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Clover Cottage

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Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "A great place to stay for our family."

    The comments book was really useful especially when looking for places to eat. The only thing we would say was that it mentioned that we had to let you know if we wanted to use the travel cot. My mum rang twice but no one got back to her to let her know that you had got the message so we had to borrow one to take with us in case there wasn't one there however we found one upstairs when we get there. Thanks

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jul 2024

  • "Lovely, homely cottage."

    Lots of space, warm and comfortable and nicely styled. Great kitchen and bathrooms. Lots of games provided. My son loved the loft room, looking out at night especially. Nice little garden to sit out when the weather is good. In a beautiful area and very peaceful, lovely walks close by and places to visit short drives away. The pub at Nateby is lovely and food gorgeous. People in Outhgill friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the house and area. Thank you for your useful feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Mar 2024

  • "Loved our stay at Clover Cottage."

    Quirky layout but worked great for a family of 6 and a family of 3. Already getting dates together for a stay next year. Everything you needed was available at the cottage and in a great location to get to the dales and the lakes for day trips. Great pub down the road. Would 100% recommend Clove Cottage

    Great, we're glad you loved Clover Cottage and hope to welcome you back in 2024! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joshua5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely Fantastic property."

    Everywhere was spotless. Facilities were great. Everyone commented on how great the showers were!! Nice quite location. Would not hesitate in staying here again.

    We’d love to welcome you back again Daniel, Outhgill is a beautifully quiet spot. The showers were upgraded in the last year, I’m glad you appreciated them. We’ll be sure to pass your compliments on to our hardworking cleaner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Clover Cottage, it is very well equipped, spacious, comfortable and warm."

    We couldn’t get mobile phone signal (perfect) but the included internet was fast and stable if you want to remain connected. A real home from home experience with some lovely walks right from the front door, the cuckoos and woodpeckers in the garden were a real treat. We would happily book again, thank you.

    Thank you Zachary for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your stay, please do book again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zachary5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property and location."

    Thank you, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Mallerstang! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Isn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely beautifully appointed cottage."

    There were 5 adults and 3 children on our stay and plenty of room for us all. Kitchen and bathrooms were all new. There is a small garden with table and chairs for the warmer months. Everything in the property was to a high standard and very comfortable.and was lovely and warm. There are some lovely walks around and only a short drive to Kirkby Stephen itself. All in all a fantastic weekend in a beautiful part of the world.

    Thank you Anglea for the wonderful feedback! We're glad you appreciated the new kitchen and bathrooms. You're right, Mallerstang is a beautiful spot, we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage, nice and cosy with the fire on."

    The beds were very comfy and everything was clean and well cared for.

    Thank you very much for the lovely feedback Philippa, we're glad you enjoyed your stay :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Feb 2023

  • "We stayed for 2 nights over the New year."

    Two families of 4. We all had a fantastic time, the cottage was beautiful with everything we needed. Even cooked a large Sunday roast with ease. Location was beautiful, walked to Pendragon Castle which was great. Would definitely recommend and will definitely return.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to feedback Clare. We're very pleased you appreciated the brand new kitchen and bathrooms - it sounds like the kitchen served you well over New Year! We hope to welcome you back soon to Clover Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Dec 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely, it's spacious and has everything you need to feel at home."

    There fact it is split over 3 floors made it better for a group of 8 with 4 kids as the kids had plenty of space. The location was excellent nice walks and beautiful scenery. We visited the Forbidden corner and Ehite Scar caves which the kids loved. Kendal and lake windermere were also lovely places for a day out. A beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings!

    Thank you for your feedback Deborah! We agree, the space in the cottage is great for a big group. It sounds like you had a great time exploring the local area, we'd love to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning setting, our family of 7 had a great 5 night break."

    First time to this part of the country but certainly not the last.

    Thank you Joseph, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay, we agree, lots to see and do in the area! Mallerstang is a bit of a hidden gem in our opinion :) Please come back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property in a lovely location."

    Good points 1 excellent sized lounge with comfy sofas 2 good comfortable beds 3 lovely access to the garden 4 lovely village with nice walks from the village itself 5 the large lounge did make it feel like a good family environment Bad points 1 kitchen was tired 2 washing machine and dishwasher weren’t clear on how to use and seemed to take ages 3 upstairs bathroom didn’t have a shower 4 fridge was very small for 8 people 5 don’t expect to get things posted back to you, left a big item (Oodie) in the bedroom, told them exactly where it would be and they said they couldn’t find it, either they didn’t clean thoroughly after us so missed it or they threw it away despite us trying to contact Sykes the same weekend, they say you have 30 days. Wouldn’t have minded paying the charge as it was worth far more than the £15.

    Thank you for your feedback Louise, I'm glad you thought the property was lovely and we agree, the location is great! The lounge is perfect for big groups. Thank you for the feedback regarding the improvements you felt could be made, we are continuing to improve the property and value your input. I'm so sorry your lost property could not be located. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely property set in the most beautiful countryside."

    Lots of walks for dogs and village and pubs not too far in the car.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback Fiona, please come back and stay again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fab could have done with the grass being cut in the garden but it was a beautiful cottage and we had a really lovely stay thank you so so much!"

    Thank you very much for your great review Joanne , we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage well equipped clean and comfortable."

    Fantastic place to stay. Would highly recommend this place.

    Thank you Shari, I’m very glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back to Clover Cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shari5.0Mar 2022

  • "First class accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    Even the weather was kind to us - it only rained once and that was at night. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it without hesitation. We had two young dogs with us who made full use of the small private rear garden. We are not walkers but found plenty of places within driving distance to visit. Good pubs with good fresh, home cooked food

    Thank you Honor for taking the time to give us some lovely feedback! We're pleased you appreciate the recent improvements we have made to the cottage. The garden is very dog friendly and you're right, the local pubs are great. We hope to welcome you back to the cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Honor5.0Mar 2022

  • "Loved the accommodation but Internet and phone signal were poor"

    Thank you Karen, we are pleased you loved the accommodation! Due to the rural nature of the property the phone signal is very poor. The community is in the process of installing high speed internet so hopefully that will be improved this year. We hope to welcome you back to Clover Cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a stunning location but the beds were so uncomfortable, could feel the springs in the mattresses and we all ended up having bad backs and couldn't sleep!"

    No WiFi, wasn't that clean either, crisps under the sofa, dirty skirting boards!

    Thank you Jackie, we agree the location is stunning! We replaced all the mattresses in the property in December guaranteeing a good night's sleep for all guests in the New Year. The property has recently been redecorated throughout and has had a deep clean after a very busy season. Hopefully we can welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie3.1Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was a little more remote than we'd expected but the scenery was spectacular."

    Well equipped, lovely welcome pack & spacious. Wifi was intermittent.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. The community is in the process of putting in superfast broadband so soon the WiFi issue will be improved. We hope to welcome you back to Clover Cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shani5.0Sep 2021

  • "I requested a baby gate for the stairs."

    Only one was fitted which was useless as it was unsafe and none on the second flight of stairs . This isn’t a child friendly place to stay and wouldn’t recommend to families with small children. There isn’t a phone signal and the WiFi is rubbish.

    I'm sorry that you had problems with the WIFI and phone signal. This is due to the remote location of the property. The community is currently installing superfast broadband so soon the WiFi issue will be resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan2.5Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was very dirty especially the first floor which was carpeted and stained with a lot of cob webs."

    Most of the mattresses were in their worst condition, they had mattress covers on top but still the springs were still hurting. The day we arrived to the night before we left there was no internet inspire of numerous calls to the number provided and spoken with, on top of this there was no mobile connection either. There was no TV for 3 days out of our 5 days stay. The utensils were highly smelly we had to wash everything all over again as soon as we arrived after a long drive. The location of the cottage is beautiful but everything else was disappointing. I wasn't expecting any luxury, I was only expecting a clean cottage with basic amenities. Thanks.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have recently purchased new mattresses for the whole property. Due to the remote nature of the property I'm afraid phone signal can be limited, we have recently added this to the listing to help future guests. The community is in the process of installing superfast broadband which should minimise any further problems with the Wifi. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anshu1.6Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and very well equipped, and the setting was stunning, however we were very disappointed with the cleanliness of the cottage."

    There were cobwebs in every room, especially bad in the kitchen and around the skylights. The blinds in the living room to the double doors were moldy on the back and the beams which can be seen when coming out of the top bedroom were thick with dust. It didn't ruin our holiday but thought it needed to be addressed to avoid potential complaints from other guests. Also as the check in time was moved to 5pm, to enable a deep clean we feel that this hadn't be done.

    Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed the location of the cottage and felt it was well equipped. We have highlighted the issues you raised with our cleaning company. We hope to welcome you back to Clover Cottage again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melissa3.4Aug 2021

  • "Service from Sykes was not very good but the cottage was fine."

    We found the space to be clean, cozy and had everything we needed. The beds were not the most comfortable but ok. The cottage is in an amazing location and if you like walking, cycling for any outdoor pursuit this is a great location.

    Thank you for your review, we agree that the location of the cottage is great for outdoor pursuits! We hope to welcome you back to Clover Cottage again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.4Jul 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second-floor double, 1 x first-floor double, 1 x first-floor twin, 1 x ground-floor bunk room
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove and Juliet balcony
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available and highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn to the rear
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.7 miles and pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: Guests are to park to the rear of the property in the triangle and use the back gate

The property

Kirkby Stephen 5 miles.

Clover Cottage is a charming stone-built cottage located in the village of Outhgill, not too far from Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria and its abundance of natural attractions.

Set over three floors, this retreat is perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

The ground floor features a beautiful farmhouse kitchen, designed to an exceptional standard, with a dining table that seats up to eight people, and plenty of space to rest with a warm cup of tea in the early hours.

Boasting a contemporary feel, with patio doors opening out to the enclosed garden, you can spend much of your downtime simply relaxing here.

A bunk room is ideal for housing the children and a shower room completes the ground floor.

Wander upstairs to the lounge; a signature piece of the cottage, comprising a split layout that is almost a mirror image on both sides, with two sets of sofas for you to choose from.

A-frame beams, Velux windows and a woodburning stove promise to add a sense of charm to those cosy nights.

That's not all, with the addition of a Juliet balcony, you can stroll outside at your own leisure and take in the delightful garden views.

Two bedrooms are located on the next floor, joined by a family bathroom, which comes presented with a shower over bath.

The final double bedroom is accessed via another staircase, tucked away beneath a series of beams with calming views of the hills that invite natural lighting inside.

Situated between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, the traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen hosts a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs where you can revel in the delights of local produce and tasty meals.

Outdoor fans will be in their element in this charming town as it has a whole host of activities set in its beautiful nature surroundings, grab your bike and cycle on the Walney to Wear cycle route which will take you from coast to coast or grab your rod and head to the River Eden or Bessy Beck Trout Fisher to catch something for your supper!

Unleash your inner historian and take a trip to the impressive Brough Castle, stemming from the 1200’s and later restored by Lady Anne Clifford in the 17th century, where you can also visit St Michael’s Parish Church near to the castle to learn more about the region or indulge in an ice cream from the Brough Castle Ice Cream Parlour.

Grab your walking boots and head to the idyllic Jubilee Park which is home to an award-winning summer house and a host of rare trees and plants, your inner horticulturalist will be impressed.

Meet the local’s and purchase souvenirs at the Kirkby Stephen Market every Monday where you’ll be sure to find some hidden treasures.

Venture further afield to explore the wonderful Howgill Fells or the majestic Pendragon Castle and Brough Castle.

Clover Cottage is a tranquil and scenic base which can be enjoyed with family throughout the year.

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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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