Angel Barn

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

A swish eco barn with complimentary yummy stuff, a fab wood-fired hot tub & view-filled deck. The Dales or the Lakes? The choice is yours!


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


Dodge the hordes in this mysteriously little-known chunk of England sandwiched between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales; the approach to the barn is down a grass-centred track bordered by moss-covered dry stone walls and sheep-filled fields in a wide valley. Richard and Debbie live in an adjacent barn and have done all the clever, eco-friendly, restoration work: doors are planked natural oak, paint comes in soft greys and creams, oak window sills are handmade, beams soar and the feel is light and airy. On chilly days lounge in front of the wood-burner on soft British wool upholstered sofas; open doors to the patio for summer meals. The kitchen, contemporary and roomy, has granite surfaces, plenty of equipment and a convivial pine table. Up a glass-sided staircase are smart bedrooms, one larger than the others, all with fat beds, original beams, painted furniture and Herdwick wool carpets; swish bathrooms sparkle with strikingly bright wallpapers. Hole up with Debbie’s hamper (champagne, chocs, cake), jump in the wood-fired hot tub, soak up panoramic views on the decking or stride into heavenly countryside. Spoiling. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Mon 17th for 4 nights. WAS £720 NOW £520 for TWO guests using master bedroom & super ensuite. Champagne welcome hamper incl. & 10% discount at local pub. Dogs welcome.

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £121
Weekly price
from £850
£660-£890 for a 3-night weekend or 4-night mid-week break.
1 Barn for 6
From £1213 beds3 bedrooms


Absolutely loved it. The attention to detail was perfect. It is a roomy place big enough for six but there was just the two of us and we enjoyed the space. Lovely crockery and cutlery and lots of it so was well used and we put it in the dishwasher once used but there was enough left to not have to worry. Very nice soft furnishings that were comfortable to use and some ‘at home’ touches with candles. We also made use of the hot tub and were absolutely blessed with clear skies at night and could almost touch the stars. Perfect hosts and we will return.

Ross, London

Just Wow! We can't rate this property and location highly enough it was the perfect get-a-way for us. Stunning eco barn conversion tastefully renovated whilst keeping the original character, hot tub with views, dog friendly, fells and pub a short walk away. Home from home kitchen with everything you might need for a hassle free, relaxing and luxury holiday cottage stay. Lovely hosts and a welcome hamper with homemade produce that you might just re-book another holiday for just to sample again! Highly recommend - we are definitely planning to return.

Julia, Suffolk

Couldn't fault anything about this absolutely stunning home from home barn conversion in an idyllic setting. A truly wonderful midweek break, wish we could have stayed longer. Designed and furnished by Debbie & Richard to a top class standard, every comfort imaginable available. Superb welcome pack. An absolute credit to them both. Will definitely return for a longer break.

Gillian, Wakefield/leeds

Debbie & Richard get you thinking about your next booking before you've even completed a full night's stay at Angel Barn. We spent an extended family Christmas there this year, the property & its location are stunning. Debbie & Richard poured their own hard work into converting the barn and it shows. The website does it justice, which is always a welcome relief. We were traveling with small children so they made sure we had a cot, high chair & baby gate for the stairs. What sold us was the extra effort that Debbie & Richard clearly put in to making our stay a welcome one. Book while you can

Kathleen, Abu dhabi

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Debbie & Richard Greaves

  • Award winning eco-chic barn: kind to the environment whilst looking after you! Heat from the ground, power from the sun, warmth from the sheeps wool insulation, and lots of locally sourced things! 2017 Angel Barn won 'Best Green Holiday Home' in Europe.
  • Champagne Welcome Hamper, full of home-made & local treats: eggs, juice, milk and home-made sourdough bread for breakfast, sweet & savoury nibbles for the evening. Not forgetting a bottle of bubbly and award winning home-made cake!
  • We are situated in the recently extended Yorkshire Dales National Park and just a short drive away from the Lake District. You can leave the car 'at home' and walk from the door in any direction!
  • There are two Special Places to Eat & Drink Nearby - The Kings Head Hotel and The Black Swan, both of which are in Ravenstonedale village. Country Inn within walking distance, another four within a 5 minute drive.
  • Riding, mountain bikes, fishing, cookery classes, paragliding, clay pigeon shooting can all be arranged.
  • Large it up: bring all your friends (up to 16) and take over the The Farmhouse (sleeps 8) & Shepherd's Cottage (sleeps 2) on a self catering basis. Catered meals can be delivered.