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Fettler's Cottage

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 14765)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "A comfortable, warm and well equipped cottage in a good location to base a walking or sight seeing holiday in the W Dales, N Lakes & Howgills."

    Although the cottage is situated on a main street for through traffic we had no problem from vehicle noise during our stay.

    Reviewed by SueApr 2022

  • "Very comfortable property in a great location, Spotlessly clean and Covid safe."

    Reviewed by MelanieDec 2021

  • "We could not get heating working."

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2021

  • "We had a very good holiday."

    Kirkby Stephen is a good base, with a mixture of shops, pubs and restaurants - and access to splendid countryside. Fettler's Cottage was comfortable, and good value for money. It was good to have the little patio to sit out on

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Cottage is good for the most part but a few small niggles with things not working/cleaned properly."

    For example; Mains plug in master bedroom not providing power, Integrated USB ports in lounge not connected to power, Bed sheet not on bed properly, left over bottles from previous visitors not binned. Other then That lovely cottage and owners are solid straight forward people

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2021

  • "Cleanliness could be improved upon and mattresses ready for replacement."

    Otherwise we’ll equipped, comfortable cottage in great location. Very good communication from owner

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "Yes, there is a problem with the manhole outside the cottage on the Main Street which clatters relentlessly with heavy traffic (not the cottage fault or yours which is unfortunate as the cottage is 1st Class) but people staying who wish to have a good night sleep not ideal."

    Reviewed by GrantMay 2021

  • "Brilliant location shops and pub restaurants within easy walking distance."

    Enclosed garden which is great for our little dog. Great to have televisions in all bedrooms.

    Reviewed by CharlesMay 2021

  • "All heating and fuel are included in the price, that's not exactly correct as you can't alter the heating to come on when you are actually needing it."

    ... I booked this trip for my nearly 80 year old parents, and they were frozen to the the point of feeling ill!!! Feel this is over priced at £320 for a 2 night's stay, especially as no towels or bedding are included.... they did eventually get bedding as they found out to late about bringing their own. Cottage is In desperate need of a make over, especially as there are nails holding a very tatty stair carpet down. Definitely wasn't a dirty place but not top notch cleaning either. Advertisd as 3 tvs, one doesn't work, one is the size of a large mobile phone and the other worked when it wanted to. No basic welcome pack as In other places, infact thing's were removed due to 'covid' but the price remained high. Very disappointing.

    We are terribly sorry to hear that your parents did not enjoy their stay with us. This is news to us as we were not made aware at time that they had difficulty working the heating. We would like to assure yourself and our future guests that there is not issue with the heating and clear instructions were provided prior to your stay. The heating is set to come on and off at specific times of the day starting from 7am until 11pm and the temperature can be adjusted using the thermostat. With reference to your comments about the bed linen and towels, we did make it known roughly 3 weeks prior to your stay that these would not be provided due to the ongoing pandemic. We did not hear back from you following this communication. The cottage is very well kept and regularly maintained throughout the season as our prior and following reviews will reflect this. The carpets were recently shampooed prior to your parents arrival. We can assure our guests that the TV's are in working order and there are instructions provided should there be any difficulty understanding how they work. Again, we would like to apologise if the stay did not match your parents expectations. Had we been made aware at the time that there were any issues during their stay, we would have been more than happy to help as we do provide our contact details should you need us. Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Customer feedback is very important to help us continually improve our standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2021

  • "Nice cottage very close to amenities"

    Reviewed by GregApr 2021

  • "The cottage is in a perfect location."

    Kirkby Stephen is a lovely place & the cottage is at the end of the High Street, there is plenty of free parking around. A short walk to the centre of the town and a Spar a couple of minutes away. The cottage has a lovely outdoor area at the back which is a suntrap, and patio furniture to use. It is kitted out with everything you need for a short of long stay. There are amazing walks and magnificent scenery from the cottage doorstep along with some amazing drives, we firmly recommend the Middleton in Teasdale to Brough Road as an mazing drive. We are looking forward to a return trip soon!!

    Reviewed by LynneApr 2021

  • "Owner lovely kept in touch with us we had a nice little break here"

    Reviewed by SamanthaDec 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with every facility."

    Slow cooker very useful after long walks round Kirby Stephen. Tastefully decorated in keeping with the Dale's. Books and games available with lots of info about the surrounding area. We would love to come back next year.

    Reviewed by CharlesOct 2020

  • "What an extremely lovely little cottage, very well presented and in a great place to get to things to see."

    The King sized bed was the most comfortable bed I've slept on in a long time as I've got on going back problems, our bed is really quite firm, this was comfy & firm at same time, We also went to the Black Bull for an evening meal one night a brilliant meal and a cracking pint as well. A BRILLIANT STAY!!!

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "This cottage is in a great location, lots of things around to do."

    Cottage has everything you require to have great stay. Great place been 5 times now, we will be back later this year.

    Reviewed by DaleJan 2020

  • "The home was clean and tidy and worth the money we paid"

    Reviewed by JayneAug 2019

  • "This was a really nice little cottage and we enjoyed using it as a base to visit the lakes."

    Good facilities and the owners were very pleasant to deal with. The only downside is that the mattress in the master bedroom was very uncomfortable. 1st night I felt just about every spring in it. We put a blanket and the quilt from the spare room on top of the sheet the following night and was much better. A new mattress or a good mattress topper would be a welcome investment.

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful little house, amenities were first class, and the locals were really friendly."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage to use as a base to explore the area."

    The owner had even kept and returned 5 boxes of flies(we're flyfishermen) that had been left there 6yrs earlier .recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "Cottage is in a great location, lovely cottage, has everything you need, this is our 4 time here and will be back again, thank you."

    Reviewed by DaleMay 2019

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy."

    It was well placed in the village for all shops, cafes and pubs. We were able to walk from the cottage to explore the local countryside.

    Reviewed by SallyFeb 2019

  • "Good cottage with good location in Kirkby Stephen."

    Plenty of shops, places to eat and pubs of course for New Year!

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2018

  • "We had everything we needed at this cosy cottage minutes walk to shops pubs & restaurants & a lovely place to explore this beautiful area."

    We stayed over Christmas & a lovely touch by owners to provide festive decorations & wine & biscuits ,we would not hesitate in recommending this cottage it really is home from home spotless clean with everything you could need supplied .

    Reviewed by KathDec 2018

  • "A fabulous few days away."

    The location of this quirky cottage was brilliant providing us with a good base for both the Lakes and Yorkshire. Lots of eateries on the doorstep which meant we didn’t need to cook; even better!

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2018

  • "Lovely comfy cottage."

    Great stay

    Reviewed by SueSep 2018

  • "The accommodation was well presented it was clean, all equipment provided for a comfortable stay."

    it was centrally located in the town, close to the shops, pubs and eating houses,all other amenities were close and accessible. the location was central Cumbria so that travel was good and there are lots of interesting thing to see and do.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "Nice holiday cottage in a lovely villiage location."

    Plesent local walks, good local pubs and Friendly people to chat to. Kirkby Stephen is an outstanding area of Natural Beauty and makes a lovely weekend break. Simon Finn.

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2018

  • "Very pleased with the booking of Fettlers Cottage, would highly recommend it and would stay there again"

    Reviewed by NatashaApr 2017

  • "Cottage very cosy had every thing you could need and more, well situated for shops and pubs."

    Owner very helpful. We would definitely book here again.

    Reviewed by JanetteFeb 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, right location for exploring, home from home"

    Reviewed by DebraAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV and vanity unit with basin, 1 x 4' double with TV and vanity unit with basin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, slow cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking available with additional free parking in market square 150 yards from property
  • Secure bike storage
  • Private patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub less than 1 min walk
  • Note: Property is situated on the High Street
  • Note: Patio area has shared access with an adjoining cottage.

The property

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

This warm and cosy Kirkby Stephen cottage boasts real cottage charm, with a lovely mixture of original features and modern upgrades providing a quality holiday home.

This Kirkby Stephen cottage features a delightful sitting room with exposed stone wall and a living flame gas fire, a lovely room in which to relax after a full day exploring the delights of the surrounding area.

In addition, there is a stylish kitchen/diner, modern bathroom and three comfortable bedrooms; a master bedroom with king-size bed, small double and a single.

An ideal small family retreat, or simply somewhere to recharge the batteries, this Kirkby Stephen cottage is less than a minute's walk from an array of shops and traditional pubs, whilst nearby the Howgill Fells, a favourite of Wainwright, offer great walking and cycling opportunities, with the famous Coast to Coast route passing nearby.

Discover the Settle-Carlisle Railway line, Howgill Fells and the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks.

A cosy Kirkby Stephen cottage in a great location, 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 and the stunning Yorkshire Dales at your fingertips.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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