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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine


About the property

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. (Please note that an induction hob may not be suitable for guests with Pacemakers.) 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 pretty 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.

More Details

Sue and Neil Kernahan
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Sue and Neil Kernahan

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?

Sue and Neil Kernahan purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Sue and Neil Kernahan chose Sedbergh

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sedbergh in South Lakeland District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Stone built cottages need to breathe, so we ask that the bathroom and bedroom windows are opened for a short time each morning.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
As in many historic properties there is no private parking at the cottage, however there is plenty of on street parking. We also provide a parking pass which is valid in both village car parks, neither of which is more than a few minutes walk away.


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Tardis Cottage – a charming stone cottage in the heart of Sedbergh
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

Great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Tardis was a great cottage to use as a base to explore Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales. We never met Sue but Neil was super helpful even to the point of letting us bring our stay forward a couple of days to accomodate some last minute family business in England. The cottage was perfect for the two of us and nicely laid out. The moderately steep staircase was easy to navigate with a good handrail. It was well stocked with a good range of kitchen cookware and dishes. Our only need would have been a small microwave to reheat tea and coffee. The induction cook top was great to use and easy to clean. Very cute bedroom with a dormer view down Howgills Lane. Very comfortable bed and cozy comforter. Wood stove worked very well but do not buy wood at the local Spar, it is not seasoned enough; take Neils recommendation. We were almost always able to park around the corner on Highfield Road; when space was not available, the parking pass that goes with cottage gave us access two nearby parking lots. Make sure you visit Howgill Fellside Ice Cream; up the hill and into the farmyard with farm owners that made us feel most welcome. Not your usual ice cream place. Of the two pubs in town, the Red Lion is by far the the most welcoming. Trouble is, you never quite know when it is to open. Jennings Brewery appears to have trouble holding on to managers/cooks. They do allow you to bring in food. The Dalesman felt very stuffy with staff and customers seemingly reluctant to engage in conversation. But it does have a nicely conditioned Tim Taylors "Landlord". Great pies at the butchers, fresh produce and artisanal foods at Powell's and inexpensive breakfasts and fresh bread at The Three Hares.

Overall, our stay at Tardis made everything else in the area all the more enjoyable. If we were to go back to the area, we would undeniably stay there again. Thank you Neil and Sue.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cottage and lovely hosts! Loved every minute!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had such a lovely few days staying at Tardis Cottage we didn’t want to come home! Great location and a beautiful, cosy, clean cottage with everything you need! Couldn’t have wished for a better place to stay! Thanks for having us, I’m sure we’ll be back again one day!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had everything we needed to enjoy our stay

  • 5 of 5

Just right for a couple. We liked the accommodation and area for walking.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Neat and comfy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, just 50m from a fine pub!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little gem with everything youd need!

  • 5 of 5

Top quality accomodation in a delightful little town. Charming hosts too!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well presented cottage conveniently placed in the centre of Sedbergh

  • 4 of 5

Owners very welcoming and helpful. Appreciated the small extra touches such as the tea, coffee, shortbread and milk waiting for us, and the roses on the table. The cottage contained everything we needed for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Bradford Leeds
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Dalesman
Nearest Ferry
32 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Sedbergh Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Dalesman
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Kendal dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Arnside and Silverdale
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.


Prices & Availability

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.