"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
"What a lovely spacious cottage
And the owners are very friendly what a lovely cpl"
"Really nice cottage in beautiful situation."
Charming owners.Extremely clean. Very comfortable. Fabulous place to get away from it all. A village with two lovely welcoming pubs.
We did nit want to come home ,says it all.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Location would be better suited to Walkers and Cyclist more than just people going out for a day."
"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 ☹️
"Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."
Very clean and comfortable. Fantastic weather made it even better!
"No phone signal around cottage."
Bit of a issue. Good WiFi however.
"The cottage is really well equipped and spotlessly clean."
"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 .
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Beautiful location, perfect cottage little touches such as dog blankets and cakes on arrival were fabulous."
Will definitely be returning.
"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.
"Friendly and accommodating owners."
Clean, warm and homely bungalow. Wonderful place to stay, we got back yesterday and have already rebooked.
"Spacious, spotlessly clean and very well equipped cottage."
Beautiful location, lovely local pubs. The owners are thoughtful and very considerate of privacy.
"Lovely cosy cottage, close to 2 excellent pubs in an extremely attractive village"
"Another great Sykes cottage."
Super accommodation and very welcoming and helpful hosts.
"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.
"The location of the cottage was very central."
The cottage was also lovely and warm which was needed as it was cold. The owners were very friendly and helpful but also not intrusive.
"The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed with very friendly owners next door."
The cottage is in a delightful setting with Ravenstonedale being a very convenient village to explore both The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales. There were many lovely walks from the village and two excellent pubs serving very good food. Will definitely be coming back.
"A fantastic holiday, very relaxing."
The cottage was lovely and clean and the owners were very welcoming, we hope to see them again very soon. Can't fault it.
"Excellent location and a beautiful cottage."
"Warm and cosy, very friendly owners."
Within easy distance of the lakes and Yorkshire dales love to go again.
"The cottage was first-class and everything we wanted."
Everyone was very friendly and made us feel part of the community.