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Sandbed Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £350  to  £725

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£560 Sat, 2 Apr 2022
7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About Sandbed Cottage

Sandbed Cottage sleeps up to four guests in two bedrooms. It is located in a lovely rural location within Cumbria at the foot of Harter Fell, near the unspoilt village of Ravenstonedale, with two pubs serving food, a playground for children and St Oswald's church with Gilbertine ruins. Conveniently located, Sandbed Cottage provides a comfortable base from which to explore the many attractions of both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District and is perfect for those who enjoy walking.

This delightful cottage has been carefully designed to retain many of its original features including flagged floors and oak beams. These have been perfectly mixed with handpicked pieces of furniture to provide all the charm and character of a traditional cottage with modern conveniences. Ideal for couples or families, there are a wealth of wonderful walks for guests to enjoy from the cottage front door. Dogs are welcome.

Just a short walk from the cottage is the lime stone pavement of Fellend clouds and the ancient Murthwaite woods, where you may see red squirrels, deer or buzzards soaring overhead. The fells surrounding Sandbed Cottage are grazed by Swaledale sheep and wild fell ponies with open access across the fells for walkers.

There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area including golf with several courses to choose from, fishing on the river Lune or Eden and horse riding. The ancient Book Town of Sedbergh is six miles away and provides not only superb walking amongst the spectacular Howgills but also craft and book shops to browse, eating establishments and a weekly market.

Kirkby Stephen is just seven miles from Sandbed Cottage and is a historic market town with a good choice of shops and pubs. Sitting at the Eden Valley's mouth, the town sits on Alfred Wainwrights much loved and famous Coast to Coast long distance path, and the Cumbria Cycle Way which is excellent for cyclists. Kirkby Stephen railway station is a mile and a half outside of town and is on the famous Carlisle Settle Railway - what better way to take in the spectacular scenery than by a journey on a steam train! Slightly further afield but still within easy reach for a day trip out are the many attractions, magnificent mountains and fells of the Lakes, as well as the stunning beauty of the Yorkshire Dales offering never ending opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Steve Hopps joined Independent Cottages in December 2011


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • Entrance leading into the rear of the cottage.
  • Open-plan living room with comfy seating in front of the log burner (starter pack provided), satellite television, DVD player and dining table with chairs. The fully equipped kitchen area has an electric oven and ceramic hob, with extractor over, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge/freezer. The owners offer a laundry service.

First floor

  • King-size bedroom with window that lets the light flood in and provides glorious views over the fells. Beams and stonework at to the charm of the room.
  • Twin bedroom which also has lovely fell views and stonework.
  • Shower room with walk-in shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet.

Outside: During the warmer weather, guests have plenty of outside space to relax with gardens to the back of the property and side with seating provided, allowing you to soak in the wonderful views - the perfect place for your morning coffee whilst planning the day ahead! There is also a stone built barbecue.

Additional information: All electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included. The holiday cottage has oil fired central heating. There is a travel cot and highchair available. Short breaks available from £265. Dogs welcome by arrangement (no extra charge).

Star Rating: 4 Star

Sandbed Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Tue, 4th Jan 2022 - Fri, 11th Feb 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £310 | 4 nights: £335 | 5 nights: £360 | 6 nights: £380

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 12th Feb 2022 - Fri, 18th Feb 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 19th Feb 2022 - Fri, 1st Apr 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £310 | 4 nights: £335 | 5 nights: £360 | 6 nights: £380

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 2nd Apr 2022 - Fri, 29th Apr 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 30th Apr 2022 - Fri, 27th May 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £350 | 4 nights: £420 | 5 nights: £490 | 6 nights: £570

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 28th May 2022 - Fri, 3rd Jun 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 4th Jun 2022 - Fri, 15th Jul 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £350 | 4 nights: £420 | 5 nights: £490 | 6 nights: £570

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, 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

Steve Hopps
Member Since December 2011

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Sandbed Cottage Noticeboard

We've had a wealth of wildlife around the cottage this year, red squirrels, one sometimes two visiting on a daily basis, a family of greater spotted wood peckers but no fledgling Tawny owls as yet.
Fox cubs from the old Badger sett on Harter fell.

Last Minute Offers

Sat, 2 Apr 2022 for 7 nights, £560

Reviews and comments from our guests

Sandbed Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd January 2022
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