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Fells Cottage

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Sedbergh, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Just what the doctor ordered!"

    Brilliant cottage in a brilliant location. So peaceful and such a beautiful town. Walks right from the doors and great places to eat and drink. Everything we needed for a an amazing break to lift the spirits. Will be back !

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 2024

  • "A very nice little spot"

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8Nov 2023

  • "A lovely house in a wonderful location, with good facilities."

    Although very small, our family of 4 were happy for 5 nights. A few things to watch out for: On arrival,m the key safe box was wide open. Not sure if it hadn't been closed properly or if someone had broken into it, but something to be aware of. In you are tall, you'll bang your head on the hanging lights multiples times during your stay. We had to put a chair under the one in the lounge to avoid injury! Spotlights would make much more sense... ah, the spotlights.. maybe not, beware the spotlight in the shower cubicle, it'll give you a really bad burn because they get far too hot (especially if you're balding like me). The heating - ignore the 25 mins max message unless someone has only just left the property, it took 1.5 hours to get the water hot enough to ensure we wouldn't get Legionnaires! After that, an occasional 25mins was fine to top it up. Thankfully we took our own baking tray because those provided were in the oven and clearly hadn't been washed. Unfortunately we didn't take our own bottle opener, and the one provided was broken. We had some inquisitive slugs roam around the kitchen in the evenings, but they were harmlessly returned outside. It happens, our previous home had them too. 9:30 check-out. Come one really? That's far too early, especially with a family of 4 trying to cook/eat/clean-up breakfast. This definitely needs to be increase to at least 10:30, if not 11. Sedburgh is absolutely lovely, just be careful of some of the 'pubs' (restaurants) as they can really burn your wallet. Check out the Waffle Cone and Red Lion (we had to book). Parking wasn't an issue until the night before our departure, and due to the ridiculous departure time all the spaces were still occupied, so we had to lug our stuff up and down the road. Oh, and say hello to the chap next door if you see him about. He's lovely and doesn't bite. All in all, a very pleasant stay, which we might return to in the future.

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    As it’s dog friendly the outside area is not in anyway secure so be aware. If we returned to Sedburgh we would go over the weekend when we arrived we couldn’t eat anywhere with a dog with us ( lots of places closed Mondays or not dog friendly at anytime.)

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Jul 2023

  • "Thank you for the stay at your cottage, it was a lovely get away in a pretty area on the country."

    When the shower broke towards the end of our stay, it was dealt with on the same day - very impressive. Our doggie was well behaved apart from making use of the fact that the garden was not enclosed and going to meet the neighbours and stealing their cat's food! They were very sweet about it. Our 6' + son bumped his head a few times on ceiling lights and doors, a hazard of a cozy cottage. Ceiling lights might help. We added a cheese grater to the kitchen but it was very well stocked. Thanks again. Sally, Chris and Francis.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4May 2023

  • "Agreed with some of the other comments, outside area not nice to sit out, next door property's area a mess."

    Some pans need replaced as not non stick anymore. It was big enough for 2 and 2 dog's, not for any more. Lovely and warm, used stove a couple of times, even it's oven. Parking no problem. Overall had a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Val2.5May 2023

  • "What a lovely little cottage, very clean and has everything you need, also in the perfect location too."

    The only negative was trying to check out for 9am with two small children was a stressful end to our very pleasant stay! Otherwise it was perfect.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback . We will take on board your comments about the checkout time. It was made earlier to cope with the issues thrown up by lockdown and we appreciate it needs to be put back to 10 o’clock. Kind Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cooking for a family of 4 with the pots available was difficult."

    Better quantity size of pots a must. Bunk beds for teenagers could be on the small size for some. 9am leaving time on final day is a push...10am would be acceptable.

    Reviewed by Neil3.1Oct 2022

  • "Skye’s service exceptionally greedy company."

    Thankfully we didn’t need any heating whilst there but Paid a lot of money and would have expected the heating to work if needed, Reading other comments an on going issue for sometime

    Reviewed by Jane3.4Jul 2022

  • "A super cottage."

    It is well equipped and everything works efficiently. Although of course modernised it retains its character. I would book again.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a great stay"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "This was an excellent holiday cottage with a great location which we thoroughly enjoyed."

    The walking in the area is excellent and Sedbergh has plenty of dining options plus some useful shops. It was indeed cosy once we got the storage heaters working. If these had been switched on the night before our arrival then would've been a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful little cottage in the most amazing town!"

    Very comfortable, lots of facilities avaliable and the town is a stones throw away with local shops that sell everything you could need. Would 100% stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fells Cottage was lovely and clean on arrival and we appreciated the Bottle of Wine left for us."

    The kitchen was well equipped and it was especially helpful to have instructions left for each appliance. Everywhere looked freshly decorated. We found the living accomodation a bit crampt for 3 adults and a dog but that was our fault as its clearly listed as a smaller property. Parking is available outside the properly but on a few occasions had to park further up the road if we arrived back a bit late. The 1st night we found very cold as it took a while to get the stove to heat up and the only other heating is night storage haters that only come on at 1am and where turned off the night before we arrived. After that it was super cosy. There was a huge supply of walking guides and we really enjoyed a daily morning walk come rain or shine and we certainly had plenty of rain!!!

    Reviewed by Raymond4.1Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was spotless, well stocked and warm."

    The log burner stove was delightful and the cottage decor was tasteful and inviting. The welcoming touches of wine and milk were much appreciated Central and a quick walk to the town with pleasant local walks. The open back gardens/yards on the cottages with no boundary walls may be a small issue for people who like privacy but it wasn't important for our stay as it was winter and we didn't sit outside. We had a lovely stay. Thank you .

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fells cottage , the cottage had everything I needed and was easy to keep clean."

    The cottage felt cold on arriving but soon warmed up. Had to park in the car park at down the road

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you found everything you needed. It is possible to park outside but the small carpark provides a good alternative Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2021

  • "There was no welcome pack for the cottage or the surrounding area like what we have found in previous accommodation apart from notes on board in kitchen."

    Reviewed by David4.1Oct 2021

  • "I feel that the guidance about the availability of parking outside the property was rather misleading."

    We were there for five days and were not able to park outside the house at all.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Aug 2021

  • "Parking was big issue, as we had to park in same point away from the cottage."

    The fridge was not working very well and saucepans was not suitable for cooking as tefal scratched and everything stucked to it. Frying pan on the same level as saucepans. There needs to be some DIY jobs done all over the cottage. Overall it was nice village and lovely walks with walking distance. Great restaurants within minutes.

    Reviewed by Lucie3.8Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Fells Cottage."

    A cute cottage that had everything we needed in an idillic setting. Beautiful walks from the doorstep. Glen was very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cosy cottage great location for walking the fells and good pubs"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Cottage itself was fine."

    However, the advertised garden, which was a major reason the property was selected, was a building site and unusable.

    Reviewed by Geraint3.1Jul 2020

  • "Cottage generally very good but background heating not acceptable for a winter let."

    Took 2-3 days for the rooms to be tolerable. I see this has been a previous comment but nothing seems to have been done.

    Reviewed by Jack4.1Feb 2020

  • "Cosy house when woodburner on - provided with ample wood for our 3 night stay."

    Cottage compact but has everything you need. Village lovely (dog friendly black bull pub a highlight). Would return!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, nice and cosy."

    Loved everything about it. 3rd time we've stayed in Sedbergh absolutely love it here. 5 stars just one little tiny thing that could be done. The front bedroom(double bedroom) needs a heavier curtain as the street light shines into the room.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Dec 2019

  • "The only negative was the temperature within the cottage."

    The cottage has night storage heaters which aren’t very efficient or effective. There was some wood for the stove that lasted a few hours and we did take extra, you could also buy a bag of logs in the village but the cottage was still very cold at times. It was a particularly cold weekend and there was a couple of radiators upstairs which were sourced from the stove. I would stay again but will be more prepared next time.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Nov 2019

  • "Nice little cottage comfortable and clean."

    Good base to explore the Howgills.

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Sep 2019

  • "It would have been nice to have a small welcome pack-milk,tea,coffee biscuit, bit overall an enjoyable stay"

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Nice cottage in a lovely town,plenty of walks from the door step,did not use the car all week,nice dog friendly pub just down the road."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2019

  • "We've visited this cottage before and have found it comfortable and well provided for."

    On this occasion we found it had recently been refurbished so an even more welcoming stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Mar 2019

  • "Sedbergh is lovely, will definitely return to the area."

    Fells cottage is small but full of amenities and spotlessly clean. A great location. Plenty of useful information about cottage, lighting Esse range and locality. Made booking with - no key collection information from them but from Sykes Cottages who I didn't book with so they didn't have my email address. Only when I queried the possibility of moving dates did I get key information - on 12.12.18. Pertinent information about key collection could have been more prominent and not buried in a wordy email that included all details, Sykes app download and travel insurance. Didn't have any direct contact with the owner - only via Sykes. Owner kindly agreed to let me move dates (reason for stay was attending a wedding but one relative couldn't go due to having flu) but I decided to stick with my original booking as extra charges to move dates to January 2019 were excessive. Only ended up staying one night (spent other nights visiting ill relative). Arrived around 5.30pm on 13.12.18 and cottage was very cold - storage heaters had expended their heat; thankfully the Esse range was easy to light with enough wood provided for a couple of hours but it did take a while to heat the space, after the doors to kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom were closed. I could have brought wood from home to keep the fire in longer had I known I would have to rely on lighting the stove. Choice of Failed to meet expectations - didn't book with Sykes so I had no expectations of their service

    We really appreciate your feedback and we can see that you have spoken to Sykes to have the issues rectified regarding your change of dates, all feedback has been received and were relevant will be taken on board and addressed accordingly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by S4.1Dec 2018

  • "Cottage was fine but compact even for 2 adults."

    Sleeping comfort could be greatly increased with some new pillows and duvet. Small point - no matching glasses or cups.

    Reviewed by Gillian3.1Oct 2018

  • "Clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    A great place to stay for visiting the Eastern Lakes as well as the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2018

  • "This property is ideal for a small family or couple,it's a bit annoying when you ..."

    This property is ideal for a small family or couple,it's a bit annoying when you can't park near the property-we ended up paying for the car park for the entire stay,

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Never used the car all week, plenty of walks from the door ,and the town is lovely"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2018

  • "The only problems we found were the lack of parking outside the cottage - other cars were parked outside our cottage virtually 24 hours a day, but I know Sedbergh very well, and expected to have this problem!"

    The other problem was the staircase in the living room where the large sofa is placed - twice my son "cracked his head" on the staircase, and also my brother who visited us for the day! It definitely needs a much smaller sofa in that area!! The kitchen was beautiful.

    Reviewed by Marian4.4May 2018

  • "The cottage is fine and in a great location, close to the town centre and was lovely and clean, Zoe the cleaner did a great job."

    We thought that the listing for 4 people is a little misleading as the cottage is very small and doesn’t really have facility for 4 people (there are only 3 seats in the lounge and 3 proper seats around the dinning table). I would also suggest that there is very little storage for 4 people to put clothes in. We have used this cottage before prior to it being with Sykes and don’t think that some of the additions that the new owners have made add anything more. The range cooker in the lounge is too big and a gimmick, my own personal view is I don’t want two pages of instructions of how to light the thing and all the hassle of cleaning it out. There are a few minor niggles that need to be dealt with such as the shower door, and the low light fittings that are a bit of a hazard and the broken door tray in the fridge. The changes to the rear garden area are great, and this makes somewhere nice to sit outside there are new external doors, new wood floors and a dish washer. When booking we where aware that this cottage was fine for two people and that is what we found as there was only two of us staying for the week. The personal touches that the previous owners made such as a bottle of wine on arrival and a small message where gone, this might be something the new owners may look at as it makes you feel welcome and a valued customer and adds a nice personal touch.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1May 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage in great location with excellent cafes nearby."

    Wonderful walks.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was very cosy in the coldest week of the winter!"

    We particularly liked the very comfortable bed. Also very pleased that you were able very efficiently to organise our stay for an extra night when weather conditions were bad for the drive home. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Feb 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x Children bunks (5'10" x 2'6")
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning cookstove.
  • Electric storage heating with woodburning cookstove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for cookstove can be purchased locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking next to cottage
  • Small, rear garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: There is a shared right of way through the garden
  • Note: Max 2 Adults and 2 Children.

The property

A traditional 150-year old, stone-built terraced character cottage, located in the centre of the market town of Sedbergh, inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

This warm and cosy cottage, overlooking the playing fields of Sedbergh School, features a welcoming sitting room with feature fireplace housing a woodburning cookstove, a spacious and well-equipped kitchen and two delightful bedrooms with lovely views of the surrounding countryside, together with a shower room.

Outside, there is a rear garden with furniture where guests can enjoy an evening drink or dine alfresco, whilst planning their busy days ahead.

Sedbergh nestles at the foot of the beautifully unspoilt Howgill Fells, much admired by the famous Lakeland explorer and writer, Alfred Wainwright, and offers several pubs and cafes serving great food, an award-winning butcher and interesting book shops.

There are many places of interest in the area, including Fairfield Mill, the picturesque village of Dent and the renowned Ingleton Waterfalls, plus both Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale are a 20-minute car journey away.

This delightful cottage is perfectly located on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks.

A lovely cottage, and an ideal base for a romantic retreat.

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About the location


Kendal 12 miles; Hawes 15 miles.

Sedbergh (pronounced Sed-Ber), set at the foot of the dramatic and wild Howgill Fells, is an ancient market town in northern Dentdale. Sedbergh is situated just inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is only 12 miles from the Lake District National Park. The town, with its narrow streets, little shops, traditional pubs, famous school dating back to 1525 and its 12th century church, has an olde worlde atmosphere. Leading from Sedbergh is Dentdale, the jewel of the Yorkshire Dales with its rolling hills and dry stone walls, stretching 14 miles from the windswept moors below Whernside to the confluence of the Rivers Dee and Rawthey. At the centre of the dale is Dent, with its cobbled streets, which has existed since Norman times and nearby Dent railway station is on the renowned Settle-Carlisle railway line. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, and fishing, and the area is a paradise for walkers, ramblers, runners and cyclists. This, together with the tranquillity of the surrounding valleys, the two National Parks and it being England's book town, makes an ideal year-round holiday destination.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas