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Mill Brow Apartment

(Ref. 939706)

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely apartment, great location."

    Very comfortable and clean. Would recommend and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2023

  • "Superb holiday home in a beautiful setting."

    Once you get up the external spiral staircase, lovely views from the sitting room across Ruskin's View. Everything you could need, lovely owners next door. We keep coming back year after year, and have already booked for next year ... says it all!

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Sep 2023

  • "A well equipped, spacious apartment in a great location in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale with amazing views."

    The private parking space was a bonus and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside in the beautiful gardens looking out over the surrounding countryside. The spiral staircase did not prove a problem for us and we are both in our seventies but fairly mobile.We would love to return to Mill Brow in the future.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay here."

    The place is very clean and the views are simply stunning. The host is particularly helpful and friendly. We would have liked a larger double bed but the bed itself is very comfortable. The external spiral staircase may be a concern for some and I would advise bringing small luggage bags. The weather was not the best during our stay but this also meant we made the most of the local pubs and restaurants - The Sun and Avanti were our favourites. Number 24 is also a lovely cafe. We would definitely stay here again if we return to Kirkby and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Superb position being a short walk down a VERY narrow road to the River Lune and very close to all amenities."

    The owner was a lovely friendly lady who has lived in the area for many years. Very comfortable stay with everything we needed. Good bus service from Kirkby Lonsdale in all directions.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at Mill Brow and we will shall be returning in 2024."

    Very clean, tidy and laid-back property in a fantastic location. The view from the living room window is something to behold. The designated parking spot is a big bonus. Access to the upstairs property is via a metal spiral staircase and is therefore not ideal for the elderly, young children or pets. The owner lives below and is on hand to answer any queries you may have.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Last year we came for a week, this year two."

    Next year maybe three or four? Your apartment could not be more perfect for us. Thank you once again, Colin and Sally Sillence.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2023

  • "This was our fourth or fifth stay at Millbrow Apartment and again it didn't disappoint."

    Thank you for providing clean and tidy accommodation with a lovely view.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.7May 2023

  • "Was clean and comfortable apartment with lovely views."

    Ideally located if you want to be close to amenities and parking is a bonus. We coped with the spiral staircase but wouldn’t be suitable for everyone.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Apr 2023

  • "A delightful and spacious flat, with wonderful views from every window, in particular of the beautiful Lune."

    Lovely well-tended gardens. Close proximity to Kirkby's nteresting independent shops, plus Booth's in walking distance. We return every year, and have a great time. Thankyou Pat.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Apr 2023

  • "Ideal position in centre of town with a parking spot."

    Very comfortable with all equipment and a good base for visiting surrounding areas Spiral staircase could be a problem for the less mobile.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely apartment in a beautiful town."

    Fantastic views of surrounding countryside from garden. Garden beautiful to sit in on a warm sunny day/evening with a picnic and bottle of fizz

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2023

  • "Priceless! The location, the views out of every window, everything you probably forgot to pack was there on arrival."

    We loved it because we could hear the river, see the amazing countryside and simply be at one with nature. I can't wait to go back as it certainly cast it's spell on me.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2022

  • "Mr & Mrs Nicolson were lovely hosts very friendly & helpful and nothing was a problem with our stay, clean homily with wonderful views of the countryside and river with a lovely garden area to the front of the house with table chairs and a BBQ to use as well, this is a fabulous prime spot with free private parking right outside the apartment and a very very short walk into the lovely town of Kirby Lonsdale with its lovely shops bars and all very dog friendly although we don't have a dog."

    Mill Brow is a great place to stay as overnight parking is a nightmare in Kirby Lonsdale as you have to leave your car in a public car park payments too, but some establishments do offer free parking permits also everyone in the town were so friendly too.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful place with a amazing view."

    The best holiday flat/house we have ever rented

    Reviewed by David Earle5.0Sep 2022

  • "The flat was well presented and fulfilled our needs exactly."

    It had lovely views from the lounge window, and the river lune could be heard gently flowing in the background. The owners were there to provide information when we asked, lovely people. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our second stay in this comfortable, welcoming property."

    The views are indeed spectacular and the town is only 5 mins walk away. Parking is easy and some spectacular walks alone the river are a must. We will return in 2023!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was the most comfortable and most generously-appointed self-catering apartment that we have ever rented."

    The view from the sitting room window over the Lune to the fells was beautiful. The situation was completely quiet with just the rush of the river and birdsong to delight when you open the window. Some might find the access via a spiral staircase troublesome, but we (aged 70 and 65) had no trouble. We hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2022

  • "This a comfortable traditional style apartment."

    From the living room and bed rooms there are fabulous views across the river Lune and valley to the fells beyond. An ever changing picture. The apartment is accessed by a spiral stair case so is only suitable for people with reasonable mobility.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2022

  • "A very clean an cosy apartment in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale with easy access to shops pubs and restaurants."

    Very quiet with good off road parking.excellent views from the living room window. We really enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful apartment."

    Very clean and well equipped. The village and surrounding area is beautiful. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Superb location really close to Main Street and pubs and restaurants."

    Good parking space but didn’t need car except when leaving Kirkby Lonsdale to play golf. Fantastic views from the lounge. Owners very friendly. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely appartment, set in beautiful gardens overlooking the river."

    Real home from home. We've been back year after year, and already booked for next year ... need I say more!

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    Kirkby Lonsdale has all the shops you could possibly want. The owner was also very pleasant and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend to anybody who likes the great outdoors. Location only six miles from the M6 so easy to get too.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2021

  • "Mill Brow Apartment is a great base for visiting the Lake District."

    It is clean, comfortable and spacious. It is very well equipped and commands glorious views. It is well positioned in the town with the added bonus of private parking.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2021

  • "We would recommend Mill brow."

    .the views from the window are breathtaking ..spotlessly clean.and comfortable...The owners are very friendly and helpful...

    Reviewed by Betty4.7May 2021

  • "We were very pleased with the apartment."

    It was spacious, well equipped and very clean. There are lovely views from the apartment and Kirkby Lonsdale, although a small town, has plenty of places to eat and interesting shopping and is an interesting place to explore. All in all an excellent holiday home from home.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2020

  • "Unfortunately the apartment smelt foisty sort of damp and old the fire escape entrance was small and winding and quite scarey to walk up and down , the bedroom light did not work The parking was really good the house was clean and the views were magnificent."

    Reviewed by Karen3.1Sep 2019

  • "Our second year here, a lovely flat with great views, and everything you could want."

    We would have booked next year too, but someone has beaten us to it!

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Sep 2019

  • "The appartment was very spacious and extremely comfortable."

    Everything had been thought through to make visitors feel welcomed and at home. It's in a great location very quiet yet within 5 minutes walking distance of the village centre. Also an excellent base to visit the Yorkshire Dale's and the Lake District. We would certainly book this property again.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jul 2019


    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely apartment within easy reach of all the many local facilities inc."

    restaurants and pubs. Wonderful views over the river and hills beyond. Access is up a spiral staircase so not suitable for all but the property is well worth the “climb” Buses to Kendal and Lancaster and an easy drive to Windermere and the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2019

  • "Beautifully located appartment with stunning views across the Lune."

    Everything we needed was there, welcoming owner, clean and well furnished. Kirkby Lonsdale town is just on your doorstep with all its shops, pubs etc, but the appartment is a haven of peace set in a lovely garden. Could not be better ... we've asked if we can come back next year!

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Sep 2018

  • "On arrival we were welcomed by the landlady with half a dozen free range eggs so that was a good start to the holiday."

    Although she and her husband lived under the apartment they left us to our own devices but I am sure were there if we needed them. The apartment was clean and much larger than I was expecting and the views from the bedrooms and living room, outstanding. We were about 30miles SE of Windemere and most of the drive was dual carriageway so very easy to get to. Pubs and restaurants in town were many and welcoming and within easy walk from the apartment. I would recommend this apartment to anyone visiting the Lakes and N.Yorkshire Dales as a great base, comfortable, clean and very much like home away from home

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Aug 2018

  • "Perfect place to stay to tour both the Yorkshire dales and the lakes."

    Very comfortable and fab views! Two minute walk to the village centre for shops and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was wonderful."

    Perfect in every way. Met our needs, perfectly. Lovely surroundings, Mrs Nicholson was a kind and helpful lady. Would deffinatly stay there again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2018

  • "The furniture was comfortable and period to suit the cottage and its surroundings in Kirkby Lonsdale, with brilliant views from the lounge window, some of the best we have seen."

    All in all a thoroughly pleasant and enjoyable stay at Mill Brow. My wife and i are in our seventies and had no problems with the spiral staircase at all.We will return.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic apartment right in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale, with parking for 2 cars."

    This apartment had everything you could want form a holiday home. Every thing was provided in spacious rooms. The view from the lounge window over towards Ruskin's view is breath taking. Just a 2 minute stroll to the centre of the village where you will find numerous good shops, bars & restaurants. If anyone can find a better holiday let in a better setting, please let me know. I doubt there is one.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Nov 2017

  • "A very well appointed and comfortable apartment in the middle of Kirby Lonsdale."

    The view from the sitting room window across the fields and distant fells is simply magical and is ever changing shades of green in the sunlight. It is an ideal location for visiting the Yorkshire Dales, the Howgills and the Lake District. The owner, Mrs Nicolson is extremely friendly and helpful. It is simply one of the best holiday apartments.

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0Sep 2017

  • "The property is ideally placed for visiting the South Lakes area and Kirkby Lonsdale itself is a lovely town with a good selection of independent shops and eateries."

    The only downside we found was the external spiral staircase to access the accommodation which could be a problem for anyone not entirely fit/mobile. The listing did fully describe this however so we were fully aware of this fact before arriving. This is the only thing that might put us off booking the apartment again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2017

  • "Lovely apartment."

    We felt our expectations were exceeded when we entered the apartment. Although the description was accurate it did not convey the spaciousness of the whole apartment. Large lounge with fantastic views. Large bathroom and two good sized bedrooms. Dining area a little small but did not in any way detract from the experience. Spiral staircase leading to the apartment is as described and easy enough to negotiate. Met the owner and some other people and everyone was so friendly. Very clean and comfortable. Spacious, fantastic views and parking in pretty much the centre of Kirkby. What more could you want. Extremely likely that we will go back.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2017

  • "The location was great."

    Apt had fantastic views and is close to shops and restaurants. Great walks in the surrounding areas and apt had lots of information about the area. Apt was very equipped, comfortable. We love the big bathroom and had a really lovely time.

    Reviewed by Tom4.4May 2017

  • "We are active retirees and had no problems with access via the spiral staircase."

    The owner lives below and was friendly and helpful without interfering. The apartment is well equipped, tastefully furnished and centrally located in a charming village. It has what has to be one of the best views of rural England from the lounge room window. We were most satisfied with the whole experience and would definitely return to the property if we visit the area again.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Apr 2017

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: The property is accessed via an external, open tread, spiral staircase
  • Note: The property is not suitable for those with limited mobility or children under 10.

The property

A lovely first floor apartment situated above the owner's home, in the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria, close to the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

Accessed via an external, open tread, spiral staircase and located in a historic house with stunning views overlooking the Lune Valley, this apartment would make a great base for families or friends who wish to explore this glorious part of rural England.

There are two inviting bedrooms on offer, one double and one twin, as well as a delightful sitting room where lovely views can be enjoyed across the gardens to the river and fells beyond.

You will also find a well-equipped kitchen and a dining room, perfect for getting together and enjoying a group meal.

The apartment is complete with an excellent family bathroom.

Outside, there is a lovely shared lawned garden with superb views, almost as good as Ruskin's View.

Kirkby Lonsdale is sure to delight guests with its individual shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, all just two minutes’ walk from the front door of your holiday apartment.

The impressive Norman church, St Mary’s, is well worth seeing, and beyond the churchyard is the famous setting for the John Turner’s painting, Ruskin’s View.

Lovers of the outdoors will be spoilt for choice, with a great park close by, sitting on the banks of the River Lune, whilst the beautiful Devil’s Bridge is an enjoyable walk away.

Further afield, why not take a day trip into the Yorkshire Dales and explore the White Scar Caves at Ingleton and then pop over to Hawes for afternoon tea?

The apartment also makes an excellent base for those wishing to explore the magnificent Lake District National Park, with the ever-popular towns of Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere, both situated on the shores of Lake Windermere, accessed within a 40 minute drive.

This delightful apartment is perfect for exploring some of the most breathtaking scenery England has to offer, at any time of year.

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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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Note: The property is not suitable for children under 10 or those with limited mobility.