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Oscar House

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 949590)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage in a quiet spot, yet less than 100 yards to main street."

    Very convenient for the many local walks. This was our second time and it's now just like a home from home. Ian and Sylvia are always helpful and the welcome pack is a lovely touch. Can't wait to go back again next year.

    Reviewed by EricApr 2022

  • "Oscar House was very clean, well equipped, warm and very comfortable, cottage was situated close to main road and shops, all within 10 min walking distance Each room had been decorated with care and consideration to whoever was staying there, the welcome pack waiting for me after a long wet and very windy drive was very welcoming indeed."

    Scenery was beautiful and surrounding towns and villages were easily reached Will be booking again later on in the year for sure

    Reviewed by SophieFeb 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Oscar house the first was three years ago and the property is still a 5 star experience very comfortable and great facilities lovely welcome pack very much appreciated plenty of great walks around the Kirkby Stephen area."

    Ian & Sylvia Tod are great hosts and Oscar house is a credit to them.

    Reviewed by SamJan 2022

  • "Beautiful, clean property."

    Everything you need. Loved the “upside down” style with views of the fields, fells, and sheep!!! Really quiet but also so close to the High Street. Location was perfect.

    Reviewed by DebbieJan 2022

  • "Everything about Oscar house cottage is first class."

    Fixtures fittings, decor , & cleanliness all exceed expectations. Plus kind considerate owners who went the extra mile to make our holiday most enjoyable.

    Reviewed by MarciaNov 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable place to spend a relaxed week, well equipped with great views."

    Reviewed by RoyOct 2021

  • "This is a beautifully presented, well-equipped holiday home in a very convenient location close to the high street."

    It is in a lovely quiet spot, overlooking fields at the back with a private patio garden. There are many lovely walks and excursions within easy reach. Gorgeous!

    Reviewed by BridgetAug 2021

  • "Oscar House is a lovely place to stay, very clean and comfortable."

    Location is great too, nice town with great places to eat and drink.

    Reviewed by ArletteJul 2021

  • "Fabulous well equipped property in an ideal location ."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "The cottage is modern,clean and very convenient for the town centre, restaurants and local walks."

    We had a very enjoyable stay and hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by EricJun 2021

  • "It was a lovely holiday the cottage was absolutely fabulous , immaculately clean couldn't fault it would stay again and tell all my friends and family about it."

    Reviewed by JuneJun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our week away at Oscar House."

    The decor and facilities are of a high standard, plus there are great views from the living room. Very good location with easy access to pubs, restaurants and shops and plenty of walks both from the doorstep and a short drive away. All precautions had been taken in line with Coronavirus requirements with high standards of cleanliness throughout the property. The owners are friendly and approachable, you can easily contact them if required. We can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2021

  • "It was lovely to have such a charming, comfortable home to come back to each evening after enjoying the delights of the area."

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2021

  • "Our cottage was exactly as per your photos and description."

    But what can’t be described is the comfort, brightness, quality, warmth, view and location of the cottage. So with the owners personal touches this cottage exceeded our expectations. We’ve had a fabulous week walking & exploring Yorkshire. Kirkby Stephen has everything you need and friendly people too.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Oscar House and our expectations were exceeded again."

    It is in a great location for walking and the local amenities. Ian and Sylvia are great hosts and make everything so easy and welcoming so that you can enjoy your stay. The house itself is very well presented and has everything you could need. Welcome pack is great, just what you need after a long journey. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by KayOct 2020

  • "Oscar house is such a cosey property, you can not fail to like it."

    Quiet with beautiful views. The house has all you need and more to have an enjoyable stay. Wonderful walks in the surrounding area, with supermarkets and local shops on the doorstep. Hope to go again.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "The comfort and peace of Oscar House enhanced a fabulous holiday."

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "A comfortable and spotless cottage."

    In a quiet position only minutes away from shops, eateries etc. Conveniently situated to visit the tourist spots and beautiful countryside. Website does not do it justice. Highly recommended. .

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2019

  • "Amazing! What a beautiful cottage, the photos simply don’t do it justice!"

    Clean, tidy, wonderful views! Comfortable, luxurious with lovely additional extras! Great location, loads to do whether you want to relax or be active! Weather wasn’t great but that didn’t spoil any plans! Locals really friendly! Can’t praise it highly enough! Owners were really helpful and made us v welcome

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2019

  • "Superb accommodation perfectly situated for the Dales."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "Superb cottage, very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Welcome pack was a nice touch. Having Netflix was an added bonus. Enjoyed the food from The Pennine Hotel and bistro, the Mango Tree (Indian) and the Kings Arms. Lots of walks around Kirkby Stephen and we travelled to Hawes to visit The Wensleydale cheese factory, excellent food in the restaurant, and The Dales museum. Also visited Penrith and Kirkby Lonsdale. The views at Kirkby Lonsdale are spectacular along the river and from the bridges. A very good holiday even though the weather was changeable.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2019

  • "Great week at Oscar’s house in Kirkby Stephen extremely well furnished and very comfortable cottage also very handy for the town."

    The welcome pack was very nice indeed the cottage is a credit to Sylvia and Ian who were very helpfully we would like to visit Oscar’s house again in the future.

    Reviewed by SamMay 2019

  • "Oscar House is an amazing property in a great location to access the Dales, Howgills and the Lakes."

    The house is wonderful with everything that you need to have a great stay. Owners are really helpful and friendly with great tips for the local area. This is the best cottage we have stayed in!

    Reviewed by KayApr 2019

  • "This is the perfect house."

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2019

  • "Excellent cosy base for exploring the Howgill Fells and indeed other surrounding areas."

    Great views in all directions. A treat to have so much space and equipment in the kitchen - a self-catering cottage where that's not only possible but a pleasure! Lovely welcome pack too.

    Reviewed by RachelJan 2019

  • "We have just returned from a week at Oscar House and all I can say is Brilliant!"

    ! The cottage was beautifully presented and had everything included to make our stay perfect. The generous welcome pack included wine, nibbles, milk, etc. and was really appreciated. A good selection of videos, books and games were also provided. Places such as Hawes and the stunning Ribblehead Viaduct were only a short distance away and Kirkby Stephen centre with a its shops, cafes and pubs was literally two minutes walk. Overall we were very impressed with Oscar House and the facilities offered and would have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by EdwardJan 2019

  • "This cottage is an extremely comfortable and warm property with countryside views in one direction (but not the other) and within walking distance of the shops and cafes (admittedly, not many) that are in Kirby Stephen."

    It is easy to envisage a car not being used very much during a stay here, as so much is on your doorstep. The Settle Carlisle Railway is about two miles away (Kirby Stephen West Station) and parking at the Station is free: you then have the chance of travelling this scenic line in either direction, either towards Carlisle or Leeds. The cottage has everything you could need (except a reading lamp and a decent iron, but no doubt the owners will rectify that) and there is parking for one car at the cottage gate. Despite being so close to the town, the location is quiet and pleasant, whatever the weather. The owners are on hand, if needed, and helpful, but not obtrusive. The cottage is also 'pet free', a major advantage.

    Reviewed by VincentDec 2018

  • "The updates and information from Sykes (using their app) was brilliant."

    Once there, Oscar house was well presented and cosy, a perfect base for our weekend. I would definitely recommend both Sykes and Oscar house.

    Reviewed by CraigNov 2018

  • "What a place!"

    We have stayed in loads of holiday cottages and this has been the best by far! No expense spared. So clean, cosy and comfortable. Wonderful views from the upstairs living room. Fabulous kitchen and the beds were so comfortable - better then home! Lovely hosts who left us a welcome pack which was really appreciated. 2 minute walk from the main high street with bakery, butchers, pubs and cafes. Easy drive into the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales. We will be returning!

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2018

  • "Oscar cottage is a fantastic cottage in both facilities and location."

    The owners Sylvia and Ian have thought if absolutely everything. Unfortunately due to a bereavement our plans had to change at the last minute, they went above and beyond to accomadate us. We will definitely be returning and have already recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2018

  • "We found the cottage very clean with all you need for a great holiday."

    The owners are very helpful and just a phone call away should you need any advice or help.

    Reviewed by TerrySep 2018

  • "We could not have chosen as better cottage."

    Everything was perfect and we hope to go again next year.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2018

  • "Absolutely superb cottage"

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    We have two cottage holidays a year and this is one of the best we have stayed in. On the edge of fields but with all the facilities of the town only two minutes walk. Felt like home immediately.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation, the owners really made an effort."

    Reviewed by LJun 2018

  • "Oscar House was clean and very comfortable, the owners were very nice, this place was beautiful."

    really good location, lots of nice places to visit and if you like to walk, some wonderful walks too. we will defiantly be going back again.

    Reviewed by ArletteJun 2018

  • "Very high standard of accommodation with everything you need to really feel at home."

    Oscar House was exceptionally clean when we arrived and the owners are helpful and friendly. The welcome pack was very much appreciated. Great location for walking and there's easy access to shops, pubs and cafés.

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2018

  • "Never had a cleaner cottage than this one."

    And so very well equiped. Great location. We liked to stroll into the village. For visitors: go to the mart.

    Reviewed by JanMay 2018

  • "We've been taking self-catering holidays for around 30 years, and Oscar House is easily the best accommodation we've experienced."

    This is pure good taste and quality, with no expense spared in comfort and equipment. It was sparkling clean and superbly comfortable. Friendly owners Sylvia and Ian were in contact to make sure everything was all right, and their key safe (we received the combination lock number from them by text) saved us the bother of messing around collecting a key. This is the way to do it. Self-catering holiday accommodation doesn't get any better than this – it's simply the best.

    Reviewed by NigelApr 2018

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Spotless, beautifully furnished and decorated Well equipped. Nothing negative to say. Views from the lounge out over fields was lovely. Good location for exploring, whether you are into walking or just like to drive round. Short walk into Kirkby Stephen itself. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2018

  • "A beautiful holiday cottage which was a real home away from home."

    Every need catered for with extra touches as well, welcome pack, wine fridge, slow cooker, superking bed - need I go on! Very well situated just off the high street but extremely quiet with no disturbances. The owners, Sylvia and Ian were very attentive and on call if we needed anything. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by DeniseApr 2018

  • "We had a lovely week at Oscar House which is within easy walking distance of shops, cafes and pubs."

    The decor / facilities are of a high standard and the owners are very welcoming - thank you for the wine / mince pies and welcome pack. They were very much appreciated. There's plenty of beautiful walks from Kirkby, we didn't use our car. You are also well placed to explore Yorkshire and Cumbria if you want to venture further.

    Reviewed by DawnDec 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean, tidy and nice and warm."

    The views from the upstairs lounge were a delight especially watching the sheep graze and the wild rabbits run around. There were views as far as the eye could see. Kirkby Stephen is a lovely little town with all the facilities you need when on holiday. Lots to do in the surrounding areas. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by MartinDec 2017

  • "The cottage was superb in every way, making our holiday just fantastic, a real gem in the Yorkshire Dales"

    Reviewed by IanOct 2017

  • "Fantastic. Onwer came and made sure everything was up to scratch Excellent cottage."

    Modern and clean and very easy access to town

    Reviewed by RoySep 2017

  • "The property was excellent with an extremely high specification."

    How nice to have a holiday home with both comfortable beds and sofas.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2017

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in Oscar House it was beautiful and the owners very helpful and even left us some goodies for our arrival."

    It was a great area and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2017

  • "The cottage was stunning ."

    The only thing missing was a DVD player which would have been the icing on the cake, particularly as the weather wasn't great! The owners were lovely, friendly and very helpful

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2017

  • "Oscar house was a very beautifal house very clean and tidy very comfortable and homely with lots of space in a beautifal area with stunning views."

    Reviewed by SamanthaJun 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation"

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2017

  • "Oscar House was small yet perfectly formed!"

    It had everything we required for a comfortable, peaceful and easy stay.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fabulous location."

    Very comfortable with lovely views. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2017

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Ground floor bathroom with corner bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room with Juliet balcony.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs (1 Smart) with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed front lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pubs and Tourist Information Centre 2 mins walk
  • Note: There's a Juliet balcony off the sitting room, children should be supervised
  • Note: No children under 5 due to banister and stairs being open to kitchen.

The property

This immaculately-presented detached cottage is set just off the main thoroughfare in the Cumbrian town of Kirby Stephen.

Built in an upside down style, the cottage offers lovely open views of the countryside from its triple aspect windows and Juliet balcony on the first floor sitting room, and is an ideal base for friends and family to relax and explore the stunning surrounding area.

The two beautifully-furnished bedrooms are on the ground floor alongside the family bathroom with corner bath and large shower.

Upstairs is a large, well-equipped kitchen with a dining table, from where there are double doors to the light-filled sitting room with long range views to the Howgills.

After a busy day’s activities, enjoy an alfresco meal in your patio garden or relax in the comfort of this spacious cottage.

Kirkby Stephen has a range of pubs, cafes, antique shops, independent shops, a delicious bakery, Tourist Information Centre and a laundrette.

Close by is the auction house and you can observe the activity from the sitting room and watch the auctions in progress.

Situated close to the Eden Valley, this area is a haven for walkers and cyclists with the famous Coast-to-Coast walk passing through the town.

Also in the area are a number of activities, such as horse riding, hang gliding, climbing and mountain biking.

Take a day trip on the picturesque Settle-Carlisle railway which stops in the town and enjoy the magnificent scenery that is all around.

With both the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks close by, this is a wonderful base to explore all that this scenic area has to offer all year round.

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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

Note: No children under 5 due to banister and stairs being open to kitchen

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas
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