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Little Treasure Cottage

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972656)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is spacious & well laid out, its generally clean, however lots of cobwebs & dead flies around a lot of the windows & door frames do spoil it a little, lovely garden, well fenced so perfect for dogs but be aware there are rabbits & if you’re lucky as we were red squirrels!"

    The free running chickens never caused any issues, Parking could perhaps be improved & you may struggle if you have a large vehicle. It is though a beautiful property in a beautiful area & we’d definitely consider visiting again.

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage in a fantastic setting."

    The garden was amazing and our dog had a brilliant time exploring. This little Hideaway will be on our list to visit again.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing!"

    Waking up to see the view of the mountains every morning with a coffee was just... a little treasure. Our dogs loved the spacious back garden and seeing the cows and sheep, first time they have ever came close to them. The only thing I could advise and it really is just little picky things. The tree just behind the white dog sign, trim the top so we have a clear view of the mountains across. The shed at the bottom, maybe just give it a touch of paint, just gives it the new type of look. Everything else was amazing, couldn't of asked for a better location. It was quiet, brilliant walking spots to take your dogs, little river to see if your pup will swim or play in the river.

    Reviewed by AranJun 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage , has everything you need , the Scenery is lovely , can watch the wild life in the Spacious and enclosed garden."

    Would Highly recommend this place. We will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay and managed to see a red squirrel, hedgehog, rabbits and pheasant along side the chucks in the garden."

    A real little gem of a property.

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2022

  • "If you don't like a beautiful setting with just the the sound of birds, cows, sheep & nothing else then this place may not be for you."

    We absolutely loved it & although there is a working farm next door the noise was minimal. The property itself was beautiful & could easily hold 6 without anyone tripping over each other. We brought 2 dogs & they loved being in the large enclosed garden. You do need a car in case you forget something as there are no local shops. We walked 30 mins & found a lovely dog friendly pub. On Saturday we drove out to Dufton for a walk in the woods then lunch in Kirby Stephen, the weekend just flew by. We would definitely rebook & have shared the link with strangers we met in the pub who were on holiday from Brighton with their dog, as well as family & friends. It is a great place to relax & recharge your batteries. It lives up to its name.

    Reviewed by OliveMar 2022

  • "Cottage has lovely setting in amongst trees and daffodils with a great view."

    The bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen were well done with solid oak doors on kitchen units. Unfortunately the cottage was let down with a very dirty settee and cushions.We had 2 large blankets with us and were able to cover it. The photo of it looks great but what it does not show is the farm next door no more than 20 m from back door. The smell was so bad we could not open windows or sit out in the beautiful weather. Stayed in many cottages and this is the only one with no welcome pack, not even a pint of milk so make sure you take everything with you. 5 miles to shops.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "It was our first ever gateway and I can say that for someone like us, who never ever get to relax due to very busy family, we had a magical time."

    We defined recharged our batteries. We cannot recommend enough this weekend place. A million ⭐️

    Reviewed by TiborMar 2022

  • "Just what we needed."

    Extremely accomodating. Would definitely go back

    Reviewed by ElaineJan 2022

  • "Stunning house and scenery."

    Clean and comfortable accomodation and a lovely log burner with wood supplied for after cold walks along the river. The only thing that would have helped is a few more cooking utensils as there were no large knives or dishes, however we made do. Would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by KirstyJan 2022

  • "We absolutely loved Little Treasures!"

    What a lovely cottage. Warm, comfy and well equipped it was just what we needed for our new year trip. Close to so many places to walk the dog or sit in the huge garden. Loved watching the red squirrels and pheasants meander through the garden each day. We will most definitely return.

    Reviewed by GaryDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We had a nice break in beautiful surroundings

    Reviewed by KeithNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage this was are second visit this year."

    Quiet and peacefull just what we needed. Plenty of good walks either from the cottate or a short drive away. This time we saw 2 red squirrels playing in the garden. The cottage is cosy and very comfortable, loved the summer room. Looking forward to going again

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2021

  • "Loved the cottage and the staff and owner were so helpful extending our stay - loved it"

    Reviewed by BelindaNov 2021

  • "Really nice place and what we wanted."

    100% toddler friendly. If you're looking for somewhere quiet, remote and peaceful, then this is perfect. Owners very friendly and welcoming too

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "We all absolutely loved our holiday to Little Treasure Cottage and was very sad to go."

    The four of us loved the location and the atmosphere so much. The cottage itself is so lovely and bright and the rooms are such a great size. The garden is beautiful with stunning views..we spent most evenings sat outside watching the sunset and enjoying the company of the animals and wildlife. Would highly recommend going and will definitely be re booking. We loved the cottage and the location so much so we looked at properties to buy.

    Reviewed by HayleyJul 2021

  • "Little Treasure Cottage was as wonderful as we had hoped it would be from looking at the pictures and reading the descriptions."

    We loved the chickens roaming around in the car parking area and the garden was enormous; our 1 year old loved the animals and space! The owner was lovely and was happy to help when we couldn't work out how to use the oven. The cottage was large, tidy and homely. We can't wait to go back to do more exploring of the area.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "Although the pictures are wonderful, they do not do this place justice."

    The surrounding grounds and views from the cottage are stunning. The cottage itself is spacious, light, warm and airy. The interior and furnishings are comfortable, but not too precious, perfect for kicking off muddy boots and making yourself at home. Little Treasure Cottage is a secluded, peaceful, beautiful lucky find.

    Reviewed by AnitaMay 2021

  • "What a peaceful light airy cottage."

    Garden big dog enjoyed having plenty of space to run around. We loved all the bird feeders and the chickens. We relaxed that much in the summer room we did not turn on the television all weekend. Would love to return next year

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2021

  • "Very beautiful cottage."

    We absolutely loved our stay. Very relaxing in an idyllic setting

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2021

  • "Brilliant little cottage."

    Lovely with everything going on at the moment to get away from it all and relax. Would definitely recommend x

    Reviewed by GemmaDec 2020

  • "Amazing property in an incredible location with stunning views."

    Quiet, private and secluded. Clean and tastefully decorated. It was very cosy and warm and I loved the underfloor heating. My only suggestion for improvement would be the quality of the kitchen equipment which was really quite poor (cutlery, crockery, glassware and cooking equipment etc). A bit of investment here would lift the accommodation substantially.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2020

  • "The fridge/freezer was different from the photo and was old."

    the freezer compartment was small and needed defrosting. as there was a 5 mile drive to shops for food a half/half fridge/freezer would be better. the duvet and pillows were old and needed replacing. the outside light by the back door did not work . despite a few little comments i had a lovely relaxing break with my two dogs. i would certainly go for another break next year. sue the owner was lovely.

    Reviewed by MurielSep 2020

  • "Peaceful, rural setting, but car definitely needed for shopping (no local shops) and site seeing."

    It would have been useful to have had some instructions/guidelines on how to use appliances, especially the heating system. All in all enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay and the accomodtion was great very well equipped and ..."

    We had a wonderful stay and the accomodtion was great very well equipped and comfortable we were fortunate with the weather and the lake district is an area of outstanding beauty the scenery was fabulous can recommend trip via boat from winemere to Bownes and canoeing at St patricks in ulswater would definately return

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2020

  • "What a fantastic cottage!"

    Huge grounds (with chickens, pheasants and all sorts of birds) right next to sheep and cow fields and close to the river Eden. Great facilities - ground source underfloor heating throughout is awesome, DVD player and smart TV with fast broadband so you can watch Netflix if you want to! Huge bedrooms. I would go again in a heartbeat!

    Reviewed by OliverFeb 2020

  • "It was a perfect little cottage located in a lovely part of the lake district."

    Really dog friendly, cozy and magical. We enjoyed every second and loved how secluded we were for the week. The holiday was just magical, can't wait to book again soon.

    Reviewed by KerryFeb 2020

  • "The Little Treasure Cottage, really is a little treasure."

    The cottage is so large, for a place with 2 bedrooms . We were so cosy in the lounge and the kitchen/ diner was enormous. The owner welcomed us and the area is beautiful and peaceful with so many birds feeding in the gardens. It’s a perfect place for dogs, lots of space. We enjoyed the weekend, long walk along the river. We were looking for a book to write all this in, but unfortunate we couldn’t find one. Thank you.

    Reviewed by RobertJan 2020

  • "Our hosts were lovely, the cottage was clean and tidy and very comfortable and the setting was idylic."

    The location was perfect for exploring. We went on day trips out to lake Windermere, high force falls, vindolanda at hadrians wall and checked out local walks and villages. We would happily stay again and would highly recommend to friends and family and anyone looking for a relaxing getaway and base from which to explore the area. Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by KerriJul 2019

  • "The cottage was so spacious and set in a beautiful location."

    The owner was very attentive and helpful. Great place for walking our dog.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "The views around the cottage are spectacular."

    The trees and the wild flower garden are beautiful. It was good to relax in the garden and soak up the views. The cottage was extremely well equipped and comfortable. The cottage is light and airy and has plenty of room. I particularly enjoyed sitting in the conservatory and reading. There are some great walks for dogs - we have two. One walk in particular down by the river. We met some local people there and they were friendly. We briefly met the owner and he was very nice and friendly. He said if we needed anything we just had to phone him. We were only a few miles from Kirby Stephen, Appleby and Penrith. I would definitely recommend this cottage and I hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by EMay 2019

  • "It would have been helpful to have a tumble dryer or a heated airing rack."

    With 2 dogs and 4 adults wet clothes took some drying after heavy rain. Some way to grill food would have been helpful. could not find how to do this on current oven and no grill pan was available. Other than that the house was wonderful, providing a restful time for us all. The dogs loved the walks down to and along the river, where we watched herons fishing. Sitting in the garden room watching the variety of birds was lovely. Appleby itself is a lovely market town, we also enjoyed Brough castle but unfortunately we picked a very cold day to visit. Thankyou for a superb holiday.

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2019

  • "The owner was helpful."

    He sorted the wifi. He provided extra blankets as we requested. The scenery is spectacular. The cleanliness was excellent. Apart from military training noise everything was excellent. I definitely go back again and recommend to everyone.

    Reviewed by SorenApr 2019

  • "This cottage was very comfortable, clean, warm and well equiped and is in a very private setting."

    It was just the place to relax and unwind. There are lovely pub meals at the Sandford Arms which is within walking distance and a lovely river walk a couple of minutes away from the cottage. It ticked all the boxes and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by JaniceMar 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage with everything you could ever need."

    We loved sitting and relaxing in the conservatory, and our dog absolutely loved the garden. Will definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by LynnMar 2019

  • "Great cottage, warmest one we have stayed in, lovely gardens which our dog loved to explore , lovely location."

    Would love to go back in summer months to really appreciate the area as it was very wet and windy.

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2019

  • "A fantastic property in a great location."

    The property is very clean, comfortable and well equipped. It is spacious, warm and is probably the best property we have ever stayed in. The garden is large with wonderful views however it is not fully enclosed so the dogs were not able to run freely but we did manage. The property is near to Kirkby Stephen for shops and cafes etc and is well located to visit all this area has to offer. I would thoroughly recommend this property to anybody looking for a relaxing break in Cumbria. It really is a "little treasure".

    Reviewed by SandraMar 2019

  • "Little Treasure Cottage was perfect for us and our two dogs."

    Beautiful inside and lovely big garden for doggies to roam about in.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2019

  • "Towels and hand towels would be useful."

    Extra washing up liquid & kitchen roll would have been useful as we ran out. Although clean, it looked like the cleaning was half way through, as cupboards were open and some cleaning products left out. Location was great. Cottage was exactly what it said on the description. Tony checked in with us a couple of times and was very helpful.

    Reviewed by KatieFeb 2019

  • "A wonderful stay at Little Treasure Cottage."

    Quiet, peaceful location, amazing under floor heating and a real fire to spend the night in front of. Would love to go back in the summer to compare with our winter stay in the snow.

    Reviewed by IanJan 2019

  • "We had a fabulous break away for New Year."

    The house was decorated with Christmas decorations which was a lovely touch. Our children loved seeing all of the surrounding wildlife and it was a very peaceful and relaxing area. Very enjoyable time had by all. Thank you.

    Reviewed by StaceyDec 2018

  • "We spent Christmas at this delightful cottage."

    Was so cosy, homely and decorated for our stay, add to this our dogs were welcome. 5 stars from us would recommend a stay any time of the year.

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2018

  • "Little Treasure Cottage is home from home the owners are great its the 2nd time we have stayed this year and already booked for 2019."

    Couldnt have wished for a better place to stay. Looking forward to returning

    Reviewed by AnitaOct 2018

  • "Very happy overall with the holiday and are already looking to come back in May for our third time!"

    Cant rate it highly enough. Only one little snag was that we where asked to leave before the stated check in time as the cleaner had arrived. Its not something that was an issue at all but it just made us rush a bit as we often clean the house before leaving ourselves. Like i say we will be coming back for a third time in may and cant wait!

    Reviewed by AlexOct 2018

  • "Great cottage with very pleasant owners, the stay was peaceful although wether not to good."

    A few improvements are required to elevate the experience, a new mattress or a king size bed not a comfortable night all week, better tv options as not a great deal to do close by, improved parking and path down to cottage and more information on places to visit leaflets ect, otherwise a good stay

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2018

  • "We had a lovely time at Little Treasure Cottage."

    The cottage was comfirtable and had everything you need. Peaceful surroundings and great view. Sue and Tony were most welcoming. Fudge their dog was really lovely and their new addition puppy Toffee is adorable. Kirkby Stephen is nearby and would recommend The Pennjne Hotel for food - dogs welcome and treats too!

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2018

  • "‘Little Treasure Cottage’ was truly a little treasure."

    We had a wonderful time thank you! Everything you need for a perfect little holiday. The village is quaint and peaceful and pretty. I’ve already rung up to Sykes to thank the owner, Tony, Fudge & Family were really nice! Tony was so friendly and helpful. Wanted to book again for a date in October and it’s already been taken - gutted! Thank you for a lovely time. Hope to see you again soon.

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2018

  • "We had a brilliant holiday in clean well equiped cottage."

    Our two dogs loved it too!an absolute haven as a getaway.

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2018

  • "Amazing place to stay was great for the dogs as there was nothing around and ..."

    Amazing place to stay was great for the dogs as there was nothing around and nice walks in the evening by the river worth visiting Brough ice cream parlour

    Reviewed by JoshMay 2018

  • "The owners where amazing and the Cabin itself was immense."

    We are already looking at booking back in later this year. We think this place is going to become a regular for us as even our daughter loved it.

    Reviewed by AlexMay 2018

  • "Warm and comfortable, in a beautiful setting - lovely garden and good walks from the house."

    A dishwasher would be "the icing on the cake"

    Reviewed by HillaryApr 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Little Treasure Cottage."

    As soon as we walked in it felt like home..there are amazing views and lots to do in the surrounding areas. The owners couldnt be more amenable they were very welcoming and such lovely people. We are already looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by AnitaMar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom with bathtub, overhead shower, wash basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower cubicle, wash basin and WC
  • Living room
  • Conservatory
  • Dining kitchen.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Electricity included
  • Bed linen provided
  • Please note this property does not provide towels
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 10 minute drive
  • River 5 mins walk.

The property

Little Treasure Cottage is a delightful contemporary clapboard cottage, nestling in woodland with glorious views over the Eden Valley in the northern Lake District.

Offering affordable yet contemporary and comfortable accommodation, this pretty and modern cottage has been finished to a high standard and would make an ideal base for a family or friends exploring the Lake District at any time of year.

This peaceful little hideaway has a lovely, light-filled living room with an unusual curved sofa for curling up on in front of the wood burning stove.

Double patio doors let the light flood in and lead out to the charming garden.

There's also a fabulous conservatory with a vaulted ceiling and huge feature windows to make the most of the wonderful views.

The modern breakfast kitchen is well equipped and also has access to the garden.

There's a spacious contemporary shower room on the ground floor with large walk-in shower enclosure, sink and WC.

Upstairs there's two bedrooms - one double and one twin, both with gorgeous views over the gardens and woodland - and a large family bathroom with bathtub, overhead shower, washbasin and WC.

The garden at Little Treasure Cottage is a particular pleasure, with views over the open countryside and lovely, informal planting including drifts of daffodils in the spring.

There's a large patio and garden furniture, and this tranquil oasis is the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a busy day exploring the North Lakes or the Eden Valley.

Ample off-road parking is provided.

Little Treasure Cottage is nestled in the grounds of Eden Gate, a country house in the village of Warcop.

It's a haven of tranquility with walks and biking trails almost on the doorstep, and easy access to the river Eden for riverbank walks and superb angling.

The villages of Appleby and Kirkby Stephen are both about 10 minutes away with a range of shops, bars and restaurants.

Penrith, the gateway to the North Lakes, is half an hour's drive and offers a fantastic range of family-friendly activities including a swimming pool and cinema.

Warcop is ideally located for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines as well as the Lake District.

The magical Cumbrian coast and the historic city of Carlisle, with its easy access to Hadrian's Wall, are just two of the must see day trips that are within easy reach of Little Treasure Cottage.

With its gorgeous country setting, lovely gardens and affordable first class accommodation, Little Treasure Cottage is the ideal home away from home for a family who will love the peace and tranquility on offer, whatever the time of year.

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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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Region Information

-Please note this property does not provide towels

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas