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Courtyard House

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 916961)

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  • Sleeps 17

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Bake
    May 2017
    “Some patio furniture in the ...”
    Some patio furniture in the courtyard area would have been nice as the garden is a little way from the house and that is where the garden furniture is kept. Would have been nice to sit outside kitchen door and enjoy a coffee/breakfast.

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A stunning Grade II listed townhouse, built in 1807, located in the heart of the charming market town of Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria, close to both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

Built around a courtyard setting with expansive gardens to the rear, this delightful cottage also has an attached annexe and a luxurious hot tub.

Set over three floors, the house sits between a church and a welcoming local inn, just off the end of the main high street, and is accessed through an original stone-built archway.

As befits a home of this grandeur, this handsome building is full of character and charm, and provides ideal holiday accommodation for friends and family to get away from it all and enjoy the old town and its beautiful surroundings.

This first class holiday home boasts many original features including a magnificent tiered staircase, feature windows, high ornate ceilings and beautiful fireplaces.

Providing spacious accommodation, the ground floor offers a well-equipped kitchen with centre island and a lovely warming AGA, along with a dining and utility area.

A stylish sitting room with cosy woodburning stove and dining area provide guests with a place where they can sit, relax and reminisce about their day, plus on the ground floor of the attached annexe is a lovely snug lounge area.

The wide, elegant staircase leads to the first floor, where there are two magnificent master bedrooms, both with super king-size beds and en-suite facilities.

The second floor provides a further four bedrooms, two of which have generous en-suite facilities and also on this floor is a large family bathroom.

The annexe, ideal for friends joining the group, a base for children or as a retreat for an older couple, boasts a double bedroom with en-suite and a sofa bed in a room which also has a small kitchen ably equipped to prepare breakfasts and snacks.

This wonderful holiday home has the added benefit of a walled garden, formal gardens and a delightful courtyard, where you can spend the summer evenings relaxing in the hot tub.

The excellent restaurants and shops of Kirkby Lonsdale are just a few minutes’ walk away, waiting to be sampled and explored.

Thursday is market day so make your way into the centre and peruse the many colourful stalls, pick up some superb local produce and maybe even a souvenir or two for everyone back home!

This pretty market town has lots of interesting nooks and crannies to explore and offers a beautiful park along the shores of the River Lune.

Further afield is the Lake District National Park, where you will find the bustling towns of Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside, both situated on the shores of Lake Windermere.

This wonderful house provides all the ingredients for a memorable holiday!

Accommodation

Main house: Over three floors. Six bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor super king-size double with TV and child's single sofa bed and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x second floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV, 1 x second floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin with child's pull-out stacker bed. Second floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with central island (seats 5) and dining area (seats 10). Sitting room (seats 10) with dining area (seats 12) and woodburning stove. First floor landing area with seating for two. Hallway with seating for two. Annexe: One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Kitchenette with single sofa bed and dining table (seats 4). Utility with basin and WC. Sitting room (seats 4).

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas AGA, electric hob, electric oven in utility, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 7 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games, toys and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x cot and 2 x highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 5 cars, plus roadside parking 100 yards away
  • Courtyard with covered hot tub
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture situated down rear private driveway
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 min walk
  • Note: Central heating in annexe is run off the same heating system as the main house
  • Note: Kitchenette in annexe has a microwave, fridge and tea making facilities
  • Note: Car park is accessed via a narrow archway, please take care
  • Cars need to be parked neatly in rear drive to enable all to get in
  • Note: No stag/hen, or similar.

About the location

KIRKBY LONSDALE

Kendal 9 miles.

An attractive market town, Kirkby Lonsdale is situated in the heart of the Lune Valley, midway between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. The town was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and holds a 13th century Market Charter. Nowadays, Thursday is market day, a perfect opportunity for visitors to explore the variety of distinctive shops in the town, or the many 17th and 18th century buildings which still stand. The town was also a finalist for the High Street of the Year Award in 2016. This part of the Lune Valley was a favourite haunt of the artist Turner, and was made famous by Ruskin – his "view" of the valley is still spectacular. The medieval Devil’s Bridge spans the river, and the quiet country lanes are ideal for exploring by car, bike, or even horse. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, fishing and a variety of riverside and country walks, making the area an ideal location for a break, whatever time of year.

Region Information

Note: Single sofa bed in 2nd floor super king-size double bedroom and pull-out stacker bed in 2nd floor twin suitable for children only, therefore property accepts max. 15 adults and 2 children under 18 (not inc. infants).

Note: No stag/hen, or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas