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7 Nights See prices

  • £520  to  £1099

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  • £120 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £160 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

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£399 Mon, 17 Jun 2024
3 nights - Save £31 - Flaming June Offer!

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Hill House

Hill House is a gorgeous farmhouse, originally built in 1679, but recently refurbished to provide a high standard of accommodation for guests wanting to visit this beautiful corner of Cumbria. Using local craftsman the owner's have retained the original character and charm of the cottage whilst ensuring guests have all the modern day luxuries to provide a true home away from home holiday experience. With underfloor heating throughout downstairs, a log burner, fantastic rainwater and traditional showerheads to revive sleepy heads and high quality beds to ensure a good nights sleep, no stone has been left unturned. Sleeping five guests in three bedrooms this pretty cottage is perfect for families (with children over ten) and friends.

Hill House is sandwiched between the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Yorkshire Dales National Park in the pretty village of Winton. Set in an idyllic location the cottage is surrounded by stunning views and beautiful countryside, and is just a short walk to the Bay Horse Inn which serves fantastic food. There is a greater choice of places to eat, drink and shop in Kirkby Stephen which is just a half hour stroll along a footpath from the fields behind the cottage, a route taken by Wainwright. As well as an impressive selection of historic buildings the Parish Church in Kirkby Stephen houses a famous 10th Century Loki Stone, which dates back to Viking times and is thought to be one of only two such stones in the whole of Europe.

If you are looking to stretch your legs a little further the surrounding countryside is a haven for walkers and cyclists. It will come as no surprise that Kirkby Stephen is a “Walkers are Welcome” town with local routes including Wild Boar Fell, Nine Standards Rigg as well as Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk which passes through the town. Alternatively explore the local lanes and footpaths along the River Eden and at Smardale Nature Reserve or be wowed by the impressive viaducts at Merrygill and Podgill. Cyclists can explore the Cumbria Cycle Way or you can enjoy the beautiful rural scenery on horseback. With the Lake District also within easy reach for a day out the options for exploring the great outdoors are endless.

When you are ready to hang up your walking boots for the day there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. Take a ride on a steam train on the Carlisle Settle Railway, enjoy a round of golf, or go fishing in the River Eden. The charming town of Appleby, famous for its annual horse fair, is a lovely place to spend a morning or cheese lovers shouldn't miss a chance to visit the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes. With bookings available all year round, it is always a good time to book a holiday in this magical corner of Cumbria.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Angela & Paul Sanderson joined Independent Cottages in November 2021

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Cumbria)

Detached former farmhouse which has been recently renovated to a very high standard. Accommodation is over two floors.


  • Welcoming lounge with two comfy leather sofas and an armchair is a cosy spot to relax at the end of the day. Snuggle up next to the wood burning stove and watch the 42 inch Smart TV or switch off the TV and play one of the traditional board games left by the owners. There is an attractive stone window seat where you can sit and watch the world go by.
  • Kitchen/diner has everything you need to cook up a feast on holiday including a Stoves oven, hob, extractor, dishwasher, Kenwood microwave, fridge/freezer and a washing machine. The ivory coloured cabinets are complimented by a modern silestone worktop whilst the kitchen sink has stunning countryside views. The dining area has a characterful exposed stone wall, a TV and table and chairs to seat six guests. On a summer's evening you can throw open the patio doors and enjoy far stretching views across the lawn to the local fells. During the winter months the whole of the downstairs is kept cosy with underfloor heating.
  • Modern wet room with a large shower with both a rainwater and traditional shower head. There is also a WC, basin, towel rail and an illuminated shaver mirror.
  • Understairs cupboard can be used for drying coats and boots.

Climb the original stone staircase to three bedrooms upstairs. Whilst the stairs are not particularly steep, due to their hard surface the owners recommend that bookings are not made for children under ten years old.


  • Gorgeous master bedroom with a king sized bed, bedside tables, large fitted wardrobe, and dressing table with mirror and stool.
  • Spacious twin bedroom with two single beds (which can be a zip and link super king-size bed on request), a bedside table, a fitted wardrobe, and a dressing table. Both the master and twin bedrooms have exposed original wooden flooring and a characterful stone window seat with stunning countryside views over the Pennines.
  • Smaller third bedroom with a single bed, bedside table, hanging area and chest of drawers. The exposed eaves and wooden pegged beams give this room plenty of character and you can also enjoy lovely views over the farmyard and beyond onto the fells.
  • Wake yourself up with a rainwater morning shower in the large family shower room which also has a WC, washbasin and radiator.

Outside: The sun trap terrace and lawn area to the rear of the cottage is a lovely spot to enjoy a morning cup of tea, evening sundowner, or simply to relax and enjoy the beautiful views. The garden backs onto the owner's field where you can often spot red squirrels and hedgehogs and enjoy the sounds of owls and woodpeckers from the beech trees. Please note the farmyard at the rear of the property is a private area and is no longer in use. There is off road parking for two cars at the front of the property.

Additional information: Utilities, Wifi, bed linen and towels are included. One well behaved dog is welcome with the owners prior agreement. Cottage rules for dogs are that dogs are not allowed upstairs and that dogs must not be allowed on the furniture. Dogs must not be left unattended in the cottage without the cottage owners permission. The stone interior stairs are not suitable for young children and people with limited mobility (please enquire when booking). Smoking is not permitted. 

Hill House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 7th Jun 2024 - Thu, 27th Jun 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £550 | 4 nights: £560

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 28th Jun 2024 - Thu, 18th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £599 | 4 nights: £619

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 19th Jul 2024 - Thu, 5th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £675 | 4 nights: £675 - £750

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 6th Sep 2024 - Thu, 26th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £549 | 4 nights: £549

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 27th Sep 2024 - Thu, 24th Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £579 | 4 nights: £579

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 25th Oct 2024 - Thu, 31st Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £639 | 4 nights: £639

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 1st Nov 2024 - Thu, 28th Nov 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £499 | 4 nights: £499

7 Nights

3 Nights

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin/Super King Zip Link on request & 1 Single)
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1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Angela & Paul Sanderson
Member Since November 2021

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Hill House Noticeboard

Guests are welcome to bring one well behaved dog; like other properties we regrettably have to make a £20 extra charge per dog for a weekend booking and £30 for a weekly booking. For more than one dog, please contact us. We are delighted to announce that we can now offer an alternative of a Zip Linked Super King Bed in our Twin Bedroom on request.  From October 2023 we now have Netflix installed on the main TV.

Last Minute Offers

Mon, 17 Jun 2024 for 3 nights, £399
Save £31. Flaming June Offer!
Fri, 5 Jul 2024 for 3 nights, £599
Save £50. Hot Summer Offer!
Sat, 20 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £850
Save £100. Hot Summer Offer!

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Hill House 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 10th June 2024
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