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Linden Cottage

(Ref. 993636)

Ravenstonedale, Nr Kirby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic Christmas getaway."

    We spent 4 days here over the festive period and it was perfect. A gorgeous hamper awaited us on our arrival and a cheese selection in the fridge! Loved the decorations too. The kitchen was well equipped and we successfully cooked Christmas dinner. Oven/hob very efficient and easy to use. The cottage was never cold but also never too hot and we made good use of the log burner (pleased we brought a huge bag of our own as we got through them quickly!) detailed welcome guide which was also enjoyable to read. Solid floors throughout the downstairs, which was good as it never stopped raining whilst we were there, so we didn’t have to do balancing acts on the doormat! Also useful if bringing a dog so they can’t get muddy paws all over the carpet! A rug by the seating area would be appreciated though, as any blankets we put down for our dog just slipped everywhere and it would have felt a bit more cosier. Enclosed garden front and back so we could safely let her out too. Good storage facilities in bedrooms and bathrooms, limited cupboard space in kitchen but we managed. Airer provided which was useful for drying all out waterproofs and the muddy boot box was handy, though we didn’t use it as boots needed to dry. Info on recycling would have been appreciated as we brought all ours home (we don’t live far away and being Christmas we had a lot!) Cottage was spotless in all areas you could see, however when I dropped something, I noticed that under all the sofas the floor was filthy! Also found a polo under the bed when I thought I had lost a sock under there and dusty behind bedside cabinets. A little more attention wouldn’t go a miss. Info for travellers: 2 washing tabs & 2 dishwasher tabs provided. Logs for one use of fire provided, with enough fire lighters and kindling for a few fires. Co-op in Kirkby Stephen had some for sale. Tea towels provided Kitchen utensils, cutlery, pots & pans are plenty but bring your own roasting trays if you want to do a Christmas dinner!

    Reviewed by Isla4.7Dec 2023

  • "This is a gem of a cottage !"

    clean well equipt log fire cosy modern . Thanks for putting up christmas tree and decorations ,hamper . The cottage its in the heart of the village , within easy walking distance two warm friendly pubs . Great for walks on the hills or short walks .

    Reviewed by A5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely 3 night stay at Linden Cottage."

    The location is perfect for exploring and the village is beautiful. The cottage itself is warm and cosy and has everything you could possibly need. Communication was excellent and we were able to get extra amenities for our toddler. It was also a great bonus having our dog join us on our mini break. We would highly recommend a get away to Linden Cottage.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in a great location."

    Beautifully decorated, spotless and cosy. Every amenity you could think of was provided, and the cottage welcome booklet is a must read. Very informative and a funny and entertaining read. The village of Ravenstonedale is just lovely, with 2 great pubs, one of which is only 2 mins walk from the cottage. Absolutely highly recommend this lovely place.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful village, something of backwater so very relaxing."

    Lots of walking straight from the door which was perfect. The cottage is very well designed, well equipped with lots of thoughtful touches such as bottle of wine, chocolates and biscuits. The kitchen was also well stocked with tea, coffee, dishwash tablets, which often aren't provided in other places we've stayed. We'd love to come back in the colder months to take advantage of the wood burner! highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2023

  • "Everything that you may need is all switched on and ready for immediate use with no hassle."

    Bottle of good wine found in fridge already chilled on arrival. The kings head nearby is great place to sit in the Sun watching out for red squirrels. Location perfect.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in the cottage which was well maintained."

    Added bonus was a pub next door and a great gastro pub within a 5 minute walk. Gorgeous scenery all around

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this well-equipped and beautiful little house."

    The village and area are lovely and we had an excellent dinner at the Kings Head Inn. The house instructions were well-written, accurate and entertaining. Our only tiny reservation was that, although the beds were comfortable and the bedding and linen top quality, we found the mattresses very slightly soft and missed our orthopaedic mattresses, which meant that by the last day we both had mild backache. Maybe a few more logs for the fire would be nice - there were enough only for about three quarters of one evening, not "one day", as stated in the blurb. Even so, the best equipped holiday cottage I have ever stayed in - comfortable, charming, and home from home.

    Reviewed by Mandy4.7Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage and very well equipped, in a great location."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was so good we came back for another visit."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2022

  • "There was no kitchen spray."

    The boiler was very noisy. Other than that the cottage was lovely and I would recommend

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Sep 2022

  • "We were very pleased with Linden Cottage, given it was a last minute booking."

    It is in an excellent location to explore the area. The cottage was very comfortable, with good modern kitchen and bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and we liked the firmness of the mattress. The sitting room was comfortable but with cooler nights we had expected there to be firelighters and matches to light the fire, as stated in the cottage handbook. Other than that we would recommend Linden Cottage. Really enjoyed visiting the Kings Head pub almost next door . We would be happy to visit Linden Cottage agin

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2022

  • "Positives: Keybox entry."

    We found it a nice location on edge of village. Pub a couple of doors away. Car parking. Complimentary bottle of wine. Fire kindling left (but take your own paper & matches). Electric storage radiators worked well. Switch socket night lights were good. Induction hob & dedicated pan(s) Negatives: Milk & coffee sachets along with the wrapped biscuits were out-of-date (they went out straight away). Dusty cobwebs in many ceiling corners. Bathroom extract fan dusty. Very dusty behind and under the double bed, that took some cleaning up. Shower head replacement was a poor substitute, it wouldn't stay in one position. Wood burner fire hearth not set (couldn't find any matches or sparking flint, locked away or otherwise. No wood burner fire guard. Half-glazed rear back door was a bit of a security nightmare the glazing was only kitemarked as toughened with only an internal thumb turn for the dead lock (should have been laminated glass to provide containment). Front astro-turf garden area could have done with a little more TLC. Have to say we did book very last minute, booked one day went the next, so that may explain some, not all, of the negative items.

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a very peaceful location."

    The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard. It’s very easy to get to and parking is right outside which is a plus. We arrived to find a bottle of red wine which was a very nice touch. The cooker was very easy to use in fact we only had one meal out as we loved eating our meals sitting at the dining table with the french doors open. There are two local pubs , one of them just two doors away. Some lovely walks nearby but cottage is also in an ideal position if you wanted to walk the howgills or take a short drive to the lakes. Ravenstonedale is a small village but Kirkby Stephen which is only a short drive away has a decent sized co-op for shopping. We absolutely loved it here. We would recommend staying here and we will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Linden Cottage."

    The cottage is delightful,very spacious and cosy at the same time. It’s in such a tranquil setting and it’s lovely to hear birds singing when you wake and throughout the day. Facilities at the cottage are first class. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at this cottage and we will be booking again in the coming months.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jun 2022

  • "An absolutely delightful stay and a property that we would definitely visit again."

    Spotlessly clean, very well appointed and a great location. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, tv too high for us & lack of back garden to sit in."

    But Ravenstonedale is a lovely village & the area great for walking.

    Reviewed by Carol4.1May 2022

  • "I loved this cottage."

    The village is so tranquil with streams galore and a lovely pub next door. There is plenty to explore on foot. The cottage itself is perfectly fine for a comfortable stay. The beds are comfortable. The cottage was clean. Had everything you need. Do not hesitate to book this cottage.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful experience."

    Linden Cottage was beautiful, cosy, well equipped and tastefully decorated and furnished and located in a pretty village. The pub nearby was friendly. We would highly recommend the cottage. It certainly exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by Karine4.7Nov 2021

  • "Excellently appointed, cosy cottage in a beautiful location, with easy access the Lakes and the Cumbrian fells."

    We very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2021

  • "The weather was far from kind."

    ..which meant that the cottage and its facilities really mattered much more. It was well presented...warm & welcoming...and very comfortable!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2021

  • "Clean and well equipped cottage in a lovely area."

    A relaxing break well placed to visit the Dales and surrounding areas. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very neat an extremely clean property in small village nevertheless with 3 pubs with restaurants within 2 miles, one very close by."

    Excellent hill walking in the Howgills which are much quieter than the nearby Lake District and almost equally rewarding

    Reviewed by Robert J5.0Aug 2021

  • "Linden Cottage is a great wee bolthole for exploring the area or just relaxing around Ravenstonedale."

    Spotless cottage, great facilities and a great pub next door.

    Reviewed by Moray5.0Jul 2021

  • "House was very clean."

    All correspondance from Skye was timely and clear. Booking process very easy. We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, very good quality kitchen appliances, beds, duvets and pillows."

    Lovely welcome pack left for our arrival along with some additional cleaning products.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2020

  • "We came for a romantic get away and that is indeed what we got!"

    The cottage is cosy, clean and exceeded our expectations! I have already recommended you to family and friends as I know for sure they would love it! The fact there is a pub about 10 seconds from our cottage was brilliant, the beds were so comfy and I had great sleeps. As we came into the cottage there was a bottle of wine waiting for us, and that is just the perfect touch! So thank you so much for such a lovely stay, we will definitely be returning! X

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fabulous location, near to a very good pub and accessible to The Dales and The Lakes."

    Reviewed by Nikki4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with all facilities indoors."

    Convenient location for The Lakes or The Dales. Good walks from the house up into the hills, or just around the village if you wish. A short drive to Kirkby Stephen for supplies. Good pubs nearby for meals. Everything you need for a quiet break.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Sep 2020

  • "The most comfortable and spotlessly clean cottage we have stayed in."

    We really enjoyed our stay and it was lovely to return after a day exploring to this cosy cottage. The owners have thought of everything and the cottage has all you need for a stay away from home. We can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect for us & I can’t remember when I was last in such a well appointed place with really excellent detailing."

    Just two things which in no way detracted from our week, but worth mentioning. The lighting in the main sitting area downstairs could be on a dimmer. Proper directional reading lamps would’ve been great. Lastly, no place to hang really wet stuff & Cumbria is wet ... we loved it.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2019

  • "A wonderful well-equipped cottage in a beautiful area."

    We had a great time

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage nice furnishings and very comfy beds with lovely clean bedding !"

    Plenty of walks on the door step as well as two pubs close by ... unfortunately went home evening before departure day due to toilet flush broke left message and someone came to fix the problem wished we had stayed ☹️

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was a smart, comfortable conversion, in a quiet village setting."

    Fresh and clean with excellent facilities, tastefully presented. Village pubs were excellent for food and beer and good service. A car is probably essential but travelling the area provides fantastic views and an excellent road network.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Jun 2019

  • "Linden Cottage was amazing."

    Well equipped - everything you needed was there, really cosy, beds so comfortable. Beautiful part of the country. Wi-Fi good. No phone network coverage but only a minor detail. Definitely would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Mar 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size, 2 x single beds (can be zip link super king bed on request),
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Economy central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • One medium sized, or Two small well behaved dogs allowed
  • Ample roadside parking
  • Front patio area with garden furniture
  • Cycle shed available for 3 to 4 bikes
  • Owner accepts 1 x medium dog or 2 x small dogs
  • No smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub less than a mile

The property

Within earshot of the soothing sounds of the Scandal Beck, across the fields from the 14th century St Oswald’s Church and just around the corner from the beautiful Kings Head pub, is Linden Cottage.

This cosy, converted Blacksmith’s workshop is nestled in Ravenstonedale, a peaceful north Cumbrian village, just a few short miles away from its neighbouring town, Kirkby Stephen.

It makes a lovely base from which to explore the beautiful Eden Valley.

The ground floor is a warm open space, with a comfy sitting room showcasing a woodburning stove at its heart.

Warm wood throughout harks back to its ancient roots along with a beautiful wooden floor.

Dining at the table in this special room is a treat with views through the French doors across the village.

The kitchen is open-plan and boasts a whole range of appliances, designed to make your stay a real home-from-home experience.

Upstairs, there is a bright and airy bathroom, fully tiled with a bath, shower over, basin and WC.

Two beautiful bedrooms with exposed wooden floors finish off this delightful cottage.

Each have views over the village and hills beyond.

The master bedroom features a double bed, whereas the second offers zip-and-link beds giving you the option of a twin setup or super-king setup.

To the front of the property is a welcoming patio with seating, the perfect place to enjoy breakfast in the morning sunshine.

With two great pubs and situated just a mile from the main road, the village is such a handy place to stay, giving easy access to Cumbria the Lakes, Eden Valley and the North Pennines.

Explore the area on foot or via the many cycling routes.

Visit the Settle to Carlisle Railway Line and take in the wonderful scenery.

There is so much to see and do in the surrounding area, making this the perfect base for you and your loved ones.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas