The Old Forge ref: UKC3649

Warcop, near Appleby, Eden Valley in Cumbria

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

The Old Forge is a detached cottage and enjoys a comfortable living space opening out onto a private patio with outdoor seating for dining al fresco, or the perfect spot for a morning coffee whilst planning the days adventures. Two of the well-presented bedrooms are on the first floor whilst the third is on the ground floor. The Old Forge offers a perfect home from home and an ideal base from which to make the most of the area.
Warcop is a typical Cumbrian Village with regular community events where all are welcome and there is a children’s play area on the village green. Appleby and Kirkby Stephen are interesting market towns offering independent shops and cafés, and sit just a few miles away from Warcop. The area enjoys a wealth of villages and hamlets throughout this scenic part of the Eden Valley. A popular spot for walkers and cyclists, routes are plentiful and offer something for all abilities.
Beyond the immediate area, The North Pennines and Alston are within just a short drive, and a spectacular route reaching a summit of almost 2000ft giving glorious views over the Lake District and Pennine fells. The Yorkshire Dales and High Force in Teesdale are also a short drive away, as is Tan Hill, the highest pub in England. The Northern Lake District including Ullswater and the villages dotting the lake shores are well worth a visit and just half an hour’s drive away. Equally the market towns of Keswick and Penrith offer something for everyone and a fabulous mix of retailers, cafés, traditional inns and international restaurants. Gretna Green and the Scottish Borders are also just an hour’s drive away. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance (with handrail).
Living/dining room: With electric wood burner, 43" Smart TV, beams and French doors leading to patio area.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With single bed and trundle bed.

First floor

Limited headroom throughout.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower attachment and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and 2 highchairs available on request.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Appleby
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    5.25 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.0 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Appleby
  • Pub
    1.0 mile
  • Railway station distance
    5.0 miles
  • Lake
    23 miles

About the local area

The Eden Valley is set in a tranquil corner of East Cumbria nestling in between The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North Pennines; all areas of outstanding natural beauty and a lovely holiday destination at any time of the year.

There's plenty to occupy visitors from cycling the quiet country lanes (Try the Eden Valley Circular Cycle Route) to taking gentle riverside strolls, or maybe its pony trekking, fishing or golf and despite its rural location there's plenty of visitor attractions close by.

Travelling among undulating meadows visitors will come across charming villages which are dotted throughout the area and busy market towns such as Penrith, renowned for its specialist shops, history and architecture. Picturesque Appleby with its 12th century church, Norman Castle and wide medieval main street, lays to the south east of Penrith, here at Appleby station you can catch the train for a ride along the scenic Settle-Carlisle railway line.

The Eden Valley truly is Cumbria's `Hidden Gem' which maintains the illusion of untouched remoteness despite its extremely accessible location.

Things to do nearby

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

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

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

Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Emily's pub
Emily's Pub

Enjoy a tipple and some lovely pub grub at Emily's Black Lion - a traditional, family friendly village pub nestling on the Northern fringe of the Lake District in the lovely village of Ireby.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Brougham Hall

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

Greystoke Outdoor Pool
Greystoke Outdoor Pool

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

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

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

Alpaca Centre

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

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

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.

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