Ashley Bank is peacefully located near the head of the Ravenstonedale Valley in two acres of wooded grounds with magnificent views of the Howgill Fells. It is the ideal location for family and group of friends for a special holiday or celebration Hen parties and girls reunion weekends are most welcome.5.5miles from Junction38 on the M6 in tranquil surroundings
The areas bounded by the yorkshire Dales,the Pennines and the mountains of the Lake District,and possesses a wealth of interesting locations and offers a wide choice of activities
The area has every kind of outdoor pursuit from fell walking,ponny trecking,cycling,golf and fishing.
Ashley cottage sleeps 12 ; 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
1 double bedroom ensuite bathroom
2 twin bedrooms with shared bathroom
2 family bedrooms ensuite bathrooms (3 single beds in each bedroom)
Beechtree cottage sleeps two ,1 double bedroom ensuite bathroom plus there is a double bed settee in the lounge.
Ashley cottage and Beechtree cottage sleep total of 14/16 persons
Ashley Cottage is spacious and sleeps 12 persons and adjoins 3/4 of an acre of lawn and orchard with a covered patio and BBQ area- an ideal play area for children and adults .and to enjoy a picnic and relax with a glass of wine
The accommodation comprises of the following:
There are a total of five bedrooms and four bathrooms in Ashley Cottage. One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two twin bedrooms with shared bathroom and two family bedrooms with three single beds in each room, and ensuite bathrooms.
Beechtree cottage one double bedroom en suite bathroom and a double bed settee in the lounge.
Two cots and three high chairs available ,the children can enjoy playing indoors ,there are toy boxes for all ages and a dressing up box ,cricket bats ,volley ball and table tennis.and foot balls for outdoor games also childrens play area with swings and slides.
The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a 6 burner gas cooker and oven, fridge freezer , microwave oven , dishwasher ,toaster, electric kettle and a selection of large and medium sized pots and pans .Cutlery and crockery and kitchen utensil.
washing liquid and dishwasher powder available.
There is a seperate laundry room., washing machine and dryer also space for drying boots and coats .
The large dining room seats 14/16 comfortably,its great for all the family or friends to enjoy a meal together. table linen available for special occasions.3 high chairs available for the children.
The lovely sitting room is very cozy ,there is a cast iron gas burning stove, music centre, Sky ,T.V, DVD and video ,.A selection of videos and DVDs ,a big selection of books and magazines .
A large selection of tourist information pamphlets ,maps and information about walks in the area and the Lakes
WIFI is available at Ashley cottage
Full Gas central heating throughout.
3/4 acre of lawn and garden with a covered patio and BBQ area. The garden is ideal for adults and children to enjoy outdoor games and the swings and slides are a hit with the children.
Parking place for up to 7 cars.
The area has every kind of outdoor pursuites from fell walking, pony trekking, golf, fishing and cycling.
Rookin House farm Troutbeck Nr Penrith 18 miles 017684 83561
Bike treks,adult quads,Midi Quadfs,Go cart rally cross,Paint Balling,Archery,horse Riding,and Clay Pigeon Shooting.
Holmescale Near Kendal
Pony trekking.Quad biking,Paint Balling,Archery,Offroading 4x4
Orton Choclate Factory is a must!!
Pubs and Restaurants
Ravenstonedale 1.5 miles
The Black Swan 01539 6 23204
The Fat Lamb 015396 23242
The Kings head
The Black Bull
The Kings Arms
The Mango Tree ,Indian Restaurant highly reccomended also take away017683 74959
Chinese restaurant and take away
Fish and chips takaway
Fish and Chips restaurant and take away highly reccommended
Kirkby Stephen 5 miles Co Op,Spar,Butcher,fruit and Vegetables ,Antique shops etc
Ravenstonedale and Newbiggin on Lune villages ,small farm shops
Kendal 18 miles Morrison ,Asda,Marks &Spencer and Booths.You can order your shopping from Asda in Kendal and they will deliver it to the cottage
Kirkby Stephen - mondays
Kendal Wednesday and Saturday
Penrith Saturdays at junction 40 M6
Kendal-The Brewary Arts Centre,01539 729511
Penrith 01768 862400
Kendal Leisure centre 01539 729511
Penrith 01768 863450
Appleby 01768 351212
Mike Mountain Bike Skills Newbiggin on Lune 015396 23520
Bessy Beck Newbiggin on Lune Tel 015396 23303
You can hire fishing rods and buy fish from the farm shop.
Walking ,great walks in the Howgills and the surrounding area
Pubs and restaurants
The Black Swan and The Fat Lamb in Ravenstonedale village 1.5 miles
Kirkby stephen 5.5 miles pubs and restaurants
Fantastic weekend.cottage and location brilliant
Kids loved the house and the outdoors and didnt want to leave.the adults didnt have a bad time either.
Hope to be back in the future
We stayed here for 3 nights. It has everything you need. Good location, plenty of space, has all the facilities you need, and very well maintained.
The garden is massive and great for the children and dog to play and run around.
We had a fantastic time, would definitely recommend.
What can I say other than fantastic, what a place, what beautiful surroundings and what friendly owners. I booked this as a surprise 40th Birthday for my husband, with 4 other close friends families coming too. The children aged from 3 - 12 and there was lots for them to do with the play park, huge garden area, DVDs etc. We also took some rounders kit and paddling pools. They were all safe to play around and we didn't have to worry about them wandering off so we could all relax with good food, drinks and music. The outside BBQ area was wonderful and we spent very little time indoors (which was also very well equipped). The laundry room was fab with washer and big American dryer, also plenty of line space for outdoor drying. Iain and Nazig were fab hosts who were present if you needed anything but not imposing.
We have all said it was the perfect getaway and would like to make it an annual treat!!!
A definite recommend.
Lovely, spacious well-maintained property with plenty of 'home comforts' and cosy throughout. Everything we needed was there- dishwasher, kettle, extensive kitchen equipment, BBQ, TV, DVD (and VHS!) player, Sky box, books, DVD's, toy box, etc... The garden was fantastic - big grassy area which both the children and dog thoroughly enjoyed - with spectacular views. Owner gave fantastic customer service, would thoroughly recommend.
The Indian Family Holiday
Perfect place -for the experience and feeling -@Home when Away from Home
Rented both cottages for the weekend and could not be happier. Very good layout with plenty of equipment for groups of friends or families, I went with friends mountain biking but it's perfect for kids really with games, fancy dress, videos and very large garden. Loads of room for parking just couldn't fault it really and having compared it to similar places online it's also very good value owned by a lovely couple who are a delight to deal with.
We booked the cottages to celebrate my wife's birthday with close family and friends. Everything about the weekend was great, from the initial contact with the owners to our reluctant departure on the Sunday.
The cottages are clean, well equipped with great grounds for children (of all ages, even very big ones!) to play in. The location is wonderful with good, easy walks to do with children in stunning countyside. Access is great from the motorway, the peace and quiet of the location was just perfect.
The owners are very helpful indeed - we're already looking for an excuse to make a return visit soon!
There are a number of activities available to you in the area and we have listed a few for you below;
Fishing at Bessy Beck Trout farm in village
Ravenstonedale 9 hole golf course 1.5 miles
Appleby 18 hole golf course 16 miles
Horse riding at Kendal 18 miles
Walking and exploring the Howgill Fells
Swimming at Shap, Appleby, Penrith and Kendal leisure centre.
Other Activities: Great walks in the Howgillsand the surrounding area.We have maps and books to give you an idea of different walks in the area.
Golf: Ravenstonedale 1.5 miles - nine holes
Appleby Golf Course 14 miles -18 holes
Kendal golf course 18 miles -18 holes also a driving range
Penrith Driving range.