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Ravenstonedale near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 905399)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

29 Customer Reviews

  • "Location was absolutely superb, quiet and peaceful, but would stress that a car is necessary as unsure about local public transport services, plus the lack of a village shop."

    The cottage was everything as described, including a very useful utility room at the rear of the property. A very well equipped kitchen with everything that you need, a comfortable living/dining room and two excellent bedrooms. One small thing that would have been very usefull in the double bedroom would have been a shallow step to enable easier access to the bed for those who are shorter in stature, or with mobility issues. ( It had a very deep mattress !!)Plenty of space for clothes and a comfortable bed. A useful addition in the bathroom, was the separate shower cubicle. Everything considered, a very comfortable stay and would certainly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2022

  • "Spacious and comfortable and in a lovely location."

    Very snug and warm with a tiled utility room to dry our wet walking gear and wet dog! Owners next door were welcoming and chatty.

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2022

  • "Absolutely excellent cottage and garden."

    Despite mainly having rain we walked from the door every day to explore the surrounding area. No need to use the car...and the dog loved it. Owners next door were very friendly and helpful. Hopefully we will be back Thanks

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2021

  • "What a lovely spacious cottage And the owners are very friendly what a lovely cpl"

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Really nice cottage in beautiful situation."

    Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2021

  • "Beautiful location."

    Charming owners.Extremely clean. Very comfortable. Fabulous place to get away from it all. A village with two lovely welcoming pubs. Dog friendly. We did nit want to come home ,says it all. Thank you

    Reviewed by MandyJul 2021

  • "Great location in a very pretty village with lovely walks all around."

    Very well equipped and comfortable cottage and a lovely garden with great views. The Kings Head pub great for food and drinks and The Black Swan Hotel also great. The owners of cottage friendly and helpful. The Howgill Fells are fabulous for walking and views. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2021

  • "A lovely, clean bungalow which is a 5 minute walk from 2 excellent pubs and in a quiet area."

    Owners are lovely and friendly and we had a great week. Only improvements would be more glasses as if using the dishwasher there isn't enough. Would return if wanting a quiet break away from it all.

    Reviewed by JoOct 2020

  • "The overall quality of the acommodation was excellent and exceeded our expectations."

    Through many dacades of self catering holidays we would rate this place in the top two. The claenliness was exeptional, giving us great confidence in the facility during the Covid situation. Our only regret is that we had to leave early due to a work comittment, but this place is firmly on our radar for a return visit.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "Extremely clean and spacious and a delightful place to stay."

    Mr and Mrs Ellis are friendly and very helpful owners. Lovely village and excellent walking if you like to avoid the crowds. Within easy reach of both Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen.

    Reviewed by amandaAug 2020

  • "Exceptionally clean, considerable thought had gone into post-Covid preparations."

    Spoke to owner outdoors on arrival, and occasionally in passing during the week. A welcome change of scene in a very comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by BryanJul 2020

  • "Quiet setting with good walks for our dog."

    The owner's we're on site to give advice when asked but were in no way intrusive, very relaxing break.

    Reviewed by FrankJan 2020

  • "Location: easy access from M6 and there are many good walks within a short distance."

    Although there are no shops in the village, the Black Swan has very good quality dining and is less than 10 minute walk. Kirkby Stephen is about a 10 minute drive and has a good range of shops. The house is extremely well equipped and to a high standard. All the rooms are a good size and the kitchen facilities excellent. Wifi works well and parking is easy. The location is quiet and the house itself is very comfortable. Sykes should make it clear that there is a good supply of towels and tea towels, despite what it states in their emails. It would also be helpful to correct the location information on Google which has the house in the wrong place.

    Reviewed by AngusOct 2019

  • "Location would be better suited to Walkers and Cyclist more than just people going out for a day."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Limited hot water for showers and very hard towels to dry ourselves on if I’d known I would of taken my own ."

    Plus we invited my son to stay but owners didn’t seem to pleased thought we had rented the cottage not the bedrooms ☹️

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Very clean and comfortable. Fantastic weather made it even better!

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2019

  • "No phone signal around cottage."

    Bit of a issue. Good WiFi however.

    Reviewed by WinifredFeb 2019

  • "The cottage is really well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Reviewed by CarolineJan 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable . Next door to friendly helpful owners. There are two excellent pubs in the village . It's also a great area for walking much quieter than the Lakes .

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2018

  • "Oaklea was a very good cottage, perfect for walkers & dog owners."

    Spotlessly clean & well equipped. Two very good dog friendly local pubs. Howgill fells & Wild boar within walking distance.

    Reviewed by RaymondApr 2018

  • "Another absolutely superb property of Sykes."

    The owners of Oaklea have been renting out their property for a long time and therefore knew exactly what people wanted. Ravenstonedale is in a wonderful central position for exploring this lovely area.

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2018

  • "Oaklea was a lovely place to stay and the owners very friendly and helpful."

    But three time now I have booked a holiday with Sykes using a discount voucher on line, and each time I have had to ring and chase up the refund due. Once is forgivable, twice is incompetent and three times makes me angry.

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful location, perfect cottage little touches such as dog blankets and cakes on arrival were fabulous."

    Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2018

  • "A lovely cottage with friendly owners living next door."

    Quite remote, so own transport essential. Only issue is lack of choice of freeview channels for wet evenings.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2017

  • "Spacious, spotlessly clean and very well equipped cottage."

    Beautiful location, lovely local pubs. The owners are thoughtful and very considerate of privacy.

    Reviewed by AmyDec 2016

  • "Friendly and accommodating owners."

    Clean, warm and homely bungalow. Wonderful place to stay, we got back yesterday and have already rebooked.

    Reviewed by KerrieDec 2016

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, close to 2 excellent pubs in an extremely attractive village"

    Reviewed by PennyNov 2016

  • "Another great Sykes cottage."

    Super accommodation and very welcoming and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2016

  • "A lovely spacious cottage with very nice welcoming owners next door."

    Very warm & clean. Great location to explore the Dales & the Lakes with super pubs on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 3 mins walk.

The property

Kirkby Stephen 5 miles.

A cosy semi-detached cottage in a beautiful village location in Ravenstonedale, with views across the village green.

This Ravenstondale cottage is set at the foot of the Howgills, in a beautiful quiet part of Cumbria, with both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks within easy distance.

This single-storey Ravenstonedale cottage offers spacious accommodation, along with an extensive lawned garden to relax and make the most of this tranquil location.

The charming village of Ravenstonedale is the perfect place to stay, with excellent gastropubs, a 9-hole golf course and tennis courts.

The bustling market town of Kirkby Stephen is just 10 minutes’ drive away, and has some superb butchers and bakers where you can purchase delicious local produce to take back to this lovely Ravenstonedale cottage.

Pooley Bridge, on the shores of Ullswater Lake, is just 40 minutes’ drive away, and is a perfect place to admire the stunning scenery of the Lake District.

The pretty village of Hawes, set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, is 17 miles away, with plenty of scenic picnic places en route, making it a perfect destination for a day out.

This Ravenstonedale cottage is ideally placed to explore both National Parks, with the added benefits of staying in a pretty English village with excellent facilities.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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