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New House

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Bewcastle near Brampton, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house and stunning location."

    My family really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was our second stay at New House this year and it was just as good if not better than the first time."

    The isolation is perfect and the views and sunsets stunning, will be back again

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Brilliant property."

    The photos don't do it justice! Big kitchen (well equipped) with open plan family area. Loads of quite areas to sit and escape if required. Ample space for us (4 adults 4 kids) Big garden. Good walks from the house. Hose for dogs, Boot room and stoves (coke and wood) make this ideal for walks with the dog. Plenty of sheep in the fields. Good coms with host. It's 25 mins drive to the nearest shops. We got a food delivery (Asda) for the week and just topped up while we were out and about. Talking Tarn is worth a visit for a swim/paddle board/easy walk and good cafe.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2023

  • "New House is a very nice, well equipped rural property."

    It is extremely dog friendly, its location making countryside walks or visits to the many historical locations in the area very easy.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2023

  • "I have written quite a long review, so accept it would have to be edited for publication The Lawson family has just enjoyed a long weekend in The New House ,in a very rural part of Cumbria."

    Take the advice of Sykes Cottages and don’t arrive without that essential bottle of milk, as you can’t just pop out to the shops. The house is very spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room for a family of 9 adults, as we are. The main living, cooking and recreational area is open plan and most attractive, leading out to a furnished patio, within extensive and beautiful gardens. The kitchen is well equipped for self catering, which we mainly did, but we also enjoyed a very high quality and reasonably priced dinner at athe Crossings, about 20 minutes away. All the bedrooms and bathrooms are upstairs, quite a long and steep climb to be expected in this high ceilinged property. There is a downstairs toilet and utility room with an extra fridge freezer for all those provisions. There are empty cupboards in the kitchen for other groceries. For anyone wishing to be away from the biz of the family room, there is another attractive and comfortable sitting room, leading through to a library, with its extensive and eclectic collections of books. There is also a small, formal dining room, which we didn’t even think of using, as the large (very covetable) table in the family room accommodated us perfectly. From the house there is a fabulous panoramic view for miles around, totally unspoiled by any modern intrusions, pylons, etc., giving a wide open feel to the hilltop house. It is set in a truly historic landscape, with the 4th century Bewcastle Cross, all 15 feet of it carved beautifully in sandstone, to be found at the bottom of the hill. A special exhibition, housed within the churchyard, is well worth a visit. A visit to Birdoswald Roman fort is a must. A huge amount of excavation has been done, and a fine exhibition and cafe all make for a great visit, ideal for Wall enthusiasts, like us. The New House is advertised as a family home, and it certainly has that feel, not at all a sterile holiday let. However, we felt the, to us, rather off colour cartoons in the main bathroom would not be to the taste of many renters. Probably because of its remote position, the WiFi was quite patchy. These two comments apart, our family would highly recommend this lovely house and setting to any prospective customers, particularly anyone seeking peace and quiet. And it was a lovely place for celebrating our 60 th wedding anniversary, the diamond geezers as we became known! Moira Lawson

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Jun 2023

  • "This large gorgeous family home was perfect for our stay recently."

    20 adults and a dog stayed here for 5 days whilst we got married. It is a very functional family feel home complete with everything you need for your stay. The views are just stunning for miles and miles around. We took plenty of provisions as the house is very remote but the shops are only a 20-30 minute drive. The house was extremely clean, tidy and the communication with the home owner was excellent. You will not be disappointed. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you again Ross for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful house, in outstanding countryside, it proved an ideal base for our group to explore the area."

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0May 2023

  • "New House is a wonderful place to stay, in a wonderful place."

    The House was even better than described, very roomy, a great garden for all to use including our dog and superb views across the moors, especially watching the sun set. One of the few holiday cottages that I have used over the years that I will certainly visit again

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved this holiday home."

    We’ve stayed in quite a few over the years and this was our favourite. We loved the personal touch of family photos and belongings around the place. It felt like we were staying at a friends house not just a holiday let. The location and views are the best we’ve had. We wouldn’t change anything about this property.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2023

  • "Panoramic views, well equipped and comfortable."

    Bathrooms need little maintenance and upgrade.

    Reviewed by Muhammad3.1Feb 2023

  • "New House is a beautiful house, it’s well appointed, comfortable, the kitchen is very well equipped and has fantastic views."

    We hired the house in the winter so to anyone going during the winter months my advice would be not to underestimate how remote the house is (and wouldn’t advise trying to find it in the dark), and take plenty of logs for the fires as the central heating / radiators could have been more effective, however overall it’s a great house, enjoy!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2022

  • "A large property in a wonderful, though remote location."

    New House was perfect for a family gathering of 6 adults and 4 children. The house was mostly very clean. Some of the radiators were not working. The house's water supply comes across the moor from a spring and is therefore discoloured. Fine for washing but it would be advisable to bring bottled water. The house contains many of the owner's items which gives the impression of being houseguests rather than holidaymakers. This would be a wonderful location for a summer visit with extensive gardens and moorland walks. It is a fair drive to the nearest shops so best to bring your own supplies. We had an excellent three nights here - enjoyed by all.

    Reviewed by Jerry3.8Dec 2022

  • "The space in this house is amazing!"

    Great for a family gathering like ours (my Dads 70th). The kitchen was well stocked with equipment and it was warm when we arrived which was lovely. The sofas and mattresses would benefit from being updated as they were rather uncomfy. There are also some inappropriate pictures in the family bathroom which were definitely not suitable for children and offended the adults too. The gardens were amazing and the views were breathtaking so all in all we had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Sophie3.1Oct 2022

  • "We had a great week at New House."

    It is a beautiful home with amazing views. The house had everything we needed. Would love the garden in the summer, even so it’s a gorgeous space. We loved having the extra space. The house is remote, which we loved. The fire in the kitchen was fabulous. We purchased some more coal/coke and it stayed lit all day, keeping a large room quite warm. We walked over the fields straight from the door. Kershope forest is 8 minutes drive and we drove into Scotland taking about 15 minutes. The only negatives we had were the garden isn’t secure for dogs, but we wouldn’t leave them out alone anyway. And the water. It is safe to bathe in etc but it comes from a spring which is very peaty. The water is brown and therefore bottled water is advised for drinking. Sykes don’t provide this information before booking and they should.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Oct 2022

  • "I would have liked the check in time to be much earlier than 5pm Beautiful ..."

    I would have liked the check in time to be much earlier than 5pm Beautiful house in beautiful surroundings Should be on prescription

    Reviewed by Edith5.0Oct 2022

  • "The holiday home was absolutely lovely."

    Views wonderful. Just the place for a big family gathering.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay and would definitely recommend it."

    It was just perfect for everyone. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Angelique5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was a perfect setting for our family gathering of 10 people."

    It had everything we needed and was very spacious and comfortable in a really beautiful setting. The only negative thing we would say is that the oven and BBQ were not cleaned very well on our arrival but everything else was just perfect.

    BBQ was still in hibernation for the winter, hadn't had its spring clean! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Apr 2022

  • "The house is obviously a well-loved family home, but as others have mentioned in the visitors book and online, it is now in need of some TLC to bring it back to a good standard."

    Some of the kitchen equipment really needs replacing. Dishwasher doesn't work and obviously hasn't been working for a while. And a house of this size really needs a dishwasher and it does state dishwasher in the listing. The outdoor furniture shown in the listing is not provided. The mattresses are awful and in need of replacement. The sofas in the kitchen area are dirty and uncomfortable. Lovely to have wood and coal for the fire, which we very much appreciated. The house remained warm and cosy during our stay. The house also needs a really good thorough clean. One guest had particular trouble with the amount of dust and dog hair. It was really nice to have some basics provided (salt, pepper, olive oil etc.). The large downstairs spaces are ideal for family gatherings and very social, as is the lovely large dining table in the kitchen. The location is very quiet, which we loved, and there are lots of walks from the door. Property was easy to find.

    Reviewed by Amanda1.9Apr 2022

  • "New House is a very substantial, well appointed property with so much space both inside and out."

    We particularly liked the downstairs layout with big kitchen, sitting and dining room area all open plan, not to mention a further, more formal dining room and lounge. The views are stunning from the house and garden giving a truly rural experience. The house was always comfortable temperature wise during our stay, with wood and coal available for the burner. The house is fully furnished and being a family home everything is there, making it a home from home experience. If I was to close my eyes and imagine a large country house I would love to live in - this would be it!

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Feb 2022

  • "We booked New House for my husbands 66th birthday."

    It was perfect for our group of nine adults and two dogs. The house is secluded and set in beautiful open countryside. It was cosy and comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. We loved the big open kitchen/living area where we would gather together for meals, but there was plenty of space if someone wanted to go and read or do a jigsaw etc. The weather wasn't great but didn't spoil things! We did have a powercut due to storm Eunice, which lasted a couple of hours - wasnt an issue, but one minor point - the torches in boot room cupboard didnt work so might be a good idea to bring your own torch. We didnt venture too far, but Gelt Woods is a must, also found Bewcastle church and ruins very interesting. All in all a great holiday, and most definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a lovely weekend break at the new house everything you need is there it's warm, comfy, lots to do and see in the area, the house has plenty of space for family/friends to get together."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a great week at the New House."

    It’s a real home from home . Very clean and comfortable with stunning views over the surrounding area. Our grandson loved running around in the garden.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Oct 2021

  • "We all enjoyed our stay at New House and would recommend it for large family gatherings."

    We were a little nervous about staying there because there was a lot of rules and things to follow but once we arrived we realised it is a well lived in and very comfortable house with loads of space and facilities. We are a family of 8 adults, 2 young toddlers and a dog and all of us enjoyed the house and beautiful gardens. The views from the dining area are just wonderful and even though the weather wasnt good we made the most of the large garden areas and we also enjoyed local walks and visits to nearby Bewcastle, Brampton, Talking Tarn and Gelt Woods.

    Reviewed by Lynn3.8Oct 2021

  • "What a lovely property!"

    Great facilities & great views!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "It has been an amazing stay for us,"

    Reviewed by Takir A4.7Jul 2021

  • "New house was brilliant."

    Spacious, well equipped and clean. The surrounding area is awesome in particular the panoramic views from the rear terrace. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Isla5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a superb property for families."

    The children absolutely loved the outdoor space and the views are amazing. It is very quiet and peaceful - really the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy time together. The large kitchen, dining and sitting room is brilliant. Would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2021

  • "We asked for "rural" and you don't get much more rural than this house."

    Value for money, when you compare to other sized houses. Would definitely book again if in the area. Owner very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and beautiful fantastic views but in need of someTLC."

    .very warm and comfortable, but could of been a bit cleaner ..would of been nice for all outside lights to be working.. . Also would of been helpful for a folder with all local services ( shops, coal, Drs, vets etc)to be available . Fire utensils and cooking/pans/utensils need replacing....a change of bed linen and/or a tumble drier/washing line would of been appreciated as we were there 2 weeks and could not change the sheets.. other than that is was lovely.. Ps Tesco do a home delivery ( don’t forget to order bottle water )

    Reviewed by Arasmine3.4Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic, amazing views and so peaceful."

    Great garden and wildlife around the house, we had a really good week at New House and Hadrians Wall, forts, Kielder all and easy drive. Owner is very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Aug 2020

  • "An amazing house set in stunning scenery my only grumble was the mattresses were lumpy and uncomfortable."

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2020

  • "Had a great family time at this lovely cottage."

    Plenty of space for 10 adults, 2 babies and 2 dogs. We particularly liked the large open plan area at the back of the cottage, great for cooking, dining and socialising together. Other rooms were available for those wanting quieter moments. The log/multi fuel fires were very welcome and had been lit for our arrival and once the house warmed up we were very comfortable during a very stormy week. The cottage is remote so take plenty of food/drink supplies, we did a supermarket order which arrived safely. Amazing views and potential for local walks.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful house in an even more beautiful setting with an amazing communal area and 5 good sized bedrooms, I'd love to revisit new house again in the future."

    Reviewed by Darren4.7Sep 2019

  • "Great house and location for a family holiday."

    Loads of space, superb grounds and views. Grandchildren loved playing in garden and adults have a glass on the patio. Everything in the house that you need. Would recommend and hope to stay again

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Aug 2019

  • "We visited this property for a family/friends getaway to celebrate a 30th Birthday."

    The location is stunning, with rolling hills and wildlife all around. The house is secluded, being ideal for those who like the outdoors. The facilities and inside of the house are stunning and the decor of the property is beautiful. I would highly recommend this property for large groups of people wanting a relaxing getaway.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fabulous house in a beautiful setting."

    Lots of space for 10 people and a very well stocked kitchen. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Apr 2019

  • "New House was perfect for celebrating my birthday with family and friends."

    Fantastic property, well presented with lots of character, it felt like home with photos and personal items not too fussy but better than being sterile and was very comfortable and relaxing. Kitchen was well equipped and included everything we needed. Bedrooms were clean and beds very comfortable. Plenty of room for all my family and friends to be together or do their own thing and the views were spectacular. It may be a little off the beaten path but worth it; wether you go walking or running or just want a relaxing time New House was perfect. It was an excellent base to use to visit local places of interest such as Hadrians Wall, Carlisle, Gretna Green and you soon get to recognise the surrounding area and villages. The local Bewcastle Church and Cross is worth a walk to clear your head after celebrations and is around 1 1/2 miles away. A local traffic jam is a herd of sheep or cows coming towards you which is a novelty but different to my usual commute and the memory will make me smile. My family and friends all enjoyed their visit over the week and confirmed what a good idea it was to do this. The house made the celebrations and Ross had thought of everything except a hair dryer, we couldn’t find one anywhere but anything else you thought of was there! The heating isn’t like your CH st home and it took some getting used to but that’s part of the charm and the log burners were a great focal point and additional heat source. First time we have used Sykes but will be doing it again. Fabulous time highly recommend New House.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was fantastic, better than advertised."

    The views were awesome and Ross kindly decorated with Xmas trees. The one disappointment was the difficulty in receiving the deposit back. After 10 days, I had to chase it up after initial emails and texts received no response.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2018

  • "Wow my family and my sisters family stayed in this beautiful house we have already booked it again for next year it is a lovely big house with amazing gardens and views it's got a lovely mix of modern and traditional throughout the house and feels more like a home than a holiday home can't wait to go again."

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a fabulous time at this beautiful, family home."

    The accommodation was superb, very spacious, comfortable, dog-friendly and well-equipped. The outside area is also first class with a variety of spaces, including well-presented gardens, lawned areas for the kids to play on and a patio for having a bbq, while taking in the breathtaking views. This is well-suited for a large family like ours, but would also be a great venue for a group of adults celebrating a special event or wanting to spend time together, just getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The house is very well situated for exploring the Lake District, Scotland, Hadrian's Wall and a whole host of other attractions, but also full of cosy places to curl up with a book on a rainy day. I wish we had booked a fortnight as we ran out of time to do everything we had planned. We always go on holiday in the UK and this is the nicest place we have ever stayed. We definitely plan a return visit.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Aug 2018

  • "Amazing view, could not be bettered!"

    Lovely big house with plenty of room for all. However could do with some TLC. Although some personal touches are welcome there were maybe too many photos and some of them not quite suitable for family viewing. Not totally friendly for children due to steps and different levels both in the house and also the garden but having said that it was still a lovely place to be in. So peaceful! There was a problem with the drains while we were there but it was delt with promptly and efficiently. Also we had some lovely weather witch was a bonus but there are plenty of board games for if it rains!

    Reviewed by Vivienne3.8Jun 2018

  • "New House is a big fabulous house with amazing views in a very quiet area, the only sound you'll hear is the occasional shepherds quad bike and the constant bleating of sheep, and therein lies the problem if you have a dog who is not 100% obedient."

    One side of the garden is completely unfenced with a drop to a sheep filled field. The sheep like to shelter under the drop and can't be seen by people, but can be smelt by dogs. We were never able to relax in the garden, even with the dog on a lead as the sheep were just too close for comfort. So do book this beautiful house if you want a really away from it all holiday, but not if you have a dog who shows even the slightest interest in sheep.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8May 2018

  • "My girlfriend and I spent 2 weeks at New House and loved every minute of it."

    Absolutely beautiful house in a fantastic location with fantastic views. Will be booking again!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2017

  • "Spacious welcoming house, great location north of Hadrian's Wall, beautiful countryside and wonderful weather"

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2017

  • "Amazing Extented cottage for family gatherings any time of the year."

    Everything you need except food supplies. We choose New year 2016/17 for our gathering when we arrived the christmas decs were still up which was great and made feel very festive. The house was lovely and warm with the log fireplaces twof the rooms. The veiw is amazing as it is on a hillside you can see for miles. Lastly plenty of good walks and sites to visit.

    5.0Dec 2016

  • "A fabulous property in a great location with stunning views."

    Ideal for a large family / group gathering due to its open plan layout and split of formal / informal living spaces.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2016

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  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king-size double (one en-suite shower, basin and WC), 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom with large bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting TV area with multi-fuel stove
  • Outdoor Patio area and furniture, easily accessible from the house
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room and TV room with woodburner
  • Study
  • Bootroom and Cloakroom
  • Utility and ground floor basin and WC
  • Oil central heating with woodburner, multi-fuel stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 1 x cot and 1 x highchair on available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Secure dog kennel
  • Large garden with patio, furniture and charcoal BBQ - please bring own charcoal
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 4.5 miles (eat in or take out) and shops approx
  • 10 miles in Brampton
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

The property

New House is an impressive original Cumbrian farm house incorporating a modern extension for today’s 21C lifestyles.

Originally built in 1909, with commanding views of the Scottish Borders and rolling farmland it is set in its own 2 acres of gardens.

This charming house has been thoughtfully extended to create a welcoming, peaceful, rural retreat, ideal for a group of friends or a large family gathering. Comfortably furnished throughout, the house incorporates many original features in the rooms at the front, housing a sitting room with inglenook fireplace and warming woodburner, and a separate formal dining room, perfect for a celebration dinner, along with a snug to put your feet up and relax in.

The dining room leads to a spacious open plan extension with well-equipped kitchen, island unit, comfy sofas, multi-fuel stove and large family breakfast area, offering a great social space where the whole party can congregate together, some warming their toes by the fire whilst the nominated chef prepares a culinary delight for the evening ahead.

In the summer months walk through to the patio area with a stunning vista and wonderful sunsets.

On the first floor, five large comfortable bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities, provide flexible sleeping arrangements. Set in a large, beautifully tended garden, there's plenty of space around this holiday cottage for the whole family to enjoy; take a seat on the patio and take in the lovely views over The Flatt, Blackpool Gate and the Scottish Borders. Locally, explore the ruins of Bewcastle and St Cuthbert’s Church with the 7th century Bewcastle Cross, or simply don your wellies, call the dogs and stride out from the doorstep to discover the wealth of footpaths interweaving the rich surrounding pastureland. A little further afield, why not spend the day exploring Kielder Forest, take a trip to Carlisle, discover the beautiful Solway Coast or enjoy a visit to Hadrian's Wall? Perhaps head north, visiting the Dumfries & Galloway coastline, or the famous Scottish Borders with all their Border Reiver history? Or to go south, the Lake District and Northern Lakes are reachable within the hour, enabling you to walk some Lakeland Fells. There are many attractions to choose from, from fascinating historic sites to interesting towns and forest parks. The perfect destination for that long-awaited family get together.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Carlisle 10 miles.

The market town of Brampton is the ideal base for exploring Hadrian’s Wall. The town boasts a rich and colourful history going back to the Roman occupation, Border reivers from Scotland and the Jacobite uprisings, plus bonnie Prince Charlie established his headquarters in one of the old buildings in Brampton. In the centre of the town is Moot Hall, which was built in 1817, and now houses the Tourist Information Centre, and there is a large motte to the east of the town, which is 135 feet high and has the statue of the 7th Earl of Carlisle on it. A few miles outside Brampton is Talkin Tarn Country Park. It covers 120 acres of farmland and woodland, 65 of which make up the Tarn, a 10,000 year old glacial lake, fed by underwater springs. Two miles away is Gelt Woods, which is an ancient woodland and RSPB nature reserve and has the River Gelt running through it. Brampton is a wonderful base for exploring this historic and scenic area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas