Escape to the country with a stay in this gorgeous cottage just outside of Kirkby Lonsdale. The new one-bedroom holiday cottage has a traditional charm coupled with modern construction techniques that make it good for guests and for the environment. It is ideal for couples or individuals who love being close to fantastic walks, bike rides and bridleways, with the convenience of the historic market town with its shops, cafes, pubs and weekly market. The self-catering cottage is available for short breaks and long stays all year round.
Nestled between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland, and within an hour's drive of Kendal and the Lake District National Park, Settle is a fantastic choice to visitors who want to experience the stunning natural beauty of the north of England first hand. Grade II listed, Louise Cottage is a short walk from shops, cafes, pubs and train station, and is perfect for individuals and couples who want to stay somewhere with character and comfort.
Located on the second floor of a former mill and school in Carnforth, Appt 7 Bronte House Low Wood is a lovely holiday rental in the Yorkshire Dales. The layout is perfect for couples or families as it has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, an open-plan living/dining room, and beautiful views of Barbon Fell. The kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering with high-quality appliances, but you're only a few minutes from the village pub if you don't want to cook. Barbon and Kirkby Lonsdale are nearby, offering more places to eat and drink. Carnforth has fantastic access to popular walks like those to White Scar Cave and the Ingleton Waterfall. Windermere and the Lake District are also within easy reach.
Lakeview Apartment is a quiet, comfortable holiday home in the heart of the Lancashire countryside. The ground floor property is pet-friendly and wheelchair accessible, and ideal for couples or solo visitors who enjoy on-site coarse fishing and a location close to the Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales, Morecambe Bay, and the Lake District. It's an ideal spot for anyone who enjoys being outdoors. Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancaster, and Kendal are all 15-20 minutes drive away, with a great choice of amenities and attractions. It's a fantastic choice for a holiday at any time of year.
Stationside Apartment is just made for those who want to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland. Located opposite the train station in the historic town of Settle, you can enjoy easy access to many attractions by train; superb walking and cycling from the front door and excellent amenities (including pubs, cafes and shops) within a 10 minute stroll. Fully equipped for self-catering, this 1st floor apartment is an excellent choice (and affordable!) for couples.
Dovecote Apartment is at Redwell Fisheries in the gorgeous Lancashire countryside, close to Kirkby Lonsdale and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, and Morecambe Bay. The park's extensive grounds include five acres of fishing lakes with guests able to indulge their passion for coarse fishing during their stay. Walking, cycling, climbing, golf, caving and scuba diving are all readily accessible. Local attractions include Lancaster Castle, the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, and RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve.
Achieving the perfect balance between traditional cottage features, high end comfort and contemporary high-quality appliances, this award winning, beautiful eco-friendly and pet friendly cottage was featured in the Yorkshire Post Travel Magazine in 2019, and received a prestigious ROSE Award from Visit England in 2023. VisitEngland Advisory Board Member Nadine Thomson said: “The ROSE Awards celebrate and champion the accommodation businesses across England who go above and beyond in their customer service to guarantee visitors have amazing experiences.The ROSE Award winners were nominated by VisitEngland’s quality scheme assessors and selected from assessor comments and online feedback from overseas and domestic visitors. Tryst Cottage Ingleton is situated a short stroll from the village pubs and all amenities, with an abundance of local walks from the doorstep such as the waterfalls walk, together with attractions such as the Settle to Carlisle railway. The perfect b Tourist board rating: 4 Star
You certainly won't be in the 'Dog House' when you book a romantic break in this gorgeous country cottage on the Underley Estate in Cumbria. Escape away from it all and enjoy walking through breathtaking scenery, fly fishing (when in season), golf or getting out and about and exploring the many attractions of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. A true gem of a cottage, packed full of character. Close to the The Lake District National Park, North Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this romantic retreat is set amongst breath taking countryside and a perfect hideaway for couples wanting to explore this beautiful area. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Close to the The Lake District National Park, North Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this self-catering holiday cottage is located in stunning countryside and ideal for exploring this beautiful area. Sleeping four guests, Bluebell Cottage is perfect for families and couples. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Kirkby Lonsdale is a fantastic place for a holiday. It is right on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and only half an hour from the Lake District National Park and the Arnside and Silverdale AONB. The busy market town is full of wonderful independent shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, all virtually on the doorstep of this stylish apartment overlooking the historic Market Square. The Georgian House Apartment No.1 is a beautifully renovated one-bedroom apartment on the first floor of a Georgian building, with a private entrance through a cobbled lane. It's perfect for couples or independent visitors in the area for walking, cycling and sightseeing, or who want a welcoming home-away-from-home while working.
A pretty well presented stone cottage sitting in an idyllic peaceful position in a little hamlet close to Kirkby Lonsdale on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Lake District's many attractions are within easy driving distance, making this perfect for touring, walking, cycling or simply relaxing amongst stunning scenery.
Even if you only have a few days in the Yorkshire Dales, staying at Gemstone Cottage will help you enjoy every minute. This lovely stone cottage is within walking distance of the centre of Settle, and close to pubs, cafes and shops. The Yorkshire Moors open up just five minutes from the front door, making it especially popular with walkers and mountain bikers, and there is also golf and horseriding nearby. Climb aboard the Settle to Carlisle Railway and marvel at the Ribblehead Viaduct, or drive or cycle around country lanes discovering incredible views and friendly towns and villages. With space for up to four people in two rooms, it is ideal for couples, families or friends.
Hilltop is an idyllic cottage in a picturesque location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with fantastic views. The owners have sympathetically updated the period cottage to make it comfortable for modern visitors while still retaining original features and character. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms, and there are lots of lovely walks and bike rides in the area. The cottage is within walking distance of the friendly village pub and just a few miles from Kirkby Lonsdale. The Lake District National Park and Bowland Forest are also easy to reach.
Kirkby Lonsdale is a favourite market town with superb amenities and what John Ruskin called "...one of the loveliest views in England, therefore the world". No. 6 Rowan Garth is a spacious townhouse accommodating six people in three bedrooms with a layout that suits families and friends. It's a short stroll from shops, cafes, pubs, and the beautiful River Lune with its medieval Devil's Bridge. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a stone's throw from Kirkby Lonsdale, while the Lake District, Forest of Bowland, and Arnside and Silverdale AONB are all within a 20-minute drive. It's a fantastic location for a holiday in all seasons as there is always somewhere beautiful to see and fun things to do.
Kirkby Lonsdale is close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the South Lakeland Fells, making this smart period townhouse a wonderful choice for visitors who want to easily explore the region. 7 Queen's Square sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and is within walking distance of two pubs and favourite sights including Ruskin's View and Devil's Bridge. The pretty market town has a great array of amenities and a fun calendar of events that include an annual Victorian Fair.
Conveniently placed within easy reach of The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this unique elegant holiday retreat nestles amongst breathtaking Cumbrian countryside and is an excellent base for exploring the areas many attractions or simply relaxing on the Underley Estate. Sandwiched between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, there are no end of great days out to enjoy. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Mallard Lodge is a welcoming holiday home with views of the lake and an outdoor hot tub. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one which is ensuite), it is perfect for friends, families and couples. The lodge is in a fantastic location near Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancaster and Morecambe Bay. The Forest of Bowland AONB is within walking distance, while the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks are within easy reach by car. The site has five acres of fishing lakes. Guests can enjoy wonderful walks, breathtaking bike rides, climbing, caving, golf, sailing and scuba diving.
A delightful dog friendly holiday cottage with wonderful views perfectly placed near to the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale where the stunning Lake District meets the rolling Yorkshire Dales. Ideal for walkers or anyone wanting to discover the many attractions of Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire.
Close to the The Lake District National Park, North Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this holiday cottage is located in breathtaking countryside and ideal for exploring this beautiful area. Sitting on the Underley Estate in Cumbria, The Old Laundry is perfect for those who enjoy being outdoors with lovely walks on the doorstep as well as a host of other outdoor activities including fishing and clay pigeon shooting. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
If you are looking for a large venue to celebrate a special occasion then take a look at this impressive country house. Underley Grange exudes classic charm and is just perfect for a milestone event, wedding or simply spending time with special people. The flagship of the Underley Estate, guests can enjoy a true taste of country life when they stay at Underley Grange with miles of wonderful walks, fly fishing and clay pigeon shooting on the doorstep, as well as golf and a host of attractions in the nearby Lake District National and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
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Places and People that Inspire Artists and Writers - Some of Britain’s best-loved authors have taken inspiration from Kirkby Lonsdale and the surrounding area. Charlotte Bronte and her sisters went to school nearby and Kirkby Lonsdale is immortalised in “Jane Ayre” as Lowton. JM Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, was friends with the vicar at Kirkby Lonsdale in the late 1800s, whose grandchildren became the base for Peter and the Lost Boys. Although named “Ruskin’s View” after the poet and writer who described the view as “naturally divine”, it was the artist Turner who captured the breathtaking panorama from Church Brow in 1822. The viewpoint is signposted from the churchyard at St Mary’s and is a must-see while you are in Kirkby Lonsdale.
Shopping and Eating - A self-catering holiday in Kirkby Lonsdale is a treat with such fantastic local produce to buy. In addition to a weekly market every Thursday, the town has a supermarket and a variety of independent retailers, cafes and pubs. Stop by the Lunesdale Bakery for fresh bread and pies for a picnic or pull up a chair in their popular tea rooms. The leather chairs and open fire at The Sun Inn has been providing a warm welcome to guests since the 17th Century with current visitors able to enjoy beer brewed locally at the Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery. Kirkby Lonsdale’s businesses attract keen shoppers from around the area. 99% of the shops are independently owned and run and it is a pleasure walking along streets lined with buildings dating from the 17th and 18th Century.
Exciting Events - Wherever your interests lie, you are bound to find a festival or event celebrating it in Kirkby Lonsdale. Regular events in the calendar include a food festival in April, a beer and music festival in May, a Victorian Fair in September and a Christmas Fair at the end of November to kick off the festive season.
Spectacular Countryside - The landscape is one of the main reasons visitors stay in Kirkby Lonsdale. The town is close to the borders of three counties: Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, and has easy access to the Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Windermere is only half an hour by car with the rest of the Lake District not much further. The Yorkshire Three Peaks (Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside) provide a challenge for keen walkers and cyclists, while the national parks provide plenty of play-time for climbers, cavers, hikers and mountain bikers.
Days Out - There is no end to the fun you can have on a day out. Visit country properties and homes like Leighton Hall, Levens Hall or Sizergh Castle, wander around Kendal, sail on Windermere, or visit Cowan Bridge where four of the Bronte sisters (Charlotte, Emily, Elizabeth and Maria) attended school for a short time. Malham Cove and Aysgarth Falls are always lovely, as is Skipton.
With so much to see and do, it is no wonder that Kirkby Lonsdale is an enduring favourite holiday destination.