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High Sprintgill Cottage

(Ref. 10542)

Ravenstonedale near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Not necessary."

    We have already been in touch with the owner and he knows our views.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage great location and very well equipped, even the piano was in tune!"

    The only thing that would have been nice to have was some good non stick pans.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jun 2023

  • "What can I say about this superb property that hasn’t already been said."

    An idilic location , fantastic internal accommodation perfect size rooms , decor in keeping with the fabric of the building, well equipped kitchen,bathroom and living room extremely cosy and full of character. Dining room a nice plus and perfect size and decor in the three bedrooms. Walled garden safe and a good size for our two dogs and finally the outstanding views from garden . You certainly will not be disappointed with this wonderful property , thank you to the owners and the team that look after the property , you’ve cracked it perfect formula.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful ."

    Cleaning products including cloths tea towels etc .. left to use . It can be a nightmare remembering all that and having the room to pack it all. Little cards and gifts left laying around, even slippers ! Wood at cost price! Beautifully made up and presented . Nothing too much trouble. Had a phone call to check we were all ok and if we needed anything… mentioned outdoor tap connector was broken . Robert came and replaced it . 5 star service very unexpected however very welcome. Felt truly like a holiday how it should be cannot thank Sara and Robert enough.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a spectacular setting with amazing views."

    Comfortable, well-equipped and extremely clean and Sara and Robert the caretakers were very helpful, thoughtful and also very accessible. They even organised to have the piano tuned at short notice. Easy to get from here to the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales, so lots to do on your doorstep whilst also being very quiet and remote. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Cat4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at High Sprint Gill."

    The enclosed garden really is enclosed, and our two "lively" working cocker spaniels enjoyed exploring and taking a wee sip from the stream (until it dried up in the heatwave!). The view from the garden was - WOW - panoramic across the dales. There are some lovely mature trees around the cottage and a wide variety of birds visiting. A wooden bench and picnic table are a nice touch for eating outside, and there is apparently more garden furniture around but we didn't use it. The cottage itself stayed cool indoors, providing a relief from the heatwave, and although the Aga cooker stayed hot, it wasn't a problem for us. In normal times, when temperatures are cool, the Aga will be a lovely background warmth in the cottage. We used it for some cooking: the hot / very hot plates heated up pans nicely and worked well for shallow frying. The oven was great for heating things up too; faster than we expected. There is also a conventional electric oven and large microwave. Overall, the kitchen was well-equipped and had all that we needed, including a radio. The owners left plenty of dish-cloths and drying towels, which was kind. A small boot room on the ground floor provided some extra storage, and there was a toilet, sink, washing machine and tumble dryer in this room too. We didn't need the dryer as it was hot enough to hang washing on the line outside; pegs were provided. The main lounge was spacious, with two comfortable sofas, CD player, freeview TV, DVD, and VHS. You can educate young children on historic media technologies of yore while on holiday. We didn't use the open fire, but it looked easy to use and was already set up to be lit when needed. Extra fuel was available with an honesty box to cover the cost if you need to light a fire each night. We reckon the cottage would be very cosy in the late autumn or early spring when the Dales get a bit chilly. A second dining room is provided, complete with another freeview TV, dining table and chairs, and an old upright piano. We enjoyed playing games in the dining room at night and the piano was an added bonus if you fancy some DIY music. The dining room had an electric heater if it gets chilly, and there are some lovely exposed beams in each room. The cottage feels like you are stepping back in time, and is the most characterful property we have stayed in with Sykes. Upstairs there are creaky, slightly uneven floors, and beautiful views out across the moors or down the lane. The master bedroom has a sink, which was handy for us as a family of 4 adults, and plenty of storage. Beds were comfy, although one matress probably could do with an upgrade on one of the single beds as it was rather thin (would be fine for under 12s though). The bathroom was large and includes a bath, bidet and shower. Everything worked nicely for us, although the shower occasionally took a while to get going. This was just part of the charm of the cottage for us though: the cottage gets water from a spring, and water is heated from the Aga. The owners left small supplies of toiletries in each room, which was great. Overall, we got the impression that the owners really care about their guests and work hard to make the cottage feel homely and comfortable. High Sprint Gill is highly recommended if you want to 'escape' for a while and enjoy being in the Dales and spotting hares, red squirrels, or birds of prey. Mobile coverage was good on Vodafone and other networks, if you need that, and the Wifi was also good but don't expect to stream 4K video. It's a short drive from Kirkby Stephen, which has a Co-op, Spa supermarket, garage, and take-aways if you want a break from cooking. The bakery, pubs and cafe looked good, but we didn't have time to sample them. We spent some time in the Fat Lamb pub garden (walkable from the cottage; about 2.5 miles) during our stay, and the walk from the pub to Ravenstonedale was worth it for the scenery, although we ended up staying on the road most of the time to avoid livestock. For dog walking, there were a couple of viaduct walks that were quite sheltered (from the heat) and mostly flat for easy walking. Opportunities for off-lead walking are limited to places without livestock, which rules out most of the Dales during the summer, but the Smardale viaduct walk was mostly off-lead, provided some shelter from the sun, and had impressive views and can provide shorter or longer routes as required. We also visited Sedbergh and Acorn Bank (national trust), but in 'normal', cooler weather there are plenty of walks from the cottage if you want to leave the car behind or get on a bike. The cycle routes look great, and not always too steep. There was a large parking space outside the cottage, with enough space to turn around. The lane approaching the cottage is quite bumpy and narrow (7 foot at one point), so pump-up your tyres. There is a single garage attached to the cottage but we didn't use it. In summary, this is a wonderful cottage with heaps of character and has everything you need for your stay. It's rural, beautiful, and quiet. Just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Ewan4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely holiday cottage with perfect views from the windows and gardens, Lots of great walks from the door and our dogs loved relaxing and playing in the garden."

    ! Robert and Sara had made sure everything was provided and how to contact them if required. Would highly recommend. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "We loved our stay at High Sprintgill Cottage."

    It was a very welcoming place to be, well equipped and with a lot of thought given to making us feel at home. It also has a lovely character. The cottage is set in a wonderful unspoilt and beautiful area with amazing walking in every direction. Thank you for a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "A wonderful location."

    Very peaceful, wonderful views and an abundance of wildlife. Great access to the fells and surrounding area. The cottage was clean, comfortable and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7May 2022

  • "A comfortable, wonderful cottage in a beautiful area."

    I highly recommend this cottage. The Landlord was really helpful with everything needed. Thank you again.

    Reviewed by Katrin5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable in a beautiful setting, with everything you could need and more."

    Sara and Robert were very welcoming and made sure we knew how to contact them if necessary. A large garden with spectacular views and lots of wildlife to watch and loved sitting in it after our walks. There were plenty of lovely walks from the door . We really enjoyed our week there and would recommend it. Phillips’s family Newcastle

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful home with all facilities required."

    A little dated in its decoration, and shower. But nothing to complain about. An amazing setting with beautiful views and walks in all directions. very helpful hosts, who were extremely welcoming, and supplied everything we needed. will come again!

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Aug 2021

  • "Highly recommend this characterful cottage which provided a delightful retreat from the hustle & bustle."

    The property itself was well equipped, beautifully clean, utterly cosy and full of old world charm. If it's a peaceful and scenic escape you're looking for, you cannot do better than to book High Sprintgill!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Brilliant location with walks from the doorstep."

    Robert the caretaker was really helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The beck is really small so no worries regarding kids or soggy dogs! Only thing is the cottage lounge is rather dark as it has beams, deep recessed windows and dark wood fireplace and the lighting is not fantastic to read by. Other than that the place is fabulous and the views amazing.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2021

  • "Just returned from the most wonderful week at Sprintgill."

    The house sits in the most stunning position, with views that are beautiful, the sounds of wildlife and sheep are your morning wake up call. Our dogs loved the garden, particularly the stream and the kind farmer gave us ideas for a dog walk and where we could find common land to let them run. The cottage itself has charm and offers everything you could need and then more, a fully equipped kitchen with Aga, the additional of being able purchase fuel via the honestly box was so simple, but effective. The cottage is a delight and if you are looking for comfort, stunning views, peace, look no further than Sprintgill.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2021

  • "Our holiday was very much needed."

    .. Sprintgill Cottage was a beautiful stay amazing views and the facilities were excellent it was good to cook on the Aga, best to read up on how to cook on an Aga first it’ll well worth it... Star our little dog enjoyed the garden. Made friends with the local farmer ... we had the best stay. Just one little negative for us... the towels that were provided were not bath towels, we found them to small...that was just our thing.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Apr 2021

  • "This cottage had everything you could need and was a home from home for the week."

    The Aga being on to keep the place warm for when you walk in was amazing and useful for drying those wet clothes after a walk. The open fire was lovely to light at night and the wildlife that visits the garden was superb. Keep a look out for the red squirrel and the pheasant that visit most days. Beautiful views and so peaceful, we are looking to book again we enjoyed it so much.

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2020

  • "A really fabulous old house ."

    Presented beautifully cleaned and comfortable. It is set well away from the madding crowd with immediate access to excellent walks from the house without touching your car.... excellent!!

    Reviewed by Astrid5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was a lovely holiday in a well-managed cottage."

    Everything was there for us and it was easy to be there. Our little dogs loved the garden and the long walks around the area. We will certainly go back. Much thanks to the lovely caretakers

    Reviewed by Candida5.0Jul 2020

  • "One of the best equipped cottages that we have stayed at."

    The weather was bad but the 450 year old cottage was snug and warm. Our Border Collie loved the garden and spent most of the time watching the sheep on the other side of the wall. We had a visit from a red squirrel when we first arrived and there are plenty of good walks near by. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful scenery in a lovely setting."

    Probably the most relaxing holiday I have had in years. The owners were also very good and kept in touch which was very reassuring. The cottage was full of charm and spotlessly clean. The views were magnificent and I would highly reccommend this. The only downside I could think of is the access road has some really big pot holes which on some small cars could damage the suspension. This aside probably one of the best holidays I have had and I would love yo return.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "This is a lovely, peaceful holiday house."

    The garden is truly enclosed and our dog loved being out there. The amenities are as described and more and we would love to return next year. There are many, many paths to walk all suitable for a dog on a lead. The local meat is beautiful and easy to cook on the aga. The local pubs also do great food. The aga keeps the stone- built house pleasantly warm. We were really sorry to have only one week here

    Reviewed by Candida5.0Aug 2019

  • "Friendly and accommodating caretakers, very clean and comfortable cottage, stunning views from the garden and and great walks from the door."

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time in the lake District."

    The cottage was great with lovely views and well situated to reach all parts of the region. The views from the back garden were magnificent. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2019

  • "We loved our stay at High Sprintgill Cottage, very dog friendly the dogs loved the garden and playing around in the stream that ran through it, would highly recomend this cottage to anyone its a lovely cottage set in a lovely location."

    .would return again.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a superb location."

    Ideal for exploring with excellent pubs and restaurants close by. Weather not kind to us that week but roaring logs fires, good wine and good company ma de it still very special. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4May 2019

  • "Absolutely stunning location, beautiful old house, full of character, great period features - including the amazing Aga and the very characterful original kitchen range."

    The house has been sensitively refurbished and is clearly lovingly maintained. It is wonderful to walk from up onto the adjacent fells from the back door, while being very private, and very quiet, and in the thick of nature with beautiful views across the valley. We had a very warm welcome from Sarah and the cottage comes packed with all the little extras you so often need but may forget to bring. A great stay - we were also lucky to have stunning sunny weather!

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Apr 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful area,warm, comfortable with amazing views."

    Care needed to keep dogs under control with sheep everywhere! The shower was a little unpredictable and there was not always enough hot water for 4 showers in the morning .The boost did not seem to do anything. Overall a lovely holiday and a beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Apr 2019

  • "Cooking on the AGA for the first time was great, (would love one at home) and the cottage was well equipped with everything we needed down to toiletries and loo roll."

    The only downside was the track leading to the cottage, it had large potholes and with our small car it can't have done it any good, we felt every one. We found it best for our passengers to walk down the track and get in the car at the bottom.

    Reviewed by Phill4.1Dec 2018

  • "Warm, comfortable, clean cottage in a stunning location."

    Lovely walks from the door onto the fells, outside tap to hose the dog down after walks. Loved the open fire in the range. Welcoming pubs with good food in the area. Friendly communication from the caretakers. Hassle-free key collection. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Dec 2018

  • "Disappointed you don't allow your staff to ask cottage owners questions re odd, ..."

    Disappointed you don't allow your staff to ask cottage owners questions re odd, fill in days etc, nor do you show last minute offers

    Reviewed by David4.1Nov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, very homely with everything you could possibly need."

    Fantastic views of the fells, we regularly saw red deer and red squirrels on our early morning dog walks. A fabulous holiday!!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent place to be with the best vieuw one can wish."

    Quiet, clean and all faciliteit you need intern.

    Reviewed by Reint5.0Aug 2018

  • "Yes we would like to say that when we arrived at the Cottage there was such a welcoming feel with little touches that made such a difference and which I had not experienced before i."

    E. little shampoos, torches body creams etc by our beds and in bathroom and flowers in vases, so lovely and there was nothing that we needed everything was there. Really good and would definitely recommend. We rarely go back to a Cottage as we like to move about but this one we would go back to, oldy worldly and cosy. Fantastic views from garden.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful surroundings!"

    There were six of us staying, all adults, and there was plenty of space. Lots of homely touches to make you feel welcome. All kitchen facilities available, some quite old, but clean and fully functional. On the doorstep of the Lake District, so nowhere is more than an hour away for a lovely day out. I would recommend to anyone who likes a bit of seclusion with wonderful views and walks, with a definite touch of country atmosphere: we loved every minute!!!!

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent, comfortable, spacious lovely views."

    . We loved the aga cooker there and it made a pleasant change to have a straightforward cooker which also kept the kitchen warm as well There were loads of extra touches, toiletries, tea, salt and pepper, lovely touches, much appreciated. Once the weather cleared up we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2018

  • "It's an old cottage and full of facilities."

    You have full privacy and the view is breathtaking. I fully recommended and i'm looking forward for the next one. Chris and Rachelle

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7May 2018

  • "Its just an awesome cottage."

    One of the very best for old style charm and REAL fire...something becoming more and more rare as the world yields to the dreaded wood burner!!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2018

  • "The owners are very pleasant and helpful."

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Oct 2017

  • "This is the fourth time of visiting this and the neighbouring property(sally end) and it has never disappointed."

    Cosy place in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Joseph4.6Oct 2017

  • "Fantastic holiday!"

    Very family friendly. Stunning views. Lovely garden with a tiny stream the kids loved it. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Holly4.8Aug 2017

  • "We wanted peace & seclusion, we got it."

    The aga cooker and the open fire range were a bonus and made our holiday cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Nov 2016

  • "Surprised to find cottage so warm, with a fantastic open fire and control central heating, lovely area with lots to see."

    Would recommend to all my friends to go.

    Reviewed by Bryn4.8Oct 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x single with additional folding bed (suitable for children up to 12 years only)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with small dining area (seats 2)
  • Dining room with piano
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Oil-fired AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent, further fuel on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear enclosed lawned garden with furniture, BBQ and a small beck
  • Two well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 7.5 miles, pub 2.5 mile
  • Note: Due to the small beck in the garden, ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: Due to animals on surrounding farmland, pets should be kept on a lead when outside
  • Note: A 32 amp charging point and cable for electric cars is available with a separate charging meter.

The property

Ravenstonedale 4.5 miles.

A lovely 350-year-old, stone-built, semi-detached farmhouse, beautifully situated on a hillside overlooking the Rawthey Valley and Wild Boar Fell. An ideal romantic retreat, this traditional farmhouse has been lovingly modernised to provide creature comforts yet retains many original features such as oak beams, exposed stonework and oak panelled cupboards.

The warm and cosy sitting room has a magnificent traditional range open fire and is a perfect place to relax after a day exploring the area.

A separate dining room which includes a piano features a fabulous stone arched inglenook.

A well-equipped kitchen with both Aga and electric cookers contains a small dining area.

A real home-from-home, this cottage provides a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a relaxing holiday in a picturesque area. The enclosed rear garden offers beautiful views of the Rawthey Valley with a table to dine outdoors and a stone barbecue.

A small stream flows through the garden to add further to the charm and attraction of this lovely holiday retreat. Enjoy an unpolluted night sky full of stars on clear nights. A wealth of wildlife is commonly seen from red squirrel to abundant birdlife and bats.

It is not uncommon to see a buzzard soaring overhead or a pheasant pecking around outside looking for food.

More rarely the magnificent heron can be seen wading in the nearby beck.

Early risers may be rewarded with the sighting of a deer. Sit outdoors and hear the sound of the curlew flying overhead whilst in the evening listen to tawney owls talking to each other. This cottage is a walker’s delight with access to a hundred square miles of open fell, nearby footpaths will lead you to stunning, hidden waterfalls and tiny becks, while across the valley is an amazing limestone pavement to discover. Fabulous walks in the Howgills or Wild Boar Fell and others can be made from the door. If it rains then the Aga is always comfortingly there on your return to dry things out. Situated within the newly extended Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is a superb base from which to explore the area.

The Lake District is about 20 miles away. Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref 11602, together they sleep 9.

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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.

Christmas and New Year 2018 - This property will only accept a Friday booking over the Festive period. Please contact our travel experts to discuss the prices for these weeks as it will not allow you to book online.