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Lonsdale Cottage

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Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Spotlessly clean cottage."

    Beds very comfortable. Really enjoyed our stay. Will probably return. Flagstones outside cottage very slippy! We had to be careful. Don’t think you can do anything but maybe a warning to users would be helpful. When I got out of the car I slipped on the surface.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2024

  • "We have stayed in the property before and always return as it is just perfect for us in size, comfort, quality and location."

    The level of attention to detail exceeds others we have stayed at in KL. we have just booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lonsdale Cottage is a superb property."

    Set in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale, it is both central and quiet, with the added bonus of a parking space on the doorstep. The cottage is beautifully furnished and well-equipped, warm and extremely comfortable. There was detailed information provided about the property and things to do in the local area, which was very helpful. The Welcome pack was a nice touch and much appreciated. We had a wonderful week - thank you.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic property, as advertised."

    We have no complaints or niggles regarding our stay. The car parking space is a godsend as the village is rightly popular. We highly recommend 'The Spice' Indian restaurant, cash only but cracking food and great value. All in all a great break in a wonderful cottage, in a picturesque village.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful, welcoming cottage, extremely well equiped & centrally located in Kirkby Lonsdale so any shopping or dining was just a short stroll away."

    A lovely welcome pack awaited our arrival which we appreciated following a longer than expected journey north, Ann-Marie's pre-travel information was very helpful. We would highly recommend the cottage to anyone looking to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic couldn't fault anything 5 star all the way"

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent spacious cottage within this characterful village."

    Very comfortable. Off-street car parking space is a real bonus. This is our second visit and we hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great position to see Cumbria and Yorkshire dales."

    Property has just about everything you need. Although it could do with a vacuum cleaner and a larger fridge in the cottage especially if you are staying for 2 weeks. Otherwise everything else was spot on. Well done

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in the perfect location."

    Loads to see and do within striking distance of Kirkby Lonsdale. Some cracking places to eat and drink in and around the town too. The cottage is just what you need to relax after a long day out too.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were delighted to arrive at such a delightful house after a long journey via ferry and road from the Hebrides."

    Lonsdale Cottage is immaculately presented and super comfortable. Location is excellent, walking distance to all the village amenities and restaurants, and the owner Ann- Marie went over and above to make sure we were happy.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Love the cottage the only thing for me was the mattress was hard ,had to double up with extra duvet on top of mattress, But then some people like a firm mattress But beautiful cottage."

    Reviewed by Carole4.7May 2023

  • "We really loved Lonsdale Cottage as soon as we walked in the door."

    The weather was a little chilly outside but inside we were cosy and warm. The living room is great with the big picture window. The other rooms and fixtures and fittings are brilliant. We looked forward to our return after busy days out. The treats provided were gorgeous especially the chocolates hand made by a local shop. The walk down to the river and over the Devils Bridge is so beautiful it’s hard to drink it all in. Kirkby Lonsdale town is just so stunning. We just love it.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Very central and easy stroll to shops and restaurants. Décor beautiful and facilities fest class. Nice welcome pack on arrival and both directions and access instructions were spot on. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property, comfortable, clean and very welcoming."

    In a great location just minute’s walk from the shops, pubs and restaurants in one direction and the river in the other. Although close to shops the cottage is in a very quiet location. Would definitely return and recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a great stay."

    Cottage is well equipped and furnished and was spotless clean. Great location 1 minute walk from town centre.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property is absolutely gorgeous, well equipped and in a prime location in Kirkby Lonsdale."

    We had an amazing time, made extra special by the attention to detail Anne-Marie has put into the cottage. Do not hesitate to book Lonsdale cottage for your next break away, you will not regret it. I’m extremely fussy when it comes to rentals but could not fault a thing with this property and will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage with everything you could need provided."

    Ideal location for local amenities and for exploring the beautiful surrounding areas. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean and cosy"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Our second visit. Very well equipped, gorgeous decor, comfortable beds. Fantastic location. Everything about Lonsdale cottage is perfect. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Kamilla5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Lonsdale Cottage."

    It’s beautiful, we love it. It’s in a great location, really comfortable and so well equipped. Ann-Marie is quick to answer any questions and gave us a lovely welcome basket. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Dec 2022

  • "An excellent and characterful cottage centrally located within Kirkby Lonsdale."

    The private parking space was particularly appreciated. The owner has thought about everything, making our stay particularly enjoyable and problem free. No complaints whatsoever and we were sorry to leave. We shall definitely return.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2022

  • "A well equipped cottage in a good position for the surrounding areas of the lake District and Yorkshire."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a great property, furnished to a very high standard, very well located and owner leaving a lovely welcome pack and providing useful information for our visit."

    Already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a lovely week; the house was very comfortable and well appointed, also in a good location."

    Reviewed by K S5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, great location near the centre and with parking."

    Great communications with owner.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful unique cottage tucked away in a picturesque market town."

    Furnished for comfort and equipped with every conceivable item you may need, even a sewing kit. First impression as I walked through the door was how spotlessly clean and well presented the cottage was. I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage. It was a pleasure to return to after a day in the lakes and then just relax. Thanks for having us.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2022

  • "It was a beautiful cottage and so well prepared for our visit"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely holiday at the cottage it was very clean and comfortable also very well equipped."

    As it is situated in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale its convenient for both exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake district.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2022

  • "This cottage is simply amazing."

    So clean and comfortable with the owner having thought of everything required. The cottage is unique and quirky and features on many of the local maps. Every room has been designed with care and style. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage."

    One of the best equipped holiday homes we have stayed in. Communication with the owner is excellent. The atmosphere is calming and the cleanliness immaculate. Perfect spot for exploring.we felt very comfortable and we’re able to relax.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Home from home."

    This is a beautiful cottage with everything you could need and more. Spotlessly clean and in a perfect position right in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale. Having a parking spot is a big bonus.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent location."

    Excellent cottage in an amazing village. Lovely walks, pubs, shops and facilities.

    Reviewed by J5.0Feb 2022

  • "This property was very special indeed."

    The photos don’t do it justice! Since Covid we have had many UK holidays and this property was one of the nicest we have ever stayed in. It was clean, very comfy and super cosy! It had everything we could have wished for and made for a very relaxing weeks holiday. Just a hop, skip and a jump down a gorgeous little lane and you were in the high street or a minutes walk and you were next to the river Lune. Yet the property was so quiet and once inside you felt that you were in the middle of nowhere! Amazing stay, we will be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days away."

    A lovely, quirky cottage just a short walk from the was well equipped, everything you needed and more. Great communication from the owners prior to our break. Plenty of places to eat and drink. You have a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful property, very tasteful decor and spotlessly clean."

    We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lonsdale Cottage was perfect!"

    We loved every minute! The house is very clean, comfortable and has all the equipment you could need! Lovely welcoming lounge with wood burner which was enjoyed. Perfect location for the independent shops and pubs etc but also for nice walks. We will definitely be returning. Thank you

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2021

  • "An amazing property within a couple of minutes walk of the town centre."

    The cottage had everything we could possibly wish for . It was more like a home than holiday accommodation (a luxury home).

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Nov 2021

  • "The property is amazing, so beautifully decorated and furnished."

    All the information you need is in the cottage. The owner was so helpful, excellent communication. We all had a wonderful stay in the property and will be sure to return. I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Nov 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with every facility you could wish for."

    Very well stocked and with luxury fittings and tasteful decor. A lovely little goodies hamper awaited us with a bottle of Prosecco. The owner was extremely helpful giving us tips about things to do in the area. The property in in an ideal location just off the main street of Kirkby Lonsdale within a minute or two of some lovely restaurants as well as easy access to the surrounding area. The weather wasn’t very good while we were there so I think we will be going back at some point to do some more serious walking and will be booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay, the cottage had everything we needed, is well apointed and is very cosy."

    It is located in the heart of the town, has easy access to local amenities and restaurants. On the Lake District, Yorkshire boarder there are so many places to visit and walk.

    Reviewed by Liza5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated and furnished in a great location."

    Easy access to a range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Great base for exploring the South Lakes and North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area"

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great cottage great area great amenities great holiday"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage has everything you need."

    Very central, very quiet and very comfortable. The owner is very friendly and helpful and has thought of everything. Even predicted a fine week

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size with en-suite bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and a woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Roberts Bluetooth speaker, DAB Digital radio
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture not enclosed
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Sorry, the property is not suitable for young children under 5
  • Please Note: This property has a minimum of 7 nights.

The property

This delightful, stone-built cottage is nestled in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale, a thriving market town situated midway between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

This cottage is a very unique building with the dramatic roof line leading to it being known locally as the Witches Hat - it features on the illustration of local buildings to be found at the famous Devils Bridge and next to the Tourist Information Centre.

Well-suited for two couples or a family, this welcoming abode provides a lovely base for an action-packed getaway.

As you approach the property, you will find a designated off-road parking space available just outside the cottage, so you can unload your bags with ease.

Discover the sitting room, where you can cosy up on the large corner sofa and enjoy a film from the Smart TV, with a woodburning stove to provide a gentle warmth.

Gather in the spacious dining area and take a seat at the table to talk about your day and enjoy a drink whilst the chef of the group gets acquainted in the kitchen, fitted with a whole host of appliances, including an electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, and fridge.

The useful utility room includes a washing machine, tumble dryer and freestanding under the counter freezer, it also provides a space to store walking boots and outdoor gear and also includes two drying racks for those days when you have been caught out in the rain.

Take the evening outside to the patio, offering some outdoor furniture where you can savour the last of the summer sun on a warm evening.

Climbing the stairs, you will reach the bedrooms, including the master with a super king-size bed and contemporary en-suite bathroom, where you can recover with a soothing soak, and you will find another king-size bedroom served by a sleek shower room.

When you’re ready to venture out, pop on your walking boots and stroll through the town of Kirkby Lonsdale, where you will find a good wealth of independent shops, excellent pubs, cafés and restaurants for when you want a night off the kitchen.

Be sure to visit the magnificent three-arched bridge, the 14th century Devils Bridge, also worth visiting is the captivating Ruskin’s View which can be accessed via the 86 Radical Steps, where you can take in the lovely views of Lune Valley and Underley Hall.

Stroll along the beautiful Ingleton Waterfalls Trails, giving you chance to soak up the natural splendour of the area, while the White Scar Cave is sure to impress with subterranean passages, caverns and waterfalls, with an eco-friendly visitor centre.

Alternatively, head into the Lake District where you can enjoy a leisurely cruise across Lake Windermere before settling down for afternoon tea in one of the many tea rooms in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Lonsdale Cottage is a wonderful retreat, fit for a memorable getaway, whatever time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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