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
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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.


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.


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. Note: Due to location, mobile signal can be intermittent.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect location”
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    • “A beautiful house in a superb location. Large rooms, all nicely furnished and selflessly clean. The rear paddock leads straight up to Shunner Fell, wonderful. We spent a week there and were fortunate with the weather. House is well equipped and the Rayburn is a joy on a chilly morning. No criticisms at all!”

    KrisS100, October 2014

    • “Great New Year”
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    • “My family and I spent the New Year staying in this fabulous cottage. Coal fires, range cookers, fabulous scenery and next door to a pub! We had an excellent time and but for work I would have already booked for this year.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Hull, March 2014

    • “What a gem”
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    • “Stayed here for a romantic Valentine's weekend and loved every minute of the time there. Bottle of bubbly left by the owners to welcome us to their wonderful cottage. Open fires in both lounge and dining rooms,very comfortable beds, plenty of hot water and a great hub from which to explore. Extremely well furnished with all home comforts. Hoping to return for a longer stay soon.”

    Marilyn C, Leeds, United Kingdom, February 2015

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    • “The Homestead was absolutely, without a shadow of doubt, a fantastic well loved home from home. Everything you could have wanted was available, the views were awesome and the pub next door just rounded everything off.”

    Mrs Wolsey, St Tudy, September 2015

    • “The cottage was very comfortable and extremely well equipped. It was generally a home from home. The kitchen in particular was very well equipped. The living accommodation and two main bedrooms were very spacious and seats were comfortable.”

    Mrs Champion, Voukolies, July 2015

    • “The location of the cottage was good. The cosy kitchen was lovely and the beds and bed linen were good. I would happily book this cottage again and would be happy to recommend it. There was nothing we needed that wasn't provided.”

    Mrs Love, Corsham, June 2015

    • “Spacious, clean and well equipped and good base for exploring the Dales.”

    Mr Barrett, Wymondham, May 2015

    • “A beautiful, well equipped property in a beautiful location. It is the cleanest property we have ever stayed in.”

    Mrs Hall, Liverpool, April 2015

    • “A wonderful family home, very warm and inviting. Lots to do and see in the vicinity and a perfect hub from which to explore.”

    Mrs Chapman, Wakefield, February 2015

    • “Lovely bright clean cottage that has been tastefully refurbished to high standard. Owners provided everything could possibly need including electric blankets for cold January nights! A very enjoyable weekend - could not fault this cottage!”

    Fairless, Newcastle Upon Tyne, January 2015

    • “Faultless Dales cottage!”

    Mr Tombs, Birmingham, November 2014

    • “A very high standard of accommodation in beautiful surroundings. The Homestead had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday.”

    Mrs Howell, Buxton, October 2014

    • “Myself, husband, daughter and son in law spent a week in this beautiful warm cosy cottage with bonus of an open fire in the living room. Ideal location for peace and quiet with the local Inn only a minute away.You can have a lovely scenic walk into Hawes through beautiful surrounding countryside. If you want somewhere with everything then look no further (magical). We will definitely go back.”

    Mr Carter, Pontefract, October 2014

    • “The owners had thought of everything, there was not anything we needed that was not there. The Rayburn and open fire made the holiday extra special. The property was well prepared, had great bedding and towels available to use and were all good quality.”

    Mrs Page, Norwich, October 2014

    • “A delightful cottage, very spacious and comfortable. We loved the Rayburn which was constantly warming the kitchen, also the wonderful view of the fells and sheep through the kitchen window. Comfortable beds and furniture, we felt very at home. Would highly recommend!”

    Mrs Saunders, CANTERBURY, September 2014

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About the location


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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