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7 Nights See prices

  • £350
    All year

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About The Fold

The Fold is a welcoming and comfortable barn conversion that will quickly find its way onto your list of 'favourite' for Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria self-catering. The one-bedroom Cumbrian cottage is in a peaceful location a short walk from the centre of Crosby Garrett and within easy reach of Kirkby Stephen. Guests enjoy beautiful views of the Pennines from the house and the garden, both of which are pet-friendly for couples who want to bring their dog on holiday with them.

Crosby Garrett is ideal for a romantic escape as it is a residential village with a friendly community and stunning views. The Grade I listed St Andrews Church dates from the 1100s, and there is an impressive six-arch viaduct over which the famous Settle to Carlisle railway passes. It is one of the prettiest spots in the Eden Valley with local footpaths leading across Crosby Garett fell, as well as around the nearby Smardale Wildlife Reserve.

When you need to stock up on provisions, or you fancy browsing the shops, Kirkby Stephen is only a ten-minute journey by car or a four-mile walk or cycle. This area has been home to Romans and Vikings, and much of the town's architecture is protected as part of a Conservation Area. There are an excellent variety of places to shop, eat and drink, including a regular local market every Monday. Spend a relaxed morning wandering through the town's cobbled streets before picking up the ingredients for a picnic and enjoying it beside Frank's Bridge over the River Eden. Alfred Wainright's Coast to Coast walk passes through Kirkby Stephen, while a favourite local path is the Northern Viaducts Round which follows the old Stainmore Railway.

Not only is Crosby Garret part of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park and Cumbria but it is a stone's throw from the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and within easy reach of the Lake District National Park. There is no better place to visit if you enjoy being outdoors in a gorgeous and diverse landscape that includes moors, lakes, mountains and valleys. Days out can consist of cruising on Lake Windermere, browsing the book shops of Sedbergh and strolling around beautiful gardens and country estates.

The Fold is quiet without feeling isolated, giving visitors the peace they crave and the views for which this area is famous. The beauty of the landscape and variety of attractions make it a favourite year-round holiday destination.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Rosemary Lauder joined Independent Cottages in February 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Fold is a traditional stone barn that has been given a new lease of life as a holiday cottage with accommodation over two levels.


  • Covered porch and a front door that opens onto the study.
  • Main living area to the rear where there are solid wood floors and a log burning stove. Sit in an armchair with your feet up and a good book, or make use of the TV and WiFi - whatever you choose to do, the views are just amazing (see the photos!).
  • Study with a sofa that opens into a double futon that is suitable for occasional use.
  • Kitchen/diner with everything couples need for a self-catering holiday, including plenty of crockery and cutlery.
  • Doors open from the dining room to the conservatory/sunroom which has beautiful views over the surrounding countryside to the Pennines.
  • Bathroom with a bath, WC and a handbasin.


  • Quiet bedroom with a double bed, fitted wardrobes and a chest of drawers. The bedroom also enjoys far-reaching views of fields and mountains.
  • Tiled bathroom with a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a paved area out the front with parking for two cars. The rear is also paved and enclosed by a stone wall.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen, bath towels and wood for the log burner are provided. Well behaved pets are welcome through prior arrangement. Smoking is not permitted inside the cottage.

The Fold Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 18th May 2024 - Sat, 26th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
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.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1288 331524 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.

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Rosemary Lauder
Member Since February 2020

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The Fold 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 3rd June 2024