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Cissy's Cottage a unique cosy 18th century dales cottage, nestled under the Fell

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Built in the 1700’s Cissy’s Cottage is a delightful little stone built cottage of quite outstanding character that never fails to embrace you as you walk through the door. A traditional dales cottage that still retains the best of its original 18th century features. With its open fire and beamed ceilings, a warm and cosy atmosphere welcomes you.

Originally built as a shepherds cottage, its’ charm is quiet unique. In the main downstairs room with its flagged floors you’ll find the open fire, that together with the storage heaters provide the warmth that is held in by the thick cottage walls and low ceilings. In this room there is a sitting area with comfortable sofas. Kick off your boots and relax! Beneath the side window is your dining table, eat your breakfast as you look out across the pasture and up the hill side, planning your days walk.

From the sitting room you will find an unusual semi-circular kitchen which was added onto the cottage at some point. The flag floor continues into the kitchen and stone has also been used to make the crescent shaped shelves and worktops to fit the curving walls of the kitchen. Washing up in the Belfast sink, if you choose not to use the dishwasher, isn’t such a task as you look out of the window for another view of the fell. There is also a dryer just in case you get caught in one of those dales showers!

Upstairs in the two bedrooms you can see the beauty of the old pine walls and sit in the deep window sills, watching the world go by. Any tall people visiting will soon realise that the ceiling height upstairs is just a little over 6 feet.

The double room has an iron and brass bedstead, while the other room sleeps two in single beds. There is also a travel cot if one is needed. All linen is provided except for the cot, with extra blankets in the wardrobe in case they are needed.

The country style bathroom is clean and simple with plenty of hot water for a relaxing bath after a day’s walking or sightseeing.

Outside there is a small garden at the front, raised up from the road, with a sun trap sitting area to grab the last of the evening sun. To the side of the garden is the coal shed with its grass covered roof, (please don’t climb on this, a cow once did and had to be let out through the coal shed door a little shocked!) A door in the wall will lead you through to the long back garden/paddock and the base of the hills.

Whether it’s walking straight from the cottage door through the fields, along the rivers or up the hill and onto the moors with just the grouse and sheep, or exploring the dale, looking at the spectacular scenery, stopping off at various tea rooms on the way. For the fishermen amongst us there is also the chance to spend an hour or two trying to catch the elusive monster of the River Ure! as the cottage comes with the right to fly fish on several of the local waters, please ask for a permit.

Cissy’s Cottage is an ideal place to relax and unwind, take in the slower life of the dales.

More Details

Owner
Belinda
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hawes in High Abbotside

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Linen provided for beds, please bring your own for the cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Antique brass and iron bed, linen provided
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

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(6 traveller reviews)

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Cissy's Cottage a unique cosy 18th century dales cottage, nestled under the Fell
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Cosy, comfortable, character cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cissy’s Cottage in Hardraw. From the moment we stepped through the door we felt a real ambience. The lounge was cosy especially in the evenings with the open fire. The beds were extra comfy and so peaceful outside.

We couldn’t fault the cottage in any way and would definitely recommend it to everyone. Hardraw is a pretty hamlet and was an ideal base for us to explore the surrounding countryside, towns and villages.

Belinda the owner has done a fantastic job with the cottage with the in keeping of its 18th century charm.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I think you experienced the Dale in all weathers, a different picture each day! but come the evening, close the door and light the fire, even if there is a blizzard outside it's always cosy inside! Belinda
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5

The right place in the environment.

  • 5 of 5

We love it!

Simple but warm, cosy cottage in a small village in a beautiful rural setting. From the doorway there are enough marvelous walks in the hills. It was our 3rd time here in lambingtime. For us the most beautiful time, even though it can be cold and wet. Then again, the fireplace is a warm welcome every day.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A quirkey little cottage in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

March 2018

We have just returned from 9 days stay in "Cissys Cottage". We arrived in a blizzard, which continued for 3 days, but we were cosy and warm with the lovely coal fire!!Thankyou for the ready supply of coal, a great bonus, and much appreciated! This quirkey little cottage is not for everyone, but if you read the "warts and all" leaflet, you should know that you are about to stay in a 17th century "shepherds dwelling" with thick walls, tiny windows, flagstone floors and masses of charm! The surrounding area is stunningly beautiful, with walks right from your front (and only) door. Out two dogs loved it too! We will definately return, in fact we are visiting again at the end of April. Thankyou Belinda for sharing your little cottage with us. See you next month!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A cosy cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

In a great location for exploring the Dales. The owners had built a fire in the fireplace ready for us to light and it was soon cosy. Everything you need for a stay including a parking space right outside.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, l'm glad you had a great time and were cozy and warm in front of the fire after a day out exploring!
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5

Much more than one could hope for!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful; full of character and in a stunning location. There are plenty of little walks right from.the front door. The owners of the local pub we're wonderfully friendly and accommodating.

I would recommend Cissy's cottage to anybody, it has everything you need for a 'home from home's getaway.

Perfect 🤗

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your review, I'm glad you had a lovely holiday, and enjoyed your time at Cissy's, come back to visit at any time!
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5

Very cosy and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our little break in the yorkshire dales very much. Weather was kind of cooperative, and the walks around Hawes and Hardraw were great. Thanks again for having us Belinda....

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Pieter, I'm pleased you had a lovely time, and you managed to catch some fish, how big where they?? try again next time! Belinda
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