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Orchard Cottage

(Ref. 1050736)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect relaxing stay, everything we needed , very clean, warm and cozy"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Thank you for such a lovely stay over Christmas, the cottage is comfortable and idyllic it was the perfect getaway for a break away."

    It had everything we needed and more. We will definitely return some day.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great property in a wonderful little village."

    The cottage is well position to explore most areas including the North Lakes and over the County Durham. There are good Pubs near by for meals out or a drink. Nice walks around the village and down by the river. The cottage is a wonderful place to relax.

    Thank you for such positive feedback. Glad you enjoyed the stay and hope you return some time. B and S Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage :) with everything you could possibly need."

    Clean and tidy and so much character it’s beautiful! Secure huge front and back gardens, ideal location for visiting the lakes. Had a wonderful stay here :)

    Lovely feedback there. Glad you've enjoyed and your welcome back anytime.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent stay, garden very good size and safe for our dog who had a great time."

    Owners helpful with advice for good walking areas. Well equipped cottage with nice extra touches, A great place for a quiet relaxing time, a small village but close enough to easily get to Appleby and the northern Lakes area...very nice,

    Reviewed by Marcus4.7Sep 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage in very restful surroundings."

    We had everything we needed in the kitchen to be able to prepare our own food. I have a bad back but thankfully found the beds were very comfortable and cozy. Our golden retriever enjoyed exploring and rolling around his extra space secure in the gardens, which was one of our main reasons for choosing where to stay. Highly recommend and would absolutely return in future. Thank you again for your welcome and hospitality

    Well thank you so much for such a glowing review. Your very welcome in Bolton. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cosy quite relaxing our family loved our lazy stay."

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jul 2023

  • "A welcoming, cosy clean cottage."

    The wine, fresh eggs and home bakes were a lovely gesture even the dog biscuits.The owners were very welcoming and friendly. I would certainly recommend this cottage, hopefully will book the cottage again for a holiday.

    Well thank you very much for your very nice comments. You are very welcome to return too.B and S Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had another fabulous stay as this lovely cottage."

    Hopefully we will return again soon. It’s such a lovely cottage, it’s so relaxing and it’s immaculate. It’s so easy to visit places we drove to Keswick a couple of times. The village is lovely and the people are so friendly. Bill and Sue are the nicest people.

    Thank you for your kind comments Helen..Your very welcome to return anytime. And as for being the nicest people, we feel rather embarrassed, but in a nice way. Thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent stay at orchard cottage, everything you need and more inside the cottage."

    The garden is a great size and enclosed for dogs too. It was set in a tranquil location and close to all of the lakes. Enjoyed our short stay and will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage , like walking into your home."

    Every thing you could possibly need and nice touches like coffee grounds, fresh eggs and homemade shortbread .

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0May 2023

  • "Firstly, we feel that the property description and the images of the rear garden are not a true representation and are very misleading."

    We note that the property states that it is enclosed and we do not dispute this, however, upon arriving we asked the owners in person whether the garden at the rear was secure to which they replied "yes it's fully fenced but there's a low wall on one side and there are lambs in the field and the famers isn't very great". Prior to letting our two dogs out of the car we checked out the back garden to learn that in parts the boundary wall adjoining the farmers field was actually lower than knee high in parts. This is in no way safe and secure no matter how well behaved or under control a dog is. Our dogs are very well behaved, however, given the farmer 'wasn't great' we did not want to risk one of the dogs jumping over the low wall and into the field. We believe this would be the view of any responsible dog owner. The images shown on the advert online only show the garden where the wall is high, they do not show where it is extremely low and we feel that this misleading and unfair. Secondly, no where on the advert did it state that the owners live directly next door. We booked the stay to relax and spend time outdoors with our dogs and not have to worry about the lack privacy or the risk of our dogs getting out of the garden. Again, on the advert it fails to show that the 'fence' between the two properties does not give any privacy at all. We feel that this should be shown on the advert to enable the person booking to make their own decision on whether they would be happy with the lack of privacy. Due to these reasons, we vacated the property at around 6:00pm on the same day and returned home.

    Reviewed by Vicky2.2Apr 2023

  • "Really nice cottage very clean and comfy in a very nice area ."

    Will be back again thanks x

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Feb 2023

  • "We have just returned from a fabulous break in Bolton."

    This property is amazing, it is so cozy and welcoming. The place is spotlessly clean and very well equipped. There was a great welcoming pack of wine, chocolates, eggs, milk and delicious homemade shortbread. We were also provided with logs and coal for the fire. The property had been beautifully decorated for christmas. We have stayed in a lot of cottages over the years and this was by far the most comfortable and well thought out of the lot! It is an absolute home from home, i cant praise it enough. We always find there is something we have forgotten and have to nip out to the shops to buy it, salt, pepper, washing up liquid etc. I managed to bring everything this year and there was no need. It was all in the cottage. Brilliant! We intended to go out on New Years Day but instead cuddled up in front of the fire, it is such a comfortable place. Book it! Audrey, John and our wee dog Jazz x

    That feedback makes running the cottage so worthhile. Thank you for such kind words. Bill and Sue Ingham Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "After 2 year delay due to getting covid and having a baby we finally stayed."

    And what an Absolutely amazing experience, right down to theittle touches. Really made our honeymoon and our little boys first holiday perfect Owners are so lovely. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Samuel4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, catered for all our needs."

    Clean and friendly.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2022

  • "All very clean and well equipped, owners very friendly."

    Reviewed by Pam4.4Sep 2022

  • "On arrival was a selection of lovely treats."

    Duck eggs from their neighbour, fresh milk, biscuits, orange juice and wine and a lovely welcome note. There was everything in the cottage we could have possibly needed. The bedding was lovely and fresh and the whole place was lovely and clean. We met the owners and they were so very nice along with their lovely dog. We would definitely recommend the cottage and will probably go back in the future.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had amazing time staying in orchard cottage."

    The property is very clean, super cosy and well kept including both gardens to the front and back of the cottage. We were also pleasantly surprised finding fresh milk, eggs, freshly baked brownies, jar of dogs treats and bottle of wine in the cottage to welcome us in. We would 100% recommend to all dog owners !

    Reviewed by Judita5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fabulous relaxing holiday staying in this cosy cottage."

    We would definitely recommend it. It was immaculate and the owners Bill and Sue were so friendly and welcoming. The location Bolton village is very picturesque and there is a beautiful church and river. It’s a great base for exploring the wider area.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Bill and sue made you feel really welcome as soon as you arrive,orchard cottage is in a beautiful location with a great local pub,the food is excellent ."

    Orchard cottage is well equipped and as all facilities you require for your holiday. Definitely would book again.

    Well thank you so much for the really good feed back. Nice to know were doing OK and you enjoyed your stay. That's what's most important. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely small peaceful cosy cottage in a perfect setting with a beautiful back garden to sit and relax."

    The owners who live next door are really welcoming and helpful, but not intrusive. It’s in a great position with easy access to Penrith, Ullswater, Appleby and many other small attractive villages. Nobody could be disappointed staying in Orchard Cottage. It’s simply perfect.

    Wow. Thank you for such fantastic comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay!"

    Very clean tidy.

    That's very kind. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jul 2022

  • "4 adults and a dog stayed at Orchard cottage which was a real gem we couldn't fault any of the facilities, so much more than we were expecting."

    It was an absolute pleasure to stay here we will be back in the future and would recommend to family and friends

    That's really kind of you to leave such positive comments. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a beautifully and very tastefully decorated and furnished cottage."

    It was perfect for the two of us and our dog. It has a nice enclosed garden with a sheltered seating area. The kitchen is on the small side with little surface area but is otherwise well equipped. We had very generous welcoming gifts of wine, milk, eggs, biscuits and dog treats and there’s a good supply of essential items like sugar, salt, tea bags, etc in the cottage available as well. It’s in a lovely small village with a dog friendly pub but nothing else in walking distance. We would be very happy to stay there again and recommend it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Rita4.7May 2022

  • "A lovely property with character."

    Well maintained and inclosed very well with safe minded for the dog. A delightful village for the holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2022

  • "Overall a lovely cottage, a quite peaceful location, friendly owners, easy to find, off road parking and very well maintained gardens."

    Very clean, tidy and comfortable inside however the upstairs was a bit cold at times. We would stay at this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Martin James4.7Apr 2022

  • "Great last minute get away."

    Thanks for the great score. Means alot. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Apr 2022

  • "Owners go the extra mile to make you welcome."

    Excellent service

    Many thanks for a great score and kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and location."

    Very nice of owners gifting wine, milk, chocolates and delicious home made shortbread and doggy treats. The cottage is very well furnished and comfortable. We were fortunate that although it was very cold during our stay it was dry and clear skies, it was amazing to see so many stars at night! It was Bruno’s first holiday ( our rescue dog) and he loved it. Great base for exploring the gorgeous surrounding area including the Lakes and Dales.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at orchard cottage."

    A lovely clean cosy cottage which has everything you need. The welcome gifts of wine, shortbread biscuits, eggs, milk & treats for our dog was a lovely gesture from the owners. The cottage is in an ideal spot within walking distance to a dog friendly local pub serving delicious food. Ideal location to enable us to see the beautiful Lake District. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautifully equipped cosy cottage, Clean and comfortable."

    Loved the fire, made our holiday even more special after the rainy days spent exploring the area. Thank you for the welcoming gifts (Wine, Milk, Eggs & Homemade shortbread) - Made the cottage even more personal. Thoughtfulness noticeable throughout the cottage to having doggies stay - Little notes regarding the garden, dog bowls, biscuits and towels left for us! Beautiful pubs in the surrounding area, Really loved our day in Keswick. Everyone very helpful and friendly. We all thoroughly enjoyed our week away, especially the doggies! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Feb 2022

  • "We loved our Stay for New Years."

    2 adults, 2 kids and our dog. We arrived to a spotlessly clean cottage, decorated with fairy lights and Christmas decorations which was such a lovely touch ❤️ It was so safe for our dog… She was able to roam around the garden without us worrying she could get out. We arrived to a nice bottle of red wine, chocolates and even treats for the dog. Dog bowls and towels for her too. The kitchen has everything you could need, the living area was so cozy and clean. Beds very comfy with lovely bedding and a beautiful clean bathroom. We could not find a fault!! We are already planning our next trip! Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Jeni5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, a great place to spend Christmas, all decorated with lights and garlands."

    The lovely treats left for both humans and dogs were so thoughtful and appreciated. We really enjoyed sitting by the fire in the evenings. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need making it easy to cook Christmas Dinner! An amazing property in a delightful village with incredible views.

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely and superbly appointed in fact possibly the nicest we have stayed in over the years."

    Just one minor issue was the intermittent broadband signal. Would most definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location, all facilities as described."

    Village is beautiful with a great pub just a short walk away, and many others just a few miles further. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our only thing is to say that if your dog is inquisitive be careful."

    Ours jumped from the rockery into the sheep field next door. The farmers were very aggressive towards me, rightly so but no need for their aggressive behaviour. That said the cottage is amazing.

    Reviewed by Ty4.7Oct 2021

  • "This cottage is situated in a lovely village surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    We loved the cottage as we could open the back door and let our pooch wander in and out as she pleases! It is a very comfortable and warm cottage and will definitely be returning. The owners live next door and are very friendly and helpful. A very warm welcome too with wine, eggs, flowers etc. The cottage is well situated for visiting lakes and lovely friendly villages. The village pub is a short walk away but has restricted opening hours. We have been with Sykes for many years and this is the best cottage for us

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, the owners have provided everything you need, and the extras for our dog were great."

    Perfect area for walking and some great places to eat nearby.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great cottage in a wonderful location."

    Lovely cottage with everything we needed. Enclosed garden perfect for our dog. Owners friendly and extremely helpful - thankyou for the wonderful treats on arrival. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our short break at Orchard Cottage."

    The cottage is very homely with everything you need and the garden is a relaxing place to sit out and take in the views. The location was great, pub & park in the village and the owners are so nice. There was lovely treats on arrival. Thank you for our stay, just wasn’t long enough!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a lovely small break in a perfect, cozy and clean cottage."

    The location was stunning. The owner's hospitality was very generous.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "This was the best cottage I’ve stayed in."

    The attention to detail was outstanding. The outside space was simply perfect. Fabulous!

    Reviewed by Neela5.0Oct 2020

  • "Superb cottage full of character."

    Would recommend for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2020

  • "I didn’t want to leave!"

    I stayed in this cottage for a week with my two dogs and I couldn’t have asked for any more. Outdoor space, perfect! All enclosed and well kept. The living room was so cosy and comfortable, the kitchen perfectly equipped modern and cleanliness is a 5* rating for sure. Bedrooms beautifully presented and comfortable, the bathroom clean and modern - never had an issue with hot water. I would have liked to have stayed here for a month atleast it was the perfect quiet country getaway. The attention to detail by the owners was impeccable. They were even sweet enough to leave fresh baked shortbread and ground coffee. It was an absolute delight I couldn’t recommend it any higher, thank you both.

    Reviewed by Gabriella5.0Oct 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage, full of character."

    We had everything we needed and would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Sep 2020

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  • One double bedroom and one small double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn and patio with seating, and front enclosed lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: This property is not suitable for infants
  • Note: There is a crook timber beam that rests at the top of the stairs, please consider this when booking and take care to mind your head when coming up and down the stairs
  • Note: In one of the bedrooms, the double bed is only accessible from one side, please consider this when booking
  • Note: Dogs must be kept downstairs, off furniture and off beds, as well as not kept in the property on their own
  • Please keep control of your dogs in the enclosed garden.

The property

Appleby-in-Westmorland 4.2 miles.

Nestled in the small village of Bolton, near Abbleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria, is Orchard Cottage, a two bedroom attached stone cottage, perfectly positioned between the North Pennines and the Lake District.

Ideal for a group of four seeking a rural break with plenty of walking and outdoor activity opportunities, Orchard Cottage presents a classic, homely style throughout, with original period features.

Walk down the pretty enclosed front garden to the door and be welcomed into the living room/diner, here you can find a lovely layout beneath the beamed ceiling, with a dining table and chairs sitting neatly in the corner, and a sofa and two armchairs set around the traditional woodburning stove and the TV.

The deep set windows show off the cottage's thick walls, whilst the exposed stone fireplace present more character from this charming property.

Head into the kitchen to the back of the cottage to find a more contemporary space, with fantastic blue tiling, and bright white fitted units, this light and airy space is well-equipped with all you need, and leads out to the delightful enclosed rear garden, complete with a patio and a lawn space with two seating areas.

Enjoy the quirky feature of the crook beam that rests at the top of the staircase, minding your head all the while, and discover two beautifully-decorated bedrooms, One holding a double bed and another with a small double, and featuring pretty bed linens, furnishings and decor.

Completing the cottage is the shower room, making excellent use of a small space, it has a wet room wall-style and even has a heated towel rail.

The village of Bolton is a lovely choice of location for a group seeking to explore the surrounding walking country, being just next door to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty you can choose from a number of routes and peaks to walk, including High Cup Nick, Cross Fell, Mickle Fell, and Burnhope Seat all within the south-east area.

To the west you can venture into the amazing Lake District National Park, walk around Ullswater, take a boat trip on the water, and see the Aira Force Waterfall up close, all guaranteed to offer stunning scenery.

A good day out can be found at one of the many nearby castles and ruins like Lowther Castle and Gardens, Brougham Castle, Brough Castle and Penrith Castle, as well as the National Trust's historic attraction Acorn Bank with an expansive landscaped garden and watermill.

Those who crave adventure can enjoy thrilling outdoor activities with a trained instructor with Mountain Rat Adventures, choose from canyoning, ghyll scrambling, walking and climbing to add another exciting memory to your holiday.

For a scenic stay in Cumbria enjoy a stay at Orchard Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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