A newly renovated barn conversion in a rural setting near Appleby that offers a family, or friends, lovely views, a fantastic hot tub and a great location for exploring Cumbria and The Lake District.

Key Features


  • Countryside Views
  • Dog-friendly
  • Electric Car Charging
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Parking
  • Period Features
  • Private Hot Tub
  • WiFi
  • Wood Burner

At a glance

  • Barn conversion with original oak beams renovated in a clean, modern style
  • Private garden with a hot tub with Bluetooth speakers
  • Lovely rural views and the possibility to spot deer and red squirrels
  • About the property

    Plum Cottage is nestled in the heart of The Eden Valley on a working dairy farm and is truly a special place to visit. This stunning stone barn conversion retains original character, including oak ceiling beams, while decor is modern. It’s ideal for a family or a group of friends wanting to relax and enjoy all the local area has to offer. Within walking distance is the historic market town of Appleby which has many interesting places to visit including Appleby Castle, while Appleby Manor and Spa is the perfect place to be pampered. Back at the cottage, there’s a lovely log burner to cosy up beside, while outside in the private garden, you can relax in the hot tub and gaze at views of the surrounding farmland and beyond.

  • The space

    The cottage has a generously sized entrance hall with a flagged floor and a coat stand, cupboard and oak bench. It’s a good spot to put a dog bed, if you have your four-legged friends with you.

    The open-plan lounge/dining/kitchen area has oak flooring and the original wooden ceiling beams. Large sofas invite you to sink into them and get cosy. There is a Smart TV and a quirky coffee table, while the modern log burner offers an extra kick of warmth on chilly days. In good weather, open up the patio doors to let the fresh air in.

    When it comes to dining, there is a table with eight seats to gather round for dinner, while the kitchen island offers more informal seating for snacks or to keep the cook of your group company as meals are prepared.

    The modern farmhouse kitchen is fully fitted with an electric oven and hob, a microwave, a fridge, a freezer, a coffee machine and a dishwasher, while the large window provides a fantastic view of the surrounding farmland and countryside.

    There is also a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, and a separate downstairs cloakroom with WC.

    The cottage has four bedrooms, all of which are fresh and modern in style, with plenty of storage space for belongings.

    On the ground floor there is a double bedroom with an en-suite with a bath and a shower over, plus a single bedroom that has been designed with a child in mind with bright colours. These bedrooms have doors to the patio.

    Up the oak staircase and on the first floor are two more bedrooms. The master features a king-size bed, a chaise longue, and doors out to a balcony with seating for two. There is also a twin bedroom (which is zip and link so can be made up as a king-size bed on request). They share a Jack and Jill bathroom with shower, WC and basin. All but the single room also have a TV.

    Outside, there is an enclosed garden with a flagged patio area and a lawn. With a dining table with seating for everyone, a swinging chair, a BBQ and a hot tub with Bluetooth speakers, it’s the perfect setting to relax and socialise together.

    There is also a driveway to provide ample private parking.

  • Guest access

    The owners will greet you on arrival and show you into the property. However, there is also a key safe should you require a self-check-in.

  • Sustainability

    If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip, get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.

  • Keep in mind

    Check-in: from 16:00
    Check-out: by 10:00

    Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

    Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive this requirement.

    Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • House rules

    • No smoking
    • No parties and events
    • Please keep noise to a minimum
    • Up to 2 dogs are permitted at an additional fee of £30 per dog
    • Please no dogs in the bedrooms


  • Highlights
    • BBQ - Charcoal
    • Child-friendly
    • Countryside Views
    • Dog-friendly
    • Electric Car Charging
    • Enclosed Garden
    • Extensive Gardens
    • Farmhouse Kitchen
    • Garden
    • Luxury Toiletries
    • Parking
    • Period Features
    • Private Hot Tub
    • Pub Within Walking Distance
    • Self Check-in
    • Underfloor Heating
    • Village
    • Wood Burner
  • General
    • Bicycle Storage
    • Bluetooth Speakers
    • Coffee Machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Hob
    • Freezer
    • Hairdryer
    • Heating
    • Iron And Ironing Board
    • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Space
    • Private Entrance
    • Seating Area
    • Smart TV With Internet Access
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine
    • WiFi

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Local Info

The neighbourhood

Appleby is 3 miles from the property and is a traditional market town. It has a thriving market and all the amenities you might need throughout your stay. There are numerous places to eat and many independent shops. If you’re feeling more active, there’s a golf course, while the swimming pool at the sports centre is a great way to spend a rainy day.

Appleby Castle is one of the many castles in the area and is part of The Lady Anne Way walk. In its entirety the walk spans 100 miles from Skipton to Brougham Castle and incorporates many wonderful castles.

For families, Lowther Castle has a visitors’ centre and outdoor play area which is very popular with young children, as too is Abbotts Lodge Ice Cream Parlour!

If you are looking to rest and unwind, Appleby Manor and Spa is a well-known retreat providing a space to enjoy some down time, spa treatments and fine dining.

If you wish to explore further afield Kirkby Stephen and Penrith are worth a visit.

The Lake District is about a 45-minute drive from the cottage, with Ullswater being the nearest lake. A variety of activities await in the Lake District including paddle and wake boarding, canoeing and sightseeing boat trips aboard a steamer.

Throughout the summer there are many agricultural shows in the area that offer a glimpse into local life. Appleby and Penrith shows are very popular and are a fantastic way to see a variety of farm animals, as well as pick up locally made produce including cheeses and beers.

If music is more your thing, Kendal Calling has become an annual music festival and a date for your diary.

Getting around

A car is essential for travelling to the property and ease of getting around. There is private parking for up to six cars, plus there’s an electric vehicle charger at the site. If you are bringing bikes or plan to rent them during your stay, the cottage has bike storage.



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