The Old Stables

Mansergh near Kirkby Lonsdale, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 917)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
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Lune Valley Holiday Cottages

Kirkby Lonsdale 3 miles. Close to the lovely market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, ideally placed for visiting the Yorkshire Dales, the Lakes or the Trough of Bowland, Lune Valley Holiday Cottages offer a superb collection of self-catering properties. Located in an area of wooded hills in the picturesque Lune Valley, these four Kirkby Lonsdale cottages have been fully renovated to provide first class holiday accommodation in a beautiful setting close to the River Lune. The Old Stables, Fleshbeck Cottage and Beckside Cottage are next to a babbling brook which flows into the River Lune and together they offer accommodation for 16 people whilst The Granary is on the nearby family farm, adjacent to the farmhouse. Full of character and charm, these four Kirkby Lonsdale cottages are individually styled and boast many original features including mullion windows, exposed beams and original stone flooring. Visitors to The Old Stables, Fleshbeck Cottage and Beckside Cottage will enjoy the gardens complete with lawn, flowerbeds and a lovely babbling brook winding its way past the cottages. Guests can enjoy the stunning surroundings of this area and the many delights of Kirkby Lonsdale, including the beautiful walks along the river made famous by the artist Turner and the writer John Ruskin. Kirkby Lonsdale is only a few miles from the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making these Kirkby Lonsdale cottages a fabulous base for touring this beautiful part of the country.

The property

Kirkby Lonsdale 3 miles.

The thoughtful conversion of an old stone-built barn and stable block, dating back to 1746, has resulted in this wonderful detached property of much character.

Situated in a pretty position next to Fleshbeck stream in the scattered hamlet of Mansergh, The Old Stables enjoys views over a wooded dell, teeming with bluebells in the spring, and even the occasional deer!

Upside down to take advantage of both the pretty views and the many original exposed timbers, the conversion has been carried out to the highest possible standard including solid oak floors upstairs, and underfloor heating throughout.

The open plan living area has French doors out onto a small balcony, overlooking the garden area and woods.

A magnificent conversion, warm and welcoming, ideal for any time of the year.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs.

916 and 9985, and a short distance from Ref.

10255, together they sleep 22.


Ground Floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x twin with en-suite shower room (shower, basin & WC), 1 x twin with utility room off, 1 x king-size double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First Floor - Oak fitted kitchen with steps leading to outside area. Open plan living room with separate dining area, exposed beams, woodburner and doors to small balcony overlooking garden.


Oil underfloor heating with woodburner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, music centre. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Garden and seating area with garden furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for two cars. One well-behaved dog welcome. Non smokers preferred. Farm shop 1 mile, other amenities in Kirkby Lonsdale 3 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Fabulous family retreat”
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    • “Beautiful cottage, we had a wonderful and relaxing stay, had everything we needed (helped that we already knew the area), owners were very nice. All 3 bedrooms were clean and comfortable, bathrooms were good. My 2 young children (ages 3 and 7) were very happy here and had lots to explore, especially in the garden.”

    ClareEBurley, September 2012

    • “beautiful holiday cottage”
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    • “fabulous stay but did have to use the car every day, the property lacked up-to-date info on local attractions i.e places to walk,eat,see and do.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Boston, September 2012

    • “Beautiful, comfortable property in a beautiful location A+”
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    • “A fantastic property (even better than we thought it would be). Top quality furnishings/appliances etc. Really felt like home from the first day. A very peaceful and beautiful location. We would highly recommend staying here and will no doubt do so again ourselves.”

    Familyoffive150771, Preston, United Kingdom, June 2011

    • “A very comfortable cottage in lovely surroundings.”
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    • “Stable Cottage is a lovely holiday home. Very comfortable and has every thing you need for a good holiday. The owners were very nice and welcoming. Set on a quiet country road but near to KirkbyLonsdale with its interesting shops and restaurants.We would certainly use Sykes Cottages again as they were extremely helpful when we were booking the cottage”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Maldon Essex, January 2011

    • “dales cottage in september”
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    • “Excellent cottage friendly owners, memorable stay beautiful walks in the dales and and the lake district.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Benfleet, December 2009

    • “A superb location for country lovers”
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    • “A spacious, well appointed and well located cottage set in the Lune valley. Walk just a few yards down the road and you can see the Howgill Fells and the river Lune. Although located with a few other cottages it feels private, and the owners were very helpful and welcoming. We had a memorable holiday and would certainly consider staying again. Kirkby Lonsdale (a few miles away) has a good local supermarket and plenty of pubs/restaurants.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Hereford, September 2011

    • “Meet up with friends”
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    • “This is an ideal meet up with friends,the accommondation was excellent and an ideal place to do sightseeing of the area.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, HULL, August 2011

    • “Home from Home”
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    • “The Stables was a very comfortable, well equipped place. There was plenty of room for the six of us. The layout would not suit all, with the living accommodation upstairs and bedrooms/bathroom downstairs. The views from the living area were very nice indeed. The location meant that families with young children would need to travel on very narrow roads for every need, and the roads were really the only options for walking as the footpaths went through fields with cattle with young. We had dogs so this was not ideal for them. The owner was helpful and obliging.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leeds, November 2010

    • “spacious rural retreat”
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    • “The accomodation is pleasant, a barn conversion ( with all the quirks that entails eg steps all over the place in the kitchen) situated a few miles down a one way road near the sublime unspoilt town of Kirby Lonsdale.The location is very good - you can get to the lake district in 40 mins, to the yorkshire dales in about the same time, and the local towns are very pleasnt. Loads of good pubs around !The countryside around the accomodation is lovely, but unfortunatly you cannot see it from the actual house because there is woodland all round the back, and the front faces a small coutyard shared with 3 other properties. The property has a balcony which is nice - not really big enough to sit out on although you can perch on a sill and drink your coffee/wine should you wish. There is a small garden, not instantly accessible from the kitchen and the steps - could be a hassle for young children/ eating out. Outdoor furniture is provided - it all looked a bit grubby to us and there was animal excrement on the grass so we didnt use it, mind you it was October and we were not really going to dine al freco. Inside is fairly cosy - we loved the underfloor heating especially in the main bathroom. Sometimes the large living area felt a touch chilly - had we been bothered we could have tried lighting the open fire - wood etc provided. We didnt bother ( just a note, other people obviously do , and there is a smell of smoke in the room - pleasant if you like it but might bother some - ashmatics perhaps ?). The beds are fairly comfortable. The ensuite is off a twin rather than the double room. Good storage. The third bedroom is fairly small and has the boiler room off , the washing machine is in there and it actually made our stuff more grubby than we put it in - so after 2 goes we didnt use it. I imagine it was just a glitch which can be sorted, but we didnt see anyone to tell about it. Everything else worked fine. Good provision of kitchen essentials. It was good value and we liked the space ( easily big enough for 6) and location so we would happily return.”

    Grayfam, Edinburgh, November 2010

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    • “Location fabulous, wonderful rustic cottage which was ideal as a base for cycling and walking. We loved it the first time we stayed. Loved it this time too and will definitely be back. If I was to buy a cottage in this area, this would be the perfect cottage.”

    Mrs Watkin, Newcastle Upon Tyne, September 2015

    • “Fantastic location, peaceful but within easy reach of Kirkby Lonsdale. Beautiful cottage with stunning views and great parking.”

    Mrs Park, Rugby, April 2015

    • “We were a group of 4 in the cottage, it is a lovely place with a massive living room upstairs. It was always warm with the underfloor heating and open fire. The remote location was just what we wanted too.”

    Mr Harvey, Oxford, February 2015

    • “The family LOVED The Old Stables and really enjoyed spending time in the beautiful airy sitting room. Everything they needed was there and they had a great stay.”

    Miss Wilson, Carnforth, August 2014

    • “The cottage was brilliant. The open plan living space was ideal for our family get together. Big comfy sofas for all the family. Ideal bedrooms for 3 couples. Nice outside space to relax in also. Good proximity to Kirkby Lonsdale and surrounding areas for walks and things of interest. Beautiful part of the world.”

    Mr Acton, Wetherby, April 2014

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About the location


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. 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.

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