Character Cottage, Sedbergh, Heart of the Howgills, Nr.Kendal Cumbria, Lake District/Yorkshire Dales - Central Yet Peaceful Location, Walks & Cycle Routes Straight From Front Door
About Jo Hocken
We bought the cottage as a holiday home as we absolutely love the outdoors and our beautiful English countryside..even when it does rain! We try and get up to the cottage when work and family life allows, but when we are unable, we like to let it out so others can experience the beautiful Howgills, Lakes and Dales. We hope you love it as much as we do.
Jo Hocken purchased this Barn in 2007
Why Jo Hocken chose Sedbergh
Sedbergh is perfect location for everything, and is such a pretty town with plenty of great pubs and an award winning butchers - we always stock up before we go home! As the Cottage is on the border of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, we have best of both worlds. You can either leave your car at the cottage for the whole week and explore the Howgill's by foot or bike, or its a short scenic drive to the lovely villages in the Lakes or Dales. You can make your holiday as active or relaxing as you feel. There is plenty to do for kids too.
What makes this Barn unique
There are so many benefits to staying at Pippin. From the superb views from the garden where you can sit with a glass of something chilled and watch the sun go down, to relaxing and watching a good film in front of the wood burning stove. Or enjoying the atmosphere at one of the many lovely pubs in Sedbergh. The town is also home to the renowned Sedbergh School, known for its rugby where Will Carling studied, and during school time you see the students smartly dressed in their uniforms or out on the fields playing rugby or cricket. Its great to watch a game sometimes. The school also holds holiday adventure days for kids, so you can stay at the cottage whilst they have an exciting few days of activity. The town has such a fabulous atmosphere and is certainly worth staying at Pippin to soak it all in.
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Adorable, small cottage, in an ideal location of the beautiful town of Sedbergh.
We arrived at Jo's wonderful property, using a key safe lock to gain easy access. Booking, and subsequent communication with Jo, were straight forward. This was the beginning of a fabulous holiday in Sedbergh. The property was clean, compact, modern, well located and immaculately presented. A 60 second walk to Main Street in the town centre, hardly used the car. An excellent stay for us. Thank you Jo. Steve and Ariel.
Pippin cottage is superb has everything you could need.Sedbergh is a fantastic place with great pubs and places to eat.Everyone was friendly and welcoming .Well worth a visit and the prices for pippin cottage represent great value
Lovely homely nest in a beautiful village
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Pippin. We are so pleased you had a lovely time. We do try our best to ensure our guests feel as welcome and as comfortable as possible, so your review is appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Pippin again sometime. All best, Jo
Cute cottage set in a lovely village and central to lots of walks and day trips
Cute cottage, small for 4 but managed. Parking an issue though. Very difficult to navigate into parking space, we gave up and parked on one of the streets. Well equipped kitchen.
We stayed in this lovely cottage at the beginning of March. It was very clean and very well equipped. The stove was a great way of heating up the house, it got a bit too hot at times!
One draw back was the very narrow driveway, which to be fair we were warned about. There is a pass provided for the two car parks and there is also on-street parking nearby.
The cottage could have done with some tourist information/leaflets for visitors. The Tourist Information was only a couple of minutes up the road though.
The garden was not totally enclosed for our two small dogs, which was a shame. The main road is fairly close so dogs had to be kept on the lead. It would be absolutely fine for a bigger dog.
Sedbergh itself is a lovely town with plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes (the Italian restaurant did us some great take away pizza). There are also some really nice walks. There is also plenty to see round about - We had a lovely Mother's Day lunch at the Cross Keys temperance inn. The Wensleydale Creamery is also worth a visit and you are not far from Kendal and Windermere.
I would recommend this cottage, it was lovely and the owners were very helpful and communicative.
Little cosy bolthole in the Howgill Fells
Spent a week in September, walking in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales also visiting Hadrian's Wall, and this pretty little cottage in Sedbergh was a perfect location. Warm, cosy and very comfortable with a lovely real fire to come home to after a long walk.
Village has great places to eat and drink so overall it was a very enjoyable autumn break highly recommended!
Sedbergh to Grange-over-sands is approximately 35 minutes and Lake Windemere is also 35 minutes.
The nearest Mainline Train Station: Oxenholme Lake District (nr Kendal). 7 miles from Sedbergh. Direct trains from; London (only 2hrs from Kings X), Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester & Manchester Airport, Windermere & Kendal.
The no 564 bus from the station will take you to Sedbergh, the total journey time is 23 minutes. The bus stop drop off/pick up in Sedbergh is outside the library which is a 2 minute walk from the cottage.
Pippin Cottage is tucked away in the centre of Sedbergh and is in walking distance of all the shops, cafes and pubs. There is a Tourist Information too which is at the end of Main St.
Hawes and Kirkby Stephen are just 25 mins away, Kendal is 20mins, Staveley is 25mins, Windemere is 35 mins and Ambleside is 40mins
Farfield Mill just on the outskirts of Sedbergh is an Arts and Heritage Centre that offers visitors a place to see artists and craft workers at work, there is also a lovely cafe there.
You can walk direct from the cottage into the Howgill Fells, Cautley Spout and The Calf, or take your bikes of course! The cottage has a shed where (by prior arrangement) you can store your mountain or road bikes within the locked shed.
There is Cycle hire near Kirkby Stephen.
You can also go sailing and fishing at Killington Reservoir which is only 10mins from the cottage towards Kendal.