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The Byre

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The Byre is one of three very special holiday homes at The Green in Ravenstonedale, set in an idyllic location at the foot of the fabulous Howgill Fells in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Set across two floors, with an upside down layout. The two bedrooms sleeping four guests are located on the ground floor both with en-suites featuring whirlpool baths, the living space is on the first floor and makes the most of the views out across the fields beyond.

The double height vaulted living space is flooded with light from the French doors leading to the balcony, the perfect spot for taking in the wonderful views all around, stone steps lead down to a pretty courtyard with garden furniture making this the perfect spot for dining al fresco or relaxing with a good book surrounded by nature.

Owners Richard and Carly have used their combined skills to create an outstanding experience for guests, the stylish interiors creatively brought together by Carly reflect their love of the outdoors while combining the practicalities of modern living. Respecting and preserving the environment through ethical practices is at the heart of everything at The Green, the result is a wonderful, sustainable, welcoming escape for guests to enjoy in the very heart of nature. Red squirrels are your neighbours, watch them on the feeding frame in the grounds, what a sight!

On chilly days light up the log burner set in a beautiful slate fireplace, snuggle up on the sofa and switch on the SMART TV to enjoy your favourite movies, for more adventurous days there is much to explore with walking and cycling from the door and lots to do and see in this idyllic location. Everything you could wish for a beautiful escape in the very heart of the countryside is right here at The Byre, it will be very hard to steal yourself away.

Enjoy a scenic walk through stunning countryside into the pretty village of Ravenstonedale and discover The Balck Swan multi award winning pub one of the top 50 gastro pubs in the UK –  5 minute drive or 20 minute walk.

The Byre can be booked for 4 guests or together with the other properties on site at The Green. The Byre can be booked together with The Haystore to sleep 8 guests in total, these properties can connect internally, and for groups of up to 14 guests you can also book the Carthouse which sleeps an additional 6 guests.

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The Haystore, The Byre & The Carthouse

The Byre, The Haystore, and The Carthouse are three very special holiday homes at The Green, set in an idyllic location at the foot of the fabulous Howgill Fells in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. They can be booked separately, or together.


Living Space

The open plan living space is set on the first floor, it flows seamlessly from the sitting area with views out to the countryside through to the kitchen and dining space, so everyone can be connected whether relaxing taking in the views, watching a movie or cooking up supper. When you want to find a quiet zone the mezzanine offers a welcome space to retreat to, designed with relaxation in mind with comfy seating and cosy throws.

The calm, soft, neutral colour scheme, creates a restful and relaxing vibe and with the comfiest squishy sofa and all of the extra comforts such as a SMART TV, Alexa with Spotify and doors out to the balcony terrace with spectacular views it really is a wonderful place to be.



Cooking & Dining

The kitchen is well laid out with all of the appliances you need for cooking up your favourite feasts, including a dishwasher, fridge freezer, oven and hob, dishwasher and a wide range of crockery and equipment to make the cook’s job easy and enjoyable!

Appleby Bedroom

Located on the ground floor this lovely room has a warm and cosy feel, with country furnishings and neutral decor it also has a handy en-suite with whirlpool bath, the bed can be set as a super king or twin beds.

Ravenstonedale Bedroom

Located on the ground floor this lovely room has a handy en-suite with whirlpool bath, the bed can be set as a super king or twin beds. Soft linens and luxurious furnishings create a serene retreat for a restful night’s sleep.

Balcony & Courtyard Garden

Doors open from the first floor living space onto the balcony which offers extensive views out across the countryside, stone steps lead down to the pebbled courtyard with garden furniture, a beautiful spot to while away an afternoon with a good book or for a scenic sundowner before supper. Fully enclosed.


The area all around Ravenstonedale offers a wide range of opportunities for outdoor activities, we would be very happy to connect you to local guides and activity centres, just a few of the many things on offer:

Towns & Villages

  • Ravenstonedale Village with excellent gastro pub The Balck Swan – 1 mile
  • Kirkby Stephen – 6 miles
  • North Pennines AONB – 10 miles
  • Hawes – 18 miles
  • Muker – 18 miles
  • Kendal – 21 miles
  • Bowness – on Windermere – 30 miles
  • Kirkby Lonsdale – 32 miles
  • York – 82 miles
  • Whitby – 93 miles

Family friendly – lots of attractions nearby:-

  • Lowther Castle – 28 miles
  • Rheged Centre – 22 miles
  • Ullswater Steamers – 37 miles
  • Open air swimming pool – 25 miles


Glorius walks right frm the door, including:-

  • Wild Boar Fell
  • The majestic Howgills
  • Coast to Coast path
  • Pennine moors
  • Lakeland peaks


  • You can buy a day ticket from the local newsagents in Kirkby Stephen, to go trout fishing on the River Eden in either Kirkby Stephen or Appleby or at Bessy Beck Trout Farm, in Newbiggin on Lune
  • Or If you’re interested in Fly fishing, Boatfield Fly Fishing offer guided tours.

Horse Riding

  • Horse-riding in the Howgill fells with Stone Trail Riding Centre as your guide. They even provide hidden picnic lunches on the hillside for you!
  • Park Foot Pony Trekking Ullswater Lake District, offers the beauty of the open fells, giving fabulous views overlooking Lake Ullswater, that will make your experience magical. This is more suited to the novice riders.


  • Riverside Golf Club is a picturesque course in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It enjoys an idyllic setting, nestling under the Howgill fells in the village of Ravenstonedale.
  • Appleby Golf Course is another local golf course situated alongside the A66, which will be better suited to the more experienced players.

Wild swimming:

  • Catagill Scar on the River Eden
  • Stenkrith Bridge, near Kirkby Stephen
  • Hell Gill at Garsdale Head – A very deep and narrow canyon, almost enclosed, with a stream and impressive rock formations. It descends in easy steps, coming to a 1m waterfall and deep plunge pool.

Star Gazing

  • Superb dark skies are one of the things that make the Yorkshire Dales National Park so special. With large areas completely free from local light pollution, it’s a fantastic place to start your stargazing adventure.


Smardale Nature reserve – watch wildlife in its natural habitat

Carlisle to Settle railway

Mountain biking

Guided Walking

Richard, the owner, is a qualified mountain leader. He has a huge passion for walking in the hills and mountains of Britain and has walked several thousand miles on foot in every UK National Park. He knows the upland areas of Northern England like the back of his hand and enjoys nothing more than taking guests out on guided hillwalking days and teaching them new outdoor skills, equipment including waterproof clothing and maps can be provided. Please contact us for details.

Local walking

  • Wild Boar Fell
  • The majestic Howgills
  • Coast to Coast path
  • Pennine moors
  • Lakeland peaks
Good to know
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Contactless self check-in
  • Amazon Alexa with Spotify subscription
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ grill
  • Extensive grounds to explore
  • Luxury Bed linen & Towels
  • Underfloor heating
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Smart  T.V.
  • Highchair on request
  • Log burners including logs
  • Supermarket – Kirkby Stephen
  • Walking and cycling from the door
  • The owners live at the same location
  • Two well behaved dogs are welcome, no bigger than a medium labrador
  • Enclosed garden/terrace
  • Lots of walks and dog friendly pubs nearby
  • Hose, shampoo and towel for washing down muddy paws
  • Plastic dog bed
  • Doggy treats
  • Dog basket
  • Dogs are not allowed in bedrooms or on beds
  • Dogs are not allowed on the furniture
  • Muddy/wet dogs must be cleaned off before entering the cottage, there is a hosepipe set up for this with shampoo and towels
  • Dogs must not be left alone in the property unless they are crated
  • Dog toileting must take place away from the cottage and any mess cleaned up
  • There may be a charge if additional cleaning is required


Ground floor

Super king or twin

Whirlpool bath with shower over



Ground Floor

Super king or twin

Whirlpool bath with shower over




Ravenstonedale and the neighbouring village of Newbiggin-on-Lune nestle at the foot of the northern Howgills and are a short distance from Kirkby Stephen.

In Ravenstonedale the Black Swan and Kings Head pubs both have a good reputation, as does the Fat Lamb Inn which is a short distance away. The Scar Art Gallery is well worth a visit in the centre of the village and there is also the quirky Riverside Golf Course which has 18 holes but only 9 greens.

You can go fishing at Bessy Becks Trout Fishery in Newbiggin-on-Lune or visit the Lune Spring Garden Centre and café. For many people, though, the highlight of this area is the walking that it provides. There are beautiful walks around the villages, up on to the Howgills or circular walks taking in Smardale viaduct and the National Nature Reserve. See our section on ‘Exploring’ for more information on the area.


  • Kirby Stephen – 6 miles
  • Ravenstonedale Village with excellent pub The Balck Swan – 1 mile
  • North Pennines AONB – 10 miles
  • Hawes – 18 miles
  • Muker – 18 miles
  • Kendal – 21 miles
  • Bowness – on Windermere – 30 miles
  • Kirby Lonsdale – 32 miles
  • York – 82 miles
  • Whitby – 93 miles

Airports / Railway Station

  • Kirby Stephen railway station – 6 miles
  • Darlington mainline – 47 miles – London Kings Cross 2 hours 30 mins.
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport – 52 miles
  • Carlisle Airport – 50 miles


We love to hear back from our guests to find out their experience with Beautiful Escapes.

September 2023

Absolutely perfect accommodation, beautiful interior and very well presented, provided everything and more, such a beautiful location in a typical small Yorkshire village. Fantastic pubs nearby the Kings Head and the Balck Swan. Would love to visit again and will definitely use Beautiful Escapes again.
Thank you