Monks Bridge

Crosby Ravensworth, Cumbria

  • 4 Star Gold

  • A charming detached cottage ideal for exploring Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales. 

You can book this property from:

  • £632 per week
  • £90 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 36 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 5 miles


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


This detached charming former schoolhouse has been converted to provide a delightful spacious and well-equipped property. Nestling on the banks of Lyvennet Beck in the pretty village of Crosby Ravensworth, Monks Bridge is in a perfect location for exploring the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines.  The property benefits from a single bedroom/sunroom which overlooks the pretty gardens and the beck and it retains much of the original character of the original schoolhouse with the original Oak floor in the lounge, arched windows and high vaulted ceilings. There is a cosy breakfast area in the kitchen as well as a large lounge/dining room with a wood burning stove (fuel provided), ideal for cosy evenings. For every holiday taken at Monks Bridge the owners will donate £10 to Riding for the Disabled, a charity enriching the lives of disabled people through horses.


Ground Floor
Lounge/Dining: Woodburning stove (fuel provided), Smart TV, home theatre system, DVD, hi-fi, dining table and chairs, original wooden floors, arched windows, comfortable seating, desk.
Kitchen/Diner: Samsung Chef's edition induction hob and a dual cook oven, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine (few welcome pods provided), fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: Brass double bed, wardrobe,
En suite: Large walk-in shower, wash basin, toilet, underfloor heating. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: King-size bed, wardrobe, dressing table,  arched windows overlooking the beck, vaulted ceiling.
Bedroom 3: Single bed, chest of drawers, hanging space for clothes, full height windows overlooking the garden and beck, door to patio.
Bathroom: Bath with shower over, washbasin, toilet, heated towel rail, underfloor heating.

Pets: Sorry no pets.
Parking: Off-road parking for two cars.
Heating: Woodburning stove (fuel provided), electric storage heaters.
Garden/Patio: Gardens to the side and rear with garden furniture. Please note that the garden is not fenced off on the beck side, so children must be supervised at all times. 
Short Breaks: Not accepted at peak times unless last minute.
Shop: 4.2 miles. Pub: 0.2 miles.
Notes: Towels are provided. Please note that this property does not allow smoking. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. Mobile phone signal is variable. Fuel for woodburning stove is provided. Please note that the garden is not fenced off on the beck side, so children must be supervised at all times. For every holiday taken at Monks Bridge the owners will donate £10 to Riding for the Disabled, a charity enriching the lives of disabled people through horses.



Very comfortable cottage with a home-from-home feel. Very well-equipped in general and high quality bedrooms & bathrooms. Excellent location - rural and tranquil, with a pub within walking distance serving superb food. Beautiful walks on doorstep and good location for venturing further afield driving through gorgeous countryside.

Mrs M,

Lovely property in a quiet village. Simple living and great location for exploring the Lakes, Dales or Pennines.

Mr M,

Monks Bridge is one of the best places we've ever stayed. The house is beautiful and very comfortable with everything you need. The location is excellent and it also has a gorgeous garden.

Mrs C,

Property and area outstanding. Had a brilliant time, all so very comfortable. Didn't want to come home :-(

Previous Customer,

Wow this holiday cottage was fabulous , the quality of the bedding and towels was first class, bed was very comfy, bathrooms were immaculate with lots and lots of hot water. The locals in the village were very welcoming and friendly, with lots of walks straight from the doorstep. What more can I say but perfect.

Mr C,

We loved Monks Bridge. It is a delightful house and we were all so very impressed about how spotlessly clean it was, and the linen and towels a delight. We would love to visit again.

Mrs B,

Julia it’s been heavenly. We did a wonderful walk my son found online - the Lowther loop. Lowther Castle and across to Helton and up onto Askham Fell and back down through Askham. Blissfully varied, great views and I much recommend it. Monday had mixed forecasts so we stayed closer to home. We stopped for cupcakes at Midtown Farm - brilliant birthday cake by the way. Thanks so much for arranging that. Today we went back to Ullswater as it was a stunning day. Parked at Martindale and walked the Ullswater way to Patterdale and then up and over Breda Head and back down the valley to Martindale. My older son - who was in New Zealand in Jan and Feb - said why bother to travel so far when it’s every bit as beautiful here! We will leave with very heavy hearts but so fulfilled after a stunning trip down memory lane!

Past Customer,

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful cottage . spotlessly clean which made us feel very safe . Monks bridge is a very cosy and comfortable the surrounding countryside is stunning we will certainly be returning at a later date . Thank you

Previous Customer,

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. The whole family has enjoyed every relaxing minute of it. We have felt so safe here especially in these troubled times of COVID. We cant wait to plan our next trip back here. Really out of this world wonderful. Thank you

Voirrey H,

A Wonderful break in a beautiful house. What could be better in such a year of change than to spend a week surrounded by beautiful countryside and the sound of the nearby river and the crackle of a log fire. thanks as always for providing such a great place to stay.

D and S,

We had an excellent stay at Monks Bridge. Crosby Ravensworth was an ideal base to explore the surrounding area and we managed to walk and cycle as well as visiting Pooley Bridge, Penrith and the White Scar Caves. The accommodation at Monks Bridge is first class and the amenities provided much appreciated. A special thanks for the welcome pack and tasty berry jam. Many thanks,

Previous Customer,

We had such a fabulous week staying at Monks Bridge. This is one of the best properties we have stayed in. Absolutely brimming with character and lovely and spacious for our family of 4. It was sparkling clean on arrival - clearly the housekeeper has the highest standards which gave us peace of mind in the current situation. The milk, cakes and homemade jam were a really lovely welcome treat. The situation of the house next to the river and that view when having an evening drink was so beautiful ! Great for wildlife spotting too. Our kids (12 and 9) were able to have a paddle in the river which they absolutely loved. We didn’t have wall to wall sunshine but we made the very best of the good weather we did have a drive miles around, over to the lakes, Windermere, up to Carlisle and Hadrians wall down to Middleton on Tees, and Sedburgh. Also took in Kirby Stephen and Appleby. A wonderful house in picturesque surroundings. We hope to come back one day! Kindest regards

The Gardner Family,

I just wanted to say a big thank you for our stay at Monks Bridge, we had a lovely stay and were very comfortable in the cottage. The village is lovely and good. We were also very lucky with the weather and had some lovely walks.

Mrs Louise P,

We had a really lovely New years Break. the house is so cosy and well equipped . the Butchers Arms is great for food and very welcoming , lovely walks from the house. will be back

Stephens Family,