Monks Bridge

Crosby Ravensworth, Cumbria & the Lake District

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerBook and take a break during September or October in this charming converted former school house and receive a 20% discount
  • Special offerBook and take a break in November and receive a 20% discount at this beautiful property

You can book this property from:

  • £550 per week
  • £79 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

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.

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 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 had a great time in and around the house.

Past Customer,

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,

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,

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,

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,