The cottage was beautifully presented and very handy for shops and restaurants in Kirkby Lonsdale. Everything we needed was to hand and we spent the evening in the garden enjoying the lovely weather
Sharon's cottage is beautiful, immaculately clean and well thought out. We arrived with high expectations from the photos and reviews - and the actual place managed to surpass them all.
The cottage was not only spacious and comfortable, it has been renovated and furnished with a keen eye for detail, and equipped with all the mod cons and an astonishing amount of smart tech - from the windows to the heating.
It was also stocked with everything we could possibly need. Sharon left us a lovely welcome hamper & even set up the log fire - not that we needed it in such lovely weather!
Great location as well - the cottage is tucked away in a quiet lane yet literally round the corner (via Salt Pie Lane) from the main street. Kirkby Lonsdale was the perfect base for exploring the lakes and Yorkshire Dales, and Sharon's exhaustive folder of tips about the area (complete with handwritten annotations and recommendations) came in handy.
In short, all the comforts of home and then some. Sharon is evidently a host who thinks of everything and takes a great deal of pride in her cottage as well as the happiness of her guests. We enjoyed every moment of our stay and would not hesitate to come back. 200% recommended.
Kirkby Lonsdale has so much to offer for a short break. Lilac Cottage is decorated and furnished in a very contemporary style offering excellent accommodation. Everything is brand new with an eye to detail.
We had one person with us who was not fully fit, so we made use of the Booths car park - £15 for 3 days and left one car in town and the other at Devils Bridge.
Excellent cafes and restaurants all within 5 minutes walk!
Lots of shopping and we bought a pack of local walks from the Tourist Information to enjoy the stunning countryside. We will be back soon.
We stayed in Lilac Cottage for a short family holiday with our kids and the grandparents while visiting relatives and it surpassed all of our expectations.
The cottage is beautifully presented. The attention to detail is second to none and it has such a luxurious feel, but it's not over-done. There are quirky wee pieces of art and decorations dotted about the cottage and everything is fresh and clean. There's underfloor heating in the kitchen.
Kirkby Lonsdale is a lovely market town with nice wee shops and side streets. Lilac Cottage is in a perfect quiet location and has a lovely wee garden area with table and chairs.
Although parking isn't available at the cottage we didn't find parking to be an issue. You can buy a 3 or 7 day ticket for the main car parks which means you don't have to worry about finding change all the time.
Sharon left a lovely welcome pack and was great at communicating. We are looking forward to returning soon.
I have stayed here a number of times now and it feels like home from home only a little more special each time I come. The cottage is so lovley, homely and luxurious. Can't wait to be back to enjoy it and the village again.
It's a shame to leave when we have to.
We had a really enjoyable family vacation at Lilac Cottage. The Cottage was very clean, light and modern. The village has lots of character with great walks nearby. Personal touches like the gift package on arrival and pre- prepared fire were greatly appreciated. The owner contacted us the day we left to let us know we had left something and arranged the return of it to us at no cost to us which says it all in terms of client care and how our relationship was conducted throughout.
I booked this cottage for our Christmas holiday visiting family in the area and we had an amazing time. We arrived the day before Christmas Eve very tired having travelled the long journey from San Francisco. The owner really went out of her way to make it special for us with a beautiful Christmas tree and gifts for our 2 children under the tree.
The cottage is beautifully renovated and equipped with everything you could need for a relaxing stay on the edge of the Lake District in the amazing village of Kirkby Lonsdale.
I’ve rented many properties around the world and can definitely say I felt the owner really wants her guests to relax and enjoy. Next time I’m in the area I’ll be booking Lilac cottage again. Hmm, perhaps I shouldn’t be writing this review and keeping this place secret!