The Byre
Smardale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4HQ
Tel: 01768 371198
The Byre
Situated on a small working riverside farm this mid 19th-century former byre has been thoughtfully renovated to retain much of its character with exposed beams and quarry tiled floor.
With its own south facing, secluded garden the detached single storey cottage is situated high up in the unspoilt Eden Valley where the holidaymaker has easy access to the surrounding countryside, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.
All on ground floor:  Living room with beams/dining room/kitchen with beams.  1 double bedroom.  Bathroom with toilet.  Woodburner in living room inc.  Efficient, eco-friendly, biomass heating and electricity inc. (£25pw supplement Oct-Mar).  Bed linen inc.  Electric cooker.  Microwave.  Enclosed lawned garden with furniture.  Ample parking.
Well behaved pets welcome.
Horses and ponies welcome.  Excellent riding from the door.  Two BHS Eden Valley Loops pass the gate.
Low season (November - April)   £225 per week.
Mid season (May, June, September, October, Christmas and New Year)  £300 per week.
High season (July and August)   £375 per week.
Short breaks are available except in the high season at £175 for three nights.
Please contact Tina and David on 01768371198 or email for more details or visit cottages4you to check availability.

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The Area
The bustling market town of Kirkby Stephen is 2.5 miles - the Coast to Coast walk passes through here and the town also has a station on the Settle-Carlisle railway. Settle-Carlisle railway

Appleby with its castle, swimming pool and famous annual horse fair is 9 miles.

The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is within easy reach.

Barnard Castle and the wonderful Bowes Museum are about 20 miles.

The Howgill Fells straddle both the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria and are separated by the River Lune in the west and the Dent fault in the east.  The HowgillsPredominantly gritstone and slate these rounded and rolling fells are quite different to that of the characteristic limestone countryside of the Yorkshire Dales.
The Calf is Howgills highest point and with Winder, Uldale Head and Langdale Fell all providing some excellent walks.
There are several fantastic waterfalls in the Howgills including Cautley Spout which is thought to be England's highest above ground waterfall with a drop of about 180 metres!  The famous walker and writer Alfred Wainwright described these fells as looking like a herd of sleeping elephants and wrote a guide to the fells – a perfect reference if you plan to visit.

Smardale Gill National Nature Reserve Smardale Gill viaduct Smardale Gill National Nature Reserve runs along a section of disused railway line and is dominated by the magnificent structure of Smardale Gill Viaduct.  The railway cuttings and embankments have developed into limestone grassland and are rich in plant species, including rarer specimens, like bird's-eye primrose and butterfly orchid.

The reserve also has a large area of ancient, semi-natural woodland with a carpet of bluebells, primroses and wild garlic in spring.  The reserve is home to a wide variety of butterflies, including the Scotch argus, which is only found on one other site in England.  Red squirrels can also be seen here, and bird species such as long-tailed tit, treecreeper, pied flycatcher and wood warbler.

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