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Mary's Cottage

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1004575)



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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Home from home!"

    Immaculately clean, beautifully decorated. Couldn’t of ask for more….

    Reviewed by PaulaNov 2021

  • "So relieved to arrive to a gleaming cottage and welcome treats, it makes such a good welcome after driving for hours."

    Staying in a town, we were expecting a certain amount of noise as previous guests had mentioned, but apart from a few cars driving past, it was quiet. The cottage was warm and cosy and had control to turn up the central heating if desired. We didn’t find the beds over comfortable, but that’s a personal preference. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay being convenient to shops, pubs and lots of walking and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mary’s Cottage and Hawes. We shall return

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2021

  • "We’ve been to Hawes many times , and stayed in various places , Mary’s Cottage was delightful , full of character extremely central in the town and had everything you could need ."

    If I have to say anything critical then the road was quite noisy . But we had a lovely week there and would stay there again .

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "Realy enjoyed the cottage great place to stay every thing in hawes that ya need for a weeks stay"

    Reviewed by ArthurSep 2021

  • "Lovely small cottage with three bedroom 2 x double + single, two loos, modern shower that involved a climb in a bath."

    The shower head is overhead, something I personally dislike as I don't wish to wash my hair every day. Fine for men! In the kitchen, a small dishwasher but we found adequate for three once a day, cubes provided. Great cooker with two ovens and five hobbs. Heating by radiator adjustable by a remote dial adjacent to the snug. Small lounge with TV. The courtyard was fine for a drink after a day out as long as the sun managed to penetrate overshadowed as it is by premises to the rear. I thought the street would be noisy but it was quiet through the night until about 5.30 in the morning. The parking in front was just adequate as long as the space in front on this one way street was not occupied. One minute walk up short slope to the town and beautiful flowers everywhere in this small village with two grocers, various eateries, the Wensleydale factory, worth a visit and easy access to the lovely northern Dales but also to the southern dales Settle etc. We had a great holiday in excellent Indian Summer September. I recommend the cottage and the village and this lovely, beautiful area.

    Reviewed by AdrienneSep 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely but could do with some sort of nets on the front windows as ..."

    Cottage was lovely but could do with some sort of nets on the front windows as everyone who passed looked in the living room window & upstairs we had to keep the curtains closed a lot for getting dressed and faffing

    Reviewed by TrishAug 2021

  • "Inside very good let down by the outside area Can do nothing about the pub fan but the oil tank and boiler smells of kerosene, nettles and weeds look unsightly and continuous sound of dripping water from the outhouses tap."

    But was happy with everything else Thanks

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "We have stayed in several self catering cottages over the years but Mary’s Cottage is by far the best we’ve been to."

    The equipment in the cottage was great even down to the charging bank that we used a lot for our devices. This attention to detail is what makes places stand out. We will certainly recommend Mary’s Cottage and Sykes cottages to our friends. Keep up the excellent work.

    Reviewed by NickJun 2021

  • "This was a lovely cottage in a fantastic town."

    It easily delivered on expectations (more than) and was exceptionally clean when we arrived. The bedrooms are varied but deliver. The bathroom is excellent & well set out. This property would have easily been 5-across the board but unfortunately the Nest hot water/heating control gave up on us on day 3. To be absolutely fair, an electrician got the water running, next day, but we didn't have heating. However, we did use the lovely log stove one night & the weather was not too inclement. Overall, really good property, with street parking immediately outside- we loved it!

    Reviewed by GarryJun 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage ."

    Great location. Owners provided lovely welcome pack including bottle of wine.

    Reviewed by SApr 2021

  • "We were fortunate enough to stay here over Christmas 2020 and while it wasn't the big family celebration we had initially planned we had a fantastic and relaxing time."

    Mary's cottage is in a great location around the corner from all the attractions of Hawes. We loved exploring the hills and beautiful scenery during the day with our dog and returning to a cosy fire at night (sometimes taking a slight detour via one of the friendly pubs nearby!) We also enjoyed many a meal cooked in the fantastic range cooker during our time in the cottage. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and were sad to leave. We would love to return one day!

    Reviewed by NicholasDec 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    One of the nicest places we have ever stayed. Hawes is as beautiful as ever and the cottage is right in the centre,close to the shops and pubs.Wensleydale is stunning wherever you go.Will be back next year.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2020

  • "We have been coming to Hawes for many years, but this is the first time in a cottage."

    We had a fantastic time, even with the current restrictions in place, staying at Mary's Cottage just added to the experience. This is an exceptional home from home with additional wow from walk in through the front door, to the kitchen and the quirky staircase. Everything was spotlessly clean, and well presented. The kitchen is excellent with good appliances and plenty of crockery. Mary's Cottage gave us a great base to venture out for long walks or just around Hawes itself. We will be going back again.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2020

  • "The holiday was great the cottage was lovely the people in the village was ..."

    The holiday was great the cottage was lovely the people in the village was really nice and lovely pubs will be coming back next year

    Reviewed by ArthurSep 2020

  • "'Mary's Cottage' was a perfect location, with parking directly outside."

    It's on a one way system, but don't let that put you off as theirs not much traffic so it's quite quiet. Especially with the thick double glazed windows. The cottage has two large rooms down stairs that leads into the kitchen then back garden/yard. It has very modern appliances in the kitchen and state of the are Bluetooth appliances (music/radio). I would say all mod cons. Very clean and tidy with lots of storage space and entrance hall as you walk in for shoes/coats. Due to COVID-19 the owners were very conscientious and left hand sanitisers in the porch as you come into the building. The cottage is nice and light with huge sash windows, with very little traffic noise. We had an amazing time and was very pleased with our stay their with our dog Brian.

    Reviewed by NinaSep 2020

  • "Very comfortable cottage only a stones throw from village centre, but was pleasantly quiet nonetheless."

    Would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "Great location in centre of Hawes with very easy access to the shops."

    Amazing walking around. Loved the nearby sheep dog demo on Thursday evening. Cottage was excellent, well equipped and very comfy bed. Our dog had a brilliant time too!

    Reviewed by KateAug 2020

  • "We’ve had a great time in Mary's Cottage thanks."

    It was really nice to go to somewhere that has just had a spruce up. Everything was of a very high standard, you’ve done a great job with the refurbishment. We run a holiday let in Herefordshire and can say that you’ve thought of everything that we could have wanted.

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2020

  • "The first impressions of the cottage were good, it was warm and cosy and delightfully quirky."

    Sadly it was not clean. We had to wash the crockery and cutlery, some saucepans and cookware before we could use it. The top of the range and the hot plate lids were very dirty, surprising since there were masses of different cleaning sprays in the cupboard under the sink but no cleaning cloths provided. The kitchen was in dire need of a thorough spring clean and of the two drying up cloths provided, one was full of holes. There were two used hand towels, marked with make up stains, hanging on the door of the master bedroom, otherwise the towels were good quality and clean. We slept well but the mattress needs replacing in the second double room. There were two three-quarter used toilet rolls and no spares, there was mould in the bathroom and the basin was not clean. The lighting was very dim in the living room and the dimmer switches kept flickering if we turned the lighting up. The whole cottage needs a thorough deep clean, including soft furnishings etc and most of the cottage could do with repainting. Despite these issues our family enjoyed our stay in Hawes and the cottage was very conveniently placed for the town and lovely surrounding countryside walks.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are very sorry that you found some aspects of the cottage unsatisfactory. Since receiving your review we have spoken to our housekeeping company to address the points that you have made. They have assured us that the problem was the result of a one off staffing issue and will not occur again. Up until this time we have been very happy with their services and standards of work. Since we took possession as the new owners of Mary’s Cottage in May 2019 we have had many positive reviews, both online and in the visitor’s book but we are also aware that Mary’s Cottage is in need of some modernisation and updating. For that reason we are planning to completely refurbish the property from top to bottom in February 2020. Please be assured that if you are considering booking Mary’s Cottage for a holiday next year you will find it in excellent condition and enjoy the benefits of a brand new bathroom, central heating system and kitchen. Thanks Again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicholasNov 2019

  • "The AGA was set too warm for the kitchen and the radiators did not come on despite calling the office for someone to come out we were not aware that anyone did come out."

    The impact was upstairs not being particularly warm, fine down stairs. The property was clean and presented well. The shower hose in the bathroom needs replacing and the shower itself while it was OK did not have a lot of pressure when showering. Hope this information supplied is taken onboard.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2019

  • "Everything was good with the cottage."

    Just a few small details which made it less than perfect though:- our sheets were not ironed. If the cottage's bedroom floors were entered into a squeaky floorboard contest, they would win hands down! The weather turned cold while we were there and we found that the central heating did not work. Apart from that- good

    Reviewed by TomSep 2019

  • "The cottage was not up to the standards that other cottages that we have had ..."

    The cottage was not up to the standards that other cottages that we have had from Sykes i would not recomend eldely people as the stairs in my opinion are very steep if you intend cooking at the cottage the aga cooker is very hard to understand it needs alterative cooking facilitys the cottage was not very clean it said that the cottage had a off street parking wiich it did but the locals said they could park there when they wanted as they had permesion from the owner

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019

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The property

FULLY REFURBISHED IN MARCH 2020 NEW KITCHEN, BATHROOM, CENTRAL HEATING AND DECORATED THROUGHOUT. This traditional stone-built, mid-terrace cottage is located in the heart of the popular market town of Hawes. Full of character and charm, Marys Cottage provides an ideal holiday home for a small group or family to get away from it all and enjoy the many delights of this thriving old Dales town. The ground floor is comprised of a spacious sitting room with warming wood-burning stove, and just off this room is a cosy snug with decorative fireplace and digital piano for you to enjoy.. Both of these rooms have stone floors and original ceiling beams. Note: There are some low beams throughout the property, care to be taken. To the rear of the cottage is a modern but characterful kitchen / diner with a Rangemaster induction cooker, dishwasher and granite surfaces throughout.

A double glazed door leads you out to the small enclosed cottage garden where you can relax with a refreshing drink whilst planning the next day's activities. Stone stairs lead up to the first floor which provides two characterful double bedrooms, a main bathroom with toilet, bath and recessed overhead shower, a single bedroom and a further separate bathroom with toilet with washbasin. The scenery in Upper Wensleydale is without doubt some of the finest on offer in all the Yorkshire Dales. This is walking country par excellence and a stroll alongside the River Ure, as it threads its way between the rocks and the rapids at Aysgarth, is one of those walks that will linger long in the memory. Also, within walking distance is the famous Hardraw Force, England's highest single drop waterfall – set within the grounds of the historic Green Dragon Inn. Hawes is a traditional stone-built market town of character with pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and a very good selection of shops. There are interesting visitor attractions in the town, including a working rope maker, the Dales Countryside Museum and the world famous Wensleydale Cheese Factory. Just short drives away are the market towns of Settle, Leyburn and Richmond, whilst Aysgarth Falls and Semerwater are all nearby. A traditional Dales cottage, ideal for a break whatever the time of year.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, recessed overhead shower over, basin and WC
  • Additional first floor separate WC with basin
  • Kitchen with dishwasher and dining area
  • Sitting room with 2 comfortable sofas and wood-burning stove
  • Snug with additional armchairs and writing desk and digital piano.
  • Rangemaster Classic induction cooker
  • Microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Central heating throughout
  • Oil and electricity included
  • Washing machine
  • Woodburning stove in sitting room starter pack included
  • Smart TVs in sitting room and master bedroom
  • DVD/CD player in sitting room
  • Digital piano in snug
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth speakers in kitchen and snug for music and radio
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Roadside parking in front of cottage
  • Up to two pets welcome
  • Shops and pubs less than 1 min walk
  • Check-in time: 4pm and Check-out time: 10am
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note: There are some low beams throughout the property and steep stone stairs with handrail to first floor care to be taken.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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