The Homestead

Hardraw near Hawes, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 15222)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sleeps

    6

  • Bedrooms

    3

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Pets

    No

The Property

This 18th century double-fronted stone cottage lies in the centre of the small village of Hardraw, one mile from Hawes. This delightful Hardraw cottage has been lovingly renovated and refurbished to a high standard, retaining much of its original character. The spacious accommodation in this Hardraw cottage includes a fabulous farmhouse kitchen with feature Rayburn, a small breakfast area seating four, and views of the Dales and sheep and hens who occasionally like to jump the fence into thegarden to eat the grass - they provide much entertainment! The sitting room at this Hardraw cottage with its open fire offers a warm and cosy retreat and has double aspect windows overlooking the front garden. The separate dining room has a dresser, an open fire and a large bay window from where you can sit and watch village life unfold. Outside this Hardraw cottage is a lovely front garden with picnic bench, courtyard with patio table and two chairs and small rear garden. Wensleydale is one of the most beautiful of the Yorkshire Dales and there are fabulous walks from the doorstep, including past Hardraw Force, England's highest unbroken waterfall, and the Pennine Way, which passes through the paddock on limestone flags and down the side of the courtyard leading up to Simonstone Hall. This is a great location, from the castles at Bolton and Middleham, to nearby Hawes with its famous cheese factory and lovely market. A warm and very comfortable Hardraw cottage from which to explore Wensleydale, Swaledale and beyond.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower and basin, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor WC. Kitchen with breakfast table (seats 4) leading to sitting room with open fire. Dining room with open fire.

Amenities

Electric storage heaters with open fires, Rayburn (heats water system) and separate immersion heater. Electric oven and hob, Rayburn, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of games, books and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fires inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample roadside parking. Front garden with bench, courtyard with furniture and small rear garden. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 1 min walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location

HARDRAW

Hawes 1 mile.

Hardraw meaning ‘Shepherd’s Dwelling’, is a small village nestling under Shunner Fell and is famous for the Hardraw Scar; England’s highest single drop waterfall. Hardraw Scar also hosts an annual Brass Band Competition in a natural amphitheatre. The village offers a charming cluster of stone cottages, a church, tea room, an old farmstead, village pub, a famous local artist who makes felt pictures and a sheep dog demonstrator. Within walking distance is Buttertubs Pass, with its 20 metre deep limestone potholes, known as ‘The Buttertubs’. Hardraw lies a mile from the market town of Hawes, home to the famous ‘Wallace & Gromit’ Wensleydale cheese with its working factory, museum, visitors' centre and restaurant. There are public footpaths across beautiful countryside from Hardraw to Hawes, plus nearby is Semmerwater, which is an ideal place to fish, canoe and sail. Hardraw is an excellent base for both walking and touring.

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