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Macaw Cottages, No. 4A

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Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second stay at this lovely, spacious cottage, which has everything needed for a relaxing break."

    It's very clean and comfortable, well equipped and ideally situated in a quiet lane, close to the town's amenities. The owner is very helpful and the cottage is a perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by JeanOct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean."

    Only suggestion perhaps more than one bah towel each for a three day stay.

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Macaw No."

    4A and we will certainly return. The cottage is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and provides everything you might need for a comfortable stay. Its situation is perfect, a quiet street just a few steps from the centre of Kirkby Stephen and convenient parking too. I highly recommend this delightful cottage.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2023

  • "A lovely little property."

    Very clean and comfortable. We even got see the macaws one evening!

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Everything was spotless and the cottage was exactly as shown on photos. Very spacious yet homely at the same time. Lovely area to explore for walks and nature. Thank you for a fabulous second stay!

    Reviewed by AlexJul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage - clean, modern, comfortable- ideal for our stay"

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2023

  • "Superb cottage in a great area, very homely and comfortable."

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely and very comfortable Cottage with everything we needed."

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2023

  • "Perfect holiday cottage in every way."

    Very well equipped, super clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JeanMar 2023

  • "It was a great property, we couldn’t have asked for better."

    The location was great, the property was clean, cosy and warm. We really enjoyed our stay there and will definitely look to to be booking back there again in the future.

    Reviewed by LeeMar 2023

  • "Lovely, clean, homely cottage."

    Everything was in good working order. Close to the town. Great base to explore the area from.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyFeb 2023

  • "Maybe provide more washing tablets and other amenities such as salt, pepper and oil."

    Apart from that I can’t think of any other improvements.

    Reviewed by JoelFeb 2023

  • "Always top class accommodation lovely area to stay highly recommended."

    Reviewed by RaymondDec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our Christmas break in this lovely cottage."

    It's an excellent location and we look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by GerryDec 2022

  • "A beautiful, clean, tidy holiday cottage."

    Perfect location for shops, cafes, bakers and lovely walks.

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2022

  • "Great property in a super location"

    Reviewed by JoNov 2022

  • "We made a last minute booking to Macaw cottage for a few days getaway."

    The accommodations were perfect. Spotless and everything we needed for our stay. It is very central to the village and all amenities. There are a great selection of pubs and eateries as well as shops. There is plenty to do from the doorstep but also the cottage has great access to local attractions. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2022

  • "We had a lovely short break, facilities are top notch and the location is perfect, close to pubs, shops, cafes, and lovely walks but quiet enough to be restful."

    Would definitely return to this cottage, just lovely, thanks.

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2022

  • "Amazing little place in a lovely little town."

    The place had everything you needed.!

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2022

  • "This was our second stay and it was a real pleasure to return."

    The accommodation is of the highest standard. A lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2022

  • "Met the owner Katie when we were leaving mentioned a couple of things ie WFI & ..."

    Met the owner Katie when we were leaving mentioned a couple of things ie WFI & cleaning items She thanked us for the comments Note these were more nit picking comments but would make the property a 10/10 instead of a 9-5/10 The property was lovely ideal location with parking out of the back Nice touch re the welcoming hamper

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2022

  • "A real gem of a cottage beautifully decorated and quality fixtures and fittings."

    Plenty of free parking in the road at end of path. Lots of walks right from your front door. Will definitely come back again

    Reviewed by SueJun 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a quiet little village plenty of local shops."

    Lovely hamper and fresh milk on arrival. We visited Lake Windermere and Keswick on our stay both roughly an hour's drive. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by KimberleyMay 2022

  • "Our second visit to these absolutely beautiful cottages, they are fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy your holiday, we can highly recommend either of the cottages for a lovely holiday."

    Reviewed by UrsulaApr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, well thought out and extremely comfortable."

    We loved the airy feel of the upstairs living area. Excellent location within the town - right in the centre, but just off the main street. We will return here

    Reviewed by StewartMar 2022

  • "A perfect very comfortable cottage for a relaxing break."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will certainly be returning. It was ideal for us. We really liked Kirkby Stephen and it was great for getting to the Lakes and the Dales.

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2022

  • "What a fantastic place to stay."

    Everything was spot on and as decribed. Really was a home from home - lovely comfy bed, huge bathroom with bath and shower, great cooking facilities and big sofa to relax on in evenings. The welcome basket of goodies added an extra touch. Set in a quiet street with plenty of parking close by - you couldn't wish for more. Lovely village with plenty of eating places and local walks as well as a great base for touring the Lakes and Dales. Top marks - will definately be back.

    Reviewed by AmandaMar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in the centre of Kirkby Stephen."

    Spotlessly clean and had everything you would want. Lovely welcome pack of milk tea bags coffee and biscuits. Will recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by EricJan 2022

  • "A beautiful property in a fantastic location."

    Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant cottage, well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Thank you for our welcome treats. Just what we needed for a peaceful and relaxing break. Loved Kirkby Stephen which is a good base for visiting the Lakes and other local villages etc. Plenty of walks from the cottage if you don’t want to drive anywhere. Sunday lunch at The Black Bull at Nateby is a must!! The local pubs and cafes in Kirkby Stephen are good too if you just wanted a walk into the village. Will be sure to recommend and hopefully we will be able to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by AntonJan 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a central part of Kirkby Stephen."

    Near shops pubs and restaurants. We were going to a wedding at Eden barn which was a short taxi ride away and an ideal location for us to stay.

    Reviewed by AnitaDec 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, right in the centre of Kirkby Stephen."

    The cottage was spotless and Katie sent us a message to say we could gain access early which was very kind. Found 2 homemade cakes and biscuits waiting for us - very thoughtful. We had a lovely time, and would definitely book again!!

    Reviewed by CarolynNov 2021

  • "Perfect little cottage in a lovely area."

    Katie was so helpful too. Would highly recommend and would love to come back!

    Reviewed by ZoeNov 2021

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by ElisaOct 2021

  • "The property was of a very high standard."

    The cottage was near to all the local shops and restaurants,but was in a really quiet area.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2021

  • "Super little cottage in the centre of the village."

    Handy for all the shops and restaurants.We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to any couples who love the countryside.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped and decorated to a high spec."

    Would highly recommend this cottage, great location to visit The Lake District and Yorkshire dales.

    Reviewed by AllisonAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottages in a great location for a holiday to the lakes!"

    Katie, the host was lovely it was so nice to have a welcome basket in arrival with some freshly made cupcakes! Would absolutely recommend to friends

    Reviewed by AmyAug 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, everything very clean, good location for touring Lakes and Dales."

    Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by IanJul 2021

  • "What a wonderful stay , the accommodation was very modern and classy."

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2021

  • "Macaw Cottages had everything we could have needed for our trip away."

    It was clean and nicely decorated, very spacious, light and airy. Great amenities and in the perfect location within Kirkby Stephen to be able to walk to local pubs, cafes and shops. Only around half an hour drive to get into the Lake District and the property had a very useful information book for places to see, which we found really helpful to plan trips out. We would definitely return and recommend to friends and family! Thank you for a lovely stay x

    Reviewed by SamanthaJun 2021

  • "We found the cottage very comfortable and beautifully decorated."

    Cottage situated in a quiet area, with excellent amenities close by. We will be booking again.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "We loved the cottage so clean and fresh."

    Every single thing we needed and done out so lovely also. Just round the corner to the lovely village . The cottage was very quiet and peaceful also.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2021

  • "We found the cottage in a ideal location with regards to the small town ie: shops,coop supermarket ,pubs,places to eat,and a good base for a few walks from Kirby itself."

    The cottage has all the facilities required as being of a new re furbished cottage.There are afew issues with regards to the Wi Fi which are being addressed,but did not spoil our weeks stay at all.The parking is just a few yards across the road,which was never a problem to park,So for anybody wanting a few bnights stay in a delightful ,peaceful cottage in lovely surrounding country side ,then i would certainly recommend Macaw cottages.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and welcome hamper was a lovely touch."

    The bed was great. All newly done and decorated well. Easy parking on a quiet road very close to cottage. The village is literally 20 seconds walk away and lovely shops but cottage was equally very quiet..we slept very well. Would recommend to stay there . Good value for money and only 30 minutes from lake district.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2021

  • "This is a little gem of a find."

    The cottage is very well appointed, clean and spacious. The bed very comfortable. The large bath was great after a days walking in the lakes. There is everything you could need to cook in the kitchen, although we made good use of a couple of the local eateries whilst we were there. The location of this property is ideal for access to the Yorkshire dales and the Lake District. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    Nicely furnished with quality items. Location is great for the local walks offered and also its proximity to the Lakes and the Dales

    Reviewed by NevilleApr 2021

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  • Reverse-level-accommodation
  • One ground-floor super king-size Bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining 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
  • Roadside parking available
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles.

The property

This traditional, stone-built cottage lies in the heart of the ever-popular town of Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria.

Set in a reverse level layout, this delightful cottage is an ideal retreat for couples looking to explore both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Step inside and head to the first floor, which is entirely comprised of an open-plan living space.

The kitchen comes well-equipped with all the necessities of a self-catered cottage, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and a dishwasher, so you won’t have to lift a finger when it comes to washing up!

Prepare your finest dishes and take a seat at the dining table, with a toast to a romantic Cumbrian getaway.

Spend your evenings snuggled into the sofa in front of the Smart TV, taking advantage of all the on-demand entertainment.

As you tire, head downstairs to the bedroom, where you can wrap yourself under the covers of a super king-size bed and dream about the adventures yet to come.

A refreshing bathroom completes the interior of Macaw Cottages, No.

4A, start off the morning with a brisk shower before returning here in the evening for a soothing bath.

The enclosed patio offers a lovely spot to enjoy your morning cup of tea whilst planning for the day ahead.

With plenty of outdoor opportunity from the doorstep, Macaw Cottages, No.

4 is an excellent couples retreat.

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.

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