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Oscar House

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 949590)

5.0

Lakelovers rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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79 Customer Review(s)

  • Julie

    “We had a great Christmas at Oscar House.”

    It is a wonderful holiday house, comfortable, cosy and very well equipped - we had no issues cooking a 3 course Christmas dinner with turkey and all the trimmings! The house had been nicely decorated for Christmas and some lovely goodies has been provided. The location is also great, seconds away from rhe center of Kirby Stephen but on a quite road with views of fields from the lounge. Would highly recommend :)

    It is a wonderful holiday house, comfortable, cosy and very well equipped - we had no issues cooking a 3 course Christmas dinner with turkey and all the trimmings! The house had been nicely decorated for Christmas and some lovely goodies has been provided. The location is also great, seconds away from rhe center of Kirby Stephen but on a quite road with views of fields from the lounge. Would highly recommend :)

    - Julie, December 2023

Summary

  • Two ground floor bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Ground floor bathroom with corner bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room with Juliet balcony.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs (1 Smart) with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed front lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pubs and Tourist Information Centre 2 mins walk
  • Note: There's a Juliet balcony off the sitting room, children should be supervised
  • Note: No children under 5 due to banister and stairs being open to kitchen.

The property

This immaculately-presented detached cottage is set just off the main thoroughfare in the Cumbrian town of Kirby Stephen. Built in an upside down style, the cottage offers lovely open views of the countryside from its triple aspect windows and Juliet balcony on the first floor sitting room, and is an ideal base for friends and family to relax and explore the stunning surrounding area. The two beautifully-furnished bedrooms are on the ground floor alongside the family bathroom with corner bath and large shower. Upstairs is a large, well-equipped kitchen with a dining table, from where there are double doors to the light-filled sitting room with long range views to the Howgills. After a busy day’s activities, enjoy an alfresco meal in your patio garden or relax in the comfort of this spacious cottage. Kirkby Stephen has a range of pubs, cafes, antique shops, independent shops, a delicious bakery, Tourist Information Centre and a laundrette. Close by is the auction house and you can observe the activity from the sitting room and watch the auctions in progress. Situated close to the Eden Valley, this area is a haven for walkers and cyclists with the famous Coast-to-Coast walk passing through the town. Also in the area are a number of activities, such as horse riding, hang gliding, climbing and mountain biking. Take a day trip on the picturesque Settle-Carlisle railway which stops in the town and enjoy the magnificent scenery that is all around. With both the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks close by, this is a wonderful base to explore all that this scenic area has to offer all year round.

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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 and the stunning Yorkshire Dales at your fingertips.

Note: No children under 5 due to banister and stairs being open to kitchen

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas