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Idyllic house and grounds with lake and sauna for relaxation and playfulness.

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large house with own lake, river and woodland sauna

Ravenbridge is an exquisite place of beauty and tranquillity. We invite you to come and stay; make the house and grounds your home for a week or two of blissful holiday, retreat, family reunion, conference or activity break.

This 17th century house is fully modernised whilst keeping its traditional character. There are awe inspiring views from every window. It is set in 21 acres of orchard, woodlands and fields with its own lake, woodland sauna and two rivers running through the site for you to enjoy. This is a rich playground for wild life, children and adults. Wild swimming, boating, camp fires along with pool and table tennis are among favourite activities at Ravenbridge. Set in the Eden Valley, 13 miles east of Penrith there are plentiful places of local interest to visit along with great local pubs for food and drink. There are gentle local walks along the River Raven and into the fells. The Lake District is 30 minutes drive from the house.

Ravenbridge is an evolving ecological journey. The site was an old corn mill harnessing power from the river Raven. Currently powered by solar, bio mass and photo voltaic Ravenbridge prides itself with a low carbon footprint. There is an abundance of local produce at the village store and eggs from our own chickens. Ravenbridge is an evolving ecological journey and sustaining bio diversity and the conservation of flora and fauna are central to Ravenbridge including conservation of red squirrels.

On site activities include; woodland sauna, lake, pool table, table tennis, trampoline and babmington.

The House - sleeps 10 plus one or two in the gypsy caravan

The house has ambience and character to inspire you with views from all rooms, exposed beams and wood burning stoves. It has a rustic feel whilst having all the usual facilities and appliances.

5 bedrooms, 2 double, 3 twins.

Gypsy caravan – sleeps one or two, depending on size!

4 bathrooms.

Large sitting room with sofa, armchairs and wood burning stove.

Kitchen with large table for shared dining and family meals.

Double oven, five induction rings, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, 2 fridges, freezer.

Woodland sauna.

Separate games room for pool table and table tennis with babmington net and trampoline outside.

TV, DVD player and clavinova.

Limited Wi-Fi, fine for emails and web search but not for streaming movies. Additional Wi-Fi can be purchased by arrangement.

More Details

Sarah Ravenbridge
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Sarah Ravenbridge

We fell in love with Ravenbridge as have many others. For more than 10 years we have rented out the property and grounds as well as lived in it ourselves. It is our own home but we like to share it. Many happy holidays and events have happened at Ravenbridge over the last 10 years from family reunions, chamber music courses, yurt making and yoga retreats. You won't see much of us when you stay unless you need something but you will find us in a nearby field living in our yurt.

Sarah Ravenbridge purchased this house in 2006

Why Sarah Ravenbridge chose Penrith

Ravenbridge has everything for those who are inspired by beauty and nature but also like home comforts and a convenient kitchen. Ravenbridge is a place to be playful, have fun and enjoy the company of good friends or find solitude. We have our own hills and rivers and the Lake District national park is within easy reach.

What makes this house unique

A modernised house with traditional features and interesting views from all windows.

21 acres of woodland, pasture and gardens.

Woodland sauna and lake swimming.

Enough to do at Ravenbridge without leaving the site.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Penrith in Kirkoswald

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • One or two additional guests may sleep in the gypsy caravan, please ask for details.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


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Idyllic house and grounds with lake and sauna for relaxation and playfulness.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Excellent Ravenbridge

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 9 (4 adults and 5 children) and there was plenty of room for all. Inside the house the children were amused by the large number of toys and the 2 electric pianos. The adults enjoyed the very comfortable kitchen and living room. Outside, the chickens, boating lake, frog pond, trampoline, gypsy caravan, campfire etc provided endless fun for all. And if that was not enough (!) there was a well equipped games room. Our land lord and lady were very kind and helpful. The countryside around is very beautiful and we enjoyed a great walk from the house to the pub in Kirkoswald. The chickens were happy to give us many free and delicious eggs.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Ravenbridge Mill and entered the holiday spirit of embracing playfulness, exploring the outdoors along with the comfort of Ravenbridge Mill. Do come again and tell your friends about us.
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Delightful and relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Ravenbridge Mill. The house is spacious and works well, but with character. There is nothing extra you could want for, something to keep people entertained all day, you could spend all week there and not need to go anywhere else. It is the owners home and they really do want to share their home, garden and grounds with you.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The most magical retreat in an amazing house

  • 5 of 5

This haven surpassed all expectations!

The hospitality and generosity of the hosts to think of so much made this holiday so outstanding and special in so many ways for everyone from very young to us oldies.

The house and garden is beautiful and has everything ..lots if space, activities, like glass painting, a games room, beautiful lake and boats with fabulous sauna all organised with safety in mind. As a family it was the most amazing holiday in the most beautiful setting.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic place in a great location lots to do inside and outside

  • 5 of 5

After struggling to find a place in the area that would take 6 adults and 6 children we found Ravenbridge Mill and I'm so glad we did. Set in beautiful woodland with wildlife and fresh produce aplenty. The games room and lake provided hours of on site entertainment and we didn't feel the need to leave for the first 3 days and only then to stock up on supplies in nearby Lazonby. Sarah and Ken were on hand to help out as and when we needed them too and nothing was too much effort or too much trouble.We really felt they just wanted us to have a good time and that's what we most certainly did. Every effort has been made to make it a great place to stay from the delicious home made victoria sponge down to the endless books, DVDs, games and craft supplies. All six children loved the trampoline and treated the chickens as their own pets, following them around and collecting eggs. This was the perfect place for a very special holiday and we can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Penrith, Carlisle, Lazonby and Kirkoswald
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
M6 junction 40
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Kirkoswald or Melmerby
Car: necessary

There are pubs, local shops and walks from Ravenbridge and the Lake District national park is 30 minutes drive from the house. Perhaps one of the best features of Ravenbridge is that there is plenty to do on site.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Penrith, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Extra guests over 11 guests are at the discretion of the owner and may be charged at £15.00 per night.
We do not charge a deposit but breakages may be chargeable to the guests.
5 gigabytes of wifi is free then it is £7.00 per gigabyte, sorry that because we're rural and get internet by satellite.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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