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Herdie Hideaway

(Ref. 1107447)

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

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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This property is highly rated by our customers!

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "My partner and I just wanted a relaxing weekend away from our busy lifestyles."

    . Herdie Hideaway was just the place for that! Brilliant service from start to finish… from booking to leaving! The place was spotless, and had everything in it you could possibly think of! The sheep, rabbits and the Horses are all adorable and views are amazing! Absolutely incredible host, I have already recommended to friends and family and will continue in doing so. Definitely would return at Herdie Hideaway! Thank you! Gemma

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you had such a relaxing time! We so enjoyed having you to stay and hopefully we will see you again at the Herdie Hideaway:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaizaad5.0May 2024

  • "Wonderful place to stay and lovely host ."

    Enjoyed our stay and have booked again already .

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We so enjoyed having you both to stay and we look forward to welcoming you back:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2024

  • "We have just returned from our 4th visit to Herdie Hideaway, this is our very ..."

    We have just returned from our 4th visit to Herdie Hideaway, this is our very favourite place to be, our little bit of heaven, it's cosy comfortable, and perfect for a short or long stay, Doris the lamb very nearly came home with us, what a total pleasure to spend so much time with nature, sheep, horses, chickens, rabbits and all the beautiful birds, Gemma is the best host ever and we have already booked to go again, thankyou, Julie, Helena and Star

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is a utter pleasure having you all to stay and we can’t wait to see you again:) ps Doris is missing her cuddles from you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2024

  • "Absolutely loved it, we just wanted to chill and relax for a couple of days and ..."

    Absolutely loved it, we just wanted to chill and relax for a couple of days and we could do that, the information pack provided by Gemma was also really useful, completely recommend if want to escape for a while

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I am so pleased you had such a lovely relaxing stay at the Herdie Hideaway along with feeding Doris the pet lamb! Thank you again:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Howard5.0May 2024

  • "My second stay at Herdie hideaway."

    .. What a lovely place to stay. A warm welcome from Gemma.. plenty of room to walk the dog and great walks along the river. I look forward to my next visit there. Martin and storm

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so pleased you both enjoyed your second visit so much. It was so lovely to see you again and hope to see you and storm again at the Herdie Hideaway:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings"

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are so pleased you enjoyed staying at the Herdie hideaway for your birthday:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Me and my wife booked a mini break at the herdi hideaway for her 60th birthday,on our arrival Gemma was there to greet us, from when we arrived to the moment we left everything was perfect, will definitely be going again."

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review and I am so pleased you enjoyed the Herdie Hideaway on such a special occasion. We loved having you here! I hope to see you both again soon:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Quiet, clean with everything you could possibly need."

    The owner Gemma was a lovely host, and left me a gift on my birthday. I'll be back.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review:). It was wonderful to meet you Storm and Ember. Thank you for coming to celebrate your birthday at the Herdie Hideaway and we look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property was immaculately clean tidy and decorated beautifully."

    The owner was very friendly and even left us a bottle of Prosecco. Highly recommended

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you had such a nice stay and Daisy enjoyed making friends with the sheep:) From all at the Herdie Hideaway Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2024

  • "The herdy was loverly and gemma made it look very welcoming all decorated ..."

    The herdy was loverly and gemma made it look very welcoming all decorated for Christmas was a loverly touch had a great much needed rest thank you

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed Christmas at the Herdie Hideaway:) Take care Gemma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2023

  • "I really enjoyed my weekend at herdie hideaway."

    Lovely walks for the dog. Loads of room outside to exercise the dog too. Lovely warm welcome my Gemma. I perfect quite get away

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We so enjoyed having you and your utterly gorgeous dog to stay. We do hope to see you again in the New Year:) From all at the Herdie Hideaway Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2023

  • "The owner, Gemma, was there to greet us and had lit the wood burner which was really appreciated."

    The location and facilities were spot on for our weekend away. Have recommended the Herdie Hideaway to various people and one of our friends has already booked for next year. Would also recommend the food at the Sandford Arms which is only a few minutes walk away.

    Thank you so much for your glowing review and for recommending to your friends. I look forward to meeting them next year. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Herdie Hideaway and the log burner! We hope we may see you again sometime. From all at the HH:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2023

  • "A truly magical place, We had lots of rain, but it was the best experience by far that we have had on holiday with Sykes Cottages."

    Mine hosts were wonderful and very helpful when we asked for any information. We learnt about tupping sheep and watched as Gemma's husband handled them with ease. (no mean feat).The enclosed garden is a Paddock,its huge and fenced all round.Great for our two dogs both of which are nutters.The only draw back was saying goodbye.Hoping to say Hello again 2024.Sandra and Lew Wolverhampton Highly recommended .

    Thank you so much Sandra and Lee for your wonderful review. We really really enjoyed having you to stay and loved it you were so interested in the country way of life! We hope to see you again next year:) All the best from the Herdie Hideaway. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a great stay."

    Only wish we could’ve stayed longer. The cottage was ideally situated for the Lake District. It was fantastic for our dog to be able to run around off the lead outside. The owner was extremely helpful and friendly.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was so wonderful to meet you all. Hopefully we will see you again some soon:) x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2023

  • "Highly recommend ‘Herdie Hideaway’."

    Gemma and her family were perfect hosts, friendly and welcoming. A beautiful, peaceful getaway that was just what we needed. Our bichon was in her element with the freedom she was allowed at ‘Herdie’. We will definitely be returning. Thank you to Gemma and her mum for such a warm welcome.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review:). It was an utter pleasure to host you all and we do hope to see you all again soon! X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a perfect holiday home Herdie Hideaway is."

    Spotlessly clean,warm,inviting and comfortable. We along with our 2 dogs Skye and Merlin spent a wonderful week here. The scenery is beautiful and our sheep neighbours are so cute! Gemma the owner is an absolute star. A welcome of eggs,cake,milk and prossecco was a lovely touch. There is heating either electric or a woodburner but Herdie Hideaway is so warm we didn't use either evenwith an overnight frost. If we holiday in this area of The Lake District again Herdie Hideaway is most definitely first choice for our base. Thankyou Herdie Hideaway and thankyou Gemma. Les,Sharon, Skye and Merlin

    Hi Les, Sharon, Skye and Merlin, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a joy to meet you and an utter pleasure to host you all. I really hope you do come and stay again:) Thank you again. Gemma and all the sheep! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Herdie Hideaway is a small Building which is at the back of a farmhouse, it is so small there is no room for chairs so you have to sit or lie on the bed if you want to relax."

    there is a wood burning stove but we found it too hot for comfort even when the control was set to it's lowest point. I think the cottage would be a good holiday stop for younger people than me and my wife as they would probably be out walking all day and down at the pub at night, but I would not recommend it for older people. I did not meet the owner but did meet her mother who was very nice and helpful.

    Many thanks for your review and I am sorry that I wasn’t able to meet with you personally. We would urge all potential guests to look on the website at photos of the Herdie Hideaway. Please note there are 4 chairs in the Herdie Hideaway. 2 chairs each side of the bed and 2 stools at the dining table. There are also 2 directors chairs provided for outside. We recommend when using the fire and only want a little heat to use a very small amount of wood on the lowest setting. There is also an option of a heater in the Herdie Hideaway. I will pass on your compliments to Mum. All the best. Gemma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas3.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay and my dog enjoyed the garden."

    Owner super friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased you all including Jack enjoyed your stay at the Herdie Hideaway and hope to see you again:). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Many thanks to Gemma who was the perfect host nothing to much trouble lovely hideaway very quiet and relaxing."

    Plenty of room for Alfie the cockerpoo and Boo the cat to play and explore safely , Gemma goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome with preseco eggs and cake on arrival and she loves to share her love of all her animals we will definitely be going back thank you once again Gemma

    Hi Eric and Shirley, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was so great to meet you both along with Alfie and Boo. I so enjoyed hosting you all and chatting about our love for all animals! I really look forward to welcoming you all again to the Herdie Hideaway very soon:) x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric4.4Sep 2023

  • "Excellent Host and location stunning, second time we have been here."

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely review and we really hope to see you see you both and Buddy again soon:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Sep 2023

  • "Gemma is a lovely host and nothing was a bother for her."

    Lots of personal touches and even a little birthday card and gift when she heard it was my birthday! Fantastic for humans and dogs. The fenced exercise area and large choice of walks from the property was fantastic. Within walking distance of a lovely local pub. Highly recommended.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review! It is so great to hear that you enjoyed yourself and your birthday:). You were amazing guests and thank you for supporting the Herdie Hideaway. We really hope to see you again in the future:) All the best Gemma and all at the Herdie hideaway xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the herdie hideaway."

    Gemma was an amazing host, fresh eggs, cake and prosecco when we arrived was a lovely surprise. The hideaway was exactly what we wanted from a getaway for a few days, very peaceful and quiet, with plenty of farm life and lots of beautiful walks along the river. The enclosed space meant we could let our dogs off the lead confident of them not escaping which gave them freedom to explore the big area too. We would 100% stay here again and would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a lovely stay away to relax!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure having you all to stay and do hope we see you again! Thank you again:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brad5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely little property."

    Gemma the owner and her family were great nothing was a problem.

    Thank you so much for your review. Lovely to meet you all and so pleased you enjoyed staying at the Herdie Hideaway:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Jul 2023

  • "What a place…super cozy, great location and great host gemma was so welcoming and friendly."

    Lovely little place and great for dogs to enjoy too. This is my new go to location x

    Oh bless you Tyra, thank you so much! We loved having you to stay and do hope to see you again sometime:) x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tyra5.0Jul 2023

  • "This place was so peaceful, and just what we needed for a few days."

    We went on some lovely walks, despite the weather and can recommend a sunday lunch at the Sandford Arms. Our 2 dogs loved running around in all the outdoor space. Gemma adds some great personal touches such as eggs from her chickens and a bottle of prosecco. Great for couples that just want to get away from it all like we did.

    Hi Mel, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and so pleased you and the doggies enjoyed the Herdie Hideaway:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a small but charming place, located in a wonderful area, it provides exactly what you need, a clean and fresh base from which to explore the beautiful countryside all around."

    We loved it and would go again.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really enjoyed having you to stay and hope to see you again in the future:) (I need Barney cuddles!) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had an amazing holiday Gemma’s welcoming touches greatly appreciated the eggs were amazing."

    Perfect location with gorgeous riverside walk on the door step. Safe secure grounds to allow our dogs plenty of freedom, they absolutely loved the fields and gardens. A truly hidden gem, so quiet but perfect in every way. The Hideaway itself has everything you need, clean, comfortable and modern. Thank you so much for making our holiday so perfect Gemma.

    Oh bless, thank you so much Angela for the lovely review, it was so good to meet you both and of course Jack and Jess:). We really enjoyed having you to stay. Ps I will let the hens know that their eggs were appreciated! Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2023

  • "If you're looking for a lovely little hideaway then this is the place to go."

    Its located in a beautiful secluded spot. The hideaway was small but it had anything we needed, the outside space was also secure for our dog so we didn't have to worry. Gemma was very welcoming and we had fresh eggs, milk and prosecco waiting for us on arrival. There are plenty of places to visit and lots of walks. The local pub was 10 minutes walk away and the food was lovely. We will definitely be visiting again - thank you

    Hi Sally, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased you had a lovely time and so nice to meet you all. Hopefully see you again:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent find, in a beautiful and secluded place."

    There is no doubt the accommodation is small (but so are diamonds!) but we had everything we needed. The owner was very welcoming and generous (prosecco and freshly laid eggs. Lovely walking nearby, peaceful and quiet, we sat watching a family of rabbits whilst eating breakfast outside in the sunshine. Cooking facilities are minimal but the local pub food was good. We will definitely be looking to visit again. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review and really hope we see you both again:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7May 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Great location, nice walks and pub nearby. Felt remote but also well connected, being close to the A66. Host was very friendly and helpful. We didn’t have a dog, but I can imagine it’s perfect if you do, with the enclosed garden. Thinking of booking up again for the summer. Great little find, highly recommend!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really enjoyed having you both to stay and really hope we get to see you again later on in the year:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2023

  • "If you’re looking for an idyllic cosy hideaway in a tranquil setting then this is the place to go."

    If you hate your partner and want to party, this ain’t the one. We have 2 large dogs and it accommodated us - It is small and therein lies its charm. We opened the fridge to find Prosecco, milk and we were stocked with wood and cake! The fire puts out serious heat so no worries there either. What more could you ask for? But there was more! Our boxer and GSD loved the paddock. They really made themselves at home and enjoyed all the space. I was over the moon when I got to feed the lambs and fell in love with Gemma’s horse - the most handsome boy. Gemma is an amazing host - the best we’ve met so far. Friendly but unobtrusive. We can’t wait to return and were sad to leave.

    Thank you so so much for your wonderful review. We so enjoyed having you to stay and so did all the animals, especially Bernard! I really hope we see you and your gorgeous doggies when you are Mr and Mrs:) x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ally5.0May 2023

  • "Gemma is lovely and the little extras provided I."

    E tea, coffee, milk, Prosecco etc were really appreciated and a wonderful surprise. The Hideaway is gorgeous and great to have a secure paddock for the dogs. A little bit small for us with three dogs in tow but will definitely try to return for another short break

    Thank you so much Jacquie for your lovely review. We really enjoyed meeting you all and so pleased you had such a good time. Really hope to see you both again when you are Mr and Mrs:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacquie5.0May 2023

  • "Herdie Hideaway is an absolute delight!"

    We had a fantastic 5 day break, everything we could have wished for and more. Our 2 Shepherds loved the large enclosed garden(as did we!). Fantastic location for hiking in the Lakes and exploring the local area too. Great pub 5 minutes walk away which is always an added bonus! We will absolutely be back in the near future. Thank you so much Gemma for being such a lovely host!

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay, the Herdie Hideaway had everything you need for a short break plus some really lovely welcome extras that Gemma had arranged for us."

    Eggs from her chickens, milk, indulgent cakes and a bottle of fizz, really nice touches. The sheep themed cottage was quaint and was well equipped. We stayed 5 nights and ventured out daily for different activities in the lakes and surrounding areas. Places we visited were: Ullswater, parking in the main car park in Glenridding we walked around the lake up to the Aira Force waterfall and then hopped on the 20 min ferry ride back to Glenridding Fell foot, at lake windermere where we hired a rowing boat, we have a very large German Shepherd dog and there were no issues taking him with us to enjoy the activity. We walked around the meadow walking route (short walk) and had a lovely cuppa and cake at the cafe before heading back through some of the local villages of Appleby & Kendal on the way. Bowness, at lake windermere, hired an electric boat and headed right into the middle of the lake. Had lunch a chippy lunch at Driftwood, the gentleman server recommended a walk on the opposite side of the lake (much quieter and less touristy). About a 10-15 walk from the main car park is the car ferry which takes 10 mins to cross to the other side. Only £1 each for pedestrians and the dog went free From here we walked to Wray Castle and back Whitlatte Forestry Centre, renowned for red squirrels, sadly we didn't see any, but we do have a large dog so maybe that kept them away. Food at the cafe was lush! On the way home we stopped by Ingleton waterfalls. This is a one way 4.5mile walk around the 6 waterfalls and was well worth the visit and would highly recommend. Gemma, the owner of Herdie Hideaway was the perfect host, really welcoming on arrival but not in anyway obtrusive during our stay and was very relaxed about having our dog around despite the sheep being in lamb In short- Gorgeous location, lovely host, very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "The little house is charming and equipped with everything you need for a holiday."

    Very quiet and relaxing place. Plenty of outdoor space for dogs. The owner lit a fire in the fireplace for our arrival and gave us a very warm welcome. Accommodation absolutely highly recommended! A great starting point for the surrounding mountain trails. In the near walk distance there is a very nice pub with tasty food and nearby is a very pretty little town Appleby-in-Westmorland on the River Eden, worth visiting and doing local shopping. I recommend a visit to the tourist information in the center.

    Thank you so much for your kind review. We really enjoyed having you to stay and so pleased you had a wonderful time:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2023

  • "What an amazing place in the right location and Gemma and family were very helpful when needed."

    The weather wasnt on our side to sit and take in the surrounding area outside but it didn't take away from the room.Our dog loved the garden to walk around would definitely recommend hope to see you soon and all the extras made it special thanks again Gemma x

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, it was so lovely to meet you both and of course Sidney. I do hope to see you all again:) x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent host nothing was to much trouble."

    Nice enclosed paddock area for dogs. Accomadation had everything you needed. Would stay again no problem.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to host. We do hope to see you again:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Herdie Hideaway was amazing, exactly as shown and just perfect for our stay."

    Gemma is brilliant, so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Our dog barks at strangers especially near where he is staying, Gemma was so understanding and patient with him, even providing an outside tap and sponge etc to clean him after our long muddy walk. The house has everything you need, the bed is really comfy and the stove is really good, we had plenty of lovely meals while staying there. The location is perfect for walks, we split our time between local walks and venturing out in the car to Penrith, Barnard Castle and Keswick. Would definitely recommend and I’m sure we’ll be back for another stay.

    Thank you so much for your glowing review. It was a pleasure having you all to stay in the Herdie Hideaway and we do hope to see you again:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our stay was just amazing."

    It was nice and cosy and just enough space for me and my partner and our two fur-babies. We had everything we need for our short stay and Gemma was a lovely host. Gave us cake and fizz and had the open fire ready nice and warm for our arrival. The grounds around the property is quiet and peaceful. A big enclosed space for our dogs to have a good run around and play. Would definitely recommend and would even stay again. Only downside was the weather so next time we will be booking during the sunny days as it’s not far of a drive to attractions like the Lakes and hiking areas.

    Hi Julianne, Thank you so much for your glowing review. We really enjoyed having you all to stay in the Herdie hideaway:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julianne5.0Mar 2023

  • "The hideaway was really lovely, it was a bit on the small side for myself husband and 2 fur babies, but when i pack I take everything but the kitchen sink."

    The outside space for the dogs is amazing so much area to run around in, just be aware if they are small as ours got under the fences in certain areas. The hideaway is very central for visiting different places, we were looked after by the hosts mum (Judith) and she was fab nothing was too much trouble. On arrival the host (Gemma) had left a bottle of bubbly homemade cake, also because it was my birthday a card and a box of chocolates such a lovely touch, so thoughtful

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and I am so pleased you enjoyed your birthday stay at the Herdie Hideaway:). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and the owner was very welcoming on our arrival."

    Due to the time of year the weather was not good but in the hideaway we were very comfortable and had no issues. We would definitely book again for the summer.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so sorry the weather behaved so badly for your stay…. You really got the worse few days of the winter we have had! I really hope to see you all in the summer:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jan 2023

  • "Small but nevertheless, Comfort from all aspects, very nice walks around the ..."

    Small but nevertheless, Comfort from all aspects, very nice walks around the grounds for our Dogs although we didn't let them off leads as my 2 if they could find a way to get under the gates etc they would, really enjoyed our stay, thank you very much to the owner

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and so pleased you and the dogs enjoyed your stay:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "A gorgeous retreat in a stunning area."

    Very well equipped with extra touches to make our Christmas special. All in all, it was everything that we wished for.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you had a great stay over Christmas:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had a lovely time."

    Amazing location, cute little cottage. Perfect holiday for dogs.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely stay!"

    Would stay again. Nice enclosed area for the dog to run around in, close enough to main areas to be accessible, far enough to have a relaxing break. Thanks again.

    Thank you so much for your kind review. I adored Jasper:). We hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2022

  • "We stayed at Herdie Hideaway for my birthday with our dog Bruno."

    The place was beautiful and well secured which is what attracted us so we could let Bruno explore without any worries. Gemma (the host) was so welcoming when we arrived and was happy to meet Bruno. She even surprised me with a birthday card and chocolates which was very kind of her. The cottage was stocked with everything we needed during our stay so there was no need for us to bring it all with us. We enjoyed the scenery so much, being able to explore the land around us and even watching the sheep from our window, they’re very cute! We really enjoyed relaxing and how peaceful it was, especially as we stayed here to get away from the fireworks and it was absolute bliss! We would 100% love to come back sometime!

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We so enjoyed having you to stay and to meet the gorgeous Bruno. I am so pleased you had a great birthday and do hope to see you all again soon:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2022

  • "My partner and I had the most wonderful stay at Herdie Hideaway!"

    ! The cottage/cabin has everything you need and it's so warm and cosy.... The pictures don't give it justice!! Gemma our host, was so, so lovely and gave us a very warm welcome. She provided several little surprises to, which were homemade cake, fresh eggs, milk and a bottle of bubbly. My partner and I got engaged during our stay and as soon as Gemma heard, she brought us flowers, chocolates and a card - Such a lovely gesture!! We stayed for 3 nights, starting on the 01st of Nov and explored lots of neighbouring places. This included Keswick, Kendal, Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere, as well as lots of nearby walks/hikes. It also has loads of nearby pubs and restaurants, which do take away, if you every want to curl up by the fire in the cabin, for a romantic night in.... Herdie Hideaway is great proximity to everything, whilst still avoiding the crowds and is an ideal place if you have a dog and like to go on walks!! Can't recommend it enough and will definitely be coming back in the future!!

    Hi Nikki, Reece and Bear, Thank you so so much for your lovely feedback. I feel really privileged to be a tiny part in your engagement! We are so pleased you had such a great time at the Herdie Hideaway:) We really hope to see you again in the future. Huge congratulations again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Nov 2022

  • "Me, my partner and our puppy Annie had the best time at the herdie hideaway a few weeks ago."

    It had everything we needed and was perfect for Annie! Gemma the owner was amazing and so welcoming, she was happy to help with anything! There are lovely walks and pubs in the area, all dog friendly also. We will definitely be returning, I couldn’t recommend going here enough!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was so nice to meet you all and have you to stay in the Herdie Hideaway. I adore Annie:). We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Oct 2022

  • "Just what we wanted and more!"

    The Herdie Hideaway way the perfect place for a short break for us and our 10 month old puppy. The Hideaway was beautifully furnished (the sheep theme is a lovely touch) and had everything you could need, not forgetting the bubbles provided on arrival which was a lovely surprise. The log burner made everything so cosy and the owners were on hand whenever needed for wood and anything you might need. Nothing was too much trouble. Our puppy had the best time with the huge enclosed garden for him to run wild without us having to worry about him. Thank you so much Gemma, we will definitely be back.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had such a great time at the Herdie Hideaway. Love it you liked the sheep theme! We hope to see you all again soon:). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Callum5.0Oct 2022

  • "Nice little place."

    Good that it had a secure piece of land for our dog Max to roam free in.

    Thank you so much for your kind review:). We really enjoyed having you all to stay. Max is utterly gorgeous! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2022

  • "My husband, our little dog, Lady and Myself, booked for 4 nights at the Heardie Hideaway."

    From the very beginning, to the very end of our stay, it was perfect! The location in Warcop is absolutely idyllic. Very quiet, and off the beaten track, with lush green fields all around. Gemma, our lovely Host, was there to greet us. Nothing was too much trouble! Milk, fresh eggs, Prosecco and yummy cake, were waiting for us, in the lodge! Very nice touch… Gemma even very kindly, left Me a Birthday card and cake for my special day!! The place itself is beautiful! Very quaint! It’s compact, but was absolutely fine for our needs. It is decorated to a very high standard. Lovely comfy bed and a cosy wood burner, made this feel like a home from home… Fantastic country pub just up the road, The Sandford Arms served delicious food! Lots to see in the locale. Appleby is delightful! Managed to visit Penrith as well. If you are looking for a ‘get away from it all’ stay, I can absolutely recommend this little gem! Well done, Gemma! The Heardie Hideaway is a credit to you, and we hope to return.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review:) It was a utter pleasure having you to stay and on your birthday too! We do hope to see you again:) (I need more Lady cuddles!) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2022

  • "Made very welcome by the owners who also left lots of extras for us to enjoy."

    Mattress really comfy, everything spotless. Garden so big and fenced off for the dogs to enjoy. Very private and quiet but owners on hand if needed. The shower is a little slow but not a big problem. Local pub had good beer and food but also liked the Taggy Man pub in Kirkby Stephen, also the Indian take away was excellent. Lots of places to visit in the car. Had a lovely day in Keswick. A big thank you to Gemma and her sister for letting us stay in this beautiful little hideaway, we will see you again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2022

  • "Ron and Donna and the adorable Buddy had the most brilliant 3 nights at this marvellous location."

    Gemma was a superb host and nothing was a bother to her.The grounds in which the cottage are superb.Buddy loved everything about it.Already looking for dates next year.Date of our stay was 19th of September.

    Thank you so much Ron, Donna and Buddy for your lovely feedback. We really enjoyed having you all to stay and look forward to seeing you again next year:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a wonderful place in beautiful surrounding countryside Gemma the owner is such a lovely warm person who makes you feel so welcome THE Welcome pack left us is the best we have ever had in any cottage stayed in ."

    On the downside we would recommend you keep your luggage to a minimum as it isa very compact cottage which adds to it charm .Dogs are very welcome and have a wonderful area to excersise in We had a great week there

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really enjoyed having you to stay and being our first week long booking. We do hope to see you again:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely time whilst staying here, there is plenty of space and it is private."

    We booked it due to reading over reviews about the fenced off garden and it really did not disappoint. Our Shepherd is reactive and being able to have him off the lead without worry was perfect. There was so much space for him to roam and all the fences were perfect for a dog his size. There is also other fields attached where you can walk your dogs on the lead. Gemma was a brilliant host, we used her welcome book to go on a local walk, local Indian and even went for a run. I would definitely recommend.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We really enjoyed hosting you both and the gorgeous Toto and so pleased you had such a good time:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jordon5.0Aug 2022

  • "Herdie hideaway was fabulous."

    We received a lovely welcome from the owner, who also left us a couple of nice surprise’s. The surroundings were peaceful and we had a lovely walk by the river, which are dog loved to the pub for a a very tasty meal. Definitely would recommend

    Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you had such a good stay. We have now installed a smart TV into the Herdie Hideaway:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Aug 2022

  • "Myself, my partner and our 3 dogs recently stayed over at the Herdie Hideaway and it was an absolutely fantastic stay!"

    The room had everything you could possibly need, plenty of space and the cleanliness was perfect. The owner was very welcoming, there to help with any queries but all whilst making sure you were given your own space to relax and enjoy your holiday. The setting is lovely, only 0.5 miles away from a dog friendly pub and if the weather is on your side you can enjoy a beautiful sunset from the comfort of the table and chairs outside the lodge. Can't recommend the Herdie Hideaway enough, will definitely visit again in the future, thank you again for a wonderful stay!

    Thank you so much Grant, Abbie and the doggos for your kind review. We so enjoyed having you to stay and so pleased you enjoyed your holiday so much to the Herdie Hideaway. We really hope to see you again soon:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Aug 2022

  • "A truly lovely little hideaway."

    Very warm and welcoming both by owner Gemma and the cottage itself. Perfect getaway for couples and your four legged friends. Would definitely recommend and will hopefully be back again soon.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We do hope to see you again soon in the Herdie Hideaway:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was comfortable and cozy and had everything we needed."

    Gemma was really welcoming and helpful. We felt like we had our own private space, but it was reassuring to know that Gemma was nearby if we needed anything. We would love to stay again!

    Thank you Joe for your lovely comments. We would love you to come and stay again soon:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Aug 2022

  • "What an amazing place this is!"

    Will definitely be back and so peaceful. Gemma was very welcoming and friendly/ helpful. Thank you again and see you soon. From Joe Patrick and Roy

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We really look forward to welcoming you, Patrick and Roy the Herdie Hideaway again soon:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had a great time at the Herdie Hideaway, great little property and a brilliant owner."

    Ideal spot for exploring the area. Plus Badger loved it aswel, Would highly recommend, and we hope to come back at somepoint

    Thank you so much. We are so please you had such a good time and Badger enjoyed himself too! We do hope to see you again soon:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was outstanding!"

    So clean and had everything we needed and more! Perfect location, lots of space for the dog to run around and not too far away from local shops.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments:) We hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sinead5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the spotless and beautifully decorated Herdie Hideaway."

    Our dog Winnie absolutely loved the amazing outside space, which was really secure and made us feel totally comfortable letting her off lead. The location is great and we had two lovely days out to Pooley Bridge and Keswick. The host Gemma was so welcoming and the treats she left for us were a lovely surprise! We will be back!

    Thank you so much! We are so please you all had such a great time and Winnie enjoyed the outside space. We hope to see you all back at the Herdie Hideaway soon:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a outstanding location."

    Gemma the perfect host. On arrival the property was at a high standard. Gemma had left some essentials to start out visit , which was a pleasant surprise. She welcomed all including our cockapoo ALFIE. The property was all secure so our dog could just run about, he loved it. We were allowed to use our portable barbecue, which was great having the good weather we had. We also took a stroll down to the local Sanford Arms only a 10min walk. On the second night there,we saw the perfect sunset the sky was red, totally stunning. The Wi-Fi was a good reception no problem at all, so even though there was no TV, easy to watch live TV on our I-pads to close the night. Our wee cockapoo made friends with Gladys the wee lamb, amazing to see. We would highly recommend a stay here and will be definitely be back to relax in the Herdie Hideaway.

    Thank you so much. It was an utter pleasure having you all to stay, you were the perfect guests and really hope to see you again soon:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ricky5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time in a fantastic spot!"

    Really easy to get to in a central location that was great to use as a base for exploring the wonderful surroundings. Gemma was a fantastic host who made sure we had everything we needed and planned everything really well, we loved it that much we are planning our next booking for our stay in the herdie hideaway

    Thank you so much:) We really enjoyed having you all to stay and do hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really lovely few days in this cute little cottage."

    Quiet and peaceful, and in a beautiful part of Cumbria. Thank you to Gemma and family for the warm welcome and our lovely treats on arrival.

    Thank you. We really enjoyed hosting you both and of course parsnip:). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed a brilliant few days away at the Herdie Hideaway."

    Clean, comfortable and great location. Great enclosed area for our dog. Gemma, the owner, was really helpful. Thoughtful welcome goodies on our arrival. Thank you Gemma.

    Hi Norma, Thank you so much it was a pleasure to host you both and of course Sweep! We hope to see you again:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norma4.7Jun 2022

  • "A perfect base camp for the lakes, so very peaceful and incredibly chilled, Gemma was the perfect host and couldn't do enough for us,spotless inside and the cottage is fenced off so my dog was free to run around as he pleased, some beautiful walks around the village through fields and along the river, route provided by Gemma, the pub is quite literally 5 mins walk, very dog friendly, excellent food and very welcoming, highly recommended, 10 out of 10, will be going back as soon as the batteries need charging again."

    Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to host you and Ozzie and we are so pleased you had such a relaxing time. Hope to see you again soon:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Herdie Hideaway is just the perfect retreat!"

    We felt privileged to be some of the first guests to stay at Herdie Hideaway and arrived to find it absolutely spotless and so inviting! Gemma is absolutely lovely and could not have been more welcoming! She greeted us upon arrival and showed us around the cottage. We really appreciated this as sometimes it can take a while to find things and decipher instructions. Gemma left fresh milk, tea, coffee and even a bottle of fizz for us to start our wedding celebrations early, and her Mom made us a beautiful cake - so lovely and unexpected! The location is just beautiful, with plenty of scenic walks and things to do near by. Our favourite part of our stay was sitting out on the patio in the evening, watching the sun set and the sheep play in the field next to us - they're so friendly and inquisitive! We booked our stay here to break up the journey up to Scotland; we will definitely return here and possibly for a longer stay as we enjoyed it so much and didn't get to experience everything we'd hoped to in the local area.

    Hi Amy, Thank you so much for your feedback. We loved having you all to stay and huge congratulations on your wedding:). We do hope to see you again sometime. Many thanks Gemma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely 2 night stay at the Herdie Hideaway."

    The hosts were really friendly and welcoming, and couldn’t do enough to help us - they even shared a slice of cake for the Jubilee celebration! They are really dog friendly which was lovely as we had our dog with us. We have already recommended the property to our friends. Thank you for having us :)

    Hi Emily, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We loved having you all to stay in The Herdie Hideaway and hope to see you again:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay, immaculate and well equipped."

    Absolutely beautiful surroundings! The hideaway is surrounded by fields which our Labrador absolutely loved & the view of the sunset at night is spectacular. The owners were very attentive, friendly and took time to make sure that everything was ok. The location is remote which is exactly what we wanted, a very peaceful stay. I can already tell that this is going to be a very popular place to stay! Also, if you are lucky enough to meet Gladice the pet lamb she is an absolute sweetheart! Thank you so much Gemma!

    Hi Gemma, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It was a pleasure to have you and your gorgeous Labrador to stay in The Herdie Hideaway. Hopefully see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0May 2022

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Summary

  • This single-storey hideaway sleeps two guests making it the ideal location for a romantic and tranquil retreat to the countryside.Studio-style ground floor layout with double bed with 4 storage drawers built in, kitchen, and dining area with woodburning stove
  • Smart TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric twin hob countertop with convection mini oven, microwave, fridge with ice-box and DAB radio
  • WiFi
  • Electric heater
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio with grass area
  • 2 well-behaved pets welcome - owner can accommodate up to 4, however please do query this before booking
  • Pub 0.5 miles, Shops 4.2 miles
  • Sorry, no smoking

The property

Sandford 0.5 Miles.

Appleby-in-Westmorland 4.4 miles.

Hidden in the countryside on a small holding near Appleby-in-Westmorland is a beautiful stone-fronted lodge, The Herdie Hideaway won an incredible Silver place in the Sykes Gem Awards 2023.

Nestled away from the main road, there is plenty of off-road parking, a large grass and patio area.

Step over the threshold into your home-away-from-home, kick off your shoes and rustle up a well-earned meal in the kitchen, equipped for all your culinary needs.

Enjoy sitting either around the woodburning stove with the Smart TV or on the patio taking in the stunning Eden Valley countryside while planning the itinerary for your trip.

The Herdie Hideaway is set in the beautiful Eden Valley, making it prefect for those looking forward to ambling through the countryside with their canine companion; Or you could head to the Lake District, North Yorkshire Moors or North Pennies where an abundance of walks and trails through varying terrain await your exploration.On nights you don’t fancy cooking there is the Sandford Arms an idyllic country pub half a mile away.

The Herdie Hideaway is the perfect location for a romantic and memorable getaway to Cumbria.

The property dimensions are 20sq metres.

A quaint lodge nestled on a small holding near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria.

Sykes GEM Silver Winner of Best Newcomer 2023.

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About the location

APPLEBY-IN-WESTMORLAND

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