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Farrier's Cottage

(Ref. 915228)

Garsdale, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "What a wonderful cottage, in a secluded and very rural location."

    A great way to unwind and enjoy New Years week in a gorgeous and well appointed cottage. The contact from the owners was much appreciated, little gifts left for our arrival and Xmas trimmings still in place. Very reasonably priced, and a very spacious cottage left us with a great holiday and super memories. We will return one day.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Dec 2023

  • "Farriers Cottage provided a comfortable and relaxing space for our holiday, in a beautiful rural location."

    We had excellent communication from the owners before and throughout our stay (with advice about the area and warning us of a problem with the boiler which was fixed while we were there).

    Reviewed by Rebekah4.1Sep 2023

  • "Farriers Cottage is a wonderful, spacious home in a tranquil setting."

    Beautifully furnished with characterful antique furniture. It provided all of the amenities which we required. We would heartily recommend Farriers Cottage.

    Reviewed by Dek5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really lovely stay."

    Cottage as described and warm and comfortable with everything we needed

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely week."

    Beautiful countryside and very pleasant accommodation. We would recommend a stay here. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8Aug 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Farriers Cottage."

    Its in a beautiful location & has everything that you need for a perfect holiday. The owners have made a big effort to make their house welcoming & cosy. It was spotless & the antique furniture & books & paintings made it feel very homely. We appreciated the information that they sent us beforehand as it made it easy for us to plan ahead. There were also plenty of leaflets & books in the cottage so we had no trouble finding places to visit. We thought the garden & patio at the cottage was very peaceful & we enjoyed listening to the birds & watching the rabbits on the lawn. Sedbergh is only a short drive away & we had great fun browsing the many bookshops there. We also had a great day at the Wensleydsle Creamery & thought some of the local museums were well worth a visit. We would love to come back here again & would highly recommend the cottage. To the owners Many Thanks for all youve to done to make your cottage a great wee getaway in the beautiful Yorkshire Dale's.

    Reviewed by Lillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is our 2nd trip and we love it here; it really is a home a way from home!"

    The kids love it and so do the dogs. You can organise a Sainsbury’s home delivery to help stock the fridge and the spa in town is easy to get too. Lots of amazing walks nearby. We highly recommend this cottage!

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with an even prettier location."

    My only comment would be is this, skirting boards, door frames and front door needs freshening up. I have just been inform as of August I will need to find a 12 month rental, its a pity that the Farrier is fully booked out. I will try and get the odd week reserved, love the tranquility your property had offered. Thank you Best regards Manny

    We're so glad you enjoyed your 3 week stay and appreciate your feedback. Winder Services were at the cottage within 24 hours of your review and have noted some areas to touch up- one of the constant challenges of keeping a traditional dales cottage fresh especially after a busy winter season. They will take care of this as soon as bookings permit. Thank you for leaving the cottage so tidy upon your departure! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Manny4.7Mar 2023

  • "The property owners are extremely helpful and provided us with information both before and during our stay."

    The cottage is very homely, comfortable and well equipped and during the recent cold weather was lovely and warm too. Winder Services who service the property are excellent, providing a welcome pack upon arrival and are able to answer any questions or sort issues out promptly if they occur. They are a company dedicated to getting things right. We had a lovely stay - our second in actual fact and will be returning again at some point to the cottage in this lovely part of the country.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent, thoughtfully equipped and comfortable cottage with great parking and easy access to lots of places."

    Would love to visit again. 10 out of 10!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was fantastic, we had a very relaxing stay my only regret was we only had one week."

    We would definitely recommend it to everyone we know, and we will be booking again soon

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Aug 2022

  • "We found the cottage delightful & well equipped."

    Dog walking is limited from the cottage but the lane before the bridge is helpful. Even though the weather was poor the cottage was warm & snug & we used the stove once, which is easy to use. Nice welcome touch for both us & the dog.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this cottage."

    It's a beautiful house with great views of the surrounding nature. The house is cosy and very well maintained. The kitchen has a lot of equipment which has made cooking and serving dinner very comfortable. We were also really pleased about the welcome gifts and the selection of games and tips for the local area. The garden gets direct sunlight most of the day. Overall, this is a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Maike5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was not only picturesque but had everything to make it a home from home for the week."

    It is in a brilliant location; has lots of space and is equipped with WiFi, Netflix, TV on demand, shelves of board games, facilities for washing and drying and a well equipped kitchen. It also has an amazing fire and the views are spectacular. It is well located for accessing the Dales and the Lakes and was perfect for our young family and 4 legged friend! we look forward to going again.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Apr 2022

  • "Disappointed."

    Cottage very nice but cleaning left a lot to be desired.didnt look as if it had been vacuumed (not surprised as vaccuum was completely blocked up).fire laid but not cleaned out.it was freezing cold when we arrived and could not get fire to burn.cleaned it out next morning and ash tray was full and blocking grate.had to scrape it all through.one bed had unironed sheets and looked unappealing.there was thick dust on bottom of lamp standards and a cork underneath a sofa?asked if it would be decorated for xmas and got no reply.decoration consisted of a string of lights across fireplace and a plastic wreath.could have taken some of my own had i known.also the person who left feedback to say he had a bottle of bubbly left for him was lucky.we didnt even get a con of pop.

    We are very sorry that you were disappointed with your stay at Farriers cottage and that there were a number of things that detracted from your enjoyment of your stay. We did contact you prior to your arrival to let you know that due an oversight the heating had only been turned on a couple of hours before you got there (you emailed back to say this was not a problem); we recognize that a cold cottage is an unwelcome way to arrive. There are full instructions in the cottage that we hope you found on how to boost the temperature. We also emailed a full Farriers Cottage handbook to you before your arrival detailing among other things how to increase the cottage temperature. We were a little puzzled by a couple of your comments as the cottage had been vacuumed twice before your arrival- including on the day before you arrived. The sheets are always fully laundered, although it is possible that they may have become a little creased during transport to the cottage. We appreciate and note the other feedback and we will ensure that particular attention is paid to these items in future. We responded to a message from Sykes in early December when you enquired about whether the cottage would be decorated for Christmas and we replied to them that, due a lack of storage space, unfortunately we are not able to provide much in the way of Christmas decorations. I am sorry that it seems you did not receive this feedback from Sykes. We would like to point out that you had our email and the email/telephone number of the local person who looks after the cottage, and we would have been happy to resolve any of your concerns at the time had you but contacted us. We apologise again for the collective omissions that clearly detracted from your enjoyment of the Christmas holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.4Dec 2021

  • "Farriers Cottage was lovely with everything we needed for a happy holiday ."

    A cosy fire for chilly evenings and exceptionally comfortable beds with beautiful country side on our doorstep. we had a lovely time dispite it raining solidly for 5 of our 7 days . For us the only draw back was we had our dog with us who we had to keep on a lead at all times outside the house because of the close proximity of the next door house/garden obviously private with instructions not to go into their garden at any time .Interestingly we did note that there was a public footpath which you can only access by walking over the next door garden. We wondered how that worked ? There was no mention of this at all ,but there was a sign quite clearly at the entrance of the drive and a stile in next doors garden in stone wall. I dont think this is an easy area if you have a big dog and want to go for off lead walks as there are sheep in every field , meaning leads at all times ,if we wanted a good walk we had to leave the dog in the car because you can't leave dogs in the house. Its no fault of the house at all maybe we should have done more reaserch .

    Thank you for your feedback. If we may clarify, there is a public right of way that runs through our front garden and our neighbour's garden, leading to a public footpath. In the past some guests with dogs felt free to use our neighbour's garden, hence the request to respect our neigbour's privacy. For any guests with a dog, please bear in mind that our cottage is in the middle of the Dales and farmland where sheep graze, and it is your responsibility to ensure that your dog is well behaved and does not chase sheep. We hope your dog will still have a lovely time going on walks with you on a lead! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2021

  • "This is a wonderful cottage to stay in."

    The location is peaceful but close to walks, a train station, Hawes and Sedbergh and it is also easy to access other areas of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes from here. The cottage has ample room for six people and is well kitted out making it easy to cook meals. The cottage is also very comfortable and feels like staying in someone's home rather than a bland holiday rental.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Sep 2021

  • "We’ve just enjoyed our second week at Farrier’s Cottage and hope to be back for a third before long."

    As a base to explore the western Dales and the Howgills it couldn’t be better located, with both Hawes and the lovely Sedbergh within easy reach (you could easily fill a very varied week of walking without driving for much longer than 20 mins each time to start). Having had better weather this week we realised how special the garden is, below what feels like a natural amphitheatre of the fells with a view down the dale to the western sky and often a beautiful sunset. The cottage itself is historic and atmospheric but still homely and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage had everything we needed and more,peace and quiet, was visited by a pheasant and a rabbit and more birds than you could count."

    Excellent very relaxing. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, very well equipped and close to excellent walking and swimming."

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jul 2021

  • "We have stayed in many Sykes holiday cottages and they never disappoint."

    Farriers cottage exceeded all expectations and we had a wonderful week’s honeymoon. There was even a bottle of bubbly on our arrival! The location was perfect to explore the Dales and Lakes and the cottage was a welcoming haven at the end of each day exploring. There is nothing I would change, perfection.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, interesting and comfortable house with good facilities."

    We enjoyed sitting out on the terrace looking at the view! Good location to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful, peaceful setting in the most glorious countryside."

    The cottage is lovelier than it looks in the photos. Beds are comfortable, kitchen is well equipped, very useful utility room with full sized fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer (also flagged floor so good place to leave a wet dog to dry off). King sized bedroom with family bathroom at one end of the first floor. Second double and twin room at the other end gave us some privacy from our teenage children. Antique furniture throughout was lovely but if I had young children I might have been a bit worried about their damaging it. Great for older families or two (or three) couples on holiday together. We'd definitely return.

    Reviewed by Charis5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had an amazing break away and on the whole the cottage was perfect."

    Our only disappointment was that the information stated all the items would be available to light the open fire and included in the price but this wasn't the case. Lovely scenery and well equipped cottage, out the way of big towns and villages just what we needed

    Thank you for your feedback. We do apologise that the kindling was not restocked for your stay at the property, however this has now been rectified. We thank you again, and hope you enjoyed your stay at Farrier's Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna4.4Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was as described, kitchen was very well equipped."

    Prior to the start of our holiday, we had personal communication from the owner, which we really appreciated, especially providing reassurance around measures taken in connection with Covid. Location of the cottage was brilliant, we enjoyed frequent visits from red squirrel, rabbits and lots of different birds.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was great we had a wonderful time"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a really secluded location."

    There’s lots of great walks nearby and interesting places to visit. Unfortunately the cottage was a bit dirty with crumbs on the kitchen worktops, a broken shower and a bed that looked like it hadn’t been changed. Perhaps the cleaning service had been self isolating before the official advice came in? I presume this was a one off as we had always been to very clean properties with other companies like rural retreats. I contacted the owner who was very helpful and offered an interim clean.

    Thank you for the feedback. We apologise for the issues noted which have all been taken care of and we'll pay particular attention to ensure the cleanliness of the cottage in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam3.8Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful, the only problem was that I wasn’t expecting to have to hoover up dog hair from the front room before our holiday had even started apart fine that I couldn’t recommend this cottage enough it’s a fantastic place to be if you want to get away from everything even the the WiFi is extremely fast well compared to what I’m used to I even managed to get a couple of shots of red squirrels absolutely perfect didn’t want to leave."

    Thank you for the feedback. We apologise that the carpet was not as clean as it should have been upon your arrival. Particular attention will be paid to ensure the cleanliness of the cottage in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rose4.4Sep 2019

  • "This cottage was amazing, cosy comfortable and in a beautiful location."

    I will definitely be back and also recommended this cottage, it was just wonderful. Thank you

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2019

  • "It was a lovely cottage set in a beautiful place."

    There is lots of walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2019

  • "Good personal service."

    Helpful in allowing extra dog for 2 days. Simon was very attentive when the boiler stopped working and kept us informed of progress to repair it. Superb location for walking in the Howgills and close to station to take us down to the Ingleborough area across the Ribble Head Viaduct.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Sep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week at Farriers Cottage, stunning location."

    Property exceeded out expectations. So much to see and do in the local dales, a must for any countryside / wildlife lover. So close to the settle-Carlisle railway and ribblehead also a must do.

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a fantastic week in Farriers Cottage."

    It is clean, comfortable and full of character. Garsdale is a great spot for exploring the western Dales and in easy distance of the Lake District. We would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2018

  • "We had a very comfortable stay and enjoyed the cottage."

    Three cars came from differing places and we all had difficulty in locating our destination but local people were friendly and helpful in putting us right. It is nitpicking to not give full marks to cleanliness. One expects a few cobwebs in old properties and, sure enough, there were some. The owners are to be complimented on their choice of flooring and fitments.

    Reviewed by Rita4.7May 2018

  • "The cottage is a great place to stay, truly lovely inside and out, everything you need, in an idyllic location, woke up to red squirrels, baby rabbits in the garden and lambs in the nearby fields."

    Great for visiting the surrounding area's. I would not hesitate to book Farrier's cottage again. Looking forward to another stay ☺

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2017

  • "Great cottage in a very quite location, fully equipped even including a bottle of wine and plenty of coal for the wood burning stove."

    We would definitely recommend this cottage and some of the local walks..

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Apr 2017

  • "Just returned from a really wonderful week in this cottage."

    The pictures didn't do it justice! Location was stunning, cottage was cosy and very comfortable. Definitely plan to return!

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Apr 2017

  • "A well equipped, clean and spacious cottage which exceeded our expectations."

    The bottle of wine greeting us upon arrival was much appreciated. Overall we had a thoroughly enjoyable walking holiday and the cottage offered great comfort when we returned exhausted in the evenings. The unseasonable Mediterranean weather we were lucky enough to experience all week was welcomed but meant we missed out on the great looking fire. Never mind!

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x Double Bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with FreeSat, DVD
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Front lawned garden (not enclosed)
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles
  • Note: There is a private water supply at this property
  • Note: The private water supply is currently not suitable for human consumption due to a high fluoride level so bottled water will be provided
  • Please note : Between October to March, this property will only accept a minimum of 7 nights

The property

A semi-detached cottage in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, just 5 miles from the historic market town of Sedbergh and 20 minutes’ drive from Hawes.

This beautiful Yorkshire cottage, originally a blacksmith’s cottage and workshop dating back to 1675, is ideal for families and friends who wish to enjoy time together in this lovely part of the country.

Lovingly renovated with antique furniture, this superb Garsdale cottage features solid wood flooring and slate tiled floors throughout.

The cosy sitting room has a beautiful feature fireplace with woodburning stove and leather sofas to snuggle into at the end of the day.

There is also a spacious dining room, perfect for enjoying a scrumptious meal, and a well-equipped kitchen.

Upstairs the bedrooms are furnished and decorated to a high standard with beautiful views across the dale, and completing the accommodation are a first floor bathroom and ground floor shower room.

Outside this Garsdale cottage, a lovely front lawned garden (not fully fenced) makes the perfect place to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink whilst savouring the peaceful surroundings and beautiful landscape.

From this beautiful Yorkshire cottage, there are lots of lovely traditional shops and tea rooms to enjoy in nearby Sedbergh and slightly further away in Hawes you can stroll around the many antique and gift shops.

This Garsdale holiday home is also perfectly placed to explore the Lake District National Park with Lake Windermere being less than 27 miles away.

This character Garsdale cottage is simply not to be missed!

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About the location


Sedbergh 7 miles; Hawes 9 miles.

Garsdale is a small hamlet of stone cottages and farmhouses, nestled together with a village hall, church and chapel, resting at the foot of the dale alongside the meandering river Clough between Sedbergh and Hawes. Sheep graze on either side of the dale in this tranquil valley which is perfectly situated for days out in the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District. The nearest market towns are Sedbergh, 7 miles to the west, and Hawes, 9 miles to the east, both of which retain their ancient character and traditions and are well situated for shops, banks and traditional pubs. With wonderful walks through the dale from the doorstep, and the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park surrounding you, this is an idyllic and peaceful setting for your holiday.

Please note : Between October to March, this property will only accept a minimum of 7 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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