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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Jolly Farmers Guest House is a family run business which is directly on the Coast 2 Coast path and is situated in the historic market town of Kirkby Stephen. The guest house offers all en-suite rooms, tastefully furnished with each room containing, a colour television with over 15 channels, tea and coffee making facilities, numerous hair dryers on request and also, free Wi-Fi available. The small but friendly bar serves a choice of bitter and larger as well as wines, spirits and soft drinks - perfect to help you chill out in the spacious guest lounge after a long days walk. Kirkby Stephen has lots to offer, it is centrally located for the Lake District, the Dales, the Pennines, the Eden Valley, and finally, Kirkby Stephen is located directly on the coast to coast path. The Jolly Farmers offers to make packed lunches for all guests at a small charge which consists of: two granary rolls with a choice of filling, one packet of crisps, one piece of fruit, a cereal bar, a mars/snicker bar, one carton of juice. The Jolly Farmers also offers to do guest washing for a small charge, however this is sometimes limited in busy periods. We hope you choose to stay with us, thank you, Carol and Family.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know


Full view
58Somewhat walkable
Grade: 58 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
29Room tips
Traveller rating
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  • English
Popular mentions
Stayed 1 night at the end of our walk from St Bees. We were welcomed by tea and scones in the comfortable lounge where there are books to read on the C2C. There is a boot room and the centre of town is just a short walk. I will stay again if in the area.
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I came across this B&B on my Wainwright's Coast to Coast recently. The staff were fantastic - helpful and all smiles. The owner, Carol was there as well and was a great help with a couple of questions I had. The accommodation is lovely too - well thought through. The ensuite
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After a days walk on the coast to coast to stay and be welcomed by Carol and family was absolute bliss. Such cheerful and obliging staff making you feel at home immediately I would highly recommend it
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This has everything you could want from a B & B, and in addition since our last stay it has its own drying room at the back - unfortunately sometimes necessary in this part of the world. Everything is carefully thought out to make our stay as peasant as possible, from the scones
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This was our best B&B on the coast to coast. Carol has a sure touch and could teach some of the other establishments along the route a thing or two. It starts with the welcome- the aroma of freshly baked date and walnut scones greeted us at the door and within ten minutes we
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"Great for accomodation on coast to coast walk and quaint"
"The option of a “cottage” (bungalow) is available for those who like a little more independence."
"Room 3 has a spa bath - perfect for tired legs if you are walking the Coast to Coast."
"No lifts; unless you enjoy climbing stairs with bags, try to get a room on the second floor."
"nobody had any complaints and we took all the rooms"
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictEden DistrictKirkby Stephen
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