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Rubys Cottage

(Ref. 1062939)

Sedbergh, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "We had the best time at Ruby's cottage ."

    .we didnt want to leave & miss the gentle sound of the stream as we drifted off to sleep in the most comfortable bed. Well equipped kitchen...everything you need for a week away. High quality furnishings...loved everything about it. 2 minutes walk to the river & lovely walks. We used the cottage as a base & were out & about each day. Even went to a local sheep show which was a lovely Yorkshire Dale's experience. I spoke with the owner before we arrived who picked up straight away & was most helpful & friendly ...I only wanted to ask if there was a hair dryer ( which there is) & we had a chat. Don't let the Negative Nigels & Nellie's but you off ..get it booked your in for a treat. Not too many of you though as we would like to book again for next year .. Thank you for sharing your bolthole with us ... Skye our weimeraner loved it ...she is not allowed upstairs at home so absolutely didnt bother her nor did she attempt too go upstairs.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We love the cottage too & like nothing better than escaping to enjoy a few days in gorgeous Sedbergh. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TracySep 2023

  • "This cottage is beautiful no garden area if you are taking dogs but wasn’t a problem for us at all we loved it and will definitely be returning."

    Also the owners are very easy to get hold of and very helpful. Beautiful little find in a beautiful place

    Reviewed by GailAug 2023

  • "Can’t believe this property had such a high tick rating (the reason I booked)."

    For me the biggest problems were: no hot water in a morning before 8.30am; terrible bed, so uncomfortable that we had to leave early and check into a hotel; right next to a busy and noisy road and council estate so not a countryside location; the external rubbish bin was full when we arrived and no firewood as promised in the welcoming email; it is tiny, which is OK and actually cosy, but it is jammed in next neighbours so no privacy. Not much in Sedbergh, except the school, so you pretty much have to drive everywhere.

    Reviewed by AndyAug 2023

  • "What is described as a pleasant sitting out area is actually an old bench with a dirty bath mat on facing the road next to the front door."

    There is however a nice stream outside the back door which would be nice to sit in with your morning tea if only the table and chairs were usable unfortunately they were filthy and seemed to have been that way for some time ( who wants to buy cleaning products and start scrubbing whilst your on holiday) I don’t think the owner or sykes have visited in quite some time as it no longer looks as nice as the photos and the property needs much more care and cleaning than it’s getting before guests arrive. There was no hot water when we arrived and we could get no answer from the property mngr but the owner was able to help , unfortunately you wait an hour if there’s not enough hot water from heating up the night before . I again tried the property mngr by sending the following txt There are a number of hygiene issues in the cottage that I have not mentioned but the fact that there is only one hand towel and one towel each (no face towels) for a week , now I have gone to use a towel and there is a pubic hair on it ! This is disgraceful and I would like some clean ones , as it does say there provided and I've paid for a four person cottage I again got no reply and never heard from anyone for the rest of the holiday and didn’t want to stress myself out and spoil my break by keep chasing them up. It would be good to know before you book a property that allows dogs to know if they are excluded from certain areas of the house and then it’s your choice if you go ahead with the booking. Although I wasn’t expecting toilet roll to be supplied , it had been but only after using it did I find feaces on the roll. There are some sort of window panels in left standing in the bedrooms and the cutlery draw was broken .

    Reviewed by CherieJul 2023

  • "Me and my husband love Ruby cottage it has everything you need for a perfect ..."

    Me and my husband love Ruby cottage it has everything you need for a perfect holiday break and the most comfortable beds this is our 5 year of coming to the cottage and I will definitely be booking again

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2023

  • "Cosy little cottage however probably more 4* than 5*."

    Dish washer is not working so should be taken off the list of facilities if not repaired or replaced. The top drawer in the kitchen unit which holds the cutlery could be pulled right out of its runners which is dangerous if you are not careful so it should be repaired. All in all a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by ColinApr 2023

  • "Upon arrival the "parking for one vehicle" was on the pavement and to park on the road outside the house would have given passing vehicles restricted views of oncoming vehicles."

    The microwave was clearly not working when we arrived but we found neither was the dishwasher. Drawers falling apart and foil on the oven trays to cover up old stained trays. The house generally was very damp and needed additional heating. There were snail/slug trails on the walls (even across the picture frame) and floor of the kitchen. One of the vacuum cleaners extracted dust and grit instead of taking it in. Rather than replace very tired window frames secondary windows have been put in but the existing windows had not been cleaned so leaving very dirty window ledges clearly visible (and windows dirty). I have used Sykes cottages on several occasions before and I must stress I do not class this as 5 star by any stretch of the imagination and I would request that Sykes reconsider their rating. Very poor.

    Reviewed by KathleenFeb 2023

  • "Our 2nd time staying here ."

    Great cottage . Comfortable and warm . Great location . On arrival we had to ask neighbouring properties to move cars as we couldn't get near property( double parked ).Neighbours very obliging . Great stay .

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage ,very good location for getting around area, specially ..."

    A lovely little cottage ,very good location for getting around area, specially for walking (never seen so many waterfalls) its on the outskirts of the village, easy walk, has all the local amenity's pub shop restaurant ,cottage well equipped and comfortable bed, wood burner worked well and good shower, over all very happy

    Reviewed by AndrewsNov 2022

  • "Great place to stay if you're wanting to visit the lakes also excellent for ..."

    Great place to stay if you're wanting to visit the lakes also excellent for walkers and very pet friendly cottage could do with a paint job but apart from that would go back

    Reviewed by ArthurAug 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage with gorgeous double bedrooms and lovely shower."

    Great that it was dog friendly however the garden is literally 1 metre wide with a drop to a creek below so not ideal as has to take the dog across the road and to the field to go to the loo. Kitchen hob didn’t work - advised Sykes but got to reply. Luckily we were eating out but would’ve been nice to have had a cooked breakfast. Shower room lovely however blind tied in place so unable to lower over the window. Windows unable to open down stairs so wasn’t well ventilated. Nice and quiet though.

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2022

  • "High quality appliances."

    Well decorated. Limited clothes storage or hanging space. A fantastic and comfortable cottage.

    Thank you so much for you kind comments about Ruby’s. They are hugely appreciated. We hope to be able to welcome you there again soon. Best wishes The Melia Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2022

  • "Unfortunately we had to cut our stay short and left 3 days early."

    The property’s condition and cleanliness were shocking and despite trying hard to get used to it we couldn’t manage to stay there the whole week. The cottage is very worn out, neglected and simply put dirty. Kitchen is falling apart with cutlery drawer only opening half way through with- even that with great noise and effort! Sofas and all soft furnishing dirty that we had to put spare bedding sheets over it so that we could sit down and relax at the end of the day. Left over food everywhere including freezer and cupboards… Under the stairs cupboard with washing machine and hoover - all so dirty that you’d rather not go near it. Cobb webs everywhere - and I mean in very visible places Having read through some previous reviews it seems like the owner simply does not care as issues pointed out by previous guests still exist. Needless to say- very overpriced. Area itself is lovely- but that’s the Lake District in general Had knocks on doors from ‘travellers’ as area flooded by them camping 2 min walk away from the cottage; annual thing around this time, I’ve learnt, due to horse show taking place this weekend… again would be nice if this was mentioned on the advert; certainly not a relaxing environment to be in getting knocks on a door from strangers. Pluses- Beds were very comfortable Texted numbers provided on leaving- stating my disappointment and early leave - got the response from caretaker to say she will pass it onto the owner- however no sign of good gesture to at least partially compensate for the ruined holiday.

    Reviewed by ZivileMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in Rose cottage."

    Perfect place for access to Kendal and surrounding areas. The bed was absolutely amazing and had some of the best night sleeps I’ve had in months! What I would say is, the kitchen is looking a little sad and in need of some love. Apart from that we would very much recommend and would love to come back and visit again.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2022

  • "This is our second stay at ruby cottage and we will definitely be going again I ..."

    This is our second stay at ruby cottage and we will definitely be going again I absolutely love everything about the cottage and the area

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2022

  • "Beautiful area but some work needs doing on the cottage."

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage - had everything we could need."

    oh my days .... that duvet - lovely and snuggle on a snowy cold winters night. Lovely log burner, only needed to be lit for a couple of hours each night, the cottage kept lovely and warm. (appliance instruction manuals could do with being updated tho) Great base for the lakes and North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by LinFeb 2022

  • "Great Cottage ."

    Small niggles towel rail not working. Cooker hood greasy to touch . Cleaner needed for hob . Enjoyed our stay .

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2021

  • "Anj is a super star - what a find."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our time. Beautiful, comfortable cottage in a great location. Looks exactly like the photos. Exceptional bed.

    Reviewed by TraceyDec 2021

  • "The place was filthy, I have many photos to show you if you can please contact me as your contact page seems to be down."

    Reviewed by CherieAug 2021

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    There isn't an enclosed space to exercise your dog but that wasn't an issue as there were plenty of places nearby to walk. We wouldn't hesitate to return to Sedburgh and Ruby's Cottage.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2021

  • "Rubys cottage is a lovely cute but functional little place."

    The village is lovely with lots to do. It is quiet, very clean and well looked after. Nice food and drinks available at several places. The people are very friendly and the children are most polite. I will definitely return as it’s one of the most relaxed holidays I’ve had in a long time. Loved every minute of it and felt very at home at Ruby’s cottage.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2021

  • "Excellent position to access town and fantastic walks."

    We didn’t need to use the car as there was plenty of walks to choose from, however we did to explore other areas. The town it self we would definitely return to as had plenty to offer in the way of essential shops and eateries. The cottage was comfortable enough, just slightly disappointed that there was no nice outside seating to enjoy G&Ts after a good day out! The rear offered no pleasant seating and dropped steep to stream. The front seat was not ideal either as the outlook was our parked car! Shame. The bathroom radiator is not working which would have been useful to have on as when the temperature dropped. Overall we had a good stay and not a lot to grumble about!

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2021

  • "Very limited parking, described as dog friendly but didn't think it was."

    When opening the back door you had no more than 4 feet before there was a sheer drop down to a stream, not good!!

    Reviewed by AlisterJun 2021

  • "The underfloor heating in the bathroom l was extremely hot (unable to walk on the floor without slippers)but because the towel rail did not work we used the floor to dry towels."

    Reviewed by BrendaMay 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you need in a perfect spot for lovely walks ..."

    Beautiful cottage with everything you need in a perfect spot for lovely walks all around the village everyone so friendly we will definitely be going back enjoyed every minute of our stay

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2021

  • "Although cottage says dog friendly it doesn't explain steep drop to stream at the back and straight out on to a busy road at the front which was a little disappointing for letting our dog out."

    Otherwise a lovely little cottage.

    Reviewed by KimApr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x king-size
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of DVDs, books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove to be purchased locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: This property accepts adults only
  • Please note: there is a small stream running along the back of the property as pictured
  • Note: The use of electricity to charge cars is strictly prohibited.

The property

A traditional stone-built cottage nestled in the heart of Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, home to a homely interior and a central location, this is the perfect spot for couples to come and enjoy a relaxing holiday.

The ground floor holds the property’s original flagstone flooring, plush sofas, an alluring woodburning stove and a TV in the living/dining room, where you can settle down for a quiet evening inside when you're not out exploring the area, as well as a sociable dining table resting behind for intimate meals.

There is also a compact yet delightful kitchen, offering stylish cupboards and all of the equipment you will need during your stay for delicious home-cooking.

The first floor presents you with two well-decorated bedrooms, offering pleasant linen and ample storage throughout super-king-size and a king-size.

To finish off the interior of Ruby Cottage, there is a stylish family shower room where you can best prepare for a day ahead, or unwind after a day exploring nature.

This cottage comes with a delightful sitting area to the front, an excellent spot to sit and relax, taking in the country air with your morning coffee.

This lovely cottage rests in the heart of Sedbergh, a market town offering its quaint shops, alleys and pubs and a 12th century church, perfect for stocking up on your necessary essentials, whilst there are great opportunities for all sorts of outdoor activities for everybody to enjoy nearby.

The beautiful town of Kendal presents itself, it has great shopping as well as some stunning and historical buildings for you to enjoy, including Kendal Castle, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, as well as the Cumbria Wildlife Trust further afield.

Spend a day exploring the Howgill Fells and discover picturesque views of open countryside, with ample opportunity for walkers, hikers, climbers and cyclists, or choose to travel over to the equally beautiful Lake District National Park on the other side.

Kirby Lonsdale provides a lovely day out for tourists who want to roam around a picturesque town, home to welcoming pubs, fine dining, independent shopping, whilst Ingleton village boasts the popular Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.

Ruby Cottage is a splendid cottage in a beautiful location of the Yorkshire Dales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Kendal 12 miles; Hawes 15 miles.

The attractive old market town of Sedbergh (pronounced Sed-Ber), with its old-world atmosphere, is not only set in the magnificent western dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park but is also close to the rugged eastern fells of the Lake District. The town, with its narrow streets, little shops, traditional pubs, famous school dating back to 1525 and its 12th century church, has been a thriving community for hundreds of years, with a market dating from the 13th Century. Leading from Sedbergh is Dentdale, the jewel of the Yorkshire Dales with its rolling hills and dry-stone walls, stretching 14 miles from the windswept moors below Whernside to the confluence of the Rivers Dee and Rawthey. At the centre of the dale is Dent, with its cobbled streets, which has existed since Norman times and nearby Dent railway station is on the renowned Settle-Carlisle railway line. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, and fishing, and the area is a paradise for walkers, ramblers, runners, and cyclists. This, together with the tranquillity of the surrounding valleys, the two National Parks and it being England's book town, makes an ideal year-round holiday destination.

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Note: The use of electricity to charge cars is strictly prohibited.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas