The Old Stables is a character cottage in a superb position beneath Mallerstang Edge and Wild Boar Fell in the Eden Valley. It is located in a small hamlet called Outhgill on the quiet valley road that runs parallel to the River Eden and the Settle to Carlisle railway on the opposite side of the valley. Mallerstang is considered to be one of England’s last wildernesses and offers a tranquil, relaxing location for a holiday.
The Old Stables sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms. The attic double bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room and Velux windows. The cottage retains much of the original character including exposed beams and stone walls. The sitting room features a cosy woodburner and original stone walls. This room is open to a sunroom that benefits from several large windows looking over the garden and towards the spectacular fells.
Outhgill is a delighful hamlet set in the area where Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales overlap, putting you in an ideal location to explore the Lakes and the Dales. The hamlet has a green and a sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy. Red squirrels are indigenous to the area and are often seen in the garden. Walking from the door of The Old Stables is outstanding; the narrow valley takes its name from Mallerstang Edge, a stunning craggy escarpment above the valley. The peaceful environs of Mallerstang and the upper Eden Valley offer varied walking in a beautiful location. The scenic Carlisle to Settle railway line runs parallel with Mallerstang Edge on the opposite side of the valley. There are regular steam services and guests at The Old Stables can join the service at Kirkby Stephen further up the valley.