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Shepherds Rest

Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1067616)


Lakelovers rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Mark

    “We had a wonderful time at shepherds rest, and will be back again.”

    It's ideally located in Appleby, which has everything you need for a stay.

    It's ideally located in Appleby, which has everything you need for a stay.

    - Mark, May 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • External utility
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking outside property for three hours with free disc, free parking further away in village
  • Enclosed rear garden with seating and summerhouse reached via path
  • Bike storage
  • Pet-friendly up to 3 dogs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: In the double bedroom, the bed can only be accessed from one side, please consider this when booking
  • Note: From April 16th 2024 pets will no longer be accepted, any current bookings with pets will be honored

The property

Resting in the heart of the Cumbrian town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is this lovely cottage, Shepherds Rest, offering two guests an excellent base for touring the surrounding scenic areas. The North Pennines overlook the town, with the Yorkshire Dales to the south and the Lakes to the west, making Shepherds Rest ideal for a couple or two friends seeking outdoor adventures. Step through the front door from the street and turn into the lovely open-plan living space of the ground floor where a sofa sits before the TV and gas fire, allowing you to unwind in comfort after a busy day. Head over to the simple kitchen space to rustle up tasty dishes, with all the essentials at your fingertips including an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge, while a washing machine sits in the external utility which can also be used for bike storage. The dining area serves as a lovely spot to tuck into your meals whether a quick bite or an intimate romantic setting for two, while summer months can be enjoyed with alfresco meals in the enclosed garden accessed down a path from the rear of the house, with a summerhouse and seating to enjoy. Travel upstairs to find two charming bedrooms comprising of a single bedroom and a double bedroom, served by the shared bathroom with a bath and overhead shower, this is the perfect property for holidaying with a friend or your other half. The town centre is just a short stroll from your doorstep which brings you to a host of shops, both local and known favourites, as well as pubs, takeaways and restaurants to sample some tasty food on evenings out. Appleby's train station is a major stop on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway, an epic train journey taking you along one of the most scenic and impressive railways of the UK with viaducts, tunnels and stunning views to admire, the 72-miles of track will take you on an unforgettable trip well worth taking. Explore the beautiful Eden Valley with a walk from Appleby-in-Westmorland to Hoff and then Great Ormside and back, passing everything from castles and rivers to water mills and waterfalls. Venture up to Penrith to visit Penrith and Eden Museum, Penrith Castel, Mayburgh Henge and King Arthur's Round Table, while Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens lying just within the Lake District is a beautiful day out, as is Lowther Castle & Gardens too. Enjoy a circular walk around Ullswater, stopping to see Aira Force Waterfall and visiting one of the lakeside cafés on the southern shores, perfect for a coffee and cake with a view. The North Pennines is great for challenging hikes and climbs with the likes of High Cup Nick and Cross Fell boasting stunning views from the top, and incredible beauty spots like Ashgill Force and Cow Green Reservoir adding to the wonder. Enjoy an active holiday outdoors in Cumbria from the lovely Shepherds Rest.

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About the location


Penrith 14 miles.

The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is nestled between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, so guests can enjoy the contrasting scenery of these two National Parks, plus numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. Appleby has a wonderful selection of quality independent shops, cafes and delicatessens selling locally produced food and crafts. The picturesque street of Boroughgate, with some interesting old buildings, is at the heart of the town and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence. Appleby is a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.

Note: From April 16th 2024 pets will no longer be accepted, any current bookings with pets will be honored