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Cornthwaite Cottage

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A charming three-person retreat in the quaint village of Kirkby Stephen
  • Boasting a pretty patio to the rear with pond and garden furniture
  • Located on the renowned Coast to Coast walking route
Property code: SZ144

Cosy end terrace property in the picturesque village of Kirkby Stephen, the perfect spot for a couple or small family to steal away and enjoy the delectable Cumbrian countryside.

This is a charming retreat for three 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 a wood burner and a well equipped kitchen. The two 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 alfresco.

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 three 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.

Head inside and you're sure to feel right at home. At the front of the cottage is the living/dining room. A space-saving dropleaf dining table and chairs mean you can easily set up a spot to enjoy your meal before tucking them away again. Relax on the two-seater sofa or armchair, ideally positioned in front of the wood burner in its feature exposed brick fireplace, perfect for cosy evenings in in front of the fire. There's also a TV with DVD player for entertainment, as well as a CD player and DAB radio.

Continue through to the country-style kitchen. Compact but well equipped, it has an electric oven and gas hob, handy microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and useful washing machine.

Upstairs on the first floor are the two lovely bedrooms. The master bedroom has a feature solid wood king-size bed, ideal for indulging in a long lie in - you are on holiday after all! The single bedroom is cosy and has a quaint window seat which overlooks the rear garden.

Also on the first floor is the modern shower room. With a WC, wash basin and shower cubicle, it's great for a refreshing tired muscles after a day out exploring.

Outside to the rear of the cottage is a delightful enclosed patio garden and small pond (the pond is unfenced so extra care will need to be taken here). With outdoor furniture, it's a lovely spot for dining alfresco. There's also a stone hut that can be used for storing bikes, ideal if you like to get out and about on two wheels.

On-street parking is available close by, just a short walk from the cottage.

  • 2+1  (bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 single)
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV/DVD, CD, Radio
  • Enclosed patio
  • On-street parking a short walk from the property
  • Storage for bikes
  • Pond is unfenced, please take care
  • Please note the staircase at the property is steep and not suitable for anyone with mobility issues
  • May accept more dogs, please enquire for more details
  • Shop and pub less than 0.5 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 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 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lesley 28th June 2024

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Lovely cosy cottage a couple of minutes walk to shops, cafes, pubs. Neighbours were really friendly giving us great advice on the local area as well as good dog walks. Great location with easy access to both Lake District and Yorkshire. Cottage has a double bedroom with king size bed and a single room, both had ample space. Expect steep wooden staiRead morers up to the rooms and bathroom. We parked the car every day, with no problem, just metres from the front door We had a lovely holiday! Hide

Reviewed by David 7th April 2024

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Reviewed by Lydia 23rd February 2024

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Nicely decorated cottage with all amenities provided. Very small garden with shallow pond. Parking near cottage is difficult and road noise is Unavoidable. Good location for going on walks and many places dog friendly.

Reviewed by Leanne 9th September 2023

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What a fantastic cottage if we could give more than 5 stars we would have so much nostalgia in 4 walls.the walled garden was delightful our dog was safe in its confines thus pleased me the most. .the cottage had everything and more. 2 minuet walk to a fabulous town with so much to offer on its doorstep. 2 minutes walk and deep into countryside. WheRead moren the blues hit when you get home it means you've had good sleep good rest .and this beautiful holiday cottage gave us that. We'd love to visit again. Hide

Reviewed by David 18th August 2023

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Cottage was otherwise good

Reviewed by Kathleen 4th August 2023

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We were visiting friends who stay in the village so Thai cottage was in the ideal location for us. The cottage itself was cosy and clean with a great shower and comfy beds. Great selection of games and books plus a lovely little outside space to relax in. The cottage is situated on a tight corner so parking is only available a bit further away. No Read moreessentials like, condiments, tea, coffee, etc are provided but there is a Spar a short walk away. We would still recommend and stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Sonja 28th July 2023

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This is a cosy cottage in a lovely village. Well equipped and we lit the woid burner on rainy evenings. Bliss! There are dog friendly pubs within a couple of mins. Good grub but a bit slim pivkings for veggie tyoes like me! A supermarket and cafes on the main street. Really coveinient. There are lovely places to walk your dog if travelling with fouRead morer paws. The river walk is fabulous. Hide

Reviewed by Alexandra 7th July 2023

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A cosy and well-equpped cottage ideal for a couple or small family. Very clean and ideally located in the centre of Kirky Stephen. Check-out is at 9:30 and check-in 16:30.

Reviewed by Jayne 28th June 2023

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Reviewed by Jayne 18th June 2023

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Reviewed by Lynne 4th November 2022

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Reviewed by Michael 7th October 2022

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A lovely little cottage very clean & tidy with everything you need, the TV is quite small was the only downside. Would definitely stay again if we were in the area.

Reviewed by Paul 23rd September 2022

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We visited the cottage at the end of Sept, the weather was dry but the cottage during the evening was cold, and the log burner gave off very little heat. The tv is tiny, computer size screen and no DVD player as advertised. The village is quite nice but not much to do in the evenings, one of the two main pubs was closed and the other does not serveRead more food out of season end Sept is out of season. Summer months would be the best time to visit with a nice south facing garden is the only positive Hide

Reviewed by Karl 19th August 2022

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Excellent, lovely cottage would go again.

Reviewed by Glyn 29th July 2022

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We found the property well presented and a great base for the Yorkshire dales and Lakes. The garden was small but a lovely oasis near the town centre. We enjoyed the welcome bottle of wine, a nice touch.

Reviewed by Stephen 22nd July 2022

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Well equipped clean cottage, several walks available from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Caroline 8th July 2022

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The cottage was lovely. Well equipt and clean. The garden was just perfect to sit out in and for our little dog to explore. The cottage is ideally situated for the Yorkshire Dale's, Pennines and Lake District Kirkby Stephen is a lovely town with everything you need. Franks Bridge is perfect to take the dog for a paddle.

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