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Stouphill Gate Cottage Family Cottage in Ravenstonedale, Cumbria

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Stouphill Gate Cottage Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Originally part of a farmhouse built in the 1700s, this property has been sympathetically restored to offer accommodation for groups of up to five people. It has retained much of its charm through original features such as exposed beams, a bread oven and a cooking fireplace in which the owner has installed a wood-burning stove; perfect for cosy winter nights. For the hazy summer evenings and a bite to eat outside, there is a large, private lawn. With off-road parking for up to four cars, the cottage is enviably located for all the nearby attractions.

A small and compact village, Ravenstonedale has much to offer the visitor seeking a quieter experience than the nearby Lake District National Park provides. It is a pretty village; traditional whitewashed stone cottages and stone walls border the fields, whilst the Raven brook trickles by. St Oswald's church is largely from the Georgian era, comprising a solid structure with a simple square tower. In addition, there are elements from older buildings incorporated in it, and the base of a Saxon cross just outside. To the north of the church, excavations in 1920 revealed the foundations of a 13th Century Gilbertine Abbey. Ravenstonedale is a fantastic base for exploring the Lakes to the west or the Yorkshire Dales, just a short drive to the east. Those who prefer to stay closer to home can explore the Howgill Fells, the rounded hills which signal the start of the Lakeland ranges.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Radiators fuelled by multi-fuel stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD/radio, small library of books and games. Laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and drying rail. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 4 cars. Lockable bike storage. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio furniture (BBQ available). Separate play area for football and other games. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 10 mins walk. Note: Stairs in property are steep and winding with a rope handrail - may be unsuitable for less mobile. Note: Stouphill Gate B&B is next door with 2 en-suite bedrooms (one with disabled friendly facility) at additional charge. These can be rented with the cottage to provide additional accommodation for larger groups - contact owners for details.


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  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV

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Miss Honour
November 2015
No complaints, perfect holiday. Also got engaged on this break - perfect setting for it, thankyou!
Mrs Allen
August 2016
It was just a lovely cottage. Lovely views of the country side. Great walks and many places to visit. We will be going back next year.
Mr Donovan
August 2015
A lovely cottage, well looked after with a lovely garden. We were made really welcome and would recommend the property to anyone visiting the area.
Mrs Allen
June 2015
The cottage was amazing, very clean and cosy, in a fantastic location.
Mrs Hastie
July 2015
The accommodation is set within an idyllic location and the cottage itself was very well equipped. We were made to feel most at home. Also having the large outdoor space was fantastic.
Mrs Davies
December 2014
Good area for walking and biking.
Mr Shepherd
June 2015
Our every wish was catered for. Had charming hosts, couldn't be happier with the whole experience and can't wait to return. It will remain a firm favourite with us for many years to come. In a beautiful area with lots on your doorstop to experience. Ten out of ten.
Mrs Harrison
September 2014
A great location, lovely house and garden, and knowledgeable owners.
Ms Byrne
May 2014
The cottage was homely and the welcome warm and helpful. The countryside was stunning, it was just great being there.
Mrs Saunders
June 2013
Lovely location. Helpful friendly owners. Cottage was warm and sofas comfortable.We enjoyed the garden.
Mr Di Domenico
November 2012
Could not fault it...lovely warm cottage in an ideal location. Helpful yet unobtrusive owners.
Mrs Pocock
July 2012
A beautiful cottage, fantastically restored to its 17th century state, but with all mod cons. The owners next door were amazingly helpful, not only with things to do with the property but ideas for days out etc. Stunning views and walks from the front door.
Mrs Voormolen
June 2013
It was an excellent place for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. It was a very quiet and restful place.
Mrs Lawson
November 2011
The rural location and position for travelling to the Dales, Lake District and North East was excellent.
Mrs Connor
February 2012
The location was beautiful and the cottage was warm, cosy and relaxing.
Mrs Tanner
August 2011
The wood-burning stove was brilliant, we have one at home so we knew how to light it! My daughter loved playing with the cat and kittens, from a neighbouring farm - we had to prise her away! Lovely country side.
Mr Martin
October 2011
It was exactly what it said it was, and what we wanted it to be. Great hospitality and very cosy.
Mr Mrs McMahon
September 2011
This is our third visit to this property, we just cannot fault it and would recommend it anyone. The hosts are friendly, location is superb and the accommodation is good value.
Mrs Goodman
April 2011
Friendly, gentle, easy going owners, nothing too much trouble. Made some great recommendations for days out with the kids. So peaceful and beautiful in the garden. Very pretty walk from the cottage into Ravenstonedale where there is a lovely beer garden.
Mr Maule
August 2011
Fantastic cottage and the attention to detail was amazing. Beautiful setting - an ideal location, brilliant!
Mr Modersohn
August 2010
The location of the cottage in beautiful landscape. Very nicely adapted 18th century farmhouse. Very friendly hosts.
Mr Mcmahon
October 2010
We have enjoyed a couple of holidays at this property, and would have no hesitation booking again in the future.
Mr Ballantyne
March 2011
The cottage was exactly what we wanted. Quiet place to relax and in a beautiful area.
Miss Drake
December 2010
We really liked the location and quaintness of the cottage. It was lovely that it had the old fireplace and beams etc. Excellent holiday.
Mrs Dassu
April 2010
The property and surrounding area were truly lovely.
Ms Corstjens
August 2009
Friendly atmosphere, beautiful surroundings.
Mr Hughes
August 2009
The peace and quite of the area and the surrounding villages. The open fire in the evening was nice to have if needed.
Ms Poll
February 2010
Location of cottage excellent - superb walking from cottage and environs. Good pub (Black Swan) walkable from cottage in Ravenstonedale.
Mr Bridgewater
June 2009
The vast range of contrasting places we were able to visit with Stouphill Gate as our base. We could be as active or as lazy as we wanted. Everything we needed was on hand in the cottage or nearby.
Mr Rutten
May 2008
The tranquility of the cottage, its character and the care, with which it had been restored and refurbished. The location, the surrounding countryside, the friendly hosts, the unspoiled nature.
Miss Rainier
May 2009
The garden was beautiful as was the surrounding area.
Mr Bontoft
September 2008
The cottage was truly wonderful, full of charm and great features reflecting its 250 year old age.
Mrs Littlejohn
March 2008
A great location, lovely cottage and helpful owners made a wonderful relaxing break for the whole family. Looking forward to returning.
Mr Mrs Horton
October 2007
A lovely cottage, restored beautifully. Peaceful with a great coal fire, we loved it.
Mr Edwards
November 2007
The cottage was delightful, the views beautiful and the cake on arrival a wonderful touch! We were made to feel most welcome and would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to all of our friends and indeed to return ourselves.
Miss Keylock
April 2008
Lovely property, plenty of local information at hand, very friendly and helpful owners.
Mr Peeters
August 2007
Stouphill Gate Cottage is a lovely restored farmhouse with all the modern comfort one needs. The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings and walks start from the doorstep.
Mr Swain
August 2007
A wonderful, peaceful location with plenty of local walking and abundant wildlife, especially the birds in the garden. The owners were very welcoming,helpful and fascinating to talk to through the week. They have restored this building with great attention to detail and there are some lovely features in the cottage.
Mr Mrs Shears
August 2007
Lovely cosy cottage, beautiful views, handy for lakes and all destinations. Garden great for children , it was exactly as we hoped for! The children wanted to stay and we all had an excellent holiday in a lovely environment. Hosts great too!
Mrs Nicholson
March 2007
It was a fabulous cottage and we will return to it at some point.
Mr Jarman
July 2007
Excellent accommodation and very well converted. Expertly finished. Everything to hand that we required for our stay. Owners very helpful and friendly. All in all we thought everything was exceptional. The peace and quiet of the location too.
Mrs Gregson
July 2007
Superb location for peace and quiet, walking etc.
Mrs Claybourn
November 2006
The owners are very kind, helpful and pleasant. Their home-grown vegetables are very good too. The garden is great for birds. The whole area is brilliant for walking.
Mrs Webber
January 2007
A very typical old stone cottage with twirly staircase. The house itself was full of character and would recommend it to anyone. We had a lovely 4 days away.
Mr Stephenson
October 2006
A beautifully converted cottage in a magical setting with a lovely garden and lovely warm fire at its heart. The owners were friendly, helpful and on hand.
Mrs Evans
September 2006
The warm and friendly welcome given to us by the owners, and the beautiful views from the rear of the property.
Mr Burrell
November 2006
Very cosy cottage, lovely garden, large playing area for kids. Very friendly owners.
Mrs Bevan
November 2006
Beautiful cottage with lovely view, would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Miss Munday
November 2006
Lovely, old cottage, well comfy and peaceful. Beautiful views of hills and farmland, very very quiet away from town etc.
Craig C
February 2015
If you are looking for a quiet get away with everything you need; a home away from home, well this is the ideal cottage location. Ideally situated in rural Cumbria near the towns of Kirkby Stephens and Sedbergh and 40 mins drive away from Windermere. The Cottage itself is a part of an old farmstead and despite all the modifications has manage to retain a great deal of the original features including the stone stairway. The cottage as been renovated to a very high standard and sports everything you would need for normal every day life. The owners are very friendly and made my partner and I feel very welcome, we received tea, coffee, sugar, milk and not forgetting some home made cakes, which was a lovely welcome gesture. Despite not getting the walking boots on and trekking through the snow topped hill, there is a great deal of scenery and wildlife to be seen through the window of the living, with the frequent visit of birds to the feeders, including a woodpecker which I managed to catch on camera, normally arriving around mid morning and late afternoon to feed. The family cat did make random attempts to gain entry and will spent hours on the window sill. As well as making use of the fully functional kitchen we also dined out. Close by in the village of Ravenstonedale the Black Swan (5mins drive) serves up some very nice food and I would recommend the Lamb shank. In summary, it was a pleasure to stay at the cottage for 3 nights and will certainly be planning to return again during the year.
Mr Svensson
July 2006
Beautiful scenery, nice people and always interesting sights to see.
August 2006
The owners were very welcoming and friendly nothing was to much trouble for them. The cottage is in a wonderful setting, very easy to get about and also to go walking right from the front door. The garden was particularly good to relax in and has wonderful views. The cottage itself is top notch, and the beds really comfortable.
August 2013
This very old and charming cottage had plenty of space for the two of us. The friendly house owner explained how to use the coal-stove and told us about the history of the house. The only downside was that we missed a wi-fi possibility for internet. We also had a bad receiving for the I-phone. We liked the quiet surrounding with sheep and beautiful hills.
April 2014
NO complaints whatsoever. This is a lovely little place to stay, out in the country but within walking distance of three great pubs. Lovely owners gave us an unassuming welcome and provided for us without interfering. If you like simple, cosy and quirky then stay here.
Miss Prendergast
November 2015
We had the most incredible time. A chance to get away from the world and spend time in the most adorable cottage. Getting the coal was an amazing experience and we would most definitely return. The owners were the loveliest of people, welcoming and friendly. Just what we needed.
January 2012
We had lots of help and advise from the owners who lived next door about local ameneties and how to keep the stove in overnight! The cottage was pretty and had everything we needed. The location was very handy for the North East, The Lakes and the Dales. The only small complaint I had was that the settee was not very comfy but overall we had a super time.
December 2009
We had a week in this lovely cottage which was excellent throughout. The owners who live in the adjoining cottage were the font of knowledge when it was needed. Good location with two pubs within walking distance both with excellent food. If you wish to cook the facilities in the cottage kitchen were very good. The wood burner on cold evenings was a delight. All in all a brill holiday.
February 2011
We had an excellent time at this cottage. The original features including the flagstone floor, beams and even an old bread oven were brilliant! The setting is perfect - remote enough with brilliant views but close enough to the village and 2 great pubs. Owners were really welcoming and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. Overall a really good relaxing break!
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