Kirkby Stephen 4 miles.
This lovely stone barn conversion is in the peaceful hamlet of Heggerscales, just four miles from the historic market town of Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria.
Surrounded by stunning countryside and with magnificent views over the Pennine hills, this delightful cottage is perfect for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District.
Comfortably furnished with a homely feel, there is a cosy sitting room with character beams and a warming woodburning stove set in a stone feature fireplace.
Open the French doors to drink in the panoramic views of the beautiful scenery.
The modern kitchen has a dining area to one end, whilst upstairs there are two spacious bedrooms with full height ceilings with original beams and stone window sills.
With vistas from every window, this tranquil barn conversion is in the ideal location for re-charging the batteries.
Outside, you can sit and relax in the pleasant garden with a morning coffee before heading out for the day.
This property is located on a quiet no through road leading straight on to the fells, with various public footpaths/bridle paths leading off.
A few minutes’ drive brings you to Kirkby Stephen, where you will find tea rooms, shops, restaurants and pubs.
Stroll around the quaint streets and cobbled yards, or enjoy a picnic on the banks of the River Eden.
Close by, Howgill Fells, a favourite of Wainwright, is well worth the exhilarating climb, while the famous Coast-to-Coast route passes nearby.
Enjoy a trip on the wonderful, historic Settle-Carlisle Railway or take a drive to Barnard Castle, where you can discover the vibrant shops and visit Bowes Museum, housing the famous silver swan.
A wonderful cottage to be enjoyed at any time of the year.
About the location
Sedbergh 13 miles; Penrith 22 miles; Reeth 22 miles; Kendal 23 miles.
The old market town of Kirkby Stephen lies at the foot of the Howgill Fells in the upper Eden Valley, between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The traditional market town hosts a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs for every taste and budget. A delightful rural town with a thriving local community and many traditional old dwellings, Kirkby Stephen boasts cobbled old yards, quaint corners and a pretty picnic area where “Frank’s Bridge” crosses the River Eden, while just a mile from the town, the old railway station connects to the magnificent Settle-Carlisle Railway line, a must-do travel experience for everyone. Enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes nearby, particularly the route of the old Darlington to Tebay train line over two magnificent viaducts, and visit the gothic gorge where the River Eden flows through wooded Stenkrith park. Explore the wonderful Howgill Fells or visit the majestic Pendragon Castle and Brough Castle. A superb location with the whole of the mystical Lake District National Park and the stunning Yorkshire Dales at your fingertips.