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Macaw Cottages, No. 4A

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1059544)

5.0

Lakelovers rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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51 Customer Review(s)

  • Christina

    “This has been a wonderful stay at an absolutely outstanding property.”

    It is comfortable, with a bed you can ignore each other in. Comfortable seating, which is never big enough for us as we are total couch spreaders, but still the large footstool helps. The bathroom is great, I am disabled so the choice of giant barh or large shower was great. Total control heating which wasn't needed as the place is extremely warm. I don't cook, wash, iron on holiday but apart from.no washing machine it is all there for you. Apart from softer lights at the bed, we could not have ...

    It is comfortable, with a bed you can ignore each other in. Comfortable seating, which is never big enough for us as we are total couch spreaders, but still the large footstool helps. The bathroom is great, I am disabled so the choice of giant barh or large shower was great. Total control heating which wasn't needed as the place is extremely warm. I don't cook, wash, iron on holiday but apart from.no washing machine it is all there for you. Apart from softer lights at the bed, we could not have been more at home. There is a local Fish and chip place, Pizza and pub choices who seem to favor pies. The choice is very good depending on your eating preferences, which wasn't ours, but we ate at anyway as everything is a short walking distance. We would return to this lovely place again. I am quite challenged and managed the stairs and everything was very easy for me. Well done to the owners.

    - Christina, May 2024

Summary

  • Reverse-level-accommodation
  • One ground-floor super king-size Bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining 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
  • Roadside parking available
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles.

The property

This traditional, stone-built cottage lies in the heart of the ever-popular town of Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. Set in a reverse level layout, this delightful cottage is an ideal retreat for couples looking to explore both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Step inside and head to the first floor, which is entirely comprised of an open-plan living space. The kitchen comes well-equipped with all the necessities of a self-catered cottage, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and a dishwasher, so you won’t have to lift a finger when it comes to washing up! Prepare your finest dishes and take a seat at the dining table, with a toast to a romantic Cumbrian getaway. Spend your evenings snuggled into the sofa in front of the Smart TV, taking advantage of all the on-demand entertainment. As you tire, head downstairs to the bedroom, where you can wrap yourself under the covers of a super king-size bed and dream about the adventures yet to come. A refreshing bathroom completes the interior of Macaw Cottages, No. 4A, start off the morning with a brisk shower before returning here in the evening for a soothing bath. The enclosed patio offers a lovely spot to enjoy your morning cup of tea whilst planning for the day ahead. With plenty of outdoor opportunity from the doorstep, Macaw Cottages, No. 4 is an excellent couples retreat.

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

KIRKBY STEPHEN

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