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Corner Cottage

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Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage, close to the centre of Kirkby Stephen."

    Spar store almost next door is well stocked and friendly. A couple of very minor grumbles - there was no electric kettle (the hob one took a bit of getting used to) and I had to buy washing up liquid (left it for the next visitors). Lovely walks on the old railway line and beyond.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.4Mar 2024

  • "PROS: excellent value for money."

    Despite being a corner terrace is surprisingly spacious and well furnished with comfortable beds and sofas. Spick and span throughout with a pleasantly decorated bathroom. Brilliant location being only a few minutes walk from centre of Kirkby Stephen with plenty of pubs and cafes. Whilst staying there we also visited Barnard Castle, Richmond, Windermere, Smardale Gill and Hadrians Wall - all within (at the most) an hours drive away. CONS - we were told to contact owner for key. Tried an hour before arrival (no answer), tried again a few times whilst waiting outside cottage. Owner rang back to inform us there is a key safe in the back yard. Why Sykes doesn't let you know this beforehand I don't know. Be aware the cottage is on a corner with double yellows and a zebra crossing immediately outside. We found it easy to park across the road but in busier times might not always be possible. No instructions on how to recycle. Came back one day to find no electrics at all. Found fuse box but nothing had tripped. Rang owner. Never got back to us. Figured it out. There is a key you have to insert. Other people mentioned welcome pack. Not for us. Why not invest in an electric kettle? The kettle on the gas hob takes AGES to boil and must cost more. We bought a wine glass from a charity shop and thus DOUBLED the number of wine glasses on site! Come on guys - one wine glass! Although you now have two. Despite the above would recommend as a comfortable and economical base.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.1Mar 2024

  • "Lovely simple cottage, clean and well stocked with all you need."

    Great location, with shops pubs and local facilities just a short walk away. Some great country walks on the doorstep too.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Dec 2023

  • "A few problems which were sorted by the owner."

    Another enjoyable week in Kirkby Stephen.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Nov 2023

  • "Very dated Bath stained and shower cramped Bedroom floor felt like you would fall through it as bowed as walked across."

    Location good for amenities

    Reviewed by Brian2.5Aug 2023

  • "Never got there due to hospital admission"

    Reviewed by Gary2.5Aug 2023

  • "Nice little cottage nice comfy seating rear door lock is getting ready for changing keeps sticking lounge vestuble door knob working loose needs allen key to tighten."

    we would be glad to come here again.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely 3 nights at corner cottage."

    Like home from home.....everything you could need was there.....from tea...coffee....salt and pepper.....to shampoo and shower gel.....plus much much more. Never known before when going self catering. Lovely touch was the welcome gift of fresh flowers...cake ..chocolates....wine and crisps. Would definitely recommend!!!!!!!

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Apr 2023

  • "A charming little cottage close to shops, pubs, take aways, lots of lovely walks and with easy reach of Lake District and Yorkshire Moors."

    Happy to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Paula4.1Apr 2023

  • "Great little place"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could need for your stay including a lovely welcome pack Will be back next year."

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Oct 2022

  • "This cottage is a great place to stay, clean and comfortable."

    The cottage is central to get to many places in Cumbria. The village of kirkby Stephens is pretty, and has all the amenities you need Pubs, restaurants, cafes. Had a really lovely weeks holiday there. The property owners left a lovely welcome pack which was most appreciated.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Sep 2022

  • "A Cottage with a great location for exploring the surrounding area."

    the cottage basically has everything you require for your stay and we also received some nice welcome goodies on arrival. Pubs/shops basically on your doorstep, we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great location and small village."

    Good base to explore the wider area like the lake district. Nice little back yard too for spending the evening.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property, one of the best we've stayed at."

    Really appreciated the welcome gifts.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage with everything you need."

    Ideally situated to walk into the town for shops and then off down a country lane for an adventure. Would full recommend to anyone who loves to walk in the countryside.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very pleasant cottage our 2nd visit and intend to return again only slight issue ..."

    Very pleasant cottage our 2nd visit and intend to return again only slight issue is parking but otherwise another great holiday

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Jun 2022

  • "Lovely clean comfortable cottage well equipped even had tinfoil ect."

    Owner had left a bottle of wine chocs and cake very nice touch

    Reviewed by D5.0May 2022

  • "Cottage was very comfortable and everything needed was supplied."

    Owner even left us some lovely treats which we thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "I stayef 3 weeks in this lovely little home from home cottage, it was warm and comfy, all facilities provided."

    The host's were really nice, linen changed weekly and treats provided. There is a small Spar supermarket 50 yards away, but your only a 5 minutes walk from the town centre and all it has to offer, pubs, shops, market (Mon) and 10 mins from many of the beautiful walks and only a 5 minute drive to the station for a trip on the Settkr Carlisle Railway. Thw cottage is on the main road so expect traffic noise. On street parking is available but finding a space can be a challege depending on the time of day.

    Reviewed by Diana4.7Mar 2022

  • "We like a bath because we dont have one so that was a let down bath needs ..."

    We like a bath because we dont have one so that was a let down bath needs renewing but shower was fine very comfortable cottage very handy for amenities would still consider again hoping the bath was fixed thank you

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage handy for visiting places."

    Lovely little town. Hosts were really nice and helpful 10/10. Even left gifts for us, cottage was spotless

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great place to stay, has everything you need for a great stay"

    Reviewed by Ally5.0Sep 2021

  • "The accommodation was lovely and just a short walk from the centre of Kirkby Stephen,."

    It was a great place to explore the Dales and Cumbria and there are some super walks. Spotted some great wildlife including Red Squirrel.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    patio garden was great, shame not secluded but enjoyed sitting at table in evening.the cottage itself was everything you could want. had a brilliant time. looking forward to next year.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this lovely cosy cottage."

    The facilities were good and it was so kind of the owners to leave welcome gifts for us - a kind thought. I will recommend this cottage to friends and family. The house is near to the town centre and it was a good base to explore the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7May 2021

  • "This was a very cosy cottage."

    We enjoyed chilling at the end of the day. Spotless, Enjoyed the treats that were left. Everything we needed. It was great we could take our dog. Great base to explore the area. Would definitely tell friends and family.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Apr 2021

  • "Unfortunately the man hole cover in the road outside made a loud clunk clunk noise which hopefully the council will soon correct."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was very good warm comfortable well equipped."

    Good area to be in.handy spar shop nice shops in the town very good Chinese /fish /shop /sandwich shops if needed.location good as within travelling distance to most things ,walks also

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2020

  • "2nd visit to this lovely cottage."

    Had a fantastic time! Has everything you need for a relaxing stay will definitely be returning again in the future.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    The owners had gone above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay. Ideally located to explore the Dales and Lakes.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2020

  • "The corner cottage was perfect for our stay with a little one."

    Baby gates were installed and a highchair and cot ready for our arrival. The cottage was a brilliant location with local shops and pubs in walking distance! The cottage was lovely and clean and well equipped. I would definitely recommend this cottage and I look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2020

  • "Owners have thought it out all well and left clear instructions all round."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2020

  • "This was a brilliant little cottage in the lovely little town of Kirkby Stephen."

    Surrounded by beautiful views with lots of walks to chose from. The cottage had everything in it we could possibly need. Perfect for two people and a dog.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2019

  • "We found a well equipped cottage with everything you could need and more."

    Lovely touch of welcome gifts too. Will book again next time we come up as was an ideal spot between both sets of parents.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage in good location."

    Easy to park on streets behind. Good sized rooms. Except bathroom which was a bit small but ok. The only downside was the traffic noise on the front in the morning as its on a busy road. Hosts were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Melvin4.7Sep 2019

  • "Corner Cottage was brilliant all you need as a holiday home"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "We'll equipped comfortable cottage."

    Excellent central location. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2019

  • "Kirby stephen is a great base for the lakes and with accomadation like this ..."

    Kirby stephen is a great base for the lakes and with accomadation like this makes it more pleasure this is the secound time with skyes cottages and hopefully we will sqeeze a other visit in this year

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2019

  • "I really enjoyed my stay at Corner Cottage."

    It was clean and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen and a relaxing sitting room. The master bedroom was nicely decorated and the mattress was comfortable - I slept very soundly. It was also good having an enclosed outdoor area for my dog to be in (just worth noting that there is a shared access path through it to the next door neighbours but that wasn’t an issue for us). It was my first visit to Kirkby Stephen and I will definitely be coming back to the area (and to Corner Cottage) again. Lots of walking, some lovely independent shops, Kirkby Stephen station is just up the road for the Settle to Carlisle line and several dog friendly eateries. Linda & Ian were very helpful answering queries before the visit and the welcome pack of wine and chocolates was lovely to arrive to

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage cosy clean and every thing there you need."

    Linda and Ian are very pleasant and helpful. Everything you need is in the town.

    Reviewed by Teresa Ann5.0Jul 2019

  • "We really enjoyed all of our holiday."

    The cottage was perfectly presented. Perfect location for my husband and i and our 5 yr old and dog. The town has everything you could want and need. The pubs are superb especially la nook. The butchers is the best we've ever tried. Frank's bridge is an idyllic setting, baylea our dog loved a good swim in the river. Really was a special holiday!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2019

  • "Always a pleasure easy to use good contact system via email"

    Reviewed by RUTH5.0Jul 2019

  • "We could only stay one night due to family commitments back home."

    Reviewed by Reg5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very well equipped cottage that was warm and comfortable (it snowed while we were there!"

    ) and handy for local shopping. Location brilliant for days out in interesting places with fabulous views en route.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was cosy and homely with everything you could possibly need, with treats left for us as well!"

    Kirkby Stephen has great walks and stunning views and is also a good base for many other places. We visited Ullswater, Barnard Castle and High Force to name just a few.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2018

  • "First time away with our dog, we couldn’t have been happier with the accommodation, it’s location and facilities"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2018

  • "House was clean & well equipped, everything supplied including washing up liquid, tea towels and also washing tabs for washing machine."

    The owners left a nice welcome pack of wine, Chocolates & shortbread which was a nice thought and also there was a file with lots of local information of where to eat and places to visit.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2018

  • "This cottage is absolutely lovely."

    Everything you need such as cleaning, kitchen things etc is provided for you and it's spotlessly clean. It's also in a good location for visiting surrounding areas. The only upset we had was the communal back garden access. There are three cottages joined together and they all gain access to their back yard via the corner cottage gate! So of course you can't lock it. Unfortunately, on our last night our dog needed to go out for a wee at 4am and we never realised that a neighbour had left our gate open so our dog got out! My husband and I had to go walking the streets in total despair trying to find him. It really was terrible! Because of that I would suggest that this cottage is not ideal for anyone with pets.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely village, lovely location."

    If you wish to be near Yorkshire Moors, Lake District, Scottish borders (but not in a busy place) Kirkby Stephen is the village for you. All the shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants you could want. Very helpful tourist information. Lots of easy and harder/longer walks in the area. So many different places to visit/see: caves, waterfalls, fells, lakes, National Trust, English Heritage and of course the Settle to Carlisle train journey, and magnificent viaducts. If you enjoy walking, cycling, nature, history, trains and engineering definitely a good place to visit.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2018

  • "This is the fourth time we have used a Sykes holiday home and all have been of a ..."

    This is the fourth time we have used a Sykes holiday home and all have been of a good quality, clean excellent facilities and met our needs

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2018

  • "Great cottage."

    real home from home. Loved it

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Dec 2017

  • "The owner was very friendly and welcomed us into her cottage and showed us round."

    She put in place a loaf of bread, milk, a cake and a bottle of wine in the fridge, (what a welcome}. The location was excellent, we made good use of the Vintage Buses that ran from the town centre to places of interest and made good use of the train service as the station was just up the road. The Settle to Carlisle Line. The Vintage Buses are a family run business which made it interesting as they took you the scenic route. It was a beautiful location, stunning scenery. Many thanks to the owner and Sykes Cottages for making this a memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking with additional free parking in market square 150 yards from property
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub less than 1 min walk.

The property

A traditional, stone-built terraced cottage located at the end of the high street in the ever-popular town of Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.

This delightful cottage is an ideal small family retreat or for couples to spread out and recharge the batteries.

The cottage has been tastefully renovated to retain its cottage charm, with a blend of original features and modern fixtures.

On entering the cottage you will be met with a warm and cosy sitting room, ideal for relaxing and enjoying a film after a day exploring the wonderful surrounding area.

On the ground floor you will also find a stylish kitchen with dining area and with all the amenities to prepare and enjoy meals with loved ones.

Upstairs two inviting bedrooms await you, one with a king-size double bed and one single bedroom, together with a modern family bathroom.

Outside you will find a spacious patio area for enjoying a spot of alfresco dining, or for just relaxing with a good book and a refreshing drink.

Less than a minute's walk from an array of shops and traditional pubs in the market town of Kirkby Stephen, the cottage sits in an enviable location.

The area is superb for lovers of the outdoors, with the nearby Howgill Fells, a favourite of Wainwright, offering great walking and cycling opportunities, and the famous Coast-to-Coast route passes nearby.

Alternatively, enjoy the countryside from the comfort of a traditional steam train with the famous Settle-Carlisle railway can be easily accessed from the cottage.

With the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks close by, this makes for an excellent holiday base whatever the time of 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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