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Rainbow Cottage

(Ref. 1069000)

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


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • well (9)
  • cottage (9)
  • all (8)
  • lovely (7)
  • comfortable (7)
  • bed (6)

11 Customer Reviews

  • "Wow! Rainbow Cottage is an absolutely gorgeous property located in a stunning part of the country."

    Our party consisted of 2 adults, 3 children and the dog. The cottage is spacious and absolutely immaculate inside and out. There's everything you need there to assist a stress free stay... the owners had even left towels for the dog which was great as we'd forgotten ours... they've literally thought of everything. The surrounding area is great with plenty of works both straight from the cottage itself or a short car ride away. Appleby is a lovely little town with a couple of nice pubs (dog friendly), a few good shops (one especially for those who like Harry Potter) and a nice walk by the river. The owners contacted us a couple of days prior to our stay and made sure we had all we needed. I'd be very surprised if we don't stay here again... we loved it

    Thank you so much for your appreciation: we’re so pleased that you’ve enjoyed your holiday at Rainbow Cottage. You’re obviously kindred spirits and you’ll be very welcome next time you are ready for some lovely countryside and a comfortable homecoming. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Aug 2023

  • "The owners made contact with us to ensure that we had everything that we needed."

    The cottage was well equipped, clean, tidy and comfortable. Location wise it is perfectly placed for exploring the Lakes - Kendal, Keswick, Windermere etc.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have just returned from a lovely week’s stay at Rainbow Cottage as a group of 4 adults and 2 young children."

    The house was spotlessly clean and very nicely presented. The location is great, the village has a brilliant play park and we enjoyed the food at the pub. We found it a great base to explore the local area. Things we loved: gorgeous views, well equipped kitchen, nice open living space, ample bathrooms, very quiet, high chair and children’s utensils were really handy. Things I’d improve: The towels provided are tiny! Almost like large hand towels, some bath sheets would be a nice addition. The wifi was very slow and the reach of the router very poor, could do with a better quality router box. We all hurt our shins on the very sharp edges of the wooden bed frames! Furniture while nice quality, is a bit bulky and cumbersome in the smaller rooms. Would’ve preferred a simple chest of drawers and some hanging hooks in bedroom 2 so there could’ve been a bit more space for 2 adults to move around. Overall we had a great week and we would definitely stay again. Thanks for having us!

    Many thanks for your appreciation of our Cumbrian escape. We are so lucky to have such a lovely, friendly village, and yes the Memorial Park is a treasure, for kids of all ages, people with dogs and just a gentle walk or the start of a more extensive ramble . We have taken on board your suggestions and will do our best to implement what we can for your next visit. .. we already have the router and the bath sheets. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Aug 2023

  • "An immaculate and well equipped holiday cottage."

    Spacious, beautifully decorated and extremely comfy beds!! Very cute little garden. The cottage had everything we needed and more. Ideally situated for visiting the lakes, mountains and the Yorkshire Dales.

    Thank you. We’re so pleased that you’ve enjoyed your stay in Rainbow Cottage and I am over the moon that you appreciated my little garden. We have tried to create a home from home, comfortable base for like minded people who enjoy being in this lovely part of the countryside . Do come back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful home in pristine condition stocked with everything needed for a vacation away from home."

    Great location with plenty of places to see only a short drive away. There were six of us on this stay, three generations and a dog. There was plenty of room for us all. If we had any concerns it was simply that the house was pristine and we were constantly watching the 2 and 4 year old to make sure we could leave the house as we found it.

    We’re so pleased that you have enjoyed your holiday in Rainbow Cottage and you will always be welcome. Congratulations on succeeding with your family party, toddler and dog: you did a wonderful job…thank you and come back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "The best cottage we have stayed in with comfortable beds and sofas."

    All the appliances were top class and a lovely safe enclosed garden for our little dog. The neighbours both sides were very friendly and stopped for a chat. Well done to the owner for thinking about the little things that make it like home. Would highly recommend this first class cottage.

    Thank you so much: it’s so lovely that you’ve enjoyed our holiday home as much as we do; and you’ll always be very welcome at Rainbow Cottage. We hope you’ll be just as comfortable on your onward journey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was spotless, very spacious and comfortable."

    The beds were really comfortable and we all slept really well. The rainbow touches in the cottage were delightful. Lovely well looked after with plenty of seating. Would highly recommend a stay.

    Thank you so much for your appreciation: Rainbow Cottage is our holiday home that we love to share with people like yourselves. Do come back soon : you will always be welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0May 2023

  • "Beautifully presented and comfortable home from home."

    Lovely quiet setting with all of the amenities you could ever require. Spacious, clean, well equipped and welcoming. Perfect location for exploring the lakes and surrounding areas. Genuinely hope to return.

    Guests like yourselves will always be welcome here at Rainbow Cottage. Thank you so much for your appreciation . Till the next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2023

  • "Stayed at Rainbow cottage for a 3 night new year break with friends."

    The cottage in a very quiet village with a lovely view of the pennines and Dufton pike which changed constantly.Beautifully presented cottage with quality fixtures,fittings and soft furnishings.Very warm and cosy with underfloor heating and a woodburning stove,really comfortable beds.Donna the owner was very friendly and kept us well informed. There was a lovely welcome pack which was very much appreciated .The village has a lovely local pub and we were made to feel very welcome.A very relaxing break in a lovely cottage.

    Thank you so much for appreciating our cherished Cumbrian home: you are truly a kindred spirit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2022

  • "We spent Christmas here and had a lovely time, cottage is clean, comfortable and as described."

    The owner was lovely and left us little Christmas presents and communicated well with us ensuring we had all we needed. Could not fault it. Another point worth mentioning is the super comfy beds! We will be staying here again, thank you!

    You will always be very welcome: we are so pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas holiday in Rainbow Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leena5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful modern and comfortable cottage in a quiet location yet close to all the amenities in Appleby and fantastic walks, locally and away."

    The cottage was so clean and well equipped with a nice garden in a small cul de sac on the outskirts of Bolton. Local pub a short stroll up the road where the food was excellent. The owner was so helpful and friendly with phone calls and texts when you don’t always have any communication with the owners directly. Could not fault this property.

    Thank you for your kind words: we’re so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Do come back soon: you’ll be just as welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden with lawn and bench, rear garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and petrol station 3.2 miles, dog-friendly pub in village 0.5 miles
  • Note: No stag, hen, or similar parties

The property

Rainbow Cottage, a three-bedroom dwelling in Bolton near Appleby, Cumbria, is the perfect base for families, couples and friends.

Beautifully decorated and boasting countryside views across the North Pennines AONB, whilst featuring a woodburning stove, a pet-friendly garden, and a contemporary style, the cottage invites five guests, offering the ideal base for getting away from it all.

Cater to your group's needs in the sleek kitchen, before gathering around the dining table, with the sound of the woodburning stove crackling in the backdrop.

If you'd prefer to relax outdoors, venture to either the rear patio, or the front lawn, both completed with ample seating.

Upstairs you will find three bedrooms, including two spacious king-size bedrooms, one with en-suite, and a single, all closely set by the main bathroom; enjoy far-reaching views from the first-floor, helping you unwind and experience a nature-filled break.

Beyond Rainbow Cottage you'll find various amenities situated within the village including the New Crown public house and restaurant, church, village hall and recreation area.

Appleby includes a full range of shops public houses/restaurants and cafes, as does Penrith.

Kirkby Thore includes the Bridge bistro, and a local petrol station/local store.

Within the surrounding area you'll also find Stenkrith Park, a 4.7km parkland, offering lakeside and woodland walks, Cliburn Moss Nature Reserve, home to diverse wildlife, and Bongate Mill, a charming Grade II listed water-powered mill.

For good days out take a trip to Pooley Bridge, Ullswater or even Penrith with plenty to see and do.

Further afield you'll reach Brougham Castle, displaying picturesque vistas across River Eamont, the grand gardens of Lowther Castle, Thacka Beck Nature Reserve, favoured by avid walkers, and Penrith and Eden Museum, a historical attraction, showcasing the county's heritage.

Reaching the Lake District National Park, explore an abundance of walking trails, whilst stopping off at Pooley Bridge on Ullswater, or Keswick and Derwentwater, before climbing Helvellyn, set at 3,118 feet, a prime hot spot for hikers and explorers.

Enjoy the Cumbrian backdrop at Rainbow Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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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Note: No stag, hen, or similar parties or worker bookings permitted at this property due to residential the location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas