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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Kirkby Stephen, England your home away from home

Kirkby Stephen is an area of Cumbria not as well known as the Lake District. However, this traditional market town is just as appealing as the Lake District with its historic buildings, cobbled yards, quaint corners and interesting shops. The place is surrounded by a landscape of pastoral rural scenery and wild uplands and has a good selection of bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation for visitors to enjoy their stay here.

Things to do on holiday to Kirkby Stephen, England

With so much beautiful countryside there are many outdoor activities to try out while staying in Kirkby Stephen. There are miles of footpaths and bridleways for walkers and horse riders, not to mention a large number of cycle lanes. Should visitors fancy trying something different than the fells around the town offers some of the best sites in the UK for paragliding.

In fact people taking a holiday in Kirkby Stephen have many sporting options available to them with facilities for bowls, tennis, swimming as well as an Astroturf pitch for football or hockey. There are a number of golf clubs to reach from a Kirkby Stephen cottage as well.

There are no shortages of eateries in the town with restaurants, bistros, cafes, tea shops, pubs, fish and chip shops and takeaways all present to suit different tastes and budgets. Visitors will find an array of quaint and individual shops including antique shops, bookshops, craft shops, gift shops and galleries.

Places to visit on holiday to Kirkby Stephen, England

There are many places to visit while taking a holiday in the area with coach tours offering round trip from Kirkby Stephen to Hawes. The Lake District Park is just a one hour drive away with many boating and fishing activities as well as hikes available in the area. Kirkby Stephen has a number of historic old buildings worth visiting too including the parish church and castles such as Brougham, Brough, Pendragon and Lammerside.

Weather in Kirkby Stephen, England

Due to its location on the northwest coast of England and its mountainous geography, Cumbria is the wettest part of England. The average rainfall for the area is over 2,000 mm a year, but there is a very large local variation and Penrith near Kirkby Stephen is way below the average at 870 mm per year. The driest months of the year are normally between March and June with July and August generally the warmest with an average of 19C.

Travel to Kirkby Stephen, England

Manchester Airport (MAN) serves more domestic destinations than any other UK airport and is an ideal link to Kirkby Stephen being just an hour and a half drive away. Domestic flights from London are offered by British Airways and BMI. Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights to Manchester from Ireland, while many of the major European airlines such as Air France, KLM and Lufthansa fly here too. Northern Rail operates a train service direct to Kirkby Stephen station from Carlisle and Leeds.

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                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                          Cottage #1853988
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                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                            Cottage #8152500
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                                  Cottage #1859691
                                    • 2 BR
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                                    Cottage #6563291
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                                      Cottage #1867289
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                                        Cottage #1860664
                                          • 2 BR
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                                          Cottage #1964300
                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                            Cottage #8171795
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                                              Cottage #1966090
                                                • 5 BR
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                                                Cottage #1867353
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Cottage #1966782
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    Cottage #8126437
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                                                      Cottage #6502773
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                                                        Cottage #1859059
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Cottage #6859337
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            Cottage #8123109
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                                                              Farmhouse #1072216
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                                                                  Cottage #1793543
                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                    Apartment #425430
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                      Cottage #1863934
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      5* country retreat

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I cannot recommend Low Ploughlands highly enough! Myself and 13 old school friends stayed for a long weekend at the beginning of December. We were given clear directions and it was very easy to find even in the pitch black. We were welcomed with little gift baskets in each barn, a thoughtful touch. Harriet popped in to see us on the first night and make sure we had everything. Both barns are decorated beautifully with a real rustic/country feel. The big fires kept us snug all weekend. The views surrounding the barns are outstanding and there were lots of walks going in all directions. The facilities were brilliant and enabled us to cook big meals for 14 and all eat in the same barn- not an easy feat. As a group we have been to a couple of holiday lets and this is by far the best- we are already in deep discussion about going back this summer! Thank you to Harriet for being such a great host! Rachel x
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely autumn break

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Great welcome with a lemon cake waiting when we arrived. Gill, the owner, gave some good tips of what we could get up to. Was easy to find and not far from the motorway link. Local shop well stocked and lovely pub which we visited most nights - George Inn. Good links to Penrith and Kendall with Windermere being a highlight of the trip. Kendall Chocolate factory was a bonus outside to the cottage. Quiet and conveniently located and had everything you needed for a break away. Cosy and ideal for some time away from the city. Not been to the Lake District before but was a fab first visit, hopefully not the last.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful barns and a relaxing location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have recently stayed at Keld Barn and we all really enjoyed our stay. We were a family of eight adults wanting a peaceful relaxing weekend away, it were perfect for what we wanted. The barn has beautiful décor and is very spacious, we liked the fact that each bedroom has its own ensuite. The location is also beautiful, from every window there's a view of fields, so quiet. Thanks to Harriet we had the perfect stay and we hope to return again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016