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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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  • Pendragon View

    Mallerstang, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W44269

    Pendragon View is a comfortable barn conversion with superb views of Pendragon Castle, 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, historic castles, waterfalls and hidden wild swimming places 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 also has a station on the famous Settle/Carlisle railway. While legends link Pendragon Castle to Uther Pendragon, father of King Arthur, all that remains is a single tower, which was actually built in the 12th century, more than 500 years after the time of King Arthur. Ideally placed for exploring the delights of both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, Hawes is 11 miles with Windermere 45 miles and the impressive Howgill Fells a 20-minute walk from the door. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with stone floor. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with beams, 1 twin.

    Air source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Bell Cottage

    Winton, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43808

    Nestled on the village green in the attractive rural village of Winton, this traditional cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, is located just 1½ miles from the small market town of Kirkby Stephen, at the head of the beautiful Eden Valley. This is an excellent touring base; the Yorkshire Dales are 11 miles away, Lake Ullswater is 25 miles and Teesdale and Weardale are within easy driving distance. Whichever way you turn, you will be delighted with the natural beauty that surrounds this unspoilt part of the country. The famous Carlisle to Settle railway is a journey not to be missed from Kirkby Stephen station.
    Fishing is available on the local association water on the River Eden and golf is available at Appleby, 10 miles. The owners live next door and will do their best to ensure you have a great time in Winton. Bell Cottage enjoys shared use of a large, very pretty cottage garden and summerhouse, along with barbeque facilities. There is a pub close by serving good food and a wide selection of beers. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 4ft). Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry facilities and freezer available on request. Wi-fi. Large, shared garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Summerhouse. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • The Elms

    Brough, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E4306

    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.

    4 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with dining area. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Separate toilet.

    Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. Washing machine. Decking area.

    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.

  • Old Pennistone

    North Stainmore, nr. Brough

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: B6506

    This splendid detached barn conversion is set on the edge of the North Pennines, an AONB, with spectacular views over the Eden Valley. Perfectly placed for a holiday touring and walking in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Teesdale and County Durham. Railway stations nearby at Kirkby Stephen and Appleby for the famous, scenic Settle to Carlisle railway line. Visit the village of Brough, 2 miles, with a ruined Norman castle, shops and pubs.

    Ground floor: Dining room with beams/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. 4 steps down to 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Living room with beams.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Cot. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio area and furniture. Ample parking. Hot tub (£126per week, £90 per short break). No smoking. NB: Stream nearby.

  • Granary Cottages - The Granary

    Bleatarn, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W8226

    Farm location

    Standing in rolling countryside, adjacent to the owner’s farm, these ground floor (W8226) and first floor (W8227) apartments are well equipped and furnished, providing excellent holiday accommodation for a quiet break. The farm, with marvellous views of the Pennines all around, is situated in the beautiful Eden Valley which lies within the triangle of the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines, making it an ideal base for touring. Eden is an outstanding area for walking, whether you enjoy a hike on the high open fells or a gentle riverside stroll. If you cycle, you’ll love the quiet country lanes full of wild flowers and birds. There are attractions for the whole family including canoeing or a steamer trip on Ullswater (20 miles). Enjoy a ride on a restored railway high in the North Pennines or catch the Settle to Carlisle railway line (5 miles), famous for its wonderful scenery and the 24 arched Ribblehead Viaduct, The unspoilt destination will inspire and refresh you at any time of the year and a lively calendar of events throughout the year includes festivals, farmers’ markets, country and craft fairs, and traditional agricultural shows. The holiday apartments are located just 5 miles from the traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen with its shops, pubs and restaurants, and the picturesque former county town of Appleby, which has a leisure centre and is 5 miles in the other direction. Shop and restaurant 5 miles, pub 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio door/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine. Dishwasher. Worktop freezer. Patio with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store.

  • Highfield Barn

    Brough, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC237

    Highfield Barn is a spacious, semi-detached barn conversion in the village of Brough. The house is surrounded by excellent walking and cycling country, with historic castles, pony trekking, fishing and golf in the area. The location of the property is ideal; it’s just a short, scenic drive to both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Ideally placed for exploring the delights of both National Parks, 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, all within a 40-minute drive from the property, also the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway nearby.

    Brough has a fish and chip shop, along with a shop, pub and restaurant within 200 yards. The traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen is four miles away and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. DAB radio. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Small garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car), additional on road parking available. No smoking.

  • Low Mill

    Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    5
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: 30849

    Low Mill is situated on the banks of the River Eden and has outstanding views along the river and of open countryside towards the Pennines. The setting is rural, but is within walking distance, 500 yards, of the traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen, which is well serviced with shops, cafes, galleries and pubs. Low Mill still retains exposed beams to hint at the history of the building, and is comfortably furnished and cleanly decorated. There is a large decked balcony overhanging the River Eden where you will be able to spot a variety of birds and wildlife, including herons, kingfishers, red squirrels and otters. The owners keep the bird feeders well stocked to attract many more garden birds, making for a truly relaxing holiday home. Kirkby Stephen is a pretty market town and regularly wins ’best large village’ awards in local and national ’best kept’ competitions. It is close to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The Howgill Fells and the North Pennines are even closer. Kirkby Stephen’s station is on the famous Settle-Carlisle railway line. Kirkby Stephen is a ’Walkers are Welcome’ town, which is awarded to places which have something special to offer walkers. The town has joined this innovative new community-led scheme to demonstrate their commitment to making your visit an enjoyable one. Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    8 external steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living room with beams and patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Smart TV. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Decked balcony. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: River in garden.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Ground Floor: The property is beamed throughout, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/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 and WC.

    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 WC.

    All oil, gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • 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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