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Street Head Farm

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Lothersdale near Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely old farm house with all mod cons."

    Stunning location with cracking views. A very pleasant place to stay. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Derek4.7May 2024

  • "We had a brilliant stay in your lovely cottage."

    Everything we needed was there, and a lovely surprise of delicious cake, homemade marmalade, flowers and Yorkshire tea bags (THE BEST!) The surrounding countryside is just beautiful, away from the hustle and bustle. We were thrilled to see barn owl, little owl, deer, curlew, oyster catchers, and lots of rabbits. We would highly recommend Street Head Farm.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7May 2024

  • "A lovely comfortable farmhouse in a peaceful remote moorland location, yet only some 15 minutes drive from the busy market town of Skipton."

    It truly feels like a “home from home” and is perfect for a chilled holiday. Lots of room to sit and relax either inside or outside and it is accessed by a farm track/bridle way so no passing traffic apart from a few walkers and the occasional horse rider or mountain biker. This was our third visit and I’ve just booked again for next year, which tells you all you really need to know.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7May 2024

  • "Amazing weekend."

    Location,property,views communication with James and Julie excellent.everything was 10/10 . Family of 7 adults 3 children and 2 dogs . Absolutely perfect weekend we even got a beautiful gift of flowers homemade cake & marmalade plus a box of Yorkshire teabags

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic secluded property for a friendly get together."

    We'll equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, enough seating for all ten of us dining and lounging. As the weather was wet we made use of the compendium of games and had a great weekend. The owner's made us very welcome and we're available for any queries.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2024

  • "We loved our stay here."

    It has everything you need in a home from home. We were lucky enough to be there in the snow and it was magical. The welcome scones and goodies were very appreciated. We did not get to do too much walking because of the snow but bonus is that we will have to come back to the area to explore further.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a very enjoyable family stay at Street Head."

    All three generations were comfortable and had fun. The property was spacious with everyone being able to sit together in the lounge. The beds and bedding were very clean and soft which enhanced a good night's sleep. The water system in the bathrooms was, however, a bit noisy and kept some of our group awake. The landlord was very helpful with no problems checking in or out. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Dec 2023

  • "We have enjoyed a wonderful family Christmas holiday at Street Head Farm!"

    The farmhouse is spacious,warm,cosy and well equipped - our family of eight were very comfortably accommodated throughout our week's stay,despite very windy and wet weather.The views from the farmhouse are beautiful and it is in an ideal location for visiting many towns and attractions in the area,as well as plenty of footpaths to explore the surrounding countryside. We also arrived to very generous welcome gifts ! Thank you Street Head Farm for a perfect family holiday- we hope to be back!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Dec 2023

  • "We spent 2 nights with our family of 10 in total, for an early Christmas celebration."

    Such a cosy, yet roomy cottage. The log fire,tasteful decorations and Christmas tree gave us the feel of a great old fashioned festive celebration. Nothing old fashioned about the up to date kitchen/diner though! Every piece of equipment you may need, except for maybe a torch! We had one but was wrapped up as part of a gift so phone light was used for dog walks etc. Bedrooms, bathrooms etc. all superb and cottage very warm and cosy. Thanks for the welcome gifts and we were sorry not to visit the farm but maybe next time! Mags & family

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2023

  • "We visited street head farm as a family of 8 adults and 2 small children."

    It’s a beautiful property which the listing photographs do absolutely no justice to. We arrived after dark on Friday so it was a little tricky to find the tiny entrance (and the directions sent to us we found were harder to get to the property than actually just using the sat nav postcode directions) but we managed to get there. The property itself is beautiful old building overlooking some of the most stunning countryside views we’ve ever seen (although we woke to the thickest mist & fog we’ve seen so we’re unable to see the views till the afternoon on our second day!). The property was lovely, comfortable and warm and very well stocked. Great kitchen and bathroom facilities. Very comfy beds and lovely comfortable living spaces as well as a great big dining table. We loved the wood burning fire and great we had a fire guard too. Loved all the little toys and books for kids and adults too. The kids loved the VHS player and all the old videos, they spent hours watching them! Hot water was always available and the heating was easily adjusted as needed. Lovely to receive a beautiful homemade cake, tea bags and marmalade with fresh flowers on our arrival. Owners were very welcoming and kind. The whole family enjoyed our stay here and we were all sad to leave as 3 days was not enough time to appreciate to view and do all the walks and exploring we wanted to do! We also visited the Hare and Hounds Inn at Lothersdale for Sunday lunch which was lovely and staff great although was advise booking as it got busy. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a lovely countryside break with great places to visit like Colne & Skipton nearby. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2023

  • "Street Head farm is a perfect venue for a large family holiday."

    It was warm and cosy with comfortable beds and plenty of room to chill out without being on top of each other. It has magnificent views of surrounding hills with plenty of walks nearby. There was a warm welcome thanks to owners of tea, cake, jam and flowers. The access road to the house is a bit rough on cars especially in bad weather, but we liked being away from the main roads. We had a lovely time and no one wanted to leave!

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely farm cottage."

    Ideal for a family stay. Lovely views and everything you would need for your stay. Comfy beds and very homely. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great family weekend, in a beautiful setting."

    A warm and comfortable house with everything you could need. Very helpful host, hope Julie is feeling better soon. Good walks nearby and a lots of good memories.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jun 2023

  • "A cosy home from home for our family reunion week."

    A lovely rural location, away from roads and very peaceful, yet close to Skipton’s shops and amenities, it is a comfortable and spacious place to stay. The thoughtful “welcome pack” of cake, tea and homemade marmalade was much appreciated. This was our second visit and I’m sure we’ll be back.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage with magnificent views."

    We absolutely loved our holiday here, a great time was had by all. Thick enough cottage walls meant some of older members of group could retire and not be disturbed by younger people who played games until the early hours! The views, birdcalls and fresh air brought back many happy holiday memories.

    Reviewed by Cas4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property, so comfortable in beautiful location."

    Shall certainly be back in the future for another visit

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great cottage in a really good location."

    The kitchen was very well stocked with crockery etc .We were a group of 9 adults and 2 dogs and there was loads of room.Four of us needed the WiFi for work on one day and it worked brilliantly.

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Mar 2023

  • "Just returned from a lovely week away, very cosy, lovely farm house, had ..."

    Just returned from a lovely week away, very cosy, lovely farm house, had everything we needed, amazing views of countryside, we all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, can’t really fault anything x

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage - very well equipped for 8 people - nice touch of welcome tea, jam, cake, fresh flowers and a large basket of logs - we needed to contact the owner and he sorted out our query within 45 minutes- ."

    Thank you James for excellent communications and local knowledge. Three generations loved the week and would certainly book this house again.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely warm spacious house for multi generation family holiday."

    Tranquil setting beautiful scenery. Lots of games books videos etc. lots of places to visit and very good railway station nearby.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2022

  • "The view of the dale here is delightful, so open and spacious and for some of our family who are city people, it was a joy to see their faces."

    The farmhouse was immaculate and everything was so attractive. Great attention had been paid to detail. In the kitchen was a beautiful jug of flowers, a box of Yorkshire tea, home made cake and a jar of Seville marmalade. What a welcome, no-one wanted to leave, Thank you. ,

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2022

  • "This property was perfectly suited to our needs: 8 adults, 3 small children including a baby and one dog."

    Comfortable, extremely well equipped, secluded and hence safe for wandering toddlers. Stunning views. Lots to do within short drive. Hosts really welcoming and accommodating to our requests including a visit to their dairy farm which was fascinating and a real highlight for my 3 year old grandson.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2022

  • "Superb property and perfect for a large family reunion, also very homely without being fussy."

    Magnificent views, walks straight from the front door, no noise (only animals) and very private.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely spacious cottage with great views."

    James even gave us welcome gifts and a tour of the farm! Helpful having a ground floor bedroom as my parents have mobility issues. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2022

  • "It’s a fabulous property, amazing view."

    We couldn’t of asked for more well equipped and spacious. Our only issue was no secure garden space for the dogs. It does need some attention in the cleaning though, under the microwave hadn’t been cleaned for a while/ under the sofa’s. But we did have a fabulous break, well worth it. The owner came to see us and brought us home made cake and marmalade a lovely thought.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1May 2022

  • "Spacious yet cosy, well equipped and decorated without being fussy, views to die for."

    A perfect rural retreat set in stunning scenery yet only 5 miles from Skipton. Nice little touches from the owners: flowers in the downstairs rooms and a delicious cake and Yorkshire tea. We’ll be back.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage and location, views etc are perfect."

    Some of the cooking equipment needs replacing, ie frying pans. there is plenty of equipment for use by 10 people but we did think the cooker was too small for the max number of people. The shower in the main bathroom was intermittent so having just two showers for 10 people is inadequate. Having said that we would visit the cottage again, loved the area.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage in a near perfect location."

    Views are spectacular. Cottage very comfortable and with all the facilities you would need . Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great accommodation only thing I would recommend is maybe investing in a google chromecast or similar type device so guests can stream content as the tv signal wasn’t very good on many channels."

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Mar 2022

  • "The owners were lovely and very accommodating, they left a homemade marmalade, cake and box of Yorkshire teabags, which was nice."

    The property was perfect for us and the location great. We recommend this property and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Loved our weekend away at Street Head Farm."

    Cottage very clean and tidy with plenty of facilities to use would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2022

  • "The pictures don’t do this beautiful cottage justice!"

    It’s absolutely beautiful and the area is breathtaking. James the farmer gave us a tour of his farm and we we’re so lucky that we saw a calf been born on Christmas Eve! Nothing was to much trouble for the owners Julie & James to help with .. we can’t wait to go Back !!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had the best time at Street Head Farm - the views are stunning and the property is huge."

    We were 6 adults, 3 kids and a dog and we didn't feel squashed at all. The owners are really thoughtful and the property is super well equipped. We're already planning our next trip!!

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Nov 2021

  • "The property is lovely and comfortable."

    Just one downside. The road leading to the property is a dirt track as it's on farmland. There are some rather large potholes , family cars should be driven very slowly to prevent any damage. Perhaps they can be filled in for the next people who visit. Apart from that is was a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Street Head Farm is ideal for a large family holiday."

    The house, which dates from the 18th century, has been lovingly restored, with many original features retained. The house is spacious, with two sitting areas, and a large kitchen/diner. The panoramic views from the front door are superb, as the house is 1000ft up. Skipton, the gateway to the Dales, is only 15 minutes by car. The Gooch family, the owners, who live in the next door farmhouse, are very helpful. My family and I would recommend Street Head Farm as a holiday base with great enthusiasm.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful location, stunning views, very peaceful and quiet, farmhouse had everything we needed, plenty of room for our family of 10 and our dog."

    Walks straight from the door, the owner came and invited the children to go and visit his farm and to watch the cows being milked which they thoroughly enjoyed.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "An enjoyable stay at Street Head Farm."

    Very quiet and peaceful with lovely walks and views. The goodies on our arrival were lovely, thank you James and Julie. Skipton was a short drive away with a good variety of shops, a market on certain days and a castle and Lothersdale was a leisurely walk with a fantastic pub.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was very well equipped, clean and tidy."

    We had a lovely stay. The fresh flowers, tea loaf and marmalade were a lovely touch. Already making arrangements to go back!

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location and house."

    We were a big wedding group and also rented next door property which worked very well

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Street Head Farm is a lovely cottage full of character and very comfortable."

    The cottage is located down a track road, the setting is quiet and out of the way surrounded by beautiful views. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Street Head Farm and the owners of cottage who have a dairy farm just further down the lane are lovely they looked after us supplying us with tea, home made cake and marmalade and James even arrived with extra logs for us. There are lovely walks from the door which our dogs loved. We are looking forward to returning to Street Head Farm.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was over and above our expectations."

    Extremely comfortable and very well equipped. Plenty of room for 10 guests. The views were amazing. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Aug 2020

  • "A wonderful property, the pictures don't do it justice."

    The views are wonderful, the house itself has all the comforts and facilities you'd need, from a good kitchen, decent bbq, plenty outdoor furniture. If you like walking, plenty of good walks from the house or nearby, very handy for nearby towns and villages in the dales. Easy to get to and the owners are very friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to recommend Street Head and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2020

  • "The track down to Street Head Farm was a little longer and rougher than I had anticipated."

    Otherwise it was a great secluded location with wonderful views and the cottage was very comfortable for 6 adults and 3 children.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Near Yorkshire Dales, great walks! In the middle of quiet country-side, perfect for stressed city-folk

    Reviewed by Marjolein5.0Oct 2019

  • "A well appointed, charming period farm house that has been modernised for modern living."

    It is situated on a bridleway away from the road and looks out over the valley. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2019

  • "We loved everything about our holiday cottage including our hosts (freshly made cake and homemade marmalade were a welcome surprise)."

    Excellent location for local attractions, perfect for staying in to relax, and ideal for our big family gathering. We have made some amazing memories from this holiday.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Aug 2019

  • "We spent a wonderful, relaxing week at Street Head Farm."

    It’s a real ‘home from home’ - spotlessly clean, very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The weather was very kind to us, so it was morning coffee at the front, taking in the marvellous views, and evening BBQ’s at the back, soaking in the sunshine. Our two boisterous little dogs loved the freedom to run through the fields at the front of the farm. The homemade cake and marmalade was delicious and the fresh milk a real treat - wonderful in coffee.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2019

  • "Cottage/farmhouse was in a great (remote) location - extremely well equipped, very clean and very comfortable."

    We will return!

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Mar 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our weekend at Street Head farm to celebrate my 70th birthday."

    The facilities and the position of the venue were excellent and i would strongly recommend any future users that they will be enjoying good value for money.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely house, welcoming hosts."

    It is quiet and surrounded by beautiful views but is within easy reach of Skipton and beautiful villages.

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Nov 2018

  • "Had a lovely family holiday."

    The cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Nov 2018

  • "The views are wonderful from this farmhouse situated on a bridle track about 1000 feet above sea level."

    Glorious. Seemed very remote although only 5 miles from Skipton.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2018

  • "The house was lovely and in a wonderful position."

    Everyone enjoyed the week end and thought it one of the best places they had stayed in.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2018

  • "This was our third visit to this beautiful house for our annual get together."

    It is a place to relax in stunning surroundings with such a variety of places to visit. The scenery is second to none, and Streethead is a comfortable, welcoming place to return to each evening.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Sep 2018

  • "A great place to stay."

    Plenty of room and very homely. The owners were great, very friendly and helpful. Really nice time.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2018

  • "From the start of our journey to Street head we have nothing but praise for the whole holiday."

    Perfect location, not to remote,with a magnificent view. Our hosts were extremely welcoming, with home produced milk,eggs,cake, marmalade, flowers,logs and kindling on arrival. The house is equipped with everything you need for a family/ group gathering. The surrounding countryside, villages and towns provide numerous activities for all. One obvious cautious note would be to novice cyclists, there are plenty of hills.Also the track down to the farm, although easily accessible to standard family vehicles,I believe lower/sporting type cars need extra caution. We all ( 16 in total for the week) thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was spacious and comfortable and had everything we needed."

    The cake, marmalade and flowers left by the owners was lovely.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2018

  • "There were 3 generations of the family staying on the holiday, with ages ranging from 65 down to 2."

    We all had an amazing week. The children particularly enjoyed seeing calves and 24 hour old lambs close up. We had snow on Easter Monday and again the children loved sledging down the slopes. The cottage provided lots of toys, games and videos to occupy children of all ages. The owners made us feel very welcome, providing us with fresh milk, home made fruit cake and home made marmalade. Couldn't have asked for better/

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2018

  • "A beautiful house in a stunning location topped off with a warm Yorkshire welcome."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was exceptionally well equipped and beautifully decorated - a real home from home."

    The best thing though were the extra touches provided by the owners including home made marmalade and cake on arrival, prosecco as a Christmas gift and milk fresh from their dairy herd on request - along with a tow when we got stuck in by snow on our final morning.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.8Dec 2017

  • "We had an amazing couple of nights away with my family who were visiting from Canada and who had never been to the Dales."

    Really lovely, and welcoming hosts who were so helpful and gave us lots of local information. A lovely weekend was had by all. We will defiantly be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Nov 2017

  • "Had a wonderful weekend."

    Cottage is one of the best we've stopped in, lovely location, plenty of room, comfy beds everything you need. The only little niggle was the cooker which wasn't really up to cateing for 10 adults - but we didn't starve! Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.8Nov 2017

  • "Excellent hosts, accomodation and location"

    Reviewed by Mike4.8Jul 2017

  • "Lovely welcoming and well equipped house with great views"

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Mar 2017

  • "A large delightful restored Farm House overlooking spectacular Yorkshire countryside."

    The family owning the house were very helpful and were shown round the adjoining farm to see cows being milked and new calves born just a few hours before. Any request for help was immediately forthcoming. WiFi was available in all parts of the house and seems to be an essential in this age! Altogether a delightful holiday for our family of nine.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2016

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  • Five bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower room) with WC ), 3 x twin (one ground floor)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Utility room
  • Delightful, extremely well equipped fitted kitchen onto dining room
  • Sitting room with log burning stove and magnificent open views, smaller sitting room on to terrace.
  • Oil central heating with log burning stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, video, CD player, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Electricity, oil and one bag of fuel inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Garden with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Adjoining barn for storage by prior arrangement
  • Two dogs by arrangement at £25 per dog, per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Paddock for horses available
  • Fishing locally
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

Lothersdale 2 miles.

Skipton 5 miles.

Award-winning Street Head Farm is something a bit special!

Taking its name from a little-known Roman route across open farmland, it is situated in a wonderful elevated position and offers incredible open views across glorious Dales countryside.

The property is stone-built and has been completely renovated to offer superb holiday accommodation, which is furnished to a high standard.

Care has been taken to retain its original charm and features include stone flagged floors and original beams.

The owners live on a nearby working farm and personally welcome visitors.

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About the location


Cowling 3 miles; Skipton 5 miles.

The charming village of Lothersdale nestles in a peaceful valley in the Pennine Hills, just five miles from the market town of Skipton. It 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 is a village pub which serves food and an excellent range of amenities are available in Skipton just a short drive away. Also close by is Haworth, and the Bronte’s home, as well as the famous Worth Valley Steam Railway.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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