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Blacksmith Cottage

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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85 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Blacksmith Cottage."

    It was clean, cosy and very comfortable, the bed being one of the most comfortable we've slept in. It is well equipped with everything we needed and had the added bonus of it's own off road parking space which we noticed many of the other cottages we looked at hadn't. It's well located just off the centre of town so only a few minute walk to all the amenities. Gill and Andy, the owners, live next door and were very friendly, there if we needed help but at the same time respected our privacy. We loved the town of Appleby-in-Westmoorland and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Nice cottage, good location."

    Very clean, nice secure garden for our dog( Sprockerpoo…Dylan ) with ample seating area. Appleby has lots of good local walks, the amenities are also good, the locals are very friendly. Easy access to the lakes and North Yorkshire moors. *****

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2023

  • "One of the cleanest cottages we have stayed in, it was spotless and well equipped, welcome pack on arrival is a nice touch, lots of information not rules, very well placed for walking into the village and surrounding areas, had a lovely week, everyone in the village is friendly too."

    Would definitely recommend the cottage and would go again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "A really comfortable cottage - especially the bed!"

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, homely, comfortable and exactly what we needed for our few days away."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "Blacksmith Cottage is very well maintained and the owners of the property live next door, but are not at all intrusive."

    Very friendly and helpful. Ideal position, within walking distance to restaurants and shops, and lovely walks through the woods or park.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Ideal location, everything as described."

    We had a wonderful stay helped by perfect weather.

    Reviewed by Phillip4.7May 2023

  • "I don't usually write reviews but I thought the Blacksmith Cottage deserved some praise."

    I stayed here a week and was totally relaxed and comfortable the whole time. Andy and Gill are brilliant hosts attentive and friendIy. I found the king-sized bed very comfortable and the cottage had everything I needed for my stay. The smart TV worked well and I even used my5 to catch up on some missed episodes of Dalgliesh. Phone signal into the cottage was just enough to make voice calls but not for internet use. However the broadband in the cottage was excellent with good fast speeds. I made use of the thoughtfully provided tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and milk. All super clean and nothing seemed too much trouble to ask of these excellent hosts. I would happily stay here again and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "We were very much looking forward to a break away and Blacksmith Cottage provided everything we needed."

    Clean, cosy and comfortable, lovely hosts who were very welcoming and unobtrusive. Appleby is a delightful place and we enjoyed our stay tremendously. Would return without a doubt.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great hosts."

    Good base to visit all the Lakes and Appleby itself is a nice place with pleasant river walks and plenty of places to eat and shop.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great time lovely place"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is my third visit to Blacksmith's Cottage and it is a wonderful and comfortable property."

    Brilliantly situated a few yards from the town centre and close to some great walks with the dog, it is a great place to relax and recharge the batteries. Andy and Gill are great hosts - they are friendly and approachable but not at all intrusive. Appleby had nice pubs and restaurants, a great place to stay. I will be back.

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Jan 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much."

    Met Andy on arrival and was friendly but not intrusive.The cottage is comfortable and everything catered for. It is very much near the centre of Appleby with plenty of shops, cafes, pubs and a tourist information centre too. Local walks around about as well as being on boarders with Lake District and Yorkshire for walks and exploring further afield by car, bus or train. It was a lovely relaxing break, very picturesque and we hope to return again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Harmony5.0Oct 2022

  • "Location in the town had everything you needed within walking distance, and cottage was spacious and well equipped."

    Owner very friendly and non-intrusive. Unfortunately there was constant road noise at night and early in the mornings (car doors banging, people walking by and 6.20am Saturday had scaffolding being taken down by builders across the road). This was mainly due to single glazing and the bedrooms at the front of the property, which disturbed our sleep greatly. The cottage should have double glazing which would block out a lot of the noise.

    Thank you for your feedback which is always appreciated. Unfortunately your visit coincided with building work at the property opposite. Due to our property being a listed building we are unable to change the original sash windows to double glazed units. Normally there is very little traffic at night, sadly your visit must have coincided during a busy period. Regards. Gill & Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need for your stay."

    Situated in the heart of Appleby for all amenities and lovey walks without having to use your car. Also central for the North Lakes, Yorkshire and Boarders.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable with every thing you need to enjoy your stay including a nice welcome pack."

    Andy and Gill were friendly but not intrusive. This was our second visit to this cottage and we'll come again.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage set in the perfect location."

    The next door owners are lovely and there if needed but not intrusive. The garden was ideal and our little dog enjoyed it too. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely comfy cottage."

    Everything you would need provided. Very friendly, helpful owners, but non intrusive. Ideal location and very dog friendly. Fabulous garden.

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Aug 2022

  • "In a nutshell, a lovely cottage with all the homely comforts & facilities you'd require and situated in a picturesque, laid-back town on the banks of the Eden."

    The hosts were very welcoming & laid the base for a gorgeous week in Cumbria, exploring dale, lakes & coast, all within easy proximity. The town itself offers a number of eating & drinking options all close at hand. We will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent property very comfortable and cosy."

    very near shops/pubs etc. Beautiful garden and the hosts were lovely - very friendly and accomodating Would highly recommend Blacksmith cottage

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cottage is a hidden gem, most people looking for a cottage would swip past this one as at first glance it's a mid terrace rendered cottage."

    However once you pull into the street that is lined with graid 2 listed buildings you get the feeling your in a lovely relaxing place. The cottage has space for parking your car outside the door. Once inside you have a comfortable, clean 2 bed cottage that has everything you will need for your stay. If you want to stay in and cook you will find everything you need from whipping up an omelette to creating a 3 course evening meal. A lot of properties say they are dog friendly when they actually just put a dog bowl out and think that's enough. The owners have their own dog and have really made this a holiday for your fury friend aswell. The garden is a stunning terrace, you step out on to a covered section then a set of steps takes you to the first level where you have a table and chairs and a swinging seat. Venture up to the second level your met with a lovely small green lawn and a stunning Japanese maple leaf tree. The garden is west facing so when the sun comes out its a little slice of heaven. Venture out into the village of Appleby your met with stunning architecture and walks, lovely shops, coffee shops and a couple of very nice pubs. The location of Appleby is ideal to explore Cumbria and the lakes. The owner lives next-door, there a lovely salt of the earth couple that gave us a very warm welcome, we have saved this one in our favourite list so are planning on a return visit. Thanks to Andy and Gill for a lovely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful from start - great welcome with tea, coffee, cake plus milk & water in fridge."

    Cottage contained everything for a very comfortable stay. Owners always available if needed. Great base camp with train station close by. Definitely worth a stay.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2022

  • "An excellent little cottage and the property owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Everything you need is provided and the cottage is in a lovely location with a variety of pubs/hotels serving delicious food nearby. Our cocker spaniel loved his stay with plenty of walks close to the cottage. I would thoroughly recommend the cottage and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Blacksmiths Cottage is well located and has everything you need to enjoy your stay, the garden is a virtual suntrap."

    Shops, cafes, pubs just a few minutes walk away. A great base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything spot on."

    Nice cottage. Very friendly and helpful owners. Beautiful surroundings. Lovely little village with all you need (pubs/restaurants/tea-rooms/supermarket). Nice people. Perfect for walking/fishing holiday.

    Reviewed by Kees5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very nice clean little cottage, a well kept garden which was used when the sun came out of hiding very useful being able to park so close to the property."

    All in all a very comfortable stay and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay the cottage was lovely and clean and fully equipped with everything you could need."

    Lots of nice little extras The owners were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble not that we needed anything anyway. The town is lovely as we're the 2 pubs we went in. The food was very good at the Crown and Cushion especially Sunday lunch. It's a great base for visits to Ulswater and Penrith. Would definitely recommend and stay again. Our son found the spare bed a bit small for him but he's a six foot 18 yr old so no surprise lol .

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Mar 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped, comfortable and cosy cottage in a very good location."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful. We wouldn't hesitate in booking to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage which couldn’t be better located right in the centre of Appleby."

    Shops, cafés and pubs all a short walk away. Some lovely walks nearby. Perfect for a couple and their dog!

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2022

  • "Really nice cottage ."

    Owners Andy and Gill lovely people, there when you need them very friendly .would recommend this tcottage lovely walks friendly pubs ideal location for travelling around the lakes.Definately stay here again..

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2022

  • "Loved the place so much that I have booked again for 2nd January."

    Dog-friendly, perfectly situated for the town centre, beautiful walks, accessible for the Lakes, Penrith, etc..

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent location for staying."

    All amenities within walking distance

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Sep 2021

  • "Friendly helpful owners cottage close to shops pubs and restaurants and river walk lovely town"

    Thank you for your comments. Sorry that you gave an average score for cleanliness. I'm aware of the problem with the frying pan but if there was any other areas that needed addressing, please let me know and I will mention to the cleaner. any suggestions for improvement are always appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa3.4Aug 2021

  • "A gorgeous cottage and the hosts are very accommodating."

    Welcome pack was a nice surprise :)

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great cottage in a great location in lovely town looking forward to our next visit."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent location away from the crowds of main Lake District resorts."

    Cottage very comfortable with all amenities expected and perfect for a couple with a dog. Owners (and their little dog) live in adjoining property and have fenced off pleasant garden area for use with this cottage. Very short walk to park to exercise dog off lead, riverside walk and to Crown and Cushion which is dog friendly with good pub quality food. Would recommend a visit to Hutton in the Forest which is dog friendly (on lead) with shady walk through woodland.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2021

  • "Third visit to this cottage in appleby, will be going again."

    Quiet location, lovely garden, 2 minutes from high street, pubs, butchers, grocers, spar, etc. Still plenty to see and do, there is a gym and swimming pool, amazing scenery all round. Looking forward to next year. Gill and Andy are friendly and have great local knowledge, buddy the dog is pretty nice too! My dog likes him.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location, extremely warm and comfortable cottage, parking in front of property."

    Nice welcome kit.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Apr 2021

  • "Very convieniently situated 2 minutes walk ftom the town."

    Cleanliness was of the highest standard and the cottage was well equipped and comfortable. Off road parking was important as there are parking restrictions in Doomgate. Good walks from the property particularly along the Rive Eden. Good local shops and plenty of pubs and eateries. Owners live next door and were always on hand if needed without being intrusive. Would gladly use Blacksmith's cottage again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2020

  • "Property nice and clean,proper clovid precautions taken."

    We have been here before,and will probably do so again

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Close to nature reserve and castles. Short drive from the lakes. Owners were friendly and helpful. Had a wonderful week even if the weather didn’t want to be kind.. hoping to return next year. Clean, comfortable all I could wish for.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was perfect for us the owners."

    We're very nice and we liked the welcome pack. The town of appleby had a lot to offer. Certainly would come again.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2020

  • "The location was excellent for all local amenities."

    There was plenty of room in the cottage. The garden was lovely it’s just a shame we couldn’t utilise it because of the weather. Great base for exploring the Pennines and Lake District areas. Very dog friendly too. A very lively stay

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Aug 2020

  • "Everything was better than expected."

    Location was great just a short stroll from the town & the riverside walks. Comfortable inside, not the biggest down stairs space but enough, for 3 people. Kitchen well equipped and everything worked./ Outside the raised garden area & patio area with table & chairs plus a swing seat were great. Friendly owners next door, none intrusive but there if anything needed Excellent stay, we will hope to stay again

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "The location of cottage close to town centre and park but also quietly situated."

    Owners were very pleasant and helpful and cottage beautiful.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic location."

    The owners are friendly and welcoming and are on hand if needed for help and advice. I highly recommend this holiday cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Sally-ann5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage excellent location or all amenities, owners were very friendly and nothing were too much trouble."

    . their only concern were that you had a lovely stay to which we did. Visited a lot of places and enjoyed every minute of it. Weather treat us good too would definitely recommend this cottage to those who would like a quite relaxing week or a full on adventure week .. plenty to do and see for every one and all ages.. we will be back x and a big thank you to mr and Mrs Forrester x

    Reviewed by Mandy4.7Nov 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a stunning little town, conveniently placed for shops, pubs and a beautiful scenic walk around the river."

    The cottage had everything we required and the owners, ( next door), were friendly and available if required but not intrusive. We would certainly go back!

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cosy little cottage more than adequate for a couple."

    Very handy for the centre of Appleby and easy walk to the local hostelries . Short walk along the river and back just right for our

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2019

  • "Owners welcoming but not intrusive and the cottage was immaculate."

    One double room and one single and huge bathroom . The tiered rear garden was lovely but has steps to reach it river was a 5 min walk away with one bank having a tarmac path which leads to the town and the other bank to a wooded area. The surrounding country side is gorgeous. We would recommend this cottage and will certainly add it to our "return to" list of cottages wall family stayed 11-14 October 2019

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great little cottage."

    Very central host very accommodating. Had our little dog with us made feel very welcome. Will be back

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a lovely part of Appleby."

    Everything you need to make your week complete. Second time we've stayed at this cottage and definitely go back again. Central for the Yorkshire dales and the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a very good time at the cottage , location in the town was excellent very close to the shops and pubs, good walks ."

    The owners of the cottage where very friendly and very helpful. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Aug 2019

  • "This cottage is very central for all amenities and very well equipped, The owners very very helpful."

    My wife is disabled and uses a motorbility scooter, there is a covered area at the back of house for storage which we found very helpful and every pavement in the town had slopes for easy access. The walks around the river are very good or picnics and well preserved, would recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent cottage with everything you need."

    Beautiful garden to sit out. Handy for being near town centre for the shops and pubs but a quiet little haven back at the cottage.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Andy and Gill very welcoming."

    We felt at home straight away. Will definitely be back next year. There are lots of villages close by to discover with cafes and pubs that accept dogs and serve good food. The walk along the river is so peaceful, otters if your very lucky. A couple of very good butchers, greengrocers and of course the bakery.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is the second time we have been to blacksmith's Cottage, and it was very bit as nice as the first, hopefully returning later this year."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "Nice cottage, nice owners, good area for a base; Hare and Hounds Pub was good and the Crown and Cushion not bad; very relaxing time in Appleby; chilled little Town."

    Reviewed by Terry4.4Mar 2019

  • "We had a great week in this lovely cozy cottage."

    It had everything we needed and the owners couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. Appleby is a great place to explore the Lake District and North Yorkshire from.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was very cosy and comfortable."

    It is very well equipped and we experienced a very warm welcome from the owners.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jan 2019

  • "I lost my beautiful Doberman, Toby, aged 10 years 9 months, on 27th December, to lymphoma while staying at the cottage."

    The owner, Mr Forrester, who lives next door, was a marvelous man who's help and kindness during this awful event will be remembered all my life.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, nice & close to the village which is a really bustling little place."

    Lots of independent shop, but if you need a big shop, possible call in else where. Would definitely recommend the cottage

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in the heart of Appleby."

    Appleby is a lovely small town with everything on your doorstep. Lovely walks. Ideal for dog lovers. Scenery to die for. Will certainly go back.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2018

  • "This is our third holiday at Blacksmith Cottage and we would still highly recomend it, very peacefull place to stay and just around the corner from small town centre with eating places and shops and some really nice walks."

    Really nice clean cottage and the owners, Gill and Andy are friendly and helpful as are the local residents in the area.

    Reviewed by Greta5.0Sep 2018

  • "Ideal location for sight seeing."

    Very comfortable cottage. Owners very pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very nice cottage clean lots of nice extra wee things put in to make your stay special"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cottage in excellent position for exploring three counties."

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Jul 2018

  • "A nice clean, comfortable and quite cottage run by friendly owners with Buddy the westie!"

    . Would be happy to recommend for a relaxing break on the edge of the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage friendly owners charming village locals very friendly ..."

    Lovely comfortable cottage friendly owners charming village locals very friendly stunning countryside all in all excellent

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2018

  • "The location to the town was just right away from the hubbub."

    Garden was very well tended. Shops in town excellent good variety. Owners very friendly, nice cake! Easy access to the surrounding areas. In fact so good we're going again can't wait.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2018

  • "Well we loved it so much we booked another week when we were there going back in ..."

    Well we loved it so much we booked another week when we were there going back in August it has everything you need and more

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2018

  • "Blacksmith cottage was warm and comfortable, and was well equipped with everything we needed."

    The owners were very helpful but not intrusive. Appleby itself was lovely!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2018

  • "Sadly we had to cut our visit short which was a huge disappointment as this property is perfect."

    Situated on a quiet street, spotlessly clean and very well maintained There is also a lovely outside space. Briefly met the owner who were very friendly and welcoming. Had a lovely time there

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2018

  • "It is a lovely cottage with very friendly welcoming but not intrusive owners living next door."

    right in the town but on a quiet street with little traffic Very comfortable and although the garden is shared with the owners We didnt find that a problem.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2018

  • "Warm welcome from Gill and Andy,lovely clean cottage,nice walks and plenty of places to eat out,would highly reccomend."

    Reviewed by Greta5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    It has everything you need. We were there during the Beast from the East, so cold, but the cottage was warm and snug. We would love to go back in the summer.

    Reviewed by Sharen5.0Feb 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in Blacksmiths Cottage."

    The cottage was extremely clean and very cosy. We had everything we needed, and the owners of the cottage, who live next door, made sure we knew that if we needed any assistance, they were on hand to help. The owners weren’t at all intrusive though - we saw them on the day we arrived and the day we left. They are very friendly and approachable. Appleby is a lovely town, with a historic church which is well worth a visit. There are local shops for anything you need, including a Spar and a Co-op. The local chip shop is very good, as is the local bakery. Lowther Castle is well worth a visit (about half an hour away), and the waterfall at Rutter Force is beautiful. If you have a dog, there is a great circular walk down by the river Eden. We even spotted a couple of red squirrels (which we don’t have in Scotland). All in all, a perfect cottage and a great wee holiday. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Mary4.8Nov 2017

  • "Lovely causey comfortable cottage,nice garden and drying area at the rear."

    Close to centre of Appleby but quiet,car parking a bonus.Owner friendly and helpfully,would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Oct 2017

  • "Booking was extremely easy."

    Cottage itself was very clean and comfortable with all the necessary facilities. Owners very friendly and approachable. Excellent location for town. All in all very satisfied. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2017

  • "We were very happy with the cottage and location."

    The owners were friendly and helpful. I would recommend Blacksmith Cottage to anyone considering a stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Michael4.6Aug 2017

  • "The cottage is clean and comfortable."

    The owners are friendly and non intrusive. The only thing I was aware of was traffic noise outside the house at night, If you are not used to this, it might be an issue.

    Reviewed by Wilma4.6Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable,cosy and very clean,had anything you needed."

    Its in a good location,the big garden was lovely for our dog,the owners of the cottage was friendly,thanks for the welcome pack,the weather was warm for us for all week, would like to stay again.thank you.

    Reviewed by Sharon Beeton4.4Sep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage near the center of Appleby."

    Well positioned for days out on the bus or train. Lovely owners were only too pleased to make sure our holiday was very comfortable and we felt at home. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2016

  • "I live in london so the best thing for me was the peace and quiet, hearing the birds and the fabulous scenery."

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Aug 2016

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  • Please note: Owner only accepts 7 night stays in June, July and August
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas fire.
  • Electric central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing/dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Raised patio leading to mature garden area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Stone steps lead down from the patio to the rear entrance door and to the mature garden.

The property

This attractive terraced cottage, a former blacksmith’s cottage is situated on a quiet lane, just a short walk from the centre of the ancient market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

This delightful old cottage provides an ideal base for exploring the Lakeland fells, with miles of pathways to discover, and with the added benefit of all the town’s excellent amenities on the doorstep.

Warm and cosy throughout, this charming cottage is most welcoming with a well laid-out sitting room with original ceiling beam, a leather suite and access through to a well-equipped kitchen/diner.

The kitchen then leads out to a raised patio area and above that is a very pretty garden; a tranquil and elegant spot to soak up the sun, read a good book and enjoy your favourite tipple.

The two bedrooms are pleasantly furnished and styled and a good-sized bathroom ensures that guests have all they could ask for in this lovely Lakeland cottage.

This holiday home is a short walk to the main high street, Boroughgate, which is described as being one of the finest in England, and it’s also only a short walk to the river where you can walk past the cricket ground and out along the river bank where friendly ducks and even an occasional elusive otter can be sighted.

Spend time exploring the magnificent countryside or take a trip on the famous Settle-Carlisle railway line and visit the likes of Settle and Skipton to take in the Yorkshire countryside before crossing the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.

To the west of Appleby is the Lake District whose northern and central lakes are within easy reach, and to the east lie the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With the Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish Borders all within easy reach makes any holiday in this wonderful area a memorable one.

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

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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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Please note: Owner only accepts 7 night stays in June, July and August.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season