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Bill's Place

(Ref. 3631)

Bainbridge near Hawes, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect ten years ago and perfect today"

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Sep 2023

  • "Totally happy with the comfort, cleanliness and all the facilities provided."

    Thank you very much and plan to return soon.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent cottage in Bainbridge"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great holiday at Bill's Place."

    The cottage was lovely and the weather hot and sunny. The only thing we could have done with was the use of a sun parasol as some afternoons it was to hot to sit outside without some shade. Thankyou to our hosts for providing a spotlessly clean and very well equiped cottage. We would have no hesitation in recommending Bill's Place to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely, comfortable and has everything you could wish for."

    The kitchen is very well equipped and the cottage had an extremely high level of cleanliness. Communication with the hosts was excellent and the booklet gave all the information needed for the cottage and surrounding area. The location itself was perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely old cottage in a quiet village."

    Excellent facilities, comfy beds, great shower. Handy tea room/ cafe nearby and fish and chip van near the green on a Tuesday night. Great are to explore from.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2023

  • "First impression on entering Bills place was outstanding decor and furniture, clearly time and money well spent."

    Excellent location for village walks and drives to explore stunning country side. Every thing it should be.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have now stayed at Bill's Place three years running and always enjoy our visit to this very comfortable well furnished cottage!"

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage of a very high standard."

    Lovely and warm and so comfortable. We will return to lovely Bainbridge and Bill’s place. Thanks to the housekeeper who keeps it so clean, to Mrs Dobson the owner who was so helpful and 2 lovely ladies who live in the village who came to our rescue.

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cottage to a very high standard in all aspects allowing a wonderful week in perfect surroundings."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Love staying at Bill’s Place."

    The property has everything we look for, wonderfully clean, well equipped, pet free and in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely, well equipped, clean cottage , was better than we could have expected ."

    Good communication with owner . Will definitely return .

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "Once again, our stay at "Bill's Place" was very enjoyable The property has been presented in a very clean and comfortable state."

    New windows, carpets and fully decorated throughout since our visit last year. Everything within is of good quality from the teaspoons to everything else in the fitted kitchen, the lounge and bedroom. There is a small but charming garden in a sunny position at the front with a seat to relax and watch the world go by, all add to make a stay there just as it should be. Very pleased that it is non-smoking and that animals are not allowed.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2022

  • "Excellent in all respects."

    Beautiful village in a beautiful part of North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "This has been our second stay at Bill’s Place and we rate it highly."

    It’s comfortable, in a great position to enjoy all that the Dales has to offer. I recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, including kitchen equipment."

    Good on every way. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending it.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2022

  • "An ideal property for two people."

    Very clean and well equipped. it is a great area of the Dales with lots of walks, pubs and within reach of interesting days out.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7May 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Bill's Place."

    An excellent cottage, very comfortable, clean and with all you need for an enjoyable holiday. We will definately book again!

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2022

  • "During these difficult times it was good to arrive at the cottage and feel at ease ."

    The cleanliness and overall comfort made for a very relaxing stay in this beautiful village. The cottage provided for all our needs and would not hesitate to return . Thank you owner and staff well done take care….

    Reviewed by Frank4.7Oct 2021

  • "Bill's place was immaculately spotless and incredibly cosy."

    The bed was extremely comfortable and the water pressure fantastic.(Two important things for us on holiday) Wifi signal was amazing! Bainbridge itself is ideally situated for some beautiful walks. Due to the fuel situation we didn't venture more than a few miles in the car (although there is actually petrol and diesel in the village and there were no queues!) The local pub and the cafe were welcoming. We will return!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2021

  • "It's always a delight to stay at Bill's Place - just a shame thanks to covid restrictions we couldn't gush about it as usual in the visitor's book."

    Bainbridge is a great base for the Dales and beyond - we visited York and Hebden Bridge without too much hassle - and Hawes is a good and near spot for shopping. And the best Eccles cakes ever! Bill's is such a lovely spot, so cosy and comfy and everything where and as it should be.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Returned to this cottage many times as it offers perfection both in terms of accommodation and situation."

    Fantastic cottage, idyllic surroundings resulting in a perfect holiday destination for feeling relaxed and revitalised. Would highly recommend this beautiful well cared for cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    In a lovely village with lots of lovely walks around. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Bill's Place is warm and welcoming, a haven of comfort and cleanliness, with the highest standard interiors and appliances, and an extremely well-equipped kitchen."

    What a lovely place to spend my first post-lockdown getaway. Thankyou Stephanie and Jan for being so helpful and accommodating. I would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a fabulous location."

    Everything in the cottage was spot on. I would definitely book a return visit in the future

    Reviewed by Gary4.7May 2021

  • "Immaculate holiday home."

    The owners obviously take pride in looking after this house. Even in its stripped back, for covid cleaning state it feels warm and homely with everything you need. Lots of walking opportunities from the doorstep and as a first holiday after a Winter of lockdown everything felt like such a treat. Thank you we had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2021

  • "We so enjoyed our holiday at Bill's Place in the lovely village of Bainbridge."

    The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable and cosy stay. Such a good base for walking trips we look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2021

  • "Bill's Place is a great, cosy cottage to stay in, perhaps the best we have had."

    The owner contacted us to make sure we had all the details we needed prior to arrival. The standard of decor, furnishings and appliances is very high, modern and good as new but still appropriate to a country cottage, which really made a difference during a wet half-term. I wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had been before so knew what to expect."

    The cottage is warm and comfortable. It is tastefully decorated, with good quality furniture, fittings and linen. The kitchen is well equipped, especially in these difficult times. The owner is friendly and extremely helpful. Would recommend highly. Bainbridge is an attractive village, within reach of all amenities, and set in one of the most beautiful areas of Britain.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2020

  • "We have just returned from the Yorkshire Dales after spending a week at Bill's Place in Bainbridge."

    Everything was exactly as advertised. Great location for walking and exploring the area. The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard. It was spotlessly clean and lovely and warm. Ideal for two people. We would recommend walking to Askrigg and buying frozen home made meals from the BAKE-WELL cafe in the Market Place. Would also recommend a visit to Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn with excellent parking, cafe and shop. Viewings are usually the day before the Auctions - very interesting! Many thanks to David and Stephanie. H & D Lancashire

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owner of the cottage called a week or so before our stay and how lovely she was."

    Very informative, chatty and warming and when we got to the cottage, everything was exactly as she’d advised. It was spotless, possibly one of the cleanest cottages I’ve stayed in! We had a baby with us too (who crawls and is in to everything) so we were confident it was clean enough for him. I’ve already recommended the cottage to my parents, it would be perfect for them too. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "We have stayed in Sykes cottages on numerous occasions and each one seems to better the previous one and this one is no exception."

    We found Bills Place comfortable and cosy with everything we needed. It was a pity not to have a visitors book or maps to peruse but we understood that was the case before arriving so came well equipped. This is the second year we have visited Wensleydale and we thoroughly enjoyed all the walks and wonderful scenery, especially the waterfalls. We are very grateful to Mr and Mrs Dobson for providing tea, coffee milk and biscuits + notes on local restaurants so that we could prebook our evening meals. All in all a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "A very comfortable cottage, which exceeded our expectations, especially with the Covid limitations."

    Well equipped, good sized rooms, comfortable sofa and beds. Excellent for the two of us and would be very happy to go back again. The cottage is well located, and, being well set back from the main road, is very quiet. The village has a good butchers shop, village shop and tea shop so essentials are available if you don't want to go far. The local pub has mixed reviews, but we found it to be fine, and with friendly staff. We did walks directly from the cottage, used the bus service to go into Hawes and then walked back via footpaths across the hills. Lots of other lovely places to drive to, in stunning scenery. A very welcome break from a very good base

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely clean well equipped cottage in a quiet dales village."

    The cottage is well located for exploring both Wensleydale and Swaledale. The owner was very pleasant and helpful and had done a good job of making the cottage welcoming.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2020

  • "Have returned to this cottage a few times due to the high standard of presentation, cleanliness and comfort provided."

    The surrounding area has fantastic scenic walks and a good choice of restaurants, pubs and tea rooms. Have always returned home feeling refreshed and revived from our stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a clean, warm and comfortable little cottage close to many easy and challenging walks."

    Well equipped for eating in, but many nearby pubs for a pie and a pint. Fantastic holiday!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2019

  • "What a delightful, cosy cottage."

    It was absolutely perfect for what we required. Very well equipped and decorated throughout. Bainbridge is a lovely village which we have visited many times. Bill’s place is perfectly placed for visiting the local market towns and for doing plenty of walking. We’ll definitely look to book this Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Susie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Bill's Place was excellent in every respect, not least the little extras provided by the owners."

    It is one of the best cottages we have stayed in and we shall certainly return to it in the future.

    Reviewed by J R5.0Sep 2019

  • "A beautiful, spotless and very cosy little cottage."

    Great shower (love the underfloor heating) and very comfortable beds. The extras provided (chocolate, tea, coffee, milk and biscuits) were much appreciated. Kitchen very attractive and well equipped. Very sorry we had to leave early due to illness in the family. Didn't see one negative comment in the guest book - everyone else (and many had been 3, 4 or 5 times) had found it as warm and welcoming as we did. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property in a lovely part of the Dales.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2019

  • "Can't fault Bill's Place - lovely owners, brilliant location, and the cottage is as clean and well-appointed and equipped as you'd expect in a hotel."

    It's our second visit, and I'm certain it won't be our last. Bainbridge is an excellent base for visiting the better known areas of the dales - Ribblehead Viaduct, Ingleton Waterfalls etc - but also less-visited spots like Upper Wharfdale, and almost remote places like Muker. Even for a Bronte fan like me, Howarth is an easy day trip. Also, the bakers' in Hawes sells the best shortbread on the planet.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2019

  • "We love the village and the area, so the cottage is a well-equipped base which enables us to enjoy the Dales."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely old cottage that has been modernised to a very high standard."

    Set in a quintessential English village complete with stocks.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great cottage in an excellent location for touring the beautiful Dales."

    Home from home, everything you could need plus many thoughtful extras. Would certainly recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2019

  • "A very lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Have stayed there in “Bills Place” about 5/6 times and is great base for the the Yorkshire Dale and the owners and carers for the cottage are very friendly and helpful, extremely nice people. I would recommend it to anyone. Many Thanks Alan and Jo

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

  • "It was the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in !"

    Very well appointed, and tastefully decorated and well thought out in terms of equipment/function.. Perhaps a radio/CD player could be added. The new TV is tremendous !

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2018

  • "Perfect cottage."

    Well presented,well equipped, home from home.Idyllic village setting, beautiful scenic walks on door step. Plenty of pubs/tea rooms in area serving delicious local produce

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2018

  • "Would highly recommend and we hope to return one day."

    Excellent location to see all of the Dales.

    Reviewed by L5.0Jul 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bill's cottage in Bainbridge."

    This was a lovely, clean, well equipped and thought out cottage in a wonderful setting which was well located for exploring this part of the northern Yorkshire Dales. Stephanie, the owner, was very helpful in our initial 'access' conversation about the cottage and in providing local information. She also checked with us whilst we were there that we were happy and enjoying our stay with our needs being met. We initially struggled with the technology of a new tv set in the property but that was quickly resolved for us when we raised it. Lovely TV although we did not need to use many of the extra features available on it. Perhaps more of an ' idiots guide' could be left for future foolproofing the use of this TV. Don't like Sykes new website with the cottage reference search down the bottom and the ' hard sell' messages (one booked two minutes ago etc) when you are looking at a cottage online.Also popups adverst when looking at other sites reminding us of properties we had booked.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2018

  • "We were extremely satisfied with the service received, the holiday accommodation was spot on and would definitely recommend you to our friends and family."

    Reviewed by Phil5.0May 2018

  • "We have stayed at this cottage many times and have always been very pleased and satisfied."

    It is a lovely place and ideal location for visiting the Yorkshire Dales. The owners keep it spotless and provide very good facilities.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our Holiday and look forward to a return visit."

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Mar 2018

  • "So fully equipped -it was like being back at home."

    Unlike at home however ,we always had a view of the nearby hills with cows walking on the top.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2017

  • "Well equipped, excellent location."

    clean, spacious and comfortable. Ideal spot for exploring the Dales.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Kitchen with integrated appliances
  • Sitting room with dining area & woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room & underfloor heating in shower room
  • Integrated electric oven with ceramic hob, integrated microwave & fridge with icebox, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of games/books/DVDs
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for two cars
  • Small front patio garden with bench seat
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Bike storage is available on request, this must be requested at time of booking
  • Note: No Children under 6 years of age

The property

A picturesque, 200-year old, stone-built, end-terrace cottage, overlooking the village green in the centre of the pretty Dales village of Bainbridge.

Renovated to a very high standard, this charming property retains much original character, including a wealth of exposed beams and a stunning fireplace housing an inviting woodburner.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the pretty patio garden, or follow the many peaceful walks through the village and absorb the striking views.

The village pub, just three minutes' walk away, offers fine ales and tasty food.

This is a great location for walkers, from the castles at Bolton and Middleham, to Hardraw Force, England's highest single drop waterfall.

It is a fantastic base from which to explore all that Wensleydale and Swaledale have to offer.

A superb Yorkshire cottage, ideal for exploring the area, or as a romantic getaway.

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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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