17th Century sandstone cottage in Cumbria home swap

We live in a 17th century sandstone cottage with exposed stonework, oak beams and many original features but all modern conveniences, in a tiny village near Appleby, former county town of Westmorland.

There are fantastic views of the Pennine hills from our house and garden.

Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms (1 ensuite), and 1 with a single and a bunk bed. Downstairs we have a bathroom with bath and shower, dining room, living room and a dining kitchen which opens onto a small conservatory. In the garden you will find a summerhouse and plenty of outdoor furniture, children`s toys, + adults & childrens bikes with possibly a hot tub to enjoy in warmer weather.

(We can also provide a travel cot, stair gate, child's car seat, if required).

Appleby lies in the Eden Valley, an ideal location for discovering the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and Scotland, all less than an hour`s drive from here. If you prefer outdoor activities there are great walks from our own door, riding stables in the village, a swimming pool and sports centre 2 miles away, and a golf course close by, plus of course water sports on the Lakes. Our nearest lake, (and in our view the most beautiful), is Ullswater, less than 30 minutes away by car?


Looking for a long weekend around 31/3/17-3/4/17 for large family get together to celebrate a special birthday. There would be 8 adults, 4 children aged 3, 5, 7, 8 + baby. We are happy to bring our own bed linen, towels, crib and child's bed and can arrange for you to stay here for an extra weekend as well or other compensation for an unequal swap.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Long Term Exchange
  • Weekend Exchange
  • Bed and Breakfast Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome
  • Pet Care Offered

Appleby (HE19593)

Cumbria,   England

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Europe
  • Channel Islands
Central London.

Dates available

March 2017 - April 2017
April 2017 - November 2017

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

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Membership expiry date: 20 Sep 2017