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Garden Cottage

Ravenstonedale,, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 964641)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean, lovely location to relax and unwind."

    Sheep and rabbits all around, and even a woodpecker in the garden! Good facilities: homely kitchen with excellent oven, showers, bath and comfy beds. Might benefit from clothes airer or some other method to hang up wet coats or walking gear. Definitely one of the better holiday properties we have stayed in over the years. Walks right out of the door in all directions and several decent pubs 5 minute drive (Easy walk to Kings Head 35mins, or to Black Swan 30 mins. We didn't go to the Fat Lamb). Food shopping done at the co-op in nearby Kirby Stephen (10 min drive). Would highly recommend both this property and Sykes cottages.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2022

  • "Very spacious cottage in quiet location, like the big garden very good for bbq."

    Each room with en-suite very convenient I would definitely go back there again

    Reviewed by BishalJul 2022

  • "Beds were hard, leak in the cieling on ground floor."

    No highchair for children luckily we brought our own. Listing said no BBQ but there were a bbq. Directions for firplace would be great as its old fashioned. Lamps in living room don't work to set the mood. Is this Cottage haunted? Maybe a removable gate by the stairs for babies would be great. Facilities were good. Cottage is Beautiful & Spacious, mum absoloutely loved her surprise. Family break & get together, they all loved it. Even the kids. We brought 2 cots & the unique bath stand and vintage bathroom was beautiful. All the rooms were great just maybe put a blind in the bathroom downstairs. We didn't notice there were a dishwasher until the 2nd day of our stay which is by the microwave. For the garden space you have, i do suggest a bigger BBQ & perhaps a tent of sort for when the weathers bad so people can make the most of of their stay here. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by AmaniJun 2022

  • "It was a lovely cottage, quite remote, peaceful and with lovely views of the countryside."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property does have a bbq which Sykes said it did not - so something to add to the listing? Some in our party claimed the beds were a little hard but my wife and I were comfortable enough. One of the bedrooms contained a stand alone bath that those occupying that room found very difficult to get in and out of - high sides. There are some potholes in the drive leading to the property which could do with some attention. Overall a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by NigelMay 2022

  • "Garden Cottage is wonderful set in a perfect area for peace and tranquility."

    Beds very comfortable. Good quality furniture and decor. Excellent in every way. My only negative comment is the lack of clarity regarding logs etc. I the details it says fuel povided. I would suggest you make it clear the logs etc provided is only a starter amount. I had intended to not use my car and walk everywhere. This meant I had to drive to find supplies for fire. Whilst that was disappointing to me personally I can recommend Garden Cottage 100%. It was amazing !

    Reviewed by LesleyJan 2022

  • "An excellent place to stay for good walks and relaxation."

    Loved the peace and sense of isolation there, and the log burner, ideal in Winter. Kirkby Stephen is close enough for necessities and we particularly enjoyed The Fat Lamb, which is within walking distance. With a family, a washing machine would have been useful but not essential. Three generations all enjoyed the facilities in the cottage.

    Reviewed by RodneyDec 2021

  • "We hired garden cottage for the weekend, myself and six of my closest friends for a girls weekend."

    We absolutely loved it and despite the pretty terrible weather we managed a walk in the glorious countryside and a trip to local pub for dinner. The cottage was spotless and a great space for hosting dinner parties and having cosy nights by the fire. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by BridgetOct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with amazing views and everything we (four adults, two children) needed for a lovely holiday."

    The welcome gifts were a lovely touch, thank you. We spent time in the local area walking and exploring, enjoyed a visit to Kirkby Stephen, the nearby viaduct, and ate at some great restaurants on our travels-namely the Black Bull at Nateby and the Fat Lamb Inn. We also ventured a bit further to Bowness and the South Lakes Safari Zoo which were both about an hour away. Would definitely recommend and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2021

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful secluded and incredibly quiet location."

    It’s a lovely cottage, extremely comfortable and with most things you’d want for a week or so stay. As others have remarked a washing machine would be useful, we felt it odd that there were no oven gloves. Plenty of options for food within 20 minutes drive or a half hour walk into the village where there are two great pubs.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated, in a stunning location."

    From my point of view, equipped with everything you could possibly want but my daughter would have liked a washing machine. The only thing I would question in the description is 'short stroll to the pub'. It's probably about 1 1/2 miles each way - fine for a country walk but too far for an evening out. However, we had a wonderful week here and the weather was kind to us as well.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage and location was amazing."

    The cottage had everything you could want when going on holiday. The only negative was the lack of washing machine. This need to be made more clear in the description of the property so people are aware and bring enough clothing.

    Reviewed by DariusAug 2021

  • "A lovely location to get away from it all and relax."

    Kitchen well appointed with most things you would want - just some omissions like utensils for the BBQ. Bedrooms a good size and comfortable but in the heat it would have been good if fans has been provided in each room - we had to buy some which was a challenge during the heatwave. It gets exceptionally dark, but rechargeable light, nightlights and torches are provided. Bathrooms clean and well appointed. Floor downstairs is a little uneven if you have people in your party with poor balance, but it’s a nice layout with a large table in the kitchen (with Aga and wine cooler) and plenty of seating in the lounge. Would have benefitted from a DVD player and small library of films, similar for a moderate collection of books. Internet speed was very very poor and as a result my son didn’t stay for the holiday and returned home. He was working on his dissertation for his Masters. A great location to get away from the world and a small private garden as well. Parking for two cars easily, more if you don’t mind playing car jenga.

    Reviewed by LeonaJul 2021

  • "We were looking for an away-from-it-all break, the cottage was perfect!"

    Beautiful rural location, ideal for exploring by foot and by bicycle, and close to both the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District for days out. The cottage itself was beautiful - the photos really don't do it justice - and perfectly equipped with everything we needed. Could not fault anything, and we are definitely planning to return.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x family bedroom with double and single with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x King with en-suite freestanding bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Starter pack of logs & kindling included in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn area and table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop 5.9 miles, 2 pubs 1 mile
  • Note: Check in 4pm. Please Note: This property does have a small barbeque Please Note: This property accepts 1 small well behaved dog welcome.

The property

Lying at the foot of the Howgill fells, amidst the unspoilt landscape of Ravenstonedale village is Garden Cottage, a striking stone-built cottage.

This exceptional holiday accommodation offers a wonderful place for groups of up to seven people to call home as they enjoy this part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Enter inside to find the spacious kitchen/diner, where characterful original beams frame the room and an impressive range cooker takes centre stage before a range of quality appliances that await the chef of the group.

At the end of a bracing day exploring the surrounding fells, relax and unwind into your evening within the sitting room, where the woodburning stove set within the original inglenook reveal awaits.

Light up the fire to allow a gentle warmth the fill the space, as you curl up on the sumptuous sofa to delve into a good book or catch up on the latest box set on the TV.

Completing the ground floor is an elegantly presented twin bedroom, complete with its own en-suite shower room, ideal for those who find stairs a little challenging.

Take the stairs to the first floor landing that grants access to a further two bedrooms, the second suite notable for its high vaulted ceilings with striking beams, plush double bed, single bed and with an en-suite shower room and built in wardrobe.

The third and master bedroom boasts a sumptuous kingsize bed, an inviting sofa, wardrobe storage and an elegant freestanding bath.

The exterior at Garden Cottage has been designed as an extension of the house itself, with a beautiful lawn area to allow younger guests of the group to safely play, as you enjoy a spot of alfresco dining upon the seating area.

When you fancy a night off the cooking however, take a walk into Ravenstonedale village to find award winning food at the Black Swan Hotel or proper pub food at the welcoming riverside Kings Head hotel.

Further afield is the Fat Lamb Country Inn, which has a superb dining menu.

Casual walkers will find many interesting walks from the door step.

Avid ramblers will be delighted by the array of trials and routes that are awaiting them within the national park, where you can look forward to the likes of Cautley Spout, Wild Boar Fell, Nine Standards Rigg, Great Shunner Fell and lots more!

Situated in Ravenstonedale is a 9/18 hole golf course and tennis court which both operate an honesty box plus a children play area all of which are open to visitors.

Other local attractions includes a visit to the Smardale Gill Viaduct, the National Trust property of Keld Chapel and exploring the beautiful Stenkrith Park.

From here, you could also venture in the Lake District National Park to pay a visit to Kendal and the Lakeland Maze Farm Park, before heading to Windermere to find the home of The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and Lake Windermere, England's largest lake.

With all of this and much more to explore, bring your loved ones to Garden Cottage for a memorable getaway to Cumbria.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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 situated within the newly extended Yorkshire Dales National Park. 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.

Region Information

Note - Parking flexibility of up to 3 cars at the property

Please note: This property doesn't accept Hen/Stag do's or similar parties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas