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Hugged by pleasant pastures and home to an assortment of whitewashed houses, Dufton is ideal for those with 'rural' at the top of their cottage holiday wishlist.

Think tumble-down farm barns, standing beside stone terraces. Fragrant lime trees that crisscross the quaint village green. An ancient church whose history predates the Vikings. And a selection of self-catering Dufton cottages, providing a cosy base for a relaxing, country escape.

With a cottage rental in Dufton from Sykes Cottages, you can explore Cumbria at your own pace. Dufton lies in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a few miles north of the ancient town of Appleby, so it's ideal for those with a penchant for the great outdoors.

Discover the great outdoors with a Dufton holiday home

For walkers and cyclists, Dufton is a great base for an active getaway. The 267 mile Pennine Way National Trail and the Cumbria Cycle Way pass through the village, providing endless opportunities for exploration. High Cup Nick, a deep chasm on the Pennine Way, is close to the village, and was described by Alfred Wainwright as an 'unforgettable sight'. A visit to this natural wonder is a must for anyone staying in a Dufton holiday home.

Travel further afield during your Dufton cottage holiday, and you'll stumble upon a wealth of fascinating visitor attractions and pretty townships. West of Dufton lies the Lake District National Park, home to some of the country's best loved landscapes and villages. Take a trip aboard an Ullswater Steamer. Buy Gingerbread in Grasmere. Explore the independent trinket shops of Windermere. Or sample hearty Cumbrian fare in one of Ambleside's hearth-warmed country pubs - what could be better?

To book a cottage break in Dufton, scroll down and choose your favourite self-catering holiday cottage from the collection below.

Please find below a selection of self catering holiday cottages to rent in or near Dufton.