Stouphill Gate Cottage

Ravenstonedale near Kirkby Stephen, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 1736)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
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The property

A delightful, stone-built semi-detached cottage, in a tranquil area just below the brow of Stoup Hill on the outskirts of Ravenstonedale, 5 miles from Kirkby Stephen. Part of the owners' 18th century farmhouse, this charming cottage has been lovingly restored to offer cosy, comfortable accommodation. The property retains many original features, including exposed beams, an original bread oven and cooking fireplace, now housing a multi-fuel stove, and stone steps leading to the first floor. Relax in the large garden or enjoy stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Discover the Settle-Carlisle Railway line, Howgill Fells, the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. A superb holiday base.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single bunk over. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with multi-fuel stove and dining area.


  • Radiators fuelled by multi-fuel stove in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD/radio, small library of books and games
  • Laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and drying rail
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio furniture (BBQ available)
  • Separate play area for football and other games
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Stairs in property are steep and winding with a rope handrail - may be unsuitable for less mobile
  • Note: Stouphill Gate B&B is next door with 2 en-suite bedrooms (one with disabled friendly facility) at additional charge
  • These can be rented with the cottage to provide additional accommodation for larger groups - contact owners for details.

Note: Radiators fuelled by multi-fuel stove in sitting room.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Exceeded Expectations”
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    • “If you are looking for a quiet get away with everything you need; a home away from home, well this is the ideal cottage location. Ideally situated in rural Cumbria near the towns of Kirkby Stephens and Sedbergh and 40 mins drive away from Windermere. The Cottage itself is a part of an old farmstead and despite all the modifications has manage to retain a great deal of the original features including the stone stairway. The cottage as been renovated to a very high standard and sports everything you would need for normal every day life. The owners are very friendly and made my partner and I feel very welcome, we received tea, coffee, sugar, milk and not forgetting some home made cakes, which was a lovely welcome gesture. Despite not getting the walking boots on and trekking through the snow topped hill, there is a great deal of scenery and wildlife to be seen through the window of the living, with the frequent visit of birds to the feeders, including a woodpecker which I managed to catch on camera, normally arriving around mid morning and late afternoon to feed. The family cat did make random attempts to gain entry and will spent hours on the window sill. As well as making use of the fully functional kitchen we also dined out. Close by in the village of Ravenstonedale the Black Swan (5mins drive) serves up some very nice food and I would recommend the Lamb shank. In summary, it was a pleasure to stay at the cottage for 3 nights and will certainly be planning to return again during the year.”

    Craig C, February 2015

    • “Beautiful location, cosy retreat”
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    • “NO complaints whatsoever. This is a lovely little place to stay, out in the country but within walking distance of three great pubs. Lovely owners gave us an unassuming welcome and provided for us without interfering. If you like simple, cosy and quirky then stay here.”

    NickEaston, April 2014

    • “Charming cottage and owners with amazing hill views!”
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    • “We had an excellent time at this cottage. The original features including the flagstone floor, beams and even an old bread oven were brilliant! The setting is perfect - remote enough with brilliant views but close enough to the village and 2 great pubs. Owners were really welcoming and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. Overall a really good relaxing break!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Suffolk, February 2011

    • “Beautifull peace”
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    • “We had a week in this lovely cottage which was excellent throughout. The owners who live in the adjoining cottage were the font of knowledge when it was needed. Good location with two pubs within walking distance both with excellent food. If you wish to cook the facilities in the cottage kitchen were very good. The wood burner on cold evenings was a delight. All in all a brill holiday.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bristol UK, December 2009

    • “quietness in a beautiful surrounding”
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    • “This very old and charming cottage had plenty of space for the two of us. The friendly house owner explained how to use the coal-stove and told us about the history of the house. The only downside was that we missed a wi-fi possibility for internet. We also had a bad receiving for the I-phone. We liked the quiet surrounding with sheep and beautiful hills.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Oisterwijk, August 2013

    • “osey Winter Break”
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    • “We had lots of help and advise from the owners who lived next door about local ameneties and how to keep the stove in overnight! The cottage was pretty and had everything we needed. The location was very handy for the North East, The Lakes and the Dales. The only small complaint I had was that the settee was not very comfy but overall we had a super time.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Otley, January 2012

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    • “No complaints, perfect holiday. Also got engaged on this break - perfect setting for it, thankyou!”

    Miss Honour, Huddersfield, November 2015

    • “A lovely cottage, well looked after with a lovely garden. We were made really welcome and would recommend the property to anyone visiting the area.”

    Mr Donovan, Bristol, August 2015

    • “The accommodation is set within an idyllic location and the cottage itself was very well equipped. We were made to feel most at home. Also having the large outdoor space was fantastic.”

    Mrs Hastie, Paisley, June 2015

    • “The cottage was amazing, very clean and cosy, in a fantastic location.”

    Mrs Allen, Southampton, June 2015

    • “Our every wish was catered for. Had charming hosts, couldn't be happier with the whole experience and can't wait to return. It will remain a firm favourite with us for many years to come. In a beautiful area with lots on your doorstop to experience. Ten out of ten.”

    Mr Shepherd, Ripon, May 2015

    • “Good area for walking and biking.”

    Mrs Davies, Barrow-in-furness, December 2014

    • “A great location, lovely house and garden, and knowledgeable owners.”

    Mrs Harrison, Sheffield, September 2014

    • “The cottage was homely and the welcome warm and helpful. The countryside was stunning, it was just great being there.”

    Ms Byrne, Airdrie, May 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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