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27 Bongate

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 950945)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Great little cottage, well quipped."

    Comfy bed, super size shower & bath. Very clean. Excellent pub - a stones throw away. Parking on the road, not an issue. Great walks in this area. I've already recommended this to my neighbour !

    Reviewed by BeverleyApr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay here."

    Close enough to walk into Appleby. Very comfy bed and cooking facilities fine. Steps up to front door were not too severe for my wife who uses a walking stick. Only snag was the access to car parking at the rear is up some steps that she couldn’t manage. So, we left the car at the front and no problems. In fact, everything is so handy we left the car parked up. There’s a laundrette in the town (cottage has no washing machine) but plenty of pubs nearby whilst you wait. The cottage is always warm and log fire is very cosy whilst you drink your wine kindly left by the owners. Brilliant shower and soaking in the bath was great after a long walk in the rain. The Royal Oak pub 30m away is very cosy. We didn’t eat there but food looked fine. Access to the numerous walking paths is very easy from here and you’re quickly into the countryside along the river. Plenty of castles around to explore and Penrith handy if weather is too bad to walk. The town has a swimming pool too. We would return here without hesitation.

    Reviewed by RussellMar 2022

  • "A perfect little cottage for two."

    Everything you could possibly need for self catering was provided and the little personal touches were much appreciated. Perfect location for visiting the lakes and the north Pennines. We look forward to staying again in the future.

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in great location really enjoyed our stay here."

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "Some hooks would be good for hanging wet coats."

    Thank you for your feedback , we are always evolving the cottage to our guests needs and do appreciate the comments. We are now looking at how best to provision a wet coat area. Very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Many Thanks! Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KellyNov 2021

  • "The property was perfect, absolutely spotlessly clean."

    Really thoughtful touches and everything just so. As a minor suggestion. A note about the access to the rear parking would be useful for people with larger vehicles. Nothing that detracted from the stay though.

    Reviewed by MatthewOct 2021

  • "This was the second time we have stayed at this cottage and we were not disappointed."

    Judy was very welcoming and helpful. We had a problem with the woodburner a couple of nights but this was immediately rectified. Excellent service. We will recommend and return ourselves in the future.

    Reviewed by JeanOct 2021

  • "Lovely property with great facilities."

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2021

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Very clean and comfortable. Only thing was the off road parking, even with a car with reversing camera and bells and whistles sensors it was tricky.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2021

  • "Amazing cottage spotlessly clean and very comfortable"

    Reviewed by RosemarySep 2021

  • "This cottage was perfectly situated to explore both the lakes and the Yorkshire Dales."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable and had everything that was needed. I would stay again!

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful."

    Everything was so clean and well maintained. The bathroom was amazing! The owners had left some fresh flowers, milk and wine which was so appreciated. Appleby is such a beautiful village and everyone was so friendly. Can’t wait to go back, our dog loved it too, he settled in the cottage as it was his home!

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate and very comfortable."

    However, it would have been helpful to have some instructions on how to work the heating system even though we did not need it during our stay. It was also very difficult to get in and out of the parking space unless you have a small car. Otherwise everything was fine.

    Reviewed by KenJun 2021

  • "A comfortable and well equipped cottage in a great location."

    Appleby is good base for walking.

    Reviewed by IainJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well-equipped, and was extremely clean."

    The town centre was just a short walk away, with a well-stocked co-op and several nice cafés. There is also a butcher, greengrocers and bakery. There is a pub just down the road which does delicious food and has a lovely outdoor seating area. The owners of the cottage were very helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "We loved our stay at 27 Bongate, the cottage was even better than I expected."

    Lovely little touches provided by the owner that made the stay even easier. The cottage was spotless and no smell of animals considering dogs are allowed. The bed is massive and extremely comfy, I want the same mattress for home now! The bathroom is beautiful and we both loved having a long soak in the bath every night after a day out. The cottage is warm and cosy, couldn’t get the burner to light as it was a lot smaller than my own, but the heating is so efficient it wasn’t needed. Kitchen is modern and fully equipped. The only suggestions to add to the magic would be some hooks in the bathroom, maybe on the back of the door and a full length mirror in the bedroom. I would 100% recommend the property, the owner has done an amazing job.

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean in a lovely quiet village."

    We had a fab week away from it all and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 27 Bongate.

    Reviewed by JayneOct 2020

  • "Only drawback with this cottage was that although it was suppose to be dog friendly I couldn't just let my dog out in the garden on his own."

    It was a shared front path and next door tended to leave the gate open to the front garden which was small. The back garden that went with the cottage wasn't near the back door, it was right up the back were cars would be parked and wasn't fenced off, it was also a shared space with 3 other cottages so difficult to just let him out. Would recommend this cottage for a get-a-way for a couple, the bathroom was awesome, made the most of the bath, basically the cottage itself was great, very clean no complaints on the cottage.

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage, situated 10mins walk from the shops on Appleby."

    Beautifully presented. Cosy, clean and very comfortable. Would definitely recommend this cottage with no negatives. Thank you for our wonderful stay at 27 Bongate.

    Reviewed by LindsaySep 2020

  • "This is a lovely cosy cottage within 15/20 minutes walk of the town."

    Pub within 50 yards and serves good food. Only one problem and that is the rear garden. It is far from clear which area belongs to the cottage. If you wanted to sit outside, the only option seemed to be the front of the cottage which is close to a busy road which is not ideal.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2020

  • "Comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Spotlessly clean and well appointed A good base for walks around the area The pub nearby is a good location for meals, although the service may be slow at times Parking in the dedicated parking space off the narrow lane at the back was a challenge, so we parked on the road instead, which worked out fine

    Reviewed by JulianAug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfy, it had everything we needed for a week away, very clean cottage"

    Reviewed by KaronJul 2020

  • "We WILL return, especially when the pub re-opens."

    Space and comfort and amenities, especially the bathroom,were great.

    Reviewed by JoeMar 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect for us both and our dog."

    Very clean, comfy bedroom, fantastic bathroom, it really was a great location for us to explore Appleby. Added bonus of being right next door to a lovely pub, The Royal Oak which served good food. The weather wasn't great but we still managed some really nice walks. Highly recommend a walk to Rutter Falls, beautiful. Anyway many thanks.

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2020

  • "Perfect place for a couple to stay"

    Reviewed by GeorgiaDec 2019

  • "Lovely clean modern little cottage."

    Comfortable big bed, beautiful big bathroom with fab shower and huge bath. Lovely laid out - ideal for us and our spaniel Tilly. We’ve stayed in Appleby befor so had an idea what to expect. Loved the walk down and over the jubilee bridge past the castle gates, around the river and back up the hill to the cottage. Appleby is a lovely town with everything you could need. Recommend the Tufton hotel for a first class restaurant meal. Bar meals in the Royal Oak and Pin and Cushion are great too. And the Indian was delicious. All the locals friendly and helpful. Oh and don’t forget to visit the Midland Hotel lovely hosts Clive and Amy. Walk around Dufton Pike is s must and Lowther Castle. We will back next year. Thank you!

    Reviewed by WendySep 2019

  • "Everything was lovely but the back garden was very steep and terraced shared by the 3 cottages."

    I didn't feel confident in letting my dog in the garden as it didn't seem as secure as I had anticipated, but this didn't cause any problem as there was plenty of lovely walks in the vicinity. The cottage was immaculate and I felt very much at home. The owners kindly left some milk for my arrival and a bottle of wine. I could happily recommend this cottage to all my friends and family.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2019

  • "Lovely little clean cottage that is immaculately decorated, very cosy and is ideal location for Scottish Boarders or the Lakes."

    Would recommend and will be back at some stage. Lovely village to stay in with good pubs, curry house and small supermarket all within easy reach

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

  • "We had the most fantastic stay at 27 Bongate, we wish we had booked longer!"

    The cottage was just big enough for a couple, a dog and a baby and it was STUNNING. It was so clean and new that we felt like we were the first visitors. Beatiful bathroom, super comfy bed and well equipped kitchen. Local shops and Appleby within walking distance and dog-friendly pub 2 doors down made it a fab base for visiting all over the lakes. Thank you so much for such a pleasant stay!

    Reviewed by HollyAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location."

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2019

  • "We had the rest that we required in a beautiful cottage and a lovely setting."

    So many friendly people and so wonderfully dog friendly. Would recommend all day long!

    Reviewed by TahminehAug 2019

  • "Lovely clean comfortable cottage, finished to a luxurious standard."

    Handy for pub, almost next door, and shops.

    Reviewed by JillJul 2019

  • "It was a little bit confusing who owns what part of the garden?"

    As you go up the steps it does not indicate which part. The whole cottage was perfect and ideal for a couple with a small dog. Great Location for travelling around the Lake District. Milk - Flowers - Bottle of Wine on arrival very welcoming. Would definately stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by CaroleJun 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage, finished to an exceptional standard."

    The bathroom is outstanding and the bed enormous as well as comfortable. Good location for exploring in every direction and plenty of facilities in the town itself. Would suggest that you need to be a confident driver to use the parking space at the rear, however there was plenty of on-road parking as an alternative. The bottle of wine and fresh milk on arrival were an appreciated finishing touch.

    Reviewed by TerriMay 2019

  • "We enjoyed the cottage so much, the bathroom was AMAZING!"

    ! The village was so nice with a friendly spirit and the neighbours were very nice. We would definitely return, for a first holiday away together it exceeded our expectations. The bed was so comfortable and the whole cottage was so cosy and homely. The glass of wine was a lovely touch too.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage clean comfy bed well equipment all that you need."

    Good location.royal oak hotel 2minutes away for a drink or your meals very friendly people.

    Reviewed by MarionMay 2019

  • "Location of the property."

    Very convient for visiting surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by NadineApr 2019

  • "We have just returned from a lovely stay at Bongate."

    The property was warm, super clean and with a fantastic bathroom! The bed is also really comfy. It is a great location with a dog friendly pub two doors down and a ten minute walk into the town centre with another dog friendly pub called the crown and cushion. Both of these allow dogs in to eat with you so our boy was with us every time too. There are lovely walks through Appleby and so much to explore, also great links to the lakes via the A66. The property provide a car parking disc for the town centre and a handy folder with all instruction manuals. Also in one drawer you will find all the leaflets of what is nearby to help plan your stay. The only thing we found slightly difficult was that it is a small shared garden with steep steps and next door have a cat and the other side had a young pup, so we kept our bouncy ten month old on a lead as he likes to explore! He is a golden retriever and struggled with the steps, no fault to the cottage though. We had a fantastic stay and are already looking to book again. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by GennaApr 2019

  • "We have just had a lovely week in this very cosy cottage."

    Although the weather was not very good the cottage was always lovely and warm. The bathroom and bedroom are fabulous. The bed was so comfortable - very impressed. Appleby was a great base with shops, pubs and great Riverside walks.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a very good location."

    Easy to get to A66 and explore the Lakes and the Pennines. Cottage equipment and furniture was perfect for the two of us and the dog. Fresh flowers were a very nice touch. This is the second year we have booked with Sykes and both accommodations have been accurately described and of an excellent standard so wouls be confident in booking with them again.

    Reviewed by AllanMar 2019

  • "Super little cottage very clean."

    Amazing bathroom. Great base for touring the area

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2019

  • "We had a lovely weekend exploring the area."

    Would certainly book the cottage again.

    Reviewed by PaulineJan 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect and the cleanliness and standard of decoration was superb."

    The Christmas decorations and welcome gift made our short break that little bit more special.

    Reviewed by TerryDec 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, easy to find in a good location."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by AmberNov 2018

  • "Amazing, clean, modern cottage."

    Photos don’t do it justice, everything is brand new and very well maintained. Superb location, short walk to the village and only a few meters away from a good pub which serves great food. Would 100% recommend and will definitely return for another stay.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect for a couple with very comfortable bedroom and beautiful bathroom."

    The kitchen, central heating and television are all new tech and added to our enjoyment. The stone floors were great for the dogs! The location in Bongate is really nice with a short walk to the footbridge over the River Eden and an even shorter walk (practically next door) to the best pub in Appleby!

    Reviewed by KaySep 2018

  • "Beautiful house, very comfortable and clean."

    Excellent location, helpful owners.

    Reviewed by John GlynSep 2018

  • "Lovely neat cottage in convenient location."

    Luxurious bathroom and super king size bed; would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2018

  • "Cottage was amazing - spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished with some lovely welcome touches from the owners."

    Perfectly situated near the village, would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by JoAug 2018

  • "Location and standard of the property was excellent"

    Reviewed by KenAug 2018

  • "The cottage is amazing we would definitely recommend it."

    Only 5 minutes walk to the town centre and a pet friendly pub next door.

    Reviewed by JoAug 2018

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  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request), includes a TV with built in DVD
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and wood burning stove
  • Gas central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with built in DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Brick built BBQ
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car to the rear along with roadside parking at front
  • Garden at front with patio furniture and to the rear with lawn, patio furniture and a shared footpath
  • Enclosed rear garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Steep steps up to garden.

The property

This delightful cottage is tucked away in the heart of the charming Cumbrian town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, providing elegant accommodation for a couple itching to discover this beautiful part of North England.

27 Bongate rests on a quiet road in a row of pretty stone-built cottages just ahead of a flourishing country garden.

Stroll along the path where you will come to a charming set of table and chairs, an ideal spot to sit out with your morning newspaper.

Step straight into the cosy sitting room with beautiful red stone flagged flooring sourced locally and comfy sofa focusing on the charming inglenook fireplace and woodburner.

To the left is a dining table for two to enjoy a romantic meal of an evening.

Meander on through to the well-appointed kitchen playing host to quality fixtures and a fresh look about the place.

Upstairs is the spacious king-size bedroom and a fabulous bathroom boasting a stylish finish.

The location of this cottage is ideal for easy access to all the main amenities Appleby-in-Westmorland has to offer.

A historic town surrounded by areas of outstanding beauty; the Lake District National Park and are but a stone's throw away with contrasting scenery and numerous walking and cycling opportunities.

Appleby has a lovely array of independent shops, cafés and delicatessens, not to mention the picturesque street of Boroughgate boasting some interesting old buildings linking the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence.

This beautiful cottage is the perfect place to base your romantic adventure together.

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About the location


Penrith 14 miles.

The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is nestled between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, so guests can enjoy the contrasting scenery of these two National Parks, plus numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. Appleby has a wonderful selection of quality independent shops, cafes and delicatessens selling locally produced food and crafts. 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. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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