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Just launched! We'd been looking for the ideal 'Under the Thatch' in the hills of Northern England for some time, but we think we've found the perfect bolthole in 'The Summerhouse'. Extra photos here. This large shepherd's hut is privately situated in the orchard of a traditional millhouse in the beautiful Eden Valley. This beautiful area of the Northern Pennines is sandwiched between the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales so there are endless great days out.
The waggon contains a kitchen/ sitting area and double bedroom, and you also get a small shower-room in the converted drying room of the mill. You can walk from the door onto the Northern Pennines, the village pub serving food is just a half mile walk along a footpath, and the charming market town of Appleby is under two miles. Sheep graze around the waggon on this charming smallholding (managed organically) and you have direct access to acres of common land, and a lovely clean river with stepping stones where you can splash about in summer. Rediscover the best of England!
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This location is relatively accessible via public transport. You may need a taxi or to ask for a lift at the start and end of your holiday if you have heavy cases, but otherwise there are local public transport services available within walking distance. You can get information on UK transport services from Transport Direct using a destination postcode of CA16 6JR.
Train to Appleby-upon-Westmorland, 2 miles from The Summerhouse. Local pickup may be possible by prior arrangement or taxi or walk/ cycle.
"Thank you for sharing your wonderful location and above all your wonderful vegetable plot. It has been a delight to be here. Simple tasteful decor make the summer house peaaceful and cosy. The landscape is so interesting and varied to explore, and the Eden Valley walks guide has been a constant companion" ~ Deidre & Julian, Gloucestershire
"We loved it all - the summer house, the land, the sheep, the chickens, the view, the stream, Dufton pike, the clouds, the rain - all perfect. Look forward to returning" ~ Jayne & Sue Todmorden
"Thankyou Catherine for having us ! We have had a truly magnificent time. You have created something unique which is perfect in everyway! We shall be back" ~ Kate and Mathew, Sheffield
"A delightful spot, a lovely wagon and a warm welcome.The views are beautiful, walks have been wonderful, Dufton Pike, the stag, Long Meg stone circle and the lovely mill tearoom. For us the best feature is the vegetable garden which not only looks splendid but makes every meal a treat" ~ Rosie & Daniel, Manchester
Prices include heating and electricity where it is installed, bed-linen, towels, and hot water. Guests may be responsible for purchasing extra baskets of logs/fuel if desired.