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Nethergill Hay Mew

Oughtershaw near Buckden, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 22125)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Brown

    “Nethergill gorgeous and the hosts Fiona and Chris very welcoming”


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A wonderful, three-storey, semi-detached barn conversion dating back to 1871, set in the wonderful wilds of the Langstrothdale Fells.

This cottage has been awarded a gold star by the Green Tourism Business and offers complete, peace and tranquillity and a great opportunity to completely relax, unwind and get away from it all yet is within a few miles of the traditional market town of Hawes.

Sympathetically converted, the cottage is one of our premier cottages in the Yorkshire Dales area and provides luxurious accommodation in a location offering wonderful opportunities to do something a little bit out of the ordinary in this wonderful wildlife haven.

The accommodation is set over three floors with many original and quirky features.

Hay Mew is open plan with views over fells, woodland and ancient hay meadows with huge beams, exposed stonework and lovely comfy furnishings.

Boasting a biomass heating system and solar panels, the accommodation is accessed from the ground floor lobby area Yorkshire flagstone flooring, hand washing, and coats and boots storage area.

Stone steps lead up to the first floor living area, a spacious light filled room facing south-west with extensive views over the Fell and woodland.

The sitting area has a large woodburner and the well-equipped kitchen, with exposed ceiling beams, is accessed via a few steps.

A lovely twin bedroom adjoins the sitting room and boasts a modern en-suite bathroom, all adding further luxury to this outstanding holiday home.

The master bedroom is on the second floor also with an en-suite, exposed beams, and a large window with views up the Dale; it comes complete with a king-size double bed, feather and down filled duvets and pillows with soft, fluffy white towels.

This wonderful cottage provides a perfect rural retreat for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy a break in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

With marked walking and biking trails on the doorstep, from one mile to twelve miles, this is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.

The attached field centre is well-equipped with a telescope, binoculars, WiFi and a selection of books, making this a great place for spending time together.

Wildlife observation hides with feeding stations and portable canvas bird hides are available to hire and provide great ways to get up close to the wonderful wildlife in the area, and no light pollution means that on clear nights the conditions are perfect for stargazing.

Guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy an introductory tour of the farm, feed the farm’s very free range chickens and collect eggs for breakfast, as well as occasionally feeding the sheep and cattle and seeing the lambing and maybe a calving in the spring.

Fly fishing for brown trout is available in the nearby beck on the farm, and the cottage is licensed so you can purchase bottles of wine, beer and soft drinks from the owners, then relax in lovely surroundings.

Perfect for wildlife enthusiasts, walkers, cyclists, artists, eco-minded and those interested in all things environmental.

It is just a short drive to a wonderful selection of award-winning gastropubs and traditional inns, so why not treat the kids to a bit of outdoor living or enjoy a romantic break in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales?

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 22132, together they sleep 8.


Over three floors. Two bedrooms with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC: 1 x second floor king-size double, 1 x twin. First floor kitchen with dining area. First floor sitting room with woodburner. Ground floor utility/storage area. Shared use of field centre.


  • Biomass central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi (available in the shared field centre), selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel for woodburner available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 6 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Note: Due to the farm location and free-range chickens, dogs should be kept on a lead when outside
  • Note: Free range eggs and homemade bread available to purchase from owners
  • Note: There are both guided and self-guided farm walks available, and the owner can provide drinks, packed lunches and frozen ready meals made from home reared beef and lamb by arrangement
  • Contact the owner for more information and prices
  • Note: No mobile coverage within 7 miles
  • Note: The second floor double bedroom has a balustrade overlooking the stairs which can be curtained off
  • Note: No children under 4.

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About the location


Buckden 4 miles; Hawes 6 miles.

Oughtershaw is in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A small hamlet located between its more famous neighbours of Buckden and Hawes, Oughtershaw shares the valley with the likes of Deepdale, Yockenthwaite and Hubberholme. This idyllic Yorkshire Dales hamlet 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 right through the hamlet. Nearby Hawes is one of the most popular market towns in the Yorkshire Dales, home to the famous Wallace & Gromit Wensleydale cheese with its working factory, museum, visitor’s centre and restaurant. To the south lies Buckden, Kettlewell, where the Calendar Girls was filmed, and the not-to-be missed market towns of Grassington and Skipton.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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