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Dufton near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1076512)


(17 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property for a large group of people or family ."

    Facilities within the property were spotless i.e. bedrooms , bathrooms , lounge , kitchen which was down to Bobbie Jo’s involvement in wanting the best for her clients .

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "Just returned from a short stay in this lovely farmhouse."

    The photos don't do it Justice it has had a makeover since the photos were first taken. There was milk tea coffee and cake left for us on arrival which was great. The Host was very helpful with anything we wanted, but also just left us to it. To sum up, loved it.

    Thank you very much for your review; we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Dudmire. We have indeed upgraded the property since the photographs were taken and are saddened that you appear to have "marked us down" for that . Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2022

  • "We booked a family holiday to Dudmire and when we all arrived we were so happy that we choose this property."

    Bobbi had been fantastic with getting in contact with us and had left a lovely welcome package with hot cross buns and daffodils, as it was over easter, which was so lovely. The cottage itself is so spacious and we all had room to relax after lots of walking and the children had room to play inside and outside too. Brilliant location as we were able to explore different locations in the Lake District and also the area around the property too including walking up Dufton Pike! Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SammyApr 2022

  • "We've just returned from a week in Cumbria staying at Dudmire."

    We were greeted with hot cross buns and cinnamon swirls on the table, milk in the fridge and tea, coffe and sugar ready to go and the log burner had been set up for us to light at our leisure. The property is simply fabulous. Bobbi was a great host, from the moment we made contact to arrange key collection, answering any questions we had, and available if we needed anything during our stay. There were 9 of us in the house, plenty of space for us all without being on top of each other. Will happily book again!

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2022

  • "A lovely place to spend some quality time with family!"

    Not too far from the local town/ village but nice and peaceful! The hosts couldn’t do enough to help us with check in/ out which was very useful as we were all travelling from different places! Also very dog friendly! Would definitely stay again! ⭐️

    Reviewed by CloeApr 2022

  • "Lovely spacious property with fabulous views over the Lake District."

    Bobbi was a great host with nothing being too much trouble.

    Reviewed by CharlotteMar 2022

  • "We decided to take the whole family away for Feb half term, and were looking for a large house that would be ideal for those of us that wanted to get out and about and those older family members that wanted to take it easy."

    We were so luck to find this gem! The property itself is so beautiful and spacious. The location is ideal for getting out and about and seeing the area. The hosts were amazing, nothing was too much trouble, including them coming round with a basket of goodies to make sure that we were all looked after during storm Dudley!! We would definitely book to return with the family again :)

    Reviewed by VictoriaFeb 2022

  • "This is a lovely place."

    It was warm and comfortable and there were a few extras we didn’t expect, e.g. tea and coffee, condiments, and milk in the fridge and a delicious lemon cake to welcome us. A great house for extended family to stay in. There are good walks nearby. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by FranJan 2022

  • "My friends and I loved the property."

    Very comfortable and cosy. Set in a beautiful area and very peaceful. The owners really have thought of everything when it comes to facilities, and they were super helpful and friendly. I only wish I could have stayed longer. Perfect.

    Reviewed by DebbieDec 2021

  • "We spent Christmas 2021 at this cottage with family, it was amazing, everything you needed is provided and there were a few extra touches that made it so special."

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2021

  • "Great place for a family get together and holiday."

    Could not recommend anymore. :)

    Reviewed by GraemeDec 2021

  • "Dudmire is a lovely house in a beautiful location and we really enjoyed our stay."

    There was a warm welcome, and the house was lovely and cosy with great bedding and towels. The one thing I would say is that one of the reasons we selected this house was because it had a downstairs double bedroom and bathroom. With the bed up against the wall it wasn't a very accessible bedroom. Whilst we could pull the bed out, there was a fixed chest of drawers which meant that wasn't really practical. I think others, like us, may assume it is accessible so it would be good to make that clear in the details. Thanks. Ruth

    Reviewed by RuthNov 2021

  • "A most enjoyable holiday at Dudmire, despite the weather."

    Although as I kept saying during the week, "It has to rain a lot to make it so green." It's truly beautiful, and you as owners are so privileged to live in such a wonderful part of the country. Thank you for sharing it with us! We had a tremendous week and it was only enhanced by your lovely cottage. A tremendous building with original stone flagged floors, white washed original stone walls and beamed interior. It is well equipped and able to take disabled or elderly (struggling with mobility persons). Although it will help if there are strong people within your party. I suffer with mobility problems and was grateful of the downstairs bedroom, but it was a bit of a trek to the downstairs bathroom (although the physiotherapist would say that's good). It's not so good when you need the toilet during the night! We were grateful to come back to a wonderful, warm home. Thank you!

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2021

  • "Our stay at Dudmire which was a family holiday was lovely and the farmhouse was ..."

    Our stay at Dudmire which was a family holiday was lovely and the farmhouse was a home from home which we all enjoyed bobbi jo was a great host and only lived next door so if any thing arose which needed sorted we knew it would be quick will return that's for sure

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

  • "Clean, comfortable, well-equipped cottage with helpful owners next door."

    A good centre for exploring, with wonderful walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by RosemarySep 2021

  • "In general we had a lovely week staying at Dudmire."

    The house was comfortable and in a great location for day trips. A few points need addressing to make the cottage perfect though. Firstly, on arrival we were greeted by two sheets of fly paper in the kitchen, each with around 30 flies on. Throughout the week we replaced these and used fly spray to try and contain the problem, but to no avail. There were 50+ buzzing around the kitchen all week. We didn't notice many flies when we ate outside, which suggests the infestation could be more than just the proximity to the farmland. The second issue is that the downstairs bedroom has a damp problem. On the first night when the guest staying in there turned off the dehumidifier to reduce the noise, and closed the window, it made for a very damp and unpleasant smelling room in the morning. The various dehumidifiers were fairly ineffective to resolve this. Finally, although less of a concern, the lighting was poor in the downstairs rooms. The location of downlights in the kitchen cast shadows over the hob and sink when in use, making them dysfunctional. In the lounge, some better lamps would be useful to avoid having to use the harsh and flickering downlights, especially in the dining area.

    Reviewed by AndySep 2021

  • "Cottage served 4 generations perfectly."

    The owner was incredibly helpful and always on hand if needed. I haven’t stayed in a cottage so well equipped before. A perfect base for exploring the lakes. Cottage is a 5 min drive to Appleby and there are plenty of walks on your doorstep. Fabulous holiday in a fabulous cottage. Thank you, Dudmire, for a great week.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

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  • Six bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 3 x double, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Living/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
  • Two travel cots and two highchairs available on request
  • 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: Two external charging points for electric bicycles and hybrid cars - nominal charges will apply
  • Note: Please call to Sykes Cottages to book this property as we will need to check availability with the owner
  • Please Note: Friday arrivals only please

The property

Please call Sykes Cottages to book this property as we will need to check availability with the owner.

Appleby-in-Westmorland 2.7 miles.

Coming down a quiet country lane in the village...

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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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