Ravensworth near Richmond, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 4068)

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Cottage features

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

Ravensworth 1 mile. A lovely, 16th century stone-built barn conversion, on a working cattle farm one mile from the pretty village of Ravensworth. Fully converted, this quality Ravensworth cottage has been modernised to offer superb, well-equipped accommodation including three outstanding bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities, a spacious living room with beams and a picture window, and a designer kitchen with dining area, exposed beams and Velux windows. Fishing is available on the owners' lake, plus they also have free-range chickens on the farm, and children may wish to feed the pet lambs at lambing time. A short walk from the village pub, this Ravensworth cottage offers country living at its finest, with glorious views and outstanding touring opportunities throughout Swaledale and Teeside. The picturesque market towns of Barnard Castle and Richmond are nearby and offer a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as weekly markets. With the Northern Dales waiting to be discovered slightly further afield, this lovely Ravensworth cottage is ideal for family and friends to get away from it all!


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 day bed, TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, doors to courtyard, 1 x twin, 1 x double with TV. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area, stone arch leading to sitting room with electric stove, exposed roof beams and patio doors to courtyard.


Oil central heating with electric stove. Rangemaster range with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, chest freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs (one with FreeSat and two with Freeview), DVD, stereo, WiFi, DVDs/CDs/books/games. Oil and electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Small courtyard area with furniture. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 4 miles, pub 10 mins walk. The owners offer fishing on their lake. Note: This property's water supply is fed from an underground spring.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Fantastic property , superb welcome”
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    • “Visited with friends for the second year running . Fantastic property maintained and equipped to the highest of standards. Views are awesome. Hosts Jack and Angela again made us more then welcome whilst giving us the freedom to roam the property. Cannot understand how anyone could not love the house and location if you looking for a genuine quality break in gods own country. Will be back again next year”

    Geoffsmith123, Billingham, November 2015

    • “Pet friendly luxury barn conversion in superb location”
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    • “We had a great week staying at Larklands with our teenage daughter and our two small dogs. The owners are really friendly and welcoming. The barn has everything you could ask for as it's very well equipped. Our daughter loved the free Wifi! Ravensworth is an ideal base if you want to visit the beautiful market towns of Yorkshire. Larklands is really pretty and tranquil and perfect spot for a relaxing break. Our dogs had a great time watching the chickens, ducks etc from the window. Larklands is a working farm and we were slightly worried how the dogs would react but they were perfect and had a great time. Would recommend Larklands to anyone looking for luxury accommodation in a beautiful and relaxing location.”

    Tankengine, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2015

    • “Extremely comfortable barn with very welcoming hosts”
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    • “We spent a week in this lovely barn conversion and cannot rate it too highly. It is much better equipped than many of the other places we have rented and is extremely comfortable. We were made to feel like very welcome guests and Jack and Angela could not have been more helpful or kinder. We even had a constant supply of free, fresh eggs! The area itself is beautiful and we found it very easy to get to Richmond and places a bit further afield such as Fountains Abbey and Durham. Would love to go back.”

    John R, Stratford Upon Avon, June 2015

    • “Picturesque, peaceful, comfortable, welcoming...a perfect vacation.”
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    • “My husband and I spent two weeks at Larklands on our annual trip to the UK. The whole experience was a delight. Angela and Jack are wonderful hosts. The barn conversion is to very high standards, a beautiful old building with a very modern and comfortable interior. Bedrooms and bathrooms were well stocked with linens and very peaceful for a good nights sleep. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to prepare meals from our local shopping sprees. The market town of Richmond is a short drive away and has a wonderful butcher and fresh produce markets. Larklands is close to several good restaurants and pubs. All in all, a fantastic vacation home, one that we will revisit as often as possible.”

    Barbara N, Asheville, North Carolina, June 2015

    • “Relaxing Picturesque”
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    • “This is a relaxing picturesque place to stay the owners are so accommodating and very friendly would definitely recommend I never realised Yorkshire was such a beautiful place this barn conversion had everything you needed in it would definitely recommend, I already have recommended this to my family and friends”

    367AndySharon, Colchester, United Kingdom, December 2014

    • “Great week”
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    • “Put simply, DO NOT go to Larklands if you DO NOT like: 1. Big, beautiful barn conversions with loads of space. 2. Places that are well heated, decorated, furnished and equipped. 3. Dark night time skies which show the brilliance of the stars 4. Quiet rural locations where the sound of silence at night is only punctuated by nature, and not a great deal more by day time. 4. Chickens peering through your door or full length windows 5. The delicious eggs from the said birds. 6. A great pub 10 min walk/2 min drive away 7. The northern Yorkshire Dales close by. 8. Welcoming but unobtrusive hosts. Get our drift?????”

    RandB2009, Nottinghamshire, September 2014

    • “Excellent accommodation for family groups”
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    • “We stayed here as a family group that included our children and grandchildren and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hosts have not penny-pinched with this accommodation therefore we found it well equipped, clean, comfortable. The setting was ideal for those who appreciate peaceful surroundings and our young grandchildren enjoyed playing with the farm animals. The hosts were welcoming and helpful but not intrusive. We would welcome the chance to stay agian.”

    Stephen S, Kent, England, March 2014

    • “Superb Accommodation in Idyllic Surroundings”
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    • “We’ve just returned from a very enjoyable and relaxing weekend visit. The property is extremely well equipped, tastefully decorated and incredibly spacious. We received a very warm and friendly welcome from both Angela and Jack. The gracious hosts kindly provided us daily with some fresh and deliciously scrummy eggs. Situated on a working farm with spectacular views, Larklands provides a great location to explore the surrounding areas, Richmond being one of our favourites. Although dog friendly, it’s advisable to keep your dogs on a lead when walking around the farm as you are surrounded by numerous chickens and sheep, which were a great source of entertainment for our pesky Westie, who thoroughly enjoyed herself. For a reasonable additional cost, Angela will provide you with meals and there’s a substantial selection to choose from. We will definitely take advantage of this service on our return. A great property, superb location and a fantastic welcome awaits you. We are already planning our return visit.”

    Graylyn1892, Seaham, United Kingdom, November 2013

    • “A lovely cottage with friendly hosts”
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    • “Larklands cottage is a very comfortable and well- equipped cottage and is ideally situated for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and Moors. The cottage is light, spacious and well presented and the children enjoyed seeing the chickens and lambs around the place. It was clean and the facilities were very good. We were given a warm welcome with fresh eggs and bread. The nearby village is quiet and picturesque with a friendly pub serving a wide range of food.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stourbridge, October 2013

    • “A wonderful cottage on a working farm in stunning surroundings”
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    • “Had a wonderful time. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and couldn't be more helpful. Loved spending time on the farm and watching the chickens running around. The setting was idyllic and ideal for visiting the surrounding area.”

    F1girlracer, Nottingham, United Kingdom, June 2013

    • “A wonderful break...”
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    • “We have had a fabulous stay at Larklands. The accommodation is first class and has everything you need and more. The farm offered endless adventures for our 3 and 5 year old girls and feeding lambs, ducks and baby chicks was a delight! The surroundings offered peace, relaxation and tranquility for mum, dad, granny and grandad. And the dog loved the countryside walks! The lovely town of Richmond was close enough and had everything you need and the area is stunning! Definitely eat at The Shoulder of Mutton pub. Fabulous food! All in all, a wonderful place to escape to and definitely will return...”

    CuriaGeorge, Shrewsbury, June 2013

    • “Relaxation heaven”
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    • “Have just enjoyed a wonderful relaxing week with my sister @ Larklands, the cottage is a joy to stay in, on the outskirts of a quiet little village, surrounded by beautiful views. The cottage is on a working farm and the animals, especially the chickens, are a joy to watch. The cottage has everything anyone could wish for and within walking distance of the local pub. I would recommend a holiday at this cottage, any time of the year, a little gem, therefore please ignore the one negative review from JennieHo5, they must have been wearing blinkers or just 'miffed' that they couldn't let the dogs chase the sheep!”

    Sherbert_10, Hull, October 2012

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    • “An excellent cottage to be able to unwind and relax, very peaceful.”

    Mr Hoogerwerf, Birmingham, September 2015

    • “Very enjoyable holiday, great location and very friendly owners.”

    Mrs Whitehead, Rickmansworth, July 2015

    • “The barn was very comfortable and the owners could not gave been more helpful or welcoming.”

    Mr Rowan, Stratford-upon-Avon, June 2015

    • “We loved staying at Larklands and found everything to be of an excellent standard. The property was exceptionally clean and fresh and the furnishings were of a very high standard. We particularly loved the chickens who were fun to feed and watch. It was a perfect holiday house and we certainly plan to return.”

    Mrs Ward, Duns, April 2015

    • “Extremely welcoming and friendly hosts, spacious well equipped kitchen and lounge areas and a beautiful location from which we visited Richmond, Barnard Castle, Darlington and the Yorkshire Dales with Lightwater Valley theme park about 35 miles away - there's something to please people of all ages. The barn is in a peaceful, beautiful setting with free range hens wandering around supplying fresh eggs and we even had the chance to feed a new born lamb! As a family, we had a wonderful week in this blissful place and hope to return soon.”

    Mrs Akrill, Bridlington, April 2015

    • “Very private, very rural and very welcoming hosts. Set in lovely countryside. We had a great stay... will be back!”

    Mr Everard, Hessle, February 2015

    • “I cannot recommend Larklands highly enough. It is a stunning, well-kept property and just what we wanted for a special weekend get together. The owners could not have been more helpful and we cannot wait to return in the future.”

    Miss Seymour, Bishop Auckland, January 2015

    • “The cottage was even better than we expected from the photos. Very spacious, extremely well done conversion of an old stone barn. We like to cook and the kitchen was set up beautifully. The bathrooms were very luxurious, large and comfortable bedrooms and living room. The rural atmosphere was tranquil and the farm animals added extra entertainment value. The best part of the experience was the very warm welcome that we received from the owners and their attention to our needs during our stay. The owners welcomed us as if we were old friends and we left feeling as if we had made two wonderful new friends. y”

    Mrs Norman, October 2014

    • “The property was lovely and the owners were friendly and helpful.”

    Mr Anscomb, Bordon, September 2014

    • “The cottage was fantastically equipped, the best I've stayed in. All the rooms are comfortable and spacious. The welcome pack and other little extras gave it a luxurious feeling. The owners are very friendly and on-hand should you need anything. It is situated near places for really great days out. We went somewhere different every day. We enjoyed trips to Reeth, Bolton Castle, Easby Abbey, Constable Burton Halls, Aysgarth Falls, Muker, Keld and Staithes.”

    Ms Bell, London, August 2014

    • “The welcome and unexpected welcome pack were fantastic. We were made to feel totally at home at the property. The property itself was wonderful and as good, if not better, than we had hoped for.”

    Mr Guest, Columbus, July 2014

    • “We stayed here with two friends from Lancashire and upon arrival we met our hosts.They were most welcoming and set the tone for what was to be a very enjoyable 7 days at Larklands. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they immediately sorted out any queries that we had. The cottage is one of the best we have stayed in, and we have holidayed in some excellent ones. It is very well equipped with everything one could wish for and the Wi-Fi enabled me to check on the various place that we wished to visit. The large bedroom is very spacious with a wonderful comfy bed, settee and en-suite. One always wonders when booking a cottage if it will be as good as it is made out to be. Well for anyone considering Larklands then I would say don't hesitate, you will not be disappointed.”

    Mr Richardson, York, June 2014

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About the location


Richmond 4.5 miles; Barnard Castle 8 miles.

The peaceful, unspoilt and extremely pretty little village of Ravensworth lies just to the north of Richmond in a minor tributary of the River Swale. Made up of pretty, weathered sandstone cottages with their unusual 'Yorkshire' roofs - a mix of soft red pantiles and slate – the village is centred around a wide, picturesque village green. At one end of the green the popular Bay Horse Inn serves good food and drink. Pretty footpaths run from Ravensworth through the surrounding villages allowing visitors to enjoy many circular walks. Close by are the popular Swaledale market town of Richmond and the Teesdale market town of Barnard Castle. Both offer a wide range of amenities and shops. A lovely restful location!

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