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Wonderful holiday home | Castle House Cottage, Hartley, near Kirkby Stephen
Beautifully presented open plan living space | Castle House Cottage, Hartley, near Kirkby Stephen
  • Cottage
  • Hartley, near Kirkby Stephen
  • UK1115

Castle House Cottage

9.7

out of 10

  • 3

  • 1

  • 1

  • 2

Pets stay free
Wifi
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

Within a walking distance of the picturesque town of Kirkby Stephen, a perfect base for touring Yorkshire, Cumbria and the Lake District.

Ground Floor:
Step to entrance.
Open plan living space: With beams and wooden floor.
Living area: With 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.

First Floor:
Bedroom: With kingsize and single bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Oil central heating (controlled by owner) and electricity (£30 Oct-Apr), bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.

Lawned garden (shared with owner). Sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 6 steps in the garden.

Located in the small hamlet of Hartley, approximately 1 mile from the popular Cumbrian town of Kirkby Stephen, this charming cottage, originally a brewery and inn, offers welcoming, comfortable accommodation ideal for couples or a small family who enjoy exploring, walking or cycling in stunning countryside. The Yorkshire Dales National Park, Upper Eden Valley and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are all right on the doorstep, and it is also within easy reach of the Lake District National Park. Dating back to the 1700s, the cottage, which is attached to the main house, has retained lots of lovely character features, which include exposed stone work on the stairs and a fantastic spacious bedroom with beams and galleried area. These traditional features are combined with all the contemporary comforts one expects from a holiday home, such as Wi-Fi, a well-equipped kitchen and contemporary bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. There is also a useful vestibule area where you can store outdoor clothing and boots.
Once a traditional farming and quarrying village, Hartley is a quiet place to stay, and the main sound you will hear is the babbling beck which runs through the village to the front of the cottage. The remains of the 12th-century castle can be seen on the hill which overlooks the village and on the summit of Hartley Fell are the mysterious ’Nine Standards’, a line of nine standing stones. Situated on the Coast to Coast footpath, the cottage is perfect for walkers. There is a variety of walks on offer to suit all abilities from a quiet riverside walk or a stroll along the railway lines to more challenging fell walks. The Eden Viaducts footpath starts in Hartley and the Howgill Fells are within easy reach, as are the North Pennines. The area is also great for cycling, with Kirkby Stephen on the C2C (Sea to Sea) Cycle Route. Other routes nearby include the W2W (Walney to Wear) coast to coast route and the Lakes and Dales Loop. There is an electric bike hire shop in the village and normal bike hire in Kirkby Stephen, or should you wish to bring your own bikes, storage is available on-site. Other popular activities available locally include golf and fishing. The popular ’Walkers are Welcome’ town of Kirkby Stephen is just 1 mile away and there is a footpath which will take just over 5 minutes to walk into town. Here you will find a good selection of shops, pubs, cafés and eateries as well as a couple of supermarkets, and there is a weekly market held on Mondays. The town also has a heritage centre and train station which is on the famous Settle-Carlisle line. In addition to its stunning scenery the area is also rich in culture and heritage and there are castles at Brough and Pendragon, both of which are free to visit. Shops and restaurants 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.
Please note: The owner would like to add a Winter fuel supplement charge throughout the Winter of £30 (1st November till the 1st Friday in March). This is paid direct to the owner on arrival.

Awards

  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

Features

Baby and Toddler Friendly

Barbecue

Cot Available - Cot

Customers' Choice

Cycle Store

Eco Stays

Enclosed garden /patio

Family Holidays

Fishing nearby

Garden or Patio

Highchair Available

Internet Connection

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pet - More Than Dog Friendly

Pets Free of Charge

Pub within 1 mile

Rural

Shower Cubicle

Stairgate

Train Station within 1 mile

Washing Machine

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 31 reviews

9.7

out of 10

Value for money

9.6

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort and Equipment

9.6

Location

9.7

Local amenities

9.4

Overall rating

9.7

John

  • gowdall goole east yorkshire

  • Family

10

out of 10

peaceful relaxing and quiet but weather was extremely hot so spent a lot of time indoors due to pets feeling the heat

15 Aug 2022

June

  • Newcastle

  • Couple

9

out of 10

Lovely cottage, lovely hosts who left us some lovely scones. Great walks from the door.

8 Aug 2022

Rob

  • Hensall

  • Couple

10

out of 10

What a fantastic cottage with every amenity you could wish for. Lovely owners living next door are so helpful and the scones supplied for our arrival were excellent. We will return here as there is so may walks to do in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

4 Aug 2022

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