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Ivy Cottage

Brough, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 10475)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map

  • Reviews

    Mrs O'toole-massam

    “This was our first holiday cottage experience and we were pleasantly surprised.”

    The cottage was home from home and the owner left some lovely personal touches with fresh flowers in most rooms and a home made cake and milk in the fridge. We will definitely do this again.

The property

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.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin (one with beds that can be joined together to make a super king-size double). Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, counter top freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car, plus roadside parking nearby
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed gravelled garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub 1 min walk.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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