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Lune Cottage

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Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Fourth time we have stayed here absolutely perfect The house has everything ..."

    Fourth time we have stayed here absolutely perfect The house has everything you need very clean lovely & cosy perfectly placed for all of the shops & bars in the village Superb

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Feb 2024

  • "We already knew Kirkby and the property and it's position were perfect."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2024

  • "This was our 2nd stay at Lune cottage."

    ..We will be back!

    Reviewed by Clive4.1Oct 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable place to stay and accepts dogs."

    Has everything you need including a wood burning stove for the colder evenings. Parking isn't directly outside the cottage but we managed to find free on-street parking nearby. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with high spec finish in a fantastic location seconds walk away from centre ."

    .. There was always somewhere opposite the cottage to pull up the car and unload /load... And we found free on street parking in the road behind every day.... The secure front yard was perfectly safe for our dog.... Had a fantastic break....

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lune cottage is just perfect, spotlessly clean throughout, modern and quaint, fabulous kitchen everything you need and we'll stocked with coffee, tea, milk etc."

    The living room is lovely, beds super comfy and a really great powerful shower just what you need after a long walk. Perfect location and parking in the long stay carpark was easy. We had a fabulous stay at this wonderful cottage and we'll definitely be back and would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2023

  • "Overall Lune Cottage is a lovely, homely place to stay."

    It has pretty much everything you need in a holiday cottage, is in a handy location for accessing all the shops and pubs of Kirkby Lonsdale and is a comfortable and welcoming property. Particularly appreciated was the amount of little extras on arrival - not just a pint of milk - but plenty of cleaning products, kitchen towels, cooking essentials etc plus a bottle of wine to compensate for one of the bedroom blinds not working which was unnecessary as it actually did but still much appreciated! The beds are also very comfortable. There are only a few little niggles: bathroom towels were provided but could do with replacing as they weren't of a great quality and have had plenty of use (would have preferred to have brought our own). Whilst the shower itself was fine, it's over a corner bath with a short folding screen and so it's really difficult not to flood the bathroom floor as the water goes everywhere. It also looks a bit dated with sealant slathered everywhere to try and stop it leaking. Given the property is not really suitable for very young or very old guests I think it's time to ditch the bath and put in a proper walk-in shower, which would greatly enhance the guest experience. And at the same time sort out the noisy bathroom door as it's so creaky to close that it's impossible to use the toilet quietly at night or first thing without waking everyone up. Overall though it has lots going for it and is a value for money option in a popular and pretty village and would definitely recommend it as a place to have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. P.s. we had no problems finding a free parking space in the residential crescent located just behind the property every day, worth bearing in mind.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Lune Cottage."

    It was very comfortable and well equipped. One small thing the blinds in the top bedroom didn't close but my daughter had a sleep mask so it wasn't a problem for her! We loved KL...and all the lovely walks with the dogs. thanks for our lovely gift was a very kind gesture and the brewery was lovely. Would definitely recommend a stay at your lovely house. Eleanor and Jenny.x

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.7Jul 2023

  • "Second time we have stayed here."

    The cottage is brilliant with everything you need in a fantastic location. Great for the Dales and Lakes. We did kayaking and tree top climbing at Windermere, went up Pen-y-ghent, visited Sedbergh. Stunning scenery everywhere. The town has everything you would want for a holiday. Definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed at Lune Cottage for a long weekend with our 2 teenage boys and cockapoo dog."

    A great time was had by all. The cottage is conveniently located only a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale with it’s lovely pubs, restaurants and shops. Yet it’s quiet and close also to the river and many picturesque walks. The owners have thought of absolutely everything when furnishing the cottage and have created a cosy, very well equipped, relaxing holiday home. We wished we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Apr 2023

  • "A truly welcoming cottage, with absolutely everything provided."

    Excellent location in the village, long stay parking less than 10 mins walk away, Plenty to enjoy in the area and further afield. We will definitely rebook in the future.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2023

  • "We booked this cottage for my parents as a birthday treat."

    Perfect location. Everything you needed was in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage - cosy and central, with everything that you could wish for."

    Ideally placed, a stones throw from the Main Street with all the pubs and restaurants as well as a number of lovely riverside walks. The dogs were as happy as we were! The treats (for humans and pooches alike) were a lovely touch. We have already booked for later in the year - the first time we have planned a return visit, so that tells you all you need to know :) Book it - you won't regret it!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "Another fantastic stay at Lune Cottage."

    The cottage is so cosy, beautifully decorated and in a perfect location. The Christmas gifts were very thoughtful, as were the decorations. Additional bath towels would have been welcomed.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Second time I’ve booked this cottage and rebooked again Fantastic location & ..."

    Second time I’ve booked this cottage and rebooked again Fantastic location & cottage Spotless no complaints what so ever

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, could't fault it."

    Quality chocolates and gift voucher for coffee/drinks in the Royal Barn, thank you. Well equipped and comfortable. Large tv, comfy beds, nice white linen. Great location, minutes from centre of village and river walk, yet quiet. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely, well presented, warm & snug cottage in a great location, quietly tucked away but so convenient for everything Kirkby has to offer."

    Enjoyed the welcome pack of local treats, thank you! Weekly parking permit a must. Overall, despite the weather(!) a most enjoyable & relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2022

  • "Owners are very hospitable and the cottage is homely with everything you need."

    our second visit. We are already booking our next trip. Local pubs serve great food friendly atmosphere. We visited Lowther gardens, Skipton and of course walked along river, saw 2 herons. Great place for nature, shopping and relaxing .

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Oct 2022

  • "Second time staying here and we loved it."

    Perfect for walking and for the dog and lovely touch by the owners with a little gift as we were returning. Property is clean tidy and is like a home from home.

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a great time as usual in Lune Cottage."

    Perfect location and perfect cottage - comfortable, lovely feel to it as you walk through the door and so relaxing. We even cooked a couple of nights this time as the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need. The owners are great, emailed us to say the cottage was ready early and left a voucher for cocktails at Plato’s. What more could you ask for

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great location."

    Very cosy and lovely touches. We brought a towel home by mistake so sorry intend to book again soon can I return it then ? Kind regards Bev

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect!"

    Lovely spacious kitchen with everything you needed to prepare a family meal, quick snack or even bake. The front room was cosy and had a great selection of dvd's and games including dominoes and playing cards. I was happy to use the washing machine so I didn't have a pile of washing to do when I got home (washing tablets were provided). The small courtyard was a lovely place to sit and have a cuppa and read or listen to the sounds of nature. The bedrooms were comfortable and cosy, beds very comfortable and sheets and duvet covers soft to the touch. Great natural light comes into the property from in all rooms. Clear instructions on how to use and find everything. Wifi info easy to find in more than one place. I stayed with my husband and two children (6 and 9 years old). The children loved the cottage and did not want to leave! We even had my niece and brother over for dinner. It felt like were were at home. Power shower in the bathroom was nice and my children loved the bath. Enough essentials such as toilet roll and hand wash, tea, coffee and sugar. Great property, great host, excellent location no complaints. Shops less than 5 mins walk. Can't wait to visit again, maybe for longer next time. We had to take our recycling with us but that was fine, as we dropped it off at the recycling location close to the local supermarket, which was where we were picking up our bus anyway. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed my stay with my family. My only niece lives 5 mins walk from the cottage, such a convenient location to local businesses, tourist info, pubs, tranquil walks, local historic buildings and sights. I have to stop, I could go on and on. My best get away in a long time!

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property was a beautiful home from home."

    Cosy so would brilliant for those winter days but lovely and cool for the summer. Everything had been thought of and provided, from DVDs and board games to everything you'd need in the kitchen. Brilliant location in Kirby Lonsdale itself and as a base to travel to nearby Lakes and Morecambe Bay. Ingleborough caves worth a visit too.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is our second visit to Lune cottage and we absolutely love it."

    It has a lovely feel to it as you walk through the door and it is so comfortable and relaxing. Best sleep ever as the bed is so comfortable. We didn’t want to leave and will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2022

  • "2nd time at Lune Cottage and once again we had a lovely weeks holiday."

    The property was very clean and had all the facilities we needed with the advantage of being in the heart of the village so walking distance to all pubs and cafe's including a favourite place for breakfast, "Botanica". Whilst there is no parking at the property, its easy to purchase a 7 day permit for one of the car parks in the centre, with the benefit that you can also use at various other locations in South Lakeland (check PayByPhone app). The walks nearby are excellent with ample opportunities for dogs to be off lead, just check livestock first. We look forward to returning next year, fingers crossed!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage everything you could possibly need very tastefully decorated perfect location bonus of outdoor space to sit and relax after ling walks with the dogs would definitely stay again !"

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, beautifully presented, right in the centre, but quiet."

    Great area to visit .

    Reviewed by Corin5.0May 2022

  • "We loved this quaint little cottage and the kitchen was super well equipped."

    Our only complaint was that the water at the shower and bath was tepid at best although it was hot at the sinks. A lovely welcome touch with the Easter eggs and chocolates. Thank you

    Reviewed by Andrea4.4Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cozy tastefully decorated cottage."

    It is in a quiet but central location 1 minute from all the wonderful shops, pubs and restaurants but 2 minutes from the fantastic river which is the start of some lovely walks. You can’t park by the cottage but we managed to load and unload the car in front of the cottage then parked in the car park 5 minutes away in town near Booths. We paid for a week’s parking pass. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2022

  • "Extremely comfortable cottage ,location great ,and owner very helpful, thank you"

    Reviewed by Ngoc5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great property, loved the location in the village and the property suited our requirements perfectly."

    We will be back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "We love Kirkby Lonsdale and to find such a lovely cottage in a perfect location is an added bonus."

    As soon as you walk through the door you feel at home and so relaxed. The cottages has everything you need and is so comfortable. We would definitely love to say again soon.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage ideally situated."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. We would definitely recommend. No parking available but main car park is just a short walk away and a three or seven day pass can be used at most public car parks in the South Lake areas, so good value for money. Lots of pubs and restaurants serving good food in the village.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2022

  • "Stayed here in Feb half term and really enjoyed our stay in such a lovely, clean and cosy cottage."

    It was ideally located and parking was also not a problem. Kudos to the owners who ensured the cottage was very well stocked and also left a very nice welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Feb 2022

  • "Ideally located in centre of town, although no on site parking."

    Excellent range of utensils in kitchen. Comfortable beds and good shower. For dog owners, short walk down the lane to a large exercise field next to the river. Small enclosed yard at front of cottage, but could do with a bucket and yard brush being supplied so we could wash it down from time to time. Town is well stocked with restaurants, pubs and takeaways. Must visit Booths and Kirkby Lonsdale brewery tap.

    Reviewed by David3.8Jan 2022

  • "The cottage is in a great location where most things are in walking distance."

    If you have a car it can take some time to find a parking nearby on weekends and market days. The facilities looked fabulous, we didn't use the kitchen much as we spent most of our time with family who live locally. Beds and sofa's were all comfortable and the house feels cosy. The stairway up to the bedrooms is narrow, which I know wouldn't suit my father-in-law if he was staying with us. A lovely cottage and we would look to stay there again when visiting.

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in the heart of Kirkby."

    I’ve stayed in all the hotels and a couple of cottages in Kirkby as been going for years but this place is just brilliant. Lovely clean and well looked after property with everything you need. Can’t wait to come again!

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Small thing…."

    Look to change the Venetian blinds to roller black-out blinds.Easier to use…nicer to look at. Keep the standard you have set for yourselves….really,really good.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful, clean, comfortable property in a great location."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2021

  • "What a fantastic find Lune Cottage turned out to be - beautifully decorated and very well equipped - also appreciated the box of exquisite chocolates as a welcome gift from local shop ‘Chocolat’."

    Well situated in the picturesque town of Kirkby Lonsdale with plenty of walks both on the doorstep or a short drive away. Lots of lovely restaurants, takeaways, pubs and cafe’s to try, and a good variety of shops. Can recommend Ingleton Waterfall Trail (15 mins drive), make sure you get there early as parking is limited.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Aug 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Lune cottage!"

    The location is fantastic with all the local pubs and restaurants less than 5 minutes away, the only down side is the parking but we found less than 10 minutes away there is a place to park free of cost. The cottage is beautifully decorated and needs everything you need for cooking, each one of our group agreed we would love to visit Kirby Lonsdale again and we would without a doubt stay here every time!

    Reviewed by Elle4.7Jul 2021

  • "This cottage is absolutely delightful."

    Perfect location right in the middle of beautiful Kirkby Lonsdale. It was so clean, so comfortable and so attractively furnished. It was very well equipped too. We hardly cooked as we like eating out when on holiday, but had we stayed longer we could have prepared meals easily. We would highly recommend this cottage. Parking is an bit of an issue but we politely asked the neighbour opposite if we could just drop our gear off and he was very accommodating. We met the owner and she was lovely. Very kind and helpful.

    Reviewed by M5.0Jun 2021

  • "Just returned from a fantastic stay at Lune Cottage."

    Located in a quiet street, but a short walk to all the shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants the location was perfect. Whist a lack of onsite car parking is not ideal, we had no problem loading/unloading luggage and then purchasing a 7 day permit for use in one of the car parks a 5 minute walk away. The cottage was spotlessly clean on arrival and I have rarely slept in a comfier bed! Kirkby Lonsdale itself is one of the prettiest villages around and will definitely be back. There are some great walks straight from the village and a 30 minute car journey will take you to the more challenging 3 peaks etc. You are literally spoilt for choice in terms of places to eat & we can highly reccomend Platos, Botanica and The Orange Tree. Plus no walk is complete without a cake from the bakery!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a fantastic cottage in a great location."

    It was nicely furnished with everything you could need. Great for the dales and the lakes. I highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2021

  • "Our second trip to Lune Cottage - and we will definitely be back again."

    It's a great base for the hills - our trips this time included the Dales, North Pennines and the Coniston round in the Lakes, all easily accessible from KL. And we enjoyed the fact that it was no longer illegal to drink and eat in the town's great pubs . Great cottage, great location.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2021

  • "This is a top cottage and we will happily stay here again."

    Regarding unloading - if you’re lucky, there should be space to park your car for 5 minutes on the other side of the road.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful in a perfect location."

    Beautiful Christmas decorations displayed throughout and a lovely gift on arrival. Very high spec but cosy. I'm looking forward to staying there again.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage on a quiet back street in Kirby Lonsdale, one min walk to many pubs, restaurants, bakery and gift shops."

    In less than 3 min you can be on the river Lune or viewing it from high. We thought not having parking would be an issue but we were able to park outside on the road to unpack and pack without any issues. We parked on the main car park only a few min walk through the shops £4.50 per day. I did find free parking further out the town but double the walk and not guaranteed. We found it ideal to explore both Cumbria and the Dales. I’m a bit of a cook and I must say that the kitchen was very well equipped. In all a great experience.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great place."

    We really enjoyed our stay at Lune Cottage. It is in a lovely part of Kirkby Lonsdale which, itself, is a beautiful market town. The cottage had everything we could possibly need, plus good WiFi and a great Smart TV. Many thanks for a super quiet break.

    Reviewed by Lori5.0Oct 2020

  • "A great cottage in the beautiful town of Kirkby Lonsdale: handy for the western Yorkshire Dales, Howgills and Lakeland."

    Very comfortable, with a well-equipped large kitchen (we cooked every night). In the centre of town, so do note there is no parking on site, but we didn't find that a problem. Close to the church and path to Ruskin's View, so our car-scared collie could have a run without encountering traffic!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2020

  • "Gorgeous comfortable cottage in an excellent location!"

    Just loved everything about it. By far the best place I have booked through Sykes so far. I will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Debby5.0Aug 2020

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic holiday in the Lakes/ Yorkshire Dales."

    Lune cottage is an excellent base for exploring this beautiful part of the country. The cottage was immaculately clean, beautifully presented and everything had been thought about! The kitchen was better equipped than our one at home. Kirkby Lonsdale has everything you could need from takeaways to amazing food. We enjoyed eating out in the numerous dog friendly restaurants. Thank you for a wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2020

  • "All as described."

    Very nice cottage, very clean and very comfortable!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jul 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor super-king-size, 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, Smart TV, DVD, Bluetooth speakers and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking in main car park a short walk away, £6 per day
  • On-street parking in town when available however 1 hour restrictions apply
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The cottage stairs are steep and narrow, so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

The property

A beautiful, homely stone-built cottage, just off the main street, tucked in the back lanes of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Lune Cottage is a wonderful retreat for those wishing to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and the magnificent Lake District, boasting a classic cottage interior, suited to two couples or a group of four.

From the pretty stone flagged courtyard, step into the bright and quirky kitchen, with unusual skylights flooding in light over the well-equipped space, it is complete with all you need to rustle up delicious meals during your self-catered stay, including an electric oven, gas hob, fridge and freezer.

The bench seating at the dining table offers a social spot to enjoy your meals, or sit with a glass of wine or two before you head out to one of the town's lovely restaurants to dine.

Continue into the sitting room, where a woodburning stove can warm you up after a brisk country walk, with a fabulous Smart TV to entertain, settle on either the sofa or armchair, admiring the traditional features like the stone fireplace and cottage windows.

Follow the steep and narrow cottage stairs up to the first floor, and find a lovely super king-size bedroom, which can be a twin on request with zip/link features, while across the landing is the shared bathroom, with a bath and shower over.

Travel another set of stairs to the second floor if you're staying in the second charming king-size bedroom, with this one boasting a beautiful wrought-iron bed frame, beneath the lofty eaves, with pretty views over the streets and beyond.

Head into the centre of town via a short stroll and discover some excellent shops and local businesses, from award-winning butchers and delicatessens, to highly-rated eateries and pubs scattered along the bustling streets.

For an easy morning stroll, walk through the churchyard and head to Ruskin's View, following the path and coming to a breath-taking panorama of the Lune Valley and Underley Hall, with this famous scene being the inspiration for many wonderful works of art and literature.

Don't miss the chance to enjoy the magnificent three-arched Devil's Bridge, now closed to traffic, it presents a unique resting spot for picnics, or a delightful stop on a walk, with the name coming from a deep impression in the stone at the apex of the bridge, referred to as the devil's hand print!

Head to nearby Ingleton to enjoy the natural beauty of the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, boasting stunning waterfalls and oak woodland, this four and a half mile route is a fantastic outing.

Head into the Yorkshire Dales for an abundance of walking routes and trails, or travel over to the Lake District for a boat trip on Lake Windermere, Wainwright's walks, the Beatrix Potter experience, and so much more.

Delight in a relaxing break in Kirkby Lonsdale at Lune Cottage.

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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".

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas