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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Cumbria

Old Cottage in Cumbria

From: €246 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Old Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
This stone-built semi-detached cottage is located in the centre of Nateby and is just one mile from the market town of Kirkby Stephen. This property provides warm, cosy accommodation with an unusual 'upside-down' layout. The accommodation is composed of the first floor sitting room and kitchen, in addition to two bedrooms – one double and one twin – and a ground-floor shower room. The cottage also boasts a garden and outdoor parking, making this a practical choice for a family holiday.

Accomodation Details
Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin & WC. First floor kitchen with dining area. First floor sitting room.

Sometimes referred to as the gateway to Swaledale and the Mallerstang Edge Moors, the pretty village of Nateby is located near the confluence of the River Eden, just over a mile from Kirkby Stephen. This rural, sleepy village boasts a traditional pub and a petrol station which also serves as the village shop. Composed of a scattering of dwellings and farmsteads built from the local Brockram stone, this village is within easy driving distance of the market town of Kirkby Stephen,once home to bobbin mills. Today, the settlement hosts a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, catering for all tastes. Visitors can enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes through the surrounding countryside, or alternatively explore the magnificent Howgill Fells and the Settle to Carlisle railway line.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Oil central heating with electric heater in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD, CD player/cassette/radio, WiFi. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot & highchair available. One off road parking space, ample roadside parking to front of cottage. Small sitting out area in front of cottage. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Small shop 2 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk.

Cottage amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Shellard
August 2020
The cottage was perfect for our family.. *streams, walks a friendly donkey all minutes away (and a great local pub that seems very popular) *Best of both worlds as lakes and Yorkshire dales are close by. (wensleydale cheese factory, James Herriot museum are worth a visit. We booked an adventurous Ghyll Scramble in lakes) *local mountain walks for the bairns (nine standards Rigg) is a short drive away to start and Tourist info in Kirkby Stephen will have good guides to start you off (make the walk less strenuous as you can park quite high up in some areas *cottage was lovely and cosy. We had everything we needed plus WiFi was a bonus for the gadget hubby who brought the fire stick with him. Rainy day movies were easy to play. Owners have also left some DVDs too. *we packed some small games too (uno, dobble) *Forbidden Corner is also a recent fave and well worth travelling to (if you're a big kid) and do the kids treasure hunt.
Mrs Shellard, August 2020
July 2020
Lovely cottage within walking distance to pub.. footpaths on doorstep with beautiful scenery.
Mrs Callow, July 2020
July 2020
Host were very attentive as times can be lots of information lovely village and .... Host were very attentive as times can be lots of information lovely village and local pub brilliant but the situation of the cottage was perfect for our needs walking scenery and amenities close by
Mrs Meethan
April 2019
A lovely cosey cottage in a beautiful setting.. The owners were lovely and live next door to the cottage. Nateby is a pretty little village with a nice dog friendly pub which serves the most fabulous meals. Very well placed for visiting the Lakes and Dales but lots of nice local walks too. Thoroughly recommended.
Mr Mclaren
March 2019
Clean, comfortable cottage in an ideal location for exploring the Lake District and North Yorkshire.. Pleasant, helpful owners. Cottage has everything you may need to make your stay enjoyable.
October 2018
Ideal Location For Visiting The Yorkshire Dales And The Lake District:: Upside Down House Added To The Enjoyment:: Peaceful:: Quiet And Homely Location:: Kitchen A Shade Small For A Dinning Kitchen For Four Adults:: But Was Quite Big Enough For Two In Our Party:: Owners Next Door Very Helpful And Friendly:: Holidays Are About Enjoyment And Relaxation:: And This Provided Both:: Pub Near Bye::
Mrs Keenan
September 2018
Nice quiet location ideal for trips out
Mrs Nicholson
August 2018
Jenny and John the owners were very welcoming lovely people very friendly and chatty fantastic holiday cottage was great in its quirky way would recommend to anyone..
Miss Cowgill
August 2018
Loved this holiday! Really lovely owners who live next door and were on hand if needed but equally gave us our own space. Very quiet place to be but good attractions near by which we visited on recommendations from other customers and lovely to get away from busy lives for some peace to rest. Would definitely book again!
Mr Cormier
July 2018
We had a great time visiting Cumbria and the Lake District these past 2 weeks.. The cottage was exactly as described and was perfect for my wife and I along with our 2 boys, (12 & 9) On arrival we were met by the owner who showed us around the cottage and gave us some info on the local area, despite being right next door there was no intrusion and we were left to enjoy our break, as we began to unload the car, she said to the boys, these walls are 3 foot thick, make as much noise as you want :-). The cottage had everything we needed from a cooker and microwave to all of the utensils and pots and pans for those nights where we wanted to save a bit of cash and cook in. Bedding and towels were all provided, and on the middle Saturday we were asked if we wanted fresh and clean of everything. The upside down layout of the cottage was amusing to my youngest with the main bedroom and bathroom/shower on the ground floor and kitchen, living room and 2nd bedroom on the 1st floor. The living room was nice and homely and mid way through the holiday we were already dreading having to leave. If you want to want to eat out and have a few drinks, the Nateby Inn, which you can see from the front door of the cottage is a lovely place to spend an evening and have some good food. Im not a regular pub visitor but could happily sit in there for the evening. A short trip down the road is Kirkby Stephen which has some great little shops along with a Co-Op where you can get any bits and pieces you may need, should you need to do any washing there is a good launderette behind the chippy. If you fancy a breakfast I highly recommend the Mulberry Bush. The area as whole is stunning, we travelled out everyday taking in York to the east and then over to St Bees for the beach to the west whilst also taking a motor boat out on Coniston and Derwent and then walking/hiking up The Old Man of Coniston. If you are looking for somewhere to go with your family to see some of the bet sites the UK has to offer, then I would say you have to visit Cumbria and the Lakes and what better place to stay than the Old Cottage in Nateby, I have nothing but good memories of this trip and a few thousand photos.
Mr Gorman
June 2018
Our host Jenny and her husband were very friendly & helpful.. Although not walkers we did venture out most days, we also visited many small villages & towns where we were welcomed. In particular we were welcomed warmly by the new owner of the Nateby Inn(Black Bull) not to be mistaken as the Black Bull in Kirby Stephen. Should the Nateby Inn's new owners ideas take off then the area should be well remembered by people dining and drinking there as they pass through or stay overnight.
Mrs Rozentals
June 2018
Lovely, quiet village, great owner, beautiful walks all around..
Mrs Alageswaran
May 2018
We had a lovely warm welcome from the owners next door who were helpful in storing our bicycles for us in their garage.. The house was very clean and the bedrooms neat and reasonably spacious for a small Cottage. The only drawback was the lack of a large enough space for the table for us 4 adults to all enjoy an evening meal together. The village is very lovely and quiet and full of birdsong at that time of year. Local cycling and walking is excellent, the scenery lovely , and we would definitely go back again.
Mr Patrick
May 2018
A lovely cottage in a quiet hamlet.. Friendly & helpful owners live in the attached cottage
Mr Sergeant
April 2018
The cottage was very comfortable and very good value, we would certainly use this accommodation again if I was staying in the area.. The cottage was adjacent to open country with great walks. Good pub close by and the village of Kirkby Stephen was a pleasant walk away.
Mrs Brown
March 2018
Lovely cottage in very picturesque village.. Lovely walks on your doorstep! Owners very friendly and approachable. Area very dog friendly.
Mr Hoever
March 2018
Very Costa cottage
Mr Forshaw
March 2018
A little disappointed with Old Cottage, it took untill the Sunday evening to get the heating sorted, not good when there is still snow on the ground outside, owners had control of heating, no thermostat in the cottage so had to keep resetting the radiators, only one tea towel, no oven dishes/trays these did arrive when asked, but should have been there from the start, NO oven gloves, which did not arrive, cottage comfortable, but could have been better.. Location fine.
Mr Southwell
September 2017
The cottage was an upside down cottage ie bedroom bathroom downstairs and lounge and Kitchen with another bedroom upstairs, we kept going the wrong way very quirky but fun.. Good position close to the Nateby Inn, who did some excellent meals, Kirby Stephen was only 5 minutes in the car, with numerous shops to refill your cupboard and that extra bottle of wine. The owners of the cottage Jenny & John were very friendly and living just next door if we needed anything, which we did not, as the cottage had everything we needed nice and warm, great shower and comfy beds, the WiFi worked really well. the area was nice and peaceful, small sitting out area at the front, and room for 1 car at the side of the cottage. we would certainly go back again. Thank you.
Mr Harris
September 2017
We loved the cottage and friendly people, absolute pleasure!
Mr Brown
August 2017
If people wish to enjoy a quiet break in a well presented cottage, with great owners, in a quiet village, with very friendly locals and a hotel nearby which serves great food at a reasonable price, this is the place to go.. I have no complaints, and I almost forgot the whole area is very dog friendly, with numerous walks. Also there are many small towns to visit within easy driving distance although some of the country roads are rather challenging, but enjoyable, with great scenery.
Mr Turner
July 2017
The owners are very friendly people and can offer you ideas and information on the area,everything was ready early so was able to go straight in on arrival,a very good location for lakes and dales with great walks from the door,we took our small dog with us and he was welcomed everywhere, the local pub 2 min walk away is excellent for meals and dog friendly.. We had a great holiday and would return again
Mrs Marsden
June 2017
This is a wonderful well kept cottage.. Perfect location for visiting the Dales and the Lakes.
Dr Magill
May 2017
I'm definitely going back and have already recommended both the cottage and the area in general to my family.. We may make it a big family trip next time. The owner lives next door and was super friendly and accommodating. The cottage is stuffed with old world charm but up-to-date technology and cleanliness. It's right on the edge of a tiny village, just before the cattle grid and hills. So peaceful.
Mr King
April 2017
Lovely cottage in stunning location.. Very clean tidy and comfortable. Local facitlities good. Lovely friendly people. We will definitely return. A*****.
Mrs Cooper
July 2015
This was my third visit to this Cottage and I hope to return again. I think this speaks for itself. The Cottage has everything you need for a holiday Cottage and everything is spotlessly clean. It is situated in a delightful village with easy access to so many different areas. The owners are friendly and helpful.
Mrs Sumner
September 2014
An absolutely brilliant place to stay. The owners/neighbours couldn't have been more accommodating or polite! Old Cottage is stunning - like a home from home. We will definitely go again and recommend to friends.
Mr Edwards
September 2014
Beautiful area surrounding this pretty cottage and great for walking, bird-watching nature lovers. Close to Kirkby Stephen for a variety of shops. The owner is very friendly helpful, without being intrusive, and Old Cottage itself was very relaxing peaceful.
Mrs Coldron
July 2014
A lovely cottage within walking distance of the local pub. The owners were around if we needed them. Some lovely walks around the area.
Mrs Segura-Coz
June 2014
Very quiet location, in a wonderful area. Not far from the Lake district and the North Dales National Park. Walks are easy from the cottage. A wonderful and good restaurant at the end of the road (5 minutes by foot). I highly recommend this cottage! The area is splendid!
Mrs Tilsley
April 2014
Lovely scenery and friendly people. Dog friendly pubs.
Mr Menzies
January 2014
A very cosy and comfortable cottage, very good location. Could walk from door for some wonderful country walks, also a very short walk to the local pub which was ideal over the New Year period. We arrived to find that all the beds had been made up, also the owner had very kindly provided some basic essentials which were also appreciated.
Mrs Thompson
October 2013
Superb base for days out; comfortable and clean accommodation. The local pub serves good food.
Mrs Macfarlane
October 2013
The location of the cottage was excellent, small quiet village with the most excellent pub just up the road. The food at the Nateby Inn was superb. We were very impressed with the standard of kitchen equipment, and the beds were clean and comfortable.
October 2013
The cottage is away from the more touristy spots so a peaceful stay is guaranteed. Everything is within an easy drive - we stayed with our two kids aged 4 and 16 months and had no trouble at all day tripping to the safari park, World of Beatrix Potter etc. Nateby and the surrounding villages are beautiful. There is nowhere to do a biggish shop in Nateby but you only have to drive for about 7 minutes to reach the nearest Co-op. The cottage is very well equipped. The kitchen is especially well stocked with dishes, pots and pans etc so if you wished to cook every night it wouldn't be a problem. The owners are very helpful. The accommodation is over two levels so we needed a baby gate. We had no sooner asked than one was produced. We would certainly return here. Beautiful part of the world and perfect little bolt hole. The only thing families with young and busy kids might want to note is that there is no enclosed outside space attached to the property. We were out every day so it didn't bother us.
Mr Mumford
September 2013
Ideal for touring the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Clean and comfortable cottage in a very nice location.
Mrs Grubb
September 2013
Very nicely decorated and furnished. Very cosy, felt like home from home. Perfectly situated as a base for exploring the countryside. Delicious food at the pub 50 paces up the road.
Mrs Morris
August 2013
Beautiful location away from the tourist bustle but close enough to travel to any of the places we wanted to see. Lovely comfortable cottage.
August 2013
Don't be fooled by the " Oldy worldy " exterior , this is a modern spacious property , with plenty of room for 4 adults .It contains everything you will need for your enjoyable stay . The village of Nateby is small , but welcoming , especially the Nateby Inn , where excellent food and drink is served and the staff go out of their way to help , even including our Rottweiler . ( yes the whole area seems to be dog friendly .) There are plenty of walks locally or you can use the cottage as a base for further afield .Just 10mins walk is Kirby Stephen , where you can find everything you can't get in Nateby. All in all we had a great weeks stay , everything we expected and more . So in the immortal word of arnie "we'll be back !!! "
Mr Hickey
October 2012
Quiet location, clean village, friendly people, within easy reach of shops, good base for walks and touring.
Mr Rahman
August 2012
In all, we had a wonderful holiday, the cottage was lovely and we would not hesitate to return in the future.
Mr Horton
July 2012
Very nice cottage, close to pub and the owners were very friendly!
Mr Haigh
July 2012
The weather was good and the location ideal for our walking of sections of the Coast-to-Coast route, supported by ideal accommodation for my wife and I and our dog - thanks.
Mr McHugh
July 2012
The cottage was excellent, well placed both for walking and touring. Very good meals at the village pub - only 100 yards away. The location was very quiet but only a mile from Kirkby Stephen with shops and a beautiful church.
Mrs Cooper
July 2012
The Eden Valley and the surrounding countryside were beautiful. There were lots of wonderful walks from the cottage and it was never necessary to drive far to access others. The owner of the cottage was both friendly and helpful about anything you needed to know.
Mr Dickinson
July 2012
I've stayed at this cottage for well over 10 years and the accommodation and setting are both superb. I've become a firm friend of the owner who is always very friendly and helpful.
May 2012
Old Cottage was set in a lovely place very rural and picturesque, nice town only 30 min walk thru countryside... bed in downstairs room extremely comfortable .. Nice owners next door.. No towels are provided. so bring your own and extra loo paper ;) the shower took some figuring out, although we couldv'e asked the lovely Lady to show us when we first arrived. overall a pleasant stay.. Thankyou :)
Mr Shield
April 2012
The owners were brilliant and very helpful. This is our first time in Cumbria - the walking was excellent.
Mr Diamond
January 2012
Great if you want to escape and be cut off from the rest of the world for a few days as we did.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
December 2011
This was a lovely cottage to stay in. We took Jenny's advice and headed up the Eden Valley when we went to York - just stunning. So this a great base for exploring. The location takes you off the beaten path, which is exactly what you need to do when in the UK, but it's still close enough to the motorway to get places easily. The beds were comfy and the home well equipped. No internet or washing machine - not a problem for a shorter stay :) Jenny and John were friendly and welcoming, but not intrusive :) And the local pub serves great meals :)
Mrs Brown
November 2011
Old cottage is a very comfortable and cosy cottage in an ideal location, with fantastic walks from the doorstep and everything you could possibly need is available in nearby village.
Ms Boarer
October 2011
The cottage was spotless and very nicely decorated. It was warm and cosy and had a home from home feel about it. The location was excellent with beautiful countryside and local walks. The owners lived next door and were friendly and helpful and even put a pint of milk in the fridge so we could have a cup of tea when we arrived. I have already recommended the cottage to a friend and I would not hesitate to book it again in the future.
Mrs Lane
September 2011
It was a very nice location, ideal for sightseeing and walking. Quiet and peaceful. Pretty village. Would like to thank you for an excellent service. Will probably use this cottage again as it is close to our friend's in Appleby who we will want to visit again soon.
September 2011
Had a great week, we love the area and discovered some new walks and places to visit, The accomodation was very homely and the owners who lived next door, gave us a lot of information about the area. Would reccomend this cottage to anyone.
Mr Lumley
August 2011
A very pleasant homely cottage and an ideal base. The owners are particularly nice warm and friendly.
Mrs Chard
August 2011
The village was ideally placed for both the Lakes and Yorkshire. The owners were polite and helpful and the cottage itself was comfortable. It has a nice walk into Kirkby Stephen and a long hill walk which I did either morning or night. Cannot recommend the location enough!
Mr Dickinson
July 2011
The cottage was as excellent as ever and I've stayed there for many years.
Mr Morey
July 2011
The cottage owners were very friendly and the cottage conducive to a great holiday.
June 2011
A very peaceful setting with access to many other places.
May 2011
I enjoyed my stay @ The Old Cottage. It's a great base for touring the surrounding area.The accommodation is very adequate, and kept in good order by the friendly owners Jenny and John. The nearby Black Bull Hotel is a delightful place to have a refreshment and enjoy a home cooked meal.
Mrs Crossland
April 2011
A very comfortable cottage in a beautiful area. The owners are happy and friendly, they even left a fresh pint of milk for our arrival, very thoughtful.
Mr Horsburgh
March 2011
Good location, plenty of walks and drives directly from the house. The nearby pub served good food and the owners were also very pleasant.
Mr Collins
February 2011
The owner was very warm and friendly, she gave us lots of tips about the village and the local area. Tea, coffee, sugar and milk were available when we arrived. The cleanliness of the cottage was exceptional, good information on the local area in the form of booklets and leaflets. The cottage was always warm and the water was always hot when we needed it and an electric fire was available at all times in the lounge.
February 2011
Clean, comfortable and did not cost the earth. Owners were welcoming but not intrusive. They even got my sister an appointment to see a doctor as she was not well when we arrived. Would stay there again.
Mr Mrs Foard Massey
October 2010
Exactly what we were looking for with regard location. Owner was very friendly and welcoming and the cottage was lovely.
Excellent cottage
September 2010
I have stayed at this cottage 8 or 9 times which is testament in itself to the property and location. The owner has always been very helpful and friendly to the extent that we now consider ourselves to be good friends. Nateby enables easy access to both the Dales and the Lakes and has a rail service within easy travelling distance. The upgrade ot the lounge with new settees and television make the stay even more enjoyable.
Mrs Robinson
August 2010
The location of the cottage was great, there was plenty to do for the whole family.
Mr Dickinson
July 2010
The upgrade of the lounge with new settees and TV make the property even more comfortable than before.
July 2010
easy to lokate,ample amenities for comfortable pleasent stay.
Mrs Hood
June 2010
We wanted to be able to relax and chill out this was an excellent place to do that. It was good for walks and animal friendly for pets under control. The owner is very friendly and helpful, living next door. The area is within easy reach of the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales.
Mr Burley
June 2010
Clean, comfortable, charming cottage. More than adequate for holidays.
Mr Lovecy
June 2010
A good place to start our walks. Owner next door was very welcoming.
Mrs Prescott
May 2010
We have never stayed anywhere in 33 years that has been of such high standards re cleanliness. Excellent!
Mrs Whittaker
March 2010
Great area for walkers. Kirkby Stephens is a very friendly town.
Mr Knott
March 2010
The location! Very friendly and helpful owner. Good value for what we paid.
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