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The town of Appleby-in-Westmorland sits within a loop of the River Eden in the County of Cumbria. An ancient market town that was formed after the Norman Conquest, Appleby is home to a number of listed buildings and has remained largely unchanged in its layout for hundreds of years.

The Eden Valley is a peaceful and incredibly scenic area, offering impressive views across the Cumbria countryside. The most impressive feature of the local landscape is ancient Appleby Castle, which sits overlooking the River Eden. Build in the early 1100s, the castle consists of a medieval keep and a fine mansion, both of which are Grade I listed buildings. The town itself has a quaint local cinema as well as some great places to eat and drink in the evening.

The town is a perfect destination for anyone looking for a really relaxing and simple break in the country. The area is not overly busy, so quiet river side and country walks will be exactly that - quiet. But the town is also close enough to the popular outdoor playgrounds of the Lake District National Park and the North Pennines, so if you want a day out with a little more activity, you don''t have to go far at all.

There is of course one time in the year when Appleby does become a hive of activity; Appleby Horse Fair is held annually every June when hundreds from the travelling community descent on the town to exercise, display and trade their horses.

Stay in one of our charming holiday cottages in Appleby this summer and explore beautiful Cumbria and discover the Eden Valley in complete peace and quiet.
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  • Dudmire

    Dufton, near Appleby

    Ref: 23031

    Set in the heart of the beautiful and unspoilt Eden Valley, this 19th century farmhouse has been refurbished to create an outstanding holiday home just a mile from the pretty fellside village of Dufton. It has an interesting mix of original features including flagged floors and a wealth of beams combined with modern, contemporary fittings and furniture. It enjoys wonderful, panoramic views of the Eden Valley out towards the Lakeland Fells and are surrounded by superb walking on the Pennine Way. Dufton village and a vast area to the north are in the north Pennines AONB. There is a splendid walk through the wooded valley of Dufton Ghyll, home to red squirrels, foxes and a variety of birds as well as giving the children an opportunity to fish for tiddlers. In the village, you can enjoy an excellent meal at the popular inn on the village green. For the more adventurous the Pennine Way passes through the village and Dufton is also on the National Cycle network. It is only half an hours drive to the Lake District National Park, where you can take the steamer or hire a boat on Ullswater. The Howgills and Yorkshire Dales are also within easy reach. Free livery is available on request. Fishing and golf available in the historic market town of Appleby, 2 miles. An ideal holiday base. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with beams and flagged floor. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double, (three 5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included winter). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Two travel cots. Two high chairs. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small enclosed front garden, open rear garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Stabling available. No smoking.

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  • Yew Tree Farm (Luxury)

    Reagill near Penrith

    Ref: CC132109
    Yew Tree Farm is a truly stunning property steeped in history and with a wealth of character every guest is sure to appreciate. Modernised by the owner to the very highest specification with every conceivable modern day convenience, luxuriously furnished, and equipped to an excellent standard. The garden is a real feature of the house. Known as the Image Garden, it is laid out in Italianate style and is full of statues and sculptures created by a previous owner in the early 19th Century - the multi-talented Thomas Bland, artist, poet, composer and scientist. Every year they held a garden party for up to 1400 people to celebrate the accession of Queen Victoria. The property can accommodate up to 15 people, ideal for large family gatherings or walking parties. Reagill is a delightful village situated in the unspoilt Eden Valley. This area is probably Cumbria’s best-kept secret, with picture postcard villages and beautiful rolling countryside. It is ideal for walking and cycling and offers fishing on the Eden. Nearby attractions include Brougham Castle, Acorn Bank house and gardens, Rheged Discovery centre and Wetheriggs Pottery. Reagill is easily accessible from the M6 and just a stone’s throw from The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Scottish Borders. The nearest town is the market town of Appleby, famous for its horsefair or the larger town of Penrith is just a 15-20 minute drive.The property can be booked along with KNIPE HALL (property number 118178 follow the link below to view) for larger parties. Knipe Hall has the additional feature of a Party Barn, which can be made available by arrangement with the owner of the properties. The owner is also able to assist with transport between the two properties along with organising cycle hire, fishing and horse riding by prior arrangement.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation has under-floor heating beneath stone flags on the ground floor and carpet and radiators upstairs and comprises:
    Main hall/reception room: With open staircase to first floor and computer terminal for guests use.
    Entrance hall/cloakroom: For wet gear.
    Lounge: ’L’ shaped lounge with open fire, TV, DVD, video, Digibox, CD and broadband access.
    Dining room: With two large teak tables, antique oak sideboard and open fire with heated stone seating around then fire.
    Kitchen: With electric range with double oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer and microwave. Breakfast table with bench seating.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer, small fridge and freezer - also serves as a drying room.
    Cloakroom: With WC and hand basin.
    Bedroom 1: Studio bedroom useful for people with walking difficulties, with Zip ’n’ link bed (which can be made to twin or a super king size) and en-suite shower room, WC and hand basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed, doors to balcony overlooking the garden and en-suite bath, shower cubicle, WC, bidet and twin wash basin with door to nursery room/reading room.
    Bedroom 3: With king size bed, open fire, exposed Stonework, beamed ceiling and en-suite with bath, WC and hand basin.
    Bedroom 4: With zipped twins (can be double on request) and en-suite with shower over bath, WC and hand basin.
    Bedroom 5: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, WC and hand basin.
    Bedroom 6: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 7: With bunk beds, double bed below and single above. This bedroom shares a bathroom with Bedroom 6 having shower over bath, WC and hand basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available - no charge. Hot Tub.Outside: Two large lawned gardens, two patio areas with BBQ, seating and patio heaters. Mini football pitch nearby. Hot tub. Children will require supervision in the Image garden for safety reasons. Ample off road parking. Telephone available. The property has an integrated sound system in kitchen, dining room and living room, and has a computer in the main hallway for guests use. 4 pets welcome - no charge. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • The Friary

    Appleby in Westmorland

    Ref: CC132166
    This impressive Georgian country house offers extensive holiday accommodation and stands in it’s own gated grounds in the attractive, ancient market town of Appleby in Westmorland. The property has been totally refurbished to a very high standard retaining many of the original features, including an elegant staircase. The grounds are mainly laid to lawn with an outdoor eating/BBQ area and hot tub. Just a five minute walk takes you down to the town centre. Appleby is built in the curve of the River Eden and is a traditional medieval town with the castle at the top of the hill sloping gently downhill to the church. This is one of the prettiest market towns in England and despite once being the county town of Westmorland it retains a village atmosphere with a great deal of interest and charm. Situated in the beautiful Eden Valley the location is superb for exploring the highlights of the North of England as it separates the Lakes District fells from the Pennines and also gives easy access to the Yorkshire and Durham Dales.The scenic Carlisle to Settle railway route runs through Appleby and makes a great day out. Further afield, the Northumberland National Park along with Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Border are within an hours drive. Superb walking, cycling, golf and fishing are all available near by. A good selection of shops and pubs 500 yards. Ullswater is only a 20 minute drive away.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Living room 1: spacious with wooden flooring, Gas log living flame fire in original fire surrounds, Satellite TV (full Sky package which includes Sky Sports and Sky Movies), DVD player, radio, CD player and iPod dock.
    Dining room: seating 16 around one round table.
    Kitchen: with electric range,(gas hob and electric oven) microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Living room 2: spacious with original ornamental fire surrounds.
    Games room: with 3/4 snooker table and a selection of games.
    Bedroom 1: with twin bed, TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and WC, Bedroom 1 has a door to the garden.
    external access to WC with wash basin.
    External Laundry Room: with washer and dryer.
    Lovely feature Georgian staircase leading to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: with super king size bed and en-suite (Jack and Jill style shared with the main house bathroom) with roll top bath, shower and WC.
    Bedroom 3: with king size bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and WC.
    Bedroom 4: with king size bed and single bed.
    Bedroom 5: with twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle with wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 6: with king size bed, double sofa bed for two (for flexible sleeping only) and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 7: with super king size bed and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bathroom 1: Jack and Jill style shared with bedroom 2 with roll top bath, shower cubicle and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair. Wi-Fi. No smoking.Garden with patio area and various sitting areas. BBQ area with seating. Garden room with hot tub, shower seating and table tennis. Hot tub available on request at an extra charge of £50 per booking - payable in advance. Ample parking for 7 cars. Please note: there is a water fountain in the garden - young children may require supervision.

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  • Morland Hall Estate - Morland Hall

    Morland, near Penrith

    Ref: 28497

    Shared outdoor heated swimming pool and multi-gym

    The Morland Estate provides 21 bedrooms across four substantial properties (refs 28497, 28498, 28499 and 28500) which can be booked together or individually. The properties have been beautifully restored and furnished and are situated within 15 acres of ancient woods and parkland in the glorious rolling countryside of the Eden Valley in Cumbria. The stunning and tranquil setting is very magical and is an ideal venue for groups of friends and families gathering together to celebrate that important anniversary, birthday, celebration, reunion or get-together. The Hall and Coach House both have a civil license for weddings and it is a location simply made for New Year and Christmas gatherings. Self-catered or with outside catering (arranged direct with the owner), you can create a party that you and your friends and family will never forget.
    These four beautifully presented holiday cottages have excellent facilities and comfort. Built in 1861, the main house fell into decline after the Second World War, but has now happily been restored to its former glory by the present owners, to provide a splendid large hall, along with two spacious and extremely comfortable holiday properties adjoining the main house, and, further up the drive, the large and elegant detached Coach House. Within close proximity of The Coach House, in an attractive sheltered area, is the shared outdoor heated swimming pool and an adjacent gym. With very good access to both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, Morland Hall Estate makes for an excellent holiday destination.
    Just 8 miles away lies the attractive market town of Appleby, once the county town of Westmorland, and renowned for its famous Horse Fair held in June of each year since 1750. Passing through the town, the Settle to Carlisle railway offers visitors the chance to relax and enjoy wonderful scenery as it runs over the famous 24-arched Ribblehead Viaduct before descending two hundred feet in five miles. Slightly further to the north of Appleby, the traditional, bustling market town of Penrith, gateway to Ullswater, can be found. Whether your interests be walking, climbing, fishing, golf, nature, history, art, literature or just relaxing and touring the pretty sandstone villages of Eden and the spectacular and contrasting scenery of the Lakes and Dales, you will find plenty to do and see. Shops 7 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Study. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: Den/TV room. 4 double (5ft) bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Turret, spiral stairs to second floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double, 1 twin. Two bathrooms, both with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room, dining room and study included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. Eleven Freeview TVs. Stereo/CD. Oil Aga. Double fridge/freezer. Large terrace, gardens, patio and furniture. Patio heater. Ample parking.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 15-acre grounds with parkland and woodland. Gas barbecue. Cycle store. Shared swimming pool (4.9m x 9.75m, depth 0.9m to 2.2m), open 9am-6pm, Easter to September, weather permitting. Shared multi-gym. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds. Stream in woodland.

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