners of The Riddings go over and beyond making their guests feel so welcome. Unfortunately we didn't have very good weather but the barn conversion was so warm and cosy that it wasn't a hardship to stay in when the rain really came down. My husband and son were the designated drivers for Kendal and other neighbouring places and I have to say they managed really well as the roads are really hairy single track lanes and if you meet someone coming the other way your reversing techniques are severely tested. We loved our spacious ,warm and well-equipped barn and would highly recommend it but don't attempt to use the extremely narrow bridge or you might need the services of a car repair shop.
Mrs Martin
March 2019
The barn felt very spacious, was extremely clean and had everything (& more! ) that we needed. We were able to totally relax upon arrival as the surroundings were so peaceful and beautiful. A great place to spend quality time together.
Mrs Burkett
December 2018
A wonderful barn, with one of the best stocked kitchens I’ve ever seen.. It’s a fantastic location for those looking forward to getting away from it all. A thoroughly enjoyable week.
Mrs Mason
December 2018
Riddings barn was fantastic, it was set amongst beautiful scenery and views of the fells.. The winding narrow lanes made for a picturesque drive up to the property. The barn has been completed to a high standard and has 4 large bedrooms. The wine and chocolates on arrival were most appreciated. Dawn the owner was helpful and we have just returned from a fabulous family Christmas at this wonderful property.
Miss Ahmed
December 2018
This was the first time me and my friends did anything like this and we honestly couldn’t have picked a better place.. The place itself looked beautiful on the outside. As soon as we walked in it was SO warm and cosy. The living room was the perfect size, the kitchen was huge and had everything you could ever need to cook any meal! The bedrooms were so big and the beds were so comfy. We honestly didn’t want to leave. It was such a wonderful experience and we’d definitely recommend it to others. Thank you Riddings Barn!
Mr Ball
November 2018
Unbelievable for price.. Perfect in every way. The beds were also the best thing I have ever slept on in my life. Facilities were amazing, location was beautiful and the presentation of it in its entirety was flawless. Thank you so much for providing such an incredible experience. We will definitely be booking again!
Mrs Sharples
November 2018
Beautiful setting ~spacious clean and comfortable.. Would definitely go again.
Mrs Evans
September 2018
Beautiful position lovely accommodation ..
Mr Summers
August 2018
Really nice spacious barn conversion.. Although mentioned in the bumph not to follow sat nav instructions they should be in bold and a larger font.... Thoroughly enjoyable stay.
Mrs Fountain
July 2018
A great cottage in the middle of nowhere.. Perfect for a family week away to recharge our batteries. A great base for Yorkshire, Cumbria and the Lake District. Plus the beds were sooooo comfortable.
Mrs Berwick
June 2018
Fantastic location, not too far from two super national park areas.. Beautiful home with just about everything you could ask for.
Mr Donoghue
May 2018
The owner really thought of everything.. The barn was stunning both in it's facilities and it's setting.
Mr Thornton
May 2018
A stunning property in a stunning location - felt privileged to be in it.. More info could be useful for living In the property e.g. Recycling and what to do when leaving. One of the access roads is only 6'6" wide over stone walled bridge - take note drivers of wide cars there is no leeway. Road up from Sedbergh is fine though.
Richard N
April 2018
Stayed here late April 2018 with a party of 7 girlfriends. We'd originally booked for March but the poor weather (snow) made travelling impossible and the owner, Dawn, couldn't have been more helpful in re-arranging the dates at very short notice. We couldn't have been happier with our choice, the accommodation, surroundings and scenery were all spectacular. I wouldn't hesitate to return. I've already passed on the details to a number of people who saw the photos that had been posted on social media of our girly weekend away.
Richard N
April 2018
We loved our experience at the barn, very well maintained and detailed.. The only thing we'd add is that the description should maybe be a little clearer to explain that there is no real outside garden area other than the patio table and chairs. The photos give you an idea of the place, and certainly the description doesn't mention garden, but I think on reflection we'd not realised that there was no real garden space per se just views of the lovely landscape and although you could obviously walk, some families may want garden space as well. Which wasn't a problem but maybe needs to be spelt out.
Mrs Wild
February 2018
An excellently presented property in an idyllic location, well recommended as a getaway retreat in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside.. However, there is one minor pitfall and that is the extremely narrow bridge leading to the property having come from the M6 motorway direction. the bridge is literally only 6' 6" wide meaning a normal sized car just fits through with a few inches to spare! We did find an alternative route turning left at the bottom of the lane leading directly into Sedbergh. Do not let the bridge of doom put you off, the place is simply superb.
Wendy B
January 2018
Beautiful, well appointed, well equipped barn conversion. Very spacious. Spotlessly clean. Remote location but not too far from M6. The drive to the barn is not for the faint hearted! (Very narrow roads!). Great area for walking. Easy access to Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Would definitely recommend.
Wendy B
January 2018
We loved the property and had a great time..
Mr Howe
December 2017
Really well equipped - comfortable and warm - thoughtful touches such as flowers / sparkling wine / chocolates waiting on arrival together with Christmas tree and decorations to complete the atmosphere for a New Years celebration..
Mrs Mitchell
July 2017
Lovely cottage.. Spotlessly clean! Beautiful setting.
March 2017
What a fabulous place. Stayed here for the weekend for my mums 60th . The barn was finished to a very high standard and in a perfect peaceful location . Some lovely walking to be done from the barn over howgill hills. Would highly recommend .
November 2016
Just returned from a lovely weekend break at Riddings Barn. Excellent retreat. Superb location. Quality property.
Dr Spencer
July 2016
We liked the setting amid the Howgills velvety-green hills; the ever-changing lights, peace and near absence of other people on the hills. Also, the sheer quality and ingeniousness of the barn conversion. The owners were friendly and their farm is nearby, but they don't intrude.
Mr Todd
June 2016
Lovely barn conversion, keeping the old outside with a modern feel. Brilliant views and just an all round good place to stay to have a relaxing break.
Mr Yallop
April 2016
The Barn is a wonderful property which was well furnished and very peaceful. It was really enjoyed by all the family.
March 2016
Great place for large groups, very modern but cosy, maintained to a high standard. Views are amazing, great place to rest and relax but close to Sedbergh and Kendal if you wanted to look around and shop. Beds are super comfy.
Mrs Spink
February 2016
The Barn was much larger than we expected, a real gem! We booked it for a surprise 60th for my husband so all the family gathered. There was loads of space all round, it was exceptionally well laid out throughout, and was very warm comfortable. There were lots of lovely walks despite the rain! Would recommend this lovely quiet place to anyone!
Mr Spink
November 2015
Lots of space in the accommodation, very comfortable, fabulous location. The folder was excellent for information for usage of all electrical equipment, however we would have liked local information contained within the folder such as local doctors dentist etc and recycling information and possibly local restaurants. There was a wealth of information for visitor attractions in the wider area. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family. The photos on the website do not do the property justice.
Ms Barringham
August 2015
The house was presented to a very high standard, could not have been better.
Mr Edwards
July 2015
This holiday home is to the highest standard - excellent. Both the Lakes and Dales are magnificent and this house is ideally placed for both.
Mrs Jackson
June 2015
This was a high quality property situated in a superb location; surrounded by beautiful countryside and interesting wildlife. We received a warm welcome from the owners and overall we would like to highly recommend Riddings Barn.
Ms Wilson
May 2015
The Barn was delightful. Beautiful scenery, very quiet and lots of walks for all standards of walkers. The Barn was very spacious and there was lots of room for 7 people. It was very easy to find just off the M6.
Mrs Harvey
April 2015
The property was fantastic, there were 8 people and there was plenty of room for all. It was fully equipped, could not ask for a better place, would recommend everyone to go. The owners were so friendly and helpful.
Miss Mellor
February 2015
The views were stunning and the house was to an excellent standard.
Mrs Darley
January 2015
A brilliant house for our Christmas family get together. The house was exceptionally clean and was great for our needs. The large kitchen was brilliant, as was the large lounge and the ample seating. All the bedrooms were equally as good and there were no fights over the best ones!
December 2014
The standard of accommodation and location.
Mr Hoogerwerf
November 2014
Had a very good holiday. Fantastic views from the house. Could not ask for anything more.
Mrs Hackett
October 2014
The cottage was excellent. The owner made us feel very welcome. The standard of furnishing, bedding and general contents were better that I have experienced before.
Mrs Brook
September 2014
A lovely property, extremely rural and quiet. There were good facilities and it was great to find a property capable of accommodating 3 couples in large beds. Thoughtful touches and everything needed for cooking was there.
Mrs Bowles
August 2014
Fantastic accommodation with lovely views. Can't fault anything; it was very clean, had lots of tourist info and the sundries were very welcome.
Mrs Smith
August 2014
Peaceful, private location with beautiful views. Excellent equipped kitchen. We couldn't have asked for more.
Mrs Tinkler
May 2014
Absolute wonderful retreat for a family holiday.The place was of a very high standard. A fantastic week was had by all.
January 2014
Excellent place to stay. All rooms to a very high standard and has everything you could possibly need. Very warm and cosy despite the awful weather and close enough to town for the essentials
Mrs Johnson
December 2013
Would not change a thing, it was a lovely property, a little out of the way, but well worth it when you get there. Cannot praise the property enough. Lots of space for 8 people. Very nice and helpful owner.
Mrs Robinson
November 2013
Beautiful setting, great accommodation, welcoming and thoughtful owners. Would recommend this property to anyone.
Mr Sugden
November 2013
This property is pure luxury throughout. Excellent in every area, and a wonderful location. Will certainly recommend to family and friends. All the little extras just top it off. The best cottage/barn I have ever booked.
Mrs Sterling
September 2013
A fabulous and well equipped cottage.
Mr Osborne
September 2013
Absolutely brilliant property, beautifully presented and furnished to a really high standard. Beautiful scenery from every window. Beds so comfortable that I did not want to get up in the morning, would love to visit again soon.
Ms Mather
August 2013
Riddings Barn was a wonderful holiday property. The location was perfect and provided an opportunity to explore both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. We had a lovely holiday and would return to Riddings in the future.
June 2013
7 June 2013. Spent a wonderful week at Riddings in accommodation which could not be bettered. We have stayed at many self catering establishments in our time, but Riddings is clearly the best for quality of conversion; the furniture and all fittings, kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, are all top of the range. The owners provided many, many extras in sundries which you would expect to supply yourself. The location is perfect for peace, views and as much walking as one could ask for -right from the front door, without the need to drive! A hidden gem which we thoroughly recommend. Madelaine and Terry
Mr Marshall
May 2013
Great value for a large group.
Mrs Twidy
April 2013
Extremely comfortable, spotless accommodation.
Mr Robinson
April 2013
Riddings Barn is perfect for a holiday in stunning countryside.
Mr Hiley
February 2013
Amazing barn conversion, a hidden gem, friendly farmer and stunning surroundings, definitely 5* highly recommended to families for a great get away. Close to the lake district and lots of lovely walks.
Miss Walton
February 2013
A wonderful home from home. Stunning location and the most well equipped property we have stayed in. Care was obviously taken to ensure the best stay possible. We will be back!
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