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Guesthouse The Black Swan (Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom)

Guesthouse The Black Swan (Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom)

About The Black Swan

The Black Swan offers elegant accommodations in Ravenstonedale within a historic Victorian building. Dog-friendly rooms are available. Guests receive free parking, Wi-Fi access, and a daily breakfast with their booking. The rooms are outfitted with traditional wood furniture and premium bedding. Modern amenities include a flat screen TV and coffee and tea making facilities. The suites also feature iPod docks and bathrobes. Some rooms also have open fireplaces. The Black Swan boasts a beautiful riverside garden area with picnic tables and BBQ grills. The hotel also has a gift shop onsite, and offers golf clubs and tennis rackets available for loan. In addition, tour and ticket assistance is offered at the front desk. Guests can dine at one of the two restaurants, or the bar onsite. The hotel is located 15 minutes from the Yorkshire Dales National Park and 30 miles from Lake Windermere. Brough Castle is nine miles away, and Appleby Castle is 18 miles away.

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine(Unavailable)
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Non-smoking rooms

Rating overview

  • LocationExcellent  (9.3 / 10)
  • RoomsExcellent  (8.6 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (9.0 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (9.2 / 10)
  • Value for moneyExcellent  (8.6 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Lovely Location

The Black Swan boasts a quiet and picturesque location in Ravenstonedale. Guests found it incredibly a convenient for a hiking-filled holiday, as it close to the coast-to-coast walk.


Dining Delight

Don't miss out on breakfast or dinner. Guests report that the hotel serves amazing food from dawn till dusk. The breakfast is not only tasty, but also offers a varied selection of foods. The evening meals are also refreshing and quite impressive. In addition, the bar area is worth grabbing a drink at - many guests found the lounge area cosy and comfortable.


A+ Accommodations

The hotel features beautiful common areas and a delightful garden area. The accommodations are meant to impress, as they always appear well-kept and well-decorated. Guests said that the rooms provided everything necessary for a relaxing stay..

Negative Reviews


Random Complaints

Several guests were a bit bothered by the noisy plumbing at the hotel. Other guests also commented that the floors were annoyingly creaky in some rooms. In addition, various guests found their rooms to be too small for comfort, and their beds to be not the best quality for a restful sleep.


Clean Up

The local area around The Black Swan is known for hiking and many guests were disappointed that the hotel had no laundry facilities and offered no cleaning services.


Staying Connected

Though most guests didn't not have an issue with the Internet, a few complained about having trouble connecting to the complimentary Wi-Fi within their rooms. However, the connexion seems to work quite well in the lobby and other common areas

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Express check-in
  3. Parking
  4. Pets allowed
  5. Hotel bar
  6. Non-smoking rooms
  7. Restaurant
  8. On-site boutique shopping
  9. Snack bar
  10. WiFi in public areas
  11. Room service
  12. Free WiFi (public areas)
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
  5. Hairdryer
  6. Central heating
  7. Electric kettle
  8. Cable TV
  9. WiFi
  10. Free WiFi (rooms)
  11. Coffee machine
Sports facilities
  1. Pool table
  2. Golf course
  3. Tennis court
  4. Hiking trail
  5. Table tennis
For children
  1. Playground
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check out: 11:00


Ravenstonedale , CA17 4NG , Kirkby Stephen , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(15396)23204 | 

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