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Howgills Hideaway

Sedbergh, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning apartment located in the centre of Sedburgh
  • Bright and airy with gorgeous exposed wood beams and vaulted ceilings
  • Perfect for exploring the southern Lake District and Yorkshire Dales
Property code: SZ510

This charming second-floor apartment is the perfect romantic bolthole for couples to return to after a day out walking or exploring the many towns and villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

This lovely holiday property is a stylish bolthole for up to four guests people in the beautifully situated town of Sedbergh. Woven into the Victorian fabric of The Yorkshire Dales while being a thoroughly modern and stylish apartment, it makes a gorgeous lofty vantage point to take in the views. The owners have taken great care in renovating the space to make it comfortable by enhancing the period features such as exposed beams and window seats with high-spec fittings and a keen eye for modern decor.

Sedbergh dates from as early as Saxon times however it's now known chiefly as England's book town and has a charming bustling feel about it. Surrounded on all sides by the mighty Howgills and rolling green countryside, it retains much of its old-world charm and is perfect for exploring on foot. There are gentle riverside ambles and challenging fell walks available right from the door. You could get well kitted out and head to Cautley Spout, arguably England's highest waterfall, a few miles out of town. Set in a restored Victorian Woollen Mill just outside town, Farfield Mill has been developed to shoWCase textile arts and give a window into the history of the industry. Gorgeous crafts are available to buy there and the cafe makes a great place to stop for a treat.


The town boasts several good pubs and cafes within a short potter and countless places to peruse books for the bibliophiles among you. Sedbergh's privileged situation on the western side of the Yorkshire Dales and within easy reach of the Eastern Lake District makes it a fantastic spring board for exploration. You could take a ride on the Settle to Carlisle railway from Garsdale, visit stunning caves at Ingleborough or explore the world of Beatrix Potter in the southern Lake District all within an easy drive of this special little town.

Guests enter the property into a shared stairway with decorative Victorian floor tiles. The door to the property is on your right on the first floor. Ascending another corner staircase from here to the second floor guests emerge into a stunning double-height space with exposed beams, wooden floors and glorious views. There's a leather corner sofa for snuggling up with a good book and a wall-mounted Smart TV for entertainment. The modern kitchen is built along one wall of the space in stylish blue units. It's well equipped with a built-in fan oven, induction hobs, an eye height microwave, dishwasher and an under-counter fridge and freezer. Added to this there's a modern black dining table and chairs and all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay.

The lovely king-size bedroom lies just off the living room. The owners have made the most of the space with ingenious above-bed storage and wall-mounted hooks as hanging space. There's a picture perfect window seat which makes an ideal place for reading a book and watching the gently-bustling world of Sedbergh's 'Main Street' go by outside. Within the main living space is a loft-style ladder leading up to the beautiful mezzanine floor. It's separated from the main space by a glass partition and door. We would suggest that no children under eight are allowed due to the gradient of the staircase.

The modern shower room has a mixer shower in a recessed enclosure and a white suite.

  • Bedrooms - 1 king-size
  • Bathrooms - 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hobs, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Unallocated on-street parking or pay and display parking at Joss Lane car park
  • Regret no pets
  • There is an eye bolt in the passageway outside the property for bikes – locks not provided
  • Pub and restaurants less than 0.25 miles, shop 0.5 miles
  • Mezzanine level not suitable for children under 8 due to steep ladder
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


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Reviewed by Matthew 17th May 2022

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The property is perfectly situated at the heart of the village with interesting shops and amenities on the doorstep. The area is a gateway to the Lake District to the west and the Yorkshire Dales to the east. The flat was perfect as a base for our exploration of the area. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen facilities were very good. RecommendeRead mored! Hide


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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.

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