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Byre Cottage - Eden Valley

Langwathby, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
8 more

At a glance

  • Beautiful cottage built from local red sandstone
  • Located less than 500 metres from Langwathby station on the Settle to Carlisle railway line
  • Edenhall estate just 1 mile’s walk away
Property code: SZ113

This charming cottage is the perfect romantic bolthole for two with a beautiful country-style feel and a pretty courtyard garden.

Built of the local red sandstone and converted from a barn, this is an ideal holiday cottage for two people set in the lovely village of Langwathby. The cottage with accommodation all on the ground-floor level, provides a warm and welcoming environment whatever the time of the year. In winter, the solid fuel Morso stove and in the summer the delightful enclosed garden add to its charm.

Langwathby is in the beautiful and peaceful Eden Valley, within easy reach of the M6 and the town of Penrith. There are many walks and attractions in the immediate vicinity. The station is on the famous Settle to Carlisle railway making the cottage ideal for those who do not have their own transport. Unusually so for this day and age, the village retains a store and a post office both of which can be found just a short walk from the property. An inn is just 100 metres from the cottage. Edenhall village is very picturesque and only a mile from the cottage. Slightly further afield is the village bakery at Melmerby, with a lovely cafe serving organic products. Little Salkeld has another organic cafe at the working watermill.

The Eden Valley provides excellent walking and cycling and is only 8 miles from Ullswater in the Lake District and within easy reach of the Northern Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Borders. National Trust Property, Acorn Gardens is close by as is Lowther Castle with beautiful grounds and recently reopened 'lost gardens'. For those wishing for a more challenging environment the mighty peaks of High Street, Helvellyn and Blencathra are all within 25 minutes' drive.

The Settle to Carlisle railway line is fully open and offers a scenic route for passengers to enjoy.

The cottage is entered via the front door leading into the cosy lounge with Morso solid fuel stove in a feature fireplace, comfortable seating and French windows leading out into the enclosed garden. There is a TV, DVD, books, maps and board games for entertainment. The dining kitchen leads from the sitting room and is well equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave/grill, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, iron and ironing board.

The inner hallway leading off from the kitchen has a lovely tiled bathroom with bath and shower over. To the side of this is the charming double bedroom with large wardrobe providing hanging and shelf space.

The garden is fully enclosed and has seating, ideal for watching the bird life whilst having morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.

The garage to the side of the cottage has storage space for bikes and outdoor wear gear. Parking is to the side of the garage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with patio and seating
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Garage for storing bikes
  • Shop less than 50 metres, pub and restaurant 200 metres
  • Regret no children under the age of 18 years old


From guests that have stayed at the property.


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.

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