About Us 


Eden Valley Escapes is a small family-run business providing quality self catering cottages in the Eden Valley area of Cumbria for couples, families and groups looking for exclusive self catering accommodation and luxury holiday cottages.


Converted from traditional stone barns the cottages have a delightful setting on a working smallholding in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of the Eden Valley and have been designed and equipped to a high standard providing excellent, well presented, high quality accommodation for year round breaks.


Enjoying a remote location with lovely uninterrupted views over the Pennines, but still close to the many attractions found in this beautiful part of Cumbria, each cottage provides an ideal base for those wanting a quality holiday or break in a quiet, yet convenient location, and is also ideal for walking, birdwatching, cycling, or romantic breaks for couples.




                     Eden Valley Escapes front view                                                                                Eden Valley Escapes gardens





Where we are


So where is Eden?

Eden lies between the Lakes and the Pennines; Carlisle to the north, the Howgills (sleeping elephants) to the south. Our towns are Penrith, Alston, Appleby-in Westmoreland, Kirkby Stephen and Brough.

Our villages have names like Lazonby, Langwathby, Shap, Tebay, Crosby Ravensworth, Greystoke, Glenridding and Culgaith.

We have lakes here and fells, and the only named wind in England – the Helm wind. 


Eden is the largest district in England, and the most sparsely populated (lots of sheep and fresh air).

If you haven't been to Eden you don't know what you are missing, it is a hidden gem, old England...healthy, extraordinarily beautiful, and full of rich and (ok a bit funny - in a nice way) culture.







Eden Valley Escapes lies just to the west of the Croglin Vampires!