Church Brough near Brough, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 921644)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mr Williams

    “Fantastic property”

    Fantastic property

    Fantastic property


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A delightful semi-detached cottage in a raised location, overlooking the pretty hamlet of Church Brough, just a ten minute walk from Brough in the beautiful Eden Valley.

The cottage boasts views from the majority of the rooms across the village to the old church and the ruins of Brough Castle to the distant imposing fells.

Spacious and stylish throughout, the accommodation comprises a well-equipped modern kitchen with dining area and patio doors leading out to a lovely summer room overlooking the rear enclosed garden and enjoying distant views of the nearby fells.

A cosy sitting room with a bay window, modern furnishings and a fabulous open fire ensure that guests have a great place to warm up after a hard day out walking the dogs.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, two with super king-size beds that can be a twin on request, and the main bedroom boasts lovely views out to the old castle and the Norman church.

A useful outdoor utility room with boot and bike store is a great addition to this well set-up holiday home.

The cottage is very pet-friendly and the owners even supply a doggie bed, a dog towel and bowls for use whilst on holiday.

Fantastic countryside to all sides is a walker’s heaven, with numerous trails and footpaths straight from the door and cyclists will enjoy the challenging terrain.

The village of Brough is just a ten minute walk and 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 famous for its annual horse fair.

A good drive across one of the most scenic roads in the country will take you to the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle with its stunning exhibits, or take a trip up the Tees Valley to High Force and Cauldron Snout waterfalls.

In the opposite direction, easy access to Wensleydale is available with Hawes and the renowned creamery and water mill.

A lovely location to relax, unwind and recharge the batteries.


Three bedrooms: 2 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire. Summer room. External utility.


  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • A starter pack of coal is supplied for the fire with additional coal available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair, potty seat and child's step available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars with roadside parking by the cottage
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 10 mins walk.

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About the location


Kirkby Stephen 4 miles; Appleby-in-Westmorland 8 miles.

Brough is a small town located in the Eden Valley, at the foot of the North Pennines, just four miles north of Kirkby Stephen and eight miles east of Appleby-in-Westmorland. It is a twin village, the southern part, Church Brough, lies on a former Roman road and was the setting for the Norman Brough Castle (once the site of a Roman camp), while the northern area, Market Brough, is sited on a medieval road. The difference in the two villages relates to the functions they once served; Church Brough’s houses stand around a market square decorated with a maypole, while Market Brough boasts a wide and long main street. The village’s claim to fame lies in its 18th-19th century importance as a coaching town for the England-Scotland run, where more than 10 inns catered to the stagecoach trade. A beautiful sleepy backwater, it is surrounded by traditional farm meadows and picturesque pastures and fells. Nearby, the traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen, once home to cotton mills and a large manufacturer of shoes and woollen hats, today hosts a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs for every taste and budget. Enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes nearby; explore Penrith, Appleby and the magnificent Howgill Fells, enjoy a drink in Tan Hill, England's highest pub, or take a ride on the Settle-Carlisle railway. A superb location, with the whole of the mystical Lake District National Park and the stunning Yorkshire Dales at your fingertips.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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