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Penny and Paul made us very welcome and the flat was exactly as described. They are a charming and friendly couple who have worked hard and thoughtfully at how best to create a lovely comfortable space for guests to use. They left a loaf of bread, home-made plum jam, some butter and six eggs for us on arrival which told us much about them and their attentiveness to our needs.
The flat is large and light looking down over the main street of Kirkby Stephen and we congratulated ourselves on finding somewhere so central and easy for our 8 night stay. The cooking facilities/fridge/shower etc are new and everything worked, especially the wifi and tv.
We were just two persons but the flat could easily take a family of four.
We had a really enjoyable stay at Rocke that Frock and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of spending time in the Cumbrian countryside from a very practical and homely base.
For us Australians, this was the epitome of the English experience. Such a beautiful apartment, spotlessly clean and so very, very pretty. We had all the mod cons and Paul and Penny could not have been more accommodating, warm, informative and just lovely! The location in the Lake District is fabulous, picturesque, with breathtaking views around every corner. We will never forget this stay and we feel that we have made some wonderful new friends!
Penny and Paul were very friendly and accommodating during our two night stay, even with our very early starts and bikes in need of storage!
We were 4 people, so also used the sofa bed which was very comfortable! There was plenty of space for us all!
It's worth noting that due to how central out is, there is some street noise from revelers on weekends.
The bathroom and small kitchen area were spotless and modern. We loved the small touches of decoration all over the flat, they obviously have a keen designer eye!
Kirkby has lots of restaurants and small shops and nearby castles are worth a look! I hope we'll come again.
A lovely apartment in a lovely town! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Rocke that Frock apartment. It is beautifully decorated and the hosts are superb. We loved the fresh bread on arrival and being able to explore the amazing vintage shop downstairs. Kirkby Stephen is in a good location to explore the surrounding areas. I would recommend it to everyone!
Absolutely wonderful stay! Paul and Penny are very welcoming. We had home baked bread and the most delicious Christmas cake I've ever tasted on arrival. The flat has a great, open front room, everything is new and clean and interesting. We really enjoyed the area as well, the walk up to the Nine Sentinels was as bracing as can be up a brilliant, water logged path. The pub opposite, the Black Bull, is very friendly and the food was some of the best pub grub I've had for ages. Basically a brilliant couple of days away from it all!
!00% is the least we can say. This is a lovely apartment with its very large lounge/diner/kitchen, large twin bedroom and big bathroom with an excellent shower. We loved our 2 nights here and if possible would like to come again, but this time we will come by car!. This trip was by train and Penny & Paul could not have been more accommodating in picking us up from the railway station. They then took us there again for our trip in the rain to Settle and again on our departure. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them. They had very kindly left a freshly baked loaf, butter, some eggs, jam, tea & coffee for us and that was much appreciated.
Kirkby Stephen is a lovely town with loads of places to eat & drink and the only downside was the weather, which neither Paul nor Penny can control!
We and our dog Chloe had an amazing stay at Penny and Paul's beautiful flat. It's a tastefully decorated space, fitted out with everything you could want to make your stay comfortable. What's more, it's in a great location. Kirkby Stephen is a pretty town, with lots of great walks--our first was in the surrounding countryside with Penny and her sweet dog Bertie--interesting shops and nearby attractions. Best of all, Penny and Paul are marvelous hosts, who from the first welcomed us like old friends. They extended themselves to us with warmth and smiles, even though the weekend we stayed they were hosting a concert and dinner for 70 people for one of their Acoustic Tearoom events. (The concerts sound fabulous, and we hope to catch one when we next stay with them.) Long story short, Penny and Paul are warm, welcoming, interesting people with a fabulous space and a great shop downstairs. We're looking forward to staying at the Rocke That Frock apartment again soon. --Gayle and Phil
This was the most incredible place ever that we spent the weekend in. We would have loved to spend a month if possible and there would be plenty of room to do so! There are not enough positive descriptive adjectives in the English language to tell you how WONDERFUL this stay was.The hosts and the apartment were just outstanding in every way! Everything from the beautifully decorated entire apartment, to the fabulously renovated bathroom, the comfy sleeping arrangements could not been more perfect if it were my own home. Penny baked homemade bread, and provided us with farm fresh eggs for us to enjoy. WOW!!! The fully equipped kitchen enabled us to cook when we wanted to, and always have chilled drinks. There was an awesome selection of family friendly movies to watch on a state of the art TV. Comfortable, Cozy, Charming, in the center of Kirkby Stephen. Location, location, location - it was in the city center, and walking distance to just about EVERYTHING you could want and hope to find. Hosts Paul and Penny made absolutely positively certain that our every want and desire was pre-planned for. They thought of things that we did not even know we wanted or needed. A reading selection for everyone in the whole family, and family games as well. For a family of 3 as we are traveling so far away from home and leaving our beloved family pets home in the care of others, Paul and Penny were very willing to share their sweet well behaved 4 legged family member, Bertie, with us for a very welcomed visit!!!! I can assure you if you are used to staying in true 5 star accommodations, this place will not disappoint you one bit! I would highly recommend and encourage anyone of any age to stay in this incredible find. A MUST for a visit to this apartment is a trip downstairs to the Rocke that Frock - Vintage Retro Shop. You will find things that you know you'll just want to take home! So leave room in your luggage! I can assure you that I will return to this Apartment and to the Shop, next time, I will bring and empty bag to bring home the coolest treasures ever.
We have used Airbnb several times now and this is by far the most AMAZING find ever!