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Berts Cottage

(Ref. 935012)

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "The perfect base for green laning in yorkshire dales and north pennines."

    The most beautiful spot, so quiet, off road parking very secure and safe. So cosy, gas log burner amazing. Top quality fixtures and fittings throughout, everything very new. Loads of character. Everything worked as it should. Surpassed expectations, highly recommend.

    Thank you for your wonderful review. So pleased you loved Bert’s and the surrounding countryside. Love the mention about the green lanes. It really is a great area to explore. Hope to see you again. Regards Carol & Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Bert’s Cottage, clean, comfortable , well maintained & tastefully decorated."

    You have everything you need within the cottage for a very comfortable stay. Location was good for us to explore Yorkshire, the Dales & The Lakes. We would Highly recommend Bert’s Cottage. Many Thanks Julie & Paul Northumberland

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Good to know you enjoyed Bert’s and that you were able to explore the Dales as well as the Lake District. Thanks again Carol & Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Sep 2023

  • "04-11 August 2033 A beautiful, quiet location to unwind."

    It’s stunning, the attention to detail is like nothing we have experienced before. It has to be the most well decorated property we have ever stayed in. The more you look the more you see. The heating was very welcome, when the temperature dipped in the evenings. The kitchen was well equipped and the living space was really comfortable, and homely. We had a beautiful week of weather, controversially as the rest of the country was rather wet. We were a ‘stones throw’ from the Lake District, it’s great location to pop over and explore. It’s been an amazing week to celebrate my 50th birthday. One birthday present from my husband that I will never forget. Thank you to Martin and Carole for providing such an amazing place. This cottage gets five stars from us! Totally recommend.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay at Bert’s especially as you were celebrating your birthday. May we wish you a belated Happy Birthday! We are really pleased that you liked the decor and found Bert’s a comfortable place to enjoy. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was a lovely place to stay."

    Clean tidy and everything you needed .

    Thanks so much for review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully you can visit the beautiful Eden Valley and Cumbria again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved this property!"

    All the lovely homely decor and beautiful danby and great knives, nice towels, all those little details that make a stay feel like that next level. Beautifully decorated throughout and really cosy and comfortable. The village of appleby nearby also has all the good basics and more. We loved the local cheese, meat from the butcher, and the strawberries, delicious! Cant fault this property, has bern our favourite so far on our 4 month trip.

    Many thanks for your great feedback for Bert’s and Appleby as well. It’s means a great deal to us and helps us in so many ways. We hope the rest of your exciting trip goes well! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was great for a relaxing week."

    I contacted owner with regards to a wasps nest in the garden and this was dealt with promptly and efficiently.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. It means so much to us that you had a relaxing week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Booked Berts Cottage for my husband's 60th birthday and have to say it certainly didn't disappoint."

    Accommodation is absolute perfection and the location was the icing on the cake. Would not hesitate to recommend this 'little gem" and we hope to rebook here in the future. Both fittings and furnishings, as well as the building have been done to the highest of  standards and offer for a truly amazing and luxurious stay. Perfect location for the Yorkshire Dales , The Pennines and The Lake District and we even managed to cram in a visit over the boarder for Gretna Green,  then on to pay our respects at Lockerbie and even into Edinburgh. Thank you Sykes Cottages for a memorable holiday and an amazing place to stay. Tina & Brian Carter, SHROPSHIRE

    Thanks so much for your great review. It means everything that you loved Bert’s and the location. Also liked your mention of places north of the boarder which is so accessible by car or train from Penrith. In fact we’re visiting Edinburgh ourselves soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "This property was exceptional, the pictures on the website do not do it justice."

    The decorations and furniture and facilities provided created a home away from home experience, except this cottage offers sensational views. Within striking distance of the lake district and peak district it is an ideal place for walkers, climbers or anyone wanting a break from city/town life. Appleby is a 5 minute drive away and offered some really nice shops for staple supplies. Penrith was around 15-20 minutes away for your bigger shopping needs, so all in all a well situated cottage which offered a relaxing break.

    Thanks for your wonderful feedback. Not just for the cottage but for the beautiful surrounding countryside. We hope you can visit Berts again soon. Regards Carol & Martin, Bert’s Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Return visit to this delightful barn conversion."

    Well-equipped, comfortable and in a peaceful spot on a fellside a few miles aoutside Appleby-in-Westmorland. Secluded, yet shops, pubs etc. 10 minutes away by car.

    Thank you so much for your comments. And even better from returning guests like yourselves. We hope you can visit Berts again in the future. Kind Regards Carol and Martin Bert’s Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, very tasteful, everything you could possible need, in a stunning location"

    Thank you for your great feedback. It’s means so much to us that you enjoyed your stay at Bert’s and hope you return to Cumbria in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage set in stunning countryside."

    The cottage had all the facilities we needed and more. We enjoyed a relaxing week at Bert Cottage and would hope to return in the future.

    Thanks for your great feedback and we are so glad you enjoyed your time at Berts and visiting Cumbria. Hopefully we can Look forward to your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a beautifully decorated and fantastically equipped cottage."

    Comfortable beds, excellent bathroom. The kitchen has everything you would want with high quality items. Weirdly, there were no oven gloves, but that was the only thing missing. Using an induction hob was a new experience for me, but I worked it out! There is a folder with brief notes on working appliances with a larger folder with full instructions, folders with things to do, places to eat, maps, and some lovely books for all ages. The owners have literally thought of everything! The only downside was my 6ft son had to learn to duck walking round the upstairs!

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Bert’s and thank you for your valuable feedback. We hope you will visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2022

  • "WOW. Amazing cottage."

    The best we have stayed in. Alot of thought had been put into place from the furnishings, to very comfortable beds, to having everything thing you needed provided. Everything was perfect.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you will return to stay at Bert’s again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We absolutely loved Bert’s cottage, it was so comfortable and all the equipment was top quality."

    I have nothing negative to say about it.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Bert’s. Thank you for your feedback. It means so much. Hopefully, we will welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property is lovely and is a great location."

    I broke my toe on the bed leg in the front bedroom, found the space beside the bed quite tight

    Reviewed by Gavin4.7Nov 2021

  • "A really cosy cottage."

    Well equipped with everything you need plus extras. Everything was top quality. There was even a guitar to play which had been tuned.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Oct 2021

  • "Bert's Cottage was lovely, clean, and very comfortable."

    Lots of places to walk and in easy driving distance of the Lakes and Dale's.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "Really comfortable and homely cottage."

    Excellent location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, North Pennines and Lake District.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week staying in Berts Cottage which was immaculately clean and superbly stylish."

    The location was perfect for walking in beautiful scenery without the crowds often encountered in the Lake District. It is also surrounded by pretty villages and Appleby has an abundance of options for food and drink. It was perfect in every aspect, thank-you!

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2021

  • "A comfortable, cosy cottage with an imaginative layout."

    Very well equipped and with delightful views. Well-placed for some interesting days out. Seeing a pair of red squirrels on the lane leading up to the cottage was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2021

  • "The barn was absolutely beautiful."

    It was extremely comfortable. It had everything you could think of To make your holiday enjoyable.. The decor is Fantastic. The quality of everything is excellent.The pictures of it didn't capture how lovely it was. The surrounding area is lovely. It is so peaceful and is good for walking. I cannot recommend this place enough to anyone who wants a relaxing break. We will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Jesus5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really clean and tidy in the property."

    There was an unexpected leak on boiler but Martin and carol came Sunday morning at 10:00am after a call at 10pm Saturday night and fixed the problem. Cannot recommend enough the cottage and the owners as excellent and a lovely experience. This was our 2nd stay and we will absolutely be back again.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Oct 2020

  • "My partner and I are extremely grateful to the owners for letting us stay in their delightful cottage."

    We had a superb time using Berts cottage as a base from which to explore and left feeling well rested. We couldn’t have wished for a better place and felt extremely comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the extra little nick knacks and home comforts provided and the cottage felt like a home-from-home. This is an exceptionally well-appointed cottage and we were pleasantly surprised that even in the midst of this pandemic, the owners had provided everything we could have wanted and the cottage was spotlessly clean. We hope to return to this part of the world in the future and to stay again in the cottage if it is available. We are also happy to recommend Berts Cottage and Sykes to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2020

  • "We absolutely loved, loved, loved the cottage."

    It was just as portrayed on your website - it was the loveliest cottage I have stayed in and plan to stay there again. We weren't blessed with the best of weather (sun showers every day and heavy rain at night) but because the cottage was so cosy it didn't matter in the slightest.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2019

  • "It was a really cosy, comfortable and well written thought out house with high spec equipment in the kitchen."

    It was brilliant value for money given time of year and proximity to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Pennine Area of Natural Beauty.

    Reviewed by Rosamund5.0Aug 2019

  • "This converted barn was idyllic."

    It felt like a home instantly. The surrounding area was beautiful. Even with all the rain we had a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Very well equipped cottage and extremely clean. Cannot fault it. Thank you. Glenn, Pam & Thomas

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Jul 2019

  • "Bert's cottage was absolutely beautiful, totally relaxing and comfortable."

    The patio with its view over the countryside was superb. Will most certainly stay there again..

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in excellent location."

    We were blessed with good weather so were out and about every day. The cottage had some quirky artefacts which added to the interest and enjoyment. It's a pity there wasn't a picture window to enjoy the view from inside the cottage as on a cold, damp day you wouldn't benefit from the lovely patio and the rooms are rather dark. Very trendy, good quality kitchen equipment, though a teapot would have been appreciated. Beautiful surrounding countryside but not too far from amenities at Appleby and Kirkby Stephen. Ideal location for the Lakes and the Dales.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jun 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage, in fab location."

    Great walking, waterfalls and hills. Peace quiet and gorgeous views, everything you could want inside and outside of the cottage, warm fluffy blankets for sunset watching with a glass in hand. Toasty fire, and snuggly sofas, full of lovely quirky things, felt like home. We WILL be back. Thank you

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Sep 2018

  • "House was beautiful, felt like a home with lovely throws pictures ornaments etc The views were fantastic, nice walks in the countryside on your doorstep."

    Appleby is a lovely small town about 10\15 mins away for all your shopping. We will return next year, give it a try.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2018

  • "Very clean and superbly furnished."

    We are already looking at next dates to book. Nicely located for a variety of days out and so peaceful and quiet at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week, helped by the weather!"

    The cottage worked well for 4 adults although storage in the second bedroom is limited. Unfortunately the file of details was not at all obvious and we only found it (under the coffee table) on the penultimate day so at first we struggled a bit to find lights and with the cooker etc. The location was brilliant, we did Durham,York, Hadrian’s Wall ,The Lakes and the Appleby to Ribblehead section of the Settle to Carlisle railway all in the week.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.4Jun 2018

  • "Bert's Cottage is a gem among the jewels of the local countryside."

    The property is furnished to a very high standard but still feels homely. Locally sourced goods for comfort and pleasing on the eye mix with well known brand names in the kitchen but the whole property has a warm and cosy feel to it; it was hard to pack up and go home. Situated where it is, Bert's Cottage gives you access to a range of attractive places such as Appleby, Orton, Sedbergh and Penrith, as well as the miles of stunning countryside just waiting to be explored. Delicious food is to be found almost everywhere and the friendliness of the locals adds to the pleasure of visiting. I am already looking at our diary to see where we can squeeze another visit in!

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Mar 2018

  • "Everything was perfect, the cottage was immaculate with lovely furnishings etc."

    The owners have definitely thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Kirstie5.0Dec 2017

  • "The cottage was even better than we had expected, it was very comfortable and cosy, and very well equipped and with some very nice touches."

    The location gave us exactly what we wanted - peace and quiet! We visited places we had not previously visited, including Appleby and Penrith, and we particularly enjoyed visiting Rutter Force waterfall, which we walked to from the cottage! Would definitely recommend Sykes Cottages and, in particular, Bert's Cottage.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2017

  • "Berts Cottage is an excellent choice."

    The location is wonderful - easy to reach places of interest and walks straight from the door. The quality of the furnishings and the fittings is really excellent - it felt like a real home, not a temporary holiday home fitted out with cheap IKEA furniture. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2017

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  • Accommodation - 2 x ground floor double bedrooms
  • Family bathroom with W/C, Basin and bath with over thermostatic shower.
  • Oil central heating with gas log effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • 2 x Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, Blu-ray, iPod dock, CD player, WiFi , selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking on courtyard for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shops restaurants and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Not suitable for children under the age of 7 years due to open staircase. Note: Please note guests cannot charge cars at the property

The property

Appleby-in-Westmorland 4 miles.

A beautiful 18th Century semi-detached barn conversion which has been lovingly restored to provide high standard accommodation for friends and families wishing to relax and explore some of the most stunning areas in the country. On the ground floor there are two delightful double bedrooms.

The master bedroom has wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

A second bedroom has a stable door leading to a private patio.

The family bathroom is also located on the ground floor.The main living and kitchen space on the upper level allows you to fully appreciate the original oak beamed ceiling and beautiful stone walls.

From here the spectacular views towards Great Asby Scar are truly mesmerising, forever changing with the weather and time of day.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is literally on your doorstep.Kick back on the large comfy sofas or curl up in the wingback chair in front of the welcoming fire, a peaceful haven to relax after the day’s exertions.

The Shaker style kitchen with granite worktops is equipped with everything required to prepare your own home-cooked meals for everyone to enjoy at the large farmhouse dining table.To the rear of the cottage is an enclosed private patio garden with teak furniture where you can dine outdoors and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the area.The Eden Valley is scattered with beautiful villages.

Ravenstonedale, Orton and Crosby Ravensworth are fine examples of where you can find fabulous gastro pubs and cafés.

The historic market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is a five-minute drive away with its many traditional shops, tea rooms and castle.Surrounded by rolling countryside, the cottage is perfectly located for walking, cycling or touring.

The dramatic High Cup Nick in the North Pennines an AONB and the beautiful Rutter Force waterfall are nearby.

The Lake District National Park and the magnificent Ullswater lake is just a thirty-minute drive away.

A trip to Pooley Bridge is a MUST to cruise the lake on the vintage Steamers, or perhaps contemplate the challenge of the mighty Helvellyn mountain.Berts Cottage is the ideal choice whatever the time of year to enjoy the perfect escape!

Note: Not suitable for children under the age of 7 years due to open staircase.

Note: Please note guests cannot charge cars at the property

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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: Not suitable for children under the age of 7 years due to open staircase.

Note: Please note guests cannot charge cars at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas