Lovely cottage, lovely village, lovely location.. If you wish to be near Yorkshire Moors, Lake District, Scottish borders (but not in a busy place) Kirkby Stephen is the village for you. All the shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants you could want. Very helpful tourist information. Lots of easy and harder/longer walks in the area. So many different places to visit/see: caves, waterfalls, fells, lakes, National Trust, English Heritage and of course the Settle to Carlisle train journey, and magnificent viaducts. If you enjoy walking, cycling, nature, history, trains and engineering definitely a good place to visit.