Comfy lounge to relax infront of the wood burnerChat over dinner at the oak table with a glass or two of wine
Perfect Rural Retreat
Perfect Rural Retreat
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Traditional Cumbrian Bank Barn converted to the highest standard True luxury for a romantic break or relaxing holiday Perfect location for visits- The Lakes Yorkshire Dales Northern Pennines Roman Wall Durham Cathedral Bowes Museum York Minster

Check in after 3PM, check out is before 10AM

Dogs welcome please message the owner for details

The space

A traditional stone built Cumbrian Bank Barn converted to the highest standard and finish. True luxury for a romantic weekend break or relaxing holiday. A multitude of interesting walks from the door and a traditional pub five minutes away in the centre of the village. A real away from it all cottage with every facility you'd need for the perfect break, iPod docking station for your music, free 80Mb broadband, slipper bath, double power shower, under floor heating in the bathroom. The bedroom features a slipper bath, oak is the timber of choice and the exposed oak floors enhance the contemporary interior design. Visitors return time and time again, some using it as their 'special place' for a honeymoon. Ideally located to visit all of the norths natural wonders, The Lakes, Yorkshire Dales, Northern Pennines as well as The Roman Wall, Durham Cathedral, Bowes Museum, York Minster.

Guest access

Key collection from the farmhouse, orchard for BBQ's

Interaction with guests

Owners delighted to help with local knowledge, advice and tips, just ask. Or if you prefer we'll leave you to enjoy the peace and quiet of a unique area

Other things to note

Northern cottage of the year finalists

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Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $29 NZD
Weekly Discount: 17%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

No smoking

Dogs welcome please message owner for details


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

57 Reviews

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Serra User Profile
July 2016
Steve's place was fantastic to stay at while we explored the Lakes District as well as the very historic local villages. Driving on a single lane road through a paddock while sheep wandered across the road was an experience in itself! The house had everything we needed -including a deep bath after our big walk over the hills one day. Very comfortable bed, extremely friendly host & a cool area to stay. The George Hotel in Orton, 5 minutes away, was a great dining stop & they serve cold Guinness. Perfect. We'd definitely recommend Steve's place.

Mark User Profile
October 2017
Had a really great stay in the cottage, great location for walks in the Dales and Lake District. The cottage was exactly as described and Steve supplied a PDF with helpful information, directions and local attractions.

Anya User Profile
September 2017
Turnip House was a great retreat in a breathtakingly beautiful Cumbrian countryside. It is compact but well planned out and nicely furnished to ensure comfort and rest. The apartment is impeccably clean. We cooked daily and had everything to prepare both light and elaborate meals. The shower is roomy and has wonderful water pressure. The wi-fi connection was flawless and good enough to stream movies. Because we stayed for a whole month, Steve arranged for a cleaning maid upon request, who did a great job for a very reasonable fee. Steve provided many tips on where to eat out, hike and what to see. We are going to have wonderful memories about Steve's place and we definitely recommend Turnip House to anyone looking for a nice vacation in this part of the country.

Lorna User Profile
August 2017
Really cosy house, loved the décor. We visit Cumbria every year but have always gone to the Lakes, would really recommend this area, a lot quieter and lots of petty villages.

Natalie User Profile
July 2017
Perfection!! The cottage is beautifully decorated, very modern but still with lots of "cottagey" charm. It's immaculately clean and everything is in great working order, Steve is a great host and has lots of local knowledge. We stayed for 3 nights and wish we'd have had longer, we'll definitely be returning!

Lisa User Profile
June 2017
Lovely, exquisitely renovated cottage, perfect for a romantic break for two. Everything was beautifully decorated and very well equipped and Steve and Debbie were very helpful and friendly. Beautiful, peaceful setting with plenty of walks from the cottage and places to visit a short drive away. Highly recommended.

Jennifer User Profile
June 2017
Steve and Debbie were great hosts and made us feel at home in their lovely barn converted to cottages. The Turnip House was all we could have hoped for and more. Open and airy, quaint farm life atmosphere, gorgeous views, clean, modern and super comfy!

Great Asby, United KingdomJoined in August 2013
Steve User Profile

Worked in the holiday cottage industry for over 20 years alongside my day job as a contract furniture supplier. Married to Debbie a felt artist. Well traveled, favourite places India and US, I know they are worlds apart but so interesting and varied. Local knowledge a key part of what we do, like to keep abreast of what's new. Involved in village life and a keen member of our local history group. Movie lover, weakness for good food, supporter of real ale and love to be out with Jess & Fin, our border collies on the fells...........

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