Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
Ravenstonedale
Ravenstonedale is an unspoiled picturesque village lying at the foot of the Howgills in Cumbria. Nearby is the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune. These villages together with the farms and homes scattered around them form the parish of Ravenstonedale. The parish of Ravenstonedale consists of four angles - Town, Newbiggin, Fell End and Bowderdale. Ravenstonedale is located between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. It is a good location for exploring both regions. It's also a brilliant place to live and work.
Where to Stay (B&B)
Westview
Westview Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaOffers a very high standard of accommodation in the heart of Ravenstonedale. Westview lies at the foot of the Howgill fells and is within easy walking distance of all village amenities including the village pubs.
Tranna Hill
Tranna Hill Newbiggin-on-LuneEnjoys an enviable rural location on the fringe of the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune in Cumbria. We are literally at the foot of the Howgill fells. Many of our guests enjoy an overnight stay while on the popular coast-to-coast walk.
Brownber Hall Country House
Brownber Hall Country HouseBrownber Hall Country House offers 10 en-suite bedrooms, all high standard accommodation. There is a lift and other disabled facilities. A secluded location with ample parking in Newbiggin-on-Lune near Ravenstonedale.
Lytheside Cottage
Lytheside Cottage Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaSleeps 3. Lytheside Cottage is normally run on a bed and breakfast basis but is also available for weekend breaks or longer on a self catering basis.
Stouphill Gate
Stouphill Gate Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaOnce again voted by readers of ''The Hidden Guide to the Lake district & Cumbria''  as the best Bed & Breakfast in the area. Quote from guest book: "Seek out this special farmhouse and stay a while to savour the magical landscape."
Where to Stay (Hotels)
Black Swan Hotel
Black Swan Hotel Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaA traditional lakeland hotel with a homely atmosphere offering a restaurant with a high standard of cuisine and bars serving traditional ales and a fine selection of wines. Centrally located in the village of Ravenstonedale.
King's Head
Kings Head Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaA traditional Cumbrian pub, newly refurbished, offering accommodation, restaurant and bar food, real ales and a warm welcome. Centrally located in the village of Ravenstonedale.
Fat Lamb Country Inn
Fat Lamb Inn Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaTraditional 17th century inn, 2 miles from Ravenstonedale. Offers friendly, relaxed and informal escape from pressures of modern life. Magnificent views in all directions, our own eleven acre private nature reserve immediately to the rear.
The Head at Middleton
Middleton Head, Middleton in Lonsdale, Cumbria15 miles from Ravenstonedale. There are 2 serviced ensuite hotel rooms in the rear garden (two family and one double). A full cooked english breakfast is offered. There is a restaurant onsite for evening meals
Where to Stay (Self Catering)
Oaklea
Oaklea self catering accommodation Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaRecently built, Oaklea has double and twin bedrooms and is equipped with modern appliances and comforts. Offers first class self-contained accommodation in the heart of Ravenstonedale with ample off road parking.
Moss Cottages
Moss Cottages Newbiggin-on-LuneSituated near Newbiggin-on-Lune, our 3 cottages nestle at the foot of the Howgill Fells close to the source of the River Lune. They have been tastefully converted from a stone barn attached to our 17th century farm house.
Tarn Outdoor Centre
Tarn Outdoor Centre, Fell End, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, CumbriaGroup accommodation for up to 24 people. Groups with higher numbers can be catered for by camping in the grounds of the Centre. A unique and superb barn conversion in a traditional Cumbrian hill farm setting.
Green Barn Cottages
Green Barn Cottages Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaNew barn conversion comprising 3 individual luxury cottages. Furnished to exceptional standards with all modern comforts and appliances. Situated at the foot of the Howgill fells. Ideal for walkers.
Snowdrop Cottage
Snowdrop Cottage Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaSnowdrop Cottage enjoys a tranquil setting with views on all sides of beautiful rolling Cumbrian countryside including nearby Wild Boar Fell and the Howgills.
Lytheside Cottage
Lytheside Cottage Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaSleeps 3. Lytheside Cottage is normally run on a bed and breakfast basis but is also available for weekend breaks or longer on a self catering basis.
The Barn
The Barn Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaA well-equipped bungalow situated in the village of Ravenstonedale offering self-catering accommodation. Lies at the foot of the Howgills and within easy walking distance of all village amenities. Ample off-road parking.
Stouphill Gate
Stoup Hill Gate Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaOnce again voted by readers of ''The Hidden Guide to the Lake district & Cumbria''  as the best Bed & Breakfast in the area. Quote from guest book: "Seek out this special farmhouse and stay a while to savour the magical landscape."
Sandbed Cottage
Sandbed Cottage Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaNestling at the foot of Harter Fell, 3 miles from the village of Ravenstonedale, Sandbed Cottage sleeps 4 in double and twin rooms. Sandbed Cottage is in a perfect position for exploring both Lakes and Dales.
Stonetrail Cottages
Stone Trail Holidays Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen Cumbria3 luxury converted stone barns sleeping up to18. Weekend, mid week and week long breaks available. Horse riding, mountain bike hire and horse holiday livery available on on site.
Blandswath Cottage
Blandswath Cottage Kirkby Stephen Cumbria5 miles from Ravenstonedale, near Kirkby Stephen, on the banks of the River Eden. 4 bedrooms. Situated on 100 acres of the owner’s land, around which visitors are free to roam.
Sycamore Tree Farm
Sycamore Tree Farm MallerstangEnjoys an isolated location in Mallerstang in the upper Eden Valley 8 miles from Ravenstonedale. Sleeps 4-6. Adjacent to the Settle-Carlisle railway running through Mallerstang.
A Corner of Eden
A Corner of EdenA gorgeous Georgian Farmhouse sleeping 8, a stylish and sumptuous holiday home from which to explore the peaceful landscape, is the perfect retreat all year round. Champagne hamper included.
Angel Barn
Angel Barn, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby StephenA rustic Barn converted with eco style. It’s simply stunning. Sleeping 6 in 3 kingsize en-suites, large kitchen diner and lounge with woodburner. Champagne hamper included.
High Sprintgill Cottages
High Sprintgill Cottages, Fell End, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, CumbriaTwo idyllic self-catering cottages near the Eden Valley. High Sprintgill Cottage sleeps 6. Sally End Cottage sleeps 4. Secluded positions offer opportunities for peaceful and relaxing holiday breaks
Cranesbill Barn
Cranesbill Barn, Newbiggin-on-Lune, Kirkby Stephen, CumbriaComfortable, charming and tasteful holiday accommodation. Sleeps 5 plus an infant in a travel cot. Refurbished 19th century barn with rustic features retained. Situated in Newbiggin-on-Lune.
Luneside Cottages
Luneside Cottages, Newbiggin-on-Lune, Kirkby Stephen, CumbriaWarm, welcoming self-catering accommodation in three traditional adjoining stone cottages. Nestles beneath the unspoilt Howgills in the peaceful, ancient village of Newbiggin-on-Lune.
Waitby School
Waitby School, Waitby, Kirkby Stephen, CumbriaAn historic and luxurious holiday cottage set amid some of England's most stunning countryside, Waitby School - which is rated as five-star by visit Britain - is the perfect getaway for all seasons.
High Lane Farm Holiday Cottages
High Lane Farm Self Catering Holiday Cottages, Newbiggin-on-LuneThree self catering cottages set on a family run working farm at Newbiggin-on-Lune. All are new conversions of an early mid 19th Century grade II listed barn providing a high standard of accommodation.
Beckside Cottage
Beckside Cottage OrtonSituated in the heart of Orton village it is just a short walk from Beckside to the village pub, The George. The Chocolate Factory, with tea room, is also nearby. Sleeps 6.
The Fold
The Fold Crosby GarrettA recent barn conversion in the picturesque village of Crosby Garrett, near Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. An open lounge with a wood burning stove ensures a warm and cosy environment. Sleeps 2.
Artlegarth Country Lodges
Artlegarth Country Lodges, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria3 luxury log cabins each sleeping 4 adults and 2 children. Situated in an exceptional and breathtaking location amid stunning scenery. All lodges are spacious and very well furnished.
Sykes Holiday Cottages
Sykes Holiday CottagesA selection of self-catering properties in and around Ravenstonedale sleeping between two and five people. Perfect for an active or relaxing break in the Lakes.
Oak Cottage
Oak Cottage RavenstonedaleSelf catering accommodation in two adjacent traditional Westmorland village cottages. Each cottage offers all the ambience and character expected from properties of a bygone era.
Where to Stay (Caravan)
Bowber Head
Bowber Head Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen CumbriaSituated a mile from Ravenstonedale and surrounded by fells, Bowber Head offers a range of accommodation including caravan and camping, bed and breakfast and self-catering.
Where to Stay (Horse Holiday Livery)
Eden Valley Horse Holidays
Eden Valley Trail Riding centreThe Eden Valley Trail Riding Centre at Ravenstonedale offers grazing and stabling for horses on holiday. Route maps, guiding services and horse hire available.




Whats on: February 2014
Date Time Event Venue
05 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
05 7.30 Lune Ladies NOL Hall
06 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
06 6.30 Youth Club (Year 5 onwards) NOL Chapel
06 7.30 Ravenstonedale Parish Council meeting High Chapel
06 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
07 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
07 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
10 12.30 Lunch Club Lune Spring
12 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
13 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
13 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
15 7.00 Cobwebs Orchestra St Oswald's
15 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
15 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
19 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
19 7.30 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group - Navvys in Mallerstang High Chapel
20 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
20 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
21 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
21 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
22 7.30 Tatie Pie Supper & Dominoes NOL Hall
25 12.30 Pensioners Lunch Kings Head
26 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
26 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
26 6.30 Youth Club (Year 5 onwards) NOL Chapel
27 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
28 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
28 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
March 2014
Date Time Event Venue
04 12.30 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch Flass
05 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
05 7.30 Lune Ladies NOLHall
06 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
06 6.30 Youth Club (Year 5 onwards) NOL Chapel
06 7.30 Ravenstonedale Parish Council meeting High Chapel
06 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
10 12.30 Lunch Club. Lune Spring
10 7.00 Celebration the new Church Heating System - all welcome St Oswaldds
12 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
13 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
14 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
14 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
19 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
19 7.30 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group - 17c Women in Upper Eden High Chapel
20 6.30 Youth Club (Year 5 onwards) NOL Chapel
20 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
20 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club NOL Hall
21 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
21 7.30 Carpet Bowls NOL Hall
25 12.30 Pensioners Lunch Kings Head
26 10.30 Open House. Village Coffee Morning. Free. Low Chapel
27 2-4 Ravenstonedale Parish History Group High Chapel
27 7.45 Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club High Chapel
27 7.30 Lune Spring Players - A Tomb with a View NOL Hall
28 7.30 Lune Spring Players - A Tomb with a View NOL Hall
28 9.30 Newbiggin-on-Lune Playgroup NOL Chapel
29 7.30 Lune Spring Players - A Tomb with a View NOL Hall

Cumbria Trading Standards
Top 10 Christmas Shopping Tips
By law shops do not have to give you a refund if you change your mind or if a gift is unwanted but the law does protect you if the goods you purchased were faulty or not as described.  If we all know our rights we can make better decisions and avoid some of the pitfalls of Christmas shopping.  Using feedback from shoppers, Trading Standards has put together a list of 10 top tips to help people have a merrier Christmas.
Unwanted presents
Shops don’t have to take things back unless there’s something wrong with them, but often help out of goodwill.
Check the seller's return policy and ask if they do gift receipts.
Receipts
Proof of purchase is very important if you do need to return anything. Put receipts in a safe place as soon as you start shopping.
Know who you are buying from
Only buy from shops and traders you know.  Be wary of traders using a PO Box as their contact address.  Make sure you know the trader's full address, especially if the company is based outside the UK.  Be very careful with “Christmas shops” and one-day sales that appear overnight.  They often disappear just as quickly with no one left to complain to if things go wrong.
Credit
Think about paying by credit card for goods over £100.
You may get extra protection if things go wrong, but make sure you know the full cost and can afford the repayments.
Debt
Try not to spend money on presents that you really cannot afford.  If money problems arise don’t let them pile up but seek advice as soon as possible.  Try to avoid high cost loans such as Pay Day Lenders.  You can contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau to get free impartial advice or ring the National Debt Line on 0808 808 4000.
Delivery
If you’re ordering presents, get written confirmation they’ll be delivered in time.  If you don’t, you might get an estimated delivery date only and have to accept goods after Christmas.
Buying from home and online
You have the right to change your mind with most things bought online or by mail order.  If you’re buying over the internet, you also get protection against fraud if you pay by credit or debit card.  When shopping online, only use secure sites (padlock symbol) and never send credit card or bank details by email.
Fakes
Watch out for cheap fakes as they’re likely to be poor quality and could be unsafe.  Common ones at Christmas are designer clothes, watches and perfume.
Don't buy unlabelled toys or electrical equipment - make sure that these bear the CE mark, meaning that they conform to safety standards.

Following these simple shopping tips should help take some of the stress out of shopping at Christmas.

For more advice contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 08454 04 05 06 or visit www.adviceguide.org.uk

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