Ravenstonedale near Kirkby Stephen, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 21309)

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  • Off road parking
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  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Ravenstonedale 3 miles.

An outstanding, stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion, beautifully situated in the Rawthey Valley, between Harter and Wild Boar Fell, and just three miles from the village of Ravenstonedale.

This Ravenstonedale cottage provides an ideal base for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy the famous Howgill Fells, loved by Wainwright and illustrated in his celebrated books.

Lovingly renovated, this Ravenstonedale cottage offers first-class self-catering accommodation, full of modern features yet retaining the character and charm of a bygone age.

The open plan living area is spacious and well laid out, with a warm and cosy sitting area with a woodburner, a modern kitchen, a dining area and a beautiful beamed ceiling.

The first floor of your Cumbria cottage is reached by a handmade oak staircase, which leads onto a galleried sitting area from where you will find two good-sized bedrooms and a spacious shower room.

The accommodation seamlessly combines with the exposed stonework and lovely old beams to provide the ideal holiday home to enjoy this wild and rugged corner of Cumbria.

Your Ravenstonedale cottage offers a garden and patio area, but this whole location is ideal for enjoying the great outdoors; try a strenuous walk up breathtaking Wild Boar Fell, or a gentler meander along a valley bottom where your only companions are likely to be free-roaming fell ponies, sheep and pheasants.

Whichever you choose, the scenery is delightful with buzzards and the call of the curlew the only sounds to be heard.

If you're lucky you may spot one of the area's wild deer or red squirrels.

With access to a hundred square miles of open fell, nearby footpaths will lead you to stunning, hidden waterfalls and tiny becks, while across the fell is an amazing limestone pavement, known locally as Fell End Clouds.

With the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks within easy reach, this Cumbrian cottage is a superb base from which to explore the area.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent, additional logs available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Owners can offer 2 stables and a tack room for guests' horses by prior arrangement.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Absolutely magical”
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    • “This is an incredible property. It is beautiful inside, rustic, warm (we stayed in mid-winter and with the fire lit the lounge was roasting!), clean, everything you could possibly need. On the outside are views of the fells on all sides and walks straight out the front door. If you want somewhere which feels like you're utterly away from it all this is it. I could not fault it in any way - perfect. (PS attention to detail was lovely - we stayed over Christmas and there was a tree, lights, christmas crackers, and a foil turkey roasting tray...)”

    Jess_Rose_11, York, United Kingdom, March 2015


    • “A beautiful cottage and surroundings. Didn't want to come home. The owners were very helpful when needed and going to go back again.”

    Mr Harrison, Wigan, July 2015

    • “Lovely hosts and brilliant accommodation, everything had been thought of.”

    Mrs Read, Norwich, June 2015

    • “A beautiful location which was very peaceful. It was a lovely property with very nice owners.”

    Miss Walker, Pevensey, February 2015

    • “This cottage is so beautiful - surrounded by fells on all sides, with walks right from the doorstep. Small details are thought of and it was just truly wonderful. The place is warm and cosy to come back to - I don't think there is anything that could be added to make it any better, it's perfect.”

    Dr Wiegand, York, December 2014

    • “The peace was bliss - just perfect.”

    Mrs Nuttall, Oldham, November 2014

    • “The cottage was amazing and very dog friendly. The owners are very nice and just leave you to do your own thing but are very willing to help you if needed. Would highly recommend to friends and family.”

    Miss Sobecki, Keighley, October 2014

    • “Friendly owners, the property was large, well furnished and very clean. Located in a beautiful area with red squirrels in the vicinity!”

    Mr Carpanini, Lewes, June 2014

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About the location


Kirkby Stephen 5 miles; Sedbergh 10 miles.

The tranquil village of Ravenstonedale lies at the foot of the Howgill Fells, quietly sitting between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. A delightful rural village with a thriving local community and many traditional old dwellings, Ravenstonedale boasts a charming Parish Church and the remains of the old Gilbertine Priory. Hill farming is the principal means of income in the area and an agricultural show is still held once a year, echoing days gone by when both markets and fairs were held in the village. Once described by the famous author, A Wainwright, as one of Westmorland’s loveliest villages, the area boasts many walking, horse riding and cycling routes, whilst the nearby attractions provide something for everybody. Visit the Settle to Carlisle Railway Line, the magnificent Howgill Fells and the stunning Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. A superb location at any time of the year.

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