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Cliburn Signal Box Holiday Cot


Excellent 5/5 Score from 15 reviews

Cliburn Signal Box from field (south south east)

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Visitors to Cliburn Signal Box will find that, whilst it has been completely modernised, it has been tastefully renovated to retain its charm and many of the original features and characteristics.

Its secluded location is ideal for those wishing to relax and get away from it all, those wanting to be closer to nature, or those wanting to get out and about.

Nature is on your doorstep, with visitors often seeing the local red squirrels and the Signal Box uses the first floor lounge, which has windows to three sides, to give breathtaking views of the Eden Valley.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle 133 km, Nearest railway: Penrith 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Cliburn Signal Box uses an eco-friendly ground source heat pump to provide heating and hot water and offers:-

Bedroom (ground floor) - double bed, bedside tables, DAB clock radio, drawers, wardrobe, dressing table, hair dryer and mirror.

Bathroom (ground floor) - shower, toilet, sink, mirror and shaver socket.

Kitchen (Mid floor) - oven, hob, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, table and chairs.

Lounge (first floor) - two twin sofas (one of which is a sofa bed), table, iPod docking station, 32" TV, freeSAT, DVD/CD player and cosy wood burning stove.

Also availble - hoover, iron, freezer and washing machine.

Further details outdoors

The private garden has gravelled and grassed areas, barbeque, garden furniture and parking for two cars.

Surrounded by fields you can be entertained by the ducks and chickens, whose eggs are available to buy.

Further details

The Signal Box has retained many of the original features and has a number of stairs, so access is not suitable for all.

The Cumbria/Lake District

Lying with the Pennines to the east and the Lake District Fells to the west, the beautiful Eden Valley, around the River Eden is a mix of lush green countryside, traditional towns and attractive sandstone villages some dating back to Viking times. To the south are the peaceful Howgill Fells, a favourite of Wainwright.

Add to this the most scenic railway in England, the Settle to Carlisle line, runs through the Eden Valley, with stations at Appleby and Kirkby Stephen.


With the lakes and fells of the Lake District only a short drive and the market towns of Alston, Appleby, Penrith, Brough, Keswick and Kirkby Stephen nearby, visitors should always be able to find something of interest. Or your stay may be specific if you plan to visit the area to attend one of the growing number of events in the area, like the Appleby Horse Fair, Kendal Calling, Lowther Game and Country Fair or Potfest.

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24 Aug 2014


"Ridiculously cute place to stay"

We often try to find quirky or different places to stay when travelling in the UK and abroad but this has to be our favourite. The setting and accommodation is gorgeous and you can tell a lot of hard… More

2 Apr 2014


"Fantastic holiday cottage"

What a fantastic holiday rental, we were pleased with the presentation of the cottage the uniqueness of it, and the location. It provided an excellent weekend base for us to relax and avoid people. I … More

13 Nov 2013


"Fantastic- Highly recommended !"

We stayed at the Signal Box for a long weekend, and cannot speak highly enough of it. We eloped to Gretna Green and stayed at the Signal Box for the weekend as it looked such a wonderful place to mar… More

28 Sep 2013


"No expense spared"

Beautiful accomodation with excellent fitments and ground source heating (not cheap and usually bypassed by developers). High up above the road with an excellent view, sleepers outside and an ample ca… More

25 May 2013



Stayed here for a weekend break. What a wonderful place and location. The conversion has been done so well. Everything about the accommodation great. If we had stayed for two weeks I know there would … More

7 May 2013


"What can i Say.........."

I really recommend this unusual and amazing place. ! My first visit with my Husband for a relaxing weekend break but it will certainly not be our last. Recommended by a work colleague, so pleased we… More

4 May 2013


"I could live here"

Fantastic cottage, converted to a high standard, the Owners have clearly spent lots of effort to create a fitting retreat in an unusual building. There is a well equipped kitchen, good bed, great show… More

2 Apr 2013


"Excellent - We didn't want to leave!"

We booked a four night stay at the Signal Box, as we needed to work nearby and we used to live in the village. We used to walk past the Signal Box regularly and were so pleased to find out that the Old Signal Box had been renovated. And to such an excellent standard too! We really enjoyed our stay and did not want to leave! It is a great place to chill out and we certainly managed to relax and enjoy some walks too. We loved been met by and looking at the wildlife (hens/ducks) and glad that there was no cockerel to wake us! The views are stunning from all angles of the living room and we were lucky to have snow on the mountains in the distance. We were only disappointed that we did not get snowed in like the previous guests and we therefore had to leave! We can't wait to return!

22 Mar 2013


"a must for peace and quiet"

had a wonderful stay at the signal box in Cliburn. fantastic views from the lounge which is situated up a few stairs on the second floor. very quiet and peaceful. Wendy and Gavin have done a sterling job in the restoration of the accommodation, all finished to a very high standard. Has everything you need within a self catering accommodation. found some beautiful areas to visit within a very short distance of travelling. train station a short drive away but by using the train to skipton was able to take in the surrounding countryside. would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful find

5 Mar 2013


"Wonderful accomodation, fantastic location and brilliant hosts!"

We needed accomodation for a last minute weekend to Penrith and luckily this very popular signal box came up in a google search. We loved the way it looked from the website and were not disappointed. The quirky accomodation has been renovated to a very high standard and made the perfect base for my husband, baby and I. The location is so convenient and the views from the sitting room were spectacular (as well as enjoying watching the comings and goings of the local chickens!). The hosts were welcoming, available and dealt with any queries efficiently and immediately - we couldn't have asked for more. We will definitely be staying here again!

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Calendar last updated:19 Nov 2014

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