The Farmhouse At A Corner Of Eden

Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, Away from it all

Country House Living
Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Downstairs Description

Off from the hall the lounge fire draws you in. The opulent sofa and armchairs too comfy for their own good entice you to make a day of it, to just chill out and every now and then stir to put another log on to the embers. On the other side is the dining room, a large oak table resplendent in front of the biggest baronial fireplace that the room could fit. This room has seen many lavish dinner parties and we are sure will see many more! The kitchen has everything that a modern kitchen could need. The large range cooker sits in the original wide fireplace, dishwasher and fridge hide themselves away in the free standing cabinets. Past the downstairs loo, there is an original Dairy with gritstone cold shelves that keep things nicely chilled even in summer. We describe it as 250 year old eco-refrigeration. A licenced Honesty Bar can be found in here, help yourself to a tipple and leave the money at the end of your stay!

First Floor Description

An arc of oak doors sits at top of the wide sweeping stairs showing that this was more than your average hill farm and they still provide the best in English craftsmanship today. Look behind four of the doors and you will find 3 kingsize & 1 twin/king bedroom still with their original features but now sumptuously furnished .

The last door opens up into the two bathrooms, one with a walk in shower and in the other a bath made for two with over head rain shower. Aged wooden floors, beautiful tiles, powerful showers, candles and a jaw dropping view from the bathroom window.

Other Notes

If you really want to escape from it all, then this is the place to come. Driving down the bumpy track you reach the end of the lane and there stands The Farmhouse, waiting for you to discover.

Dogs Welcome: Dogs welcome downstairs. £20 per dog
Child Friendly: Travel cots & high chairs provided free of charge. Z-beds £25.
Group Getaways: Large groups of 16 across 3 cottages
Eco Escape: We use local, organic produce as much as possible with minimum packaging. Recycling facilities are within the farmhouse for guests to use. Eco light bulbs and cleaning products are used throughout.
Bring Your Horse: 2 fields available, but no stabling on site. RIding centre 5/10 minutes walk away.
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Tourist Attractions:
  • Acorn Bank: Visit the historic house, gardens, woodland walk, restored water mill, tea shop and gift shop. Visit website
  • Bowes Museum: Visit the greatest collection of european fine and decorative arts in Northern England. Visit website
  • Lowther Castle: Magnificent castle and gardens recently opened to the public. Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the cafe. Visit website
  • Settle To Carlisle Railway: Enjoy a day out on England's most scenic railway. Our nearest station is 4 miles away at Kirkby Stephen. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • The Fat Lamb Inn: Is a short walk across 4 fields and on a footpath.A traditional old-fashioned country inn which has earned itself a reputation for its good food, all prepared and cooked on the premises. Visit website
  • The Kings Head: a beautifully renovated pub in Ravenstonedale village, 3 mile drive. Visit website
  • The Black Swan: A busy award winning small hotel, with great local ales and a large locally sourced menu. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Co-Op: A small supermarket in Kirkby Stephen Visit website
  • Sainsbury's: You can pre order your grocery shopping to be delivered to the cottage once you've arrived. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Stonetrail Riding Centre: Stonetrail offers horse riding with daily treks and adventurous Trail Riding along the Pennine Bridleway, Eden Valley Loops and Howgill fells. Situated on the border of Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales where there are miles of bridleways and open fell routes leading straight from the gate. Visit website
  • Walking Britain Website.: There are some fantastic walks and the area is a haven for ramblers. For a detailed list of walks available take a look at Visit website
  • Bessy Beck Trout Fishery: The fishery has angling for all abilities with easy and safe access. Visit website