7 Colby Lane is a cosy getaway ideal for a couple, single traveller, or even a family with young children. It is a fantastic central location just 5 minutes from the centre of town and with easy access to the stunning scenery of the Eden Valley, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. There are plentiful walks from the cottage’s doorstep, so you can easily make the most of the surrounding countryside! The front half of was built in the 18th century and extended in 2003, and this is reflected in its quirky layout. The conservatory and garden extend the space further and the private off-street parking and fully enclosed yard is a bonus, making it suitable for children and dogs.
Appleby prides itself as the County Town of Westmorland and is famous for its horse fair in early June. It is an attractive and interesting market town encircled by the River Eden, making it an ideal defensive location for the impressive Norman castle, which is open to the public. If you’re lucky, you may see red squirrels, otters and kingfishers along the riverside. Appleby boasts its own stop on the famous Settle to Carlisle railway with steam trains passing through regularly during the summer.
If you want to explore further afield, the iconic High Cup Nick and Cross Fell, the highest point in the Pennines at 893m can be accessed from the Pennine Way, a 10-minute drive away in Dufton. The Lakes and Dales Loop cycle route is virtually on the doorstep and there are numerous quiet country lanes on which to cycle and enjoy this quieter, relaxed part of Cumbria.