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7 Colby Lane

Appleby, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Tucked between the Lake District National Park, the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Spend time with a cup of tea in the bright conservatory, a lovely place to unwind
  • Bring your dog along to join in the adventures at this characterful home
Property code: SZ034

Call the county town of Westmorland home for a while and head out to explore the abundance of tracks and trails which lead almost from your door.

This is a cosy getaway ideal for a couple, single traveller, or even a family with young children. It is a fantastic central location just five 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.

Entry to the cottage is from Colby Lane via a small vestibule and into the kitchen diner. The kitchen is a good size with pine furnishings providing a traditional feel. The kitchen contains an electric oven, electric and gas hobs, a microwave, dishwasher and fridge and is well stocked with cutlery, crockery and cooking equipment. The freezer and washing machine are located in the utility room. A dining table to seat six people makes for a pleasant social area.

Up seven stairs is the good sized living room, a cosy space containing a large two-seater sofa bed, a luxurious day bed, gas 'log' fire and basic Sky TV and DVD player. The WC and utility room are accessed off the living room.

Up another small set of stairs is the double bedroom. This is a really cosy room with an en-suite bathroom containing a walk in shower and WC, but taller guests should watch out for those low ceiling beams! Ample storage is available in the built in wardrobe and chest of drawers.

The conservatory is appended to the living room and contains a two seater wicker sofa and matching wicker chair. It opens on to a decked and paved patio and gravelled yard, in which there is a garden table, four chairs and parasol. A lockable shed is available in which to store bikes and a BBQ is also provided. The yard is fully enclosed, making it suitable for children. Half of the yard is available for parking up to two cars.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • En-suite shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Electric oven, electric and gas hobs, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and freezer
  • Wood burner-effect gas fire
  • SkyTV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed patio with table, chairs, parasol and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Bike storage available in shed
  • Shop and pub within half a mile
  • Arrival: 17:00 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

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


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Reviewed by Elizabeth 6th May 2022

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Another perfect week at 7 Colby Lane, our 3rd time, we just love the feeling of peace we get there. Spotlessly clean, everything you need is there, good quality duvet and bed linen. 7 Colby Lane for us is a relaxing get your feet up read a book with a glass of wine type holiday. Daisy our 5 year old Labradoodle loves it too, she just wanders in andRead more out and we feel she is safe in the secure garden. Nice walk into Appleby ( half a mile ) everyday sometimes twice a day, cant wait to return. Hide

Reviewed by Heidi 29th April 2022

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Lovely and cosy, situated well to access plenty of dog friendly walks

Reviewed by Malcolm 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 8th February 2022

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Lovely cosy wee cottage and situated in an ideal area to explore Cumbria and the Lake District.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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