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Stables - Kirkland

Kirkland, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • Based in the hamlet of Kirkland surrounded by the beautiful Eden Valley
  • A great base to explore the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales, Scottish Borders and the North East
  • A short drive from the market towns of Penrith and Appleby
Property code: 79468

Semi-detached converted former Clydesdale working horse stables. Lovingly restored with exposed stonework, beams and stunning oak lintel over the cosy log burner. Surrounded by the stunning Eden Valley countryside.  Set at the foot of Cross Fell, the highest point in the Pennines.

Retreat to this gorgeous Cumbrian haven on the fringes of the North Pennines. Sleeping four guests and set within attractive old stables, the two-bedroom, character property still presents an abundance of original features, from revealed stone walls to beautiful oak beams. Venture out to explore the Eden Valley. Plan day trips into the Lake District, 12 miles away. Return to the tranquillity of the cottage to bask in the sunshine and enjoy the scenery in the very generous, shared garden.

Arrive at this rural retreat and make your way inside to unpack the delicious Cumbrian provisions you have bought on your excursions. Find yourselves in a beautifully renovated, open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. This cosy and inviting space is where you and your party can relax together after your busy days out. Light the wood burner in here on chilly days or throw open the French windows when the weather is fine. Find a good film to watch on the TV. Venture over to the kitchen to prepare a tasty meal. Play cards here too or head over to the comfortable seating for a few rounds of charades before bed. When you are ready to turn in for the night, make your way upstairs to either the double bedroom or the twin. The family bathroom is also here. Wander out into the mature, shared garden with your first cup of coffee of the morning. Have lunch out here too on fine days. Find ample parking at the cottage.

Pull on your walking boots, pack a backpack and strike out just over 4 miles to climb Cross Fell. Venture 10 miles into Penrith to potter in the shops. Drive 14.5 miles for a day out in Pooley Bridge, in the Lake District, or catch an Ullswater Steamer to absorb the magnificent scenery from the water.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath shower over and WC
  • Gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, under-counter fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Towels not included
  • TV in lounge
  • Large shared garden and patio
  • Pub and shops 5 miles away
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 23rd July 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah 16th July 2022

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Beautiful property in amazing surroundings. I've stayed in the cottages before, and will definitely be going again!

Reviewed by Caspar 28th May 2022

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Lovely cottage to get away from it. Beautifully kept garden which was lovely to have meals in (when the Cumbrian weather permitted!). Kitchen was reasonably well equipped. Right next to the Pennines AONB, and Cross Fell in particular, so handy for that walking on your doorstep, but expect 10-20 minute drive to get anywhere else. There is Wi-Fi but Read moreit is slow and unreliable, we couldn't stream anything, so bring some DVDs if you want to watch films! Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 7th May 2022

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An unspoilt part of the world, so rare to find such a beautiful place.

Reviewed by Gwen 22nd December 2021

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The cottage is warm and cozy. It would be a great place for families to book each cottage by being on holiday together with their Owen space.

Reviewed by Andrew 23rd October 2021

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Functional and clean property that was well equipped for our stay. Of course internet access, seen by many these days as imperative, was restricted but expected in remote areas. Families with teenage children may find it hard to stream videos and games. The instructions provided were adequate.

Reviewed by Brian 16th October 2021

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Lovely stay, peaceful and comfortable.

Reviewed by Karen 11th September 2021

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It was clean, spacious, welcoming, kept in total keeping to the area & era. Warm & has enough to see you through your stay. The owners not only welcomed us, but also checked we were ok throughout. The gardens are a beautiful haven for birds. The only traffic jam was sheep, off to have their coats trimmed. Perfect location for rambles, visited PenriRead moreth, Appleby in Westmoreland, Ullswater (pre-book advisable for steamer) Keswick & steamer.Carlise to Seattle train over Harry P viaduct. Enloy we did Hide

Reviewed by cherry 4th September 2021

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This is a good place if you want to walk the nearby Fell or Eden valley , its a good 45/60 minute car ride to anywhere in the Lake District. WiFi is unreliable. Its a very peaceful old and often dark cottage with lovely shared garden and surrounded by farmland.

Reviewed by Karen 21st August 2021

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We have been to Kirkland many times over the last 20 years and absolutely love it. The cottages are beautiful, cosy, warm and comfortable in the most peacful and beautiful setting. The log burner is a must for us and we don't need much of an accuse to put it on! Penrith is about 20 minutes away with all amenities. Langwathby village is 10 minutes dRead moreown the road with a great local pub and shop. Not too far to all the beauty of the North lakes too. We will be back again and again. Highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Denise 14th August 2021

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Lovely cottage in a stunning location. Sketchy wifi so if you need to work this would be difficult. If you want to get away from it all this is the place for you. The gardens are beautiful and abundant in wildlife. Great for walking.

Reviewed by Richard 7th August 2021

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Great location in a quiet location for exploring The Eden Valley. Fantastic log burner.

Reviewed by Laura 17th July 2021

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The cottage is lovely, quite remote, just next to the North Pennies Regional Park. The interior is charming and comfortable. Fully equipped kitchen. The big garden is wonderful and the views across the Lake District are incredible. The stream close by was great for our kids, as were the sheep, local farm. Very friendly hosts who live in the compounRead mored. We very much enjoyed our stay! Hide

Reviewed by Claire 10th July 2021

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See above!

Reviewed by Ellis 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by Kathy 29th May 2021

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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