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The Haystore

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The Haystore 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. 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!

Set across two floors, the bedrooms 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 has a rustic feel with exposed beams and a slate fireplace with log burner. This is a luxurious, relaxing and stylish space to come together, with doors out to the terrace it is perfect for enjoying warmer days and balmy evenings.

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

The location is hard to beat, perfect for exploring with walking and cycling from the door, surrounded by the Yorkshire Dales and with the Lake District just 20 miles to the West it is a very special place to be!

The Haystore is for 4 guests or it can be booked together with The Byre for a total of 8 guests, the properties can connect internally, and for groups of up to 14 guests you can also book the Carthouse which sleeps 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

Set on the first floor, the living space is open plan and features an impressive vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a beautiful slate fireplace. This is a space designed for relaxing, with comfy sofas, SMART TV, wonderful views out across the open countryside.

Escape to the mezzanine with cosy blankets, books, soft lighting and a speaker to play relaxing music for when you want to catch some quiet time with a favourite book.

French doors open onto to a raised terrace, the perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee, spread out the maps and plan the day’s adventures and when you return it is a beautiful setting for an early evening sundowner, what could be better! The Haystore has it all.

Cooking & Dining

The open plan kitchen and dining space is perfect so the cook for the day can join in the chit chat while preparing supper in this well thought out space, including everything you would expect in an exceptional holiday home, fridge freezer, oven, hob, dishwasher and a wide range of crockery and kitchen equipment to satisfy the most discerning of cooks.

The bespoke dining table seats 8 in comfort, making it the perfect place to share stories, plan adventures, play games, enjoy tasty suppers and hearty breakfasts, there is plenty of space for laid back gatherings.

Red Squirrel Bedroom

Located on the ground floor with a super king bed which can also be set a twins, this room has a lovely, earthy colour palette and an exposed stone wall which creates a feeling of clam and quietness. Throw open the doors to the terraced area and let the country air flow in, what a wonderful way to start your day.

There is an en-suite with a whirlpool bath for soothing any aching muscles after a day walking the fells, there is a shower too for when you want to have a quick start to the day and of course, a loo and basin.

Howgill Fell Bedroom

This tranquil room is set as two twin beds, it can also be set as one super king bed, located on the ground floor it has a rich, earthy colour scheme which marries beautifully with the countryside all around the barn. The handy en-suite features a whirlpool bath just the tonic for a relaxing bedtime routine and a restful night’s sleep, there’s a loo and basin too.



From the first floor living space French doors open onto to a pretty raised terrace with garden furniture and beautiful far reaching views, this is a lovely spot for al fresco dining or simply to sit and enjoy nature.


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

  • Kirkby Stephen – 6 miles
  • Ravenstonedale Village with excellent pub The Black Swan – 1 mile
  • 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


Glorious walks right from 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
Myself and my wife could not fault anything, the property was above our expectations, the location was beyond description and was breathtaking. There were no hiccups and everything went smoothly from booking to arrival.
I am more than happy to recommend the property and Beauitful Escapes, it was a privilege to be able to stay at The Haystore.
Kind regards
Simon & Kelly