We had a great holiday, good weather and a choice of walking probably unchallenged in its variety ie hills over 2000ft to pastoral river walks include a lot of history with geology and natural history and what more can a walker want? The cottage was very comfortable and the splendid garden private, it was the perfect place for us. Kirkby Stephen is a really understated town and in its own way has just about everything for everybody. We found the pubs friendly and good value, there are plentiful dining opportunities. We are experienced fell walkers and to have The Howgills and Pennines Range on your doorstep along with so many local hills and The Dales only a short drive away is fantastic. The owners live within the grounds and were friendly and helpful, the garden is private and beautiful. Parking is next to the entrance with plenty of room and yards from the main road and yet so quiet.