Cottage / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Ashley Bank cottages is made up of two fantastic cottages (Ashley & Beechtree) which can be rented together. It is peacefully located near the head of the Ravenstonedale Valley in two acres of wooded grounds with magnificent view of the Howgill Fells. Ashley Bank is intended for large parties due to its ability to accommodate up to 16 people.

Ashley cottage (sleeps 12):
1 double bedroom ensuite bathroom
2 twin bedrooms with shared bathroom
2 family bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms; 3 single beds in each room.
All the bed linen and hand towels in the bathrooms are provided. We do not provide bath towels.
Gas central heating
Two cots and two high chairs

Beechtree cottage (sleeps 4):
1 double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Fitted kitchen including gas hob, oven, microwave oven and fridge/freezer
Open plan kitchen/ sitting room/dinning
1 double bed settee in the lounge
Sky TV and Video
Gas central heating
All the bed linen and hand towels in the bathroom are provided. We do not provide bath towels

It is the ideal country location for family and group of friends for a special holiday or celebration Hen parties and girls reunion are most welcome. 5.5 miles from junction38 on the M6 in tranquil surroundings.

The area is bounded by the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Pennines and the Mountains of the Lake District, and possesses a wealth of interesting locations and offers a wide choice of activities within reach of the lakes.

The area has every kind of outdoor pursuit from fell walking, pony trekking, golf and fishing.

Size Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 4 en suites
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: manchester 90mlies, Nearest railway: Oxenholm /Kirkby stephen 16 miles/5 miles
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (10), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The England region

Cumbria is located in the North West of England with Carlisle as its largest settlement. Cumbria is made up of six districts- Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland). Cumbria is famously known for the Lake District and Lake District National Park. This property is located just 50 miles south of Carlisle within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria.


The property is located between Kendal and Penrith in Cumbria. It is 140 miles south of Glasgow and 90 miles north of Manchester.

Kendal is a civil parish and market town located within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, just 50 miles south of Carlisle.

Penrith, also a market town is located within the Eden Valley and situated just north of the River Eamont- just 3 miles outside the boundaries of the Lake District National Park.


Kirkby Stephen (5 miles) – Co-op, Spar, butcher, fruit and vegetables.

Ravenstonedale (1.5 miles) – small village shop.

Kendal (16 miles) – Morrisons, Asda, Marks and Spencer and Booths.

Penrith (18 miles) – Morrisons, Co-op, Sainsburys and Booths.

Asda in Kendal will deliver groceries to the cottage

Market days

Kirkby Stephen – Mondays

Kendal – Wednesdays and Saturdays

Penrith – Saturdays J40 M6

Farmers market in Orton every 2nd Saturday of every month


Kendal – The Brewery Arts Centre, 01539 725133

Penrith – 01768 862400

Swimming Pools

Kendal Leisure Centre – 01539 729511

Penrith – 01768 863450

Appleby – 01768 351212

Bicycle Hire

Newbiggin on Lune – contact Mountain Bike Skills – Mike Stafford – 015396 23520

Ravenstonedale – Stonetrail Mountain Bike Hire – 015396 23444


Great walks in the Howgills and the surrounding area. We have maps and books to give you an idea of different walks in the area.


Ravenstonedale (1.5 miles) - 9 holes

Appleby (14 miles) - 18 holes

Outdoor Activities

Rookin House Farm, Troutbeck near Penrith (18 miles) – 017684 83561

Bike treks, adult Quads, Midi Quads, Mini Quads, Go Kart rally cross, Paint Balling, Archery, Horse Riding and Clay Pigeon Shooting.

Holmscale, Near Kendal – 01539729388

Pony Trekking, Quad Biking, Paint Balling, Archery, Offroading 4x4.


Bessy Beck, Newbiggin on Lune – Tel 01539 23303

You can hire fishing rods and you can buy fresh fish.

Other Activities

Kennedy Chocolate Factory in Orton worth a visit.


Ravenstonedale (1.5 miles)

The Black Swan, very good food. – 01539 23204

The Fat Lamb, good food. – 01539 23242

The Kings Head, good food. – 015396 23050

Shap (15 miles)

The Grey Hound at about 20 minutes highly recommended.

Kirkby Stephen (5.5 miles)

The Old Forge

Mango Tree Indian Restaurant – 01768 374960

Highly recommended, orders can be rung and collected

Century Chinese Takeaway – 017683 72828

Highly recommended, menus available at the cottage

Two fish and chip shops

The Kings Arms Pub

The Black Bull Pub