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The Carthouse

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The Carthouse is one of 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. Set across three floors, sleeping six guests. The main living space is on the ground floor, a striking feature is an original stone fireplace with log burner, also on the ground floor is a spacious kitchen and dining area with doors out to a beautiful courtyard garden which borders the Artlegarth beck.

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 so much to explore, walking and cycling from the door and lots more 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 Carthouse, 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 Carthouse is an accesssible property, it has a ground floor wet room with wheelchair access and a ground floor bedroom can also be set up on request. It can be booked for 6 guests or together with The Haystore or The Byre for 10 guests and for groups of up to 14 guests you can book all three properties.


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The Haystore & The Byre

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 living space is set across the ground floor, a lovely, homely space with a magnificent original stone fireplace with log burner, this is the perfect space for gathering everyone together with comfy sofas and a SMART TV it has everything you need for relaxed evenings by the fire.

Cooking & Dining

The open plan kitchen and dining area has doors opening onto a pretty courtyard garden, on warm days you can enjoy brining the outside in, Artlegarth beck runs across the bottom of the garden, enjoy the relaxing trickle of the running water

Dales Bedroom

Set on the first floor this room like all the bedrooms can be set as a twin room or super king, furnished with warm colour tones echoing nature, cleverly bring the outside in, relaxation is central to Carly’s interior scheme throughout the barn.

Lakes Bedroom

Set on the first floor with a vaulted ceiling and exposed stonework this is a strikingly beautiful room, feel wrapped in nature, rest and restore.

House Bathroom

Located on the first floor, with a whirlpool bath with shower over, W.C and basin.

Wild Boar View Bedroom

Set on the second floor with spectacular views out to Wild Boar Fell a spacious room with super king bed or twins can be arranged. This is a lovely room with the same restful colour pallete that flows through the rest of the house it is quiet retreat, perfect for when you to rest and relax at the end of a busy day spent exploring.

Garden & Grounds

The pretty garden is spacious and fully enclosed, it has comfortable furniture for when you want to relax or enjoy al fresco dining, beyond the garden there are extensive grounds to explore – lookout for the red squirrels on the feeding frame, they are a wonderful sight!


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:-

The Balck Swan multi award winning pub one of the top 50 gastro pubs in the UK –  5 minute drive or 20                minute walk in the village

  • 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

Accessible wet room shower with grab rails



First floor

Super King Bed


First floor

Twin Beds

Whirlpool bath with shower over



Second  Floor

Super King Bed


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