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The Old Dairy At Johnson House

Kirkby Lonsdale (1.6mls S), Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: 54457

With the Yorkshire Dales to the east, the Lake District to the north, and the Forest of Bowland to the south, this lovely barn conversion makes a fantastic holiday home for up to eight guests. Set on a working farm, this fresh, light and stylish property offers cosy and relaxing accommodation for a family or group of friends seeking a tranquil and idyllic retreat with glorious rural views. There are also opportunities to take part in some of the seasonal farm activities including feeding the resident animals.

This delightful detached property features underfloor heating throughout the ground floor where you will find a spacious, bright and restful lounge with a charming traditional wood burner. The lovely dining area is perfect for a family get-together, while the elegantly designed kitchen is fully equipped and a pleasure to cook in. The ground floor also has a stylish shower room and three tastefully decorated bedrooms, with a fourth bedroom on the first floor. A mezzanine level has a charming seating area and a picture window with stunning rural views. French doors lead from the lounge to the enclosed garden which is ideal for al fresco dining or a night of stargazing.

Situated at the meeting point of North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale (2.5 miles) has some friendly pubs, restaurants and shops, and is known for Ruskin’s View and the Devil’s Bridge. Local attractions and landmarks in the Yorkshire Dales include the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail (7 miles), the Ribblehead Viaduct (14 miles), White Scar Cave (9 miles) and the peak of Ingleborough (10.5 miles). To the south is the Forest of Bowland (5 miles), where you can explore miles of fells, valleys and moorland, with a range of wildlife and opportunities for walking, cycling and stargazing.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a 2’6” twin on request), 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room, 1 en-suite shower room and 1 en-suite Jack and Jill bathroom
  • 2 electric ovens and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric, underfloor heating on the ground floor and central heating included
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop 2 miles and pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker in lounge
  • Sleeps 8+2 (double sofa bed on mezzanine floor)
  • Seasonal farm-based activities – on request guests are welcome to help feed the lambs, and during the bluebell season are welcome to visit our bluebell wood on an accompanied tour (guests will be informed if these activities on arrival)

Rob Clarkson

This property is personally managed by Rob.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jason 24th September 2021

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A really lovely well-equipped cottage well placed for both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District although there is also beautiful countryside right outside the door. Our host, David, was really friendly and welcoming and his offer to tour the farm with him was much appreciated and enjoyed.

Reviewed by Ann 10th September 2021

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We stayed at the Old Diary at Johnson House from 10/09/2021 to 17/09/2021. We have rented houses for a few years and this house was the best we have ever stayed in it was spotless and the kitchen had everything you could possibly need the beds where very comfortable. The furnishing where of excellent quality. Claire, David, Christopher, Peter and CRead moreolin the dog where lovely friendly hosts. We had a tour around the farm which was fun and informative. We couldn't recommend this house highly enough. Hide

Reviewed by Sylvia 6th September 2021

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100% score for cottage and hosts plus a beautiful area to visit

Reviewed by Rita 3rd September 2021

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Really lovely property, spotlessly clean and peaceful location. Town facilities are very near by. Mr & Mrs Middleton are very helpful and very kind. This is on a working farm and they delighted us with a tour, showing us all their animals and how they are fed and looked after. There is everything provided, and its all to a high standard. I highly rRead moreecommend a stay here for adults and children alike. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 27th August 2021

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We have just had a weeks holiday at The Old Dairy and would highly recommend this property. The property has been designed and furnished to a high standard and is very well equipped. Claire and David were brilliant hosts and their farm tour was really informative and very enjoyable. Perfect location for touring around the Lakes and the coast. We fuRead morelly intend to return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 6th August 2021

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This is a lovely property in an idillic location and David and Claire couldnt be more welcoming or helpful and the tour of the farm was really enjoyable. We would definitely look to stay here again in the future its fantastic and close to great pubs and to Kirkby Lonsdale.

Reviewed by Fraser 30th July 2021

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Second stay at the Old Dairy, booked within a few weeks of coming back last year. The location is perfect for the Yorkshire Dales and the South Lake District. The property provides plenty of space and has everything you need. The owners are friendly and helpful and our children loved meeting Hamish and the pigs. A big thank you to the Middletons onRead morece again. Recommend a visit to the Wensleydale Creamery at Hawes and The Highwayman at Nether Burrow was excellent for dinner on our last night Hide

Reviewed by Jane 9th July 2021

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The Old Dairy is a lovely property in a beautiful location, with stunning sun sets from the lounge. The owners couldnt do enough to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay. Very well equipped for a holiday home. Being on a working farm was really interesting and surprisingly peaceful.

Reviewed by Sylvia 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by KAREN 18th June 2021

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This was the perfect stay on a farm holiday. Claire and David went above and beyond looking after us. Beautiful house, clean, comfy and had everything required. Our grandchildren loved it. It was so special meeting Hamish the calf. They will never forget it. I think we will be booking again as soon as possible! Thanks again David and Claire xx

Reviewed by Georgina 28th May 2021

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Absolutely lovely holiday cottage. Stunning views. Made to feel very welcome by Claire & David. Children loved helping on the farm. And we loved being taken to see the bluebell wood. Perfect location for lovely walks (including Ingleton Falls), pubs, tea rooms, and pottering around Kirkby Lonsdale. Also very short drive to Windermere. Well be back!Read more Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Robin 18th September 2020

A lovely well equipped property. Warm, spacious and comfortable. Good for dogs. Nice location on a farm with access to footpaths. Local pub the Highwayman is excellent for food. Friendly and helpful owners.

Reviewed by Ada 11th September 2020

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Beautiful cottage in a picturesque location. Great open plan kitchen which is very well equipped. Good for sitting and chatting over supper. Then into the comfortable sitting room with a log burner to relax. Claire and David could not have been more helpful. We visited the farm animals with them and they provided recommendations on places to eat anRead mored visit. We loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Gordon 4th September 2020

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We used all the different spaces and thought the cottage was finished to a very high standard

Reviewed by Iris 28th August 2020

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. It had everything you need. The cottage was clean and well equipped. A perfect stay and would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by Michael 21st August 2020

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Beautiful accommodation on a working farm all facilities on site that you require and hosts willing to accommodate all your needs. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Emma 7th August 2020

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The cottage has beautiful decor. Claire and David were so lovely, really helpful and my boys loved feeding the pigs with them. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Fraser 24th July 2020

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The Old Dairy is in a perfect location to explore both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The property has been well thought out and is well appointed with plenty of space for the six of us for a week. The owners were perfect hosts and my children loved the opportunity to go and watch the pigs being fed on our last night. WilRead morel definitely book again Hide

Reviewed by Bryan 16th February 2020

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A warm welcome on arrival, fabulous cottage, nice walks, we were lucky as it was lambing season so we saw no1 the day it was born. I recommended this property to anyone who wants to get away from concrete... we will be back in the summer :)

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Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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