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Macaw Cottages, No. 4

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1059546)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property,clean and comfortable."

    Nice welcome hamper. Roadside Parking but never had a problem finding a space. Will look at booking the property again. My only request would be a few more hangers in the wardrobe!

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2022

  • "Very nice well appointed property, we very much enjoyed our stay and may book again in future."

    Kirkby Stephen was a good location for exploring the Eden Valley and its charming villages.

    Reviewed by JMay 2022

  • "Just returned from a week holiday at this cottage and it was perfect."

    This cottage has everything you would need as well as all local amenities yards away literally. Hamper and fresh milk in the fridge was a lovely touch. This area is also central to many walks including The 9 Standards. Even the lakes are approx 1 hr drive. Would definitely book this cottage again when next in the area. Many thanks Hazel & Neil Ross

    Reviewed by HazelMay 2022

  • "Modern, clean and, unusually, exactly as pictures portrayed."

    Excellent bathroom. Great WiFi. Great heating which I imagine would make comfortable for a winter stay. Very quiet but in heart of town.

    Reviewed by RobApr 2022

  • "Superb property clean and modern with everything we needed for a short break."

    Great location for touring and walking. Plenty of pubs and places to eat right in the doorstep.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "We had excellent holiday great location everything was just right Will come back again soon"

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Good location for all town facilities. Lovely area, with lots of interesting walks and places to visit.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2022

  • "A beautiful property, immaculately clean and tastefully decorated."

    Top class facilities and appliances throughout. Absolutely perfect, no negative feedback whatsoever.

    Reviewed by GavinMar 2022

  • "What an amazing place!"

    Felt like home. The cottage is beautiful, very well presented and cleaner than clean. The area is also just as beautiful,friendly and welcoming. We had the best time. We will defenetely be back!

    Reviewed by DanieleJan 2022

  • "We have come back from a weeks stay at this beautiful cottage."

    The facilities were great and very spacious. Fantastic location, nice and quiet and everything we needed was there.

    Reviewed by JessicaJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable warm and clean, loved the super king bed and full bathroom."

    Reviewed by SueDec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely and clean, welcome hamper was nice."

    Fabulous bed and nice and quiet. Bathroom was amazing, only one downside was the cottage is in a walk through alley, and its very very dark in the alleyway, but our stay was lovely and very enjoyable. Thank you

    Reviewed by DeniseNov 2021

  • "We had a very comfortable stay."

    The cottage was spacious, bright and modern and had everything we needed. The welcome hamper was very thoughtful and well received. It was an excellent base to explore the Lake District, North Yorkshire and County Durham. We would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by MandyOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Macaw cottage."

    The facilities were fantastic perfect for a peaceful weekend.

    Reviewed by ShannonOct 2021

  • "Cottage was spotless."

    stunning layout. Excellent location.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2021

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations and was perfectly sized for us."

    Brilliant kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and lounge, nothing more needed... Great communication from the owner and a lovely welcome pack as well. Parking was on street but never a problem and never more than 100 yards from the cottage. It was in a great location for us to explore the Lakes, Dales and Hadrians wall, although these all required a bit of a drive but on lovely roads!! The village itself had way more amenities than we thought with some great walks as well. The L'al Nook pub, about 50 yards away, was our favourite. Great welcome, great beer and wine and nicely quirky. We'd definitely recommend and would definitely go back

    Reviewed by AndySep 2021

  • "This beautiful cottage far exceeded our expectations, it was immaculately clean, spacious and very well designed."

    We have spent many years visiting Cumbria, holidaying and meeting up with friends, and this cottage was certainly the very best we have stayed in. It is close to local amenities and all popular walking areas we highly recommend a stay at Macaw cottages.

    Reviewed by UrsulaSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in Kirkby Stephen, done to a very high standard and central for days out in and around the lake district."

    IN the centre of the town, but in a quiet position, so no noise form the street. The cottage was immaculate and had everything we needed. The welcome muffins and gift basket was a nice touch. Wi.fi was patchy at times, but given the position of the cottage, this was understandable The only thing I would suggest that could have been provided was perhaps kitchen roll and a pan scourer, aside from that, everything was there

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage ,nice welcome hamper and the owner was very helpful but not ..."

    Beautiful cottage ,nice welcome hamper and the owner was very helpful but not intrusive ,it was a fantastic base to explore the gorgeous countryside and would definitely make a return visit

    Reviewed by IanAug 2021

  • "Everything was as expected Had fabulous week & will hopefully be able to return to the cottage"

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "We had lovely stay in Macaw Cottages."

    The cottage was of a high standard & we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Great location with great walks nearby. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2021

  • "Superb accomodation, modern and well furnished."

    Perfectly situated in the town, just off the main street yet nice and quiet. An ideal base for great walks in Swaledale and Haweswater

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "No WiFi but this getting done shortly."

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "High end comfort in a beautiful small village"

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2021

  • "The cottage is beautifully furnished and decorated to a very high standard and is located in the heart of the village close to all amenities."

    We had an excellent holiday enjoying day walks in the superb spring countryside. The only disappointment was the lack of broadband and my mobile wi-fi only worked near the window.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2021

  • "We enjoyed our week in this immaculate cottage which was very comfortable and extremely quiet given that it was just off the Main Street."

    It was in a great location and we took advantage of the local services as we walked from the cottage most days along the beautiful Eden Valley. Parking was close and not a problem. The owner left a very nice Welcome Pack and I would have no hesitation in recommending this lovely property. JH

    Reviewed by JacquelineApr 2021

  • "Being the first ever guests at the cottage was a great honour."

    Lovely clean well presented, comfortable and very welcoming property. Wonderful hamper on arrival including some homemade cupcakes. The cottage although no parking was not a problem, always room to park on a near by road. Great location being just off of the high street, with plenty of places for us to buy takeaways, with there being Covid restrictions on eating only outside,highly recommend the Indian restaurant . Wonderful walks from your door step, close to lovely villages in Cumbia and The Dales. Highly recommend, we would love to visit again some day. Thank you .

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2021

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  • Reverse-level-accommodation
  • One ground-floor super king-size bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with Juliette balcony
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Wi-Fi
  • Road side parking available
  • Travel cot on request only
  • Enclosed front patio with bistro table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles.

The property

Set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, within the historical market town of Kirkby Stephen, you will find Macaw Cottages, No.


A quaint cottage resting at the mid-point of the...

Macaw Cottages

These inviting, stone-built cottages rest in the heart of the ever-popular town of Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. Together providing welcoming accommodation for four people, they are a perfect choice for couples looking to explore both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Set in a reverse level layout, the upstairs of these cottages are entirely comprised of an open-plan living area, hosting all the amenities needed for a week-long stay; find each kitchen equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher, while the sitting area features a Smart TV and plush seating. The ground-floor plays host to the bedrooms and bathrooms, offering a superb level of quality. Outside guests have the benefit of an enclosed patio area where they can sit out with a favourite drink and watch the town pass by. The town itself boasts a vibrant selection of amenities to enjoy, popping in and out of independent stores in search for a bargain before enjoy a sweet treat at a local café, as well as an abundance of footpaths catering for all levels of walkers, whether it be a gentle meander along the River Eden or in a Nature Reserve to climbing over the Nine Standards on the Coast-to-Coast footpath or using your navigation skills on open access fells. The town has also won a number of prizes for its blooms and was voted Calor Northern Village of the Year, making this an idyllic backdrop for any self-catering stay. Prepare to be amazed as you spot colourful Macaw’s flying around the area, having bred at the nearby Eden Place, a real paradise for avid bird watchers. Other local attractions include the John Walker Monument and the Stainmore Railway company, where you can delight in scenic train rides through the countryside, or the enchanting remains of Lammerside Castle and the cascading waters of Currack and East Gill Force. Less than two miles away is the local station to the Settle-Carlisle railway, making Macaw Cottages the ultimate bases to explore the Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland National Park and the Lake District National Park.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas