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Dufton near Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1020351)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Jackson

    “Very clean comfortable cottage plenty of space fantastic location very well ...”

    Very clean comfortable cottage plenty of space fantastic location very well equipped kitchen fantastic owner fresh scones on arrival free range eggs milk in the fridge could not ask for any more

    Very clean comfortable cottage plenty of space fantastic location very well equipped kitchen fantastic owner fresh scones on arrival free range eggs milk in the fridge could not ask for any more

    - Mr Jackson, October 2020

The property

Appleby-in-Westmorland 2.7 miles.

Coming down a quiet country lane in the village of Dufton, you'll be taken aback by this beautiful sandstone farmhouse cottage, Dudmire is a picturesque property made for hosting the perfect family holiday, with six bedrooms, and a large garden it is sure to impress.

Heading in through the old wooden door, you come into the farmhouse-style kitchen, where you can sit at the breakfast table and watch breakfast being cooked up for you, with classic tiling on the walls and large stone slab flooring adding more character to this already charming property.

Attached is a utility room which has the washer/dryer and fridge, and further along is the ground-floor shower room.

On the other side of the property is the open-plan sitting and dining room, where the whole party can gather together, whether for a sit-down meal, or a takeaway on the sofa, you will delight in nestling into the leather sofa arrangement, and lighting the woodburning stove on a chilly evening.

This room still features its original brick fireplace, and the owners have done well to maintain the property's authenticity by furnishing it with beautiful antique furniture.

When it's time to head to bed after a long day of exploring the Pennines, you can choose from six rooms, the first being a ground-floor double which would be ideal for the older members of the party or less able.

Upstairs you will find a twin, three doubles and the master bedroom which has a king-size bed and an en-suite shower room, so you might have to draw straws for that one!

Serving the bedrooms is the spacious family bathroom featuring a beautiful roll-top bath and separate walk-in shower, so you can choose to have an indulgent soak in the tub, as the natural light pours in from the windows.

On a summer day, eat lunch outside on the patio at the front of the property, and let the children run around on the grass with so much space to play.

When you don't feel like cooking, walk one mile over to the village pub and enjoy some lovely classic dishes with a cold drink, or for more choice journey over to nearby Apppleby-in-Westmorland for a wider range of eateries and amenities.

The North Pennines AONB is on your doorstep, so get your walking boots out and enjoy a day of exploring on foot where you can enjoy heather-clad moors, tumbling waterfalls, peatlands, and outstanding views all the way to the Lake District Fells.

Dudmire will be everything you could want for your family gathering, exploring this amazing area of Cumbria.


  • Six bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 3 x double rooms, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Open-plan sitting and dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, and WiFi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Ample fuel provided for woodburning stove, additional fuel can be purchased from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden to front and back with front patio and seating
  • Two well behaved dogs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles and pub 1 mile Note: Dogs must be kept on leads when outside
  • Note: 2 external charging points for electric bicycles and hybrid cars - nominal charges will apply

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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