Lytheside Cottage is a family-run traditional farmhouse cottage located near the village of Ravenstonedale in Cumbria. We enjoy an idyllic setting in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Lytheside is surrounded by stunning Cumbrian fells on all sides and is an ideal base for anyone wishing to explore the nearby countryside, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park. In addition to it being a perfect holiday destination in its own right the cottage is also perfectly placed for a stop-over en-route to Scotland for one night or more.

Well behaved dogs are very welcome.

Please ring to check availability. We offer a friendly chat with no commitment. Our preference is to talk to our guests to ensure that all their wishes are met and that all arrangements are in place to ensure a pleasant and satisfying stay.

Tom and Annie Reeves
Lytheside Cottage, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4NL
015396 23252

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lytheside cottage bed and breakfast and self catering


We normally operate Lytheside on a bed and breakfast basis with the option to have dinner but we also offer the cottage as a self-catering unit for weekend breaks or longer.

Most of our guests ask for dinner. Food is always served at the dining table, next to the wood burning stove in the cottage, at a time suited to guests. We endeavour to provide our guests with home-bred, home-grown or locally sourced produce. There is always a vegetarian option on request. Guests are welcome to bring their own wine or spirits if required.

Breakfast Menu (sample)
Full English breakfast including local sausage and bacon, our own eggs, fruit, toast and cereals. Tea, coffee and milk are provided in the cottage kitchen.

Dinner Menu (sample)
Begin: Canap├ęs
Starter: Morecambe Bay Shrimps
Main: Home bred Black Welsh Mountain Lamb, home grown new potatoes and vegetables
Pudding: Home grown raspberries and cream


Lytheside cottage has a spacious sitting room which is well stocked with books and magazines and has a log burning stove (logs provided). There is a good sized table where people are served dinner and breakfast at their request. For those who wish to stay on a self catering basis there is a small but fully stocked kitchen with a fridge and electric cooker. There are freezer facilities in the barn opposite the cottage.

There is a bright good sized double bedroom, bathroom and loo and a small single room. The cottage is clean, bright and airy. It is tastefully decorated, providing perfect accommodation for those seeking dinner, bed and breakfast in the privacy of their own separate building or self catering accommodation on a longer basis.

Lytheside Cottage has its own garden where guests are able to sit and if they wish eat when the weather is fine.

Dogs that are well behaved are very welcome. There is excellent walking to be had straight from the cottage door. We are surrounded by sheep so if they are not used to them we ask that the dog is kept on a lead.

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lytheside cottage facilities


  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Satellite TV, DVD and selection of DVDs
  • Electricity included in tariff
  • Bed linen and tea towels are provided
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Log burner with wood included in tariff
  • Wi-Fi by super fast fibre optic broadband
  • Gardens with seating areas looking straight onto nearby fells
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • Children welcome. Cot and high chair available
  • Dogs welcome (2 max)
  • No smoking


Guests of Lytheside Cottage can truly enjoy a wide range of local interests and activities.

The walking from Lytheside Cottage is stunning. From our own front door you can walk straight out onto the Howgill Fells, Ash Fell or Wild Boar Fell to enjoy wild and unspoiled countryside. The surrounding fells are a haven for wild flowers, animal and bird life. In spring time, the surrounding fells and fields are alive to the sound of Curlew and Oyster Catcher and later into the summer you can hear Snipe drumming from the bedroom window. The Lake District fells and the Yorkshire Dales lie within a 30 minute drive.

Lytheside Cottage is just 15 minutes from the M6 junction 38. The proximity of the M6 and the A66 make day trips to such places as Durham, Newcastle and York easy, all lying within an easy hour and half drive. Lytheside is a great place for a stop-over for anyone en-route to and from Scotland.

Nearby towns and villages such as Kirkby Stephen, Sedbergh and Ravenstonedale offer much of interest as well as a wide selection of places to eat.

Golf, horse riding and fishing can be enjoyed nearby as well as cycling, mountain biking and bird watching.

The scenic Settle-Carlisle Railway is only 2 miles away from Lytheside Cottage. Tickets for round trips between Settle and Carlisle can be purchased on board the train and offer a great day out with wonderful views of spectacular Cumbrian scenery.

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