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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.

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 Penines.

Howscales EntranceThe 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 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 delightlul scenery.

Here you will find lush green countryside, traditional towns such as Appleby-in-Westmorland and sandstone villages, such as Kirkoswald and Melmerby.

Flowing through the Eden Valley is the magnificent River Eden where you can enjoy some great riverside walks. Close to Kirkoswald can be found Laceys Caves, carved out of sandstone and found right on the riverbank. Please note that following the floods in 2015 a section of the footpath to Lacey's Caves was washed away and is yet to be repaired. 

The most scenic railway in England, the Settle to Carlisle line, runs through the Eden Valley, with stations at Lazonby, Appleby and Kirkby Stephen

There are various trails that be explored such as Eden Food Trail, Great Outdoors Trail, Heritage Trail, Art and Culture Trail, River Eden Trail, Yellow Jersey Cycling Loop, Family Cycling Trail plus many more.

Dogs are welcome to stay with you at Howscales so you can enjoy exploring together. We do have some doggie rules to ensure everyone has a good time here.


Ready cooked meals

You can order cooked meals from the Langwathby Station Café to be delivered to your cottage. See details here.

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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