About Sandbed Cottage
2 Bedroom Pet-Friendly Holiday Home with Country Views by the Howgill Fells in the Yorkshire Dales National ParkNestled in the Upper Eden Valley AONB amid the rolling Cumbrian fells, Sandbed Cottage is a beautiful 2 bedroom stone-built cottage offering oodles of charm and character. Beautifully furnished and offering a homely feel, this is a lovely holiday home where you can relax and unwind with friends and family on holiday, plus your pet pooch can come too (up to 2 well behaved pet dogs are welcome here).
Located in the Rawthey Valley, in the northern part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, close to the border with the Lake District National Park, this is a superb location for holidaymakers who love to explore the great outdoors.
Sandbed Cottage benefits from breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and enjoys an enviable location by the beautiful Howgill Fells. The slopes of Harter Fell can be reached directly from the doorstep and the magnificent limestone pavements can be found just on the other side of the dale.
Exposed beams are a feature throughout this holiday home and there are two beautifully presented comfortable bedrooms, made up with Egyptian cotton bedlinen.
Inside this 2 Bedroom Pet-Friendly Cottage in the Upper Eden Valley in the Yorkshire Dales
- Spacious open plan living area with lounge area with warming woodburner, digital TV and DVD player, and well equipped kitchen/diner with French doors that open out to the private patio outdoors,
- one romantic bedroom with a king-size bed,
- one twin bedroom,
- a spacious shower-room with large quadrant shower, WC and basin.
Discover some of the best of the Eden Valley, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District on HolidayThis location allows you to discover some superb areas close by on days out and is an excellent choice for keen walkers and hikers. Cycling and horse riding can also be enjoyed in the area. Walk and hike in the Howgill Fells, discover the many pretty villages and towns in the Yorkshire Dales and head in to the Lake District National Park for more stunning sights.
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A very attractive rural village with a thriving local community and many traditional old dwellings including two pubs serving excellent food. The charming Parish church of St Oswald's with unique inwardly facing pews and the remains of the old Gilbertine Priory are well worth a visit.
Smardale Nature Reserve--- is located near the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune.The stunning scenery provides a backdrop to this lovely reserve. The steep wooded slopes of Smardale gill contrasts with the views of open rolling countryside from the viaduct. A great place for flowers, butterflies and birds. The Settle to Carlisle Railway--- is one of the most scenic and impressive railways in the UK, with viaducts, tunnels and the wild scenery of the North Pennines, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales. Pendragon Castle---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. The castle was built next to the River Eden in the Vale of Mallerstang in the late 12th century, probably by Hugh de Morville. Like the nearby castles of Appleby and Brough, Pendragon came into the possession of the Clifford family. Classic Coach Tours--- is a small friendly family run business specialising in running classic vintage half-cab buses and coaches. They operate three timetabled service routes, all year from Kirkby Stephen to Barnard Castle and Brough to Kendal and seasonally from Kirkby Stephen to Hawes. Loved by tourists and locals alike, these are a great day out.
Recommended Places to Visit: Barnard castle---With fantastic views over the Tees Gorge this fortress sits on the fringe of an attractive working market town also known as ‘Barney’ so there is plenty to do for families on a day out. Hawes---Numerous independent shops, rope makers and of course-Wensleydale Cheese interactive experience will take you on a journey through the art of cheese making which includes the opportunity to watch Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese being handcrafted by our team of master cheese-makers from our Viewing Gallery. Lake District--Within easy driving distance is the timeless landscapes of the Lake District. This is where modern tourism was born, in the shimmering lakes and hushed mountains whose radiant beauty inspired poets and painters to turn nature into art. Yorkshire Dales---Up hill and down dale, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to some of Yorkshire's most iconic scenery and attractions. With spectacular limestone valleys, picture postcard villages and historic castles, it's a place that stirs the emotions and stimulates the senses of everyone that visits.
Annual Events: Hill farming is the principal means of income in the area and Ravenstonedale, once described by the famous author, A Wainwright, as one of Westmorland’s loveliest villages, still holds its agricultural show once a year, echoing days gone by when both markets and fairs were held in the village. Kirkby Stephen has a weekly market on a Monday and while your there its worth exploring this attractive working town. Sedbergh's market is on a Wednesday and has several interesting shops to look at as well as many interesting little passageways to lose yourself down.
Recommended Places to Eat Out: The Cross Keys Temperance Inn, Cautley--- is a 400 year old National Trust Temperance Inn situated close to Cautley Spout, England’s highest waterfall. Small farmhouse style restaurant 015396 20284 The King's Head --- is a riverside Restaurant and Public House in the lovely Cumbrian village of Ravenstonedale. Privately owned and operated, The King's Head has been a feature of the local community for hundreds of years and our commitment to remaining a great local pub is as strong as ever. Restaurant bookings can be made by calling us on 015396 23050 The Black Swan--- situated in Ravenstonedale, this Cumbrian inn with a two-rosette restaurant and a stream runs through the big garden, where you can eat in good weather. 015396 23204 There are also several pubs in both Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh.
Local Sports: Sandbed cottage's location is ideal for enjoying the great outdoors with the Howgill fells offer excellent opportunities for walking, try a strenuous walk up breath taking Wild Boar Fell, or a gentler meander along a valley bottom.
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