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The Pennines

 

Often described as the “Backbone of England” there are no prizes for guessing that the Pennines dominate the upper central landscape of from Derbyshire to the Scottish borders. These limestone hills, limestone crags and mountains stretch almost the length of middle England from the Scottish border at the Cheviot Hills through Cumbrian Fells, The Yorkshire Dales, the rural heart of West Yorkshire, finally ending at The Peak District in Derbyshire.

Visitors will find themselves welcome at hundreds of luxury barn conversions and large and small Pennine holiday cottages in quaint stone villages from Derbyshire to Northumberland. Most of these will have a pub in which a typically excellent local ale can be enjoyed. The whole range can be walked via The Pennine Way, one of England’s most notable long-distance footpaths.

 

Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Riverside Farm Cottage sits on 12 acres by the River Dove and offers guests a luxurious escape. The rural cottage in Kirby Mills sleeps 8 and boasts impressive views of the Yorkshire countryside plus a furnished garden and an interior with ample windows, contemporary styling & a wood-burning stove.

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Sleeps
Bedrooms
1

Enjoy a romantic holiday amidst the splendour of Northern England with a stay at Cow Byre, a stone-built small cottage in the hamlet of Barras, Cumbria, situated just off the Yorkshire Dales featuring split-level open plan living area, feature wall, and a loft bedroom with four-poster bed.

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6
Bedrooms
3

Set in the vast grounds of Melmerby Hall, Stag Cottage is an award-winning self-contained 17th century Grade II listed sandstone cottage in Melmerby, Cumbria. The pet-friendly, 5-Star Gold cottage promises 20 acres of grounds plus a private garden, an open fire, mullion windows and beams.

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Sleeps
17
Bedrooms
7

Live like the lord or lady of the manor with a stay at Wuthering Heights, a lovely Grade II-listed Georgian home on 2½ acres of private grounds near the West Yorkshire village of West Bretton, a large pet-friendly holiday cottage featuring seven bedrooms, a modern kitchen, & majestic moorland views.

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Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

Glen Bank won the Visit England's 5* Gold Award in 2019 and is surrounded by farm and woodland in Appleby-in-Westmoreland in Cumbria. The pet-friendly cottage boasts outdoor entertaining areas with sweeping views and offers a light-filled orangery, two wood burners, exposed beams, and a dog shower.

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8
Bedrooms
4

New Lodge promises stunning views of Lake Ullswater from its cosy sitting room. The lakeside cottage in Watermillock, Cumbria, promises seclusion and modern sophistication, plus architectural design, floor-to-ceiling windows, two log fires, lovely gardens and a private shoreline with a small jetty.

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8
Bedrooms
4

Masongill Lodge is a Grade II listed rural cottage resting within the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the hamlet of Masongill. The Yorkshire longhouse dates back to 1709 and boasts a paddock and garden with sweeping views, plus exposed beams, an Aga, two log fires and walks from the front door.

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6
Bedrooms
3

Tyas Cottage is a secluded rural cottage near Bradshaw in West Yorkshire and offers lovely walks from its doorstep. The elegant pet-friendly cottage boasts a sculpture-filled garden and antique furnishings, as well as modern comforts, woodland views, a log fire, a four-poster bed and exposed beams.

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2
Bedrooms
1

The Hayloft boasts beautiful views of the Pennine Hills & promises couples a romantic getaway. The rural cottage in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, features exposed beams & a luxurious design, as well as a pleasant outdoor space for al fresco dining. Explore the many hiking and cycling trails.

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Much of the region is regarded as “an area of outstanding natural beauty” and a beautiful place to visit and take long walks with the dog. Although the start of the Pennines is usually said to begin in the High Peak district of Edale in Derbyshire (the start of the Pennine Way), these impressive range of hills extend south into Staffordshire and the southern parts of Cheshire. The natural scenic beauty of Pennine landscapes makes the region a major tourist destination particularly for those looking to walk or cycle through them or climb its peaks and crags such as Malhamdale.

The Pennines are a mecca for outdoor sporting enthusiasts, with plenty of opportunities for climbing, kayaking, caving and mountain biking. For the less adventurous, there are stately homes, ruined abbeys, country parks and steam railways in abundance for memorable days out in amidst the ruggedly beautiful Pennine Hills - perfect for self-catering holidays in the great outdoors from Derbyshire to Northumberland.