The Old Byre has a cosy lounge with log burning stove. This quaint cottage sleeps six people and has plenty to do and see in the local area and is within easy reach of the rest of the Lake District.
Sandford is a quaint village only 3 miles west of Appleby, famous for its horse fair. The northern Pennines are within easy reach and offer alternative walks and scenery in a less frequented area than the Lake District. For those who enjoy cycling the Eden Valley is an ideal base to enjoy the great outdoors with its quiet roads and country lanes waiting to be explored. The village is at the end of a no through road and with the River Eden within a 5 minute walk is therefore ideal for families with children and dogs. Sandford has a traditional village pub serving excellent bar meals.
The Old Byre has recently been refurbished to a high standard, retaining many of its original features and is sure to appeal to those looking for accommodation in an area of peace and tranquillity.
The cottage is centrally heated and comprises:
* Dining/lounge with vaulted beamed ceiling, TV with integrated DVD/CD player, Ipod docking station and feature fireplace housing a wood burning stove.
* Kitchen with breakfast bar and equipped with Rangemaster cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and washer/dryer.
* Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
* Double bedroom with view to the nearby fells
* Twin bedroom with TV and video.
* First floor: Galleried landing overlooking the lounge.
* Double bedroom.
* All electric and bed linen included.
* Cot and highchair available.
* Free Wi-Fi available.
* Patio with seating.
* Ample private parking.
* The Old Byre is in the same courtyard as Westgate Cottage.
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Left on 08/01/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 1, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
Lovely village, great accommodation and superbly located for holiday exploration. Suitable for all ages, I have two boys aged 4 and 12 who loved the area (particularly Mambo the parrot). Highly recommended for a quiet family break.
Left on 06/20/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 20, 2013Stayed May 2013
Myself, my husband, our 3 boys and dog stayed at The Old Byre and had a wonderful holiday. The location was perfect and the cottage was a home from home with clear directions and key collection instructions sent prior to stay.
Left on 06/13/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 13, 2013Stayed May 2013
Second visit to The Old Byre. Spacious, nice and warm - especially with the log burner. Private and peaceful village location, friendly locals, cottage full of character and an excellent c/h system and power shower. Central for both N Lakes and N Pennines. Bit basic on kitchen utensils but all there. Will go again!
Left on 04/20/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 20, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
A great place for the snow Easter break this year. Everything was well presented, of good quality and an ideal for exploring the Eden valley, North Lakes and the Howgills.
We had to forage for timber to burn on the log burner as the previous visitors had used all the supplies.
Recycling advice needs to be revised into a concise "what to put where" but otherwise a great place to stay.
Left on 07/18/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 18, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
We had a great time with you. The cottage was really very pretty and in an easy to reach location near enough to the main routes but nicely just off the beaten track. We can't fault our holiday. Thank you very much.
Left on 07/18/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 18, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
When we read some of the previous reviews there were issues regarding the cleanliness,this was immediatly dispelled when we arrived. The occomodation is naturally rustic but fully equipted,with the open plan Kitchen having everything you could possibly need, the bedrooms are huge and this would easily occomodate sleeping 6, with the smaller room downstairs being a childrens/teens room with 2 single beds and even a PS2.
The village of Sandford is delightfully quiet,just what we wanted,ideal for walking the dog or going for an early evening stroll down the lanes.
We ate in the Sandford arms a couple of times,Food is excellent although its more aimed at being a restaurant than a village pub,which in present times is understandable.There are also delightful pubs in nearby appleby which is only 10/15 mins away by car.
We used this as a base to explore the lakes and the Yorkshire Dales,travel to which is a maximum of about an hour away by car,but to be honest the scenery is so nice its a pleasure to travel.
Also can recommend the Settle/Carlisle line for the scenery,travelled to Settle and back for the day,although the town itself is quite small.
All in all we had an excellent stay and would recommend the Old Byre to anyone wanting a break away from the rat race.
"Beautiful cottage, pity it hadn't been cleaned prior to our arri"
Left on 02/02/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 2, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
Loved the cottage, absolutely stunning. Lovely surrounding countryside. Great pub a two minute walk. Would have been perfect except it had not been cleaned from previous guests so had to wash and dry all bedding and clean up on arrival. Despite two emails and a phone call we received no apology so regrettably will not be rebooking.
Left on 11/18/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 18, 2011Stayed Nov 2011
This cottage is in a lovely quiet area, it was very relaxing and peaceful.
The cottage itself was lovely, we fell in love with the log fire- It made the cottage have a lovely warm and cosey feel.
Their is not a lot to do around this cottage eg places to eat etc but as we went for a relaxing break with the dog it was great!
Left on 11/04/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 4, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay... Complete with open fire and availability to bring my dog. The bathroom facilities were top of the range which doesn't sound much, but after a long walk the luxuorious bath was needed!
I would say If either of the two electrical fly killers had been working this would have eliminated the fly problem and completed our stay.
All prices include all taxes, gas, electric and bed linen. Please check property description to see if towels, logs, coal and cots are included free of charge or at a supplement. If a pet friendly property, the charge is £20 per pet per week/part week. Please telephone or email us for short break availability and prices.
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