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High quality self catering accommodation

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday cottage in Kirkby Stephen - Ashley Bank

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.5.5miles 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.

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

The Kings head

Kirkby stephen

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

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

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Iain & Nazig Hickman
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Arabic
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

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

many thanks
Mar 2011
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based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

High quality self catering accommodation
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Stunning Cottage, gorgeous location!

  • 5 of 5

Booked the cottage for my 30th with a group of friends. Had such a lovely weekend, spent most of the weekend enjoying the beautiful gardens and stunning views!

Had everything we needed, beds were extremely comfortable and Nazig and Iain were friendly and accomodating.

Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Beautiful cottage - great for big groups

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Surprise 40th Birthday with friends

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Lovely relaxed stay in idyllic setting.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Ashley Bank,and had a relaxing time.the weather was great and the little ones enjoyed playing in the garden , we hope you will come and stay at Ashley Bank in the future.thank you for your kind words ,most appreciated Nazig and Iain
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Place to be Rewind-Recharge-Relive@AshleyBank

  • 5 of 5

The Indian Family Holiday

Perfect place -for the experience and feeling -@Home when Away from Home

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Lovely cottages in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Kirkby Stephen, Oxenholme
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Junction 38 on the M6
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Ravenstonedale ,3 pubs food highly reccommended
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kirkby Stephen, Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

For more information, please contact the owners.

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.
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 10/11am

Rental rates include electricity, central heating and bed linen, hand towels in bathrooms. We do not provide bath towels.

Due to the close proximity of sheep farms in the area we are unable to accommodate pets.
The cottage is non smokingbut there are seats and ash bins outside under cove
We require a surety deposit of £100 refundable if there is no damage to contents or property.This is paid with the final balance. and will be refunded if everything is left in order few days after departure.

A deposit is paid with confirmation of your booking and the balance plus surety deposit to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival
A deposit of £200 for a short weekend
£300 for a long weekend
Christmas and New Year £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom -
  • 4 ensuite and 1 family bathroom Bath Mats and hand towels provided. We do not provide bath towels.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Family
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Family
  • Bedrooms are spacious warm and cozy .comfortable beds with hand made quilt covers.We provide all the bed linen and hand towels in the bathrooms. extra blankets and duvet covers are provided .we do provide bed linen for the cots but if you prefer you can bring your own .Lovely views of the garden and The Howgills. There is a double sofa bed in Beechtree cottage for additional guests Fully central heated ,thermostats on all radiators.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ashley Cottage is fully furnished and equipped to a high standard with great emphasis on comfort and warmth. The kitchen is very well equipped ;6 burner gas cooker and large oven,dishwasher,microwave oven ,fridge/freezer,plenty of large pots and pans ;crocker and cutlery to cater for large groups. The dinning room table seats 14/16 we provide table cloths for use on special occasions The sitting room is large ;a cast iron gas stove; Sky TV,DVD,Video and music centre. we also provide wireless connection and we have a large selection of books and magazines. and videos.. The cottage is warm and cosy,full gas central heating through out the building. The bedrooms are spacious,with lovely hand made quilt covers on the beds. lovely views of the garden and The Howgills 3/4 acre of lawn and garden with a covered patio and BBQ area , childrens play area ,its great for adults and children to enjoy outdoor games or just enjoy the tranquil surrounding. parking space for upto 7 cars

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