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Ravenstonedale near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 932208)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Darroch

    “Lovely traditional farmhouse with lots of authentic character.”

    Very comfortable and lots of room for our extended family get-together. Super large safe enclosed garden. Perfect location for exploring the area, great food at all three local Inns. With good walking, a nice 18 hole par 3 golf course, local tennis court and play park, all ages within our party were well catered for in the village. Fabulous break!

    Very comfortable and lots of room for our extended family get-together. Super large safe enclosed garden. Perfect location for exploring the area, great food at all three local Inns. With good walking, a nice 18 hole par 3 golf course, local tennis court and play park, all ages within our party were well catered for in the village. Fabulous break!


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Ravenstonedale 1 mile.

This wonderful, historic 17th century, detached stone cottage is set in the owner’s grounds, in a tranquil location surrounded by beautiful countryside on the outskirts of the attractive village of Ravenstondale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

This former farmhouse is surrounded by views to Wild Boar, Mallerstang and the Howgills yet is situated just half a mile from Ravenstonedale with its two excellent pubs and hotels selling local ales and mouth-watering food.

Dating back, it is believed, to Charles II and being one of the earliest recorded homes in the parish, you will be delighted to see the history throughout this large cottage which oozes character with wooden floors, period fireplaces, fabulous latch doors, beams, spice cupboards and quirky doors leading to the garden.

There is so much space both inside and out making this property ideal for family and friends wishing to spend time together whilst being able to enjoy and explore this scenic area.

There are two reception rooms both with woodburners, a dining kitchen and a more formal dining room.

A tuned piano adorns the main reception room for any aficionados within your group.

A garden room has doors leading to the stunning garden with patios, lawns and uninterrupted views to the countryside and beyond.

Upstairs there are generous comfortable bedrooms, all with views, while two have en-suites.

How about a soak in the fabulous claw foot bath at the end of your day’s activities?

Nature lovers and walkers will be in their element with the almost daily visits from red squirrels and Paradise Tarn is just a field away.

Pop on your boots, they even have their own room, and visit this lovely area which has breeding swans, lapwings, gulls, geese, curlews and ducks.

Aside from this the cottage sees swallows, blackbirds and blue tits nesting, hares boxing, buzzards soaring and gambolling lambs when in season.

Enjoy a morning drink in the delightful large enclosed garden while deciding on your day’s activities, and its also a perfect spot for enjoying sunsets and stargazing later in the day.

Locally, Ravenstonedale is a popular village nestling at the foot of the Howgills, boasting a 9/18 hole golf course, children’s playground, tennis court, art gallery and St Oswald’s church, with its Gilbertine Monastery ruins as well as the gastro pubs serving delicious fare.

The quaint town of Kirby Stephen is just 15 minutes away with its historic buildings, cobbled streets and the Wainwrights coast to coast walk passes through and the famous Settle to Carlisle railway can also be enjoyed from here.

With the Yorkshire Dales on your door step and the Lake District easily accessible, this cottage is a superb base for relaxing, enjoying the peace and quiet and exploring the surrounding areas.

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Five bedrooms: 3 x double (one with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor family room with 3 singles. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, double basin and WC. 2 x ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility / Boot room. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Second sitting room with woodburning stove. Garden room.

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  • Oil central heating with air source heaters and woodburning stoves
  • Electric range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile Note: There is a small natural pond close to the property and children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Due to the age of the property, some door ways are lower and there are some sloping ceilings and low beams
  • Note: There are steps to the garden and a number of internal steps on each floor
  • Note: The owners live in a separate farmhouse on site
  • Note: Max 8 guests plus 1 infant, the ground floor bedroom is for flexibility only
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

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Region Information

Note: Max 8 guests

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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