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The Old Croft House- Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in the beautiful Upper Eden Valley

The Old Croft House is a Grade II listed Georgian town house situated in the picturesque market town of Kirkby Stephen in the beautiful Eden Valley. The house dates from 1750 and has retained much of its original charm and character with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We moved from Warwickshire in 2011 to follow our dream of owning a Bed & Breakfast in a location that would allow us to enjoy the outdoors, we have renovated and decorated throughout and hope that you feel as at home in The Old Croft House as we do. 

Kirkby Stephen is surrounded by the spectacular countryside of the Westmorland Dales, a largely undiscovered area of limestone pavements, hidden valleys and fells. As keen walkers, occasional cyclists and reluctant runners we feel lucky to have found ourselves in such a perfect area with stunning countryside to explore without the crowds of some more well known areas. We have explored the area by foot, by bike and by car and can help with ideas for a day out for all.

 Rachel and Nick look forward to welcoming you to The Old Croft House and will do everything we can to make your stay, however long or short, a relaxing and enjoyable one from tea and home made cake on arrival to a delicious breakfast to set you up for the day.

 

For Easter Availability please contact direct

10% discount for stays of 2 or more nights from October to end of April if booked direct*

* Excluding Christmas, New Year & Easter.

What our guests thought of us

  • "I arrived colder than an Eskimo's nose and wetter than an otter's pocket; never was a welcome felt so warm."

    Colin

  • "A haven after a very trying day. Fantastic welcome, fantastic place. I will be back"

    Vicki

  • "Nick & Rachel made me feel so welcome for my prolonged stay here. There enthusiasm and interest in visitors, walking in the fells etc are infectious. This has been a super stay in a lovely home - thank you so much and I look forward to staying again next year.

    Philip J

  • "Really wonderful! Thank you for the lovely welcome and hospitality. Amazing Sunday roast, lots of laughs! Great night's sleep (and afternoon) & the footspa was just heaven!"

    Cath & Jeff, Manchester.

  • "This is just lovely. Thanks Nick and Rachel for your kind hospitality, lovely tucker and for sharing this fascinating abode."

    Alex & Cath, Canberra, Australia.

  • "2nd stay in a week. Wonderful hospitality - fantastic dinner - thank you both so much."

    Nick & Kathryn

  • "Hiking Coast to Coast - arrived after a long day on trail due to losing our way! Great hot shower and dinner! Fantastic room and bed. Thanks to our Host & Hostess - GREAT INN, we will return.

    Mike & Christina, Orlando, FL USA.

  • “Wonderful stop, good company & facilities. Pity only one night”

    The Hill family

  • “FANTASTIC! THANKS!!!”

    Wally and Sue

  • “A perfect last night to our holiday!"

    Chris & Jude

  • “Thanks for a super stay – especially the kippers!”

    Harry and Pat, Tuscon AZ

  • “This is the loveliest spot we’ve found on the Coast to Coast walk, thank you so much for your outstanding hospitality”

    The Copleys, California

  • Best overnight stay on the C to C. Great house, food and very friendly

    Steve & Jane
  • Nothing like this in Australia. Fantastic!

    Dan & Robyn
  • 6 Stars. This place is heaven. Thank you so much.

    Nicky & Karen
  • Just what a perfect guest house should be, we'll be back!

    Alan
  • Fantastic comfortable room and a wonderful breakfast. Thank you.

    Paul
  • Fantastic, definitely lived up to recommendations and reputation!

    Ian & Lindy, Australia
  • Stylish and beautiful, excellent breakfast and coffee! Many thanks.

    Julie, USA
  • 2 stops here on the C2C - how lucky we are. Fully revived for the next stage. Thankyou so much.

    Ros & Gordon
  • Great stay - best stopover by far. Many thanks .

    Bill, Canada
  • Fantastic Place! Our favourite on the C2C. Thank you.

    Foster & pam, USA
  • So warm, welcoming & helpful. A lovely home Rachel & Nick!!

    Ian, Australia
  • What a lovely warm welcome, hidden gem, fantastic B&B. Loved it and fabulous porridge.

    Linda & Rick
  • I Just knew I'd be back!!. Lovely night, breakfast just sets up a body brilliantly. Many thanks.

    Ian
  • We had a great relaxing evening in your cosy house. Thank you very much.

    Silvia & Willy, Germany
  • My second visit in 2 years and as always a fantastic stay. Thank you very much andhope to be back in 2017.

    Paul
  • Once again a wonderful stay - great hosts! 
    Thank you

    Gill & Andrew
  • Lovely house, thank you for a great stay, taking care of our hiking gear, superb breakfast.
    A wonderful rest.

    Annabel & Sandy
  • Wonderful welcome & hospitality. Home comforts and a glorious location.

    Trevor & Lorraine
  • 10/10 in every aspect, fantastic food, surroundings and food.
    A defintie return is planned.

    Alan & Dawn
  • A wonderful welcome and great advice for walkers.

    Tracy
  • So nice to return here and spend a little longer. Thank you Rachel & Nick for your kindness. The advice on walks, maps and leaflets were much appreciated. 
    Best wishes to you both...and Dylan.

    Lynn & John, Australia.
  • Now we've found you we will be back. A beautiful B&B and wondrous hospitality.

    Helen & Guy.

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