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Smardale Hall
Kirkby Stephen

Smardale Hall, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £637.00

This enchanting semi-detached Grade II listed cottage sits on a working livestock farm near to Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria, and can sleep eight people in three bedrooms.

Smardale Hall is a delightful, semi-detached, Grade II listed cottage, attached to the owner’s home and located on a working livestock farm near to Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. Dating back to the 14th century, it boasts historical character and charm with its unique turrets and towers. The cottage can sleep eight people in four bedrooms, including one with an en-suite shower room, and one further family bathroom.

The rest of the cottage contains a kitchen with dining area, and a spacious living area with a woodburner. Outside there is off road parking for four cars, a walled patio garden to the front, and shared access to the owner's lawned garden. Smardale Hall is an enchanting cottage that the whole family will enjoy, and an ideal base for exploring the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.


Fabulous stay on a working farm
We stayed in Smardale Hall for a week, and had a wonderful time. The house is fantastic, with a fully-equipped kitchen, a large sitting room, a sofa in the hall, and three very good sized bedrooms. Plenty of indoor and outdoor space for relaxing, and enough space for people to spend time together, or break away for a quiet read. The hot-tub is out in the open air, and was a glorious place to sit in the evenings. I sat out as dusk drew in watching the bats fly overhead, and had the amazing sight of a barn owl swooping down very close to me before it went out hunting over the fields. There are ducks, goats, sheep, cows and some very friendly dogs who will come and say "Hi", but won't bother you if you don't want them around. The owners are super, very friendly and happy to chat. They were excellent in getting us settled in and since they're just next door it was good to know that they were there if we needed anything. There's a lovely nature reserve at the bottom of the drive on an old train line, and it's a short drive to local amenities. Useful to know: Tesco will deliver here. :) We will absolutely be back!

Stunning place
This place is a must book if you want some great family time together ,,,just got back today had an amazing family time together ,,we were made so welcome the minute we arrived from the owners who live on site and run the farm...the kids loved the place and all the animals around the farm,,,,the cottage is in smardale it's 2 or 3 miles from the nearest shop,,pubs,restraunts,,and in a very quiet location,,,best part off the holiday was all relaxing in the 8 seater hot tub,,,if considering booking this cottage that I highly recommend come with an open mind its a cottage on a working farm,,it's a couple of hundred years old and in a very quiet location,,,it's not a five star hotel it has a bit off damp on the walls in the living room nothing very bad to put you off booking ,,the inside off the cottage is very nice ,old and very homely,,,great also if you like the outdoors for great nature walks ,etc,,me and the family loved every minute off our week there a big thank you to the owners,,,use your own mind and book this place you won't be let down,,if you moan at the slightest thing stay away like I say you need an open mind when coming to the cottage all I can say is stunning .
Alan H

The Setting is stunning with beautiful views all around. The Outdoor Hot Tub added to the pleasure. The house was fully equipped. It is a very fine stay where one could "switch off" and escape.
Mr Changela

We enjoyed the location, which was outstanding. Being on a working farm was much enjoyed by our 3 year-old granddaughter. The owners were helpful and friendly. The house was, without doubt, unique.
Mr Leighton

We had a great time at Smardale Hall. We wanted something historic and different and that is what we got. We liked the first rate walks from the front door. We liked the tourist infrastructure in the wider locality, such as The Fat Lamb. Smardale Hall is really something else ... we are into Landmark Trust levels of excellence with this one.
Mr Heaven



Parking Space Parking Space
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating with woodburner
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and fuel for woodburner inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent, please bring own hot tub towels
Cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 4 cars
Bike storage
Front patio garden with 8-seater hot tub and use of lawned garden
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 3 miles
Note: Property is on a working farm and children should be supervised at all times
Note: Property is located near the Settle-Carlisle Railway and some noise may be heard
There are no more than 6 trains a day, no later than 8pm and with little noise
Note: WiFi is only available in specific areas of the cottage

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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

Mallerstang Dale - 4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Pendragon Castle - 4.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Brough Castle - 4.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Rutter Force - 5.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Gamelands Stone Circle - 6.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Eden Valley - 7.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Appleby Castle - 7.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Appleby, St Lawrence Church - 8.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

The Buttertubs - 11.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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