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Ramblers Rest

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Sedbergh, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "On Monday13 May we were informed by the owner that extensive paving works were to be carried out to the courtyard and front of the property which would restrict our access to the property."

    We were informed that this disruptivewould be carried out by a brown envelope containing £70 delivered through the door. At 7.30 the following morning the work commenced with diggers taking up the length of the courtyard in front of the house.We had to keep the curtains closed all day for privacy.The works continued for the following two days and another envelope containing £70 was delivered to the house. We are astonished that you would let a property knowing that extensive disruption was going to take place.We consider the payments made were an insult for a completely ruined week.We eventually abandoned our stay and left early when the access to the front gate was barred and we had to access through the back car parks. We have used your company many times and are amazed that you would let this situation occur.

    Thank you for your feedback, if I may I would like to respond. As personally explained when I visited you, the yard is run by a residents group, of which we are members. Unfortunately the local paving stone within the yard has been gradually deteriorating, leaving holes and causing a health and safety issue, specifically for one of the elderly residents that requires a frame to walk, the group decided earlier this year to replace the flags and commissioned a local builder to undertake the work. Due to the nature of the work, he needed dry weather to complete the task and informed the group on Monday, ‘that the weather looked good and he would attend on Wednesday and if needed Thursday’. The work took both days, while I agree there was some disruption for which I again apologise, the builder was asked; not to start until lights were on in the cottage, that any sawing of the paving was done remotely, and that the cement was mixed remotely so that there was no noise, and that access was maintained continuously from either the front or rear of the yard, which he did. All digging was done by hand and materials carried in again by hand. I came to see you personally and explained the situation and gave you a total refund for the two days where the builder undertook work, which you accepted. I accept that there was some disruption on the last two days of your stay which we tried to minimise, however, I am pleased that you chose to stay until your scheduled time of departure and hope you enjoyed Sedbergh. Thank you Julie and Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey1.3May 2024

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a very picturesque town, shops and people are great."

    The whole thing about the cottage was lovely, the bed was so comfortable and everything you needed was provided. The owners have really provided it all. We had a lovely time, did some walking and visited some lovely places. Definitely recommend Sizergh castle and then go on to Kendal

    Reviewed by Lilian5.0Apr 2024

  • "A superb property to spend a couple of days relaxing in and to explore the surrounding area."

    The owners have thought of everything in the property in terms of amenities and it was spotless. We would certainly recommend and look forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent service,and all round comfort"

    Thanks Terence , glad you enjoyed the cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Apr 2024

  • "Thanks to Julie and Brian ,our short break at Ramblers Rest ,was just what we needed."

    The cottage was lovely, in fact it was the warmest we have ever stayed in. Everything was extremely clean and well cared for as well as being ,private and quiet. The town of Sedburgh itself was great, very much a book town, all to be enjoyed. We hope to return soon. Iris and Danny Short.April 4th 2024

    Thanks Iris, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ramblers Rest and the town itself! We look forward to welcoming you both back. Take care Julie and Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iris5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely stay here everything we needed for the weekend ."

    . very well equipped kitchen and place was clean and comfy. Only thing I would say is the shared courtyard needs to state that dogs can’t use it for the toilet. It’s in the handbook on arrival but couldn’t see it when booking the property. Before we realised dogs weren’t allowed off lead toileting etc the dogs were out in the morning and a very rude man from the corner house came over to tell us it was absolutely outrageous that the dogs were off lead. Made us feel very unwelcome. We had two dogs one still a puppy so still wakes during the night.. having to take her round the streets at 4am so she could go to the toilet was not ideal and if we were dogs couldn’t go to the toilet in the courtyard we wouldn’t have booked. Only downside to the trip though but the man was very aggressive to my partner, incredibly rude and a bit of an exaggerator really hammering home how outrageous it was that the dogs were there. Literally wasn’t ruining anything either as it’s just cobbles so can’t understand his anger but never mind.

    Good morning Miss Stewart, firstly apologies that your stay wasn’t perfect, and thank you for the feedback, which we always take seriously for continuous improvement. As such, I have spoken to Sykes this morning and had the website changed to reference the requirement to ‘have dogs on a lead at all times in the shared courtyard area’, as you suggested, apologies that this wasn’t clear initially. Hopefully this improves the accuracy of our listing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jade3.4Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic cosy cottage tucked away in the centre of Sedbergh."

    We really enjoyed our stay over Christmas the cottage, the owners Julie & Brian have thought of everything! We especially appreciated the Christmas goodies they had left for us (including for our cat) We love Sedbergh and this cottage so will definitely be back in the future. Thank you

    Many thanks Mrs Scanlon we are pleased that you enjoyed your break at Sedbergh, we look forward to welcoming you back again, thank you Julie and Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keely5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage, when we arrived the cottage was stunning, really clean, the owners had left out some welcome suppliers, which really helped, as we arrived later than excepted."

    Would recommend ramblers rest.

    Thank you for the feedback and the recommendation! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, warm, very clean and well equipped."

    I loved the stylish and thoughtful interior, it felt very special. I only wished we could have stayed longer and that it was colder so we could have lit the log burner! Conveniently situated in the centre of Sedbergh so walks, restaurants and lovely shops, were minutes away.

    Thanks Michelle, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the stay, and hope that you come back soon to use the log burner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2023

  • "A little gem, in the centre of town."

    Quiet, very neat and clean, very well appointed. Cannot fault it at all, Highly recommended accommodation. Great for a pair of country loving ramblers, with walks galore right from the doorstep. Thanks very much to the owners for a wonderful stay.

    Really pleased that you enjoyed Sedbergh and the cottage, many thanks for taking the time to add feedback, we look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic, everything you needed was in that fabulous ..."

    The cottage was absolutely fantastic, everything you needed was in that fabulous cottage, we had a fantastic time there ,didn't expect to be so nice as described on site, a big thank you to the owners for having us as guests and also our compliments for the property, well done guys

    Many thanks for the feedback, we are so pleased that our efforts have resulted in such a positive stay for you. We look forward to you visiting again:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charalampos5.0Sep 2023

  • "My holiday was excellent ."

    Lovely comfortable and clean cottage ..everything we could want.. the area was beautiful .we had a quiet and relaxing holiday I will be booking again at Ramblers Rest in Sedbergh for sure. The hosts were available if we needed anything .but it was so well thought of we didn't ..could not of asked for more .

    Thanks for taking the time Elizabeth, we are so pleased that you enjoyed Sedbergh and that the cottage was all you needed, hope to see you back soon, Julie and Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, airfryer, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed, shared courtyard with patio and furniture (Please Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times in the courtyard)
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles, River Raw they 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are five steps down to the shared courtyard
  • Note: The twin bedroom consists of one normal-sized single and a 2’6 single

The property

Ramblers Rest, a charming two-bedroom holiday home is perched in the stunning Sedbergh, Cumbria.

Surrounded by the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this inviting property boasts pretty countryside views, pet-friendly accommodation, and all the necessary amenities close by, ideal for a fuss-free, self-catered stay.

After parking up, step inside your home-away-from-home, the open-plan living space with woodburning stove providing the perfect place to relax and enjoy quality time with your loved ones.

Head into the fully-equipped kitchen to whip up a delicious meal, before gathering around the dining table with the family to savour your culinary creation; be sure to toast to your wonderful retreat over a refreshing bottle of bubbly as conversation turns to plans for the days ahead.

If you prefer to bask in your surroundings a little longer, why not take a moment to sit and take in the views from the enclosed, shared courtyard, with an alfresco feast and evening tipple.

When sleep calls, retreat to the first floor where you can finally unwind in the sleek family bathroom, before retiring to one of two lovely bedrooms, comprising of a double and a twin, where you can drift off to a peaceful slumber.

Venture out and explore the area from the unique market town of Sedbergh, short walk away, where you can discover the best of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with walks and trails, shops, cafes, and the Sedbergh Booktown Festival.

Be sure to pack your walking boots and bring your four-legged friend for an unforgettable countryside getaway, as there are plenty of picturesque walking and hiking opportunities also nearby.

Alternatively, head to the bustling town of Kendal, residing a scenic drive away, offering a selection of independent shops and cafes as well as the 15th century Sizergh Castle and Gardens.

Or explore the traditional village of Hawes, known for its Wensleydale Creamery and the marvellous West Burton Falls.

Here, you can also find the Dales Countryside Museum and the Wensleydale Railway with steam trains and a ride to Leeming Bar.

A stay at Ramblers Rest is the perfect way to take in the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Kendal 11.5 miles; Kirkby Lonsdale 11.8 miles, Hawes 15.8 miles.

The attractive old market town of Sedbergh (pronounced Sed-Ber), with its old-world atmosphere, is not only set in the magnificent western dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park but is also close to the rugged eastern fells of the Lake District. The town, with its narrow streets, little shops, traditional pubs, famous school dating back to 1525 and its 12th century church, has been a thriving community for hundreds of years, with a market dating from the 13th Century. Leading from Sedbergh is Dentdale, the jewel of the Yorkshire Dales with its rolling hills and dry-stone walls, stretching 14 miles from the windswept moors below Whernside to the confluence of the Rivers Dee and Rawthey. At the centre of the dale is Dent, with its cobbled streets, which has existed since Norman times and nearby Dent railway station is on the renowned Settle-Carlisle railway line. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, and fishing, and the area is a paradise for walkers, ramblers, runners, and cyclists. This, together with the tranquillity of the surrounding valleys, the two National Parks and it being England's book town, makes an ideal year-round holiday destination.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas