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Anvil Barn

(Ref. 26264)

Bainbridge near Hawes, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The cottage was lovely and clean with everything we needed to make our stay thoroughly enjoyable.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your brilliant feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    The kitchen was well equipped. We had a fabulous week and are looking forward to booking again.

    Thank you for your complimentary comments, much appreciated & you are more than welcome to stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have rented many properties in the dales, but this one was outstanding for comfort and cleanliness."

    The owner deserves a pat on her back.

    Thank you so much. That’s wonderful feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful and comfortable cottage situated in an attractive village in the Yorkshire Dales."

    The property has been tastefully restored and the furnishings and fittings are excellent. On our arrival we found the standard of cleanliness to be of the highest standard. We loved our stay and would consider booking again in the future.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. It’s good to know our hard work is appreciated. We were also very pleased that you had left everything so clean & tidy for us. 5 stars for you too! Hope you visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "Attractively and thoughtfully furnished property in a lovely, well located village which had every thing we needed."

    Not really a problem but we found the duvets a bit too heavy for August. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and information from the owner about the local area was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2023

  • "Once again we absolutely loved our stay, fully equipped, super comfortable beds, ..."

    Once again we absolutely loved our stay, fully equipped, super comfortable beds, most definitely a favourite for us all and we can't wait to come again soon

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very comfortable stay in a superbly equipped property."

    We have no hesitation at all in recommending Anvil Barn to friends and family. Ideally situated in a lovely quiet location. We would certainly like to re-visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beds very comfortable but the quilts are too small, barely cover the bed."

    Thank you for your feedback. Double bed, double quilt. Have since replaced this quilt cover which had mysteriously shrunk at the laundry & caused the problem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay, very well equipped, lovely and clean, very ..."

    We absolutely loved our stay, very well equipped, lovely and clean, very comfortable beds, we will most certainly be a returning customer, 5 star all round, Thank you so much

    Brilliant. I would give you 5* as guests too. Thank you for leaving everything so clean & tidy on departure. Much appreciated. You are very welcome to stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Anvil Barn and will definitely be coming again."

    The property was clean, well maintained and as a family of three with a dog, suited our needs perfectly. Bainbridge is great for families with lovely walks to Askrigg and Aysgarth easily manageable and fun for children.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Anvil Barn."

    We had similar issues as other customers the lack of comfort in the double bed

    Thank you for your feedback. The double bed and double mattress have since been replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vincent3.1Oct 2022

  • "The bed was a little uncomfortable but this was minor in the overall comfort of the cottage."

    It was comfortable, beautifully presented, spotless and spacious. Location was excellent for exploring Wensleydale and the surrounding area and we would heartily recommend Anvil Barn,

    Due to feedback, the double bed & mattress have been replaced. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful village, not a problem having no garden for the dog as the huge village green was a stones throw away Plenty of extra parking close by and many public footpaths from the village."

    Hope to come back in the future.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our week at Anvil Barn, the cottage was really cosy and really well equipped."

    We would like to book again for next year but the mattress on the double bed was so uncomfortable and didn’t even fit the frame properly. It really let the cottage down as the rest was brilliant.

    The double bed and mattress have been replaced. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melissa3.8Apr 2022

  • "9.5 put of 10 only thing that could be improved was the double mattress."

    It didn't fit the bed. Slipped down when sleeping in it.

    Both the double bed and its mattress have been replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Johanna4.7Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic spot, Beautiful village, great local pub."

    The house is clean and cosy. we always enjoy staying here.

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Dec 2021

  • "Anvil barn was very clean and in a quiet part of the village."

    Unfortunately the mattress on the double bed was very uncomfortable . Our friends did not sleep welll

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Sep 2021

  • "I think the basic structure is good it is clean and tidy but there are some issues with the bed and pillows."

    they are showing their age as they are lumpy. the sharp knives are also blunt. Normally we would eat out more but with covid we cooked. the soft furnishings are the things that let it down. location is good and overall we enjoyed our holiday ( weather helped).

    Reviewed by Chris3.4Sep 2021

  • "Misleading description regarding cottage situation."

    No garden back or front so nowhere to sit outside, such a disappointment on a nice summer evening.

    Although Anvil Barn does not claim to have any garden space itself, it is just a 2 minute walk to the village green, where there is space and seating to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Aug 2021

  • "Upon arrival at Anvil Barn we were impressed with the barn and how very clean it was."

    There was plenty of kitchen utensils, crockery, etc., it was well equipped for our stay. It is nicely decorated. If we do have any criticisms, it is that the kitchen tap is wobbly and probably could be replaced and the sofas in the sitting room are very low when you sit in them, for an older person or someone that suffers with a bad back then this might be an issue, however they are comfortable. The location is wonderful for a nice quiet holiday, Bainbridge is not huge, so no hustle and bustle of lots of tourists which is what we wanted. Anvil Barn is located in a great place to explore the dales, the lake district, York and Whitby. The local pub is a great place to meet some of the very friendly locals. We will return to Anvil Barn and have already recommended it to some of our friends.

    Thank you for your kind comments and recommendations. We hope you and your friends visit again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2021

  • "No. This property is exactly what it says on the tin!"

    A great base for exploring the dales . Great facilities, good village pub. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Jul 2021

  • "The directions to find Anvil Barn were quite good, but it took us a bit of time to find it, as it is tucked away."

    However we were very pleased with the accommodation. The area and village is lovely and it was well situated to get to other towns.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our 2nd visit Anvil barn is a lovely spacious cottage in a fabulous location ."

    It’s great to have a lovely bath after a long walk . Kitchen has everything you need and the large fridge freezer is an added bonus. My only constructive feedback is that the mattress on the double bed is in need of replacement as we were rolling to the edge of the bed . However I would. still recommend this delightful cottage

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Jun 2021

  • "Very nice location."

    Well organised cottage everything catered for. Local pub very welcoming in a nice friendly village. Recommend for anyone

    Reviewed by Peter4.1May 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage very comfortable loved the upside down living very central ..."

    Lovely clean cottage very comfortable loved the upside down living very central to all sight seeing just loved the area very nice cafe cake shop in the area and butchers would highly recommended a stay here

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was well equipped and in a lovely place."

    Easily accessible for various attractions and walks. The information you provided was very helpful and enabled us to ensure we took the right necessities We had a wonderful time and will definitely recommend the cottage and your company to our families and friends. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was outstanding."

    Exceptionally clean. Plenty of utensils etc. The location is stunning.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jul 2020

  • "This cottage is very well equipped and although the bedrooms are small there was lots of space to relax in the living area."

    We didn’t miss WiFi but had we been their longer might have wanted it. Great location in the village and great access to walks.

    Reviewed by Bella5.0Dec 2019

  • "We all had a great week at anvil barn, it was a lovely barn and quirky with it's upside down layout, shame it had no garden but I could take the dog just up the road to a nice field, it certainly didn't stop us from enjoying our week."

    Reviewed by Roberta5.0Sep 2019

  • "The only reason I haven,t put exceeded expectations, is that mobile phone coverage in the village is very poor and the cottage doesn,t have WiFi."

    that maybe a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your point of view. I thought it was great. ( the local pub has WiFi ). Both my wife and I thought the cottage was lovely and will certainly consider staying there again, the only real grumble we had was that there was no where to sit outside on some of those nice warm nights. It was only a problem because our dog had seriously cut her paw the day before we left for our holiday and was,nt allowed to walk more than a few yards, which is a bit of a blow on a walking holiday, we were all stir crazy by the end of the week. Bainbridge is a beautiful little village with a marvellous sense of community. There is only one pub in the village, the staff are very friendly and the food excellent, there is also a small café/bakery which is well worth a visit. they do a good range of sandwiches, ideal if you,re going off walking for the day. We are both looking forward to re visiting this area and exploring those places we saw but had to drive past.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2019

  • "All round excellent"

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2019

  • "Another great week at Anvil Barn."

    Beautiful cottage that’s very well equipped - especially for a young family.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Oct 2018

  • "An excellent standard of accomodation in a beautiful village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2018

  • "We have had a really enjoyable time, my husband has some very fond memories of a lot of places on the dales."

    He used to cycle with friends when he was in his late teens(he is now in his seventy’s) It was wonderful listening to him reminiscing about all the different places they went. There are so many wonderful places to go that we really didn’t have the time to see it all. The cottage had everything in it that anyone could possibly want. After a full day out it was good to know we were going back to a comfortable and clean cottage were we slept like logs and woke up ready for our next adventure in this beautiful place

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2018

  • "An enjoyable stay with everything we needed, only minor inconvenience was the window in the side door in the double bedroom, it needs a blind on it to block out the light."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely clean cottage in a nice village , pity about the local pub having two prices for the beer ,one for locals and one for holiday people ."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2018

  • "The property is superb, very clean and has almost everything!"

    There are three points I think are worth noting; 1, The double bed mattress needs replacing it has completely sunk. This was the most frustrating issue we had during our stay as not getting a good night sleep is a real shame and not reflective of the quality overall. 2, The small door which leads outside in the main bedroom needs a curtain over it as there is a draft coming through this door. During our stay the weather was very cold and windy.... perhaps when the weather is warmer this wouldn’t be so much of an issue. 3, If you take a dog it isn’t the most practical location as there isn’t a garden. Overall this is a superb holiday home, we had an amazing stay the village of Bainbridge is stunning.... the local pub Rose and Crown is friendly and serves ok food (not the cleanest of places) but there are many great places to eat nearby.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.4Feb 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage that was well equipped for our young family."

    Really appreciated the stair gate and fire guard. Everything was there that we needed. Cottage was spotless. Look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2017

  • "Great place to get away from everything and relax completely."

    Reviewed by Nancy4.8Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was beautifully clean and tidy in a great location; an ideal base for us to explore the Dales - Thankyou"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was very clean and well equipped in a quiet little village only ..."

    The cottage was very clean and well equipped in a quiet little village only drawback was no phone signals in case of emergency but that was a minor detail

    Reviewed by Phyllis4.8May 2017

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable, high standard décor everything and more."

    I would recommend this cottage to family and friends and we would like to return again next year

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2016

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot (please bring own cot bedding)
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Mobile signal can be poor.

The property

A superb stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion tucked away in a quiet corner of the pretty Dales village of Bainbridge, four miles from Hawes.

Renovated to a high standard, this Bainbridge cottage has an upside down layout, with the spacious open plan living area on the first floor featuring a warm and cosy multi-fuel stove to provide a wonderful central feature to this stylish space.

Also the original crook beams, extending the full length of the living area mean that character and style are seamlessly combined with the modern furnishings and fixtures to ensure guests have a great stay.

On the ground floor of your cottage near Hawes there are two delightful bedrooms and a lovely bathroom, and outside there's also the convenience of an off road parking space.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon discovering the many delights that Bainbridge has to offer, or follow the peaceful walks through the village to admire the stunning views, and the local pub, just five minutes' walk away, has fine ales and excellent food.

From the castles at Bolton and Middleham, to Hardraw Force, England's highest single drop waterfall, this Bainbridge cottage is an ideal getaway for exploring Wensleydale and Swaledale.

A first class Bainbridge cottage, perfect for a family break or a romantic retreat in this beautiful area.

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About the location


Hawes 4 miles.

The picturesque Wensleydale village of Bainbridge is situated in truly beautiful countryside just a mile and a half from Askrigg, known to millions as Darrowby in James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small", and four miles from the market town of Hawes, the home of Wensleydale cheese. Bainbridge boasts an extensive village green, which comes with its own set of stocks. This is an excellent holiday location for walkers, offering a great base from which to explore both Wensleydale and Swaledale, with beauty spots in the area including Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater, castles at both Castle Bolton and Middleham and of course, Hardraw Force - England's highest single, unbroken, drop waterfall at 99ft! There are also lots of interesting market towns and villages to visit, including Leyburn and Middleham, to name just a couple.

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