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Hillside View

(Ref. 920027)

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage for a long weekend."

    It’s really comfortable and well equipped with good size rooms and nice bathrooms. Parking nearby was easy and the location is great for dog walks, the local village pubs and amenities. I’d definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Feb 2024

  • "Nov 2023 - had a fab week in this super cottage."

    Really comfy and homely . Very warm although cold out didn't need the heating on. My 7 yr old Grandson called it a mansion. 6 of us and 2 dogs enjoyed this cosy cottage. The kitchen has everything you would need. Hawes is beautiful with many walks and days off exploring even went on the railway over the viaduct. The creamery is worth a visit 5 min walk. 10 mins into lovely Hawes. A superb place will visit again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a great time."

    Perfect base for visiting many places around the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria and beyond

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at Hillside View Holiday Cottage."

    The location was good being just a ten minute walk into Hawes. Although there's no parking outside the cottage, there is plenty of spaces to park just a few minutes walk away after unloading. As stated in previous reviews, the lounge is a little cramped due to unnecessary furniture, the sink in the upstairs bathroom is slow to drain away. Also, the outside space is a little dull.

    Thanks for your feedback! We've taken on board your note about the garden and carried out some works. The lounge has been designed so that 6 adults can sit comfortably - hopefully you also found it to be comfortable and homely!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2023

  • "There was a strong drain smell when we arrived that got worse when the toilets were flushed."

    When I had a shower the next day the smell disappeared and didn't come back. Might be worth checking. We didn't use the dishwasher and couldn't find a plug for the sink. We managed to find a way to keep the water in, a half filled mug on th outlet. Everything else was great, thank you very much.

    Thank you for your feedback! Around the time of your visit there were issues with the mains drainage, which were quickly resolved and happily haven't returned. Regarding the kitchen sink, there is actually a collapsable washing up bowl under the sink! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fitted the bill for what we required."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2023

  • "The property is showing need for an overhaul."

    The courtyard is poorly maintained just weeds in the planted area. Unfortunately some dog waste on arrival too. Shame it’s not loved.

    Thanks for your feedback - we will definitely take a look at the garden and give it some love! Property Owner

    Reviewed by William2.5May 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Well equipped kitchen. Make sure you take essentials like washing liquid, dishwasher tabs etc. We had a couple of questions for the owner and communication was good.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Apr 2023

  • "Parking is awkward with no possibility of parking at the house other than briefly to load/unload."

    The closest parking is on street about 50m away. In busy summer season parking could be very difficult. The house is potentially nice but needs maintenance / upgrades. The large top floor bed is 2 single foam mattresses joined together. 1 is extremely soft. The top floor bathroom basin was blocked (the owner, when contacted about this, said there was nothing they could do about it to make this basin useable) and there was a strong drains smell often in this room making it mostly unusable. It would have been nice if a couple of bags of logs was provided for the log burner stove. Dining arrangements are poor. The table is tiny and there is very little space around it. The kitchen sink leaked so badly that water ran out of the cupboard beneath onto the kitchen floor. The boiler in a cupboard in one of the bedrooms is so noisy that it was impossible to sleep in there. The lounge radiator gave out very little heat meaning the room was always much colder than the rest of the house. Location is good just on the edge of Hawes a few minutes walk from the town centre.

    We do make it clear in the listing that there is no parking outside the cottage, as it blocks our neighbour's drive. This is a small hamlet in the Yorkshire Dales, so think quaint narrow streets . There is ample parking about a 30 second walk away - this doesn't get any busier in the summer season, it is always easy to park here - and you can pull up in front of the cottage to load and unload the car. The superking bed is two single memory foam mattresses with a thick memory foam topper overlaying them both. We find this to be incredibly comfortable - as have many of our reviewers! Unfortunately at the time of this visit, there was an issue with the mains drainage outside the cottage, which was being dealt with by Yorkshire Water, but which caused a slight smell in the house. This has now been resolved. The top floor sink is useable, just slightly slow to drain. Regarding dining, there is room for 6 at the table (we have tested this frequently with 6 adults!!). Hillside is a cottage, not a mansion, so expect cosy not sprawling. We were not informed about the leak in the kitchen, so could not do anything to address this. The living room radiator is set to the highest temp in the house and is large. There is also a log-burner in there, which we always light as soon as we get up. Logs are readily available down in Hawes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris3.1Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Hillside View, spacious, clean and very well equipped."

    The bed was super comfortable and the shower hot and powerful. We enjoyed lots of walks straight from the door and cosying up in front the log burner in the evening. One of our highlights was seeing red squirrels fro the bedroom window. Thank you

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - please do come and stay again!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Feb 2023

  • "There is damp in various areas of the house, not pretty, paint coming off on upstairs bathroom Velox, hole in the wall in same room, drains blocked, which wasn't her fault but darnt have a bath."

    Front door sticks....It just needs some time to fresh it up

    Thanks for the feedback - the damp was being caused by a leaking drain pipe which has now been resolved! As has the issue with the mains outside the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne3.1Jan 2023

  • "We were very happy with our stay the place was clean, well equipped the beds ..."

    We were very happy with our stay the place was clean, well equipped the beds were comfy,sadly our stay was cut short due to 1 of the dogs being ill but enjoyed the time we had there,the surrounding countryside and the village of gayle was beautiful we virtually stepped out the door to the river crossed over the bridge and you have many walking routes,would definitely return to hillside view and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2022

  • "Booked for 5 nights the cottage is a beautiful building in a fantastic location."

    Some wonderful walks. Beds werre comfortable all bedding and towels provided. Has netflix, Internet etc. Lovely big powerful shower and Cottage lovely and warm. I would advise taking logs and firelighters. Cottage has alot of positives. Some negatives there was black mould on bedroom ceiling, backdoor and around windows. Dead insects stuck to blinds when you closed them. Dirty oven and trays. Did raise this with sykes and they asked for photos which we provided we were offered 20% refund of booking cost we either accepted or not as case would be closed. The owner was aware of tthe mould becsuse they had a leak in the roof but they didnt want to cancel our booking we were told. Shame there were these issues as the Cottage was a good size with lots of amenities. Dont be put off to book the cottage as its in a lovely area, a good size and lots of places to visit, these problems can be rectified hopefully.

    For clarity, the weather had been particularly viscious and we had experienced an active leak in the roof, which had caused a small amount of mould in one corner of one bedroom. We didn't want to cancel the booking based on something as small as this. These issues have now been resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon3.1Nov 2022

  • "Great location - lovely village The house is exactly as described in the listing We had a wonderful holiday"

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2022

  • "This cottage was lovely and warm on arrival,and we'll equipped kitchen."

    Beautiful views from upstairs,huge bed and it was a shame to leave ,so peacfull which what we wanted. Property owner couldn't of been more helpful any questions or query's she was more than happy to help. Good information booklet left to read.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this beautiful cottage."

    Loved how quiet it was no road noise very peaceful . Everything you might need had been thought of . We would happily stay again if was perfect.

    Thank you for your kind feedback - please do come and stay again!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2022

  • "Property is great but parking is a nightmare."

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Amazing property, presented extremely well."

    Location is perfect for walking, quiet but only 10 minutes walk to the centre of Hawes. I have never written a review but I was that impressed I felt the owner of the property deserved the credit. Thanks for a fantastic holiday, it made our week having such a great cottage.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage exactly as advertised."

    Great facilities and great location. I would recommend this cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Jun 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage with modern facilities and equipment."

    Suitable for 4 adults or a family of 4. Beds and bedding too quality. Convenient courtyard enclosed garden. Parking alittle away but manageable. The only downside was that Dining table set up wasn’t very comfortable. Would stay again - lovely village.

    Reviewed by Marie4.7May 2022

  • "The cottage is warm and cosy with a totally enclosed courtyard."

    The beds are very comfortable with lovely white linen. Home from home with great walks straight from the front door!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    Very comfortable and clean. The only disadvantage was the parking of cars. For loading and unloading you could park outside cottage which was great. but we had to park the two cars some distance away on the main road going down to Hawes as there was nothing closer to cottage. However it would not stop us staying at Hill View again and we hope to be back one day.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lot of damp patches in various rooms The bedrooms were great but downstairs ..."

    A lot of damp patches in various rooms The bedrooms were great but downstairs living area was not good for six Not being able to park outside when poor weather is a big disadvantage Not being able to sit 4 at a table especially when it states suitable for 6

    Reviewed by Chris2.5Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage just a short walk from Hawes."

    Well equipped and very clean, cosy and warm. Owner was just a message away for any help that may of been needed.would certainly recommend the cottage for a stay in that part of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was a lovely and cosy cottage!"

    There was 4 of us and 2 dogs and it was really suited to that. Love the back yard space. Beds were very comfy too!

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable stay in a very pretty village"

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2021

  • "Everyone was so friendly, parking was not far away."

    Wonderful views from bedrooms. Lovely walk all around. Need shopping try the village, in the evening wonderful public houses serving delicious food. Cheese heaven at creamery not to far from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was as listed on line, we were a party of four adults and one infant, plus a small dog."

    The bedrooms and bathrooms were absolutely fine, we did find it cramped in the kitchen when eating, but we were aware of this before we went. Parking wasn't too bad, we parked in Gayle Road and left the cars there all week, walked from the cottage every day.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2020

  • "Everything was great but maybe a boot storage outside the front door would have saved Is leaving them in the house, other than that was great ."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful and in a prime location."

    The welcome/info book was a brilliant touch. Excellent all round!!

    Reviewed by Cate5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful little Dales village."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. As other guests have said, downstairs is small for 6 people but this wasn’t a problem, apart from the lack of a porch for muddy boots and wet coats. Excellent communication with Clare, the owner, both before and during our stay. We would happily book again.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a beautiful cottage situated in a delightful locality."

    The cottage has a touch of luxury to it as described and is so comfortable. I have a pressured career and I de compressed quickly due in no small part to this lovely property. If you like walking then you are spoilt for choice, there is so much on the doorstep to enjoy. Within an hours walk is Hawdraw Force which is something to behold. Would definitely stay again, a beautiful cottage !

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was very nice we all enjoyed it greatly."

    It was ideal location just a 5-10 minute walk into Hawes. The only thing I would say is that two of the beds are put you up and not as comfortable as fixed beds for adults. Saying that the two double beds are very comfortable. I would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jan 2020

  • "Great place to stay."

    Parking is a little difficult as you need to find on road parking nearby. We never had a problem even though we drive a van. Kitchen is well equipped and stocked with glasses and cups. Bed very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2019

  • "Had a lovely holiday in a pleasant cottage."

    We knew all along from previous guest reviews that there's not a great deal of room downstairs (for 4 adults and 2 children) and this was indeed the case. However, it didn't affect our enjoyment given the time of year. Minor quibble: very noisy fridge-freezer.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage that catered for all our requirements and within a short stroll from Hawes."

    Ideally located for some amazing walks. Would be happy to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Jun 2019

  • "Great location with walks from the doorstep, Aysgill Falls only a short walk and with all the rain we've had very dramatic."

    Good base to explore the Yorkshire Dales in all directions and a short walk to Hawes centre. Very comfy beds in cottage and Log Burner was used a lot unfortunately on our holiday in June! The enclosed back yard / garden ideal for our dog with no escape routes and a pleasant place to seat I can imagine in the sunshine. Would rent again for sure.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Jun 2019

  • "This cottage was well equipped and very spacious upstairs but downstairs was very crowded for 4 and would be pretty uncomfortable for more."

    The heating was not on and the instructions about this were out of date. It took us a couple of days to get heating working and then only manually. Parking was not particularly easy to find nearby. Overall the cottage was clean but downstairs needed some attention. A lovely location for Hawes and for walking locally. Great places to eat in Hawes. Gayle and Hawes both very interesting.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.4May 2019

  • "Lovely clean, warm and comfortable cottage."

    The facilities were plenty. Lots of little essential items in the kitchen that were really useful and welcome on arrival. Seldom get that. Enjoyed the views from the cottage windows. Well positioned away from the parking difficulty that Hawes can be but very walkable distance to the village. The kingsize bed was uncomfortable despite a mattress top. Lots of people of different weights sleeping in the same place made a Yorkshire Dale style "bridge" in the middle. Our only moan really. Would recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4May 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage, the luxurious finish made this cottage feel extra special."

    The location is perfect with Hawes and loads of walks from the door. Had no trouble parking. Will visit again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely location and comfortable rooms with well equipped kitchen."

    Needed more toilet rolls but otherwise great. Happily go again.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7May 2019

  • "The whole family enjoyed this cottage, it's very clean and comfortable and provides everything to give you a home from home experience."

    We would definitely book this cottage again and recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage equipped with everything you could need."

    Great location a short walk into Hawes with some great walks from the doorstep. We'll certainly be back!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2019

  • "The drawback is that you cannot park outside the cottage when every other ..."

    The drawback is that you cannot park outside the cottage when every other property can, this is a public road so it needs addressing

    Thank you for your feedback. To clarify, guests are unable to park directly in front of the cottage door, as this would block our neighbour's drive. It is however possible to park temporarily by the front door while you load and unload the car. There is ample space on the roads around the cottage to park, all of which is free. Gayle is a small hamlet in the Dales, so finding a space is never an issue! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Feb 2019

  • "This is a beautiful cottage."

    I have visited the Yorkshire Dales for decades since being a child, and have stayed in all sorts of hotel and cottage accommodation in this time. Hillside View is a perfect retreat in Gayle easy walking distance to Hawes, quiet, clean, great amenities, everything that you need for a home from home break. Owner was extremely responsive and kind when I was emailing a few questions, and I just felt like all concerned really cared that we had a good break, and we will definitely rebook (in fact already have).

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jan 2019

  • "The house is charming, and we enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is well-provided and attractively decorated, in good order. We would return. Hawes is a good base for a Dales holiday, and from Gayle it is a pleasant short walk into town. There are a few drawbacks to the house however: the small sitting room is over-cluttered with unnecessary items of furniture, whilst the throws used to cover rather weary sofas are tiresome; less furniture would make it possible to create a little dining area in the sitting room, by the front window - which we did, having temporarily made space. Parking is very problematical, also. Overall, we had a good holiday experience.

    *Thank you for your feedback. The cottage is suitable for up to six guests, so having an arm chair in addition to two sofas is key to comfort levels when there are six adults in the house! I do explain in the House Book that guests are free to move furniture around as they wish to make their stay comfortable - which I see you did. The tables have been bespoke-built to be versatile and, as such, can be moved around to suit each guests' needs.* Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glyn3.8Jul 2018

  • "Hillaid View is a charming Dales cittage in the heart of Gayle close to Hawes."

    It is a true gem of a cottage with everything you could want and more. The kitchen is very well equipped, the sitting room comfy, and the bed in the master bedroom is just heavenly to sink into after a day of walking and exploring. You really have all you need right at your fingertips. The double shower and bath are both of a high standard indeed. All I can say is book this cottage you will not be disappointed. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jun 2018

  • "What an amazing cottage!"

    Literally blew us away, everything you could want and more! Perfecting cottage and perfect location.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Feb 2018

  • "Back from a brilliant 3 night stay at Hillside view."

    The cottage itself is in a great location (around 10/15 mins walk from the centre of Hawes) and 5 mins walk from the Wensleydale creamery. I would highly Recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Dec 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor super king-size double, 1 x king-size double, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed on request
  • Second floor bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 3)
  • Sitting room with dining area (seats 3) and woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric Range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Sky TV with Netflix and catch-up services, Bluetooth stereo, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove can be purchased from shops 8 mins walk
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Free roadside parking a few yards away on first come, first served basis
  • Loading/unloading only outside property
  • Private enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Three well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 8 mins walk
  • Note: Dining tables can be adjoined to create dining for 6.

The property

A lovely, stone-built, three-storey townhouse located in the centre of the small hamlet of Gayle, just a short walk from the centre of Hawes, North Yorkshire.

Decorated to a very high standard, this charming cottage is a superb base for a small family or group of friends to get together and enjoy a break in this wild and rugged corner of the Yorkshire Dales.

The front door leads into the well-equipped kitchen with dining area which has a beautiful slate floor and a modern Range cooker.

The adjoining sitting room is a real delight, with individual styling and luxurious modern furniture, all set around a stone fireplace with a cosy woodburning stove.

The first floor boasts a single bedroom with useful stacker bed, a spacious king-size bedroom and a stylish shower room, ensuring guests have that something a little bit extra.

The top floor features a spacious family suite with great flexibility, in that it can be a luxurious large room for a couple with a super king-size bed, a family room with super king-size bed and separate single bed, a twin room or alternatively a great room for three children with a three single bed configuration available.

Next to the bedroom is a modern bathroom with a delightful freestanding bath.

All bedrooms boast snugly memory foam mattresses and feather-filled duvets.

Throughout, the accommodation has a bright and cheery feel, created by the attention to detail the current owners have put into this first class holiday cottage.

To the rear of the cottage is an enclosed courtyard area with great views of the surrounding countryside, an ideal place to relax with a favourite tipple.

The village is famous for Gayle Mill, a restored 19th century state-of-the-art sawmill, complete with Victorian machinery, and driven by water-powered turbines.

Visit the waterfall at Duerley Beck, which runs through Hawes and is spanned by an old and narrow bridge, or cross by a ford at the point where the ducks and geese congregate.

There are also two other waterfalls, Gayle Force and Aysgill which can be visited.

Nearby Hawes is a popular holiday destination with a wide range of amenities including shops, pubs and tea rooms and, the not to be missed, Wensleydale Creamery, which is just a short stroll from the doorstep.

Contemporary styling throughout, with a subtle hint here and there of the historical past, makes this delightful cottage a great place to stay.

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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.

Kitchen with dining area seats maximum 3 people & the sitting room with dining area also seats 3 people. These can be joined together to sit a maximum of 6 people.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas