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

The Old Croft House is a Grade II listed Georgian town house situated in the 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.

Kirkby Stephen is surrounded by spectacular countryside and enjoys an enviable position between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks with the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a short drive away. It was the first "Walkers are Welcome" town in Cumbria and is on the route of Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk and also the Walney to Wear cycle route. There are excellent walking and cycling opportunities locally and the area has an amazing range of flora and fauna, with four nature reserves within a 5 mile radius of Kirkby Stephen. The town is a wonderful base from which to explore the glorious countryside and to experience a range of activities. On your arrival Rachel and Nick will welcome you with tea or coffee and homemade cakes, in the comfort of the lounge, or in our walled garden where you can enjoy the sunshine and look out for the parrots which fly over frequently.

We take great pleasure in welcoming our guests to The Old Croft House and will do everything we can to make your stay, however long or short, a relaxing and enjoyable one.

For Easter Availability please contact direct

10% discount for stays of 2 or more nights from October to end of March 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."


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


  • "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


    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

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