Berts Cottage

Heights near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 935012)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Mr Fox
    September 2017
    “The cottage was even better than we ...”
    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.
    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.

Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Appleby-in-Westmorland 4 miles.

An attractive barn conversion in the hamlet of Heights, 4 miles south of Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria.

Well-furnished throughout, this cottage provides upside down accommodation for friends and families wishing to explore some of the most stunning areas in this part of the country.

On the ground floor, there are two double bedrooms, the master bedroom has wonderful countryside views, the second bedroom has a stable door leading to the patio.

The family bathroom is also located on the ground floor.

Upstairs takes you to the open plan living area with plenty of original character features, such as stone walls and oak beamed ceilings.

There are spectacular views from here of the countryside towards Great Asby Scar and the Yorkshire Dales National Park is literally on your doorstep.

There are plenty of comfy sofas in front of a welcoming LPG log effect stove, creating a great place to relax after a full day out and about.

The well-equipped kitchen has everything needed to prepare your own home-cooked meals to enjoy.

To the outside of the cottage is an enclosed private patio garden, teak furniture and space for guests to enjoy some alfresco dining or even just a glass of something chilled.

Surrounded by rolling countryside and villages, this quiet hamlet is perfect for walking or touring, with many walking paths and cycle ways to enjoy.

The dramatic High Cup Nick and the beautiful Rutter Force waterfall being nearby.

The historic market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is just a ten minute drive away with its many traditional shops and tea rooms.

Appleby has a beautiful bridge spanning the River Eden, the setting for the traditional horse washing at the annual horse fair.

The Settle-Carlisle Railway line goes through the town, with steam trains running regularly.

The surrounding area is scattered with beautiful villages, including Ravenstonedale and Orton, where you can find fabulous gastro pubs and cafes located in beautiful English countryside.

The stunning lakeside villages of Patterdale and Glenridding are also nearby, with the Ullswater Steamers cruising the lake.

With the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales being easily accessible, relax and enjoy the peace and beauty of this location and the facilities this cottage has to offer, making it an ideal choice whatever the time of year.

Accommodation

Two ground floor double bedrooms. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with LPG log effect stove.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with LPG log effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 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
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Not suitable for children under the age of 7 years due to open staircase
  • Note: WiFi only suitable for emails and browsing.

About the location

APPLEBY-IN-WESTMORLAND

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. Visit Appleby in June and experience the colourful spectacle of the three hundred-year old Horse Fair. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.

Region Information

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas