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Tardis Cottage – a charming stone cottage in the heart of Sedbergh

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

This traditional, characterful cottage offers a cosy retreat with beamed ceilings and a Morso wood burning stove. The porch leads onto a comfortable lounge with a well equipped gallery kitchen, housing an induction hob, fan assisted oven and fridge. (Please note that an induction hob may not be suitable for guests with Pacemakers.) Upstairs there is a double bedroom and shower room with an original 18th century pine dividing wall – in places you can see the candle burns where somebody got a little too close! (You may need to watch your head in places and the stairs are quite steep.) Outside is a flower filled patio with a table and chairs for al fresco dining, and a pretty annex which houses the washing machine, a small freezer and room to store bicycles securely. Free wi-fi is available in the cottage.

Sedbergh is an ancient market town nestling in a verdant valley under the fells and as well as a variety of shops, pubs and cafes still has a Wednesday market. Perfectly situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park but also in Cumbria, and only 5 miles off the M6, there is easy access to both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks from the cottage. The Howgill Fells offer superb walking straight from the doorstep, and there are many beautiful footpaths along the valley too. The area is also popular with cyclists, with winding country lanes offering wonderful views.

More Details

Sue and Neil Kernahan
Member since: 2015
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Calendar last updated:
9 September, 2018

About Sue and Neil Kernahan

We bought Tardis Cottage almost 20 years ago as a weekend retreat and fell in love with Sedbergh and its' friendly people, so now we live here! Our home is four doors away across the cobbled courtyard.

Neil is a semi-retired craftsman upholsterer whose workshop, “Howgill Upholstery”, is in the barn near to the cottage. He can offer tuition if you would like to combine your holiday with a chance to learn something new or improve your skills. Perhaps you might like to make a Yorkshire Tweed footstool to take home with you?

Sue and Neil Kernahan purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Sue and Neil Kernahan chose Sedbergh

As soon as we walked into Tardis Cottage we knew that we had found our ideal place to get away from it all, it is perfect for a couple on holiday. Situated in the heart of Sedbergh you can easily spend a week here without using a car, there are a good variety of shops to cater for your needs and an assortment of places to eat out a stones throw away. There is plenty to do too, even if you don't want to drive into the Lakes or Dales.

What makes this cottage unique

In one of the oldest parts of Sedbergh, the cottage is around 200 years old and is so pretty, with its' beams, alcoves, muntin and plank wall, and vaulted bedroom ceiling.

If you are wondering about the name, the previous owner was a policeman - so his grandchildren decided the cottage was a "Police Box" and the most famous one of all is The Tardis! Sadly, as the walls are around a metre thick, it is not bigger on the inside though.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Sedbergh around the South Lakeland District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Stone built cottages need to breathe, so we ask that the bathroom and bedroom windows are opened for a short time each morning.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
As in many historic properties there is no private parking at the cottage, however there is plenty of on street parking. We also provide a parking pass which is valid in both village car parks, neither of which is more than a few minutes walk away.


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Tardis Cottage – a charming stone cottage in the heart of Sedbergh
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews

Great Little Property

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property in a perfect location, near to the centre of Sebergh, which is a great base for walking or cycling the Northern Dales. It may be small but it has all you need plus the bonus of a very comfortable bed. The owners Neil & Sue are very friendly and are on hand to give any help or advice if needed. I would be very happy to return.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Sue and Neil were most welcoming and the cottage was as described by other reviewers, really comfortable, cosy, clean and provided everything needed for our stay. We were very lucky with the weather and spent a lovely three days exploring the area. It is a perfect location for the Lakes (about an hour to Grassmere) and also ideal for the Dales. We had two lovely dinners at 'The Dalesman', literally a stones throw from the cottage, the staff were really friendly and the fish and chips from the chip shop in the village were some of the best we had ever tasted (crunchy chips, always a winner!). We are planning another visit in the Spring.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
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Lovely little cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is the most beautiful cottage to stay in, well looked after and loved. Myself and my husband stayed for a bank holiday weekend while we were there for a wedding and it was perfect. At the end of the road is a lovely pub that does great food too so that was a bonus. Neil and Sue are lovely, very welcoming and friendly. I would highly recommend staying here and I would love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Homely stay in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Set in a great location in friendly Sedbergh, the owners are very welcoming and helpful. The small house gives everything you need with good bathroom kitchen cosy lounge with log burner. For a small property there is no shortage of storage, including bikes and washing facilities in a small outhouse. Will plan to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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It’s a lovely cottage, with a great welcome from the owners, admits stunning countryside.

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb two weeks at Tardis Cottage. It was just a beautiful little house with every amenity you could ever want. Neil and Sue were absolutely marvellous, incredibly friendly, nothing was ever too much trouble either. This is indicative of the Dales as a whole though; friendly and welcoming. The house itself is so cleverly designed that it’s so small but packs everything in. You won’t notice after a while how small it actually is. There’s a kitchen with every device you’d ever need. The bedroom has one of the most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept on. The lounge area enables just that, you’ll be able to lounge and relax. It’s all just a wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We saw lots of lovely reviews before our visit and wondered if they were too good to be true - but they were completely accurate! Tardis cottage was lovely and we had a wonderful holiday. Neil and Sue made us very welcome, and the cottage had everything needed to make it a home-from-home. Cooking meals can be tricky in self-catering cottages but, with easy-to-use appliances and plenty of kitchen equipment, it was a breeze. The central location made it easy to explore the local shops, and there were plenty of walks straight from the door. We thoroughly recommend this cottage. Thank you, Neil and Sue!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Bradford Leeds
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Dalesman
Nearest Ferry
32 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Sedbergh Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Dalesman
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Kendal dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Arnside and Silverdale
Car: recommended

We love Sedbergh because of its' great location and its' friendly people. There is so much to do here from walking the fells or cycling to visiting Farfield Mill - our local arts and heritage centre. There are several second hand bookshops in town, with Westwoods proclaimed on of the ten best in the country by The Guardian.

In the Yorkshire Dales National Park, as well as stunning scenery, caves and waterfalls, the Wensleydale Creamery at Hawes is well worth a visit, with cheese making demonstrations, tasting, a shop and two cafes. And of course the Lake District is only a short drive away with its' numerous attractions and activities.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

You may park outside the cottage to unload, there is plenty of on street parking available nearby. If you prefer, a free parking pass for the town car park (5 minutes walk) is available for your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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