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