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7 Nights See prices

  • £580  to  £600

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Short Breaks From

  • £100 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Ford Cottage

Rutter Falls Holiday Cottages afford a spectacular position sitting at the base of a lovely waterfall (wild-swimming available in the deep pool below) in the picturesque Eden Valley in Cumbria within easy reach of the Lake District National Park. Offering a choice of two delightful holiday cottages (Ford Cottage as featured in this advert and The Watermill) this is a perfect self-catering getaway for couples (one or two) whatever the time of the year.

The site that the cottages sit on is of historical interest, dating back to the 16th Century, and nestles within its own secluded valley The perfect place to relax and unwind, this wildlife haven offers guests the chance to sit and watch red squirrels, dippers, heron, kingfishers, gold crest and deer to name just a few. You may even see spawning salmon at the right time of year or, if you are lucky, the notoriously shy otter which is a relative newcomer to Rutter Falls.

The Eden Valley is one of the 'jewels' in Cumbria's crown and certainly one of its best kept secrets. Beautiful lush green meadows and rolling countryside, criss crossed with dry stone walls and edged with hedgerows provide a real sense of space and tranquility. Quiet little roads are a delight to discover for cyclists and the countryside and fells offer endless walking opportunities.

Close by are the market towns of Appleby and Kirkby Stephen where you will find historic buildings and a good selection of independent shops to browse offering antiques, crafts and local specialties for stocking up on provisions. Within easy reach you also have the Northern Lakes, North Cumbria, the beautiful Pennines and the Scottish Borders a little further afield - all providing great days out.

If you enjoy walking and cycling, would like to discover the many attractions of the Eden Valley, or simply want to escape to a beautiful setting for some rest and relaxation, look no further.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jim & Jane Wilson joined Independent Cottages in June 2009

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (Cumbria)

Ford Cottage sits in a stunning position and is an exceptionally pretty well presented cottage overlooking the beautiful Ford, opposite the waterfall.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Spacious sitting room with lovely wood burning stove, double sofa bed, additional sofa; dining table and chairs; Sky television and DVD player.
  • Nicely presented pine kitchen with oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer.
  • Bedroom with double wrought iron bed and painted furniture.
  • Shower room with lots of space including a WC and wash basin.
  • There is also a separate first floor annex double bedroom which can usually be booked with Ford Cottage (£150 weekly supplement) as an alternative to the sofa bed in the sitting room. It offers a good degree of privacy with its own entrance, sitting area and en-suite bathroom.
  • To the front there is an outdoor sitting area overlooking the Ford towards Rutter Falls Waterfall.

Additional information: Heating by radiators and/or log burner. Linen and towels provided. Private off-road parking. For reasons of safety no children under twelve years of age. Well-behaved dogs allowed by arrangement, £30 per pet per stay, two max.

Ford Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 31st May 2024 - Thu, 26th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 27th Sep 2024 - Thu, 19th Dec 2024
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £330 - £360 | 4 nights: £440

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 20th Dec 2024 - Thu, 2nd Jan 2025
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £360 | 4 nights: £480

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2+2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double & a double sofa bed in the lounge)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)17683 53036 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Jim & Jane Wilson
Member Since June 2009

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Ford Cottage Noticeboard

Pets by arrangement, maximum of two, at a charge of £30 per dog per stay, to cover extra cleaning/laundry.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

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Ford Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 20th June 2024
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