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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.

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  • Cranesbill Barn

    Newbiggin-on-Lune, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 29460


    This cosy holiday property has an interesting and eclectic mix of styles and is situated in the heart of the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune. The house was originally built as a barn in the 19th century and retains many rustic features. The village is set at the foot of the Howgills, which form a triangle of mountains between the communities of Sedbergh, Ravenstonedale and Tebay. The Howgills make for excellent walking terrain. Wainwright considered them some of his favourites. They are still relatively undiscovered, and you can walk here for miles without seeing another soul. The location is ideally placed for exploring both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Shop and restaurant 5 miles, pubs 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Utility room with toilet. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 6ft zip and link, can be twin), (one 5ft), 1 single. 2 steps to shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with beams. Gallery area: Dining room/kitchen with French doors.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in utility room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Front garden with furniture. Enclosed lawned rear garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Swallow’s Nest, Waterside

    Little Musgrave, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 26490

    Located in the Eden Valley, perfectly placed for touring the Lake District

    Peacefully located in the most amazing setting, this outstanding holiday home is set in four acres of grounds and overlooks a small lake. The single storey property has been furnished and equipped to a good standard and is tucked away down a country lane in the beautiful Eden Valley. An abundance of wildlife is attracted to the water and the view through the large glass windows from the living room across the lake is delightful. There are seating areas dotted around the lake for relaxing and viewing. Nearby is the traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen, which was the first town in Cumbria to be accredited with ’Walkers are Welcome’. There are many walking and cycling opportunities in the area, plus the famous and scenic Settle to Carlisle railway line runs through Kirkby Stephen. The Eden Valley is perfectly placed for touring the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Teasdale and Durham, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish border. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with patio door and beams. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (can be 6ft double on request). Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric ’woodburner’ in living room included. Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. 4 acres of private grounds with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Small lake in grounds, 22 ft.

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  • Old St. Lukes Church

    Soulby, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    3
    Ref: 29025


    This stunning church conversion sits in the centre of a small, quiet Cumbrian village and is perfectly placed for a holiday home, as it is sandwiched between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. The unique design cleverly combines original features, such as stained glass windows, beams and stonework with a contemporary, open-plan style which offers light, bright and spacious living areas, an appealing kitchen with porcelain tiled floor, a bathroom with a free-standing roll-top bath plus two en-suite shower rooms, each with a walk-in shower, along with comfortable and well-appointed bedrooms. Set in beautiful countryside, the area provides excellent walking and very good cycling. The traditional market town of Kirby Stephen, 2 miles, offers a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, and is also on the scenic Carlisle to Settle railway line. Within a 40-minute drive, visitors can explore Ullswater and the Eastern Lakes, Swaledale, Wensleydale and the lesser known Teasdale, along with the popular towns of Keswick, Kendal, Barnard Castle and Hawes. Tan Hill, the highest pub in England, is a short, pretty drive away. The river which runs through the village of Soulby is a focal point for picnics and paddling, and children can also enjoy the nearby playground. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double) bedroom. Shower room with walk-in shower and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double) with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower and toilet. Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Four Freeview TVs (one Smart). DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden, furniture. Ample parking. Cycle anchor. No smoking.

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  • Oakbank Cottage

    Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: CC131151
    Set on a working farm in the heart of rural Cumbria, Oakbank Cottage is the epitome of a traditional farm worker’s cottage, lovingly restored to create a quality holiday retreat. Cleverly designed to take best advantage of the views towards Blencathra and to the rear of the Belah Valley (and former Belah Viaduct) from the first floor living areas, guests will marvel at the open landscape, dotted with sheep farmed by the neighbour and be assured of a comfortable stay.
    The cottage has excellent facilities with quality kitchen and bathrooms and has been dressed with comfortable furnishings to compliment the large amount of beams and solid oak throughout the property. The wood burning stove is at the very heart of the cottage, the lounge full of exposed beams and having deep window sills giving further opportunity to take in more of that view.

    Ground Floor: The property has a high output wood burning stove for central heating (via radiators) and hot water with electrical back up and comprises:
    Spacious Hallway leading to...
    Bathroom: With bath, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.

    First Floor: Lounge: With Freeview TV, DVD and wood burning stove.
    Dining room.
    Breakfast Kitchen: Solid oak with dishwasher, electric oven and hob and microwave.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer, tall fridge freezer and useful wash basin and WC.
    Access from utility to the rear terrace and parking via granary staircase with under store area, useful for bikes.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available.Patio gardens with furniture. Parking for 2 cars. NB: There are some low beams. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • New Holme

    Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: E4880

    High on the top of the fells in a quiet hamlet, this comfortable cottage has been tastefully decorated throughout. Lying in the beautiful Eden Valley, between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, it is an ideal base to explore their many delights. In an area dotted with historical monuments and outstanding natural attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy, including excellent local walking, riding, fishing and golf. Kirkby Stephen, 6 miles, is a bustling market town with supermarket, shopping, Tourist Information Centre, library, pubs and restaurants. Appleby, an ancient market town with inns and shops, lies 7 miles away, and also has a public swimming pool. Great Asby (3 miles) has a pub serving food.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with French doors. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire £2 per person per week. Travel cot. Two digital TVs. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Games room (by arrangement in winter). Hard tennis court (by arrangement).

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  • Peggy’s Barn

    Mallerstang, near Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC574

    Peggy’s Barn is a delightful barn conversion that enjoys amazing views of the unspoilt valley. Finished to a very good standard, it is approached by a steep 1/4 mile track and occupies a commanding position above the unspoilt Mallerstang Valley, with spectacular views. It is remote, yet within easy reach of Kirkby Stephen, which is only a short drive away and where there is an excellent range of amenities. There is access to both the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District, the Settle to Carlisle Railway and a wealth of outdoor activities. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 4½ miles.

    Several steps to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Living room:
    With electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Separate toilet.

    Ground source underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Garage. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a bore hole.

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  • Hazel Cottage

    Brough, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: E4786

    In the beautiful upper Eden Valley, nestling between Appleby and Kirkby Stephen at the foot of the Cumbrian Pennines, and conveniently located adjacent to and just off the trans Pennine trunk road (A66). This makes the location an excellent touring base for exploring the Yorkshire and Durham Dales to the east, and the Lakes to the west. These detached holiday lodges provide accommodation of an excellent standard, they are tastefully furnished, very comfortable and well equipped, they enjoy countryside views and a totally separate and lovely setting on a no through lane within a small, rural caravan park. The park encourages wildlife and has a conservation pond with a wide variety of birds in the surrounding woodlands and frequent visits from roe deer. This is a wonderful base for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits – less than a mile away, main roads give access to the myriad attractions and stunning landscapes of the Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales and County Durham, and the shops, pubs and restaurants of Brough are also only 1 mile. The larger town of Kirkby Stephen, 5 miles, has a supermarket and variety of gift shops, cafes, tourist information office, library and station for the Carlisle/Settle railway.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining area/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Four Freeview TVs. DVD. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Decked balcony.

    All properties: Electricity flame-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. CD. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £12per week, £7 per short break. Shared 2-acre grounds. Parking. Outdoor multi-activity play area. No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake and stream in grounds.

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  • Townend Farm

    Little Asby near Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: CC132189
    Situated in the small village of Little Asby this listed 1600s farmhouse is ideal for individuals looking for a unique and charming property. It has been tastefully restored yet retains many of its original features. The property oozes character from the stone floors, to original fireplace, and asymmetrical original wooden beams in the ceilings. The property was built during Charles I’s civil war, as a farmhouse and remained as such through four generations of farmers, until it was sold to a non-farming owner in the 1980s. The property features a grand master bedroom, and living room, where everywhere you look you can see original features on display amongst the antique furniture.

    Little Asby is a quiet hamlet close to Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh in the Howgill Fells. The location is ideal for touring the Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales, being just 18 miles from Garsdale Head in the Yorkshire Dales, and 21 miles from Haweswater, and 30 miles to Windermere in the Lake District. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles

    Ground Floor: The property is beamed throughout and comprises:
    Living/Dining Room: With stone floor, open fire, Sky TV and DVD player.
    Two steps down to...
    Kitchen: With Rayburn, fridge and freezer.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bathroom: With roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With four poster bed and gas wood burner.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and wood burner.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With roll top bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, gas, electric, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and initial fuel for wood burner included. Welcome pack.Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £50.

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  • Waitby School

    Waitby near Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC131123
    Waitby School was built on Waitby Fell in 1680 by James Highmore, a local to the area, for the children of Waitby and Smardale. About a mile and a half west of Kirkby Stephen, Waitby is said to have been an ancient market town, with a castle, chapel and cemetery, but no trace of either is now to be seen. However, the school remains, standing proud on the fellside and, having been purchased recently by another local family, has been lovingly restored, in conjunction with English Heritage, to offer luxurious holiday accommodation.  The property stands alone and enjoys uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside, dotted with livestock and the occasional farmer and tractor at "doin up time".
    Many original features have been retained in the restoration of the School, including wood panelling, wooden double doors, the outside boys lavatory, complete with seat, and, of course, the school bell. After much careful planning, these characterful features have been successfully combined with state of the art fixtures and fittings to create and individual holiday home of great distinction, and a most unique holiday experience.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil fired central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor, radiators on the first floor and comprises:
    Entrance through original school cloakroom with original coat pegs and double doors, leading through to open plan living accommodation...
    Lounge area: With sumptuous seating, quality wood flooring, wood burning stove, state of the art TV with Sky package and a stereo.
    Kitchen area: Hand made with electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and dishwasher.
    Cloakroom: With WC and hand basin.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with jacuzzi bath, hand basin and WC. This room also has two sets of French doors leading to either the front or rear gardens.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed, quality fittings and accessories and an en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 3: With three single beds furnished in a contemporary style with quality furnishings and accessories.

    All electric, fuel, bed linen and towels are provided. Cot and high chair available (request on booking). Payphone for incoming calls. Wi-Fi.
    There are beds for 7 people in Waitby School, the prices shown are for the property not per person.Large enclosed gardens to all sides of the property with furniture provided. Off road parking for up to 4 cars. Cycle store. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Clover Cottage

    Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: 23706

    This architect-designed barn conversion offers an extremely good standard of presentation. The large beamed living room has a woodburner and a delightful ‘Juliet’ balcony overlooking the garden. The holiday cottage is set in the beautiful hamlet of Outhgill with superb views of Wild Boar Fell, Mallerstang Edge and the River Eden. It is surrounded by excellent walking and cycling country, with access to the Pennine Way and Howgill Fells. Fishing, golf, pony trekking and historic castles are all close by and this wonderful location is within an easy, scenic drive of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. The traditional and interesting market town of Kirkby Stephen has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and is close to the famous Settle/Carlisle railway. Other popular market towns nearby include Hawes, 11 miles, Sedbergh, 15 miles. Pubs can be found at Ravenstonedale, 6 miles, Nateby, 4 miles and Kirkby Stephen, 5 miles. Shops 5 miles, pubs 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 1 bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Juliet balcony. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 5 years.

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  • Row Foot

    Ravenstonedale, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: UKC236

    This beautiful and characterful Cumbrian farmhouse is surrounded by fields, with views to Wild Boar, Mallerstang, the Howgills and surrounding, picturesque countryside. It is situated 1¼ miles outside the popular village of Ravenstonedale with excellent food being served at the local hotels. The village also boasts a 9-18 hole golf course, children’s playground, tennis court, art gallery and St Oswald’s church, with its Gilbertine Monastery ruins. It is ideal for individuals looking for a unique and charming property with immense character, stone floor, three wood burners and wooden beams. The farmhouse is one of the early homes in the parish and is believed to have been built shortly after the English Civil War, in the time of Charles II.

    Put your walking boots on in the boot room and walk out of the door straight onto the Howgills or head for Wild Boar. Just one field away is Paradise, a tarn with breeding swans, lapwings, gulls, geese, curlew and ducks. Most days we have red squirrels visiting our feeders with swallows, blackbirds and blue tits nesting, hares boxing, buzzards soaring and lambs gambolling. At night time enjoy the sunsets, The Milky Way and stars. Row Foot is an ideal property for those seeking peace and quiet, surrounded by wildlife. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with beams. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Two separate toilets. First floor: Third living room. 4 bedrooms: 1 twin and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 3 double, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Three woodburners in ground floor living rooms and dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Everhot aga. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Cumpston Hill

    Mallerstang, Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: 17638

    This delightful detached period holiday cottage, approached by a steep 1/4 mile track, occupies a commanding position above the unspoilt Mallerstang Valley enjoying spectacular views. It is remote, yet within easy reach of Kirkby Stephen, only a short drive away, where there is an excellent range of amenities. There is access to both the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District, the Settle to Carlisle railway and a wealth of outdoor activities. Shop 6 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. 1 single bedroom. Beams throughout. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (6ft) with en-suite toilet, 1 twin, folding single available. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with toilet, sloping ceiling.

    Open fire in living room and woodburner in dining room included. Oil central heating (underfloor in conservatory), electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.Telephone-incoming calls only. Garden with seating area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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