Peaceful but not isolated, rural location. Weekly bookings only
Why Owner chose Cumb
The Fold offers peace and quiet to relax and unwind. The view across to the Pennines is spectacular, with ever-changing displays of colour ad light. The night skies are also a delight - with the nightly hooting of a local owl. I can't promise you'll see red squirrels, but they are about. The interior is light and spacious, with plenty of room for lazing around, and a good collection of books for browsing. The newly added conservatory, or sun-porch is great for doing nothing very much, or for planning next day's activities. The Fold is my own winter home and perhaps has a more personal touch than some holiday lets. The garden is still in its infancy, so please forgive any weeds that may appear.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely area, if a little more remote than we normally go for.
Cottage more than enough space for 2. very pleasant stay
Our stay at the fold was excellent,much larger than portrayed on the site. Lovely setting in the village with great views from the windows at the rear of the property over fields to the hills in the distance.The only downside for us was the lack of comfortable seating in the lounge, a sofa would have been so much better. Overall it was a very good property and we enjoyed our holiday there.
A great place, very quiet & much bigger than the pictures suggest
A cottage with a view
A beautiful cottage with great views. Everything you need for a relaxing stay.
Lovely cottage with beautiful views.
Agree with all the reviews (except the last one!). True there's no sofa but plenty of comfortable seating. Slightly quirky and everything you need. Cosy with an excellent log burner. Two bathrooms, a powerful shower and comfy bed. More spacious than the pictures suggest. Excellent value. Dogs loved the walks and the garden is enclosed. Very quiet village, the cottage is situated on the edge with excellent views. Definitely like to return!
Why was there no sofas in the living room instead 4 very old uncomfortable badly damaged armchairs that should be used as firewood. The patio doors from living room to outside let in so much rain it flooded the floor. The kitchen table and 3 chairs again held together with glue and nails and wobbled so much we were afraid to eat at it. Where the boiler connects to the wall rain water was coming in very dangerous. The oven trays hadn't been cleaned at all and had to be scrubbed before use. The only chairs we could sit in were 2 garden chairs in the small conservatory. Although the area was lovely the unfortunate issues with the cottage have put us off using this place again.
The market towns of Appleby and Kirkby Stephen provide all facilities. Good walks from the door, including the famed nature reserve of Smardale Gill and viaduct. Wild Boar Fell and the high moorland around all have open access and the coast-to-coast footpath crosses the fell above Crosby Garrett. At the top of the village the Settle/Carlisle railway crosses on an impressive viaduct, with a station at Kirkby Stephen. The main A 66 crosses the Penines to give fast access to Teesdale, Co. Durham and North Yorkshire - and Scotland is just up the M.6. Or you could just sit in the garden and watch the clouds floating over the Penines!