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Goal Farm Cottage

Hellifield, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1076917)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JacquiJul 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 BrianJul 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 DavidJul 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 SusanJun 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 DennisJun 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 TimMay 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 ChristineMay 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 NickApr 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 MartinApr 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 MargaretMar 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 ArthurMar 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 MalcolmMar 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 BryanJan 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 AngelaDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage - just like the pictures."

    Reviewed by MsNov 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 TerryOct 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 ThomasOct 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 ChristineOct 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 GrahamSep 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 SylviaSep 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 CatherineSep 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 DavidAug 2021

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

    Very relaxing.

    Reviewed by MikeAug 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 LorraineJul 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 JamesJul 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas