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Macaw Cottages, No. 4

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1059546)


Lakelovers rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Review(s)

  • Mel

    “Had a lovely stay at Macaw cottages, the property was very well maintained and spotlessly clean throughout with all the facilities you would need.”

    Being close to several pubs, eateries and shops but in a quiet street was a bonus. The location was also ideal for access to the Yorkshire dales, the lakes and Durham. All of this plus gorgeous weather made for a really great holiday.

    Being close to several pubs, eateries and shops but in a quiet street was a bonus. The location was also ideal for access to the Yorkshire dales, the lakes and Durham. All of this plus gorgeous weather made for a really great holiday.

    - Mel, May 2024


  • Reverse-level-accommodation
  • One ground-floor super king-size bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with Juliette balcony
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Wi-Fi
  • Road side parking available
  • Travel cot on request only
  • Enclosed front patio with bistro table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles.

The property

Set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, within the historical market town of Kirkby Stephen, you will find Macaw Cottages, No 4. A quaint cottage resting at the mid-point of the Coast-to-Coast route, just a pleasant drive away from the Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North Pennines, this homely dwelling offers up the perfect base from which avid walkers can enjoy the very best of the English countryside. As you step inside this humble abode, be greeted by a restful super king size bedroom and a contemporary bathroom, hosting both a spacious tub and separate walk-in shower, allowing you to choose how to best prepare for the days ahead. Take the staircase up to the first floor and discover a wonderful open-plan living space, home to an inviting seating area with Smart TV, an intimate dining space and a gorgeous oak kitchen boasting a plethora of appliances and utensils - sure to inspire some good home cooking throughout your stay. Head outside to the enclosed front patio and enjoy your morning cup of tea at the pretty bistro table, before setting about your day. Surrounded by luscious green landscapes and breath-taking cycle routes right from your doorstep, there are lots of exciting activities for all to enjoy! With so much beauty right on your doorstep, Macaw Cottages, No.4 is an exquisite choice for your next adventure in the Cumbrian Countryside.

Macaw Cottages

These inviting, stone-built cottages rest in the heart of the ever-popular town of Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. Together providing welcoming accommodation for four people, they are a perfect choice for couples looking to explore both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Set in a reverse level layout, the upstairs of these cottages are entirely comprised of an open-plan living area, hosting all the amenities needed for a week-long stay; find each kitchen equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher, while the sitting area features a Smart TV and plush seating. The ground-floor plays host to the bedrooms and bathrooms, offering a superb level of quality. Outside guests have the benefit of an enclosed patio area where they can sit out with a favourite drink and watch the town pass by. The town itself boasts a vibrant selection of amenities to enjoy, popping in and out of independent stores in search for a bargain before enjoy a sweet treat at a local café, as well as an abundance of footpaths catering for all levels of walkers, whether it be a gentle meander along the River Eden or in a Nature Reserve to climbing over the Nine Standards on the Coast-to-Coast footpath or using your navigation skills on open access fells. The town has also won a number of prizes for its blooms and was voted Calor Northern Village of the Year, making this an idyllic backdrop for any self-catering stay. Prepare to be amazed as you spot colourful Macaw’s flying around the area, having bred at the nearby Eden Place, a real paradise for avid bird watchers. Other local attractions include the John Walker Monument and the Stainmore Railway company, where you can delight in scenic train rides through the countryside, or the enchanting remains of Lammerside Castle and the cascading waters of Currack and East Gill Force. Less than two miles away is the local station to the Settle-Carlisle railway, making Macaw Cottages the ultimate bases to explore the Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland National Park and the Lake District National Park.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas