Welcome to Sycamore Tree Farm, Mallerstang, Cumbria
A Peaceful Country Cottage
Sycamore Tree Farm is an 18th century farmhouse perched high on the Mallerstang fell side with magnificent views over the Eden Valley. The famous Settle-Carlisle railway runs through Mallerstang higher up the fell.
The cottage is at the end of a private road that winds through a working farm up towards the fells - an escape from the stresses of everyday life.
It's a walkers paradise with immediate access to Wild Boar and the fells. The cottage looks onto the grandeur of High Seat and the famous Howgills are only minutes away.
Sycamore is an ideal spot for bird watchers and nature lovers. There are pheasants, rabbits and red foxes in the garden and the trees behind, and down by the River Eden, our two resident herons.
Fish for trout from the river bank or go horse riding on the bridle ways that cross the fells.
Golf courses are within half an hour's drive - or if you're feeling adventurous hire a mountain bike or try para-gliding.
Nearby: The Eden Valley
Sycamore Tree Farm is situated in the picturesque upper Eden Valley near the source of the River Eden. The Eden Valley is considered by many to be the hidden gem in the crown of Cumbria, a region of outstanding natural beauty.
It is less crowded than the nearby Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. With fewer people and less traffic the Eden Valley continues to offer the peace and tranquility lost to other more popular tourist destinations.
The upper Eden Valley offers uncrowded space amidst beautiful rambling countryside with a scattering of villages, some with pubs, some without. The nearest pub to Sycamore Tree Farm serving food is the Moorcock Inn, about 4 miles away, near the famous Ribblehead viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle railway. There are other pubs that serve bar meals and have restaurants at Nateby, Hawes, Ravenstonedale and Kirkby Stephen.
The ruin of Pendragon Castle, built in the 12th century and reputed to be the place where Uther Pendragon, King Arthur's father died, is situated within Mallerstang a short walk from Sycamore Tree Farm as is St. Mary's church, in Outhgill, built by Lady Anne Clifford, Lady Anne's Highway, and the famous Andy Galsworthy Pinfold.
Further AfieldThe market town of Kirkby Stephen is about 5 miles away with Hawes, Sedbergh, Kendal, Penrith and Barnard Castle an easy drive. Each of these small towns offers visitors a selection of pubs, restaurants and places of interest together with a variety of shops and activities.
Hawes, in upper Wensleydale, is about a 20 minutes drive. This small market town has been awarded the English Tourist Board Silver Award for 'Best Day Trip out'. It is well worth a visit.
Kendal offers cinema, theatre and other entertainment at the Brewery Arts Centre together with extensive shopping opportunities. St Oswald's church at Ravenstonedale is famous for its triple pulpit, its collegiate pews and the Gilbertine monastic house excavations in its grounds.