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Quality accommodation in the Upper Eden Valley

The Upper Eden Valley offers a vast array of walks, from strenuous mountain peaks to a gentle stroll along the River Eden or one of the disused railways. Although you will find yourself in the wilds of Cumbria, the Upper Eden Valley is easily accessible from the M6 or A1 or via the spectacular Settle to Carlisle railway, which passes through the friendly market town of Kirkby Stephen. We would love to welcome you to a place that offers spectacular walking and real hospitality. There are some wonderful places to stay; here are just a few...
The Black Swan Hotel, Ravenstonedale
The Black Swan Hotel, is a delightful residence in the quiet village of Ravenstonedale. The hotel comes with a highly regarded restaurant and incorporates the village shop. www.blackswanhotel.com

Brownber Hall Country House,  Newbiggin-on-Lune
Brownber Hall Country House is a substantial property, good for a family gathering. It is close to Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk and very easily accessed from the M6. www.brownberhall.co.uk

A Corner of Eden, near Ravenstonedale
A Corner of Eden offers a modern and luxurious take on B&B in a traditional Georgian farmhouse. www.acornerofeden.co.uk

Fletcher House, Kirkby Stephen
Fletcher House is a double fronted Grade II listed building right in the centre of Kirkby Stephen and a favourite with those walking the Coast to Coast. www.fletcherhouse.co.uk

Hartley Castle Barn
Hartley Castle Barn is a self catering property situated in Hartley, 1/2 mile out of Kirkby Stephen with stunning views and red squirrels in a private garden. The Coast to Coast route to Nine Standards Rigg and the Eden viaducts walk over Podgill and Merrygill viaducts pass through the farm. www.hartleycastle.co.uk

Brockram Cottage
Brockram Cottage is a Victorian terraced cottage built from local stone, located in the Conservation Area of the town just minutes away from the Market Square and the town's amenities. The Coast to Coast route passes the door.
brockramcottage@gmail.com  Tel: 017683 71214

Bollom Cottage, Kirkby Stephen
Bollom Cottage is a traditional toll cottage close to the town centre. www.kirkby-stephen.com/bed-and-breakfast/bollam-cottage.html

The Old Croft House, Kirkby Stephen
The Old Croft House (pictured left) is a Grade II listed Georgian town house also in the centre of Kirkby Stephen. The owners cook delicious evening meals. www.theoldcrofthouse.com

Stoneygill, Brough Sowerby
Brough Sowerby is a small village just outside Kirkby Stephen. www.stoneygill.co.uk

Augill Castle, near Kirkby Stephen
For something rather grander in the way of accommodation, Augill Castle (pictured right) is an imposing country house hotel set in its own grounds a few miles from Kirkby Stephen. www.stayinacastle.com

Swanson House, Brough
This former 18th Century Coaching Inn provides luxury B&B accommodation and a fully licensed restaurant which specialises in dishes made from the highest quality local produce. www.swansonhouse.co.uk

Coach House Cottage, Church Brough
Recently converted to a high standard Coach House Cottage sleeps two, has wifi and its own walled garden.
Artlegarth Country Lodges
Three luxurious lodges, set in 7 acres of wooded and landscaped private grounds in the village of Ravenstonedale. Well appointed and with a hot tub. www.lodgebreaks.co.uk

Ravendale Holiday Caravan
Well equipped 2 bedroom country caravan on quiet site sleeps 4 + 2 (max 6). TV, Wi-Fi, CH. Fell views, walk or cycle from door, open all year. www.ravendaleholidaycaravan.co.uk

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You can download and print out three free walks near Kirkby Stephen from the Walkingworld website. One is a circuit of the Smardale nature reserve including the imposing viaduct. There is an exploration of the Eden Viaducts near Kirkby Stephen that includes I-Spy sheets for spotting features en-route. The third is a rugged hill walk to the summit of Wild Boar Fell. Simply join Walkingworld to access these walks.
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