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Rowan House

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 916821)



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94 Customer Reviews

  • "Really good time had by all."

    Clean and well appointed property. Only issue was the shower in the first floor bedroom en-suite which either runs scolding hot or freezing cold no inbetween

    Reviewed by GarethJan 2022

  • "Simply put, the house is lovely and exactly as described."

    We will definitely be coming back. We only had one minor issue with the heating on the first night and I sent a text to Suzanne and Andy who were absolutely great. They turned up at the house within 15 minutes and sorted it out. In short, a great house, with great hosts / owners and I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JeremyJan 2022

  • "Our 2nd stay in this lovely house."

    Tucked away but in the centre of town. Very handy for shops, cafes,pubs and supermarket. It’s a very welcoming, comfortable house and we had everything we needed for our 3 generation stay. We stayed here during a storm followed by freezing temperatures and snow but we were very warm and cosy. Managed to fit some walks in and the nearby park was a winner with the grandchildren. Would definitely recommend Rowan House and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by BevNov 2021

  • "One of the best properties we have had the pleasure to stay at."

    .the facilities and location were excellent and Suzanne's personal touches were delightful

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "Perfect House!"

    Perfect Location! Perfect host! Five star all the way!

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2021

  • "Great house so much so we have returned three times."

    Would certainly recommend it. Great location.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "The great comfort and superb location."

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2021

  • "Well appointed house in the perfect location in the center of Kirby Lonsdale but very quiet as the house is off the main road in a courtyard."

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2021

  • "It is a lovely clean house with great facilities in the perfect location."

    Suzanne was very helpful and accomodating and we had a superb holiday. We loved the town and hope to go back some day.

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2021

  • "We had a truly super stay, everything we needed for a relaxing break."

    Wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

  • "It was a great place to stay."

    Clean, comfortable and spacious. Suzanne is very helpful. I could not recommend it enough. In conclusion, extremely good!

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2021

  • "Rowan House is very well equipped, comfortable and extremely clean."

    Suzanne the owner provided a very warm welcome and was very accommodating. She provided comprehensive information relating to the house and to the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by JeanetteJun 2021

  • "I can't praise this house enough."

    It was comfortable, stylish and in a great location in Kirkby Lonsdale. The charming owner greeted us and left chocolates and fizz to welcome us. There are great places to visit by car nearby and lovely walks from the doorstep. The supermarket , shops and restaurants are five minutes walk away.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "We have just returned from an absolutely wonderful stay at Roman House."

    The house exceeded all expectations and the location could not be better. We were kindly greeted by Suzanne who called by to see we had settled in ok. The house was spotless and during this current pandemic we felt extremely safe, all the windows had been left slightly open to ensure the house was aired. The cleaning was done to such a high standard you would never have known this. The house is equipped with everything and more and the shower gels were locally sourced from the lovely shop down the road which was a lovely touch. The village square was less than 2 minutes walk and is beautiful. We were fairly unlucky choosing May 2021 for our visit due to the unsettled weather however this did not spoil our stay. We will definitely return to Roman House again. Loved it, thank you Suzanne

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2021

  • "Great house , very spacious, with lovely attention to detail ."

    Extremely well equipped kitchen with all mod cons . Perfect central location yet, a very quiet peaceful feel with lovely views from the landing and back bedroom to surrounding hills . The garage allows access to the back of the house , which is great when you return with a muddy dog that can then be washed and dried down in the back garden . Due to the current situation Suzanne emailed ahead all the house information pack which was extremely comprehensive with simple and easy instructions on how to operate and work things . The house was spotless on arrival which again in these current times is very reassuring. All in all , Kirby Lonsdale is a great place and a excellent base to access the Lakes , Dales and Arnside area . The house perfect too and we had a fantastic relaxing holiday Thank you Suzanne and Sykes !

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2020

  • "Rowan House was very comfortable and well equipped."

    Very importantly in this unusual time of Covid-19, the house was extremely clean allowing us all to relax and enjoy our stay. The communication from the owner, Suzanne, was very good before we arrived and it was good to know that she was close by in the village if we had any queries. We wouldn't hesitate to return to Rowan House to further explore this lovely part of the world!

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2020

  • "Visited this house many times."

    Ideally appointed for the Town etc. 5 star accommodation. Tony and Mary Trafford.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful and the owner had thought if everything, there was even cava chocolates and a card to say hope we enjoyed our stay."

    Very comfortable spacious and clean throughout, would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "It was the best position and house for elderly people near to shopping facilities,easy walking and walks lovely outlets for coffees and special meals and a great choice of varied places with easy access for visiting."

    Kirkby Lonsdale is an atrractive small town with all essential facilities and wonderful views of the Howgills. l

    Reviewed by DorothyAug 2020

  • "Fantastic location and holiday house - we had an amazing time as in such a central location."

    House had everything we needed and was spotless which was reassuring in such crazy times! Our dog had a lovely week with all the pubs, etc being so dog friendly!

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "The Cottage was amazing as well as the service from the host, Suzanne."

    She gave me confidence in relation to the cleanliness of the cottage given the covid situation, and this was presented through a very thoroughly cleaned cottage. Her fast and ready replies through email were great, and gave me confidence knowing i would be safe and secure. The aesthetics of the Cottage are amazing, they look even better than in the pictures and do not do the cottage justice. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage, in a scenic area and the shops (Booths) is 30 seconds away walking. We over prepared with cutlery, however the Cottage was equipped with everything one would require. This cottage is topped by the service provided by Suzanne, a great host.

    Reviewed by ShamimAug 2020

  • "An excellent property with everything we needed in a brilliant location."

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Rowan house it was in a very central position to all amenities in Kirkby Lonsdale The house itself has everything you require over three floors the bedrooms were really nice including two en suit rooms the beds were really comfortable and downstairs a good sized living room and large kitchen with everything you would need the house was also spotless throughout and I would have no hesitation recommending this property many thanks for your help again Suzanne ."

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2020

  • "Rowan House was everything we wanted and more for our family get together ( three couples)."

    Very comfortable accommodation, beds and sofas, plus each couple had their own bathroom, 2 of them en-suite. The private parking for 2 two cars was ideal. For any extra vehicles there is a car park across the road from the house. The house is in an exceptional location. Everything you need is within a very short walk of the house - pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarket. We had such a great time that we have booked again for next year. Thanks to Suzanne (owner) for the treats she left for us, very thoughtful. Audrey Connolly and family

    Reviewed by AudreyFeb 2020

  • "This was our second visit to Rowan House and it was just as good as the first time, like a true home from home."

    Rowan House has absolutely everything that you could possibly need and the little extras that Suzanne, the owner, left were a really nice touch. The beds are the most comfortable we've ever slept in! Kirkby Lonsdale is a lovely little town with all the amenities you could need. The Royal Barn, just across the road from Rowan House, is our favourite place for alcoholic drinks ... or coffee and cake, The Milking Parlour make their own amazing ice cream and The Jingling Gate chippy is the best chippy we've been to. Hopefully we'll be booking our third visit soon.

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2020

  • "This was just like a home from home and perfect for a group or families."

    The host was brilliant and the little touches for our arrival were very thoughtful. The perfect place for a short or long break

    Reviewed by MichelleJan 2020

  • "Rowan House was in a brilliant position for the town - a minute’s walk."

    Easy parking for 2 cars and a very local pay and display car park for extra cars. The owner was really helpful and prompt to answer any queries we had. The house was lovely, beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. Be sure to look in the storage jars for tea, coffee and sugar! I have recommended the house to friends and would love to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by CarolJan 2020

  • "Property and facilities are excellent."

    However all 5 in our group felt that having to vacate the property by 10 on a Sunday was too early. Breakfast felt rushed.

    Reviewed by KathleenJan 2020

  • "What a great holiday home."

    7 of us stayed here for a birthday celebration. 3 generations and everyone had a lovely stay. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and we had everything we needed and more. There was plenty of space for us all and the beds were very comfortable. The owner came to introduce herself just after we arrived and made sure we were ok with everything which was very nice. She had left some treats for us and this was much appreciated. As a family we holiday together a few times a year and this was by far the best accomodation we have found. Kirkby Lonsdale is a wonderful little market town with lots of places to eat or get a take away. We are looking at booking another stay later on in the year.

    Reviewed by BevJan 2020

  • "Rowan House is a lovely property, fully equipped for all your needs, very comfortable and in a great location, we would definitely recommend this property, Kirkby Lonsdale and Sykes Cottages."

    Reviewed by ValerieDec 2019

  • "This holiday home is extremely clean,welcoming and cosy!"

    There were lovely touches of sweet treats and fizz when we arrived and the house was beautifully dressed for Christmas

    Reviewed by MoiraDec 2019

  • "Another lovely stay in Rowan House looking forward to booking again"

    Reviewed by DebbieDec 2019

  • "We stayed at Rowan House for the second time (we loved it so much last year that we booked for this year while we were still there!"

    ) and we have just had the loveliest time and made some more really special memories. The house is perfect for a break in Kirkby Lonsdale. There is so much space in the house and it has been finished to a really high standard and the owner has thought of everything (even down to the lovely Christmas decorations) Added to this, the amazing location and the wonderful views, the extra little touches left for us makes this a really luxurious comfortable and cosy break. We have had a lovely break at Rowan House - baby, toddlers, dog and adults alike and will definitely be back. We are just gutted that it is already booked for the Christmas Fair weekend next year. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2019

  • "Great location, parking for 2 cars was a real bonus!"

    !! House was beautiful, everything you could need and spotless - would not hesitate to recommend

    Reviewed by TraceyNov 2019

  • "Visited Rowan House for the second time this year for a birthday celebration, having enjoyed our first visit so much."

    The house is situated in an ideal location, standard of accommodation is very high and the owner of the property is extremely helpful, friendly and nothing is too much trouble. We would definitely hope to return again next year!

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2019

  • "A lovely house in a perfect location"

    Reviewed by JosieNov 2019

  • "Fabulous, comfortable house with everything you would need."

    Central location. Spotlessly clean. We were a party of 7 ladies and 1 dog who had a great weekend. Kirkby Lonsdale is a wonderful town with great friendly shops, cafes and pubs. We will return.

    Reviewed by RoseNov 2019

  • "Fab house, excellent location and great walks and views"

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2019

  • "The weather wasn't very kind to us the week we spent in Kirkby Lonsdale, but, Rowan House more than made up for that disappointment."

    Rowan House is very well maintained, spotless clean, very comfortable, well equipped, ideally located. Everything we needed to spend a week indoors. We will definitely be back next year

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2019

  • "We have stayed at this property four times, and hope to revisit again next year."

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2019

  • "Kirkby lonsdale is a beautiful town to visit."

    So convenient for the dales, WensleyDale cheese and the lakes, windermere and Ambleside. The cottage is lovely and beds so comfortable. Only recommendation we would have is another chair in lounge as there were 6 of us. Sofas are for 3 persons each but nice to spread out. Microbrewery opposite is a gr8 place to go, we went every evening and ate in the town. Loved it a lot. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "Rowan House is situated in a quiet courtyard but pretty much in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale."

    We loved having the shops, cafe and pubs so close by - and particularly the micro-brewery across the road which is dog friendly and open for coffee in the morning as well. The house is spacious, very well equipped and it a great location. Lovely views from the balconies too!

    Reviewed by EleanorSep 2019

  • "We had the most fantastic stay at Rowan House and it was perfect for our family weekend away."

    The house was absolutely spotless and was equipped with everything we needed. It really felt like a home from home, and the welcome gift was a lovely touch! Being so close to the town centre was ideal and we found a couple of lovely walks around the neighbouring countryside which we could do from the house. We had a great weekend at Rowan House and will certainly be back!

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2019

  • "The house looks better than the photo's, it's in a quiet courtyard location and very handy for the local shops, restaurants, pubs, river and lovely walks."

    The house was spotless, well furnished, a lovely place to stay. The beds are very comfy and supportive (3 of us have bad backs!), plenty of room for 5 of us and a large dog! good views from the balcony. Kirkby Lonsdale is such a beautiful town. You must visit the ice-cream shop, the book shop, bakers and lots of lovely individual shops to visit. Great dog shower/boot washer can be found down the side of the Sun Inn pub. My mother was in a wheelchair and even though some of the paths are quiet narrow we didn't have any major problems getting around the town.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2019

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Rowan House; very comfortable and clean; a home away from home."

    Large bedrooms, great downstairs space, private garden and parking for two cars. The property is in a super location in Kirkby Lonsdale - seconds from shops, cafes, pubs, the milking parlour, Booths and the famous Ruskin’s view. Ideal for walkers, families; suitable for all ages. We would definitely return to Kirkby Lonsdale and Rowan House; we would highly recommend this property if you want a good base to explore the Lake District but also wish to have a ‘car free’ day and enjoy all the delights on offer at Kirkby Lonsdale.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2019

  • "The house was immaculate and well organised."

    Location is perfect, 1 min walk to shops and in a very quiet courtyard. Enclosed garden for the dog. Little extras such as coffee machine and cooking utensils a bonus.

    Reviewed by TomJul 2019

  • "Beautiful surroundings, well equipped home with everything we needed for our stay."

    Reviewed by RifatJul 2019

  • "Lovely property, in an excellent location."

    Very helpful owners.

    Reviewed by BettyJun 2019

  • "We lacked for nothing at this property."

    The owners obviously know what they are doing. Plenty of towels, toiletries, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, games and books for the kids.....extremely impressed.

    Reviewed by PhilJun 2019

  • "Just like to say that this was one of the best holiday homes that we have every stopped at it was just in the right place easy to get to the shops only 2 minutes away fantastic pub just around the corner owner came to see if all was ok on arrival what more can you ask for just FANTASTIC BIG BIG THANKS FOR A GREAT HOLIDAY."

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

  • "Had a wonderful holiday in this lovely house."

    It had everything we needed.Plenty of space for everyone to spread out. Comfortable beds and bedding. Kirkby Lonsdale is a beautifull interesting place with lovely shops. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by JoyceMay 2019

  • "Our second stay at Rowan House and hopefully not our last."

    The house has everything you need - spacious and comfortable with a lovely garden, and perfectly situated to take advantage of the lovely town of Kirkby Lonsdale and the surrounding areas. Suzanne, the owner, is great too. Sorted a minor problem with the shower straight away, and even dropped me an an email to check we were ok when the water went off in the town. Highly recommend Rowan House.

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2019

  • "I simply couldn't recommend this property enough."

    It's an immaculately kept property in a really central location with easy access to the Town, local supermarket as well as high quality pubs and restaurants (all of which are dog friendly). Kirkby Lonsdale is a brilliant location for a holiday and you simply aren't likely to find a better equipped property than this. The added bonus of parking for two cars (one of which is in a spacious garage) is simply the icing on the cake. We had a fabulous time and will definetely be returning soon!

    Reviewed by SteveApr 2019

  • "From Mrs Sheelagh Best , The French-Best's, The Turners"

    Reviewed by SheelaghApr 2019

  • "We had a thoroughly good time at Rowan House in Kirkby Lonsdale."

    Suzanne was a lovely host, very helpful, and came to welcome us on arrival. The house was great; impeccably clean on arrival and with great facilities for cooking for a large family (the Nespresso machine was a welcome bonus). The central location of the house was ideal for shopping, eating, and the nearby micro-brewery / pub. Booths supermarket is only a short walk away too. Kirkby Lonsdale is a quaint and attractive village with a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as lovely riverside walks, and nearby hills, lakes and dales. The town's proximity to the south lakes area makes it an ideal base from which to explore both the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by LisaApr 2019

  • "Rowan House was the perfect holiday home choice for our 3 generations, age range 15 to 93."

    Situated in central Kirkby Lonsdale, with everything you need on your doorstep. Kirkby is very dog friendly and it was a joy to be able to have meals out with the family dog.

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2019

  • "We loved our stay at Rowan House."

    It is a lovely home that is very clean, highly equipped and in a very good location. We have stayed in numerous cottages across the lake district, and this is one of the best. Loved the little surprises left by Suzanne the owner for my husband's birthday. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ClaireMar 2019

  • "The property was exactly as described and was perfect for our weekend stay."

    Our group of five ladies were all comfortably accommodated in the well presented and comfortable bedrooms. The location of the property is perfect for exploring the pretty town of Kirkby Lonsdale on foot and the wide variety of restaurants and bars suited all our different needs. A real gem not to be missed.

    Reviewed by KathleenMar 2019

  • "Had a fab couple of days in Rowan House Kirby Lonsdale The house was home from ..."

    Had a fab couple of days in Rowan House Kirby Lonsdale The house was home from home Myself and my friends were very impressed with everything in the house They all said the beds were the most comfortable they have ever slept on Thank you Suzanne we will be back

    Reviewed by EdnaMar 2019

  • "Rowan Cottage is a very comfortable holiday cottage in an amazing location right in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale."

    It has everything you could possibly need for a holiday with some lovely extra touches provided by Suzanne the owner. We highly recommend The Royal Barn if you fancy a tipple, it's 87 steps from Rowan Cottage! Loads of places to eat in Kirkby Lonsdale, also recommended is the chip shop and ice cream parlour. So many places to visit that we didn't scratch the surface in the week we stayed. We rebooked for next year before we even left, which we've never done before! All in all I can't recommend Rowan Cottage highly enough. Thank you Suzanne for allowing us to stay.

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2019

  • "We had a wonderful break at Rowan House which is in an ideal situation in Kirkby Lonsdale."

    The standard of accommodation is exceptional. It is so well equipped and comfortable and having parking is such a bonus.

    Reviewed by MFeb 2019

  • "Rowan House was perfect for our family group of 6 adults, one 11 year old and a dog over our 5 day New Year holiday break."

    Very well equipped, exactly as described in the Sykes listing, it had everything you could need and more, including a Nespresso coffee maker. It was spotlessly clean, very cosy and so easy to access. The owner Suzanne is lovely and she had left us chocolates and a lovely bottle of fizz as well as some fresh milk. The location was absolutely perfect, right in the heart of this gorgeous little town. About 3 minutes walk to Booths Supermarket, the recycling centre and a host of lovely coffee shops, restaurants and hotels and interesting shops. You must visit the Lunesdale Bakery for coffee and amazing choice of cakes. We had 5 days in Kirkby Lonsdale and we will definitely be back hopefully in the spring or summer. A definite 5 star property.

    Reviewed by AnneDec 2018

  • "Very well located to pubs and restaurants."

    The house was to a very high standard and I would recommend it to anyone who wanted to visit Kirkby Lonsdale. Already booked for our next visit. Suzanne the owner went above and beyond to make sure our stay was very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by JenniDec 2018

  • "The cottage is perfect - both for the amazing facilities & the excellent location."

    We have already booked for next year which is the proof in the pudding!

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2018

  • "Lovely house in a great location."

    Well equipped and very comfy beds. The house is close to the town but with no noise as it's away from the road. The contact from the owner was a lovely personal touch. Would highly recommend :)

    Reviewed by KimNov 2018

  • "The house was excellent."

    It was our second time there and we would love to visit again some time.

    Reviewed by EdwardNov 2018

  • "We have just returned from a lovely few days at Rowan House ."

    The house was spotlessly clean, totally comfortable, had large comfy beds, and fabulous views from the garden, kitchen and balcony. Unusually I can’t think of anything that was missing at all, a well equipped kitchen, plenty of bathrooms, and a comfy lounge. It is perfectly situated to enjoy Kirkby Lonsdale with some great walks from the door, and a short drive away, stunning scenery and lovely villages, a large selection of good places to eat and drink . The house has ample parking and is set in a very peaceful part of the town - no street noise at all . The owner was most helpful, while not intruding on our holiday . I would most definitely recommend Rowan House and would very much like to return soon.

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2018

  • "Rowan house is a fantastic place to."

    The location is perfect for shops pubs and walks! The owners were lovely. It is so comfortable. It has everything you could need. Would definitely stay there again! Four adults two children and a dog had a superb time there

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2018

  • "This house was perfect for us with parking for 2 cars, extremely clean with all the extras needed for our stay (towels,spare rubbish bags, washing up liquid etc)."

    My only negative was the single room having no wardrobe, there was only a coat rack on the back of the door. Other than that I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by PhilOct 2018

  • "We have stayed at this property before."

    It is an excellent facility and very comfortable. Very handy to Town Centre. The owner popped in herself during the week just to make sure everything was ok. Will be booking next year. Tony Trafford.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2018

  • "Rowan Garth is a wonderful house in a wonderful town."

    The house has everything you need - really comfortable bedrooms with ensuites, spacious lounge and we'll equipped kitchen. It also has outdoor space and parking which is hard to find in Kirkby Lonsdale. It is situated perfectly to access everything that Kirkby Lonsdale has to offer - independent shops, bars and a great supermarket - and lovely walks along the river. It's a great location to access the Lakes and the Dales. Can't fault it and can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2018

  • "A beautiful house in a lovely setting Very well situated with shops and restaurants within a short walk Kirkby Lonsdale is a lovely town and we wouldn't hesitate to go back again ."

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2018

  • "Although not a cheap option, this is a superb property in the perfect location - private but within a couple of minute's stroll to the town centre and incorporates valuable parking for 2 cars - in a town with parking at a premium."

    The house itself is modern and reminds me of a Tardis in that the bedrooms are exceptionally spacious, the doubles being king size. Two balconies are a bonus, the larger of which looks across the town towards Ingleborough.

    Reviewed by SydneyJul 2018

  • "This is a lovely modern house in an excellent location."

    Although it is very near the heart of the town it is very peaceful with no traffic noise, Kirkby Lonsdale is a very pretty town with everything you need for a good holiday, on your doorstep. The town is very dog friendly. We were able to take the dog into all the restaurants, pubs and cafes as well as most of the shops. There are lovely views and walks by the river. The town is ideally placed for visiting nearby places in the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and even Lancaster. We would be happy to return to this town and property.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2018

  • "Perfect location for pubs, restaurants and shops."

    Back garden is a sun trap and there's no problem parking. Rowan House has everything you could want for a short break with lovely walks literally on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by DaveJun 2018

  • "Our stay at Rowan House was absolutely fantastic, the house was really lovely & had everything that we needed to make our weeks stay enjoyable."

    Situated in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale, a good variety of places to eat & some quaint little shops to visit. The surrounding countryside is beautiful with lots of nice walks. We would highly recommend staying at Rowan House & hope to come back again soon.

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week at Rowan House."

    Amazing location for walking both in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District with easy access from the M6. We also did a couple of very local walks which were also extremely enjoyable. Kirkby Lonsdale is a great place to stay with a selection of local pubs and shops in walking distance. The property has parking for 2 cars which is exceptional for the village where parking is at a premium. One of these spaces is in the garage but with a remote control door this was no problem and it accommodated our large family car. Rowan house was well equipped and comfortable throughout with plenty of space. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms worked well. The balcony above the porch gave a lovely view of the surrounding hills. We had just one minor irritation which affected only the back double bedroom where the church bells could be heard during the night. This affected the sleep of one of the occupants but not the other, and as we were only 4 sharing the house there were other beds to choose from. Overall our stay here was exceptional. I am not one for returning to stay in the same place but the next time we visit Cumbria I would seriously consider coming back to Rowan house and Kirkby Lonsdale.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "Perfect location, great for families, we visited with ages from 4-60 and a dog everyone had a great time!"

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2018

  • "Rowan Hse was an excellent family home very well equipped."

    Ideal layout for the 3 generations of family that we were. Very relaxed atmosphere a great place to return to after a busy day in the Lake District Traffic of May bank holiday!!! Very private location only 50 m from the central Market Place in this beautiful little town. Suzanne the owner was very attentive to all our needs and made us feel very welcome. We would highly recommend this property to anyone and hope to go back in the near future ourselves.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2018

  • "A very clean and comfortable house great views and great balcony !"

    Good position for walks, food, shops and relaxing many thanks .

    Reviewed by KateMay 2018

  • "A very well sited house ideal for exploring Kirkby Lonsdale and the local countryside."

    The house was extremely spacious with more than enough room for the four of us. It was very clean and quiet, with plenty of light and, as holiday home owners ourselves, we would definitely recommend it.

    Mr RookeMar 2018

  • "Very enjoyable break at Rowan House."

    Beautiful cottage. Had everything you could need and more. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by LindaFeb 2018

  • "Well equipped house with plenty of bathrooms ."

    Lovely views from balcony Great location .

    Reviewed by RosFeb 2018

  • "This is really an outstanding holiday cottage!"

    It is very spacious, the use of the rooms are really well set up and practical. Therefore it makes it really easy to have any bags or in our case kids stuff around without feeling crammed. Each bedroom offers plenty of room to hang and pack up your clothes. We used all 8 beds while there and they are all comfortable.The bedding is great too. There was a good selection of pillows so for us that are a bit picky there was a choice of firm or soft pillow. The kitchen I dare say is more than fully equipped for a holiday. We cooked several meals and did not miss a thing. Overall the house is super clean and tidy. It is nicely decorated throughout with thoughtful touches like cosy plush blankets for in the sofa, a fireplace for atmosphere, light that can be dimmed, a nice selection of information pamphlets for what to do in the area. In warmer weather we see great potential using the 2 balconies for sitting outside, enjoying the sun. We really got a hotel feeling from the nice, organised and clean set up - but with that nice touch of feeling like you are home. If you like us think of staying there having children we found it ideal. We were there with 4 children ranging from 1-5 years old. There are no stair gates, buts all doors in the house are self closing and that was safe for us. All carpets are very soft and clean, most of them brand new. There is a bathtub. There is one high chair. Plastic cups, plates and cutlery. There are round corners on the glass dining and coffee table. The back garden is fenced in and gives opportunity for being outdoor (also house is very close to the play park). In the lounge, we moved the coffee table to the side and we could all socialise in the same room, parents in sofas and kids getting lots of room playing on the floor. With 4 adults and 4 children around it never felt crowded. Very nice and relaxed! It is situated perfectly in Kirkby-Lonsdale. The town is adorable and surroundings are beautiful. There is a lot to explore. In summary this is a really great cottage to have a nice and relaxed holiday in. And the area in gorgeous. We would highly recommend you to go!

    Reviewed by ThereseFeb 2018

  • "The house has all the amenities you could require and is perfectly placed for all the lovely shops and restaurants in the town."

    Reviewed by EdwardJan 2018

  • "Rowan House had plenty of room for all the family with nice enclosed garden for our dog."

    Well situated in Kirkby Lonsdale, within walking distance of supermarkets and restaurants.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2016

  • "Had a great time at Rowan House."

    This was our second stay, we loved the location of the property and the amenities at the house, will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2016

  • "We had a lovely time at Rowan House and this was made even better by the friendliness of the owner in all communication."

    We would highly recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2016

  • "The location of Rowan House was perfect."

    Views plus all the amenities of lovely Kirkby Lonsdale. Loads of room at the house meant it really worked as a multi generation group. Communications with the owner also an asset. Great bedding and towels too.

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2016

  • "A lovely, comfortable and well furnished house in a beautiful location - felt at home straight away!"

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2015

  • "A great location, and the property was in excellent condition."

    The owner was excellent in providing proper information about the property and instructions.

    Reviewed by RajeshAug 2015

  • "Rowan House is superbly located in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale and the layout of the House was really good for our families."

    The kids play park, which is a very short walk away, is really well equipped and suits a whole range of ages from toddler to teenager.

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2015

  • "We had a fab family Christmas at Rowan House."

    The House and surroundings exceeded expectations! We had a great time. Kirkby Lonsdale was looking very festive for the time of year and there are lots of lovely shops, pubs and restaurants to indulge in.

    Reviewed by PaulaDec 2014

  • "Clean, convenient property, good facilities and well furnished."

    Enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by JulianNov 2014

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The property

A fantastic, semi-detached, three-storey townhouse located in a quiet courtyard setting in the heart of the popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

This modern holiday home in Kirkby Lonsdale is well situated for groups to get together and enjoy the many delights of the town, and the excellent access to both the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks.

This cottage features spacious accommodation with contemporary styling throughout to create a wonderful place in which to relax after a day of discovery.

The sitting room is comfortable and roomy, providing the perfect spot to gather together and unwind, and adjoins the bright, well-equipped dining kitchen.

The first floor of this Kirkby Lonsdale cottage offers three bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities, a bathroom, and access to two balconies, which both enjoy lovely long-distance views across the town, and the surrounding countryside towards Ingleborough in the distance, one of the Three Peaks.

The second floor solely features a superb master bedroom with a super king-size double bed and a beautiful en-suite facility.

The sleeping accommodation at this Kirkby Lonsdale cottage creates flexible options, whilst you’ll find the living area is sociable and welcoming.

Outside, there is a private, enclosed courtyard with patio furniture plus a useful garage with a drying area, ideal for storing wet clothing, walking equipment and boots, and bikes after a day of adventure.

The quaint town of Kirkby Lonsdale boasts a traditional weekly market and there are many excellent restaurants, cafes, shops and boutiques within a few minutes’ walk of this Cumbrian cottage.

Why not discover the beautiful surrounding scenery by foot, with a quiet stroll along the lovely River Lune?

With the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks both within easy driving distance, this delightful Kirkby Lonsdale cottage is a perfect base for your Lakeland getaway.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second floor super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Garage parking for 1 car, plus off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage in garage
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 mins walk

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About the location


Kendal 9 miles.

An attractive market town, Kirkby Lonsdale is situated in the heart of the Lune Valley, midway 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 independent shops in the town, or the many 17th and 18th century buildings which still stand. The town was also a finalist for the High Street of the Year Award in 2016. 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. When voting Kirkby Lonsdale as the ‘Best Place to Live in The North West’ in 2019, The Sunday Times commented it is “An unbeatable Lake District location, bags of community spirit and one of the cleanest high streets in the country’.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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