Woodland River Cottages

Luxury cottages between the Yorkshire Dales and the Southern Lakes

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Woodland Barn

Woodland Barn is a luxury stone-built detached property situated on the fringes of the pretty village of Burton-in-Lonsdale. The property enjoys a wonderfully tranquil setting in extensive grounds which include a delightful stretch of the lovely River Greta, a large grassed area and woodlands managed by a local Woodland Trust. The barn is approached along a shared private drive and has a delightful open plan dining kitchen which fronts onto the river. A lovely rural retreat for those seeking a peaceful holiday in beautiful countryside.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x twin with en-suite shower room. House bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Dining kitchen with french doors onto riverside terrace. Living area with wood-burning stove and french doors onto riverside terrace. Downstairs cloakroom/WC. Underfloor heating throughout downstairs areas.


  • Oil fired heating with wood-burning stove in living room
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD player, music centre
  • Automatic washing machine and tumble dryer
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent. Starter pack of logs and kindling
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Parking area
  • Large shared garden/grounds with river access (NB: Deep in places – toddlers beware!) and woodland area, garden furniture and BBQ.
  • Storage for bikes
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Wifi
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles


Burton In Lonsdale, Ingleton 3 miles; Kirkby Lonsdale 5 miles.

The pretty village of Burton in Lonsdale is tucked into the hillside above the lovely River Greta. Its impressive 19th Century church spire is visible from miles around and evidence of Burton Castle can still be seen nearby. In the 18th and 19th Centuries, the village was renowned for its 13 potteries, which formed a vital part of local life. Two potteries, which welcome visitors, still continue the tradition in the nearby villages of Bentham and Ingleton. Burton in Lonsdale offers a shop with a post office counter, and also a welcoming pub. There are several ‘undiscovered’ quiet walks around the village and more popular walks such as the Three Peaks and Ingleton Waterfalls Walk within easy reach. Places of interest close by include Kirkby Lonsdale, Ingleton and Settle, while this is also an ideal base for exploring the Dales, the Lake District and the Forest of Bowland.



  1. Rose and Andy Broughton June 16, 2023

    June 2023.
    We stayed at Woodland barn for two relaxing weeks. The weather was perfect! The barn is an idyllic setting which is superb for dogs and people. Very well equipped and comfortable. Brilliant to be able to get down to the river very nearby and the grounds themselves are extensive and secure for your dog. Great base, my husband did lots of great walks and cycle outings. We will return.πŸ™‚ Thanks Anne.

    • Anne Peckover June 16, 2023

      Thank you Rose and Andy.
      You were blessed with superb weather, which was wonderful. So much to do and see so close if you want to go exploring.
      If not just enjoy peace and quiet. The birds are pretty amazing.
      We seemed to have ticked a few boxes for you, it will be a pleasure to have you return.

  2. Gillian Gray July 26, 2020

    I’ve stayed at both The Barn and The Lodge over the past few years, either on my own with my dogs, or on various breaks with family and friends. I recently booked all 3 cottages for a BIG family get together. There were 11 adults, a baby and 4 dogs. Four generations hanging out together – it was great! Instead of all being in one house, we had the flexibility of being able to spend time in our individual family groups or to all hang out together in The Barn, the hub of our stay, and which was more than big enough to hold everyone (including us all eating together in the evening). The Cottage is the only one myself and my (adult) daughter haven’t stayed in ourselves, but on the journey home she was saying how she loved its quirkiness and how deceptively large it was – and how she wants to stay in this one β€˜next time’. The location is beautiful – peaceful and secluded – but also close enough to places such as the Lake District for heading to on days out. The grounds offer bags of space, which is a must for anyone with dogs. (The most we have taken so far has been 7 bearded collies). An existing walled off area is in the process of being transformed into a separate enclosed garden which will only enhance the place further, and add to the long list of why I love this place so much. Try it. You won’t be disappointed πŸ™‚

    • Anne Peckover July 26, 2020

      We love having a family get together , it’s what the barn is made for.

      Spending time enjoying the relaxing atmosphere with family and friends xx

  3. Mrs shaw November 6, 2018

    Just enquiringly how much for a week in march

    • Anne Peckover November 6, 2018

      Hi. Mrs Shaw.

      A week in March 2019 in Woodland Barn. Β£610.

      If you require any further information, I’d be happy to help.

      Kind Regards

  4. PAUL & MAUREEN MILLS July 3, 2018

    Recently stayed at the Barn for the 3rd time. Another wonderful holiday in absolutely top class facilities. cannot recommend these properties highly enough. Wonderful location and setting. Safe and secure. Equipment and cleanliness are second to none – and we have stopped in a lot of cottages over the years! The owner is so helpful and welcoming. We do not have a dog, but this must be a doggie paradise! So relaxing on the patio sitting by the lovely river. Superb!!

    • Anne Peckover July 3, 2018

      It was my pleasure to welcome you back Paul and Maureen.
      So pleased you had a great time, the weather couldn’t have been better for you. We’ve been truly spoilt this year. Lovely to have a catch up with you both, hope to see you again at some point.


      Best Wishes xx

  5. Fi Bullivant June 16, 2018

    Had an extremely relaxing week in this wonderful barn. Our dogs loved the grounds and the river and were safe on the patio and my husband caught some trout. Lovely decor and extremely clean.
    We will see you again at New Year .
    Thanks AnneX

    • Anne Peckover June 16, 2018

      Thank you Fi, so pleased you had a great stay. Hope you’re both feeling recharged and the dogs have had some great times in the river and grounds.

      Will look forward to welcoming you at the end of the year for another wonderful stay.

      Best Wishes. Xx

  6. Karina August 21, 2016

    We’ve just come back from a week in the barn. Superb accommodation. Everything you could possibly need. Our 3 dogs, Furby, Betty & Fudge loved the riverside terrace where they spent most of the week lounging around in the sun. A beautiful spot. So peaceful, with the river Greta running by. Fantastic place to see birds. Heron, Kingfisher, Dipper, Wagtail, & at dusk the bats come out too. The open plan layout is absolutely brilliant & there is so much space. I didn’t want to leave. I could have easily spent another week there. Thanks so much Anne for such a fantastic holiday. Your hospitality is second to none. We will defintely be back. X x X

  7. Julie noonan August 15, 2016

    Yet another wonderful stay, this time in the fantastic barn, loved every minute of it, so did the doggies, thank you Anne cannot praise this place enough 5*****

    • Anne Peckover August 18, 2016

      Thanks Julie, pleased you enjoyed the stay πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  8. Tracy August 12, 2016

    Myself,my hubby and Harvey our chocolate lab had an absolutely fab week in the barn.Nice field to play fetch and Greta woods literally on the doorstep.Lots of walks and central to explore the Lakes.Gorgeous cottage,loved it..

    • Anne Peckover August 14, 2016

      Very pleased you joyed your stay Tracey. It was a pleasure meeting you both and Harvey. Thank you to Adrian for his help, very much appreciated. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  9. Pauline Kilbourn May 25, 2016

    Stayed in early may, fabulous weekend, absolutely beautiful barn, can’t fault it. Evenings sitting on the patio above the river were so peaceful, will definately be back, thanks Anne !

    • Anne Peckover May 25, 2016

      Thanks for the lovely comments Pauline. Much appreciated πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  10. Site May 22, 2016

    Fabulous time at Woodland Barn for the 70th Liberation celebratiaons. definately coming back. ticks every box and more.

    • Anne Peckover May 22, 2016

      Comments like yours Make it all worthwhile. Thank you πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  11. Maria May 21, 2016

    Just returned from a lovely few days at woodland cottages. Had a fantastic few days with my girlfriends, the weather was even kind to us. Could not fault anything and I will definitely back with my husband everything spot on. Even got to meet the owner who was very nice . Thanks Ann for the use of your beautiful cottage.

    • Anne Peckover May 21, 2016

      Thanks Maria, it was lovely to meet you all too, the coffee was very welcome. The weather has been wonderful, can’t beat it when the sunshines.
      Looking forward to your return with hubby xx

  12. Ceri and Kev (and Angus the border collie) March 21, 2016

    Had a fabulous few days in this beautiful barn and will be coming back in July. We have stayed in both the Cottage and the Barn and both are faultless. They are a credit to Anne and when staying here you wish for nothing. Cannot recommend highly enough

    • Anne Peckover March 21, 2016

      Thank you Ceri, what lovely comments. Roll on July xxx

  13. Carolynn and Kevin Wesley August 30, 2015

    Thank you for the stunning accommodation set in a beautiful, serene environment. Carter our beagle thoroughly enjoyed his freedom to play in the extensive garden, and the walks in the nearby woods. Our grandson William (aged 3) had a lovely time and was safe on the patio area to play. This was also a lovely place to sit of an evening and watch the river.
    We felt welcomed from the start to the end of our short stay. It was just not long enough. We look forward to returning again next year. You have created a wonderful place that is relaxing and inviting.
    We have bored our friends on our return home as we cannot stop telling them about our break and how fantastic everything was (and we will continue to do so) Continue to weave the magic.

    • Anne Peckover August 31, 2015

      Thanks Caroline and Kevin, It was great to meet you all and so pleased you enjoyed the break and the property. Comments like yours make it all worth while, putting a smile on my face.

      Welcoming you back will be a pleasure. Anne xx

  14. Eileen cullwick July 19, 2015

    I would give this barn 100 per cent it’s lovely so quite and tranquil it’s a 5 star + beautiful

    • Anne Peckover July 19, 2015

      Thank you Eileen, sorry your visit was cut short. I hope to see you all again, I owe you a free day. Xx

  15. Jeff Shurr January 4, 2015

    My wife, daughter and I with our Border Terrier Charlie just had our second ‘New Year’ week break at this fabulous barn on the River Greta. We never tire of the wonderful, relaxing view. There are open grounds and a woods adjacent for Charlie to play and he loves to finish with a swim just behind the barn in the river. The open plan ground floor living and dining area makes for a great family break. My two sons and their partners joined us for three days and there was plenty of room for everyone. The large kitchen is ideal for a big family get-together. The highlight of the week was sledding down the local frost covered hills followed by coffee and whiskey on the patio and deck over the river and a folk music sing-song with guitars, mandolin and ukelele! Charlie loved having all the family together again! We plan to return every year and hopefully another week during the summer! Anne Peckover, you have a fantastic place here, well done!

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