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Nisthouse

Kirkby Stephen (6 mls W), Cumbria
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • The perfect abode for two friends in the heart of the countryside
  • Bring your four-legged friend to enjoy the area and the large, sheltered garden
  • Nestled on a non-working farm in Eden Valley at the foot of the Howgill Fells
Property code: SZ355

With plenty of places to explore on foot, leave the car behind and adventure the days away before returning to this characterful home from home.

This property is a peaceful, relaxing, friendly little retreat on a non-working farm at the foot of the Howgill Fells in Cumbria’s beautiful Eden Valley. Set within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, there are lots of little footpaths to discover as well as steep climbs, rolling fells and valley floors to choose from. The large, sheltered garden is the perfect place to return to for a cup of tea or cheeky G&T after a day out exploring. The cottage is warm and comfortable and ideally suited for two friends sharing as it has one bedroom with two single beds.

The pretty village of Ravenstonedale is a mile down the road and has the rare distinction of still having two very good pubs! A few miles beyond is the small town of Kirkby Stephen with its pleasant shops and cafes. It prides itself on being a ‘walkers are welcome’ town and has lots of vibrant, small independent businesses.

A favourite place to visit is Stenkrith Park, a native woodland that borders the River Eden with a variety of pathways including a beautiful viaduct walk and a great wild swimming spot at the far end of the park.

Your nearest lake is Haweswater, around 30 minutes away, with Ullswater just beyond, or Windermere a 45-minute drive away.

This really is a lovely little cottage - it's one of those places that has a lovely 'feel' to it. It's an upside-down place with the bedroom and bathroom downstairs and the living area upstairs. The bedroom has two single beds with a chest of drawers and hanging space. The shower room is also downstairs.

Upstairs is the open-plan lounge with kitchen and dining area. The lounge has lovely views over the garden and the sofa and armchair are convivially arranged around the electric stove. There is a TV with DVD player, and a selection of DVDs to borrow. Dining for two takes advantage of the views and the kitchen area is equipped with microwave, electric oven, hob, fridge, freezer and plenty of storage space.

Outside the garden is an oasis of nooks and crannies and places to sit. There is a summerhouse, a fire pit and you are totally surrounded by nature.

There is plenty of parking by the cottage. Please note that access to the cottage is via an unfenced farm track surrounded by fields. Cows live in the fields in July and August, sheep at other times of the year.

  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden (shared with neighbouring properties) with summerhouse, seating and firepit
  • Ample parking by the cottage
  • Farm animals and livestock nearby, keep dogs on leads
  • Pub 1.5 mile, supermarkets 6 miles
  • Nearest electric vehicle charging point 5 miles away
  • Please note that access to the cottage is via an unfenced farm track surrounded by fields
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rebecca Kenyon

This property is personally managed by Rebecca.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helene 29th September 2023

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We really enjoyed our stay. Great location for the lakes and sales This location is fantastic and a walkers paradise we are sure. A most welcoming property and hosts who strive to ensure you have the comfort to relax and have a great holiday. Appreciated the arrival treats and you did not forget Tilly the dog who we might add had a great time gettiRead moreng to know Molly and Feather. Would recommend and look to return. Thank you Helen and John we loved our time at The Moss.. Helene, Karen and Tilly. Hide

Reviewed by Jonny 22nd September 2023

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Very cosy and comfortable cottage. Perfect location for exploring both Lakes and Dales

Reviewed by Tobias 16th September 2023

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Lovely little cottage to stay. Nice grounds to walk the dog on. Nice and cosy inside.

Reviewed by Marie 4th August 2023

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We had the best time and did not want to leave. Location was stunning and cottage so cute and cosy. Every time we look back and talk about our holiday we smile and cannot wait to return. The owners are so friendly and helpful. The cottage was so well equipped and just perfect !

Reviewed by Debra 14th July 2023

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We would recommend this beautiful cottage a place to stay owners are very friendly its like coming from home to home had everything we needed very comfortable and peaceful with exceptional views lots of places to see the little town of Kirkby Stephen is close by lots of places to eat local co-op supermarket, even fish shops and butchers that do lovRead moreely takeaway food theres also gift shops but of places to go if you travel around all in all a fantastic stay we loved every minute 10/10 Hide

Reviewed by Leigh 7th July 2023

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Lovely cottage in fabulous surroundings, very well equipped with lovely added extras, fresh flowers, shower gel, fresh milk and yummy biscuits!

Reviewed by Deborah 1st July 2023

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Had a lovely short stay and hope to return. Lovely garden to wander around in or relax with a book. Hopper, the dog, was very pleased with his treats. Lovely walks, long and short. Friendly and helpful hosts with cute dogs of their own.

Reviewed by Helen 16th June 2023

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Had a lovely holiday, super friendly hosts. Cottage really cosy with a lovely seating area outside. Gardens are beautiful loved having a wander around them in the evening. Very good location for either walking or visiting many beautiful places. We were very happy to just sit and watch the cows and their calves,so peaceful didnt want to leave .

Reviewed by Anthony 5th June 2023

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Reviewed by Gary 28th April 2023

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Very clean, warm and comfortable property, fully fitted with everything you require

Reviewed by Sally 28th December 2022

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We wanted a totally relaxing break with no hustle bustle over new year and that's exactly what we go. The weather was atrocious, rain and wind but despite that the cottage was warm and cosy. We had no reason to complain everything had been taken care of, electric blankets on the bed was a lovely touch, plenty of pots pans and utensils, good qualityRead more too. The cottage is upside down so we could sit in the front room and still have a lovely view outside watching the birds. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 21st October 2022

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Reviewed by Ann 14th October 2022

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Reviewed by P 17th September 2022

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First visit to this cottage, and we found it very clean and cosy. Fitted out with new appliances/kitchen facilities/bathroom/wet room. The owners could not have been more friendly and nothing was an inconvenience, giving good advice on pubs and eating places where we had great meals, and a good selection of beers and wine. Please make sure you ordeRead morer the croissants, they are fab. This location gives easy access to the fells to the north and south. Tia loved the doggie treats. Will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Joyce 2nd September 2022

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Cottage was very clean and comfortable. The enclosed garden was an exciting place for our greyhound to explore. Unfortunately we didn't catch sight of the red squirrels.

Reviewed by Andrew 15th August 2022

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Reviewed by Leslie 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Karl 23rd July 2022

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5th time for us staying at Nisthouse. Great little cottage, ideal for two and very dog friendly. Excellent location and base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Many thanks George and Doreen

Reviewed by Peter 15th July 2022

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Pity there is no direct link to footpaths and bikers and walkers have to travel a short distance on the fast A685 to get onto quite roads and footpaths.

Reviewed by Christine 2nd July 2022

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Moss Cottages was a super place to stay - both in terms of location for the Dales or Cumbria. Excellent homely accommodation, maintaining the character of its past farming history. Our hosts were friendly, helpful and v pleasant, allowing us the use of their lovely garden. Situated a little way back from the nearest road, it was beautifully peacefuRead morel. Pre-ordered warm croissants were delivered to our door & much enjoyed. A very well run business & Helen was very understanding of all our needs. Hide

Reviewed by Beverley 20th June 2022

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the cottage was very cosy and ideal for two and our dog and ideal getaway if you want a quiet and relaxing break, host were very helpful and very friendly,

Reviewed by Alan 20th May 2022

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Lovely Cottage in nice Quiet location fantastic gardens ideal if you have pets, local towns within 30 mins easy reach Kendal , Keswick Penrith , plus the National Parks / Lakes the owners are very helpful and can offer really good advice.

Reviewed by Sophie 6th May 2022

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I really enjoyed staying here at Nisthouse. It had everything I needed for me and my dog. The owners were particularly helpful and kind, especially when my car broke down and they helped me find a garage and transport. I cant thank them enough! Lovely garden, lovely attitude, lovely location although you do need a car. The Yorkshire Dales are trulyRead more magnificent and this is a great base to discover them. Hide

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