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Brow Farm - Billy Croft Cottage


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Dufton, near Appleby, Cumbria
Grade 0 Star rating
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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A traditional red sandstone barn conversion sat on the edge of a small village with direct access onto the Pennine Way.

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.

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.

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.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/02/2019
    Perfect venue as overspill accommodation for a family gathering elsewhere in the village. With ample parking and easy to get to, the cottage gave our guests everything they needed for a convenient and cosy stay.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2018
    The owners seem to think going round with a vacuum cleaner and wiping the kitchen work top is all that is needed. Cobwebs everywhere - old, dusty ones, not fresh! Tiled floor filthy - has it ever been cleaned? Window bilnds are filthy - obviously not been cleaned for years! Oven was filthy - too dirty to dare cooking a pizza in it. Fridge door opens the wrong way - the door is reversible (a 10 minute job), so why hasn't it beed switched round? Mould on the bathroom wall, and on the shower cubicle; shower-head mouldy. Bathroom extractor fan filthy. Shaving light loose - moves down the wall when you switch it on! Layer of dust on the back of the bathroom door. No recycling facilities at the property (Cumbria is still in the dark ages - you have to take plastics 3 miles to Appleby; card, cans, glass have to be taken half a mile to the bins in the village centre. Shame about the above, the location is very good, and the layout of the barn conversion is probably the best laid-out holiday let we've stayed in in the past 10 years. The staff at the village pub (The Stag) seemed grumpy and the food was poor - only ate there once. Pub (Masons Arms) in Long Marton (the neighbouring village) was excellent - friendly staff, great food, and cheaper that the Stag in Dufton.

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2018
    There was nobody came to check everything was OK. We ask for a cot and didn't get one. The cottage was dirty and we had to buy cleaning things to clean it ready for our 11 month grandson joining us. The fridge didn't work properly which other people had commented on last year.

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7.8 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews collected by Reevoo
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