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Rainbow Cottage

Rainbow Cottage, Soulby, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £505.00

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.


Amazing Retreat !
Pam and her husband were so kind to us during our stay. Really helpful and gave us tons of ideas on walks and activities in the area. The cottage is immaculate, huge beds with a lovely kitchen/bathroom. The scenery was incredible and we were so pleased with the experience overall. Would definitely stay here again.
Graham B

Rainbow Cottage Heaven!
It is near impossible to find a holiday that caters to the needs of 6 teenagers/young adults,is as their parents, 2 large dogs and a horse! Yet Pam and Steve offer it. The cottage is beautifully equipped, with everything you could possibly hope for. Loads of places to walk, cycle, hack the pony. Space galore. It's so peaceful and the hosts are fabulous, nothing is too much bother. Plenty of games, puzzles, books, maps etc. It's refreshing to find a place that says dog friendly and actually means it. Usually they only mean for little dogs. As we have a Doberman and an Akita cross, they are anything but little! We were made to feel completely at ease and welcome. Every one of us had a great time. Loads to go see and do. We will definitely be back! Xxx
Annamarie J

The cottage is very spacious and comfortable. Everything has been thought of that is needed especially in the kitchen. The area is stunning and the owners very friendly and helpful. Just 1 suggestion......a book for guests to write in their favourite activities or days out so new guests can get ideas of things to do! Our favourite day was climbing up to the 9 standards.....hard going but a great achievement! We only knew of this after being told by the owner. Definitely recommend this cottage and wI'll definitely book again.
tina m

Family getaway
We stayed at Rainbow Cottage for a week and enjoyed our stay immensely. Our 21yr old son is disabled but the cottage was extremely accessible for him.Having a large wet room was important for us and Rainbow cottage definitely delivered ! Everything you need is here and owners Pam and Stephen will help you with anything else. The location is beautiful surrounded by lots of animals and wildlife- about less than 3 miles to Kirkby Stephen where we dined at the Black Bull twice ( gorgeous steak and Guinness pie!!!) We would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a chilled week !!! Home from home ( dogs loved it too!!!)

Already trying to book next year
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.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Single Beds

Twin Beds


Geothermal underfloor heating with electric fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, library of books and games
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 4 cars
Front lawned garden, plus side terrace with furniture and rear patio and courtyard with furniture and BBQ
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Horses welcome by arrangement with owners
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub less than 3 miles
Note: Water provided from the Sykeside borehole which provides spring water, pumped up at very good pressure
Note: This property is all on one level and accessed via a ramp, so may be suitable for the less mobile and wheelchair users

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Approximate Location

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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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