Bill's Place

Bainbridge near Hawes, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 3631)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A picturesque, 200-year old, stone-built, end-terrace cottage, overlooking the village green in the centre of the pretty Dales village of Bainbridge. Renovated to a very high standard, this charming property retains much original character, including a wealth of exposed beams and a stunning fireplace housing an inviting woodburner. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the pretty patio garden, or follow the many peaceful walks through the village and absorb the striking views. The village pub, just three minutes' walk away, offers fine ales and tasty food. This is a great location for walkers, from the castles at Bolton and Middleham, to Hardraw Force, England's highest single drop waterfall. It is a fantastic base from which to explore all that Wensleydale and Swaledale have to offer. A superb Yorkshire cottage, ideal for exploring the area, or as a romantic getaway.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, basin & WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room & underfloor heating in shower room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of games/books/DVDs
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for two cars
  • Small front patio garden with bench seat
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: This property is suitable for babes-in-arms & children aged 6 years & over only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “A fantastic cottage a home from home”
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    • “The service provided was excellent even a bottle of fresh milk was left in the fridge plus a packet of choc.biscuits, All cleaning materials are provided and ample crockery and cutlery. It is spotless clean and all units were great. There was nothing that was needed. The TV and DVD player were excellent with a Freesat Box, WiFi was easy to connect and worked very well. Dozens of popular DVDs in a draw. The central heating was superb heating the whole cottage in minutes. There is a log fire but we didn't require to use is. It is so good that we booked it again for next year before we came away. Bainbridge is a very lovely Yorkshire Village and the people are very friendly and keen to help. The best local pub was The Crown in Askrigg only a mile away which serves excellent food. The local people there were also very freinldy .”

    Alan B, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, September 2014

    • “Magical Christmas”
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    • “We stayed in Bill's Place for 5 nights over the Xmas period. A lovely, warm cottage decorated to a high standard. The kitchen is very well equipped, with most things that you could want - although we took our own egg poacher as the majority of cottages we have stayed in do not stock one of these! The cottage was also magically decorated with a gorgeous Christmas tree and lights at the window - a lovely and considerate touch. We had considered bringing our own tree, so it was a welcome relief to find one was already in-situ! The weather was particularly bad during our stay, with high winds and lots of rain causing a lot of the local roads to flood, so we spent more time that we anticipated indoors, but the comfort of Bill's Place made it a pleasure. Lovely pub in Askrigg (about a mile away) called The Kings Arms did an excellent pint of Black Sheep! Hawes is ten minutes down the road, with a selection of shops and pubs. Very well located cottage. Would certainly recommend a visit!”

    Theflooze, Nottingham, December 2013

    • “A home away from home”
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    • “The cottage was beautifully furnished and extremely well equipped. If you needed anything you could guarantee it would be available for you! Bainbridge is a lovely village and the surrounding countryside second to none. Yorkshire at its best! Our stay was for one week and there was so much to do and see, we didn't need to travel far. We can't wait to return. The weather was lovely but suddenly changed and was noticeably colder. The owner telephoned just to check we were warm enough and to make sure we took advantage of the extra blankets and open fire - a lovely touch!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stafford, December 2013

    • “Fabulous!”
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    • “We stayed at Bill's place for 3 nights at the beginning of November and had a great time. The cottage is decorated and furnished to a very high standard. Lovely kitchen with everything you could ever need. Cosy living room with wood burning stove. Stylish shower room with a good powerful shower and under floor heating. Pretty bedroom with a very comfortable bed. Overall, one of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in, with lots of little extra touches. Can't wait to return! :-)”

    Den7263, November 2013

    • “Perfect”
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    • “The best cottage I have stayed in. The attention to detail was amazing with underfloor heating in the bathroom, lovely comfy beds, a pretty garden and lots lots more. All this together with the sunshine and the beautiful dales what more can you ask for. I will definitely be going back.”

    Hazel Walker, Cheshire, July 2013

    • “Fantastic!”
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    • “We have stayed in the area many times over the past 15 years but Bills Place has to be one of the best, if not THE best place we've stayed in! Total comfort throughout, easy to understand explanations of how everything works, and lots of added extras - even a sewing kit and shoe-cleaning kit available if needed. We have had a truly relaxing and comfortable stay in a lovely cottage in a fabulous part of the UK, and we hope to come again!”

    Anne W, Norwich, July 2012

    • “Perfect Cottage in Wonderful Location!”
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    • “We've just got home after a week's holiday staying in "Bill's Place" and we've already booked to return for Christmas! It is a fabulous "5 star" cottage with all the facilities you could wish for. Warm, comfortable and cosy with a fully fitted kitchen and a bathroom with double sized shower. There are great walks onto the Dales from the cottage and so you don't need a car to get out and explore the beautiful contryside on foot. There's a pub just 3 minutes walk away and a 5 star hotel only a further 3 minutes walk. There's also a fantastic butchers by the bridge which is just a minute down the lane. If you do wish to use a car then Bolton Castle is well worth a visit, (spiral staircases so not really for children and not open over the winter (Nov-Feb)) or the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes (only 4 miles away). All in all a first class cottage located in a very relaxing venue which we would thoroughly recommend! P.S. No telephone or WiFi in the cottage, (a refreshing rest) but these are due to be installed in November.”

    DACBicester, Bicester, October 2011

    • “Excellence”
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    • “An excellent place to stay for the quality of the accommodation and standard of comfort, a quiet place in the village, and a central location in the dale.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Kinross, August 2011

    • “Best cottage ever ...”
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    • “The best cottage hubby and I have stayed in for many a year. Attention to detail, cleanliness and comfort were second to none. Tried to declare Squatters Rights, but had to go back to work! We will definitely go back to Bill's Place.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Manchester, January 2011

    • “Everything you could need and more!”
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    • “A well equipped, clean and beautiful cottage in a wonderful area of the country with so many walks and things to do near by. A very relaxing and peaceful week made even more special by the thoughtful extras.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cheltenham, November 2010

    • “Excellent accomodation which enhanced our holiday”
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    • “The cottage was excellent in every aspect, especially furnishings, and made for a very pleasureable holiday.”

    Mrs Gee, Cromer, Norfolk., June 2010

    • “Wonderfull Break”
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    • “Lovely house situated in a convenient location in village. Well decorated and fitted out throughout. Heating very effective and log fire a bonus. Village location very good for walking and sightseeing. Pub in village good for food and weekly visit by Fish & Chip van.”

    Michael & LInda, Warwickshire, May 2010

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    • “A very warm comfy cottage, extremely well equipped and in a beautiful location.”

    Mr Smith, Ashbourne, October 2015

    • “Beautiful homely cottage in a great location. We love walking and found new walks and places to see even though this was our third stay at Bill's Place.”

    Mr Taylor, Ilkley, October 2015

    • “We really liked our cottage, it was perfect for the two of us and situated close to lots of walks and places to visit.”

    Miss Horn, Swanage, September 2015

    • “The cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. Everything was of a very high standard. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was nice and powerful. The valley is extremely pretty and Bainbridge is a lovely, friendly village.”

    Mr Withnall, West Haddon, August 2015

    • “Excellent cottage. Ideal base for walking and visiting surrounding villages/small towns.”

    Mr Watson, Hull, July 2015

    • “The cottage was very relaxing and gave a great base to explore the Dales. The cottage was beautifully decorated and very well maintained throughout, we would definitely return here again.”

    Mr Mason, Leeds, March 2015

    • “The cottage is an absolute gem to go into, everything about it was superb. If it was ours we would not let anyone else go into it!”

    Mrs Clifford, Wirral, March 2015

    • “The cottage was very cosy and you felt at home.”

    Mrs Lawrence, Leeds, December 2014

    • “Everything you could wish for in the kitchen and a warm lived in feel. One of the best properties I have stayed in and I have stayed in a lot.”

    Mrs Darbyshire, Wigan, November 2014

    • “Relaxing with plenty of local walks. The cottage is stunning and like home from home. This was our second visit and hopefully we will return.”

    Mr Taylor, Ilkley, October 2014

    • “The cottage was a perfect size for us; very clean and beautifully presented and in a quiet location in a beautiful Dales village. The shower room was immaculate and had the luxury of underfloor heating which was great. A gem of a cottage and we've recommended it to friends already.”

    Mr Watson, Blandford Forum, September 2014

    • “The cottage was just like a home from home, there was everything that you needed. We loved it so much we have already booked next year. The setting was wonderful in an excellent little friendly village.”

    Mr Bingham, Nottingham, August 2014

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About the location


Hawes 4 miles.

The picturesque Wensleydale village of Bainbridge is situated in truly beautiful countryside just a mile and a half from Askrigg, known to millions as Darrowby in James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small", and four miles from the market town of Hawes, the home of Wensleydale cheese. Bainbridge boasts an extensive village green, which comes with its own set of stocks. This is an excellent holiday location for walkers, offering a great base from which to explore both Wensleydale and Swaledale, with beauty spots in the area including Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater, castles at both Castle Bolton and Middleham and of course, Hardraw Force - England's highest single, unbroken, drop waterfall at 99ft! There are also lots of interesting market towns and villages to visit, including Leyburn and Middleham, to name just a couple.

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