Sandbed Cottage - The Lake District, Sleeps 4
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Sandbed Cottage - Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Nr Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria, The Lake District, England - Sleeps 4

Sandbed Cottage

Sandbed Cottage sleeps up to four guests in two bedrooms. It is located in a lovely rural location within Cumbria at the foot of Harter Fell, near the unspoilt village of Ravenstonedale, with two pubs serving food, a playground for children and St Oswald's church with Gilbertine ruins. Conveniently located, Sandbed Cottage provides a comfortable base from which to explore the many attractions of both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District and is perfect for those who enjoy walking.

This delightful cottage has been carefully designed to retain many of its original features including flagged floors and oak beams. These have been perfectly mixed with handpicked pieces of furniture to provide all the charm and character of a traditional cottage with modern conveniences. Ideal for couples or families, there are a wealth of wonderful walks for guests to enjoy from the cottage front door. Dogs are welcome and two stables are available for livery by arrangement with the owner.

Just a short walk from the cottage is the lime stone pavement of Fellend clouds and the ancient Murthwaite woods, where you may see red squirrels, deer or buzzards soaring overhead. The fells surrounding Sandbed Cottage are grazed by Swaledale sheep and wild fell ponies with open access across the fells for walkers.

There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area including golf with several courses to choose from, fishing on the river Lune or Eden and horse riding. The ancient Book Town of Sedbergh is six miles away and provides not only superb walking amongst the spectacular Howgills but also craft and book shops to browse, eating establishments and a weekly market.

Kirkby Stephen is just seven miles from Sandbed Cottage and is a historic market town with a goo choice of shops and pubs. Sitting at the Eden Valley's mouth, the town sits on Alfred Wainwrights much loved and famous Coast to Coast long distance path, and the Cumbria Cycle Way which is excellent for cyclists. Kirkby Stephen railway station is a mile and a half outside of town and is on the famous Carlisle Settle Railway - what better way to take in the spectacular scenery than by a journey on a steam train! Slightly further afield but still within easy reach for a day trip out are the many attractions, magnificent mountains and fells of the Lakes, as well as the stunning beauty of the Yorkshire Dales offering never ending opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

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  • Sandbed Cottage, facing Wild Boar Fell.
  • View of rear of cottage lookingttowards the orchard.
  • Lounge area with views of wood where deer & red squirrels can be seen.
  • Dining area
  • Main bedroom with king size bed & views towards Fell End clouds & Wild Boar Fell
  • Twin bedroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen with views of the wild bird & red squirrel feeders.
  • Hand made oak staircase leading to the gallery.
  • Glorious views over the fells
  • Relax in front of the log burner
  • View from orchard of Fell End clouds
  • Garden bench & BBQ in enclosed orchard.
  • Stables & tack room available to guests. (prior arrangement)
  • Hay meadow at the foot of the Howgills
  • Native red Squirrels are often seen on feeders around Sandbed cottage.
  • Sandbed in winter moon light
  • Sunset over  Wandle from Murthwaite.
  • Native Fell ponies that live wild on the Fells around Sandbed cottage.
  • Ruins of old farmstead at Murthwaite park (semi ancient woodland)
  • Fledgling Tawny Owl in Murthwaite park spring 2014
  • Old field barn in Dovengill.
  • Sandbed cottage & Harter Fell taken from Brig farm.
  • Wild bluebells in full flower behind Sandbed cottage.
  • Disused lime kiln, visible from Sandbed.
  • Hardy fell pony in Murthwaite park.
  • Mullion windows of Martins farm,  Not lived in for two hundred years
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  • Champion Swalie tup, taken at Ravenstonedale show.
  • Dovengill bridge on the site of a Roman road.
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  • Internet Access
  • Log Burner
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • iPod Docking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Cot
  • Kingsize Bed
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Accessible via Public Transport

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Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • Entrance leading into the rear of the cottage.
  • Open-plan living room with comfy seating in front of the log burner (starter pack provided), satellite television, DVD player and dining table with chairs. The fully equipped kitchen area has an electric oven and ceramic hob, with extractor over, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge/freezer. The owners offer a laundry service.

First floor

  • King-size bedroom with window that lets the light flood in and provides glorious views over the fells. Beams and stonework at to the charm of the room.
  • Twin bedroom which also has lovely fell views and stonework.
  • Shower room with walk-in shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet.

Outside: During the warmer weather, guests have plenty of outside space to relax with gardens to the back of the property and side with seating provided, allowing you to soak in the wonderful views - the perfect place for your morning coffee whilst planning the day ahead! There is also a stone built barbecue and a stable and tack room if required.

Additional information: All electric and bed linen is included. The holiday cottage has oil fired central heating. There is a travel cot and highchair available. Short breaks available from £235. Dogs welcome by arrangement (no extra charge). Stabling available at £10 per horse per night (three night minimum).

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £300
Mid Season from £415
High Season from £560
Peak Season £630

Key details:
Star Rating: 4 Star

Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Saturday
Payment options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin)

Owner's details:
Owner: Steve Hopps, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Sandbed Cottage joined Independent Cottages in Dec 2011

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Christmas week is available from 20/12/17 7 nights, including welcome hamper. £560.00

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Christmas week is available from 20/12/17
7 nights, including welcome hamper. £560.00