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Eden Valley cottages

The Hayloft - Lamonby (SZ484)
The Hayloft - Lamonby (SZ484)
The Hayloft - Lamonby (SZ484)
The Hayloft - Lamonby (SZ484)
The Hayloft - Lamonby (SZ484)
The Hayloft - Lamonby (SZ484)
The Hayloft - Lamonby (SZ484)
The Hayloft - Lamonby (SZ484)
The Hayloft - Lamonby (SZ484)
The Hayloft - Lamonby (SZ484)

The Hayloft - Lamonby

Lamonby, Cumbria

2
1
1
pets 2

Escape to the Cumbrian countryside and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Northern Fells, choosing this delightful couples retreat as the exclusive base for your adventures.

Bay Tree Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ602)
Bay Tree Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ602)
Bay Tree Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ602)
Bay Tree Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ602)
Bay Tree Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ602)
Bay Tree Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ602)
Bay Tree Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ602)
Bay Tree Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ602)

Bay Tree Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages

Edenhall, Cumbria

2
1
1
pets 2
Sleek and stylish cottage, set out on one level, in the picturesque village of Edenhall. Enjoy a romantic retreat, exploring the surrounding Lake District National Park and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Hazelrigg (SZ237)
Hazelrigg (SZ237)
Hazelrigg (SZ237)
Hazelrigg (SZ237)
Hazelrigg (SZ237)
Hazelrigg (SZ237)
Hazelrigg (SZ237)
Hazelrigg (SZ237)
Hazelrigg (SZ237)
Hazelrigg (SZ237)
Hazelrigg (SZ237)
Hazelrigg (SZ237)

Hazelrigg

The Eden Valley, Cumbria

2
1
1
pets 2

Single-level and spacious, this charming couples’ retreat is a must for discovering the picturesque Eden Valley and the northern reaches of the Lake District National Park.

Eden Lacy Lodge (SZ176)
Eden Lacy Lodge (SZ176)
Eden Lacy Lodge (SZ176)
Eden Lacy Lodge (SZ176)
Eden Lacy Lodge (SZ176)
Eden Lacy Lodge (SZ176)
Eden Lacy Lodge (SZ176)
Eden Lacy Lodge (SZ176)
Eden Lacy Lodge (SZ176)
Eden Lacy Lodge (SZ176)
Eden Lacy Lodge (SZ176)
Eden Lacy Lodge (SZ176)

Eden Lacy Lodge

Lazonby, Cumbria

2
1
1

With cosy spaces inside and a fabulous garden, whatever the weather, find somewhere to relax and unwind after days exploring your lovely surroundings.

Byre Cottage - Eden Valley (SZ113)
Byre Cottage - Eden Valley (SZ113)
Byre Cottage - Eden Valley (SZ113)
Byre Cottage - Eden Valley (SZ113)
Byre Cottage - Eden Valley (SZ113)
Byre Cottage - Eden Valley (SZ113)

Byre Cottage - Eden Valley

Langwathby, Cumbria

2
1
1
pets 1

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

Orchard Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ604)
Orchard Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ604)
Orchard Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ604)
Orchard Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ604)
Orchard Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ604)
Orchard Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ604)
Orchard Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ604)

Orchard Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages

Edenhall, Cumbria

2
1
1
pets 2

Unique cottage, bursting with style, in a quiet location within the Eden Valley. A fabulous base for couples who love exploring the outdoors, with an abundance of walking and cycling opportunities nearby.
Garden Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ603)
Garden Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ603)
Garden Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ603)
Garden Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ603)
Garden Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ603)
Garden Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ603)
Garden Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ603)
Garden Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ603)
Garden Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages (SZ603)

Garden Cottage - Edenhall Garden Cottages

Edenhall, Cumbria

2
1
1
pets 2
Beautiful sandstone cottage in a peaceful location on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Perfect for a romantic getaway, with ample gorgeous walking routes from your door and within reach of Ullswater and Keswick.
The Pelican Dairy (SZ509)
The Pelican Dairy (SZ509)
The Pelican Dairy (SZ509)
The Pelican Dairy (SZ509)
The Pelican Dairy (SZ509)
The Pelican Dairy (SZ509)
The Pelican Dairy (SZ509)
The Pelican Dairy (SZ509)
The Pelican Dairy (SZ509)
The Pelican Dairy (SZ509)
The Pelican Dairy (SZ509)
The Pelican Dairy (SZ509)
The Pelican Dairy (SZ509)

The Pelican Dairy

Greystoke, Cumbria

2
1
1

Enjoy a memorable Lakeland holiday for two with this elegant former dairy just a short stroll from the village pub and a host of footpaths and bridleways.

Johnby Hall Studio (SZ278)
Johnby Hall Studio (SZ278)
Johnby Hall Studio (SZ278)
Johnby Hall Studio (SZ278)
Johnby Hall Studio (SZ278)
Johnby Hall Studio (SZ278)
Johnby Hall Studio (SZ278)
Johnby Hall Studio (SZ278)
Johnby Hall Studio (SZ278)
Johnby Hall Studio (SZ278)

Johnby Hall Studio

Greystoke, Cumbria

2
1
1
pets 4

Situated in the grounds of a Tudor manor, this sweet and cosy former studio has been imaginatively renovated as a spacious, fresh and relaxing holiday cottage perfect for a couple or small family.

1 Inglewood Terrace (SZ003)
1 Inglewood Terrace (SZ003)
1 Inglewood Terrace (SZ003)
1 Inglewood Terrace (SZ003)
1 Inglewood Terrace (SZ003)
1 Inglewood Terrace (SZ003)
1 Inglewood Terrace (SZ003)
1 Inglewood Terrace (SZ003)

1 Inglewood Terrace

Penrith, Cumbria

2
1
1
pets 1

Occupying the upper floors of a beautiful Victorian townhouse, this light and tastefully decorated apartment makes a great holiday base for a couple exploring the Lake District and the North Pennines.

7 Colby Lane (SZ034)
7 Colby Lane (SZ034)
7 Colby Lane (SZ034)
7 Colby Lane (SZ034)
7 Colby Lane (SZ034)
7 Colby Lane (SZ034)
7 Colby Lane (SZ034)
7 Colby Lane (SZ034)
7 Colby Lane (SZ034)
7 Colby Lane (SZ034)
7 Colby Lane (SZ034)
7 Colby Lane (SZ034)
7 Colby Lane (SZ034)

7 Colby Lane

Appleby, Cumbria

2
1
1
pets 1

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.

Larch Cottage - Greystoke (SZ303)
Larch Cottage - Greystoke (SZ303)
Larch Cottage - Greystoke (SZ303)
Larch Cottage - Greystoke (SZ303)
Larch Cottage - Greystoke (SZ303)
Larch Cottage - Greystoke (SZ303)
Larch Cottage - Greystoke (SZ303)
Larch Cottage - Greystoke (SZ303)
Larch Cottage - Greystoke (SZ303)

Larch Cottage - Greystoke

Greystoke, Cumbria

3
2
1
pets 1

A gorgeous, two-bedroom period cottage in Greystoke, close to Penrith; beautifully renovated and ideal for country walks, historic houses and exploring the northern Lakes.

Self-catering holiday cottages in the Eden Valley

The Eden Valley is one of Cumbria's best-kept secrets and lies with the Pennines to the east and the Lake District fells to the west. Eden is a mixture of lush countryside, picturesque hamlets, sandstone farms, traditional towns and clusters of woodland. Flowing through The Eden Valley is the River Eden, Cumbria's longest waterway. You can also hop on the Settle to Carlisle railway, one of the most scenic railway trips in Britain. 

Walk along Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall is one of the most impressive monuments to have survived the Roman Empire. Stretching through a wild landscape, you can walk 84 miles from coast to coast following the World Heritage site of Hadrian's Wall, passing Roman settlements and forts.

The River Eden

The River Eden is the longest river in Cumbria and weaves its way northwards through some of the most beautiful scenery in the county. It rises above the Mallerstang Valley, near the historical North Yorkshire border, and makes its way across Eastern Cumbria to Carlisle, 90 miles from its source. View our Carlisle cottages for some more options.

The river is excellent for fishing and it is one of the finest salmon and sea trout rivers in North East Cumbria. It is also well known for its otters, white-clawed crayfish, bullhead and lamprey. For more fishing check out our guide to the top fishing spots in Cumbria and the Lake District.

All aboard the Carlisle to Settle railway line

Every year thousands of visitors enjoy a ride on Britain’s most scenic railway trip, The Settle to Carlisle Railway line. The journey takes around two hours and travels across some of the wildest and most beautiful landscapes in England. The route crosses the famous 24-arch Ribblehead Viaduct, passing through Ribblehead station and Dent Station, the highest mainland station in England, before heading through the Mallerstang Valley, the Eden Valley and finally Carlisle.

Eden Valley walking

Cumbria’s Eden Valley has a variety of walking routes for all abilities. The gritstone edges of Mallerstang, Wild Boar Fell, Cross Fell and the river banks along the Eden are just some of our favourite walks in Eden. To the south, the Howgills offer quiet walking routes up grassy fells. The Howgills were a favourite haunt of Wainwright due to their peaceful and remote nature and remain a firm favourite for those seeking to escape busy Lakeland summits. Eden shares its border with the Yorkshire Dales and Wensleydale, two hugely popular locations for walkers and ramblers.

A valley of myths and legends

The Eden Valley has a rich history and you’ll discover ruined castles, stone circles and deep caves. Long Meg and her daughters is one of the area’s most famous stone circles and even inspired Wordsworth to write the poem 'The Monument Commonly Called Long Meg'. According to legend, Meg was a witch and along with her daughters was turned to stone as a punishment for dancing wildly on the Sabbath! The circle is made up of 27 standing stones and is located near Little Salkeld.

Above the River Eden and to the north of Little Salkeld you’ll find Lacy’s Caves. In the 18th century, Colonel Lacy of Salkeld Hall carved these five caves out of the sandstone cliffs by the River Eden. It is thought that the Colonel, who once attempted to blow up Long Meg stone circle, used the caves for entertaining guests.

Appleby

Appleby-in-Westmorland is perhaps best known for its horse fair which attracts thousands of visitors every June. This attractive market town has lots of historical interest and charm. The River Eden flows by the town's main street, Boroughgate. At the high end of Boroughgate stands 12th-century Appleby Castle and at the lower end of the street is St Lawrence Church.

Lady Anne Clifford once owned Appleby Castle and devoted much of her time to restoring the castle and churches in the area. Both Lady Anne and her mother, Margaret, were buried in St Lawrence's Church and both were commemorated by impressive monuments.

Eden Valley events

The Eden Valley hosts several annual Cumbrian festivals and events every year, from the world-famous Marmalade Festival in February to Kendal Calling in late August. Some of our favourites are The Orton Scarecrow Festival in May, the Brough Agricultural show in August and the Beer 'n' Bangers festival in September. There is also a vintage tractor rally every July at Dalemain between Penrith and Ullswater.

Where to eat and drink in the Eden Valley

Like many parts of Cumbria, Eden has its own specialities when it comes to food. Speciality pies, toffee and artisan bread all feature highly on the region’s menus.

The George and Dragon in Clifton has long been popular with locals. It is a beautifully preserved country inn that serves a menu using produce grown on their estate.

The Village Bakery in Melmerby sells artisan bread and their café serves contemporary healthy meals from a seasonal menu.

The Angel Lane Chippie in Penrith is a firm favourite with locals and is located on one of the oldest streets in the town.

Little Salkeld Watermill (above) is close to the Long Meg stone circle. The tea room serves wholesome organic vegetarian meals, snacks and cakes all prepared on site and using their own traditionally milled flour.

Cranstons Food Hall in Penrith has a café upstairs looking out over the Eden landscape. The menu is distinctly Cumbrian and the food hall is a foodie’s delight with local meat, cheese, drinks. The pork pies come highly recommended!

Browse our selection of self-catering cottages in the Eden Valley and plan an amazing break to the Lake District today.

Read our introduction to Sally's Cottages and see our dog-friendly cottages if you are bringing your pet on holiday too.

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