Exterior | Brow Farm - Billy Croft Cottage, Dufton, nr. Appleby
Living room | Brow Farm - Billy Croft Cottage, Dufton, nr. Appleby
  • Cottage
  • Dufton, near Appleby
  • 27292

Brow Farm - Billy Croft Cottage


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 2

Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

A traditional red sandstone barn conversion sat on the edge of a small village with direct access onto the Pennine Way.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, digital TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Wi-Fi included. Private parking for 2 cars.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Enclosed patio with garden furniture and barbecue. Sitting-out area (shared). Bike store. No smoking.

Ideal walking base

This traditional, red sandstone barn has been tastefully converted to create two holiday homes which retain a good deal of charm and character. Surrounded by stunning scenery, the cottages stand on the edge of the picturesque and peaceful small fellside village of Dufton, which has a good pub on the village green and is on the Pennine Way. There is excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep and one of the highlights is High Cup Nick which is a spectacular geological feature and walkers are rewarded with an amazing view along the Eden Valley to the Lakeland fells. The ancient, attractive market town of Appleby, 3 miles, stands on the River Eden and is on the famous and scenic Carlisle to Settle train line. Dufton provides a good base from which to explore the contrasting but equally beautiful Lakes and Dales National Parks. The Scottish border and Hadrian’s Wall are also an easy, pretty drive away. Have an afternoon tea at the tea room, 200 yards. Shop 3 miles, pub with restaurant 200 yards.


  • Customers' Choice 2021



Cot Available - Cot


Highchair Available

Internet Connection

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 20 reviews


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Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


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  • Family (the eldest child is at school)


out of 10

Our stay at this cottage was ruined by kennels housing 3 dogs in the property adjoined to the cottage. They barked pretty much all day, 2 nights kept us awake until 2.30am and the final night, when the owners weren't there they barked constantly from 1am until we left the following morning. The property itself is comfortable and has everything you need. It could do with a deep clean and general freshening up, although bed linen and bathroom were cleaned to a good standard. One of the steps is broken on the staircase and so creaks loudly when you step on it. The village itself is very nice, good pub and little tea rooms. Unfortunately ,due to the dogs mainly, we wouldn't stay there again

15 Aug 2022


  • Colne BB8 0JL

  • Couple


out of 10

My wife and I booked the cottage for 7 nights comm. 9th July '22, when we arrived there was a white car parked outside the front door, it was there most days and nights, we were unable to unload our car there. There was no information pack, local services, doctors, etc., there was no instruction booklets for equipment, e.g. the oven how to use, most of the numbers and letters around the function knobs had been rubbed off the facia, so it involved guesswork to use the oven/hob. There were no microwave/oven vessels so use was limited. The worst feature of the cottage was the creaking staircase, unable to avoid, day & night, as the bathroom was on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the 1st. floor anyone wanting to use the bathroom during the night risked waking others, it was very loud. Outside was a flagged patio with BBQ and a picnic bench, there may have been a "shared" garden area but there was a 6ft. fence and gate down the length of the car park, the occupants next door seemed to be using the whole of the area, the car park was adequate. Next door occupants had 3 dogs, one was a pup which several nights cried like a child, outside,quite loud. On the evening of the 12th I was sat in the lounge when I spotted a rat at the far end of the carpark, later I saw 3 more, I mentioned it to our neighbour, later his wife said they had bought some rat poison, not a very good experience.

18 Jul 2022


  • Portsmouth

  • Couple


out of 10

2 items stopped the cottage scoring a10 the double bed was so uncomfortable i was unable to sleep in it,it gave me a painful back the short time I slept in it the stairs were very creaky waking my wife up when going down to the loo in the night.

23 May 2022

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