Rainbow Cottage

Soulby near Kirkby Stephen, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 2022)

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Cottage features

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


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


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:

  • Off-season

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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