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Goal Farm Cottage

(Ref. 1076917)

Hellifield, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "The interior of the cottage was a surprise with so much space."

    The large utility room with washer and freezer and facilities for outdoor wear was amazing. Loved the setting and watching the wildlife visit the garden. The location is ideal for exploring the area without spending long periods in the car. If you are looking for peace and quiet you would be hard pressed to find such a cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely magical stay!"

    Beautiful property and wonderful facilities. Myself and my partner had our first xmas away here and it was everything we wished for. They even put a xmas tree up. We had a bit of trouble trying to connect to netflix and such to see our xmas films but all in all a perfect experience.

    Reviewed by Ayesha5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very well appointed and stylish accommodation."

    Very quiet location with plenty of wildlife around. Good communication with the owners regarding kindling and logs for the wood burner.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage and location so pieceful."

    The only issue we had was the smart TV didn't function.i would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage ,very comfortable ,really enjoyed our stay ."

    The cottage has everything dishwasher,washing machine ,Freezer a real home from home. The fire in the living area was so cosy and we saw loads of animals and birds out of the windows. Would really like to return to this cottage as you are quite close to everything and it is a lovely place to spend a week

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Parking is difficult a times and the property could have been a little clearer, ..."

    Parking is difficult a times and the property could have been a little clearer, overall it was a lovely place to stay and quiet

    Hello, thank you for the feedback - I am so sorry you experienced difficulty parking. There is a space directly outside the cottage which is purely for the cottage and should be available for you at all times. Would you like to contact me directly and let me know more about the difficulties and we can try and resolve them? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.1Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage and fantastic location."

    Everything was as described and the cottage was a perfect base for cycle rides in the magnificent Dales. Only one problem and that was the key code provided by Sykes was incorrect but luckily someone was on hand to provide us with the correct one. Enjoyed ourselves so much we have booked another week in the cottage later in the year. What more can I say !

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great cottage,very comfortable we saw a lot of wild life in the grounds."

    Lovely and quite,would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful area."

    The gardens are magnificent and although lots of cottages say you will see wildlife, in this one you definitely will see lots! A lovely touch is the wood burner, the best we have ever used and most welcome on a chilly evening We can highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "David was a real pleasure to talk too!"

    Welcoming and informative of local area's to visit and place's to dine out. Goal cottage is simply beautiful, has everything you will need and in such a quiet beautiful setting with deer and Hare's as frequent garden guests. Lovely to see the moorhens milling about the pond's whilst your having your breakfast in the garden. So peaceful. Can't reccomend this cottage enough. Aa real credit to you David.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage."

    Beautiful location. David made us very welcome and we would love to return. Not completely tranquil as there is a working business on site but noise and traffic is not excessive.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful property in a quiet location."

    The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped and the garden is delightful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed here last year and returned this year because it is the perfect place to be if you want utter tranquility."

    The cottage is very well equipped - comfortable bed, good quality linens, excellent kitchen, cosy sitting room with a very efficient log fire and plenty of space to store one's belongings. David, our host, was charming and happily answered any queries we had as well as generously entertaining us one evening in his own beautiful barn conversion. We would love to return but unfortunately dogs aren't allowed and we are about to acquire a new girl!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "We discovered on our last night that the dishwasher was nt working but we did tell the owner who lives next door"

    Reviewed by Liz4.7Mar 2023

  • "A lovely property in a delightful setting."

    Very peaceful and comfortable. An ideal property to explore places such as Gargrave, Skipton, Settle, Malham etc. with lovely walks close to the property. The owner was there to welcome us and was on hand to offer advice about the area. It was lovely to see deer, rabbits, hares, herons and pheasants in the garden. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and can recommend this property to others.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments about Goal Farm Cottage. Really good to hear how much you enjoyed your holiday, and exploring the surrounding areas. I Will hopefully look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Kind regards, David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was ideally situated for visiting the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas ."

    It was warm, clean, spacious, comfortable and well equipped.The stove with a plentiful supply of logs was a bonus in the evenings. The owner was on hand with lots of interesting information about the area. Despite the rather wet weather the property meant that we spent a fantastic break over the NewYear.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Goal Farm Cottage."

    David was the perfect host and checked we had everything we needed. He even pre lit the fire for us, as we were running behind schedule. There was everything in the cottage you could ask for even tea, coffee and sugar and a real Christmas tree. There were several maps available with local walls marked on them. The wildlife and scenery were beautiful. We would definitely recommend a stay here. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and can thoroughly recommend this cottage."

    Comfortable and very tastefully and expertly provisioned with everything you need. Furthermore, we stayed during the coldest week of the year, ( temperatures never above freezing and less than -5 degrees C over the whole country ) and we were very warm and cosy. David is an excellent host and we enjoyed our apéritif and chats with him. Well situated with lots to do & see in the area.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Dec 2022

  • "A charming and very comfortable cottage."

    Wonderful log- burning stove kept us cosy in what was a very cold spell of weather. It was very easy to light and there was loads of fuel provided. David was a lovely host and meeting him added to the pleasure of our stay.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Dec 2022

  • "Comfort and quiet, far from the madding crowd."

    Farm house tucked away off a country lane. Garden has a waterfall and pond with seating area. We found the cottage spotlessly clean. There is a big utility room, a study area under the stairs which is set up really well for planning walking routes. Large open plan kitchen/dining/lounge with wood burner. Bedroom and bathroom on first floor. Really comfortable bed it was so lovely I have literally been searching to find one online. The owner has incorporated authentic features from the original farm building. This gives you the feeling of stepping back in time. But with everything you need for 21st century holidaying.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Oct 2022

  • "Well appointed cottage in rural setting with well kept garden and grounds."

    Enjoyed watching the deer and other wildlife, a beautiful part of the country. Many thanks to David a most convivial host.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely, relaxing holiday."

    Cottage was just as described and host, David, was very welcoming

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for 2 people, with great facilities and in a lovely, quiet area with walks very close by."

    Our host, David, was very helpful, informative and friendly.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.7Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful and peaceful setting."

    Surrounded by nature with lovely walks nearby or from the door. The cotttage, ajoining the owners' house, is superb. Pleasing on the eye and equiped to a very high standard. David,the owner, is there for advice,leaves maps, walk suggestions etc. but does not intrude and welcomes his guests to use the outside amenities to enjoy the setting.

    Hi Brian Thank you very much for your kind comments about Goal Farm cottage, really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. And thank you very much for posting this very nice review. I’ll maybe Look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Kind regards David. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was just as described and had everything we needed."

    The setting is lovely and an ideal base to explore the area. David was friendly and helpful and provided some useful maps for walks as well as ideas for places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Goal Farm Cottage is in a perfect setting, glorious countryside, easy accessibility, just glorious."

    The owner, David was the most perfect of hosts, with his vast knowledge of surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "David provided a well furnished and beautiful cottage for our two week stay in Yorkshire."

    He provided some useful advice on various walks in the area and provided maps. He organised a couple of evening sessions up on his raised patio with views over the beautiful area of his garden and further with much wine and nibbles and chatter and an evening walk to the area in the moors which Kate Bush used as a theme in her song Wuthering Heights. A very relaxing and stimulating time for us.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely break with the cottage being warm and comfortable and a great base to explore the area."

    David was friendly and informative with a good knowledge of local walks, pointing us in the direction of a great little tea shop in Hebdon along our walk. The cottage was very quiet and local wildlife such as deer and a hare were regular visitors with the baby moorhens pottering about. We thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7May 2022

  • "The perfect holiday cottage, a little gem."

    David is the perfect host and his hospitality is second to none. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. The garden is full of wildlife, deer, hares a peacock and a family of moorhens on the pond . We would recommend this cottage to family and friends, and hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2022

  • "A very well equipped cottage set in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    David the owner was very knowledgeable and hospitable. Would throughly recommend and we look forward to returning. Nick and Vivienne

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2022

  • "Goal Cottage is absolutely perfect in every way!"

    It is extremely well equipped, particularly in the kitchen, which is where some rental properties leave much to be desired. Everything a cook needs is there and more - Sabatier knives, good quality cutlery, tasteful crockery and plentiful pans and utensils. The bed is very soft but actually extremely comfortable and the bathroom towels are large (bath sheets), thick and fluffy. None of those postage stamp sized thin, rough efforts! The living room is spacious with a comfortable, good-sized sofa and is very tastefully decorated. We loved the use of the original beams everywhere too! Outside there is a large, peaceful garden where we were regularly visited by roe deer, hare, rabbits, pheasants and also moorhens on the pond. There is a raised, decked area at the top of the garden where one can enjoy a glass or two while looking out over glorious countryside. As for David, our host, he was charming and most hospitable and helpful. We were particularly interested to hear about his own splendid barn conversion to which the cottage is attached. Anyone who would like to visit the Yorkshire Dales could do no better than to stay at Goal Cottage.

    Dear Martin Thank you very much for your extremely kind feedback regarding Goal farm cottage, and its surroundings. And also your kind comments about the internal structure and all the utensils etc in the kitchen very kind of you. I’ll hopefully look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Kind regards David. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent property in good location particularly if like us you like wildlife."

    Herons, moorhens, deer and hares all seen in the garden. Property extremely well presented and maintained. One of the best properties we have stayed in.

    Dear Margaret Thank you very much for your kind comments about Goal farm cottage. And Very kind of you to say it’s one of the best properties you’ve ever stayed in. Thank you very much, I’ll look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Kind regards David. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2022

  • "With Goal farm cottage we certainly got a winner ."

    David was very accommodating and helpful texting us before we arrived , and with local information while there . Positioned perfect for walks and places around Skipton/Settle we wished we had booked longer . The cottage is a credit to Davids creative efforts and was perfect in every way with an added bonus of entertaining deer in the garden. We would certainly recommend to anyone wanting accommodation in the area and hopefully will return in the future .

    Dear Arthur Thank you very much for your kind comments about Goal farm cottage, Really glad you and your good lady enjoyed your stay, it was very nice to meet you both. Kind regards David. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was our 1st trip to the yorkshire dales."

    Goal Farm cottage is a superb holiday cottage. It has everything you could ask for in a holiday home. A converted barn, it is set in wonderful grounds with a couple of wild ponds that attract Deer, Hares, a Heron, and much more. David, the owner, could not have been more helpful or friendly and checked on us a couple of times during our stay. Most of the main attractions for us were all within 30ml radius, so it was the ideal place to have our base, I cannot recommend Goal cottage enough

    Dear Malcolm. Thank you very much for your very kind feedback about Goal farm cottage very kind of you, and really glad to hear you enjoyed all the surrounding wildlife and countryside. I’ll hopefully look forward to welcoming you both back sometime in the future. Kind regards David. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2022

  • "Goal Farm Cottage is a must for anyone wanting a stay in the Yorkshire Dales."

    David is a fantastic host and extremely welcoming. The cottage is immaculate and very comfortable. David provides all the facilities you can think of to make your stay as comfortable as possible. An example of this was coming to make sure we had enough logs left for the fire towards the end of our stay. Although we did our research before travelling regarding the activities we wished to pursue David was very helpful with maps and information, providing alternative options should we require them. Thank you David for a wonderful stay. See you again soon.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Jan 2022

  • "We enjoyed a very peaceful & relaxing Christmas break at Goal Farm Cottage."

    David , the owner was extremely welcoming & greeted us upon our arrival. He had decorated a lovely Christmas tree in the lounge for us & even put the log burner on , ready for our arrival. The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The access to the cottage was excellent. The setting was lovely & the gardens were beautiful. We even had a couple of deer visit the garden most days which was a joy to see. Overall a really great week at Goal Farm Cottage.

    Hi Angie and Gary Thank you very much for your fantastic feedback on the cottage that’s very kind of you, and thank you again your very kind comments. And here’s wishing you a very happy New Year. Regards David. Regards David Regards David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage - just like the pictures."

    Reviewed by Ms5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped and comfortable."

    Ideally located for accessing the well-known attractions in the Malham, Skipton and Settle areas. David, the owner gave us plenty of information about the region and advice about the local facilities.

    Hi Terry Thank you very much for your kind comments about Goal farm cottage, that’s very kind of you to give it a nice review. Glad to hear you enjoyed touring around the dales and up to Malham et cetera Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at goal farm cottage,the cottage is tastefully decorated and has every amenity possible ,you could even bake a cake if you fancied !"

    The area around the cottage is outstanding ,the wildlife in the garden mesmerising .We did several walks following the maps situated in the cottage ,the owner David was a wonderful host ,very friendly man .There is a business on site but you're hardly aware it's there .There are some lovely market towns and villages close by .The peace and tranquility of the cottage and area was perfect.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2021

  • "The location was ideal for seeing this part of Yorkshire."

    The cottage was situated in very peaceful surroundings and was extremely well appointed with excellent facilities. Hope to return next year. David was a very friendly host.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Goal farm cottage is a lovely modern barn conversion with all the comforts and facilities you want on a self-catering holiday break."

    The cottage is in a quiet remote location, deer and hares visit the lovely landscaped gardens every morning, The private road from the cottage is a short distance from the roads that lie between the market towns of Skipton and Settle and beyond. David the owner and next-door neighbor was very helpful with the information on local walks and places to visit. I highly recommend a stay at Goal farm.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2021

  • "Goal Cottage is a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, everything that you could have wanted was provided, and the owner of the cottage was very helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, nice and roomy."

    Lovely setting, very quiet. Nice comfy bed. Owner extremely friendly and helpful. Had selection of maps and walking books available. Only criticism was that there wasn't a clothes airer. Was a tumble dryer, but I couldn't work out how to use it.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting."

    Goal Farm was a great base for our walking and sight seing holiday. We had all the home from home comforts we needed and a helpful host who gave us hints and tips about the local area.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and especially the peaceful gardens with plenty of nature and wildlife."

    Very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful and well appointed cottage."

    The owner, David was extremely helpful and hospitable. The first place I’ve every stayed with absolutely no traffic noise so we had the most enjoyable and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, in a beautiful part of the world, Wish we could have stayed longer, so that we could have explored the area more."

    Very comfortable stay, and you have a private patio area, and pond to enjoy the peace and quiet, while watching for the deer and hare that visit . Our host David was a great source of information and his local knowledge is impressive. His hospitality was very much appreciated, and we would have no hesitation in recommending this lovely cottage for a break away. Paul and Su Turnbull.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2021

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  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Secure bike strorage
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washer/ dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking on shared driveway
  • Garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Outside tap for washing bikes and equipment
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1.3 miles

The property

Nestled on the grounds of the owner's home, within striking distance of the village of Hellifield, rests this delightful stone-built barn conversion, Goal Farm Cottage.

Surrounded by tranquil Yorkshire countryside, Goal Farm Cottage is an idyllic base for a romantic getaway for two.

Travel down a scenic track, enveloped in greenery and wildlife leading you to the holiday home, parking on the shared driveway in front of the property.

Step over the threshold and through to the hallway, fabulously decorated with an eye-catching rustic timber bannister salvaged from the original barn, and into the adjoining utility to kick off your boots and freshen up your wardrobe before continuing through to the main area of the cottage.

The property boasts an open-plan living space, featuring traditional exposed wooden beams decorating the ceiling above, a rustic built-in log store and a warming woodburning stove, enticing you to nestle in on the plush sofa to enjoy a spot of television before continuing through to the galley-style kitchen, fully-equipped with all of the amenities necessary to prepare a romantic meal to indulge in, sat around the dining table.

End each day in style with a seat out on the patio, relishing in the tranquil setting and taking in the panoramic views across the garden to the distant countryside, toasting a glass of fizz with your significant other.

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the spacious double bedroom, thoughtfully laid out with traditional wooden accent features and fittings, snuggling in under the intimate setting of the eaves, and resting your eyes ahead of another day of adventure, waking yourself up in the morning with a revitalizing rinse in the adjoining bathroom.

Take the short stroll into the center of Hellifield to indulge in a bite to eat at local favourite, H’s Fish & Chips, where you can choose to sit inside the pint-sized restaurant, or order a portion to enjoy from the comfort of your holiday home.

Treat yourself to a spot of luxury at the nearby Coniston Hotel and Spa, basking in luxury with a rejuvenating soak in the spectacular outdoor infinity pool, boasting scenic views across the 1,400-acre estate to the surrounding landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.

Catch the train from the town's Grade II listed station, where destinations such as Settle and Skipton are within easy reach.

Head to the quaint village of Airton to stock up on fresh, local produce with a visit to the award-winning Town End Farm Shop and Tea Room, indulging in a freshly baked scone washed down with a traditional pot of Yorkshire Tea in the cosy tea room.

From here you can take a tranquil stroll along the banks of the River Aire to the village of Malham, where you can discover the breath-taking waterfall of Janet's Foss and the limestone gorge of Gordale Scar.

Literary buffs will be delighted with a visit to nearby Haworth and a trip to the Brontë Parsonage Museum, once home to the Brontë sisters, and displaying a host of history including their personal items as well as early editions of their novels and poetry.

For a trip a little further afield, further attractions await at Skipton.

For a romantic escape to the delightful countryside of North Yorkshire, choose Goal Farm Cottage.

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About the location


Settle 6 miles; Skipton 9 miles.

The village of Hellifield lies between Settle and Skipton at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's a thriving, small community with a local pub, scattering of small shops, a renowned butcher's and historic railway station. The village nestles amongst the most picturesque rolling countryside, beside the largest outcrop of limestone in Britain - a region of scars, cliffs, caves and potholes. Hellifield grew as an important agricultural centre, where the moorlands of the Dales meet the pasturelands of the Ribble Valley, and boasted one of the most important livestock markets in the North of England for many years. It later developed into a railway centre and the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway crosses some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. Natural attractions such as Malham Cove and Gordale Scar are within easy reach, as are the nearby Dales towns of Skipton and Malham. Hellifield is in the midst of excellent walking country and is a good base for touring the Dales, the Lake District and the Forest of Bowland.

Please note: 7 night, weekly bookings only are taken at the property.