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Faraway Cottage

Kirklinton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 933471)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing stay at Faraway cottage."

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

    Reviewed by CharlotteApr 2022

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

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

    Reviewed by JonathanMar 2022

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

    Reviewed by ValMar 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 DaxaAug 2021

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

    Reviewed by BrianAug 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 ShannonAug 2021

  • "Very welcoming hosts and a very relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, fabulous hosts."

    Perfect location for exploring. Will be returning!

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 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 TylerMay 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 PatrickApr 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 SharonApr 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 PeterApr 2021

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

    Reviewed by IanDec 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 MichaelDec 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 AmandaOct 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 ClareOct 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 NicolaSep 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 AngelaSep 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 LesleySep 2020

  • "The most perfect couples getaway."

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

    Reviewed by MirandaSep 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 CliveJan 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 RebeccaJan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

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

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2020

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

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

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2019

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

    Great cottage for two.

    Reviewed by MarcusOct 2019

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

    Reviewed by CliffordSep 2019

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

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 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 JonathanMay 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 IanMay 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 KeithApr 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 DeborahMar 2019

  • "Great cottage."

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

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 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 AmyNov 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 GJul 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 SharonJun 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 AndrewMar 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 AndrewMar 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 MatthewFeb 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 CatherineJan 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 HazelDec 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 DavidNov 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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