Photo: Toddles Barn, Skelton, Cumbria

Toddles Barn: sleeps 6

Stylish character barn conversion in traditional Cumbrian village of Skelton.

Toddles Barn is tucked away in the corner of the traditional farming village of Skelton nestling in the Cumbrian countryside. The 17th century barn was originally stables and hayloft for our attached Church House, next door. Many years ago this was a small farm and despite the fact it is situated next to the village church was never a vicarage. We chose the name Toddles from one of the fields that once belonged to the property.

Recently converted, this upside down 3 bedroom barn is bursting with character, charm and beams galore. Enter an unassuming doorway into a generous hallway, ideal for all your coats and boots., with a traditional stone floor adds real character as well as being practical.  

Sleeping 6 people with 2 spacious king size bedrooms (1 ensuite) and 1 smaller twin-bedded room with two 3 ft beds which can be made into a 6 ft double. Both double rooms have TVs. The main bathroom has real country style with wood panelling, roll top bath and separate power shower, loads of hot water guaranteed. Once upstairs the barn opens out to an amazing large social space. The open plan living area has 2 large comfy sofas and chairs for relaxing. The fantastic wood burner stove is guaranteed to keep you warm even on the coldest night.

The modern kitchen area is fully equipped and the large farmhouse table seats everyone and makes a family mealtime special.

There is parking outside the property and a small area for seating and taking in the view after a day out walking.  
After a long day out return to the relaxing peace of Toddles Barn and soak away the strain of a day's walking  in our lovely bath tub or simply cosy up in a chair with a good book or film.

The occasional cow from our neighbouring farm may break the silence and if you are lucky they will sometimes walk right past your bedroom window on the way to the fields to graze in summer.
Due to the nature of the property and the fact there are so many wonderful beams - it might not be suitable for giants!! Hopefully you will find the beams a real fantastic feature and memorable for all the right reasons.

Discounts available for less than 6 guests, all year round except school/ public bank holidays.

If you are looking for somewhere that is unusual, unique, contemporary and yet cosy in a traditional Cumbrian village with a pub close by, then I think Toddles Barn will be a very special place to stay.


  • towels
  • bedding, hand towels, bath mats
  • stairgate
  • high chair
  • travel cot
  • kitchen
    • tea, coffee, sugar
    • milk and biscuits on arrival
    • store cupboard - salt, pepper, vinegar, oil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, tomato ketchup, brown sauce, stock cubes, gravy browning
    • kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen towel
    • wash up liquid, dish cloths, tea towel, oven gloves, rubber gloves, hand wash, scourers, washing machine tablets, iron and ironing board, clothes airer, bin liners
    • dishwasher tablets
  • kichen equipment
    • toaster, kettle, microwave, sandwich toaster, oven dishes, serving dishes, crockery, cutlery, glasses, pots and pans
    • slow cooker
    • upright fridge freezer
    • electric cooker with oven and hob
    • dishwasher
    • washer/dryer
  • bathroom
    • toilet rolls, hand wash, shower gel, bubble bath
  • living room
    • TV/DVD player
    • Wii game
    • log burner - logs and kindling provided
    • games books and toys
    • walking books and guides

Toddles Cottages - holiday cottages with character