The Curlew Retreat is a lovely spot, all on the ground floor, with two bedrooms and a warm and comfy open plan lounge with kitchen and dining area. It's 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 and lanes to explore by bike. The large, sheltered garden is the perfect place to relax and take in the views.
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 shops.
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.