The charming old market town of Kirkby Stephen lies in the southern reaches of the tranquil and beautiful Eden Valley, with easy access from your cottage to the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the north Pennines; it’s the perfect cottage holiday break for wonderful days out. It really is set in the midst of some of the most lovely scenery and is the perfect base from which to explore the area.
This area is fantastic for cycling and walking and there is a wonderful variety of wildlife in the surrounding countryside. Indeed, within just a five mile radius of the village, you will come across four beautiful nature reserves that showcase the best of the local flora and fauna. More unusually you may catch sight of one of several parrots that call the village their home, they are often to be seen roosting on the local rooftops.
There are several other delightful villages within easy reach, but if you’re just looking for peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings, then this is most definitely the place for you.
There are plenty of shops catering for all your needs in the town, from those selling holiday essentials to a selection of quirky boutiques where it’s all too easy to while away a few hours browsing.
In the summer months, the village is positively ablaze with impressive floral displays and well-kept gardens; no wonder the village has been the proud holder of a ‘Cumbria in Bloom’ accolade.
Come and discover nature at its very best; search holiday cottages in Kirkby Stephen today.