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Fig Cottage

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Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Fig Cottage is a lovely modern property."

    The open plan downstairs was perfect for a get together. Our family had fun playing foosball. It was great to be able to walk out into the countryside straight from the cottage or to walk into the high street for refreshments.

    Reviewed by Sian4.7Feb 2024

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    It was immaculately clean and had a lot of amenities that were not listed on the site but made our stay even more comfortable, such as: tea towels, tea, coffee, oil, salt and pepper, cling film, board games, cocktail, wine and champagne glasses and more. The only thing missing was matches/a lighter for the log burner. Online the listing said everything needed for the log fire would be provided, so we may have missed the matches somewhere but after looking in all of the logical places we gave up and went to the shop. The local Spar convenience store was a 5 minute walk away so this wasn’t too much of an inconvenience. There are also a couple of nice pubs and an artisan bakery in town ( <5min walk). We had a really lovely stay at the cottage, it was nice and warm for our arrival, the beds were really comfy and bed linen felt luxury. USB chargers were a nice touch around the house too. You would struggle to park more than 2 cars outside if needed.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Nov 2023

  • "Loved our stay at Fig Cottage, located in the beautiful market town of Kirby Stephen and very close to main facilities."

    Cottage was superbly decorated with everything you need including lovely extras including the sauna and a football table. Lots of lovely walks directly from the cottage with many more further afield. Visited the Hawes and Sedbergh which were a short picturesque drive away. Friendly locals and great hospitality at the local watering holes, the nearby church; classed as the Cathedral of Eden Valley, is well worth a visit. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Cassandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful little cottage, few minutes walk from the centre of Kirby Stephen."

    Well equipped Cottage, modern and comfortable. Will definitely be returning! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Mar 2023

  • "A good stay all round."

    Upon arrival we noticed that two of the four rads in the living/kitchen area leak when the heating cools down. So, a constant mop up job due water on shines tiles, bit of a slip hazard especially when you have a 3 year old. After 2 days of being in the cottage we noticed that the patio door was left not only unlocked but slightly open. For me, this a bit no no not only for the fact of the property integrity when unoccupied but for our belonging when we are out for the day. I did mention this to the owner. All I all, a great stay just with a couple of issues which can happen anywhere. We would stay again for sure.

    Reviewed by Gavin4.4Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, everything you needed and more."

    Great location. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fig cottage was absolutely beautiful, lovely open plan living downstairs , tried to put the fire on but not the easiest without firefighters so didn’t bother , heating is much warmer upstairs than down ended up turning heaters off upstairs ."

    All you could need was provided in the kitchen , utensils, pans , glasses etc . The bedrooms were lovely mattresses very comfortable , towels could do with being a bit bigger not quite big enough to wrap around you . Space for 3 cars unless the neigbours are using the spaces , had one park right outside the door to the point you couldn’t get in and had to ask them to move!! Overall we would definitely comeback, so close to all the local amenities and all within walking distance, all you need for a lovely get away !!

    Reviewed by Susannah5.0Jan 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely!"

    Super clean. Less than a min walk to the high Street (alley way opposite the house) Beds super comfy. Only down side is the couch is nowhere near big enough for 6 people! The oven was a little hit & miss too! Other than that it was great.

    Reviewed by Jen4.1Dec 2022

  • "Awesome cottage ."

    Already planning a come back. Everything you need is practically around you.

    Reviewed by Samson5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely stay just the one problem was having 1 shower for 6 people"

    Reviewed by Glyn4.4Sep 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation in a lovely location, easy to access the town centre and many lovely walks."

    The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Would definitely reccomend!

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0May 2022

  • "Amazing cottage in a great location, sauna was an added bonus."

    Plenty of lovely walks on the doorstep. Close to nice pubs & cafe's.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely modern cottage in a great location, very short walk to the village and a great base for walks in the area."

    All agreed beds were very comfortable. Kitchen facilities provided were good. Bluetooth speaker system brilliant! The Kings Arm pub serves nice food as well as the local Chinese takeaway. Shops are few mins walk including a decent size Co-op, bakery and cafe. Few comments for owners consideration: Lounge facilities not ideal for 6 adults to relax comfortably (sofa seats 3-4) so would suggest another smaller sofa would be a great addition instead of the chair and beanbag for added comfort. Another shower facility would be great but perhaps lack of space to fit that in? Sauna only seats 2 but not clear on the site when booking so we had to take turns to use it! Overall, would recommend this lovely property in a great location perhaps better suited to a family or smaller group of adults.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Sep 2021

  • "Very nice, recently modernised cottage in Kirkby Stephen."

    Two minutes from high street with shops and pubs although due to COVID, a couple were closed, and the food offerings variable. Couple of good supermarkets, and reasonably priced petrol stations. Fig Cottage well equipped, very clean, and a comfortable base for walking the local hills, and seeing the area further afield. There were only two of us, but it was fully equipped for at least six people. The sauna was a bonus! Parking outside the cottage could be a problem at busy times as a starting point for some of the local walks. Overall would recommend, and would stay again if ever back in the area.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2021

  • "We loved staying at Fig Cottage and it had everything needed for a very comfortable stay."

    Its well furnished and equipped with good quality fittings and a very peaceful place. Woodburner, sauna and front patio furniture were great features that we much enjoyed, along with one of the jigsaws! Perfect for our family with our 2 teen/pre-teen boys, very comfortable and more spacious than it appeared on the photos. Fantastic location with very close access to all the great shops, pubs etc locally in the lovely town and Kirkby Stephen is a great base from which to explore the stunning countryside around. Also the owners were extremely helpful and responsive when we encountered a small issue with one of the appliances, immediately supplying a spare and arranging for it to be dealt with by a professional with minimal inconvenience. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Leila5.0Aug 2021

  • "1. The fan oven didn’t work only the grill 2."

    6 person property pans only large enough to feed 4 people max 3. No wardrobes or hanging Space in 2 out of 3 bedrooms 4. Advertised as no pets except it smelt very strongly of dogs with dog hair on sofa requiring 2 hour of vacuuming by me to reduce but unable to eliminate and floor still dirty after 4 mops Nowhere to hang towels for 6 people

    Reviewed by Diane1.9Jul 2021

  • "All good."

    Reviewed by Naseer5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time at Fig Cottage."

    The cottage is beautiful and so well kitted out. We loved the sauna and sitting in the evening sun on the front patio. The setting is perfect (two mins from the river beach) and we spent several happy evenings by Frank's Bridge skimming stones while the kids went paddling. We loved the river walk and the walk along the river to the viaducts. The kids enjoyed shopping for presents in Kirkby Stephen and we also visited the Beatrix Potter Museum in Windermere. I'd highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2021

  • "Fig cottage is beautiful."

    Very clean and well equipped. Really enjoyed our stay and was lovely and comfortable. It is right near the path along a stream which is a beautiful walk (part of past to coast) would definitely come back as we were so relaxed. Apart from the note posted through the letter box telling us dont park longways and underlying don’t

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2021

  • "The property was fantastic, location was great and the cottage was immaculate and really well presented."

    We will be booking again. The owner even arranged for an item left behind to be returned to me via post. A big thank you to Jos.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2021

  • "Wonderful property in a superb location."

    Finished to a really high standard with everything you could want. Beautiful walks just a minute out of the door.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2021

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Fig Cottage!"

    Will definitely be coming back in the future and will definitely recommend to friends and family! Was exactly how its shown in the pictures, loved everything about it. Thank you for an amazing stay :) xx

    Reviewed by Sahira5.0Dec 2020

  • "Amazing place."

    facilities were great, so clean and such a modern space. would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Nimi5.0Dec 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sauna
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, wine cooler, Smart TV, WiFi and Bluetooth ceiling speakers
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for three cars in a quiet cul-de-sac
  • Front patio
  • Rear enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles

The property

An old church conversion lovingly restored to offer six guests a superb base for an idyllic break in Cumbria, Fig Cottage can be found resting in a quiet cul-de-sac in the old market town of Kirkby Stephen.

Boasting a beautiful and contemporary interior, the cottage makes a desirable base for exploring both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, and is a wonderful choice for a family escape at any time of the year.

Enter into the immaculate open-plan living space where the impressive kitchen area welcomes you in; here you can prepare all your family-favourite meals when you're not making the most of the fabulous eateries in town, the kitchen offering all the essential appliances as well as the luxuries of a wine chiller, washing machine and dishwasher!

Sit together around the wooden table at the centre of the room, the warmth of the woodburning stove creating a homely aura, or take your mealtimes outside and dine alfresco in the private, enclosed patio area at the rear.

Spend your evenings snuggled into the corner sofa in front of the Smart TV, the old vault in the floor below bringing a characterful charm to the property, reminding you of its past, before venturing upstairs to find even more wonder.

Choose from three beautifully-presented bedrooms to rest your head, with a super-king-size, double and a twin offering a flexible sleeping arrangement for a variety of group needs, all served by a beautiful shower room with a spacious walk-in shower, as well as additional cloakroom.

The first floor also hosts your very own sauna, making the perfect spot to unwind after a day of rambling amongst the National Parks.

If you can tear yourself away from this spectacular property, take a stroll out the front door to find riverside walks at the end of the road, where “Frank’s Bridge” crosses the River Eden making the perfect picnic spot, while a ginnel adjacent takes you into the centre of town where you will find a good selection of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs catering to every taste.

Explore the quaint cobbled streets of Kirkby Stephen for an idyllic day out, both Stenkrith Park and Jubilee Park making lovely spots for a leisurely stroll, while just outside of the town you can find the wonder of Kirkby Stephen East, a historic station and steam railway with a small museum it makes a great day trip for the keen trainspotter, while the Settle-Carlisle Railway line offers the perfect way to explore the beauty of the area in a different way.

Lying at the foot of the Howgill Fells, there's plenty of scenic splendour to explore by foot or bike too, or take a more challenging ramble in either of the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales National Parks, with more adventurous activities such as fishing, horse riding, watersports and more!

Spend a day in the fantastic town of Barnard Castle, named after the castle around which the town was built, here you can find wonderful views over the Tees Gorge, the enticing The Bowes Museum and the Deepdale Nature Reserve, while the adventures of Kendal and Penrith can be found slightly further afield, offering excitement at any time of year for all ages.

For the perfect stay in Cumbria, choose Fig Cottage as your beautiful holiday base.

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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.

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