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2 Colby House Barn

Colby near Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1056488)


Lakelovers rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Review(s)

  • Julie

    “Lovely home, everything you need and plenty of room for a large group.”

    Very clean and super comfy beds.

    Very clean and super comfy beds.

    - Julie, April 2024


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC and walk-in wardrobe, 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Front patio with seating and garage with bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: Please take care as the twin bedroom has low ceilings

The property

Appleby-in-Westmorland 1.9 miles. In an endearing location within the heart of the Eden Valley is a renovated barn surrounded by lush fields within Cumbrian countryside. 2 Colby House Barn offers eight lucky guests a fantastic base for a rural getaway, with a chance to explore both the exciting Lake District and the North Pennines AONB. Situated off a quiet country lane, enter the cottage grounds into a sweeping driveway, boasting access to your own private lawn space with stretching fields, a vegetable patch and a cute picnic table. Admire the front of the cottage with lovely patio seating in front, ideal for enjoying a morning coffee in front of this peaceful setting. Pop your bikes in the secure garage storage and kick off your muddy boots as you settle in for a relaxing evening, making full use of the homely sitting room, a sociable space where you and your loved ones can curl up for a film night in front of the roaring woodburning stove. A few steps take you up to the spacious kitchen/diner, host a dinner party on the quirky dining table featuring a pew next to the wall, whilst the designated chef rustles up a tasty meal using the contemporary appliances provided. Moving through the property, you'll find a convenient utility room and a ground-floor double bedroom which benefits from its own luxury en-suite shower room and a walk-in wardrobe, ideal for guests with mobility issues. The rest of the party can retreat upstairs to find three stunning bedrooms, including two doubles and a twin, featuring characterful beams above, perfect for children due to the low ceilings. Unwind during a relaxing evening in the deep freestanding bath, getting lost in your favourite book, or step into the wide walk-in shower to feel refreshed before starting your day. Step out for a romantic stroll in the quaint village of Colby, starting off at the cottage's front door and out towards peaceful fields and next to the flowing River Eden, whilst the pretty village of Bolton is nearby, boasting a local pub where you can enjoy an afternoon lunch with a pint of refreshing ale. Discover the local amenities at the charming town of Appleby-In-Westmorland, finding a selection of shops where you can stock up on self-catering essentials, and dining opportunities, as well as attractions such as Appleby Castle, The Courtyard Gallery, St Lawrence’s Church, and a local leisure centre. Nature lovers will delight in the chance to meander along 80 miles of the River Eden, admiring stunning views and spotting local wildlife, whilst visiting Rutter Force waterfall, Long Meg and her Daughters, and Solway Firth estuary. An abundance of things to do awaits within the Lake District National Park, including awe-inspiring landscapes along guided trails, mountain biking through valleys and boat trips on the glistening lakes, not forgetting to visit the iconic Lake District wonders of Ullswater, Keswick, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike to name a few. Alternatively, you can find the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the opposite side, with even more rugged mountains, enchanting woodland and striking moors to explore throughout historic towns and locations. Further afield is the bustling town of Penrith where you can spend a day indulging in some retail therapy at the large shopping centre, before heading to a local museum and enjoying dinner at one of the gorgeous restaurants. Spend a memorable trip with your loved ones at 2 Colby House Barn.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas