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Rowan Cottage

(Ref. 922786)

Buckden near Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage in a superb location and we would definitely revisit."

    Cottage is very well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.1Nov 2023

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Some TLC required, but would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Sep 2023

  • "No welcome pack, we came prepared but someone travelling for hours who hadn’t brought essentials would be disappointed to find no tea bags coffee or milk and the village shop closed ."

    No first aid kit. Raised patio was a trip hazard with uneven stones, needs attention. Cottage wasn’t the cleanest we’ve stayed in and on stripping the bed linen we found heavily stained pillows that were quite frankly disgusting and needed to be binned . The bed however was very comfortable and the cottage as a whole was ok.. one of the sofas was uncomfortable and the sitting room had a doggy smell .We wouldn’t stay here again and thought it was overpriced .

    Reviewed by Sarah1.9Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, brilliant location, clean, comfortable, would recommend."

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a very good location."

    Perfect relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and clean with everything you need for a self catering holiday."

    Lovely and quiet with plenty to do and lovely walks from the cottage. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Very clean and had everything we needed.Would stay at Rowan cottage again

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Nice property in a great location."

    Only problem we had was getting the storage heaters to work as the temperature had dropped. Plenty of room in the cottage and Buckden is a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Sep 2022

  • "Been here quite a few times now."

    Love it. Excellent cottage and facilities. Great walks from the door. Car didn't move all week. And the meals at The George in Hubberholme are lovely

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cosy property, peaceful location, magnificent views and a good local pub and handy corner shop."

    Everything you could need or want was there. Off road parking and a garden was a bonus. Lovely and clean and so quaint with a log burning stove. Would have given 4 smiles for comfort but the lounge suite was so uncomfortable - there is little back/lumbar support; as soon as you sit down your bum is swallowed into the back of all of the chairs so we really struggled with this and came home with backache. Solely for this reason I would hesitate to book this property again. Overall we had a great break.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Mar 2022

  • "Excellent location with stunning views."

    Cottage was fine but bathroom could do with a facelift - shower not very efficient and leaked over floor

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Oct 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Rowan Cottage."

    We love this area of the Yorkshire Dales and the cottage has everything we could want. The cottage is well equipped, there are walks straight from the door, with a garden safe for our dog and it is only two minutes walk to the pub. We had two supermarket deliveries while we were there, so we didn't need to worry about shopping. We enjoyed another relaxing and peaceful holiday there.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in brilliant location for visiting our favourite places"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage had everything to make our holiday perfect."

    It was clean and comfortable and ideally situated in the village. We never once used the car as there are so many different walks right from the doorstep. It’s within easy walking distance to both the pub and small shop. The garden was large and perfect for the dog to roam around. We took a small portable BBQ and cooked outside every night on our return from walking. A brilliant week and we’ll definitely return.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Jun 2021

  • "We loved both Buckden and Rowan cottage, the area is absolutely beautiful plenty of good walks from the front door, the cottage was very comfortable with a lovely garden and had everything we needed."

    Do plan ahead as the very small shop only has very basic items. Throughly recommended

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Rowan Cottage."

    It is homely and cosy. The location for hill or vale walking is fantastic.

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Apr 2021

  • "We have stayed in Buckden before and love the area."

    We booked the cottage for a weeks holiday with our dog for walking in the Dale's. The cottage was everything we hoped for. Clean, spacious, as described and we could not have wanted more. Our dog was safe in the garden. We had a space to park the car. The location is excellent. The kitchen had everything we needed. We bought food with us and there was fridge and feezer. The bed was lovely and big. The shower was clean and water was hot. There was a nice welcome pack with all the information we needed to use everything. We were so happy with our stay we have booked again for next year. We just cross our fingers that the prices dont increase to much as we hope to come back again and again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved the cottage, Buckden and the whole area, so much so that we have already booked again!"

    Walks straight from the door and the garden lovely and very safe for our poodle. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. We had our supermarket shopping delivered to the cottage as the shops are a good distance away, which was very worthwhile planning before we set off.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2020

  • "We have just arrived home from a lovely stay at Rowan Cottage."

    The cottage is spacious and really comfortable. We self catered most of the week and the kitchen had everything we required. Great location for lots of wonderful walks and days out. The kids particular liked going down to the river which is literally 5 minutes walk away. Cottage was very clean and we felt due care had been taken in the current climate. We would definitely book the cotrage again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was extremely good."

    Well furnished and spacious, good garden and beautiful views. Would recommend- no question!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped Walks on the doorstep Absolutely loved this ..."

    Lovely cottage well equipped Walks on the doorstep Absolutely loved this cottage I went to the area for peace and quiet and that’s what I got Take food etc with you as the little corner shop doesn’t stock much Although I did see a Morrison’s delivery to another house Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by C4.7Jan 2020

  • "Our second visit to this delightful cottage, warm, cosy and peaceful."

    Plenty of fuel for the fire which was appreciated and well equipped. Lots of lovely walks from the door and the pub at Cray has wonderful food. Only slight let down was the shower, but not enough to spoil our holiday and looking forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by Marilynn4.7Jan 2020

  • "It's a great, well equipped and well maintained cottage in a lovely village"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Rowan Cottage."

    the village is lovely, right in the heart of the Dales with many walks right on the doorstep. we popped into the local inn most nights and ate there a couple of times, the food is great and its dog friendly. the cottage itself is a nice size, and great to have a secure garden for the dog. the storage heaters are a bit old fashioned but we found them fine, in particular the log burner was amazing and really made it cosy. the bed was really comfy. the shower was ok. a reviewer mentioned you can be seen in the window but you just need to shut the blind and its fine. there is work going on at the cottage opposite which is noisy but they dont start work til nearly 9am so bit of a pain if you want a lie in but if you’re out all day its not a problem and i guess will get quite in next couple of weeks as the main building work is completed. none of the usual welcome packs that so many cottages do so dont forget to do a shop before you get there. there is a village shop but only opens short hours and does a few basics. overall a great holiday, in a beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.4Oct 2019

  • "First the positives: Very comfortable (especially the king size bed) Very well placed in village Walks right from the door Negatives: Storage heaters are not great, they have put a plug in radiator in the lounge which we had on all the time, but didn't particularly feel cosy The bathroom is very basic, the shower seems to leak all over the floor, the window is not opaque and the blind was broken so the neighbours can see you having a shower The outside light barely lights up so when taking the dog out at night time it was very hard to see anything There was no welcome pack, now I know cottages don't have to provide one but these days most do, this cottage provided nothing not even tea bags The main complaint I have is there were builders opposite this cottage all week, on the first morning they had blocked our car in - so after that we parked further up the road."

    They started every morning about 8.30am with their diggers and grinders shouting at each other and the radio blaring. This really tarnished our holiday as we chose Buckden for the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Oct 2019

  • "Comfy, clean cottage with secure garden, very pet friendly, as was village pub."

    Lovely pretty, quiet village location with excellent scenery and walks from the door. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2019

  • "Nice cottage in a really good location."

    We walked from the door every day and there were good walks in all directions. It was nice to have a good sized dog friendly garden at the cottage as well.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2019

  • "I left a message for the owner to amend the instructions for the TV to include pressing the button on the 'box' to knock off the red standby light."

    I am surprised that tea towels are not provided when other towels are. Roger Patten

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a very nice week here."

    The weather was some what changeable and cool but we made lovely walks here in the area.The cottage was comfortable and cozy.We can recommended the castle in Skypton and the Ingleton waterfalls trail.

    Reviewed by Jose4.4Jun 2019

  • "Second time at this cottage and I'm sure we will be back again."

    Parking, an enclosed garden and a fabulous location with a shop, a pub and a tea room all within a couple of minutes. Brilliant

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2019

  • "Beautifully positioned cottage in the Sales, perfect for walking, exploring and enjoying a slower pace of life."

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage in beautiful location."

    Ideal for walking. Close to Pub/Restaurant. Value for money.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2019

  • "On entering Rowan Cottage it was lovely and warm and a very homely atmosphere, the cottage was much larger than I expected plus there was a large garden which would be a joy in the warmer months."

    There was enough fuel for the log burner for 2 nights but to be fair the cottage was toasty warm without lighting it. We enjoyed a host of fabulous walks from the front door so no need for the car but we also travelled to Grassington, always a joy and Pateley Bridge, fabulous pie shop/butchers and no trip to the dales would be complete without visiting Hawes and their Fish and Chip shop. All in all I would mark my holiday and stay 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2019

  • "Cosy stone cottage in fantastic location, spacious, spotlessly clean, fantastic facilities a real home from home."

    Lovely local walks from the door step. Will definitely be back again, my ideal retirement cottage x

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Nov 2018

  • "Rowan Cottage was a warm, comfortable and welcoming property in a great location that met our needs perfectly."

    Thanks to the owners who have thought of everything.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2018

  • "Had a great week."

    The improvements made to Rowan cottage since we last stayed here are spot on. Couldn't fine any faults. A beautiful cottage in a beautiful place.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "With a fridge and a freezer you had to do only one shop."

    More space than most.

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0Jul 2018

  • "Cottage lovely location and very friendly locals."

    Cottage needs a deep clean i.e. sofa's,windows,door thresholds and patio area but General cleaning was ok.

    Reviewed by David3.4Jun 2018

  • "Shhh ! Don't tell everybody how good this cottage is or we won't be able to rebook."

    Probably the best we have stayed in for our purposes

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2018

  • "On Arrival mid afternoonn on Saturday in cold November day we found cottage warm, log burner alight but only a shovel full of coal and 3 small logs."

    We had to drive 4 miles to get both which not only inconvenient but expensive. In all the Dales cottages I have rented I’ve never had this happen. Very dissapointed. OWNER'S RESPONSE: thank you for your comments. We only provide some coal and logs as a starter pack for the log burner as per the description. Customers are welcome to bring their own if they wish to.

    Reviewed by Richard2.7Nov 2017

  • "Apart from the storage heaters not producing any heat on the first night everything was fine and we had a great time."

    Lovely location.

    Reviewed by James4.6Sep 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x Super-king bed, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Fully enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at an additional £25.00 charge
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 1.4 mile.

The property

A stone-built end-terrace cottage in the village of Buckden, a pretty village nestled amongst the rolling meadows and woodlands of Yorkshire’s Upper Wharfedale Valley.

Rowan Cottage is a traditional Dales cottage in a great position with views of Buckden Pike and the Fells from all angles, making it perfect for families or small groups of friends to tour this stunning area.

On entering the cottage there is a well-equipped kitchen with a good-sized dining table; big enough to enjoy some home-cooked food after a good day out and about.

There is a spacious sitting room with plenty of comfy sofas and a woodburning stove, making it an ideal place to relax in front of after a day full of adventures.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a family bathroom, again with great views of the surrounding countryside.

To the back of the cottage, there is a large, full enclosed, lawned garden with a good-sized patio and furniture.

A great place for the kids and dogs to let off steam whilst you relax with something nice and cold in the sunshine.

Ideally situated in the village of Buckden with a village shop and a little café all within walking distance.

The local pub The Buck Inn is less than 100 yards away.

This village is the perfect place from which to explore the wonderful scenery and pretty villages of this magnificent Dale.

There are many walks within a short distance from the cottage, with the Dales Way passing nearby and another country pub just 20 minutes’ walk along the river to The George at Hubberholme.

Other nearby hostelries include the White Lion at Cray and the Fox & Hounds at Starbotton.

For the more energetic, the ascent of Buckden Pike is not to be missed, with gentler walks alongside the River Wharfe to nearby Starbotton and Kettlewell to enjoy.

Further afield are the towns of Grassington and Skipton with Malham Tarn and Aysgarth Falls a short drive away.

With plenty of things to see and do, you will certainly be spoilt for choice.

Set in a stunning location, Rowan Cottage is a great property to enjoy a lovely holiday at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas