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Clove Cottage

(Ref. 973074)

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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75 Customer Reviews

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay again - peaceful ."

    The cottage always lives up to it's reputation. We will be back again in September

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2024

  • "Clove cottage is a lovely cottage A lovely kitchen with plenty of utensils pots ..."

    Clove cottage is a lovely cottage A lovely kitchen with plenty of utensils pots pans etc The lounge is nice and cosy with the electric fire There is a TV that only has digital TV There is a big collection of Dvd's We like to have the odd day where we relax after a busy day sight seeing but there isn't much on the TV which where sky TV would have been night There is a bathroom Downstairs which is big and spacious The utility room has a washer/Dryer and a small freezer with hoover broom Mop high chair The upstairs has 2 bedrooms one bedroom with 2 single beds with a wardrobe for plenty of storage The main bedroom has a lovely bed with a small ensuite which was nice The back stone wall and beams in the bedroom was a nice feature There is a small Area behind the kitchen with a table and chairs

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jun 2024

  • "Clove Cottage was lovely, a really cosy and comfortable cottage."

    It can be a bit hard to find initially, so the What Three Words for the bottom of the driveway is: legal.blues.cuddled. Once you've found the cottage, it is so lovely, with really peaceful and beautiful views. To get the shower warm, you need to press the red button while turning the dial. Everything else was lovely and we had a really calming and comfortable stay, with the biscuits and wine being a lovely touch. We also got extremely lucky and saw the Northern Lights right above the cottage! There's practically no light pollution so it's a really great spot to stargaze. Appleby is also a really nice and convenient town and the bakery is really good. Overall, a really lovely place to stay and would highly recommend for a peaceful getaway.

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely property and suits us perfectly for what we need."

    This was our second visit and felt like a home away from home. Even the dog really settled quickly. There was a slight issue getting the water hot enough but was resolved quickly. A lovely place to stop. Dishwasher drawer not working properly is the only very minor thing I would say needs fixing and was the same when we stayed last August.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage!"

    Great facilities, very clean and cosy, really loved it!

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Feb 2024

  • "Thank you so much for the pleasure of staying at Clove Cottage."

    That cottage is absolutely stunning and we could have asked for more home comforts to be provided for us. The surrounding area is beautiful, with so many things to do. Our Bulldog Lincoln particularly loved the fire in the living room and the master bedroom is absolutely beautiful. Already planning our next trip back for our mini-moon after our wedding.

    Reviewed by Mavournia5.0Dec 2023

  • "A very tasteful cosy warm cottage but spoilt by oil /exhaust fumes from the indoor boiler percolating the house this really did spoil our holiday so much so we will not be going back!"

    This problem has been mentioned before both in the visitors book and on your website I really do think it’s time something was done about this and if so maybe I could be updated about it please.We are raising this issue not particularly for ourselves but future guests as I said before this ruined our so looking forward to holiday.

    Many thanks for your comments and fantastic scores. Sykes Cottages do have a dedicated help line which is given out in pre arrival emails to guests plus a web message facility, whatsap etc, but Sykes did not receive any contact from you while you were there. We are sorry you had a concern, it is a state of the art oil fired boiler system that is professionally serviced. Historically as the property is in a very high geographical location at the top of the hill, and as it is oil fired, when extra windy there can be some occasional odour. We have put extra cladding on the utility room door and the room does of course have an operational carbon monoxide alarm. The annual service is due this week anyway so I will mention it to the plumber to see if there is anything we can do regarding any boiler odour when the weather is windy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, comfortable and well equipped, a real home from home."

    Wine and biscuits were a welcome touch. Fantastic scenery in the area and a short drive to Appleby if you fancy a browse in small independent shops, where Christmas shopping commenced!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, cosy and comfortable."

    Great location. Good value for money.

    Reviewed by Zaneta4.1Oct 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage as usual"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Clove Cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable and very relaxing. It is based about a 10 minute drive out of Appleby and is nicely in a rural location. Would thoroughly recommend. Only downsides were that finding the cottage for the first time was difficult as the instructions were not as clear as they could have been. Furthermore the owner of the cottage does not give his phone number unlike other lettings so we had to continue on looking for it rather then phoning up and finding out where we went wrong. The only other thing that annoyed us was they did some maintenance work to the glamming site opposite at 9pm in the evening when our daughter was trying to go to sleep one night. This may of had nothing to do with our owner but whoever it was was not very considerate! Finally and not a criticism just a heads up the towel rail in the en suite needs replacing as it is broken and the drain in the shower could do with an unblocker going down it as it drains away very slowly. Those things aside though a great holiday and we had a great time visiting Barnard Castle, Hawes, Lake Windermere, Keswick and Hadrian’s Wall.

    Reviewed by Tom4.4Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the small touches really make a difference."

    Fluffy towels, crisp cleaning bedding, plump pillows, coffee pods, wine, cards ( we forgot ours)! Really felt like home from home. If i was being very picky, the only thing I would say is possibly and upgrade on the TV in lounge, didnt use bedroom one. But it certainly isn't a cristcism. Had a thoroughly enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Susanne4.1Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was very well quipped and clean."

    Beds were comfy and en-suite a god send. Main bathroom was cold even in the hot weather and therefore not used hardly as just too cold to go in there. Overall amazing cottage and stay, loved location as liked peace and quiet, would have liked more outside space but adequate what had although hardly got any sun due to position, next doors garden seemed to get it all but still enjoyed sitting out there with a glass and a book.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "We loved staying at Clove Cottage."

    It was beautifully decorated and so comfortable, with everything you could want provided. A good base for seeing the lakes, dales, Northumberland and Scotland.

    Reviewed by Francine5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic property, so quiet, almost in the middle of nowhere but only 10 minutes from Appleby, ideal base for the lakes and all other lake district attractions."

    Would recommend this property and would have no hesitation in booking this property in the future.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at clove cottage, the cottage was very clean and well equipped in the kitchen."

    The living room was tastefully decorated and very homely, comfortable and warm. The main bedroom really had the wow factor with lovely beams and furnishings, and an ensuite shower room. The twin room was very well presented too. The cottage has a downstairs bathroom and toilet which was a little chilly but not a problem. Perfectly placed for visiting the lakes and dales would definitely like to visit again

    Thank you very much for your lovely comments and its great to hear you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay in Clove Cottage."

    Gorgeous surroundings, very peaceful. Able to explore the lakes quite easily from this location. The cottage itself is really lovely and is one of the best equipped I've ever stayed in (has a slow cooker!). Will definitely be returning in the future.

    Thank you very much for such a lovely review, and so pleased you enjoyed Clove Cottage, its amenities and the surrounding area. Will be only too glad to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Clove Cottage and very much look forward to a return visit."

    The property was very well equipped and a real home from home. The welcome wine and biscuits were a nice gesture. Beautiful and peaceful surroundings but close enough to Appleby to visit the shops, cafes and takeaways. We would highly recommend this property. The Jenkins family

    Thank you for such a lovely feedback on your stay at Clove Cottage. Really pleased you loved the cottage and surrounding area. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2023

  • "Nice cottage in great location."

    Cottage was in excellent condition, well looked after with a cosy feel. weather outside was very cold but inside it was nice and warm. Apart from the ground floor bathroom that was always cold. Layout on 2 floors worked very well. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a really lovely week away in Cumbria."

    The cottage was very clean, warm and comfortable and would thoroughly recommend. It was well placed to visit the Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and we are very pleased you enjoyed the cottage and your stay in Cumbria. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angyalka5.0Feb 2023

  • "A great cottage."

    Comfortable,warm and in a lovely area. We had,yet again , a fantastic week. Back again in September

    Thank you yet again for staying at Clove Cottage and for the great feedback. Its always lovely to see you and other customers return time and time again. Especially yourselves from Northumberland like ourselves and our most regular guests to stay - Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you in September once again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2023

  • "I lovely welcoming cottage in a beautiful area."

    The cottage is well equipped , clean and warm. Well worth a booking. We hope to be back again next year.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage with everything you could wish for for a enjoyable holiday, ..."

    Gorgeous cottage with everything you could wish for for a enjoyable holiday, beautiful surroundings, but I have messaged sykes because my husband thinks he's left his smart watch behind and up to now nobody has been in touch

    Good morning, thank you for the lovely comment about Clove Cottage. I am pleased to say that my cleaners contacted me yesterday to confirm a watch was found in the property on the 24th after you left. I have been in touch with Sykes owner relations who will be in touch with you to arrange the return process The watch is locked away and safe until I am able to attend the property at October half term Thank you - The owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Sep 2022

  • "Excellent comfortable cottage with all amenities needed for a relaxing stay."

    Setting brilliant - views over northern Dales from the main bedroom a delight. Wi-fi high quality and dependable - crucial when you have teenagers in the party! We would all like to return!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our second stay in this lovely cottage & we all had a fantastic holiday."

    Great location, quiet & well equipped will be back again in the future.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and comments in the visitors book. Its always nice to see a returning customer notice the changes made since your last visit and its great you had a lovely holiday based at Clove Cottage once again. Please do stay again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great holiday cottage."

    Have to agree with a previous holidaymaker that there is a definite smell from boiler but didn't spoil our holiday . And the door on the fridge is loose but everything else was great. Thank you

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jul 2022

  • "A delightful cottage in a lovely quiet area just 10 minutes drive from Appleby."

    Only thing to note is that only a very small worktop size freezer is available to use otherwise everything you need is provided.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely, cozy cottage, ideally located for the dales and Cumbria, set in a stunning location, fully equipped with everything you'd need for a self catering stay."

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jul 2022

  • "Jennifer Just to say that my wife and I had a superb break in Clove Cottage."

    Compared to most cottages we have been to in the past 20+ years, this one was very comprehensively kitted out and a real hike in quality. The many people we met in and around the cottage were very welcoming and friendly and helped make our stay most pleasant. My wife did write a very positive review in the booklet. If possible I would appreciate it if you could pass on the following matters to the owners in order to improve the stay for other users. A spare toilet roll would be welcome. I read somewhere about the many walks for the cottage. Not so. The only walk from and to the cottage is along the road. The OS map does suggest numerous footpaths but all have not been used for many years or are overgrown. We struggled to find the cottage given that we do not have a sat nav. Luckily, I had an OS map of the area which proved essential. I think your website should include an OS map section to help newcomers There is a smell of kerosene in the hallway which tracks upstairs. There may be a fuel leak in the boiler. Ditto outside. It is impossible to sit in the small patio after 4pm because of the exhaust gases that track don from the short escape pipe. The upstairs shower room needs urgent attention on a number of small items,. viz., The two pictures do not fasten to the screws but simple rest on them. One night we heard a clatter from upstair to find both pictures and the glass shelf on the floor along with the two glass holders. Fortunately nothing was broken. The glass shelf brackets are barely attached. The towel hook falls off. All of these problems are simple to put right if the screws/Rawlplugs are fixed. I attach a few photos. There is a foul smell in the shower room hinting at a leak in the shower tray or toilet basin. The lower wooden lathe on the cooker falls off. An attempt has been made to glue it back on but the job needs to be done properly. These are all small items which could remedied in an hour or so. Perhaps you would be kind enough to let me know if you are able to contact the owner, else I am more than happy to do so. Thank you. Dr Bob Sharp. PS. I did email this note with pictures but nobody had the courtesy to reply - just a proforma note - very rude.

    Many thanks for your comments. I am somewhat perplexed by some of your comments especially the remarks about the boiler. The boiler is a brand new system installed back in 2020 and is serviced on an annual basis. I attended the property myself following your stay and disagree with alleged concerns. For assurances, there is also a carbon monoxide alarm present within the property. My housekeeping team provide toilet roll for each bathroom to see you through the start of your holiday. The flue is fitted is well above head height as you may be able to see in picture 18. In terms of the bathroom shelving and towel rail, they were securely fixed to the walls and never reported prior to your stay and nothing of this sort was under my radar, it was apparent that these had in fact been pulled off the wall and needed to be tended to following your stay. I have not had reports prior or following your stay of any foul smell located in the bathroom as you have suggested and was not able to detect any smell myself when I recently visited. There are plenty of footpaths within close promixity of the property in order to travel to the local village, admittedly one of the footpaths is overgrown but this is not something I can maintain myself as it's a public footpath. Best wishes, The owner of Clove Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bob4.7Jun 2022

  • "Love it here been here a few times feels like home ."

    Thank you for the lovely feedback and comment. It is great to have regular customers who return time after time. Thank you :) Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Jun 2022

  • "Clove Cottage is a beautiful barn conversion that feels really homely, the kitchen is well stocked with everything you need and leads into the lounge where you have two leather sofas, Smart TV with Netflix and DVD player, also there is is a dining table for four people."

    The lounge leads into the hallway and back door, there is also a downstairs bathroom with bath and a small utility room with washing machine and small freezer. Outside there is a small backyard with seating. Upstairs is the master bedroom that really does have the wow factor and doesn’t disappoint with a really comfortable bed and TV, also there is a door with a small balcony that looks across the picturesque Cumbrian landscape, the bedroom also has en-suite shower and toilet and built in wardrobe. Across from the master bedroom is the second bedroom with two single beds, wardrobe and dressing table. Overall this cottage is cosy and warm and definitely a little gem with plenty of parking space set in the countryside with Appleby about a 10 minute drive away, we would definitely recommend and would love to stay again sometime, thank you for a fantastic week.

    Thank you for your great feedback and I am very pleased you enjoyed your holiday too. I think the cottage is a little gem too and I was so pleased to see you describe it as such Thank you very much and do come back again :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2022

  • "Thank you for the lovely stay"

    Reviewed by Carl4.7May 2022

  • "Almost perfect solitude"

    Reviewed by David3.8Apr 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 Gillian5.0Apr 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 Clive5.0Mar 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 Peter5.0Mar 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 Alex5.0Mar 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 Wendy5.0Feb 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 Rachel4.7Feb 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 Dennis5.0Dec 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 Nicolas5.0Dec 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 Susan5.0Oct 2021

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

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 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 Lindsay5.0Sep 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 Adrian5.0Sep 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 Gary5.0Jul 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by Shiv5.0Jul 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 Phil5.0Jun 2021

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

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0May 2021

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

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

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

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 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 Keith5.0Oct 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 Susan5.0Sep 2020

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

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Aug 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 Sarah5.0Jul 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 Pamela5.0Dec 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 Jonathan2.8Oct 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-marie3.8Sep 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 Martin3.1Jul 2019

  • "Clove Cottage was perfect in every way."

    Would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 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 Tara5.0May 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 Alan4.1May 2019

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

    We had the best time!!

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0May 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 Joyce5.0May 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 Estelle4.4Apr 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 Fiona4.7Mar 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 Robyn5.0Feb 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 Jacqui5.0Sep 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 Ann5.0Sep 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 Sharon4.7Aug 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 Malcolm5.0Jul 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 Jill4.7Jun 2018

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

    Seen red squirrel which was lovely. Very happy.

    Reviewed by Naomi4.7Jun 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, exceeded all expectations."

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 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 Neil5.0Apr 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!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas