Long Byres Cottages are situated on 120 acre working hill farm which lies along the River Gelt. Hares, badgers and red squirrels share the farm with a herd of Exmoor Ponies and various other farm animals. There are good walks over the North Pennine Fells.
Talkin Tarn Country Park is within a couple of miles and offers a wide range of outdoor activities and a chance to take a boat out on an ancient glacial lake
Hadrians Wall at its closest point is 5 miles from the cottages and Ullswater, the nearest of the Lake District lakes is less than 25 miles away. Gretna Green on the Scottish Border is 11miles and easily accessible.
There is a multi award winning attraction nearby at Walby Farm Park which is located 10 miles away in Crosby-on-Eden. It is a fantastic venue for the whole family with attractions ranging from animal feeding to a kids play area and much more.
There are a few good pubs close by and 2 award winning restaurants within 10 miles. The Market town of Brampton is ideal for shopping and it is also worth visiting Carlisle, the Great Border City where you can visit the castle, cathedral and shopping centre.