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Cooper's Cottage - Ravenstonedale

Ravenstonedale, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy cottage on the edge of the Lake District National Park
  • Relax in front of the wood burner and see red squirrels from the cottage windows
  • Handy bike storage for those who wish to explore the area on two wheels
Property code: SZ141

Set in the village of Ravenstonedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, near the border with the Lake District National Park, this dog-friendly holiday cottage is set in a walker’s paradise.

Situated in the peaceful village of Ravenstonedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this cottage is the ideal base for launching into both the Dales and the UNESCO Lake District National Park. The cottage sleeps up to four guests across two bedrooms with outlooks to pastures front and rear where sheep peacefully graze.

Ravenstonedale offers a wide variety of activities including walking, cycling, golf, horse riding, a children's play park and tennis courts. The fells and footpaths that surround Ravenstonedale are a paradise for walkers, whether your idea of a good walk is a stiff mountain climb or a meander along a gentle valley, and include The Howgills, Orton Scar and Smardale Nature Reserve. The area around Ravenstonedale is popular with cyclists (both roadies and mountain bikers) with a myriad of uncrowded narrow country lanes undulating through superb Cumbrian scenery. Circular routes on roads that meander through open fells and moorland taking in small villages and hamlets are aplenty. The village itself boasts three 'foodie' pubs for when you don't wish to cook but need refreshment. Two pubs, one award winning, are both within 5-10 minutes' walk of the cottage. Yet another pub is only 1.5 miles away, so you are truly spoilt for choice.

The scenic Settle to Carlisle Railway can be accessed from nearby Kirkby Stephen, offering some of the best views of the Yorkshire Dales to the south, Cumbrian vistas to the north, picture-postcard railway stations and the city of Carlisle and its castle and museum at the top of the line. Coaches operate heritage trips in summer to Hawes and Barnard Castle. In short, if you are looking for a choice and variety of holiday activities, this cottage has it all.

The accommodation has been renovated to a modern standard but still retains its charming, comfortable, country feel, with large flagstone floors adding character to this peaceful and functional cottage.

Entry is through the front door into a small vestibule, which opens into the lovely living room. The wood burner is the focus of attention in this room, which also features a two-seater sofa, two armchairs, a small TV and CD player. Views to the front are of the village pasture, bounded by dry stone walls. The living room leads to a ground floor twin bedroom, with views to the quaint village green, which is home to some charming red squirrels.

The kitchen looks over the rear yard and includes a breakfast table to seat up to four people, electric oven, induction hob, freestanding fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. An outbuilding situated in the rear yard serves as a drying room come boot room and contains a washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and sink.

Up the stairs to the first floor is the master bedroom, which features a king-size bed, plenty of storage and views over the village pasture. A family bathroom is next door, containing a walk-in shower, WC, basin and heated towel rails. The view is of the hills beyond.

Please note that the stairs at this property, like many period cottages, could be quite steep for guests with mobility issues. There is a handrail provided, however we do encourage guests with mobility issues to contact us before booking if they require any more information.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 twin bedroom, 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with a shower, and WC
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Outbuilding with washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, sink, bike storage
  • Wood burner
  • Electric heating
  • TV, CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed courtyard garden
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub 0.5 miles, shop 2 miles
  • Please note this property has steep cottage-style stairs
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


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Reviewed by Karen 11th April 2022

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Lovely cottage, comfortable, well equipped, beautiful setting and two great pubs within walking distance

Reviewed by Elizabeth 23rd December 2021

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Lovely cottage - well equipped if you enjoy cooking- (decent oven and hob). Great for muddy dogs as the flooring downstairs was flagstone. Lovely village with two pubs-both welcoming dogs, one a gastro pub, one more traditional pub grub. The second bedroom is downstairs (bathroom upstairs ). There is plenty of room in the kitchen for socialising. LRead moreovely touches by owner-Christmas decs and some goodies left as a welcome. Great cottage- recommend for outdoor lovers, walkers and active families. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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