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Clove Cottage

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 973074)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for the lovely stay"

    Reviewed by CarlMay 2022

  • "Almost perfect solitude"

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "We loved staying at Clove Cottage, it was clean, well maintained, fitted with everything you could need and the beds were so comfortable we struggled to get up in the morning."

    The views are just lovely and it was so quiet on a night. Lots of amenities in Appleby with the Crown and Cushion being dog friendly with great food. If your looking for a quiet get away book this you won't be disappointed, we would go back tomorrow.

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2022

  • "A comfortable and beautiful cottage with everything needed for an enjoyable stay."

    We had slight difficulty finding the cottage when we first arrived until we saw the sign “Height Cottages” at the end of the lane. It was very cold during our stay but the cottage was nice and cosy. We would happily stay again

    Reviewed by Dennis CliveMar 2022

  • "Charming, comfortable and well equipped, this cottage was a delight."

    The conversion had been carried out with great attention to detail, retaining many of the old building's quirks and characteristics. With carefully planned touches such as the porcelain houses on the roof beams and lovely pictures on the walls, this was definitely a home-from-home. The only downside was the lack of a garden or nearby space for our dog to free run, but this seemed to be the norm in the area, so he spent the entire time when we were out, on his lead.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "Very nice and quiet location, the cottage is one of the cleanest we have stayed in."

    Facilities 1st class and very well-equipped. Could not fault it at all and would highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by AlexMar 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely long weekend at Clove Cottage."

    A lovely, cosy and comfy cottage to rest and relax in, with everything we needed supplied. Actually missing those lovely feather duvets! Would definitely recommend and love to return for another visit.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back too Best wishes Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyFeb 2022

  • "Possibly the best self catering cottage we've stayed in."

    Really clean and well equipped with great facilities. Loved the isolation and how peaceful it was. Easy to get to different places to visit by car. The only things we struggled with were how cold the downstairs bathroom was even with the heating on and the lack of a shower in there. Only having a shower in the ensuite was restrictive. Also the smell from the Kerosene boiler was quite overpowering but I know that can't really be helped. Despite these niggles it really was an amazing property and we'd love to go back.

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2022

  • "Positive: We have stayed in many cottages over the past years and this has been so far the Best of the Bunch."

    Warm, cosy and very charming. Best equipped kitchen so far. The additional freezer was perfect for all our Christmas frozen foods we brought with us. Everything we needed and all worked perfectly. Negatives: The duvets were made of a strange material which although were very cosy, made a lot of rustling noises every time someone moved which at times became quite annoying when trying to sleep. Also were heard scratching of mice each night somewhere in the fabric of the building near the top landing cupboard between the bedrooms. Some electric noise emitters might solve this problem, We should point out though that there was no visible signs of mice at any time or any visible evidence. The rubbish disposal systems needs to be simplified somehow. We are avid recyclers yet there was no facility provided for this. The info in the cottage booklet says to use White Bags Only, yet the internal bin had blag bags and the bin in the back garden had a white bag. Info says to put "ALL" rubbish in the white bag which was to be put out for collection on Thursday. When we put our rubbish out, we noted that the other cottages had proper recycling bags and sacks and boxes for cardboard and glass etc yet nothing was available or mentioned to us. We ended up taking all our glass bottles home.

    Thank you for your kind comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have noted the comments about the mice and have attended to this. The duvet has duck feathers in which are quite standard and have not attracted complaints beforehand, and it is unfortunate you disliked it. Clove Cottage is classed by Eden District Council as a Commercial Property and unlike some of the other cottages nearby, we are governed by this and all waste has to be placed in the white commercial refuge sacks provided and all recycling is undertaken by the appointed Company at the recycling plant. An explanation of this is in the visitors information folder. Thank you once gain regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by DennisDec 2021

  • "Typical cottage for a break where you only want to rest or enjoy the country side."

    Very calm place in the middle of nature. All the facilities were provided to have a nice stay. Very clean and warm. All you need for a cosy winter break. Should try during the summer!

    Reviewed by NicolasDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage clean good quality furnishings nothing To complain about in a lovely peaceful location"

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "A lovely location."

    Pub and meals within 3 miles and lots of individual and friendly shops in Appleby. Will book again next year.

    Thank you for being one of our most regular customers and we are really pleased to see you have booked again already. We hope you like the improvements we make along the way. Best Wishes Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Would most definitely go back again."

    The best cottage we have stayed in yet. Absolutely Stunning.

    Thank you for your outstanding comments and score. Very much appreciated We hope you do return to Clove Cottage again regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindsaySep 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage, everything you could wish for."

    So much space, and ideal for exploring all of Cumbria. We have had cottage holidays all over the UK for the past several years and I would say this cottage is up there with the best.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and comments. Absolutely thrilled to read this. Best wishes Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdrianSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage surrounded by such lovely views."

    Cottage was comfortable & well equipped & we had a fantastic 3-week holiday. Thanks to the owner we will be back next year :-)

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2021

  • "The best self catering break we have had to date !"

    Excellent location, lovely, immaculate cottage, all facilities as described thank you

    Reviewed by ShivJul 2021

  • "Was a late booking - we called Sykes the Sunday before we left."

    The service from your staff member was fantastic. Cottage very clean and well equipped. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by PhilJun 2021

  • "We been here before and loved it lovely place very peaceful nice walks for the dog"

    Reviewed by NaomiMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great spot just booked again for October"

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "Clove Cottage is a lovely cosy and comfortable cottage in a peaceful location with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside."

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2021

  • "Could amend location description to say stay on road pass the farm and then turn next left proceed up track between buildings."

    Oh also need a new tin opener

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2020

  • "The cottage was in a stunning location, well equipped, warm and cosy and a really comfortable bedroom."

    The area had some great walks and a lovely pub, The Three Greyhounds only 3 miles away - what a bonus. We will certainly go there again . As a company your cottages have never disappointed us - spot on and thankyou.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Clove cottage was awesome, spotlessly clean, beautiful setting and everything you need away from home 10/10."

    Reviewed by GavinAug 2020

  • "Cottage was wonderful and isolated - beautiful views and great walks."

    Facilities in cottage really good - well stocked in kitchen utensils and beds really comfortable. Lovely stay for our family

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    Just like being at home, comfortable, warm and cosy and tastefully decorated for Christmas too. The cottage was immaculate and considering they allow pets there was no evidence of this at all! We had read reviews before going and took some extras that previous visitors said were missing such as bread knife tea towels and oven gloves only to find that the owners had already put the missing items in place and clearly read and take on board visitors comments, well done and thank you. We did not feel that the cottage was a money making venture as mentioned by a previous reviewer, in fact we thought it was extremely good value with everything you could need from a slow cooker to a very thoughtful welcome pack that included Christmas cake and a bottle of wine, again thank you so much. We would highly recommend this gorgeous little cottage and I would expect it to be fully booked all throughout the year. We look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by PamDec 2019

  • "Booked via Booking."

    Com which advertised the property as having WiFi but that wasn't the case. We sent 2 messages in advance regarding the baby items but neither were replied to. Disappointing to see that those baby items weren't readied for us... the stairgate was in a cupboard and we had to fit it ourselves. Upon arrival we were initially pleased with the cottage, facilities and welcome pack, but then we encountered a few disappointing things... the hard floors throughout the ground floor hadn't been cleaned, and no basics in the kitchen like oven gloves, salt/pepper, foil/cling film and salt/rinse aid for the dishwasher. Also the downstairs toilet has a broken flush. It is still a cosy cottage with good facilities, but feel that some easy things would make it great... on reading other reviews it seems like feedback like this fall's on deaf ears. As it's a good price it does fall into the 'get what you pay for' category... better cottages will probably be more expensive. If you're not too fussy about the above items then I would recommend it... it's cosy and only 10 minutes from Appleby with great pubs, shops and restaurants.

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2019

  • "I would like to start by saying that overall, we did have a nice holiday in Clove Cottage."

    The cottage was clean, well-presented, reasonably priced, and mostly well-suited to our needs. However, there were a few things that just needed some attention in the cottage that made it seem like the owners didn't want to invest in making it any more than adequate. The central heating was intermittent, and more than once we sat under blankets in the living room for several hours before it decided to come on. There was no wi-fi, which is insane in this day and age, especially as the cottage next door seemed to have wi-fi. The shower in the en-suite was broken so the shower head sat at a weird angle. There were no oven gloves. No bread knife. While we were there, the mattress was replaced, but the old one was so bad it must have been in need of replacing for years. With a little attention, Clove Cottage could have been excellent, but as it was, it was simply an okay base for our week away, but somewhere we would be unlikely to return.

    Reviewed by Anne-marieSep 2019

  • "Cottage was adequate but we've stayed in better."

    The place looked great decor wise but felt like it was treated as a money maker where owners do not wish to put any money back into it to maintain or improve the quality of stay for guests. Bedding felt like it needed replacing. Pillows were flat and duvets felt like they were old or just needing a good wash. Simple things were missing like oven gloves, spare tea towels and bed sheets. The flush on the downstairs toilet was in bad condition and the hot water was hit or miss. The children had a cold bath more than once. We had a lovely holiday but unlikely to return.

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2019

  • "Clove Cottage was perfect in every way."

    Would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Clove Cottage and have recommended it to our friends and family."

    We echo previous comments of the property not having a WiFi connection.

    Reviewed by TaraMay 2019

  • "Lovely Cottage in a beautiful area lovely welcome pack and very clean and tidy ..."

    Lovely Cottage in a beautiful area lovely welcome pack and very clean and tidy the only let down was no WIFI in this day and age it`s a must if they ever get WIFI I would go back again thank you for an excellent holiday

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2019

  • "The location for us was perfect, allowing us to explore and enjoy the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District."

    The cottage was extremely comfortable and well equipped to make for a very enjoyable stay. We would definitely recommend to others and come back again ourselves.

    Reviewed by JoyceMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage it was a real home from home place."

    We had the best time!!

    Reviewed by NatashaMay 2019

  • "The cottage was in a lovely rural location and was very clean and comfortable."

    The only thing that let it down was that the wifi didn't work and the double mattress was a bit lumpy.

    Reviewed by EstelleApr 2019

  • "Clove cottage is a beautiful property set in a stunning location."

    It is tastefully decorated and the owners have thought about the needs of holiday makers, down to books, DVDs and even a nespresso coffee machine. There was a lovely welcome pack on our arrival. We had a fantastic holiday. The reason I haven't given it full marks for comfort is that there was quite a strong smell of oil from the oil fired central heating. There needs to be ventilation in the utility room. It affects the back part of the cottage and upstairs.

    Reviewed by FionaMar 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and cosy and met all our needs."

    It was extremely welcoming and had kept a lot of character which was lovely!

    Reviewed by RobynFeb 2019

  • "Beautiful and peaceful surroundings with easy access to the lakes."

    The cottage is fully equipped with everything you may need on your holiday and was immaculately presented. A lovely welcome pack was left for our arrival. A perfect 'dog friendly' cottage with wooden floors downstairs so easy to clean up from any muddy paws! Would highly recommend Clove Cottage and would definitely go back for a second visit.

    Reviewed by JacquiSep 2018

  • "Location was idyllic."

    Everything was to a high standard very spacious and views for miles all around, so peaceful... from furniture to kitchen utensils, and bottle of wine and biscuits and coffee etc on arrival.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2018

  • "Lovely well maintained, well stocked cottage."

    Beautiful location. Peaceful, tranquil rural setting. 3-4 other holiday appartments in a courtyard /car parking area. Good communications regarding how to access and find cottage. Bottle of wine and various other food gifts to be found on arrival. Lovely touch. Outside patio available but unfortunately no view or sun in the evening...however this was known prior to renting cottage. This is the only disadvantage in renting this cottage otherwise it is fabulous and comfortable. When we had to put heating on there was a distinct smell of deisal. According to visitors book this was highlighted a while back...but due to weather maybe the heating was not required. Great comfortable holiday cottage for changeable weather.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2018

  • "Cottage is very well furnished and equipped."

    A home from home with all the amenities you could need just 10 minutes away in Appleby. Plenty of places to visit within a reasonable driving distance.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2018

  • "Clove Cottage was a beautiful, very clean and well looked after cottage."

    It had everything that we needed - the only thing we felt that could have made it better is if there had been a garden (although there is a little outdoor seating area) and a BBQ available to enjoy the amazing scenery. It’s such a peaceful location and not far at all from the Lake District National Park and the little town of Appleby. The owner left us a bottle of wine, some sticky toffee pudding and all the condiments that we needed. A cot and high chair were left with no issues and these even seemed brand new. A lovely stay and would definitely recommend to anyone and hopefully we will stay again.

    Reviewed by JillJun 2018

  • "Great location so peaceful lovely walks for the dog."

    Seen red squirrel which was lovely. Very happy.

    Reviewed by NaomiJun 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, exceeded all expectations."

    Reviewed by SamanthaMay 2018

  • "A cottage that exceeded our expectations in all ways."

    Very clean, very comfortable in all ways, and incredibly well stocked with kitchen utensils, plates and pots and pans. You need to accept the fact that there are no shops, pubs or restaurants within walking distance and that the cottage is a short drive from The Lakes but we knew this and more than happy with all of this. I suspect we will be back next year.

    Reviewed by NeilApr 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Sitting room, dining area and electric fire, kitchen and utility room
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, Wifi, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small patio garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.5 miles.

The property

Appleby-in-Westmorland 4 miles.

An attractive, semi-detached sandstone cottage set majestically on the fell side, with superb views of the beautiful surrounding countryside to the North Pennines, just four miles from the colourful market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

Set on the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and with the luscious Lake District National Park just a 30-minute drive away, this cosy and charming cottage offers superb holiday accommodation, the perfect base for families or friends who want to enjoy this breathtaking landscape, without the hustle and bustle of the central Lake District.

At this Appleby cottage is a farmhouse-style kitchen, a cosy sitting room with oak beams, two bedrooms comprising a master with an en-suite shower room, a family bathroom on the ground floor, and outside, a patio.

Appleby has many traditional shops and tea rooms, and sits on the historic Settle-Carlisle line.

The surrounding area is scattered with beautiful villages, including Ravenstonedale and Crosby Ravensworth, where you can find fabulous pubs located in beautiful English countryside.

A visit over to Pooley Bridge, on the shores of Ullswater, is a must, where you can board the Ullswater Steamer and cruise gently down the lake, framed by the enchanting mountains and streams tumbling down the fells.

This welcoming cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Cumbria, with its forever changing scenery, at any time of the year!

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About the location


Penrith 14 miles.

The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is nestled between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, so guests can enjoy the contrasting scenery of these two National Parks, plus numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. Appleby has a wonderful selection of quality independent shops, cafes and delicatessens selling locally produced food and crafts. The picturesque street of Boroughgate, with some interesting old buildings, is at the heart of the town and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence. Appleby is a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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