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Smardale Hall Family Cottage in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

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sleeps 8
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Smardale Hall Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Smardale Hall is a delightful, semi-detached, Grade II listed cottage, attached to the owner's home and located on a working livestock farm near to Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. Dating back to the 14th century, it boasts historical character and charm with its unique turrets and towers. The cottage can sleep eight people in four bedrooms, including one with an en-suite shower room, and one further family bathroom. The rest of the cottage contains a kitchen with dining area, and a spacious living area with a woodburner. Outside there is off road parking for four cars, a walled patio garden to the front, and shared access to the owner's lawned garden. Smardale Hall is an enchanting cottage that the whole family will enjoy, and an ideal base for exploring the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

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 pub. 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 to Carlisle Railway line, a must-do travel experience for everyone. Enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes nearby, explore the magnificent Howgill Fells or visit the majestic Pendragon Castle. A superb location with the whole of the mystical Lake District National Park and the stunning Yorkshire Dales at your fingertips.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and fuel for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own hot tub towels. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Bike storage. Front patio garden with 8-seater hot tub and shared use of lawned garden. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 3 miles. Note: Property is on a working farm and children should be supervised at all times. Note: Property is located near the Settle-Carlisle Railway and some noise may be heard. There are no more than 6 trains a day, no later than 8pm and with little noise. Note: WiFi is only available in specific areas of the cottage.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm

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Mr Leighton
May 2016
We enjoyed the location, which was outstanding. Being on a working farm was much enjoyed by our 3 year-old granddaughter. The owners were helpful and friendly. The house was, without doubt, unique.
Mr Changela
May 2016
The Setting is stunning with beautiful views all around. The Outdoor Hot Tub added to the pleasure. The house was fully equipped. It is a very fine stay where one could switch off and escape.
Mr Heaven
March 2016
We had a great time at Smardale Hall. We wanted something historic and different and that is what we got. We liked the first rate walks from the front door. We liked the tourist infrastructure in the wider locality, such as The Fat Lamb. Smardale Hall is really something else ... we are into Landmark Trust levels of excellence with this one.
Ms Lawlor
September 2015
The situation of Smardale Hall is beautiful, and the property itself is full of character. The family running the property are very friendly and helpful. Smardale Hall is very well located for day trips and there is at least one lovely walk to do from the house.
November 2015
Fabulous place and perfect for families. We had a brilliant weekend, the house is lovely with plenty of space for the kids to explore and nice outdoor space. There's a lovely walk along the old train track nearby. We will definitely be returning!
Mr Robb
April 2015
This was a great property and the hosts made us feel very welcome. I would really recommend this property.
Mrs Higgins
May 2014
Smardale Hall and the surrounding countryside is breathtaking. As is the grandeur of the Hall itself. The helpfulness and friendliness of the owners went beyond our expectations of being made to feel welcome on their working farm. Our children experienced one of their most memorable holidays so far, getting to know the farmyard animals, feeding newborn lambs and collecting the daily eggs. They were actively encouraged by the owners to participate in 'farming life', which they LOVED every minute of. Will definitely be returning!
Mr Bird
January 2015
Great character-filled hall, very spacious and great for a large group. Once warmed up it was very cosy, and loved the real fire in the lounge. Really big kitchen table was really good to gather round for meals. Good location if you like the outdoors, on a working farm with friendly owners.
Mr Moore
October 2014
A really different place to stay - in a very good way and the main town is also very good. We also loved the national park walking track at the entry to the property
Mr Vaughan
September 2014
Our hosts made us feel special and extremely welcome. The farm buildings and surrounding area were idyllic and so peaceful. Being on a working farm made this an ideal relaxing family holiday. Probably the best holiday break we have had.
Mrs Judd
July 2014
Beautiful house in a wonderful setting. Very friendly owners. Made for a very relaxed holiday.
Miss Tweats
November 2013
Amazing house would definitely go again.
Mrs Reed
November 2013
The property was beautiful both inside and out. It is close to a nature reserve which provided a lovely walk right on the doorstep.
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