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My background is as a yoga teacher and aromatherapist with over 20 years’ experience with a style heavily influenced by India and the Buddhist and Hindu cultures. I like a space to feel light, zen, and uncluttered so that it invites a feeling of deep calm and relaxation, whilst also being a home away from home.  I teach retreats all over the world and this is my own little retreat in the Lake District.

Being close to water is very calming and serene and within minutes of being at Abbott Moss, you forget all the stresses of everyday life. I hope that you will love my home as much as I do.


You will be able to enjoy Julia's lovely homemade cake and 1/2 dozen free range eggs from her own hens!


"Come to be inspired by the landscape and the serene hills, the rushing river Eden (much bigger than you might expect) and dramatic cloud formations. On warm days you'll be outdoors by the water, perhaps with a barbecue, on colder ones you can make yourself comfortable inside by the Aga or the fire in the sitting room with a book. This is a lovely, light, warm house." Nicola - Sawdays

"This was our second stay at Abbott Moss and it already feels like the home-from-home to which we hope to return each year. Last time it was summer and we enjoyed eating outside, and looking at the lake. This time in the rainy and cold weather, we were able to enjoy the log stove and the warming living room - playing board games with the kids and watching movies. It was such a happy ane peaceful time. The beds were as clean and inviting as always, and the CAKE which welcomed us was sublime. A huge THANK YOU to Julia, the lovely housekeeper, for this treat. We will definitely be back! xxx Sawdays January 2023

Lovely place, lovely manager, lovely scenery!

January 2023

Wassenaar, Netherlands

Own website


What a beautiful house and location. The exquisite furnishings really make it feel like home away from home. Tamar and Julie were fantastic and communications were clear. I will definitely be

returning to Abbots Moss. 5 star stay!!!

October 2022

Air BnB


An exquisite place to stay - stunningly interior-designed and luxurious whilst also being relaxed and functional. That’s a combination which is hard to achieve and Abbots Moss does it just perfectly. We had a lovely stay, thank you.

September 2022


Own website


We have stayed in a lot of self-catering properties over the years but this is one of our all time favourites. Such unbelievable peace and tranquility and a beautiful house to come back to after a day out in the Eden Valley.

August 2022


Own website


Beautiful location on it's own lake with loads of waterbirds to watch.
Very clean and well equipped, excellent facilities.

August 2022


Own website


We had a fantastic stay at Abbots Moss. The location is beautiful, at the edge of a lake in a secluded estate. The house has clearly been rennovated recently with a stylish and comfortable interior. The kitchen is fabulous and very well equipped with all the cooking utensils and pans etc that you could need. We had everything we needed there, it felt like a home-from-home. The communication with Tamar and housekeeper Julia was excellent. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone looking for a stylish, spacious and comfortable place to stay in Cumbria away from the crowded tourist spots but conveniently located for Penrith and Carlisle.

July 2022

Air BnB


The loveliest stay we have had anywhere in the uk. A home from home, a retreat, a sanctuary - thank you! The homemade cake and fresh eggs on arrival were lovely and welcome touches.

July 2022

Wassener, Netherlands

Own website (second visit)


Everything was flawless, very attentive and professional hosts. Beautiful property with an aspect that was very special. Loved our stay, highly recommended.

April 2022


Own website


Lovely stay in Abbots Moss, it’s a haven for birdwatching, and a great place for a rural escape. We can’t wait to come back.

April 2022

Air BnB

"A gorgeous property, secluded and peaceful. We really enjoyed our stay. Very attentive hosts. Sitting by the lake, watching the wildlife was a real joy. Highly recommend - would not hesitate to come again." Vrbo April 2022


Where to begin….the location…the design…the wonderful beds and linen. No expense has obviously been spared to make this house exceptional. We have stayed in other 5* cottages but this has gone right to the top. Book it - you won’t be disappointed. Highly recommend

Christmas 2021

Trip Advisor

"We had a gorgeous stay at Abbot Moss. The photos don't do justice to the location and beauty of the house - both inside and out. Driving down the private lane, our first glimpse of the house at the side of the lake was magical. It is remote and peaceful and yet no distance to the Northern Lakes. We enjoyed the wood burning stove and the addition of free logs was a bonus. Julia's lemon drizzle cake was a wonderful surprise. Everything has been thought out and we felt incredibly lucky to have stayed there. Book it - you won't regret it". - Kate - Sawdays February 2022.

"We loved Abbott Moss - opening the curtains each morning to the views across the lake, walks from the doorstep, glorious seclusion, watching the wildlife - the house was simply exceptional. It has been restored beautifully with a kitchen that was a joy to cook in - with a lovely Aga for cooking and warmth, spacious sitting room with huge comfy sofas, bedrooms with the comfiest beds we have ever slept in and great views from every angle. I can't recommend this house highly enough. We rarely go to the same property twice but we have already booked another stay".

Fiona - Sawday's - January 2022



Call or mail us to to Book

01636 650081

07903 864357 


Tamar Ferguson

58 Newton Street


NG24 1SX



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