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La'l Skaithe

(Ref. 1087465)

Soulby near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "The perfect base for exploring Cumbria, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District."

    The Annex is cute, well equipped, incredibly cosy, and Sue & Nick were so friendly. The village is heaven. The only sounds were songbirds and farm animals, and we were fortunate to see an amazing show of the northern lights. We definitely recommend this property.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay Ruth . It’s a lovely village and you had the perfect eve to see the northern lights . The annex is perfect for couples and thanks for your feedback Sue and Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2024

  • "Very comfortable little cottage in beautiful area."

    It was nice to be left things like milk, croissants and orange juice. The electric wood burner fire was a welcome addition as the weather was a bit cool while we were there. Good value for money.

    Reviewed by Deirdre4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a comfortable stay with everything we needed from the cottage."

    There were some really good local walks. We enjoyed a really pleasant and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay, great place for sight seeing the surrounding countryside, villages and towns."

    Nick and Sue were very friendly and happy to recommend local places of interest and great places to eat. The accommodation is well furnished and comfortable. Bed linen and towels are of good quality. Wonderful place for a relaxing holiday. Thank you very much.

    So pleased you enjoyed staying Sharon. We are glad you had a nice time and enjoyed our place and the surrounding areas . Thank you for your booking . Sue and Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2023

  • "A superbly well equipped cottage in a lovely village."

    Great base for exploring the area, we never needed to travel far to get some great walks with stunning views. A lovely warm welcome from the owners and with a vast amount of local knowledge plus an amazing well thought through welcome basket.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay , the cottage and the welcome box . It’s a hidden gem here and we are more than happy to share our knowledge and thanks for sharing yours . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Made to feel welcome by owners nice welcome pack lovely location very peaceful can't fault it a great mini break"

    Glad you enjoyed the location and the peace and quiet here . it is a lovely part of the country. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J4.7May 2022

  • "Comfortable accommodation with all the facilities you need, and in a lovely part of the world - great walking from the doorstep."

    Good broadband too (about 30MB download).

    Glad you enjoyed Neil and that you had all the facilities you needed. We have boosters to ensure broadband is good. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was really clean and tidy, very comfortable and had everything we needed for our 4 day stay."

    Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    We are glad you enjoyed staying at our property. We work hard to keep it clean and tidy . Thank you for leaving it clean and tidy when you left , much appreciated . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maeve5.0Jan 2022

  • "I visited La'l Skaithe at New Year, the cottage is so beautiful and cosy, in a lovely picuresque village and in a perfect location for visiting the Yorkshire Dales or Lake District."

    I enjoyed some lovely walks in the surrounding area and visited Buttermere as it was only 1 hours drive away. The owners Sue and Nick were so warm and welcoming, giving me lots of information for my stay and were even kind enough to invite me to join them on a hike as I was visiting alone. A very enjoyable, peaceful stay which enabled me to rest and recharge, I will definitely be back. Thnak you so much.

    Thank you for your booking Kerry, it was a pleasure to have you stay. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again. You left everything so tidy that was also much appreciated. Happy 2022! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Dec 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, coffee maker
  • TV with Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front garden with lawn, gravel and furniture
  • Note: the back garden is for the owner's private use
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.4 miles
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed

The property

Perched in the small village of Soulby near Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria, is this fantastic one-bedroom annex, La’l Skaithe.

Attached to the owner’s home and enjoying a superb location just moment’s away from the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as having easy access to the Lake District National Park, La’l Skaithe is the perfect dwelling for couple looking to explore this beautiful region.

Park up in the convenient off-road parking space, before unloading your bags with ease and stepping into your new home-from-home.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, where you can look forward to rustling up mouth-watering meals for your better half, with the help of the electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge.

Settle down at the dining table for two and tuck-in to the fruits of your labour as you discuss plans for the days ahead.

After a satisfying meal, retire to the plush sofa where you can snuggle up and select your favourite film from the TV.

As your eyes grow heavy, retreat to the well-presented double bedroom to catch your rest before a day of adventures.

Kick-start your day with a refreshing shower, before serving morning coffee out in the garden area as your canine companion stretches their legs.

Take the short drive over to the market town of Kirkby Stephen, where you will find a good selection of amenities, including pubs, restaurants, takeaways, as well as well-stocked convenience stores for picking up ingredients to recreate your favourite holiday recipes.

Train enthusiasts will delight at the Stainmore Railway Company where you are able to explore a historic station and steam railway or if that isn’t your thing, wander over to the impressive 14th-century Wharton Hall which offers a gatehouse and vibrant internal courtyard.

Budding historians will find their haven with the fascinating ruins of Lammerside Castle and Pendragon Castle resting just outside of the town within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Make your way over to Sedbergh, home to an excellent golf club, the charming Fairfield Mill art gallery and a canoe and kayaking cub for those looking for something a little more adventurous.

Further afield is Banard Castle, here you can explore the towns magnificent castle with its 16th-century bridge and superb views overlooking the River Tees.

There is also the grand Bowes Museum where you can delve into history across three floors filled with eclectic treasures and the Deepdale Nature Reserve for scenic walks with your better half.

Promising an unforgettable holiday in the heart of Cumbria, choose La’l Skaithe.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Appleby-in-Westmorland 12 miles; Sedbergh 13 miles; Barnard Castle 21 miles; Penrith 22 miles; Reeth 22 miles; Kendal 23 miles; Middleton-in-Teesdale 27 miles; Ullswater Lake 35 miles..

The old market town of Kirkby Stephen lies at the foot of the Howgill Fells in the upper Eden Valley, between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The traditional market town hosts a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs for every taste and budget. A delightful rural town with a thriving local community and many traditional old dwellings, Kirkby Stephen boasts cobbled old yards, quaint corners and a pretty picnic area where “Frank’s Bridge” crosses the River Eden, while just a mile from the town, the old railway station connects to the magnificent Settle-Carlisle Railway line, a must-do travel experience for everyone. Enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes nearby, particularly the route of the old Darlington to Tebay train line over two magnificent viaducts, and visit the gothic gorge where the River Eden flows through wooded Stenkrith park. Explore the wonderful Howgill Fells or visit the majestic Pendragon Castle and Brough Castle. A superb location with the whole of the mystical Lake District National Park, the stunning Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines AONB at your fingertips.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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