Sandbed Cottage ref: CC132153

Fell End, near Sedbergh, Eden Valley in Cumbria

4 Stars

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  • Barbecue 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Sandbed cottage sits in a superb, rural location at the foot of Harter Fell, close to Ravenstonedale, a picturesque village with two pubs serving restaurant and bar meals, there is a playground for younger children and some Gilbertine ruins in the grounds of St Oswald’s church. The area also offers several golf courses, fishing on the river Eden or Lune and horse riding. The ancient market town of Sedbergh is approximately 6 miles away, where you can browse the craft and book shops or enjoy a coffee surrounded by the breathtaking scenery or the “sleeping elephants” as the Howgills are fondly known, perfect for gentle walks or more adventurous hikes.
Sandbed cottage has been thoughtfully designed to retain many original features of oak beams, flagged floors and the occasional exposed stone, creating interest and character. Handpicked pieces of furniture have been lovingly sourced and restored by the owners to create a mix of old and modern, the result being a most charming cottage, ideal for a family or two couples. Walks are in abundance from the door and your dogs are very welcome, the owners also offer two stables for rent by prior arrangement, so that you can enjoy the open fells and bridleways of this quiet and peaceful part of the Eden Valley.Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Entrance into the rear of the cottage leading into...
Open plan living Area: With deep cushioned leather seating, wood burning stove (initial supply of fuel provided), TV and DVD.
Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer and microwave.

First floor

Open staircase to....
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and exposed beams and stonework.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and feature stonework.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil fired central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Free Wi-fi available. Laundry service available.

Miscellaneous

Orchard garden with furniture and stone built BBQ provided. Stable and tack room available if required.
  • Nearest town
    Sedbergh
  • Shops
  • Distance
    6 Miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Oxenholme
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    12 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The lime stone pavement of Fellend clouds can be found only a short walk away from Sandbed cottage as can the ancient Murthwaite woods, where you may see deer, red squirrels and hear the call of buzzards. The fells surrounding the cottage are grazed by wild fell ponies and  Swaledale sheep, the fells are open access for all users. Seven miles north of Sandbed cottage at the head of the Eden Valley lies the market town of Kirkby Stephen, this is on Alfred Wainwrights famous coast to coast walk and the Cumbria cycle way a great route for all keen cyclists. The Settle-Carlisle Steam rail line passes nearby by and can be boarded at Kirkby Stephen station; Cumbrian vintage buses also do tours of this spectacular area.  A little further afield are the magnificent mountains and fells of the Lake District and in the other direction the Yorkshire dales with stunning scenery offering charming villages to look around, rivers to amble by or more challenging walks. LineBreak/For even more information about what there is do to in the area you can explore the following websites www.Ravenstonedale.org, www.Settle-carlisle.co.uk, www.Cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk and www.Northpennines.org.uk.

Things to do nearby

Llama Karma Kafe!

Enjoy a cup of tea with a llama! Choose from a varied selection of home cooked food in the company of Llamas. There's also the opportunity to go on a half day Llama Trek around the Keswick area.

Quest 4 Adventure

Courses in canoeing, walking, winter mountaineering and ghyll scrambling. The activities are open to all ages and abilities and are at super bargain prices. Tel: 07737779962

Simply Good Cookery School

TV chef and judge on the ITV's Britain's Best Bakery, Pete Sidwell is offering an exciting opportunity for families to join him at his restaurant based in the Rheged Visitors Centre near Penrith.

Brougham Hall

Situated on the outskirts of Penrith this beautiful sandstone building dates back to the 14th Century.

Carlisle Racecourse

Being one of the most exciting galloping courses in the country, this ensures a great entertaining day out at the races! Situated on the edge of Carlisle, this location means it is really easy to get to and with such brilliant events and different race days, you can choose the day suited best to you.

Lakeland Boat Hire

Enjoy the stunning scenery around Ullswater by hiring a boat from the northern shores at Lakeland Boat Hire. They supply a wide range of boats including luxury motor boats and Canadian canoes! Tel: 01768 486800

High Pike (Caldbeck)

In the heart of the Caldbeck fells is High Pike, the most northern peak in the lakes standing over 2000 ft. This is a summit worth climbing as when you reach the top you will have wonderful views.

Little Salkeld Watermill

In the heart of Little Salkeld, is the fully working watermill providing tours for all ages. Also found here are a bakery, millshop, gallery, teas room and bread making courses.

Carlisle Cathedral

Founded in 1122, with stained glass windows from the 14th - 20th centuries, fine wood carving, painted wall panels and brougham Trip alterpiece. Gift shop and restaurant. Tel: 01228 548151

Penrith & Eden Museum
Penrith & Eden Museum

This museum full of information on the history of Penrith and the Eden Valley is siuated in Penrith in an old school dating back from 1670. Different exhibitions are displayed throughout the year and with free entry, this is worth a visit if you are in the Penrith area. It also houses the local Tourist Information Office.

Mae's Tea Room and Gallery
Mae's Tea Room and Gallery

The renowned Mae's Tea Room and Gallery in Uldale is open throughout the year, serving tasty home cooked food through the day, some evenings and shows exhibits by local artists.

Bravo4Zero
Bravo4Zero

Paintballing facilities suitable for groups of 16 or above. Based in Melmerby they have five woodland zones to play in with several different scenarios that can be played out. Tel:07917 799338

Park Foot Pony Trekking

Park Foot is situated on the edge of Lake Ullswater and provides a brilliant place to do some Pony Trekking around the beautiful countryside surrounding the lake. All pony treks are fully supervised so it is a brilliant adventure no matter what your experience

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

Hadrian's Wall Walk

There are 84 miles of trails available allowing you to walk all the way along Hadrian's Wall, leading to a further 80 short walks branching off the trail.

Walby Farm Park

Situated four miles from Carlisle, this brilliant attraction for children is a great day out with indoor and outdoor attractions suited to all weather.

The South Tynedale Railway
The South Tynedale Railway

This is the highest narrow gauge railway in England and steams its way through some areas of outstanding natural beauty. Special Santa rides in December! Tel: 01434 381696

Birdoswald Roman Fort

Birdoswald Roman Fort stands high above the River Irthing in one of the most picturesque settings on Hadrian's Wall. Once an important base for some 1,000 Roman soldiers, a Fort, turret and milecastle can still be seen and to the east lies the longest continuous stretch of Wall visible today. Tel: 01697 747602

Rheged

Located just off the M6 J.40 between the northern lakes market town of Penrith and the village of Stainton, Rheged is a surprising building of architectural merit.

High Head Sculpture Valley
High Head Sculpture Valley

This is a unique tourist attraction which can be found at High Head Farm near Ivegill on the edge of the Lake District. Exhibitions change throughout the year displaying all types of artwork from Photography to Sculptures.

Cumbria Paintball Centre
Cumbria Paintball Centre

A woodland paint-balling park with bunkers, towers, tranches, forts and bridges. Great for large families, groups and corporate events. Tel: 0845 370 7570

Leacett Cottage Riding Stables

A British Horse Approved Riding centre near Melkinthorpe in Cumbria. Treks vary from half an hour to one and a half hours with the opportunity to ride through Whinfell Forest providing some of the best views in the area. Tel: 01768 862153

Talkin Tarn Activities

A small outdoor pursuits company based at the picturesque, rural setting of Talkin Tarn. Located just off the A69 east of Carlisle, Cumbria. The company offers a wide range of adventures for families, groups and individuals of all ages and abilities.

Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill

Best known for its collection of 250 herbs and traditional fruit orchards.

Greystoke Outdoor Pool
Greystoke Outdoor Pool

Greystoke Swimming Pool offers a heated outdoor swim, with outdoor play areas and sports field. Tel: 01768 483637

Talkin Tarn Country Park

This tarn is situated close to Brampton, surrounded by beautiful woodland and farmland, a perfect place to take a leisurely walk with wonderful views of the Pennine fells.

Lake District Maps

`Lake District Maps' is a unique and helpful website that enables visitors to purchase a variety of family friendly walking routes and maps.

Alpaca Centre

On the edge of Stainton village this small farm has dedicated itself to all things Alpaca since 1997.

Greystone House Farm Shop

This farm shop and tearoom is full of organic beef, lamb and pork as well as a wide range of fruit and veg. Also on offer are homemade, locally sourced condiments. Telephone 01768 866952

Long Meg and her Daughters Stone Circle

Situated near the village of Little Salkeld, this impressive stone circle has a diameter of 350 feet. This makes it the second biggest stone circle in the country.

Wetheral Priory Gatehouse

On the edge of the city of Carlisle in Wetheral, you can find the last remaining tower of a small Benedictine Priory. This building is an English Heritage site; the tower is well preserved from the 15th Century and was once the entrance into the outer court of the monastery.

Rookin House

This family owner and operated activity centre close to Ullswater offers plenty of great horse riding opportunities as well as quad biking, all terrain vehicle rides and archery! Tel: 017684 83561

Walking up Hallin Fell

To experience one of the best panoramic views of Lake Ullswater, you should hike up Hallin Fell which is situated mid way down the lake and is part of the well known `kink' in the length of the waters.

Alston Moor Golf Club

Renowned for being the `Highest Golf Club in England' this 18 hole course has fantastic panoramic views of the Cumbrian countryside. Just two miles south of Alston the course comprises of 132 acres of parkland, high meadows and pasture land perfect for those who enjoy a quiet game of golf. Tel: 01434 381675

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

The Village Bakery

Established 30 years ago, this Organic bakery is now a thriving cafe and shop distributing their organic snacks and cakes all over the country.

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