This was the stop of day 2 of our coast to coast cycle ride. Our bicycles were stored in the purpose built cycle store at the end of the garden. Elaine then welcomed us in with a big pot of tea and slice of cake. Perfect!
The cottage has a very comfortable guest lounge with a wood burner and racks for drying your boots - we didn't need it in August but it would be wonderful to go back in the winter. There lounge and bedroom had lovely views across the surrounding countryside. The cottage is right on the edge of Kirkby Stephen and is very quiet but only a 10 minute walk into the centre of the village.
The bedroom was charming, very individually decorated with a large bathroom with roll top bath & shower. Lots of proper soaps and shampoos were provided.
Breakfast, ordered the night before, was very good, a large selection of cereals, fruit and yoghurt. The full English breakfast was delicious, only let down by a poor quality sausage and bacon.
Highly recommended - would definitely visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome awaits you in this traditional toll cottage, serving homemade refreshments on arrival. This property is tastefully refurbished with all the charm of a bygone era - Original features include a wood burning stove, beams, flag floors and much much more. Close to the town centre with outstanding views. Ideal location in the Pennines close to the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and on Wainwright's Coast to Coast route. Two twin en-suite rooms- which can be converted to super kings and a double room available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bollam Cottage Bed And Breakfast Kirkby Stephen, England