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Old Farm Cottage

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 924292)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage is ideally situated near the centre of Kirkby and the bus routes to explore the surrounding area without taking the car out."

    Great local facilities. The cottage is cosy and has everything you need. Communication is good with the owner. All in all this lovely cottage was the base of a great break.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2021

  • "A nice little cottage centrally located."

    Owner really lovely with communication and local tips. Warm and clean. The bath wasn’t really useable for a good soak after long autumn days walking but for the price there certainly isn’t anything to complain about.

    Many thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry the bath wasn't big enough for a long soak but it is listed as a small bath at only 120com long. I'm thrilled my local tips helped you and that you found the property warm and clean. We hope you had a lovely holiday, Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage in centre of town with parking."

    Couldn't be a better location. Clean & tidy. Seating area a little on the small side for 2 tall adults and 2 lanky teenagers but that cant be helped!! Everything you need for a holiday in this cottage and short walking distance to shops and view points and local walks. Best of both worlds on edge of Yorkshire and the Lakes, would definitely return as couldnt fit everything in a week.

    Reviewed by ZoeJul 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, ideal for the 2 of us for the 4 days."

    Having a parking spot in Kirkby a plus.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great location for anyone wanting to be in quiet spot close to the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale."

    The availability of parking in the courtyard outside the cottage was particularly valuable for the two of us, who spent our week visiting family as well as exploring the area. There were only two items, which let-down the cottage, that we think we should mention. The fridge in the kitchen wasn't working properly; and it would be useful to have an accessible switch on the wall in the single bedroom to save the occupant having to get out of bed to turn the light on and off.

    Thank you for your comments, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. The fridge has now been checked by Sykes cleaners and is reported to be working. With regards to the light switch, we appreciate your feedback. The light switch in the single bedroom is incredibly close to the bed and there is a lamp as well so we hope you weren't too inconvenienced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AntoniaJun 2021

  • "Lovely location in excellent position within Kirkby Lonsdale."

    Lots of good restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and independent shops.

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2021

  • "Excellent location."

    Would have struggled for parking of second car except for kind neighbour

    Reviewed by KimOct 2020

  • "We live in a modern apartment near the sea so it was a lovely change to spend a comfortable week in this cottage so close to the Lakes."

    We loved the fact that, although it was in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale, it was hidden in an amazing warren of houses. The river was only a 10 minute walk from the house without us having to walk down a main road. We walked it three times. We both enjoyed our stay and loved returning to the cottage after exploring. It was exciting to get away for a week after the stresses of lockdown. It revived us no end. Thank you Liz for our wonderful experience.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2020

  • "A lovely, friendly and comfortable place to stay for my family, in the most fabulous location."

    Liz was easily contactable had we needed anything. Although we were mostly out and about, it felt great to come back here in the evening to relax.

    Reviewed by NicholasAug 2020

  • "It is a lovely, small but cosy cottage with v comfortable beds."

    Great location for exploring both the Dales and the Lakes. My boys loved the attic room.

    Reviewed by NickyJul 2020

  • "We really liked this property."

    It was exactly as described and clean and comfortable. Located in a quiet courtyard setting yet only a couple of minutes walk to all amenities. The private parking was a real bonus as this is a rarity in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale. The owner was friendly and helpful over the phone. We hope to return some time. (Only one suggestion - the fireplace could do with a focal point fire. Appreciate that this may not be an open fire or log burner but there are some very good electric flame effect options out there that would help the room look cosier on a cooler summer night or winter evening).

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, idyllic location with everything on your doorstep only used the car twice!"

    Everything was within walking distance. Comfy accommodation just on warm days it got too warm in the cottage upstairs. We will be back ☺️

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2019

  • "Fantastic Cottage in the town centre didn't need to use the Car much bought local from Butchers and Bakers lovely food, good to find a village with a Barclays Bank too, We all had a great time tried and tested the Brewery,The Sun inn, Platos and the Indian all were great will book again and try out the rest."

    Directions from the owner were spot on Thank you for that Liz x

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2019

  • "Great quiet location with easy access to picturesque town centre and surrounding beautiful countryside."

    Central to Hawes and North Yorkshire Dales on one side and Kendal and the Lake District in the other. Accommodation more comfortable for 4 people than 5 with the one bathroom. Bathroom fresh and modern. Lounge could be made brighter. Owner very responsive and helpful and a joy to chat too. Neighbours were warm and welcoming. Tourist information staff were also brilliant .

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2019

  • "Old Farm Cottage is absolutely delightful."

    Brilliant location, only 2 minutes walk to the town but in a secluded courtyard. A walk to Devils Bridge and the river is only 10 minutes walk away and is a must! Ruskin's View is beautiful and would recommend a walk there at dusk for the beautiful colourful scenery. Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery is well worth a visit with modern seating area to enjoy the wonderful ales on offer. And recommend The Snooty Fox for food along with the many coffee shops available in the town. The owner is very helpful and courteous. Would love to return for a future stay.

    Reviewed by BeverleyMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely weekend break celebrating my daughter's 21st birthday."

    It was fantastic from start to finish .. fabulous location with scenic walks.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2018

  • "Comfortable and well equipped property in the ideal location - quiet but only a short stroll from all that the town has to offer."

    Reviewed by Christine JulieAug 2017

  • "A perfect cottage in a perfect location!"

    We had the happiest of times exploring the Lake District . The owner couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. We're looking forward to returning already! The Browns, Chester

    Reviewed by EmilyMay 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Owners very helpful. Perfect base for trips to the Lakes & Dales or just relaxing & enjoying the delightful pubs, shops and restaurants of Kirkby Lonsdale.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2017

  • "A very peaceful location just a few steps away from the fantastic range of shops, cafes and restaurants of Kirkby Lonsdale."

    The cottage was well equipped and comfortable with a cosy electric fire to come back to after a day out. Great to have parking outside the cottage. Helpful owner who responded to questions before and during our stay.

    Reviewed by AdeleApr 2017

  • "I most enjoyed the location of the cottage which was a minutes walk down cobbled streets to the local high end dining Pub and shops."

    The cottage itself was spacious, warm and beautifully furnished. The dishwasher was superb!! I will DEFINITELY return.

    Reviewed by LaurieMar 2017

  • "Great location and well equipped cottage which was better than the listing suggested and an altogether great experience of an attentive and responsive property management company."

    Have already started to recommend Sykes to Friends.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2016

  • "We are regular visitors to Kirkby Lonsdale and this property is one of the best we have used."

    We highly recommend the property and would have no hesitation in suggesting it to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by PamelaDec 2016

  • "Well furnished."

    Stylish. Excellent that it is easy to walk to all parts of Kirby Lonsdale from the cottage. Well equipped.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2016

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a fantastic and quiet location."

    Very stylish decor, the Owner has thought of every home comfort to make your stay as relaxing as possible. So much to do and see near by, set in a beautiful village although so many lovely restaurants and shops to visit. We will be booking again.

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2016

  • "Cottage was really comfortable, clean and in a great location for the town centre and lovely river walks."

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by SueAug 2016

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with small bath (120cm in length), separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric stove.
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Freezer and washing machine in external utility
  • Dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview and Amazon Prime, Fibre Broadband WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car in front of the cottage
  • Lockable bike storage in garage opposite the cottage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Property accepts max 5 guests inc infants.

The property

This cosy, mid-terrace cottage is situated in a quiet backwater, within a stone’s throw from the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria, close to the beautiful Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

A perfect base that’s ideal for couples, families or friends who wish to explore this fascinating part of rural England, whilst having excellent restaurants and stylish shops on the doorstep.

This welcoming cottage boasts character features, including exposed beams and has three lovely bedrooms, including one on the second floor, along with a family bathroom on the first floor.

In the cosy sitting room is a lovely electric stove and soft sofas to snuggle down in, and completing the accommodation is a well-equipped kitchen.

Outside there’s a garden bench, perfect for a morning cup of coffee, along with parking for one car in front of the cottage.

Close by, running down to the River Lune and Devil’s Bridge is a pretty park, just the place for a picnic on a summer’s day.

Why not pop over to Ingleton and explore the White Scar Caves, or the pretty village of Hawes in the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales?

Alternatively the Lake District is less than a 50-minute drive away where you can admire the breathtaking beauty of the mesmerising Lake Windermere and enjoy afternoon tea in one of the many tea rooms in Bowness-on-Windermere.

This delightful cottage is a perfect holiday home to stay in at any time of the year.

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About the location

KIRKBY LONSDALE

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

Note: Property accepts max. 5 guests inc. infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas