Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Barras, Cumbria, England

Rent a Country Cottage in Cumbria and Bide Your Time in Beautiful Barras

Barras is surrounded by the scenic Cumbrian countryside and fells. Families, walkers and cyclists enjoy the area and the hamlet is ideally placed for excursions into both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Stay in a rented cottage for a week or a few days to have the time to get to know this lovely part of the Lake District.

For a lovely walk and an opportunity to see diverse wild flowers, orchids and wildlife, Argill Woods is a nearby nature reserve with oak and birch trees amongst others. It’s a good place to see many different birds too and you may also spot roe deer and red squirrels. Two accessible footpaths go across the reserve, which also link up with a path that circles right round the reserve. You will also see Argill Beck, pools and waterfalls. This area can be muddy, so you may need your Wellington boots and it’s also quite steep.

A moorland walk leading to Great Knipe (515m), a hill in the North Pennines, brings wonderful views over Stainmore Pass. For a walk up to the most northerly summit in the Yorkshire Dales, head for Moudy Mea. High above Ullswater, Maiden Castle is renowned for its beautiful countryside and the viewing point near Salmond’s Plantation is the recommended one when walking here. Maiden Castle is the site of a former small Roman fort and earthworks remain today.

Barras is about four miles from the village of Brough, which has regular farmers markets, pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops. The oldest parts of St. Michael’s Parish Church go back to the 12th century. It’s a fine looking church and a display there describes the local history of the area. Celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2012, the attractive village clock tower was constructed to mark the coronation of King George V.

Families also like to explore the substantial ruins of Brough Castle, parts of which date back to around 1100. Much of the castle was lost in a fire in 1521, but restoration was carried out in the 17th century.

For more amenities, the market town of Kirkby Stephen is five miles away and is an attractive town with cobbled areas and grand historic buildings. To see local landmarks, you can walk the Town Trail. The town’s parish church is often referred to as the Cathedral of the Dales and it contains a rare 8th century ‘Loki Stone’, depicting Norse mythology.

Barras and the local vicinity has everything to keep holidaymakers entertained, with ancient history, wildlife and the great outdoors beckoning. But you can also just relax in a cosy tearoom or welcoming inn.


What Barras offers for Self-Catering Breaks

Pet friendly cottages in the Lake District are also available for people who prefer to take their dogs on holiday. Cottages in various other categores are also available, including luxury self catering in the Lake District for people who like their comforts and the increasingly popular log cabin breaks in the Lakes.

Book a Barras cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Cumbria on holiday.

12 rental properties

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The Cow Byre Countryside Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Barras, Cumbria, Lake District, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

This stone built semi-detached cottage is attached to the owners' farmhouse, set in the hamlet of Barra, close to the town of Kirkby Stephen and sleeps two people.

Weekly Price from: £295
Next availability:
from 19 October to 23 October 21 from 26 October to 29 October 21

Manor Lodge, Cumbria & The Lake District, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, Lake District, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Barras 4 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Two bedroom family-friendly holiday home nestled in beautiful gardens within the grounds of a Country House just a short walk from Kirkby Stephen.

Weekly Price from: £334
Next availability:
from 19 October to 23 October 21 from 30 October to 02 April 22

Sandbed Cottage, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, Lake District, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Barras 10 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Pretty 2 bedroom pet-friendly cottage with country views in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, next to good walks in the Howgill Fells.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £380
Next availability:
from 19 November to 26 November 21 from 29 November to 02 December 21

Howlugill Hillside Cottage, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Bowes, Durham, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Barras 11 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Yorkshire Dales Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £351
Next availability:
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High Smarber, Low Row near Reeth, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, Barras 12 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
3 star

Homely 3 bedroom rural retreat with stunning country views and glorious rural setting in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £428
Next availability:
from 13 November to 30 December 21 from 13 January to 09 April 22

Brown Hill Family Cottage, Low Row near Reeth, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Barras 12 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

2 bedroom rural retreat with valley views, set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park close to Richmond.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £312
Next availability:
from 06 November to 13 November 21 from 20 November to 11 December 21

Low Shipley Barn, North Pennines, Barnard Castle, Durham, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Barras 12 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

Escape to the country with a stay at this pretty stone-built cottage, with 2 bedrooms this property sleeps up to 4 plus 1 dog and features superb views over farmlands and pastures and is less than 10 minutes drive from Barnard Castle.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £396
Next availability:
from 08 November to 12 November 21 from 29 November to 10 December 21

Wellgarth Family Cottage, Newby, Penrith, Cumbria, Lake District, England

4 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Barras 16 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Four bedroom Cumbrian cottage, located in the scenic Eden Valley, close to Appleby, Penrith and Ullswater.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £345
Next availability:
from 27 November to 23 December 21 from 30 December to 09 April 22

Settlebeck Family Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Sedbergh, Cumbria, Lake District, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Barras 17 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

Two bedroom family friendly holiday cottage located just outside of Sedbergh, ideally placed for exploring some of the best of the Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £463
Next availability:
from 05 November to 19 November 21 from 26 November to 21 January 22

Burnhope Holiday Lodge, Wearhead, Durham, Northern England, England

9 bedroom Large Holiday House, Barras 17 miles away

sleeps 10 - 18 guests
10 - 18
9 bedrooms
9
9 bathrooms
9
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

Impressive large country house in County Durham with 9 bedrooms, an elegant interior including a games room with a full size snooker table, inspiring countryside views over the nearby hills and moorlands along with a fantastic setting on a hillside, this pet-friendly holiday home sleeps up to 18 and is ideal for large groups of friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £2915
Next availability:
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Old Well Cottage, Carleton, Penrith, Cumbria, Lake District, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Barras 17 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage

Charming 2 bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion in the Eden Valley, on the edge of the North Pennines AONB and close to Ullswater.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £486
Next availability:
from 29 October to 14 November 21 from 21 November to 28 May 22

The Hayloft, Carleton, Penrith, Cumbria, Lake District, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Barras 17 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Cosy romantic rural retreat nestled in a lovely rural hamlet on the edge of the North Pennines AONB and just 13 miles from the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £435
Next availability:
from 20 October to 23 October 21 from 30 October to 23 December 21