16 Horse Market
Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District
A comfortable, well-maintained traditional, dog-friendly cottage, set away from the hustle and bustle yet still in the heart of the vibrant market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, mid-way between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Lovingly restored, many original features have been carefully maintained including open grate fireplaces, alcove cupboards and handmade oak doors, making this a quaint and charming cottage ideal for families and friends. Set over three floors this Kirkby Lonsdale cottage has the sitting room located on the first floor, with two attractive sash windows providing plenty of light. The original fireplace houses an electric fire to offer additional heating if necessary. The kitchen diner in this Kirkby Lonsdale cottage provides a great convivial room to sample some of the fabulous produce on offer from the many local food shops, which include a traditional bakery, specialist cheese and chocolate shops and even a brewery! Kirkby Lonsdale itself is a quaint old town with cobbled streets and yards, many with interesting names such as Salt Pie Lane and Jingling Lane. Kirkby Lonsdale is also noted for the Devil’s Bridge spanning the river since around 1370. Golfers will enjoy the two local golf courses Casterton and Kirkby Lonsdale. Travelling east into Yorkshire brings you to the town of Ingleton, famous for its caves and waterfalls. The White Scar Caves are a favourite attraction, while rail enthusiasts will be delighted with the stunning Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle to Carlisle line. Venturing west brings you into the glorious Lake District and all the spectacular scenery on offer. This Kirkby Lonsdale cottage is a perfect base which will charm guests all year round.
Over three floors. Two second floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. First floor sitting room with electric fire.
Gas central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, selection of books. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for one car. Garden bench by front door. Two dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. Note: Stairs are steep and narrow. Note: Weekly guests offered one free breakfast per person at owner's local bakery, details available in the property.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
About the location
Kendal 9 miles.
An attractive market town, Kirkby Lonsdale is situated in the heart of the Lune Valley, mid way 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.