Lying to the east of Kendal and the north of Kirkby Lonsdale and on the far western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is Sedbergh in Cumbria, England’s only Book Town.
This small, quaint town lined with traditional stone buildings is a gem a place to visit itself with local, independent shops, cafes and amenities and of course, book shops.
But surrounding this market and book town is Cumbria, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Howgill Fells. Tucked away, Sedbergh is an excellent place to escape yet so handy to reach from the M6 and the best of both worlds when it comes to National Parks with the Lake District being on the doorstep. Head further into The Dales and find the pretty village of Dent in Dentdale with its cobbled streets and cottages. Head south and to yet another historic market town, Kirkby Lonsdale. Kirkby is an absolute must visit for both the shops and the lovely places to eat and drink.
Right on the Cumbria/Yorkshire Dales border is Firbank, a small settlement of Sedbergh alongside the River Lune. This setting would make the ideal Christmas break location and Goodies Farmhouse at Firbank with the Howgill Fells in front of it is just the place to stay. From this 5 star holiday cottage walk right from the front door up the famous Howgill Fells or lower levels routes along the picturesque River Lune. During the festive period Sedbergh, Dent and Kirkby Lonsdale come alive with events and the plethora of pubs and restaurants will make a Christmas to remember.
Goodies Farmhouse Key Features:
Sleep 6 and 1 small/medium dog
Stunning 17th century renovated farmhouse
Wooden conservatory with stunning views of the countryside and Howgill’s
Rural, peaceful and tranquil location
Goodies Farmhouse is available for a 5 night break starting December 23rd costing £1240 or a 7 night break starting December 21st costing £1550. To check availability and to book this cottage in Sedbergh for Christmas or any other time of the year visit https://www.lakeland-cottage-company.co.uk/lake-district-cottage/goodies_farmhouse/