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Meadow Cottage

(Ref. 986493)

Cowling, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Just spent 5 days at this beautiful cottage, would give 10 stars, very high standard of accommodation ."

    Clean , comfortable high end finish excellent .Owners very helpful and friendly . Really enjoyed our stay even the rain couldn’t put us off. Would book again.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0May 2024

  • "Our second visit to Meadow Cottage."

    Very comfortable accommodation. Family are friendly and obliging and nothing is too much trouble to ensure your stay is enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2024

  • "Another lovely stay at Meadow Cottage."

    Despite the weather being rather foul, the cottage is so warm and comfortable it doesn’t matter (and the views are lovely whatever the weather)! The cottage is well appointed and Derek and Joan are on hand and very friendly and helpful. Our visit this time was to visit friends and family but there are lots of lovely places to visit if holidaying in the area (including Haworth, the steam railway, Wycoller Park, Hebden Bridge and further afield Skipton and the Dales). Would not hesitate in recommending, we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Cottage and location beautiful. Owners were lovely. Would definitely recommend and book again. Little gem of Yorkshire loveliness.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely clean property in a very nice peaceful location."

    Friendly and helpful owners on site.

    you allways get one who is not completly satisfied no matter how much we try Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Sep 2023

  • "Excellent. The standard of comfort, fixtures and fittings in the cottage were amazing, made for a wonderful week which was helped by having stupendous September weather."

    Our immediate neighbours were sheep with swallows and martins a close second. Derek and Joan were very good hosts, on hand for any assistance we needed but not at all intrusive. We would be very happy to return for another holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    Derek & Joan were very friendly and helpful . I wished we could have stayed longer but I had to go back to work . Beautiful countryside views too . Having the downstairs bedroom and walk-in shower was really helpful for my aged mother. Parking right outside was a plus too

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at his property, and had a lovely time on both occasions."

    The property is very well presented, and the owners are very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2023

  • "Top notch stay."

    Helpful family next door. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent location, high standard of cleanliness and a perfect selection of facilities and equipment in side the property."

    We had a wonderful stay and would recommend it highly as it is in a beautiful location - so peaceful and wonderful walks in the area.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful laid out, home from home , place to stay."

    Everything that you needed was provided for. Beautiful views and peaceful atmosphere. The only downside, if you could call it that, was it maybe a little remote for some people. But we loved it.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "It's difficult to add to the previous reviews about this property on the Sykes Cottages site."

    Like almost everyone, we had a wonderful 10-nights stay at Meadow Cottage, enjoying the lovely surroundings and the peace. The cottage is spacious, impeccably clean and very well equipped. Beds very comfortable. We had little contact with Joan (Derek was away), but that was also very pleasant. We'd unreservably recommend Meadow Cottage and we'll be back! One reviewer had a problem finding the cottage, but we found the directions to be clear, and any doubt towards the end of the 3 minutes' run from the main road was resolved by a helpful board at the last corner. Tip: enter Moss End Lane, Cowling, into your sat. nav. Ours didn't record the further roads, but once on that lane, the cottage's instructions are fine.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved everything about our stay at Meadow Cottage."

    The owners and their family are absolutely lovely and very friendly without interfering at all. They couldn’t do enough to help. The cottage is very homely and beautifully furnished and clean. Great views across the fields. Although the weather wasn’t good during our stay we were always happy to return to such comfortable accommodation. Just one request would be for an EV charger to be installed. We have an electric car and struggled to find any local charging points. We’d definitely return if a charger was installed. Highly recommend other than that. Love to be back.

    Reviewed by Kerri5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great stay in a beautiful place plenty of space to relax in we will be back"

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thank you for the wine etc on arrival."

    It was lovely to chat with you and we really enjoyed our stay. Tony and Jan.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Feb 2023

  • "We've stayed at Meadow Cottage three times, it's a fabulous holiday home with everything you need."

    It's surrounded by beautiful countryside and is so peaceful. Our daughter loves staying here, it's her favourite place. The cottage is very well equipped and we would give it 10 stars for cleanliness. We didn't know owners Derek and Joan and their family when we first stayed there but they are lovely hosts, so kind and always happy to help and we look forward to seeing them. Meadow Cottage is the loveliest place to come back to after a day out enjoying all the lovely places to visit nearby such as Harrogate, Ilkley, Skipton, Bolton Abbey and Cliffe Castle this time thanks to a recommendation from Joan.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with amazing views, Joan made us feel very welcome."

    Lots of things to do around the area. Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Prina4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, peaceful setting."

    Very helpful and friendly owners Joan and Derek. Suited us perfectly.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Meadow Cottage ."

    . Yorkshire's finest Meadow Cottage must rate as one of the best holiday accomodations we have hired and really felt like a home from home. The property was very spacious, furnished to an extremely high standard and fully equipped with all you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Everything was found to be spotlessly clean and tidy on arrival, with the gift of wine and chocolates, a nice surprise and most gratefully received. Derek, Joan and family were wonderful hosts, always on hand if we needed them but not at all intrusive .. our friendly chats together made us feel very welcome. The location itself is ideal for exploring all the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, Brontë country is on the doorstep, but places such as York and Harrogate are still within easy reach. All in all, we highly recommend a vacation here and are already looking forward to our return visit in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Meadow Cottage, it was absolutely spotless and we had everything our family needed for the week."

    The owners were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble! Our children loved all the space and having sheep all around the cottage. The cottage is situated in a great area and close to lots of places to visit. We also loved just going for walks. Would definitely recommend this cottage and would love to visit again!

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautifully appointed cottage in idyllic surroundings."

    Spotlessly clean, immaculate kitchen/diner, two good sized bedrooms and a comfortable sitting room which opens out onto a patio with outstanding views. The owner's family made us very welcome and were helpful when needed with our special requirements.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage - really quiet, next to a field of sheep, your only neighbours!"

    Good location for walks from the cottage door or travelling a short distance away by car. We enjoyed walking up Pendle Hill and Darwen Tower, both with amazing views!

    Reviewed by Suzie5.0Jul 2022

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

    It is in a beautiful spot and the cottage was well furnished and comfortable. Derek and Joan made us feel very welcome and were happy to chat and make themselves available if we needed anything. We only had a short stay and wished it was longer. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautifully clean and a very warm welcome."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing time at the cottage."

    The owners were very friendly and gave us good advice on places to go and stories about local area. The sheep and other local animals were very entertaining, especially during shearing. Thee local area is fantastic for walks and Skipton and Ilkley are great local towns to visit.

    Reviewed by Howard4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property and location."

    Excellent for exploring both the Dale's and wider Yorkshire and Lancashire. Clean and well kitted out. You can't go wrong with a stay at Meadow Cottage.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Meadow Cottage for our family and I cannot recommend it enough."

    So peaceful, surrounded by fields and nature, full of home comforts, good WiFi and not far to the local village. Beautifully clean, inviting and fabulous owners who were friendly and would go out of their way to help if required and gave a lovely thoughtful gift on arrival. Thanks to all on making our stay perfect and of course we'll be back. Lots of places to visit nearby...Skipton, Ilkley, Harrogate, Bolton Abbey and really enjoyed nearby Wycoller Park thanks to the owner for telling us about it.....a hidden gem...and so too is the cottage.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage is well furnished and peaceful in a beautiful setting."

    We liked it enormously. The only issue we had was getting there. The directions are not at all helpful. We had to ring the owner to talk us in! The cottage is in an isolated location and the directions require some reference points to holidaymakers not familiar with the area. Also there are two sets of directions on the sheet which confuses.

    Reviewed by Alaine Kerr4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely friendly owners, relaxing location and spotless cottage."

    Will return again soon.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a quiet location with views of surrounding countryside and across to Cowling Pinnacle."

    Convenient for walking the Pennine Way which crosses the valley less than a mile away. The family were very friendly and helpful and we were made to feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming."

    There was a lovely gift from the owners. There was everything needed and the wifi was great. We loved coming back to the peaceful cottage after our day trips. Derek the owner also helped us collect our car the following day after we attended a wedding. The family was very helpful during our stay. Would definitely recommend and would definitely like to return soon.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic week away staying in Meadow Cottage."

    The cottage is simply beautiful, extremely clean with everything you need for a relaxing week away. It is situated in a very peaceful location next to the owners cottage who were very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. It was great to watch the sheep in the field right next to the cottage as well as spotting lots of other wildlife throughout the week. A great place to stay to explore the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage itself was fantastic."

    . you don't need to take anything other than clothing because it's all provided! The owners were so accommodating it's unreal.. it really does feel like a home away from home and Derek and Joan feel like holiday parents.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jul 2021

  • "It was an exceptional holiday in fabulous accommodation, immaculately presented, clean and very comfortable."

    The owners, Joan and Derick were absolute treasures warm and helpful. With it's quiet location and scenic views of the dales it is now our 'home from home' on our return to the dales. Very sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jul 2021

  • "I can highly recommend this property."

    It is in a wonderful setting, really peaceful with fantastic views. Great for spotting wildlife. Excellent location for visiting local towns, attractions and walks. The cottage itself was absolutely clean and spotless. Very highly recommended. We had a fantastic week there.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful holiday home, everything you could possibly need, exceptionally clean throughout and lovely helpful, friendly owners."

    We have no hesitation in recommending Meadow Cottage and will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2021

  • "Meadow cottage was a delight."

    Very spacious and comfortable. Walks from the doorstep. Within easy reach of other attractions but equally a lovely rural setting with lots of nature to observe. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely barn with friendly owners."

    The only thing that is missing is a dishwasher. In your details you don't state that the bathroom is downstairs.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy that you loved the barn and found the owners friendly. The description states that there is no dishwasher and the bathroom is downstairs.We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail4.1Apr 2021

  • ""WOW" what a beautiful Cottage, many holiday cottages look nice within the photos but when you arrive they dont quite fit the photos."

    Meadow Cottage is just the opposite, the quality of the finish in this Cottage is just outstanding. It is just stunning, the owners Joan & Derek are a really lovely couple. The views from the Cottage are really nice, to look out of the Windows and see rolling hills full of sheep just grazing and the peacefullness brings a calm tranquil feeling to you. After all that has been happening over the last few months this was a very welcome feeling once more. The Cottage is just so comfortable and very well laid out. The town of Skipton is not to far away so any shopping that you may require i am sure that you will get from there as it has a wonderful selection of shops. The drive to Skipton as some really nice scenery to view. I truly could not fault our stay at Meadow Cottage we had a beautiful relaxing time there and we would like to thank Joan and Derek for allowing us the use of this beautiful Cottage " Thank You"

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0Oct 2020

  • "Most enjoyable holiday lovely area cottage was very nice the views great will be booking again x"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2020

  • "Location - great, isolated,quiet - host really friendly and helpful Cottage - ..."

    Location - great, isolated,quiet - host really friendly and helpful Cottage - couldn,t fault it Lovely base for exploring area Would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was one of the nicest Sykes holiday cottages we have been in."

    The online pictures do not do it justice. It is a very spacious comfortable cottage with everything you need and has lovely views and easy parking. The owners were friendly and helpful. They, like all the folk we met on holiday , made us decide that Yorkshire is the friendliest county in England....and we've visited most of them . Despite iffy weather, we enjoyed this beautiful county......lovely views wherever you go. We highly recommend Meadow Cottage.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2020

  • "The accommodation was Brilliant and the owners was very welcoming"

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2020

  • "A fabulous week and the owners are very friendly without being intrusive."

    The cottage is in a lovely position and we had some really great walking in the area. The cottage is very clean and comfortable, beds very comfortable and a great shower ... the only thing we felt would make the cottage even better would be a dishwasher and a DVD player but that is personal choice and didn’t detract from our wonderful stay here. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2020

  • "An amazing cottage which was perfect for us."

    The Juliette balcony from the upstairs bedroom was lovely. It was so nice to lay and listen to the stream and the sheep. The family who own the cottage live very close by and we’re extremely friendly and helpful. They made us feel very welcome. The cottage is very well decorated and equipped. Very comfortable beds. A wonderful place to relax. We would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2020

  • "A wonderful property in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jul 2020

  • "Meadow cottage is situated in a most tranquil location surrounded by meadows and hill."

    Absolutely no need to travel for a wide variety of walks on quiet lanes or across country. The Uclose by Green family are most friendly and helpful. The cottage was spotless, very well appointed and comfortable. Internet up to 10 mps enabling reliable Panasonic smart tv.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2020

  • "Such a lovely cottage."

    Really well appointed, comfortable and relaxing. Great owners and really friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jan 2020

  • "Meadow Cottage was a superb cottage and the owners are wonderful, nothing was too much trouble."

    I would definitely recommend the cottage and would visit again. Stunning!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2019

  • "Meadow Cottage is a lovely holiday cottage on a farm in rolling Dales countryside."

    It is well equipped and spotlessly clean. The owners are very welcoming and their introductory goodies were a nice surprise. It is well situated for visiting the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding area and ideal as a walking base.

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Sep 2019

  • "We really enjoyed the summer break in meadow cottage."

    Owners were very loving and supportive. Property was nicely cleaned and equipped. View was awsome. I strongly recommend this cottage for family. Its very family friendly property.

    Reviewed by Opinder5.0Aug 2019

  • "The hosts were very friendly & the accommodation was spotless & finished to a very high standard."

    Biker friendly. I could not recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2019

  • "Had the best few days at this lovely cottage."

    It was spotless and so homely I would live there forever if I could! Family who own it are so welcoming and just lovely people. We will definitely book to come stay here again!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a brilliant week at Meadow Cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and quiet, with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. The owners and their family, who live across the courtyard, were really friendly and made us feel very welcome. A great holiday home... we were sorry to leave and hope to be able to return again one day.

    Reviewed by Liz4.7Jun 2019

  • "A beautiful area, but the instructions to get to the cottage were very poor."

    We had to ask the way at another farm. The family who own the holiday let are very hospitable and friendly. They provided bread, biscuits,chocolate,fruit, eggs and wine and a vase of flowers for our arrival. The accommodation is spotless and very comfortable. If you are looking for a peaceful break, this is the perfect location.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jun 2019

  • "Lovely newly build cottage overlooking farmland with beautiful views."

    We were welcomed by friendly hosts with treats and a bottle of wine! I highly recommend this to anyone looking to escape the city.

    Reviewed by Jean-pierre5.0Apr 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite cloakroom, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with breakfast bar
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas coal-effect fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas coal-effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.9 miles

The property

Surrounded by rolling green countryside and positioned down its very own private driveway, just above the Pennine Hills' village of Cowling, is Beaushaw Well Farm built in 1635 with Meadow Cottage accompanying it as one of the recently converted out buildings.

Set amongst a collection of two converted barns and a farmhouse, the location is splendid and peaceful with the only neighbours being the owner's family.

It is the ideal base for a family holiday or a countryside break with friends.

Make yourselves right at home in the bright and spacious lounge, with the warmth from the gas stove keeping you toasty as you enjoy a game of cards at the coffee table or tune into the TV.

French doors lead out to the sunny patio, which you can open up on a warm day and allow a fresh breeze to circulate this beautiful open space, inviting the outdoors in.

The farmhouse-style kitchen is well-equipped, playing host to a lovely set of base and wall units, with a lovely dining area tucked into the corner, so you can get together for home-cooked meals.

There is also a a handy utility room housing a washing machine, so you can keep on top of your laundry if need be.

Lastly, the ground floor plays host to a family shower room, with a large walk-in shower cubicle and a twin bedroom, which is ideal for the kids.

Climb the staircase to find the master bedroom enjoying a super king-size double bed, dresser, wardrobe and two bedside tables with lamps for reading, while the French doors to the Juliet balcony frame offer wonderful views of the fields.

Outside, you can take in more of the tremendous outlook with a spot of alfresco dining and a refreshing glass of wine, while the village of Cowling plays host to a local pub nearby should you wish to venture out.

You also have the market town of Skipton within easy reach, known as the 'Gateway to the Dales', with its ancient castle and colourful market displayed on its cobbled streets.

Try out an array of outdoor activities in the local area including swimming, golf, tennis and abundant walking trails.

This is just the getaway you have been looking for.

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About the location


Skipton 7 miles.

The ancient village of Cowling sits across a hillside in the Pennine Hills, just seven miles from the market town of Skipton. A thriving village, built along a main high street with stone-built, terraced houses set alongside the mills of a bygone age. The village was once sparsely populated, the bulk of the population living in Ickornshaw and Middleton, and before that on Cowling Hill, close to water sources they depended on, and the main roads of the day - now used as back roads by locals to avoid the modern day traffic. In the early days, agriculture was the main occupation, with corn being grown and ground within the village. When canal transport boomed, corn became cheaper to buy from elsewhere and so the mills in Cowling turned from grinding corn to weaving during the Industrial Revolution. The village inn was once part of a farmhouse on Cowling Hill, but was sold as changes to the structure of the village began. The son of the landlord later opened the Bay Horse Hotel on the new road, which still stands as a main feature of village life. The nearby Quaker village of Lothersdale was, at one time, home to Charlotte Bronte who modelled Gateshead Hall in Jane Eyre on Stone Gappe House where she was governess. Today many visitors passing through the village are walkers, on their way along the Pennine Way on the stretch from Cowling to Gargrave. There's the large retail outlet of Boundary Mills, just six miles away, a must for lovers of shoping, and Skipton, known as 'The Gateway to the Dales' is nearby. Skipton is a lovely old market town with much to interest the enthusiastic visitor, boasting an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street. In 2008 the Academy of Urbanism voted Skipton High Street the best shopping spot in Britain, and The Copper Dragon Brewery, opened in 2002 is highly rated in the CAMRA listings. Steam railways with regular excursions are available at Embsay and Bolton Abbey, and the Leeds to Liverpool Canal passes through Skipton with the one mile long Foulridge Tunnel and the 5-rise locks at Bingley within a short distance away. In 2014 the area hosted the first leg of the Tour De France, bringing in many visitors from far and wide to this wonderful area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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