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Orcaber Farm Retreat

Austwick, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 15484)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location and comfortable cottage, nothing to criticise, thank you."

    Reviewed by KatherineJul 2022

  • "Superbly equipped with high quality cooking appliances."

    The cottage was beautiful inside and absolutely spotless!! I’ve never been in a cottage that was cleaned to such a high standard as Orcaber Farm. Gaynor and Neil were lovely and pleasant who helped make us feel welcome on arrival. The bath in the bedroom was fantastic and I really enjoyed a good soak numerous times throughout the week, the shower was also fantastic. I also can honestly say I’ve never slept so well in a holiday cottage as I did here, the extra large bed was so comfortable. A lovely gem and we will definitely be going back again in the future. Thank you Gaynor and Neil we loved it.

    Reviewed by BeverleyJun 2022

  • "Loved it, so peaceful and beautiful."

    Excellent quality appliances and furnishings etc.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2022

  • "Beautifully converted, clean and very well equipped holiday home set in a fantastic location."

    Owners were very welcoming and available if the need arose whilst remaining unobtrusive. We would not hesitate to recommend this property as a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2022

  • "Really comfortable cottage which has all two people need for a wonderful stay."

    The cottage is well appointed and very clean, great location for dale’s and the lakes are only a hour away. Thank you Gaynor for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2022

  • "Beautiful property with great facilities."

    The log burner, huge bath and general quality of everything made it feel like a little luxury break. The owners were helpful and available if needed but not at all intrusive. We would highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by LucyDec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage and very well equipped."

    Loved the log burner.The musical washing machine made us smile,we want one!

    Reviewed by Gordon IanNov 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage - wonderful area to visit - lovely friendly owners"

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2021

  • "The owner was very welcoming and showed us around the cottage."

    From start to finish we had a lovely time. The cottage is cozy, modern and has lovely views. It was lovely to see the chickens and horses walking around, and the bath and fire was amazing. Thank you for such a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by CraigOct 2021

  • "Beautifully appointed accommodation with friendly hosts."

    Surroundings are stunning. Chickens to feed and horses to see. We have booked to return already. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely well equipped and comfortable."

    We enjoyed being close to the animals on the farm, and also close to the Yorkshire three peaks. Overall a great stay.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "As soon as you step in, it is a home-from-home experience ."

    Clean and with subtle touches, our short stay was perfect and we are looking to rebook! The small, enclosed garden is private and the working farm of horses and chickens near the property is wonderful!

    Reviewed by FayeAug 2021

  • "This was our second stay, and we enjoyed it just as much as before."

    The amenities are very well laid out and it feels nice and comfortable/spacious. We met the owner briefly. All the furnishings and finish of the cottage are to a high standard - everything works and works well.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay with absolutely all the facilities you could need."

    Very comfortable and a very impressive bath in the bedroom, and an excellent bathroom. Even had two large televisions. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "This is a fabulous cottage, clean, comfortable and equipped to a high standard."

    Situated in a great area to explore the amazing scenery, spoilt for choice with the amount of walks close by.

    Reviewed by HazelApr 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful with stunning views."

    The facilities are top of the range and the bed is extremely comfortable. The bath is absolutely amazing!!

    Reviewed by KerryApr 2021

  • "Accommodation was perfect and just what was needed, comfy and cosy and allowed the mind and soul to wind down and switch off!"

    It was perfect location and in easy reach of surrounding villages with plenary of walking routes! Would definitely recommend booking up!

    Reviewed by KerryOct 2020

  • "Beautifully presented, warm and cosy."

    The weather was horrendous but we were staying somewhere very welcoming so be burrowed down and made the most of it. On a farm & livery yard so we had visiting ducks and hens to entertain us A winner thank you Sykes and the owners for bringing it to our attention. I’m sure we will be back.

    Reviewed by KayFeb 2020

  • "Fabulous place to get away from it all and just relax."

    Just off the A65, but couldn’t hear the road at all, just the sound of the chickens wandering, or the sheep in nearby fields or the horses in the stable block. Perfectly named also. Will revisit, most defiantly

    Reviewed by PaulineJan 2020

  • "Really nice place, very comfortable with great facilities (the bed and bath are amazing!"

    Great shower and huge TV/ sofa too). Awesome location, not far from very lovely walk up ingleborough. Would definitely reccomend!

    Reviewed by KatieNov 2019

  • "This is our 2nd visit to this accommodation and it never disappoints."

    We had a warm welcome, the accommodation was spotless and a pint of milk was chilling ready for a cup of tea when we arrived. The cottage is well appointed, cosy and comfortable. Seeing the horses and ducks through the lounge window is lovely and at times comical. It's a great base to visit this part of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent in all aspects, we had no complaints at all."

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2019

  • "What an amazing week we spent at Orcaber Farm."

    Our little cottage was perfectly located with amazing pubs a short walk away. After long walks in the Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland, the cottage was a home away from home but with added luxury. The sofa and bed were both incredibly comfortable and the bath in the bedroom was fantastic to unwind in. We also loved being surrounded by a few farm animals and enjoyed the geese and chicken strolling around the cottage during the day. We will definitely be back, thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "This is an excellent holiday retreat."

    100% satisfied. Cottage and surroundings were truly superb.

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2019

  • "It was excellent every thing we expected and more a real home from home loved it"

    Reviewed by DerrickSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very clean and everything you need. The bed was so comfy. Don’t usually sleep well when I’m away but I did in this bed. Unfortunately only stayed two nights and didn’t have time to make use of the gorgeous bath. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2019

  • "A Mary Poppins of a holiday property."

    Practically perfect in every way. Great weather did help!

    Reviewed by RodneyAug 2019

  • "Orcaber Farm Retreat was everything and more we could have hoped for."

    The cottage was very well appointed with all the latest high end appliances and a big flat screen TV with Sky. The bed was huge and having a bath actually in your bedroom was very novel and this was complimented by a larger shower room. The owners were very welcoming and provided us with information on walks in the area and local attractions. We made use of these, taking in some walks around the lovely village of Austwick as well as further afield. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by TimothyMay 2019

  • "An excellent cottage where Neil and Gaynor have thought of everything"

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage surrounded by a working farm."

    The host were very welcoming and there is plenty to do in this beautiful part of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by WayneApr 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage for a getaway (romantic?"

    ) in the N Yorkshire Dales. Fitted to a high standard, and spacious. Neal and Gaynor very helpful.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2019

  • "Neil and Gaynor made us feel extremely welcome and were there to meet us on arrival."

    The cottage itself exceeded our expectations. An amazing Wood burner which threw out the heat minutes after lighting, which was awesome after a day scrabbling about one of the nearby 3 Yorkshire Peaks. The copper bath is decadent luxury, as comfortable as it looks in the photos, and once again perfect to melt into after a day exploring the beautiful Dales. We really look forward to returning

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2019

  • "We booked this cottage on the morning of our arrival day, which was very accommodating of the owners at such short notice."

    We were greeted on arrival by Gaynor and Neil who showed us round and who were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. It showed that this was the first time the cottage had been let out for holidays, as it was immaculate. The cottage had been decorated to a very high standard and the appliances were top rate. There was everything we could possibly need to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The cottage was warm and cosy, the wood burner helped with this aspect even though we didn't really need it as the weather was kind to us. I could imagine in the winter months the burner would not disappoint, the heat it generated was immense. We had a lovely comfortable sofa and huge tv for total relaxation. The king size bed with top quality bedding all helped to aid a restful night sleep as it was so comfortable. My husband has mobility problems so we found the wet room shower to be most accommodating, as it was powerful and roomy. The lovely deep bath in the bedroom is nice for those able to have a nice soak before bed. The cottage is situated down a quiet road, with ample off road parking. Neil also provided us with garden furniture during our stay to provide us with a nice place to sit out in the garden while the weather was fine. There are lots of things to do, whether visiting the many lovely villages, markets or walking. I would highly recommend this cottage as a superb base to spend your holiday, you will not be disappointed as our hosts go that little bit further than most to make sure "it's home from home or better".

    Reviewed by JoanMar 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • 1 x super king-size double with freestanding bath and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Biomass central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and outdoor furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.9 miles

The property

Nestled on the northern fringes of the Forest of Bowland, just off the outskirts of Austwick and the limestone scars of the Yorkshire Dales, is Orcaber Farm Retreat.

With a beautiful finish and plenty of character oozing through the interior, choose to bring your loved one for a romantic getaway in this fascinating part of the country.

Head into the lounge, on return from a long walk through heather-clad moors and windswept valleys and relax on the sumptuous sofa in front of the fabulous woodburning stove, taking centre stage on one side of the room.

This open-plan living space also showcases a modern, well-equipped kitchen for you to prepare home-cooked meals together and dine at the table for two over a delicious bottle of wine.

The décor is light and neutral and there are picture frames to brighten up your day, with images of the local area.

Catch up on your day and make the most of an evening in before retiring to the super king-size double bedroom.

Indulge with a hot soak in the stunning, freestanding bath tub, tucked into one corner of the room, or head into the en-suite for a refreshing shower before heading to bed.

You also have plenty of storage to stow away your belongings and a dressing table to get ready at each morning, as well as bedside tables and considered lighting.

Sit out on a balmy afternoon in the enclosed garden and watch the world go by with a refreshing drink in hand, as a horse greets you at the fence from the stable opposite.

Head into the cosy village of Austwick and enjoy a night off from the cooking for a change by paying a visit to the local pub, serving home-cooked food.

Set off the beaten track, you have access to many rural corners hosting a wealth of walking and cycling trails enveloped by stunning landscape scenery.

Other attractions in the area include Ingleborough Cave, close to the village of Clapham with guided tours, the well-known, circular Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, along with Malham Cove, Janet's Foss and Gordale Scar.

A wonderful retreat for two in a fine region of North Yorkshire.

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About the location


Settle 5 miles; Ingleton 5 miles; Skipton 20 miles.

Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is arguably one of the finest areas for walking in the region. With limestone pavements and scars, caves and open moors, the area has a wealth of natural interest and there are wonderful cycle tracks and walks on the doorstep. Austwick boasts a local pub serving excellent home cooked meals and a country hotel for something a little more special, as well as a shop and Post Office for visitors’ daily requirements. This quiet village is nicely off the beaten track, yet the market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal are all within easy driving distance.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas