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Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • clean (7)
  • well (6)
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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at Summerseat."

    The house was super comfortable, clean and well maintained. You can tell the owners really put some effort into creating a good experience for their guests. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of things that I wouldn't necessarily expect to see in a holiday home. It made it really easy to cook meals. The beds are super comfortable - something my 89 year old nan wanted me to add into this review! Angela was so kind and accommodating as well as helpful when we had questions. There are some lovely local places to eat, too. We would recommend the White Hare Cafe, who have some of the friendliest staff I have ever come across, and the Pennine Hotel for good quality food. On the whole I have no hesitation in recommending this holiday home to anyone.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property ideally situated for our walking holiday."

    Very comfortable & well equipped with everything you could possibly want or need. Owners Angela & her husband very helpful when contacted. 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms ideal for 6 ladies, would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0Oct 2023

  • "This house is amazing and one of the best rentals I have stayed in."

    Angela the host ,has thought of everything and also left us lovely local biscuits to sample.House is exceptionally clean and plenty of dishes ,glassware and basics like salt.pepper ,cleaning equipment etc.Smart tv is nice addition especially as our weather wasn’t great .House is warm and cosy on return after braving local floods and rain.Location is also great,easy to find once you spot the. Auction mart.We were about 50yards from nearest pub and plenty of great eating places nearby .Visited Wensleydale creamery ,Hawes ,Appleby ,Kendal ,Farfield mill as well as doing some local walks.A fab stay for us 3 girls and highly recommend to all.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was perfec!"

    Everything we needed and wanted for a comfortable stay was there. It retained the charm and feel of a cottage but was completely updated for all modern conveniences. Having 2 bathrooms and a washer made for a perfect stay for 5 people. The central location one block off the main street in town was ideal.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2023

  • "All good, clean well equipped couldn’t ask for more!"

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely clean, comfortable cottage."

    Very central and parking for car a plus.

    Reviewed by Eunice5.0Apr 2023

  • "Superb stay at summerseat, spotlessly clean, bright, spacious , wonderfully equipped and like a home from home."

    The beds were so comfortable and huge , they were a delight. It was excellently located in the middle of Kirkby Stephen for bars restaurants , takeaways and places of local interest , and within walking distance of everything else that we needed. We will definitely come back as with family living near by its ideal for us . The Easter chocolate cake and the bottle of Prosecco was a lovely welcome too. See you soon Ann & family

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2023

  • "I'm not sure I can do this property justice in a review."

    ..I've been working it through my mind and there are just too many good points that one always gets left out but I'm going to give it a go. First off, I would heartily recommend staying here for the below reasons. The host was incredibly easy to contact and a pleasure to deal with. Incredibly on the ball with making sure I knew everything I needed to know before we got there and very friendly. The house was immaculate and such a cozy and welcoming place. Everything was easy to find inside and there were so many little thoughtful additions to make our stay easy and convenient. The kitchen was so well stocked - if you want to bake brownies (we did), you can. If you want to do a full roast, you can. 3 course meal, you're on. Everything was catered for alongside little extras like chocolate or biscuits when you arrive after a hard day travelling, salt and pepper in the cupboard, in case you forgot, etc. My kids were particularly taken with the breakfast bar area which had a radiator right next to it so not only were they high up, but they were super warm too. I also have to show appreciation for the very sharp knives. To often, you go somewhere and the knives are so dull that it's pretty pointless (ha ha) to use them. These knives were perfect and made cooking a dream. Living room plus dining room next. So many cute little points of interest and very comfortable. Nice fire with manual for decoding, for those cold days (it got to minus numbers while we were there but we stayed toasty) and a Smart TV which can accept other inputs through USB and HDMI ports. Took a while to figure out how and, in the end I had to give up and download the manual but that's the same of every smart TV now really. One thing we didn't realise until a day or two into our stay was that there was even a drawer with games in it, just in case you fancied a games night! The dining table was all set out ready for use and looked very smart. Excellent size for playing some of those games on too. Downstairs bathroom was very handy for people for with limited mobility with a walk in shower and a cupboard of thoughtful supplies. The glass door is unusual but the whole time we were there, we never saw anyone doing their business or anything like that. The most you can see is a shadow of knees... Upstairs was very homely and again, full of thoughtful touches like a night light and a place to fix a stairgate if needed. Each room was decorated beautifully, the beds were very warm and comfortable and there was plenty of storage to get you settled in. Again the upstairs bathroom was kitted out with some very thoughtful additions and the bath plus over bath shower were great after a long day. Note: is a high walled bath so those with lower mobility issues may struggle. Location - couldn't be more central if you tried. The local pub is less than a minutes walk away as is the main street. Everything is very handy to this property but you're tucked away enough that there is very little noise. Definitely the best of both worlds. In summary - You can not go wrong staying here. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Josie5.0Jan 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage - so cosy and comfortable."

    Everything was perfect. Great location, with parking space. I can highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Pro’s: This has got to be one of the best equipped and cleanest holidays homes we’ve ever stayed in."

    Seriously, it was absolutely spotless so whoever the cleaner is needs commending! It’s simply beautiful with hotel quality furniture (in the main) and same with linen/towels. The size was perfect with an incredible amount of storage and space and we will definitely return. Great size and comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. Private parking for 1 car (we had 2 x MPV’s) but you could actually put another at the back of the garden through the gates and block it in with 2nd car if needed (but plenty of room on road so long as it’s not an auction day) Simply LOVED the welcome wine, biscuits and our Grandaughter was thrilled with the chocolate lollies Con’s (but DON’T let these put you off staying here!): The 3 seater sofa could do with replacing - all 4 adults also really struggled to put down the recliners so couldn’t use them (anyone less fit wouldn’t have been able to put them down). The jury is out on glass door on the ground floor bathroom - we feel it needs a proper door for full privacy albeit it has frosting its uncomfortable for some. The back of the bedroom doors could do with hooks for dressing gowns. Perhaps address directions as Faraday Road is a long road. Simply add What3Words location or state ‘black bollards outside house, opposite Auction Mart main entrance’ would suffice. All in all we LOVE this house and its location. Our little Grandaughter asked when we are moving in so clearly big hit with her too :)

    Reviewed by Ilse5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful. Amazing."

    Fabulous. Perfect. We enjoyed everything about this delightful property.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well situated."

    Only thing we lost our parking for 2 days due to work on the driveway.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation quiet very central."

    Tastefully furnished comfortable beds. Didn’t easily find the property it would be helpful if it had said it was opposite the cattle mart.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very nice, very clean, everything provided, very much approachable."


    Reviewed by Manglesh5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Great location in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Apr 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, barbecue and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Nestled in the market town of Kirkby Stephen is this traditional, family-friendly cottage, Summer-seat.

Close to amenities and surrounded by countryside, this homely cottage is ideal for a family of six's rural holiday in Cumbria.

An off-road parking space greets you on arrival to unpack your be-longings and make yourself right at home.

Kick off your boots in the porch and locate the kitchen, a fully-equipped space for a self-catering holiday where the family chef can prepare home-cooked delights; there's even a washing machine and dishwasher for stress-free clean ups.

A beautifully furnished living/dining room invites you to set the table and catch up with your loved ones over dinner.

Then, sink into the leather sofas and unwind with a family-favourite on the Smart TV, or why not step into your private garden?

A lovely spot for summer days, the garden is enclosed for little ones to play on the lawn, whilst alfresco dining awaits with the outdoor seating and barbecue.

Completing the ground floor is a shower room to refresh after the day's adventures or climb the stairs for a relaxing soak in the bathroom.

Three bedrooms also rest on the first floor with cottage furnishings and bedside lamps for night-time readers; choose between two doubles or a twin room.

Local amenities are a stone's throw away from Summerseat in Kirkby Stephen; pick up es-sentials at the convenience store, stop for pub grub at The Taggy Man, or perhaps hop on The Set-tle-Carlisle Railway for unforgettable scenes from your window.

If you'd prefer to get outside, there are plenty of walks and cycle routes nearby, including the old Darlington to Tebay railway; you'll also have the Yorkshire Dales National Park and North Pennines AONB within easy reach!

Nearby locations include Appleby-in-Westmorland and Sedbergh, two picturesque market towns, as well as Barnard Castle, home to romantic castle ruins overlooking the river, the historic Butter-market in the town centre, and The Bowes Museum.

A wonderful base for touring, the Lake Dis-trict National Park is a short drive west; visit Pooley Bridge for boat tours along Ullswater, explore the bustling town of Windermere with plenty of hikes nearby, or pack your clubs for a round of golf at Kendal's Golf Club.

Offering something for every holidaymaker, secure your stay at Sum-merseat for your next family-friendly holiday in Cumbria.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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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