Leonard's Cragg

North Stainmore near Kirkby Stephen, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 10057)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
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The property

North Stainmore 0.75 miles.

A stone-built, semi-detached farmhouse, located on a remote hillside, just under a mile from the hamlet of North Stainmore and 4 miles from Kirkby Stephen.

On the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this Cumbria cottage provides a perfect away-from-it-all location, ideal for a couple to enjoy a relaxing break in this lovely area.

This rustic Cumbria cottage provides comfortable accommodation, full of character and charm, and has a real olde worlde feel.

Comprising a spacious kitchen/diner with stone flagged floors and old beams, a simple sitting room with warm and cosy woodburning stove, a spacious main bedroom and a bathroom, this Cumbria cottage makes a comfy base to return to after a day exploring the delights of the Lake District.

The original farmhouse and adjoining barn have been converted using traditional methods and materials, with ecological principles in mind, including electricity supplied from its own wind turbine and a natural reed bed which provides clean water for the wildlife pond at your Cumbria cottage.

Bluebell banks in the spring and wild flower meadows in the summer, along with buzzards, swallows, curlew and lapwing overhead, all provide the ingredients for a memorable cottage holiday in this wonderfully wild and remote location.

Enjoy superb scenic walking and cycling nearby, a ride on the Settle-Carlisle Railway and the delights of the Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales.

An ideal Cumbria cottage base for exploring this beautiful area.


One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Small sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove in the sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Large grounds with unfenced wildlife pond and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Last 500 yards approaching cottage are accessed via an unmade track
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only.

Guest Reviews


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    • “A very lovely place with very friendly owners.The landscape is beautiful.We never forget this place.”

    Reijer, The Netherlands, September 2013


    • “Remote, cosy little cottage and just what we were looking for. This is the second time that we have stayed here and have loved every minute of our holiday. A little corner of heaven here. It is a truly magical place. We were sad to leave and come home but are booking up for a return visit next year.”

    Mrs Lightowler, Stockton-on-Tees, September 2015

    • “Our contacts at the property were wonderful people and helped make our stay even better. They are to be commended for their enthusiasm and attention to the guests of the property. The gardens were impressive and showed that a lot of hard work had gone in to tending the enclosure. We appreciated and respected the eco ambitions of the property and had a very restful stay.”

    Prof Montgomery, Cambridge, August 2015

    • “A lovely quiet place, perfect for a retreat.”

    Miss Wood, Stamford, August 2015

    • “The location was wild and remote and full of wonderful wildlife. The neighbours, who look after the property for the owner were fantastic people. For us it was just perfect.”

    Mr Frost, Devizes, June 2015

    • “So peaceful and such a remote location, beautiful surroundings. The cottage is very well equipped. We had such a chilled week here, we took our own food to cook so it made it a very cheap week for us. There were lots of lovely walks nearby but it was also within driving distance of Mallerstang, Wild Boar Fell and the Howgills if you want to be a bit more adventurous. The next door neighbours are also extremely helpful too. An ideal little cottage if you want to get back to a slower way of life. We also loved chilling at night with a glass of wine just watching TV in front of the log burner. Heaven.”

    Mrs Lightowler, Stockton-on-Tees, May 2015

    • “We loved the countryside air and quiet, walking on the moors, and the atmosphere of Leonards' Cragg. It is both characterful, comfortable and well appointed. It was a perfect holiday for us.”

    Ms James, London, August 2014

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About the location


Kirkby Stephen 4 miles.

The pretty, rural hamlet of North Stainmore sits on a high promontory close to Kirkby Stephen and the Eden Valley - a truly stunning and secluded area. 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 Brough, Appleby and the magnificent Howgill Fells, enjoy a drink in Tan Hill - Britain's highest pub - or take a ride on the Settle to Carlisle Railway. A superb location, with the whole of the mystical Lake District National Park and stunning Yorkshire Dales at your fingertips.

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