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Friday 12th October 2018-Monday 15th October 2018

Should anyone come up with a superlative which is better than MAGNIFICENT, then I will be pleased to read about it when we return.

Paul, Sally, David, Diane, Maggie & Trevor.

Friday 28th September

Another week in our “Home away from home” and we love it as always.  Our little one also felt comfortable from the moment she walked in.  Thank you Jackie for making our stay special every time!

Matt, Yvonne & Freya. xx (Holland)

Monday 17th September

A lovely few days exploring Kirkby Lonsdale.  The cottage is a great base – beautifully furnished, comfy beds, lovely and warm and a gorgeous deep hot bath to luxuriate in!  We enjoyed lots of good food out, including Plato’s, Avanti and The Snooty Fox and return home rested and revived with full stomachs.  Thanks for a fabulous break.

Alan, Pippa, Jo & Dan

Friday 14th September

Thankyou Jackie!  Its been a very relaxing few days in beautiful surroundings and a fantastic cottage.  We will definitely be back. x


Friday 24th – Friday 31st August Corner & Chapel Cottages

A wonderful week spent together in these beautiful cottages in our favourite place.  Many lovely days out and fantastic meals.  Thank you Jackie, everything is perfect as ever. 

The O’Brien family xxx

20th August

Many thanks for a comfortable stay in your lovely cottage. 

Higgs & Hodson families


T, J, OL. XX

17th August 2018

Fabulous few days in Chapel Cottage and, as always the place was beautiful and a real home from home feel to it.  We totally relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed K.L.  to the full.  Will no doubt be back very sooooon!!!

Thank you Jackie & Steve

John & Sue xxx xxx Parbold

6-10 August 2018

We have had a lovely little break enjoying the stay in Chapel Cottage.  Decoration of the cottage is lovely, we loved the style. 

We have had a couple of great walks, meals out.  Would definitely recommend The Orange Tree just round the corner, they have special nights each day, very reasonable and tasty.

The Ruane’s.

3rd August

So yet another fabulous time here at the cottage.  We love it here so much, feels like our second home.  Thank you for everything as always Jackie. Jane x

20/07/18  5*  Wonderful weekend spend as a family at beautiful Chapel Cottage!  This has been such a lovely break with our 2 young children – fantastic accommodation, couldn’t want for anything.  Very precious family time in a fabulous village.  Enjoyed a lovely welcome in Bar Number 9 and the children loved the ‘Bakery’.  We would not hesitate to return to this beautiful home and have already recommended to friends and family!  Thank you xxx

“Team D”, Rufford, Lancs.x

Beautiful cottage and beautiful weather – 29 degrees!  People keep telling us the weathers never this nice up North, guess I’ll soon find out – I’m moving to my new job in Penrith in September…what a trip!  Thank you.

The McNallys.   July 2018.


21st May to 25th

Our third visit to Chapel Cottage which has been, as always, excellent.  The bonus was the weather.  Just a lovely relaxing place to stay with all needs catered for.   We’ll be back.

David & Valerie Dadd

May 19-21

Last but not least, thanks for another memorable stay, beautiful weather matched the cottage.

See you again

Cathy, Colin Ron & Mark

14th May – 17th May 2018

Frank, Carol & Dot (mum), Lydiate, Merseyside.


Hi Jackie

Another excellent weekend in your beautiful cottage.

Many thanks Margaret, Pete, Colette, Ed & Chris 14/5/18.

7th May Lovely weather, good walks and a great meal at The Lunesdale.  Good recommendation Jackie

Good to be in Chapel Cottage again as realised it was the end of Jan last, but of course we have had Corner Cottage also.  As always great stays in both.xx

Ron & Shirley .I.O.M

23rd April 2018 – This is our 2nd visit… There will be a 3rd – enough said!  Such a peaceful and well appointed cottage from which to explore this great location.  Many thanks Jackie for your help, consideration and, of course, the wine!

Jackie & Barbara

16th April/20th

A lovely cottage set in beautiful surroundings.  Would recommend it to family and friends, taking some business cards.

Easter Weekend 2018

Thank you Jackie for another lovely break in Chapel Cottage.  Looking forward to our stay in the Summer.

Adele, Sean, Joseph, Eva & Mia. xx

9th March
Another lovely relaxing week. Thanks so much Jackie – we feel so at home here now after all these visits! A real home from home.
The cottage is immaculate as usual.
Chris and Pete Draper, Katie and Ellis.

25th Feb,
Thankyou Jackie and Steve for a lovely stay at Chapel Cottage. We had a great time, never get tired of Kirkby Lonsdale.
19th February 2018,
Lovely few days spent at Chapel Cottage. Great location, plenty of amazing places to see and do. Lovely lunch at The Sun Inn.
Alicia, Will & Hector Panaday. Hong Kong & Sedbergh.

16th February
Thankyou Jackie!! We had a lovely restful stay in these beautiful cottages! Hopefully stay again sometime.
Al, Jeanne, Jocelyn & Robert.

2nd-4th Feb 2018
Had a lovely stay in the cottage, the local butcher and baker are the true attraction to the village. With outstanding pork & chilli jam pie! Delicious!! Found it quite hard to find a restaurant on Saturday night, who knew it was such a busy village on a Saturday night. Will book in advance next time!
Harriet, Alex, Charles & Lilly

5th Feb 2018
Beautifully quiet, great location and lovely maintained cottage. Came with friends who recommended it – and we’ve had a great weekend. Will definitely tell others about it. Thank you!
Trish & Eric (1st timers) Cathy & Colin (die hards!!)

29th January
Thank you – your cottage is lovely and very well located for all the local shops/eateries etc. We all had a lovely time.
Nicki, Griff, Marion, Richard.

15th Jan 2018
A good restful weekend in KL as usual a comfortable stay in one of your lovely cottages. We look forward to our next stay.
Ron & Shirley Crouch, Isle of Man

2nd Jan 2018
Happy New Year Jackie & Steve.
What a lovely place to welcome 2018 into!
We celebrated Xmas & N.Y in one (as worked Xmas).
Thanks for Chapel Cottage again
Thanks for the Champs – went down well
See you again soon
Liz & Peter (Ormskirk)
Angie & Stew Plant from Birkdale loved there Sat night stay too!

17-20 Nov 2017
Lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage. Met all our needs. Great local facilities & an ideal base for walking.
Thank you very much Jackie for all your help.
Best Wishes
The West Kirby Lot.

10.11.17 Another lovely stay, thankyou! Rowan & Andy

27/10/17 Another lovely relaxing week at Chapel Cottage. Looking forward to our next visit already.
Sam, Al, Will & H Watts.

Yet another wonderful weekend here. My husband really enjoyed his “surprise” 60th birthday. Can’t wait to come back soon.
The Cordingleys & Whitelaws

17th September 2017.

Jackie, Cottage is just beautiful, we had a wonderful weekend and don’t want to leave – hopefully we will be back soon!   Many thanks  Alex, Lynda, Tyra & Gill xxx

15th Sept 17

Thanks for a lovely stay, look forward to re-visiting.  The Olsens.

1st-3rd September 2017  Jackie,

Thanks for the use of your lovely Cottage.  We’ve had a really good couple of days with everything we needed at our disposal.  The village and surrounding areas are beautiful and we hope you will allow us to stay with you again sometime in the near future.  Thanks again for everything its been wonderful – Rebecca and family.

25th – 28th August 2017


Just to say, “A Big Thank you” for our last minute stay at Chapel Cottage!

We enjoyed every minute of this beautiful place.

Lovely people, very friendly & welcoming we would look forward to coming again with our boys and in the future on our own to you other lovely cottage next door!  There was absolutely nothing to dislike, such a lovely part of our beautiful countryside.

Thanks again, The Tuplin’s.  x North Lincolnshire.

18th-25th August 2017

Thank you for a lovely week at Chapel Cottage.  We loved the village and did some serious shopping (clothes and chocolates, mostly).  The stroll from Radical steps to Devil’s Bridge was delightful, as was the longer trek to Whittington (Kirkby Lonsdale walk no 1).  The cottage was delightful and the kitchen equipment was a joy for those who like to cook. 

Many thanks – Kathryn & Anthony Wilkinson, Rhianon Price & Irene O’Connor.

11th-18th August

Loved our stay in Chapel Cottage – the village is very interesting with many nice walks.  We and the children have loved our holiday and many thanks to you for making it so with our accommodation.  Hope to see you again.  Simon, Sally, Greg & Gabriella.  South Yorkshire

7-10th July 2017  Yet another amazing weekend in Chapel & Corner Cottages celebrating Annie’s 50th Birthday.  Many thanks for all the special touches.  Your cottages are a credit to you – We will be back!

Thanks again from the girls from Bolton. xxx


7th July 2017  This was our 5th time in the cottage and our first with our daughter and we love it even more!  We’ll certainly be back to our “Home away from home”.

Matt, Yvonne & Freya from The Netherlands

16th June-19th June  3 Days of Sunshine.  We have had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back.  The cottage is in a fantastic location and yet so quiet.  It has everything we needed and there are so many beautiful walks right on your doorstep.  We never used the car on the 3 days we stayed here.  Kirkby Lonsdale is such a wonderful place.  Jackie your cottage is a credit to you and thanks for the bottle of wine.  Regards Sheila & Alan Rayner. xx……….Best places to eat.. Platos & The Red Dragon

4th June  The Macca’s Return!

Well this is our 4th time here – its been amazing as always!!!  Thanks Jackie for all your help as ever!  See you in September. xxx

May 15th-19th The Smiths & The Finnerty’s   Had a glorious few days in the cottage, a lovely walking destination.  Recommended are The River Lune Walk to Whittington and back, Ingleton Water Falls Trial.  Eating out at The Royal (excellent ribs), and Avanti (pizza, pasta 7 everything else).  Trip to Add to dictionary was a great day out.  Cottage was lovely and cosy, will be sure to recommend and diarise for a return next year.  Great comms from Jackie put the icing on the cake.  Thanks Gavin, Sharon, Mark & Julie. x

Wednesday 31st May 2017.  Such a beautiful cottage and so posh.  I love it.  Enya Suffield Age 7. xxxx   Thank you Jackie  Leah Suffield Age 5.

May Bank Holiday Weekend (28/4-1/5)

We have had a fabulous weekend in your beautiful Cottage.  New memories made and everything was perfect.  We WILL be back.  K.L. Beer & Music Festival was really enjoyable and we spent a family evening there on Saturday.  See you again soooon!!! Many Thanks John, Sue, Connie, Ade, Robyn & Maisie. xx (Parbold)

23.04.17 Thank you Jackie very much.  Chapel Cottage was an amazing cottage!  It was beautiful, and we definitely want to come in the Summer.  WELL DONE !  The Dickinson Family by Ella 8 years old.

7-14th April Littlewood Family- Huddersfield.  What a truly amazing week we have had.  Angleton Water Falls Walk, golf, horse riding, best adventure playground at Brockhole.  Walks around Kirkby.  Meals at Avanti, fantastic Plato’s, The Indian.  Thank you. Fab holiday .  We will be back.

31st March/7th April Burfitt/Burrow Wiltshire.  Thankyou Jackie for a great stay.  We all had a great time and the weather was kind to us.

6-12th March Tony & Pauline -Burscough, Lancashire.  Another super visit, fantastic walks, weather and food.  Can I congratulate you Jackie when we reported a problem with the lounge radiator on Wednesday evening  it was fixed by a plumber on Thursday morning!!! Remarkable!! Back Soon.

3rd March/6th March ’17  Our favourite place.. Lovely time for my birthday weekend.  Our friends loved ‘KL’.  Lots of laughter, fun, walking.  Visiting plenty of watering holes.  Looking forward to next visit.  Liz & Peter Dolan (Ormskirk, Lancashire).

13-17 Feb The Edwards Family.  Thank you for a lovely holiday.  The cottage was lovely – the boys loved the “comfy beds” and had a good time watching “The Secret Garden” in bed!!  The adults enjoyed the wine (thank you!).

20th Jan – 22nd.  An unexpected short break and as usual had a great time in KL and the cottage.  Will be visiting again soon.  Shirley & Ron.

2/1/17 A lovely cottage and a very relaxing visit too, will definitely be back.  Many Thanks Anne, Sal, Marie, Neil.

27th Dec 2016 Yet another lovely stay at Chapel Cottage.  Great time thank you for the gifts, see you again.  With lots of Love The Rayners, Manchester.

2nd-5th December – WOW!  A wonderful weekend in Chapel Cottage.  So fantastic to see K.L at Christmas.  The markets, parade and festive events have really got us in the festive spirit.  Love the decorations!  Thanks so much Jackie.  Adele, Sean, Joseph, Eva & Mia xx

11th-14th November Brazier, Stacey, Johnsons.  We had a lovely stay, if too short!  Here for Dad’s 70th.  Such a warm, comfortable and peaceful cottage….Perfect Thanks – London & Bentham.

4th-11th November 2016  An extremely pleasant stay in your well equipped and comfortable secluded idyll.  We have been coming to K.L. for years – normally in the Summer months – so to be here at this time of year is something of a departure for us.  We have not been disappointed at all.  Everything is still here – apart from the number of tourists!  We have thoroughly enjoyed our  weeks stay here.  Thanks Jackie for your attention to detail – it is much appreciated.  Thanks also for the wine- a nice touch.  We hope to return in the not too distant future.  Wendy & Chris E.

16th October 2016.  A lovely weekend with friends, food, wine and fun.  Thank you Sue, Catherine & Stacey.

Sept 30 Oct 2016.  We have thourghly enjoyed our stay in KL in this lovely cottage, so close to everything. Thankyou.  Fiona, Clare, Penny, Monika, Julie & Jo. (BIrmingham & Dunblane).

30th September 2016. Thank you so much for a lovely place to stay and for the welcoming bottle.  Everything is so tidy and clean and we would certainly recommend “Chapel Cottage” to our friends.  Betty & Graeme.

September 19th-23rd (YORK)  Our second visit, Just as lovely as before.  Had a lovely meal at The Royal.  Not very good at The Sun.  Last year it was wonderful.  Doing a train journey today to Carlisle.  Thanks Jackie Love Pauline & Bill xx (Thanks for the wine).

Sep 9th-16th.  Thank you for a lovely stay in your fab cottage.  We had a great time with great weather.  Lovely walks to Chapel -le- Dale, Malham, Ingleborough, Radical steps, Clapham etc. etc.  Love Kirkby Lonsdale and will be back as soon as!  Love from Woz, Sue, Steve & Elaine.  xxxx  Recommend this place to everyone!

SEPTEMBER 5TH 2016  Well this is our 3rd time here and we still love it as much as the first!  We ate in The Sun Inn, The Royal, Avanti and The Red Dragon – all brilliant.  The service however stands out for me in The Sun.  We visited Kendal, The Swan at Newby Bridge, and Cartmel.  All lovely trips.  Thanks Jackie for the welcome return.  The Macaulay’s. x

September 1st 2016 – Another lovely stay at your cottage.  Looking forwards to our next stay in October.  Always welcoming and a pleasure to be in K.L. again.  Good Wishes. Shirley & Ron C.

August 12th to 19th.  Another wonderful visit to the beautiful Chapel Cottage!  In our favourite place.  Can’t believe how lucky we have been with the weather – not a single drop or rain!  Lovely days out at Ingleton Falls and Sizergh.  Fantastic meals at a range of places.  Thank you Jackie for sharing your gorgeous cottage – I’m certain we will be back.  Adele, Sean, Joseph, Eva & Mia.  P.S.  Can’t wait to see ‘Corner Cottage’.

August 1st-5th 2016  TRUEMAN PARTY.  A lovely stay – the weather wasn’t on our side but enjoyed K.L. nonetheless.  Had several lovely meals at Plato’s with a very enjoyable Wedding Anniversary dinner.  To any families, we would recommend Leighton Hall’s family afternoon.  The cottage was a lovely base to return to – thanks to Jackie and family.  Great stay!! Lynn, Lee, Adam, 7 & Harry 5.

25-29 JULY 2016.  THE TICKLE & SUTTON PARTY.  Gorgeous little cottage, very cosy!  Love the kitchen and the living room – so homely!  We were blessed with lovely warm weather and so went on a lovely walk to Carnforth and back and to Windermere.  Kirkby Lonsdale is such a nice place – the people are so kind and welcoming -could not have asked for a better start to the summer holiday!  Thank you so much for having us!  Thank you.

The Dolan Party 11th -15th July ’16.  My friend Liz invited us to stay in your lovely cottage on the 11th.  Spent a comfortable night in one of your fab rooms.  (citrus room).  Love everything about ‘Chapel Cottage’.  Hope to be invited again as I’m sure Lizzie will be booking again (or if I can talk my husband to leave our farm for a few days) (Ormskirk) Dot & Jayne Lea.

Friday 15th July 2016.  Liz & Peter Dolan – Ormskirk.  Thanks Jackie for this amazing stay in our favourite place.  We love K.L. and this place is very special in our hearts.  Your cottage is just so perfect and the best we have stayed in whilst enjoying K.L.  Will defo’ book again.  Well done for this beautiful ‘hidden gem’.  Lizzie & Peter Dolan xx – Ormskirk, Lancashire.

Thank you Jackie & Steve. Much love Kate & Greg Morris.  x

18th June 2016.. Thanks Jackie.  We had a lovely stay in your fantastic cottage.  Kirkby Lonsdale is a beautiful part of the country.  Best wishes David & Claire xx.  Thanks Jackie!  Great cottage and a great stay in Kirkby Lonsdale! Best Wishes Craig & Corinne.  Great cottage.  Kirkby Lonsdale is beautiful.  Alex & Lorna.

May Bank Holiday 2016.  Great Location, beautiful cottage.  Been to Kirkby Lonsdale many times and this is the best we have stayed in.  Hope to be back some time soon.  Thank you for sharing your lovely home.  Cathy & Colin, Ronie & Mark.  Liverpool.

We love the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales and now we love Chapel Cottage.  Kirkby Lonsdale is a great little town and an ideal base for exploring the National Parks.  We hope to return.  Tony, Diana, Claire & Sanjay.

Thanks once again Jackie another lovely week at your lovely cottage.  We found you have a lovely lady opposite called Lynda who is only too happy to help in any way.  Ron & Shirley 1-8 April 2016.

Deb, Jules, Ange & Karen stayed here!!  What a beautiful house and a gorgeous location.  We had a ball.  Avanti, The Sun Inn, Plato’s, cakes, wine, gin, cocktails, wine…!!!!  Thankyou! We’ll be back.

Just want to reiterate the above. We have had such a lovely time.  The cottage is so beautiful and comfortable.  Thank you for making it so lovely for everyone. x

Had a lovely time, the cottage is comfortable, high spec and done with impeccable taste!  So central to the outstanding ammenities, fabulous shopping, top quality restaurants, cafes and pubs.  Thank you so much. Love Ange. x

January 2016.  The Drapers of Poynton, Cheshire.  Another great few days relaxing in “K.L”.  Avanti, Plato’s and The Sun Inn were our “places of choice” again and didn’t disappoint.  Cottage great, weather horrid!  You KNOW we’ll be back, Chris, Pete & Clare. xx

Gareth, Caroline, Jacob & Isabel Littlewood – 28th-30th December 2015.  What a lovely way to finish 2015 off.  The cottage has everything you want and more.  Great base and location for our favourite place, Kirkby Lonsdale.  Very short stay that has come to an end too soon.  Been for some lovely walks to see the floods that reamin and the damage the river has caused.  Lovely meals in Avanti and Plato.  Avanti Pizzas fantastic for the kids (must book though).  Few drinks and walk back, what more can you want.  We will be back!  Thanks for the wine and chocolates of which the kids have loved.  Thanks Gareth.

7th December 2015 ‘The Hicks’ (Preston).  We spent a  lovely weekend in this cosy cottage, ideally situated for walks, eats, drinks, shopping – whatever your interests.  It was the weekend of flooding so an excuse to curl up in front of the fire and enjoy the local hospitality.

The cottage is beautiful and we really appreciated the little touches you left as part of our welcome.  No matter about the torrential rain – there’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing!  We got to see some of the Christmas festivities on Sunday when the sun came out and that got us in to the spirit.  Merry Christmas to you and yours.  Gordon, Caroline, Deb & Sheldon. xxxx

Nov 30th 2015.  Another relaxing restful stay in this lovely cottage.  Shocking weather – rain!  Good excuse to spend time in Platos!  Sue & Trish x Liverpool.

13th Nov.  Another lovely week of “home from home” .  Derek & family.

6th November 15  Another great week in Kirkby Lonsdale. “Best Residence” yet.  Lovely, comfortable cottage.  We would love to come again.  Shirley & Ron.

31st October 2015.  A great time Jackie in this lovely cottage.  We will return, thanks so much.  If this was ours we wouldn’t let anybody use it, would keep it for jus us. Ron/Shirley-Isle Of Man.

30th October 2015.  Thank you for a lovely week in your wonderful cottage.  We really appreciated all the thoughtful touches.  The information provided helped us to get the most out of our first stay in Kirkby Lonsdale. The local walks are great, giving lovely views and the fabulous autumn colours this year have been a delight.  The shops and restaurants are very good – lovely pies from the butchers, bread and cakes from the bakery and a very good meal at The Sun Inn.  The Jacksons, Sheffield.

October 12th-16th October.  Your cottage is esquisite and tasteful.  We have had a wonderful time.  Thanks for the wine.  We are going to eat at The Sun Inn tonight.  Pauline & Bill xxx

2nd Oct-5th Oct – Great Weekend!  Lovely cottage and great location for the town.  We had a very relaxing stay!  Anne, Sue & Joan.

28th Sep – Oct 2nd – Yet another fantastic stay here at the cottage!  Thank you for the wine, very thoughtful and a nice touch.  We always feel at home here.  Had great meals at The Sun Inn, The Red Dragon & The Royal Hotel – would recommend all.  See you again soon!! “The Macaulays”.

26th-28th Sept 15.  Really lovely stay at my ‘sisters’ “bolt hole”, to visit Yarndale.  Also did the Ingleton Waterfalls walk, well worth it.  Georgous, well equipped cottage with the softest sheets and I loved the window seats.  Many thanks for the wine, which went down easily by candlelight.  Thanks Viv, Sam & Angela. xx

21st-25th Sept’ 15.  Thank you for a lovely stay.  What a nice cottage in a great part of the world.  We have had a fantastic holiday… our baby Ruby’s firs holiday!  We will hope to be back.  Recommend the tea @ Devils Bridge.  What brew what a scene!  Keith, Claire & Ruby.

15th-21st August 2015. Neil & Sara Pallant – Bury St Edmunds.  4 weeks ago our planned holiday to celebrate a 50th birthday (Neil) was lost as The Vivat Trust went insolvent.  We never thought we would find such a perfect cottage, at short notice in peak holiday season.  Faultless, so comfortable and peaceful yet in the heart of this lovely town.  Thank you.  Some of the things we learnt this week:-

– Fishermen are grumpy and think they own the river!

-If walking up Ingleborough from Clapham go via Sulber…it’s quieter and more scenic.

– The Highwayman Inn is a nice place for a meal.

– We want to live here.

10th-14th August 2015 The Ibbostsons-York.  Gorgeous cottage.  We enjoyed our time here and exploring the area.  Hope to return soon.  Will tell our friends.  Thanks

7th-10th August 2015 – The Walshaws.  Lovely cottage, felt at home right away.  It was the perfect location for a Kirkby Wedding!

27-31 July Andrea, Martin, Daniel & Abigail Grey – York …………. Very comfortable cottage in an ideal location.  Visited Sizergh Castle, Bowness and Windermere on the sunny days and headed to Lancaster when it rained as there are plenty of museums.

20th-26th July 2015 Van Veenendaals & Martins from London & Scotland. – A very relaxing stay in a delightful cottage, in a hidden oasis.  Lovely welcoming town.  Great coffee and breakfasts etc at The “Forty Four”.  Home from home comfort.  Many Thanks Jackie.

13-19 July Cathy & Colin Hunsley – Basingstoke, Rich & Jeni & Mark Hunsley – London.  Lovely cottage and delightful town.  We had meals at The Pheasant, The Red Dragon, Avanti and The Orange Tree.  There’s a nice off road walk most of the way to The Pheasant.  For activities we’d recommend the train ride along the coast from Lancaster to Barrow in Furness and then on to Carlisle.  And there’s a special round robin ticket to do it. Just a warning that if you get bitten by mozzies to use precautions in the evening and if you go walking – we got very badly bitten.

The Murray’s – Rainford, Nr St Helens 26-29 June.  A wonderful place to explore.  Amazing cottage – Jackie its even better than the photographs!  A lovely sunny Saturday for us to explore the local sights.  Nice meals at The Red Dragon & The Highwayman.  And a great tour of White Scar Caves.

The Russells – Surrey.  Lovely friendly town.  Lovely cottage and a very enjoyable stay.

15th June Alan & Mary Bool – Your cottage is lovely, sadly there were only 2 of us to enjoy it.

5/6-12/6 Sue & Steve Helensburgh.  A fantastic cottage in a great village with plenty of good food and drink and we completed the Yorkshire three peaks.  A really good week all round!

1/6 – 5/6 John & Margaret-Liverpool Cath & Bernie-St Helens….. Had a lovely time in this lovely cottage – nice and quiet location .  Weather wasn’t too bad to stop us going on a few nice walks

22nd-25th May Griffin & Rawnsley family – Matilda 12, Eliza 9, Caroline 38, Ben 41, Kate 68, Ronnie 69. A clean, comfortable and cosy cottage in a perfect location.  Beautifully presented with all you need for a relaxing stay.  We had a lovely walk to both Ruskin’s view and Devil’s Bridge.  The weather was kind to us and we also enjoyed lovely meals at both Plato’s in Kirkby Lonsdale and The Highwayman in Burrow.  We also walked the coastal walk at Arnside.  Thank you for our lovely stay and we really enjoyed it.  (I particularly enjoyed the walk to Devil’s Bridge as I have learnt about it in school!).

1st May-7th May Tony & Pauline Jones, Burscough Lancashire.  Our third stay at Chapel Cottage, weather awful again, but what the heck!!  The cottage is so warm and welcoming who cares about the weather, we still managed some great walks and had the best food we have had on any holiday.  Can highly recommend The Pheasant at Casterton, The Barbon, The Royal Hotel, Avanti and Plato’s.  Can’t wait for our next visit.  P.S. We agree with the  family below about other peoples clutter – Well Done Jackie.

24th April-1st May.  Chris and Robin Nicholas Surrey..  Very happy to have found this gem of a cottage.  After our days exploring the local towns by a very efficient bus service and after an incredible walk up Ingelborough Peak, this house was a pleasure to return to.  It is centrally located for everything this area has to offer.  The cottage achieves the unusual feeling that it is “ours” rather than just borrowing it for a week or two from the owners and dealing with their clutter and storage which we have found previously in other accommodation.  It is well equipped, quiet and comfortable, and we hope to return.  Great, unpretentious atmosphere in The Orange Tree-best local beer selection.  Wonderful to explore local independant shops.  10/10 Jackie!

Penketh  17th April – 24th April 2015. So many thanks for another special break enhanced by your lovely personal home extended to us to make “our own”.  Thanks for the care and homleiness of “Chapel Cottage”.  God Bless x 3.  Friends of Merseyside!

10th April – 17th April 2015  The Egan family – Cardiff, Wales.    We have had a wonderful time here at Chapel Cottage.  The cottage is stunning and yes also ‘homely’ – we were very happy here and appreciated all the special touches Jackie has added (kids loved Easter treats!)  We did lots of touring of the Lakes – highlights included Sizergh Castle, Hilltop (Beatrix Potter) and the Steam Gondola on Coniston.  Kids (age 10 & 6) loved the local park and zip wire.  We ate at The Sun Inn (very good) and travelled to The Pheasant at Bassenthwaite (fab!)  Enjoyed the local shops and walks too.  Thank you for making this place so loveley – we hope to return .  THE EGANS x

March’s penultimate weekend in 2015….and what a couple of days it has been!  The wonderful weather decided to meet us here and we were only too happy that the sun did not resent having been hidden by our celestial moon on the day before!  We arrived to find the most perfect little abode, set in the back of the square where only the regular chimes of the church rocked our life.  This is a formidable gem that we have been very lucky to enjoy…. and will be delighted to make a lot of noise about!!  Many many thanks from all of us without the clan xxx

Philly Warnick, Sheila Mc Donnell, Gary Mc Donnell & Annie.

March 2015 – Mick, Sue, Dave and Sally – This cottage is really special, beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you could possibly wish for, we all loved it. The location means that you can literally park the car and walk everywhere it’s central to all the amenities. We will definitely be back.

23 Feb – 13 March Jane & Douglas de Brule.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Chapel Cottage despite the rain managed some interesting walks including Ingleton Falls.  The house is centrally located for shops and pubs.  Particularly enjoyed The Sun Inn and the Pub at Barbon.  We will return!  We found the bus service in Kirkby Lonsdale very well on both sides of the Lune Valley and splendid views of the fells!

20th Feb – 23rd Feb 2015  “The Mittons & The Casey’s”  A beautiful cottage loved by the whole family!  Had a great weekend despite of the rain.  Thank you.

13th-20th Feb.  Karen, Nigel, Louise & Steve.  What a wonderful relaxing week we have had.  We visited both the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales.  Avanti was a great meal and your cottage is beautifully furnished and decorated and is in such a perfect location for shops, bars, restaurants.  Hope we can stay again. Thanks.

5-8 Feb 2015.  The Lawson’s, The Hardy’s – Lincoln.  We have had a lovely weekend in your beautiful cottage, lovely meals in the town and visited the Lakes.  Looking forward to a return break.  Thank you. xx

9/01/15-12/01/15  The Henniker family, Chiswick, London.   Had a great trip and enjoyed staying in your lovely cottage.  Ideal locatin for the church and the hotel for the wedding – no driving required!!!   Look forward to our next visit up to see the family.

28.12.14-2.1.15  “The Palframan’s & friends.”  What an ideal position, no driving, just chilling, never visited Kirkby Lonsdale before, will certainly return.  The cottage is fab.  Who needs to stay in a hotel.  Can’t believe you’ve thought of everything, home from home.  We all wish you a Happy New Year and cheers for the champagne.

23-28th Dec.  The Levins.  Had a fabulous Christmas.  It is the best place in Kirkby Lonsdale!  The decor and attention to detail in the cottage is very nice.  It was a peaceful and relaxing Christmas.  We hope to stay here again!

21.12.2014  A lovely Christmas Break, our second stay at Chapel Cottage with the family, usual high standard and we hope to stay on many more occasions, Love The Rayners.xx

2014 – 8-12 Dec  Pat, Cheryl, Sheilas x 2.  Had a lovely time, great start to our Christmas!

Xmas Fair Week/Weekend – December 2014   The Drapers of Cheshire…Lovely relaxing time once again at Chapel Cottage and Kirkby Lonsdale.  Same time next year PLEASE!  Chris & Pete x.

14-17 Nov.  Nick & Alison Birchall & Higgs.  Once again the most fab time, so relaxing.  Plenty of walking, eating and drinking and so nice to stay in the most fab place ever.  Thank you for everything Jackie and see you again soon.  xx

7th Nov to 14th Nov 2014.  Derek, Marie & John “The Penketh Party”  Many thanks for sharing your cottage.  We feel we have found the “Hidden Gem” of the Lakes.  This has been a wonderful relaxing time.  Where all has stood still.  Lovely!!

31st Oct-3rd Nov Anne Rogers, Paul Hardman, Nadia Raza – Bolton, Jane Latchford – Swinton, Kim Nuttall – Heywood.  Stunning cottage, perfect location for your beautiful village.  Every need catered for to enjoy a relaxing get away in a quaint cottage with a luxurious modern twist.  Thanks Jackie

29/10/14 Suzanne, Michael & gang – Lytham.  What a stunning cottage.  Perfect for the most relaxing holiday.  Loved it!

17th October 2014  Sue Prime & Trish Billington, Liverpool.  Very relaxing few days in this lovely cottage.  Blessed with fine weather – lunch outside the cottage yesterday.  We have loved the town – so peaceful and so friendly and great places to eat and drink.  We will be back.  Sue & Trish.

12/10/14  Ian, Marie & Rosie Hatton, Formby.  The whole experience has been wonderful.  What a fantastic cottage, really beautiful – great blend of  ‘the old and the new’  very tastefully done – love it!  Kirkby Lonsdale is a lovely town – so much to see in this area.  Thankyou so much Jackie, we will be back!  Oh, and the personal touch was really appreciated Jackie x.

19/9/14 Jayne & Terry Hewison  A beautiful cottage, lovely quiet setting.  Perfect for a relaxing weekend.  Attention to detail wonderful.  Thank you Jackie.

September 14′  Matt & Yvonne – Holland.  Third time here and it gets better every time.  This is kind of becoming our home away from home to relax and to experience the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales.  Thankyou Jackie for making your wonderful house available and we hope we can come back again.

29/8/14  The Macca’s.   Thank you for a fantastic few days in this beautiful cottage – we have had an amazing time.  We would definately rec “The Sun Inn” for food and Avanti looks fab – so much so fully booked so tip would be to plan that one ahead!  We will return for sure and thank you Jackie for all your guidance prior to our arrival!! Jane xx

25/8/14  The Newcombe’s   Had a great weekend in lovely Chapel Cottage.  Weather was warm and sunny – a bonus in August!  Would love to stay here again soon.  Many Thanks

22.8.14 Bruce & Margaret Johnson  Most Comfortable Thankyou.

18.8.14 Gill, Jem, Kim, Phil “Alex & Jen” Erin & Abigail.  Thankyou for a fantastic weekend, a beautiful cottage and perfect for us as we were in Kirkby Lonsdale for a family wedding.  None of us want to go home especially two little girls (2 &4) who especially enjoyed the sweets!  Many thanks again, we hope to return.

8th-10th Aug Joyce, Peter, Ashley & Sue.  Freshfield & Oxford.  The perfect location for a family get together, beautiful decor and so relaxing – we all slept like logs!  Avanti & The Sun Inn food was great, Kirkby Lonsdale is a real gem.  Thankyou.

1-8th Aug  Adele, Sean, Joseph, Eva & Mia – Cheshire.  Our second visit to Chapel Cottage – everything as beautiful as we remembered.  Great meals out.  The Red Dragon and Steak Night at The Orange Tree.  Thankyou Jackie. xx

27/6/14-4/7/14 The Francis’s  Recommended by friends and cottage certainly didn’t dissappoint.  Lovely place to stay, both cottage and village.  Attention to detail is excellent and well thought out.  Really enjoyed our weekend will recommend to others!!

20/7/14 Kathryn Stuart  Have had a fabulous couple of days celebrating a 50th birthday in this beautiful part of the world.  Can’t wait to come back, love, love, love!!

20.7.14 Doreen Mygill  Cottage is beautiful, the village and scenery is amazing.  I have not enjoyed my break so much for ages as I have in your beautiful, peaceful home from home.

20th July 2014 Netty Styche

Yet another fab fab weekend in your bolthole Jax!! 50th celebration treat for our friend Kathryn – we all had a blast and just loved your cottage.

2-6 June ’14  Paul & Sharon Ferguson & Sheila Ferguson.  We’ve had a lovely few days visiting old haunts and some relatives in  the Kendal area.  Lovely cottage to stay in as a base – so comfortable and such a kind thought re a birthday card for mum’s 90th – thank you.  Sun Inn very pleasant for lunch and Avanti a great place for dinner.

26 May 2014 Jackie Milner & Barbara Stenton..  Fantastic!  Every need catered for.  Style and aesthetics beautifully addressed – but comfort never compromised.  Attention to detail is impeccable.  Thanks for making our stay in Kirkby such a pleasure.  We’ve felt more ‘at home’ than at home!

23/5/14  Really relaxing and peaceful holiday in your lovely cottage.  All has been excellent.  Will love to come again as we have still not sampled all the KL restaurants!  Can recommend ‘Steak Night’ at The Plough at Lupton.  Thankyou for the welcoming details and superb preparation.

19/5/14 The Dawsons – A lovely return visit for a family party across the courtyard feeling perfectly at home.

9-16 May  Geoff & Nicky Beeson, Tunbridge Wells.  Enchanting cottage and village, in fantastic walking country.  Personal favourites :- Food – Avanti, innovative menu, relaxed atmosphere.  Beer – The Orange Tree, finest beer from local brewery.

2nd-5th May.  Lovely cottage, great weekend – thankyou.  Julie Carter.

25-28 April 2014.  Lovely weekend away in fab cottage.  Judy & Paul Wright.  X

Good Friday 18/4/14 -25/4/14 The Darbyshires & The Duxbury’s (again). It just wouldn’t be Easter without another visit to Chapel Cottage!  Two years since our last holiday at Kirkby Lonsdale and the memories are still as valuable.  We’ve  found two new friends.  The gigantic ginger cat and the mouse that lives in the birdhouse.  Make sure you use the jigsaw cutter for cookies!  Worth a special mention, Avanti and The Red Dragon and Grandmas roast lamb.  The walking was perfectly timed with glorious weather and a look around the shops.  A big thank you to Jackie for the Easter Eggs and the champagne.  By Freya Darbyshire aged 14 and a half.

P.S. If you find Grandad, please send him home, as he didn’t want to leave (He may be in the cupboard).  X

5-11th April 2014  Julie, John, Beth & Ollie – Lincolnshire  Cottage absolutely gorgeous!  Lovely quiet setting and beautifully decorated.  Thank you for the thoughtful extras of wine, chocs and biscuits, much appreciated.  Weather has not been great but hasn’t dampened our enthusiasm for this wonderful picturesque part of the world!  Ingleborough Caves worth a visit, very interesting experience.  Casterton 9 hole Golf Club great for a few hours of fun.  Would highly recommend The Red Dragon pub for meals too. Only slight downside for us was parking issues as our vehicle wouldn’t fit through the arch.

21st to 23rd March 2014.  Janet & Simon Lord, Sarah & Sophie – Widness, Cheshire.  We’ve had a really relaxing time – loved the cottage, especially the colour schemes, the hot water and the little touches like the fresh flowers.  Thankyou Jackie.

14-17 March 2014.  Myill, Westwood, Dodds, Davison, Hill.  Lovely town with great bars and restaurants.  Chapel Cottage provides quality accommodation in a fabulous location.  Thankyou for letting us stay.

7-10 March Pam Barthomnew, Gerald & Jackie Ketley.  A fantastic weekend. Lovely cottage.  Loved Kirkby Lonsdale, wonderful meals, and walks.  Weather has been good.  Hope to return soon.  Thankyou. x

24-28 Feb 2014.  Great attention to detail!  Even down to the containers in the kitchen storeroom!  Only sorry I didn’t have time to so some gardening…A delightful place – lovely to return to after muddy walks.               Irene & Dave – Freshfield.

21-24 February 2014  Helen & Lee Merrill & family. Another fantastic weekend – the cottage as gorgeous as we remembered – thanks very much!

14th Feb-21st Feb 2014.  Really enjoyed our stay at Chapel Cottage – It really is a great location close to everything in Kirkby Lonsdale and well placed to explore the Lakes and surrounding area.  Celebrated Lizzie’s 7th Birthday with a meal at Avanti which was fantastic (must book) and found the burger at The Orange Tree excellent (and good value).  Lovely cottage, many thanks x.  Collins – Steve, Roz, Eddie & Lizzie.  West Sussex

7-14 Feb 2014  Matt & Yvonne – Holland.  This was our second time at the cottage and we loved it just as much as the first time!  Thanks again for all the lovely attention to details which make staying here such a treat!

3rd Feb 2014-7th Feb 2014.  The Halmshaw ladies and two babies..  We have had a fantastic week in Chapel Cottage.  Its like home from home!  Warm, cosy and really well decorated, your taste is wonderful.  Thanks for the stairgates and plug covers – very thoughtful. Hope to return very soon!  Thanks.

31 Jan-3 Feb Andrew & Diane Gardner again with Ben, Helen, Richard, June & Joseph & bump…Lovely to see the whole family.  Fantastic weekend beautiful cottage!  Gorgeous cottage, we don’t want to go home!  Really good meal at Avanti Saturday night and breakfast at The Sun Inn Sunday morning was a great treat.  Thanks as always Jackie

17-19 Jan 2014 – Jude, Annette, Aimee, Mandy & Pat.  Fantastic time again!  Just as beautiful (and tasteful) as before.  Thank you, ‘The Cormack Girls’x

10-13 Jan Pat & Brian (Formby)  Your beautiful cottage surpasses Alison’s description and we have had a wonderful weekend here.  Even the weather was kind and we enjoyed our walks.  Thank you x.

2 Dec-29 Dec (Christmas) John & Kirsty & Robert (Grandfather).  “Thankyou so much, Jackie.  The cottage worked perfectly for us.  The grandfather loved pottering around Kirkby Lonsdale.  We managed three long walks, managing to avoid the rain!  Midnight mass, special meal at The Sun Inn, morning coffees in The Royal loung plus this lovely cottage decked out for Christmas made it a memorable week.  And thanks for all the lovely treats.  I’m reminded.. Yes we did walk through hail!”

29.11.13-8.12.13 Chris, Pete, Kate, Ant, Tony & Emma and other associated visitors.  Great early start to the Festive Season in Kirkby Lonsdale.  Cottage perfect (we expect nothing else now after all our visits) and walking, shopping, eating and drinking almost as good.  Back next year please.

18 November Peter, Margaret, Chris, Ed, Colette  Fab weekend in a beautiful cottage again!!  Would recommend The Red Dragon Pub – had a great meal.  See you again. x

1.11.13-3.11.13.  The Cunninghams (Staffordshire & Crosby) – A great couple of nights – really relaxing and a fantastic meal at The Sun Inn on Saturday evening.  We love your cottage!

25.10.13…Sam, Allan, Will & Hobbesy Watts – Jersey…Another brilliant break away in Chapel Cottage.  The perfect place to escape too.  Great walks to Loughrigg Tarn,   Easdale Tarn & Waterfalls, Ingleton.  Cycling in Grizedale.  Gorgeous meals at Avanti and Sun Inn (Royal Hotel & Platos disappointing).  As ever, comfortable, clean and perfect cottage.  Thankyou. Sam

21.10.13-25.10.13 Sue, Ian, Emily, Brian & Chris.. Beautiful cottage in a lovely location, we have all really enjoyed it and look forward to returning.  Thankyou. x

18th-21st October  Netty & Neil Styche, Ainsdale… “Who needs Easy Jet when you’ve got Chapel Cottage!?!  We keep returning to this little piece of heaven – such an idyllic weekend break yet again Jax – fab walks, wine bars, eateries and lots of fun with friends – cannot get enough of your stunning cottage – thanks for all your special touches Jax you’re a star. x

Linda & Terry Evason, Ainsdale.  “Had a fab weekend in your beautiful cottage, wonderful Christmas prezzie from our lovely daughter and son-in-law.  Thanks a million.xx

Jayne & Tony Norbury, Ainsdale.. “Echo all of the above!! Beautiful as usual, fab walk and we will be back!”x

10-14 Oct Beverly & Bruce Lindsay, Steve & Jayne Richards – Wirral.  Lovely cottage, enjoyed Kirkby Lonsdale so much and as this place was not for sale we went and bought our own!  Thank you.

4-7 Oct – Alison & Nick, Lisa & David – Southport.  Second visit to the cottage!  Just as fabulous as last time!  Our friends love it too!!  Once again a lovely weekend and can’t wait to return.  Thank you so much Jackie.  Love Alison & Nick.  P.S. Lisa was fascinated by all your little touches Jackie!  Loved it, they too want to come back.

20-23 Sep – Thank you for a wonderful cottage, we have all enjoyed it enormously.  We will certainly recommend it to family and friends.  Love Ann, Steve & family.

16-20 September Tony & Pauline Jones, Burscough Lancashire.  This trip the weather was attrocious, but you know what Jackie your beautiful cottage was so peaceful and idyllic, the weather really dosen’t matter.  We really had a great time, except for breakfast ate every meal out, all of them exceptional.  The iceing on the cake – thanks for the fizz Jackie xx  We’ll be back!

13-16 Sep  The Gardners – Good to be here again.  All excellent as usual.  Avanti experience always very good so re-booked again for next month when we return.  The Roayl pizza deal Mon-Fri from 4.30 brilliant.  The town will be having TV crew here soon for some period drama shooting so that should be good to watch out for.  Thanks Jackie xx

6-13 SeptemberReg & Jean Ferguson – Macclesfield & Jacqueline & Mathew Davis.. A beautiful cottage with every need catered for set down in a really interesting town full of wonderful eating places – so good mum didn’t need to cook!

26 Aug-1 Sept.. Thank you for a comfortable stay.  We’ve really enjoyed Kirkby Lonsdale and stunning countryside. Wallasey, Wirral.

19-23 August 2013.  First class romantic, charming cottage with every facility you could wish for.  Two grandparents and two grandchildren aged 15 and 13 and all enjoyed it so much!!!  Thanks Jackie.  Joan & Martin Wilson & Jennifer & William.xx P.S.  Even a whistle to awaken grandchildren.

12-19 August 2013 – Adele, Sean, Joseph, Eva & Mia -Warrington,Cheshire – “A wonderful stay, in a beautiful cottage, in our favourite place.  Some lovely days out and fantastic meals.  Wish we could stay forever! Thank you Jackie”.

9-12 Aug – Roberts/Hodgson Party from Runcorn…. Thankyou for a very enjoyable stay in such a lovely cottage.  Ideal location making my 40th birthday that bit special.  Lovely meal at Avanti, and walks along the river to Devils Bridge (even in the rain).  Fantastic park enjoyed by Joshua (8).  All the special touches on our arrival in the cottage was a lovely surprise (Joshua especially liked the biscuits:-)  Don’t want to leave.  Will be back and recommend to family and friends.  Thanks again Jackie.

19-22 July – The Robers Clan – Thanks again.  We’ve had beautiful weather this time to add to a wonderful break.

Kimberley & Laurence Morris 28th  June-1st July 2013…Thankyou so much Jackie.  We’ve had a wonderful time in your gorgeous cottage.  Made it all the more special for us being our honeymoon.  Thanks again.xx

21st-28th June – Colette, John, Isabella & Isla Rothwell – Southport…We have had a lovely week in your cottage.  The weather has been mixed but that hasn’t stopped the girls wearing the swings out in the local park!!  We’ve had some nice meals out at Platos, Avanti and The Royal Hotel which we’d recommend and not forgetting Emily’s Cafe which the girls loved because of the toys.  Thanks Jackie we’ve had a memorable week.

7th – 10th June – The Barthomomews – Essex – Lovely cottage, great weekend and the weather was wonderful. Thankyou.

13-17 May – Jane & John Griffiths-Southport:- We’ve enjoyed a very relaxing time in Chapel Cottage.  Love the gorgeous decor and cozy atmosphere, such a beautiful place to stay.  Thankyou Jackie for providing the perfect place from which to enjoy Kirkby Lonsdale.

6-12 May – David, Harriet Hedley & Francis…”Gorgeous Cottage”, very homely and set in a beautiful place.  We’ve had such a lovely break and will definitely be back.  Thank you.x

26-29th April           Beautiful cottage!!  We have loved every minute of our stay, lovely touches and special in every way!  Just the break we needed.  Looking forward to coming back. Thank you……………Ali & Nick-Southport

19-26th April – Amos – A lovely sechluded but accessible holiday home.  We really enjoyed the comfort, piece and relaxation of this cottage.

12-15 April – The Dalton family – Heysham & Letchworth.  Enjoyed our stay and appreciated the homely touches.  Our second visit here and just as perfect as ever.  A terrific place for a family gathering.  Enjoyed our evening dinning out Saturday at Avanti (great food & staff) and Afternoon Tea at The Royal really excellent.  Thankyou Jackie.  Sure we’ll return.

5-12th April – Hilary, Glynn & Wendy – Aberdeen & Cornwall.  Enjoyed our stay and appreciate the lovely touches.

22-25th March – Collette & Friends.  Fab cottage, cannot fault anything, love all the small touches.  Feels like ‘home’.  Many thanks and will be booking again.

18-21 March-Tony & Pauline Jones – Burscough, Lancashire.   Thankyou Jackie for allowing us to share your beautiful cottage.  Sadly pending snow has forced us to go home early, we shall be back!!

15-18 March, Rachael Pinedo, Roz Fenner, Nikki Fenner – Another lovely stay in this delightful place.  We really appreciated all the welcoming touches and the ‘fizz’!  Thanks again. x

7-10 March – A great weekend spent at your beautiful cottage!! – The Styche’s, The Millars, The Morgans.

The Roberts Party – Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool & Skipton.  Very relaxing weekend in comfortable surroundings.  A good base to catch up when we live in different parts.  Thanks Jackie for the ‘extra’ little touches to make it home from home. x

18-22 Feb – “The Kitts” – Third time here at Chapel Cottage.  Very peaceful and restful time.  Thanks again.

16-18 Feb- Brammer/Topples – London…We love it here.  So relaxing, its lovely and quiet and we have had the best sleep ever!  I can recommend the park, the zip wire was a big hit with my 4 year old.  Thankyou for a lovely weekend. x

The Loughlins – Manchester 1-4 February – Had a lovely time at the cottage, we felt right at home here.  We will definitely be visiting again!  Had a brilliant trip to South Lakes Zoo and had a lovely meal in The Sun Inn.  Something for everybody here, we are all sad to leave.

18-20 January – The ‘Cormack’ Party…….Although sadly some of our party missing, we have had a fantastic couple of days.  Really beautiful cottage, amazing shops and lovely meal in the Orange Tree.  Very impressed by our welcome all the locals very friendly.  We would love to visit again with hopefully, our friends who missed a great time.  Many thanks Jackie for all your help.

14-16 Dec’.  The Mackays, Wirral..Another fantastic weeend in this lovely cottage.  Missed our mates though but we have sooo totally relaxed.  Just wonderful – Thanks.

10-14 December – Ken & Lynn Mallion, Didsbury, Manchester…..Another wonderful stay in Chapel Cottage.  The Christmas decorations and the “bubbly” made it even more special.  We’re looking forward to another visit next year.

16 -23 November 2012 David & Valerie Dadd – Suffolk & Kate & Colin Mirams – Harrogate
Just about the best self-catering accommodation we’ve ever stayed in. Very cosy and comfortable. The extras left by Jackie made Chapel Cottage even more welcoming. A delightful location in a superb town in a wonderful location. We’ll certainly be back to enjoy more walking hopefully when the sun is out – we saw it once, but it is November. Thankyou Jackie, Just lovely.

Nov 14th 2012-Jennifer & Don Moore – Steppingley, Beds.
Such a beautiful place and very comfortable, great bed, huge bath and marvelous shower. Spotless and faultless. We even got the Landrover through the arch ‘great’, many thanks Jackie. Would love to return and share this wonderful spot.

2nd November 2012 – Dave, Nikki, Dan, Mat, Connor Beanland.
Our second visit to this lovely cottage again had a fantastic few days. Always loved Kirkby Lonsdale and now have an amazing cottage to stay in. Thankyou.

26th October 2012
Wow! What a lovely cottage. We love Kirkby Lonsdale and staying in such a lovely place was the icing on the cake! Amazing shops, lovely walks, beautiful scenery and very welcoming pubs! – Shame they kept our husbands locked in till 1.30am!! We will be back. x x

12-15 October -The Drury’s-Crosby & The Simonsens-Ainsdale
Well our second visit and we are glad to be back, so much like home but without the kids. Snooty Fox was great value for ten, cheese & wine 5/7 on Friday was quaint. To be continued…….

28 Sep-1 Oct – The Merrills, Southport
Thanks so much! We’ve had a fantastic weekend. Your cottage is beautiful. x.

10-14 Sep – The Robertsons
We had a lovely visit. A really nice area to explore.

3-7 Sep – Irene Row & Shirley Lyon-Aughton, Lancashire
Fab, Fab, Fab!!! Thankyou for a great stay in your lovely cottage, see you soon.

24-17 August- Rebecca Elison & Ellison Party-Wigan, Lancashire
We have had a fantastic stay at this lovely cottage, very high standard. Thankyou we will definately be coming back!

17-24 August-Rosling, Woolford & Rutherford Party-Sheffield, Yorkshire & Godalming, Surrey.
Certainly a beautiful cottage in a perfect spot in Kirkby Lonsdale. Wonderful to be able to stay in such a high standard but comfortable cottage. Thankyou.

Truemans-15 July-Loch Winnoch, Scotland
Charming cottage great stay! We hope to return.
Lynn, Lee, Adam & Clary.

The Kitts, 8 July
Excellent weekend plenty of cycling/walking/running and “shopping”. Very peaceful and serene. Thanks again, second visit – will be back again!

Ellen & Stephen Jones, Tom & Ellen Wilson
We can’t think of anything origonal to describe your cottage, it’s all been said already. Even a very helpfull neighbour to help us through the narrow archway to park the car. Agree with all comments about the town and would add the Copper Kettle to the list as value for money!

June-Gary, Judith, Sophie & Emily Stewart
Fantastic family weekend break in a cottage straight out of “Home & Gardens” magazine! Everything has been perfect – comfort with a capital “Q” for quality. Its been lovely…with great local walks, bargains galore at K Village – cafes and meals by candlelight in Chapel Cottage. Thanks Jackie you’ve thought of everything.

17-25 June-Toby, Julia, James, Mark, Jane, Eleanor-Surrey
We have had a fab week, never mind the weather – the house is so special, there is no need to go out! Kirkby Lonsdale is lovely and there is lots to do in the area. Thankyou Jackie – we hope to return.

Kath, Mike, Val & Gail
Enjoyed a lovely weekend in Chapel Cottage. We came for a family wedding but can also recommend Avanti, The Sun & Platos. The cottage is very comfortable with everything you need.

Dave, Nikki, Danny, Matt & Connor
We have always loved Kirkby Lonsdale and now found a fantastic cottage to stay in. It really is something special and we can’t wait to return in October. Thankyou

Craig, Alison, Suzanne, Aaron-Falkirk, Central Scotland
Lovely house, and thankfully the weather was fantastic for the wedding at Hipping Hall.

Matt & Yvonne-Holland
When we found Chapel Cottage on the internet we already thought we found something special. But when we arrived and walked in the cottage….we had a wonderful week here: the fantastic weather, the beautiful surroundings and cottage. Having this cottage as a “homebase” made this week just perfect! Thankyou so much!
P.S. The little details, the personal touches and the e-mail exchanges leading to this stay made it all the more special.

May-Sarah, Sherrie, Sarah, Sophie, Shane & Danny
Thankyou so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We have had a fantastic weekend in Kirkby Lonsdale for our friends wedding and Chapel Cottage was perfect for us. We have enjoyed every minute and we don’t want to go home! Thankyou again for everything! xx

11-13 May-Anne Morgan-Lewis (Perth,Western Australia) & Sandra-Birkdale & Karen-Heswall.
Always a favourite childhood destination. It has been lovely to return to Kirkby Lonsdale decades later and find it unchanged. The cottage is just perfect in every way. I wish I was staying for 2 weeks, not just 2 nights!! We enjoyed afternoon tea in the sunny front garden, also loved wondering around the village “taking it all in”, and the lovely shops offered many gift and scarf purchasing opportunites. The Sun Inn and Platos are highly recommended. I will return to this lovely place, hopefully for much longer next time. Thanks Sandra & Karen for all the laughs! (organising the weekend), and thankyou Jackie!

Cath, Sue, Elaine, Jan – Merseyside
We have had a lovely weekend. Had some great meals out, Avanti was super. Had wine & tapas in the Church house Cheese house and met some great people. The cottage is superb, very comfortable and peaceful. We are looking forward to returning in the future.x

Andrew & Diane Gardner-Richard, Jane & Joe
Here again, Sunshine a bonus. Company good, food and walks. The new park was a hit with Joe, and Richard liked the zip-wire ride! The Alpacas near the campsite were also good to look at. Altogether another good week at Chapel Cottage. Thanks we will be back xx.

Netty, Neil Styche-Southport
Thankyou Jackie for yet another great weekend in your beautiful cottage – great friends, great weather,great fun. Hope to return later in the year – thankyou.

Jayne & Tony Norbury-April 2012
Lovely walk, lovely meal in Avanti!! Would love to return!

Belinda & Pete Holt-Southport
Beautiful cottage, gorgeous village, could have stayed longer. Thankyou we’ve had a fab weekend with fab friends and a birthday to remember.

Colette, John, Isabella & Isla Rothwell – April
We have all thoroughly enjoyed our week in your gorgeous cottage. A stylish and cosy place!!! The location has been ideal for us , lots to do within walking distance. Kirkby Lonsdale is a lovely place and the people are very friendly. Thanks so much for the girls lollipops, they were a big hit. We’d love to come back!

The Watts Family – Jersey
“The perfect base for another great break in the lakes and dales. This is by far the nicest cottage we have stayed in and will definitely be back – it is gorgeous! So many chilled times with the family – the perfect escape. Tip to visitors – dinner in The Sun Inn, Avanti & Platos all excellent. And the waterfall walk at Ingleton is a family favourite at any time of the year. Thanks.

16-23 March Rose & Andrew
Absolutely Perfect!!!!!!!!!

9-12 March-Dalton Family-Heysham
Cottage was all we expected and more! Perfect for a birthday weekend and really appreciated the card. Lovely, thankyou Jackie

Rachel, Ian, Emily & Kate
Kate (8) “Best Holiday Ever”!! We’ve loved getting together as a family in your lovely cottage-Thankyou.

Karen Connell-Coventry
Family weekend away and perfect for my birthday treat on 3rd March. The cottage is comfy and clean. I felt ‘at home’. The surroundings are stunning – its a peaceful place – I’d come again!

Patricia-Scotland, Irene-Birmingham
Had a great weekend, cottage was top class. Location perfect for 87 year old mother, shops, restaurants etc in walking distance. Recommend ‘The Italian Mews’ lovely meal and great service and friendly staff. Fantastic weekend.

Raymer family – Wickham, Hants.
A lovely place to stay when attending a wedding at The Plough. First time visiting this part of the country and will come again.

Kearney Party-February
Lovely, Lovely, Lovely, made my 50th a very special occasion!

Stuart & Marilyn Anderson
Most beautiful cottage and such attention to detail. Thank you so much.

Debbie & Mark Anderson-February 2012
Yet another fantastic week! We loved the new touches since October. Once more sad to leave and would have loved to stay long enough to see the daffodils in full bloom. Until we return….A big Thankyou.

Jim & Amanda Hayden-Oswaldwistle
A truely perfect cottage for a fantastic weekend away! Everything on hand that you could possibly need, every last detail just delightful – We shall return. A big thankyou for the birthday card.

Ken & Lynn Mallion-Didsbury, Manchester
Having stayed in Kirkby Lonsdale many times we have to say that Chapel Cottage is our favourite place so far! We look forward to coming again.

20 Jan – The Leeming Party
Lovely stay in a beautiful cottage, so cosy and relaxing. Really handy for restaurants and shops! We will return.

The Budgens & Kenyons – Manchester
Been to Kirkby Lonsdale for the last eight years and we must say its the nicest cottage we’ve stayed at – stunning and very stylish. We’ve all had an excellent time and been lucky with the weather. We must recommend Avanti – food is gorgeous. Looking forward to staying again! Thanks.

Caron, Rob, Amy & Sam. Winchester
We have really enjoyed spending Christmas with family without imposing on them. Having our own luxury getaway has been brilliant too! Thanks for all the Christmas extra’s. We have had a lovely time and are sure to be back. Happy New Year x

Wonderful stay! Thanks so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. Love the attention to detail and Kirkby Lonsdale was very special during the Christmas weekend.

The Murphy’s December
Had a fab time, really cosy cottage especially with the log fire. Friday had a takeaway from chippy really nice. Saturday night went the The Highwayman really nice-recommend it.

The Brammer Party-December 2011
We have had an absolutely gorgeous weekend at Chapel cottage, it exceeded all expectations.  Will most definitely be returning as soon as possible, would recommend Avanti restaurant.  Loved all the little shops and everything you need is right on the doorstep.  Loved our weekend.

Stacey & Mark-November 2011
Beautiful cottage – exceptional standard.  Jackie has thought of everything-we love all the extra touches.  A very relaxing, chilled time in a gorgeous setting.  Our first visit to Kirkby Lonsdale but it won’t be the last.

The Draper’s – Poynton Cheshire
We had a fantastic weekend in this beautiful cottage.  We loved everything about the cottage – it has been done to such a high standard and we had everything we needed to cabin up for the weekend.  Kirkby Lonsdale is also lovely and we would recommend the paella at Plato’s and the sausages from Dales!  We will definitely recommend to family and friends.

The Page’s – Helsby – November 2011
We’ve had a fabulous weekend, a wonderful venue to have our family get together.  Cottage, location and amenities fantastic.  Didn’t want or need to venture far from the cottage ‘very cosy’.  Hope to return very soon.  Many Thanks.

Debby & Dave ‘Mackay’s’ clan.
7th stay in the town in a variety of venues from cottages to hotels.  Great to have ‘on-site parking’.  Beautiful cottage.  Pub grub at The Orange Tree  good especially their specials nights.  Butchers sausages are all winners in our eyes.    The time to chill and read the papers in any of the hotels/pubs always good after some great walking.  We love the town so will be back.

Great sense of style in the property- Well done, thanks.

Diane Gardner- Ackworth, Yorkshire.  November 2011
We have had a great weekend in a fantastic cottage.  Kirkby Lonsdale is an ideal base, plenty of places to eat & drink, Avanti is our favourite restaurant.  Thanks again.

Heather & Ronnie Houseman – November 2011
Fantastic cottage!  Very warm and comfortable.  We loved the special touches such as candles, pictures and its so clean.  Thank you for a great break.

Richard & Candi Kitt-November
WOW!!! Absolutely stunning jackie – you have done an amazing job with your beautiful cottage.  We all just love it, cosy fires, lots of candles and a fridge full of wine.  Loved the town with plenty of fabulous shops and eateries – as you say “A little piece of heaven”  Thank you so much.

Netty, Neil, Elliot & Joel – October 2011
Well what can I say other than truly perfect in every way.  If there was a cottage of the year award, Chapel Cottage would win hands down.  We’ve had a fantastic chilled week,  the weather has been kind to us too.  Thank you for letting us stay in your exquisite cottage.  Can’t wait to come back in February with the rest of the gang.  Can see us being regulars.  Home from home, thanks again.

Debbie & Mark Anderson – October 2011 – Oswaldtwistle
The cottage is so much more than you see on the website.  It is exactly my perfect house!  So hard to drag yourself away.  We loved eating by candle light in the evenings so only ate out once at The Sun Inn, which was really good.  Will definitely return…. http://johnbrassey.blogspot.com/2011/10/great-short-break-in-kirkby-lonsdale.html

The Brassey’s October 2011
Enjoyed our mid-week stays.  Really chilled out and walks around the area are very good.

The Eckersley’s October 2011
We all had a lovely time.  The cottage is fantastic, we didn’t want to leave!!

The Drury’s &  The Simonsen’s October 2011
Lovely cottage, lovely location a real gem to find, we will be back!  Avanti was our favourite restaurant by far.

Mark, Sally, David & Joanne September 2011
What a delightful cottage.  We’ve had a lovely, relaxing weekend and would love to come again.  Loved the decor!

Debbie, Karen, Sam, Claire & Grace  September 2011
Beautiful cottge in a lovely location.  Utmost relaxation.  A holiday to remember.

Dr & Mrs Mansour  July 2011
“Can we live here!?”  A lovely holiday cottage in a charming village in beautiful countryside.  Will recommend to friends and family, thank you.  It was like a home away from home.

Mr & Mrs Jones  July 2011
A perfect venue for our “Come Dine With Me” weekend challenge!  Beautiful cottage, lovely atmosphere, in a charming village.  We all hope to return again.

Mr & Mrs Haydock  July 2011
If there is a nicer place to stay we are not aware of it!! Absolutely wonderful in every way.  Many Thanks

Guests of Dave  Linda Skinner  July 2011
Beautiful cottage in a marvelous location.  Great village to eat, drink and relax in the evening and after a day out.

Colin Debby & Georgina Daniels June 2011
WOW!  Gorgeous from the outside truly stunning ‘Boutique Hotel Style’.  Chapel Cottage however gives you much more, a feeling of warmth and homeliness.  Location is fantastic.  This certainly ticked all the boxes. Thank you.

Helen Jones May2011
Definitely one of the best holiday cottages around. Convenient location in the heart of idyllic Kirkby Lonsdale only a short stroll from fantastic pubs, restaurants and shops. Great walking from the doorstep. Beautifully appointed cottage – not a doylie in sight. A real boutique hotel feel to the place. The cottage seems to afford the perfect (and rare) balance between luxury and homeliness and between modern convenience and old world charm resulting in a wonderfully comfortable and relaxed stay. The hosts seem to have thought of everything and their attention to detail is apparent throughout the tasteful renovation. We will definitely be back for a longer stay. My advice would be to book now before word gets out about this five star hideaway!

Ange Heywood May 2011


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