Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Bullgill, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England
Have a Brilliant Cottage Break in Bullgill, Cumbria.
Bullgill is a hamlet in Cumbria and makes a perfect base for exploring this scenic part of the world. If your family wants to get its walking boots on, this area will provide hours of fun. You’re never far from a walking route or a bridleway. There is a wide choice of different lengths and ability levels for walkers, offering terrific views. In addition, there are well known fell walks if you want a challenge.
Bullgill is near the small market town of Kirkby Stephen, an attractive place for a holiday, with buildings oozing with history and cobbled yards. One of the most famous walks, Alfred Wainwright’s Coast-to-Coast route, passes through Kirkby Stephen. This town has a very good range of shops including craft shops and antique shops plus interesting galleries. Kirkby Stephen’s parish church is known to local residents as the Cathedral of the Dales and contains some interesting relics. A good way to get accustomed to the town is by following the Kirkby Stephen Town Trail.
A ride on a steam train is a great way to see a new landscape and there is no better heritage railway in England than the famous Settle-Carlisle Line. This iconic railway can be accessed at the Kirkby Stephen railway station, which has been refurbished and restored, courtesy of the Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust. You can get refreshments at the Platform Shop.
Built in the 12th century by the Normans, Pendragon Castle at Mallerstang is on private land, but the public is allowed to explore the ruins, with care. Just four miles from Kirkby Stephen, it’s a worthwhile excursion if such ruins inspire you. It has a long history of damage from fires followed by restoration work over the years and some say (although there is no hard evidence) that the castle has a connection with King Arthur.
Bullgill is also near the coastal town of Maryport, located on the Solway estuary, with shops, pubs, golf links, a marina, Georgian houses and attractions plus wonderful views and events. The Wave contains a concert hall, a theatre, the Heritage Visitor Centre and a bistro. Other attractions include the Lake District Coast Aquarium, exhibiting mostly British species and the Maritime Museum.
Bullgill offers a memorable location for a self-catering break, whether you are on foot, on a bike or on a train. Peace and quiet amidst one of the most beautiful areas in Britain is hard to beat.
Take a look at the Cumbrian cottages listed below and find your own piece of Cumbrian heaven.
Facts about what Bullgill, Kirkby Stephen offers for Self-Catering Holidays
Featured Self catering country cottages near Bullgill, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England:
1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.
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Situated in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria on a large farm estate, this unique stone-built cottage for two is comfortably furnished with a traditional and cosy feel and has a wood burning stove and lovely enclosed garden with the use of a neighbouring field.
Special features: free internet access.
Late availability: from 31 March to 26 April 20
2 bedroom Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.
1 - 4
Two bedroom family-friendly holiday home nestled in beautiful gardens within the grounds of a Country House just a short walk from Kirkby Stephen.
|from 04 April to 11 April 20 from 14 April to 23 May 20|
2 bedroom Woodland Holiday Lodge, Lake District National Park.
2 - 4
Have a top holiday in this beautifully decorated 2 bedroom dog-friendly wooden holiday lodge, conveniently situated within a holiday park close to the shores of Lake Windermere, near the heart of the Lake District National Park, two legged visitors should be wagging their tails here and four legged visitors should give this lodge the thumbs up.
Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court.
|from 04 April to 06 April 20 from 11 April to 13 April 20|
12 bedroom Large Country House, North Cumbria and Scottish Borders.
12 - 24
Impressive 12 bedroom country house with games room, private hot tub and a setting in beautiful gardens, situated just 10 miles from Northumberland National Park, 10 miles from Gretna Green and 6 miles from the Solway Coast, ideal for special celebrations and group getaways.
Special features: tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.
|from 01 April to 24 April 20 from 27 April to 01 May 20|
2 bedroom Farmstay, The Lake District and Cumbria.
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Close to picturesque hills and valleys, this 2 bedroom holiday cottage is well located for visiting both the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales.
|from 01 April to 07 April 20 from 11 April to 16 May 20|