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Sycamore Cottage

(Ref. 811)

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners Alison and Andrew were really nice,with tea,cakes and biscuits ready for our arrival."

    ..really enjoyed our stay Thank you both very much

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay ,a little wet and windy but the cottage was warm and comfortable."

    Reviewed by JanetteSep 2023

  • "A peaceful cottage, plenty of visiting birds and wildlife as well as the sheep."

    Hosts live next door, very welcoming and friendly. A tasty welcome pack

    Reviewed by ShirleyJun 2023

  • "Very friendly and hospitable hosts Every little detail was taken into account with the little gem being the added extras that are put into our stay to make us feel welcome and want to come back."

    One word would be brilliant

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2023

  • "The cottage and the setting was nice."

    The only issue was the shower, the welcome pack was lovely including marvelous eggs and gorgeous marmalade. Unfortunately during our week the weather was frightful and Hawes was being dug up so we didn't get the full experience. That was no fault of the owners though just our bad luck

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2022

  • "Great little property the owner had thought of everything you might need."

    some nice little extras left out for our arrival she had even boiled the kettle for us; it was in a good location for us as we were walking the local mountains, would definitely return.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2022

  • "Wonderful in every respect, very comfortable, warm and well equipped; hosts ..."

    Wonderful in every respect, very comfortable, warm and well equipped; hosts extremely helpful and friendly, very many thanks, David

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, clean, welcoming, and had a lovely feeling to it."

    The owners/neighbours were very friendly and gave great advice about the local area and its interesting history. Had the best nights sleep there. Great base for exploring the dales and being able to come back again to a quiet, homely space. The only real downside was the shower head which didn't really produce much water, personally I didn't really mind as I was only there to hike and rest and there is a bath to use. Really enjoyed my stay and would recommend. A stunning part of the country to be in.

    Reviewed by MelanieJul 2022

  • "Generally we enjoyed our stay, very comfy."

    The owners are very generous, in supplying lots of toiletries, never seen so many,they have thought off everything. Plus gave us a lovely jar of homemade marmalade, cakes , milk and eggs to start with. Our only gripe was the shower, it was just a slow trickle,could do with a new shower altogether or more pressure. Nothing was too much trouble, if we needed to know anything. The cottage is in a great position for getting out and about.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2022

  • "Very cosy cottage with everything you could need."

    Owner friendly and helpful. Will go again

    Reviewed by RoyDec 2021

  • "Brilliantly cosy cottage with absolutely everything you could need and more."

    A well equipped kitchen, bathroom with spare toiletries, tasty treats and, reclining sofa and chairs. Gorgeous views, including of the many birds that visit the feeders. We had a very restful Christmas, some lovely walks (even snow) and relaxing in the cottage. Thank you, Alison and Andrew.

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2021

  • "We opened the door and felt right at home, everything was very clean and welcoming biscuits and cake on the table with milk in the fridge and tea and coffee ready to make."

    We really enjoyed our stay here, tho all hell came Friday night as the storms hit with driving snow and then the loss of the electricity we made a run for home, with one hell of a trip home. We would be very happy to go back again.

    Reviewed by GordonNov 2021

  • "We booked Sycamore Cottage for 1 week."

    The owners live next door to the cottage and are very friendly and helpful. The cottage is in a beautiful and relaxing area and is very homely and well equipped. The nearest supermarkets are in Hawes (6 miles) and Sedburgh (11 miles), so make sure you take any provisions you need. The owners very kindly left 6 fresh eggs, a pint of milk, tea, coffee, biscuits and some cake. The nearest pub is only ¾ mile away and serves food all day. We didn’t get the chance to go there as we either made our own meals at the cottage or ate out in the villages that we visited each day. There are plenty of footpaths available to go walking directly from the cottage. Alternatively, a short drive to the surrounding areas provides many opportunities to go walking, cycling and swimming under waterfalls. A very enjoyable week indeed, and would definitely return for another holiday.

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2021

  • "Lovely quite cottage in peacful location."

    Hosts we perfect and very helpful. very comfortable cottage, the bed was a little hard for my liking, but everyone is different. We can recommend their free range eggs, absolutely delicious. would defo stay here again.

    Reviewed by BrettJul 2021

  • "Nice cosy cottage with good views with good walks available from the doorstep."

    Despite being on a B road still peaceful as few cars. Garden peaceful to relax in after a days walking.Hosts very helpful and provide some basic essentials and more. Lovely peaceful location and no real problem being 6 miles away from nearest shop. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "Excellent hosts provided us with eggs, coffee, tea, milk and toiletries to start us off and some cake on arrival which was a lovely touch."

    Would suggest people bring groceries with them as it's a good 20 minutes to the nearest place to buy any basics. Definitely a good base to explore the Dales would stay again.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

  • "Our host Alison has been extremely helpful."

    She has been really responsive to our questions and offered us such a nice place to stay.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2020

  • "The cottage was an ideal getaway."

    Great location for walking and birdwatching. Hawes only 6 miles away and the famous book town of Sedbergh is 12 miles away. The hosts were welcoming and friendly. No wonder guests return time and again. the kitchen is very well equipped with everything you are likely to need. The hosts provided a welcome tea tray and welcome pack of marmalade,milk, eggs,biscuits, tea and coffee which was a delightful surprise. The eggs were from their own chickens. The bathroom is well stocked including bath products for that long soak in the bath you might want after a day of walking or climbing mountains.There was even a little library on local books on the Dales.

    Reviewed by JoJul 2020

  • "Sycamore Cottage was warm, comfortable and situated in a beautiful area, ideal for bracing walks."

    The owner, Alison was very helpful and had left nothing to chance as she had stocked the bathroom with all manner of toiletries, the kitchen with coffee ,tea, eggs, milk, biscuits and more. Very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2019

  • "A lovely warm and comfortable cottage with everything we needed and more."

    Lots of very thoughtful extras including an electric blanket! Lovely welcome pack which included eggs from their own chickens. A nice relaxing weekend. The owners Alison and Andrew were very friendly.Would certainly go back again.

    Reviewed by ChristinaNov 2018

  • "A lovely friendly welcome from owners with tea, tray of cake and eggs."

    Use of garden was great for relaxing in evening

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2018

  • "Sycamore Cottage had been thoughtfully well equipped with practical provisions to make the holiday really easy & enjoyable."

    The welcome was lovely as was the welcome tray of cake, milk, eggs etc.

    Reviewed by SuJun 2018

  • "The cottage was very well equipped, clean, with lots of added extras."

    The location is brilliant, lots of walks directly from the door and plenty of information in the cottage to find the walks and inspire you to do them. The owners live next door to and were very friendly and helpful, but without bothering you. This holiday has helped prove that faith can be restored with Sykes's properties after the bad experience from earlier this year

    Reviewed by RosMay 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and have everything you could possibly need."

    The biscuits (for us and the dog), tea and coffee were very much appreciated on arrival. The cottage was warm and cosy with amazing views, and good pub just up the road (dog friendly) which served lovely food. The only thing the cottage doesn't have is Wi-Fi and neither O2 or Vodaphone have any phone signal, it didn't bother us as its nice to get away from it all, the pub up the road has Wi-Fi if you need it for planning your trips out. The owners were welcoming and friendly and we are planning to return soon.

    Reviewed by BeckyFeb 2018

  • "Bed is very uncomfortable."

    place needs an update with bathroom. shower useless. no pressure. cottage smelt of wet dog. wonderful wildlife seen from the window and great views. shame really.

    Reviewed by LaurenJul 2017

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  • Ground floor: Double bedroom
  • First floor: Bathroom with bath, shower over, wash basin and WC
  • Small, well-equipped fitted kitchen with lovely fell views
  • Sitting room with coal-effect gas fire and dining area
  • Separate utility/drying room shared with owners.
  • Oil central heating with gas fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dryer (in utility room), TV (satellite), Wi-Fi, DVD, video, music centre
  • Use of owner's freezer
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed sheltered garden area with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • One well-behaved pet under strict control welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 6 miles, pub 6 miles
  • Please note: Sycamore Cottage has its own private water supply
  • Note: Property is situated on a main road which is unsafe for walking pets

The property

Hawes 6 miles. This cosy stone-built end-terrace cottage is situated in the small farming community of Lunds and is superbly placed for enjoying exhilarating walking on the high fells of Upper Wensleydale.

The surrounding countryside is dotted with traditional whitewashed farmsteads and is famous for being along the route of the Settle to Carlisle Railway as it climbs steadily towards Aisgill summit.

Visitors may be lucky enough to see steam trains, as the line is only a field away from the cottage!

The accommodation is upside down to take advantage of the extensive views, and many footpaths lead from the door.

The owners live in the adjacent farmhouse.

There is also a tea room within a mile, making this an ideal retreat for a stay in spectacular countryside.

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About the location


Leyburn 16 miles.

Hawes is a popular market town in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire and is regarded as one of the honeypot tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Standing between Buttertubs and Fleet Moss, the town is an excellent centre for walking and touring Wensleydale and the adjoining dales of Swaledale, Cotterdale, Dentdale, Garsdale, Wharfedale and Chapel-le-Dale. Take a walk around the Hawes Town Trail, Millennium Walk, Pennine Way or along the River Ure, which is nearby. In 1998 Hawes was awarded the English Tourist Board Silver Award for the "Best Day Trip Out". Modern traffic has long replaced coaches and horse drawn wagons along its narrow streets, but market day (Tuesdays) in Hawes is as busy as ever, with a farmers’ auction attracting sheep farmers from all over the north of England. Traditional shops, cafés and inns now cater for a variety of Dales visitors as well as the local community. The award-winning Wensleydale Creamery, made famous by the animated Wallace and Grommit films, is now open to visitors so that they can see the famous cheese being made and sample the end product in a welcoming café. In the old station yard you will find the busy National Park Centre and Dales Countryside Museum. The Museum is home to the magnificent collection of Dales artefacts by the two great Dales historians and writers, Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas