The Pump House is currently offering a wonderful 10% discount on all 2019 stays! (Please note that discounted prices are already shown on the calendar.)
The Pump House is a delightful, characterful retreat for 2 people in a beautiful location alongside the River Eden in Appleby. It has been thoughtfully designed and stylishly decorated to provide a light, welcoming little cottage in which to relax, make yourself at home and enjoy exploring the lovely Eden Valley. With views over the river towards the church the unique and charming living area is on the first floor with bedroom and bathroom beneath on the ground floor. There is a small enclosed terrace at the front of the cottage for enjoying the sunshine and watching the river flow slowly past.
Appleby is a pretty little market town with a castle, church and the river to seek out, the town centre contains a variety of shops, pubs and cafes worth exploring just for their traditional feel as they are moulded into the historic buildings around the market square. The town centre is a conveniently short walk from The Pump House or turn the other way from the front door and take a relaxing walk along the river bank through lovely woodland where wildlife abounds - including the charismatic red squirrel. There is a good network of footpaths heading off into the surrounding countryside, which can be accessed from the door or take advantage of good transport links to head further afield.
Easy access onto the A66 plus a station on the renowned Settle-Carlisle railway, make Appleby an ideal base for exploring the wider area. Let the train take you into the centre of historic Carlisle with something for everyone, wander round the shops, walk by the river or learn more about the long history of this border city in the castle, museum and cathedral. Head north of the A66 and take in the peace and quiet of the wild Pennines, tour the attractive sandstone villages of the Eden Valley, or go south to the limestone hills around Orton and Asby for beautiful walking across rolling hills, plus the chocolate factory in Orton village is not to be missed. The eastern Lake District is half an hour away; picturesque Ullswater offers a range of attractions including the Ullswater Steamers for a boat trip on the lake and stunning Aira Force waterfall, or try the haunting valley of Haweswater, the starting point for dramatic fell walks up onto High Street.