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Sally End

Ravenstonedale near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 11602)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Rurally located cottage just as we wanted, idilic scenery on the door step, the cottage was well equipped for our stay, internet speed was good, the kitchen had everything we needed bar your own food."

    Our 2 dogs loved it here and settled in well . Plenty of walks / hiking from the door step or a short drive away if you preferred. Plenty of local info provided in the info folders in the property.

    Reviewed by AndyAug 2022

  • "A wonderful place that provided a comfortable,peaceful holiday."

    The cottage was absolutely lovely. The owners left personal touches that were just so kind.

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and would have loved to stay longer!"

    The cottage was perfect.

    Reviewed by YvonneJun 2022

  • "This is a wonderful place to stay overlooking stunning views."

    The cottage could not have been more thoughtfully prepared. Everywhere was immaculately clean and equipped with everything you could need but in addition there were many little touches added to make you feel welcome and at home. I would warmly recommend Sally End to anyone seeking peace and comfort in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Sally End, and will certainly be going back, the facilities were excellent and the cottage had everything you could need, including amazing views ."


    Reviewed by GarethMay 2022

  • "Fantastic location and very comfortable."

    The kitchen is phenomenally well equipped and the whole cottage is very cosy. Some of it is a little dated, but that didnt bother us at all. Wonderful walks without getting in the car and beautiful views from the garden.

    Reviewed by LucyApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Sally End cottage."

    The property is in a beautiful location, the views are amazing. The cottage was warm and cosy and very well equipped with a brand new kitchen. The caretakers were so helpful and kind to us when we experienced problems with our car. Kirkby Stephen is just 7 miles away as is Sedbergh, both of which are worth visiting with nice shops and cafes. We also visited Barnard Castle which is great for antique shops and a walk along the weir to the castle. We would definately return to Sally End, if its peace and quiet you are looking for then this is the perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by SandraMar 2022

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location, although the road up is unsurfaced and this caused some issues with our car."

    The garden is enclosed which was great for our small dogs who can’t jump the wall. The cottage is very well equipped and the added extras such as the slippers and toiletries were much appreciated. Some things are in need of an update as appliances are clearly very old and 2 things broke during our stay, the hairdryer and the sink light. The bed wasn’t comfortable, it creaks loudly every time you turn over which isn’t great for light sleepers like us, the mattress was also too hard for us. The sofa and chairs were also extremely uncomfortable unfortunately. They are very old and in desperate need of an update, with the cushions sliding around and I banged myself on the wooden arms every time I sat down. It’s a shame as the lounge could be such a cosy area. Overall we enjoyed our stay at Sally End but do feel it needs an upgrade in places.

    Reviewed by LaurenSep 2021

  • "A spacious cottage in a splendid setting."

    The straight staircase was a joy after all the strange and difficult ones we have encountered in other cottages. We particularly appreciated the bird table outside the back door, and that we we provided with bird food for it.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2021

  • "The cottage was very warm and comfortable and well equipped."

    The scenery was stunning the wild life abundant with the highlight seeing red a squirrel in the garden. Beautiful walks on the doorstep. It's a proper little oasis of calm a real sanctuary. Can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by MartynOct 2020

  • "Great holiday break."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by KathleenNov 2019

  • "Excellent stay."

    Comfy and idyllic peace.

    Reviewed by EdwardAug 2019

  • "The cottage fulfilled its description perfectly and we will be back to stay there again."

    Total peace and quiet, bar the occasional sheep bleat (no pun intended!) and a fantastic views across the dales. A full ten out of ten.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2019

  • "Sally End was a lovely cottage with stunning views."

    Very quiet and really rather remote. The kids were happy and we had some great days out, you have to be prepared to put the miles in though! Plenty of amenities at the nearby town on Kirkby Stephen (large co-op, petrol, chemist, chippy etc) about 10/15 minutes drive. Cottage was a good size, warm and cosy. Loved the Aga and wood burner. A great stay.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2019

  • "Amazing holiday, lovely cottage in a nice secluded area."

    Reviewed by JamieJul 2019

  • "Sally end was a excellent cottage with everything you needed."

    Away from all the Hustle and bustle of every day life.will be visiting again thanks guys

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2019

  • "Nope, it was perfect"

    Reviewed by FrancMay 2019

  • "This was probably the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Nice people in Sara and Robert the caretakers of the cottage, beautifully warm and superb surroundings.

    Reviewed by NigelMay 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage with splendid view of the fields and valley."

    Spent a few days with family, with absolutely no issues. Forgot the make up kit behind which the host was more than happy to post back to us - quality service throughout! Only thing that was not very clear from the listing is that it is a semi-detached house with garden overlooking the gardens of neighbouring cottage and just a low fence in between them. Was not an issue for us as the other party was very friendly and considerate.

    Reviewed by HimanshuApr 2019

  • "We have spent 6 weeks in total at Sally End now and it has been wonderful every time."

    We love the lovely comfortable Cottage which has everything one needs, and the scenery is awesome.

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay there."

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2019

  • "A beautiful cozy cottage surrounded by gorgeous views."

    It is so tranquil and perfect for a relaxing get away. Plenty of wildlife to spot. Lots of lovely little touches like slippers, hotel style toiletries, tea and coffee and condiments. There is also WiFi available and a good 4G phone signal so you can still keep in touch with the world...if you want

    Reviewed by GemmaNov 2018

  • "I put a complaint in to Sykes and after a few phone calls i feel not enough was ..."

    I put a complaint in to Sykes and after a few phone calls i feel not enough was done to resolve my problem then was told the inquiry would be closed

    Many thanks for your feedback, Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Your points have been taken on board and I can see you have since been contacted by a member of our team with a gesture from Sykes If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call on the details below. Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage and a very relaxing break."

    They really had thought of everything for guests comfort. lots of extra touches like fresh flowers, toiletries, slippers, hot water bottles and the kitchen had everything you could think of. I didn't want to leave! In fact I could live in the kitchen alone, very cosy with the Aga and views from every room. Loved it!

    Reviewed by SylviaOct 2018

  • "Really nice cottage with lots of space."

    The Aga in the kitchen was lovely and warm all the time and we cooked a couple of meals in it. Nice quiet location but very easy to find the directions provided were great. We enjoyed our stay and hopefully will be back.

    Reviewed by DeniseAug 2018

  • "Cottage holidays like this give everyone, at a relatively low cost, the chance to live their dream."

    Most of us live in cities that are expanding at a frightening pace with every inch of green breathing space being swallowed up for more soulless, homogenised cells that pass for houses these days. From this cottage, in one of the most glorious parts of the Country, all you could see was fields of livestock. You went to sleep to the bleating of sheep, and awoke to the sound of birds, sheep and cattle. Stay here and have breakfast in clean air, watching tree creepers, nuthatches and woodpeckers visiting the garden whilst swallows swoop around. Then bid "good morning" to a playful lamb and thoughtful cow. Prepare a hotpot and pop it in the Aga. Go out for the day then come back to a glorious dinner and return to the garden with a glass of something interesting to catch the last rays of light and watch the stars come out to play. Sounds a simple life, but it is idyllic. Oh there's WiFi and television to keep children and teenagers happy. You even have mobile phone reception most of the time. So I urge people to book a holiday. Remove yourselves for a week or two and live life in a location like this. We can't change town planners views of what's important, but we can change ours. Even if you think you'd prefer Benidorm, book this cottage and try a slower pace of life...... you might find it restorative. Ultimately the true test of a holiday cottage is to ask the question "Would I like to book to stay there again?" And I would do so in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "Really comfortable cottage with views to die for."

    Caretakers Sara and Robert made sure that everything you wanted was catered for. A walled garden complete with table and chairs and ideal for our dog to wander in. Many lovely walks straight from the cottage, a beautiful area well worth visiting.

    Reviewed by JoJun 2018

  • "Oh my goodness what a fantastic little cottage in the most amazing location."

    The cottage was so well equipped with everything we could possibly need and more

    Reviewed by SimonneJun 2018

  • "Lovely peaceful setting, fabulous views."

    Info on what to do and see also provided. The cottage was comfortable and had all facilities we required. We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2018

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Ideal for walking into the fells and exploring further afield.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2018

  • "Sally End is up a secluded lane, putting it far enough from the road to be away from the noise of traffic."

    The Aga kept the kitchen warm and the stove - with a cheap and plentiful supply of logs (other owners take note) - kept the sitting room snug, too. The cottage has superb views of the fells from every window - a huge plus for townies looking for natural beauty. What really put Sally End ahead of other similar properties (and we've stayed in a few) is the love and care which the caretakers, Robert and Sara, bestow on the place. Little touches mean a lot.

    Reviewed by TonyFeb 2018

  • "Very well maintained cottage in a beautiful location to explore that area."


    Reviewed by RobertSep 2017

  • "Lovely courage in the midst of beautiful mountains and meadows ."


    Reviewed by VinodAug 2017

  • "The cottage was better than described."

    We did not want to leave. It was absolutely beautiful.

    Reviewed by EleanorAug 2017

  • "What an amazing 4 days!"

    !! This place is just unbelievably beautiful. The surroundings were idyllic. We will most definitely be back here!! Robert could not do enough for us.

    Reviewed by EvthyMar 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with single futon, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Small sitting room with woodburner
  • Note: The futon and pull-out stacker bed are suitable for children up to 12 years old.
  • Electric night storage heaters with woodburner
  • Oil-fired AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 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 patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 7.5 miles, pub 2.5 mile
  • Note: Due to animals on surrounding farmland, pets should be kept on a lead when outside.

The property

Ravenstonedale 4.5 miles.

A lovely, stone-built, semi-detached cottage, beautifully situated on a hillside overlooking the Rawthey Valley and Wild Boar Fell.

An ideal romantic retreat, this semi-detached farm building conversion is in a lovely, secluded area near Ravenstonedale and provides a chance to escape from it all and enjoy a getaway to this scenic 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.

A spacious and well-equipped kitchen with both Aga and electric cookers includes a traditional farmhouse table at which to enjoy delicious home cooked meals prepared from superior local foods after which you can retire to the warm and cosy sitting room with logburner fire.

Two bedrooms include a larger bedroom with a velux window affording splendid views of the surrounding fells and night sky.

The enclosed rear garden offers beautiful views of the Rawthey Valley with a table to dine outdoors and an additional bench seat 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.

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 walkers 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 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.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref 10542, 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.

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Note: Due to the season, bookings can only be accepted for Christmas on Friday 20th and 27th December