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Bridge House

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 922466)

4.8

Excellent

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, fully renovated and well equipped with good personal parking space."

    Nice kitchen, cosy living room with lovely Xmas decorations. Good Internet connection. Detailed and local information provided by the owner. Only a couple of minor quibbles: The shower temperature in the en-suite seemed too hot and we struggled to turn it down and the dvd player didn't play discs without skipping.

    Reviewed by LeeDec 2021

  • "This was a walking holiday, the cottage was ideally located and ideal size for us."

    It was lovely and warm with ample room to dry wet walking gear. Totally pleased with all aspects of the holiday.

    Reviewed by ShirleySep 2021

  • "It’s a lovely cottage would go again definitely , only down side was the ..."

    It’s a lovely cottage would go again definitely , only down side was the towels they was that hard they creaked like sandpaper ,I had brought two of my own , which I used , and the bedding not ironed clean but looked messy , the bottom sheet on single bed just full of creases , apart from that I would love to go back , it’s a lovely area , freezer needed a defrost ,

    Reviewed by HazelSep 2021

  • "Nice comfy cottage right in the centre of Hawes - great base from which to explore the Dales."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Perfect all round!"

    Excellent location walks right from the doorstep! Hawes is a beautiful village! The cottage was beautiful it had everything we needed 10 out of 10. We didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "We stayed for 3 nights in Bridge House and found it a brilliant place to stay."

    It’s situated in a small courtyard by the bridge over Gayle Beck, so was perfect for easy access to Hawes amenities. The modern interior was spotlessly clean and had all you could wish for, including WiFi and Sky tv. The kitchen is very well equipped. The main bathroom is a good size with shower over the bath and lashings of hot water. The en-suite in the double bedroom has a spacious shower. The owner, Mike, gave us some very helpful tips beforehand and Christine the cleaner had left us milk and biscuits - very much appreciated! You couldn’t wish for a better place to stay.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "A fabulous cottage, in a fabulous location, with parking."

    Could not be better. Will use this cottage again.

    Reviewed by BillMar 2020

  • "This is an excellent holiday home."

    The location is perfect, the parking very convenient, the facilities first class (especially Sky TV and very fast broadband) and everything is spotlessly clean. We have visited this property twice this year because it is outstanding and Hawes has everything you could wish for. The cleaner and owner are superb.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and in a brilliant location."

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2019

  • "The washing machine was broken but there was a prompt reply from the cleaner."

    The only downside was the rubber mats in the showers. They were badly stained and do need replacing. Otherwise the cottage was lovely and the weather was rather damp!

    Many thanks for your feedback. I am pleased to confirm that there is now a new washing machine and new bathmats. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2019

  • "Well equipped and very comfortable cottage."

    Owner very helpful in giving information about Hawes. The lady who looks after the cottage was also very helpful. This is a good Centre for exploring the dales.

    Reviewed by VivianAug 2019

  • "The cottage was nicely decorated, very clean and had everything we needed"

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2019

  • "The cottage was in a great location very close to centre of Hawes with a carpark space."

    The cottage was really fantastic. it had been fully refurbished to high standard. The bedrooms were large with 2 bathrooms . Living areas were large and new kitchen was very well equipped. Even had rucksack and thermos flasks. We will definitely be back - highly recommended!!

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Bridge House."

    The house is very clean and tidy with plenty of room for a family to have space. The lounge has two big three seater sofas and sky tv. The kitchen is well equipped and there was tea, coffee sugar , sauces etc in the cupboards. It is close to all amenities, with the nearest pub/restaurant within a two minute walk. We look forward to visiting again .

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2019

  • "Bridge House was in a wonderful location in the centre of Hawes."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean on arrival and spacious. The kitchen was especially well equipped and there was an abundance of pots, pans and utensils. The cottage was deceptively spacious and there were 3 bathrooms. There was an added bonus of Sky TV and WiFi. The accommodation was faultless and the cottage was a great base for exploring the dales with quality walking all around. There was a designated parking space, which was welcome as Hawes is sometimes busy. Within walking distance were plenty of pubs and eateries. There were no negatives and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage. David & Claire

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "Bridge House is a well presented house in the outstanding town of Hawes."

    It was very well equipped and we would recommend it to anyone. Shame the weather was not kind to us but in December you cannot guarantee what will happen.

    Reviewed by CarolynNov 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful, set in a wonderful location and very user friendly - heating etc."

    There was lots of information about the local area. I would highly recommend this cottage!

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2018

  • "We can’t fault this cottage."

    We found it perfectly clean and had everything we needed in it. Great location in the village. We all had a great time there.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2018

  • "We both enjoyed our holiday very much and have spoken about returning there."

    Unfortunately we decided to leave a little early because my husband wasn't well (he is 79), but obviously that had nothing to do with Bridge House, which was great. We loved Hawes, the surrounding countryside, the good places to eat, and the consistent good weather we were lucky enough to experience. We slept comfortably, and had no problems with the facilities (except perhaps there were so many pots, pans and dishes that it didn't leave much room to store the food we bought). The local convenience store is very expensive, and so we stocked up at Catterick. The people we met who own houses adjoining Bridge House were very friendly. What more can I say? There is only parking for one car, which could have been a problem as we had visitors while we were in Hawes, but in fact we managed quite well. I recommend the property highly, and the landlord telephoned us and was very helpful just before our holiday began. Oh - just one other downer - on arrival we couldn't retrieve the key from the keyholder near the front door. We had to wait for Christine (the cleaner) to help us, as there is a knack to it. Otherwise it was all very good, and couldn't have been much better.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2018

  • "Great place to stay."

    All finished to a very high standard

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2018

  • "Well equipped cottage in a fantastic location."

    We really couldn't ask for more!

    Reviewed by SonyaMay 2018

  • "Great week in Hawes."

    Lovely, clean, well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by LeeApr 2018

  • "Really well equipped and spotlessly clean cottage in perfect location."

    Reviewed by IainApr 2018

  • "Clean, modern and comfy: a perfect base for exploring the attractions of Hawes and surrounding countryside."

    Would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by JeanFeb 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage and ideally situated."

    The cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard and the owner couldn't of been any more helpful. Everything was provided for a perfect stay. Many thanks Mike.

    Reviewed by GraemeFeb 2018

  • "Lovely spacious cottage."

    Only have a couple of small issues. We didn't find the cottage terribly warm despite lighting the wooden burning stove the heating Went off one evening and we couldn't get it back on. It was how ever particular cold. Personally found the large bed too soft for me. I wonder whether that could be a specific on the website or is that going a touch too far. Location fantastic lots of pots and pans etc which is a bonus when a dishwasher is supplied.

    Reviewed by YvonneFeb 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage, ideally situated & very comfortable I would highly recommend ..."

    Wonderful cottage, ideally situated & very comfortable I would highly recommend this property, wish I could have stayed longer

    Reviewed by WilliamNov 2017

  • "This is a great holiday cottage, presented to a very high standard, and in a great location."

    The owner was very friendly in providing advice beforehand, and provided immediate assistance over a minor problem during our stay. We definitely plan to use this cottage again.

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2017

  • "Ideal position with the bonus of a parking spot outside the cottage."

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2017

  • "Bridge house is very comfortable with easy access to the amenities of hawes."

    There are many walks from the doorstep which means you can leave your car safely parked outside. We found the Fountain hotel was great value for money for food & drink with very friendly staff. We really enjoyed our stay in Bridge house cottage.

    Reviewed by ColJul 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in the beautiful small town setting of Hawes."

    Cottage was very clean, comfortable and had everything you could possible need for a relaxing holiday. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage and of course the wonderful service from Sykes.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2017

  • "Spoke to the owner before our arrival and he was kind enough to give us information on the cottage and the surrounding area."

    The cottage was very comfortable. The village of Hawes was in a lovely part of the dales with plenty of facilities for eating and drinking. The local people being very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JennyJun 2017

  • "Just spent a week here."

    Have stayed in many Dales cottages over the years. This is by far the best. Extremely well equiped, well presented and in excellent condition. Close to Hawes shops, 2 minute walk. In my opinion this is 5 star accommodation at it's best.

    Reviewed by DennisJun 2017

  • "Fantastic break, would definitely recommend."

    The photos do not do the cottage justice.

    Reviewed by NicolaFeb 2017

  • "King bed wasn't the most comfortable- we both felt we were rolling away from each other!"

    Kids raved about theirs! A couple of extra chopping boards in the kitchen would have been handy Very well equipped, clean and would recommend again

    Reviewed by KateFeb 2017

  • "We all fell in love with the cottage, and with Hawes."

    Absolutely lovely!

    Reviewed by TinaDec 2016

  • "Lovely to return to Bridge House after a couple of years and to find new owners who are very keen to keep Bridge House on the Sykes map."

    Excellent communications with friendly and helpful owner who genuinely wanted to make sure that I enjoyed my visit - I did!

    Reviewed by KatherynDec 2016

  • "Cottage was warm and very comfortable."

    Great location right in the middle of Hawes. There is full Sky and the wifi is excellent. The owner was particularly helpful and attentive when arranging key pickup and was keen that we had a good break. The town is a great base to explore the Dales and the town has everything for a good holiday. After a good days walk I can particularly recommend the excellent pub grub of the Crown. It's a good idea to book meals out at weekends. Excellent.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2016

  • "Only to say we enjoyed it very much"

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2016

  • "Fantastic location !"

    Lots to see and do, for adults and children. Attended Wensleydale Show, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, Richmond, Wensleydale Cheese Factory, Gayle Mill etc. etc. etc. Great pubs/eating in village, all within easy walking distance. Recommend The Crown! Would have liked dressing table/seated area for the master bedroom. Moved dining chair and personal mirror to create our own !! :)

    Reviewed by DebiAug 2016

  • "This cottage is much bigger than it looks online and the images don't do it justice."

    The fixtures and fittings in the bathrooms and kitchen are all brand new and the house is kept spotlessly clean. The only slight negative is that it says online that there is a terrace so I was expecting perhaps a small patio. What it means is that there is a table and chairs outside of the front door where you can sit next to the car parking space. This was a little disappointing to my daughter 7, but the close proximity of the local rather lovely play park and the large open spaces in the lounge and dining area more than made up for it.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2016

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    Ideal for families.

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2016

  • "Bridge House is perfectly located in a quiet side road just off the main street in Hawes."

    Shops and restaurants are all within easy walking distance and it's an ideal location for exploring the upper Dales. Extremely well-appointed cottage, especially the bathroom and en-suite facilities. The off-road parking space, washer/dryer and wifi also ticks all the boxes. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by EdwardJun 2016

  • "The cottage was perfect, the location was perfect, and even the weather was perfect."

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2016

  • "A beautiful warm, clean cottage in a fabulous location, with walks and pubs on your doorstep."

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2016

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location, right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales."

    The cottage was perfect for us, very well equipped and felt like home. It was very warm and very comfortable for five persons with high levels of cleanliness. It was also well equipped for bad weather with umbrellas, Sky television and very fast Broadband.

    Reviewed by AretiApr 2016

  • "Immaculate and very comfortable cottage that was beautifully situated."

    Very relaxing base for the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2016

  • "Excellent cottage in a superb location."

    Loads to do in Hawes and the eating out is fantastic.

    Reviewed by RachaelMar 2016

  • "Great location and fantastic property."

    Very well equipped and decorated. We felt at home straight away.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2016

  • "A fabulous cottage in a brilliant location."

    It was very spacious with lots of storage space. Enjoyed it so much we have already booked to go again.

    Reviewed by KathrynJan 2016

  • "Liked the location and spaciousness of the accommodation, and its charm and mod cons."

    Reviewed by IanSep 2015

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The property

An outstanding stone-built terraced property, centrally located in the old market town of Hawes in Wensleydale.

Fully renovated, this first-class cottage provides an ideal holiday home for small groups and families to get together and enjoy beautiful Wensleydale.

Featuring spacious and contemporary styling throughout, this is a wonderful holiday base.

The ground floor features a lovely sitting room with adjoining dining room, with cosy woodburning stove, and a stylish kitchen.

The first floor features a beautiful designer bathroom, a delightful master bedroom with king-size bed and lovely en-suite.

A further two bedrooms complement the layout and provide flexible sleeping arrangements for visitors.

With its central location overlooking the main street, a south-facing terrace with furniture and with Gayle Beck flowing on the opposite side of the courtyard, this is a wonderful base for guests to relax and soak up the special atmosphere that the region offers.

Bridge House is the perfect place for those wishing to be in the very heart of a thriving community, as traditional old pubs, fine restaurants and shops can be found amongst the nooks and crannies of the old town.

There are fabulous walks from the doorstep, including Hardraw Force, England's highest unbroken waterfall, and the Pennine Way.

The more energetic can face the famous Three Peaks challenge, as it is just a short drive away, while Gayle Mill, a fully-restored 19th century sawmill, which featured on Channel 4's How Britain Worked, is well worth a visit.

A first-class cottage from which to explore Wensleydale, Swaledale and beyond.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky Movies and Sports, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car, additional parking on first come, first served basis in car park 1 min walk away
  • Small terrace with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 min walk.

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About the location

HAWES

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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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