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Leyburn 16 miles.
Hawes is a popular market town in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire and is regarded as one of the honeypot tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Standing between Buttertubs and Fleet Moss, the town is an excellent centre for walking and touring Wensleydale and the adjoining dales of Swaledale, Cotterdale, Dentdale, Garsdale, Wharfedale and Chapel-le-Dale. Take a walk around the Hawes Town Trail, Millennium Walk, Pennine Way or along the River Ure, which is nearby. In 1998 Hawes was awarded the English Tourist Board Silver Award for the "Best Day Trip Out". Modern traffic has long replaced coaches and horse drawn wagons along its narrow streets, but market day (Tuesdays) in Hawes is as busy as ever, with a farmers’ auction attracting sheep farmers from all over the north of England. Traditional shops, cafés and inns now cater for a variety of Dales visitors as well as the local community. The award-winning Wensleydale Creamery, made famous by the animated Wallace and Grommit films, is now open to visitors so that they can see the famous cheese being made and sample the end product in a welcoming café. In the old station yard you will find the busy National Park Centre and Dales Countryside Museum. The Museum is home to the magnificent collection of Dales artefacts by the two great Dales historians and writers, Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby.
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Hawes 6 miles. This cosy stone-built end of terrace cottage is situated in the small farming community of Lunds and is superbly placed for enjoying exhilarating walking on the high fells of Upper Wensleydale. The surrounding countryside is dotted with traditional whitewashed farmsteads and is famous for being along the route of the Settle – Carlisle Railway as it climbs steadily towards Aisgill summit. Visitors may be lucky enough to see steam trains, as the line is only a field away from the cottage! The accommodation is ‘upside down’ to take advantage of the extensive views, and many footpaths lead from the door. The owners live in the adjacent farmhouse. There is a pub serving food within a mile, making this an ideal retreat for a stay in spectacular countryside.
Ground floor: Double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with bath and shower over, wash basin and WC. Small, well-equipped fitted kitchen with lovely fell views. Sitting room with coal-effect gas fire and dining area. Separate utility/drying room shared with owners.
Oil central heating with gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dryer (in utility room), TV (satellite), video, music centre. Use of owner’s freezer. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Enclosed sheltered garden area with garden furniture and BBQ. Roadside parking for 2 cars. One well-behaved pet under strict control welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 6 miles, pubs 1 mile. Please note: Sycamore Cottage has its own private water supply.
Previous visitors' comments about Sycamore Cottage:
The property was well presented and a lovely place to stay in. We enjoyed our time there and hope to visit again.
Ms Donlan, Manchester, December 2012
Lovely, warm and cosy cottage, nice welcome pack and the owners were very welcoming.
Mrs Russell, Filey, September 2012
The cottage was very welcoming and had everything we needed. It was situated in an ideal place to explore the Dales and visit the Lakes.
Mrs Wilson, Castleford, August 2012
A good location for exploring the area. Owners very helpful but not at all intrusive. Great to be able to take our our dog which is an essential for us.
Miss Thomas, Pershore, May 2012