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The Grotto in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

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sleeps 9
5 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Grotto description

Holiday home
The Grotto is a Victorian townhouse on the high street in Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. The cottage sleeps nine people and has five bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the ground floor is a fitted kitchen, a dining room, a sitting room (both with an open fire) and a snug. Outside is off road parking and a lawned garden with outdoor furniture. With all of the amenities of the high street on the doorstep and the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District close by, The Grotto is a wonderful family holiday home, all year round.

Situated at the foot of the Howgill Fells in the upper Eden Valley is the old market town of Kirkby Stephen. Set between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks this traditional market town hosts a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, catering for every taste and budget. With a thriving local community and many traditional old dwellings, Kirkby Stephen boasts a large number of cobbled old yards, quaint corners and a pretty picnic area called Frank's Bridge, whilst just a mile from the town is the old railway station on the Settle to Carlisle Railway line. Visitors can enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes nearby or explore the magnificent Howgill Fells and the majestic Pendragon Castle. This is an excellent location that has something for the whole family.

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.

Gas central heating with open fires. Electric double oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 min walk.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mr Osborne
May 2016
The quality of the property was very good and it was perfectly situated for our needs.
Ms Bauch
May 2016
The cottage is in perfect condition and made us feel comfortable and at home.
Ms Ashmead
December 2015
The Grotto is a lovely house. Warm welcome but then total privacy. Convenience of shop- but no noise from it and then access to excellent countryside in two minutes!!!
Mrs Jones
March 2016
The cottage was of a very high standard with quality beds, crockery, cutlery, fantastic showers etc. The garden was just lovely and we felt very at home there. We couldn't of asked for a nicer place. Some great walks straight from the door too.
Mrs Walden
November 2015
An extremely comfortable cottage in a fantastic location.
Mr Atkinson
October 2015
The Grotto was extremely spacious and a very comfortable property, we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. We wanted for nothing and the standard of bedding and the beds themselves were of excellent quality. The garden was perfect and the convenience of the property to local shops, pubs and restaurants was perfect. Thoroughly recommend this property and will be happy to book another stay in the future.
Ann S
July 2015
We found our landlady extremely helpful in providing details of places to eat and things to do in the surrounding area, as well as being very responsive to the few minor issues we raised with her during our stay, possibly "teething troubles" as we were her first group of paying guests. The house was delightful. It was clean and well presented allowing us the opportunities for person space and communal living. The garden was well kept and a joy to sit in of an evening after a day of touring to watch the sun go down over the glorious Cumbrian countryside. We will definitely be returning. Thank you for letting us share your former family home.
Miss Rawson
August 2015
The Grotto was a lovely place to stay, it had spacious rooms and a large pretty garden. The landlords attention to detail and organisation made it a really easy stay and the little touches made us feel really welcome. We would definitely stay here again.
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