This ancient Pennine market town is perfectly located for exploring both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Kirkby Lonsdale holiday cottages offer tranquility, spectacular surroundings and the chance to experience life in a traditional Cumbrian community. As you wander through the town, you’ll discover impressive buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, many of which house charming inns, restaurants and shops. For a truly breathtaking view, make your way to the foot of Collier’s Lane, from which the town’s stone buildings and meandering cobbled lanes can be admired. Look out for graceful St Mary the Virgin Church, which is thought to have been built in the early 1100s. In the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale, three bridges cross the River Lune, where Turner created the painting which inspired John Ruskin to remark, ‘I do not know in all my own country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine’. If you’re here in September, don’t miss the town’s renowned Victorian Fair, where food stalls, live entertainment and an array of costumes create a lively atmosphere on the streets.
Enjoy a true rural holiday in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Fleshbeck Cottage, which sits close to the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. The waterside cottage has been carefully restored and rewards guests with exposed timber beams, stone flooring and old range fireplace.
A thoughtful barn conversion, one of four cottages located alongside Flesh beck stream in the rural hamlet of Mansergh, Cumbria, The Old Stables is a countryside cottage on the western edge of Yorkshire Dales National Park, featuring exposed beams, upside-down accommodation and under-floor heating.
- Cark in Cartmel
- Irton Holiday Cottages
- Kirkby Stephen
- Newby Bridge
- Santon Bridge
- Spark Bridge
Whether you’re planning on spending your time hiking, climbing, sailing or driving through some of the country’s most impressive scenery, a holiday cottage in Kirby Lonsdale is hard to beat. A short drive northwards will bring you to the celebrated Lake District National Park, a land of shimmering water and imposing mountains, where stunning walks can be enjoyed. Just to the east of the village are the equally inspiring Yorkshire Dales, where pretty, stone-built villages, magnificent castles and abbeys, and dramatic, windswept landscapes await discovery. Kirkby Lonsdale is also a short drive from the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Beauty, home to secluded, sandy beaches, ancient woods and charming fishing villages.