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Wray Green

(Ref. 2888)

Wild Boar Fell near Ravenstonedale, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Always have a lovely time at Wray Green."

    We have been about 6 times and want to keep coming.

    Reviewed by CharlieNov 2023

  • "Wray Green is in the perfect place to stay, so peaceful."

    This was out 3rd stay and will not be the last. Great communication from the hosts, clean and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by JacquieSep 2023

  • "If you want a quiet, peaceful stay for a break away, Wray Green is the place to go."

    The views are breath-taking although the photos don't do them justice. The property is full of the character you would expect from it's over 400 years, but has all the modern conveniences to keep you going for your stay. Thank you for sharing your house with us, we can see now why so many people return for many visits.

    Reviewed by GarethAug 2023

  • "Great - very rural location - amazing views!"

    Really enjoyed our stay here for a significant birthday - with lots of family coming and going throughout the week. Loved watching the farmers at work and the sheep in close proximity to the property. Good flexibility on the beds / bedrooms which suited us, lovely communal areas for catching up and great off road parking area which was great as some of us were on motorbikes so off road parking is a must. Was great that the kitchen was well stocked with pans, implements etc. which is often not the case in holiday lets. Thanks also to the owner who dealt with our 2 hour early supermarket delivery!!

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and had a great time at Wray Green, we hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2023

  • "Wray green is really like stepping back in time, you can really relax and chill for the hustle and bustle of daily life, so if this is what you like this is definitely the place to be, the roaring log fire in a evening after a lovely walk is fabulous, the stunning views are breathtaking, we absolutely loved our stay would really recommend this property, we will definitely be back."

    Reviewed by AnitaJun 2023

  • "Lovely house in fantastic location."

    Great views from the house and good walks straight from the door. House warm and cosy with log burners. House has lots of character due to the tasteful and eclectic mix of furniture, pictures and artefacts. We’ll definitely go back again and again. Charlie

    Reviewed by CharlieMay 2023

  • "We have been going to Wray green for around 25 years."

    ( need I say any more ) A few years ago I wrote about the cottage “Only 25 mins from the motor way, but 100 years from civilisation “ And it still the same !!!

    It's great that you keep coming back! Good to see you & I'm glad the snow didn't deter you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JimMar 2023

  • "The cottage was exactly what we wanted."

    Being an older property, we were warned it may be cold but there were plenty of extra heaters and fuel for the fire. Couldn't fault it and would have happily stayed longer.

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2022

  • "Wray Green is full of character, rustic charm and in such a stunning location that our week away will be remembered for a long time to come, albeit we had a mixed bag of weather."

    The house is very welcoming and perfectly cosy with both fires going when it was chilly and blowing a gale outside (appreciated the hot water bottles too on a couple of colder nights). There are so many beautiful walks locally with an abundance of places to visit in the area that we could happily have stayed longer. The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating too. Highly recommend.

    We are really glad that you enjoyed your first time at Wray Green, despite the dreadful weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2022

  • "Our 4th visit to Wray Green."

    Lovely comfortable house in stunning location.

    It's great that you keep coming back, we're so glad you like it at Wray Green. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlieSep 2022

  • "Enjoyed our second holiday at Wray Green and hope to go again."

    It was good to have you back and we hope you come again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2022

  • "From.start to finish it was an amazing holiday !"

    The farmer on his quad opened gate on arrival ,dipped his cap to my mum ,a true gentleman! The facilities were excellent for us as a big family, plenty plates ,cutlery ,large pans and dining table.washing machine ,dryer ,two fridges and freezer a god send as you can imagine with 4 kids ! The beds were comfy plenty dvds,games, outdoor stuff play with. THE VIEWS WERE MAGNIFICENT, blanket of stars at night ,bats etc we drove to Kirby Stephen went in the church which was fascinating, and kendal .To say we didn't want to go home is an understatement and we definitely will be booking again .Thanks for allowing us to enjoy our family time together in such a stunning place and catering the house to all needs no matter how big or small the family

    Thank you for such a lovely review. We're delighted you had such a great time and we look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GlenAug 2022

  • "Thank you, the five of us had a wonderful stay, very relaxing."

    There are great walks nearby, though you don't need to go anywhere but the garden for a beautiful view, it's right on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by CalAug 2022

  • "A real Yorkshire Dales hill farm experience."

    Views all around and a comfortable period house. The holiday home has everything you need and comfortable beds.

    Thank you for your feedback, so glad you had a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by S MAug 2022

  • "If you like to be away from it all, enjoy the countryside, appreciate a lovingly restored historical farmhouse then Wray Green is for you!"

    We had a fantastic 2 week family holiday and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The wall to wall sunshine and record temperatures were a bonus! The nearest neighbours are 2 fields away. The photos of the view from the garden just don't do it justice. The first evening we just sat on the patio mesmorised by the view. The cottage was soptlessly clean and perfect for our family. We were particularly impressed by the kitchen/dining area which had plenty of space and equipment to cook for 7 of us. Lots of large saucepans and dishes etc. We did a lots of walking, lots of swimming in lakes and rivers and we also explored the local area which was much quieter than in the busy towns of the Lake District. In the cottage there were lots of games to play, books to read, videos to watch and the WIFI is excellent. We also had decent signal for our mobile phones which we hadn't expected. All in all a fantastic base for a fantastic holiday. Thank you for sharing Wray Green with us.

    You certainly got the best 2 weeks of the entire year! So glad you enjoyed it & thank you for such lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobinJul 2022

  • "Stayed at Wray Green at the start of June with a party of 6."

    Great facilities, bathroom with bath upstairs, shower with toilet downstairs, literally has everything you'll need for your stay away. If you like being out in the sticks and very remote with no neighbours then this is your ideal place. Very clean, plenty of space. Amazing views. Just absolutely loved it and would definitely stay again. Thank you so much for a lovely stay if your beautiful house.

    Reviewed by ScottJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very homely and comfortable with everything we needed. Lovely books and good DVDs. Stunning surroundings. Would love to go again!

    Reviewed by MelanieMay 2022

  • "A fantastic gem that is so much better than any feedback or photo supplied."

    We did have awesome weather and the lambing season was in full flow. The kids loved it and had freedom that is seldom experienced anymore, they took full advantage of it. Wray Green has been well thought out and equipped, I'd be surprised if you were found wanting. Some comments left me confused: this place is amazing, you are staying in a sixteenth century building dating back to Oliver Cromwell. If you want 'Holiday Inn' then forget about it, but if want great views, fresh air and a connection to the outside, whilst being warm and cosy, this is the place.

    Thank you so much for your glowing review, we are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay and hope very much that you will come again, we can’t always promise sunshine and lambs, but the view and the fresh air never alters! Property Owner

    Reviewed by StuartApr 2022

  • "Lovely property and scenery, very peaceful."

    Cottage very clean and well equipped, owners very helpful, would like to return.

    We are so glad you liked it and would like to come back - we hope you will return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraMar 2022

  • "The property description given by the owners is spot on, and the information pack available at the house is one of the best I've seen."

    We absolutely loved our stay and plan to return later in the year.

    We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and that you are coming back later in the year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Thank you Jemma for hosting us at Sykes Farm."

    Everything was perfect and the cottage and surrounding views and walks are stunning. myself and my family will definitely be returning in the future.

    Thanks so much for the lovely comment Chris, I'm so pleased you had a good time and that you will be back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherFeb 2022

  • "We loved the area, its in a stunning place, with plenty of walks from the door step."

    Lovely little villages all around. We didn't want to come home

    Reviewed by JacquieSep 2021

  • "Stunning location ."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth JaneAug 2021

  • "I wanted to get away from things for a few days and Wray Green was perfect."

    It is old fashioned with no TV reception but very good WiFi. I brought my own drinking water but it was no great issue. Simple but lovely and I would love to go again. Owners were thoughtful and considerate. I'm not sure why there are walls everywhere because they are not for keeping the sheep in. Their surprise appearances were the best bit of the stay.

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2021

  • "Wray Green is exactly as the posting on the website describes."

    Remote, beautiful views and old-worldly. The guest information is the most comprehensive we have ever seen. Very useful. We would like to visit again.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2021

  • "We were not told that the fields around the property were full of sheep as our dog chases them i have had him tied up for five days,you have me the wrong information and you should refund my money."

    We had to leave the house 2 days early because of this

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the problems you encountered with your dog during your stay. The listing does advise that 2 well behaved dogs are welcome, but due to the location of the property and surrounding farmers fields the owner cannot be held responsible should the farmer move livestock into fields next to the cottage. It is regrettable that you decided to leave due to this reason. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2021

  • "Wray Green is such a beautiful cottage, with history and period features."

    Plus being based in the Howgill Fells, you are surrounded with picturesque views. It’s a great base for the Lake District but also walks in the Yorkshire Dales. We even drove to the North York Moors whilst we were there, so there is plenty to go see and do. Plus plenty of walks literally on your doorstep. I cannot recommend Wray Green enough.

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2019

  • "Lovely remote cottage with stunning views."

    Good location for both Lakes and Dales. Beds were very comfy. Unlike the listing the WiFi was reliable and good. We couldn’t get the DVD player to work at all. Kept saying wrong region but the regions matched. Was a small thing as the fire was better than tv anyway.

    Reviewed by JoannaOct 2019

  • "Just returned from 3rd trip to Wray Green."

    It's such a great location. The views and privacy are fantastic.

    Reviewed by CharlieOct 2019

  • "Myself, my daughter & dog Betsy had a wonderful stay at Wray green."

    The cottage was perfect with breathtaking views in every direction, walks right from the doorstep, really didn’t want to come home, would definitely book again to do more exploring

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2019

  • "Awful left property after 10 minutes no help from Sykes now taking legal advice ..."

    Awful left property after 10 minutes no help from Sykes now taking legal advice to recover rental payment had to book another property

    Reviewed by JonathonAug 2019

  • "Nice walking area."

    Lovely house. Nice views.

    Reviewed by ErwinJul 2019

  • "This was our second time staying at Wray Green."

    We absolutely love travelling and it seemed strange to go back somewhere again so soon with so much of the World yet to explore but we all wanted very much to be there again. Wray Green cottage is simply a little spot of heaven. The booking process was so easy and it is tempting to return again and stay for a month. We love this place. The solitude and peace make your ears ring when it is not being broken by the sound of sheep calling to one another across the great expanse of the fells.

    Reviewed by KateJul 2019

  • "Superb family holiday ."

    We had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth JaneJun 2019

  • "Our third stay at this lovely old cottage."

    Full of character, very cosy with real log fires. Stunning garden views.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "A truly gorgeous cottage, has everything you need for a wonderful stay, including peace and quiet."

    Would definitely recommend and will be booking again. Cannot praise this place enough.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2019

  • "Second visit to Wray Green because it's such a great place to stay."

    Well go back again next year. Can't fault it. The location is breath taking. Used the owners family owned pub, the Kings Head in Ravenstonedale, quite a bit. Local, excellent food and service.

    Reviewed by CharlieSep 2018

  • "We had an amazing holiday with our friends and the dog."

    . beautiful scenery, lovely walks and friendly farmer! We where lucky enough to be there to see all the baby lambs jumping around! We had a clear night on one night and the stary sky was the best I've seen... we even saw a shooting star! The cottage was full of character and history, comfy beds and bathroom facilities. A wonderful open fire in the living room and a log burner in the kitchen. We had a couple of issues but the owner responded immediately and rectified these... The only negative comment we had was the old electric arga cooker... we followed the instructions but it took us 2 hours to cook pizza and chips. . We ended up going on Utube for further instructions on the cooker. We needed to turn hob and oven on about 3/4hours before we needed it... so that caused some problems food wise in first few days... however apart from that I couldn't fault it And we would love to return! Was a magical stay... and a much needed break from the rat race! Would highly recommend. Just need some more realistic info on that cooker!

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2018

  • "The owners were very accommodating with check in time."

    The cottage was in good shape and a wonderful location.

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2018

  • "We love the remoteness of Wray Green and the cosy, comfortable, rustic interior."

    Thank you again for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2018

  • "We've visited Wray Green before so knew what to expect."

    Really well equipped cottage, very thoughtfully presented. Windows are very draughty and during bad weather the cottage was difficult to keep warm. Owners had kindly left towels by the windows to mop up leaks and there were oil heaters at the property which we moved around to heat the rooms we were using. The charm and history of the property made up for being chilly! Beds are really comfortable and facilities are brilliant. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by LeahFeb 2018

  • "Really loved Wray Green Cottage, the location and the views are superb, plenty of great places to visit locally without a long journey."

    The bed is also exceptionally comfortable which is always a bonus

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2017

  • "Location of Wray Green is amazing."

    The house is beautiful inside with well equipped kitchen and great open fire and log burner. Thoroughly recommend it and we will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by CharlieJun 2017

  • "We want to live here (and so does our dog!"

    ) For peace, stunningly beautiful views and isolation, this really is an amazing find and we can't wait to go back. Also, the owners are really helpful and friendly, nothing too much trouble.

    Reviewed by RachelJan 2017

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Wray Green."

    We loved being right out in the countryside but within easy reach of places like Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh. The cottage was very comfortable and we liked the traditional furnishings. Even in stormy weather this is a magical and atmospheric place to stay. We certainly plan to return in future.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2016

  • "A genuinely unique experience to live among the wildlife and beautiful countryside despite being a stones throw from the motorway."

    Standing still and hearing almost nothing save for the birds and sheep was a superb experience. A wonderful farmhouse with a mixture of basic and modern facilities and plenty of home entertainment on hand in the shape of board games, DVD's or cards. The surrounding area is breathtaking with plenty of walks or alternatively short drives to places of interest. The local pubs are very friendly and the local shepherd is willing to tell a story or two about the place. All in all a definite recommendation for a relaxing holiday, a credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by PatrickOct 2016

  • "Excellent cottage in an amazing location."

    Very well stocked kitchen, didn't want for anything. The views are stunning out of every window. Very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by GraceSep 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with 3 beds (2 x 3' single and 1 x 2' 3" single)
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Electric storage heaters with log burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer
  • Small TV for DVDs only, DVD's, selection of books and games, WiFi, good mobile phone signal
  • Electricity and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels are not included, please bring your own
  • If required, bed linen can be provided upon request for the double 6x6ft bed, complimented with a king-sized duvet & super king size mattress
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Storage area for bikes/hiking gear
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome - this is a working sheep farm with livestock in surrounding fields (Larger dogs may be able to jump over the garden wall, please keep your dog in your own proximity at all times)
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: No TV channels. Note: 17th century property narrow stone stairs to 1st floor
  • Note: Water supplied from Bore hole; safe for washing and drinking
  • Note: Cottage accessed via 500 yard long farm track, through two gates and across a muddy farmyard - access difficult in very snowy/icy/wet conditions - have your wellies to hand on arrival! Note: Due to the rural location of this property, should you decide to take dogs with you, please be mindful that livestock can be located in fields next to the cottage and dogs must be kept under control at all times
  • Note : 7 night stay available from 10th March 2023, please enquire directly.

The property

Ravenstonedale 4.5 miles.

Wray Green is a lovely Grade II-listed, stone-built detached farmhouse, on the side of Wild Boar Fell, situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with breathtaking views of the Howgill fells and the surrounding countryside.

First constructed in the 1600s, this traditional cottage boasts character and charm, with antique furniture and original features.

The farmhouse kitchen is a delight, with low beams and a woodburning stove, and an open fire in the spacious lounge, provides guests have a wonderful away-from-it-all experience in a stunning, tranquil setting.

With access to 100-square miles of open fell, nearby footpaths lead you to stunning, hidden waterfalls and tiny becks, while above the house is an amazing limestone pavement.

With the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District to discover, Wray Green is a superb base for exploring the area.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

RAVENSTONEDALE

  • 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.