Appleby & the Eden Valley

Eden Valley

Appleby is one of the loveliest towns in the North of England. Once the county town of old Westmorland, it lies at the heart of the Eden Valley in a loop of the river 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. 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. Lying with the Pennines to the east and the Lake District Fells to the west, the beautiful Eden Valley is a mix of lush green countryside, quiet towns and distinctive red sandstone villages. The River Eden has its source in the ruggedly striking Mallerstang Valley on the Cumbria/Yorkshire border. It flows northwards passing the market towns of Kirkby Stephen, Appleby and Penrith – the main town in the valley – before meandering its way to Carlisle and the Solway Firth. The walking in the area is superb; whether it is the demanding ascent of Cross Fell – the highest peak in the Pennines, the truly spectacular High Cup Nick; or more gentle walks in the vale, such as along the Eden in Appleby or Great Asby Scar, one of the most spectacular limestone pavements in Europe. Appleby hosts the famous Horse Fair in early June, transforming it from a sedate, elegant town into an animated and boisterous festival. 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.

Cottages in Appleby and the Eden Valley
Check availability FOXGLOVE COTTAGE, LAKE DISTRICT, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £250450 per week * Ref: CC4176
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An oak-beamed 18th century cottage in Greystoke, close to lake Ullswater, Penrith and Keswick. Two double bedrooms, sleeps 4. Children aged 7+ years and dogs welcome. Large lounge with dinning recess. Feature fireplace, open f...
The Barn Greystoke Check availability The Barn, ,
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £375600 per week * Ref: CC3562
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Converted from the former listed sandstone barn this charming property has been renovated to a high standard using oak fittings and retaining a feature stone wall and large barn doors which provide a light, bright living space. Th...
Strickland Manor Check availability Strickland Manor, ,
Sleeps 16 * 8 Bedroom(s) * 8 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £17952500 per week * Ref: CC3561
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Strickland Manor is a fabulous, detached, large country house which can accommodate large walking groups and family gatherings. The house underwent total renovation and refurbishment and combines exceptional quality with great fac...
cobbles Check availability The Cobbles, ,
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £208376 per week * Ref: CC3079
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The Cobbles is a detached cottage, situated within the grounds of the owners' home in the small village of Winskill, 7 miles from Penrith. This cottage sleeps two people in a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. The cotta...
park house cottage Check availability Park House Cottage, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5611522 per week * Ref: CC3078
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Park House Cottage is a detached, Grade II listed stone-built cottage situated within the grounds of Skirwith Abbey, in the village of Skirwith, near Penrith. This cottage sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, consisting of tw...
smardale hall Check availability Smardale Hall, ,
Sleeps 8 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £386887 per week * Ref: CC3074
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Smardale Hall is a delightful, semi-detached, Grade II listed cottage, attached to the owner's home and located on a working livestock farm near to Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. Dating back to the 14th century, it boasts historic...
manor lodge Check availability Manor Lodge, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £288506 per week * Ref: CC3071
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Manor Lodge is an upside down detached property, set in the grounds of a manor house just two minutes stroll from the shops and restaurants of Kirkby Stephen. There are two ground floor bedrooms - a double and a twin - while t...
fettlers cottage Check availability Fettler's Cottage, ,
Sleeps 4 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £254484 per week * Ref: CC3072
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Fettler's Cottage is a terraced cottage in Kirkby Stephen. The cottage has a double room and two singles, a family bathroom, a kitchen with breakfast area and a sitting room with gas fire. Outside, parking is available on the ...
corner cottage Check availability Corner Cottage, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £273651 per week * Ref: CC3070
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Corner Cottage is a superb character cottage set by the village green in the village of Great Strickland, seven miles from Penrith. This cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, consisting of one double and one twin, as wel...
dufton hall Check availability Dufton Hall Cottage, ,
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £206393 per week * Ref: CC3069
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Situated in the pretty village of Dufton, just three miles from the beautiful Appleby-in-Westmorland is Dufton Hall Cottage. A wonderful ground floor studio cottage which is set in the wing of a grade II listed hall. Dufton Ha...
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...