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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Low Mouthlock Cottage

    Barras near Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: CC132175
    Low Mouthlock Cottage is a fantastically remote, quintessentially English, detached, stone property with parts dating back to the 1650’s. This stylish holiday home has tremendous views that change by the minute which can stretch up to 30 miles along the beautiful Eden Valley, and never disappoints. The cottage is equipped to a very high standard with a lovely mix of contemporary and antique furniture. The lounge has a wood burner and the snug provides an extra space for guests to relax. There are four bedrooms, all of which have high exposed roof trusses and two have their own en-suites.

    Peacefully set in a well maintained garden, this is the perfect place for the discerning guest to get away from life’s stresses and relax for a week or two. At the heart of this unique and very comfortable cottage is the kitchen, which successfully combines quirky character, wonky walls and a modern Aga (great for slow cooking), with a streamline, bright and airy, modern space. Situated in the east of the county in a rural location, the property is ideally placed for exploring the highlights of the north of England. Sandwiched between the Lakes and Dales National Parks, both within a 40 minute drive, and with Northumberland, Hadrian’s Wall, the Pennines an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Teesdale, where you can visit the most spectacular waterfall in England, and the Scottish Borders all within an easy scenic drive makes this a perfect holiday base. Tan Hill, the highest pub in England, is romantically set in wild, moorland landscape, five miles, and there is a good selection of pubs, restaurants and galleries in Brough and Kirkby Stephen, six miles.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Split level with wood burner, TV, DVD player and Wii.
    Dining room: Beamed with tiled floor.
    Kitchen: Large farmhouse style with beams, gas Aga, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Four steps down to...
    Snug: With TV.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and underfloor heating.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With super king size bed, TV and en-suite with large shower, WC and underfloor heating.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed, TV and en-suite with shower, WC and underfloor heating.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and TV.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed and single stowaway bed.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Wi-Fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas BBQ. Ample parking. Natural water supply from a spring. No smoking. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • The Tower House

    Newbiggin

    Grade
    9
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: CC131118
    We are delighted to include The Tower House within our portfolio, situated at Newbiggin, only 10 minutes drive from the M6 motorway. Ideally placed for exploring the delights of both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, Windermere is a mere 25 minutes drive away with Sedbergh and the impressive Howgill fells a 10 minute walk from the door. Once home to Elizabeth Gaunt, the last woman to be burned at the stake at Tyburn and a principal hiding place of Prince Charlie, The Tower House has a significant history, and the property retains the tower, which was used as a lookout for raiders from the Borders. Comfortable furnishings with many personal touches blend well with original features of oak panelling, flagstone floors and exposed stonework. The accommodation is spacious and flexible offering plenty of opportunity for escaping the rest of the party, both inside and out, to sit quietly and absorb the ambience of this truly unique house. The grounds are delightful with a variety of areas for sitting out and you’re almost guaranteed a sighting of red squirrels. There is plenty of level playing ground, including an orchard for the younger members of your party to run off some energy before enjoying dinner in the impressive dining hall.
    Comments from the Visitor’s Book
    What a wonderful New Year! Snow sledging and gourmet food from a better equipped kitchen than home. Children and adults alike had a ball”  January

    “Orchard fantastic for kids. Great place for all sorts of games. Games room also a big hit” April

    “We have had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house. There has been plenty to do and we have been kept entertained on rainy days (with the games room) and walks on sunny days.” August

    “What a beautiful house we could have stayed longer. The house has so much character and we will certainly consider coming back”  August

    “afternoon tea in the courtyard was a treat” September

    “We love this place and shall be back very soon. Vast, old, impressive, yet warm cosy and intimate. Wish we could stay longer” October

    “anyone interested in plants and geology the walk along the disused railway line and nature reserve is great”   November
    "Second visit here at Christmas time everything as wonderful as before - tree decorations etc, and its been a fantastic place for family reunion. Hope to return yet again"  December
    "Never before has a house promised to deliver so much and yet entirely succeeded on delivering on all fronts. Absolutely fantastic time was had by all"  December

    Ground Floor: The Tower House has biomass boiler central heating and open fires and comprises:
    Entrance hall: With ample space for hanging outdoor gear.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer, hand basin and WC.
    Lobby: With large fridge and separate freezer. Selection of books, videos and DVD’s available.
    Kitchen/diner with Aga, (no conventional cooker), dishwasher and microwave oven, TV.
    Sitting area: Further sitting area off kitchen with easy seating and views of the courtyard.
    Playroom: With an excellent selection of children’s books, toys and board games.
    Dining room: Grand dining hall with open fire via a wood panelled reception hall.
    Lounge: Lounge with wood burning stove, TV, with video/DVD/CD player and ample seating for nine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With four poster king sized bed and TV.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With twin zip and link beds (can be made into a double on request).
    Bedroom 4:  With double bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 5: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC (access only from bedrooms 1 and 2).
    Bathroom: With bath and hand held shower attachment, hand basin and WC.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair at the property. Mobile telephone (with Pay as You Go top up card) provided for guests use. Wi-Fi internet access available.Well tended courtyard and gardens, all fully enclosed. Patio furniture and BBQ provided. Garage available and ample parking for up to four cars.

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  • The Larches

    Hartley, Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: 23086

    Attractively positioned with the local beck running alongside and accessed over a quaint, little stone bridge, this charming stone detached cottage is centrally located within the quiet rural community of Hartley. It enjoys an attractive, well-maintained, enclosed terraced garden. This pretty, small village is surrounded by the unspoilt and stunning countryside of the Eden Valley and Wainwright’s ’Coast to Coast’ walk runs through the village. There are excellent walks from the doorstep ranging from pretty riverside strolls to more energetic fell walking. The house has been tastefully renovated to a very good standard and provides a charming mix of traditional and contemporary style, making good use of the space and light to enhance both indoor and outdoor living. The traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen is a pleasant, short walk away, and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. The Eden Valley is perfectly placed between the Dales and the Lakes and this lovely holiday home is ideal for families and friends exploring one of the most beautiful corners of England. Shops and pubs 3/4 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors and limestone floor. Utility room with separate toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one 5ft, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Alcove with single bed (for alternative sleeping).

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed rear patio with terraced garden and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Family bookings only. NB: 5 steps to terrace and beck running alongside house.

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  • Fenham Barn

    Soulby, Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    11
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: W40158

    Within easy reach of both the Pennines and The Lake District

    This wonderfully appointed semi-detached barn conversion is ideal for 2 families or larger groups to enjoy a holiday in the Eden Valley and explore this beautiful area with both the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District within easy reach. The quiet village of Soulby is close to Kirkby Stephen, a traditional market town with a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs. There are plenty of visitor attractions and leisure facilities nearby including farmers markets, swimming pools, golf course, waterfalls, Pendragon Castle of Arthurian Legend, the Settle-Carlisle Railway and Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Second living room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 3 twin bedrooms, one with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (4 cars).

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