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Tardis Cottage – a charming stone cottage in the heart of Sedbergh



Updated: 18-Nov-2016

This traditional, characterful cottage offers a cosy retreat with beamed ceilings and a Morso wood burning stove. The porch leads onto a comfortable lounge with a well equipped gallery kitchen, housing an induction hob, fan assisted oven and fridge. Upstairs there is a double bedroom and shower room with an original 18th century pine dividing wall – in places you can see the candle burns where somebody got a little too close! (You may need to watch your head in places and the stairs are quite steep.) Outside is a flower filled patio with a table and chairs for al fresco dining, and a very cute annex which houses the washing machine, a small freezer and room to store bicycles securely. Free wi-fi is available in the cottage.

Sedbergh is an ancient market town nestling in a verdant valley under the fells and as well as a variety of shops, pubs and cafes still has a Wednesday market. Perfectly situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park but also in Cumbria, and only 5 miles off the M6, there is easy access to both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks from the cottage. The Howgill Fells offer superb walking straight from the doorstep, and there are many beautiful footpaths along the valley too. The area is also popular with cyclists, with winding country lanes offering wonderful views.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We bought Tardis Cottage almost 20 years ago as a weekend retreat and fell in love with Sedbergh and its' friendly people, so now we live here! Our home is four doors away across the cobbled courtyard.

Neil is a semi-retired craftsman upholsterer whose workshop, “Howgill Upholstery”, is in the barn near to the cottage. He can offer tuition if you would like to combine your holiday with a chance to learn something new or improve your skills. Perhaps you might like to make a Yorkshire Tweed footstool to take home with you?

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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


Very sweet and homely cottage, with such welcoming owners - would definitely stay again!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for my first week starting a new job in Sedbergh. Completely new to the area we were warmly welcomed by Neil and Sue and the Tardis was a home from home and beautifully furbished, with everything we needed.

We really enjoyed the multi fuel stove which was such a treat, especially given it was -6degrees at one point, which we settled in front of over a cuppa and enjoyed our welcome biscuits! Thank you.

If we were not now living here we would stay again and we would definitely recommend and will be passing on the details to family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, cosy, comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have just spent four nights in Tardis Cottage and have had such a wonderful time!!!

Sue and Neil were absolutely fantastic! Both very friendly and very kind. They live in the village of Sedbergh so are there if you need anything at all...which you wouldn't because the cottage is one of the most well equipped self catering holidays we've ever had!!!

The cottage itself is very comfortable and very cosy in the colder months when you get the log burner going! I don't feel the pictures do it justice?! It is bigger than I thought it would be which was a concern as my husband is 6ft 5in and thought he'd bump his head on low beams, but it's bigger than it looks. Not massive but perfect for two :-)

You can just see the rolling hills of the dales from the bedroom window and the village of sedbergh itself is charming and delightful, people are very friendly! There's a butchers, green grocers and a beautiful bakery where you can get a fresh loaf every morning! There is also a lovely pub less than 1 minute walk from the cottage where we had a superb meal.

Can't praise it enough. We will definitely be returning, we've fallen in love with the north :-)

Thanks again Neil and Sue!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Small but perfectly packaged Tardis Cottage is full of charm and character; an ideal base for two.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Tardis Cottage, which provided the perfect base for us during our 4 night stay. It is full of charm and character, little quirks you would expect in a property of this age - you do need to mind your head in one or two places and the stairs are quite steep and narrow; however these were not an issue for us. Tardis Cottage is beautifully and lovingly presented for its guests right down to the welcoming tea, coffee and biscuits. It has all the amenities you need with the comforts of home, which we made full use of. Sue and Neil are excellent and friendly hosts who live just about next door and were available when needed; our thanks to you both for your welcome and knowledge of the area. We loved our stay at Tardis; it was perfect for us and Sedbergh is a lovely market town providing an excellent base for exploring the Lakes, Dales and the Howgills.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Even Dr Who would be impressed by Tardis Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic cottage with excellent facilities and brilliantly situated for accessing all the facilities in Sedburgh. If I had to make any improvements, I would say that a teapot and cosy would be useful and maybe a small nest of tables to put your cup on while watching the TV would have provided perfection. We are already planning our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I've just checked and the glass tea pot is still in the cupboard next to the cafetiere! We are on the look out for a nice little coffee table to match the décor as suggested.
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Wonderful facilities. Back next month. Please.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warm welcome and great location

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Neil were very welcoming hosts as the other reviews have mentioned. They were also very accommodating in meeting the dates that we required. The cottage was spotlessly clean with tea, coffee, milk and biscuits provided and these were very welcome after our long drive. The instructions provided on how to reach the cottage were clear and easy to follow. Sedbergh is a very attractive town in a beautiful location ideally situated for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes. The town contains a range of shops including some very good second hand book shops, two pubs, a Spar and a number of cafes. There is also a small farmers' market on one week day. Highly recommended for a couple.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

As soon as we walked into Tardis Cottage we knew that we had found our ideal place to get away from it all, it is perfect for a couple on holiday. Situated in the heart of Sedbergh you can easily spend a week here without using a car, there are a good variety of shops to cater for your needs and an assortment of places to eat out a stones throw away. There is plenty to do too, even if you don't want to drive into the Lakes or Dales.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bradford Leeds at 47 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Dalesman at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Heysham at 32 Miles Nearest Golf : Sedbergh Golf Club at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Oxenholme at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Dalesman at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Kendal dry ski slope at 12 Miles Nearest Beach : Arnside and Silverdale at 22 Miles Car: recommended

We love Sedbergh because of its' great location and its' friendly people. There is so much to do here from walking the fells or cycling to visiting Farfield Mill - our local arts and heritage centre. There are several second hand bookshops in town, with Westwoods proclaimed on of the ten best in the country by The Guardian.

In the Yorkshire Dales National Park, as well as stunning scenery, caves and waterfalls, the Wensleydale Creamery at Hawes is well worth a visit, with cheese making demonstrations, tasting, a shop and two cafes. And of course the Lake District is only a short drive away with its' numerous attractions and activities.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
3 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
9 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

You may park outside the cottage to unload, there is plenty of on street parking available nearby. If you prefer, a free parking pass for the town car park (5 minutes walk) is available for your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 18-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

In one of the oldest parts of Sedbergh, the cottage is around 200 years old and is so pretty, with its' beams, alcoves, muntin and plank wall, and vaulted bedroom ceiling. If you are wondering about the name, the previous owner was a policeman - so his grandchildren decided the cottage was a "Police Box" and the most famous one of all is The Tardis! Sadly, as the walls are around a metre thick, it is not bigger on the inside though.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed


  • Terrace ...


  • Self-catering

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