“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.
“Ivy cottage is absolutely stunning.”
Far more spacious than the photos do it credit for, beautifully decorated and extremely warm and comfortable. We stayed as 6 adults and two babies/toddlers for our fathers 60th birthday and it was fantastic. We easily had enough room, the cottage was equipped with children’s toys and books and the bedrooms all had ample space for travel cots. Elisabeth, the owner, was so friendly and helpful and even left two pints of milk, a dozen eggs and a freshly baked cake in the cottage. These little touches, along with the fresh flowers throughout, just added to an already great weekend making it even more special. I could not recommend this cottage anymore.
“A fantastic cottage in a great location, Ivy Cottage was perfect for us attending a family wedding close by but the quality of the cottage and the space in all of the rooms was outstanding.”
Everything needed to live in the cottage is provided with a very well stocked kitchen to suit the most adventurous cook although in truth we ate out except for breakfast - when i had my first ever duck egg courtesy of the owner Elizabeth who left us a basket and some other welcome goodies which were much appreciated - she is extremely nice and very helpful. There is an info pack to help find your bearings but we highly recommend the Inn at Brough across the street and the Sandford Arms (about 4 miles away) for dinner, the Sunday carvery at the Inn is superb. Lots of places to visit in the Eden Valley and a little further afield, we walked from Low Force to High Force over in Middleton in Teesdale and that was a great days walking but not too strenuous. All in all a great place to stay and highly recommended.
“Beautiful, comfy cottage with lots of nice touches, including fresh flowers in every room, a homemade cake and local eggs.”
Interesting to have the history of the house and its renovation to look at. We would definitely recommend Ivy cottage and hope to visit again.
“Lovely weekend at ivy cottage.”
Cottage is well equipped with everything you need, beds comfortable. Enjoyed food from brough chippy and inn at brough which are two minutes from the cottage. The shop around the corner is also handy. Elizabeth the owner is friendly and popped in to check everything was ok, also home made cake and fresh eggs was a nice touch
“What a beautiful cottage, in a very convenient location.”
Brough is a great place to stay for exploring the Eden valley. The village shop was at the bottom of the driveway, the pub, chippy and cafe are all within in 3 minute walk. The cottage itself is very spacious, and has been modernised to a very high standard, a folder about the renovation work and the history of the cottage made interesting reading. Everything was spotlessly clean and it was very well equipped. Everything you could possibly need was provided, books, except for a hairdryer... unless we couldn't find it. Our stay was in February and the lovely fire in the lounge and the heating kept us very cosy. The owner of the cottage is lovely, a delicious cake was provided along with milk and their own eggs. Communication with her was excellent, nothing was too much trouble. Would love to return!
“Absolutely beautiful cottage, renovated beautifully by the owners with such love and care, great attention to detail.”
On our arrival we were greeted by the owner Elisabeth who is so lovely and had got the fire going and baked us a delicious cake. The cottage is spacious, beautiful and very cosy. The bedrooms are large with the comfiest beds I've ever slept in. The location for sightseeing in the lakes and the dales is fab, we visited, Appleby, Kirby Stephen,Barnard castle , we also had a trip to the world famous Tan hill inn and was not disappointed. We also had a walk to high cup nick as seen on tv it was stunning and highly recommend. The local pub the fleece were extremely welcoming as were the staff in the local shop and the prices were very reasonable. We will definitely be returning to ivy cottage and would highly recommend it .
“We had a very enjoyable family holiday in this lovely comfortable cottage.”
Very thoughtful owners who made us feel welcome. Thanks to them and to the team at Sykes who made the booking process very smooth.
“We really enjoyed our stay at Ivy Cottage.”
It is a lovely traditional cottage. The beds we're very comfortable and the freshly baked cake on arrival was a lovely touch! The location is perfect for visits to both the Lakes and Dales. Would definitely recommend this cottage to others!
“Ivy Cottage was a fantastic home from home whilst visiting the area, very cosy and had all the facilities you would expect.”
Hosts were fantastic, lovely unexpected cake on arrival with enough supplies for the well needed cup of tea :) Also a supply of fresh eggs for breakfast!!! Brough is a very quiet village with a shop and two pubs very close to the cottage which was perfect. Plenty to do and see in the surrounding areas the cottage is a perfect location and would recommend!!
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.
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- 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.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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