Self Catering in Cumbria - Soulby

Rainbow Cottage

Rainbow Cottage, Soulby, Cumbria
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Sykes Cottages

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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £378.00 - 1015.00

This property has been built very much with the environment in mind, allowing a party of up to eight people to enjoy a relaxing holiday, without worrying about the size of your carbon footprint.

With all the accommodation laid out over one floor, this property has been built to reduce its carbon emissions whilst still offering the class and hospitality you would expect from a well-furnished holiday cottage. As well as boasting features, such as the original beams, the cottage uses geothermal heating to warm the floors during the colder months. Central heating and a flame-effect gas stove heat the rest of the property, meaning you can enjoy all that the region has to offer even in the winter. During the summer, there is a patio and courtyard for evening barbecues and to simply relax in. With three bedrooms, this tranquil retreat can sleep groups of up to eight people.


I spent literally days trying to find a cottage that would meet our location needs but also the requirements for my disabled sister. This place was perfect. Thoughtfully and lovingly built. Noisy baby was able to stay sufficiently away from others so not to wake the toddler in the other 'wing'. Pamela is extremely well organised and phoned us in advance to check requirements. Anything we needed, we just asked and they sorted it. The cottage was very clean and we have stayed in more expensive places that haven't been so well equipped. The walk in shower was a bonus for the wheelchair (although make sure you are more awake than my mum in the mornings who kept nearly walking into it) and the cottage had lots of areas to spend time as smaller groups. The table tennis area has started a family annual competition complete with trophy. Stephen and Pamela were personable and genuine. Little touches like getting new bats and balls for the table were great. Lots of places to eat / sit outside. The highlight of the holiday for me was the birds. Nesting curlew and oyster catchers under your breakfast table, redstarts were just some of our wonderful memories. Recommend binoculars if this is your thing also. We were very lucky with the weather, spending most days sat under a tree on a blanket. Even though the cottage is next door to the farm, it still feels private. It's a short ten minute drive from Kirkby Stephen. We recommend Archway Chip shop. Massive portions and friendly staff. For disabled walks, we would recommend the viaduct walk. There is a car park, instead of having to 'abandon' your car in the villages. Although, I would recommend checking the parking before leaving for the walk as we found one shut on the day. There isn't any wifi at the cottage but we found that a bonus as no-one can get hold of you and it was lovely to escape properly. Fabulous time had by all. Got a bit emotional when we had to leave and return to realism.

It was fantastic to stay in a cottage that was so eminently suitable for my disabled husband who has a motorised wheelchair and also suitable for the family's needs. The cottage was lovely and warm and extremely well equipped. The owners couldn't have been more pleasant.
Mrs Steventon

Perfect cottage in a lovely location, made more enjoyable by the friendly hosts.
Mrs Pollard

This cottage was a warm haven during a cold and wet March/April week. The owners were really welcoming.
Mrs Grant

On our arrival we were met by the owner who showed us around everything and was a fantastic host throughout the holiday. The accommodation was very big and comfortable and very well thought out with fabulous country views all around. We would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday, a perfect holiday retreat.
Mr Scott

Services / Facilities:

Geothermal underfloor heating, gas flame-effect stove. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, colour TV with freeview, DVD, CD/radio. Library of books/games. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Off road parking for 5 cars. Patio & courtyard with furniture & BBQ. 2 dogs welcome. Horses welcome by arrangement with owners. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 2.5 miles. Note: Water provided from local borehole.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 3

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
High Chair

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Soulby area.

Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Kirkby Stephen Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Brough Castle - 3.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Rutter Force - 5.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Mallerstang Dale - 5.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Eden Valley - 5.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Pendragon Castle - 5.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Appleby Castle - 6.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Gamelands Stone Circle - 7 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Appleby, St Lawrence Church - 7.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bolton, All Saints Church - 10.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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