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Appleby

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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  • Rundales Cottage

    Appleby

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 26109

    This delightful barn conversion combines modern fittings with original features to provide a cosy and well equipped holiday home. Situated in a rural position adjoining the owner’s cottage, it is just a mile from the attractive, ancient market town of Appleby, in the beautiful Eden Valley. This is an ideal retreat for couples and small families. Its peaceful position and pretty outlook is central to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. It is also close to the Scottish Border and Hadrian’s Wall. Excellent walking, cycling, golf and fishing available nearby. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating (ground floor), electric heaters (first floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer (in outhouse). Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 5 years. NB: Unfenced pond at front of property.

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  • Pheasant Lodge

    Long Marton, nr. Appleby

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 25485

    Set in the delightful Eden Valley, this charming 18th century single storey holiday home was formerly the coach house and has been renovated to provide a contemporary, well furnished cottage. Standing in a quiet village location adjoining the owner’s home, the cottage has a pretty sitting-out area which attracts bird life. The village is just 3 miles from the historic and picturesque market town of Appleby, which has a good selection of shops, inns and restaurants. The Eden Valley area is popular for walking, cycling, pony trekking, golf and birdwatching. The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach. The local pub is situated just 400 yards away (limited opening hours). An equestrian centre (horse riding) 2 miles. Golf 4 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Swallow’s Nest

    Crackenthorpe, Appleby

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E3245

    In a wonderful location for discovering the myriad delights of three renowned Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Eden Valley, Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales – this charming pair of holiday cottages stand adjacent to the owners’ home and provide quirky and characterful accommodation. Cruck End (ref E3749) has retained the original cruck beams, whilst Swallow’s Nest (ref E3245) was formally the waggon house. This area affords fell walking, bird watching, riding, cycling and fishing, whilst Appleby, just 2 miles away and host to the gypsy horse fair in June, offers golf, a swimming pool and bowls as well as shops, inns and eating places. Penrith, with cycle hire and the Rheged Centre, is 10 miles, Hadrian’s Wall an hour’s drive.

    Ramped access to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Wet room with toilet (raised seat), grab rails and shower seat.

    Wheelchair available at the property.

    Both properties: NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Shared cobbled courtyard and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

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  • Milburn Grange - Brambles Cottage

    Knock, nr. Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W44378

    Milburn Grange is a collection of 7 delightful properties (W44373, W44374, W44375, W44376, W44377, W44378 and W44379), lying on the outskirts of the quiet rural village of Knock, near Appleby-in-Westmorland. They are easily accessible from all major road networks which will save time whilst on those short breaks, and there is ample private off-street parking. There is a separated area for children to play and a dog exercise field adjacent to the properties as well as a games room with a pool table and washing and drying facilities.
    There are walks from the door and many more within a few minutes, and for those who prefer two wheels, the properties are located on two national cycle routes and also on a circular 40-mile, off-road route for the more adventurous.
    The historic market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, in Cumbria, is set in the beautiful Eden Valley and it is situated within a loop of the River Eden, making this an excellent centre for exploring the surrounding area and soaking up the scenery. The town’s main industry is tourism, due to its history, remote location, scenery and close proximity to the stunning Lake District, the North Pennines, Swaledale and Howgill Fells. The uncommonly wide main street, Boroughgate, has been described as one of the finest in England. It runs from the north end, by the cloisters, which were designed by Sir Robert Smirke in 1811, and to the south end, by the castle entrance. The railway station is on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway, and is a good spot to see the steam trains that often pass on Saturdays. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack.

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared games room with pool table. No smoking.

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  • Milburn Grange - Stable Cottage

    Knock, nr. Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W44373

    Milburn Grange is a collection of 7 delightful properties (W44373, W44374, W44375, W44376, W44377, W44378 and W44379), lying on the outskirts of the quiet rural village of Knock, near Appleby-in-Westmorland. They are easily accessible from all major road networks which will save time whilst on those short breaks, and there is ample private off-street parking. There is a separated area for children to play and a dog exercise field adjacent to the properties as well as a games room with a pool table and washing and drying facilities.
    There are walks from the door and many more within a few minutes, and for those who prefer two wheels, the properties are located on two national cycle routes and also on a circular 40-mile, off-road route for the more adventurous.
    The historic market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, in Cumbria, is set in the beautiful Eden Valley and it is situated within a loop of the River Eden, making this an excellent centre for exploring the surrounding area and soaking up the scenery. The town’s main industry is tourism, due to its history, remote location, scenery and close proximity to the stunning Lake District, the North Pennines, Swaledale and Howgill Fells. The uncommonly wide main street, Boroughgate, has been described as one of the finest in England. It runs from the north end, by the cloisters, which were designed by Sir Robert Smirke in 1811, and to the south end, by the castle entrance. The railway station is on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway, and is a good spot to see the steam trains that often pass on Saturdays. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) with beams, 1 single with additional single (2ft 6in for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Parking (3 cars).

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared games room with pool table. No smoking.

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  • Fellside Cottages - The Barn

    Dufton, nr. Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W44222

    Dufton is a conservation village lying in the stunning Eden valley, 3 miles north of Appleby-in-Westmorland and bordering the North Pennines, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fellside Cottages offer a choice of four individual cottages (refs: W44221, W44222, W44223 and W44224), or the option to book all four together to sleep up to 30 guests. There is a full size Dome which offers a large indoor space for gatherings, a hot tub to relax in, and outdoor party area overlooking Dufton Pike, making Fellside Cottages an ideal location for large groups of family and friends. The cottages also have access to a gazebo and a barn conversion, which is ideal for a meeting area. The Lake District National Park is less than 30 minutes away, offering an abundance of outdoor activities. Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Living room with wooden floor. 2 single bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Parking (3 cars).

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared gas barbecue. Shared hot tub (7-seater) and sauna. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds 40 yards.

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  • Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 2

    Appleby in Westmorland

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC132177
    Appleby Castle is situated deep in the heart of the beautiful Eden Valley, just 15 miles from the Lake District, nestling alongside the meandering River Eden. This spectacular motte and bailey castle has been held by the Kings of England and Scotland and boasts one of the few remaining intact Norman keeps in Great Britain. In the 17th Century, the castle was the preferred residence of Lady Anne Clifford. She was a patron of authors and literature and known for her many letters and diaries.
    Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 2 is one of three holiday properties which make up part of the inner bailey wall and medieval defences, which stand adjacent to the Norman Keep which has hardly changed over the past 900 years. TThe old great hall, built in 1454, stands across the courtyard and guests are welcome to take a tour with afternoon tea during their stay (at an additional charge).
    Appleby Castle owns the fishing rights on both sides of the River Eden immediately beneath the weir. This is prime fishing territory and salmon, trout and grayling abound in this special stretch of river. Fishing rights are exclusively for castle guests.
    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. One of it’s famous residents, the father of George Washington, Augustine Washington, grew up in Cumberland and attended Appleby Grammar School with his elder brother John. 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 hour’s drive. Superb walking, cycling, golf and fishing are all available nearby.
    Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 2 can be booked together with Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 1 (CC132176) and Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 3 (CC132178) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space: With beams.
    Lounge area: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and open roof trusses.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds (which can be pushed together to form a super kingsize bed - please advise when booking) and open roof trusses.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. 27-acres of shared grounds and woodland with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Fishing available on-site (no licence required). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in grounds.

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  • Byre Cottage, (VB Gold Award)

    Great Asby near Appleby

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC132147
    This luxurious upside down barn conversion is perfect for two couples, with two en-suite bedrooms downstairs and open plan living upstairs. Situated in the grounds of Asby Hall, a 17th Century Grade II listed property in Great Asby, a conservation village. This picture postcard village, in an area of ’Outstanding Natural Beauty’ in the Eden Valley, has pretty sand stone cottages, a river flowing through the middle, a pub serving food and lies five miles from Appleby and seven miles from Kirkby Stephen. The area is dotted with picturesque villages surrounded by acres of peaceful open countryside, perfect for walking and cycling, with very little traffic.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD, beamed ceiling and multi fuel stove (initial supply of fuel provided).
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric range cooker and double oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave.

    All electric, oil, bed linen and towels included. Cot and stairgate available. Wi-Fi internet available.Outside: Seating area with BBQ. Parking for 2 cars. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Chapel Barn

    Orton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 26111

    This delightful, quirky barn conversion is bright and welcoming, and combines contemporary style with traditional features. The holiday home is situated in the picturesque village of Orton with a monthly farmers’ market, shop, pub, chocolate factory, café and deli with crafts. The village lies between the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley, making it an ideal touring base. Wainwright’s ’Coast to Coast’ walk passes through the village, with numerous footpaths and cycle routes meandering through beautiful surrounding countryside. Shop and pub 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. Utility room. 1 double bedroom (6ft zip and link, can be twin on request). Shower room with toilet. 7 steps up to gallery: Seating area with French doors. 4 steps to first floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with beams and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Small electric cooker. Oil Rayburn. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed meadow garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Rum Bush Cottage

    Keisley near Appleby

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC132154
    Rum Bush Cottage is situated in the hamlet of Keisley, just outside the well know village of Dufton on the Pennine Way. It benefits from an elevated position on the edge of the Cumbrian Pennines, with wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside as far as the Lakeland Fells. The cottage, a former byre has been converted into a charming self catering cottage, with the open plan living accommodation upstairs to take advantage of the glorious views. The area is great for walking and cycling, with footpaths onto the hills from the doorstep. There is a good pub and village shop two miles away in Dufton, with many more amenities nearby in the historic town of Appleby. Shop 3 mile. pub 2 mile and restaurant 3 mile.

    Ground Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

    First Floor: Open plan living/kitchen/diner Area: With wood burning stove, TV, DVD, CD/radio and door to the balcony.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave.

    Oil central heating, oil, electricity, bed linen and towels provided. Coal available to purchase. Cot and high chair available.Balcony with seating and views. Hot tub £50 per booking poa. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Keld House Farm

    Croft Ends, nr. Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: 29150


    With original beams, stone floors and a woodburner, this barn conversion adjoins the owner’s cottage and is situated up a small lane on the edge of the village of Long Marton. The ancient, market town of Appleby, 2 miles, lies in the pretty Eden Valley, and is sandwiched between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, making this an ideal holiday location for exploring these beautiful areas. Outdoor and nature enthusiasts will find plenty of walking, cycling, golf, horse riding and fishing in the area. There are also convenient dog walks from the doorstep. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with large barn window, beams and stone floor. 2 steps down to dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room with patio doors. 1 double bedroom with oak floor and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas and air heat pump central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • High Moor Cottage

    Brampton, nr Appleby

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43541

    This charming, detached, wood-fronted holiday cottage is set in the beautiful Eden Valley down a long private track, in quiet idyll. Cosy and comfortable, it lies adjacent to the owner’s home and has two well-furnished living rooms to provide flexible family living arrangements whether you are lounging in front of the woodburner or getting competitive on the Playstation. With red squirrels in the woodland overlooked by the decking, this is a little nature haven. Nestled between the Pennines, Scottish Borders, the Lake District and North Yorkshire National Parks, this is the ideal touring base for a wide range of activities. Nearer home is a range of pretty villages, stunning surroundings, great farmers’ markets and traditional village shows. Cumbria is a fantastic place for the cycling, walking and climbing, whether out on the natural crags or the climbing walls at Penrith and Kendal. There is also horse riding and go-karting nearby. The ancient market town, Appleby is a 5-minute drive away and the Lake District is 30 minutes. Shop and restaurant 11/2 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio door. Second living room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms, 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Playstation 2. Stereo/CD. MP3 connection. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden and decked terrace. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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