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Linden Lea

Brough, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1033651)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Many thanks for a wonderful stay in your lovely cottage."

    You have thought of everything that is needed for a self catering holiday. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with all you need and spotless, friendly village."

    Nice walks and good location to visit the Lake District. Will definitely be back!!

    Reviewed by MariaMar 2022

  • "Lovely clean cosy cottage in the centre of Brough where there are a few pubs and a shop."

    Parking on the street isn’t a problem. Within a few minutes walk from the cottage there are some nice dog walking areas. If you are over 6ft tall beware of the low metal lamp shades especially in the hallway as you walk in and the sharp corner of the shed roof as you walk down the path! The central heating control was easy and worked well. Overall an enjoyable relaxing week and hopefully will return.

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2022

  • "A lovely break at Linden Lea."

    Great walks on the doorstep including the castle being very close and lots more walks within a short drive. Cosy house with great central heating, a well equipped kitchen and an overall cosy feeling to it. Missed the cushions on the sofas (removed due to Covid, which is a Sykes instruction, not sure how this stops the spread) good sized Co-op a short drive away and 1/2 hour drive from Penrith which has many generic supermarkets and some lovely independent shops.

    Reviewed by SandraDec 2021

  • "Wonderful stay over Christmas."

    Such a lovely cosy quiet cottage in a fantastic village, it has all you need and everyone is very friendly. Would love to come back in the summertime.

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2021

  • "WiFi cable gets trapped in living room door when you shut it which stops it working."

    This was a really small thing and we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by VictoriaNov 2021

  • "Have Emailed the owner."

    This a beautiful Cottage has everything you want. Comfy bed . Lovely furniture everywhere. Good base if you like travelling around.

    Reviewed by RuthNov 2021

  • "What a lovely cosy, well equipped cottage."

    Brough is a very friendly little place, from the lady in the chippy to the locals in the pubs. We were only there for 3 nights so didn't venture very far but we didn't have to, we had all we needed for a relaxing few days either in the cottage or on the doorstep. Thank you

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at linden Lea very cosy comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "Unfortunately arrived at cottage at scheduled time (1630) and unpacked only to find the property had not been cleaned at all ."

    After a call to owner cleaners arrived at 1700 but as we were already there failed to clean cottage to the very high standards we had been assured of . As a result I have now been handed a cleaning bill by the owner for a stain on a bed, he says my party made even though the beds in one room were neither checked or changed, so not too happy I’m afraid.

    I am sorry to read your review from your stay as it provides different feedback from the positive feedback we normally receive but we always take all comments on board. In this case you did arrive well before the check in time, we both discussed this at the time, and the cleaners were late due to being short staffed on the day due to COVID self isolation which you later appreciated. Your comments contradict your satisfaction in the cleaning provided when I checked up with you the day after arrival. Unfortunately incidents and accidents can occur when guests stay and it is only right that costs due to any damage are borne by the guests. It is disappointing in the rare instances when these issues cannot easily be resolved Property Owner

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2021

  • "Other cottages we have stayed in have a small folder with facts about the surrounding area this had nothing"

    Reviewed by AntonyJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage which was exactly as described on the website and the perfect location for trips to lakes."

    Would certainly book again

    Reviewed by ClareJun 2021

  • "Great place to stay lovely area and good food in the local pubs it is also ..."

    Great place to stay lovely area and good food in the local pubs it is also pretty central to most places of interest I would stay there again

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Wonderful hosts, very clean cottage and lovely gift left for us on arrival."

    Very friendly residents in area Brough is a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by GlynisMay 2021

  • "Wow. It was so cosy and comfortable."

    Especially the living room. The attention to detail was fantastic from the welcome pack to the torches in the bedroom as the bedrooms are dark during the night. Peaceful to sit in the garden with a gin and chill at the end of the day. Ideally located to visit the local areas such as Penrith and Ullswaater. Also some lovely local walks. Definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "Linden Lea is the best cottage we've visited with Sykes."

    Absolutely everything you could need is there. The kitchen is equipped to a very high spec. The cottage was immaculately clean on our arrival and the welcome tray was most appreciated. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Linden Lea, it was very cosy with the log fire which was good since we had snow!"

    Super comfy bed in the main bedroom. The kitchen was well equipped and the whole cottage had been cleaned to a very high standard. Lovely little garden which is alongside the neighbours path. Parking is on the street, and a short walk to the cottage - not a problem but good to be aware. Hosts very helpful and communicative. Overall it was a great time away!

    Reviewed by KateDec 2020

  • "Lovely cottage , it had everything we needed."

    Comfortable bed. Very clean and well presented .

    Reviewed by HeleneOct 2020

  • "Cottage was real home from home very comfortable really enjoyed location and very friendly little village easy get so many places ."

    .would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic accommodation."

    Everything you can think of was provided. Very clean and friendly

    Reviewed by TanyaAug 2020

  • "Beautifully presented cottage in a great location with lots of extra touches - biscuits, popcorn and a bottle of wine!"

    Very comfortable beds and sofas as well as large soft towels.A very welcoming, cosy escape.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2020

  • "Clean comfortable base to explore wider beautiful Yorkshire countryside."

    Decor is modern and the cottage is equipped with everything you would need to. Make your stay comfortable. Villages and shopping a few miles away to explore and many historic venues to visit. Small garden enclosed for a dog. Small. Local shops.. Friendly locals. Great place to chill out.

    Reviewed by MelanieAug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Calor gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi, TV with Freeview, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Enclosed patio garden with seating
  • Lockable shed
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • On road parking
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

This traditional cottage is set in the quaint town of Brough in Cumbria, near to the market town of Kirkby Stephen.

This cosy dwelling offers a charming retreat for couples, families and friends throughout the year.

The sitting room is home to two sofas and a woodburning stove, ideal for a snug night in.

Rustle up a feast in the country-style kitchen, kitted out with all the appliances you could need for a week long break, as well as a dining table where all can gather during mealtimes and talk about the day’s events.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, including a double and twin, served by a bathroom with bath and shower over, so you can choose how to best prepare for the day.

Spend some time in the lovely patio garden, perhaps the perfect spot to enjoy your morning cup of tea or an alfresco meal in the evening.

Within a short stroll is a pub, hotel with bar and restaurants, shop, chip shop and a tea room, offering plenty of eating choices.

Nestled between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, you won’t be short of outdoor activity, with plenty of walking and cycling routes, as well as a number of watersports on the lakes.

Discover the picturesque Settle-Carlisle railway which stops in the town of Kirkby Lonsdale and offers an idyllic way to enjoy the magnificent scenery that is all around.

Linden Lea has everything you could need for a traditional Cumbrian getaway.

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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

Please note: Changeovers/bookings cannot start on a Saturday or Sunday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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