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Glenwood House

(Ref. 981175)

Brough, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "What a mistake booking this property."

    Damp , mouldy , dirty. Walls full of mould and dirty marks , paint coming off the walls. Terrible smell of damp. Opened kitchen drawers to find mouldy cutlery. Smoke alarm beeping as battery had ran out . On disconnecting it to find it said change in 2016!!! Phoned owner immediately to complain he apologised and said he would sort it out. But wouldn’t be contactable as his phone was going in for repair. Did absolutely nothing. Booked a week over Xmas but as the house was so disgusting left on Boxing day after 3 days. Had to put all items in dish washer and clean the house so that we could try and at least enjoy Xmas day. Complained to Sykes. Still waiting resolution as the owner doesn’t reply and when he does he lies! Paid £1500 it wasn’t worth a penny. Even though owner admitted the state of the property unwilling to issue any sort of compensation. Extremely disappointed with how Sykes is dealing with the situation. Call after call having to explain the issues again and again as always speak to a different staff member on each call. Last email just says to take up with a third party as owner not willing to give any compensation. Just not good enough! No facility to upload photos on this review but I advise anyone not to book this property. I will be using trip advisor for a more detailed review with photos to prove the state of the property.

    Reviewed by Derek1.3Dec 2023

  • "It was a very nice stay that you offered."

    We all are happy with the quality and standard of the house. It was a pleasure staying at the Glenwood and unforgettable experience.

    Thanks Naveen. You were a dream customer and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Naveen5.0Oct 2023

  • "The owner was really friendly and helpful throughout the stay."

    The house was really spacious and had everything we needed. The village of Brough is small but very charming with a couple pubs, cafés, and a castle in walking distance. Overall really enjoyed the stay!

    Thanks Ben. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gardner5.0Oct 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 3 x double, 1 x second-floor twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with en-suite freestanding bath, basin and WC, 1 x children's bunk
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, range, x3 fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, projector, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove and open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • On-street parking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property does not have a garden

The property

Tucked away in the small town of Brough, Cumbria, is this large five-bedroom home, Glenwood House.

Enjoying a superb location within Eden Valley at the foot of the North Pennines AONB and offering easy access to the national parks of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, Glenwood House is an exceptional family-friendly base for 10, plus their canine companion.

Step into the kitchen/diner where you can rustle up mouth-watering dishes, ready to be enjoyed at the spacious dining table for 10 in front of the crackling woodburning stove.

Further amenities can be found in the utility area which houses three fridge/freezers, a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

There is a cloakroom for your convenience.

Unwind in the generous sitting room where you can enjoy a family favourite on the projector style TV, as your pooch settles in front of the warming open fire.

Climb the stairs to the first floor, where you can freshen up after a day of exploring with a hot shower or a bubble bath in the beautiful freestanding bath.

Tuck the little ones up in the children’s bunk room, before choosing from three well-presented double bedrooms on this floor.

The final bedroom can be found on the second floor, a twin with zip/link and gorgeous en-suite free-standing bath, ideal for those who like a little more privacy.

Explore your local surroundings, where nearby you will find the welcoming Golden Fleece, The Inn at Brough, and The Outfitters Café Bar, ideal for those evening’s when you fancy a night off from the kitchen.

The budding historians in your party will delight at the close proximity of the stunning English Heritage, Brough Castle, built on the site of the old Roman fort of Veteris.

After a day of walking, give your legs a break and hop aboard the heritage Eden Valley Railway, where you can enjoy the breathtaking countryside views as you make your way between towns.

Head to Kirkby Stephen where you can tuck into fresh fish and chips from Coast to Coast or settle down for a traditional pub lunch at The Taggy Man, followed by a leisurely stroll along the River Eden.

The market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is a short drive away and is home to the Grade II* Listed St Anne’s Hospital and the delightful Courtyard Gallery.

Venture into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where you can enjoy the delights of Lammerside Castle, Cautley Spout, the imposing peaks of Whenside and Ingleborough and Grassholme Observatory.

After you’ve conquered the Dales, head to the Lakes for a memorable day of watersports at the famous Lake Windermere, soak up amazing views of the Langdale Pikes from Orrest Head and Queen Adelaide’s Hill, visit the former home of William Wordsworth or explore the wildlife rich Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve.

The possibilities are endless with a stay at Glenwood House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £550.

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About the location


Kirkby Stephen 4 miles; Appleby-in-Westmorland 8 miles.

Brough is a small town located in the Eden Valley, at the foot of the North Pennines, just four miles north of Kirkby Stephen and eight miles east of Appleby-in-Westmorland. It is a twin village, the southern part, Church Brough, lies on a former Roman road and was the setting for the Norman Brough Castle (once the site of a Roman camp), while the northern area, Market Brough, is sited on a medieval road. The difference in the two villages relates to the functions they once served; Church Brough’s houses stand around a market square decorated with a maypole, while Market Brough boasts a wide and long main street. The village’s claim to fame lies in its 18th-19th century importance as a coaching town for the England-Scotland run, where more than 10 inns catered to the stagecoach trade. A beautiful sleepy backwater, it is surrounded by traditional farm meadows and picturesque pastures and fells. Nearby, the traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen, once home to cotton mills and a large manufacturer of shoes and woollen hats, today hosts a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs for every taste and budget. Enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes nearby; explore Penrith, Appleby and the magnificent Howgill Fells, enjoy a drink in Tan Hill, England's highest pub, or take a ride on the Settle-Carlisle railway. A superb location, with the whole of the mystical Lake District National Park and the stunning Yorkshire Dales at your fingertips.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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