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89 High Street

(Ref. 921698)

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved staying at this cozy cottage."

    It has everything you need. In a great location. Kirkby Stephen is a pretty town and very friendly. We would definitely love to come back again.

    Reviewed by KathOct 2023

  • "Parking is at the front of the cottage on a wide kerb but other than that the cottage was great , location brilliant , was a lovely place."

    Reviewed by SamanthaSep 2023

  • "Very pleasant small cottage in an excellent location."

    We were two adults and a dog which was fine but it might be a bit cramped for 5 adults and a dog due to the size of the kitchen and seating arrangements. Some additional lighting in the living room such as reading lamps would have been welcome. Otherwise very comfortable. All amenities (shops, pubs, cafes etc), a short walk away, and great country walking from the door. The back yard is dog proof. The front garden was secure for our dog, but a more agile one could jump over the walls. Note there is no door between the kitchen (hard washable floor) and the living room (carpet) should you wish to leave a dog in the kitchen overnight. We propped the board from the base of our dog cage in the door frame.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2023

  • "Lovely house in a quiet town."

    Welk kept and maintained. All modern appliances you could hope for, microwave, dishwasher, WiFi. Plenty of information on local attractions and walks. Enclosed rear garden a bonus as our dog is known to be a runner given the opportunity, but no worries here, able to leave the back door open for him to wander in and out as he pleased. Would definitely recommend a stay there.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2023

  • "We had a great stay at 89 High Street."

    Lovely period house, well equipped, cosy and clean. Parking was easy and enclosed gardens are perfect for pooches! Great area, lots to do on the doorstep and surrounding area. Would love to return, thank you!

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2023

  • "A cosy and well equipped cottage in a nice friendly town."

    The parking should be described as roadside as we were unable to park at the front of the cottage as people were using the seat and were advised not to use the back as the gates were unstable.

    Thank you for your feedback. There is 'off road parking' for one car on the wide pavement in front of the cottage described by Cumbria Highways and Transportation in 1993 as 'maintained as a footway and the authority has no objection to residents parking their cars on this land'. There is a bench nearby but parking is still possible if people are using it. it is helpful to leave some room for pedestrians to walk on the footpath. It is also in use by other residents at times and should extra parking be required there is plenty of unrestricted parking available on the road in front of the cottage and also on the road to the rear of the row of cottages. Parking has been possible at the back of the cottage although due to access being very restricted, this has not generally been widely used by customers.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2023

  • "Quaint little cottage, perfect for our weekend get away with the girls."

    Nice walks, pubs and cafe for brekkie - ideal for what we wanted. A little confusion over the parking, but plants of street parking- as long as you keep the locals happy, you’ll be fine. THANKS

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2023

  • "We had a lovely break in Kirkby Stephen."

    Despite the January weather we went on some nice walks alongside the river and on viaduct trails. The house was fine, central heating warmed things up quickly, as did the wood burner. Everything was nice and clean and well equipped. Never went out the back because of the weather but our dog used the enclosed front garden frequently. We only used the main bedroom (which was nice with plenty of cupboard space), but the other 2 rooms looked nice too. The main road is a little busy, but the house is set back so it didn’t bother us. Ate in the Black Bull and had fish and chips from the Coast To Coast chippy - both good (especially the latter if I’m honest). Co Op and Spar handy too. Would recommend and would definitely come again, maybe in the summer next time.

    Reviewed by JamieJan 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, the cottage is cosy and characterful."

    Good to have an enclosed area for the dog. The bed was comfy, didn't notice any road noise. Very good shower. Small grocery store close by. Kirkby Stephen has a number of dog friendly cafes, shops and pubs.

    Reviewed by CatherinaNov 2022

  • "We had a great stay in this lovely cottage, very old and full of character."

    We went during the end of October, and it was warm enough not to have any heating on. We used the wood burner to cosy up in the evenings which was a bonus. Lovely crisp cotton sheets in the beds and clean towels awaited us on arrival. The cottage is placed very centrally for walking into Kirkby Stephens within 10-15 minutes. Kirkby itself is a lovely place to stroll around, the children enjoyed going to the local bakery in the morning for a croissant breakfast. The local church holds the Loki stone which is a great piece of history. Plenty of information was left in the cottage on places to visit. The enclosed back yard was a bonus for the dog to be let out. This cottage is a great base to go off and explore the wonderful lakes and Cumbrian delights.

    Reviewed by NatashaOct 2022

  • "This was a great property,3 bedrooms but only used the master room, never needed ..."

    This was a great property,3 bedrooms but only used the master room, never needed to use others , enjoyed everything, all equipment was modern and easy to use ( only downfall was the toaster, not cleaned inside properly) this house was close to shops and town centre, and near walks for our dog

    Reviewed by AlexanderSep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay here."

    As a very old cottage, the downstairs is rather dark, but we soon got used to having the lights on when we were downstairs- upstairs is bright and airy having more windows and lighter carpets. The kitchen is well equipped and there is lots of hot water with very impressive water pressure! As a dog owner, it’s lovely to have two safe outside spaces for your dog to explore. Kirkby Stephen is surrounded by stunning countryside and places to visit. PS - there is now a hairdryer in the property.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "Second stay in this comfortable cottage plenty to do and see and not as expensive as the lakes is getting"

    Reviewed by SApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage great location close to the town centre."

    Small but adequate for our needs clean and comfortable. One disappointment, minor but worth pointing out - no hair drier which was a surprise these days.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2022

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in this lovely cosy cottage."

    It was the perfect location to tour both the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and County Durham. The Cottage is warm and inviting, providing us with everything we needed for our stay. Kirkby Stephen is a pretty village, with some handy shops, pubs, restaurants/take aways. It was perfect for our little Westie, Daisy as well, with an enclosed back garden. We’d definitely love to visit again.

    Reviewed by TinaMar 2022

  • "A lovely mid terrace holiday cottage with character."

    Dog friendly with enclosed front & back gardens. Bedrooms more spacious than shown in the photo. A good powerful shower with plenty of hot water. Great location - Kirkby Stephan itself has lovely shops and walks and is surrounded by so many beautiful places to walk & visit. We are 2 adults+3 teenagers+ a spaniel - the cottage was good for all of us except dining space that was limited as shown on the photo. We felt it would have been great if there was a tumble dryer even if in the shed outside. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage

    Reviewed by AkikoAug 2021

  • "Lovely house, great location to explore Yorkshire and the Lakes."

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2021

  • "The cottage itself is lovely but needs a total redecoration."

    Cleaners need to do a much better, thorough job. Needs a deep clean. Bathroom needs gutting and redoing

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are surprised by your comments as the cottage was redecorated almost completely around 3-4 years ago. The last deep clean was undertaken after the first lockdown in summer 2020, and is due now for a yearly deep clean but has not had the usual use because of the Covid-19 crisis. The cottage has consistently scored full marks for cleanliness and I have visited the cottage regularly recently and confirmed it was being cleaned to an acceptable standard. In the bathroom a new bath was fitted in the redecoration 3-4 years ago and a new floor put down. The bathroom is as advertised on the Sykes website and we cannot accept responsibility for the cottage not being to the particular taste of the guests using it. Kind regards, Rachel Haywood Property Owner

    Reviewed by SueJun 2021

  • "Nice little house."

    We were only a family of 3 and a dog and it fitted us well.Parking was fine and local shops are handy. Couldn't comment on local pubs or restaurants as not many open yet due to covid restrictions of outside only,so town quite quiet too. Good position for local walks. The walk up to nine standards was very good.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2021

  • "It was a very enjoyable holiday in a comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by MarionSep 2020

  • "Great base for exploring, comfortable and clean"

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2020

  • "Great location for walks,pubs very cozy,would stay there again"

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2020

  • "The cottage is ideally situated for the Eden valley and surrounding areas for low walking and just total relaxation"

    Reviewed by HowardFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, gorgeous log burning stove, shop few minutes walk for logs and anything needed."

    Nice shops, cafes, pubs and takeaways in Kirkby Stephen. Interesting local walks and good base for Dales and Lakes.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2019

  • "A lovely cottage cosy ,near to local facilities and plenty of local walks."

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2019

  • "This was a great cottage with charm and character and although not in the " luxury" category it was very comfortable and met our needs very well and was as described."

    Beds in the first floor rooms were deemed to be very comfotable.House was well equipped. It is just a short walk to the town and the railway station in the other direction. The area is superb, what fantastic country side.

    Reviewed by JoyJul 2019

  • "The cottage is so convenient for the town of Kirkby Stephen shops cafes bars all within a 3-4 minute walk."

    Number 89 is so well equipped with anything you may need for your stay. This was our 2nd stay here and I’m sure we will be back.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2019

  • "Every thing excellent."

    had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2018

  • "The cottage is excellent and well located in this small thriving town."

    Lots to see and do in the Eden Valley itself and the Lakes and Dales are easily availablle.

    Reviewed by AlastairSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage,ideally located for exploring the eastern Lakes and North Yorkshire."

    We had fab weather which makes all the difference but certainly can recommend the cottage and Kirkby Stephen. we hope to return next year. Jan and Bill

    Reviewed by WilliamMay 2018

  • "The property is in a great location for the town and surrounding countryside, but parking is difficult (on the pavement avoiding a bench and a flower tub -- the "back" parking impossible unless you have a mini or a helicopter)."

    Information on rubbish/recycling is confusing (we just left everything in the shed eventually). The back "garden" is quite spartan, could be so much better. But comfortable enough, if like our group, you are out most of the time.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2018

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy, the crockery and bed linen top quality with welcome logs all made up in the wood burner ."

    Lovely town friendly pubs amazing location walks straight from the front door Definitely would return to this cottage, in fact we didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2018

  • "This is a lovely comfortable cosy cottage in a great location."

    idealy situated in kirby stephen and beautful surrounding countryside.good base for summer/winter breaks.

    Reviewed by EvelynDec 2017

  • "Dear Sir or Madam the crockery was good but lacking in pint glasses."

    The back way could be cleaner, but overall very good.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2017

  • "Good location for my needs."

    Small living area, no private garden (other than a yard) . Think this should be stipulated. Well stocked kitchen and bedroom facilities

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2017

  • "A delightful cottage close to all the amenities in Kirkby Stephen."

    Well equipped kitchen. Plenty of garden area. Efficient central heating.

    Reviewed by DeirdreOct 2016

  • "Great location for a family holiday."

    The cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside, much less populated than the Lake District the other side of the M6, which makes it very peaceful. There is a lot to do in the local area - we'll have to come back as we didn't have time to fit in all the things we wanted to do! The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, and has a lovely wood burning stove which is great on a chilly evening. The town is full of interesting shops and friendly locals.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 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
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front lawned garden and rear patio with BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Steep stairs to second floor, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Second floor bedroom has low sloping ceiling and beams
  • Note: Two stone steps from back door and five stone steps on patio with high drop with fenced upper level, children to be supervised at all times.

The property

This 17th century, stone-built terraced cottage is located close to the centre of the attractive town of Kirkby Stephen, near to all the town’s amenities and the railway station.

This historic, cosy cottage dates back to 1671 and is full of original features with beams and latch doors, but also has modern conveniences with a well-equipped kitchen and bathroom.

The sitting room has beams and a woodburning stove and is a cosy room to enjoy after a day exploring the surrounding area.

Both the sitting room and kitchen have a dining area and are tastefully and thoughtfully decorated to suit the history of the cottage.

To the front of the cottage is a lovely sunny lawned garden or you can step into the back patio to enjoy the evening sun with an alfresco meal.

The comfortable bedrooms have added character with beams, sloping ceilings and views to the fells from the second floor bedroom.

This is an ideal cottage for family and friends wishing to explore this stunning area, with the market town amenities of Kirby Stephen a stone’s throw away with a choice of pubs, cafés and antique shops.

This lovely cottage is an excellent base for exploring the Eden valley and there are walking tours available from the door.

The glorious Howgills are close by and the famous coast to coast walk devised by Alfred Wainwright passes the town.

Close by is the local station to the Settle-Carlisle railway, making this cottage a perfect location to explore the Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland National Park or the Lake District National Park.

This delightful cottage is an ideal choice to enjoy a holiday in this area at any time of the year.

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About the location


  • Appleby-in-Westmorland 12 miles
  • Sedbergh 13 miles
  • Barnard Castle 21 miles
  • Penrith 22 miles
  • Reeth 22 miles
  • Kendal 23 miles
  • Middleton-in-Teesdale 27 miles
  • Ullswater Lake 35 miles

The old market town of Kirkby Stephen lies at the foot of the Howgill Fells in the upper Eden Valley, between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The traditional market town hosts a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs for every taste and budget. A delightful rural town with a thriving local community and many traditional old dwellings, Kirkby Stephen boasts cobbled old yards, quaint corners and a pretty picnic area where “Frank’s Bridge” crosses the River Eden, while just a mile from the town, the old railway station connects to the magnificent Settle-Carlisle Railway line, a must-do travel experience for everyone. Enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes nearby, particularly the route of the old Darlington to Tebay train line over two magnificent viaducts, and visit the gothic gorge where the River Eden flows through wooded Stenkrith park. Explore the wonderful Howgill Fells or visit the majestic Pendragon Castle and Brough Castle. A superb location with the whole of the mystical Lake District National Park, the stunning Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines AONB at your fingertips.

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