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Beehive Cottage

(Ref. 969944)

High Bentham near Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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91 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage that's well placed to access lots of wonderful walks."


    Thanks for your great feedback score Carl, we are glad to hear you liked the cottage and surrounding area. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Apr 2024

  • "Everything but the Internet speed was perfect."

    A lovely place to stay.

    Thanks for your great feedback Mike glad you enjoyed your stay. With kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely adore this cottage!"

    …it is a proper quirky, characteristic place, great for 2 people and 2 little dogs, the stairs, yes!, the stairs are traditional stone steps, so you have to take extra care, not an issue for us, but may be for the less able, low beams and door ways, you WILL hit your head if you are 6ft!, ( I’m Tiny, I loved the charm of the beams, partner hit his head a few times!), we got lots of use from the log burner as we attended in March, cottage warms up nice and toasty, beds comfy, huge big lounge with comfy sofa, everything was clean and welcoming, a well stocked kitchen, owners called by on the Saturday to say hi, a welcome pack of a lovely cake, milk and treats for the dogs, ( thank you) the area is great for exploring, sadly the pub 1 minute from the cottage has closed down, but there’s others in the village, local spar 2 mins walk, ( great shop) a couple of take aways, chippy etc, so excellent base, the only slight negative I can say is the internet needs up grading as it couldn’t cope with a laptop and phone logged to it, the walls are so thick 4g couldn’t get through them so had to go out side to use phone with data….100% recommend beehive cottage for a break away, would’ve loved to see the history/ story of the building and the renovation that was done, if the owner has these, please pop the story in the welcome pack…special mention to Goat Gap Cafe, best dog friendly cafe we’ve been in!…

    Really pleased you enjoyed your week in beehive Kay and the surrounding area. Thank you for your great feedback. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Mar 2024

  • "We stayed the weekend to celebrate my birthday and the property was lovely, clean and tidy and well equipped, just what we wanted for a weekend away that ticked a few major "must have" boxes namely it was dog friendly, had a real fire (or log burner) and location was near to where we wanted to be for walking the hills in the local area."

    The owners were very friendly and kindly called by to check if everything was ok and we were having no problems. The house itself was lovely although as I am 6'2" tall and 18.5 stone I am not a small guy and found the shower a bit small for me personally but the water was a good pressure and hot so others smaller than me will have no issue at all. The biggest negative was vehicular access via the stone arch, I drive a Ford ranger 4x4 which is a long vehicle @ 5.4m (17.6') and the narrow access lane with tight 90 degree turn under the arch was a difficult squeeze requiring some shunting to and fro to line up and get in to the courtyard. Once in it was impossible to turn round and drive back out so the same process but in reverse was necessary to get out again, this meant we were not keen to go out of an evening in the car as it was too much hassle with risk of damage to car and/or wall in doing so especially in the dark. If the house opposite had visitors or closed their gate then it will have been impossible to get in or out with a vehicle of similar size to ours length/width wise. Shame really as we would have come back again but for this problem as the house is lovely and full of old world character with exposed wooden beams and original features i.e. stone flags and staircase. Definitely recommended but more suited for those with a smaller vehicle maybe. The village itself had 3 pubs, a Chinese (which was excellent) and an Indian takeaway and a chippie so no shortage of food options but for some reason none of the pubs were serving food when we went looking at 6pm on a Saturday night but the Chinese is only a couple of hundred yards away and the food was superb with large helpings that lasted for 2 meals which we reheated in the microwave the next day. If we had a smaller car we would definitely stay here again.

    Hi Ian it was nice to meet you on Saturday, glad you enjoyed your birthday stay at Beehive cottage. I don't think we've had a vehicle that long here before, had a couple of transit vans and a jaguar ipace that got in and out ok . There's also a free car park a couple mins up the road which usually has loads of spaces . Once again lovely to meet you and If you would like to come back again you would be very welcome. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was a great place to spend Christmas."

    A tree and decorations round the beams were nice thoughtful touches as were the cake and doggie treats.The cottage is well equipped, clean and well presented. 3 pubs (Hogs and Heiffers the best IMO),2 cafes ,a butchers , bakery and a very good chippy within walking distance in the village.Also an open most hours Spar for anything you forget. The cottage is well located for visiting the Dale's, the Lakes or Morecambe Bay.

    Mark and Jan so nice to hear you enjoyed your stay over Christmas and liked the cottage and surrounding area and ameanatis, just a shame the weather could have been a bit drier. Wishing you both a Happy New Year. Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2023

  • "Perfect cottage!"

    Exactly what we needed with beautiful stone floors and a fabulous wood burner. Totally dog friendly and lovely and toasty on a snowy weekend. We will be back, thank you so much Hazel.

    Sally glad you had an enjoyable time despite the weather hopefully will see you both again Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely had a good week nice of hazel and Steve to call by to make sure everything was okay"

    Many thanks for your great feedback Paul , we're pleased you enjoyed your week in Beehive cottage and surrounding area. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a fabulous time in Beehive Cottage."

    Thankyou Steve and Hazel for the lovely cakes and milk on our arrival. It was so lovely - in a lovely village with shops and pubs etc. Lovely little garden too! Very nicely placed for visits to Morecambe, Blackpool, Hawes, Black Sheep Brewery and lovely lunch in pub at Malham. Would love to come back again!

    Hi Sue,that's great to hear you had a good time and got to so many different places. Thanks for your lovely comments and great feedback. It would be nice to see you both again. Kind regards Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, really enjoyed the stay."

    Good location to explore lots of place, clean, comfortable and full of character. Nice touch providing milk and cakes on arrival! As another guest said it’d be good to mention a free roaming chicken to ensure dogs are kept on leads and away from it! Other than that all fantastic, thank you.

    Carmel , it was nice to meet you both and how nice to hear you enjoyed your stay,thanks for your great feedback score.Hope hair cut went well. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carmel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our week at Beehive Cottage, great accommodation and fantastic location for exploring the area."

    Would definitely recommend.

    David pleased you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for your positive feedback . Best wishes to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful characterful cottage - great kitchen with full-sized table, spacious living room with comfortable sofa/chairs and relaxing bedrooms."

    Fantastic water pressure in shower as well. Yes there are low beams and doors in places, but I'm 5ft 11in tall and used to ducking! Lovely garden area too. Our dog was very happy there, and indeed the area and people were very dog-friendly. All very peaceful yet a short walk from shops (Spar and Co-op supermarkets, and a fabulous butcher on Station Road). Excellent Chinese takeaway (closed on Monday, as is Indian and Chippy), but best-ever pub meal at Coach House - an absolutely delicious home-made steak and Unicorn Ale pie with chips & carrots. Great base from which to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and southern Lake District, and the coast around Morecambe. It was so kind of Hazel & Steve, the cottage owners, to pop by during the week to check everything was OK and we really appreciated the milk/cakes/dog treats on our arrival. Very happy to recommend Beehive Cottage.

    Catherine how wonderful to read your great feedback, knowing you've enjoyed your holiday is just what we want. It was nice to meet you both and glad you had such good weather. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beehive cottage is well equipped, very clean and comfortable."

    It’s very quirky with its stone stairs and beams but a beautiful place to stay. The village is great being just on the doorstep. We had a really wonderful week here.

    Pleased to hear you enjoyed your week at Beehive cottage and surrounding area . Thanks for your great feedback John. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2023

  • "Really nice cottage, great position we had a great time, just watch your head going into the bedroom"

    Nigel, Happy to hear you had a great week at beehive cottage and liked the surrounding area. Appreciate your feedback score. Best regards Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our 3 night stay at Beehive Cottage."

    Its a lovely traditional cottage within walking distance of amenties in High Bentham. There are some excellent walks direct from the cottage which both us and the dog enjoyed.

    David, Nice to hear you enjoyed your weekend stay in the cottage and surrounding area. Regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful old cottage."

    Everything you need is provided and having good local amenities on the doorstep makes it even better. Hazel was incredibly friendly (didn't get to talk to Steve) and was available if you needed her. There was a lovely treat of cakes waiting for us when we arrived which was much appreciated with a cuppa. Fabulous walking and the most beautiful countryside. I would not hesitate to recommend this fabulous cottage. Thank you Hazel and Steve for providing such a beautiful cosy place to stay

    Lois thank you for your lovely comments in the feedback, Really pleased you had a good week. With our best regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lois5.0Jun 2023

  • "Out 4th year staying in Beehive Cottage."

    As always everything was perfect. Thank you

    Thanks for your great feedback Maggie , glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.kind regards to both. Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cottage is delightful and would highly recommend and we will certainly consider a return booking at some point."

    One thing that could be improved is the lighting in the living room which is quite dark even with all lights on. This made reading difficult. What is probably needed is a more modern floorlamp with a series of spotlights that can be more directed. For example as the HEKTAR 3 spot floor lamp as sold by IKEA.

    Hugh and Paula It was nice to meet you both and pleased you loved the cottage and had an enjoyable weeks holiday. Thanks for your feedback on lighting. Hope to see you both again. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hugh4.7Jun 2023

  • "Parking was available although not much room and difficult."

    We had 2 small dogs and the gap in the stairs was i our opinion dangerous, so we blocked it off. The stairs where also a struggle for ourselves. The garden was a disappointment as it was not directly connected to the property.

    Peter I'm sorry you had a few issues while staying in our cottage. Regarding parking I know it can be a little tight as you come though the archway but once through there's plenty of room to park,we had a couple with a transit van last week who park ed with no problem . As for the stairs, we put the 3 sets of climbing ropes to aid people to get up and down safely and as it is a listed building we can't spoil the character of the place blocking up very small gaps. The cottage is next to the dedicated parking place and the garden is only a few steps across the parking place all in a continuous flow . Once again I'm sorry you had these problems ,hope you enjoyed your stay never the less. Kind regards Steve and Hazel. S Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.1May 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and lovely garden."

    Our only observations was the very low headroom to the bedroom. May I advise at least a strip of Hazard Warning tape on both sides of the beam. Cottage well positioned in the village, good amenities, comfortable and very clean cottage. May considered rebooking in the future.

    Good to hear you enjoyed your stay Richard and liked the cottage and location,take on board your comments about beam into bedroom we do have a mind your head sign on the beam. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.1May 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage comfortable and well equipped great location for wonderful dog walking."

    Good facilities all within 5mins walk. Would definitely book again!!

    Thanks for your great feedback Lee ,pleased you enjoyed your stay at Beehive cottage and found the location great. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage great character with low beams."

    On booking I did feel that stairs would be an issue I was wrong the owners had put up ropes that helped with coning down a nice touch. Betham offerers everything you could want supermarket's fish and chips Chinese and 2 pubs and quirky shops.....on the whole both myself and my wife thought it was the best we stayed in and if we were coming back up to the area we would not hesitate to book again a lovely charming cottage that was just so nice to come back to and relax after exploring the Yorkshire dales during the day

    What a pleasure to read your feedback Phillip,Its just great when you hear people have enjoyed their stay. Thanks for your great feedback. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0May 2023

  • "This holiday cottage was lovely!"

    Perfect for us and our two dogs who had plenty of space and the log fire was so cosy. Owners left some dog treats and a towel for our arrival which I thought was a lovely gesture. Lots of local amenities and walks, would 100% recommend

    Chelsey so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage with your two lovely dogs . Thanks for your great feedback. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chelsey5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely quirky little cottage in a great little village Excellent for exploring ..."

    Lovely quirky little cottage in a great little village Excellent for exploring the Yorkshire Dale's and Bowland forest Would stay again

    Hi Phil thanks for your great feedback. Nice to see you enjoyed your stay hope to see you again. With our good wishes Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very warm and cosy everything we needed was there !"

    Thanks for your great feedback score Mike. Glad you liked the cottage and enjoyed your week . Regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Feb 2023

  • "Another lovely week at Beehive Cottage."

    Such a warm welcome from the owners and thank you for the cake, biscuits and dog treats. See you again soon!

    Glad you enjoyed your stay Amanda and Darren with thanks for your great feedback Look forward to seeing you again soon Regards to both.Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time the cottage was superb extremely clean the bed and ..."

    We had a wonderful time the cottage was superb extremely clean the bed and pillows so comfortable the cottage was homely and cosy and idyllic we stayed in it over Christmas it was just wonderful and the owners left us mince pies, biscuits, even the dogs got treats would highly recommend this cottage thankyou hazel and steve

    Louise thanks for your great feedback so glad you enjoyed your Christmas stay. With our best wishes to you both Hazel and Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2022

  • "Really lovely and cosy cottage."

    Very dog friendly. Lovely apple pie, cream and dog treats wait for us, thank you so much. Only thing that we needed was an oven proof dish. However overall the cottage was superb and we are planning to visit again soon!

    Amanda and Darren it was nice to meet you and pleased you had an enjoyable stay in the cottage. Thanks for the helpful feedback I will get a ovenproof dish. Appreciate the 100% score. Look forward to seeing you again. Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay - we thoroughly enjoyed the cottage and the location."

    Hazel popped in to check we were okay throughout the week too which was a lovely touch! We will definitely be back!

    Chloe so pleased you had a fantastic week, thank you for such great feedback and score. Look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Oct 2022

  • "Our third visit to this cottage, I think that says it all."

    , The construction of this very old cottage especially the timber work is well worth seeing including the wattle preserved behind a clear panel in the bedroom. Easy drive to Settle, Skipton and many other interesting villages even the Lakes if you wish to travel that bit further. Large cars need to be carefully manoeuvred through the entrance arch. We met the owners this time, a very nice helpful couple.

    It was nice to meet you Terry and most importantly that you had an enjoyable stay With thanks for 100% feedback score. With our kind regards Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage full of character in the heart of the village."

    Everything you need on the doorstep. Fabulous little garden with seating area. Loved the nook with books and games.

    Really pleased you enjoyed your week Sharon,thanks for your feedback and 100% score ,hope you had a good journey back home. Kind regards Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely quaint, comfortable and quiet cottage within a 5 minute walk into town."

    We found everything we needed (including a hair dryer, clothes maiden and Netflix when the weather was poor one day!). The owners had left milk, a tea loaf and dog treats and called to check we were ok. Living in a bungalow, we are not used to stairs, but found these were not a problem, especially with the 3 hanging ropes in place! Clever !

    What a pleasure to read the lovely comments in your feedback Kathryn . Ever so glad you enjoyed your stay. With our kind regards to you both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely characterful cottage in ideal location for three peaks."

    Excellent bus and train services nearby. Steve and Hazel popped by to make sure all was well. Kindly left a wonderful fruit loaf too !

    Really glad you enjoyed your stay Stan and found a good selection of walks. Appreciate your kind comments and feedback score. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stan5.0Jun 2022

  • "An ecellently presented 17th century cottage part of the Old Bentham Hall."

    Everything needed was there and the friendly owners who live at the other end of the village looked in to make sure we were OK. Well situated to exxplore Bowland, North Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District.

    Thanks for your great feedback comments and score Robert so nice to hear you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "Second year stay at this beautiful cottage."

    Home from home comfort and facilities

    Thanks for 100% feedback score Maggie much appreciated and glad to hear you enjoyed your week. Kind regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was such a beautiful building, preserved the interior and beams so well."

    The cottage was spotless and so welcoming for the dogs. It is ideally placed for walks nearby and further a field. The waterfalls were amazing too. We will definitely return.

    Good to hear you liked the cottage Helen and really pleased you had a enjoyable weekend. Hopefully see you again. Kind regards Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had everything we needed* for our week in Bentham."

    *There was no tea towel but luckily we'd brought our own. The Black Bull did great good and had s good range of beers. The Hoggs n Heifers is well worth a visit. Excellent beers and they have bands on too. Well stocked co-op and post office in the town too.

    Thanks for 100% feedback score Simon and glad you enjoyed your stay in Bentham . Sorry you didn't find tea towels they were in top drawer next to cooker 2 tea towels and 1 hand towel, I thought they didn't look used. With our best regards to both Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2022

  • "The second time here and will definitely be coming back thanks very much."

    Regards Mark harvey

    Look forward to seeing you again Mark and Paula , nice to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hazel and Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "Property was perfect."

    Would be interesting if there was any history of the property that could be left in the Visitor Information folder.

    Really pleased you liked the cottage Peter,100% feedback score much appreciated I take your point about history of the place ,I know the building as the old hall which is now 4 cottages was the oldest building in high bentham and I have been told it was built in the1600's. Best regards Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "Only issue was spotlight constantly going on and off whilst outside smoking"

    Thanks for your 100% feedback score Kirt glad you had a enjoyable weekend and the weather wasn't too bad. Sorry about outside light it's on a censor as a security measure. With our best regards Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kurt5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay, beautiful cottage, great location, will be returning in the future."

    So pleased to hear you had an enjoyable few days at beehive cottage Rachael and liked the surrounding area , We look forward to seeing you in the future. With our good wishes Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jan 2022

  • "\A wonderful cottage in a beautiful area."

    Great pubs and shops. Great walks for the dogs.

    Thanks for your enthusiastic feedback Mike glad you had a enjoyable stay Kind regards Hazel and Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very cosy and comfortable, had a great stay."

    Nice village location and good base for exploring surrounding areas. Thank you Hazel and Steve would definitely return.

    So pleased you liked the cottage Lindsey and enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your positive comments Hope to see you again. Hazel and Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed, high quality."

    Clean and cared for. Very helpful owners.

    Anne thank you for your lovely comments,we're really glad you enjoyed your holiday. Kind regards to both. Steve and Hazel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Only put met expectations not exceeded as this was our second visit so knew exactly what to expect."

    The cottage retains all its old world charms but is equipped to give modern living requirements. As stated this was our second visit, say no more. Two constructive comments ( not criticisms ) . Parking for a large car is a little tight but possible and the garden could do with a little TLC. Over all a very enjoyable stay, if you enjoy old timbers and old world charm definitely try this cottage.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was lovelly ,enjoyed our stay ,no real issues other than a radio or ..."

    Cottage was lovelly ,enjoyed our stay ,no real issues other than a radio or docking station would of been nice in kitchen to be able to listen to music ,and there are no clocks in cottage,a bedside clock would be nice to know what time your getting up ,certainly wasnt a problem but would be nice little touches thanks

    Reviewed by Warren3.8Aug 2021

  • "A really cosy cottage with lots and lots of character - and everything to support the week's stay."

    . It also proved to be a great base from which to explore the area. There are plenty of walks right from the door and Bentham, itself, has a good range of amenities meaning you haven't got to go far to find anything.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and very easy to get out to the beautiful scenery in the area."

    Nice welcome pack of Yorkshire brack, biscuits, milk & Kendal Mint cake. The garden is beautiful and we had a wonderful time here.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and a good base to tour the Dales."

    Beautifully clean and great to have designated parking. Pretty, private garden.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2021

  • "In the description of the cottage access to the pretty garden should state it is not attached to the cottage."

    Also although necessary for the local community at present there is building work nearby which is quiet noisy early mornings In conclusion the cottage and facilities were exceptional Would return if next years price had not been increased by £100

    Thank you for your feedback, the garden is only a cars width away from the property, apologies if that was a problem . We are please you did enjoy the cottage and the facilities Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie4.7Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful quirky cottage with a lovely log burner."

    Bentham had everything we needed for a quiet break.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0May 2021

  • "Firstly I cannot fault the cottage itself, it was lovely and had all the equipment etc you could need."

    However, the listing fails to mention that the 'dirt' road the cottage is on is very busy with both vehicular traffic and also footfall. There is a constant stream of cars going past the property as well as people and the cottage is very close to the path so this is happening right outside the window which I felt really disrupted your privacy, I did not feel private at all. To make matters worse there is currently a construction site a matter of feet away from the cottage which meant there were things such as tractors transporting building materials like roof supports backwards and forwards again right outside the cottage window, I have pictures of this. This work started at around 7.30 in the morning so I was woken early each day and found it impossible to relax and enjoy the peaceful and stress free holiday I had been so desperately looking forward to due to the continuous noise and the cars which I felt were speeding by the cottage. Unfortunately due to all of these factors I felt I had to leave the cottage early and cut my holiday short and I found it so stressful and noisy, not at all the peaceful retreat I was looking forward to. I have booked quite a few holidays through Sykes and I have never had an issue like this before and never felt the need to cut my holiday short. I would really appreciate a response on this feedback, kind regards, Miss Karen Walker

    Reviewed by Karen3.8May 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing - lots of old wooden beams, quite spacious for a one bedroom cottage, comfortable bed, good sized kitchen, excellent location."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Apr 2021

  • "People with large vehicles might struggle in parking due to layout of courtyard."

    Maybe mention in gen description of property

    Reviewed by J5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, pubs and shops walking distance."

    a welcome gift of wine and dog treats was a lovely touch and lots to do all around. Beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Oct 2020

  • "We’ve just had a lovely holiday, this cottage was excellent."

    It was just what we needed, excellent facilities in good location for walks in and around the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage, very welcoming on arrival including treats for our dogs."

    Reviewed by Sam4.4Sep 2020

  • "One off the best Cottages’s we have stopped in if you have dogs."

    Everything you need in beautiful 16th century village. We will definitely be going back 10/10

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was of an high standard & comfortable."

    Definitely a nice place & location for a couple. Lots of walks in the area too.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Very close to village pubs and supermarket. Great base for walking the three peaks; in fact we did Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Oriana5.0Mar 2020

  • "Loved the cottage."

    The welcome pack was a very nice touch. The wood burner was very welcome considering the weather. A DVD player would be a welcome addition. All in all an excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Mar 2020

  • "Idyllic, oozing charm and character."

    A nice location for a romantic getaway. Lovely extras such a welcome basket that included treats for the dogs and a handy hosepipe after walks with the dogs

    Reviewed by David4.7Jan 2020

  • "It was a very quaint old cottage."

    Full of character. The stairs may be a bit difficult for anyone who isn’t very agile. A hand rail might be helpful. The wood burning stove kept going out.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Dec 2019

  • "My Brother and Sister in Law stayed in cottage it was a Surprise Gift for there ..."

    My Brother and Sister in Law stayed in cottage it was a Surprise Gift for there 20th Wedding Anniversary of myself They absolutely loved the cottage and didnt want to leave they said it was beautiful

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great Cottage loved our say and would strongly recommend"

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2019

  • "Bed was a little small, location excellent."

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Nov 2019

  • "Great little cottage with tons of character, all the relevant facilities and really comfortable too."

    Parking was OK for a medium to large sized car but getting through the stone arch could be tight if you have a big car or 4X4. Garden was good though used little because of the time of year. The woodburner was used every day and the starter basket was a nice little touch. I would be happy to live in this house leave aside rent it for a weeks holiday!!! Would recommend for a couple or 2 adults and a youngster 7 or over (+ dog of course)

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2019

  • "Super cottage with everything we needed provided."

    A lovely hamper was left for us which even had treats for the dogs! The owners were really helpful. Would definitely recommend, a great base for exploring the beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2019

  • "Really comfortable, lovely location, fantastic location for walking Ingleton water falls and also High Bentham circular literally on the door step Great you can take dogs, mine loved it!"

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great little cottage good pub with good pub and great for dogs ."

    Reviewed by Elliott5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely characterful cottage."

    Very quiet and peaceful with beautiful garden but few mins walk from shops and pubs. Very tall people like my husband have to stoop in some areas but didn't stop us enjoying it.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jul 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage with a large enclosed garden, perfect for enjoying a barbecue or glass of wine."

    Welcome hamper much appreciated contained milk, eggs, bread and biscuits and also dog treats for our lab. I was a little worried about reviews stating off road parking is quite small but we managed with a large estate car. I was also worried about the low beams as my husband is quite tall, and yes he did forget to duck occasionally but such a pretty period cottage. Living room a little dark but so cosy with a log burner and inglenook lighting. The rest of the cottage bright and airy and well equipped and the bed was so comfortable. I liked the small gated front courtyard as we could leave the front door open all the time and the dog couldn't get out. He loved the stone floors to keep him cool. Location excellent, in middle of High Bentham which is well served with pubs, cafes and shops and also for local walks from the doorstep. Perfect base for exploring the Dales. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Jun 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage full of character and charm."

    Cozy and welcoming and a great base for exploring the wonderful Yorkshire dales.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2019

  • "Cottage a little dark and very low ceilings but cosy and immaculate so ideal for us."

    Reviewed by Mairead5.0Jun 2019

  • "Cosy, comfortable cottage."

    Very welcoming & everything provided for great stay. Lovely area, great walking & plenty of places to eat & drink close by. Recommend & will return.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2019

  • "This was our 2nd stay at Beehive Cottage so we knew that it is charming, circa 200yrs old and very comfortable."

    The addition of a gated fence around the door makes it safer for dogs. We had good weather which was a bonus so the garden came into use! - typical cottage garden with gravel paths, alliums, lovely peonies and all the usual perennials. High Bentham has 3 pubs with restaurants, 2 minimarkets (Spar and Co-op) various independent shops and eateries plus butchers. So no need to go hungry. There's plenty of area info and reading matter in the cottage The location is handy for visiting other places of interest but lovely to return to at the end of the day. The Horse and Farrier is 5mins from the door and serves tasty food too!

    Reviewed by Barbara A5.0May 2019

  • "It is a beautiful cottage in a very handy place."

    The two things I think all visitors should be aware of are the entrance and parking space is very tight so if you have a large car it could be a problem, also the stairs in the cottage have no bannister rail so if you are the slightest bit unsteady on your feet this cottage is maybe not for you.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Apr 2019

  • "An exceptional cottage very spacious warm and welcoming good for dining out ..."

    An exceptional cottage very spacious warm and welcoming good for dining out plenty to see and do even the snowy weather held off till the last day

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Mar 2019

  • "One very small point I would like a king size duvet on a double bed every time husband turned over he pulled the duvet off me because it only just fit the bed."

    But this is picky I know and in no way impacted on our wonderful stay at Beehive cottage which was fabulous xx

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Mar 2019

  • "Had a nice holiday in beehive cottage it was well equipped and clean ."

    We only had one problem which was the bed was a bit too hard for us but that has nothing to do with the landlord and only our preference to mattresses. There was a lovely welcome basket on arrival and the cottage was well equipped with items we needed .

    Reviewed by James4.4Dec 2018

  • "The welcome basket and Christmas decorations and tree made this a lovely welcoming stay, highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2018

  • "A well prepared and equipped holiday cottage in a great location for the Dales."

    A good valued weeks accommodation.

    Reviewed by David4.7Dec 2018

  • "Lovely, well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Well situated for walks in the Yorkshire dales. Bentham has plenty of amenities - wish we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was well equipped, clean and maintained."

    Enjoyed the comforting feeling of the log fire. Well situated off the main road. Ideal place for exploring the Dales and the Lake District. Would not hesitate in recommending this cottage for anyone wanting a quiet break from the day to day hustle and bustle of every day life.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2018

  • "This is the best cottage so far with Sykes it was clean comfy and warm ."

    The area is beautiful and we had a wonderful holiday . Would also like to mention the owners they were very kind and lovely people will be back for sure

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beehive cottage was a beautiful very old cottage."

    It was very well equipped and had everything that was needed.The hamper was most welcome.The cottage was lovely and cosy at night with the wood burner and plenty of fuel.Beware if you're tall as low beams. The surrounding countryside is stunning and brilliant for walking. There is also a lovely little garden across the courtyard. A totally wonderful break.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Oct 2018

  • "A delightful 17th century cottage which lives up to all expectations, clean, warm,comfortable and very good facilities."

    The welcome hamper is a thoughtful extra and dogs are well catered for. The garden is pleasant for a quiet spot to sit and Bentham is a friendly place with good walks all around, a great help with dogs! The situation between The Forest of Bowland and The Yorkshire Dales makes the Cottage an ideal starting point for exploring the delights of this area. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday would be happy to return and can recommend it wholeheartedly.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2018

  • "A lovely cottage,clean,cosy and comfortable."

    Full of charm and character with all mod cons. We would not hesitate to recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2018

  • "This is a delightful and welcoming cottage."

    The Welcome Pack was very generous, including eggs, milk and Eccles cakes. Everything was provided, down to tablets for the washing machine. A garden table and chairs magically appeared when the weather turned warm. The cottage is perfect for a couple wanting to explore the area and the village has all that's needed too, with 4 pubs, shops, takeaways, etc.

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, the fire was ready to light and we were greeted with a box of essentials, milk, eggs, bread and tea which was very much appreciated."

    The kitchen ware was sparkling clean and there was everthing you could need. There are shops and pubs within walking distance, where our dogs were made to feel welcome. It’s a great location, close to many North Yorkshire attractions. Ingleton falls trail was spectacular. We had a really enjoyable stay at Beehive cottage. We received regular emails from Sky cottages too, booking and checking in was easy.

    Reviewed by Cathrine5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage was well equipped and fantastically comfortable and cosy."

    There was a hamper with essentials in the kitchen including treats for the dogs which was a lovely touch. The bed was incredibly comfortable and warm. Plenty of logs and coal was available for us to use which after a cold day walking was great and warmed us through thoroughly. Absolutely loved the place and would definately go back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2018

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  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Landing with sofa bed.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Secure bike storage
  • Gravelled garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1 min and shop 2 mins walk
  • Note: Due to the steep, open stone staircase, this property is not suitable for people with limited mobility, and care must be take with children
  • Note: Due to traditional low beams, head height in the sitting room is restricted.

The property

Resting on the edge of High Bentham, this 17th century, stone-built semi-detached cottage is laced with charm and character, a warm and cosy setup to be enjoyed all-year-round.

Perfect for a romantic getaway or a peaceful holiday, guests will feel right at home amongst the heart-warming features, including exposed beams and a woodburner tucked away into a stone fireplace.

With the above in mind, most of your nights will be spent relaxing in the lounge, admiring the interior that oozes character.

This enchanting feel continues through to the kitchen/diner, with its stone wall and edgy ceiling adding to the beautiful, decorative effect.

An open stone staircase leads you up to the next floor, which houses a characterful bedroom with a sense of tradition to make your nights that much more memorable.

Lastly, a shower room is complete to a lovely standard, boasting scattered beams that oversee the room for a unique finish.

Spend a moment or two outside in the delightful garden, surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty and a seating area to enjoy it all from.

The countryside provides a host of walks, including the famous Ingleton Falls Walk and cycling routes, whilst there are numerous touring opportunities towards the Lake District, Trough of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal are all within easy driving distance, making this lovely little town a great holiday base.

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About the location


Ingleton 3 miles; Kirkby Lonsdale 10 miles; Lancaster 12 miles.

The small Yorkshire market town of High Bentham is ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the north and east, with the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretching away to the south. The Bowland fells and the nearby three peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent provide excellent terrain for the enthusiastic walker, while the delights of the Lake District and the spectacular coastal scenery of Morecambe Bay are only half an hour away. High Bentham is a busy little town with a weekly cattle market, good local shops and services, as well as a good choice of pubs serving food, while the 18-hole golf course is well known for its stunning views and friendly atmosphere. The High Bentham area is threaded with public footpaths and rights of way that are well documented in a local walking guide and cover locations such as the River Wenning and the Great Stone of Fourstones, a relic of the ice age and a spectacular viewpoint. The market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal are all within easy driving distance, making this lovely little town a great holiday base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas