3 (off peak)
Chapel Cottage is in the quaint village of Winton, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and close to the Lake District and North Pennines AONB. With space for six people in three bedrooms, it's a beautiful Cumbrian holiday cottage that's both child and dog-friendly, meaning your entire family can enjoy a fantastic holiday in this spectacular location. The village green and pub, The Bay Horse, are 100 metres from the door, with more amenities just over a mile away in the traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen.
Winton is beautiful and extremely convenient for some of the best sights and attractions in the Yorkshire Dales, Upper Eden Valley and the Lake District. Guests who stay at Chapel Cottage love that they can walk out the door and be en route to a gorgeous view or beauty spot. Local footpaths include the Northern Viaduct Round and Smaredale Gill Nature Reserve, Nine Standards Rigg, and Hartley Fell. The long-distance Coast-to-Coast route passes nearby, as do Lady Anne's Way, The Yoredale Way, Eden Way, and Pennine Journey (bike hire is also available locally). If all of that sounds a bit too exhausting, pack a picnic and stroll beside the River Eden, or climb aboard the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway and enjoy the views from the comfort of your carriage. If that's not enough to inspire you, visit the Upper Eden Valley Visitor Centre in Kirkby Stephen for maps and more information.
There's plenty to do when you stay at Chapel Cottage. The town has a good choice of places to eat, drink and shop. Start by exploring Kirkby Stephen, popping into the parish church to see a rare 10th Century Loki stone - one of only two examples of these Viking carvings in existence. Alternatively, spend a leisurely few hours wandering around Appleby, famous for its annual horse fair. Chapel Cottage is also within easy reach of Kendal and Penrith, where you'll find bigger shops and supermarkets, cinemas, restaurants and other amenities.
Day trips can include visiting Hawes, Hardraw Force and the Wensleydale Creamery, so beloved by Wallace and Grommit. The Lake District and Windermere are less than an hour's drive from the cottage, with other places to visit including Barnard Castle, Lowther Castle, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, Aysgarth Falls, and Leyburn. Tackle the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Challenge, go cycling and mountain biking, play golf, or go horse riding or fishing. It's so easy to have fun when you stay at Chapel Cottage.
Laura Kirstie Hargreaves joined Independent Cottages in August 2021
Chapel Cottage is a lovely stone holiday cottage with accommodation over two levels. Found as a ruin in 2018, it has been painstakingly rebuilt with traditional methods and materials combined with 21st Century conveniences. It is beautifully finished and furnished to ensure you can walk in and immediately feel relaxed.
Outside: There is parking for three cars and a bench outside the front of the cottage. The rear enclosed patio garden has seating and a stand for disposable barbecues. There's a hose for cleaning dogs and bikes and secure storage for bikes and other sporting equipment.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. A highchair is available. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. Chapel Cottage is a non-smoking property. Three night minimum breaks offered with flexible changeover, apart from school holidays when seven night bookings are taken with a Saturday changeover.
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