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36 Raven's Rest

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High Hesket near Armathwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Only thing I found was the hold down bar for hot tub would not stay up while in hot tub was in use, very much a hazard if trying to relax and all of a sudden the bar comes crashing down onto your head."

    But everything else spot on very happy with the accommodation

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2024

  • "It was a very nice break but the instructions on leaving, wash and dry all dishes, leave the dishwasher empty, strip all the beds, empty the rubbish."

    Isn’t that what a cleaner is employed for. Also no recycling very disappointing.

    Reviewed by George4.7Apr 2024

  • "The property is gorgeous."

    Lots of extras. However the gas ran out on day 2, rang the number, not opened so rang emergency number 3 times, no answer. Managed to get it sorted with the on site manager, who contacted the owner. This should have been checked before our stay. Cannot see the numbers on gas cooker. Other than this we all enjoyed our stay. One of the best we have stayed in. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Mar 2024

  • "Very happy with the facilities, the lodge was clean and tidy and the views from the hot tub were amazing."

    The lodge was equipped with everything needed and more. Would recommend to others and will be looking to re-visit.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great few days away and lodge had everything you needed."

    Would really recommend for anyone too stay there

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great weekend, In a beautiful place."

    Everything about the property was perfect and it had everything we needed while we was there, It was clean and comfy, and I would certainly recommend it to family and friends

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2023

  • "The property was immaculate and everything was perfect on arrival ."

    The starter pack was fabulous (we forgot our coffee!!) thank you . The hot tub was perfect.. We had an amazing time. There was only one little issue with the cooker but is was resolved immediately on a phone call . We will certainly be going again . Just a relaxing perfect stay .

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Nov 2023

  • "This caravan was really well equipped."

    The owner has thought of everything! I pack everything but the kitchen sink but didn’t need it all on this occasion. Very spacious and looked like new. Great property. Really peaceful area to stay in.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2023

  • "I booked this property as it was listed as 'Encapsulated by the peace and tranquillity of Cumbria’s countryside' 'A wonderful holiday lodge perched on the tranquil High Hesket Park'."

    These are the first lines of the description and everything the lodge is not. It is not even a 2 minute walk to verge of the A6. Vehicles hurtle up and down it at all hours and even in the quieter moments, it is never peaceful nor tranquil. In the evening in the hot tub the sound of traffic and the headlights of them totally take away any sense of countryside. 'After changeover, hot tub can take up to 5 hours to reach optimum temperature' There needs to be clearer information regarding the time the hot tub will be ready as even at 8pm on the first evening, it was not at temperature. I was told by Sykes when i called that the cleaner had left at 11 and said it was heating up then. At 6pm, 7 hours later it was only at 29 and nowhere close enough to be warm enough to sit in even at 8pm. Very disappointed as it was the reason I booked this lodge as the other guest has a spinal fusion disability. Does changeover refer to when the last checkout was (10am) or when you check in (3pm). Clarity is key. More importantly, the lodge is not safe. The gas oven and hob is dangerous. There are no markings on any of the dials so you have no idea which hob ring or oven might or might not light or be on. A gas hob could have been emitting gas and you dont know as there is no knowing which is on and which is off as there are literally no markings. This on its own should have made the owner rethink letting the property. The health and safety of guests must be paramount and it is not here. I feel cheated. I am most unhappy about this and believe the lodge should be shut down until the oven is changed. I also believe that due to this I should be more than entitled to request a significant refund on my costs. We ended up having to eat out every day for both lunch and dinner as i was not comfortable using the hob and oven. I await your response.

    Reviewed by Shona3.1Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely horrendous stay!"

    No vehicles with sign writing is all it said my van is a tidy van with no sign writing,we were welcomed by the warden who made me leave my vehicle on duel carriageway as no vans were allowed had to empty contents into lodge and did not sleep all week worrying about it,we are great guests yet treat like criminals,hottub not on last day,left property as it was and took videos aswell as we felt uncomfortable to be there, Sykes is what I have been using more lately but big let down as should have stated no vans! even tho there was 5 vans on there including a pickup with signage,I have just booked woodpecker on here and worried about going tomorrow already shocking week I had there was start of new long term job in area had game of golf on the Monday to start then rest of week was nightmare

    Reviewed by Lewis3.1Oct 2023

  • "Me and my daughter booked Ravens Rest for a girlie relaxing few days away, The lodge was lovely, the hot tub was great after a few nice walks."

    The site nice and quiet with nice views. We enjoyed our stay that much that I contacted Sykes to extend our stay. Unfortunately the price I was quoted for 1 extra night was considerably higher than what I was expecting so declined and booked a hotel for the extra night instead which was a lot cheaper. Thank you to the owners for the little extra touches of pots of jam, biscuits and milk.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent stay all amenities did what it said on the tin"

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Ravens Rest."

    The accommodation was beautiful, immaculate, modern, well stocked and lovely extra little touches like board games, milk, coffee, jam selection, and some essential cleaning supplies etc as well as some miniature toiletries in each bathroom. The washer/dryer came in really useful, especially with multiple daily uses of the hot tub, which was bliss. Great location - located on a quiet caravan park, brilliantly maintained site located far enough out of towns to feel like you are in the country but close enough for everything to be accessible. Would definitely revisit and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very clean and all as described!"

    Excellent stay will definitely be back . Thanks

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have recently visited this place and we have all returned full of bites/lumps."

    On further inspection we realised the hot tub was dirty. We found used plasters in the hot tub. Not somewhere I'd return to!

    Reviewed by Alan2.2Jul 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Decking with hot tub and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 and pub miles
  • Note: There are three steps up to the property, please take care
  • Please note: Vehicles with adverts/writing on them are not allowed
  • Please note: After changeover, hot tub can take up to 5 hours to reach optimum temperature
  • Please note: Vans are not allowed on site, with the exception of camper vans

The property

Armathwaite 2.5 miles.

Encapsulated by the peace and tranquillity of Cumbria’s countryside in High Hesket near Armathwaite is 36.

This delightful, dog-friendly holiday lodge benefits from a spacious and open-plan interior completed by three bedrooms, a decking with hot tub, and boasts a fantastic location close to Carlisle, Penrith and the fun-filled Lake District National Park; the perfect choice for small families and friends looking to explore all Cumbria has to offer.

After a day full of exploration, cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and unwind on the plush sofas in front of the Smart TV and gentle warmth of the electric fire.

Watch on from the comfort of the sofas as the designated chef of the group cooks up a storm in the fully-equipped kitchen; sample the fruits of their labour at the dining table before heading outside to appreciate the beauty of the countryside from the bubbling hot tub.

Watch as the stars fill the sky overhead before heading inside to freshen up in the shower room ready to slope off to sleep in either the double with en-suite or the two twin rooms.

If you can tear yourself away from this dwelling venture into the nearby village of Armathwaite where you can stock up on all your self-catering essentials at the local store or enjoy a well-earned break from the kitchen with food at The Dukes Head Inn or Fox Pheasant Inn.

The historic city of Carlisle is easily accessible by car and houses the breath-taking 12th-century Carlisle Castle, Carlisle Cathedral and the fascinating Museum of Military Life, there is also an array of bars and pubs for those seeking vivid nightlife.

Venture into the Lake District National Park for a whole host of walking and hiking trails around stunning lakes like Ullswater, Haweswater and Derwent Water and up peaks like Skiddaw, Carrock Fell and Helvellyn which all offer spectacular views across Cumbria.

All this and more awaits at 36.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Carlisle 10.2 miles; Penrith 11 miles; North Pennines AONB 11.3 miles.

The attractive, unspoilt rural village of Armathwaite is ideally placed for exploring the Lake District, Eden Valley and the lovely coastline of the Solway Firth. The village has two old pubs, both with popular restaurants serving excellent food, a village Post Office and a traditional village shop. The River Eden runs through the centre of the village, and the area is renowned for its excellent salmon fishing, plus walking, canoeing and climbing. Armathwaite Castle, by the river, is a four-storey Pele Tower, and the 15th Century Church has fine examples of stained glass windows. The Eden Gorge, between Lazonby and Armathwaite, is one of Cumbria's best-kept secrets, and is well worth exploring. The local railway station is a stop on the Settle-to-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and where today many old steam trains still wend their way through some of the finest countryside in Britain. The Rheged Discovery Centre in Penrith is the "largest grass covered building in the country" or you might like to visit Dalemain Historic House, featured in a television production of Jane Eyre.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas