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Elm Cottage

Flitholme near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 924360)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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Reviews & Ratings

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyable stay , well located cottage , friendly owners, nice welcome gift ."

    Cottage came with everything that you needed .

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "Really loved the cottage, very easy to find."

    The owners were on hand, lovely couple.Plenty of family attractions to drive to.A good base.Hope to return.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2021

  • "Overall comfortable and a nice cottage in a good location for exploring the lakes, dales and pennines, however the heating tends to sporadically knock loudly waking you up early which adjusting the living room radiator thermostatic valve quietens temporarily, so we just turned that radiator off unless needed but couldn't have done this in winter."

    Appreciated the flowers and bottle of Pinot!

    Reviewed by GarySep 2021

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Elm Cottage."

    The Cottage is quaint, clean and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The cottage is in a great location to explore Cumbria, The Lakes and The Dales. The owners live next door, very friendly and non obtrusive, left a lovely welcome pack and fresh flowers. We would certainly return to Elm Cottage, thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by CharleneAug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at Elm cottage."

    The owner gave us a warm welcome and was friendly throughout the week without being intrusive. The cottage had everything we needed and more (games, books, DVDs, bird feed, plenty of logs for wood burner, plenty of towels, blankets and pillows and a well stocked kitchen and cleaning supplies). The location was great as it was peaceful but there was easy access to the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines thanks the the A66. There are plenty of leaflets in the cottage with suggestions of days out. The welcome bottle of wine and fresh flowers were a lovely touch. The enclosed garden was fantastic for our dog. Thank you for a lovely stay, we would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by MeganAug 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, very gentle stairs which were perfect for our 3 yr old Grandson."

    Outdoor space just enough, and a sun trap. Plenty of tractors passing by at the front and cows in the field at the front. Entertaining for the little ones. Would definitely go back again. Owners live next door, but aren’t intrusive at all.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "This was a great cottage in a wonderful dog friendly area."

    The hosts Judith and Fred, were very friendly and helpful if we needed anything. Cottage was comfortable and plenty of room, with a lovely enclosed garden. Plenty of pots, pans cutlery etc. We will definitely return to this wonderful cottage. Plenty of dog friendly pubs and coffee shops at near by Appleby and Kirby Stephen. Thank you Judith and Fred. Martin and Kath Ward and Bambi the dog.

    Reviewed by KathJul 2021

  • "It simply could not be improved."

    Nothing was less than 5 star.

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2021

  • "Lovely hosts all things were great, comfort, character, location."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage; in a wonderful place!"

    Everything you needed for a great stay. Lovely enclosed garden for the dog. Lots of walks from the doorstep. Handy for the Lakes and Hawes. The owners were lovely always asked if we needed anything. A great week away, was sad to leave.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2021

  • "Great cottage that totally met our needs."

    Lots of little touches that made us feel especially welcome.

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2021

  • "When we arrived at the cottage we found it had everything from games, cushions ."

    We found the print out a little confusing . It was optional for us to take bedding which we decided to do, Things were all provided for our every need .

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2020

  • "The cottage was a perfect base for our walking holiday."

    The owners were helpful with local information and were very welcoming which was a bonus. We should be happy to go again.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2020

  • "The hosts were so welcoming even in these troubled times."

    The cottage was well equipped, supremely clean and we wanted for nothing. We arrived on a cool day, but in entering the cottage had a lovely warm welcome. Beds were made up and there were plenty of towels. Judith and Fred introduced themselves over the garden gate due to social distancing and although we saw them on several occasions, they were not intrusive. Would love to visit this place again. The cottage is quiet with lovely views from the front of the property and has a lovely little conservatory, there was plenty of wildlife to see as, well as cows and sheep. Can’t fault the write up about this property.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "Lovely stay at Elm Cottage, very comfortable and cosy."

    The conservatory was a lovely extra space to enjoy when the sun came out. The cottage was well equipped. Lovely quite location and close to The Lakes and Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "Lovely owners and a very comfortable cottage."

    Our second time here and again we didnt want to return home. The cottage is warm and comfortable and has everything that you need during your stay. Judith and Fred are very approachable and friendly and were on site if anything was needed but left us alone if we were alright. Would really recomend this cottage for a stay in the beautiful yorkshire countryside.

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage in ideal location for many areas."

    One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in. Owners were lovely. Woukd definitely recommend

    Reviewed by MarieOct 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, clean, warm, cozy & very well equipped."

    Really enjoyed our stay here & can highly recommend. Looking forward to our next visit in a few weeks time. Thank you so very much for making us feel so welcome & the lovely bottle of wine too.

    Reviewed by AnnetteOct 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage lovely atmosphere even the creaky floorboards added to the place."

    Brilliant hosts live next door but we hardly saw or heard them. We will be going back next year

    Reviewed by TonySep 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location"

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2019

  • "Elm Cottage is a lovely cosy comfortable property, fully equipped with everything you need."

    The location is superb for visiting the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales, The owners are lovely friendly people, and more than helpful, Kirkby Stephen is a few miles down the road and has many unique shops as well as pubs and tea rooms.

    Reviewed by PhillipJul 2019

  • "We had a really relaxing holiday at Elm cottage."

    The owners Fred and Judith are lovely people and very helpful. Our little Border Collie can be nervous but she settled really well. We enjoyed walks from the door and trips out to various places including watching a steam train go over the Ribbleshead Viaduct and a great walk in a hidden Nature Reserve. The cottage is really comfortable and has everything you need for the week. The Co -op at Kirkby Stephen is recommended for a food shop.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2019

  • "Had a lovely time in the cottage the owners were fantastic very welcoming and helpful."

    Our daughter loved the dog and enjoyed the garden. Would definitely recommend staying here was a great base for the week and we didn’t want to leave. All the comforts of your own home.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJun 2019

  • "The cottage is very cosy,the owners are very kind."

    We had a lovely week there.

    Reviewed by VolkerMay 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely great location and was equipped with everything you needed for a comfortable stay."

    Lovely hosts we had the best holiday ever!!!

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage had everything we needed for our stay."

    Reviewed by DanApr 2019

  • "Fabulous comfortable cottage with everything you need for a relaxing break."

    Dog safe garden was perfect for our pooch.Great area to get to Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by IanApr 2019

  • "This is a lovely little cottage with everything on hand to meet your needs."

    Although it snowed rather heavily at the beginning of our week we were lovely and cosy and enjoyed the wood burning stove. The cottage is perfectly situated for visiting the Lake District, the Scottish Borders and the Yorkshire Dales (we did all three). The small garden is very secure for visiting dogs and the conservatory is a real suntrap. We really enjoyed our stay at Elm Cottage and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by ThelmaMar 2018

  • "Getting away from the day to day hustle of daily life, The cottage was as it stated on the web site, The owners contacted us re-guarding key collection end even left us a nice present in the fridge, which was nice."

    Overall a very nice clean and well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by GarryMar 2018

  • "Lovely holiday."

    We got blocked in by the snow as it was a few foot high and snow drifts were huge. Couldn't get out in the car for 3 days. The cottage is a little out of the way, no pub or shop in walking distance and we needed essentials from the shop. Also, the double mattress very hard so I'd recommend taking a mattress topper. Shower is amazing and we were warm and cosy each day. Overall it was a lovely holiday and got to use our snow sledges so very happy!

    Reviewed by JordanneFeb 2018

  • "Elm Cottage afforded every comfort and we were made very welcome."

    A great base to explore the Dales, Lakes and County Durham, stunning countryside. Local people very friendly.

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2018

  • "Comfortable rustic cottage."

    Had everything you need. Wood burner made it very cosy. Great location for walking/cycling & exploring Dales & Lakes.

    Reviewed by PaulineJan 2018

  • "Excellent cottage and nice owners ."

    Reviewed by BrianDec 2017

  • "Super week in a lovely, cosy but spacious , characterful well equipped cottage."

    Even better than it looks in the photos.Judith and Fred were lovely hosts,it was a pleasure to meet them.They were very welcoming and the bottle of wine was appreciated.Thankyou and hope to be back.

    Reviewed by RhonaDec 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Cosy and within many places to visit.

    Reviewed by JoannaNov 2017

  • "We had an excellent holiday in Elm Cottage!"

    ! Absolutely gorgeous cottage and a lovely couple that’s own it as well. Hoping to book again for this year. The Gilmour’s xx

    Reviewed by VhairiOct 2017

  • "Fantastic hosts in Judith and Fred ,Lovely,clean cottage."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by LaurenceSep 2017

  • "Cosy well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2017

  • "The cottage exceeded expectations, there were many little extra's that made life easier."

    The only reason we wold not go back there is we like to try out new venues and areas. Judith and Fred were very accommodating and friendly.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2017

  • "We had a great week in the lovely Elm cottage, great base for exploring the area and relaxing in the evenings."

    The owners made us very welcome. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2017

  • "Very comfortable, home from home, every thing you need for a good holiday, lovely hosts Judith and Fred."

    Will visit again, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by GlynisMay 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in delightful quiet spot."

    Lovely people - a joy to meet

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2017

  • "Warm welcome from owners with contact if you require anything."

    Comfortable cosy well equipped cottage. Perfect for walking locally. A good base if you wish to explore. We did both.

    Reviewed by LesleyFeb 2017

  • "Holiday was very good and cottage was lovely but unfortunately we had to come ..."

    Holiday was very good and cottage was lovely but unfortunately we had to come home early due to unforeseen circumstances at home but we will go back again

    Reviewed by DeniseNov 2016

  • "The cottage was cosy and welcoming."

    ........and the owners were very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2016

  • "Itwas fabulous place and the owners where lovely"

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2016

  • "Elm cottage was a fantastic little retreat after a hard days hiking, very warm and cosy."

    Extremely well equipped, we especially loved the conservatory, and the range of board and card games kept us all entertained every evening so much so the TV stayed off the entire week!

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2016

  • "We loved the peace and quiet, the scenery and the walks."

    The cottage was excellent, so homely and the hosts were brilliant. Couldn't ask for anything more, it was the best cottage we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by JoyceJul 2016

  • "A lovely cottage, we had a relaxing week just what we needed."

    Friendly and helpful owners who made us feel at home.

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2016

  • "The welcome was excellent and the cottage was fantastic, it was an ideal base for getting about."

    All in all, could not fault it.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2016

  • "Excellent Cottage, our two children aged 5 and 18 months enjoyed watching the tractors pass by especially the combine harvester, highly recommend."

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2016

  • "Lovely, pet-friendly, cosy Cottage, well equipped with everything that we needed."

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2016

  • "We found the cottage to be warm, welcoming, comfy and cosy."

    We will go again, the owners are very friendly and helpful and the area is beautiful. There is everything you need and more, we are not surprised it is fully booked and we shall be booking early for next year.

    Reviewed by BrendaApr 2016

  • "We loved all of it, actually we didn't want to leave!"

    It was beyond our expectations and all the extras were a great touch. The owner was lovely too.

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2016

  • "This was a beautiful warm homely cottage, owners went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfortable."

    It was very friendly.

    Reviewed by ClareApr 2016

  • "Absolute gem of a place."

    Lovely non intrusive welcome from the owners. Log burner blazing on our arrival. We had a lovely relaxing week. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SallyFeb 2016

  • "Very friendly owners, very relaxing, peaceful surroundings; just what we wanted."

    Elm Cottage was lovely and had everything we needed, we would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by SharonJan 2016

  • "Our holiday was taken purely to relax, from working all year before Christmas."

    This holiday gave us everything we wanted a cosy, warm and relaxing environment, with everything we could have possibly needed. The owners were very generous supplying anything you could have imagined needing in your own home.

    Reviewed by KerryDec 2015

  • "We particularly like the location of Elm Cottage and the log burning fire."

    The very helpful owner who are are willing to help with any questions or concerns! Ideal for an escape to the country!

    Reviewed by JessicaDec 2015

  • "The Cottage was beautiful, full of character cosy with the log burner lit."

    The owners were lovely, very friendly and helpful. The Cottage was in a lovely location, very quiet, but not too far from some stunning places with outstanding views and scenery. We would definitely return and would recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2015

  • "The owner made us very welcome on our arrival and are helpful and friendly."

    The cottage is cosy and very clean and has all you need for an enjoyable holiday. The cottage is also central to most locations in the area. We had a wonderful time with beautiful weather and we will return without doubt to this lovely cottage. The dogs also enjoyed their walks around Elm Cottage.

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2015

  • "The location is fantastic, there is lots to see and do in the area."

    The cottage was lovely and comfortable with everything that we needed. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2015

  • "The cottage was perfect for us a family due to its remote rural location."

    The cottage was located well on the A66 and was great for getting to the tourist attractions in the area. The cottage was very well equipped. It was cosy, quirky (lay out of the conservatory) and ticked all the boxes that we needed to ensure we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by DonnaAug 2015

  • "A gorgeous cottage in a very beautiful location, it was very quiet which we loved."

    The cottage was very clean and had a lovely log fire which was lovely on a night. There was everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The owner was a very nice lady, always there if you need help with anything. We give it a five star rating, we couldn't fault it in any way. Thank you, we will be booking again very soon.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2015

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The property

Brough 3 miles.

An attractive, red sandstone detached cottage on the owner's upland sheep and cattle farm in the hamlet of Flitholme, a short drive from Appleby-in-Westmorland.

Situated in open countryside, with glorious views over the Pennine hills, the area is ideal for walking, cycling and exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks.

Traditionally furnished with a homely feel, the cottage has an open plan living area with characterful beams and a cosy woodburning stove set in a feature stone fireplace.

A lovely, light and sunny conservatory leads off from here, while the two bedrooms take in fine views over moorland and fields.

The small rear garden is accessed via the conservatory and the perfect spot to relax in the sunshine and plan your day.

The surrounding area is a walker’s heaven, with numerous trails and footpaths straight from the door and cyclists will enjoy the challenging terrain.

Just three miles away, the village of Brough caters for everyday needs, with a market square, castle ruins and selection of pubs and shops, while nearby Appleby is picturesque and offers riverside walks, independent shops and is known for its annual horse fair.

Guests will enjoy driving through beautiful scenery to visit the Bowes Museum with its stunning exhibits, or take a trip up the Tees Valley to High Force and Cauldron Snout waterfalls.

Alternatively, drive twenty miles south to Wensleydale and visit the creamery and water mill in Hawes.

A superbly placed cottage to explore the upland fells of England.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge (no ice-box), counter-top freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Small enclosed garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles.

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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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