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Cosy Cottage

(Ref. 971918)

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet-friendly

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely ideal for two people."

    The property is central, clean and warm. Kirkby Lonsdale is also lovely. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "We stayed in Cosy Cott 22-29th sept 23."

    Kirkby Lonsdale is a very Characterful village with good amenities. Cosy Cottg' is aprox 3 min stroll to Kirkby's main street & 5 min stroll to Booths supermarket. We especially appreciated the high standard of cleanliness, which so many holiday homes lack. It has a high standard of quality furnishings. However, as older people with back problems, we found the seating wasn't comfortable enough for us. The yard isn't pleasant enough to sit in, but was useful for dog toileting. We tried to put the little table up but it was too cumbersome to use and we missed eating at a table. The bed was comfie & was very clean!! The bathroom & shower are lovely. The things that let it down "slightly" for us: parking was hit and miss & sometimes further than we'd like. The bathroom needs a blind for privacy. It would be more comfortable with a small foot stool & rug in the lounge. But overall we recommend this cottg' it's small but very, very nice. 10/10 for hygiene. Thanks to the owners for a lovely stay.

    Hi Judi Thank you for all your comments and we particularly appreciate your feedback regarding hygiene as we try very hard to ensure the property is 100% clean for every guest. Just a point to note is that the space at the back of the cottage is for access to the neighbouring properties and should not be used for dog toileting. We recommend guests to take a very short walk to the dog friendly areas nearby. Glad you had a good stay and hope you visit us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judi4.7Sep 2023

  • "Very nice cottage."

    And Kirkby Lonsdale was lovely And good places all around to visiting.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property and well located in centre of town."

    Just right size for two people, bed really comfortable. Only point of not if over 6ft, watch your head through doors, I am 6’5” and hit mine a couple of times.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2023

  • "Pleasant cottage in excellent location albeit parking (even with benefit of a visitor pass) can be challenging."

    Very clean and tidy cottage with sufficient facilities and equipment for a couple. An enjoyable stay all round.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.1Jul 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay in a nice cottage"

    Reviewed by Harold4.4Jun 2023

  • "Cosy cottage was very cosy, and such a comfortable bed."

    The weather wasn't great while we were away so it was lovely to have somewhere warm and comfortable to go back to. I would recommend this cottage, the only thing we missed was a table to sit and eat

    Thank you for the feedback. Due to the size of the cottage, there is a fold away table and 2 chairs under the stairs that can be used when eating. I will add these details to my welcome email so future guests are aware of this Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lilian4.1Apr 2023

  • "Great little cottage right in the middle of Kirkby which is exactly as described."

    Small, compact, but very comfortable and a great base for two people to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Mar 2023

  • "All good we very much enjoyed our stay ."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable little property in great location in Kirkby Lonsdale - very near to car park (permit provided), supermarket, other shops, pubs and restaurants."

    While the kitchen is very much on the small side, the lounge was comfortable and the bedroom/bathroom great! We were outside walking all day, so it didn’t matter not having a garden to use. Kirkby Lonsdale itself is a lovely old, characterful market town, very well located for the coast, the Dales, Southern Lakes as well as having great walks from the door! We would definitely return for another holiday in this property.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2022

  • "Would prefer a walk in shower but that's a personal thing, lovely cottage ,our 4th time"

    Reviewed by James4.7Mar 2022

  • "As described a cosy cottage."

    Handy of the town centre. Everything that was needed was provided. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is situated in a prime position for the village with excellent shops/pubs/coffee shops etc and has really lovely scenery."

    The property itself is immaculate and aptly named Cosy Cottage, the owner is superb in terms of communication and providing parking passes for nearby locations. All you could ever want is encompassed within this lovely property, shower is very powerful and you can see it has maximised its appeal by carefully looking at attention to detail. In terms of comfort the only comment we would make is that the king mattress could do with replacing as it was uncomfortable to sleep on. We would definitely return to cosy cottage and will recommend to friends and family.

    Thankyou for your positive feedback and very happy you enjoyed your stay. You will be pleased to know that the mattress has now been upgraded. Hope to see you again soon. Many thanks from Cosy Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Dec 2021

  • "Perfect cottage in perfect location."

    Could not fault anything. We had a lovely week away and would highly recommend this cottage and Kirkby Lonsdale.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2021

  • "An amazing clean tidy pretty cottage ,with everything you could need and more."

    We will be returning very soon .

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here.

    Reviewed by Bridie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Thank you so much for such a wonderful holiday."

    This truly was a 'Cosy Cottage', perfect for us (2 adults + 1 dog). The information & communication regarding the holiday was absolutely outstanding. ALL information needed was provided, with clear instructions for everything. The cottage was beautiful, clean, tidy, cosy, well equipped, so peaceful and comforting. The cottage is located in beautiful Kirkby Lonsdale, which had everything we needed & more! The only concerns I had when booking was the parking + no garden. I was not sure how that would work for us, but I thought I'd try, and I'm so glad we did. The parking was not an issue at all. There were parking permits provided by the cottage with every bit of information needed with it. There is also green area's very close to the cottage which we were informed about to give our dog toilet breaks, which worked for us absolutely fine. Overall, our holiday was amazing & most definitely made perfect by this lovely little cottage. Thank you so much Allan & Michelle for making our first visit to the lake district a memorable one.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.4Sep 2021

  • "Cosy cottage was nicely situated for Kirkby Lonsdale Town centre however for me personally the fact there was no outside space whatsoever to sit means I would not book this particular cottage again."

    Thank you for your feedback. There is a pebbled area at the rear which belongs to the cottage and a fold away table with 2 chairs in the kitchen for use to sit outside. This information will be added to the welcome letter for clarification to future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.4Aug 2021

  • "The quality of the cottage far exceeded our expectation."

    Very tastefully equipped! We were a bit worried about it not having parking, but after the first couple of day trips having parking ‘anxiety’ on our return, we found it was not really a problem and always found a place in the carpark which our permit (which came with the cottage) allowed. Kirkby Lonsdale was fantastic and a great location to venture out into the Lakes or the Yorkshire Dakes.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2021

  • "Overwelling smell of food and grease oven needs cleaned kitchen tiles need cleaned bin growing fungus."

    Dog biscuit and dust under chairs cobwebs around living room dust at least 1inch behind bed stair carpet very dirty .bedroom carpet torn at door.overwellming smell of free breeze on furniture very toxic actually burning your nose.

    I am sorry your stay at our lovely cottage did not meet up to your expectations but your issues would have been resolved immediately if you had contacted us upon your arrival and inspection of the cottage. This is the first negative feedback we have had regarding the cottage and therefore we feel it requires an owner response. Unfortunately, a previous guest had smoked in the cottage, which is strictly against our rules, so we had to use an air freshener to take away the smell of the smoke. Hopefully, there will be no recurrence of this situation going forward. The carpet is not torn, but has slightly moved away from the edge trim between the bedroom and the stairs. This is being addressed now it has been brought to our attention. Additionally, the cottage is cleaned thoroughly by professional cleaners prior to the arrival of each guest and the feedback received on this occasion totally contradicts all the feedback from our previous guests, who have clearly commented on the high standard of cleanliness and comfort the cottage offers. We do take all feedback we receive very seriously and will address any issues mentioned. However, if guests do have issues that we are unaware of, the owner can be contacted and the they will be addressed immediately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Moira2.2Aug 2021

  • "Cottage well named cosy cottage, small but comfortable & kitted out all you need."

    Beautifully decorated bedroom. Bathroom spacious and decor very smart. Lounge small colourful & cosy. Acommodation very clean. Location very good, 2 or 3minute walk round the corner to shops and local pubs/restaurants & there is a supermarket 5mins walk up the road. You can't park outside the property but we found no problem parking round the corner up on the next street. We were fortunate to have lovely weather so enjoyed sitting in the Snooty Fox beer garden after a day of walking . Kirkby well situated to visit other places also.

    Reviewed by Robin4.1Aug 2021

  • "Amazing comfy and beautiful cottage!"

    Highly reccomended!

    Reviewed by Letizia5.0May 2021

  • "This is the second time we've visited Cosy cottage."

    Excellent location in the village, which are very friendly. Excellent location to visit other areas. Dog friendly

    Reviewed by Helen4.4May 2021

  • "The cottage had all we needed and as the name suggests it was ‘Cosy’ with a ..."

    The cottage had all we needed and as the name suggests it was ‘Cosy’ with a lovely bedroom and bathroom perfect for our needs

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2021

  • "Cosy Cottage was exactly that, warm and welcoming."

    It is in a perfect location, just around the corner from the main street, many walks we did were done straight from the door. Fantastic communication from the owner ready for our arrival. We will certainly be returning to this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in Kirkby Lonsdale."

    The cottage was well equipped and provided a great place to relax after some long walks. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Sep 2020

  • "The perfect cozy cottage in the perfect location ."

    The village had everything you could possibly need and more . The parking permit which came with the cottage was also excellent as it covered car parks throughout the Lake District .

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2020

  • "A wonderful gem amongst the Cumbrian fells and The Yorkshire Dales, touching distance of Lancashire."

    Cosy feeling with all facilities we needed in the cottage and within the village of Kirkby Lonsdale.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2020

  • "Met expectations."

    Could have done with a few more kitchen utensils / equipment for when cooking own meals but other than that it was great.

    Reviewed by Paige4.7Aug 2020

  • "Great location and great cottage."

    Owner very responsive and helpful

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful inside."

    Loads of added extras inside. The owner very good with sending me a welcome pack regarding all the facilities and parking. Parking permit is available and literally the shops are a few door down. Unfortunately I had to go home after day 2 I took poorly. Due to the current climate of Coronavirus and was told to isolate via my dr so my family stayed in the cottage. They had a fantastic time. The chocolate shop was delicious.

    Reviewed by Katrina4.7Mar 2020

  • "Great location right in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale & close to everything."

    Cosy Cottage certainly a suitable name - & great that the owner provided all the info you could possibly need in advance, rather than waiting to ‘investigate’ the folder in the cottage. Overall, greatfor us, great for the dog, great short break.

    Reviewed by John4.4Mar 2020

  • "The location of Cosy Cottage is excellent for all the wonderful eating places in Kirkby Lonsdale and the parking passes for both in Kirkby Lonsdale and the wider South Lakes was an added bonus."

    The cottage certainly lived up to its name and was very cosy. We ate out every night but there was every thing you needed to cook in the well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2019

  • "Cosy Cottage was perfect - so well situated in Kirkby Lonsdale with easy access to local facilities (pubs) and lovely walks."

    It was an ideal base camp for us to explore the Lakes and have somewhere nice to come home to. Connie the dog thought it was fantastic too. Thanks for having us.

    Reviewed by Aden5.0Oct 2019

  • "All in all , Cosy Cottage was a home from home and in fact , specifically the bedroom and bathroom would not have been out of place in a 5 star hotel."

    The facilities , information details , parking permits were excellent. A lot of thought has been put into this cottage. Additionally Kirkby Lonsdale is a superb village or small town. The eating places and coffee shops were lovely. A lovely selection of different and quality local shops. Great place to travel to the Lakes and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely weekend break in cosy cottage"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2019

  • "Cosy cottage is perfectly situated for Kirkby Lonsdale ( lots of good pubs and eateries in a lovely quaint village)."

    Within yards . Very comfortable king size bed. Well equipped kitchen. Beautiful bathroom. The downsides I found were the stairs. They were difficult for me as I have some mobility problems. (I am 73 years old!!) But the cottage would be perfect for a young couple!!. I appreciated the owners attention to detail. Thankyou Allan and Michelle.

    Reviewed by Norma4.1Jun 2019

  • "Beautifully decorated and comfortable."

    immaculate bathroom with all new fittings- tastefully decorated throughout -convenient for town and shops and lots of lovely walks and scenery we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cosy Cottage and hope to return soon thank you

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2019

  • "Absolutely gem of a cottage."

    Very dog friendly and ever so comfy. Have booked to stay again.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great location and just what we were looking for, small but with charm."

    There was everything there that we could have expected, even a spare dog lead! A really great place to base ourselves for a long weekend. Added little touches such as the Amazon Firestick were also appreciated, though as the weather was great for this time of year we didn't spend too much time watching telly. We both agreed that this is just the sort of place you'd buy if looking for a second home as a getaway retreat. The other thing that worked well for us (with the dog) was that the entrance wasn't straight on to the street. It was also nice to get a call from the owner just before we went to go through things with us, this set the scene very well for us too. All in all great, thanks

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Jan 2019

  • "Cosy Cottage ❤️ Is exactly just that."

    A beautiful cottage. Immaculately decorated and furnished. It felt just like home and not a rented cottage. Ideally located in the centre of Kirby Lonsdale with Booths supermarket less than 5 mins walk away. We needed a place to relax and this was just perfect Booking through Sykes was easy and communication with the owner brilliant

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Jan 2019

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

    Beautifully presented and very clean. The bed was comfortable and the bath & shower were great. The only suggestion would be to have more shelving in the bathroom or dresser in the bedroom for toiletries/makeup. Communication with the owner was quick and easy for key collection. We would definitely recommend to stay at this cottage!

    Reviewed by Monique5.0Dec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage that was spotless had everything we needed and more."

    Less than a minute walk to town with numerous shops/pubs and restaurants which were all dog friendly. Close enough to visit The Lakes.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, well appointed, in a very convenient location within the village of Kirkby Lonsdale."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2018

  • "Had a great week!"

    The cottage was just perfect! It suited us really well! Great location within the vilage, close enough to the shops (30 secs walk) however no noise at all from the area at night. The cottage was so well equipped better than expected! Will definitely returned.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Aug 2018

  • "We decided to go away for a few days after a recent bereavement."

    Cosy cottage was the perfect little house, everything was provided for (and more) with the little things in the bathroom. The owner of the cottage emailed me a few days before letting us know we could have the cottage from 12pm on the Saturday which was perfect!. We made use of the walks and the little town centre which was perfect as I didn’t want to gcome very far and didn’t use the car all week. I would highly recommend this cottage as it is in perfect distance of everything (even if you don’t want to go very far) :) Thankyou for the perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7Mar 2018

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  • Accommodation is over 2 floors
  • Ground Floor: with kitchen, foldaway dining table with 4 chairs and a sitting room with stove effect electric fire
  • The first floor with 1 king-size double bedroom and a bathroom with bath, shower over, wash basin and WC.
  • Electric central heating combi boiler with stove effect electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD Player, Digital radio, iPod dock
  • Free WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Small patio at the rear of the property
  • Shops, pubs, restaurants and market square 1-minute walk
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Note: Sorry no smoking or e-cigarettes
  • Note: Due to the steepness of the stairs, the property is not suitable for babies/toddlers
  • Note: There is no enclosed outdoor space at this property
  • Note: There is no washer/dryer at this property, however laundry services are available within the village
  • Note: Bookings to start on a Monday or Friday Note: A minimum short break stay of 3 nights allowed Please note: There is no commercial parking permit, its just residential so you can park on the street if there is a space

The property

Cosy Cottage is situated in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale, this delightful Grade II listed stone-built terrace cottage is one of the oldest properties in this lovely market town.

With character and charm throughout, the cottage is the ideal setting for a romantic break to explore this vibrant and interesting area, right on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Lune Valley and the beautiful Lake District.

Just minutes walk away, Ruskin's View (famously painted by Turner) and Devil’s Bridge are popular attractions in the town and there are many walks available for your enjoyment.

The sitting room is stylish and comfortable and is ideal for relaxing after a long walk on the nearby fells.

The adjoining kitchen is well equipped and provides a good space for serving up hearty meals.

The spacious master bedroom boasts a king-size bed and an adjoining first-class bathroom.

There are interesting and individual shops, cafes and restaurants in Kirkby Lonsdale which are just a minutes’ walk away.

Kirkby Lonsdale offers a great touring base for visits to nearby Skipton, Ingleton, Kendal and Windermere.

This cosy Kirkby Lonsdale cottage truly does make a delightful base for couples all year around.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Kendal 9 miles.

An attractive market town, Kirkby Lonsdale is situated in the heart of the Lune Valley, midway between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. The town was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and holds a 13th century Market Charter. Nowadays, Thursday is market day, a perfect opportunity for visitors to explore the variety of distinctive independent shops in the town, or the many 17th and 18th century buildings which still stand. The town was also a finalist for the High Street of the Year Award in 2016. This part of the Lune Valley was a favourite haunt of the artist Turner, and was made famous by Ruskin – his "view" of the valley is still spectacular. The medieval Devil’s Bridge spans the river, and the quiet country lanes are ideal for exploring by car, bike, or even horse. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, fishing and a variety of riverside and country walks, making the area an ideal location for a break, whatever time of year. When voting Kirkby Lonsdale as the ‘Best Place to Live in The North West’ in 2019, The Sunday Times commented it is “An unbeatable Lake District location, bags of community spirit and one of the cleanest high streets in the country".

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Note: Bookings to start on a Monday or Friday

Please note: There is no commercial parking permit, its just residential so you can park on the street if there is a space

This property offers the following short breaks:

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