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Holly Lodge

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 919062)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Review(s)

  • “We enjoyed meeting Jan and John and they were very friendly and welcoming and available should we have any questions.”


    The bedrooms were more than adequate with comfortable beds and lots of storage space. However no mention was made in any description of the property of the close proximity of the A66 and the subsequent traffic noise during the night when the windows needed to be open for ventilation. The wet-room facilities for an independent wheelchair user were manageable but as space was limited after transferring from wheelchair to the provided shower seat it was difficult to ensure the wheelchair was away from the shower area which resulted in it getting wet each day. A sideways transfer from wheelchair to the toilet was also a little hampered as the fold-down grab-rail is on the only side available for transfer. The kitchen area does have a height adjustable sink and hob unit. Which was most welcome. However to make the kitchen area more wheelchair-user friendly perhaps more consideration could be given to the placement of kettles etc. But we realise these are easily movable. If there is opportunity to improve the kitchen facilities in updating the built-in oven, another very useful appliance would be a dishwasher. All in all the stay afforded a good base from which to explore the Lake District. Thank You.

    - Jan, September 2021

    Thank you for pointing out these inconveniences in the kitchen and wet-room. We had considered a dish washer but could not see where it could be situated without compromising other accessible features. The wet-room does fully comply with all the national accessibility scheme requirements but we do accept that everyone's needs are different and one layout does not suit everyone. This is why we have added the height adjustable sink in the wet-room. Did you also have a problem with the shower curtains? Apologies for the road noise. Highways England are replacing the road surface along the whole of the Appleby bypass with a 'low noise' surface but doing all the work overnight, until November 2021. We are glad that Holly Lodge was a good base for your explorations. The property owner. Property Owner

The property

Holly Lodge is a charming, cosy retreat on the edge of the historic market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland in the Eden Valley district of Cumbria.

This charming cottage is a perfect base for families, friends or couples to get away together.

The cottage forms part of The Hollies, once a gentlemen's residence.

It was built as a museum to house the owner's hunting trophies gained during his time as an army officer returning from the Zulu War and to accommodate his billiard table!

Built around 1895, some of the original Scots Pine cladding is still intact.

Inside this delightful cottage there is a ground floor super king-size double bedroom and a family bathroom with a separate wet room shower with shower chair.

On the first floor there's a king-size double bedroom, a bedroom with three single beds and a shower room.

The cottage also has a well-equipped kitchen with fully accessible height-adjustable work surfaces, and a dining area and a sitting area with a woodburner, so you can sit back and unwind after a busy day out.

The ground floor of this property has been designed with wheelchair users in mind and there is level, paved access to the back door.

There is a private patio with furniture where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink before exploring the beautiful garden, which extends to around three acres, and is a heady mixture of wild flowers and woodland, and has superb views of the North Pennines.

The amenities in Appleby-in-Westmorland are on the doorstep and include pubs, cafes, restaurants and many other attractions.

This delightful cottage is close to open countryside and is perfect for walkers and hikers.

This dog-friendly cottage offers accommodation to suit everyone and walkers and cyclists will be in their element with The Pennine Way, Pennine Hills, two National Cycle Trails (68 and 71) and secure bike storage.

There's also the long-distance footpaths of The Dales Highway, Lady Anne's Way, and Wainwright's Pennine Journey leading to Appleby.

The Settle-Carlisle Railway runs through Appleby and the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are an easy drive.

A lovely country retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double, 1 x family room with 3 singles (two zip/link, can be double on request)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate wet room shower, two basins (one height adjustable) and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Biomass central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Access to 3 acres of garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Pond in shared garden, care should be taken
  • Note: Kitchen has fully accessible height-adjustable work surfaces
  • Note: Visit England 4 Star Gold and National Accessible Scheme rates of M2, H2 and V1
  • Fully suitable for those with limited mobility and wheelchair users as well as those with hearing and visual problems
  • Please contact owner for more information
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm. Note - The property can be decorated for Christmas on request
  • Note: Property only accepts 7 night stays.

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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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Note: Property only accepts 7 night stays.

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