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Spens Farm Cottage

(Ref. 1012502)

Near Tatham, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We found this property to be excellent in so many ways and would be very happy to stay again."

    There is an obvious and beautiful attention to detail in how the owners present and maintain the cottage, we really appreciated this aspect- top marks!!! Superb shower, the best I've used. Very welcoming hosts. It is in a very quiet restful location, excellent for the western areas of the Yorkshire Dales, the Forest of Bowland and the southern parts of the Lake District.

    Thanks for this wonderful feedback. We get a lot of pleasure from sharing our peaceful haven with our guests. Thanks for taking such care of the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Spens Farm Cottage afforded us everything we needed for a most enjoyable break."

    We would certainly recommend to others without question.

    Thank you for your great feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Take care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "Here we are again at our Home From Home."

    What can we say that we haven't already said on our previous visits? We like it here. Good weather again. The cottage is clean, comfortable, and well equipped, and set in lovely surroundings (if you like countryside) and Pet Free. Thanks Sal and Kev for another enjoyable stay.

    Thanks for your great feedback and for taking such care of the cottage. It was lovely to have you back to stay for your 3rd visit. See you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our stay in this unique hideaway was so peaceful."

    Lovely local walks were a treat and helpful tips from our hosts helped us make the most of them. An excellent, relaxing cottage that we would fully recommend.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquility. We love sharing what we believe to be a little slice of paradise with our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is one of the loveliest properties we have stayed in."

    It's in a fabulous location, the owners are friendly and helpful but discreet too. The cottage is very clean and comfortable, peaceful and relaxing, handy for Lakes and Dales in addition to the Forest of Bowland. Great for local walks and further afield. Loads of things to see and do.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Spens, the cottage was very clean and comfortable including a great shower with the softest water ever!"

    The cottage and the area exceeded our expectations its extremely quiet and in a beautiful situation surrounded by trees. Also a a really good base for visiting the Dales and the coast. Would definitely stay again.

    Thanks for this great feedback. We’d welcome you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thanks for a super relaxing stay in your lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "Spens Farm cottage is so well presented with lovely furnishings."

    Very cozy and comfortable .It is set in the perfect place to enjoy the peace and quiet and walks by the river in beautiful wooded surroundings, whilst being in the ideal area to visit many scenic places near by. Both Sally and Kev were very kind and helpful and thanks to Kev we got the chance to see the deer on the hill before it disappeared We had a wonderful relaxing 4 night stay and would love to return again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay and left feeling refreshed and relaxed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2023

  • "Second time here!"

    It is a lovely place to relax and unwind. Very clean and has everything you need to cook a meal and more. Lots of local walks and loads of places to visit. The night skies are really dark so don’t forget your binoculars. The owners are lovely,very discreet but there if you need them.

    It was lovely to see you again. I am glad you enjoyed your second visit. Maybe see you again sometime soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really loved our 4 night stay at Spens Farm Cottage, the Owners Sally and Kev are a lovely couple who made us feel very welcome indeed, the cottage was lovely, clean, cosy and beautifully furnished and the surrounding area and views are amazing."

    We will no doubt return in the future. Thank you Sally and Kev

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your break. What amazing weather you had too. It was lovely meeting you both. See you next time! Sal and Kev Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great property."

    Fantastic location in the countryside. Sal and Kev the owners were very helpful when needed.The cottage was very comfy and clean with everything you need. Lots of walks in the area. Will definitely return.

    Thank you for this great feedback. It was good to meet you and thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. It is very much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. Sal and Kev Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Spen Farm Cottage is perfect."

    Looking for a place where you can really relax in beautiful surroundings look no further. The cottage itself is very well equipped and of good quality. At the end of the day the pretty courtyard garden facing west is a real sun trap to partake of a glass of wine (or two). There is plenty of walking from the door on footpaths, tracks and also along minor roads. There are lots of other places to see and things to do just a short car journey away. The owners Sally and Kevin are welcoming, helpful and discreet. We simply had a wonderful week, thank you.

    Thank you for this wonderful feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Sal and Kev Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our first visit since September 2019."

    If you like Countryside, Quiet, Comfy, Cosy, Clean, Pet Free, and Sitting Out in Early Evening with a Glass of Wine, then this is the place. Kendal, Morecambe, and Windermere are all within easy reach. Thank you Kev and Sal, it was nice to come back, and great weather too.

    Thank you for this great feedback. It was great to welcome you back to Spens Cottage. Sal and Kev Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0May 2022

  • "Last minute booking."

    We had a lovely week in this very comfortable little cottage. Our picnic breakfast by the babbling brook will linger in memory! This is a beautiful part of the world and the cottage provides a great opportunity to 'get away from it all'. Ingleton to Hawes is a drive not to be missed; Kirkby Lonsdale and Settle are lovely little towns; Sizergh Castle and the lakes are very close. Worth noting that petrol stations are thin on the ground - top up when out and about to avoid a longish drive to Ingleton - Yorkshire miles! The owners were very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Kev and Sal made us feel very welcome and were very friendly. The location was beautiful and so peaceful. We would certainly like to return at some point to Spens Farm Cottage.

    Reviewed by P R5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very nice homely cottage, the setting is beautiful."

    If you like walking there are plenty of walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Mar 2022

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    We really enjoyed our stay In this lovely, warm, cosy cottage. It was clean and uncluttered and we didn’t want for anything. Ideally situated for a great many attractions. Sally and Kev were very friendly and helpful when we encountered a personal problem. We would certainly return in the future. Gina and Bob

    Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Thank you for taking such care of the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Jan 2022

  • "Our second visit to Spens & just as delightful as the first time."

    Visited different areas & still plenty of scope for attractions all around for another visit. Thanks once again to Sally & Kev for their warm welcome & treats .

    Thank you for this wonderful feedback. It was so lovely to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect for our stay, very clean and comfortable."

    It is in a very quiet location and nearby river was lovely to sit by.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2021

  • "Sally and Kev are very welcoming hosts."

    The cottage is in a quiet rural location with lovely views. It has all home comforts including satellite TV and high speed wi-fi internet. It is a great base to explore the Forest of Bowland, the South Lakes and the Yorkshire dales.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "We most enjoyed the setting cottage was lovely and the owners very friendly and helpful they are both lovely"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Best way to describe Spens Farm Cottage BRILLIANT as soon as me and my partner ..."

    Best way to describe Spens Farm Cottage BRILLIANT as soon as me and my partner walked in we both said we could live here had everything clean ,comfortable a really relaxing cottage so homely and Sally and Kevin the owners really made you welcome lovely people will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2021

  • "Nothing went wrong with the holiday."

    The owners were very kind & helpful people & everything in the cottage was absolutely tip top. The surrounding area provided us with an excellent week's walking ( the owners supply of local extracts of O S maps was very useful) & the views were spectacular in so many places. We could not have asked for more. However, your performance in the process was appalling. Sending us 23 emails over a period of a few weeks suggested that double glazing sales might feature in your future plans. Two early emails about the cottage location & details of equipment & facilities were useful & were duly printed off. This last one for feedback might well help you in future planning & policy. The ones in between, had they been in paper form, would have made good firelighters.

    Nothing went wrong with the holiday. The owners were very kind & helpful people & everything in the cottage was absolutely tip top. The surrounding area provided us with an excellent week's walking ( the owners supply of local extracts of O S maps was very useful) & the views were spectacular in so many places. We could not have asked for more. Two early emails about the cottage location & details of equipment & facilities were useful & were duly printed off. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Francis4.7May 2021

  • "The property is situated in a beautiful valley in the Forest of Bowland, with helpful and friendly hosts next door."

    The cottage was perfect for two people and had everything we needed. The coast and Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach and there was plenty to do and see in this lovely area.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely break at this beautiful cottage."

    We did not use the car at all - always a sign of a good holiday - the surrounding countryside provides lots of walks on quiet lanes and farmland. The owners were exceptionally helpful and have put a lot of attention to detail into this perfect cottage.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2021

  • "We found the instructions a little vague and without our detailed OS map we would have wasted a lot of time trying to find the cottage."

    The cottage itself was beautiful and very comfortable. The owners made themselves known to us and were helpful in their local recommendations. We took full advantage of the glorious weather we had and walked every day to places of interest. The cottage is situated in a beautiful valley and we were pleased to have found it. We would certainly recommend it to our friends.

    Reviewed by Nora5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful!"

    We loved how secluded it was & the hosts were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Aug 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a secluded and peaceful location with nature surrounding you."

    Easy access to The Dales, Lakes, Forest of Bowland and Lancashire/Cumbrian coast, so lots of options for outdoor pursuits within great scenery and close to historic places. Close enough to well stocked village shops and pubs serving food.Very comfortable cottage, spotless and cosy. Hosts very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Jul 2020

  • "Excellent holiday, most comfortable and best equiped cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Fantastic surroundings if somewhat hilly for walking,

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2019

  • "When you arrive at a property and it looks exactly like the photos on the website is definitely a bonus."

    What a lovely place to stay. Comfortable furniture and beds, and everything that we needed, plus some extra goodies, and Sal and Kev were on hand to sort out any queries. Mobile phone coverage was a little bit erratic, but Wi-Fi Calling worked brilliantly with the High Speed Broadband. Quiet and peaceful and yet only a short drive to local shops and for eating out, also good road connection for exploring the area. Kendal, Morecambe, Lancaster, and Skipton are all within easy reach. Another excellent property from Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2019

  • "Had a fabulous time we spent a week here the cottage was spotless and everything you required was provided."

    Even left milk,tea,coffee,sugar and some lovely biscuits. The cottage is in an ideal location for Lancashire and The Lakes some lovely towns/villages. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to family/friends if visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Sep 2019

  • "We are delighted to have been the first guests at this lovely south facing cottage in a beautiful secluded wooded valley."

    Well equipped and tastefully decorated. We took on board several of your suggestions for activities, we had a very pleasant short holiday.

    Reviewed by R5.0Jul 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, WC, hand basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and halogen hobs, fridge, freezer
  • TV with amazon fire stick and fiber optic WiFi
  • Fuel and power is included in the rent
  • Fresh bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • Shared parking space with owners
  • Shared patio and garden space
  • Sorry, no pets allowed and no smoking
  • Pub 2.1 miles
  • Shop 3.4 miles.

The property

Ideal for couples, this beautifully finished, converted farmhouse is nestled near the quaint villages of Tatham and Wray, near the town of Lancaster, Lancashire.

This cottage is perfectly located for lovely walks and strolls on one of the many footpaths conveniently located on the doorstep, and is a great blend of traditional and contemporary, decorated to an excellent standard and includes underfloor heating.

Entering into the property, you will find a cosy, well appointed kitchen and dining area to the left, featuring fresh white kitchen units with an electric oven, halogen hobs,a fridge with a freezer compartment, and stylish dining seating for two.

The sitting room is decorated to an excellent standard, complete with an armchair and a two-seater sofa to sink into, a coffee table and a TV which includes amazon fire stick for streaming for all your evening entertainment during a cosy night in.

Climbing up the stairs to the first floor is a king-size bedroom, fit for a good night's rest, with cosy wooden-style furnishings including bedside tables, a wardrobe, a dressing table and chairs, as well as fabulous garden and open-field views to wake up to.

Completing this delightful property is a bright, first-floor en-suite shower room with a walk-in shower, hand basin, WC, heated towel rail and a pretty shared patio with beautiful landscaped gardens and extensive rural countryside views.

For nature lovers, local attractions in close proximity to Tattam include the scenic Ingleton Waterfall Trail, the Fell End Nature Reserve, where you can immerse yourself in the outstanding scenery and wildlife of the Arnside and Silverdale area, plus the Forest of Bowland, ideal for walking and cycling and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Why not visit the market town of Bentham, which boasts a great variety of shops and amenities, or head into the historic town of Lancaster, one of England’s Heritage Cities, where you'll find great shopping, cycling and attractions such as the Lancaster City Museum and the Maritime Museum, Lancaster Castle and Williamson Park, renowned for Ashton Memorial and 54 acres of parkland with lovely woodland walks and breathtaking views?

The famous Lake District National Park is within easy reach by car, a great day out to explore some of England's most beautiful scenery.

Spen's Farm Cottage is the perfect romantic weekend getaway for couples who wish to unwind in this tranquil region of Lancashire.

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About the location


Wray 1 mile; Wennington Railway Station 1 mile; Kirkby Lonsdale 8 miles; Settle 15 miles.

The charming country parish of Tatham lies on the northern fringe of the Forest of Bowland, close to the small village of Wray, with its tea room, garden centre, pub and renowned Scarecrow Festival at the end of April. Also close by is the traditional Yorkshire market town of High Bentham and its highest point, The Great Stone of Fourstones. A relic of the Ice Age, the stone stands on the boundary where Lancashire meets Yorkshire and has become a distinctive feature of the landscape, boasting spectacular views over the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland. The Yorkshire Dales National Park and the famous three peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent lie just to the north, while The Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretches away to the south and offers a wide range of unspoilt landscapes and visitor facilities. Nearby, High Bentham boasts a range of amenities including a good variety of shops and in the surrounding area, a range of pubs and restaurants serving fine beers and good food can be found. With the market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal all within easy driving distance, this peaceful area has something for everyone!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas