This cottage is an extremely comfortable and warm property with countryside views in one direction (but not the other) and within walking distance of the shops and cafes (admittedly, not many) that are in Kirby Stephen.. It is easy to envisage a car not being used very much during a stay here, as so much is on your doorstep. The Settle Carlisle Railway is about two miles away (Kirby Stephen West Station) and parking at the Station is free: you then have the chance of travelling this scenic line in either direction, either towards Carlisle or Leeds.
The cottage has everything you could need (except a reading lamp and a decent iron, but no doubt the owners will rectify that) and there is parking for one car at the cottage gate. Despite being so close to the town, the location is quiet and pleasant, whatever the weather. The owners are on hand, if needed, and helpful, but not obtrusive. The cottage is also 'pet free', a major advantage.