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Kirkby Lonsdale 2 miles; Kendal 13 miles.
The pretty, unspoilt village of Whittington quietly rests in the picturesque Lune Valley, betwixt the beautiful Lake District and the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Consisting of traditional stone-built dwellings, the village boasts a friendly, local pub and a wonderful 15th Century church, which stands proudly on an ancient site of a motte and bailey castle. Numerous scenic walks radiate from the village across beautiful rolling countryside and along the River Lune to the many pictorial villages, which enjoy fabulous views over the Lakeland Fells and northern Dales. Explore nearby Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve, boasting one of the most impressive areas of limestone habitat in Britain, whilst being home to a wide variety of butterflies, birds and plant life. The ancient market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, with its attractive 17th and 18th Century architecture and famous Devil's Bridge is within easy reach, offering a variety of distinctive shops and a selection of fine pubs and restaurants. The historic, Cumbrian town of Kendal, with its quaint cobbled streets, impressive art gallery and interesting museum is a mere thirteen miles away, whilst the villages of Arnside, Sedbergh and Settle are all within easy touring distance. An ideal base for exploring this lovely region.
|Sleeps||3||Grid Reference||SD 601 760||Off Road Parking||Yes|
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A lovely, stone-built, mews cottage, in a private courtyard, ideally situated at the heart of the pretty village of Whittington, between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. This cottage near Kirkby Lonsdale is just perfect for a romantic holiday or a small family break. This fine Kirkby Lonsdale cottage boasts character and charm throughout, including a spacious open plan ground floor with delightful sitting room and a kitchen diner. A spacious master bedroom, a further single bedroom and a modern bathroom finish off this first class holiday cottage near Kirkby Lonsdale. Outside this Kirkby Lonsdale cottage, there is a small enclosed garden with patio and wonderful views over private parkland, ideal for dining alfresco, and all the village amenities are just a short stroll. An abundance of pretty walks and cycle routes are available from the doorstep, whilst the Lune Valley, a favourite haunt of the artist Turner and the nearby medieval Devil's Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale are well worth a visit. There are fantastic fishing and riding opportunities nearby, together with a choice of golf courses, whilst the Cumbrian town of Kendal, and the pretty villages of Arnside, Sedbergh and Settle provide an excellent day out. A lovely Cumbria cottage in a superb location, whatever the time of year.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire.
Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting area. Electric oven, gas hob, slow cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Visitor parking for 1 further car by arrangement. Small, enclosed south-facing garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 2 miles. Pub 1 min walk.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Barley Cottage:
Lovely cosy cottage in a very quiet area but very accessible to the Lakes if needed. Walks from the door. Very dog friendly. Will be back.
Mrs Wallace, Deeside, February 2013
One of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in. Tastefully modernised inside whilst still retaining it's quaint character. A modern central heating system ensured that we came into a warm cottage every evening. We hope to return sometime!
Mr Tomlinson, Stockton-on-Tees, October 2012
The cottage was well located with lovely local walks by the river Lune. The cottage itself was so clean, well decorated and equipped. The bed was more comfortable than mine - didn't want to get out.
Ms Hambly, Nottingham, August 2012