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Skippers

Dufton, Cumbria
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy family cottage with wood burner for cooler evenings
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside, lovely walks and cycle routes from your front door
  • Enclosed lawned garden with summer house and spectacular views
Property code: 91029

A matchless base for Cumbrian walkers, this fabulous country cottage sits on the edge of the North Pennines AONB with the Pennine Way close by and the Lake District National Park in driving distance. Ideally suited to those who want to hike, trek or bike their way around some of Northern England’s most dramatic beauty spots, this holiday home invites four guests to stay with comfy beds ready for resting up ahead of excursions yet to come. The property is pet-friendly to allow for epic dog-walking adventures in the surrounding greenery and is metres from a food-serving country pub in Dufton village.

Enter via the back of the property after a long walk, leaving muddy boots and wet outerwear in the utility room before making yourselves at home. The property’s entire offering is laid out on the ground floor, with two bedrooms and a bathroom easy to access just off the hallway. The lounge is an exceptionally inviting space with cushy seating, a wood burner and a Smart TV, whilst next door the kitchen/diner is a light-filled space for sociable mealtimes. There’s also the garden on offer, a lovely grassy spot that’s enclosed, secure for pets or children to play and complete with a little summerhouse and bistro set.

Mighty waterfalls and impressive fells sit close by in the Teesdale scenery, with Cross Fell (8 miles), Ashgill Force (16.5 miles) and High Force (16 miles) all worth exploring nearby. Walk the High Cup Nick (4 miles) along the Pennine Way, stopping off for a waterfront picnic at Cow Green Reservoir whilst en route (9 miles). For those seeking some real adrenaline-pumping adventure, the local Yad Moss ski lift (18.5 miles) is sure to set any heart racing. For more relaxing pursuits, visit the nearby town of Appleby (3.5 miles) with its weekly market and pleasant town square.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – shower over the bath, and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge and freezer
  • Utility room with microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner in lounge
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Enclosed garden front and back with summer house to store bikes and sports equipment
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Pub less than 150m away additional pubs and shops within 3.5 miles
  • Regret no children under 2 years
  • Located next door to a working farm
  • Please note dogs are restricted to the utility area at night
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

This property is personally managed by Kylie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sujana 22nd October 2023

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Fantastic cottage!

Reviewed by Mick 23rd September 2023

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Great Location, Fantastic view from the Kitchen Window, dog friendly with secure garden and walks from the door-step. Cottage is warm & inviting, Would recommend Post box caf and Stags head pub both have excellent food and value for money (dog friendly)

Reviewed by Leeane 15th September 2023

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Fabulous home, location, spacious, great enclosed garden for dog, lovely quiet village location. Perfect- Thank you.

Reviewed by Susan 8th September 2023

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A comfortable and very spacious cottage with lots of secure outside space for the dog to wander around in. The summer house was a favourite place to sit when the wind cooled or the rains came. Nice bed in a large bedroom with enough storage. Useful utility room. Lots of dog walking potential around the village and beyond. Great pub and cafe. Yes thRead moree working farm over the wall had several working dogs that could have a barking spree but not always. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Debbie 25th August 2023

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Lovely property in a beautiful location Well equipped and clean Fabulous local pub Cafe in walking distance Suitable for elderly who have issues with stairs

Reviewed by Thomas 18th August 2023

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A small torch would be good to have when returning late evening as there is a whole in main drive way but 10/10 for cottage but a fly mesh at kitchen window would keep the flies out when cooking and window open

Reviewed by Kevin 11th August 2023

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Delightful little cottage! Super location in a lovely quiet little village, but within a half hour drive or so to most of the main Lakes. Great local pub serves lovely food (but book). Amazing view from the kitchen window/back garden. Secure wraparound garden for those with a dog. Clean and tidy accommodation inc a lovely soft king sized bed in theRead more main bedroom. Smart TV in the open plan living room. Nice cosy lighting and very well-equipped kitchen and utility. Walks on your doorstep Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 28th July 2023

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The cottage is lovely and in a fantastic location. For comfort the main problem is the sofa which is only for two and not particularly comfy, there are two chairs as well but these are upright. The kitchen is well equipped, very useful washing machine and dryer. The owners were very helpful sorting out any problems. Worth mentioning the farm next dRead moreoor has dogs in a kennel just other side of the wall- could be a problem for some guest's dogs-(quite a lot of barking) our dog did just ignore it. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 21st July 2023

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Skippers was ideal for us with our small dog. The garden was completely safe and secure and it was really nice being on one level. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The view from the kitchen window was stunning!

Reviewed by Robert 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by David 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Emma 27th May 2023

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We had a wonderful stay with our children (10&8yrs). Cottage was lovely and clean, kitchen was well supplied. Beds very comfortable all amenities worked well. Safe enclosed pretty garden. Fabulous location plenty of walks including pub and cafe on the green 200 yards away we hope to visit again soon.

Reviewed by Rosemary 23rd March 2023

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My friend and I had a very comfortable stay at Skippers. It is comfortable and well equipped...in fact the beds are super comfortable we found. Very clean and nicely presented. When I phoned the Signature Concierge Housekeeping company with a query, they were very helpful and pleasant. Dufton as a base for exploring the area is really good and foodRead more at the Stag Inn a few yards away from the cottage is excellent. Hope to return soon. Hide

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