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Fleshbeck Cottage

(Ref. 916)

Mansergh near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Fleshbeck Cottage was a most beautiful cottage and was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed to have a wonderful time."

    It was close to Kirkby Lonsdale where there were many shops and tearooms which we enjoyed. It was also close to both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. We would highly recommend this cottage and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Fleshbeck Cottage."

    This beautiful place is very well equipped and looked after, in a picturesque, quiet neighbourhood, a fantastic base for trips in and around the Lake District. Professional and friendly owners complete the picture of a perfect location.

    Reviewed by Magda5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very tranquil cottage to stay at, ideal for winding down."

    Ideal base location with acess to the Lakes within the hour. Very quiet, and no hastle, will be back...

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage and the location."

    Exceptionally clean. Very comfortable. All the facilities needed. A wonderful place for my husband's birthday. The children really enjoyed it. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Afsheen5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful property set in a beautiful location."

    The ideal place to completely unwind and de-stress.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thanks so much Angie and Mal - we totally loved the cottage, slept so well, did lots of jigsaws, lots of walking."

    As a child I spent many a family day out at Devil's Bridge, so was lovely to be able to share with my daughter and husband. The kitchen is fabulously equipped (as a family we enjoy cooking a lot, and so cooking our favourite meals is a holiday treat).

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in this charming cottage which was clean, comfortable & cool in the recent heatwave thanks to the thick stone walls!"

    We loved the peaceful location & enjoyed relaxing in the pretty garden. The area is beautiful with many places to visit within a short drive.

    Reviewed by Katharine4.7Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and is in the middle of beautiful countryside."

    All arrival and departure arrangements were smooth. Both Sykes and the owners were easy to contact.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nice and quiet, comfortable and clean, very relaxing place to stay (driving on some of the tiny roads aside) would be very happy to stay again."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2022

  • "Had a lovely time."

    So peaceful. Really love the cottage and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great rural location with easy access to Kirkby Lonsdale, the Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes."

    We will definitely be back in 2022 (that's the best recommendation)

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very clean and well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by Danielle4.1Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely time and the weather played ball and was glorious!"

    The cottage is clean , well equipped and the beds are comfortable. It was a puzzle trying to find the recycling bins , as we didn’t realise we had to share . The window in the bathroom could do with having a blind or curtain. However, it is a very nice cottage and we enjoyed touring the surrounding areas .

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is listed as semi detached however no mention of other cottages and shared parking area etc."

    Although the other residents were not a bother except for a small parking issue which we resolved. The outside area needs some care, the paved area is in need of some repair as it makes the table unsteady, one of the chairs provided need replaced/repaired - one had a broken arm. The grassed area is lovely. The cottage was extremely comfortable and clean, well equipped too. Overall a good choice for a visit to the area. The owner came to see we had settled in ok how to get hold of them if any issues etc. but did not bother us throughout our stay. We would recommend Fleshbeck to anyone looking for a place to stay.

    Reviewed by Irene4.1Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a rural spot but with good access to the lakes and the dales."

    Clean and comfortable and thoughtfully decorated. Has a lovely front garden that we enjoyed using. Would happily return!

    Reviewed by Francesca4.1Jun 2021

  • "The only thing was the kitchen could do with an extractor fan"

    Reviewed by Carole4.7May 2021

  • "Complete satisfaction with Sykes as a holiday booking company."

    This is the second time we have stayed at Fleshbeck Cottage. The ? 17th century cottage which has been renovated is located in a lovely rural setting just outside of the town of Kirby Lonsdale. This town is a good base for a central visiting many of the key sites in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire (most being within 1 hours drive). The cottage is warm, cosy and comfortable and the owners close by/easily accessible to assist with any matters. Happy to provide a recommendation for this cottage and company

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7May 2021

  • "Quiet place which you can really relax in."

    very comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage in quiet countryside."

    Enclosed garden for my dog was a bonus and being south facing it was lovely to sit out on the patio in the sun. Comfy bed, warm central heating, good shower, well equipped kitchen with lovely crockery, large TV with free view, good WiFi....everything was perfect. I recommend the Inn in Barbon for a pint or The Milking Parlour in Kirkby Lonsdale for ice cream after a day’s hike! There’s also a large Booths in KL for shopping, market day is Thursday, and there are 2 good golf courses nearby. The drive through Barbondale and along Dentdale is spectacular and the climb up Barbon Low Fell gives great views. I’ve booked for next year already which says it all really!

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2021

  • "Highly recommended - would love to come back."

    Picture-perfect cottage and well appointed inside. The small garden and patio area was ideal for breakfast coffees or star-gazing with a glass of wine. Located on a very quiet lane, 10' drive along Lune valley from Kirkby Lonsdale. Perfectly suited for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and for quick access to the Lakes. Recommend not to miss the Thursday morning market in KL.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Apr 2021

  • "A newly renovated, warm and cosy cottage set in a lovely location."

    We were a bit apprehensive as we have never stayed in a dog-friendly cottage before, but the cottage was extremely clean and looked after. The kitchen was well equipped with every thing you could possibly need. No dishwasher but no problem, the lovely crockery would not have been able to go in there anyway! We met the owners briefly and and they were lovely and friendly. Couldn't fault our stay.

    Reviewed by Patsy5.0Oct 2020

  • "The photo on the website didn't do justice to the property inside."

    The cottage was extremely well appointed, probably one of the best we've stayed in, and was clean. The bathroom was very small but it, too, was clean and had everything we needed. Its location was beautifully quiet but handy for lots of different locations and activities. We would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and the area is very unspoilt and quiet."

    The cottage was very clean and well equipped. The fireplace was stunning and it was great being able to get extra logs from next door. Polite suggestions the garden furniture needs replacing and the dvd didn’t seem to work but overall a lovely holiday thank you

    Reviewed by Kate4.1Sep 2020

  • "A very comfortable cosy cottage with everything we needed perhaps a dishwasher would have made it perfect."

    The efficient central heating was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful, quaint and cosy cottage."

    So peaceful. Beautiful outlook over nearby farmland. Walks right on the doorstep. Spooky scratching from the loft!! If there was any criticism it'd have to be the hob that was so fierce even when turned to No 1 on the dial. Food burned very quickly! Just thought I'd mention it. I'd definitely return though.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Aug 2020

  • "The picture of the cottage is misleading as it implies a detached cottage and therefore we were very disappointed on arrival to find that not only was it actually in a small group of cottages, it was semi-detached and we had neighbours with dogs that barked a lot."

    It was only on reading the finer detail at the very bottom of the advertisement after we arrived, that we found the note that it was semi-detached. Regrettably also, some of the cooking utensils were not clean (fat on the inside of a frying pan and some plates not clean) which in light of the current concerns about Covid-19, did not make us feel very relaxed. I did mention this to the owners as I think it is important for them to be aware and assume they thought the previous occupants had done everything. - not quite the idyllic peace and quiet we had hoped for.

    Many thanks for your feedback. Our website clearly states that this is a superb stone-built semi-detached cottage at the top of the property description and I am sorry if you missed this. The owner has informed us that you did mention that you had found the frying pan dirty and she apologised to you for this and said she must have missed it, because she cleans the property herself. The owner takes a real pride in keeping the property clean and if any guest has any problems at all she is on hand to assist as soon as possible and always scores highly for cleanliness. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.2Jul 2020

  • "Just had a great holiday will definitely go back"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a wonderful long weekend with Fleshbeck as our base & our only grumble was that we didn't book a full week."

    The property was as-listed & we were very cosy there. I'd happily recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2020

  • "Due to boiler/heating breaking down I couldn't stay in the cottage I had booked (Low Green Cottage)."

    Quick acting from both owner + Sykes set me up in Fleshbeck Cottage nearby which was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by E.m.4.1Nov 2019

  • "I have been staying in this cottage for years now and it's all been completely redecorated since last year and also new central heating works brilliantly!"

    !! The sofas could do with being replaced but they're perfectly adequate.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Oct 2019

  • "Wonderful place."

    So relaxing

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Dec 2018

  • "This is cracking cottage."

    Very peaceful in the country but yet only short drive to Kirby Lonsdale. Cottage had everthing we needed. Open fire in the living room made the nights cosy. Would come again....

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2018

  • "Property was looking a tad tired and in need of decoration."

    We were not aware that the dining room window looked directly into the cottage behind ours. Very off putting when eating meals. The kitchen was also overlooked but had a net curtain at the window. The kitchen and bathroom were spotless, but other rooms could do with being given the same level of dusting. The garden was sadly quite neglected, and several shrubs and plants were in need off a good chop and tidy. There was no welcome pack, and this was the first cottage we have stayed in were there was no hairdryer. That said, the cottage is in a lovely place and we did have a relaxing holiday. It was also very kind and much appreciated that they let us bring a second dog.

    Reviewed by Gillian3.4Jul 2018

  • "Fleshbeck Cottage was everything we hoped it would be."

    There was nothing that wasn’t included that we would have expected. Excellent facilities and WiFi was great. The local area was beautiful with great things to see. Had an excellent meal in The Snooty Fox well worth a visit. Lovely local shops too. Definitely somewhere is would return to. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was in a lovely spot, very peaceful."

    It was very clean & had just about everything you would need & being able to take the dog was a bonus, lovely little enclosed garden. However 3 things we felt let it down, there is no heat in the bathroom or bedrooms( there are plug in heaters in bedrooms so not such a problem),but it would have been nice to have somewhere to dry towels. On our first night we were cold, as the storage heater on landing didn't seem to come on till early morning. In the lounge there is a plug in heater, but without lighting the fire that is totally inadequate in the winter. The storage heater in dining room hardly felt warm. There is also just a plug in heater in kitchen. Thirdly it would have been nice to have proper sized bath towels. We did enjoy our stay & the cottage is obviously loved & well cared for, but I think you would struggle to be warm enough had the weather been snowing & frosty.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was great for a romantic weekend in the sticks."

    Nearby Kirkby Lonsdale was a nice little town.

    Reviewed by Michel5.0Mar 2018

  • "I think this is the fifth time we have booked this cottage and it is always a great pleasure to stay here."

    The enclosed garden is perfect for our dog and the public footpath across the road provides a super walk, with fabulous views.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Feb 2018

  • "Great location for getting away from it all and close enough to Kirby Lonsdale to easily get extra provisions if needed."

    Beautiful scenery and very quiet. In the cottage itself managed a couple of roaring fires, comfortable sofas and beds and no Wi-Fi issues with four I-pads on the go. Great short-stay and good value.

    Reviewed by David4.4Feb 2018

  • "Third time at this cottage."

    Enclosed garden perfect for the dog, very quiet location. Well equipped, bucket of coal and logs to light the range - very cosy. Near to Kirkby Lonsdale which is particularly lovely at Christmas.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2017

  • "The cottage is perfect for us because it is near Kirkby Lonsdale, which is lovely anyway, and we have family there."

    The cottage has an enclosed garden which is really good for my dog. It is also a really quiet location, with nice walks.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2017

  • "Advertised as having WiFi but extremely poor throughout the entire house- may be worth mentioning."

    Reviewed by Sara-jane3.8Aug 2017

  • "The location was stunning, the garden was better than I expected as it was enclosed, making it safe for my (small) dog."

    The locals walks were fabulous, with amazing views. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2017

  • "Could do with a few jobs doing around the accommodation, window catch in bedroom missing so could nt leave window open incase a gust of wind or something smashed the window as not secure."

    Electric switch tripped 3 times during stay when switched kitchen light off causing lights to go out having to switch main trip switch to get lights working again. No welcome pack to tell u about recycling etc. Lovely clean spacious property .thouroghly enjoyed our stay . would go back if in the area again .

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Sep 2016

  • "This was a well appointed cottage and my granddaughters loved it and want to return."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Well equipped fitted kitchen and separate dining room
  • Lovely sitting room with mullion windows, beams and old range fireplace.
  • New Renovated - Gas central heating throughout with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Pretty front garden with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Farm shop 1 mile, other amenities in Kirkby Lonsdale, 3 miles
  • Please note - towels are not provided

The property

Kirkby Lonsdale 3 miles.

A wonderful rural retreat!

This superb stone-built semi-detached cottage is situated in Mansergh, an area of lovely wooded hills and valleys about 3 miles up the River Lune from Kirkby Lonsdale.

One half of an old farmhouse, dating back to 1717, Fleshbeck Cottage is truly delightful - full of character and charm.

It boasts many original features including mullion windows, exposed beams, and a working cast iron range in the sitting room.

Visitors will enjoy the pretty cottage garden complete with lawn, flowerbeds, cast iron garden furniture and a BBQ.

Adjacent to a wooded valley, this unique and rather romantic property is an ideal location for a relaxing break.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 917 and 9985, and a short distance from Ref. 10255, together they sleep 22.

Lune Valley Holiday Cottages

Kirkby Lonsdale 3 miles. Close to the lovely market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, ideally placed for visiting the Yorkshire Dales, the Lakes or the Trough of Bowland, Lune Valley Holiday Cottages offer a superb collection of self-catering properties. Located in an area of wooded hills in the picturesque Lune Valley, these four Kirkby Lonsdale cottages have been fully renovated to provide first class holiday accommodation in a beautiful setting close to the River Lune. The Old Stables, Fleshbeck Cottage and Beckside Cottage are next to a babbling brook which flows into the River Lune and together they offer accommodation for 16 people whilst The Granary is on the nearby family farm, adjacent to the farmhouse. Full of character and charm, these four Kirkby Lonsdale cottages are individually styled and boast many original features including mullion windows, exposed beams and original stone flooring. Visitors to The Old Stables, Fleshbeck Cottage and Beckside Cottage will enjoy the gardens complete with lawn, flowerbeds and a lovely babbling brook winding its way past the cottages. Guests can enjoy the stunning surroundings of this area and the many delights of Kirkby Lonsdale, including the beautiful walks along the river made famous by the artist Turner and the writer John Ruskin. Kirkby Lonsdale is only a few miles from the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making these Kirkby Lonsdale cottages a fabulous base for touring this beautiful part of the country.

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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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Please note - towels are not provided

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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