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Bay Leaf Cottage

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 983664)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • “Lovely cottage every thing you want and right on the high Street with all the amenities around you”

    - Mr Curry, June 2021

About the property

Conveniently situated in the centre of Kirkby Stephen, with its beautiful stone exterior, is Bay Leaf Cottage.

With rolling fellsides behind, and the ‘Cathedral of the Dales’ nearby, the cottage is a lovely country retreat.

This semi-detached cottage boasts a fabulous layout inside, with two sitting rooms and a large, bright kitchen/diner sweeping across the ground floor to form a flowing open-plan living space. This quality getaway retains many of its original features and added character, with window seats, exposed stone and beams, alcoves and flagstone flooring.

From the entrance hall, into the first lounge to the left, behold the stylish choice of furniture inviting you to relax and unwind. Wander through to the open, spacious kitchen, which boasts a large dining area and considered lighting, uplifting a modern choice of fittings.

Use the cosy snug room for watching TV with the family and play your favourite tunes from the sound bar.

Enjoy the choice of DVDs and games available for you to use.

Take the stairs to the landing, where three bedrooms have been thoughtfully put together, with luxurious bedding and ample storage space. The spacious master bedroom overlooks the stunning gardens across from the front of the cottage; sit and enjoy the views from the comfortable armchair.

The large family bathroom enjoys a lavish double bathtub and rainfall shower, along with a traditional pine 4 person sauna with sound system; great for relaxing after a day exploring the nearby National Parks. In addition to this stunning interior is a delightful, walled garden outside with a private patio sitting area to soak up a balmy afternoon in Kirkby Stephen. This thriving market town offers pubs, shops and restaurants to choose from, as well as the old railway station, which connects to the Settle-Carlisle Railway line - a must-do travel experience! Enjoy walking and cycling, and explore this wonderful region on the fringes of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Park. There are many attractions to suit all tastes! This is a fine choice for your next holiday in Cumbria.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x double
  • Bathroom with two person bath, rainfall shower, basin, WC and sauna, first floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • 2 x sitting rooms (one with sofa bed).
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player, sound bar, WiFi, Bluetooth speaker, Selection of books, games and DVDs, Traditional Scandinavian sauna
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Free parking across the road and to the rear of property
  • Enclosed, walled garden with private seating area
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 adults and 1 child
  • Note: This property offers free sauna Note: The bath does not have operating Jacuzzi Jets

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About the location


Sedbergh 13 miles; Penrith 22 miles; Reeth 22 miles; Kendal 23 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 and the stunning Yorkshire Dales at your fingertips.

Region Information

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 adults and 1 child.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas