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Farmhouse With Stunning Views And Wonderful Walks Near Kirkby Stephen

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Property

Updated: 19-Sep-2016
Farmhouse in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England - Sycamore Tree Farm, An 18th Century Farmhouse With Magnificent Views Over The Eden Valley

Welcome to Sycamore Tree Farm, Mallerstang, Cumbria

A Peaceful Country Cottage

Sycamore Tree Farm, Mallerstang, Eden Valley, CumbriaSycamore Tree Farm is an 18th century farmhouse perched high on the Mallerstang fell side with magnificent views over the Eden Valley. The famous Settle-Carlisle railway runs through Mallerstang higher up the fell.

The cottage is at the end of a private road that winds through a working farm up towards the fells - an escape from the stresses of everyday life.

It's a walker’s paradise with immediate access to Wild Boar and the fells. The cottage looks onto the grandeur of High Seat and the famous Howgills are only minutes away.

Sycamore is an ideal spot for bird watchers and nature lovers. There are pheasants, rabbits and red foxes in the garden and the trees behind, and down by the River Eden, our two resident herons.

Accommodation

A traditional farmhouse

Ground floor

Entrance hall. Sitting room with beams and open fire. Downstairs toilet. Well equipped farmhouse kitchen. Walk-in pantry. Garden room with patio doors leading to a secluded garden and small beck.

First floor

3 double bedrooms, one of which leads through to another.

Facilities

Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, iron/ironing board, Video/DVD player with TV but please note that there is no TV reception at the farmhouse. Selection of books and walking maps for local areas.

Electricity

is included inthe tariff during the summer months but we ask for an additional £25 from October to May.

Bed linen

Provided.

Towels

Not provided.

Heating

Night storage heaters and convector radiators throughout.

Garden

Secluded garden set in the Mallerstang fell side.

Parking

Parking in barn adjoining house at owner's risk.

Children

Children welcome. Cot available.

Dogs/Pets

We welcome family dogs but dogs and livestock don't always mix. Please do not walk your dogs in a field containing livestock.

Smoking

No smoking in the farm house.

Water Supply

We have our own water supply which comes from a spring on the fells. It is filtered but can become discoloured in rainy weather. You may prefer to use bottled water for drinking.

Arrival/Departure

Friday changeover. Arrival time 3.30pm. Departure time 10am.

Fish for trout from the river bank or go horse riding on the bridle ways that cross the fells.

Golf courses are within half an hour's drive - or if you're feeling adventurous hire a mountain bike or try para-gliding.

Nearby: The Eden Valley

Sycamore Tree Farm, Mallerstang, Eden Valley, Cumbria

The ruin of Pendragon Castle, built in the 12th century and reputed to be the place where Uther Pendragon, King Arthur's father died, is situated within Mallerstang a short walk from Sycamore Tree Farm as is St. Mary's church, in Outhgill, built by Lady Anne Clifford, Lady Anne's Highway, and the famous Andy Galsworthy Pinfold.

Further Afield

Sycamore Tree Farm, Mallerstang, Eden Valley, Cumbria The market town of Kirkby Stephen is about 5 miles away with Hawes, Sedbergh, Kendal, Penrith and Barnard Castle an easy drive. Each of these small towns offers visitors a selection of pubs, restaurants and places of interest together with a variety of shops and activities.

Hawes, in upper Wensleydale, is about a 20 minutes drive. This small market town has been awarded the English Tourist Board Silver Award for 'Best Day Trip out'. It is well worth a visit.

Kendal offers cinema, theatre and other entertainment at the Brewery Arts Centre together with extensive shopping opportunities. St Oswald's church at Ravenstonedale is famous for its triple pulpit, its collegiate pews and the Gilbertine monastic house excavations in its grounds.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

4 Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

A perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

We have just got back from a lovely relaxing stay at Sycamore Tree farm and really wish that we had stayed for longer. With local shops and amenities a short drive away it really is in an idea spot!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

A great spot!

  • 5 of 5

Such an amazing location with the most breath taking views.

The cottage itself is perfect for couples, friends and families, It has everything you need and a great kitchen to dine in. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to other people. We will most certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Beautiful House, amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing few days staying at Sycamore Tree farm. The cottage was ideal and well equipped and we couldn't have asked for more from its location. Lovely scenic views and a beautiful cottage to relax in after a hard days walking. We can't wait to go back!

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Secluded House

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful secluded house, very relaxing, would definately stay again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : leeds/bradford or teesside at 80 Miles Nearest Barpub : Nateby at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Ravenstonedale at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Kirkby Stephen at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ravenstonedale at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Morecambe Bay at 50 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Sycamore Tree Farm is situated in the picturesque upper Eden Valley near the source of the River Eden. The Eden Valley is considered by many to be the hidden gem in the crown of Cumbria, a region of outstanding natural beauty. It is less crowded than the nearby Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. With fewer people and less traffic the Eden Valley continues to offer the peace and tranquility lost to other more popular tourist destinations.

The upper Eden Valley offers uncrowded space amidst beautiful rambling countryside with a scattering of villages, some with pubs, some without. The nearest pub to Sycamore Tree Farm serving food is the Moorcock Inn, about 4 miles away, near the famous Ribblehead viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle railway. There are other pubs that serve bar meals and have restaurants at Nateby, Hawes, Ravenstonedale and Kirkby Stephen.

Travel:

From M6

Exit at J37 & take the A684 to Sedbergh. Continue to Garsdale & Garsdale Head. The road passes under the Settle-Carlisle railway & there is a road leading off to the left (B6259), turn left. After 6 miles there is a road on the left signposted to Shoregill, turn left. Keep left when the road forks over a small bridge & past farm buildings on the left. After passing the farm there is a gate across the road, continue up the hill until Sycamore Tree Farm is reached at the end of the road.

Further Details:

Kirkby Stephen

The nearest market town to Sycamore Tree Farm Cottage is Kirkby Stephen, about 5 miles away, where there are a variety of pubs and restaurants offering good dining. There are also many shops supplying groceries, gifts and antiques. There is a Tourist Information Centre. Kirkby Stephen is a recent winner of the Calor 'Best Village in Britain' award.

Ravenstonedale

The picturesque village of Ravenstonedale lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty. While the surroundings are idyllic and offer visitors peace and tranquility Ravenstonedale is an ideal location from which to explore the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks.

Newbiggin-on-LuneSedbergh

Sedbergh is a small town nestling in a valley at the foot of the Howgill fells. It is becoming increasingly famous as for its annual book festival. Sedbergh is an ideal base from which to explore the Howgill Fells, a compact cluster of hills rising to about 2,000 feet about 40 square miles in area between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

Hill Walking

The Howgill fells are nearby and offer excellent opportunities for walking. The Howgills are less crowded than the central Lake District fells and gradients are not usually as steep. One of Wainwright's books is dedicated to the Howgills. A little further afield are the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks which offer walking amid spectacular scenery.

River fishing on the Eden, Belah and Lune

Bessy Beck Trout Fishery

Golf

Tennis and Swimming

Cycling and Mountain Biking

Bird Watching

Crown Green Bowling

Horse Riding

Paragliding

Settle-Carlisle Railway

Pendragon Castle

Smardale Nature Reserve

St Oswald's Church and Gilbertine Ruins

Classic Coach Tours

Lake District

Yorkshire Dales

Coast-to-Coast Walk

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 5
23 Sep 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£286
for 4 nights
£500
 
 
Mid Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£450
 
 
Late Spring
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Arrive Friday after 3.30pm. Depart Friday before 10am.

Electricity
included in tariff in summer months.We ask for an additional £25 from October till May

We ask for a deposit of £175 to secure your booking and the balance of your payment six weeks before your stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Downstairs toilet. Upstairs bathroom with bath and shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps4 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 double bedrooms, one of which leads through to another.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Please note that there is no TV reception at the farmhouse. Night storage heaters and convector radiators throughout. We have our own water supply which comes from a spring on the fells. It is filtered but can become discoloured in rainy weather. You may prefer to use bottled water for drinking. Parking in barn adjoining house at owner's risk. Outside: Garden room with patio doors leading to a secluded garden and small beck. Secluded garden set in the Mallerstang fell Direct access to Wild Boar fell from the back of the house Other: Walk-in pantry.

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