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Deepdale Cottage

(Ref. 1130347)

Bridge End near Dalston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

16 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful little cottage in a very good location."

    Very well maintained with lovely kept gardens, saw so many different birds in the trees whilst sat out having a cuppa. The local pub is in walking distance and the food and drink are very good. Dalston Village is close by, walkable for those without mobility issues, we can recommend the local fish and chip shop and the quaint cafe.

    Lovely to hear your positive feedback - thank you, we work hard to make the Cottage & garden welcoming. Spring is a wonderful time to visit and we are delighted you enjoyed the wildlife. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a fantastic relaxing week at Deepdale Cottage and although the weather was poor, we spent lovely cozy evenings in front of a roaring log fire."

    The cottage was very well equipped and in a lovely position off the road so it was very quiet - just what we needed! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Deepdale Cottage and will certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful three week stay at Deepdale Cottage and highly recommend the accommodation and the area to anyone who enjoys a rural stay close to amenities."

    Our hosts were unobtrusive but supportive and responsive to any queries. We had no issues during our stay. The cottage was quiet and away from the main road with ample parking. It was extremely well appointed with high quality fittings, towels, and bedding, and the kitchen was fully equipped with cooking and tableware and all necessary appliances. The grounds were private, extensive and beautifully kept. The underfloor heating kept us warm during our Autumn stay. I would recommend this gem of a cottage unhesitatingly.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback - hugely appreciated. You were ideal guests and we would love to have you to stay again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Deepdale Cottage - this cottage is full of character and set in the owners grounds but this isn't an issue you are not disturbed."

    To sit and watch the varied birds that visit the garden and the squirrels was an added bonus. We didn't use the wonderful open fire but am sure will look amazing in the cooler evenings We would love to return to Deepdale Cottage - and a huge thank you to the owners as this is a hidden gem! and there a pub around the corner with nice food and friendly staff if you fancy an evening g stroll Denise & Tony Wright from Lincoln

    Delighted you had a lovely stay at Deepdale Cottage. We are very fortunate with the flora & fauna; we occasionally spot a couple of deer grazing in the field. We look forward to welcoming you back to our ‘hidden gem’. Thank you for leaving the cottage in such good order. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our first impression echoed that of our last at our departure."

    The cottage, the garden and the setting are just beautiful. It was ideal for us to relax in such surroundings and at first opportunity we will return.

    We are delighted you had a wonderful stay at Deepdale Cottage. It was lovely to meet you and we very much look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property with a beautiful garden."

    The tennis court was an added bonus; we played every day!

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a really lovely stay."

    The cottage was fantastic and made for a very special holiday. The beds were so comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. All spotlessly clean too. Having use of the gardens and tennis court for our children to enjoy was one of the reasons we booked here, and they didn't disappoint. Location was ideal for exploring north into the Scottish Borders or south to the Lakes. Our children slept so well and were very sad to leave. The only point of improvement I'd offer would be to have an extra armchair in the living room. For 4 of us it only really comfortably seated 3. The listing could also be updated to display that it had 2 bedrooms, and also included bedding, towels, tea towels etc, as this was all something I had to clarify through Sykes beforehand.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, and the lovely grounds"

    Reviewed by Abraham5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful grounds."

    Nice to see the owners. Good location for north Cumbria and south west Scotland. Would recommend for a couple.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "An amazing cottage."

    Beautifully presented in a lovely setting. Very clean and comfortable.

    We hugely appreciate your comments. Thank you for coming to visit our beautiful part of the world. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alwyn5.0Jul 2023

  • "A really delightful property set in a wonderful location."

    Excellent facilities within the grounds and good parking area. Very comfortable within the property with ample room for relaxing. Altogether a very good week, many thanks.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - much appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you both and have you to stay. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was very nice and had everything that you needed for a very good price"

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Jun 2023

  • "We found the cottage a first class place to stay and beautifully quiet."

    A well equipped kitchen, lovely sitting/dining room with French windows leading onto a large patio and a huge superb garden. There was even a tennis court with racquets and balls available. Plenty of easy parking too. The shower was large and loads of hot water (we didn’t try the bath). The bed was huge and very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and visits to places around us. We were very sorry to have to pack up and leave. Shops, pub with food very close by and walks all within walking distance. Owners were very helpful too. Highly recommended. Marian Hughes

    Wow, what fabulous feedback – it so lovely to hear that you had a wonderful stay in Deepdale Cottage. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I’m delighted your research and visits within the area were so successful. Thank you for your kind comments – as owners to this new venture, it is good to know we are on the right track. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Jun 2023

  • "No this was NOT an enjoyable stay and we came home early."

    We also noted the absence of a welcome pack, a first in all our years of self catering holidays. This was a very hot cottage with one window painted shut. A fan was not available, so we had to buy one to try and cool down the bedroom at night. The other windows in the bedroom had shutters which did not close with the windows open so we awoke at dawn to bright sunshine! There was not a hairdryer as Emma (owner?) said that Sykes had said it was not necessary, I have never been in a self catering property without one before (over 30+ years) PS not used to toilet straight off kitchen since my student days of 50 years ago! NB the ‘quirk’ of the washing machine needing washing pods was only discovered on arrival so more expense, put this in the before arrival emails please Sykes. FYI the ‘Blue Bell’ pub in Dalston closed in early March this year. Rather fortuitous that I caught Emma on our arrival regarding a fan and a hairdryer as she said that they were all leaving next day. So we left on Thursday as we could not stand the heat in the cottage any longer.

    It was a pleasure to meet you and help you with the windows and hairdryer last week. I'm glad that shutting the curtains ahead of your arrival helped with the heat. I hope that the sheet provided was cooler than the standard duvet that is generally used. The sunshine is a blessing but can sap one's energy. I am sorry that your stay was not as you had hoped. As new owners, we are grateful for your feedback and have acted on the issues you mention. The second loo is seen as a 'plus' for the cottage and guests have commented that it is a welcome addition. The guests that arrived the day you departed, said they had "arrived in heaven" after their arduous journey. Your welcome pack consisted of flowers from the garden left on the dining table, tea, coffee, sugar, water and ice in the freezer essential for a cooling drink in hot weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan1.6Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect my wife and I had a great time in the Lake District and this was helped my having cottage with everything you needed."

    Although 10 nights was not enough and next time we will try for 14 nights . The bed was very comfortable. The kitchen had everything you needed . The cottage was clean and spacious. The welcome book was very helpful. The company was very good and give clear instructions. We will definitely come back . Thank you to sykescottages and the owners

    What lovely feedback - thank you and we look forward to seeing you here again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Deepdale Cottage in Dalston."

    Lovely clean and homely cottage in an attractive and peaceful location. Very good value.

    Thank you for choosing Deepdale Cottage to come and stay in and for leaving it in such good order. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice4.7May 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • One super king-size bedroom (can be twin on request)
  • One Twin room
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Linen & Towels Inc in rent
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for open fire and top ups are available at a reasonable cost using an honesty box
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Patio area and shared gardens
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles and Pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The property is located in the garden of the owner's home
  • Note: The garden area is shared with the owner
  • Note: Tennis court available to use behind the property (2x Adult & 2x Child rackets supplies, bring own balls)
  • Note : Electric Bikes can be hired locally
  • Note: No child facilities available
  • Note: Please be advised the cottage is ideally suitable for a small family with 2 small children but not really suitable for 4 adults, please enquire further if needed
  • Please note; bathroom is not designed for those with mobility issues.

The property

Dalston 1.3 miles.

Settled a stone's throw from the tranquil banks of the River Caldew, at Bridge End at one end of Dalston, rests this charming, two-bedroom holiday bungalow, Deepdale Cottage with off-road parking, a peaceful, woodland setting, and good access to nearby amenities, this delightful home welcomes up to four guests or two couples seeking a self-catered escape near the Lake District National Park, and the North Pennines and Solway Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the Cumbrian Way - a popular walking route.

Park up to your new home-from-home, and be taken aback by a rustic, stone-clad exterior that oozes character.

Unpack your belongings and immediately get to work in the well-equipped kitchen, where you will find all you'll need to rustle up a delicious, home-cooked meal.

Savour your culinary delight with a glass of your favourite tipple at the dining table, before settling down in the plush sitting room where you can enjoy a film on the sleek TV whilst you're kept warm and toasty by the crackling embers of a centrepiece open fire.

When sleep calls, run yourself a hot bath before retiring to the inviting, king-size or twin bedrooms, where you can rest up and recover after a long, fun-filled day.

In the morning, take a cup of coffee onto the outdoor patio or into the peaceful garden area, before setting off to explore your local surroundings.

The Bridge End pub is close to Deepdale Cottage which serves traditional pub grub.

In Dalston you will also find the Co-op Food where you can stock up on supplies, as well as Cafe, Butcher and The Dalston Fryer if you fancy a takeaway one evening, The Dalston Fryer serves fish and chips and Crumbs serves bacon butties and sandwiches.

If you want to make a day of it, a brief car journey north will take you to Carlisle, a historic city brimming with must-see attractions, including the eponymous Carlisle Castle, The Citadel, Methodist Church, several Catholic Churches, Market Cross Monument and the Guildhall Museum, along with the restaurants of the Thin White Duke and Amatos, perfect for those extra special date nights.

Bring your nearest and dearest for an unforgettable stay in Cumbria by booking Deepdale Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Carlisle 4.6 miles; Keswick 16 miles, Penrith 17.9 miles.

The village of Dalston sits within the Carlisle district of Cumbria, historically part of Cumberland. In the village square lies the red sandstone church of St Michael's, dating back to the 13th century, whilst Dalston Hall is a magnificent Grade II listed building full of character and landscape gardens, which is often used as a wedding venue. About two miles south of Dalston is Rose Castle, the palace of the Bishops of Carlisle, which is not open to the public but may be viewed from the road. Carlisle can be reached in four and half miles, a 2000-year-old city with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and one World Heritage Site, plus lots of pedestrianised shopping areas, award-winning malls, colourful farmer’s markets as well as a traditional Victorian indoor market. Dalston also provides good access to the beautiful North Pennines AONB and the Lake District National Park, making it a great base for outdoor enthusiasts.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas