Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for a long chilled out weekend and that's exactly what it was.
The cottage was just what we wanted, what we expected and we loved every second.
The village is very quiet with only 2 pubs - both within walking distance. We ate in both with The Black Swan being our favourite.
The cottage has a lounge with a lovely comfy sofa, tv, wifi and of course the open fire with plenty of logs.
The kitchen has everything you could need including a dishwasher.
Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 single. The bed was very comfy. The bathroom has an electric shower.
There is off street parking at the back of the cottage and it just might be worth pointing out the parking space is quite small and our car had no chance of getting in. Not a problem though as there is parking in the road just down from the cottage.
Overall we absolutely loved this place and have booked again for February.
Arrived 13Sep14 for a week of relaxation, walking, fresh air, touring towns and villages of the Eden Valley. Directions, Parking, and Entry to the accommodation was as discussed by phone a few days previously. The owners popped in to see we had settled in, which was a very thoughtful touch. There was ample fuel for the open fire which we lit on several occasions when we spent cosy evenings in. The wi-fi was easy to access so we could browse the internet for local events and places of interest during our stay. In fact, everything was as advertised and we had a very enjoyable stay. The only minor inconveniences were that there was no separate freezer, hot water was only available if you remembered to press the "boost" button on the immersion, and we needed to replenish the washing up liquid after a couple of days. We had a well-behaved dog, and were thrilled with the walking opportunities from the doorstep; both village pubs are exceptional and require booking for a meal, during busy periods, especially the weekend. Both had good selections of beers, wines, whiskeys etc and the service was very good. There is a good public transport service with stops in the village, so it is possible to travel to Penrith in the north and to Kendal in the Southwest, and most towns and villages inbetween. There is also a service provided by Cumbria Classic Coaches to Hawes on Tuesday and Barnard Castle on Wednesday. Kirkby Stephen station is about 4 miles distant and is on the very picturesque Settle-Carlisle line so there are no excuses for being unadventurous. We would rate this holiday experience 8.5 out of 10.
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Both my wife and I had a wonderful time in the cottage ,the village was lovely and quiet and the garden was a joy to sit in on hot summer days .the food in the Black Swan was superb and is well worth a visit.there is plenty to do in the area the chocolate factory at orton is a must and also the cheese factory at Hawes.as the cottage is pet friendly you will find plenty of walks to do straight from the front door.
We were made welcome in this rural cottage, its in the village of Ravenstonedale really close to excellent pubs and a handy shop. Lovely views of the Cumbrian fells . Brush up on your fire lighting skills! Lots to see that's very historical in the area.