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Long Marton near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District

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The Property

Appleby-in-Westmorland 3 miles. An imaginative conversion of the former Long Marton railway station, built in 1875 as part of the famous and spectacular Settle-Carlisle Railway, located just three miles north of the ever popular historic town of Appleby. Offering self-catering accommodation with a difference, this well-equipped Appleby cottage is a perfect hideaway for those wishing to immerse themselves in railway life, and what better than staying in the original mainline station especially as you may be able to watch an historic steam train pass right by the window. Retaining many of the original features, this Appleby cottage features a welcoming waiting room/dining area with original fireplace, an adjoining kitchen, a spacious sitting room (which was the ladies’ waiting room) with feature fireplace and eight foot square window giving a panoramic view of the eastern Lake District hills, two bedrooms with beams, one with en-suite basin and WC, and a ground floor bathroom. Styled and furnished in a sympathetic Victorian style to match the history of the building, there is a plethora of railway memorabilia throughout the accommodation, with magazines, photographs and the odd toy train to give guests that little extra rail nostalgia. Close to open countryside, situated on the Pennine Cycle Way and just a short drive from the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the Pennine Way, this lovely Appleby cottage is perfect for walkers and hikers. With facilities on the doorstep and the legendary scenic beauty on offer from the Settle-Carlisle Railway, guests are guaranteed to have a wonderful holiday in this comfortable and well-equipped Appleby cottage.


Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with king-size double bed, 2 single beds and en-suite basin and WC, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with open fire.


Gas central heating with open fire and air conditioning unit in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD/video, HiFi with CD, record and cassette player, WiFi, selection of records, cassettes, CDs, books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate available. Ample off road parking. Spacious lawned areas with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 3 miles, pub/restaurant 3 mins walk, village bakery 5 mins walk. Note: This property is next to a working railway line with trains passing at regular intervals.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

About the location


Penrith 14 miles.

The historic town of Appleby, set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley, is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. The picturesque street of Boroughgate, with some interesting old buildings, is at the heart of the town and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence. Appleby is a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct. Visit Appleby in June and experience the atmosphere of the three hundred-year old Horse Fair. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.

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The house was nicely decorated and very clean and comfortable, with everything we needed. The owners had also provided lots of information both about the house and facilities, and about local places of interest. We found lots of places to visit which we enjoyed. We would definitely recommend the place, and hope to come again.

Mr Curtis-Rose, Rushden, October 2013

This property has plenty of charm, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to my friends.

Mrs Longden, Manchester, September 2013

This holiday was amazing! The station was wonderful, inside was lovely, and the owners allowed you your privacy. At the end of the day sitting in the garden with an owl hooting is one of the many memories we have taken home with us. Can't wait to return!

Mrs Woodford, Loughborough, July 2013

We had a week of glorious weather and relaxation in our favourite holiday cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning soon.

Mr Robertson, Redcar, July 2013

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