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Clifford House Farm

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


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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80 Customer Reviews

  • "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

  • "Liked the situation in the centre of the village and all its amenities."

    Also, the log burners in both rooms made it very cosy. The big kitchen table seated 11 of us very comfortably and the Aga was great for warming the plates and also drying our clothes after a thorough soaking whilst walking the Dales Way.

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2016

  • "The new bathrooms and kitchen are fabulous."

    The house is very well equipped and is spacious but also feels homely.

    Reviewed by MirandaNov 2015

  • "Liked everything!"

    The Farmhouse has been refurbished and this was deeply appreciated by members of our party, especially the showers and kitchen. The pub next door is brilliant and the inhabitants friendly, plus the fact that any description of the Dales cannot do them justice.

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2015

  • "A lovely farm house which was well equipped, perfect for large family party of all ages."

    It was well situated with fantastic walks from the house.

    Reviewed by BridgetMay 2015

  • "The cottage is in a great position for exploring the Dales by foot or car, and having a pub almost on our doorstep was very convenient."

    The cottage was large but still retained a cosy feel to it and was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by HMay 2015

  • "The house was perfect for a family requiring five comfortable bedrooms, two separate lounges and a large, warm kitchen seating ten people round a large kitchen table."

    It is sited in a lovely village with a welcoming pub and shop in wonderful walking country and scenery. What more does one want?

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2015

  • "An ideal property for our family get together."

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2014

  • "Peaceful location"

    Reviewed by JeffNov 2014

  • "Clifford House Farm was a very roomy, warm property."

    We had 4 children in the party who loved it. It had all that we required for a base to do walking etc. The Buckden area was a great location.

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2014

  • "A very good accommodation for a large party."

    It was a good location for walking and general base for excursions.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2014

  • "A spacious cottage in an excellent location for touring the Dales."

    Well equipped, warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by FelicityApr 2014

  • "Lovely place to stay, along with being convenient for travelling to other villages."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, could not find any faults.

    Reviewed by ChloeDec 2013

  • "Beautiful surroundings, and possibilities for hiking."

    Buckden is close to a lot of places of interest. Buckden Inn as a neighbour was also very pleasant.

    Reviewed by MarcelJun 2013

  • "Over 11 years of walking, this was the best property we have had."

    Clifford House had everything we required and the Buck Inn round the corner made you very welcome. Would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2013

  • "Wonderful holiday."

    Lovely location. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2012

  • "The cottage was extremely spacious but cosy at the same time."

    Gorgeous kitchen had some good evenings around the huge table. Plentiful supply of logs for the fires. Excellent position in the village. Well situated for walks in the Dales.

    Reviewed by JayneSep 2012

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent."

    The village very friendly. The countryside around Buckden is stunning.

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2012

  • "Fantastic location, with lots of walks on the doorstep."

    There were 11 of us so it was great for a family get together.

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2012

  • "The farmhouse was brilliant for us."

    There was plenty of space and we were all pleased with the layout and facilities. The closeness to the pike was fantastic and meant it was easy to walk the dogs. Food in the village was lovely and despite the weather we managed to get walks and picnics in. It was particularly good for families as when you were at one end of the house those at the other end couldn't hear any noise!

    Reviewed by JeffreyJun 2012

  • "We liked the location - very quiet and peaceful."

    Reviewed by EleanorApr 2012

  • "The cottage was spacious even with the full complement of eleven people."

    The location offered outstanding views of the Yorkshire Dales with plenty of walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2011

  • "Good location - Buckden is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, felt like we were really getting away from it all."

    Clifford House Farm was very nice to stay in.

    Mr EvansMar 2011

  • "Everything - we had a great time, the house worked very well for us."

    Mr FosterJul 2010

  • "Lovely big family kitchen, always warm, even in the bitter cold, due to the AGA style appliance."

    The real heart of the property. The house was big enough to have a holiday with lots of family members yet still enough room to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet. Superb walks straight from the house.

    Reviewed by WendyFeb 2010

  • "Wonderful location!"

    So many walking possibilities from the doorstep. A lovely, warm and welcoming cottage. Very helpful owner.

    Reviewed by BeatriceNov 2009

  • "Good location, good weather, good accommodation."

    Well equipped kitchen. Two lounges for watching TV or quiet reading also appreciated.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2009

  • "Very clean and felt very spacious even though there were 9 of us."

    Tea/coffee/biscuits waiting for us on arrival was a nice touch!

    Reviewed by IainJul 2009

  • "The house is ideal for a group holiday, spacious and comfortable."

    In a beautiful location with great walks from the village. We found both Sykes Cottages and the owner very helpful. There are some excellent pubs close by, with very good food (and good beer!) We'd be happy to stay at Clifford House Farm again, and will definitely be using Sykes Cottages for future holidays.

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2009

  • "A very enjoyable holiday."

    House situated in a beautiful part of Wharfedale with walks direct from door - choice of 3 completely different places to eat - all within 3 minutes walk and all meals absolutely delicious. House was large and comfortable - lots of olde character and everyone had a lovely time. Recommended to our friends and we will visit again, hopefully. - BRILLIANT!!!!

    Reviewed by MaureenJun 2009

  • "Great place, great company, great weather, great food and an excellent cottage."

    What more could anyone want?

    Reviewed by RayApr 2009

  • "All the facilities were of a good standard."

    The linen and beds were very comfortable. Open fires were also excellent.

    Reviewed by EricJan 2009

  • "The cottage was in a lovely position and just the right size for our needs."

    It was comfortable and warm and had a really friendly feel about it. We all enjoyed the holiday very much, especially visiting the restaurant attached to the village shop, which was just round the corner.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2008

  • "The cottage was an excellent size for a party of 10, with plenty of room to escape from the 'madding crowd' if necessary."

    The kitchen was homely and an excellent place to congregate round the table. The location was beautiful. General cleanliness was excellent.

    Reviewed by KayApr 2008

  • "The size of the property for 10 adults was ideal - a great location and it was lovely and warm."

    Reviewed by JoanApr 2008

  • "Great location, comfortable warm cottage with all the necessary amenities."

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2008

  • "The area, which is fantastic, the space in the house for a large group, the fact that the house felt warm on entry (due to the rayburn being on before we arrived), and that despite very cold weather, we were always comfortable."

    This is a house where you immediately feel at home, and the ability to have real fires is great.

    Mr SnowDec 2007

  • "The location of the cottage was ideal for walking in the Dales."

    The cottage was lovely, providing great accomodation for three families.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2007

  • "Excellent property - very well equipped and situated."

    Availability of fuel for fires very much appreciated!

    Reviewed by BarbaraNov 2006

  • "The house was well equipped and comfortable and well situated for walks directly from the house."

    Mrs BartonOct 2006

  • "The location was excellent for walking either at a low level along the river or up on the hills."

    The property overall was lovely and spacious and well equipped. The large dining table in the kitchen was lovely for family gatherings and gave a really homely feel.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2006

  • "The farmhouse was great for what we needed, i."

    E. a large group of people coming from a number of locations to spend time together in the middle of the Dales.

    Reviewed by AllanJul 2006

  • "Cosy accommodation, perfect for a walking holiday base."

    An excellent location for access to the Dales in general.

    Reviewed by JanApr 2006

  • "A great location for walking."

    The owner was extremely helpful...

    Reviewed by InezJun 2005

  • "The property is fantastic - I'd stayed there before and was glad to find an excuse to go back."

    The owner is also very friendly and helpful. The location is excellent for hill walking, and perfect for taking a complete break.

    Reviewed by JoannaMar 2005

  • "Lovely cottage, very roomy."

    Would definitely consider going back.

    Reviewed by LynnDec 2004

  • "A thouroughly wonderful location and excellent standard of accomodation."

    Nice to have all the comforts of home including DVD player and DVDs to watch as well as amazing fires.

    Reviewed by CaroleNov 2004

  • "We were totally impressed with the cottage."

    ..The village is lovely and picturesque and we had a lovely walk along the river to Kettlewell which is about 4 miles to see the Scarecrow festival which is held there.

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2004

  • "Location good for walking straight from the cottage."

    Lots of things to do and see within driving distance. Fountains Abbey excellent - spent a whole day there.

    Mrs KubyJun 2004

  • "An excellent property for families or friends sharing."

    Excellent walks on the doorstep. A Shop and pub only 1 minutes walk.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2004

  • "The Buck Inn does the best 'Haddock & chips'."

    Lots of space for 2 families in the house. Very well equipped - we went home with most of the stuff we brought up!

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2004

  • "The Buck pub is 2 mins walk away and is excellent for food and beer."

    You can start out on beautiful walks direct from the property.

    Reviewed by NeilMar 2004

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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.


  • 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.

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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
  • Last minute
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