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Sycamore Cottage

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 811)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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63 Customer Reviews

  • "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 SarahjaneSep 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

  • "A wonderful cosy cottage, a real home from home."

    It was lovely to return to at the end of the day. The owners were really kind and helpful. The cottage had everything you could possibly need and more.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2016

  • "Comfortable and cosy cottage in a magnificent setting."

    Great to come back to after a day's walking, a real home from home. Lovely views from lounge and kitchen windows. Kind and generous owners.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2016

  • "We have stayed in many cottages through out the UK but this is one of the best."

    The utensils and oven in this cottage were like new. I shall not hesitate to recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by LenMay 2016

  • "The location was very good for our walking holiday, and the cottage was very well equipped with good hosts."

    Reviewed by JoanApr 2016

  • "A beautifully situated small cottage, especially memorable because of the thoughtfulness of the owner, every possible thing you might have forgotten was provided."

    Also the cottage was warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by JillSep 2015

  • "This was one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    The owner had provided everything you could possibly need. Loved it.

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2015

  • "A lovely, comfortable and warm cottage which was very well equipped."

    The owners live next door but they certainly weren't intrusive, they were very helpful and friendly. The area is absolutely beautiful and there was lots of information in the cottage about the area.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2015

  • "The owners were very thoughtful."

    The cottage was well equipped and lovely & clean. We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, and yet it was easy to get into Hawes and Sedbergh. The walking in that area is beautiful.

    Reviewed by TerriApr 2015

  • "A great welcome from the hosts, plus everything you needed was provided and more."

    An excellent location, perfect.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2014

  • "It was very convenient for walking in the Dales and sufficiently off the beaten track for peace."

    The Cottage was very comfortable and quickly became 'home' for me.

    Reviewed by PatJul 2014

  • "The bathroom was well stocked with bath foams etc and there were supplies available if you had left anything behind such as tooth brush etc,this was on a use and replace basis which we thought was an excellent idea."

    There was a welcoming tray of cake and biscuits along with some marmalade and fresh eggs from the farm. Liked the rural location and although directly on a B road it was very quiet. Great library of maps and walks covering the whole area.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2014

  • "A lovely dog friendly Cottage situated amongst super scenery."

    A relaxing place for a holiday with plenty of super walks available in the local area. Everything was supplied in the cottage including a food welcome pack. Highly recommended. A super pub serving huge meals all day is just a mile away.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2014

  • "The friendliness of our host family."

    A tea tray was left with cake and we also had homemade marmalade and eggs.

    Reviewed by BarrieJun 2013

  • "The property was well presented and a lovely place to stay in."

    We enjoyed our time there and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by NatalieDec 2012

  • "Lovely, warm and cosy cottage, nice welcome pack and the owners were very welcoming."

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2012

  • "The cottage was very welcoming and had everything we needed."

    It was situated in an ideal place to explore the Dales and visit the Lakes.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2012

  • "A good location for exploring the area."

    Owners very helpful but not at all intrusive. Great to be able to take our our dog which is an essential for us.

    Reviewed by KateMay 2012

  • "We had a great time in Yorkshire, lovely walks, great scenery and wonderful places for coffee and superb places for meals."

    The cottage was the best we have stayed in. Everything was there for us, hospitality tray a really nice touch. We couldn't have asked for anything else in cottage, the owners had everything sorted to the very handcream at the kitchen sink! Wow what a place, definitely stay at Sycamore Cottage again.

    Reviewed by PhyllisMay 2012

  • "Very comfortable and cosy."

    The marmalade, eggs and hospitality tray awaiting us on arrival was delightful. One of the best equipped cottages we have ever visited.

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2012

  • "We enjoyed the scenery and walks."

    We found the cottage was very comfortable and we were impressed by the kindliness and imagination of the owners in welcoming us and letting us know all those things that made life easier

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2011

  • "All 'mod cons' included."

    So many, in fact, that it was difficult to go out!

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2010

  • "Great location for easy access to fabulous breathtaking scenery, fabulous walks nearby, great train link for the one day it rained."

    Lovely welcome including jar of the best homemade marmalade I ever tasted, the freshest eggs and other little extras to make us feel at home.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2010

  • "Very well-appointed."

    Almost every item one wanted was there. Nice to have a pub, 'The Moorcock' that one could walk to (10 mins)!

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2010

  • "Ingleborough Cave worth a visit - also take wellies."

    Very clean and tidy. Welcome pack was great.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2009

  • "A very friendly welcome."

    The cottage was attractive and well equipped.

    Reviewed by CynthiaJul 2009

  • "Excellent walks in beautiful country."

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2009

  • "The wonderful welcome - newlaid eggs, home-made marmalade - bath essence."

    We really felt able to get the rest and relaxation we needed.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2008

  • "Very rural and quiet location, yet not very far from good pub and village of Hawes."

    Also very friendly welcome.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2008

  • "The property was a lot more than we expected."

    So clean and tidy, and everything we needed to make a lovely weekend. Many thanks to the owners.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2007

  • "A great location."

    The local pub (Moorcock Inn) served excellent food. The property was warm, welcoming and very clean.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2006

  • "The owner was very welcoming."

    Nothing was too much trouble for her. If you like wild windswept outdoor conditions, this is the place to be! The scenery is fantastic. The Moorcock Inn is within walking distance of the cottage, and available all day for meals.

    Reviewed by AlecOct 2006

  • "The property was extremely well-equipped."

    We appreciated the care taken and the helpfulness of the owners, well done to them both!

    Reviewed by Patrick JamesJul 2006

  • "The cottage was ideal and had everything we wanted and, additionally, the owner had provided extra touches such as eggs, milk, and homemade marmalade."

    She went out of her way to be helpful...

    Reviewed by AdrienneOct 2005

  • "A very warm welcome, and very good value."

    Reviewed by ToniOct 2005

  • "A very comfortable and welcoming cottage."

    The pub is great for evening meals and dogs are welcome too.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2005

  • "It was all good - the weather, the walking, the accomodation - can say nothing but good things about the cottage and the Yorkshire Dales."

    Reviewed by DonnaJul 2005

  • "We have enjoyed our holiday very much."

    It's been a very relaxing time away from traffic noise and stress. It's been very nice to be in the countryside and we have enjoyed the beautiful scenery very much.

    Reviewed by CarlJul 2005

  • "A very clean, warm, and comfortable cottage."

    The owners provided lots of extra touches e.g. eggs, a welcome tray, radox for baths etc. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2005

  • "The view from the cottage is quite magnificent."

    Reviewed by JosephFeb 2005

  • "The beautiful Yorkshire villages and market towns are a real pleasure to visit, they have some lovely shops but they are not too busy, you can shop at your ease."

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2004

  • "Attention to detail by owner - very good."

    Very friendly. Moorcock Inn, down the road, excellent food & very friendly new management.

    Mr & Mrs DaggettMar 2004

  • "The additions to the contents of the cottage which seemed to indicate that the owners had taken time and effort to think of anything which we might want or need throughout our stay."

    Reviewed by JoyceAug 2003

  • "Plenty of great walks nearby - maps from the tourist info."

    Train ride to Carlisle has great scenery - well worth the trip.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2003

  • "This is an area of stunning scenery."

    Great walks from the door, and in all directions. Owners very helpful. We used the BBQ 8 times, and it was excellent in the small garden with a picnic table provided. Fantastic courtesy tray on arrival.

    Reviewed by PhilippaJun 2003

  • "View of Settle-Carlisle line."

    Thoughtful owner had provided extras such as spare toothbrush, toothpaste etc. in case you forgot yours. Also supplied free-range eggs.

    Reviewed by GeoffJun 2003

  • "The owner was a lovely person and could not do enough to make our stay so enjoyable and totally relaxing and stress free."

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2003

  • "If you want to get away from it all, as I did, then the accommodation and location are excellent."

    The cottage is a good base for the many walks in the area.

    Reviewed by HaroldApr 2003

  • "The cottage was excellent - very clean and well equipped with extra touches such as the welcome tray and fresh eggs."

    The location is perfect for exploring the surrounding dales and there are some fantastic waterfalls nearby, and the views were perfect - with the bonus of baby lambs. The Wensleydale Heifer (between Aysgarth and Leybourne) does a fantastic Carvery Lunch, and the Wensleydale and Ginger Cheesecake at the Creamery in Hawes was something else - good job there were plenty of places to walk it off!! Recommend the walk from Aysgarth to Castle Bolton of you have the energy!

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2003

  • "The cottage is very cosy and comfortable, even though the weather was cold, and the owners very friendly."

    There are so many spectacular waterfalls in the area, which adding to the enjoyment of walking in the beautiful countryside

    Reviewed by PhilippaOct 2002

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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 a pub serving food within a mile, making this an ideal retreat for a stay in spectacular countryside.


  • 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, pubs 1 mile
  • Please note: Sycamore Cottage has its own private water supply
  • Note: Property is situated on a main road which is unsafe for walking pets

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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