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Rum Bush Cottage in Dufton, Cumbria

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Rum Bush Cottage description

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Rum Bush Cottage is a semi-detached stone cottage located in the hamlet of Keisley near Dufton in Cumbria, and can sleep four people in two bedrooms, a double and a twin. The cottage provides upside down accommodation with the bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove on the first floor. Outside there is a raised decked area with hot tub and furniture and an enclosed lawned garden. The cottage also offers off road parking for two cars. With many lovely walks, picturesque villages and towns nearby, makes Rum Bush Cottage a wonderful base.

Dufton is situated in an ideal location for visiting both the Lake District and Eden Valley. This lovely village has a good pub that serves food and the Agricultural Show is held on the last Saturday in August. Just three miles away is Appleby-in-Westmorland, one of the loveliest towns in the north of England. The town is situated in the heart of the delightful Eden Valley and has many shops and is one of the main stops for the Settle-to-Carlisle Railway. The Appleby-in-Westmorland Jazz festival that takes place in July is a popular attraction. Walkers should head to Dufton Fell and the Pennine Way to take in the breathtaking scenery plus with the village of Pooley Bridge and the town of Penrith close by, this makes Dufton an ideal base.

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.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Raised balcony with decking, furniture and hot tub, enclosed lawned garden. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: Property is on a working livestock farm. Note: There are two steps to front door. Note: Due to the raised balcony, children should be supervised at all times.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • On a Farm
  • Rural location
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Mrs Conlon
May 2019
Lovely stay in an idilc location with amazing views.. Our 1 year old daughter had a fantastic time. Can’t wait to visit again!
Mr Nightingale
April 2019
Storage in rooms very limited, so we barely unpacked.. Otherwise a lovely place with a selection of superb walks from the door. The kids loved it, particularly the upside down layout and the Hot Tub! Warnings. The valley and high moors can be very windy so bring warm kit. The descent through High Cup Nick is not for the faint-hearted!
March 2019
Lovely little cottage enjoyed our stay.. Hot tub was amazing.lady next door was lovely and friendly happy to answer any questions.would definitely stay here again very reasonably priced too.
Mrs Strang
January 2019
Cottage was well equipped and spacious, hot tub was excellent.. great location for walks
Mrs Faber-wild
January 2019
We stayed as a family with our son for a birthday treat for my husband and what a treat it was.. The cottage has everything you need and the views from the hot tub are outstanding. We will be definitely be back, thankyou.
Mrs Langley
November 2018
This being our 3rd time at the cottage we knew what to expect.. Everything was good.Cottage very cosy and hottub lovely and relaxing. Could do with mop so kitchen floor can be done after hottub been used. Would be nice if there was bucket or hose outside so muddy boots can be cleaned but other than that lovely x
Mrs Dudley
October 2018
The cottage could do with more instructions as on arrival I couldn’t turn the oven on.. Also the hot tub wasn’t looked at from fri to Monday and that was only because I rang and said I wasn’t happy at it been left without chlorine etc. The house is full of spiders to the point I couldn’t sleep but I am very frightened, I realise not much can be done about this. The lady next door looks after the cottage but was away most of our stay. The owner was very helpful and came as soon as he realised we were left alone. Excellent facilities however as we were two couples staying together it was awkward. With only 1 shower the main bathroom only has a bath, needs a shower fitting over the bath. The main bed and bedroom is very very small and the second bedroom is 2 singles which didn’t suit our situation. Was in nice location.
Mr Turnbull
September 2018
The cottage and its views were more beautiful than we had expected.. The wood burner heated the cottage beautifully, the jacuzzi on the deck was clean, comfortable, very warm and afforded the user the most incredible views towards the western lakes. Eva, the housekeeper next door, was very kind, welcoming and kept the cottage beautifully. The Wartons, whom own the farm, we’re very friendly & we were treated to the evening sheep roundup using sheepdogs. We would definitely love to return. Please pass on our thanks.
Mr Kirkbride
August 2018
It met and exceeded all of our expectations in cleanliness and location.. Local village of dufton has a stunning little pud with a added bonus of being dog friendly along with a lovely cafe that is even open on Sundays. Thank you so much for a lovely holiday.
Miss Symons
June 2018
This was a Beautiful and a special cottage and place, the hot tub was great with amazing surroundings.. Not one complaint. Thank you Sarah S
Mr Regan
April 2018
The cottage was lovely, relaxing and comfortable and the hot tub was extremely useful after all the walking and cycling.. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mr Cross
April 2018
This cottage was visited by my family and I during early April 2018.. The lady in the adjoining cottage (is very nice) meets and greets and basically answers any questions during stay. during your stay. The cottage is on the doorstep of a working farm which we enjoyed (seeing the farmers and livestock). The nearest pub is a rural 30 min walk. Nearby Appleby (3 miles) is a beautiful spotless town which is a must to visit. We also visited Penrith which is also very nice (15 miles). The local people are very friendly in all nearby areas. The cottage itself is very good, modern inside yet traditional feel. The living area is on the first floor with the 2 bedrooms on the ground (1 with en suite) with bathroom. The standard of the kitchen/tv appliances is high e.g. cooker, dishwater. Obviously the hot-tub was an important reason for our stay and we were not disappointed. Excellent scenery during use. Only minor issue was the dog or livestock droppings in the secure garden (chihuahua exercise). Previous cottage users should really be more responsible. However, an excellent stay and cottage. Of course we'll return!!!!!
Mrs Kelsey
February 2018
We were unlucky and suffered the worst storm since 1960's and were snowed in.. We had to stay an extra 3 nights. I can not fault the cottage. It was weather tight, so warm that we couldn't really use the log burner. We had the most comfirtable and warm week of relaxation as we were unable to get out. The caretaker and local farmers were absoltely amazing. Digging us out. Fetching us milk on the quad bike, giving us food and baking our children cupcakes. Nothing was too much trouble for them all. We were kept updated on the lane out. When leaving we became stuck on the lane and they worked hard on getting us out. They even checked up on us to see we arrived home safely. AMAZING service. We shall go again and hopefully get out to see Cumbria next time.
Mrs Finn
February 2018
We had the most amazing time at Rumbush cottage.. Beautiful cottage and the hot tub just added that extra something! Would definitely go back.
Mr Robinson-marsh
July 2017
The peacefulness amid the beautiful scenery
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