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Robins Lodge

(Ref. 1102490)

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

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "The place was generally good."

    Comfortable with good accessories, also a good list of instructions left. There were some issues , no toilet paper left, not sure if this was a mistake. The heating was a bit of an issue, as it was hot after turning the storage heaters off, possibly more instructions to be left. The hob was very temperamental, had to use certain pans or it would not work. It was advertised with Sky but no sports or movie package, was this right.

    Thank you for your feedback. We had endeavoured to cover all bases in the instruction booklet, especially for the cooker and heating system, but appreciate that more information may have been necessary. We apologise if it was misleading and for any disappointment with regards to the Sky package. Sport and movies are an extra cost and not one I'm afraid that we had included. Unfortunately, the welcome products including toilet paper were complimentary and not replenished during your stay. We hope that these issues did not take away from your enjoyment of your break at Robins Lodge. Kind regards, Pete and Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve3.4Aug 2023

  • "Charming property, very clean and comfortable."

    Beautifully decorated with everything you need for a lovely stay.The surroundings are very pretty and it's very quiet and peaceful. Just what we wanted.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Robins Lodge and found it a comfortable place from which to explore the glorious Eden Valley. Kind regards, Pete and Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, clean and well presented, everything you need to have a relaxing time."

    Would recommend to family and friends . And the locals were lovely and friendly and helpful

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback. We are delighted you had a wonderful holiday at Robin's Lodge and that the cottage suited your needs. Kind regards Pete and Karen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Freda5.0Jul 2022

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV, 1 x 4ft double/single
  • Bathroom with bath and screened mixer power shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars within the shared courtyard
  • Two well-behaved pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Hidden away just off the main street in the small village of Brough, and just a few miles north of the quaint market town of Kirkby Stephen, is this charming three-bedroom barn conversion, Robins Lodge.

This inviting dwelling welcomes families and couples eager to break away from normality and see all that Cumbria and the Eden Valley region has to offer. Step in from the private shared cobbled yard to the kitchen, which provides all the necessities for preparing and enjoying homemade culinary delights.

Here you will find an electric oven and induction hob, microwave and fridge.

There is also a dishwasher on hand so no need to worry about the clearing up!

Flow through to the lounge and dining area, offering a homely ambiance, with a woodburning stove and sumptuous sofa arrangement; plus, a large Smart TV with Sky and surround sound, perfect for enjoying a quiet night in.

As you begin to tire, head upstairs and discover the bedrooms offering two doubles and a four-foot double/single bedroom, each with neutral tones and furnishings.

Enjoy a soak in the family bathroom, a wonderful way to recover after a long day exploring, or if you’d prefer there is a newly installed power shower over the bath; plus, an en-suite off one of the doubles.

There is also a utility area with a washing machine, tumble dryer and chest freezer, a welcome addition to the layout.

Get to know the local area and explore Brough, within a moments' walk there is a village store where you can grab any cupboard essentials, plus a hotel with bar and restaurant and a friendly pub, The Golden Fleece, where you can sample a range of ales beside the roaring fire.

Kirkby Stephen offers a greater range of amenities, including a variety of independent shops, pubs, restaurants, and cafes where you can try local delicacies before taking a leisurely stroll along the River Eden.

There is access from here to the famous viaducts, Coast-to-Coast routes, Smardale Nature reserve with its red squirrel inhabitants and numerous fells to explore.

Visit the Stainmore Railway Company and tour the historic 19th-century station before hopping aboard a vintage steam train for a scenic journey through the countryside - a must for any train enthusiast.

Continue exploring historical sites with a trip to the ruins of Lammerside Castle and Pendragon Castle, as well as the esteemed 14th-century manor house of Wharton Hall.

Sandwiched between the North Pennines AONB, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District, there are a plethora of outstanding walking and cycling routes that will appeal to any outdoor enthusiast.

Take on adventure and make long-lasting memories with a holiday to Robins Lodge.

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About the location

BROUGH

Kirkby Stephen 4 miles; Appleby-in-Westmorland 8 miles.

Brough is a small town located in the Eden Valley, at the foot of the North Pennines, just four miles north of Kirkby Stephen and eight miles east of Appleby-in-Westmorland. It is a twin village, the southern part, Church Brough, lies on a former Roman road and was the setting for the Norman Brough Castle (once the site of a Roman camp), while the northern area, Market Brough, is sited on a medieval road. The difference in the two villages relates to the functions they once served; Church Brough’s houses stand around a market square decorated with a maypole, while Market Brough boasts a wide and long main street. The village’s claim to fame lies in its 18th-19th century importance as a coaching town for the England-Scotland run, where more than 10 inns catered to the stagecoach trade. A beautiful sleepy backwater, it is surrounded by traditional farm meadows and picturesque pastures and fells. Nearby, 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 Penrith, Appleby and the magnificent Howgill Fells, enjoy a drink in Tan Hill, England's highest pub, or take a ride on the Settle-Carlisle railway. A superb location, with the whole of the mystical Lake District National Park and the stunning Yorkshire Dales at your fingertips.