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Faraway Cottage

(Ref. 933471)

Kirklinton, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (47)
  • julie (24)
  • lovely (24)
  • friendly (22)
  • owners (21)
  • tony (20)

54 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely quiet place to stay, everything you need for your stay is in the house ..."

    Lovely quiet place to stay, everything you need for your stay is in the house and there is a couple of nice walks down to the river just out the back of the farm will try to be back some day thanks

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Unfortunately, through no fault of the owners, we had to cut short our stay at Faraway Cottage due to illness."

    Our brief stay was really enjoyable - it is a beautiful little cottage and we lacked for nothing. The view across the fields from the secluded back garden was oh so peaceful. I suspect we will be back.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2023

  • "This holiday cottage was the best we have ever stayed in."

    Beautiful cottage well appointed very clean and tidy. There was nothing at all I could find wrong we will definitely be returning,.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Sep 2023

  • "Julie was a warm and friendly host."

    Everything that we needed was there. Bed was really comfortable. Shower was powerful. Cottage had everything we needed and we loved the way it was decorated. The added bonus of the family dog and a couple of little cats coming to visit, made it that bit more special. Really peaceful and not too far from the local shops. Hope to vist again really soon.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 2023

  • "We were so lucky to be able to book this cottage so last minute."

    It was fantastic value for a gorgeous cottage with everything you needed for a short break away. We loved the excellent quality of the property and particularly the kitchen. The shower was mighty impressive (albeit that the screen was slightly too small to contain the water) and the bath was a really good size and filled quickly with plenty of hot water. The log burner was great with the first fire already set up on arrival and all the supplies needed to use for the duration of the holiday. The cottage has access to some glorious woodland and river which we would thoroughly recommend to go and visit. We managed to make it down on the final day of our stay and it was so peaceful and tranquil. Location is rather good. It's isolated which is great for peaceful time away from the rush of life (The WiFi also assisted with this as was just enough to find information but not to be glued to phones) but not so isolated that you can't get to places. The lake district is less than an hour away and Scotland is a short drive. We had a Tesco delivery delivered to us on the first night, which took the stress away from finding a place to shop as there is not a large supermarket nearby. We were left be to enjoy the holiday though it was made clear that Julie and Tony were avaliable at any point should we need assistance which was greatly appreciated. We did manage to meet Julie on the last few days and she was lovely. The owners sent us an email with arrival information a few days before and the cottage had a handy booklet with all the information needed to enjoy the stay. We did have some small pieces of feedback which would have improved the holiday (Though please do note these a very minor and we thought the cottage was outstanding as it is!): - A fan would have been handy for the warmer nights - A full length mirror in the bedroom/bathroom for outfit checks - A slightly larger shower screen so water didn't spill onto the floor - With it being a working farm, some flies did appear in the cottage (Which is completely understandable) so something to help control them? All in all, we had a wonderful time and absolutely loved the cottage. We would recommend to anyone considering staying to do so as it is not a cottage to be missed. Thank you to Julie and Tony and we wish you the best for the future.

    Reviewed by Marta5.0Aug 2023

  • "Delighted with friendly welcome and very comfortable cottage."

    Enjoyed a very peaceful short break. Highly recommended accommodation. Thank you Julie and Tony. Ann and Len

    Reviewed by Len5.0Jul 2023

  • "Faraway Cottage was very clean, comfortable, cosy and safe and had everything I needed for a great weeks stay."

    The owners Julie and Tony are so lovely and welcoming. I wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy some rural peace and quiet. Faraway Cottage totally ticked those boxes for me. Despite its name and rural location, I found the cottage to be in an excellent position - not far from shops and amenities in Carlisle, and some lovely places to visit all within easy reach - the Lake District, Solway Firth, and North Pennines, Hadrian's Wall and Kielder Forest. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Faraway Cottage and hope to visit again myself.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Faraway Cottage is an attractively renovated cottage situated on a working farm."

    The facilities are all modern and well maintained. There is abundant hot water on tap and an excellent shower. The bed is roomy and comfortable, the living/dining area is a good-size with doors that open out onto the private pebbled patio/courtyard. Although the cottage is tucked away, Carlisle and the M6 gateway are easlily accessible. The woodland on the farm is peaceful and unspoiled and we so enjoyed our walks and soaking up the tranquility. The owners, Julie and Tony, and their family live next door and are friendly and welcoming, as was their lovely dog, Jessie! We can thoroughly recommend Faraway Cottage!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place, clean and comfortable and friendly owners."

    Nice touches, like a wine cooler in the fridge and a guide to local walks. It's a working farm - expect lovely moo-ing cows and lots of birds at your windows. Great views from the private back patio - good shower and well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with very friendly and helpful owners."

    Location is great, very peaceful and with some great countryside walks close by. Everything in the cottage was clean and modern, we had no problems while we were there, the bed was comfortable and we even had a couple of friendly cats come to say hello. No complaints at all.

    Reviewed by Ash5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely short stay at Faraway Cottage."

    Julie (one of the owners) met us at the door and told us what we needed to know. She was around if we needed to ask anything more. The countryside round here is beautiful and the sound of birdsong was a pleasant change to traffic.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2023

  • "We only had a short stay at Faraway Cottage, but it was relaxing and enjoyable."

    The cottage was as expected, lovely layout and beautifully decorated/furnished. Really good sized kitchen and bathroom and very clean throughout. Can be really cold (winter months) but we made use of the log burner and adjusted the heating in the evenings. Julie was very welcoming on our arrival, providing lots of advice and prompting us to contact her at any time should we need anything. We would struggle to find anything negative to say about our stay really. We would certainly stay again and would highly recommend. A little advice for anyone else planning a trip here, particularly during dark winter nights.. take some dvds if you enjoy cosying up in front of the tv. There is a small selection in the cottage, and Julie kindly advised that they have lots of dvds in the farmhouse and that we only had to ask, but we didn't like to bother her or her family. Wifi is not great, again Julie did chat with us about this.. we took a firestick instead of dvds.. but best to take dvds. This is a teeny negative and probably wouldn't be an issue for most couples.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Feb 2023

  • "Julie and Tony are outstanding hosts."

    The accommodation was perfect and the location is beautiful. It's the kind of place where time can seem to stand still if you let it. It's so quiet, tranquil and a great place to recharge your batteries. The cottage was well equipped and is in a great location if you like visiting places, but if you simply want to veg, well, it's great for that as well. We will most definitely be returning to the cottage for another holiday. They also have a tree house under a separate booking which we've also stayed in and that is simply fabulous

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing stay at Faraway cottage."

    Lovely place to relax, the owners we so nice as well. Would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice and quiet area."

    Lovely views from the lounge. Nice local walks. Friendly welcome.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Totally enjoyed my time in this cozy cottage x"

    Reviewed by Val5.0Mar 2022

  • "The owners Tony and Julie were very friendly and welcoming and the cottage was well equipped and beautifully presented."

    We enjoyed the recommended walk to the river from the door step and admired the farm views in the morning whilst having breakfast in the garden. A wonderful stay! Thank you very much Tony and Julie

    Reviewed by Daxa5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage just felt so homely and the hosts and their dog/cats were helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic stay at Faraway, had all you could need and some nice little touches."

    Wonderful location to explore and plenty of wildlife to see. The river is stunning and we would definitely recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Shannon5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very welcoming hosts and a very relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, fabulous hosts."

    Perfect location for exploring. Will be returning!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Amazing stay at the faraway cottage - the hosts were so accommodating and always happy to help."

    The bed was really comfortable, and the shower was absolutely amazing! Beautiful location, just a touch out of the way if wanted to go to the lakes but obviously that is no detriment to the faraway cottage; just make sure you’re happy to drive everywhere before booking! WiFi was poor, but we didn’t go for that so it wasn’t an issue. All in all an amazing stay at the faraway cottage! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Tyler4.7May 2021

  • "This is a great location, very quiet, friendly owners."

    We marked it down on comfort solely because of the settee, otherwise, the property was clean, fresh and warm, with good facilities. One thing to note, the WiFi is only sufficient for e mails and social media. Anyone taking games consoles or watching online films/tv would struggle. I suspect the band width for the whole area will be low as I suspect cable broadband hasn’t reached them yet. Def recommend as a base to explore from. With easy reach of the lakes, coast, Kielder forest and Hadrian’s Wall.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Faraway Cottage."

    It’s in such a peaceful location with far reaching views of the countryside. The young cows next to the garden kept us very entertained in the evenings chasing pheasants! The cottage was immaculate inside and had everything we needed to make it feel homely. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. We would love to return and highly recommend it if you’re looking for peace, quiet and lovely walks from the doorstep. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2021

  • "Wow!!!"

    !! We have just had the most brilliant 3 nights stay. After a dismal year of not going anywhere we stumbled on this cottage and it just looked so quaint. It exceeded our expectations, it is gorgeous, full of charm. The 9 month old cows had just been let out into the field for the first time so was quite comical watching them. They became confident for a stroke. The walks to the river was hilarious as I got stuck in mud, saw wild deer, Hare, Woodpeckers and the peace of this place is glorious. Julie & Tony were super friendly, and they laughed as there I was at a dairy farm but petrified of cows

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2021

  • "Perfect relaxing break in a well designed and cosy cottage"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2020

  • "Julie kept us informed without invading our privacy."

    The cottage was perfect for a couple with everything we needed. The log stove was brilliant with plenty of wood to burn. Would highly recommend the cottage and the surrounds. The walk to river through the woods was lovely, using the wellies provided. A lovely break.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2020

  • "What a lovely cosy cottage perfect after a stormy windy wet day , log fire on wine out and dvd on with candles !"

    Bliss ! The owners were friendly but socially distanced them self appropriately but always on hand if needed anything the little gifts were lovely thank you The cottage was spotless and Covid friendly If you want peace and quite and to listen and watch birds from your bedroom this is the place we did a small walk due to torrential rain but further walks would have been lovely

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is perfect for completely relaxing and restoring sanity!"

    The bed was very comfortable and lounging in front of the wood burning stove was a real treat. On arrival there were “ treats” left for us in the kitchen and everything we needed for our three night stay. The views from the patio doors were lovely and apart from spotting the odd cow or car in the distance, completely undisturbed. Waking to birdsong was a particular plus for me as was watching the beautiful sunset. We ventured out once to Brampton which was a lovely little town with antique shops, cafes and a food hall, so not far to go if something was needed but we loved being in the cottage so much we hurried back. The surrounding woodland is beautiful and a walk after breakfast on Sunday through the woods and down to the river, was very peaceful. Met the owners Julie and Tony briefly and they were as welcoming and pleasant as the cottage would suggest. Helpful and on hand but not intrusive. We have stayed in many cottages over the years but this is definitely our favourite and we shall return.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2020

  • "We arrived at the cottage which for ease of check in the cottage was open for us on arrival."

    The cottage was well equipped with everything you needed for your stay. Lovely quiet location, friendly hosts and lovely views. Ideal size for a couple and we would not hesitate in booking again in the future

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely cottage, very clean, comfortable, well-equipped, quiet and a great view."

    Julie and Tony are friendly and welcoming and recommended places to visit. The woodland is first-class and it was lovely walking along the farm lane to the woods hearing lots of birds in the diverse hedgerows and seeing many swifts (I think!) overhead. Great to stay at a place which is making space for nature.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2020

  • "The most perfect couples getaway."

    A beautiful cottage located in stunning countryside, all mod cons, comfortable and very clean. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Miranda5.0Sep 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage perfect for some escapism."

    Sitting in the garden you can see for miles and nobody else in sight. Had a lovely walk through woods down to river all on the farms land. The cottage itself is beautifully restored and furnished. Lots of attention to detail. Owners were really welcoming and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2020

  • "The most perfect week away."

    .. in the most perfect cottage! It was everything I could have wanted and more. Great location - near to the Lakes - and easy to access. The cottage itself was fully kitted out and had lots of little extra touches. The owners were extremely welcoming and went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed. Such a special place that I would recommend to anyone! Will most definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Julie & Tony are first class hosts. A great weekend. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2020

  • "Everything about our too short stay was perfect, the cottage, location, facilities and hosts."

    the only minor problem (and it is minor) was the settee was a bit small for 2 adults on long winter evenings, not a problem in warmer months when I am sure we would have sat outside taking in the beautiful surroundings and the peace and quiet. we hope to return in the summer and maybe even try the tree house ;-) thanks again to Tony and Julie and we hope you have not noticed the missing baby Belgium blue we sneaked into the car.

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Jan 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you could need provided."

    A perfect getaway to relax away from the stresses of normal life.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely people and plenty to do in the area."

    Great cottage for two.

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Oct 2019

  • "Owners very friendly, nice quiet place property is just the ticket for a getaway from it all break."

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very pleasant owners and very pleasant cottage and area including cows."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2019

  • "Wonderful homely cottage, lovingly cared for by friendly attentive owners."

    In an excellent location to see all the area has to offer.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4May 2019

  • "What a Quaint and Quirky cottage a mixture of old and new Can not fault the place at all the photos on web site don't do the place justice until you get there in person and wow."

    Considering there are new to the holiday let business in my mind there are spot on. What Brilliant hosts tony and Julie where. Down to the meet and greet on arrival there provided every thing for us in the cottage down to the tea coffee milk to start our holiday off and extras like chocolate brownies and wine which was a nice touch only down side was the weather but we Carn't control that but we will be making another visit to faraway cottage in the future to finish off what we did not do this time around and to see tony and Julie again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2019

  • "Everything, The cottage was all we hoped the countryside was exactly what we wanted and the hosts were friendly and accommodating first class."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    The cottage was very clean, comfortable and spacious. When we needed something, Julie and Tony had already thought to provide it. Our hosts were very friendly, but not intrusive. We particularly enjoyed exploring the woods on the farm, the wellies provided were essential for their enjoyment. Its a wonderful location with lots of lovely places nearby. The perfect spot to "get away from it all".

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great cottage."

    Great location. Tony & Julie are perfect hosts. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2019

  • "We were very impressed with the property and the furnishings."

    The owners Julie and Tony were very friendly and helpful. I left a valuable ring and they very kindly returned this to me much to my relief,. The cottage was very cosy and well equipped. The walks nearby were enjoyable and on the doorstep. The woods were unspoilt and the view at 'the edge' was so serene. We were very grateful for the welcome pack. Would recommend this property and hope to return ourselves one day. I particularly enjoyed watching the birds in the early mornings and visiting the calves. The name Faraway cottage is a perfect description and we felt very rested and relaxed.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Nov 2018

  • "Faraway cottage was a real pleasure to spend a week in, The owners Julie & Tony were very accommodating & hospitable, a very nice couple."

    The cottage was clean, cosy & rustic, very well equipped, the bed was very comfortable (which makes a nice change). Would recommend this cottage to any couple wanting peace & quiet , lovely countryside. You start your holiday with a nice bottle of wine & chocolate cake. Will definitely be returning,

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Jul 2018

  • "What a lovely place Faraway cottage is - so peaceful and restful!"

    Truly an amazing place to stay. The cottage was decorated so beautifully and with such high end fittings, it really made our stay very comfortable! Location is very tranquil and close to Hadrian's wall (approximately 30-40 minutes drive away). Tony and Julie were wonderful hosts! Very accommodating, friendly and helpful! Would definitely re-book again!!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2018

  • "Faraway cottage is fabulous."

    The decor, facilities and getting away from it all location are brilliant. Tony and Julie were perfect hosts and a pleasure to meet. The cottage is very cosy and we when we did venture out there is plenty to do. We will be back......

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2018

  • "We were greeted with a warm and friendly welcome and the cottage itself was wonderful to stay at as well as the great and modern facilities it came with."

    Felt very homely.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic property."

    Wonderful location in rural countryside. Very friendly owners who made us feel very welcome. The property itself is well furnished with modern fixtures and fittings to make you feel at home. Would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2018

  • "My partner and I enjoyed a very relaxing week break in January, the cottage is everything you would want with great facilities and a tranquil location."

    We will defiantly be heading back 10/10

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jan 2018

  • "Faraway Cottage is a gorgeous place to stay, it is slightly more remote than we are used to, but still only a few miles drive from various town centers."

    This was a very relaxing stay for us, but far from boring! We were given the opportunity to meet some lovely little baby cows, we bumped into some deer, we went fishing on the river for a morning/afternoon, and despite not catching supper, it was a beautiful place to spend the day. We also visited Carlisle, and made a trip to Edinburgh during our short stay too. This cottage is a perfect place to come 'home' to after you've finished exploring for the day, it is wonderfully clean, and finished to an excellent standard. If you ask us, being able to sit in front of the fire in the evening, and having a coffee in the morning overlooking the fields were our favorite parts of each day. Tony & Julie are great people too, very warm, welcoming, and helpful - Tony even took the time to guide us down to the river. We don't usually visit the same place twice, but we both enjoyed our time here so much, that we will be booking again!

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Dec 2017

  • "Tony and Julie have a beautiful cottage on their working farm."

    The cottage was comfortable, well laid out and a perfect retreat away from the city. They were very welcoming and left some goodies for our arrival. We walked around their land, down to the river following their suggested route and saw lots of wildlife Inc wild deer. We were able to help feed the calves one night as well. We took a trip to Hadrian's wall, Derwent water and Carlisle which are all short drives away. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life this is the perfect retreat. It's cosy and quiet and a beautiful part of England. Very recommended and thank you for your hospitality.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Gravelled garden to the rear with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles and pub 3 miles
  • Note: There are no formal pathways in the woodland so guests are free to roam and explore, however the walk to the river is downhill and can be very wet at times so wellies are highly recommended.

The property

A charming, recently refurbished sandstone cottage set on a working dairy farm near the market town of Brampton in Cumbria.

On the farm there are 20 acres of private ancient woodland, perfect for exploring, bird watching, photography and other activities.

There is also 3/4 of a mile of river running through the farm, with associated fishing rights for your enjoyment.

Step into the cottage and be welcomed into the delightful, cosy, living dining room, with exposed wooden beams and stone walls along with comfy seating, and a traditional woodburning stove; what better place to sit and relax?

The original flagstone flooring takes you to the kitchen which has all the mod cons.

However, you may find yourself eschewing the integrated dishwasher in order to watch the calves frolicking in the field whilst you wash up!

The beautifully decorated king-size bedroom is cosy and restful, with double doors to the garden.

Faraway cottage comes with an extensive private gravelled area, with table and chairs overlooking the open farmland, the perfect spot to enjoy the views, and appreciate the tranquillity.

The cottage is in a fantastic secluded location.

However, the nearby market town of Brampton is a short drive away, and offers great history as well as an array of cafes, pubs and independent shops for you to enjoy at your leisure.

With spectacular scenery on the doorstep, the historic City of Carlisle only ten miles away, and the Lake District an easy drive, you are well placed for an interesting and varied holiday.

The cottage offers a fantastic country escape, faraway from life's hustle and bustle.

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About the location


Brampton 7 miles; Carlisle 10 miles

On the Sustrans Border Reivers Cycle route, Kirklinton offers great cycling opportunities. Close by Kirklinton Hall & Gardens offers fun, food, fairies- and pigs! Events are regularly held here including a superb open air opera. In the centre of the nearby market town of Brampton is the octagonal Moot Hall built in 1817 which now houses the Tourist Information Centre. Brampton has a varied selection of coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and shops to enjoy. Nearby Talkin Tarn is a glacial lake which has something for everyone, great walks and a wonderful array of watersports. The English Heritage site of Lanercost Priory is worth a visit, along with their welcoming tearoom. The historic city of Carlisle is only ten miles away, a popular destination with a castle, cathedral, fantastic shopping opportunities, and plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from. Hadrian’s Wall is a short drive away. This World Heritage Site is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain. Birdoswald Roman Fort is one of the main forts on Hadrian’s Wall. Just over the border into Scotland (a distance of only ten miles) is Gretna Green where you’ll find Gretna Gateway Outlet Village, and of course plenty of wedding venues! The Lake District is also within easy reach, with Lake Ullswater being less than an hour away by car.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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