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Keld House Barn

Appleby (1.6mls S), Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Less than 2 miles to the historic market town of Appleby
  • Cosy wood burner in the lounge for cooler evenings in comfort
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside, lovely walks and cycle routes from your front door
Property code: 87537

Explore the Eden Valley and The Lakes from this spacious property, which features a cosy log burner and storage for bikes and sports equipment to make the most of the surrounding countryside.

Situated in the pretty Eden Valley, located between the Lakes and North Pennines with fabulous walks and cycle routes on your doorstep. The historic market town of Appleby is less than 2 miles away, with local amenities including artisan bakers, butchers and even a Harry Potter themed shop where quidditch is sometimes played. Visit the Norman Castle and the train station is part of the Settle to Carlisle line. Enjoy a swim in the open-air pools at Shap or Askham, (under 11 miles away and seasonal) or a hack at one of the equestrian centres. Take in some of the local countryside on horseback, or if you enjoy a spot of golf there are courses in Appleby and Penrith (13 miles). Enjoy a day at Lowther Castle, paddleboard on Ullswater or take a trip on a steamer and visit Aira Force waterfall (all within 16 miles).

As you enter the beautifully converted barn, you will find a useful boot room with coat and shoe storage, perfect for kicking off your shoes after exploring the area. Heading into the spacious lounge with an open staircase with a cosy wood-burner (first basket of logs provided), Freeview TV/DVD player and CD player, a space where you can look forward to relaxing and watching a film with your loved ones. There are some lovely pieces of art on display, many by the property owner and other local artists. The pretty country kitchen is off the lounge, down a couple of steps, you will find a Belfast sink, gas range with electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is a dining area within the kitchen for you to sit down and make plans for your break. There is a lovely sunroom with patio doors leading to the garden next to the kitchen and just off the kitchen, there is a useful utility room which is shared with the owners where there is a washing machine and tumble dryer. Off the lounge, there is a double bedroom on the ground floor, the bedroom is spacious with oak flooring and it has an en-suite with a shower and WC. Head up the stairs from the lounge to the first floor there is a second pretty double bedroom which has a low ceiling in places and an en-suite bathroom with a free-standing bath and WC.

Heading outside, you will find a private rear garden, with patio and garden furniture which offers the perfect spot to sit out with a coffee first thing or stargaze on a clear night. There is one electric car charging port and parking for two cars.

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 doubles
  • 2 bathrooms – 2 en-suites one with shower and WC and one with bath and WC
  • Gas range with electric oven, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Freeview TV/DVD player and CD player in the lounge
  • Wood-burner in the lounge (first basket of logs provided)
  • Private garden with patio, charcoal BBQ and garden furniture
  • Bike store
  • 1 electric car charging port ( type 2 ) and parking for 2 cars
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants 1.5 miles away
  • Wi-Fi can be slow due to rural location and is not suitable for streaming
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

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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.

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