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The Homestead

Hardraw near Hawes, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 15222)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a brilliant stay at The Homestead."

    The Cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break. Very comfortable beds. Cosy home. So nice arriving at the cottage to freshly homemade scones and jam! Lovely garden at the back with a picnic bench. Perfect for the children to run around in. They especially enjoyed all the wildlife and animals that you see from the house and garden. We will certainly be coming back.

    Reviewed by JemmaJul 2022

  • "A very comfortable house in a lovely location."

    Well supplied with everything we could wish for. A peaceful, warm haven to return to after a long day's walking. We have had a fantastic week here. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SianJun 2022

  • "This was a lovely stay and the cottage was a great base for our family to explore the surrounding area."

    The cottage had all the facilities we needed and was in a very picturesque location - also great having the pub just next door!

    Reviewed by DeborahMay 2022

  • "A very spacious property and well equipped."

    In a good location and peaceful with the convenient Green Dragon pub next door which provides good food and friendly service.Parking is not ideal having to leave the car on the road.Owner was very helpful both before and during the stay answering queries and providing information.A bonus was being able to view the preparations for filming parts of the next series of All Creatures Great and Small at the Green Dragon and seeing some of the actors.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2022

  • "Brilliant cottage!"

    Perfect location!

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in a lovely location."

    Clear instructions, information and communication from owner - all done in a really friendly and pleasant manner. Easy to get to many different places for walks, and plenty of places of interest to visit. Overall an excellent stay.

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2021

  • "This is a really lovely house."

    It is even nicer than the pictures portray. Beautiful setting, great scenery. Everything you would want from a holiday home is provided. The house has a nice feel about it. Lovely walk from the back of the house up the hill - with a lovely bench positioned to take in the view. Local walks are great and close proximity to Hawes. We would love to come back.

    Reviewed by MariaMay 2021

  • "The Homestead is a very warm and inviting house, it has heart."

    And Karen Metcalfe excelled in her welcome for our grandchildren by leaving little messages for them dotted around the house. We had a lovely relaxing time and will be returning.

    Reviewed by JeremyMay 2021

  • "Excellent cottage - ideally situated to explore Wensleydale"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "We felt welcome the moment we stepped though the door at The Homestead."

    The cottage is spacious, well-equipped and full of touches that make it feel homely. It was also lovely and warm which had been a concern being away in a stone cottage in October. We particularly loved sitting by the toasty Rayburn with a crossword over breakfast and the beautiful walks straight from the front and back doors. The clear night-time sky full of stars was magical. It was a truly lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2020

  • "Homestead is a really lovely cottage, comfortable and homely with plenty of room."

    It's right next to the Green Dragon pub, which is great for food and drink, and is surrounded by beautiful walks. If you don't want to drive there is a lovely walk to Hawes, and a nice walk out the back of the house up into the hills. Simonstone Hall is about 1/4 of a mile walk up the hill, and is great to walk up to for a drink, or for a slightly more upmarket meal out.

    Reviewed by BelindaAug 2020

  • "The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed and the host went out of her way to help (getting high chairs and fire guards for our toddlers)."

    The location was brilliant with plenty of walks from the front door and a pub just next door. Just a couple of minutes from Hardraw falls and right on the Pennine way. It felt very homely with photo albums and a cupboard full of games. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook and clean. We would highly recommend and hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by VanessaMar 2020

  • "The house is old and full of character but has everything required for a great stay."

    It has a modern kitchen but also an Aga in the kitchen which gives out plenty of heat and makes the house cosy [and which dries your wet gear really quickly!] The rooms are spacious and warm, the beds are comfy and it is so quiet and peaceful here. If you like walking the house is ideally situated for several lovely walks right from the door and many more within a short car ride, plus the access to Hardraw Force [100ft waterfall] is right next door, set in an awesome natural amphitheatre. I would definitely recommend this house for anyone who enjoys beautiful countryside and walking or cycling holidays.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2019

  • "The house is right on top of the beautiful Hardraw Force so we listened to the waterfall at night."

    So lovely. Everywhere was very clean and comfortable and made for a really happy holiday. There is plenty to see and do in the area. The Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes was very interesting and good value and the Scarecrow Festival in Kettlewell was superb.

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2019

  • "The Homestead was a truly beautiful cottage, in a stunning location."

    We felt a real sense of calm and peace when we walked through the door. The property was very clean and we had lovely views of the countryside across the hills from both the kitchen and smaller back bedroom. We have just returned from a week in Hardraw and what a perfect village and just a few minutes drive from Hawes. The Green Dragon pub/restaurant was next door, but really wasn't a problem noisewise. A must to do is visit the Hardraw Force Waterfull, which is located just behind the pub, this was featured in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. We would definitely return to the Homestead when we are next planning a holiday in the Yorkshires Dales. Thank you Karen and Guy, you have a really beautiful home.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2019

  • "Cottage was comfortable, clean and superbly equipped and in a great location to make our holiday in the Dales extremely enjoyable."

    Owner was most helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by WilliamMay 2019

  • "The cottage is beautifully decorated and fully equipped with everything you could think of/ need."

    The owner even left a Easter gift for each of our sons which was so thoughtful. It's a great location for either walking or exploring the area. If you are stuck for ideas of what to do there is plenty of information or recommendations. For the comfy nights in there is a great selection of games/ books for all ages. We have stayed at a number of cottages around the are over the last 30 years and this cottage is the best! We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 2019

  • "The owner was great and the holiday home was set up as a home which was great for the family"

    Reviewed by AndyApr 2019

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped house, perfect location, beautiful scenery, lovely garden area."

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by AlexFeb 2019

  • "Very pleased that owner replaced all bedding due to feather allergy"

    Reviewed by GordonOct 2018

  • ""The Homestead" is recently renovated, modern, and well equipped, including kitchen appliances, tools and good cookware (a set of measuring spoons was all we found missing."

    ) The cottage is both comfortable and well located. The pub couldn't be closer, but noise wasn't in any way a problem, nor was pub traffic parking obstructive at any time. The views were pleasant and we were able to watch border collies being trained on the pasture uphill behind the cottage. By coincidence we were present on the one weekend of the year when the Brass Band Competition was held. Although traffic on the road was increased and parking was a bit more in demand, we had no problems whatsoever. Our group of 4 enjoyed our week and would return.

    Reviewed by JimSep 2018

  • "We felt at home in this lovely cottage, It was tastfully decorated and very well-equipped."

    The surroundings were absolutely beautiful, highly recommended!

    Reviewed by BrigittaAug 2018

  • "We stayed at the Homestead Cottage in Hardraw."

    This cottage is 5 Star. It is large and roomy with three lovely bedrooms. There is no shortage of equipment. Everything has been thought of. We have been visiting The Yorkshire Dales for the past 25 years and this is the best cottage we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2018

  • "A great cottage in a fantastic location, ideal for travelling around."

    It is equipped with everything you could possibly think of for a holiday.

    Reviewed by JanisOct 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely, very comfortable, spacious and with everything we needed, especially for cooking."

    The cot (with bedding) and highchair provided for our 10 month old were very nice, and they had a nice selection of books/games/DVDs to keep us busy when the weather was rubbish! The location is great, and the walk to Hawes over the Pennine Way is nice and easy but very scenic. The photo album of the cottage through the years was interesting to look at too, and nice to see how it has changed over the years. We will definitely be booking again for next year!

    Reviewed by LindsayMay 2017

  • "The warm, cosy, comfortable home is perfect in every way!"

    A much loved home which is a pleasure to enjoy for a holiday Reyburn perfect!! Open Fires perfect! Comfy Beds, lovely bedding! Would definitely recommend and happily stay again!

    Reviewed by PaulineFeb 2017

  • "Very warm, comfortable, cosy and well equipped cottage - ideally situated for touring the wonderful villages of North Yorkshire."

    We hope to make a return visit after a thoroughly enjoyable stay, only a shame that we couldn't stay longer!

    Reviewed by SuzanneJan 2017

  • "It was a nice, comfortable home."

    Reviewed by StefanJul 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower and basin, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table (seats 4) leading to sitting room with open fire
  • Dining room with open fire.
  • Electric storage heaters with open fires, Rayburn (heats water system) and separate immersion heater
  • Electric oven and hob, Rayburn, fridge, freezer, washing machine, wifi, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of games, books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent (bring your own towels)
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample roadside parking
  • Enclosed front garden with bench, courtyard with furniture and small enclosed rear garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Due to location, mobile signal can be intermittent.Please note, that the charging of hybrid/electric cars is not permitted. There is a charging point at the petrol station in Hawes which is available 24 hours

The property

This 18th century double-fronted stone cottage lies in the centre of the small village of Hardraw, one mile from Hawes.

This delightful Hardraw cottage has been lovingly renovated and refurbished to a high standard, retaining much of its original character.The property is cleaned and maintained by the owners for every change-over.

The spacious accommodation in this Hardraw cottage includes a fabulous farmhouse kitchen with feature Rayburn, a small breakfast area seating four, and views of the Dales and sheep and hens who occasionally like to jump the fence into thegarden to eat the grass - they provide much entertainment!

The sitting room at this Hardraw cottage with its open fire offers a warm and cosy retreat and has double aspect windows overlooking the front garden.

The separate dining room has a dresser, an open fire and a large bay window from where you can sit and watch village life unfold.

Outside this Hardraw cottage is a lovely front garden with picnic bench, courtyard with patio table and two chairs and small rear garden.

Wensleydale is one of the most beautiful of the Yorkshire Dales and there are fabulous walks from the doorstep, including past Hardraw Force, England's highest unbroken waterfall, and the Pennine Way, which passes through the paddock on limestone flags and down the side of the courtyard leading up to Simonstone Hall.

This is a great location, from the castles at Bolton and Middleham, to nearby Hawes with its famous cheese factory and lovely market.

A warm and very comfortable Hardraw cottage from which to explore Wensleydale, Swaledale and beyond.

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About the location


Hawes 1 mile.

Hardraw meaning ‘Shepherd’s Dwelling’, is a small village nestling under Shunner Fell and is famous for the Hardraw Scar; England’s highest single drop waterfall. Hardraw Scar also hosts an annual Brass Band Competition in a natural amphitheatre. The village offers a charming cluster of stone cottages, a church, tea room, an old farmstead, village pub, a famous local artist who makes felt pictures and a sheep dog demonstrator. Within walking distance is Buttertubs Pass, with its 20 metre deep limestone potholes, known as ‘The Buttertubs’. Hardraw lies a mile from the market town of Hawes, home to the famous ‘Wallace & Gromit’ Wensleydale cheese with its working factory, museum, visitors' centre and restaurant. There are public footpaths across beautiful countryside from Hardraw to Hawes, plus nearby is Semmerwater, which is an ideal place to fish, canoe and sail. Hardraw is an excellent base for both walking and touring.

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