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Croft Cottage

(Ref. 1034118)

Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was generally very comfortable and well equipped."

    We had problems locking the front door but we understand that wooden doors warp. The owners were aware of the problem. My only gripe is the lack of any information at all in the welcome pack about the heating. We realised of course there was underfloor heating in parts of the house and very nice it was too but some explanation of how it had been programmed and a simple guide to how to manually override it would have been very helpful. The instruction manual has been copied in one of the packs but the information was quite complex and hard to follow. Not really what you want when you're on holiday! Still we worked it out but the lack of a simple user friendly explanation was an omission. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay and had cosy evenings in front of the fire after days of slopping about on muddy walks ! Great cycling by the way: lovely quiet roads

    Thank you for your feed back and pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and got to meet some of the lovely locals. We are afraid the underfloor heating instructions (which were photocopied from the original instructions as they were in a very small booklet so we enlarged the print for easy reading ) are the only instructions that came with the heating system. Any over ride instructions is not an omission on our part but in the instructions booklet. We left the heating on constant 24/7 at an ambient temperature as the weather was cold and therefore not necessary to be altered. The cottage is maintained weekly but the very wet weather has caused the door to need a bit of a push closed Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Apr 2024

  • "This is a beautiful cottage set in a lovely quiet village."

    It is comfortable, clean and tastefully furnished. Special mention for the huge bed, log burner and under floor heating! Would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful stay in Croft Cottage though sadly not long enough."

    Owners kept in touch to ensure a stress free stay, which was greatly appreciated. Highly recommend and hope to return another time.

    Thank you for your positive feedback it means so much to us that you enjoyed your visit and we would love to welcome you back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our second visit to this beautiful cottage."

    It really has everything you could wish to have. 2 beautiful bathrooms and 2 gorgeous bedrooms. We only needed the one. The upstairs bedroom is absolutely stunning with gorgeous old beams, a fabulous, big bed and lovely ensuite shower room. The attention to detail really is amazing, I particularly love the fresh flowers in the rooms and the very lovely welcome pack. This cottage really is home from home with a fabulous village pub literally across the road, where we had superb Sunday lunch. Definitely worth the long drive from Somerset and I have a feeling there will be a third visit!

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, we were pleased your second visit was enjoyable and the weather was beautiful. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future . Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely location with friendly pub opposite."

    Very comfortable beds and sitting area. Friendly neighbour. Some areas of the cottage would benefit from high dusting and deeper clean (shower and fridge) Overall a very enjoyable stay and would happily book again. Thank you

    Thank you for your feedback, all issues have been addressed. So pleased you had a enjoyable stay and we would welcome you back in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.7May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, with good facilities and cleanliness."

    Lovely big bed in main bedroom. Downstairs bathroom tap needs a bit of attention but otherwise all very good. The wood burner and the underfloor heating are nice and cosy. Location is nice, in a small village with a good pub.

    Thank you for a lovely review. Pleased your stay was comfortable and enjoyable. The tap has a knack to it. Basically you put the lever in position until it stops the water flow. I’ll have it looked after as it’s not your average style of tap but I haven’t had any issues . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Second time of staying there. Will be back.

    It was so nice to welcome you back again and delighted you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice3.8Jan 2023

  • "I have already given feedback directly with the owner."


    Thank you so much for your feedback and looking forward to seeing in July Property Owner

    Reviewed by Priscilla4.4Dec 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable short break at Croft Cottage and would definitely book again if we were planning to stay in the area."

    We have deducted one star due to access into the parking being difficult because of vehicles parked on the road opposite and the cottage was rather cold and unwelcoming when we arrived but we soon settled in. The small welcome gift was a lovely touch.

    So good to hear you had an enjoyable stay. Unfortunately the residents park outside their property as they do not have drives. We have a 4x4 and we have not encountered any issues parking on the drive. Sorry you found the cottage unwelcoming but pleased you got the cottage toasty hot throughout your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emyr Owen4.4Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage everything you need an more even down to milk an ..."

    Absolutely fabulous cottage everything you need an more even down to milk an fresh orange in the fridge along with tea coffee an suger even a m an s artic sponge roll, spotlessly clean well maintained 1 wk stay wasn't long enough as we loved it so much Al the fabulous walks good pub and lovely food we we be booking again with out a doubt thankyou to Maria the owner

    We are absolutely delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Your very positive feedback means so much. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a FANTASTIC FANTASTIC property and Hosts :) :) :) :) (( But please read my review of Sykes Holiday Cottages at the bottom, as I feel rather cheated by their pricing system, and feel you should be warned !"

    ! )) We stayed for two nights, as a farming family of four, with older teenage daughters attending a wedding, and we all thought the cottage was GREAT. Beautiful attention to detail in a super-duper renovation. The best equipped place I think we've ever stayed. Lovely unexpected extras, made the stay even better. Some thoughtful fridge essentials, plus tea / coffee / sugar / toiletries etc. and even fresh flowers !! Under-floor heating in the downstairs bathroom was a real treat. But if you would like the same in the kitchen, be sure that it's switched on asap, as it takes ages to heat through. I suspect that it may usually be left "ON", but as our stay was the week after a heatwave it was switched off when we arrived. A big PLUS, not mentioned in the details of Croft Cottage, is the stone-flagged entrance hall, perfect for boots, outdoor clothing and equipment, which leads through to the enclosed, secure, paved area beside / behind the cottage, perfect for storing up to four pushbikes, not undercover, but very handy. Seconds from a recommended Pub, less than 10 minutes by car to Appleby, perfect for the Lakes, so YES, we would highly recommend to all :) Now for the bit about SYKES ....... My only BIG misgiving is the Pricing System used by SYKES. I booked well in advance of our stay, to avoid disappointment, noticing that, though really expensive, the price quoted for Croft, was on par with all other SYKES, local cottages, ( they are agents for lots !! ) Now we have returned home, and I have revisited the website to check on Croft Cottage details, I am horrified to find, that the prices for 99% of dates going forward are down as low as one THIRD of the price I paid !! I rang Sykes, hoping that there had been some kind of mistake, but sadly not, the prices I saw when booking, apparently reflect the level of interest in holiday accommodation in the area at that time, despite plenty of availability at the moment :( So I will try to book direct next time, though this does limit choice considerably :( Many thanks for reading to the bottom, have a lovely stay at Croft Cottage !!!

    Thank you so so much for your kind and positive comments and pleased you enjoyed your short stay. We would welcome you back so you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Eden Valley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Comfortable and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2022

  • "Croft Cottage was immaculate throughout and tastefully decorated."

    The kitchen was very well equipped. From a practical point of view the taps in both bathrooms could do with being adjusted in some way as water could easier escape over the side of the sink onto floor as they were not easy to turn off. We had difficulty in locking the outer front door from outside at night. We have a very restful & comfortable stay.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I’ll get the lock looked into as soon as possible Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and location, everything we needed was there with some nice touches also like milk eggs and even cake waiting for us on arrival."


    Delighted you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area. We appreciate your positive feedback thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2022

  • "Quite simply the best cottage we've ever stayed."

    Truly exceeded our expectations. Neighbours lovely and helpful with a friendly pub with good food across the road.we were on our honeymoon and received a bottle of bubbly and a card from the owners,a lovely gesture. One to revisit definitely.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We were delighted you chose to spend your honeymoon at our cottage and found a warm welcome from the neighbours and at the pub. So pleased you would love to return, you would be more than welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage nestled in a small village out in the country side."

    Very comfortable inside, specially the bed. Best night's sleep I've had in ages.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay in the beautiful village and surrounding area. Great to know you found everything comfortable and relaxing Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage, beautifully decorated and so very comfortable, with everything we needed, the owners have thought of everything."

    We will definitely be returning

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed your break at Croft Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect - location, facilities, decor, rooms, garden and instructions."

    Would both recommend and definitely stay there again.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we are pleased your short break was enjoyable Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a very lovely short break at Croft Cottage."

    Everything about it was perfect, it was cosy, warm and overall a beautiful cottage. We will definitely be back - thank you !

    We are so pleased you had a lovely break and found the cottage cosy and would welcome you back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a fabulous stay at this lovely cosy cottage."

    Would certainly recommend it. Well equipped and more than comfortable.

    Your positive feedback is very much appreciated and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Croft Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jan 2022

  • "This is a wonderful property."

    It may not be the 'picture perfect' exterior but the interior is cosy, inviting and characterful - plus the cottages across the street are gorgeous, providing a pleasant view! The kitchen has all the amenities you'd expect, including underfloor heating. Every room is a really good size and the large bedroom suite upstairs is delightful. I think that four people (2 couples) could comfortably stay here without getting in each other's way too much. The cottage had been empty for a few days before we arrived so was cold and took a few hours to properly warm up but it was the perfect excuse to light the wood burner. I would definitely love to stay at Croft Cottage again, thank you very much for a lovely stay.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay , hopefully we will have a pear tree creeping up the front of the cottage soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jan 2022

  • "We were delighted with the property which was beautifully presented, spotlessly clean, and is situated in a lovely friendly village."

    We would not hesitate to stay again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, great to know you found everything in the cottage comfortable and would return Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped kitchen, the best beds we have ever slept in."

    . After exploring the area spent most afternoons snuggled around the log burner. Scenery fantastic, location excellent for easy access to the Lakes. Will definitely be returning.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, it’s a great compliment when we hear you would like to return Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage we really enjoyed our stay"

    So pleased your short break was enjoyable , always great to know our visitors have had a good stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrienne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Unfortunately we had a number of issues with the property mainly due to cleanliness, there had been problems with the cleaner for this week but that doesn't account for the substantial build up of dust etc under the sofa in living room, this had built up over a long time."

    The microwave, cooker and fridge were all very dirty and lots of hair on bedroom carpet and other areas in the house. Issues when we arrived with heating and no starter pack of firewood left, made for a cold first night as only form of heating in living room. No information left on the property at all, nothing on the recycling or bin procedures. Beware of pointing faults out to the owners, we did, and were accused of breaking the iron, and of leaving rubbish in the property, both complete lies, I would not recommend Sykes again as it would appear they can provide no help when there is a problem and it also would seem that they don't keep tabs on the standard of properties either after the first initial check, very surprised at this. It's a learning curve, but be aware the owner at Croft Cottage, who seemed nice when we met them, are completely different when you raise any issues

    Reviewed by Diane2.5Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfy and cosy."

    The only slight criticism is that there wasn’t a lot of information. There was no heating in the sitting room apart from the Beautiful log fire which was not practical to run all day due to the cost of logs and finding a supplier nearby.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage."

    It’s finished to a high standard and the master bedroom is stunning! There were eggs and a cake on arrival, as well as milk, coffee, tea and sugar, which was a lovely touch. I enjoyed watching the birds in the garden each morning. The cottage was a great base for visiting the Lake District. Would absolutely recommend this place and we hope to visit again very soon!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage, even nicer than the pics!"

    Seamless check in - hosts were responsive and helpful but also didn’t bother us at all unless we needed something. 10/10 for kitchen equipment (which is frustratingly rare for a holiday cottage!). The showers were dreamy and the super king bed was the comfiest we’ve ever slept in!! Wow! Gorgeous, massive garden. Thank you for all the care that has clearly been put into this place. It was a truly relaxing break. We did lots of wild swimming including: Black Moss Pot, Buttermere, Ashghill Force. Highly recommend especially first two. Only feedback would be: some recommendations for walks/swims etc and an OS map would be fab additions. Plus the hot water didn’t quite last enough to top up a hot bath (despite ‘boosts’, unless we did it wrong?) Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    The area is outstanding and we would love to return one day!

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay at Croft Cottage!"

    It is a gorgeous spacious cottage with amazing facilities and great quality furntiure and appliances. The whole process of booking through to check out was simple and easy. The surrounding area is stunning and very accessible! They even left us fresh milk, eggs and a cake! We would love to personally thank the owners of the property for a lovely stay so if you would like to email via i would love to say thank you as we forgot to leave our details in the guest book! Would 1000% book again.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful , so comfortable and tastefully furnished."

    The bed is the best bed we have ever slept on. The village itself was lovely with a fabulous pub literally over the road. We will return

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic 2 night stay at this beautiful cottage."

    Clean, comfortable, with everything you need, full of character and decorated so elegantly. Loved everything about it. The only bit of constructive criticism i would give is to have a welcome sheet with info on a few things : How to work underfloor heating as it was really hot where to leave black bin bags of rubbish (not recycling as this was instructed) Where to find/how to work immerser for hot water Wifi log in details ( spent a while trying to find it)

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay, I’m sorry you were unable to find the literature/instructions for appliances etc. I can only assume it had been put to one side in the cleaning process and not returned. Hope it wasn’t too inconvenient Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mhairi5.0Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric storage heaters and underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, wine cooler, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car, with additional roadside parking available
  • Enclosed rear garden with multi-levels containing a patio with outdoor dining furniture and lawn
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 0.1 mile

The property

Appleby-in-Westmorland 3.2 miles.

Resting in the quaint village of Long Marton is this charming mid-terrace dwelling, Croft Cottage, beautifully renovated and brought into the 21st century with underfloor heating and rejuvenated original features.

The cottage enjoys an amazing position near to Appleby-in-Westmorland and within easy reach of the North Pennines AONB and two national parks, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

Step inside this charming cottage after parking up on the off-road parking space, entering into the long entrance hall before turning into the lovely sitting room; discover a woodburning stove resting within the fireplace to keep you warm on a winter's evening, with two sofas to relax on and a TV to entertain.

Admire the sand-blasted timber frames lining the ceiling before taking a step up through the large timber door frame and into the kitchen/diner where you'll come together around the dark wood dining table for delicious home-cooked meals prepared in the sleek, navy fitted kitchen with windows overlooking the garden.

Enjoy the beautiful enclosed garden in the warmer months, home to a patio with outdoor dining furniture for alfresco evening meals, with multiple levels leading up to a sloping lawned.

Find a lovely twin bedroom on the ground floor along with the family bathroom, boasting an original stone fireplace as a characterful feature alongside the bath with overhead shower, ideal for those with mobility issues to enjoy ground-floor living.

Travel upstairs to discover the master bedroom where you can settle within the covers on the king-size bed and take a refreshing shower in your own en-suite shower room with a large skylight to illuminate the space.

Venture across the road to the local village pub, The Masons Arms, serving excellent food and drink, so handy to have on your doorstep, with the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland boasting a wider range of restaurants and plenty of shops to pick up all your essentials and ingredients.

Begin your walking adventures with a walk in the North Pennines AONB up High Cup Nick, a U-shaped valley resting on the Pennine Way with the dramatic geological formation of this famous nick being an incredible sight.

Holding the title as England's highest point outside of the Lake District is the peak Cross Fell, with epic views on a clear day, it's just a scenic drive from the property and well-worth exploring.

Enjoy a day out to the town of Penrith and discover a myriad of historical attractions, with the 14th century ruins of Penrith Castle, Penrith and Eden Museum, the huge prehistoric stone monument of Mayburgh Henge, Brougham Castle and King Arthur's Round Table to name just a few!

The Lake District's Ullswater Lake is a scenic spot for a leisurely ramble alongside the water with a detour taking you up to the magnificent Aira Force Waterfall.

The Eden Valley is a beautiful setting for more excellent walking, while the northern area of the Yorkshire Dales has plenty to offer by way of scenic landscapes and fantastic trails.

With so much choice all around you from this Cumbrian dwelling, Croft Cottage is a wondrous base for your next break to Cumbria.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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Please note: this property comes with a good housekeeping bond of £200.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas