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“The perfect place to relax away from it all!”
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Built in 1780 welcome to Picture House Portraits apartment
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The Black Bull across the road looking towards the visitor centre
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Built in 1780 welcome to Picture House Portraits apartment
The Black Bull across the road looking towards the visitor centre
Dining area
Back view of property from the courtyard. White door in the middle of picture
Living area and kitchen
dining table and four chairs
sittingroom area with double sofa bed in background
Shower Room
Kitchen with Dining Area
Windows to the front of the apartment, overlooking Market Street.
Looking towards twin bedroom
Twin bedroom at the rear of apartment.
Garden by back door.
Door to Faraday House in the centre of picture, at the rear of apartment (Michael Faraday)
View from the steps of Faraday House to entrance of apartment
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Kirkby Stephen, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Excellent - based on 16 reviews
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Ruth B
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The perfect place to relax away from it all!”
Reviewed 30 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We often don't have the time in our busy lives to take time out and spend some quality time with family and friends. The apartment is the ideal place to do this. Everything is ready for you on arrival and Penny and Paul are on hand should you have any questions.

The apartment is beautifully decorated and has some lovely vintage articles to admire. There are books, games, dvd's etc freely available.

Parking is directly in front of the shop and it is a matter of a minute before you are at the back door and entering via the stairs to the apartment. Everything was spotlessly clean.

There are plenty of places to eat, Chinese, Indian, Chip shops and a Co-operative within 5 minutes walk. Kirby Stephen is a lovely market town with a lovely sweet shop selling traditional old fashioned sweets and the Church is also well worth a visit.

Both my friend and I missed our dogs, but Bertie was on hand to say hello!!!

Thank you Paul and Penny for such a wonderful opportunity to unwind and for all your kindness. We hope to return again in the future.

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Liked best: Spotlessly clean
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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lizring
cumbria
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“home from home”
Reviewed 1 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Just returned home after a weekend break staying at this apartment the welcome you receive is lovely and the surprise of homemade bread and jam along with eggs milk tea and coffee was very much appreciated meant we could put the kettle on straight away for a brew the layout of the apartment is very nice there is everything you could need the bedroom is lovely and the beds are very comfortable they have gone that extra mile to make it look inviting with fresh flowers and some nice bits and bobs around the rooms the bathroom is a good size as is the shower there are toiletries also supplyed all in all a very pleasant stay and would recomend look forward to staying again

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Liked best: The out lay and cleanliness
Liked least: nothing
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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2grubluva...
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 9 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Gorgeous quirky apartment, very clean & accommodating. Many thanks to Paul & Penny (owners) for making our stay so welcoming! Loved the homemade bread & jam. Will return.

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damod
Ledbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Everything on hand”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stayed there 15th June for 6 days. The apartment is above the shop, with a shared entrance with the owners, Paul and Pam. They made us very welcome, leaving some milk, eggs and tea, in the apartment. The rooms are a comfortable and a good size. Everything you require is in the apartment. It is well situated, with 2 pubs, one directly across the road and the other about 50 yards away on the same side. There also enough places to eat , fish and chips, Chinese , Indian and British, although not all of them are open everyday. We would certainly stop there again if up that way.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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514Gilly
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect getaway”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We had a two night break and found the apartment just perfect. Everything you need is there, it is comfortable, interesting and has been thoughtfully set up to a high standard. Lovely walks are on the doorstep and Penny and Paul made us very welcome. Local pubs and shops are well worth a visit.

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Liked best: The relaxed atmosphere the owners created.
Liked least: Nothing I can think of.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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