Nisthouse is a peaceful, relaxing, friendly little retreat on a non-working farm at the foot of the Howgill Fells in Cumbria’s beautiful Eden Valley. Set within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, there are lots of little footpaths to discover as well as steep climbs, rolling fells and valley floors to choose from. The large, sheltered garden is the perfect place to return to for a cup of tea or cheeky G&T after a day out exploring. The cottage is warm and comfortable and ideally suited for two friends sharing as it has one bedroom with two single beds.
The pretty village of Ravenstonedale is a mile down the road and has the rare distinction of still having two very good pubs! A few miles beyond is the small town of Kirkby Stephen with its pleasant shops and cafes. It prides itself on being a ‘walkers are welcome’ town and has lots of vibrant, small independent businesses.
A favourite place to visit is Stenkrith Park, a native woodland that borders the River Eden with a variety of pathways including a beautiful viaduct walk and a great wild swimming spot at the far end of the park.
Your nearest lake is Haweswater, around 30 minutes away, with Ullswater just beyond or Windermere a 45 minute drive.