Ravenstonedale near Kirkby Stephen, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 905399)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Kirkby Stephen 5 miles.

A cosy semi-detached cottage in a beautiful village location in Ravenstonedale, with views across the village green.

This Ravenstondale cottage is set at the foot of the Howgills, in a beautiful quiet part of Cumbria, with both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks within easy distance.

This single-storey Ravenstonedale cottage offers spacious accommodation, along with an extensive lawned garden to relax and make the most of this tranquil location.

The charming village of Ravenstonedale is the perfect place to stay, with excellent gastropubs, a village shop, a 9-hole golf course and tennis courts.

The bustling market town of Kirkby Stephen is just 10 minutes’ drive away, and has some superb butchers and bakers where you can purchase delicious local produce to take back to this lovely Ravenstonedale cottage.

Pooley Bridge, on the shores of Ullswater Lake, is just 40 minutes’ drive away, and is a perfect place to admire the stunning scenery of the Lake District.

The pretty village of Hawes, set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, is 17 miles away, with plenty of scenic picnic places en route, making it a perfect destination for a day out.

This Ravenstonedale cottage is ideally placed to explore both National Parks, with the added benefits of staying in a pretty English village with excellent facilities.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with dining area and electric fire.


Oil central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Lawned garden with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 3 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Lovely, cosy cottage”
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    • “What a find! Friendly owners next door, 2 decent pubs (for beer and food) on the doorstep and Howgill Fells for walking in in solitude but being close enough to the village of RavenstoneDale for a quick return. Just 8 minutes from the M6 too (rather than an hour or more trying to get into the National Park). Would definitely stay here again.”

    DJMSwindon, Swindon, April 2015

    • “The perfect Cumbrian retreat.”
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    • “Our stay at Oaklea was first class. The cottage and gardens were lovely with every facility we could wish for. We would be happy to stay there again or recommend it to others.”

    Geoffrey W, December 2014

    • “Great Cottage”
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    • “Superb cottage, lots of space and very clean and tidy. Very good facilities and very comfortable. Owners next door, very friendly and helpful, and great garden space and local walks for our dog - labradoodle.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

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    • “The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed with very friendly owners next door. The cottage is in a delightful setting with Ravenstonedale being a very convenient village to explore both The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales. There were many lovely walks from the village and two excellent pubs serving very good food. Will definitely be coming back.”

    Mrs Harvey, Norwich, August 2015

    • “A fantastic holiday, very relaxing. The cottage was lovely and clean and the owners were very welcoming, we hope to see them again very soon. Can't fault it.”

    Mr Mason, Birmingham, June 2015

    • “Excellent location and a beautiful cottage.”

    Mrs Hixon, Oldham, February 2015

    • “Warm and cosy, very friendly owners. Within easy distance of the lakes and Yorkshire dales love to go again.”

    Mrs Atkinson, Wrexham, October 2014

    • “The cottage was first-class and everything we wanted. Everyone was very friendly and made us feel part of the community.”

    Mr Waldram, Bridgnorth, September 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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