Cornthwaite Cottage ref: UK1073

Kirkby Stephen, Kirkby Lonsdale and South East Cumbria

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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Centrally located in one of the Eden Valley’s most popular market towns and sandwiched between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this cosy semi-detached cottage is perfect for those seeking stunning scenery and great walking opportunities.
Located in the heart of Kirkby Stephen and just a few minutes’ walk from all of the town’s amenities, Cornthwaite Cottage offers comfortable and cosy accommodation, ideal for couples or a small family who like to have everything on their doorstep. This traditional, stone-built cottage has been thoughtfully renovated, successfully combining all the contemporary comforts one needs, whilst at the same time retaining much of its original character. Stepping into the welcoming lounge you are immediately drawn to the beautiful stone fireplace with multi-fuel stove, perfect for those colder evenings. To the rear of the property is a small but well-equipped kitchen, which leads out onto the private enclosed garden, with sheltered patio area equipped in summer for alfresco dining. A chiminea is available for barbecues, or heating on cooler evenings. Upstairs, there are two comfortable bedrooms and a contemporary shower room.
This charming cottage enjoys a central location within the Cumbrian market town of Kirkby Stephen. Here you will find a good selection of shops, pubs, cafés and eateries, as well as a couple of supermarkets and a weekly market held on Mondays. The town also has a heritage centre, tourist information office and train station which is on the famous Settle-Carlisle line.
Kirkby Stephen regularly wins ’best large village’ awards in both local and national competitions. It is also a ’Walkers are Welcome’ town, a title awarded to places which have something special to offer walkers. The town is on the Coast to Coast walk and the surrounding countryside, apart from offering spectacular views, provides walking opportunities for all abilities. The area is also great for cycling and for those bringing their own bicycles, there is secure storage at the property. Other activities available locally include golf and fishing.
The closest lake is Ullswater, 25 miles, which is regarded as the most romantic of the lakes. There is a regular boat service running up and down the lake with stops for those wishing to walk part way. In addition to the stunning landscapes of the Lakes and Dales, the North Pennines which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also within easy reach.
With so much to see and do and with everything you need within a few minutes’ walk, Cornthwaite Cottage is somewhere you will want to visit again and again. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With multi-fuel burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and DAB radio.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Welcome pack.


Enclosed walled garden with covered patio, garden furniture and chiminea. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Kirkby Stephen
  • Shops
    150 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    150 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Kirkby Stephen
  • Pub
    150 yards
  • Railway station distance
    1.0 mile
  • Lake
    25 miles

About the local area

Kirkby Stephen is an ancient market town in the Upper Eden Valley, nestling between the Lake District National Park to the West, the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the South and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding National Beauty to the North East. The area around the town offers fantastic walking country, ranging from a pleasant stroll along the River Eden, to a fell top hike, or long distance themed route – Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, Lady Anne’s Way, Pennine Journey, The Eden Way and the Yoredale Way all pass through or near the town. The nearby Howgill Fells have their own Alfred Wainwright walk book with many routes to explore.

The local countryside is also ideal for cycling, both on and off road, and many walking and cycling routes are available from the Visit Eden website. Horse riding is available from the stables at nearby Ravenstonedale. The local angling association controls some 13 miles of fishing on the River Eden, River Belah and Scandal Beck, for wild brown trout fly fishing. The nearby towns of Brough, 6 miles, Appleby-in-Westmorland, 14 miles, Barnard Castle, 23 miles, and Kendal, 25 miles, offer a wide range of historic sites, market shopping and museums.

Local attractions include:

Stainmore Steam Railway, a volunteer run heritage railway, is based in the old Kirkby Stephen East station, with a museum, a buffet car for snacks and a shop. Steam and diesel trains run on event days.

Settle - Carlisle Railway is one of Britain’s most spectacular railway routes, with 14 tunnels and 20 viaducts, most famously at Dent and Ribblehead. From Kirkby Stephen, there is access to Garsdale, Dent, Ribblehead, Horton in Ribblesdale and Settle to the South, and Appleby, Langwathby, Lazonby, Armthwaite and Carlisle to the North.

Stonetrail Riding Centre, Ravenstonedale, is a BHS riding holiday centre with direct access from the stables gate to some of the best off road riding routes in the UK. They offer daily rides lasting from an hour to a full day.

Ravenstonedale Riverside Golf Club is a picturesque course nestling under the Howgill Fells, specialising in par 3 short holes with character fairways, in a beautiful wooded location.

Church Brough Castle, with its ice-cream parlour and tea rooms, has castle ruins dating back to 1100 and rebuilt in the 17th Century by Lady Anne Clifford, now in the care of English Heritage.

Appleby Castle, a 12th century keep and a mansion house, dates back to Roman times, but is also associated with the Clifford family, most notably Lady Anne, from the 13th century for 400 years.

Appleby Golf Club is a course laid out on Brackenber Moor using the natural contours of the moor, with short heathery rough and bracken to provide a spectacular and challenging course.

High Cup Winery, near Appleby, is Cumbria’s only winery, producing delicious fruit wines such as elderflower and apple, raspberry, rhubarb and damson, all from fruit grown on the farm and in the local area.

Things to do nearby

Docker Park Farm

Docker Park farm offers a fabulous day out for all the family with lots to see and do. Pigs, piglets, rabbits, cows and goats create an exciting atmosphere for children with an opportunity to feed the lambs in spring and summer. The tea room on site provides delicious homemade goodies with a shop selling locally produced food.

Carus Green Golf Club

Situated a mile from Kendal is Carus Green Golf Club, a fantastic place to visit for a round of golf.

Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club
Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club

Located in the idyllic village of Barbon close to Kirkby Lonsdale this 18 hole golf course offers spectacular views of the Cumbrian countryside. Designed by Bill Squires it offers a challenging game and is a genuine test of stamina and patience. Tel: 01524 276365

The Chocolate Mine!

Located below the chocolate shop in Kirkby Lonsdale this `mine' has an interesting history. J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, was a regular visitor to Kirkby Lonsdale.

Capernwray Diving Centre

Capernwray Diving Centre offers the best place to dive in Lancashire.

David Barrett Photography
David Barrett Photography

David Barrett offers five types of workshops suitable for new and existing digital SLR owners from beginners right up to the experienced photographer.

Sillfield Farm Shop

Sillfield Farm's Peter Gott took part in Jamie Olivers TV programme to train young chefs and now runs a unique farm shop selling rare breed sheep, pigs and chickens full of flavour.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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