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Beehive Cottage

High Bentham near Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 969944)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "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 KathrynJul 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 StanJun 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 RobertMay 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 MaggieApr 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 HelenApr 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 SimonApr 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 MarkMar 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 PeterMar 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 KurtMar 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 RachaelJan 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 MikeNov 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 LindseyNov 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 AnneSep 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 TerryAug 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 WarrenAug 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 AnthonyJul 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 JuliaJul 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 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 MaggieJun 2021

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

    Bentham had everything we needed for a quiet break.

    Reviewed by DonnaMay 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 KarenMay 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 GeraldineApr 2021

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

    Maybe mention in gen description of property

    Reviewed by JApr 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 MariaOct 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 JoannaOct 2020

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

    Reviewed by SamSep 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 MarkAug 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 JasonJul 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 OrianaMar 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 MarkMar 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 DavidJan 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 JaneDec 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 VanessaNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by StevenNov 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 KathrynOct 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 JanOct 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 DanielleOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

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

    Reviewed by ElliottJul 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 AlisonJul 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 PaulineJun 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2019

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

    Reviewed by MaireadJun 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 LesleyMay 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 AMay 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 PeterApr 2019

  • "An exceptional cottage very spacious warm and welcoming ..."

    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 CaroleMar 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 SallyMar 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 JamesDec 2018

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

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2018

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

    A good valued weeks accommodation.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 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 JamesNov 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 ChristineNov 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 DianeOct 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 JenniferOct 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 JillMay 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 PaulApr 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 GeorgeApr 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 CathrineFeb 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 DavidFeb 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas