A lovely cottage, formerley a coaching inn, in a quiet courtyard location just a few yards from the high street in the small rural town of Brough.
This stone-built cottage provides an ideal location for exploring this picturesque area, with the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Hadrian’s Wall all within a comfortable drive.
This generously sized property boasts three welcoming bedrooms on the first floor, along with a family bathroom.
On the ground floor you will find a superb living room, complete with original features such as exposed stone, flagged floors and original oak beams.
You will also find a well equipped kitchen diner for enjoying meals with family and friends, a cloakroom and a utility room.
To the rear the enclosed south-facing garden is a superb spot for catching the sun and enjoying alfresco dining.
From the front door, the high street is just a few short yards and brings you to the local amenities, with a good pub, shops, tea room and an excellent fish and chip shop, while Brough Castle is a short stroll away.
With the Pennine Way literally on the doorstep, this is a walker’s paradise, with many footpaths leading out into the beautiful scenery of the Eden Valley.
It is just a short drive to the near neighbour, the larger market town of Kirkby Stephen, which has an excellent choice of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, plus a traditional weekly market.
A ride on the renowned Settle-Carlisle railway is always a great day out, with the likes of the Ribblehead viaduct, the market towns of Settle, Skipton and Appleby all within easy reach.
A short drive across the A66 guests will enjoy a visit to the Bowes Museum with its stunning exhibits, or take a trip up the Tees Valley to High Force and Cauldron Snout waterfalls.
A superb holiday base whatever the time of year.
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.