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Monks Bridge

Crosby Ravensworth, Cumbria
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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Towels included
Family friendly
Romantic
Luxury
Fishing onsite / nearby
Internet access
Open fire / woodburner
Downstairs bedroom
Decorated for Christmas
Downstairs bathroom
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • Charming traditional property that was a former schoolhouse
  • Large peaceful garden backs directly onto the banks of Lyvennet Beck
  • Relax and unwind with a book in the sunroom or beside the wood burner in the lounge
Property code: OC-CM058

A lovely rural hideaway, this house is in the ideal location for a tranquil and relaxing holiday for couples or a group of friends. It’s an easy drive from the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines. Less than 30 miles away, you can explore and walk around Windermere or Kendal. Otherwise, the historic castle at Appleby in Westmorland, in the pretty Eden Valley, is just a 7-mile drive or enjoy the parks and gardens at Lowther (11 miles).

This single-storey detached property is tastefully decorated with spacious rooms and great attention to detail. The lounge and dining area with original wooden floors, come complete with an eye-catching wood burner, perfect for relaxing evenings after a day of exploring. The kitchen has everything to cater to your needs. There are three bedrooms; one double with an en-suite walk-in shower, one king-size, and 1 single room. The second bathroom with a shower over the bath completes the offering in this distinctive cottage.

A large garden and patio with garden furniture make for a lovely outside space to enjoy fine weather. If the weather is not in your favour, why not take a seat in the sun room that overlooks the Beck. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the red squirrels, ducks and other wildlife that visit the area. Monks Bridge provides modern amenities yet has retained much of the character of the original building such as the lofty ceilings, arched windows and wooden floors and is an ideal holiday destination for families or groups of friends. 

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with walk-in shower and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Induction hob and a dual cook oven, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Welcome pack
  • Wood burner (unlimited logs provided)
  • Smart TV, home theatre system, digital radio
  • Mobile signal is variable
  • Garden to the side and rear with lawned area and garden furniture.
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 4 miles
  • The garden is not fenced off on the beck side, so children must be supervised at all times
  • For every holiday taken at Monks Bridge the owners will donate £10 to Riding for the Disabled, a charity enriching the lives of disabled people through horses and Crosby Ravensworth Parish Tree Group, a dedicated team of volunteers planting trees and hedges throughout the local parish.

     

  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Charlotte Scott

This property is personally managed by Charlotte.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jennifer 9th January 2024

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We can only say "wow", this must be the best cottage we have ever stayed in! The property itself was once a school and has retained many traditional features whilst being furnished and equipped in a modern contemporary way. It was spotlessly clean and comfortable on every level. On entering the living-dining room, the warmth was wonderful and thRead moreat was before we lit the beautiful wood-burning stove - which had an endless supply of logs - unusual these days. To our delight we found a bottle of bubbly in the fridge and other goodies which helped us enjoy New Year's Eve. Kitchen was amply stocked with spotless pots, pans, etc., and had a lovely little breakfast table and fitted wooden benches. Beds were extremely comfortable with clean white linen and also "Soak & Sleep" pillows, an added bonus. Towels in bathroom were also of very good quality. Local pub, the Butcher's Arms was within short walking distance, the food being excellent and the staff very friendly, but remember to take a torch in the evenings! These were also supplied. All in all, we cannot think of a better place to stay and a very huge "thank you" to the owners for allowing us to share their property. Would recommend to anyone. Hide

Reviewed by Kiki 13th November 2023

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We stayed as a group of four in this lovely cottage for a surprise birthday gift and it was the most magic surprise we could have ever imagined creating - very much thanks to all that this cottage and its beautiful surrounding scenery have to offer. If you are looking for some time to switch off, retreat and ground yourself on walks and in a comforRead moreting space I wholeheartedly recommend you to visit Monks Bridge. The hosts were also incredibly quick in responding whenever we had any questions. Grateful to have found this place. Hide

Reviewed by Alistair 29th October 2023

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Reviewed by Christine 22nd July 2023

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Reviewed by Ann 13th July 2023

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Reviewed by Susanne 28th June 2023

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The house was beautiful and we had a lovely stay. My only negative would be the welcome box which was sparse compared to other holiday cottages.

Reviewed by Anonymous 26th May 2023

We've had a wonderful week here with excellent weather. Enjoyed meeting locals in the pub and down the street. Hope to return! Many thanks.

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st May 2023

Excellent cottage, very comfortable and enjoyed walking around.

Reviewed by Anonymous 29th April 2023

An amazing, relaxing holiday in such a beautiful house. Incredible location next to the river. Delicious food in the Butchers Arms. Lovely walks seeing heron, deer and lots of lovely lambs in the beautiful countryside. Certainly a holiday to remember.

Reviewed by Julie 23rd April 2023

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A lovely property in a lovely location. Really enjoyed our stay at Monks Bridge and felt very sorry to leave.

Reviewed by Anonymous 14th April 2023

We had a great week in this lovely cottage, in a fantastic location. Plenty of good walks despite the weather. Good boat ride at Ullswater as recommended. Butchers Arms was very good and the New Inn at Hoff was very welcoming.

Reviewed by Ann 4th April 2023

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The property was a lovely cottage in an idyllic village with walks straight from the door.

Reviewed by Malcolm 31st December 2022

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Reviewed by Tamzin 27th November 2022

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We had a wonderful stay at Monks Bridge. Monks Bridge is so spacious with a lovely garden & views of the river. The house is fully equipped with everything you need & more. We had some lovely walks right from the front door, lots of trips out, where nowhere is too far to travel to & the village pub is very lovely & definitely worth a visit for aRead more meal. Thank you again Julia, we will certainly be returning to your lovely property. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 12th November 2022

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Reviewed by Daru 7th November 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 8th October 2022

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Reviewed by Meriel 3rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Rosalie 6th August 2022

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We found an item of underwear and socks on the floor in the garden room, a toothpick down the side of bedside table in double bedroom. In general we found the cottage to be lacking in attention to detail when it came to cleaning. The curtains in kingsize bedroom were hanging off the ends of the poles. The shower waste was full of hair and slime. ThRead moree curtains in the dining area (kitchen) were splashed with food. The ironing board had fallen apart, the vacuum cleaner had not been emptied, the pipe etc was solid. There was no means to dry wet clothes. We could see there was a clothes airer in a locked room, which had laundry hanging on it. Not all laundry is suitable for a tumble dryer and wet outdoor clothing needed somewhere we could hang. I did contact the owner about item of underwear etc so she was aware of it. Despite the disappointing observations above we enjoyed a wonderful holiday and thought Monks Bridge was a relaxing and beautiful place to stay. We can supply photographs should you wish and feel overall that the problems we experienced were mainly down to cleaning staff. Hide

Reviewed by Edward 31st July 2022

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Location and cottage excellent sad the stay had to end.

Reviewed by Frances 29th May 2022

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Reviewed by Amy 4th May 2022

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Reviewed by John 20th April 2022

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Reviewed by Dawn 28th March 2022

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Reviewed by Stephen 5th March 2022

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A lovely house in an idyllic setting with everything that you could need. We didn't want to leave.

Reviewed by Paul 27th February 2022

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