Cornthwaite Cottage is a charming retreat for 3 people, a stone's throw from the centre of the traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen. Inside this characterful cottage you'll find a cosy living-dining room with wood burning stove and a well equipped kitchen. The 2 bedrooms, a king and single, are upstairs on the first floor along with the modern shower room. At the rear of the cottage is a delightful enclosed rear garden with a pond and outdoor furniture, perfect for dining al fresco.
Kirkby Stephen is a quaint market town in the beautiful Eden Valley; with local independent shops and cafes, it's a lovely base for a holiday. Enjoy an evening out at one of the town's pubs, or try one of the local restaurants for a delicious meal. The town also has a railway station which is on the famous Settle-Carlisle line, a picturesque route through some of the most stunning countryside. Kirkby Stephen is on the Coast to Coast and plenty of other walking and cycling routes also pass through the town.
Kirkby Stephen is well known as a "walkers are welcome" town and there are fantastic walking opportunities on offer here. There are plenty of local footpaths to explore, from riverside rambles to peaceful woodland strolls, where you might be lucky enough to spot some of the resident red squirrels. Visit the nature reserve at Smardale Gill, follow the path along the impressive viaduct whilst keeping your eyes peeled for the wide variety of of birds and insects who also like to visit too. Head to the neighbouring village of Ravenstonedale for a walk in beautiful surroundings, with 3 pubs popular with foodies, it's a great place to stop off for refreshments too. Lace up your walking boots and spend a day exploring the magnificent Howgills where you can walk for miles along the fell tops whist enjoying some stunning views.