Newbiggin cottages are perfectly quiet resting places for explorers and adventurers of the Lake District area. The tiny hideaway village is situated near Kirkby Lonsdale, Burton-in-Kendal and the village of Lupton.
There is a good choice of characteristically northern pubs and cafes in and around the surrounding area, including The Plough Inn at Lupton, which serves a delightful array of meals to fuel your journey to the Lakes.
Carnforth, the setting for the 1945 Hollywood movie Brief Encounter, is less than ten miles away beside the M6. From Newbiggin, however, the journey is actually quicker via the A6070. The closest main road to Newbiggin is the A65, which - and this is the beauty of this area - allows you a half-hour drive to the Lake District in one direction and to the Yorkshire Dales in the other.
Before you get to the Lakes, make sure you stop by at Sizergh Castle and Gardens to see some proper English heritage. This 15th century castle has been called home by the Strickland family for over three quarters of a century now and it features some enchanting limestone rock gardens on the outside and original Victorian wood panelling on the inside.
Newbiggin itself is a truly get-away-from-it-all kind of place, but it is exquisitely positioned for English country experiences in all directions.