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Beautiful cottage with large garden in heart of Yorkshire Dales. Pets welcome



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Fully refurbished 2 bedroom cottage, with garden, ideal for 2, 4 or 6 people

Excellent two bedroom cottage, suitable for parties of 2 or more, in beautiful Buckden, Upper Wharfedale, the heart of the wonderful Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Tucked away, on a quiet lane behind the village store, yet 3 mins stroll to the local pub, Rowan Cottage is fitted with the comforts of home. In Jan 2012 new carpets, curtains,lighting, tv/dvd player, and bedroom furniture have enhanced the cottage further.

For the seventh year running we have been rated 3 stars for self catering by the English Tourist Board.

Fitted with all mod cons and a traditional multi fuel stove, it is carpeted throughout and really is a home from home. Situated in the centre of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, so wherever you go you are assured of dramatic views over the surrounding dales and fells. The area is superb walking country, ranging from a stroll to a nearby pub along the river or a more energetic climb up Buckden Pike or Great Whernside, Wharfedales highest peaks, both over 2000ft

During the last couple of years, Rowan Cottage has undergone a complete refurbishment, including decorating top to bottom, full carpeting throughout, new furniture and general re styling.

In March 2015 the cottage had a complete new kitchen fitted, with brand new units, cooker, hob, fridge and freezer together with a new dishwasher and

The layouts of the bedrooms have been changed to make the most of the facilities.

The larger bedroom is now the Master Bedroom has a large pine double bed with new wardrobe,cupboards, drawers and bedside tables with new lamps. The room with an old fashioned fireplace and mantlepiece (for decorative purposes only) as well as comfortable chairs.

The second bedroom has 2 single beds, a new wardobe, drawers and bedside tables. , and there is a bedsettee in the lounge.

All the bedlinen and towels have been renewed and are now included in the price.

As is all electricity.

Pets are still welcome at Rowan Cottage

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Susan,

Thank you for a lovely stay at Rowan Cottage. It is extremely well-equipped and really comfortable and cosy.

Just to let you know we did not use the coal so we left it where it was, in the basket next to the fireplace, hope that's ok.

There was no sign of a jiffy bag, but the remote control in place did work and we got 5 channels which is perfectly adequate!

As we were leaving, a gentleman was looking at your sign, trying to take down contact details. Of course we gave the cottage our warmest recommendation.

Kind regards,

May 2013
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17 Reviews

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Perfect location for access to most beautiful Dale

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was just spot on for our Dales walking holiday; well fitted, tastefully presented and quietly located, yet within a stones throw of all village facilities - we loved it !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a delightful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

A delightful property! Very well situated for a range of different walks to suit all the members of the family and delightfully quiet. The Buck Inn, 2 minutes walk down the lane, was a great place to eat and drink. The garden was a real bonus for dogs and children. The cottage itself was very well equipped (better than any other I have stayed in), extremely comfortable and cosy too - a real home from home! We look forward to returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

In a Beautiful spot, very comfortable and homely and will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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A Memorable Week in a lovely cottage in Buckden

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely, beautifully clean and much more spacious than the photographs led us to believe, it was very comfortable and warm. We enjoyed sitting on the patio in the sunshine after a day walking in the sunshine it was a most relaxing place to be. We made use of the Dales bus service by taking the bus to Grassington and walking back. We have all ready recommended it to family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

My husband and 11 year old daughter enjoyed a long weekend at Rowan Cottage. We were all impressed with the space, the cleanliness, the quality of the furniture and fittings as well as the fantastic location: great views and minutes from the shop and the pub, with parking right outside. All the information we needed for our stay was clearly provided and the kitchen was very well equipped. Although it was May the weather during the early part of our stay was cold and rainy but the heating worked very well and we were always warm in the house. The coal fire stove was a lovely feature. I would recommend this lovely cottage to everyone. The surrounding area is breathtaking and you are in easy reach of Kettlewell, Grassington, Bolton Abbey and Aysgarth Falls.

Pauline Gilbert

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, cosy cottage, had everything we needed, spotlessly clean. Lovely garden with seating area. Great location in Buckden. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Leeds-Bradford at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Buck Inn at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Hull or Liverpool at 90 Miles Nearest Train : Skipton at 11 Miles Nearest Motorway : J26, Bradford M26, Harrogate A1M, Colne M65 at 25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Village Restaurant or The Buck Inn at 20 Metres Nearest Beach : East and West Coast approx 2 hours drive at 90 Miles Car: recommended

You will find that Buckden is the perfect centre for exploring the Yorkshire Dales by car, bike or on foot. Sitting on the River Wharfe, in some of Britain's finest unspoilt and spectacular scenery. Because of this beauty, much of Upper Wharfedale is owned by the national Trust and is superb walking country. Strolls to a nearby pub along the river or if you prefer, a more energetic climb to the top of Wharfedale's highest peaks, Great Whernside and Buckden Pike, both over 2,300 feet await.

Wherever you go you are assured of dramatic views over the surrounding dales and fells. The marvellous Buck Inn is only sixty paces away, and within a two mile radius there are three other country pubs.

Further afield, amongst the many attractions are the Three Peaks Walk, Settle to Carlisle railway, Skipton's Medieval Castle and Bolton Abbey.

A short drive will take you into the Lake District, the town of Harrogate, the historic City of York, and the Cities of Bradford and Leeds.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Prices shown are based on occupancy of 4 people. Add £50 if your party is more than 4 (Max 6). Please email or call for details. Bed linen and one bath towel is included in the price for all who stay at Rowan Cottage.
Pets welcome at £20 per pet.
One third deposit required with booking.
Short breaks November to March from £180 for 2 nights all bed linen and towels included
Check out time is 10 am

One third of cost of holiday on booking, balance to be paid 8 weeks before commencement of holiday

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Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Room


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The first floor bathroom looks out onto the large garden and is modern, tiled with a shower over the bath and a heated towel rail


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Beds may be arranged to suit your party
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, In living room
  • The main bedrooms are on the first floor. Like the rest of the cottage, they have been substantially refurbished Bedroom 1 is the master room and sleeps 2 in a pine double bed. New chest of drawers and wardobes, bedside tables and furniture have been added and all the bedding and linen has been renewed to luxury standards. There is a window seat which looks out of the front of the cottage. The 2nd upstairs bedroom has two single beds and has been redecorated and upgraded with new furniture, bedding and linen etc. It looks out to the front of the cottage. Both bedrooms are heated with night storage heaters There is a double bed-settee in the the lounge downstairs. The lounge is heated with night storage heaters and the log burning stove. Rowan Cottage has been award 3 stars for Self Catering by the English Tourist Board for the fifth year running. The sign of Quality Holiday Accommodation.


  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Pets are welcome at Rowan Cottages. There is an exclusive garden for you to use with large lawn and patio.

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