Stayhowgills - Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England - Sleeps 14
A new self-catering barn conversion perfectly placed in the very heart of the picturesque Howgill Fells, providing an ideal retreat for those with a passion for the great outdoors.
Sleeping up to fourteen guests, large groups of walkers and cyclists will find it hard to find a better location to get away with friends, families and likeminded individuals who want to explore this stunning part of Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Step outside the front door and take your pick from a choice of footpaths including Wainwright's long-distance Pennine Journey. The lime stone pavement of Fell End clouds is within easy walking distance of the cottage, and literally outside the door is the ancient Murthwaite Park, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, where you may witness deer, buzzards flying up above and red squirrel, as well as a wide range of flora and fauna. A walk through these woods takes you to an ancient 'dry' Temperance inn called the Cross Keys, overlooking Cautley Spout (an impressive beauty spot and waterfall and the highest of its kind in England), where you can enjoy a snack or meal (although if you want an alcoholic drink, feel free to take your own - free corkage!).
Walkers and runners have open access over the surrounding fells where you will see wild ponies and Swaledale sheep peacefully grazing. There is also a major bridleway over the highest point which is perfect for mountain bikers who wish to challenge themselves with the MBR 'Killer Loop' series ride. A plethora of other Bridleways suitable for mountain bikers can be found in the surrounding area.
The unspoilt pretty village of Ravenstonedale is only three miles offering two traditional pubs for a meal or pint of local ale. Whether you want a gentle walk to work up an appetite or a full days adventure, there are plenty of routes allowing you to explore the area.
Sitting in the upper part of the beautiful Eden Valley, Kirkby Stephen is seven miles away and provides a 'gate way' to the North Pennines, another vast paradise for walkers sitting on the Coast to Coast long distance path and the Cumbria Cycle Way (don't forget to bring your bike!). An ancient market town with a good choice of shops and places for a meal out, Kirkby Stephen is surrounded by glorious scenery and sits on the world famous Settle to Carlisle line (a mile and a half outside the town).
The English Book Town of Sedbergh is also a short drive away (seven miles) with a great choice of restaurants, excellent butchers and plenty of book shops for those needing reading material for their holiday. Slightly further but still within the Yorkshire Dales National Park boundaries is the pretty cobbled village of Dent (with the highest mainline train station in the country).
For those happy to travel further afield, the many attractions of the Lake District National Park are within easy driving distance with historic Kendal being the closest major town and under twenty miles away.
With the Howgill Fells and Yorkshire Dales on the doorstep, and the Lake District, Eden Valley and North Pennines within easy reach, this really is a walker's paradise and superb base for enjoying some of the country's finest scenery.
- Log Burner
- Garden/Outside Area
- Bike Storage
- Golf Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Satellite/cable TV
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- CD Player
- Horse Riding Nearby
Perfect for getting large groups of outdoor lovers together, Accommodation comprises:
- Open-plan living with space to cook, chat over supper and relax on the sofas in front of the log burner. With three distinct areas, two long dining tables provide a division between the sitting and kitchen area equipped with range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
- Utility area with washer/dryer.
- Wet room with WC and wash basin.
- Two double bedrooms.
- Two interlinking dormer bedrooms with a doorway between them, one sleeping six with two sets of bunk beds and two extra singles; and the other with two sets of bunk beds sleeping four.
- Two bathrooms each with WC, wash basin, towel warmer and shaver point. One has a shower over the bath, and the other has a bath and separate walk-in shower cubicle.
Additional information: Underfloor heating keeps the barn warm all year round and the log burner in the sitting area adds extra cosiness. Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. Short breaks (two night minimum) available - please enquire with the owner. Travel cot available by prior arrangement. Well-behaved all male and all female parties are welcome. Bed linen provided but please bring your own towels. Mid-week prices may be discounted - please enquire with the owner.
Low Season from £1000
Peak Season £1200
Pets: Enquire with owner
Changeover Day: Flexible
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Sleeps 14 people in 4 bedrooms (2 Doubles & 2 Dormers - one sleeping 6 & the other 4)
Group booking details:
All male groups: Yes
All female groups: Yes
Catering Available: No
Owner: Lynda Livesey, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Stayhowgills joined Independent Cottages in Nov 2016
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Calendar last updated: 28th July 2017