Ravenstonedale Cumbria
Ravenstonedale Cumbria


Barbara & Paolo would like to welcome you to "Salotto Italiano" at Bowber Head Farm, an authentic XVII century farm house standing in its own grounds, and situated two miles and a half from the centre of the picturesque village of Ravenstonedale and five miles from the busy market town of Kirkby Stephen. This grade-two listed farmhouse is a great place to chill out, explore the amazing surroundings, or take part in a range of adventure activities. We are an Italian couple from Milan. Barbara was born in Florence and Paolo has Venetian ancestry. In 2009 we decided to get married so we started searching for a nice castle in Scotland, but destiny took us to Kirkby Stephen. After our wedding we start to travel from Italy to Cumbria more often, pondering the idea of moving here definitely one day. At the end of August 2010 we decided that was the moment for our re-location. So, after nine months of house hunting in Cumbria, we found our perfect spot, Ravenstonedale, and the story began.


Salotto Italiano offers two cosy bedrooms:

The Blue Room - a double en-suite with spectacular views of the dramatic, 700-metre-high Wild Boar Fell  (mountain).

The Mouse Room - a double room with a private bathroom on the landing,  ideally for children who like their own independence but are still close to their parents, or perhaps for couples who seek a little bit of romance.

Packed lunches and Evening meals available upon request .

Tariff and Booking

Blue Room, £ 80 per night, single use £ 50.
Mouse Room, £ 50 per night.

Prices include our full English breakfast cooked on our Aga at a time of your choosing, served if you wish in your room or in our  very Italian-style dining room. We use locally produced organic ingredients wherever possible and use seasonal produce from our own kitchen garden.  We have an extensive cold table offering  the usual fruit juice, cereals, toast, preserves, yogurts, fresh fruit etc. At "Salotto Italiano" we welcome you with tea and coffee on your arrival.

Evening meal: £22 for three courses, £17 for two courses
Packed lunches: £5.00
Tea or coffee free of charge all day.


Our selection represent the best high quality Italian Wine, conforming to our strict criteria. We buy only from very small Vineyards where every single part of the production process is directed towards the best quality that can be achieved. Our cantinas produce fewer than 35,000 bottles of wine a year , wine that is internationally recognised but not generally exported to the UK. We are proud to introduce to you our incredible selection. You can also taste our wines in some of the finest restaurants in the country.


We also have a small selection of the finest Grappa from Italy and olive oil from Tuscany and National Park of Cilento. For more information about our products please contact us.


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From the M6 motorway exit at Junction 38 Tebay and take the A685 to Kirkby Stephen & Brough off the roundabout. Continue on this road for 6 miles then take the right hand turning for Ravenstonedale. Proceed along this road and soon after passing a 30mph signpost, you will see The Fat Lamb Pub on your right. Bowber Head is very easy to find by turning left from that pub and again left on the first junction after the cattle-grid.

Nearest Restaurant/Bistro and Hotel:
The Fat Lamb (5 Minutes Walk)
The Black Swan (4  Minutes Drive)
The Kings Head (5  Minutes Drive)
Nearest Public House/Bar: In village  (4 Minutes drive)
Nearest Railway Station: Kirkby Stephen  (10  Minutes Drive)
Oxenholme (35  Minutes Drive)


Please call us on : (+44) 01539623100
or: (+44) 7584165416
Email : info@salottoitaliano.com

Bowber Head Farm
Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4NL


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