Monks Bridge

Crosby Ravensworth, Cumbria & the Lake District

  • 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


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

How far to...?

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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Please note that the garden is not fenced off on the beckside, so children must be supervised at all times.
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am



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

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement


Access Statement


Property Name: Monks Bridge

Description: Bungalow


Pre-arrival and local facilities


Nearest bus stop: 160m

Nearest train station: Appleby, 7.4 miles

Nearest petrol station: 7.8 miles

Nearest food shop: 6 miles

Nearest pub/restaurant: The Butchers Arms, 0.23 miles


Arrival and car parking


Type of parking available: Off-road

Number of spaces available: 2

For what sized car: Estate

Parking surface is: Grass and Gravel

Is the parking level: Yes

Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes

Distance to property from parking: Adjoining

Distance to nearest public parking area: 0.23 miles

Is it pay and display? No

The width of the path to the property is: 98cm

The number of steps to the entrance is: 3


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is: 84cm

Number of steps to the main entrance: 2

The height of the key safe is:  

The height of the key hole is: 133cm

How many other entrances to the property are there: 


Living and dining rooms


Type of flooring: Wooden and rugs

Width of doorways: 35.5” and 34”

Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture movable or fixed? Movable




Type of flooring:  Linoleum

Width of doorways: 35.5”, 29” and 32.75”

Worktop height: 91cm

Is oven set high or low? Low

Fridge height: Medium

Freezer height: Low

Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: Low

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes, which and where?  Glasses in cupboard immediately on right in living room. Some crockery in dresser by dining room table.


Bedrooms and landings


How many floors does the property have? 1

The number of steps between floors is N/A

The flooring is carpet

The door widths are 28.5”, 34”

Bed sizes are: 3-4ft, 4’6”

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable


Bathrooms and cloakrooms


Type of flooring: Tiled

Width of the doorways: 66cm and 74cm

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No

Is there a ground floor WC? Yes, 2

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? yes, 2

Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? No

Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? Small step in


Outdoor facilities


External areas are: Firm, level, sloped, sepped, gravel, rough and grassed

Is permanent seating provided? Yes

Is there outside lighting? Yes

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces? No

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? No

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? No

Are there any other hazards? The beck - the garden is open to the beck along one long side




Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? Yes

If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? Yes

Mobile phone reception information: Poor - variable depending on networks

Closest public telephone is: 

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? Yes

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No


Additional relevant information


Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:  


This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute’s is not to be held responsible for the content therein.


Monks Bridge is a charming three bedroomed converted former school house, ideally situated at the edge of the peaceful village of Crosby Ravensworth and within easy walking distance of the local pub.  The property is located next to Lyvennet Beck and Monks Bridge from where the cottage takes its name.  Dating back to the 1700's this spacious property is in an ideal location for those wanting to explore Cumbria, the Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines.  There is a delightful garden to relax in, or if the weather is not in your favour why not take a seat in the sun room that overlooks the Beck. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the red squirrels, ducks and other wildlife that visit the area.  Monks Bridge provides modern amenities yet has retained much of the character of the original building such as the lofty ceilings, arched windows and wooden floors and is an ideal holiday destination for families or groups of friends.  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, hi-fi, dining table and chairs, original wooden floors, arched windows, comfortable seating, desk.
Kitchen/Diner: Samsung Chef's edition induction Hob and dual cook oven, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine (few welcome pods provided), fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: Wrought iron 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 beckside, 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 the woodburning stove is provided. Stream at the rear of property - 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,