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Victorian Cottage With Amazing Views Of Wensleydale with Private Garden



Updated: 18-Sep-2016
Cottage in Hawes, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales, England - Peaceful And Private Location, Yet Only 3 Minutes Walk From Shops, Restaurants And Pubs

This spacious cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and there is further accommodation (a twin bedroom and double sofa-bed) available in the newly refurbished fully equipped annex at an additional cost of £250 pw. The large secure garden and easy walking access to Hawes make this lovely cottage ideal for families (though sorry, no dogs permitted). The garden (which also has a paved patio) is south east facing and perfect for BBQs and outdoor dining - help yourselves to fruit from the orchard! The cottage is at the end of a terrace of 6 houses all built for the family of a local engineer in the 19th century. The house is full of period features and character and is very well equipped for your comfort. Hawes is in the heart of the stunning Yorkshire Dales and is an ideal location for a walking or cycling holiday (the Tour de France passed by our street!). We provide a wide range of walking maps. Nearby there are lots of attractions in Hawes including the Countryside museum, Wensleydale Creamery and a large children's playground. Hardraw Force (waterfall) is also within easy walking distance.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We have rented out holiday cottages in Wensleydale for 8 years and have enjoyed providing welcoming accommodation for holidaymakers many of whom return year after year.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Mr & Mrs C: We have stayed in this special cottage several times. Every season brings different delights - from cosy log fires and welcoming Rayburn in winter, to the field of bouncing lambs in spring and sunbathing (yes, you heard that right!) in the private garden in summer and the fun of wet / dry / wet barbeques in early autumn. Off road parking space for several cars is a great benefit in Hawes - the village centre is an easy stroll.

CS & BS: This cottage is brilliant for kids as there is lots of space for playing games and running around. There is a mini tent, some toys and a cute rocking lamb! The kitchen is really well equipped and the beds are the amazing! The en-suite in the master bedroom has a really good, big, shower. We will definitely come back!
Mar 2013
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Comfortable house, peaceful spot, lovely view

  • 5 of 5

The listing description was a good description of the property, it was very easy to find when we arrived in Hawes. The facilities are pretty good and I have never stayed anywhere that had such an aladdin's cupboard full of cooking ingredients for the use of occupants (with the proviso of replacing anything used up). The conservatory was a lovely place to sit in the evenings as it seemed to store the day's warmth and has a lovely outlook. The beds were amazingly comfortable, the 13.5 tog duvets were a bit too warm given the lovely weather we experienced so we had to remove them, no doubt at a cold time of year they would be wonderful.

The owner is a very friendly lady, who was very happy to answer any questions I had when booking the property and covered all the details of staying in the house very thoroughly in an email to me before we set off.

I would be very happy to recommend this property to a friend or relative.

One of our party is a vegetarian, Hawes has two restaurants which offer not only excellent food, but good vegetarian options as well, we ate at both - the White Hart Country Inn and Crockett's Hotel and restaurent, both offered a choice of three vegetarian dishes on their menus. When staying in Grassington last year, we found eating out quite a challenge as some places offered no vegetarian option at all. Another good place to eat is the Wensleydale Pantry, the food is amazing value for money.

We visited Gayle Mill, and found it very interesting to hear of its history and Snaizeholme red squirrel sanctuary (either go byLittle White Bus or book a parking space through the National Park Centre at the station), the marked trail is a very enjoyable walk and you are very likely to see red squirrels (we saw 7 or 8).

We also took a train ride from Settle to Garsdale and back, a lovely trip through beautiful countryside and not expensive.

Aysgarth falls is a beautiful place to go, try the scones or cakes in the cafe at the National Park Centre - they are delicious. From Aysgarth you can walk to Castle Bolton (or drive if you prefer), the castle is a very interesting place to look around and has an excellent cafe.

I could go on, there are so many lovely places to visit a walk around and in Hawes, it makes a great centre for a visit to the Yorkshire Dales.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and for your tips about the local region! I am sure that future guests will find the information that you have provided to be very helpful.
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All the comforts of home, great stay all round!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage with a lot of character and everything you could possibly need! I had the pleasure of staying here with my partner over Christmas and we were impressed with not only the beauty of the property and the surrounding area, but also with how much it felt like home. It was well stocked with all our kitchen/entertainment needs and as such we found that we were never bored and never without something we needed. The local pubs and shops were fantastic and the countryside provided lots of walking opportunities. The extra personal touches around the cottage made our stay very memorable and truly enjoyable. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review.. and for leaving the cottage so spotless that the cleaner thought I had been up to do it before her! I am glad you enjoyed your visit (sorry you didn't get to use the sledge!) and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
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2nd visit to an outstanding cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to this cottage and we will be back again. An absolutely beautiful location and property. Such a well maintained interior and gardens, it is difficult to leave as we felt so much at home. The beds are the comfiest ever ! The cottage is incredibly comfortable with everything you might need to have an excellent holiday. Everywhere was spotlessly clean inside and because it was good weather we were able to enjoy the very well maintained gardens. We ate at a pub in Hawes a couple of times but preferred to stay in and take advantage of the lovely kitchen and eat in. The welcome pack was a lovely touch - there is no such thing as too much Wensleydale cheese! I would recommend this property happily - but book early to avoid disappointment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and sorry for my very slow response...I am just getting to grips with the new website facilities!). The garden is, though I say it myself, lovely (though to be honest a bit sad at the moment january) after all the rain ...at least we did not get flooded which is good to know!)
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Dales at their best

  • 5 of 5

First time we have stayed at this cottage - and it was just wonderful. The owners have thought of everything you could need - even on a rainy weekend. Plenty of space, books to read, shower was good & hot, the conservatory was a delightful place to sit with a coffee and look at the view ... and the bed! Best night's sleep I have had in years. We had a pleasant evening stroll to the Green Dragon at Hardraw (good pub grub) and the cottage was only 5 minutes walk from Hawes main street.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and I am sorry for my very tardy response - i only just found out how to do it through the web-site! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you choose to come back soon!
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From the Owner

This cottage is particularly special with its lovely private garden and separate orchard. We now also offer our recently converted annexe accommodation which is available for an extra cost of £250 per week for those parties requiring additional space (the annexe has twin beds and a double sofa bed).

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Crown, Hawes at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Garsdale at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Crown, Hawes at 0.5 Kilometres Car: not necessary


Hawes is around 60 miles from both the west and east coast. However, there is a small beach at Semerwater lake just 3 miles away and plenty of nearby streams to paddle in.


Durham Tees Valley Airport, Darlington approximately 1 hour.

Leeds Bradford Airport approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

There is a train station at Garsdale (5 miles from the cottage) where trains are met by "the little white bus" which goes to Hawes and Gayle.


The pretty market town of Hawes has several visitor attractions in addition to numerous shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Further afield there is much to explore in Wensleydale and throughout North Yorkshire; from the historic Bolton Castle (10 miles) with its maze and tea room, to the waterfalls of Aysgarth (8 miles) and Hardraw Force (1 mile) and the romance of the North York Moors steam trains. For children a pre-booked visit to the Forbidden Corner in Middleham (15 miles) is recommended.

Further Details:

In addition to a wide range of pubs, shops and restaurants, Hawes has a doctor's surgery, a post office, 2 banks and several ATM machines.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
xmas or new year
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

1) Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover. Arrival after 4 pm, departure by 10 am (though we may be flexible if there is no back to back booking).

2) We have recently refurbished an adjoining annexe. This can only be let along with the main house providing additional accommodation at a fixed price of £250. The annexe is like a little bungalow (twin beds, wet-room, kitchen / diner and separate living area - ideal for guests requiring level access.

3) Short stays:
We prefer to let this property for full weeks, though short lets will be considered outside peak periods (with a minimum charge of £250).

£100 deposit with balance due 8 weeks prior to holiday. Payment by cheque or through on-line banking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 18-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Amazing views from most rooms. Spacious accommodation. Off street parking for 3 cars (parking can be an issue around Hawes). 5 minute level stroll to shops, pubs and restaurants.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • caving


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • en-suite shower to bedroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • House bathroom with bath / shower over. New en-suite with large shower to master bedroom.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) in main house. Separate annex (additional charge of £250) has twin beds and double sofa bed. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed, en-suite and wonderful views down Wensleydale. Bedroom 2 with King size bed and views towards Hardraw. Bedroom 3 with adult size bunk beds. Crisp cotton linen and warm goose down quilts (bunks beds with hollow fibre).


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage is spacious, warm, well equipped and full of character with antique furniture. This is somewhere you can really relax in peace and quiet (though we do provide a guitar and piano!). Very child friendly - large conservatory leads into private secure garden. Wonderful views from all main rooms. I'm afraid we do not allow dogs at this property. Note that the house bathroom and kitchen are a little dated, but cosy and functional! Outside: This cottage is very special with a private, secure garden (with additional patio area) and plenty of off-road parking. A BBQ, outdoor furniture and toys are supplied and croquet can be played on the lawn. Utility Room: Iron & ironing board, high chair & cot stored in built in cupboard in master bedroom. Outdoor BBQ equipment stored in garden shed near patio. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property cleaned between guests. Bed linen provided, but guests are requested to bring their own towels. Other: Large conservatory leading from Living room into garden.

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