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5 The Old Sawmill

Warcop near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1051899)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Outstanding property."

    High end finish. Very relaxing break. Rear gardens and views very picturesque. Some nice touches like spice rack. Biscuits (dog as well) milk, information on walks etc.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. Glad you and your dog had an enjoyable stay! John & Jen Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeorgeJul 2022

  • "This house was lovely very clean and modern and the gardens perfect for anyone taking a dog."

    Plenty of room for a toddler to move about aswell, as it's open plan downstairs which was perfect for us. Highly recommend this house and we are already thinking about going back. Oh and the dog was very happy with the biscuits!

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very reliant on the cleaning being well done, and are lucky our cleaner does a first class job. The view out the back is very peaceful, and as an ex-dog owners, we are pleased your dog enjoyed the doggie biscuits! We try and keep them well stocked. John & Jen Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2022

  • "Lovely modern cottage in a peaceful village with great view in the back garden."

    Cottage was spotless decorated and finished to a high standard and everything you need for self catering. Lots of little things extra in the kitchen tea, coffee, biscuit and milk, cleaning products , smart TV, board games and DVDs. Bed were very comfortable and a choice of pillow. Would recommend a stay at the his cottage to everyone

    Thank you very much for your comprehensive and complimentary review! In todays world we are very reliant on good reviews, and it doesn’t get any better than your 100% score! Thank you, John & Jen Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindseyJul 2022

  • "We had a great stay in this cottage which is in a lovely quiet village."

    The cottage is well equipped with everything you need and a few luxuries such as Smart TV's and pod coffee machine. It really has been built and furnished to a high standard. There is a nice view from the patio area which is ideal for sitting out in the evenings or having a BBQ. Warcop has a nice little steam running through it and there are plenty of walks/bike rides from the doorstep taking you out into the beautiful countryside. We visited nearby Appleby and Kirkby Stephen and a bit further out to Penrith. The owner was super friendly with great communication.

    Thank you very much for such a comprehensive and positive review…wish we had come up with it ourselves for the description of the cottage and the local area! Glad you enjoyed your stay! John & Jen Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2022

  • "This is a modern cottage on an old site, decorated and equipped to a high standard."

    Everything you would expect in a holiday house was provided. There is a very pleasant patio area at the back with a lovely view over farmland and, in June, a beautiful wildflower meadow. The owners were very accommodating about arrival and check out. Warcop is an attractive village - pity the pub is closed down. We had the added bonus of Romany caravans and their horses on their way to Appleby. There is a very pretty stretch of river, great for young children, a short walk away.

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We hope that the Warcop village pub renovations will be completed and that the pub re-opens. There is a nice pub, The Sandford Arms, in the next village of Sandford. Plus there are several good pubs (I know!) in the nearby towns of Kirby Stephen and Appleby-in-Westmorland. John & Jen Property Owner

    Reviewed by DoreenJun 2022

  • "A lovely Place, Great owner"

    We understand you were staying at the cottage for 7 weeks while you waited for a new build property to be completed, not as regular holiday-maker. Nonetheless thank you for taking good care of the property and giving us a great feedback score. Much appreciated. John & Jen Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffApr 2022

  • "Very well presented and spotlessly clean."

    Everything we needed during our stay and much more. Ideal location being between the Dales and the Lake District. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again and have recommended to friends and family.

    Thank you so much for your top marks feedback! We will certainly pass on your comments about the cleanliness to our cleaner. John & Jen Property Owner

    Reviewed by KayMar 2022

  • "Lovely house, great facilities and everything you could need provided"

    Always nice to receive such positive comments...Thank you! John & Jen Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2022

  • "The property as a new build is built to a high standard."

    It's the little things that count though. Books and magazines were left of the locality and for various persuits, a lovely bottle of wine and small jars of jams etc that made you feel really welcome. The information pack was very clear and concise. I would have no hesitation in recommending the old sawmill as an ideal accomodation for a short break.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and comments. We try to think of everything and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. John & Jen Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffJan 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable and a hassle free place to stay."

    We were impressed with the level of thought gone into making our stay a comfortable one. Books, dvds, board games, a very well equipped kitchen, little pots of jam and even treats for the dog. Beautiful walks from the village. Would definitely recommend the cottage and location.

    Dear Vicki Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and felt at home in the cottage. John and Jen Property Owner

    Reviewed by VickiDec 2021

  • "We had a really relaxing time in this wonderful accommodation and would highly recommend it We loved the setting onto open fields with plenty of walks on the doorstep."

    There is now a gate on the property so the garden is secure so peace of mind if you have young children or a four legged friend.

    Thank you for your kind comments.We are glad we were able to get the gate fitted in time for your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2021

  • "Beautifully presented house."

    Much more spacious and well equipped than expected.. The bottle of wine to compensate for building work next door was a lovely gesture - fhough as it was a weekend stay we were not inconvenienced at all. We enjoyed our visit to the Eden Valley heritage railway and visit to Barnard Castle.The property owners provided lots of useful information. The only thing which was missing were the blue bags which we were supposed to put the bedding in. It’s also a pity that no village shop. We would love to return to the property in the future.

    Thank you for your kind comments and we are glad to hear that you would like to return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2021

  • "Had I great stay at the cottage."

    The cottage had everything we needed for our wks stay. The only negative I would give is the builders next always blocking the drive which was annoying but you can't blame the owners for that.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are hoping that the building work in the cul de sac will be finished soon. (Updated February 2022) The building works in the cul de sac have now been completed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Fantastic week in a beautiful, very well equipped & sparkling clean property."

    Lovely spot and plenty to do within a short drive. Literally the only thing I would do to improve it would be to add a side gate to keep dogs/children secure. Couldn't fault it at all and hope to one day return. Made good use of the board games and even relaxed enough to read a couple of books from the book case. Can highly reccomend a drink in the 'Taggy Man' in Kirby Stephen and a full English or stack of pancakes in Lily's cafe in Appleby. Had a lovely day out on Ullswater Lake "Ullswater Steamers" leaving from Pooley Bridge: must book in advance as well as a day out in Durham. Stocked up on all shopping in Appleby, Low Howgill butchers and the green grocers next door were fab.

    Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. It is our intention to put up a side gate. We are just waiting on the builder. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NatalieSep 2021

  • "Waking up to a beautiful field of cows and sheep in the distance was highlight of the day."

    The cottage is nicely finished and very well equipped. Every time I thought I had forgotten to bring something, we found it in the cottage. The owners have thought of everything! The village of Warcop is lovely and we enjoyed local walks as a family. The cottage is well placed for the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. We enjoyed trips to both and every drive was absolutely stunning! Checkout Appleby for a local butcher, bakery and fresh produce.

    Thank you for your kind review. As you were our first ever guests, it was good to hear that we are on the right track. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AntoninaAug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles with Smart TVs, 1 x bunk bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with flame effect electric fire
  • Air source heat pump with underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, heated clothes airer and dishwasher, Smart TVs and WiFi
  • EV charging point
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on site, they are stored under the bunk bed in the third bedroom.
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear patio with garden furniture
  • Shed with barbecue and storage for bikes and garden furniture (own padlock required)
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 1.3 miles

The property

Kirkby Stephen 4.9 miles.

Nestled in the pretty village of Warcop, wrapped in an abundance of greenery, is 5 The Old Sawmill, an end-terraced cottage boasting a stunning exterior.

The cottage is in an ideal location for Cumbria and the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines AONB.

This traditional sandstone fronted cottage is ideal for couples, families or a group of friends searching for a peaceful spot with hiking and cycling routes just paces away.

Explore and unwind in Warcop from the get-go; a convenient off-road parking space for two cars greets you on arrival, take a few steps to the charming front door, inviting you into the hallway, where you can kick off your shoes before venturing around the home.

Open the solid oak door to the right to find the open-plan living space, finished to an exceptionally high standard and bathed in natural light from the patio doors.

Keep your feet toasty with the underfloor heating as you wander around the open-plan space; here you will discover a Smart TV in the corner of the room, curl up on the sofa and catch up on your favourite Netflix series with a glass of wine.

Step over to the modern fitted kitchen for all the necessities you need to create mouth-watering dishes, including an electric oven and hob, a microwave and a Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee pod machine for a steaming cup of coffee in the morning.

When dinner is served, settle down at the elegant dining table, popping open a bottle of fizz to toast to a wonderful escape to the country.

For an alternative dining arrangement, take yourself and your group onto the rear patio to soak in the tranquility of the village whilst you tuck into a tasty meal or barbecue.

As the day comes to an end, retreat up the wooden stairs to the family bathroom, with a superb deluge shower over the bath, making it the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring the rolling countryside.

Choose between two tastefully furnished double bedrooms, with exceptional views to remind you of your rural location, as well as a Smart TV to accompany you.

Tuck up the younger children in the bunk bedroom, which offers ample storage to house belongings and is beautifully decorated in neutral colours.

The bunk beds have the added advantage of a three quarter sized bed below.

In the morning, gather around the breakfast bar to have a good breakfast to prepare you for the day ahead; plan an itinerary to take advantage of the stunning surroundings.

Lace up your walking boots and embark on an adventure to Warcop Fells for glorious views and amazing wildlife, or for some engrossing history, tour Brough Castle to view the remains of the ancient building and enjoy an ice cream or a cup of tea at the tearoom adjacent.

The market town of Kirkby Stephen sits close to Warcop, which boasts picturesque surroundings and is renowned for its excellent walking and cycling routes, with four nature reserves to explore.

A walk around the market town will reveal boutique and antique shops, galleries, crafts and plenty of places to pick up a home-made cake.

The attractive town of Sedbergh is also within easy reach, here you can visit Farfield Mill to see remarkable, handcrafted art and for more impressive sights head slightly north of Sedbergh to Cautley Spout to view England's highest waterfall, an amazing spot for a picnic.

To uncover more of Cumbria's past, visit Penrith to see the magnificent 14th-century Penrith Castle, which rests on a grassy meadow, or travel a few miles South Penrith to Lowther Castle, surrounded by woodland, where an adventure park awaits in the woods; the perfect day out for younger children.

Not far away are the picturesque market towns of Barnard Castle and Middleton-in-Teesdale from where you can explore the beauty of the North Pennines, including the spectacular High and Low Force Waterfalls and Raby Castle.

Also easy to reach is the village of Reeth in Upper Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales.

Reeth enjoys a magnificent setting on a plateau above the River Swale, surrounded by panoramic views of hills and moorland.

For a memorable escape to the unspoilt countryside, stay at 5 The Old Sawmill.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Appleby-in-Westmorland 12 miles; Sedbergh 13 miles; Barnard Castle 21 miles; Penrith 22 miles; Reeth 22 miles; Kendal 23 miles; Middleton-in-Teesdale 27 miles; Ullswater Lake 35 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, the stunning Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines AONB at your fingertips.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas