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The Old Byre

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972250)

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    • “Absolutely stunning!”
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    • “Having stayed at the Byre many times, my stay in July was yet again perfection! A beautiful property in a stunning location! An ideal place for those wanting to visit the lakes and surrounding areas. Can't wait to return!”

    Sharonmcgrath29, Manchester, United Kingdom, July 2018

    • “Amazing break”
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    • “The Byre is a perfect cottage to relax and do nothing, it's cosy, comfortable, and spotless, or if your feeling like a good walk with Amazing views then you have come to the right place, highly recommend this place, wouldn't come to this neck of woods without staying here”

    Summerlou2008, Manchester, March 2018

    • “The Old Byre”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Carluke, August 2013

    • “fantastic relaxing location”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bebington, June 2013

    • “A great week”
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    • “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!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bolton, June 2013

    • “excellent”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Whitchurch Shropshire, July 2012

    • “Old Byre Sandford”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Lichfield, July 2012

    • “A very relaxing and peaceful stay”
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    • “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!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle Upon Tyne, November 2011

    • “Truly great building with excellent location.”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bristol, November 2011

    • “Great spot”
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    • “We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Byrne, which is in a tranquil spot near Appleby, which is definitely worth a visit.Sandford itself has the advantage of a great local pub, which serves food and has a darts board. The only reason I can't give this five stars was that there were air fresheners everywhere which I don't like and in our large downstairs bedroom, I suspect they were masking a slightly doggy spell.”

    Moira C, Stockport, United Kingdom, April 2017

    • “Snowy retreat”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Swindon, April 2013

    • “Beautiful cottage, pity it hadn't been cleaned prior to our arri”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Manchester, February 2012

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    • “Lots of space in the house and it was nice and cosy”

    Mr Briggs, Heckmondwike, October 2018

    • “Cottage is fabulous would just like a fenced off area for dogs to go out.”

    Miss Clark, South Shields, September 2018

    • “This is the first time the family have stayed in a cottage. We weren't disappointed,home from home. If its just a peaceful holiday its ideal but if you need to be entertained wrong location as you will have to travel. The pub about 5 mins walk is very welcoming and serves lovely meals, but for any kind of activity non provided as like darts sports t v pool or music.”

    Mr Scollen, Peterlee, August 2018

    • “Was a lovely holiday cottage and very well located. The only negative really was I could not find anywhere a checking out time.”

    Miss Bentley, York, August 2018

    • “Great cottage, only let down by the really uncomfortable bed which caused daily back aches. A little more thought could go into the furniture positioning etc. For example dressing table nowhere near a plug socket for a hairdryer. It has no garden for dogs to run in but there's a very quiet lane next to the cottage. Well equipped though and in a very handy spot for the Lakes and the Dales.”

    Mrs Jenkyns, Swadlincote, June 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

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 three 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 five minute walk is therefore ideal for families with children and dogs. Sandford has a traditional village pub which is within walking distance, 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 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.

First floor: Galleried landing overlooking the lounge.
Double bedroom.

All electric and bed linen and towels included.
Cot and highchair available.
Free Wi-Fi available.
Patio with seating.
Private parking strictly limited to 2 cars.
The Old Byre is in the same courtyard as Westgate Cottage.


Living/Dining area, 1x downstairs twin bedroom, 1x downstairs double bedroom, 1x bathroom, 1x upstairs double bedroom.


  • Oil central heating
  • TV and integrated DVD player and wood-burning stove
  • Kitchen area with Rangemaster cooker and hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and washer/dryer
  • Bathroom with bathtub, shower over tub, basin and WC
  • One downstairs twin bedroom with TV
  • Fuel and power included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • High chair and cot available
  • Private parking strictly limited to 2 cars
  • Well-behaved pets welcome.

Regional Information

APPLEBY-IN-WESTMORLAND Penrith 14 miles. The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is nestled between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, so guests can enjoy the contrasting scenery of these two National Parks, plus numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. Appleby has a wonderful selection of quality independent shops, cafes and delicatessens selling locally produced food and crafts. The picturesque street of Boroughgate, with some interesting old buildings, is at the heart of the town and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence. Appleby is a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct. Visit Appleby in June and experience the colourful spectacle of the three hundred-year old Horse Fair. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.