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Clifford House Farm

Buckden near Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 922)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "What an Amazing property."

    The kitchen was fully equipped with enough for all 12 of us. 2 fridges which were definitely needed. It was a cozy home with great bedding for a good night's sleep. The location was perfect for getting out into the gorgeous countryside. We will be back as soon as we can. Thank you Jayne and Family

    Reviewed by JayneJun 2022

  • "We were six ladies on a walking holiday."

    The cottage was lovely. Comfortable and cosy. We had everything we needed. The showers and bath were great. We had a lovely time walking and had some lovely meals in the George in hubbleholme the fox and hounds in starbotton and the buck inn in buckden. We will be back would highly recommend thank you

    Reviewed by YvonneMay 2022

  • "We had a brilliant weekend at Clifford House Farm."

    There were 12 of us and we all had plenty of room and all the facilities were in excellent working order. Loved the aga kitchen was really cosy spent a lot of time in there. Beds really comfy and bedding lovely and clean. Scenery at location is spectacular would love to return again sometime.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "A comfortable house right in the middle of the village, very handy for the pub."

    I was confused by the black lockbox in the boiler room which is the first one you see, then I found the real one when I turned to leave. We had really good weather but I can see a tumble drier being useful after rainy days and a house full of kids. With food for a week the fridge was crammed full but we managed. The beds were very comfortable, the lounge furniture too, one or two of the dining chairs need a spot of glue. Bathrooms very good. The tgree parking spaces are fine and a fourth car with our oarty used the electric charging facility in the car oark behind the old school. All in all a good week, thank you.

    Reviewed by AdrianMar 2022

  • "Fantastic stay in a awesome cottage!"

    Proximity to the pub was a great bonus too!

    Reviewed by NicholasMar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Clifford House Farm."

    We especially enjoyed using the Aga in the completely equipped kitchen. Another highlight was the beds which were so comfortable. We had such a good weekend and even the weather was good. I would highly recommend this house for comfort.

    Reviewed by JulietNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage but a couple of light niggles that have been reported but not acted on, en-suite shower broken and difficult to turn on, electric over in need of a major clean."

    No tumble dryer as noted in description and washing machine in boiler house, parking instructions should be made clearer in advance.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2021

  • "Just a couple of handles on kitchen window and shower in ensuite bedroom need attention but lovely place and very well equipped and warm."

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "Comfortable and spacious house was perfect for our group of three families and an ideal base to explore from."

    Many lovely walks from the house and great road cycling. Helpful owner Richard also. A lovely week

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2021

  • "We loved the farmhouse and location."

    Excellent all-round and will definitely consider this again.

    Reviewed by BrendanJun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at Clifford House in Buckden, the sun shone all week and we had a great holiday."

    Clifford House is a large, spacious property with a large kitchen, two lounges and well appointed bedrooms and bathrooms, well equipped with everything you need. We highly recommend this property for a large family or group of friends in the beautiful Yorshire Dales.

    Reviewed by FrancesJun 2021

  • "We had a cracking week at Clifford House Farm!"

    We loved the layout of the house and it's well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms/bathrooms all great. The patio was ideal for hanging out and had the odd breakfast, lunch or pre-dinner drinks there! The hot and sunny weather meant we could make the most of the outdoors and enjoyed walks straight from the house and we spent hours with our 3&5 year olds paddling in the stream/waterfalls a few minutes from it.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped kitchen but could do with more cupboards for grocery storage seeing as nearest shop (Village shop closed all week) is 20 minutes drive away."

    The cottage was in a beautiful location with classy touches to the decor, making our stay very welcome. The bathrooms were perfect with the added touch of personalised towels and all the beds were extremely comfortable. The cottage always felt warm and cosy with plenty of room for our 7 family members.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2020

  • "Great place for our large group of 11 adults and one child."

    Plenty space and bathrooms for us all! Comfy beds. Large table in the kitchen where we all sat to eat and drink and we enjoyed the log burner and fire. Great place for walking up the dale or up the hills and good pubs dotted around. We will book here again when we are back in the area.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2020

  • "Large, comfortable home which easily accommodated our group."

    The decor was a bit tired and the oven could do with a good clean but other than that we loved it. Big comfy beds and good location for walks and the Buck Inn.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2019

  • "Cottage was very homely and spacious."

    Great location a stones throw away from pub and local shop. Very peaceful with great views. Neighbours and locals very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2019

  • "There was enough space for a large family."

    The Buck In was very close and convenient for food and drink. The kitchen was well equipped and heating was good. Ideal for walking.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2019

  • "Accommodation was just right for the family and allowed plenty of choice and space."

    A couple of minor issues arose but they did not impede the overall enjoyment we had. Parking was good given we had three cars. The grandchildren had plenty of space to run around inside and the position of the house was ideal for exploring a range of places. Overall the house offered value for money and a good area for accessing some of Yorkshire's best scenery.

    Reviewed by BruceJul 2019

  • "A very spacious property, well fitted out and ideal for large families and groups to enjoy this most beautiful part of Yorkshire."

    Lots of options for walks of varying levels from the house. We had a perfect week's stay. Two great meals at The Buck Inn.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

  • "Property just as described, perfect for 5 couples."

    Well equipped kitchen and fantastic showers

    Reviewed by NatalieMay 2019

  • "Quick and easy booking with no fuss!"

    First time booking but definitely won't be the last. Highly recommended and already passed on the details to other friends

    Reviewed by SaraMar 2019

  • "Lovely well kept cottage in a beautiful location."

    Perfect for our group of 8 adults and 2 children - Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone! The Buck Inn was just a 2 minute walk away and was great for a drink and a bite to eat in the evening. We would also recommend a walk to Starbotton (the next village). Great walk along the river and a lovely traditional pub in Starbotton to have a drink in before the walk back. Absolutely brilliant weekend, already planning the next trip! Thank you from all of us!

    Reviewed by SamanthaJan 2019

  • "Beautiful house in a beautiful setting."

    The house was warm and clean with everything we could need. The area is lovely with some great pubs and lovely walking. The house is great for adults and kids alike.

    Reviewed by JoeDec 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage, lovely clean bedding, really well stocked with everything we needed, couldn't have been any better."

    Reviewed by BrianNov 2018

  • "Excellent location in the middle of wensleydale."

    no complaints about the house at all. We would have liked a washer/dryer inside the house, but not a big deal as the cleaning lady washed and dryed our dirty clothes at the midpoint of our vacation

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2018

  • "Perfect in every way!"

    Easy to find. Lovely village with a shop. Decent car parking, wonderful views. The house was superb - comfy beds, huge kitchen, spacious, airy, light, comfortable furniture, well stocked. Patio for evening drinks. Endless hot water for deep baths or torrential showers. Walking right from the house, no need to drive anywhere unless you want to - and there is lots you might want to explore. But the walking was what we went for and there were rivers, flat walks, fells, waterfalls, pub walks ..... it was just wonderful! We took 2 dogs, who also enjoyed both the house and the walks. There is no mobile phone signal in the village; this, for me, was another plus!

    Reviewed by SueMay 2018

  • "Probably the best cottage I ever rented in UK!"

    The house is large, very confortable with high quality amenities. The owners were really helpful and vey kind to leave a welcome tray with biscuit, come and tea. Plus, it is perfectly located at close range from terrific walks and excellent pubs. I highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by YannApr 2018

  • "Lovely spacious cottage, but cosy at the same time."

    Very well equipped and comfortable beds. Would recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by LoisMar 2018

  • "It would have been nice for the ladies in our party to have a hair dryer"

    Reviewed by CollinJul 2017

  • "It's been a wonderful holiday and family time away together."

    Lots of climbing, walking trails, good facilities and a comfortable stay all round. Brilliant of Sykes cottages to arrange for lost items to be returned. Overall highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SApr 2017

  • "We had a fantastic break the property was so spacious with everything you could possibly need."

    Lovely village and a great base for some lovely walks I would definitely go back here

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2017

  • "It was just wonderful!"

    Reviewed by GlendaNov 2016

  • "We had a brilliant time in a lovely cottage set in a fantastic part of Yorkshire."

    The snow we had whilst there was just an added bonus - proper winter walking.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2016

  • "We were unsure if there were smoke and carbon monoxide alarms ?"

    so the answers to your questionnaire depend on them being operational Am unsure of the grading for the first question so ' 8 ' means ' I would recommend Sykes .....'

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2016

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with fold-out single bed on request, 1 x king-size double with en-suite monsoon shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin (one ground floor), 1 x family room with three single beds
  • Shower room with large monsoon shower and WC
  • Bathroom with p-shaped bath with shower over
  • Separate basin and WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Large farmhouse-style oak dining kitchen with AGA
  • Two sitting rooms, one with open fire, one with multi-fuel stove (one seats 5, the other seats 6).
  • Oil central heating with open fire and multi-fuel stove, AGA, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with FreeSat, video, DVD, stereo/CD, WiFi, USB charging sockets, phone (national landline/mobile calls only, honesty box basis) Oil, power and starter pack for open fires inc. in rent
  • Welcome pack of tea/coffee/sugar, milk and biscuits
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request, 2 x toddler booster seats
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Note: Due to the rural location, there may be rare occasions when the WiFi signal is intermittent
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

The property

Situated in the heart of picturesque Buckden, Clifford House Farm is a 17th century detached, stone-built farmhouse, one of four properties grouped around a courtyard with views up toward Buckden Pike.

Spacious and comfortably furnished throughout, the house has two sitting rooms - ideal for large groups of friends or two families holidaying together.

One has an open fire and the other a multi-fuel stove, which, combined with the oil fired central heating and AGA in the quality farmhouse-style oak kitchen, ensure that the property is warm and cosy all year round.

Monsoon showers will sooth sore walking muscles, with one housed in an en-suite for added privacy and convenience.

The large patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a beer or glass of wine after a hard day's walking.

An excellent base for enjoying the Dales with walking from the doorstep and many Dales attractions - historic market towns, caves and waterfalls - within easy touring distance.

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About the location


Kettlewell 5 miles; Hawes 12 miles.

Nestling at the foot of Buckden Pike, near the head of Upper Wharfedale, this idyllic village makes the perfect place from which to explore the wonderful scenery and pretty villages of this magnificent Dale. Much of Upper Wharfedale is National Trust owned – an indication of the beauty of its classic countryside, with dry-stone walls and barns, important flower-rich hay meadows and valleyside woodland. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best walking areas in the Dales with The Dales Way passing nearby. The village itself comprises a cluster of stone-built cottages and houses with a traditional green at its centre. A perfect location for a holiday!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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