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The Stable

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Shap near Maulds Meaburn, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage, thought of every little detail to make our stay enjoyable."

    Lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2023

  • "A very clean, comfortable and spacious property in a great setting."

    There’s everything you’d need for a family holiday, with a well appointed kitchen and washer / dryer. The rooms are all large, with loads of built in storage and we found the beds comfortable. Nigel came and introduced himself at the start, and was very welcoming. It was a nice touch to have some of the basics (tea, coffee, bread, washing up liquid and even shower gel) put out for us. I’d highly recommend a stay here. You’re not right “on” one of the Lakes, but we preferred the quieter setting and everything’s just a short drive away. There’s a lot of footpaths and local walks immediately around the farm, if you’re more active than us.

    Reviewed by HowardAug 2023

  • "We loved our stay at The Stable."

    The location is great and home is spacious and well equipped. Our children loved seeing the ponies and sheep just outside.

    Reviewed by JosclinAug 2023

  • "Nice peaceful location, open fire was great."

    Clean and spacious

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2023

  • "Idyllic location."

    Nigel and Helen were very friendly and helpful. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2023

  • "The Stable is a lovely, peaceful retreat."

    It contains everything you need for a relaxing holiday and Nigel is always on hand if you have any queries or need anything. It's the perfect location for visiting The Lakes or The Dales (and there's an amazing fish and chip shop just down the road)!! This was our third visit and we will definitely book again next year!

    Reviewed by CarolynJun 2023

  • "A super clean and well equipped property - a pleasure to stay here."

    It had everything we needed to enjoy our week away. Nigel is an extremely genial host and made us feel most welcolme to his farm. An excellent place to stay if you want peace and solitude but easy access to the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by TerryMay 2023

  • "A spacious, well-equipped, spotless and homely cottage in beautiful unspoilt countryside where we were made to feel very welcome."

    Definitely one to repeat.

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, brilliant location."

    The cottage was close to all the places we wanted to visit. The ponies were wonderful, the children really enjoyed seeing them. The cottage had everything you could need and Nigel was great at sorting anything we needed.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2022

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2022

  • "The Stable is a lovely cottage on a working farm."

    The facilities are excellent and well presented. The cottage lacked for nothing. We would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by AndyJul 2022

  • "Large, comfy cottage and very useful welcome pack."

    Really enjoyed meeting the ponies and cats. Visits to Durham, Raby Castle, High Force and Ullswater were easy and well worth doing. A truly beautiful part of the country and ideal for relaxing and getting away from it all.

    Reviewed by JoanJul 2022

  • "A lovely chintzy property nestled into the countryside."

    Close enough to both Penrith and Kendal for those who want some shopping or days out, but far enough away that you hear nothing but the sound of nature. The owners couldn’t be more accommodating, would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable, clean and warm."

    A very well equiped holiday home in a good position in a tiny farming hamlet with caring owners.

    Reviewed by FrancesApr 2022

  • "We loved staying at this beautiful cottage."

    Lovely cosy open fire. The kids lived seeing the horses every morning & the cats.

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2021

  • "The House was fantastic."

    Beautiful surroundings, wonderful people and loads to explore. I found the multiple messages from yourselves however, patronising and overbearing. I wanted a holiday away from interference which you failed at delivering with your emails and texts. I’d hesitate to use your company again because of this.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2021

  • "Ideal property for a secluded and quiet relaxing break."

    Wildlife on the doorstep an added bonus. Lovely welcome basket on arrival a nice surprise.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the Stables, we would definitely stay there again."

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

  • "The cottage contained everything we needed for a comfortable, restful break."

    It's well located and enables easy access to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. The owners are very welcoming and were on hand if we needed anything during our stay. We would definitely recommend and are planning to visit again next year!

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2020

  • "Lovely spacious cottage."

    Remote location which was ideal, especially during the current pandemic. The owners were welcoming. Beautiful area.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2020

  • "Great Hosts, The Stables is very tastefully decorated, furnished and very well equipped."

    Highly Recommended.

    Reviewed by DennisNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Well equipped for self catering and comfortable.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019

  • "This is a pleasant cottage with spacious rooms in a quiet rural location."

    It worked well for our party of 5 plus two toddlers, who slept on a mattress we put on the floor. Tip: if you need a hair dryer or more than the bare minimum of toilet paper, bring them with you.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "We all had a fabulous relaxing holiday."

    Property was very comfortable and cosy. Owners very friendly and on hand if we required anything. Would love to return in the future. Thanks for making us so welcome.

    Reviewed by RosemarieJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a fairly remote and peaceful location."

    The cottage itself is roomy and has everything you need, the owners were friendly and on hand if you had any problems. Although tucked away down a lane it's in a good position to explore the area, various days out are within range. There are a couple of excellent pubs nearby (driving distance!) for good food and a handy sized Coop shop for all shopping needs. Definitely somewhere we would return to in the future.

    Reviewed by AdrianMay 2019

  • "Great location and very comfortable"

    Reviewed by VivApr 2019

  • "Beautiful surroundings, lovely warm welcome from Christine & Nigel !"

    Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by LaurenceMar 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation in beautiful location."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. Only disappointment was lack of Christmas decorations/tree as staying over Christmas week.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2018

  • "Nigel and Christine were very welcoming."

    We arrived on a cold dreich day. The fire was lit and the couple ensured that we were settled in before leaving us in peace. If it's a quiet peaceful retreat you're after then look no further. All in all, we liked the place so much that we bought it--only kidding! However, on arrival to Scotland, we rebooked. That I feel sums up our confidence and feelings for the cottage and the couple who run it.

    Reviewed by GeorgeNov 2018

  • "Neat, comfortable and lovely cottage which is great for a family getaway, has all the facilities you will need for self catering plus location and views are fantastic."

    Will definitely be going back next year.

    Reviewed by FortuneAug 2018

  • "A very peaceful spot, and lovely welcome by the owners - Mr and Mrs Jackson."

    ( with a tiny bit of updating it would be PERFECTION - and you can't say that about many places - including home!!) This is an ideal location with beautiful places to visit in any direction. The community pub, in nearby Crosby Ravensworth has good food and beer and is very welcoming - will probably need to book. After many weeks of hot sun we had some wet days, but it didn't spoil our holiday. You just need the correct clothes! We would not hesitate to book The Stables again

    Reviewed by CynthiaJul 2018

  • "The placed we stayed was super comfortable and the overall experience was brilliant from the time we booked the cottage until we left."

    It's located in middle of farm far from the crowd yet is reachable within all tourist attractions.The owners were in touch through out and gave us tips about the places to visit.Definitely recommend this place for a comfy and peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by ArwaJul 2018

  • "It was a clean well maintained property in a lovely setting with a warm welcome ..."

    It was a clean well maintained property in a lovely setting with a warm welcome and fitted out with everything you needed including tea coffee bread butter sugar and milk in a welcome pack thank you will definitely return in a couple of years

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Nice coder table place with tranquility"

    Reviewed by HarshaApr 2017

  • "We loved the location as it was quiet and off the beaten track."

    Short drives to the various walking points like Glenridding and Pooley Bridge for walks around Ullswater, Buttermere and Haweswater. Eating out in the evening was a problem except for the Chippy about 10 mins drive, and 20 mins to the George & Dragon, an excellent restaurant. The cottage had all the home comforts, a well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. Both Mr and Mrs Jackson were most welcoming and helpful during our stay. We would love to return to The Stables! Thank you very much to you all at Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by NilanthiOct 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x four poster double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with corner bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and fuel for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: This is a working farm and children should be supervised at all times
  • This property accepts a 4 night stays minimum.

The property

Maulds Meaburn 3 miles.

A superb, comfortable, well-presented barn conversion, ideally located in the beautiful Eden Valley in Cumbria, with the pretty villages of Crosby Ravensworth and Maulds Meaburn within a few miles and beautiful Lake Ullswater only 30 minutes' drive away.

Thoughtfully appointed throughout to provide spacious accommodation, this Eden Valley cottage is situated on a working arable farm and is ideal for families and friends wishing to enjoy time together in one of the most romantic and beautiful parts of the country.

This Eden Valley cottage has a king-size double bedroom and generous-sized bathroom on the ground floor, along with a further two bedrooms and shower room on the first floor.

The large sitting room in your Cumbria cottage has a warming open fire and French windows leading out to a sunny patio area, where you can enjoy views across the fields.

Sometimes, guests will also be delighted to watch the sheep in the adjacent orchard.

Within easy reach of your Cumbria cottage is the picturesque village of Maulds Meaburn, while the historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, famous for its annual horse fair in June, is a short drive away, a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway.

With the beauty of the Eden Valley on your doorstep and the wonderful Lake District within easy reach, this Eden Valley cottage offers excellent holiday accommodation for all the family.

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About the location


  • Appleby-in-Westmorland 6 miles
  • Penrith 13 miles

The attractive, unspoilt rural village of Maulds Meaburn in the Lyvennet Valley is ideally placed for exploring the Lake District, Eden Valley and the Yorkshire Dales. Hunter Davies described the village as "one of the most beautiful villages in the country". It is a quiet picturesque village in Cumbria not far from the Eden Valley and about six miles from Appleby-in-Westmorland. It forms part of the parish of Crosby Ravensworth and stands either side of Lyvennet Beck which flows from the south through Crosby Ravensworth and finally enters the River Eden near Temple Sowerby. Nearby Appleby sits at the heart of the lush Eden Valley, and is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain; still today, many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct. Visit Appleby in June and experience the famous Horse Fair, the largest Romany gathering in Europe, enjoy a walk on the Pennine Way at Dufton, or explore one of the local cycle trails. With the delightful Pooley Bridge, Penrith and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.