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Pet friendly barn conversion with spectacular views, just for 2.

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Peaceful but not isolated, rural location. Weekly bookings only

The Fold

The Fold is a recent barn conversion in the picturesque village of Crosby Garrett, near Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. Built on 2 floors it offers spacious accommodation for two It has a cosy, homely atmosphere as it is my own home in the winter.

Ground Floor

The ground floor features a large sitting room with wood burner stove, TV and DVD , a study with a double futon for occasional use and a family bathroom with a wash basin, wc and bath.

The dining kitchen is equipped with a cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, toaster, kettle, cutlery, crockery, additional kitchen equipment and a dining table with 4 chairs. Patio doors lead from the kitchen to a newly completed sun room/porch overlooking the secluded garden with garden furniture and wide ranging uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside to the Penines.

First Floor

There is one double bedroom with extensive views . Duvet and bed linen are provided. There is a bathroom with shower cubicle, wc and wash basin. Towels are provided.


Oil central heating plus wood burner. Oil and wood are provided free.


There is off-road private parking for 2 cars.

Your dog/s will have a great time although please be aware this is sheep country. The garden is enclosed by a stone wall.

The Fold enjoys a tranquil location with stunning views from the rear across the upper Eden valley to the Penines. There is immediate access to many walks in the surrounding area. It is central for visiting the Eden Valley, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Lake District National Park and the North Pennines. The wild-life nature reserve of Smardale Gill with its famous viaduct is close by with a great variety of birds, butterflies and flora. Red squirrels and deer are often seen. The coast-to-coast long distance walk passes through Smardale on its way to Kirkby Stephen and the Nine Standards yomp. Crosby Garrett fell is a good walk with views of the Howgills and the Lakeland fells. Or you can just sit outside and watch the clouds on the Penines.

Yorkshire with its huge range of attractions s easily reached - the Dales begin at Mallerstang, five miles from Kirkby Stephen and the National Park has been extended to include the Howgills and parts of Crosby Garrett.

The Lake District is 30 minutes away with its many and varied attractions.

Crosby Garrett is a pretty village in the upper Eden Valley in Cumbria. It is surrounded on all sides by miles of undulating countryside with extensive views across Cumbria.


Settle-Carlisle Railway

The Settle-Carlisle passes close to Crosby Garrett. The line is widely reputed to offer the most picturesque rail journey in the country and is well worth a trip.


The nearby Howgills offer superb walking opportunities for those wishing to enjoy the hills without the crowds that can be encountered in the central Lakeland. Book lovers can spend hours browsing in Sedbergh, to the south and there are many pretty villages in the surrounding area.

Kirkby Stephen

The nearest market town is Kirkby Stephen, about 5 miles away. Kirkby Stephen is well served by a number of pubs, restaurants, cafes, antique shops and grocery stores.

Appleby with its famous horse fair is about the same distance, on the river Eden. The tree-lined main street leads to the castle with the ancient church at the lower end and in worth exploring.


The Fold is strictly a NO SMOKING establishment. Guests are free to smoke outside on the patio.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

Why The Owner chose Soulby

The Fold offers peace and quiet to relax and unwind. The view across to the Pennines is spectacular, with ever-changing displays of colour ad light. The night skies are also a delight - with the nightly hooting of a local owl. I can't promise you'll see red squirrels, but they are about. The interior is light and spacious, with plenty of room for lazing around, and a good collection of books for browsing. The newly added conservatory, or sun-porch is great for doing nothing very much, or for planning next day's activities. The Fold is my own winter home and perhaps has a more personal touch than some holiday lets.

The garden is still in its infancy, so please forgive any weeds that may appear.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Soulby in Eden District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountaineering


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Pet friendly barn conversion with spectacular views, just for 2.
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

great views

  • 4 of 5

Great views large barn conversion plenty of room for 2 nice touch the 2 bath rooms one with bath other with shower wood burner brilliant for the colder nights well equipped kitchen all in all very good value for money.

The village was very quiet but nice with the beck running through the centre tea room a bonus nice to see the steam trains on the line passing through the village.

Good area for exploring the lakes and the dales 4 miles out of Kirby Stephen with pubs supermarket chip shop ect

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at The Fold. The house is much bigger than we expected and we were so comfortable for our whole stay. It was a perfect location for us to get to the walks we wanted to do and our little dog loved staying here too.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage

  • 4 of 5

Last week in June 2017.

This place was lovely to come back to after trips out in some really awful weather. The wood burner soon warmed the place up, and the facilities were excellent all round. The cooking gear took a bit of understanding, but worked well once deciphered. (Could have done with a few basic instructions). The sun room was very cosy, even when the sun wasn't shining. Location was peaceful; village itself was quiet, just the odd sheep bleating in the distance. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Very clean, well presented, a home from home but with a better vista.

  • 4 of 5

This property was just what we were looking for, a home from home in the North Yorkshire Dales. The property has all you would want from a holiday home and more. The location was ideal for us. Peace and quiet but close enough to civilisation for all those necessities.

I really am struggling to find any negatives for this propert , it was delightful, Crosby Garrett was great.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic barn conversion, warm, comfortable and extremely well located for the Eden Valley .

  • 5 of 5

The Fold is a brilliant barn conversion with full central heating and an extremely effective wood burning stove. It is clean,well equipped and comfortable with a spacious bathroom and large shower room. Everything you need is here. The special feature is the garden room which commands extensive views across the Eden Valley to the distant Pennines. One can linger here interminably and just savour the vista. The Fold is easily accessed with car parking adjacent and is extremely well located for Kirkby Stephen and Appleby. Swaledale can be reached in just over half an hour and Hawes in Wensleydale is not a lot longer. One can also travel on the now famous Settle to Carlisle railway allowing numerous walking options from one station to another. We were delighted to see red squirrels on three occasions in the area as well as black and red grouse on the nearby Asby Scar. This is a walkers and naturalists paradise. There are several good pubs and other eating places around. We would commend the Nateby Inn at Nateby near Kirkby Stephen and the Brief Encounter Cafe and Tea Room at Langwathby Station. Both are dog friendly as are most such places in the area which gives the area an additional welcoming feel. Beware the so called cafe at Little Salkeld Mill which is outrageously expensive and, unlike most other places in this delightful area, rather unwelcoming

Booking was easy and all the information we needed was supplied in good time and it is dog friendly of course. . We will most certainly return as soon as possible.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

It is not often that we have booked accommodation and the property far exceeds the pictures but this is definitely true of The Fold. We found it to be much bigger than we anticipated, very homely, very tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and the views from the sun room and garden are amazing. It felt more like we were staying at a friends house than a rental property. It is definitely a bit off the beaten track but you would not get the views and tranquillity if it were not. A car is a must.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The market towns of Appleby and Kirkby Stephen provide all facilities. Good walks from the door, including the famed nature reserve of Smardale Gill and viaduct. Wild Boar Fell and the high moorland around all have open access and the coast-to-coast footpath crosses the fell above Crosby Garrett. At the top of the village the Settle/Carlisle railway crosses on an impressive viaduct, with a station at Kirkby Stephen. The main A 66 crosses the Penines to give fast access to Teesdale, Co. Durham and North Yorkshire - and Scotland is just up the M.6. Or you could just sit in the garden and watch the clouds floating over the Penines!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Soulby, England

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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