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The perfect base for walking, cycling, touring or just relaxing by a log fire - Stables cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Stables cottage

Set in a wildlife garden with panoramic views across the Eden Valley

Stables Cottage, is one of four unique cottages nestling at the foot of Cross Fell, with panoramic views across the lush Eden Valley to the Lake District Fells beyond. The informal wildlife gardens surrounding the cottage are a haven for rabbits, badgers and red squirrels. They are host to dozens of species of migrant and resident birds including woodpeckers, tree creepers and nuthatches, whilst the Fells above us are home to skylarks, curlews, buzzards and peregrine falcons.

The cottage was sympathetically created from a range of ancient stone farm buildings retaining many original features such as beamed ceilings and exposed stonework. All the cottages were refurbished in 2010 with English Oak floors and new bathrooms and all have gas central heating as well as large wood-burning stoves/open fires.

The double arched doorway and internal porch, lead into the open plan ground floor with a lounge area with a large wood-burning stove, a well equipped farmhouse kitchen and a dining area with French doors opening onto the extensive wildlife gardens. Upstairs the cottage has 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and a bathroom with a bath & shower.

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About the property

Kirkland Hall Cottages

Our self catering cottages have featured in Country Living Magazine's 'Great Escapes'. They are comfortable, well furnished and are maintained to the highest standards by the resident owners.

Each cottage was created from a range of ancient stone barns, a project which was voted 'the best barn conversion in the North of England'. All cottages have large wood burning stoves as well as gas central heating for that cosy night in by the fire.

The large informal gardens and pastures surrounding our holiday cottages are a haven for rabbits, badgers and red squirrels. They are host to dozens of species of migrant and resident birds including woodpeckers, tree creepers and nuthatches, whilst the Fells above us are home to skylarks, curlews, buzzards and peregrine falcons.

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Ian Howes
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

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Accommodation and facilities for Stables cottagein Penrith in Culgaith

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Stables cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Delightful cottage for our New Year break.

  • 5 of 5

This charming barn conversion is located in a quiet hamlet in deepest Cumbria, at the foot of Cross Fell. There were a couple of rainy days during our stay. One day we hired the private Tower House swimming pool at Melmerby for an hour of family fun. On the other we booked tickets for a matinee at the Alhambra cinema in Keswick. When the weather permitted we has a few walks: Cross Fell of course, a walk from Askham just the other side of the M6, and a short walk up Latrigg from Keswick. After each outing we looked forward to getting back to our cosy cottage. The cottage was thoughtfully decorated and provisioned. We even enjoyed the novelty of sawing our own logs for the fire, though this was not strictly required thanks to robust central heating. We saw red squirrels and rabbits in the garden and some large birds of prey nearby. I'd like to come back to see what this area is like in spring or summer.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Country Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Kirkland Cottages, specifically Stables, was exactly what we were looking for: a comfortable home-from-home in peaceful, beautiful surroundings.

The cottage was well-equipped & well-maintained, while Ian & Lesley were kind, helpful & considerate hosts.

We needed a spell of recuperation which was beautifully provided by the gorgeous countryside & peaceful gardens.

But there is plenty to do for the more active & adventurous, all close at hand with the Lakes only an hour away.

We enjoyed pottering around the local Eden Valley which is very pleasant & picturesque.

Would heartily recommend! In fact, have already passed on details to friends :-)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, great location, friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have had a nicer stay - great location for the kids with a big garden to explore, and a stream to paddle in

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Property was great and provided an absolutely top quality environment

  • 4 of 5

Set within beautiful scenery with a garden which was also beautiful, spacious and allowed our children plenty of room to play and wander freely. A lovely quiet, restful and private environment that promoted a relaxing holiday atmosphere. The cottage was spacious, of a very high standard, very clean and was beautifully furnished with more than adequate bedding, utensils etc. The only drawback was the poor wi-fi that was not accessible in the cottage but in the garden?? This had some impact on the use of our phones and ipads for the kids if it was later in the evening or the weather was wet. We also came accross information provided in a general information file about the cottage that we found to be very unusual and out of contex with our experience by requesting guests either clean the cottage themselves before leaving or leave money to pay towards the cleaning of the cottage??

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and I'm sorry you had a problem with our Wi-Fi. Each of the cottages has it's own range extender, which boosts the signal into that cottage. When you search for a connection you will see that there are 5 of them and each has the name of the cottage after it. To get the best reception, you have to log onto the correct cottage which in your case would have been KIRKLANDNET/STABLES, and that would have given you a download speed of up to 35 Mb/s & an upload speed of around 12Mb/s. I suspect you were logged onto the cottage next door which would explain the lack of signal indoors. However, we are just next door so all you needed to do was ring the bell & I could have sorted it out for you. Ian
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Loved the place perfect mini break

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Cottages, quiet location, friendly hosts. Will be coming again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very nice accommodation. Very well equipped kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
M6 motorway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Car: necessary

The Lake District Fells and panoramic views of the Eden Valley are the backdrop to our exclusive self catering holiday cottages. The cottages nestle in an area designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' the foothills of the North Pennines, home to some of the rarest plants and wildlife in Britain.

Cumbria and the Lake District is renowned for it's wild and stunning landscapes. There are beautiful lakes like Ullswater, Buttermere and Coniston to the south, with the lush Eden Valley and the rolling North Pennines as its eastern boundary.

A network of footpaths starts right outside your holiday cottage door. You can wander just 100 yds up the track to experience the tranquillity and freedom of the open Cumbrian fells (hills). The more energetic can make for the top of Cross Fell for spectacular views of the Eden Valley and the Lake District fells.

If you want to get away from it all, explore some amazing landscapes, do a few walks, visit some traditional pubs or just relax in front of an open fire, our cottages are just what you need.

The cottages are the perfect base for walkers, cyclists and motorists, exploring not only Cumbria and the Lake District National Park, but also the Yorkshire Dales, Northumbria, County Durham and the Scottish Borders.


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