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Primrose Cottage

(Ref. 1014942)

Burtersett, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the third time we’ve stopped in this accommodation and we are never disappointed,a wonderful cottage in a beautiful location ."

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Beautiful spot.

    Reviewed by Jan4.4Sep 2023

  • "The location and views were a delight and the cottage perfect in every way, so well-equipped and attractive."

    We would love to come again and will recommend it to friends.

    Thank you. Your comments are much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "The fireplace chimney is not extracting efficiently and allowing smoke to escape into the room."

    It would be a nice touch leaving guests with a starter pack matching qty of occupants. I arrived late, no shops open close by, nothing for breakfast the following day.

    Thank you for your comments. The guests who followed you informed us of the issue of birds nesting in the chimney and a new cowl has now been fitted and the nest removed. The chimney sweep will be attending after the bank holiday. A welcome pack consisting of tea, coffee, milk, cheese and biscuits is always provided. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Manny3.8Apr 2023

  • "First time booking with Sykes and we had an absolutely amazing break."

    Booking was easy, Even at last minute and we were kept in the loop with information throughout. Everything we needed was at hand to unwind in the Yorkshire Dales at Primrose Cottage, A real home from home. A special place with a wealth of original features to provide that homely cottage feel. We really hope to return in the future. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cosy, warm and very well equipt."

    magnificent location for a peaceful break

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Mar 2023

  • "In all the 35+ years I’ve been holidaying in Wensleydale I’ve never stayed in Butersett, only ever driven through it."

    We chose Primrose Cottage for its close proximity to Semer Water for kayaking and SUP and walking distance to Hawes. It was perfect for us, there wasn’t a thoroughfare past the front window. Parking was opposite the cottage on a grassy/partially muddy track which you had to leave enough room for tractor access, there were steps down but slippery when wet, not ideal for an elderly person but you could quite easily park further down the road. The cottage was a spacious 2 bed with a large living room and kitchen dinner, both had log burners. Both the main king size bedroom and 2 single beds in the back bedroom had loads of space to move around and get ready. There were two toilets to the property, one in the outhouse/washroom (great if the weather was bad and you were desperate) and other in the large family bathroom.. there was free WiFi and access to Netflix on the smart tvs. Fuel for the log burners was provided with an honesty box for consumption The only cons for us were the digital radiators which we couldn’t fathom for the duration of our stay. Likely WiFi controlled by the owners (seemed to work on the day we were leaving) could have contacted the owners but instead used one of the log burners on 2 evenings

    Glad to hear you liked the cottage and location. Sorry you struggled operating the electric radiators. Instructions are provided, as we do not have the option to operate them remotely. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2022

  • "Our stay in Primrose Cottage was excellent."

    Burtersett is a great centre for walking and the cottage had everything we could need. We just found it a bit chilly, though to be fair we didn't light the coal stoves. I'd definitely go there again.

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and liked the cottage. Sorry you were a little chilly - the electric heaters are intended for background heating and the multi-fuel stoves are intended to provide the main source of heating. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous 2 weeks holiday."

    Amazing cottage, has all you need. Lovely welcome pack. Walks from the door. Beautiful location. Would highly recommend. Very friendly locals especially the neighbours. Our grandson and dog, Ruby loved it too.

    So glad you had a good time - thanks for the feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have enjoyed our stay at Primrose cottage immensely."

    The location is perfect for us and is very dog friendly. The neighbours are welcoming and helpful. The cottage itself provides excellent accommodation and has all the facilities required. We hope to return in the autumn.

    Thankyou for the feedback. We're so glad you liked the cottage and enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful clean, well equipt cottage in a wonderful location."

    The owners have thought of, and provided, everything we could have wanted

    Thank you for your time and assistance in providing feedback for Primrose Cottage. Your feedback is invaluable as we continually strive to improve our service. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely warm comfortable cottage to return to after a cold and long winters walk."

    Great facilities had everything I needed. Multiple walks direct from the door and a great location.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Feb 2022

  • "We could have done with candles as we had a power cut but couldn’t find any."

    Good cottage in Good location

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was exactly as described in the information."

    Burtersett is very quiet, the neighbours were friendly, access to the cottage was good and parking was easy. We didn't use the mixed-fuel fires (my husband has chest problems), and we didn't use the facilities in the outhouse - washing machine and toilet - which are accessed outside by walking across the yard; there is no tumble-drier. The kitchen is well-appointed, with everything we needed to cook full meals. The TV is smart, and we were able to use BBC i-Player, ITV Hub etc. We were warm and comfortable, and found the location good for exploring the immediate area. There are some lovely walks close-by, and we didn't do a lot of driving, which suited us. We would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at the cottage."

    It’s very comfortable for a family of 4 (2 teenagers) and a dog. We enjoyed walking and there are several paths on the door. Very peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Juan4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful spot."

    Nice walk through fields to Hawes.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely ‘first holiday since lockdown’."

    We didn’t use the car all week - you can easily walk into Hawes along buttercup filled meadows. It’s very very quiet so be prepared to relax and listen to the birds singing! We were lucky enough to be able to watch the swallows feeding their babies in a nest at the back window. We walked along the Roman Road into Bainbridge and had a lovely lunch at the cafe there- well worth the pull up the hill! We also had the most amazing chocolate cake at the Laburnum tea rooms in Hawes. Worth taking note of the description of the rear ‘garden’ as it is a shared area with next door who have access past the back door into a small lane. The neighbours are very friendly and we enjoyed their company ( especially the feline and canine members of the family!!) .

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Jun 2021

  • "This is the second time we have stayed in this cottage, and will stay again in the future."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was not only clean and well equipped, but everything was good quality."

    The detailed instructions helped us find everything we needed and gave us confidence that we had left the cottage as we had found it. It very much felt like a home away from home. While there we had several issues with our cars, but there was enough to do within walking distance to keep us busy. But at those times that we were not busy, the cottage itself was quiet and pleasant, but with enough people around (including the lovely neighbours) that we did not feel isolated.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

  • "- Great location in Wenselydale, 5 mins drive/15 mins walk to Hawes, walk out front door onto hills - Really comfy cottage with 2 log burners - Very nice, responsive hosts."

    We stayed over Christmas/NYE and hosts provided Christmas decorations, and left a bottle of Prosecco - Really well equipped kitchen - Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Dominik5.0Dec 2020

  • "The cottage is stylish, spacious and comfortable."

    Beautiful location with numerous walks right on the doorstep. We had great weather and will definitely be back. It was worth knowing there was no tumble dryer because that meant we took extra clothes. The tv is not 'smart' so we were glad of the DVDs we took for cosy evenings with the log burner.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a great week in Primrose Cottage."

    Very comfortable house and we were impressed with the kitchen as it had everything we needed. Some cottages are a little short of the things you need to cook etc, but not here. Double bed in front bedroom extremely comfortable. Only slight grumble was that we had no instructions in what to recycle and where to place rubbish. I feel very uncomfortable putting glass, paper and food into a black bin as recycling is so endemic in our society. Please don't see this as a major gripe, but clear instructions will help. Overall, we loved the fact that we could walk directly from the cottage, enjoyed the wonderful views and loved the architecture of the hamlet.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in a beautiful peaceful location."

    We saw red squirrel and barn owl from the front door! Cottage clean and more spacious then expected. Views and walks from the door were brilliant and loads to do in local area. Quiet spot but not far to amenities in Hawes. Cottage was chilly when we arrived but soon worked out the electric heaters. Only negative was we couldn’t get the lounge fire to stay light. I would recommend packing slippers as floors were cold.

    Reviewed by Bridget4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely quiet little cottage, had everything we needed and a great base to explore the Dales!"

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely, fully equipped & cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Every detail taken care of including both multi-fuel stoves already laid & ready to light as soon as we arrived after a long journey. Really couldn’t have asked for more & will definitely return to Primrose Cottage.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Nov 2019

  • "A comfortable cottage, lovely situation, would definitely book again."

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Nov 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and multi-fuel stove and stone-flagged floor
  • Sitting room with cast iron fireplace and multi-fuel stove
  • External utility with WC and washing machine.
  • Electric central heating with multi-fuel stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine in utility, dishwasher, Smart TV with built in DVD player, WiFi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for fires on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Free roadside parking outside cottage
  • Additional parking on quiet lane 50 yards away
  • Bike storage
  • Private, enclosed frontage with bench and enclosed, rear courtyard with furniture (yard shared with adjacent holiday let
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Please note: Saturday arrivals only, please
  • Note: The property may be unsuitable for people with mobility issues due to the stairs layout

The property

A traditional, stone-built, mid-terrace cottage located on a quiet lane in the small hamlet of Burtersett, one mile from Hawes in beautiful Wensleydale.

Set amongst the lovely rolling Dales countryside, this cosy cottage provides the ideal retreat for those seeking a truly get away from it all break, boasting great views from most of the rooms, together with wonderful walking opportunities from the doorstep.

This delightful cottage is full of character and charm throughout, including old ceiling beams, sash windows and the original stone flagged floor.

The sitting room is cosy and comfortable with a multi-fuel stove, ideal to relax after a hard day’s walking on the nearby fells.

The well-equipped kitchen and dining area boasts a multi-fuel stove and is a great place to sit around, prepare sumptuous meals and catch up on old times.

Two double bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and one with twin beds as well as a modern bathroom, all come together to provide a wonderful stay in this charming cottage.

Outside, the private frontage has a lovely bench on which to relax and soak up the sunshine, and to the rear of the property there is a small enclosed, shared yard suitable for sitting out.

There is fantastic countryside to all sides, from where you can explore the area of Wensleydale, often described as one of the most beautiful areas in the Yorkshire Dales.

The one mile walk from the back door, downhill on the paved path through the Hay Meadows to Hawes is one not to be missed, and guests can enjoy a good choice of pubs, places to eat and picturesque teashops in this popular market town.

This attractive cottage is a great touring base from which to discover the Ribblehead Viaduct, Three Peaks, the village of Dent with its brewery, the attractive old market town of Sedbergh and the castles at Bolton and Middleham.

Leyburn is another town not to be missed, and over the hills, Kettlewell and Grassington are all just a short drive away.

An opportunity for that well-deserved break in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

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About the location


Hawes 1 mile; Semerwater 3 miles; Leyburn 16 miles; Ingleton 18 miles

The picturesque and traditional Wensleydale village of Burtersett, which dates back to Norse times, is surrounded by beautiful Dales countryside and is home to a population of red squirrels now living around the village. It is an ideal base for touring the many attractions of the Dales, such as the waterfalls at Aysgarth and Hardraw Force, plus the lake at Semerwater and Bolton Castle, to name but a few. It allows easy access to Cumbria, just 17 miles away, and the Lake District. Nearby is the bustling market town of Hawes with the award-winning Dales Countryside Museum, Wensleydale Creamery (home of Wallace and Gromit’s Wensleydale cheese) and local ropemakers. Hawes is the 'capital' of Wensleydale and has a good range of shops, pubs and eating places and a traditional weekly market.

Note: The property may be unsuitable for people with mobility issues due to the stairs layout