Rent a holiday cottage in Tebay, in the Lune Valley, and submerge yourself in verdant green hills beaded far and wide like giant camel humps. The small village of Tebay is actually the perfect location for a holiday in the north west of England. Situated between the Lake District National Park and the northern Yorkshire Dales, a short drive from the M6 Motorway, find a cottage in a village setting that allows access to both stunning holiday destinations. Staying within the village means that amenities are close at hand and that there is that pub to walk to for a night out if you wish. It is also easy to pop out for a few essential groceries without too much time and trouble.
A choice of self-catering accommodation in Tebay
This is mainly an agricultural community, with plenty of farmhouses scattered throughout the countryside. You may find a farmhouse or country cottage to rent. Dry stone walls, barns and stone buildings predominate. These can make ideal holiday lets for people who prefer solitude and to gaze out on those surrounding hills from their holiday home windows.
Tebay is the place to indulge in relaxing holiday pursuits
Although, the north west of England is attractive for hiking holidays, there are many more rural activities that add pleasure and even excitement to anyone’s cottage holiday. The accommodation is the essential requirement upon which to arrange a holiday your way and do the things that give you joy. And to have warm and pleasant accommodation where you can make yourself completely at home and make the most of a holiday in England’s national parks.
Book a cross country trek via the many riding schools and head out into the countryside. Clip clop through gorgeous scenery and watch how the wind gently catches your ponies’ mane, making his course hair dance up and down like excited flames. More experienced riders can leap across natural obstacles courtesy of the hedges, fallen tree trunks and ditches. Head up and down slopes on your gentle giant…his freshly groomed pelt and strong legs propelling you forward, you will find the best views are found right between his ears!
When the wind is fresh and the sun is bright there is nothing more invigorating than a good old-fashioned cycle ride. The Pennine Bridleway National Trail offers mile after mile of open countryside. Pass a river and cross a bridge…keep up the momentum and spin those two wheels along an embankment…on the other side there are buildings filled with people sleeping, eating, talking, crying, worrying but you…you are out and about in Tebay so let these moments of beauty, love and joy seep into your heart and soul and you will always have a wonderful image to hold onto whenever you need a little pick me up.
The Lakeland Climbing Centre is keen to introduce you to the joys of climbing. Your hands will latch onto some curious shapes as you search frantically for nooks and crannies to support your body…rather like fumbling your way around your holiday cottage in the dark! And when those probing, inquiring hands find a safety niche…grip onto that portly limestone waist with all you’re might and lever yourself onto its ledge. Peek over the top and feel your hair tousling in the breeze…congratulations you have completed your first accent!
Back to those hills surrounding Tebay, notice how fashion conscious they are…yes, they really do change their look according to the seasons. Visit in winter and you will find them topped with crystal white brows…courtesy of the frost and snow making them look beautiful even in the biting cold. During spring, they keep it subtle, donning a delicate layer of soft, petal greens, offering a promise of warmer shades to come. In summer they frequent the most vibrant, richest emeralds, jades and turquoises, then it’s back to autumn and time to display those striking golds and scarlets which make them stand out bold and proud…like fine emperors in regal gowns. There are fabulous holiday cottages to book for a short or long break, for every season.
For further holiday adventures near Tebay visit:
- Stone Trail Riding Centre (8 miles)
- Kendal Via Ferrata (9 miles)
- Crags Adventures (13 miles)
- Abbot Lodge (13 miles)
- Treetop Nets (14 miles)
Book a Tebay cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Cumbria on holiday.