Set in National Park with Outstanding Views, Private, Large gardens, 2 beds
About Tim Foster
We bought Westby House off the last station masters widow in Dec 2012. We lived here until Summer 2016 when we moved to Kent for schools and employment. We have decided to rent the house and cottage out as a holiday let to allow other people to enjoy the unique and beautiful setting. My husband is a Zoologist and Lawyer - we have our own Employment Law firm which we set up in 2010. I work in accounts for a jewellery chain and I enjoy reading and doing art and crafts.
Tim Foster purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Tim Foster chose Sedbergh
The wonderful setting amongst the Howgill Fells whilst looking out over the Lune Valley is amazing. The garden is south west so we have the sun all day - it rises on the left and sets on the right of the garden. Lots of wildlife - owls, bats, foxes, hedgehogs and an abundance of birds. The house itself is so quirky and historical being almost unchanged in shape from when it was built in 1850. Surrounded by its own grounds the location is private and peaceful - the driveway is over 150 metres long through the wooded area of the garden.
What makes this Cottage unique
Amazing views from all round the house, the unusual shape of the buildings and the way they have been adapted from their original use as a train station - the outside waiting area is now a glass fronted conservatory with natural stone back wall still marked where the victorian paint was painted onto the backs of the benches.The platform is now a 60 ft patio.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking/vaping in cottage but fine in garden
1 or 2 Small/medium housetrained pets considered
abies in cots welcome - cot & high chair available
Minimum age of primary renter:24
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
No additional guests
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Stayed here as a party of four. Cottage is wheelchair friendly. Owner has thought of everything possible that you would need to enjoy this beautiful cottage. The gardens and scenery were amazing. Lots of good restaurant's and things to do just a short drive away. The lakes were stunning. We will return one day to do it all over again.
Lovely spot, great proximity to Dales and Lake District
Really peaceful, we'll appointed, close to town but remote feel. Could have stayed longer!!
Our family had a lovely stay at the old station cottage. The beds were so comfy and everything was provided for us that we needed. Dianna couldn’t have been more helpful. The garden is great and was perfect for the boys to run about in. Would definitely return.
Love cottage, lovely village, lovely area
A fabulous weekend away was had by us, the kids and the dogs. Old Station Cottage was a great choice and had everything we needed. Plenty of games for the kids, some lovely welcome goodies and a huge amount of guides and maps to go at! The garden and views are spectacular! The dogs particularly loved the huge lawn and I must admit it is the first time I have ever been able to fully use a ball thrower in a private garden!
Many thanks for leaving such a lovely review - I am really pleased you all enjoyed your stay in the cottage and the gardens - including the dogs! We would be happy for you to return anytime.
Wonderful, great cottage and lovely location
The cottage was ideal, beautiful views and a lovely little village about a mile away. Advice for Sedbergh, we couldn’t get a taxi on a Saturday night and we had nothing in the house to eat, we couldn’t drive as we’d had a drink, so just prepare yourself better than we did! There’s a local Spar.
The cottage has 2 lovely bedrooms and the bed was very comfy and spacious.
Beautiful cosy cottage with charming features.
Lovely stay thank you😊 Two large bedrooms, adequate bathroom with lovely added extras; such as toiletries, dining room complete with candles and various board games for all ages. Beautiful lounge with lovely views, books, dvds and a comfy sofa, also a fully equipped kitchen complete with coffee machine. My only advice would be to research before you go, we went on a Monday and was situation next to the lovely village of Sedbergh, but most of the shops and pubs were all closed, bar one cafe and one pub, the cafe let dogs in however the one pub open did not. The cafe we went in was lovely, this was called Mad Hatters, the afternoon tea sounded lovely but for that you had to book in advance, so if your fancying that ensure you ring. All the others in the village do but not open Mondays. We also wanted to take our grandson to Holme open farm and thought we'd save that for the Tuesday-turned out that was the only day it closed. Lovely cottage, excellent for exploring the local area and walks etc. Only suggestion for the cottage would be to invest in the hot tub, as it would be fabulous to sit in looking at the picturesque scenery. We would usually choose property's with them when not booking last minute, and be happy to pay more for it.
Lovely stay thank you:)
Hi Roderick - Thank you for your lovely review and especially for the useful information - I believe the closing on Mondays is just for the winter period and all should be open again from March. Holme Farm though I think is closed on Tuesdays all year so good for families to take note.
I am pleased you all enjoyed your stay, we have considered a hot tub but as we don't live on site it would be quite difficult to ensure it was maintained the way we would want it to be. We will keep it in mind though! We would be happy for you to return anytime.
Sedbergh (pronounced Sed-Ber), set at the foot of the dramatic and wild Howgill Fells, is an ancient market town in northern Dentdale. Sedbergh is situated just inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is only 12 miles from the Lake District National Park. The town, with its narrow streets, little shops, traditional pubs, famous school dating back to 1525 and its 12th century church, has an olde worlde atmosphere. Leading from Sedbergh is Dentdale, the jewel of the Yorkshire Dales with its rolling hills and dry stone walls, stretching 14 miles from the windswept moors below Whernside to the confluence of the Rivers Dee and Rawthey. At the centre of the dale is Dent, with its cobbled streets, which has existed since Norman times and nearby Dent railway station is on the renowned Settle-Carlisle railway line. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, and fishing, and the area is a paradise for walkers, ramblers, runners and cyclists. This, together with the tranquillity of the surrounding valleys, the two National Parks and it being England's book town, makes an ideal year-round holiday destination.