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Brackenber House

Brackenber near Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 926047)

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "Superb house, stayed here over Christmas for 7 days, 11 adults."

    Great location for exploring the area. The house is very welcoming and cosy, the kitchen, lounge, dining area, bedrooms and bathrooms are perfect for a long stay with so many people. Ample parking. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by DeborahDec 2021

The property

Appleby-In-Westmorland 2.9 miles.

Tucked away on the outskirts of the peaceful hamlet of Brackenber, a stone's throw from the historic town of Appleby-In-Westmorland, rests this charming stone-built detached cottage and external annexe pairing, Brackenber House.

Overlooking the well-kept grounds of the Appleby Golf Club and boasting a luxurious interior, Brackenber House makes the idyllic base for a group celebration to the sought-after county of Cumbria.

Follow the quiet country lane through the private gates where a spacious gravelled driveway will greet you at the foot of this lovely holiday home, making loading and unloading an easy task.

Stepping inside, kick off your muddy walking boots and follow the hallway through the property to discover the well-equipped kitchen, home to an array of essential amenities to assist with your self-catering needs, including a handy dishwasher to ensure your space is kept tidy, with a washing machine and tumble dryer resting nearby in the adjoining utility.

Uncork a bottle of wine and gather around the grand table taking centre stage in the dining room, flooded with natural light welcomed in through the towering picture windows, where you can indulge in some tasty treats as you recount the days magnificent adventures.

In the warmer months, make meal times an alfresco affair with a seat on your very own private patio, enveloped in the unspoilt countryside views that surround your home-from-home.

Settle down for the evening with a sumptuous spot on the plush corner sofa uniquely positioned in the first floor sitting room with open views over the golf course, Eden Valley and beyond to the Lake District Fells.

Enjoy a movie marathon with all of your loved ones or keep entertained with a traditional board game at the nearby table.

When sleep calls, you're spoilt for choice between five bedrooms in the main house, comprising of three ground-floor doubles, with two benefiting from access to their own en-suites, along with a first-floor triple (with its own bathroom) resting alongside a further double with en-suite.

For an intimate escape, the external annexe set across the way from the main house provides additional sleeping quarters for two guests, with a Twin/King bedroom and a handy en-suite shower room, ideal for couples!

In the morning, kick-start your day with an indulgent soak amongst the bubbles in either of the two family bathrooms, both stylishly tiled throughout, or make use of the overhead showers for an invigorating rinse before setting off on an adventure.

Being set in the countryside, clear nights will give you some of the best star gazing available.

During spring, summer and autumn expect to see Red Squirrel and Pheasants along with moorland and garden birds.

You may also see hares, owls and red kites.

Walk down to the nearby lake to spot geese and ducks.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and take the short journey into the heart of the nearby town of Appleby-in-Westmorland where you'll find a fantastic selection of local amenities, including a number of well-stocked convenience stores, perfect for picking up any forgotten essentials, along with a host of delicious eateries, ranging from handy takeaways, traditional country pubs and quaint cafes.

Spend a peaceful moment browsing the fabulous workings on display at The Courtyard Gallery or visit Appleby Castle, tour the newly restored Norman Keep or take a short stroll through the gardens and along the banks of the River Eden.

Be sure to pack your clubs and take advantage of your close proximity to Appleby Golf Club, an 18-hole course idyllically positioned between the Pennines and the Lakeland fells, or if that's not your thing, the golf course is ideal for short walks on the open Brackenber Moor.

Catch the train and venture further afield to the town of Penrith, home to the medieval ruins of Penrith Castle, dating back to the 14th century, here you can immerse yourself in local history with a tour of Penrith and Eden Museum, treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy with a browse of the wonderful old fashioned streets and alleys with local shops for all tastes, or soak in the peaceful setting with a wander through Thacka Beck Nature Reserve.

Alternatively, catch the train to Settle for a spectacular journey across the Pennines and the famous Ribble Head Viaduct to the market town of Settle.

With the North Pennines resting on your doorstep, you're spoilt for choice with a plethora of walking, cycling and hiking routes passing through the rugged moorland scenery and country lanes of this captivating Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and Howgill Fells are also nearby for plenty of exploratory day trips making this an ideal holiday location to explore the area.

For a group celebration that you'll remember for years to come, choose a stay at Brackenber House.


  • Main house
  • Six bedrooms: 1 off ground floor King Size with en-suite, 1 off ground floor Double with en-suite, 1 off ground floor King Size using communal ground floor bathroom, 1 off first floor King Size with en-suite, 1 off first floor triple Single with attached own bathroom, 1 off Annex Twin/King with en-suite
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • First-floor living/dining room
  • Annexe
  • One twin bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-source heat pump
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, kettle, toaster, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwashers
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn, gravelled area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar
  • Guests are requested to respect the quiet of the village and its residents and to minimise noise after 10pm, please refer to (https://eden.gov.uk/your-environment/statutory-nuisance/noise/noise-and-nuisance-guide/) for local guidance, failure to follow this guidance could result in guests being requested to leave.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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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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