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Otters Holt

Great Asby near Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1103091)


Lakelovers rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Four poster bed
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Review(s)

  • Judith

    “Another lovely stay at Otter’s Holt!”

    Loved the cottage and village on our first trip so decided to come back to explore the area a bit more. We found lots of new and interesting dog walks around Great Asby so Daisy our Labrador was delighted too

    Loved the cottage and village on our first trip so decided to come back to explore the area a bit more. We found lots of new and interesting dog walks around Great Asby so Daisy our Labrador was delighted too

    - Judith, April 2024


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size four poster bed with TV and woodburning stove, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with 2 x woodburning stove
  • Electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, slow cooker, waffle maker, coffee grinder
  • 1 x TV, 1 x Smart TV with Netflix (please use own log in and subscription), DVD player, WiFi
  • Books and board games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • On-street parking
  • 2 well-behaved pets welcome
  • Rear enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.2 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Otters Holt is a charming river side stone terrace cottage in the National park conservation village of Great Asby. Unusually this Cumbrian village sits within the Yorkshire Dales National park, situated in the beautiful Eden Valley, where the Dales meet the Lakes it makes the perfect base for exploring this stunning part of the country with the Dales and Lake District National parks on your door step. With a fantastic open plan living, dinning kitchen with inglenook fireplace, stunning double height master bedroom with a romantic super king four poster bed and wood burning stove, two further cosy bedrooms and pretty enclosed courtyard garden, countless walks and cycle rides on the doorstep and a friendly country pub a short stroll away. Otters Holt makes the perfect choice for a romantic couples escape, a group or family holiday, come share our little bit of Eden. The cottage boasts a lovely comfortable interior; be welcomed into the open plan living space where you can look forward to evenings relaxing in front of the crackling wood burning stove, chatting, playing games or watching your favourite TV show or DVD. Conjure up a delicious home cooked meal in the well equipped kitchen dinner, with handy dishwasher, ready to enjoy at the dinning table for five as you recount the days adventures, and why not try making waffles for breakfast! Climb the stairs up to the first floor where you will find a well appointed bathroom and look forward to an indulgent soak in the bath after a long country walk or refreshing morning rinses under the overhead shower. When sleep calls choose from three lovely bedrooms; a generous super king size with romantic four poster bed, wood burning stove and TV, as well as a double and a single, all with plenty of storage for your belongings. Outside, the pretty front cottage garden has views of the beck (which sometimes runs dry in the summer months) and faces east; perfect for a morning cuppa while listening to the birds and babbling beck. If you’re lucky, you may see red squirrels on the beck side looking for food. The secure back patio garden catches the afternoon and evening sun, a great place to enjoy a glass of wine and some alfresco dining. A short walk along the beck is the renowned Three Greyhounds pub offering a warm welcome and home cooked meals, there are also a number of cosy country pubs and tea rooms and even a chocolate factory with cafe within the surrounding villages. For a wider selection of amenities take the short drive to Appleby-in-Westmorland where you can stock up on essentials. Visit Appleby castle or the grade 2 listed building of St Anne’s hospital, wander along the River Eden,test out your swing at the excellent Appleby golf course or hop a train on the world famous Settle to Carlisle scenic railway. Great Asby is an exceptional location sitting in the beautiful unspoilt Eden Valley, within the Dales National Park and only a short 10 mile drive from the Lake District National Park and Penine AONB. The village is a paradise for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers surrounded by numerous walking trails and cycle routes. Red squirrels and roe deer are regularly spotted in and around the village, red squirrels have even been seen in the garden. Otters, dippers and kingfishers have been seen in the beck not far from the village, why not see how many different birds you can spot at our bird table! Great Asby Scar nature reserve, on the outskirts of the village, is an important and rare limestone pavement habitat and offers stunning distant views of the lake district fells and pennies mountains. Continue on to Penrith gateway to the northern lakes, home to a remarkable 14th century castle, the fascinating Penrith museum which houses Roman pottery, the Thacka Beck nature reserve and renowned Penrith Beacon Monument which sits over looking the town, is a great hiking spot. From here venture in to the Lake District National Park, where you can explore Dalmain House and historic gardens, try your hand at a wide variety of water sports at Ullswater or tackle the famous Hellvellyn peak. This and more awaits you at Otters Holt.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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