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Rainbow Cottage

Soulby near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District

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The Property

An outstanding, stone barn conversion, situated at Sykeside Farm, Soulby. This comfortable, spacious property is stylishly decorated making a feature of the original beams, while features such as low light switches, high power sockets, a wheelchair-accessible shower cubicle and wide doorways make it great for wheelchair users. Surrounded by open countryside, Rainbow Cottage is an excellent base for those who enjoy walking and cycling, or just watching the world pass by. Nearby, the market town of Kirkby Stephen offers shops, restaurants and pubs, while the Settle-Carlisle Railway, the Howgill Fells, Pennines and the ruins of Brough and Pendragon castles are all within easy reach.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x family room with twin beds (zip/link - can be made into double on request) & single bed with pull-out stacker bed, 1 x double with en-suite shower cubicle, basin & WC, 1 x twin (zip/link - can be made into double on request). Bathroom with disabled access, bath, separate walk-in shower cubicle, basin & WC. Spacious, fitted kitchen/diner. Sitting room. Games room with table tennis.


Geothermal underfloor heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, library of books/games. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Off road parking for 5 cars. Patio & courtyard with furniture & BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Horses welcome by arrangement with owners. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 2.5 miles. Note: Water provided from the Sykeside borehole which provides spring water, pumped up at very good pressure. Note: This property is all on one level and accessed via a ramp, so may be suitable for the less mobile, those in a wheelchair and accompanied disabled.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

  • Winter
  • Off Season

At a glance


Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room

About the location


Kirkby Stephen 3 miles.

The pretty, rural village of Soulby quietly rests near the confluence of the River Eden and Smardale Beck, just over 2 miles from Kirkby Stephen. Something of a sleepy backwater, it is surrounded by traditional farm meadows and picturesque pastures and fells. The traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen, once home to cotton mills and a large manufacturer of shoes and woollen hats today hosts a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs for every taste and budget. Enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes nearby, explore the magnificent Howgill Fells or visit the Settle to Carlisle railway line. A superb location with the whole of the mystical Lake District National Park and the stunning Yorkshire Dales at your fingertips.

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Sat 26 Apr — Sat 03 May (7 nights)
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All prices above are inclusive of the booking fee.

A lovely cottage which comfortably accommodated 6 adults and 2 children plus a collie. The owners, were very helpful and accommodating. A really nice quiet unspoilt part of England.

Dr Jenkinson, Cockermouth, February 2014

The cottage was very nice. The children were delighted being able to feed the horses and see the sheep. The owners were lovely, kind people- nothing was to much for them. Got some amazing photos of the children in the snow and sleighing down the hill. What an amazing adventure for the children .

Ms Seddon, Widnes, January 2013

Roomy and comfortably, warm all the time even in the worst weather. Very good for coming back to after a day on the hills. Everything about the property was perfect.

Mr Riddington, Leicester, October 2012

The owners were very welcoming and friendly and nothing was to much trouble. The property was spacious and comfortable and was set in delightful surroundings. I do not have the words to express how good this cottage is and how this area of the country appears to be an undiscovered gem with many beautiful and quiet lanes and villages.

Mrs Thackrah, Northallerton, September 2012

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