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Rainbow Cottage

Bolton near Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1069000)


Lakelovers rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Karen

    “Really excellent cottage.”

    Very comfortable and kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. Only one thing we found was the TV is way to small. Could really do with a larger one for the size of the living area. Would recommend this cottage.

    Very comfortable and kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. Only one thing we found was the TV is way to small. Could really do with a larger one for the size of the living area. Would recommend this cottage.

    - Karen, December 2023

    Many thanks for your recommendation: we are so pleased that you enjoyed your New Year stay and that you found our holiday home “comfortable and excellent “ . We try to keep it home from home for all of our guests, but sadly, in this case, we cannot install a bigger TV without it blocking part of the window, which we would find unacceptable from an aesthetic and from a safety point of view as this window faces south. We prefer to keep a comfortable sitting area where all occupants can relax and enjoy all aspects of the room, watching TV, conversing with each other, playing games and enjoying the log fire in the winter, and the scents of the roses and the sounds of the birdsong in the summer. …. just as we love to do! Property Owner


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden with lawn and bench, rear garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and petrol station 3.2 miles, dog-friendly pub in village 0.5 miles
  • Note: No stag, hen, or similar parties

The property

Rainbow Cottage, a three-bedroom dwelling in Bolton near Appleby, Cumbria, is the perfect base for families, couples and friends. Beautifully decorated and boasting countryside views across the North Pennines AONB, whilst featuring a woodburning stove, a pet-friendly garden, and a contemporary style, the cottage invites five guests, offering the ideal base for getting away from it all. Cater to your group's needs in the sleek kitchen, before gathering around the dining table, with the sound of the woodburning stove crackling in the backdrop. If you'd prefer to relax outdoors, venture to either the rear patio, or the front lawn, both completed with ample seating. Upstairs you will find three bedrooms, including two spacious king-size bedrooms, one with en-suite, and a single, all closely set by the main bathroom; enjoy far-reaching views from the first-floor, helping you unwind and experience a nature-filled break. Beyond Rainbow Cottage you'll find various amenities situated within the village including the New Crown public house and restaurant, church, village hall and recreation area. Appleby includes a full range of shops public houses/restaurants and cafes, as does Penrith. Kirkby Thore includes the Bridge bistro, and a local petrol station/local store. Within the surrounding area you'll also find Stenkrith Park, a 4.7km parkland, offering lakeside and woodland walks, Cliburn Moss Nature Reserve, home to diverse wildlife, and Bongate Mill, a charming Grade II listed water-powered mill. For good days out take a trip to Pooley Bridge, Ullswater or even Penrith with plenty to see and do. Further afield you'll reach Brougham Castle, displaying picturesque vistas across River Eamont, the grand gardens of Lowther Castle, Thacka Beck Nature Reserve, favoured by avid walkers, and Penrith and Eden Museum, a historical attraction, showcasing the county's heritage. Reaching the Lake District National Park, explore an abundance of walking trails, whilst stopping off at Pooley Bridge on Ullswater, or Keswick and Derwentwater, before climbing Helvellyn, set at 3,118 feet, a prime hot spot for hikers and explorers. Enjoy the Cumbrian backdrop at Rainbow Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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: No stag, hen, or similar parties or worker bookings permitted at this property due to residential the location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas