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High Quality Self Catering Accommodation



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Cottage in Kirkby Stephen, Kendal, South East Cumbria, England - The Ideal Country Location For Family And Friends Get Together

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. 5.5 miles from Junction 38 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. Ashley Cottage is spacious 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.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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1 holidaymaker review


A well equipped spacious cottage near the lakes

  • 4 of 5

We visited Ashley Bank as a family of 12 and found there was lots of space internally and externally at the cottage. The cottage has everything you need with a well equipped kitchen and a superb BBQ and outside seating area. The bedrooms are spacious and the layout of the cottage has a good balance of communal space and individual privacy as required.

We didn't venture far from the cottage during our 3 day stay apart from a trip for Sunday lunch to Ravonsdale (1.5miles) and to the local shops in Kirkby Stephen to replenish supplies.

We would definitely return and would recommend Ashley Bank for anyone wanting to bring family and friends together for a short break.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 90 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ravenstonedale 1.5 miles at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Ravenstonedale hole Appleby 18 hole at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : kirkby Stephen/Oxenholme at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 Junction 38 ,5 miles off the A685 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : ravestonedale at 1.5 Miles


Manchester airport about 90 miles it take 1.5 hours down the M6.

A car is essential as we are 5 miles from the nearest town Kirkby stephen and 1.5 miles to the nearest pub .


The nearest town for shopping and restaurant is Kirkby Stephen 5 miles

Kendal is a large town 16 miles ,big supermarkets Morrison and Asda.Asda will deliver to the cottage.The lakes are 20 miles ,it takes around 30 minutes.

Open countryside ideal for waliking ,The Howgills are beautiful you do not need to drive to start your walk.

Fish farm Bessy Beck for fishing you can hire rods etc.10 minutes walk to the village.

Further Details:

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

Outdoor activities

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

Kirkby stephen

The old Forge

The Kings Arms

The Mango Tree ,Indian Restaurant highly reccomended 017683 74959

Fish and chips takaway


The grey hound about 15 minutes highly reccomended

Local Facilities

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

Market days

Kirkby Stephen - mondays

Kendal Wednesday and Saturday

Penrith Saturdays at junction 40 M6


Kendal-The Brewary Arts Centre,01539 729511

Penrith 01768 862400

Swimming pools

Kendal Leisure centre 01539 729511

Penrith 01768 863450

Appleby 01768 351212

Bicycle hire

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


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Deposit. A deposit of 25% is required. The balance is due 6 weeks prior to the start of the holiday.
We also require a surety deposit of £100 refundable if there is no damage to contents or property
Bookings made within 8 weeks prior to your arrival require immediate and full payment of the holiday cost.
Arrival & Departure. The cottage will be ready anytime after 3pm on the day of arrival. For short breaks an earlier time might be possible.

Changeover Day:
Guests are required to vacate the property by 11am and the cottage is ready for letting after 3pm.
weekends friday/sunday arrival time anytime after 3pm and departure on sunday 2/3 pm if no guests are arriving on that day as we need to get the c

Notes on prices:
Weekends friday /sunday two nights from £680/750
3 nights friday/monday £850/950
Midweek breaks Monday/Friday 4 nights from £1150/£1200
Easter 2014 1 week £1950
Christmas £2550
New year £2850
High season middle of July /end of August £1850 for 1 week.
January,february march £1550
May ,June September £1550
Midterm february,June and October £1650

deposit of 25% with confirmation of booking and the balance plus surety deposit 6 weeks in advance if last minute booking ,the total balance plus surety deposit to be paid with confirmation of booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Double bedroom Bath/shower over Double bedroom ensuite shower,wc Family bedroom 1 ensuite bathroom,shower ,wc. Family bedroom 2 bathroom with bath/shower over wc. Twin bedrooms share a bathroom. shower,wc.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedroom. 2 twin bedrooms. 2 family bedrooms (3 single beds in each bedroom). The bedrooms are spacious, with lovely hand made quilt covers on the beds.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage is warm and cosy,and very spacious ,three bedrooms upstairs and two bathrooms ,2 family bedrooms on the ground floor ensuite bathrooms .full gas central heating through out the building.Beechtree 1 double bedroom ensuite bathroom 3/4 acre of lawn and garden ideal for adults and children to enjoy outdoor activities also swings and slide. Covered patio with tables and seats for 14 .BBq ,you need to bring charcoal. Parking for upto 7 cars. Outside: 3/4 acre of lawn and garden and an orchard.with a covered patio and BBQ area,you need to bring charcoal with you,a large table seats for 14. ideal for outdoor activities ,we have cricket bats and rackets,and footballs. safe for the children to play also swings and a slide and sand pit. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer, cloths rack for wet coats and a rack for boots ,ironing board and iron ,hoover,hairdryers ,cleaning materials. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens and hand towels provided in bathroom but you need to bring bath towels with you.we have linen in the cupboard if you wish to change the bed linen. Vaccum cleaner is available The cottage is cleaned after the groups departure. Other: The dining room table seats 14/16 we provide table cloths for use for special occasions.close to the kitchen , 2 high chairs available for the children.

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