The Byre - The Lake District, Sleeps 4
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The Byre - Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Howgills, Cumbria, The Lake District, England - Sleeps 4

The Byre

One of three luxury dog friendly holiday cottages set in an idyllic location in the Eden Valley, The Byre is Five Star rated and sleeps four guests in two ensuite bedrooms which can be made up as doubles or twins. The living accommodation in The Byre can be linked to another cottage, The Haystore to accommodate larger groups.

Situated between the National Parks of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, Green Barn Cottages are set in the Howgills, on the outskirts of the lovely village of Ravenstonedale. Although lost in the beautiful countryside, the cottages benefit from a convenient location being a mere fifteen minutes drive from the M6 at Tebay.

Surrounded by the fells and farmland, the location is perfect for anyone who enjoys walking or touring, sightseeing, cycling or simply relaxing amongst beautiful and tranquil surroundings where you can enjoy the views out to Wild Boar Fell, Ash Fell, Mallerstang Edge and beyond.

The driveway to the cottage leads directly out onto the fell, where you can have a gentle stroll along the side of Artlegarth Beck, or across Paradise. You can also start a more serious day’s walking from your very doorstep. There are many local interests and activities to enjoy such as a golf course in Ravenstonedale, tennis in the village and trout fishing at Bessy Beck Fishery on still water, or on the River Eden for which day tickets are readily available. The village is just one mile away where you will find a small shop for the morning paper and essentials and two pub/restaurants serving good food. The market town of Kirkby Stephen is only six miles away and Kendal, Sedbergh and Penrith are all within easy reach. You can also travel on the famous Settle to Carlisle railway from the station at Kirkby Stephen.

This area is a haven for wildlife and offers the opportunity to possibly spot buzzards and curlews along with the more common species. Red Squirrels which are now virtually non-existent in most parts of the country are regular visitors to the cottage grounds and although shy, they are easy to watch and photograph as they take the hazelnuts from the boxes. The local Fell Ponies are usually close by and a delight to see whilst the sheep grazing the adjoining land are always a pleasure to watch and provide good entertainment in the spring when you can watch the antics of the spring lambs.

Standing in the grounds of the owners’ Victorian farmhouse, this beautiful stone barn has been sympathetically converted by local craftsmen to provide three luxury holiday cottages, each completely self-contained. All the cottages are very well insulated and have underfloor heating, making it lovely and warm at any time of the year. There is also a wood-burning stove in the comfortable lounge providing the perfect place to curl up in front of after an exciting day exploring the area.

The bedrooms all have comfortable superking-size beds which can also be arranged as two singles to provide greater flexibility, and the bathrooms have good showers and whirlpool baths.

Within your cottage there’s a washing machine and tumble dryer, and you’ll find the fully fitted well equipped kitchen is the perfect place to prepare an evening meal after you have picked up some of Cumbria's excellent local produce. There is also a dishwasher so that you don’t have to wash up on your holiday!

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  • The Byre has a fenced area for dogs
  • The lounge, and stairs to the gallery
  • The dining area and lounge
  • Fully equipped kitchen, with dishwasher
  • Superking beds can be arranged as twins
  • Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrroms
  • Floorplan - Ground floor
  • Floorplan - First floor
  • Floorplan - Gallery
  • One of our regular visitors
  • Our beckside picnic area
  • We're open all year, and warm and cosy


  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Kingsize Bed
  • Horse Riding Nearby

The Byre Continued

The Byre sleeps four in two double (or twin) bedrooms. The holiday cottage is on two levels, with a gallery, and has underfloor heating which is provided by ground source heat pumps. The heating is controllable in all rooms, and is included in the price. Well-trained dogs are welcome in The Byre. The cottage operates a 'No smoking' policy whilst inside. There is parking by the cottage for two cars and more by arrangement.

Offering 'upside down' accommodation with the living area on the first floor and the bedrooms on the ground floor, accommodation and facilities comprise:

  • Private entrance into a porch and area for muddy boots offering enough secure storage space for bikes.
  • Utility room with washing machine/tumble dryer.
  • Two bedrooms with comfy super-king size beds that can be made up as a double or twin. Each bedroom has an en-suite with shower over a whirlpool bath, WC, wash basin and towel warmer.
  • Large comfortably furnished living area on the first floor with two sofas, fantastic stone fireplace housing a wood burner, LCD television (with Freeview), DVD player (which can also record your favourite programmes for when you want to watch them) and French doors leading out to the balcony.
  • Dining area with a table and seating for four, plus lots of nice crockery, glassware and cutlery.
  • Fully fitted kitchen with double oven, halogen hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, slow-cooker crockpot and lots of storage space.

Additional information: For a large group the owners can connect the upstairs living areas of The Byre and The Haystore which are normally separated by twin solid firedoors and soundproofing. A discount is offered if there is only one couple booking the cottage. Prices include linen, electricity, central heating and towels. Weekend and midweek breaks are available at any time of the year.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £415
Mid Season from £545
High Season from £695
Peak Season £795

Key details:
Star Rating: 5 Star

Pets: Enquire with owner
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Flexible
Payment options:
Credit Card, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (2 doubles/Twins)

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

The Byre joined Independent Cottages in May 2008

Owner's Other Properties

The Haystore - Ravenstonedale, Lake District, sleeps 4

The Carthouse - Ravenstonedale, Lake District, sleeps 6

Owner Noticeboard

Sleeps 4 in two double or twin ensuite bedrooms. Five Star rated by Visit England, available for short breaks all year. Dog friendly.

Last Minute / Late Availability Offers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 for 3 nights - £425
 £425 for 4 guests £375 for 2. Full week available

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 for 3 nights - £425
 £425 for 4 guests £375 for 2. Full week available

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 for 7 nights - £695
 £695 for 4 guests £625 for 2 guests. Short break available.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 for 7 nights - £695
 £695 for 4 guests £625 for 2 guests. Short break available.

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Owner Notice Board

Sleeps 4 in two double or twin ensuite bedrooms. Five Star rated by Visit England, available for short breaks all year. Dog friendly.