Brownber House

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

  • Suitible for: 8 Humans icon 8 Humans
  • Suitible for: 2 Dogs icon 2 Dogs
  • Suitible for: undefined Children welcome icon Children welcome
  • Suitible for: undefined Babies welcome icon Babies welcome

  • Livestock on site
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Why we love it

Miles of hiking right from your door and off into the Howgill Fells, all three pubs in the area are dog-friendly and there’s a big fluffy rug by the wood burner

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • Picking up walking routes straight from the door
  • Cooling off with a swim in the nearby rivers after a long walk
  • A warm welcome in each of the local pubs

Humans will love

  • Stargazing on a clear night
  • The option to have home cooked meals prepared for you
  • Taking your road bike for a spin through the lanes and more challenging climbs and loops

The place

A real wellies-and-walking sticks sort of place, where the timeless feel of farm country and the freedom of rural Cumbria will send you marching out across the hills. The spacious house has undergone a loving renovation that makes it perfect for sociable cooking and dining, with the dogs getting underfoot and the conversation flowing between rooms. If you don’t feel like cooking then you can order superb home-cooked from the owners commercial kitchen or head out to one of the many dog-friendly pubs in the area. There are great local walks and both The Dales and The Lakes are within reach, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to getting outdoors and earning that afternoon nap by the fire.


  • 1 x Super King room
  • 1 x King room
  • 2 x Super King rooms, each can be made up as Twin Singles


  • 4 x Bathrooms with toiletries provided
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Outside dog washing facilities

Living and relaxing

  • Wood burning stoves
  • Private garden with firepit
  • Window seats overlooking the rolling countryside
  • Reading nook
  • Wifi
  • TV
  • Smart TV
  • Smart speaker
  • Outdoor casual seating

Cooking and dining

  • Indoor and outdoor dining table and chairs
  • BBQ in the garden
  • Welcome hamper of homemade cakes and biscuits, a freshly baked sourdough loaf, a jar of award-winning marmalade and a bottle of Prosecco
  • Cooking basics supplied - salt, pepper, olive oil, tea and coffee
  • Kitchen with gas hob, microwave, electric oven, fridge freezer and fridge
  • Dishwasher with dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid

For the dog

  • Water bowl
  • Dog towels
  • Recommended walking routes

Booking information

  • Check in 1600 to 2100 Monday to Friday
  • Check out 1030
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the property

Optional extras

  • Fridges can be stocked for your arrival on request
  • Catering can be arranged on request - all prepared in the separate commercial kitchen

You should know

  • There are plenty of sheep in the nearby fields, which may be an issue for some dogs
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In the neighbourhood

  • The Lake District is just to the west of you, but local walks like the route round Ravenstonedale and Smardale that takes you over the viaduct are well worth exploring
  • Also in Ravenstonedale, The Black Swan and King’s Head pubs are both dog-friendly and (unsurprisingly) well stocked with local beers and great food
  • Two classic long distance footpaths – the Coast to Coast and the Dales High Way - run right past Brownber House. There are bag carrying companies who can ship your stuff to your destination if you’re going point to point
  • The area is one of the darkest sky areas in England, which means great opportunities for stargazing – particularly up on the fell behind the Hall
  • Cyclists can explore fantastic routes and challenging climbs such as Tan Hill or the Lakes & Dales Loop. There's safe storage for bikes in the basement
  • There are plenty of opportunities for wild swimming in the various lakes and rivers, so make sure you keep your gear handy, unless you think you can get away with a skinny dip!
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Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria ///crank.hatter.vineyard CA17 4NX

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