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A Holiday to remember in the Upper Eden Valley

About Us

Nuthatch is one of two holiday cottages on Leases Farm.  It is a well established family run business which has been welcoming guests since 1995.  Converted and extended in 2022, Nuthatch offers ground floor accommodation, with private entrance and an enclosed garden.

Accommodation: Entrance hall, open plan kitchen and living area with sliding patio door into the garden, bedroom with king size bed, en-suite shower room. (Bed linen & towels provided)

Facilities:  Kitchen features a double gas hob, electric oven, fridge with small freezer compartment.  Shared washing machine and tumble dryer available in an out-building.

Heating:  Nuthatch benefits from underfloor heating throughout, and a wood burning stove in the living area.  We provide kindling and logs for you to use during your stay.

Parking: There is parking space for one vehicle.

Pets:  We welcome up to two dogs.  The garden is enclosed, and there is a variety of lovely short and long walks from the doorstep.  We can usually offer an empty field for you to use to exercise your dog(s).

Our other holiday cottage is The Byre, which is well established and similarly caters for up to two people, with or without dogs.  Please see the link below:


We have livestock on our small farm, but nothing beats our wild visitors which are a joy to sit back and watch, or spot whilst on a walk. 

Red squirrels frequently visit and we also see an abundance of bird species on our feeders, including various Tits, Finches, Woodpeckers and of course Nuthatches amongst several others, varying with the seasons.

Scandal Beck runs through the farm and is a tributary of the River Eden.  Scandal Beck and its banks are a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) which include wildlife of interest.  It provides a habitat for various species such as White Clawed Crayfish, Bullhead Fish, Lampreys and Eels; as well as Brown Trout and Salmon which spawn here in the autumn.  We also have Kingfishers and Otters, although these are less often seen.

Take in the beautiful sunsets and as night falls, in the right conditions, the night sky can be spectacular with constellations, planets and the Milky Way clear to see.

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