One of three luxury dog friendly holiday cottages set in an idyllic location in the Eden Valley. The Haystore 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 Haystore can be linked to another cottage, The Byre, to accommodate parties of up to eight guests. If all three cottages are rented together, larger parties of up to fourteen can also be accommodated.
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 pubs/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!
Anne Rochford joined Independent Cottages in May 2008
The Haystore sleeps four guests 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 and is controllable in all rooms (included in the price). Unfortunately pets cannot be accepted in this cottage (please see The Carthouse and The Byre if you want to bring your dog). The cottage also 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:
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.
Star Rating: 5 Star
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Sleeps 4 in 2 double or twin ensuite bedrooms. Visit England 5 Star Gold Award, available for short breaks all year. Dog friendly. Booked Xmas 2017 & New Year