Moon Barn

King's Meaburn, Cumbria
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£170 - £260
per night
£1200 - £1800
per week

A beautifully restored listed barn of Westmorland stone sitting in a conservation area village in spectacular walking country, near Appleby


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£170 - £260 per night

£1200 - £1800 per week

The Experience

Caroline’s eye for detail is extraordinary and everything that could possibly delight guests is already here. From the curved staircase designed to follow the line of the curved wall, to the outdoor hosepipe for muddy dogs, the hand-crafted details, sound-proofed windows, Vanessa Arbuthnott fabrics and the dreamiest mattresses, all of your senses will be soothed.

The bright open-plan living space is upstairs: what was a huge threshing door is now a beautiful window, there is plenty of sofa space, oak trusses from the original barn, a lovely work space and, from here, a rather grand flight of steps, flanked by David Austin roses leading to the limestone-flagged patio and steps to the orchard with old Westmorland apple species. The kitchen is geared for chefs (yes, you can ask for one) and you’ll find fresh flowers and good wine.

What a spot! East are the Pennines, west for the Lakes, north for Hadrian’s Wall. Walking is sublime.

Moon Barn - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Sitting on the patio on a summer's evening with a glass of wine
  • Bringing your dog for gentle walks along the river or tackling one of the fells for amazing views
  • Lighting the Danish wood-burner and settling in such a gorgeous space when the weather isn't good
Moon Barn - Gallery

You should know

  • Just one car parking space but usually plenty of room in the village
  • Two of the bedrooms share a bathroom
  • There's another holiday home just next door


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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


Nightly price
from £170
Weekly price
from £1200
Damage deposit
1 Barn for 6
From £1704 beds3 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Friday-Sunday
Check out
By 10am Friday-Sunday
Other details
Minimum stay: 5 nights. 7 nights in high season. Children over 2 welcome. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Impeccably renovated and furnished, this airy beautiful converted barn was a joy to stay in. My sons adored the wide garden and its low stone walls revealing miles of farmland around, while the expansive patio begs for al fresco dinners every night. Nestled in peaceful characterful Kings Meaburn, it is enticingly close to the famous fells. Our hosts were kindness itself and had so completely kitted out the modish new kitchen that we wanted for nothing.

Amy, London

Such attention to detail - Caroline has put passion and talent into the renovation of this gorgeous old barn.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The village, surrounded by majestic fells, has a post office which is open three days a week and a pub which is owned by the family - the White Horse Inn, for a good pint and homemade pies on Fridays. From the door you can walk along the Lyvennet river to a Saxon church, or head up a fell. Appleby is five miles - a charming market town, Penrith nine miles for stocking up at Booths and Cranstons.

Local points of interest from Caroline Addison

  • Moon Barn is located in the heart of Kings Meaburn, a small village close to the boundaries of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks.
  • Excellent walks are found within the parish with the Lyvennet river flowing close by, whilst the many walks and hikes of the Lakeland Fells and Pennines lie just a short drive away.
  • As well as walking, there are also a multitude of other activities and outings for all the family... irrespective of the constraints of the Cumbrian weather.
  • There are many great pubs, cafés and restaurants in the local area, many of which utilise the great produce of the area in their food and drink offerings.
  • Going slightly further afield, you may also visit the Scottish Borders and Hadrian's Wall which can be reached within 45 minutes.
  • Moon Barn can be easily accessed from all major routes, north, south east and west. It's less than 10 miles from both the M6 and A66, as well as Penrith station which connects with the West Coast Mainline.


Caroline Addison

Caroline grew up in Enniskillen then attended law school in Dublin. Chris is a local whose family have farmed this land (organically) for over 60 years. They're both passionate about vernacular conservation and so have made a fabulous job of converting the barn. They live in the farmhouse just up the road and you may see their hens poking about - Titania, Hippolyta, Helena and Hermia...