Ms Oliver-spry, September 2020
The cottage was spotlessly clean and had all the facilities we needed, with good quality appliances.. The beds were very comfortable and the lounge has a leather settee and two leather electric recliners. There is a separate entrance to the utility room, which could be handy in wet weather. For information, the bathroom is downstairs and has a shower over the bath with great water pressure! We chatted with the owners "over the fence", as because of current restrictions we could not meet them. What a lovely week we had, even the weather was fabulous. The cottage itself is surrounded by a white fence - if your dog is good at jumping, I would say you need to keep it on a lead.
A few tips for dog owners - the pub next door (The Royal Oak) does fantastic meals and is dog friendly, the young lady behind the bar on our visit was very friendly and helpful and brought our dog a bowl of fresh water. There is a lovely walk directly over the road from the cottage, past the monument, keep the church on your right, take the right fork in the lane and there is a small picnic area (and car park). You can go for a paddle in the river at Jubilee bridge, easy access for dogs to enter the water.
If you go into town, there is a lovely walk along the river where you can sit (there was ample seating) and even have a little paddle in the water. Appleby is a great location for travelling - we would also recommend the Crown and Cushion for a tasty meal (also dog friendly) in Appleby - and Keswick is only 30 mins drive away - this is a busier town but you can walk down towards Derwent Water and there is a lovely park to walk through.
We would love to come back and stay again