The Meadow Cottage is a stone-built, converted hay barn, one of three holiday cottages located on Scalebeck Farm, a mile from the rural hamlet of Great Asby, five miles from Appleby-in-Westmoreland and can sleep two people. The cottage is set over three floors and has one lower ground floor super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request), a lower ground floor bathroom, a first floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a gas fire and a shared first floor entrance hall. Outside, there is ample off road parking, a small patio garden to the front with furniture and shared use of five acres of grounds and gardens with picnic tables and a shared, external games room. The Meadow Cottage is a wonderful base for your holiday discovering Cumbria.
Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley is one of the most elegant and beautiful towns in the north of England – the historic settlement of Appleby, originally the county town of Westmorland. At the heart of the town is the picturesque street of Boroughgate, which boasts some interesting old buildings and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence. As a major stop on the Settle to Carlisle Railway, Appleby is ideally placed for one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, still undertaken by steam trains which wend their way over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct. In June, visitors can experience the atmosphere of the 300 year old Horse Fair. Traditionally, this was an annual event where Gypsies gathered to sell their horses. Alternatively, the July Jazz Festival is fast becoming a popular attraction. The town is also within easy reach of the Lake District National Park, making it a wonderful spot for a family holiday.