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Spens Farm Cottage

Near Tatham, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1012502)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JanetApr 2022

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

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

    Reviewed by SharonMar 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 GinaJan 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 JulietOct 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 DonnaSep 2021

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

    Reviewed by DavidJun 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 JohnJun 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 FrancisMay 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 MarionMay 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 KevinMay 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 JoApr 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 NoraAug 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful!"

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

    Reviewed by MelissaAug 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 JulietJul 2020

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

    Fantastic surroundings if somewhat hilly for walking,

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 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 GeoffreySep 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 JasonSep 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 RolandJul 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!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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