Appleby cottages

Appleby cottagesAppleby is one of the loveliest towns in Cumbria. Once the county town of old Westmorland, it lies in a loop of the river Eden and is overlooked by the Pennine fells. Appleby’s uncommonly wide main street, Boroughgate, has been described as one of the finest in England. It runs from the church uphill to the castle entrance and is lined with some interesting old buildings – look out for the road sign warning of red squirrels as you reach the top! Appleby is also a major stop on the Settle to Carlisle Railway. It is well worth taking a trip on the railway which passes through some of the finest scenery in the North of England, especially if heading south towards Settle. The normally sleepy town hosts the famous Horse Fair in early June, where Gypsies and travellers gather from all over the country to meet up with old friends. The 300-year-old event is an annual occasion where they celebrate their music, history and folklore and conduct business – particularly the buying and selling of horses. During the Fair, horses may be found everywhere – in the river, on its banks, along the roadsides or tethered outside hotels and shops. Young people wash the horses in the River Eden and are then ready to show them off. The tradition of racing and trotting the horses along Flashing Lane takes place throughout the day. There is a lively atmosphere with over 10,000 gypsies and travellers in attendance and up to 30,000 other visitors soaking up the atmosphere of the Fair, with Sunday being the traditional main visitors’ day. It transforms the town of Appleby for the week, from a sedate, elegant town into an animated and boisterous festival.

Walking in the area

From your doorstep: Riverside walks along the Eden, Rutter Force. A few miles away: High Cup Nick, Cross Fell. Further afield: The Howgills.

Appleby cottages
Check availability Eden Cottage, ,
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £346766 per week * Ref: CC3001
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Amongst our Appleby cottages is this terraced property providing first class accommodation in the heart of the town and backing onto the river. Appleby is one of the loveliest towns in the North of England. Once the county tow...
Check availability Rundales Cottage, ,
Sleeps 3 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £244564 per week * Ref: CC2890
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Our featured Appleby cottages include this delightful barn conversion in a rural position just a mile from the centre of the ancient market town. Appleby is one of the loveliest towns in the North of England. Once the county t...
Check availability Brackenber Lodge, ,
Sleeps 9 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £318765 per week * Ref: CC2888
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Set in glorious countryside just three miles from Appleby, this comfortably furnished and well-equipped holiday cottage enjoys lovely views. Appleby is one of the loveliest towns in the North of England. Once the county town o...
Check availability The Pump House, ,
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £316590 per week * Ref: CC2576
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A unique, romantic converted pump house which stands in on the banks of the River Eden in the centre of Appleby, one of the loveliest towns in the North of England. Once the county town of old Westmorland, it lies in a loop of...