Holly Lodge is a charming single story holiday cottage located in the Eden Valley on the edge of the historic market town of Appleby in Cumbria - the former capital of Westmorland. Built in about 1850, this Cumbrian cottage has stunning views from the garden of High Cup Nick and Cross Fell in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our "dog friendly" holiday cottage is located in the spacious grounds of The Hollies, a former gentleman's residence. The cottage itself was built as a museum by the second owner to house his big game hunting trophies and his billiards table. Our cottage is an ideal relaxing retreat with the Pennine hills and Pennine Way nearby, it is perfect for those who desire a walking holiday. The Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales are only a short drive away - Ullswater 15 miles, Kirkby Stephen 10 miles - a good central location for touring the area. We have a wonderful variety of garden and woodland birds in our 3 acres of garden and woodland. Wild flowers abound in our spring and summer flower meadows, together with our large pond at the end of the garden, teeming with wildlife and with stunning views of North Pennines. Red squirrels are also seen feeding in the garden on a regular basis. The town of Appleby is only a short walk away with its shops, traditional inns and good restaurants. For the more active there is also a public swimming pool, gym and sports hall available. Other local activities include pony trekking, golf and fly fishing. A warm Cumbrian welcome awaits you at Holly Lodge holiday cottage.