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Bella Cottage

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


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "A home from home!"

    We absolutely loved our stay at Bella Cottage. It is in a lovely quiet little village, the cottage is beautifully renovated, spotlessly clean, feels super cosy and has everything you need, and an amazing bath! Such a treat to stay here, and wonderful value for money too. We were less than an hour from areas in the Lakes we wanted to visit (Ullswater, Haweswater), which was ideal. Charlene provided some welcome treats on our arrival and checked-in with us during our stay to make sure everything was OK. We would definitely recommend a stay here!

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Nov 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bella cottage this week."

    The cottage is lovely and homely with everything you could need whilst you are away. The place was extremely clean and inviting. The owners were accommodating and checked in to see if we needed anything. We would definitely book to stay again. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and exceptional decor!"

    Very clean and cosy. Wonderful facilities including the luxury of a full sky package and log burner (enjoyed the roll top bath and complete kitchen too). Lovely quiet area, nice and peaceful. Local to lots of places available to visit - we chose Aira Force Waterfalls for a morning walk with our little pooch and it was a great choice. We would plan a longer stay than 2 nights next time and explore further. Mid-stay check in was appreciated by Charlene. Thank you ☺️ see you again soon X

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Oct 2023

  • "Incredibly clean and a comfortable stay."

    Beautiful house in a relaxing location. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our stay at Bella Cottage was fabulous beautiful location and the cottage was perfect."

    Great experience

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with very good kitchen and accessories."

    First class bedding and towels. Only problem was very uncomfortable seating in lounge. Found to be very low and difficult to get up from.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need."

    ..comfy bed and great shower. We had lovely chilled break. However the sofa was comfortable but very low so for some would be very difficult to get up from. The Reed diffusers everywhere were very overpowering too.

    Hi Sue, Very happy you had a lovely break at Bella cottage. Sorry you didn’t like the diffusers and glad you thought the sofa was comfortable , Most people do love the sofa. It’s mentioned lots in my book that they love it. Glad you enjoyed your stay and happy you loved the bed and shower thanks again for your feedback. Charlene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage,very clean and well equipped."

    Our one complaint was the sofa in the lounge it was far to large for the room and the most uncomfortable sofa we have ever sat on ,also no coffee or side table to put anything on. We enjoyed our week at Bella cottage but unfortunately on the Tuesday the power went off at 9.15am and didn’t come back on until 6.15 pm this was prearranged ,but the cleaners didn’t leave us the information so we were unprepared. I did leave a voice mail for Mrs Carter the owner but she never got back to me which I found to be quite rude.

    Hi Stephanie, Thankyou for your feedback I will look at getting a coffee table. So sorry you didn’t like the sofa we love it and family and fiends have said they love it. So sorry you didn’t like it. I’m so sorry for you calling me I was at a competition with my daughter that weekend and I had no signal so my phone would have gone straight to answer phone I do apologise. Sykes number is always in the cottage should you need anything , they could have helped with this. So glad otherwise you enjoyed your stay thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.4Jun 2023

  • "The 2 previous guests had commented in the visitors book on the smell from the shower."

    There is obviously a problem with the drain from the bath tub which hasn’t been addressed. The bath tub is not designed/reinforced for a shower overhead and the area you stand in is very “bouncy” leaving you feeling like you’re on a fairground ride! I would not be happy for an overweight/older person to use. Aside from this, the cottage is lovely, exceptionally clean, well equipped and a good base for exploring the area. The smart TV and Sky were an added bonus. It would have been handy to have had more information on activities/walks nearby as we have usually had in previous holiday cottages.

    Hi Johanna, Thankyou so much for your feedback , we have a plumber at the cottage and has fixed the problem ,Thankyou so much. Bella cottage is beautiful and in a perfect location. Sky is a lovely bonus it’s a must Property Owner

    Reviewed by Johanna4.7May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our holiday at Bella Cottage, it's a beautiful cottage furnished to a very high standard."

    Based in a lovely village where the locals are very friendly. We only had a couple of very small issues, one was when the grass was cut there was alot of cut grass left on the lawn which got walked into the cottage from the dogs feet & ours (needless to say we did hoover up before we left) and the other issue was the shower. However we would definitely stay at Bella Cottage again.

    Hi Sue, So glad you enjoyed your stay at Bella cottage. Sorry about the grass , will let the gardener know. Bella cottage is so beautiful and the smell in the bathroom has been fixed thanks again for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.4May 2023

  • "Bella Cottage was a beautiful little cottage, there was everything there that you could use."

    The biscuits and milk were a lovely little welcome and just what was needed after a long drive. It was immaculately clean and we made sure we left it that way as we left. It did go a little cool in the evenings and we didn’t want to start messing with the heating and didn’t take any wood for the fire as there was nowhere that tells you to take some with you. Luckily we had a few blankets with us. Bolton In Appleby is a beautiful peaceful place and we will back again soon.

    Hi Louise, So happy you and your family had a great holiday. I do try my best to make everyone’s stay perfect. Love that you enjoyed the welcome pack it’s a lovely arrival treat. You are welcome to have the hearing on whenever needed. Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you need , we stayed winter the log burner was fantastic, great location would definitely like to return ."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely stay , bins a little confusing as they were put out at the given dates but never collected , other than that can't fault the cottage or the host ."

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jan 2023

  • "Great cottage in a peaceful and picturesque location."

    Modern but cosy and very clean. Sky TV a great added extra for over the New Year week. Off road parking and a good sized rear garden. We didn't bring the dog but garden is secure for a dog. Cottage easily accessible by car, with Appleby-in-Westmorland and Penrith a short drive away. Lovely stay hope to book again.

    Hi Colette, Thankyou so much for your lovely review. I do try my best to make your stay perfect. We have had people stay at Bella cottage over and over again for its perfect location. It’s a hidden gem. Hope you do return again for another beautiful holiday thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely week long stay over Christmas."

    The cottage was beautiful and very clean when we arrived. I have been trying to contact the owners regarding an item I have left behind using the sykes app but cannot seem to do this

    Reviewed by Arnie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Bella cottage was wonderful, it was clean and well equipped with everything we needed, the garden was contained and safe for our dog."

    The bed was so comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay. We would highly recommend Bella cottage, it was an ideal location, very peaceful and quiet.

    Hi Peter, Thankyou for your amazing feedback , The location is perfect , we love it time and time again. The village pub is only 5 mins walk perfect. The bed is so comfy I did choose an emma mattress only the best!! Thankyou again and I hope you return to Bella cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bella Cottage, the accommodation was very clean and homely and a great base for exploring the Lakes."

    Bolton is a lovely village and we enjoyed a nice meal at the local pub. We were grateful for the welcome pack which included tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and jams - this was a really nice touch. The cottage was really well equipped with good parking and an enclosed garden (great for our dog) we would highly recommend Bella Cottage.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Oct 2022

  • "Would have been good to know the location of the key box prior to arrival."

    We had to hunt for it, glad it was still daylight. The heating thermostat appears to be faulty. Shower located in roll-top bath isn't user friendly to tall people. Bath drain emits an unhealthy smell. Sofa is too big for the room and too deep to sit on easily. Misleading when description says all fuel included and yet omits the need to provide own wood for burner.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, in a stunning part of the country, easy reach of towns and lakes with some lovely walks around the village."

    The cottage is well furnished and comfortable with a perfectly equipped kitchen should you wish to eat in and some lovely pubs nearby if you don't. Also if you can't find something the owner was very happy to help when called, fantastic.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very nice property in a lovely setting."

    The furniture in sitting room was a bit awkward to sit on with it being rather too deep to sit on for elderly people. Would recommend to anyone otherwise.

    Reviewed by Norman4.7Jun 2022

  • "Beautifully decorated cottage, very comfortable, quiet location in a lovely village."

    Excellent pub for meals. Very friendly.

    Reviewed by Jocelyn5.0Jun 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x bunk with TV, 1 x single with TV
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Sky & Sky Movies, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent (woodburner fuel not provided)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Dedicated parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, decking, furniture and charcoal barbecue
  • Sorry no smoking
  • One well behaved, Small - Medium dog welcome
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

Appleby-in-Westmorland 4.6 miles.

Resting in the rural surroundings of Bolton near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria is this elegant, semi-detached barn conversion, Bella Cottage.

Close to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and North Pennines, this lovely abode is ideal for a countryside retreat with your loved ones, with off-road parking, an enclosed garden, and contemporary amenities.

Step inside to find a beautifully appointed sitting room with exposed beams, a sumptuous corner sofa, and a Smart TV with Sky & Sky movies for your entertainment; start the contemporary woodburning stove on colder nights for extra comfort.

Next door in the high-quality kitchen/diner, there are integrated appliances for your self-catering stay, including an electric oven, ceramic hob, washing machine, and dishwasher.

Whip up your favourite home-cooked meals and serve them at the sleek table for five, whilst the patio door leads out to your private, enclosed garden.

Why not rustle up dinner on the barbecue and dine al fresco on summer evenings?

The exceptional quality of Bella Cottage continues upstairs with a king-size bedroom, a bunk with TV, and a single with TV, each thoughtfully furnished with storage space.

In the mornings, hang your towel on the heated rail and relax in the roll-top bath or rinse in the shower over, before heading out to explore.

The small village of Bolton is home to the family-friendly New Crown Inn for classic British cuisine, and a children's play area with swings and a BMX track to keep younger guests entertained.

Close by, you'll find the picturesque market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland along the River Eden with plenty to do, such as swimming at Appleby Leisure Centre, Appleby Golf Club, and a choice of eateries including Crown & Cushion Inn and Ashiana restaurant.

Bella Cottage is a wonderful base for avid walkers; venture into the North Pennines for fishing, hikes up the likes of Cross Fell, admiring dramatic waterfalls such as High Force Waterfall, and unforgettable days out at Grassholme Observatory and Killhope Lead Mining Museum.

Alternatively, the Yorkshire Dales National Park lies south of your holiday home for scenic dales, traditional villages, and iconic sights such as the Smardale Gill Viaduct.

Stop off at Kirkby Stephen for a well-deserved lunch at the Black Bull or discover vintage locomotives at Stainmore Railway Company.

Fore historic sites, you'll find the town of Penrith set in Cumbria's Eden Valley where the ruins of Penrith Castle and Brougham Castle, Penrith and Eden Museum, and plenty of shops lining its historic streets.

More outdoor adventures await in the Lake District National Park for hikes, watersports along idyllic lakes, and breath-taking scenery; Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, Ullswater, and Helvellyn are all within reach!

For an unforgettable staycation in Cumbria, book your stay at Bella Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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One well behaved, Small - Medium dog welcome.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas