Holiday home Holly Lodge is a cottage on the edge of the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland just fourteen miles from Penrith. The cottage sleeps seven people in three bedrooms and has two double bedrooms and one bedroom with three single beds together with family bathroom and separate shower room. Also in the cottage is a fitted kitchen with dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Outside is off road parking for three cars and a private patio with furniture. Situated close to the Pennine range, Holly Lodge is a lovely family cottage from which to explore this delightful part of the country.
Accomodation Details Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double, 1 x family room with 3 singles (two zip/link, can be double on request). Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate wet room shower, two basins (one height adjustable) and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
Area The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the Pennine range with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is nestled between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, so guests can enjoy the contrasting scenery of these two national parks, plus numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. The picturesque street of Boroughgate, with some interesting old buildings, is at the heart of the town and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence. Appleby is a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct.
Region Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.
Amenities Biomass central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Private patio with furniture. Access to 3 acres of garden. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Pond in shared garden, care should be taken. Note: Kitchen has fully accessible height-adjustable work surfaces. Note: Visit England 4 Star Gold and National Accessible Scheme rates of M2, H2 and V1. Fully suitable for those with limited mobility and wheelchair users as well as those with hearing and visual problems. Please contact owner for more information. Note: Check-in time 4pm.
Note - The property can be decorated for Christmas on request. Note: Property only accepts 7 night stays.
Very comfortable and well equipped. Beautiful surroundings and John/Jan are excellent hosts. Hope to visit again next year.
Well appointed, spacious and tidy; excellent location for cycling, walking and car touring..
Photos did not do this place justice.. It was extremely well kitted out. The home is beautiful and the hosts attentive and helpful but not overbearing.
Really beautiful place to stay and relax. We really loved it. The disabled facilities were super - thank you.
We chose this accommodation due to the wheelchair access.. It was excellent. It had everything we could have needed and more. Owners were very helpful.
We really enjoyed our stay at Holly Lodge which was extremely well equipped for the disabled holiday maker.. The pleasant owners who were unobtrusive, but readily available should the need arise, have put considerable time and effort into providing a spacious but cosy holiday cottage that has everything you could possibly need and more! Our only concern was the delightful, but expensive, Portmerion crockery. We would have liked the option of an everyday set to use for the less dexterous guest.
Had a great weekend with family.. Cottage was well equipped to a high standard and lovely and warm and cosy on very cold days. Our dog really enjoyed the underfloor heating! Great location. Walk into village was fine during the day but we would not do it in the dark due to having to cross a very busy, fast road. Shops/pubs there and we did get a really great takeaway from Ashiana restaurant, where they were happy to provide us with a guaranteed milk free curry for a dairy allergy sufferer.
There were a couple of things that could have been improved, for us:
We thought some of the many laminated label/notices were not needed, such as the lengthy one on the bathroom bins which went into a bit too much detail (really not necessary).
Although it was a nice touch having the lovely Portmeirion crockery to use we were worrying the whole time about breakages, due to another laminated notice stating the very high prices to replace any broken items; surely this should be up the owners to foot the bill for any breakages - never come across this before. We would have been happy with cheaper plates/cups etc and not be so worried.
Despite the above suggestions we did have a great weekend; my husband really enjoyed his retirement break.
Fantastic facilities for those with wheelchair, worth a visit with lots of advice from hosts for local places to visit..
When arrived we thought we had arived in heaven, it was superb at Hollie Cottage everything was explained to us by the owners and if there was any problems or
questions to give them a knock next door and they were very helpfull.. Will definitely book there again, very enjoyable excellent property very well looked after and and excellent owners.
Excellent accommodation that was ideal for our group including my elderly mother who has limited mobility.. The downstairs bedroom and wetroom, wide corridor, spacious living room and step free access along with every facility that we could need had all been well thought out and was of a very high quality. We really enjoyed our time at Holly Lodge and would recommend it to anyone in a similar situation.
The the best accessible property I've ever visited.. The owners are friendly and approachable and the fount of all knowledge. They went above and beyond to help. I would recommend to anyone.
Fabulous holiday in a fantastic location.. Thankyou Jan and John
We had a great time at Holly Lodge.. It’s ideally located to explore the Lake District and the accomodation was to a very high standard with everything we needed.
The garden was beautiful and the owners kind and helpful. Appleby is a lovely place and it was great to take our dog on holiday with us.
The only thing that caught us a bit unaware was the slight overnight noise from the A66 which runs parallel to Holly Lodge but after the first night I hardly noticed it. This could only be heard in the front bedrooms.
I’d definitely recommend Holly Lodge especially to wheelchair users as designed to cater for all.
This was the best holiday cottage we have stayed at.. It was in a lovely location with plenty of places to visit close by. The cottage itself was very wheelchair accessible which meant my mum's holiday was enjoyable. It was very clean with all amenities and Jan and a John were very friendly hosts! Loved it!!
We really enjoyed our week's stay at Holly Lodge.. Very comfortable cottage with excellent views of the Pennines but only a relatively short walk to the town & river.
Hope to return in the future.
Lovely cottage and Jan and John are really nice hosts.. Very clean and lots of thoughtful touches. Amazing views at the back of the property, The main road nearby can be quite noisy so earplugs are a good idea if you are a light sleeper. The garden is lovely and leads to some beautiful woods, however it is shared with the b&b next door so isn’t private. My parents had breakfast at the b&b one morning and really enjoyed it. Their dog Oliver is very friendly. Overall would recommend.
Beautiful cottage.. Very high specs. Beautiful area. Medium walk into Appleby-in-Westmorland though along dark lanes with sometimes fast moving vehicles so a little scary in the dark of winter. Cottage provides good torches. Nice garden with wonderful views. Plenty of parking. Would worry if booking with very young children as cottage full of quite expensive items and there is a list of the cost of replacing which is quite scary. Overall great weekend
It was a lovely property, and the on-site owners were most helpful, as was Ollie the dog.. Disabled facilities were excellent. Plenty of places to go, we really enjoyed our holiday
We stayed at Holly Lodge. It is excellent there is everything you need at the lodge. It tastefully furnished. John and Jan the owners cannot do enough for you and they are very helpful. My sister is in a wheelchair and it was perfect for her. There are so many places to visit Appleby its self is a lovely place. There are so many places to visit, the lakes, Yorkshire and Hadrians Wall. We visited a wildlife park while we were there it was lovely. Grasmere is also a lovely place to visit.I would have no hesitation of recommending both Holly Lodge and Appleby in Westmorland you can also take your pets. Look for the rabbits running round the garden, also an abundance of lovely birds and not to forget the red squirrel,
Friendly and very obliging hosts making our holiday very enjoyable.Beautiful accommodation with every home comfort not forgetting our two dogs enjoying themselves immensely. I have recommended this holiday let and would certainly return.
Holly Lodge had great hosts, beautiful accommodation and was in close proximity to some stunning towns.
We were made very welcome by the owners and we felt at home from the very start of our stay. An excellent house in a great location.
Holly Lodge is a really homely and extremely well finished cottage with all a family would want and then some.
Even though it rained pretty much constantly (it is in the Pennines after all!) we were warm, dry, comfortable and content.
This is a high quality holiday home; extremely comfortable and well fitted out with good quality furnishings and equipment.
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