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While Little Salkeld and the Eden Valley are relatively visitor-free compared with the busy tourist area of the Lake District, there is plenty to see and do just on the doorstep.

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Town End Farm Cottage is just 12 miles from the nearest lake, Ullswater, and the village is easily accessed from the A66 trans-Pennine route six miles away.

The village is only half an hour's drive from Carlisle and Gretna Green on the Scottish Border and the historic World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall.

There’s plenty to explore in the great outdoors either walking, the fascinating Lacey Caves on the banks of the River Eden are a short walk away from the cottage, and cycling – the Coast to Coast route passes through the village.

There are outdoor swimming pools in nearby villages and Center Parcs with all its activities available with day passes is only eight miles away.

And if you fancy a turn in the saddle, Bank House Equestrian riding school is just over the fields in Little Salkeld.

Within a short drive the visitor attractions include Eden Ostrich World, Abbott Lodge Jersey Farm, Acorn Bank garden, Wetheriggs Pottery to name a few. The area is steeped in megalithic legend; with Long Meg and her Daughters, a stone circle of approximately sixty-six stones, within walking distance.

The Carlisle-Settle railway runs alongside the River Eden for the best scenic ride in the country and the farm is only two miles away from the nearest station at Langwathby.

The cottage makes an ideal base from which to attend some of the area’s renowned events including the Lowther Event and horse driving trials in August, Appleby Horse Fair in June and numerous other agricultural shows and traditional country events.

While the cottage is fully-equipped for self-catering, there are also numerous country pubs in surrounding villages serving quality food.


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