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:

  • £514 per week
  • £73 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 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • 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

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am



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


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.

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: 5 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. 




The owners clearly take pride in providing good quality, comfortable accommodation. Everything was to a high standard, the house was spotless and the garden a joy. We loved watching the birds and red squirrels, local walks, learning the history of Monks Bridge and the local area, meals at the Butchers Arms and seeing local towns and villages. We had a lovely holiday and would return.

Mrs Christine K,

Monks Bridge was a joy to stay in, wonderful accommodation, gorgeous garden, friendly village, excellent pub, great walks from the property. Graham & Pam from Rutland.

Mr Graham S,

We had a really nice stay in your lovely cottage. The Butchers Arms pub had food to die for. We would come back here in a heartbeat. Loved sitting in the garden and the cosy fire - thank you.

Previous Customer,

Stunning accommodation in a beautiful area. Had a great week fortunately with good weather. Thank you and hope to come back.

Mawer family,

Lovely peaceful long weekend. Excellent cottage. Such comfortable beds and really appreciated bottomless wood.

HL & M,

Absolutely fantastic and beautifully kept. Everything was perfect upon arrival. Linda the housekeeper was exceptionally helpful and such a nice lady. Great to have a contact number in case we needed it. Location superb. A superb place and so well presented with everything you needed. Standard is very high and cleanliness throughout excellent. Very very pleased we stayed there it is charming. Loved it.

Mrs Rita E,

Beautiful school house. Everything perfect. Had a wonderful week. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful home. Butchers Arms excellent. Many thanks.

Previous Customer,

Lovely few days, loved the school house, love the furnishings and surroundings.

T & G,

A lovely relaxing week in this warm and cosy cottage. Had a great Sunday roast at The Butcher's Arms after a walk in the hills.

Martin & S,

Lovely cosy cottage. Felt like home, didn't want to leave and would love to come back in the better weather to be able to go outside.

Watkins family,

We had a great time in and around the house.

Past Customer,

We have had a lovely time, cottage very spacious, lovely surrounding area to explore. Walk up cobbles is excellent, Butcher's arms good food

Previous Customer,

We had a lovely time in this beautiful house in such a peaceful and welcoming setting. Thanks for everything and we hope to visit again

Rebecca, Cambridge U,

We have had the most heavenly week here, hardly even wanted to go anywhere else. We would love to come back. Such luxury

Previous Customer,

Congratulations to the owners, this is a very lovely place to stay in a beautiful area. Thank you very much it was unforgettable.

Past Customer,

Perfect central location between the lakes and the Dales. A lovely home to come back to after a busy day of sight seeing. Locals very friendly just like back home. Very quaint setting. Must come back again.

Previous Customer,

A really well thought out property with a very homely feel. Everything went well with our stay, good walks right from the property and within half an hours drive. Thank you.

Mr Harry C,

Sensational stay a real treasure of a home stay. Well done loved it all

Past Customer,

Excellent stay with old friends and relatives made all the better by the standard of accommodation. Always felt more of a home than a holiday let, very well thought out, everything worked and good mix of old and the new. Great walking in the area and up to 30 minutes drive away on the quieter side if the lakes. Thank you very much to the owners

Past Customer,

A wonderful break in a peaceful and beautiful place, can't wait to return!

Past Customer,

Loved the property and it’s location. Fantastically clean, very well equipped , really couldn’t find any faults

Mrs Helen S,

What a beautiful property in a stunning location. The cottage was perfect, comfy, warm and cosy thank you for sharing your lovely home. Great food at the Butchers Arms and very welcoming staff. Hope to return for another visit maybe next year to chill and relax some more

Past Customer,

Loved this place so much, don't want to leave had a wonderful time. So peaceful here. Thank you for letting us use your beautiful home. Long way to travel but will return if time allows. Pub very good

Past Customer,

Had a lovely week. Great walks from Monks Bridge, food good at Butcher's Arms

Past Customer,

It was not only a property or an accomodation, it was our home.

Mr Axel Z,

Great week and great weather. Second visit to a lovely village and friendly.

Previous Customer,

Lovely time here in the springtime sunshine. Perfect for both hanging out and exploring the surrounding dales.

Previous Customer,

Lovely week at Monks Bridge - the perfect place for TLC. Great walks around the lakes. Great pub in the village, nice food, nice and friendly staff.

Previous Customer,

Lovely to be back at Monks Bridge

Stewart and S,

Thank you for letting us share your lovely home

Previous Customer,

Amazing location and fantastic environment. Saw an amazing kingfisher by the river and many more fantastic animals. Great holiday. Hope to return again soon. Thank you

Previous Customer,

Amazing to be here again. It was so nice to be living so close to the hills. Thank you! We loved being back and all hugely benefited from the tranquility of this place. Thank you!!!

Maria, A,

Fab-u-lous. Great cottage, great area and great holiday

Previous Customer,