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Dales Barn Top

(Ref. 1096118)

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • cottage (6)
  • hawes (6)
  • station (5)
  • clean (4)
  • petrol (4)
  • parking (4)

8 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was delightful ,and the first thing that struck us was how clean everywhere was , the accomodation was first class , and to have its own parking space was great ."

    We have stayed ln Hawse many times over the last forty years and this is the nicest by a long way thankyou!

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2023

  • "After struggling with the key safe we finally got the key."

    On opening the door we were immediately met with the most overpowering foisty damp smell - it didn't smell clean at all. The upstairs didn't smell pleasant but downstairs the carpet felt damp to walk on. Despite various items that were new being placed throughout the property making the cottage look presentable on photographs, the cottage was not clean. Various plug ins and pot pouri bags were placed to try and mask the smell. The windows were filthy and the property looked like it had not recently been cleaned. The towels and bedding had the same horrible foisty smell on them as the downstairs carpet - a smell which hits you as you get half way down the stairs. I am shocked that no-one has reported the smell. Interestingly on researching the property more widely on our return home, it appears to have been advertised previously on another site, where reviews of cleanliness and owner contact was poor - had I known this I wouldn't have booked the property. Had we not booked activities and a meal in Hawes, we would have never stayed the second night. We slept upstairs on the sofa the second night as we could not bear the dirt and smell downstairs, and left the property at 6am on Sunday morning. We posted the keys through the letterbox as the lockbox wouldn't now open (informing sykes of this). This is the worst accommodation we've ever stayed in and do not feel it warranted the price we paid. We have never complained or given a bad review about anywhere we've stayed before, but this was a actually a traumatic experience.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2023

  • "Lovely upside down cottage only a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Hawes."

    It is next to a very small petrol station but to be honest it wasn’t a problem at all for us. There is a good designated parking space so you can just pull up by the front door. The cottage is very comfortable and homely and very well equipped. Some lovely walks to the Aysgarth Falls, Hardraw Force Waterfall and, of course, a visit to the Wensleydale Cheese Factory. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by OndreAug 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, very central to all Hawes amenities eg shops, cafes pubs and restaurants."

    Petrol station right next door but doesn't cause a problem at all. Well appointed property containing everything required for a self catering holiday . A very comfortable lounge/dining area with a very homely feel. The shower head needs some attention as it is splitting at the top of hose, and the key safe was very tricky to open and close but otherwise no problems. Property is accessed from across the garage forecourt exit, directly off the A684 before you reach B6255!

    Reviewed by JoyJun 2023

  • "Great location."

    Good parking. Close to village centre. Cottage well equipped and clean with nice views. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2023

  • "Great accommodation, everything you need."

    The house does NOT vibrate when the tanker fills at the petrol station and it is very easy to access the parking bay. There are two good general purpose shops in Hawes and a Tuesday market. All-in-all a great two week stay.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable, well equipped and very clean."

    The downside was the close proximity of the fuel station. It used to be a small operation. Now it is 24/7 with the lowest prices we have seen. Consequently, it was very popular and used throughout the night. We even had a tanker delivery on the Tuesday at around 6.15am. The whole cottage vibrated when the fuel was discharged. Other deliveries were during the day when we arrived (Friday 4pm) and not a problem. Also hand towels collected outside from the bins. Also Hawes high street was closed for 5 weeks resurfacing reducing through traffic but a little chaotic .especially as the sheep market was a big session over a few days.

    Thank you for your feedback. I have raised this with the people who run the garage. The tanker delivered the fuel to the garage much earlier than normal due to the roadworks, which hopefully will soon be complete. I know this wont be much consolation to you, however, it is a temporary measure. The garage have also promised to ensure that more bins are available and that each member of staff makes sure that any rubbish has been collected at the end of every shift. It's difficult to address the increased number of customers, i'm sure that this will revert back to regular levels soon. In order to minimise disruption, the garage are considering new card machines which will speed up payment at the pumps considerably. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EricSep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage situated just away from the centre of Hawes, beautifully decorated and felt very much home from home."

    Although it was next to a petrol station, it wasn’t a problem for us, in fact the fuel must be one of the cheapest in the country, so a bonus.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2022

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  • Reverse-level
  • Two ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with trundle
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • First-floor living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • 43" Smart TV with Freesat, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: This property is close to a petrol station and associated noise maybe heard

The property

Tucked away in the idyllic town of Hawes in North Yorkshire, is this fantastic two-bedroom, reverse-level cottage, Dales Barn Top.

Boasting a superb location within the Yorkshire Dales National Park with scenic walking trails aplenty, and an interior with original features including exposed beams, Dales Barn Top makes for a wonderful dwelling for couples or a family of four who are embarking on their next adventure to North Yorkshire.

Step into the property, where on the ground-floor you will be greeted by two well-presented bedrooms, a double and a single with truckle, both of which are served by a cloakroom and are ideal for those with limited mobility.

Make your way up to the first floor, where there is a shower room, perfect for enjoying a refreshing rinse after a day of exploring before heading to the well-equipped kitchen to whip up a delicious meal for your loved ones; the kitchen also features a washer/dryer, ideal for keeping your holiday wardrobe fresh!

Settle down to savour a tasty meal at the dining table for four, as the wine is poured, and plans are made for the days ahead.

After a hearty meal, kick-back and relax on the generous corner sofa and select a much-loved film from the 43” Smart TV with Freesat, the perfect way to unwind in the evenings!

Explore the bustling market town of Haws, where you will find a good selection of eateries right on your doorstep, including The White Hart Inn, a 16th-century former coaching house offering a flavourful menu and delightful beer garden.

Hawes also holds a market every Tuesday where you can peruse local stalls and buy fresh and local produce to whip up meals in the comfort of Dales Barn Top.

Delve into the region’s rich history with a visit the to the Dales Countryside Museum, followed by a leisurely stroll along the babbling Gayle Beck.

Those looking for a unique souvenir can visit the Wensleydale Creamery where you can purchase your favourite cheeses and hampers.

The outdoor enthusiasts in your party will delight at the nearby Semerwater Watersports nearby, where you can fish, canoe, kayak or sail, and for those who don’t feel like taking to the waters, you can spot the local wildlife in the Semer Water Nature Reserve.

Keen walkers will not want to miss the opportunity to embark on the National Trail of Pennine Way, stretching for 268-miles and offering incomparable views and scenery!

From the comfort of your holiday home the nearby dales of Swaledale, Cotterdale, Dentdale, Garsdale, Wharfedale and Chapel-le-Dale are easily accessible, as well as the coves of Malham, Parcevall Hall Gardens, the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway and the National Trust Brimham Rocks.

For a memorable stay in North Yorkshire, choose Dales Barn Top.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas