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Welcome to Howscales Holiday Cottages

Four high quality self-catering cottages, nestled in open, peaceful countryside in the heart of the picturesque Eden Valley and Aster cottage, a high quality self-catering cottage in the heart of Kirkoswald village.

We would love to welcome you here to our home in this beautiful setting. We bought Howscales Holiday Cottages almost three years ago, and we have enjoyed putting our personal touch to each cottage, creating stylish home-from-home self-catering holiday accommodation.

We live onsite at Howscales with our two canine buddies, Murphy and Rosie. There are four cottages, Geltsdale, Ravendale, Hazelrigg and Inglewood, set together in this idyllic Cumbrian countryside. Aster cottage, which is where our love affair with the Eden Valley began, is located in the nearby village of Kirkoswald.


Offering the personal touch and making sure you have everything you need to make your stay relaxing, enjoyable and memorable is our aim. We are dog friendly, having our own dogs and enjoying holidays with them too.

We offer high-standard accommodation so we do have doggy rules, since the cleanliness of our cottages is paramount for all our guests and having spent too many holidays staying in doggy friendly accommodation that was less than clean and well-kept, we know how important it is.

The well-equipped cottages are surrounded by gardens and set back from a quiet road between the villages of Kirkoswald and Renwick. In a slightly elevated position they enjoy uninterrupted views across tranquil pastures and woodlands towards the hills of the Lake District and Pennines.

The Eden Valley is often described as Cumbria's best kept secret. Bordered in the West by the lakes and mountains of the Lake District National Park, now a World Heritage Site and to the East by the hills and waterfalls of the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales. This area of Cumbria through which the River Eden meanders is so often overlooked, but offers a perfect rural retreat for a relaxing holiday in delightful scenery.

Take a look at our lovely cottages and what you can see and do nearby. We hope to welcome you soon to enjoy your time in this stunning part of Cumbria.

Liz and Adrian Cave



Four cottages sleeping 2-6 persons

Beautiful scenery

One cottage suitable for wheelchair access

Free WiFi

Howscales Holiday Cottages

Penrith, CA10 1JG

Tel: 01768 898666


4star 140Disabled advisory


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