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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely clean and tidy cottage with original features and stone walls."

    The beds were lovely and comfortable. The welcome package of bacon, bread, scones, jam, clotted cream, tea, coffee, milk and eggs was absolutely brilliant. Both kids loved feeding the donkeys with the owner Paul. I would recommend this holiday home and location.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Apr 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our week at Boskins."

    The cottage was comfortable and spacious and had everything we needed. The owners were really accommodating and it was such a treat to feed the donkeys and chickens (our daughter was in heaven!) We did some lovely walks in the surrounding area and hardly saw a soul despite it being Easter weekend! We would love to come back!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had an excellent holiday at Boskins."

    The accommodation was in a lovely setting about a mile out of Sedbergh, all on one floor which was very convenient. It was ideal for 2 couples. We would definitely return if in the area.

    Many thanks for your kind words. it is always wonderful to hear that guests have had a good stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2024

  • "Boskins is situated on a smallholding with beautiful views, friendly animals and great hosts."

    The welcome pack was brilliant with home made bread, scones, local bacon and eggs from their chickens. The cottage is very well appointed, comfortable and ideal for 2 couples. Sedbergh is close by with some good places to eat - specially recommend The Dalesman. An excellent centre for walking but in easy reach of Kendal and other towns.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Mar 2024

  • "A wonderful property which was presented to a very high standard with a lovely welcome pack."

    It met all our needs, is spacious and very well equipped. The owners live on site, are helpful and accommodating, along with chickens, donkeys and friendly dogs. We will be returning later this year and highly recommend as a perfect base for exploring the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jan 2024

  • "A charming place to relax in this cosy warm homely cottage."

    Set in a lovely countryside location and greeted with a warm welcome from hosts. Had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a wonderful holiday despite the weather."

    Boskins was amazingly clean and comfortable. Sam and Paul were incredibly welcoming and the welcome package was scrumptious. We hope to return next year and would highly recommend Boskins .

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really lovely Cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    Amazing hosts who greeted us with the best cream tea!!!! Dogs absolutely loved it Great location for the Lakes and the Dales We will go back !

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great location, on a riverside footpath."

    Well laid out first class country cottage. Great for the dogs and if they get dirty a showering facility and drying room. Hosts, Sam and Paul were very friendly and provided a lovely welcome pack of local and homemade produce including fresh eggs.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Boskins cottage was excellent!"

    You could not fault one thing.The welcome pack, excellent, best we’ve ever had in all the years of renting holiday cottages.Sam and Paul, the owners, so, so friendly and genuine.Loved all their pets, especially feeding carrots to the highland cattle! We will return, but will have to book early as they are just about booked up in the future.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Boskins."

    Very clean and comfy accomodation. The welcome pack was very "welcome" indeed. Loved seeing the animals, the owners dogs are very friendly as are the owners. We highly recommend the cottage and hopefully will return in the future.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent week away."

    Cottage lived up to expectations, spacious rooms, very comfy beds, good showers. Excellent welcome pack which was much appreciated, owners very friendly & helpful. Very suitable too if visiting with a dog. Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Apr 2023

  • "An excellent cottage, great location, either in, or within spitting distance of The Dales North Yorkshire Moors and The Lake District."

    Ample selection of walks, some great pubs and eating places. The cottage very well maintained, provided everything you could wish for. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Sam is very friendly and helpful. Super dog-friendly. Can’t recommend too highly.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "This cottage oozed quality and was absolutely superb."

    We and the dog couldn’t have wished a nicer place to stay for our Spring break. The location is ideal for both the Dales and the Lakes. Excellent walks are also close by. Sam and Paul were excellent hosts and a lovely welcome pack was greatly appreciated. The animals were fun to be around and the dogs were very friendly towards our spaniel which was very comforting to know. Sedburgh is a lovely place with nice eating establishments and small shops. It did snow a little but it didn’t deter our walks out and it made the landscape look amazing. We loved this place and we will return for a second instalment. Thank you Paul and Sam.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Comfortable and warm property."

    Helpful and friendly owners on site. Medley of pets and animals

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2023

  • "A stunning property in an equally stunning location."

    Warm, cosy and immaculately clean and within a short walk to Sedburgh, we had a fantastic holiday. We couldn't have wished for more. Thank you.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely and comfortable!"

    Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2022

  • "The fridge is small for x4 people but we brought our own pug in one."

    A lamp or two in the living room would make it even cosier. That said we had a wonderful time. The welcome gifts were very generous & it’s a lovely spot great for walks. We’d definitely return

    Many thanks for the comments. We are planning to address the lighting but the cottage has been so busy we haven't had the opportunity. Sorry we forgot to mention the additional fridge that is available for your use. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage ideally situated to explore the Dales and Lake District."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Sam & Paul the owners were very welcoming as were the 40+ chickens, 5 dogs and 3 donkeys all adding to the holiday.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is an attractive, spacious property."

    It is beautifully located although the outlook from most of the windows is limited, the majority looking onto the farmyard and barns. Owners friendly and welcoming. It is very convenient for the small town of Sedburgh (1 mile) and has many beautiful walks amongst attractive hills and rivers from the doorstep or nearby. Generally warm and comfortable (we stayed in October.) The kitchen is equipped with necessary basics, however, whilst facilities were adequate for the 2 of us, we felt it may be pushing it for 4 as both the fridge and dishwasher are very small. Better perhaps for those planning to eat out a lot.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Oct 2022

  • "Sam and Paul were exemplary hosts."

    Greeted on arrival and made to feel instantly at home. Cottage was superb with all facilities and none of the extraneous clutter that we've previously encountered. Animals were lovely. Dogs made ours very welcome. Impossible to say how much we enjoyed the experience, other than to say "we'll be back.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic week away at Boskins cottage, accommodation was to a high standard and fully equipped with everything you might need."

    We loved meeting all the animals and exploring the local area. Stunning walk along Ingleton waterfalls and a great steak at The Fat Lamb 15 mins up the road. Special thanks to the owners Sam and Paul who made us feel welcom from the start, we will be back. Thanks again from Nita, Carl the girls and Boris the Boxer dog

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Aug 2022

  • "Boskins was everything we could wish from the en suite, good sized rooms to the location which gives easy access to both the dales and the lakes, and the friendly welcome by the owners and their animals."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a great week staying at Boskins."

    The cottage had everything we needed. It's a fantastic location for walking in the North Yorkshire Dales. Even the weather was good!. Thank you to Paul and Sam for being great hosts.

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage is complete to a high spec , really cozy and spotless."

    We appreciated the warm welcome on arrival alongside freshly baked scones, clotted cream and jam (+ other luxury goodies). We absolutely loved feeding the donkeys, highland cows, chickens and having five shared doggies for the week! Perfect location for exploring surrounding areas. Great pubs/restaurants in the local village. We would highly recommend the Black Bull.

    many thanks for your kind words. We always like to know when guests have enjoyed their stay with us and enjoyed being around the animals. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Ideal position for seeing the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District and coast. Fantastic for dogs. Our little dog had the most fantastic time with the farm's dogs and easy access to fields and a walk by the river. We will return.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing property, the owners Sam and Paul have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable."

    Beds where amazing, underfloor heating kept the property warm and cosy and the boot room with shower for our dogs was a great addition. Five star property in an amazing setting with wonderful hosts including the dogs, donkeys chickens and highland cows, we will be returning soon can’t recommend enough.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2022

  • "The fridge within the cottage was quite small and although there was another fridge in an adjacent building it's not the same as having a big enough fridge within the cottage."

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Dec 2021

  • "Easily one of the most beautiful cottages we have ever stayed in."

    Such a great spot for exploring the lakes and the Dales. Hosts and animals were all so welcoming and we had a wonderful time. The only improvement I would suggest is possibly a bigger fridge because we really struggled with the small fridge and there was only two of us but all in all a fabulous stay Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very friendly hosts, incredible accommodation, beautiful river at the bottom of the garden and an ideal place to take ones dogs."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2021

  • "The scenery and location were stunning, and ideal for exploring the Dales and the Lake District."

    We were given a very warm welcome by the hosts. The cottage was warm, comfortable and delightful.

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing, exceeded all of our expectations."

    Was perfectly situated in between the lakes and Yorkshire dales, amazing walks right on your door step. Really dog friendly and hosts were so helpful. We will definitely be coming back!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Apr 2021

  • "It was an excellent location for walking and the facilities for dog washing and generally for walkers etc were excellent."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2020

  • "We arrived at this wonderful barn conversion to be met with scones, jam and clotted cream, fresh bread etc, so welcoming."

    Very lovely helpful hosts who make you feel most welcome. The cottage was very clean, spacious and comfortable. The beds were very comfortable. Lovely fields close by to play with the dog and wonderful river walks close by. Sedbergh is a short distance away, with a few places open at the moment. We went to the Italian restaurant which was nice. The Lakes are a short drive away. Otherwise quite remote which is how we liked it! A great utility room with drying facilities and a dog shower! Great after a good days walking, and to clean your boots. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2020

  • "Having cancelled all our 2020 holidays due to Covid 19 we desperately needed a break away as some restrictions had lifted."

    Boskins was beautiful. Very comfortable with a lovely layout. The facilities were everything one would need. Sam and Paul were very welcoming and friendly as were all the animals. Loved the chickens peeping in the window every morning. The welcome pack was very generous and gratefully received. Very very good location for sight seeing whilst remaining a peaceful rural retreat. Thanks again and we hope to be back next year.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2020

  • "The peace and quiet was fantastic."

    Wish I could live there Sam and Paul are lovely and should be very proud of what they have done Looking forward to another visit

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2020

  • "Superb high quality accommodation in idyllic location."

    Every detail thought of to ensure a very comfortable stay, welcome pack of goodies a lovely touch and owners are delightful. A perfect spot for a very dog friendly base from which to explore the Dales and Lakes. Can not recommend highly enough .

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2020

  • "Owners were very welcoming."

    Lovely house on a farmyard setting. Our girls lived the dogs, chickens and donkeys! No view but made up for in other ways. Lovely river walks and comfy beds.

    Reviewed by Liz4.7Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely Amazing in every way."

    Sam & Paul was fantastic, so friendly and accommodating and the Welcome pack of milk, eggs, bacon and scones was so lovely. The barn is a dream home.

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Feb 2020

  • "Friendly host, good facilities, clean and cosy, photos accurate - only there for a couple of days but would like to go back."

    Reviewed by Karlene5.0Feb 2020

  • "We loved Boskins."

    We had a lovely welcome on arrival with the added touches of some homemade scones, bread, some eggs from the farm chickens and some rashers of bacon, which was delicious. The location is fabulous, not only are the views spectacular the cottage is close to main routes to travel further into the lakes or there are many adventures to be found on foot. We felt so relaxed and didn’t want to leave. The laundry room came in great use, especially with the dog shower/boot wash which we used daily. I just hope my dog expect a shower everyday now we are home! We will definitely be returning to here!!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2020

  • "Spectacular setting and beautiful cottage."

    Would highly recommend staying at Boskins.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Dec 2019

  • "Boskins is a fantastic cottage, in a great location for exploring both the Lakes and the Dales."

    The welcome and hospitality from Sam and Paul is first class, with nice touches, such as the milk, eggs, bread and scones & jam provided at the beginning of our stay. The farm location was great for us, being able to take our labrador, who immediately made great friends with the owners 4 dogs. The presence of donkeys, free range chickens, sheep and 3 highland cattle is something to be aware of if you are taking your 4 legged friend, but they are all well used to the farm dogs anyway. We were able to explore the local area in both directions and there are some great local walks as well as some lovely villages to visit. Cottage facilities are great with 2 large bedrooms + en-suites, a kitchen area and a combined living/dining area. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils along with a dishwasher which is very handy. The next door utility room with large washing machine, tumble dryer as well as boot/dog shower is very handy. A cottage well worth a visit to stay and one we would be happy to recommend to other people.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2019

  • "The owners obviously understand their market very well."

    My two dogs were welcomed and were given the run the farm. The welcome cream tea was a lovely touch as was the bread, bacon and eggs. The property was of a very high standard, very comfortable with all the comforts of home and exceptionally clean. The property is in a beautiful part of the world and we had the weather...... something you cannot book but it made for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2019

  • "Friendly helpful hosts Paul and Sam."

    Took. a genuine interest in telling the children about the family animals. Well worth choosing this accommodation for the facilities and handy location

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Aug 2019

  • "My wife and I had a wonderful week staying at Boskins."

    The accommodation, location and owners were first class and we loved the pets and animals on the owners small holding. Being very close to the Lake District but without the crowds and surrounded by fantastic scenery was ideal for walking, touring and visiting some lovely towns and villages with the added pleasure of using the train on one of the most scenic lines in England.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "A wonderful stay, fantastic views, comfortable accommodation, facilities were spotlessly clean, great welcome by Sam and Paul."

    Would highly recommend Boskins to friends

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was in an idyllic location and the hosts were extremely welcoming with a fantastically thoughtful welcome pack."

    The cottage provided us a real home from home with every facility we could have wished for.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is stunning and in a lovely location, we were made to feel very welcome by our hosts, who could not have been more friendly and helpful, a real home from home."

    Our dog enjoyed playing with their dogs and made friends with the donkeys, Angus cattle and chickens, a totally relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Crinda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Hoskins cottage was extremely comfortable, had great facilities and little added extras (the cream team, eggs and bread that was provided)."

    The cottage is extremely tastefully furnished and decorated, and was like home from home. The location has many great walks on the doorstep and also central to shops, restaurants and other facilities. Sam and Paul are great hosts and made us and our dogs feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2019

  • "This was easily the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in, comfy massive beds, loads of space, well stocked kitchen."

    Loads of thoughtful little touches. Great peaceful location with a lovely walk into the local town alongside the river. But the best thing for us was the warm welcome from the owners, friendly greetings and a delicious cream tea on arrival. The entire stay we were made to feel so welcome and it really added something extra to our holiday. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2019

  • "Super base, very well-appointed cottage"

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully layed out and finished to an extremely high quality."

    The owner was kind and wonderfully helpful with questions and issues that arose. I am looking forward to returning to Boskins in the hopefully motto distance future.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2019

  • "The reason we will not recommend Sykes Cottages had nothing to do with the property, which was fine and met expectations."

    However we have been inundated with emails from your company, the majority of which were little better than spam.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that you have received so many emails from us. We have removed you from receiving promotional emails from Sykes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jan 2019

  • "Beautiful location, perfect cottage for family and pets."

    You could not want for anything. Sam was the perfect host, and our dogs loved playing with their dogs. We will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Oct 2018

  • "HIGHLY recommend if anybody was looking at this barn I would say BOOK IT"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2018

  • "A wonderful personal welcome from the owners."

    Very helpful and readily available. Very high standard of accommodation.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was of the highest quality and definitely had the ‘wow’ factor."

    Outstanding location. We received a very warm welcome from the friendly owners of Boskins Cottage. Most impressive, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Fay5.0Aug 2018

  • "Spacious, clean, with the most comfortable and enormous super king size beds!"

    Both rooms had fab ensuits with plenty of hot water. Dog shower was amazing

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x super king-size doubles (zip/link, can be twins on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • External washing room.
  • Gas underfloor heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, a washing/drying room complete with dog shower is provided (shared with one other cottage on site), dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power incl in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 1 Cot and 1 highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Strictly no smoking
  • Shops and pub 1 mile
  • Note: The owners live in the farmhouse some 30 yards from the property
  • The main road is 20 yards from the front door, a quiet road but expect a little noise at peak times
  • The cottage is on the owners small holding and therefore friendly farm dogs and free range chickens roaming freely
  • Please note: There is a 7kw charging point for electrical cars available - There is a supplement charge which will be paid directly to the owner if this product is used.

The property

A beautifully converted lower section of an old threshing barn, forming part of the owner's smallholding, just over a mile from Sedbergh in the Rawthay Valley.

Renovated superbly, this first-class holiday home provides excellent holiday accommodation for all groups, from couples wishing to spend time on their own, two friends or small families looking to visit this outstanding area.

The current owners have paid a great deal of care and attention to making sure this lovely holiday home combines the best in modern living with glimpses of its historical past, a great mix of old and new pervades throughout the accommodation.

Boskins takes its name form the old cattle dividers used in the lower section of the barn which have been incorporated into the overall design.

A host of other features, the old beams and exposed stonework all combine with the modern fittings and underfloor heating to make this Sedbergh cottage a very special place to spend a holiday.

The main living area is spacious and comfortable with a dining area, exposed stone walls and a beamed ceiling making this a great room to relax and unwind.

The master bedroom with luxurious super king-size bed and modern en-suite facility benefits from full-length feature windows overlooking the patio, a feature exposed stonework wall running down the entire length of the room and a beamed ceiling.

The main kitchen is well-equipped and beautifully crafted with a great combination of modern units amongst old beams and stonework, a great place to indulge your culinary skills.

The second bedroom provides a spacious twin bedroom which can easily be changed to provide a second super king-size and also benefits from a lovely en-suite.

Outside the property is a wash room with a dog shower, a handy addition after a long day out in the nearby Howgill range.

A lovely patio with garden furniture provides a great place to sit, enjoy a drink and dine alfresco.

With excellent walking right from the cottage door, a wonderful river walk, hikers will be spoilt for choice.

The historic village of Dent is just five miles away and has cobbled streets and quaint cottages famous for its Dent Knitters.

This Sedbergh cottage is perfectly placed to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks.

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About the location


Kendal 11.5 miles; Kirkby Lonsdale 11.8 miles, Hawes 15.8 miles.

The attractive old market town of Sedbergh (pronounced Sed-Ber), with its old-world atmosphere, is not only set in the magnificent western dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park but is also close to the rugged eastern fells of the Lake District. The town, with its narrow streets, little shops, traditional pubs, famous school dating back to 1525 and its 12th century church, has been a thriving community for hundreds of years, with a market dating from the 13th Century. Leading from Sedbergh is Dentdale, the jewel of the Yorkshire Dales with its rolling hills and dry-stone walls, stretching 14 miles from the windswept moors below Whernside to the confluence of the Rivers Dee and Rawthey. At the centre of the dale is Dent, with its cobbled streets, which has existed since Norman times and nearby Dent railway station is on the renowned Settle-Carlisle railway line. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, and fishing, and the area is a paradise for walkers, ramblers, runners, and cyclists. This, together with the tranquillity of the surrounding valleys, the two National Parks and it being England's book town, makes an ideal year-round holiday destination.

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