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Nelson Barn - Self-catering in Cumbria

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Kaber, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4EF, Cumbria
England, United Kingdom

Katie Mundy

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+44 (0)17683 72710(landline)

A stunning barn for families (heaven for kids) or groups near Kirkby Stephen; this is a fine base for exploring Cumbria's great outdoors

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The eco-friendly renovation of this 1740s drovers' stable reflects Katie's canny eye for design. Handmade furniture shows off exquisite carpentry skills, from a fabulous kids' bunk – which appears suspended from a ceiling beam – to a large birch dining table in the open-plan living room. All that families and walkers could want has been thought of, yet practicalities aside, the decor has a touch of theatre: a rocking horse, animal design lampshades, a mirror in an artist's easel... all amid a sophisticated grey palette with splashes of lime and leafy patterns that echo the greenery of this very rural area. Behind the kitchen's Belling range, a perspex map lets you plan your next walk while you cook. Along with two stylish doubles, there's a bunk room for adults and a colourful kids' room with beanbags and toys. Outside, a sand pit and climbing frame on the lawn and a village green for football or catch. Beyond lies rolling farmland with walks and bike rides from the door, horse-riding, fishing and more. Marvellous to return to your welcome basket of goodies and a wood-burner with logs on the house.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Katie Mundy:

Local points of interest from
Katie Mundy:

  • Walking and cycling straight from the door into the gentle rolling hills of the Eden Valley. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing wildlife and regularly see hares, heron, curlew, deer, hawks, owls and bats to name a few.
  • Sample delicious regional food and enjoy local ales just down the road in the picturesque village of Ravenstonedale at The Kings Head and The Black Swan, two of Sawday's special places to eat. Or meet the producers themselves at our local farmers markets.
  • Wainwright's famous coast-to-coast route crosses the surrounding fells and passes through Kirkby Stephen, two miles away, where you can find butchers, a bakery, green grocer, banks, petrol, tea rooms, gift shops, restaurants, pubs, takeaways and the Coop.
  • Brough castle with its impressive ruins is free to enjoy and just two miles away. It has a yummy ice cream parlour and tearoom attached with swings, slides and outdoor fun for the family. In wet weather there's a great soft play centre in Kirkby Stephen.
  • Whether you wish to explore the spectacular natural beauty of the Eden Valley, the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales National Park, the historic towns of Durham, Ripon or Carlisle, or Barnard Castle, Nelson Barn is ideally situated.
  • The Settle Carlisle railway runs through Kirkby Stephen, jump aboard as it journeys through some of most scenic regions of the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines and over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct which featured in the Harry Potter films.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Wonderful stay at a gorgeous barn. Hope to be back soon. "


June 2017
"We had a lovely time here, enjoying the spring weather and going for walks. Hares, curlew and lapwings were a lovely treat. Gorgeous and comfy cottage. "

Robin - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

May 2017
"We've loved staying here. The barn is so comfortable, gorgeously decorated, very warm & cosy with comfy beds. We really enjoyed sitting around the big table in the kitchen, meeting the local ducks, pottering in the garden & on the green. Our 4 year old was crying when we had to leave, he prefers this to his own house! Our favourite local days out were 1) Lowther Castle - really atmospheric, great for the kids, amazing cafe 2) Ulleswater - getting the boat from Pooley Bridge to Howton 3) Aire force - stunning waterfalls with lots of paddling & pottering for kids. Have booked again for next year"

Trevor - York, United Kingdom

April 2017
"Lovely cottage, beautifully clean and well furnished. Well equipped kitchen, family dining area and comfortable lounge. We had a lovely week here and throughly recommend it. Great walks around the cottage without taking your car and near enough to drive into the Lake District. Great family holiday with husband, daughter, son in law and two grandsons. Grandsons played safely in the gated garden. Would definitely go again."

Eileen - Sheffield, United Kingdom

May 2016
"An ideal place for 2 families with young children. The owner, Katie, is very helpful and can provide the essential baby stuff and tips on things to do in the area. There's also plenty of books, games, dvds for all ages as well as good garden space. The house inside is spacious and as well finished as the photos indicate. During the week we went on local walks, cycling on the viaduct and day trips to the Dales and Lakes."

Ivar - Glasgow, United Kingdom

February 2016
"What a fantastic place to bring our extended family for a get together holiday. Nelson's barn was just the right mix, comfortable, cleverly thought out, peaceful and with all mod cons but feeling like you are getting away from it all. Perfectly organised for families, we managed to fit us all in, Granny and Poppa, Daughter and three children (5 year old twins and a baby), Son and two children (4 and 18 months), lots of thoughtful baby stuff like monitors, bouncy chairs, toys, buggy, back pack, high chair and chair stools for toddlers, bean bags for little people and garden toys. Perfect."
August 2014

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  • 1 Barn for 8
Price:(i) £850 to£1260 per week

3-nights from £590

Booking info:

Cot available. Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.




Kaber, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4EF, Cumbria

Self-catering Nelson Barn (self-catering)
Barn ~ 1 double (en suite), 1 twin/double, 2 bunk rooms (1 with pull-out bed); 1 bathroom.
Price: (i) £ 850 to £ 1260 per week

Katie Mundy

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+44 (0)17683 72710(landline)