No car, no problem! If you want to leave the car at home and are looking for a perfect place for your holiday or short break then you need look no further than Shepherds View in the Eden.
With our location close to Appleby-in-Westmorland (3 miles away) access couldn’t be easier. Appleby is on the famous Settle-Carlisle line, which gives connections to both East and West Coast Mainline rail networks, and regular trains from both Leeds and Carlisle. As an alternate route you also have the option of Penrith (14 miles away) which is also on the West Coast mainline – if you prefer the next stop after Penrith is Carlisle where you can connect to Appleby!
The beauty of our location is that once you are in the cottage you can be self-sufficient for as long as your stay! Order your grocery shop on-line with most major supermarkets delivering to the area. We have a fantastic pub, The Stag, a 2 minute walk from the cottage serving hearty Cumbrian dishes and in this years Good Beer guide. For those that want to be active there are plenty of great walks for all abilities right from the doorstep. This includes High Cup Nick, nicknamed ‘Grand Canyon of the North’, and featured by Julia Bradbury as one of her best walks with a view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PBz0UMJoLI . In addition, this is a fantastic location for cycling with quiet country roads or for the really serious the murderous Great Dun Fell climb. The Eden Valley is less well known than the neighbouring Lake District but just as charming and far less crowded!
Finally, with enough notice, we would be happy to pick you up and drop you off at Appleby at the start and end of your holiday. Please contact us for further information.