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Comfortable, Cosy Barn Conversion. Non-smoking



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Daw Bank Cottage, barn conversion, Greenholme, nr. Tebay, Cumbria, England - Quiet Rural Location between Lake District And Dales National Parks

This unspoilt area is within easy reach of the northern Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley, and offers excellent touring, walking and cycling opportunities. A perfect holiday retreat. The house is of "upside down" design and the living room windows afford views of the Howgills, the Lune Valley and the famous Shap gradient of the West Coast railway line. Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms. http://www.dawbank.co.uk/facilities.htm -- XXX

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We've been married for almost 40 years and we've lived here for over 30 of them. Graham based his heavy goods transport business here and we stocked the small holding with sheep, cattle, ducks and hens. During that time I've done various other things apart from farming--from making horse harness to lecturing in computing. I now manage web sites and write, and Graham looks after the cottage. Our children are grown-up, but we still have "family" in the form of our dog Micky Wippitt, cat Gracie, and Fell pony Ruby. The farm is grass-let to neighbours who graze sheep on our fields.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had fantastic stay of 7 nights. The cottage was comfortable, clean and safe to stay with 3 young kids. Lovely views around the location and convenient to get to other attractions and M6 easily. Welcoming owners. We would definitely like to come again.

Lovely cottage very comfortable. The warm bathroom was much appreciated. Lots of walking from the cottage in lovely countryside. The owners very friendly and welcoming ..... Great welcome always given by Micky the dog when we arrived back at the cottage.

Excellent cottage, everything we needed. Extremely helpful and friendly owners and great location.

Lovely comfortable cottage in a secluded location. The cottage was clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the peace and lovely scenery.
Jan 2015
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Nice to stay

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the view. Neat and comfort

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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It is a beautiful and comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful! The property was very comfortable, with everything we needed.

The owners were lovely! They helped us to feel very welcome.

We will be going back again for sure!

Mr and Mrs Francis

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very special long weekend

  • 5 of 5

We did three days walking and it was a complete blast - lovely self catering unit, and not too far from the hills, and a nice dog to fuss in the evenings. Very impressed and hoping to go back soon. Parking for two cars and so close to the motorway.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rural retreat

  • 3 of 5

The property was very rural and picturesque, although a little far removed from the Centre of Lakeland, a nice setting in itself. The house interior was well presented if a little rough and ready on the outside. The farm area wasn't really child friendly but our little boy loved saying hello to Mickey the dog and Ruby the pony every morning. Graham was a great host and looked after us very well. Great value for money and we all had lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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quiet and cosy

  • 4 of 5

Very welcoming owners,cottage well equipped, warm and nicely decorated, specious but cosy.great views.would recommend :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Great base for walking

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Clean warm cottage.great location for walking and exploring the lakes.Graham was very welcoming on Friday when we arrived.very friendly dog and pony.great place to stay thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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From the Owner

We like its quiet rural location combined with its ease of access to the motorway.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : The George Hotel at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Appleby at 16 Miles Nearest Train : Penrith at 16 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Silloth at 55 Miles Car: necessary

Please study our web site, http://www.dawbank.co.uk/maps.htm for local attractions and for directions to reach us, as your sat-nav will direct you a very long way round to reach CA10 3TA and OUR route is much simpler.

Special interest holidays:

If you are a writer seeking time and space to create your masterpiece, this is the ideal place. Retreat to the hills and work in peace.


Use of a car or motorbike is essential (there is no public transport).

Nearest airport: Carlisle (44 miles) or Liverpool (100 miles).

Nearest motorway junction: M6 J38. Contact us - or our web site, http://www.dawbank.co.uk/maps.htm - for detailed directions, as your sat-nav will direct you a very long way round to reach CA10 3TA.


Orton 3 miles, Tebay 5 miles, Shap 8 miles. See http://dawbank.co.uk/local.htm

Further Details:

For very local walks, we can lend you maps.

Orton, The George. Post Office + village stores; Kennedy’s Chocolate Factory; Farmers’ Market (a very good one) – second Saturday in the month. All Saints' Church (dates from ~13th C). (see http://www.orton.org.uk/)

M6 Service areas, Westmorland Northbound, Westmorland Southbound and J38 - Prizewinning service areas, not your usual run of the mill. Food shopping, meals, newspapers, confectionery, books, toys, gifts, farm produce and speciality foods. Petrol, diesel. (see http://www.westmorland.com/tebay-services)

Tebay, The Cross Keys; The Barnaby Rudge. Old School Tea Room. Junction 38 petrol station (petrol, diesel, LPG, newspapers, local shop); St James' Church. (see http://www.visitcumbria.com/evnp/tebay/)

Shap, The Crown; The King’s Arms; The Greyhound. Other stuff - Co-operative stores; Bellas’s butchers; Fish and Chip shop; heated open air swimming pool. St Michael's Church (dates from 750 AD); Shap Abbey. (see http://shapcumbria.wordpress.com/)

Newbiggin, Bessy Beck Trout Farm and Fishery.

Ravenstonedale, The King’s Head; The Black Swan. St Oswald's Church. (see http://www.ravenstonedale.org/)


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2016
25 Mar 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas / New Year 2017
16 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring half term
18 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter to October
8 Apr 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & New Year 2018
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We accept payment by cheque or bank transfer, 20% on booking and 80% by 4 weeks prior to holiday date. Please include your full contact details (postal address and phone number/s) when you send your payment. We consider your reservation confirmed when your payment clears, and we'll email you to that effect.

We'll be sorry if you have to cancel, but if you let us know more than 4 weeks in advance of your start date we'll refund 80% of your booking fee.

Changeover Day:
Our usual changeover day is Friday, arrival time 3.00pm, and departure (on whatever day) 10.00am. There is some room for flexibility outside high season. We do offer short breaks at short notice when available.

Notes on prices:
2 day break = 50% of price for a week (when available)
3 day break = 60% of price for a week
4 day break = 70% of price for a week

There are no hidden charges! Linen and towels are provided, free. Electricity is included, free. A cot and a high chair are available, free, so if you need them please ask us when you book.

Well behaved pets are also welcome, free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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From the Owner


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • churches
  • library

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom & toilet; shower over bath. Towels provided.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bedroom with king size bed. Linen provided. Bedroom 2: 1 pair of bunk beds, 1 single bed (with 1 pull-out single beneath). Linen provided. Travel cot provided.


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Our basic Price Tariff (per week) is available on this site and a detailed one (including short breaks) is on our own site, http://www.dawbank.co.uk/bookings.htm - PLEASE read that first as it may answer your question. You can email or phone to ask about availability or with specific questions about the accommodation: mgmillard@dawbank.co.uk or 01539 624636. We aim to respond to emails within a day, but if you have not heard back in that time don't hesitate to phone. We have a no smoking policy at Daw Bank Cottage. Well behaved pets are welcome. Internet: LIMITED. A SMARTPHONE will get good mobile internet reception (3G: Vodafone, 3 and Orange) but the landline BROADBAND is VERY SLOW so WE DON'T SHARE it. It causes too much frustration. Outside: Wooden bench seat. Barbecue space by arrangement with us. NOTE There is no enclosed space outside Daw Bank Cottage where you can leave dogs or toddlers unsupervised. Utility Room: Boot and coat drying area: coat rack, hot rail and boot rack. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Towels and linen are included. Cleaning, and change of linen and towels, takes place on changeover days. Other: Economy 7 CH. Dining area.

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