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Back Cottage

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 30834)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Back Cottage."

    The property was as described and had everything we needed, including a cool downstairs during the heatwave! I don't want to be too negative after a generally very positive stay but the TV is very small and as a non-pet owner the house, particularly downstairs, has a wet dog smell that was somewhat off putting and kept us out of the front room.

    I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Back Cottage. We stayed at the cottage last week and agree that some of our recent doggy guests had left a smell. The carpet has now been professionally cleaned and the cottage is back to normal. The TV is 30 inch and we are considering updating to a slightly bigger one, in keeping with the size of the room, at some point. However, many of our guests enjoy the simple DVD player built into our present TV and this makes us a little reluctant to change it immediately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    We’ve stayed in Kirkby Lonsdale several times and love to visit regularly, so it’s handy finding a cottage central to the town, that gives you everything you could need. Cottage is a bit compact but suitable for us and would stay again. Although, we did have to leave one night early as the soft mattresses were so difficult to sleep on, but appreciate that’s down to individual preferences.

    I am glad that you thought the cottage was lovely. The beds have memory foam mattress toppers on them. We have always found them very comfortable. I am sorry that you found them difficult to sleep on. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AbbieMay 2022

  • "The property was tucked away in a quite alleyway, with access to a car."

    Well presented and pet friendly. There is paid parking available two streets away, just a little inconvenient when raining. Overall we had a good stay.

    Back Cottage is an old stone cottage and is very much in the centre of Kirby Lonsdale. Therefore the car does need to be parked elsewhere. I do send out information with suggested places to park, or there is parking in the town car parks - all within easy walking distance. It is possible to drop off luggage before parking the car. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VijayFeb 2022

  • "Cosy cottage in central position and close to town and river."

    Have stayed here many times and recommend it.

    It is always lovely to have you to stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MJan 2022

  • "My wife and I stayed with our old labrador for 4 nights."

    The cottage is in a perfect location near the town centre and the river walk and is in a quiet lane. The accommodation would be fine for four people but perhaps the lounge might be a bit cramped for four. As with most cottages, duvets are used for the beds with no sheet, however the quilt has to be big enough and this was not the case which didn't help me as I am 6'2". Overall we did enjoy our stay though as Kirkby Lonsdale is a lovely town.

    I am glad you enjoyed Kirkby Lonsdale. It is a characterful town with walks, pubs, restaurants and shops within a few minutes walk of the cottage. We have two good sized double bedrooms with double beds, double duvets and bedding. The sitting room is cozy and has a log burning stove. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GrahamJan 2022

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage, near the centre of town but on a nice quiet street."

    Spotlessly clean. It had everything we needed for our stay.

    Reviewed by CraigOct 2021

  • "Very central location the cottage had everything you needed."

    Lovely walks around Kirby had a fabulous time

    Reviewed by SamanthaSep 2021

  • "Good old home definitely going back ther"

    Reviewed by KarlJun 2021

  • "A really lovely cottage which was ideally located for us to visit the surrounding area."

    It was really comfortable and clean with all the facilities that we needed for our stay. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again. Thank you, The Robinson's.

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2021

  • "Just come back from a few days at Back Cottage."

    The pictures don't do this lovely cottage justice. It was a great location, spotlessly clean, and very cosy in this chilly weather. The furniture was really comfy, and we will definitely return. Thank you, Mr and Mrs McKay and Daisy.

    Reviewed by AnnelieseOct 2020

  • "Enjoyed our stay at the cottage which was right in the middle of Kirkby within walking distance of everything but very quiet location."

    Had all we needed and very comfortable for 2 people with no complaints. Will use it again if in the area as ideal base for walking.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Great cottage."

    Nice location with everything nearby. Clean. Not cluttered. Although my quest to stay in a cottage that has a pizza cutter continues. Parking is a pain I suppose but devil’s bridge is 2 minutes walk. Don’t change anything.

    Reviewed by RyanSep 2020

  • "We all really enjoyed staying at the cottage."

    Very well appointed and looked after. We will certainly stay again. Only minor issues for us were a) one of the settees was very uncomfortable and b) a leaky kitchen tap. Neither deal-breakers for us but you did ask! Great cottage, facilities and location. Highly recommended.

    We are glad you enjoyed staying at the cottage - hope you come again sometime! Just to let you know that the dripping tap has been repaired. We also ordered (in January) a replacement sofa - a process that was delayed by lockdown and subsequently the incorrect sofa being sent! We are hoping the new sofa will be in place soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "Have stayed at this cottage many times and find it perfect for location, quality and convenience."

    Reviewed by MFeb 2020

  • "Only complaint would be one of the settee was very uncomfortable as u could feel ..."

    Only complaint would be one of the settee was very uncomfortable as u could feel the wood at the front wen u sat down x after sitting on the other which was comfy this was very uncomfortable

    Thank you for your feedback and we can confirm the sofa currently being replaced. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaDec 2019

  • "The cottage was well equipped and comfortable."

    It’s location was great as everywhere was in walking distance so drinks at the pub and nice meals could be enjoyed without having to drive out of the town. The neighbours and people in the town were really friendly. My mother had not been to Kirkby Lonsdale before and thoroughly enjoyed her visit.

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2019

  • "We have just had a lovely week at Back Cottage in a wonderfully scenic area."

    The cottage was perfect for us, with the top room having great views across the hills. It was just a couple of minutes from the High Street but very quiet & peaceful. Lovely little back yard to relax in & very comfortable inside the cottage. We used the bus to get about to Ingleton & Settle, & the river walks were easy to get to and a restful way to spend an evening. Kirby Lonsdale is a characterful little town with quaint, independent shops. Would highly recommend this cottage as a wonderfully, relaxing holiday in a charming place.

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2019

  • "We arrived in murky weather to a beautiful,clean,cosy cottage."

    We enjoyed our stay and we love Kirby Lonsdale and the walks for our dog.We won’t hesitate to come again.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2019

  • "Lovely property, perfect position close to amenities,extremely well equipped."

    Couldn't fault it in any way.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "Great cottage , fab location as we have family close by only drawback for us was no long mirror in bedroom, but other than that we had a great stay ."

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2018

  • "Super well presented cottage in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale yet quietly situated behind shop / bars / restaurants etc so very quiet at night."

    Refurbished, it appears within the last few years. Walks to all amenities plus the River Lune walkway which made an ideal morning evening walk or jog circuit. Parking is a problem EVERYWHERE in Kirkby Lonsdale. We unloaded and packed up fine outside the cottage and always found free roadside parking near the church as mentioned by the cottage owners. We considered it safe for our Morgan. Soft towels / linen etc, decent dvds for when we returned after eating out. Would definitely use this cottage again.

    Reviewed by TonyAug 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage in an excellent location."

    Village is so picturesque with walks from the doorstep. Excellent base for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2018

  • "Excellent location couldnt have asked for better."

    Very quaint street just a minutes walk from pubs, restaurants and shops. Kirby Lonsdale is steeped in history, beautiful town. Flat was very clean and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by LinsayJun 2018

  • "Only DRAWBACK IS the small back garden and no parking facility, but overall a ..."

    Only DRAWBACK IS the small back garden and no parking facility, but overall a very charming cottage and would definitely go back this year

    Reviewed by JackieMar 2018

  • "Back Cottage is a lovely cosy cottage."

    The cottage had everything we required for a week away. Clean and warm. Easy access to all the little shops within the beautiful village. Great walks along the river lune with the dog. From Ruskin view which is just a short stroll away, have the most amazing views up the river from an elevated position. I would recommend this cottage to my friends & family.

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2017

  • "Kirkby Lonsdale is very dog friendly with our dog being welcomed in all the local pubs/restaurants we tried."

    The cottage is very conveniently located for easy access to all amenities but is still in a quiet location. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by IainJan 2017

  • "Very enjoyable and comfortable."

    Exceeded and went far beyond our expectations. Friendly and easy arrangements. Amazing experience in a lovely cottage home. Can't to wait to book out this cottage again!

    Reviewed by KieranDec 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two double bedrooms (one on second floor)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Loading/unloading only outside cottage
  • Roadside parking approx 5 mins walk away
  • Charged parking available in car park approx 250 yards away
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: Property has steep stairs

The property

This delightful, terraced cottage is situated in one of the oldest parts of the charming market town of Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria, close to the beautiful Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

This Kirkby Lonsdale cottage makes a perfect base for couples, families or friends who wish to explore this glorious part of rural England.

This welcoming Kirkby Lonsdale cottage offers two charming bedrooms, with the top floor room boasting wonderful views over the Lune Valley.

It also has an excellent family bathroom.

Enjoy cosy evenings in front of the warming woodburning stove, or, outside this cottage in Kirkby Lonsdale, you will find a small patio area, perfect for a drink on a summer evening.

The interesting and individual shops and cafes of Kirkby Lonsdale are just a couple of minutes’ walk away through quaint cobbled yards.

There is a lovely park close by, sitting on the banks of the River Lune with the beautiful Devil’s Bridge, easy to enjoy without ever moving your car.

For a perfect day trip, why not head into the Yorkshire Dales and explore the White Scar Caves at Ingleton and then pop over to Hawes to enjoy afternoon tea?

The beautiful Lake District is another perfect destination, with the bustling towns of Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside, both situated on the shores of Lake Windermere, where you can embark on the steamer and cruise up the lake to Ambleside.

This cosy Kirkby Lonsdale cottage truly does make a delightful base all year round!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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