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Self Catering in Cumbria - Ravenstonedale

Row Foot
CA17 4NN

Row Foot, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria

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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £594.00

This detached cottage is set one mile from Ravenstonedale and sleeps eleven people in five bathrooms.

Row Foot is a detached cottage set one mile from Ravenstonedale. The cottage sleeps eleven people in five bedrooms which are made up of three double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite, a twin with an en-suite and a ground floor family room with three singles. There is also a bathroom, two ground floor cloakrooms, a kitchen with a dining area, a utility, a dining room, two sitting rooms with a woodburning stove in each and a garden room. Outside is off road parking for three cars and an enclosed lawned garden. Row Foot is a fantastic cottage to be used as a base to explore this area.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Wonderful Stay
We had a wonderful stay at Row Foot. It?s a cosy (but big!) cottage in such a beautiful surrounding. We were two families with young kids and it could not have been more perfect. The hosts David and Vivien are lovely people, always happy to help with any questions or requests we had. We cannot recommend this place enough!

Great Family Christmas Getaway Venue
Beautifully presented, well-finished barn conversion that was perfect for our family get together. David made us feel very welcome and was very kind and helpful. We even got to sample some fresh eggs from his hens! Lovely, 20-minute walk across the fields to the village for a mulled wine. Would strongly recommend.

A wonderful location in beautiful scenery
For the past 15 years or so, we as a group of five friends having been going away for a long weekend to enjoying cycling and hill walking. Row Foot was one of the best properties that we have had in terms of its location, space and facilities. We appreciated the five bedrooms - no need to share! There were two ensuite bathrooms, a family bathroom and two extra toilets. There are two lounges (one with a TV) and two wood-burning stoves, perfect for a leisurely evenings relaxing after a day out on the hills. We were met by the owner David and he showed us around the property and how things worked; important for the electric range. (As a tip for future renters, set the temperature for the hot plates around 30 mins or so before thinking of cooking.). The owner and his wife live on the same site but Row Foot is not overlooked by their property. Row Foot dates from the 17th century and is full of character - and low doorways which can result in the occasion head banging. All part of the fun, though, especially for the less tall members of the party! The water supply, though, is very much 21st century with plenty of hot water for our after-walk showers. As much as we tried to have a "digital detox" doing the time away, we were grateful for the internet so we could check the weather forecast and train times. The thickness of the walls does restrict the signal to one of the lounges and the "hobby room" above; no fiddling with phones from most of the bedrooms! The property is around a ten minute drive from Kirkby Stephen railway station on the Settle & Carlisle railway and we used the train to get to Horton-in-Ribblesdale for a walk up Ingleborough, coming back from Ribblehead. If coming back to the area again, we would have no hesitation at staying at Row Foot again.
Alan R

Terrible owner but beautiful scenery!
I would strongly advise against staying at Rowfoot house! The owner is an extremely rude and angry man.? Me and my family booked to stay at Rowfoot house to celebrate my mums birthday and my dad finishing his chemotherapy treatment, but it was far from a holiday.? We?ve stayed in many self catering houses around the country, have had wonderful stays and never had any problems.? This is by far the worst accommodation we have ever stayed at!! We felt constantly harassed by the owner throughout our stay. He tried to kick us out of the house in the middle of the night because we were talking to loudly, instead of politely knocking on the door and asking us to keep the "noise" down he decided to loudly bang on the window, when I very politely asked what the problem was he started uncontrollably screaming?at us through the window until his face turned red and spit was flying out his mouth (We were only talking, we didn?t even have music playing). I have to remind you that we were on a family holiday with my pensioner father that is battling cancer, it was far from a sweet 16th party. The noise we were making was minimal. The owner also forced us to pay an extra ?100 on top of the already ?900 that we had paid. On top of all of this he took money out of our deposit and said that it was because we didn?t leave the house how it was on arrival, he also?over exaggerated to Sykes about the condition that the house was left in. When we left the house we left it in a tidy and reasonable condition (we have left many self catering houses in the same condition and have never had any problems).? In no self catering accommodation or B&B I have ever stayed at are you expected clean the house to a professional standard before you leave. Unfortunately it?s not the responsibility of the customer to do this! How ever it is polite to leave it in a reasonable and tidy condition as we did! It was very unnecessary for him to take extra money as a ?cleaning charge? when he had already received a whopping ?1000 from us for the short 6 days we were there. To top it all off at exactly 9:55am on the morning we left he was outside starring at the house aggressively tapping his watch with his fingers.? His irrational and aggressive behaviour towards me and my family during our stay was very unprofessional! UNFORTUNATELY WE HAD A TERRIBLE STAY AND WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE!
Ossian O

Beautiful location but Row Foot Farmhouse is not recommended.
What I learnt from my stay at Row Foot is to never again stay at a property with its owner next door. It may sound ungracious and deservedly so towards owners whose dispositions are well meaning and considerate towards their guests needs; but unfortunately this was not my experience at Row Foot. This owner did not seem comfortable with having anyone accommodating the premises next door to him, which leads guests to feel as if they are not wanted in the first place and rules seem change from day to day at the owner?s whim. This is how my family and I would interpret the treatment we endured at Row Foot. As regards Row Foot itself, in my view it was below the standard we could expect for the price we have paid; considering we have our own farm house as a margin for comparison and the other farm houses we have stayed at over the years. A holiday home is a place where the expectation is to enjoy a home from home lifestyle without the interferences of daily life and even less from the owner of the accommodation; instead we were met with rudeness, belligerence and disrespect throughout our stay. The stay at Row Foot had been a long anticipated break and should have been an enjoyable, recreational and healing experience. In Short it failed on all counts, not because of the location, local facilities but due to the incessant interferences by the owner either directly or by the owner unjustifiably complaining to the agents, which was the final straw. We also battled to get our deposit back of which he kept an amount for ?extra cleaning? that he claimed was required when we left. However, he had refused to inspect the place before we left. Thankfully my wife took pictures. I would advise that anyone staying here should do the same. Overall a very disappointing stay. The owner spoilt it for everyone. I cannot in good conscious recommend that anyone stay at Row Foot.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds

Family Beds


Oil central heating with air source heaters and woodburning stoves
Electric range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Travel cot and highchair
Off road parking for 3 cars
Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile Note: There is a small natural pond close to the property and children must be supervised at all times
Note: Due to the age of the property, some door ways are lower and there are some sloping ceilings and low beams
Note: There are steps to the garden and a number of internal steps on each floor
Note: The owners live in a separate farmhouse on site
Note: Strictly a max of 8 guests (+1 infant) permitted, ground floor bedroom set up is flexible depending on guest requirements
Note: Check-in 4pm

Changeover Day

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Mallerstang Dale - 3.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Pendragon Castle - 3.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Kirkby Stephen Church - 4.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Gamelands Stone Circle - 5.8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Brough Castle - 7.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Rutter Force - 7.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Sedbergh, St Gregory's Chapel - 9.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Eden Valley - 9.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Appleby Castle - 10 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Appleby, St Lawrence Church - 10.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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