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The Black Swan Hotel

  • Ravenstonedale
  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Cumbria
  • CA17 4NG


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Close to Golf Course
  • Conference & Meeting Rooms
  • Cot and Highchair
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Family
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Freeview
  • Function Room
  • Glamping
  • Ground Floor Room/s
  • Historic Romantic
  • Licensed Bar
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Roll Top Bath
  • TV
  • Weddings
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • 16 bedrooms
  • Private courtyard
  • Two glamping tents
  • Recently refurbished
  • Home cooked food
  • Licensed bar
  • Friendly, family- run business
  • Disabled access rooms
  • AA 4* Gold Award

About this Guest House

Set in a designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', this traditional hotel is ideally located in the quaint village of Ravenstonedale, and is the ideal location for a romantic Cumbrian getaway.

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

All of our comfortable bedrooms have been recently refurbished to a high standard, and include a hospitality tray with tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary hand-made, organic toiletries. The beds are made up with Egyptian cotton sheets, and there is a flatscreen, Freeview- enabled television in all of the bedrooms.

Also all of our suites have a lounge or sitting area, and for an extra charge, extra guests can be accommodated in additional beds or on the sofabed. We have four rooms with disabled access and pet- friendly.

We also have to 'canvas cottages' which are ideal for romantic glamping breaks or families. There is a log burner stove in each and and our award winning breakfast is included in the nightly price.


Breakfast is served between 8am and 10am, and all of the food is locally sourced and of the highest quality.

Guests can choose from a full Continental buffet and a full English breakfast, including eggs Benedict and kippers, fresh fruit and granola.

We also cater for vegetarians and other special diets - just ask us and we can arrange it!

Other Things to Note

We can provide cots and highchairs for babies at no additional cost, and children are welcome to share their parents room and sleep on the sofa bed for an small charge. Free WiFi. Onsite parking. In the rooms that are dog- friendly, please note that there is an additional charge of £10 to cover cleaning costs.

A deposit of 50% of the total cost of your stay is payable when a reservation is made. In the event of a cancellation 48 hours before the date of arrival, full payment of the cost of the booking is payable. Therefore we recommend that visitors take out travel insurance. For full terms and conditions, please visit our website.

Around and About

Located onsite at the hotel, there is a large garden with outdoor seating furniture, a hammock, rope swing and a scenic bridge.

Further afield, The Black Swan Hotel is ideally located for exploring the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Durham and the Scottish borders, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and an abundance of popular attractions to visit, such as Eden Valley, the Howgill Fells, the Carlisle to Settle Railway, Conservation Village areas, and various guided walking tours through designated routes.


From the M6: Exit the M6 at J38, Tebay. Follow the A685 east towards Kirkby Stephen. After about 6 miles, shortly after passing Newbiggin-on-Lune, Ravenstonedale is signposted to the right. Take this road which leads into the village. After passing the King’s Head on your right, take the next right turn. Pass the village school on your right and keep left to find the Black Swan Hotel on your right after another 200 metres.    

From the A1: Take the A66 west from Scotch corner to Brough. Turn south at Brough on the A685. Follow the A685 through Kirkby Stephen. About 4 miles past Kirkby Stephen, Ravenstonedale is signposted left. Turn left on to the minor road and left again after 200 metres. Pass the village school on your right and keep left to find the Black Swan Hotel on your right after another 200 metres. 


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