We stayed here for 10 days with our 1-year-old in June 2012. The barn is beautiful - modern and spacious, warm and comfortable, with a well-equipped kitchen and fabulous garden. Our toddler loved running around in the open-plan space, and the owners kindly loaned us a cot and high chair. Unfortunately we only enjoyed 2 days in the garden due to wet weather. Towels and bed linen were provided, but not changed during our stay. There was a little noise from the farm and the road, and occasional noise from the owners, who live upstairs, but mainly it was very peaceful. There are excellent views of the local peaks and surrounding fields. We found it to be very practical accommodation with a toddler (so long as we guarded the steps), and so nice and comfortable that we didn't mind staying in when our young one needed to nap, or it was too wet to venture outdoors.
Ingleton is about 1 mile away with some lovely local shops and pubs (the Wheatsheaf has a lovely beer garden), and a Co-op. The river runs through the town, under the viaduct and you can easily get to the Waterfalls Walk. There is a great children's playground and a market on Fridays. We also enjoyed visiting the local towns of Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale. Settle has a nice swimming pool and soft plan barn, which were excellent in the wet weather. We visited Docker Park Farm which has animals, play areas and a great cafe.
The wet weather did dampen our stay somewhat, but the high standard and comfort of Kirksteads Barn provided the haven we needed and I would recommend it as excellent self-catering accommodation.