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The Little Bower

(Ref. 1025672)

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "The entry to the property/key pick up is easy, and you walk in to the cottage to find everything you need."

    The cottage is immaculate, and kitted out very nicely. It was cosy, warm, and had brilliant Internet connections, too. We never needed to speak to Olivia, the owner, as everything was perfect whilst we were there. Hawes is a beautiful village, set in some of the most beautiful countryside. Parking in Hawes is very good, so you won't need to worry about parking your own car nearby. There is a space, but it's quite rightly reserved for local residents. We had a terrific saty, in a clean, comfortable place, and found everything we needed nearby. We'll be returning.

    Reviewed by DanSep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, ideal for 2."

    A little small as we took our dog but we only used this to sleep in and have breakfast as we walked everyday with our dog. Only criticism is no parking. There where 3 vehicles parked in the courtyard which never moved whilst we were there.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2023

  • "We have stayed here three times now."

    Lovely little cottage close to everything. No parking outside, but there is always somewhere to park close by which is free. Lovely walk up to hardraw and even better to find the Green Dragon open which was a bonus! Looking forward to the next time

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2023

  • "Very well modernised cottage in a nice quiet corner near to town centre and amenities."

    No terrestial Tv unfortunately only wi fi streamed so take your passwords.Plenty of parking in Hawes but usually all full .However we did always manage to find somewhere.Most places are dog friendly and some nice walks from Hawes without needing to take the car.

    Reviewed by JeffJul 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Great location. The cleanest holiday let we have stayed in. Good shower and comfortable bed. Could do with a more comfortable chair in living room otherwise would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, perfectly situated walking distance from where I'm working."

    Was hoping to rent for six months, unfortunately no able to.

    Reviewed by MannyMar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well situated."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by MannyFeb 2023

  • "Fantastic little cottage in a beautiful part of the Dales."

    Perfect for couples - would absolutely stay again, thanks!

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamFeb 2023

  • "Nicely modernised cottage, in a quiet location, just off the village centre."

    Background heating by night storage heaters, supplemented by a wood-burning stove. A bag of fuel for the stove can be bought for less than £10 locally, which lasted the week, and kept the cottage warm in December. Plenty of street parking available in the village. Contact with owner easy and helpful.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinDec 2022

  • "Very convenient and comfortable place to stay, pretty much exactly as described in the listing."

    Somewhere it is stated that the TVs are "smart". It might be worth pointing out that no device is supplied to interact with the WiFi, so the "smart" features (access to iPlayer etc) are only available if you bring your own computer or other device to link TV to WiFi/internet.

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry you couldn’t get the tv to work. It is a smart tv which does link directly to the WiFi. We are only ever a phone call away to help with issues such as this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay here, the cottage is lovely, situated in a perfect location for walks around Hawes, accessible on street parking and nearby shops and places to dine."

    Small pointers, only 1 toilet roll for 4 days 3 nights so we had to purchase some. Milk cartons left are a year out of date. Salt and pepper pots provided were empty. We would stay again :)

    Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Our apologies that out of date milk was left for you - the dates are checked throughout the season. We’ve replenished the salt and pepper pots - thank you for bringing this to our attention. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KinukoJun 2022

  • "This was our second holiday in the last 12 months at Little Bower."

    We love it. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and cosy. It is ideal for a retired active couple such as ourselves. It is perfectly situated being just off the main street of Hawes and next to all facilities such as groceries etc. This is especially important to us as we do not own a car and travel to Hawes by train and then the excellent Little White Bus service fetching and taking us to the remote Garsdale train station at the start and end of our holiday. We were very impressed by how friendly, helpful and efficient the cottage owner's daughter was in sorting a problem with the water heating after our arrival. It was fixed by sorting the timer promptly the very next morning by their appointed tradesman. This was at no inconvenience to ourselves as, by arrangement the tradesman could access the cottage without us needing to be there. This was very helpful to us as we had planned to take the early bus to Leyburn for a day out and enjoyed a lovely day there. We have been holidaying at Hawes for over 30 years and for most of that time we came with our touring caravan and our 2 boys and stayed at the Brown Moor site. They are now in their late 30s and have their own families and we no longer have a caravan. We intend to come back twice each year and look forward to spending these breaks at the Little Bower.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "The property was perfect, better than expected."

    Probably the cleanest self catering accommodation I have ever stayed in. It had all the facilities you would need, the log burner made it warm and cosy and with the addition of the wall heaters it ensured the cottage stayed warm whilst out. Very comfy bed and a good shower. The welcome basket was a nice touch. Excellent location as central, but most are in HAWES :) Nothing negative to say about this cottage.

    Reviewed by HazelFeb 2022

  • "A very comfortable little cottage just right for us as a couple."

    All facilities good and spotlessly clean. Many thanks for such an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage, in a great location."

    Reviewed by ArthurOct 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in a perfect spot to enjoy the Yorkshire Dales."

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2021

  • "The Little Bower is a cosy and comfortable cottage for two."

    It is very well placed near the town centre and there is a free carpark around the corner. The cottage is well equipped with good quality appliances and furniture. We had a great ime and would recommend a stay there

    Reviewed by AndyJun 2021

  • "Only disappointment was having a car parked in front of property most of the time, which effectively made the seat positioned in front of the window redundant."

    There were odd items of kitchen equipment which would have been an invaluable addition (we do our own cooking on holiday), but this was no big deal. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2021

  • "A snug cottage that met our needs"

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "The position of the cottage in the village of Hawes,it was warm and inviting with everything needed."

    Crystal was very helpful and we enjoyed our stay very much

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Perfect for couples. Great location.

    Reviewed by MarieOct 2020

  • "A clean, well stocked little house with good wi-fi in the centre of Hawes."

    In addition to background heat from storage heaters, an electric radiator and fan heater were provided which were useful when not using the wood burning stove. Useful household items included a clothes airer, ironing board and iron, needed for drying and reproofing waterproof clothing. Interesting walks from the house include those to Aysgill Force, Wether Fell and to Hardraw Force.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2020

  • "A clean, cosy little cottage in a great central location with easy access to shops, eateries and beautiful walks."

    We had a wonderful holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at The Little Bower, cosy traditional little Dales cottage in an excellent location."

    Hawes is a lovely little village with nice shops, some great nearby walks and drives to other Dales, and if you’re into wild swimming some nice spots e.g. Kisdon Force in Keld. The bed was very comfortable as well! Bought some cheese from the Wensleydale creamery and enjoyed with some nice wine!

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

  • "I had a great time, fantastic walking."

    The property could do with a hairdryer. The bedroom curtains would have been better lined they were too thin morning sun woke me up around 5 every morning. Other wise good place to stay.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2020

  • "The cottage was superbly equipped, immaculately clean, warm and perfectly located."

    i would not hesitate in recommmeding this quaint little haven to anyone - its a must perfect location for town and country side

    Reviewed by BeverleyFeb 2020

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On street parking nearby
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles and pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note this property has a Sykes managed good house keeping bond for £100.00 on all bookings taken after 30/10/2020
  • Please note the property does not accept children under two years of age.

The property

Resting in the market town of Hawes, settled in North Yorkshire and within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is this charming terraced cottage.

Set in a courtyard with other similar properties, this heart-warming retreat makes for a wonderful holiday home for couples seeking a rural escape.

Entering the property, be welcomed to an open-plan living space, where you can look forward to curling up and unwinding into the evening with your loved ones.

There is a kitchen with a range of appliances so you can easily cook up some delicious meals, to be enjoyed at the dining table over a well-deserved glass of wine.

Follow the steps up to the first floor where you will discover a king-size bedroom, with a Smart TV and a selection of furniture for storing your personal items.

Delight in the family bathroom which has an elegant bath and shower over, so you can choose how best to prepare for your day.

Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, you are within reach of a number of trails, ideal for a long morning walk with your furry companion, or some cycling through the moors.

The market town of Hawes gives access to a number of traditional Yorkshire eateries for sampling some of their delicacies, whilst their independent shops and supermarkets are perfect for picking up all the necessary ingredients for a romantic meal for two.

Travel through the Wensleydale landmark with an abundance of moorland and mountains to explore and some of the most beautiful views imaginable.

For a spot of culture, visit the wonderful Dales Countryside Museum, or venture towards the River Ure to get involved with a variety of watersporting opportunities.

The Little Bower is an excellent choice for a romantic break to the Yorkshire Dales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Please note this property has a Sykes managed good house keeping bond for £100.00 on all bookings taken after 30/10/2020.
Please note the property does not accept children under two years of age.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas