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Apple Tree Cottage

(Ref. 986482)

Bleatarn near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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76 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage and really enjoyed our short stay!"

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Feb 2024

  • "Apple tree cottage is an amazing property, with breathtaking views the likes I’ve never seen."

    The owners have put a lot of thought into providing a home from home. With every need catered for. It is part of a static caravan park, and as mentioned a working farm. But don’t let that stop you from staying at this 5* property. Around a 10min drive to the nearest shops.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage."

    Everything we needed & more. The hot tub was so inviting after a days walking. Beds comfy, good quality duvet. Really enjoyed our stay here, we were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Dec 2023

  • "Outstanding accommodation, lovely countryside location , very quite, hottub was amazing incredible views ."

    Well equipped kitchen . so fantastic I have booked again for next year

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Nov 2023

  • "Amazing stay."

    Three of us to celebrate 50th birthdays. Already planning our next visit

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful place to stay!"

    I cannot think of any improvements needed! We loved it and will be back! Thank you x

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "We absolutely our stay at this beautiful cottage it had everything we needed and more we will definitely be back."

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Apple Tree Cottage was absolutely lovely, great place to stay, lovely, clean & spacious, the hot tub was great after a day out."

    Lovely views over the mountains, Kirkby Stephen is a lovely village our dogs loved to visit the river for a swim under Franks Bridge, plenty of Shops, Coffee Shops and Tea Rooms in the village. We have already booked Apple Tree Cottage again for next year. Looking forward to it already.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage with everything needed and a few extra nice touches, such as milk and eggs."

    Beds were very comfortable. Hot tub was so relaxing, and the robes and slippers were a nice surprise. The tv channel choices were extensive and again unexpected, so plenty to watch on an evening. Cooker took a bit of working out,, as I had it on defrost, but we got there after reading the manual, same for the electric hob, if like us you have a gas appliance at home, don’t try and wing it. The only thing missing for us, was a gate to close the front entrance off. Only because we took our dog, a husky, and couldn’t leave the door open on a hot day/ evening as she would run off, so we couldn’t risk opening the front door to sit outside in the sun on a morning. There was still 2 other doors to open when it was hot, as they are safely barricaded off to the outside. There are a few owner owned statics, one of the owners introduced himself, he was lovely, and gave us an insight into how the cottage was built, and assured us everything was very safe, gave us tips on local places to visit. So a lovely relaxing break we had, and the first cottage we have ever booked to stay at as it wasn’t expensive.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Stayed here for a week's hiking holiday."

    Cottage is spacious & comfy with well equipped kitchen and two nice bedrooms. We went hiking everyday & it was great to come back at end of each day & enjoy the hot tub. If the weather is bad, although we didn't use them, there are lots of board games provided in cupboard. Only slight negative was some of the kitchen utensils & cutlery were dirty, we had to wash them before use but apart from that, everything was great and we really enjoyed our stay here. There are some static caravans next to the cottage & we spoke to a few of the owners who had been there 16+ years and very friendly.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic well equipped and comfortable cottage,only let down with the cleanliness of the place."

    Attention to detail is needed.High gloss Kitchen frontals all smeared,tiled areas of shower grubby and grout dirty.After five days hot tub smelt like a pond.I never saw the water in this being checked or tested all the time we stayed!.We did have a great holiday in the cottage but i feel it would have been much better had we not come across these small points that are all easily rectified!.

    Reviewed by Iain4.4Jun 2023

  • "A first class holiday cottage in a quiet location we had a lovely chilled out ..."

    A first class holiday cottage in a quiet location we had a lovely chilled out holiday and soaking in the hot tub at the end of the day was so relaxing the bed was very comfortable a very nice clean cottage and the welcome pack was a nice touch thanks Ron, Jayne and Molly (the Patterdale)

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay, great cottage with everything you need for a relaxing holiday."

    Hot tub was great and the views were fantastic.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay here."

    The dogs were so happy and we felt so welcomed to the farm by everyone. Will definitely be returning! Xx

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property, nicely styled & plenty of space."

    Lovely touches such as eggs & milk, blankets etc. Even though it wasn’t used, generous gesture providing wood for fire. Hot tub great extra - only comment was that it wasn’t set for a hot temperature when we arrived & didn’t notice until the evening on the Friday so had to wait until the following day to use it. Need a bigger frying pan to cook in! Chopping boards are awful I’m afraid, please get proper solid ones! Would have been nice to have washing up liquid & a sponge provided given that you had gone to the bother of providing dishwasher tablets & tea towels. Slightly disappointing we couldn’t get anywhere down the public footpath leading away from the property. Great quiet park & did not feel overlooked or “monitored” by the fact you lived next door. Thank you for such a great stay!

    Reviewed by Katie4.7May 2023

  • "Peaceful amd friendly stay."

    Reviewed by Donna5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic property very clean & great location."

    All I would say is to make the hot tub a bit more private by maybe putting a bamboo screen or something along the metal fence. Apart from that perfect. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very nice, cosy and Beautiful cottage we had a wonderful stay and enjoyed our ..."

    Very nice, cosy and Beautiful cottage we had a wonderful stay and enjoyed our week in the Lake District, Thank you Richard and Amy we will be back

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage which was spotless, comfortable, everything you would need was available."

    Thank you, and was left spotless too Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Apple Tree Cottage, and our only regret was not getting to meet the owners."

    We were unsure of how busy they would be, with it being on a farm. While we were relaxing, they were still busy on the farm. But everything was great, we just wish we could have found public footpaths straight out the door so we felt a bit safer letting our dog off lead. We did find some nice walks in the villages close by, and tourist information.

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Jan 2023

  • "Fabulous property one of best stayed at."

    Well thought out hard to believe used to be cow shed & storage area. Everything we needed was there available. Had a lot of rain during our stay the upstairs veranda has no drainage so flooded until we swept water over top other than that excellent property.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at apple tree cottage."

    The cottage is clean modern and cosy. It is well placed to explore the lakes, local villages and walks. The fresh eggs on arrival were a lovely touch and very tasty.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.7Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay!"

    Perfect location for exploring the Lakes, Dales and Pennines. House was clean, modern and came with everything you could hope for and more! We would love to return for another stay!

    Reviewed by Deanna5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very well equipped."

    I love horses so it was wonderful so see them in all the surrounding fields . Would recommend for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Carron5.0Jul 2022

  • "A perfect cottage in stunning location made for a super holiday."

    Very high standard of comfort and cleanliness, the hot tub was an added luxury. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Cindy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stunning cottage in an absolute breath taking part of the World."

    ...Owners very friendly and always helpful.. Plenty to do and visit in the surrounding area...Highly recommended. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was an absolute gem."

    Very conveniently located for The Lakes, Pennines and The Dales. The hot tub was very welcoming after a long day's walking. We would highly recommend this cottage, very well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property and perfect location for a peaceful holiday."

    Hotub was a lovely touch at the end of a busy day or to start off the morning. Beds were comfy, the kitchen was well equipped for a nice night in. Views were beautiful and two towns only a 10 minute drive either side was handy.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved it! Nice touch with fresh eggs and milk."

    The cottage was very nice and very peaceful, great location with an amazing view. Loved the hot tub after a day out hiking and the open fire while playing board games.

    Reviewed by Elisabetta5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Very comfortable and super clean. We wanted a quiet relaxed week to recharge and that is exactly what we got. Was lovely to relax in the hot tub with a (plastic) glass of fizz after a day out and did so every evening. Love this area and would stay at Apple Tree Cottage again in a heartbeat! Hopefully we were well behaved guests.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! It was left in perfect condition, so easy to go in and do our job. And, yes you were hassle free guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fab stay at a wonderful cottage, the layout and quality of this is reallt nice, we loved it all."

    great location to get about

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely gorgeous property."

    Couldn't have asked for a nicer place. Has everything you need for a few days away. Car is needed as it's very remote but it's definitely ideal for people that want to just relax and enjoy the hit tub. Only thing we would say is we would have liked there to be a blind on the door in the kitchen the same as the other side, but that is literally our only criticism.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Feb 2022

  • "It was amazing."

    We will definitely be coming back again, shame about the weather although the perfect cottage meant we could stay inside and be at comfort and ease.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great stay, home from home."

    Everything needed was available. Great touch with milk and eggs. Peaceful considering on a working farm with Amazing views.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic!"

    We had a brilliant week. The cottage was spotless. We didn’t want to leave. We didn’t need for anything in the cottage like you do in other properties. The kitchen had everything you needed, the bed was extremely comfortable. The view is stunning and you couldn’t help but keep looking out of the window. The hot tub was a lovely treat after along day walking. The little extras in the cottage ( fresh eggs, milk and shower gel etc) we’re a lovely finishing tough. Richard and Amy are lovely and are on hand for anything you should need. Thank you for making our time away amazing. Steph Mick and Eric

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful time at cottage, hot tub was huge and bed were very very comfy!"

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a 6 day getaway as two couples with two dogs- we had a fantastic time!"

    Before going we had some anxieties about it being on a working farm (connected to the farmhouse) because we have a nervous rescue dog. However the setting was quiet and we were able to let the dogs roam free in the enclosed patio area. We didn't need to stress and the owners had no problem with the nervous dog. The hot tub was great after the many walks in the surrounding gorgeous countryside! The cottage itself is of a high standard and is equipped with most things we needed. Comfy beds, good hot showers and huge living area are best points. All in all it was a great holiday, where we were able to chill out, enjoy good company and drink some cocktails in a home away from home. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Luke4.7Nov 2021

  • "Apple tree cottage is just stunning, the dressing gown and slippers for the use of the hot tub was a nice touch."

    Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Selina5.0Oct 2021

  • "We booked this property as it had a hottub."

    We were there for 6 days. After day 3 the hot tub started to smell and get grimy. Nobody came yo test the chemicals do we didn't use it for the rest of the holiday.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.4Oct 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay wonderful views cottage beautifully designed and well equipped ..."

    Had a lovely stay wonderful views cottage beautifully designed and well equipped only downside not so dog friendly outside no real area to let dogs run around without leads

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and very well equipped with everything you would need."

    The hot tub was fantastic and the robes and slippers a nice touch. I would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely time all of us and our two bulldogs"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fully equipped property for every need."

    Location is remote but to be appreciated rather than frowned upon. Plan your shopping needs in advance and any holiday can be one to really relax and enjoy in a stunning area

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in the perfect setting for exploring on your doorstep or further afield in the stunning Yorkshire Dales and Lake District."

    I must stress though that the Eden Valley is stunning too. The cottage has everything to make your holiday perfect. Decorated to a very high standard, very clean, comfortable beds. Lovely little extras - fresh eggs, slipper, dressing gown, toiletries. The horses are very entertaining to watch and just sitting out on the balcony, taking in the views. I will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0May 2021

  • "Our stay at Apple Tree Cottage more than exceeded our expectations."

    Such a treat after the year we have had. The cottage is beautiful and very modern & I can’t believe how will equipped it is. All the little touches from fresh eggs, slippers, dressing gown & more cutlery than we knew what to do with. The hosts were very welcoming, made us feel very at home & left us to our own devices but are on hand if needed. The hot tub was amazing. Thank you so much for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Holly5.0May 2021

  • "We have just returned from an amazing week at Apple Tree Cottage."

    The cottage itself is clean, beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped. I'd packed odd bits I thought we might need, but everything had been provided, from tea towels to washing up liquid, it had everything, even fresh eggs on arrival! The hot tub and log burner were perfect and made it all the more special for us. The hosts were very kind, they checked everything was ok and were on hand if we needed anything. They were very animal friendly; one of our dogs is a nervous rescue and barks at anything, but the hosts were un-phased which helped make our stay all the more enjoyable. The dogs had free run of the patio area which was more than enough for them after full days of fresh air, walking and exploring, they were so tired! The location is stunning, so quiet and peaceful, lots of birds and wildlife, as well as the sheep, horses, chickens and dogs. We were well situated to visit the lakes but also found Kirkby Stephen just as scenic with some lovely walks, as well as Appleby which had the best butchers! I'd thoroughly recommend this cottage, especially for families or couples looking for a romantic getaway. We all loved being in the farm environment and feel well rested and inspired.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, set in beautiful scenery."

    It was clean and the kitchen was well equipped. Although the dishwasher was still full from the previous customers when we arrived. However, it does not clearly state that the hosts live next door, connected to the cottage. The host text me to ask us not to use the hot tub after 10pm! This was not stated in the advert, and to be honest, spoilt our holiday. We felt like we were walking on egg shells for the rest of the week and didn't even use the hot tub for the last couple of days. Furthermore, we were asked not to let our dog off the lead on site. We have a very well behaved collie who is an ex-working dog. He doesn't even bark! But their dogs roamed free and the big brown one chased my partner, barking at him, twice! So we didn't have anywhere close by to exercise our dog. This is not what I would consider to be 'dog friendly' for customers yet 4 dogs were jumping around us when we were trying to pack up our car to leave. The hot tub is not private as it faces the small caravan park. The advert makes it seem as though the cottage is very private! I would suggest they put slip mats on the floors of the wet room style bathrooms! And they might want to consider putting some carpet on the wooden stairs as my partner slipped on them hurting his back! We were supposed to have a washer drier, but on the first (Friday) night I found it was broken. They didn't come to look at it until Monday. They said they would order a new one on Tuesday. We heard nothing further. On Friday (the day we left) they had a new one delivered. Not at any time did the host offer to wash our towels or have the courtesy to give us extra, due to not providing the facility advertised. I would only reccomend that people who are older and do not intend to have any fun or need any privacy book this cottage. We felt as though we were not welcome and were more of a hindrance to the host. Very disappointing.

    Reviewed by Miss2.8Apr 2021

  • "Spent 2 new years at Apple Teee and we have loved it, this year it was already booked and we have missed it."

    The only down side os the distance to the nearest pub, which is 4.5 miles, no big deal if you like walking as we do. The cottage is absolutely stunning and luxurious !

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2020

  • "Stunning little cottage"

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage good location to get around the lakes very modern and had ..."

    Fantastic cottage good location to get around the lakes very modern and had everything we required it didn’t disappoint at all we had a wonderful week here we really enjoyed the hot tub after a day exploring I would recommend this cottage and we will be back Again,

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Was absolutely fantastic, when we arrived we just couldn’t believe what a little hidden gem it was."

    We should of been getting married the weekend of us coming so was nice just to get away and relax and not have to think about anything. We had some lovely walks with our little pooch and a good relaxing time in the hot tub which was amazing just watching the world go by Will definitely be booking again! Thankyou for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Amber5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautifully decorated and equipped barn conversion with a great wood burner and fab hot tub."

    Enjoying the sun on the balcony was an unexpected pleasure.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2020

  • "Loved it. Secure for our dogs."

    Plenty of places to visit. Modern build with all mod cons. Would highly recommend coming here

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2020

  • "This cottage was originally booked for April, but we we forced to re-schedule it for August."

    I was a bit dissapointed by Sykes original attidude that we couldn't have a refund, which they later reversed. There was nothing wrong with the accomadation - very high quality. Quiet location but close enough to the lakes and the N yorks moors. Hot tub was great after a hard days walking.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great little barn conversion for a relaxing get away we had a lovely week ."

    Campsite next door very no noise lovely residents .

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, spotless."

    Absolute luxury. We spent our days relaxing and eating our home cooked food (excellent kitchen facilities to use) and our evenings in the hot tub and by the log burner. Our 1 year old was very comfortable in the travel cot and high chair provided too. There were even luxurious toiletries to use in the bathrooms which were kind to our skin and hair and smelled beautiful too. We would definitely recommend and we plan to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Charlene5.0Jan 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic place to stay."

    Very clean and modern yet with a traditional feel. Great location between Appleby and Kirkby Stephen. Great layout and the extras of washer/dryer and hosepipe outside for muddy boots really top it off! The hot tub was a hit with everyone! Definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jan 2020

  • "The location was beautiful and remote, the property was spotlessly clean."

    Being supplied complimentary free range eggs straight from the farm was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Lorna4.7Dec 2019

  • "The Cottage was a fantastic place to relax and spend time unwinding."

    Everything we needed was catered for and I wouldn't have changed a thing. The owners were very welcoming and were very happy to help with ensuring our stay was as pleasant as possible. I would recommend this Cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic."

    Location was perfect, views were stunning and everything about the cottage had been put together really well.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Dec 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage."

    Warm, comfy, relaxing, peaceful, dog friendly. Immaculate and clean. Hot tub a must and we had never used one previously. Fab area and not too touristy. We highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Nov 2019

  • "The most amazing home!"

    Absolutely spotless with the lovely touch of the complimentary items. Hot Tub was amazing. Will defiantly be booking again.

    Reviewed by Lois5.0Nov 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful lodge!"

    Reviewed by Linzi5.0Nov 2019

  • "A stunningly converted cowshed!"

    ! The fit and finish are beautiful, oak floors and doors. Very high spec indeed. Well equipped and the benefit of a huge hot tub. A bit off the beaten track but don't let that put you off. Close to Kirby Stephen and there are some lovely pubs not too far away. Friendly owners and well seasoned wood for the epic woodburner!

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Oct 2019

  • "This cottage is beautiful!"

    ! Very high standard of finish. The views from the upper floors are breathtaking. Great to see farm animals wondering around.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Oct 2019

  • "What a fabulous cottage!"

    Immaculate and so luxurious. We loved it, especially the hot tub! Just a shame our stay was only two nights. I would recommend this cottage with no hesitation

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very nice holiday accommodation, clean and well equipped."

    The fact that is upside-down makes the best of the scenery. Hot tub is a lovely bonus.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2019

  • "Cottage was absolutely amazing, with fantastic high quality facilities."

    Cleanliness was perfect, nice area lovely people who own the cottage. Hot tub facilities which husband loved. Would definetly go back to this cottage. Looking at maybe early next year.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2019

  • "Awesome place, very well kitted out."

    Hot tub is great, very quiet and nice location. Thank you

    Reviewed by Niall5.0Aug 2019

  • "What can I say."

    . this is an absolutely beautiful cottage, in a fabulous location. Very well equipped and finished to a very high standard! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Tammy5.0Aug 2019

  • "One word to describe this cottage, amazing!"

    It is located on a small farm which has a number of animals, horses, sheep, cows to name but a few. We took our young daughter who loved looking at and feeding the animals. Views from the cottage are spectacular and even nicer when you are sat in the sun having a BBQ. The cottage is very well equipped, the tea, coffee and milk were a lovely touch after a long journey. The fresh farm eggs were delicious. The bedrooms and bathrooms are both spacious and very well decorated. The hot tub was clean and was a great way to spend the evenings relaxing, the robes and slippers were also a nice touch. Everyone we spoke to at the farm were very friendly and especially the cottage owners who were on hand should we have needed anything. We would recommend this property to anyone and had a superb holiday and can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing week."

    the cottage was immaculate, hot tub was amazing and the hosts were exceptional. we are already looking to book up again next year!!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "Clean and comfortable."

    Hot tub was brilliant and the facilities excellent. Really nice area and easy to find! Beautiful building.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2019

  • "The only thing I would suggest is fitting a fly catcher."

    Being situated on a farm there's an abundance of flies so leaving the doors open in summer let's the bugs in. Otherwise a fantastic place to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2019

  • "Wonderfully presented, modern cottage done to a high standard."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2019

  • "By far the most beautifully modern cottage we have ever stayed in!"

    Set on a lovely little farm where Amy and Richard could be easily found if needed. Extremely dog friendly and the hot tub didn’t fail to impress! We were disappointed when we had to check out as could have easily lived in the cottage! One word.. perfection. Thank you for making our stay so relaxing and enjoyable Amy x

    Reviewed by Daryl5.0Apr 2019

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite Jack-and-Jill shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Ground floor utility.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV with freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, stairgate and travel cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed patio garden with seating and hot tub, veranda with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Please be aware this property is on a working farm.

The property

Kirkby Stephen 4 miles.

Boasting an elevated position in a beautiful location, with superb vistas of the Pennines and amenities close by in the town of Kirkby Stephen, is Apple Tree Cottage.

Set on a working farm, next to the owner's caravan park, this stunning accommodation is accessed via an external staircase, perfect for families, couples and friends.

The attention to detail will be evident from the moment you step through the front door, with bright, uplifting colour schemes, vaulted ceiling and quirky fixtures to add to the character.

Cold wintry evenings will welcome the warmth from the woodburner set in one corner of the room, where you can curl up on the armchair with a good book.

There is also a glass door framing a patchwork of fields, which opens up to a Juliet-style balcony.

The kitchen is fully fitted in a stylish fashion with a lovely breakfast island and dining for four people, ideal for those family meals after a day exploring the local area.

Fresh, crisp mornings will have you stepping out onto the veranda with your morning coffee to take in the picturesque views.

Downstairs is where you will find the bedrooms and shower rooms, as well as a handy utility room housing laundry facilities.

The master bedroom even has its own en-suite Jack-and-Jill shower room.

On return form a long walk through luscious countryside, enjoy a warm soak in the hot tub and later sit out on the patio with a refreshing drink in hand, soaking up the country atmosphere.

Nearby is the market town of Kirkby Stephen, full of amenities to replenish your cupboards, grab some lunch at one of the cafés or enjoy a drink at the pub.

It is a pretty town with cobbled streets, quaint corners and a picnic area where “Frank’s Bridge” crosses the River Eden.

There is a plethora of waling and cycling, the settle-Carlisle railway line and many more attractions waiting to be discovered.

Set in the heart of the Eden Valley, with the lakes, fells and lush dales nearby, this makes a wonderful base for your next family holiday.

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

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About the location


Appleby-in-Westmorland 12 miles; Sedbergh 13 miles; Barnard Castle 21 miles; Penrith 22 miles; Reeth 22 miles; Kendal 23 miles; Middleton-in-Teesdale 27 miles; Ullswater Lake 35 miles..

The old market town of Kirkby Stephen lies at the foot of the Howgill Fells in the upper Eden Valley, between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The traditional market town hosts a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs for every taste and budget. A delightful rural town with a thriving local community and many traditional old dwellings, Kirkby Stephen boasts cobbled old yards, quaint corners and a pretty picnic area where “Frank’s Bridge” crosses the River Eden, while just a mile from the town, the old railway station connects to the magnificent Settle-Carlisle Railway line, a must-do travel experience for everyone. Enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes nearby, particularly the route of the old Darlington to Tebay train line over two magnificent viaducts, and visit the gothic gorge where the River Eden flows through wooded Stenkrith park. Explore the wonderful Howgill Fells or visit the majestic Pendragon Castle and Brough Castle. A superb location with the whole of the mystical Lake District National Park, the stunning Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines AONB at your fingertips.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas