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Speight Cottage

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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89 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our third visit to Speight Cottage."

    We intend to visit again. It is so good you need to book well in advance. Lovely barn conversion. Well equipted. Comfortable bed with good quality linen. Hot tub wonderfully relaxing looking out over beautiful West Dales scenery. The owners live next to the cottage. They are helpful and friendly. Great place for dogs. The owners have the most friendly and loving rescue dogs. Free range hens wander around and produce delicious eggs. Love visiting this area for walking and fresh farm produce. This time it was my husband's birthday. We had a delightful time. Cannot recommend this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful location, stunning views all you need for a great getaway The hosts was absolutely brilliant and gave me a good walkthrough of the facility’s and the locations around the area, great to put your feet up and rest!"

    The fireplace is amazing & so is the jacuzzi outside the property. Would stay again, many thanks Charlie & Sonny

    Reviewed by Charlie4.1Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful compact and cozy cottage with all the facilities you need."

    Very comfy bed, underfloor heating in the shower room/toilet, and a wonderful hot tub just a few steps away on the patio looking over the Pennines, fields and river. A much appreciated ‘welcome pack’ of fresh bread, scones with jam and clotted cream, bacon and fresh farm eggs and a small jug of milk for the beverages provided were awaiting us on our arrival. This was a much needed break away and we enjoyed every minute. It was a joy to be able to watch the much loved array of farm animals and pets each day. Lovely setting and lovely hosts.

    Many thanks for the wonderful words but I would like to say that you were looking at the Cumbrian Fells but I'm sure they won't mind Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2024

  • "What a great week we had at this beautiful well equipped cottage, spotlessly clean, comfy bed , fab fire & an amazing hot tub ."

    Paul & Sam very friendly helpful hosts ...lovely views I got to feed the animals , What an experience. ( donkeys) were my favourite

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jan 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay alas it was too brief, we will definitely be returning some time in the future."

    Thanks to Sam and Paul for being the perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a fantastic time, lovely Cottage, lovely views, lovely animals and lovely people."

    Sam and Paul are wonderful hosts and really made an effort to make our stay as enjoyable as it could be. Thank you

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2023

  • "My husband and I had a wonderful week at Speight Cottage."

    Sam and Paul are the perfect hosts. It's in the most perfect location, with views to die for. The more you look, the more you see. I loved having highland cows, donkeys, sheep and chickens for neighbours. The dogs are wonderful and will always welcome a fuss. The cottage is in the perfect location for exploring the Lakes and the Dales. So much to go and see. We will definitely be back! Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Me and Jay fell in love with it immediately. We loved getting to meet all the animals and the owners could not have made us feel more welcome

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved our 4 day stay at Speight Cottage."

    Perfect hosts with a very warm welcome. Free-range chickens & dogs paid us regular visits but if that's not your thing, you can always close the gate. Thoroughly enjoyed our walks along the river and up on the fells followed by an evening soak in the hot tub and then sitting in front of the log burner. Would thoroughly recommend and thank you.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful and relaxing short break."

    The hosts were brilliant and made us feel very welcome (and so did the dogs). In a beautiful setting, the cottage was very warm and cosy with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage based in the West Yorkshire Dales was around a 45-60 minute drive to the Lake District so you had plenty of places to visit."

    The cottage was very well equipped with beautiful views over the Dales. The owners were friendly and welcoming would definitely recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing holiday!"

    Welcome pack was brilliant, the cottage was immaculate on arrival. Sam was lovely greeted us on arrival and was around if needed anything, the walks along the river are brilliant it was a lovely stay overall and will be returning

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2023

  • "Warm and friendly welcome."

    Cosy cottage with beautiful views. Lots of local walks or equally nice to relax in and around the hot tub with a good book.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2023

  • "Speight cottage was just what we were looking for, a nice cozy place equipped with all we needed, set in a very nice spot and the hot tub was much appreciated most evenings."

    The owners were very welcoming and we enjoyed being visited most days by their lovely dogs. Plenty of walking opportunities from the door, the Howgills offer good routes with fantastic views over Morecambe Bay and the Lake District .

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Speight cottage ticks all the boxes, we loved our stay there and would recommend to friends and family."

    Everything about our stay was perfect, the owners and farm animals and their lovely doggies are very friendly. The only problem was having to leave! If we stay in the area again it will definitely be at Speight Cottage.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved this cottage."

    It had everything we needed and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The views from the cottage, outside area, and hot tub are perfect. The owners make you feel very welcome and we enjoyed the daily visits from their friendly dogs. The welcome pack of bacon, eggs, milk and fresh scones was much appreciated. We hope to visit again! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "Most beautiful cottage and lovely hosts!"

    Couldn’t of found a more perfect spot for a week away!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic location."

    beautiful cottage, equipped with everything you could possibly need. very well kept and immaculately clean. hosts Paul and Sam are lovely...the welcome scones and freshly made bread were delicious along with eggs from their own chickens. hot tub was great to relax in after a full day of walking with the dog. views from the cottage are fabulous. local village is very dog and people friendly with a variety of different shops, pubs and cafes. would definitely re-visit and highly recommend. heidi & Paul

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic converted cottage set in truly beautiful Cumbrian countryside with a number of picturesque walks available from the doorstep."

    Loved staying on a working farm waking up to see donkeys, chickens and Highland cows roaming freely. Paul and Sam both very friendly owners and happy to chat about their experiences. Has all the amenities you could ask for from a one bedroom cottage, including the super sized hot tub offering amazing views to the river and dark skies stars. I can't recommend enough the local walks which have directions supplied in leaflets in the cottage. I'd planned a few drives out to Dales peaks and other walks but in the end there really was no need. Definitely also should check out Farfield Mill just a few 100m walk away with lots of great art and knick knacks and really tasty food at the cafe. Great way to celebrate my 50th.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay here, so much so that we booked an extra night whilst there."

    Hosts are very welcoming and the facilities provided are excellent. Great view from the cottage and hot tub and some great walks literally on the door step so ideal if you have dogs. The cottage is small but ideal for two people and the hot tub is huge! It has everything you need including a few items on arrival such as scones, fresh bacon, tea etc Location wise it’s a 5 minute drive to Sedbergh and slightly further out from numerous other places that are worth visiting including the lakes. Would recommend to anyone and we are already looking at returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Apr 2023

  • "Immaculate accommodation, loved all the items in the welcome pack."

    The cottage is very tastefully decorated, and extremely comfortable. The hot tub has the most fabulous views. We loved every bit of our stay, in an ideal location for walking and cycling. The animals were especially welcoming as well. I fell in love with all the dogs!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2023

  • "Idyllic cottage with beautiful views of the river."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything that you need. Fantastic location for exploring the Dales and the South Lakes areas. Sam and Paul are perfect hosts, and the hot tub is just the icing on the cake. We had a perfect week for our anniversary.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay for my partners birthday weekend away."

    It’s such a lovely little cottage in an amazing location for big walks and pub lunches. The owners were very welcoming and kindly left us a selection of fresh local eggs, bread, bacon and scones to enjoy on arrival. But the best part was the array of animals to interact with and the relaxing hot-tub in the evening - you couldn’t beat it!

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent location, excellent accommodation, perfect host."

    Couldn’t fault!

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Jan 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    We felt really welcome & at home. Highly recommended. Many thanks & best wishes

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a delightful stay at Speight Cottage and it was exactly what we needed just before Christmas."

    The owners were extremely welcoming and even provided us with fresh bread, scones, eggs and bacon which we thought was a lovely touch. We particularly enjoyed getting to meet all the animals and felt like we had the perfect balance of having our own space and interacting when we wanted to; the cottage itself was spotless and so cosy and had everything we needed for our stay. I’m sure we’ll be back- thank you!

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wonderful Cottage, fantastic views and really welcoming owners."

    Thank you for a great holiday. We definitely hope to return.

    Reviewed by Jasmin5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wow, absolutely fantastic cottage."

    Faultless. From the welcome, all the way through to leaving, we've had a brilliant stay. The cottage is perfect, immaculate well stocked with everything you could need. The hot tub was the icing on the cake. I really couldn't recommend Speight cottage highly enough. Can't wait to return. Thank you Sam, you're a great host. Good luck going forwards.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2022

  • "This cottage is beautifully located."

    Relaxing hot tub with scenic views. The owners are friendly, helpful and generous. They gave us delicious eggs from their hens. Well equipped and clean. Comfortable bed. Great for a relaxing weekend break. The owners have lovely friendly dogs, who are taken into the field below the cottage to exercise. They are the happiest most loved dogs you could ever meet. The cottage is great if you want a walking holiday. Sedbergh itself is a lovely town, within walking distance. Recommend Al Forno restaurant, if you like Italian food. Only warning about the area I would give is the taxis are very expensive. You could walk into town. We did not walk because it was a dark, damp November evening and we did not use the car because we shared a bottle of wine in the restaurant. If you do not want to walk into town, cook for yourself, or go in the summer when the evenings are light. The kitchen has good utensils. The cottage itself was perfect. This is our second stay and we would definately go back. Looking at next spring.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2022

  • "Loved our stay here, so homely, clean and comfy."

    Perfect spot for us with our dog walking and hiking. The owners made us feel very welcome. Will 100% stay here again!

    Reviewed by Ella5.0Nov 2022

  • "Thank you so much, such a lovely place to stay."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic little cottage, perfect for two for a cosy break."

    Lovely welcome pack on arrival, really enjoyed the homemade scones, such a nice touch. Great facilities including a wash/dry room which was handy after getting muddied up on walks! Perfectly located cottage to reach loads of lovely local walks, we didn’t even have to take the car out! A short walk down the river takes you to Sedburgh with some shops & pubs. Appreciated the hot tub with great views after our long walks. Thanks to the hosts Sam & Paul & all the animals for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Just come back from a lovely weekend at Speight Cottage and would highly recommend."

    The cottage has everything we needed; it was well equipped, spotlessly clean and welcoming. There was direct access to the Howgills and to delightful river walks along the valley. Sedbergh and Fairfield Mill were very local for eating out and shopping. The hottub was a treat after a day spent in the outdoors, especially with its views over donkeys, chickens, riverbanks, fells and the setting sun in the distance. We slept soundly in the extremely comfy bed and there was ample hot water for showers. When booking I was a little concerned about the 'A' road close by, but in fact it is just a country lane with little traffic. Paul and Sam are kind and generous hosts.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a lovely week in cottage very high standard ."

    Nice Surprise of a welcome pack from Sam and Paul who are amazing hosts and the dogs greeting us everyday, also nice to come back to hot tub after a day out.Fantastic holiday would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderfully relaxing stay at Speight Cottage."

    Paul, Sam and their animals were extremely welcoming with just the right balance of being around and leaving us to enjoy the peace and quiet. Their welcome pack was a lovely touch. The cottage is well equipped with everything we needed, very clean & tidy. The outdoor space is perfect. Relaxing in the hot tub after a walk along the river to the village was wonderful. We would be more than happy to return to Speight Cottage.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great hosts, great accommodation, and great views."

    Best hot tub weekend I've ever been on

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful cosy little cottage, loved the way the renovation had been done showing the beams and stonework yet with lovely modern conveniences which were sympathetic to the style of the old."

    The cottage was spotless, the setting idyllic and the views stunning. The owners Sam and Paul were so welcoming and the animals just finished it off, especially the the friendly dogs. I would highly recommend Speight Cottage to anyone whether you are wanting a walking holiday or somewhere just to wind down and relax.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and it was lovely to meet you and share our dogs with you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage set in stunning scenery couldn't of wished for a better place to stay for a mini break."

    Very welcoming owners on our arrival and throughout the stay. The scones, clotted cream, bread, eggs and bacon went down a treat. Definitely recommend speight cottage .

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7May 2022

  • "Speight Cottage privides a fabulous romantic getaway for 2!"

    We were given such a warm welcome from Paul and Sam and their various animals! The cottage itself is very comfortable;(especially the king-sized bed... we had the best nights sleep in a long time!) complete with everything we needed for our 3 night break. The cottage is perfectly positioned with amazing views which we appreciated from the hot tub! With just a short walk along the river into Sedbergh we enjoyed more picturesque countryside on our way to a beautiful market town hosting fabulous pubs, bars and restaurants. We recommend it highly.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely 28th wedding anniversary at Speight Cottage."

    Snug and comfortable for two people. The hot tub was wonderful with beautiful scenic views over the fields and fells. Friendly owners. Generously gave us delicious eggs from their free range hens. They had five very friendly dogs. It was a joy to see them running around in the field below the cottage. The first weekend that spring had sprung. Highly recommended for a relaxing weekend break.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2022

  • "This cottage is amazing ."

    We have used many cottages, this was possibly the best great setting, lovely and clean. The owners are loverly and the dogs, chickens, donkeys, and csttle made our stay. Will be going back Frank

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had the most amazing stay at Speight Cottage, even the weather (Storm Eunice) Couldn’t spoil our weekend."

    The cottage has everything you could ever need and the bed is so comfortable. We loved the hot tub after a long walk and the log fire was great on a cold February evening! We can not recommend this cottage highly enough. The hosts were friendly and helpful. It really was everything we hoped for and we will definitely be back!

    Thank you for your kind words. We are always happy when guests have enjoyed their stay even when the weather is not kind. It will be lovely to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Feb 2022

  • "Perfect little cottage."

    Perfect setting . Owners fab and friendly with their gorgeous rescue dogs. Waking up everyday to a running river at the bottom of your garden chickens, donkeys and highland cows. Fab off road river walk to the village . Hot tub was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Tracy Ann4.1Jan 2022

  • "Our stay at Speight Cottage was wonderful."

    Our hosts, Sam and Paul made us feel so welcome, the pack of goodies to greet us was a delight and our dog, Wilma, loved running around with her new doggy friends. I made full use of the hot tub, which was especially enjoyable after some long walks. Great cottage in beautiful surroundings.

    Many thanks for your kind words. We are always glad when guests have had a wonderful holiday with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jan 2022

  • "We loved our two night’s stay at Speight cottage."

    The obvious highlight is the outdoor hot tub which is fantastic, but the cottage itself is a wee gem. On arrival we were delighted to find an amazing array of goodies, handy if you had forgotten any basics (milk, bread, butter, eggs, bacon and more all acquired on their own farm or nearby). The cottage is well equipped and we appreciated the additional towels and bathrobes for the hot tub. The whole cottage is very warm and cosy thanks to the underfloor heating. The owners are lovely and friendly, it was an added bonus to be beside farm animals they have and we were so happy to be surrounded by beautiful nature. Great overall stay, thanks.

    Thank you for your kind words. It's always good to hear when people enjoy their stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Dec 2021

  • "Speight Cottage was a dream and exactly what we needed."

    After having to rebook 3 times it was a relief to be able to get away for a few days. Speight Cottage was amazing as were the hosts. Set on a farm with 3 Highland Cows ( which was a bonus as I love Highland Cows), 3 donkeys and 4 gorgeous farm dogs with stunning views, it was perfect. The cottage was warm, clean and tidy and thoroughly comfortable with the delightful surprise of Scones, jam and cream, fresh baked bread, bacon and eggs from the 45 chickens on the farm on our arrival. The hot tub was amazing especially after long, chilly walks. I could go on and on about how amazing the cottage, location and hosts were. I would 100% recommend Speight Cottage and hopefully I’ll be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Carrie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Stunning setting with welcoming owners."

    Chicken and dogs highly entertaining. Great holiday.

    Many thanks for your kind words and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Sep 2021

  • "A beautifully converted barn in a stunning valley location."

    The barn sits at the back of the owners farm house who are the perfect hosts friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, with their own four very friendly dogs, three highland cows, three donkeys and numerous chickens. From the patio / hot tub you have at stunning view over the farms field to the river and up the valley towards the fells. A short stroll over the field and you reach the river bank which at the time of writing was shallow. The footpath which runs across the farm parallel to the river gives access in each direction so you never even have to touch your car keys. You can turn right and a 25 minute flat river side walk you are into the village of Sedbergh which is a small town with a few nice pubs, Spar local and other amenities. Turn left and you can explore many miles of fell walking. We chose Speight Cottage because of the quiet location and the freedom it would give us with our dog Erik and we were not disappointed. As well as the enclosed gated garden, at the time of writing we had the use of two enclosed fields to exercise him although after a day walking along with all extra stimulation of sights and smells he was shattered. The owners Sam & Paul welcomed Erik as one of the family alway making a fuss of him. Happy dog, Happy Family, the best holiday .......

    Thank you for all your kind words. We loved having you stay with us and are delighted that you and Erik had a wonderful stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Sep 2021

  • "The scenery from the garden was amazing."

    Sam and paul where very friendly and be on a working farm it was a pleasure seeing the animals coming and going as the would on a working farm. To us it was a perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful place with exceptional views!"

    Couldn’t have enjoyed it anymore than we did. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Jimmy5.0May 2021

  • "Really nice cottage really nice hosts definitely highly recommend"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful welcome."

    The owners left us fresh eggs from their own chickens. Some bacon and a loaf of freshly baked bread. Also homemade scones with cream and jam. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Had four very friendly dogs who kept popping round to say hello. We were surrounded by amazing countryside. A river was at the bottom of the field outside the cottage which you could walk along. Perfect relaxing weekend break

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing yet again, second year we have stayed so friendly even with everything going on at the moment."

    The cottage was amazing. we loved the hottub and really enjoyed the cuddles with the dogs.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Dec 2020

  • "The cottage is brilliant."

    Looks out over fields and a river. The hosts were really friendly and helpful. Could not recommend more!

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2020

  • "Highly considering going again, just in hot summer and no Covid this time"

    Reviewed by Conor5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was the first time we have stayed in a cottage, together with the Lake District and both were amazing."

    We would like to thank both the owners Sam & Paul for our welcome pack, and help & assistance during our stay. We also loved all their animal's especially the 4 dogs who were very welcoming .

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2020

  • "This cottage is cosy, warm & comfortable."

    Beautiful location, great views of the river & countryside. Although on the same land as the owners’ house, it is private, and the owners leave you to enjoy yourselves. They are very welcoming and hospitable, and are available if necessary. Oh, and the hot tub is fantastic! Short walk (20-30 mins) into the village. Just be aware, 3 pubs in village. 1 does not let dogs in, another was closed most of the time, but the one open (Black Bull) is very good, with great food and beers. This was January, I guess the Red Lion will be open more in season.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely, cosy, secluded - on the same property as the owners, who are friendly and helpful, but leave you to your privacy."

    Lots of thoughtful touches on arrival such as home made produce and their own eggs (the chickens are wandering around!). Really great place to relax even if the weather is not great, the hot tub and log burning stove make it a great experience in winter too. I would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is a fantastic little cottage in a great location."

    If you are looking for a quiet peaceful break then this is just perfect. Great walks.

    Reviewed by Graeme4.4Nov 2019

  • "An amazing weekend away filled with relaxation."

    Complimentary bacon, eggs, bacon and scones were an extra special touch. The owners were so warm and welcoming and made you feel straight at home. Their dogs are so friendly that you don't want to stop giving them cuddles they love it. The cottage exceeded our expectations, with a lovely walk from the cottage through to sedburgh. Will be back again as it was a stunning view and amazing accommodation, cannot recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Nov 2019

  • "This cottage is the perfect getaway for a lovely couple of days away."

    The owners were nothing but helpful and friendly. The hot tub was absolutely wonderful after days spent walking and if you get a clear night there is nothing more relaxing than watching the stars from the comfort of the hot tub. Truly a beautiful stay.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Oct 2019

  • "- Welcoming touches in the form of fresh eggs from the 50 plus chickens, bacon and two fresh scones (with clotted cream and Jam) - A getaway amongst the hills of Sedbergh in an idyllic farm setting."

    - The views were stunning, with hills aplenty and the river flowing nearby. - Hot tub was fantastic, one of the best we have experienced. On all the time, with the ability to play music through bluetooth. - Paul and Sam were very welcoming and accommodating. They allowed us to feed the on site highland cows and knew exactly how to be present whilst appreciating our privacy. - Would highly recommend to anyone and throughly enjoy our stay.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Oct 2019

  • "Absolutely gorgeous little cottage."

    Beautiful inside. Lovely decoration. Everything to hand you could possibly need. Set in the grounds of a farm with a beautiful view overlooking the field and the river. Sam and Paul go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Fresh eggs, bacon, bread and scones on arrival! The hot tub is fabulous with atmospheric lights and Bluetooth enabled to play your own tunes whilst you soak. Fantastic place if you love walking. I highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a little piece of luxury and relaxation.

    Reviewed by Leeann5.0Oct 2019

  • "Sam and Paul have gone above and beyond to exceed guest expectations!"

    Everything you may need or think of is there, every attention detail has been made to such a high standard, location is perfect and the views are amazing, whether it be a romantic getaway, this is a perfect place to visit! The finishing touches such as the generous welcome pack provided for your stay, consisting of fresh scones, bread, milk and plenty more, just shows the generosity the owners offer to all their guest! Would highly recommend anyone to book this as there next holiday!

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Sep 2019

  • "A delightful find, cannot fault anything, Sam & Pauls attention to the little things are what makes this cottage standout."

    Ideal location to explore the Dales and Lake District, will be coming back along with the bikes.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2019

  • "Speight Cottage is one of the loveliest I've stayed in."

    The extras like fresh bacon,eggs,bread and homemade scones with cream & jam were a lovely touch.The owners were very welcoming but not intrusive.The hot tub was great overlooking the river,so relaxing to soak in and listen/watch the cute chickens,highland cows,donkeys and of course the very well behaved doggies. Perfect cottage for a romantic getaway

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, amazing views, extremely relaxing."

    Donkeys, Highland cattle, chickens are lovely to just sit and watch. Hot tub was fantastic, really relaxing after a long days walking. Sam & Paul make you really welcome, and to have scones, clotted cream, jam, eggs, milk, bacon, bread on our arrival was a real treat.

    Reviewed by Roland5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a fantastic week in Speight cottage!"

    From an easy arrival, with Sam showing us round and welcoming us, to finding some lovely treats in the cottage to relax and enjoy! The cottage was the perfect size for two people and their dog (who thoroughly enjoyed himself too), the chickens, donkeys and highland cows were wonderful to watch as well. The four dogs that love there were free roaming and very friendly, including their puppy Arty, who regularly enjoyed playing with our large Labrador. Local amenities are a short drive away, this can be walked too in about an hours round trip. The hot tub for us was an excellent addition, we were regularly visiting to relax- a little tip, it’s beautiful to sit in with a glass of wine and watch the sky get darker. Lots of lovely walks around, Cautley Spout very hard but extremely beautiful just up the road, and lots of areas to drive to. We had a fantastic time and this cottage has everything you need for a relaxing week away or an vase for your adventures. Would highly recommend and we will be back!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2019

  • "Really nice cosy cottage on the edge of Sedburgh So it’s on a small holding ..."

    Really nice cosy cottage on the edge of Sedburgh So it’s on a small holding farm the cottage is a converted barn small but has everything you need and if you like animals there is three donkeys three highland cattle a dozen or so hens and four very friendly dogs If the weather is fine the hot tub is a great bonus and is kept in excellent condition Very friendly owners on hand if you need anything and the welcome pack of freshly baked bread, bacon, eggs(from the farm hens) and scones were delightful much better than a complimentary bottle of wine Loved the river walk into Sedburgh right on the door step mind you do need good foot ware and if you get muddy there is amenities to wash and clean clothes and a bespoke shower unit to clean your pet It’s a great base for the Lake District and the Yorkshire vales Never been to Sedburgh before but enjoyed the village and would certainly return to the cottage

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2019

  • "Wow what an escape."

    Upon arrival with our dog we were greeted by our host and her lovely dogs! If you don't like dogs/animals this definitely isn't a holiday for you. It was lovely for our dog to have some play mates and for him to be able to run around and unfortunately into their farm house oops! It is very close to Cautley Spout which was great. The walk took around 5 hours with lots of rests for the dog but mostly for us. It is a hard walk to be warned to ensure you wear proper walking boots and are equipped with water etc. Then we spent the rest of our stay relaxing and chilling in the hot tub. Thank you for creating such a relaxing retreat.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0May 2019

  • "We could not think of a better way to spend a bank holiday weekend: the cottage was adorable, the hot tub was such a treat and the views were just incredible!"

    Our puppy Juniper had the best time playing with the other dogs in the farmyard too. 10/10

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2019

  • "The scenery that surrounds the cottage is stunning."

    The patio of the cottage allows you to stare and enjoy the hillside. The owners are very accommodating and help with any problems. They go the extra mile to make the accommodation as welcome as possible by providing a few essentials and a scone which is a lovely welcome treat. They have 4 dogs who are friendly and love to be played with! We would definitely recommend them in the future! Thank you for a lovely weekend break! We almost missed the cottage entrance when we first drove past as we didn't realise how close it was on the main road.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.4Apr 2019

  • "Everything to a high specification!"

    Owners are a gem! Welcome package of tea, scones, clotted cream, homemade bread, farm eggs and BACON!!! Just such a splendid place with breath taking views! Definitely will revisit!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage is perfectly located on a working farm on the outskirts of Sedbergh village."

    The owners were so friendly and the cream tea on arrival was perfect. The cottage is isolated only enough to enjoy the tranquil countryside but close enough to the village to enjoy a 15minute walk along the river to access shops, pubs and cafes. The howgills are fun to explore and the views incredible. The hot tub was very welcoming for tired bodies at the end of a day trecking around The Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. We cannot recommend this cottage enough!!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2019

  • "We have just returned from a lovely relaxing week at Speight Cottage."

    Everything about the cottage was perfect and Sam and Paul made us feel so welcome. A cream tea was waiting for us when we arrived as well as fresh bread, bacon and eggs. Our dog Archie was free to go anywhere and spent lots of time playing with Sam and Paul’s dogs who were regular visitors to the cottage. We will definitely be returning and also recommending it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2019

  • "Owners are extremely friendly and added lots of lovely touches to make us feel welcome and make our weekend special."

    There was home made bread, eggs from the chickens on the farm and they’d left a birthday card and prosecco. There were gorgeous views and it was much more than I expected. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2019

  • "Our hosts were very welcoming."

    The cottage surpassed all expectations, with a cosy quiet slice of heaven located just off the m6. Hot tub and woodburner were on our list of must haves. The patio of the cottage sat just above the river Rawthey, looking out onto green fields. We enjoyed a few evenings in the hot tub under the stars! Weather was very kind whilst we were there. Everything we needed was provided with lots of added extras, dressing gowns, fresh bread, milk, eggs and proper bacon! Having never used sykes before, we definitely would again! Thank you to Paul and Sam for sharing their hidden gem!

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Feb 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage, kind owners."

    Extra touches make the trip.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jan 2019

  • "We had a very relaxing holiday at this cottage ,owners very friendly and on hand if you need anything ,our dog was very happy with the stream at bottom of the field ,well located and will definitely go again in the future, loved everything about it ."

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Dec 2018

  • "Excellent property."

    Really welcoming hosts. Went above and beyond. Beautiful spot will be sure to return.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Nov 2018

  • "When we booked Speight Cottage, we were simply hoping for a comfortable, quiet escape, surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    What we found when got to Scrogg House Farm exceeded all our expectations. The cottage was immaculate and clearly considerable care has gone into creating this first class accommodation. The kitchen was very well equipped with every utensil we could need for our long weekend provided. The living/dining room was an ideal size for two visitors and their dog, with log burner, new sofa, good tv and wifi. The bedroom had ample storage for clothes, with a hairdryer, mirrors and very comfortable large bed. Like the other rooms, the bathroom was decorated nicely. It was spacious, with a large powerful shower and towels/dressing gowns provided. Underfloor heating throughout ensured we were never cold despite some very inclement autumnal weather. On our arrival, we found scones with jam and cream waiting for us, with milk and bacon in the fridge and a fresh loaf and eggs generously supplied by Sam and Paul. The attention to detail and determination to impress their guests was not lost on us. The hot tub on the large south facing patio is the perfect vantage point to enjoy the incredible view over the fields, river and hills beyond. Having never experienced an outdoor hot tub before and it being October, we really didn’t expect to spend much time in it. How wrong we were! Other than sliding the cover off, slipping in and relaxing, there’s nothing more to do. Again, no expense has been spared as this was clearly a very good quality large hot tub, with bluetooth connection for your own music to play through its inbuilt speakers and an array of coloured lights. The temperature was perfect and we literally spent hours in it! Feeding Sam’s Highland cattle and donkeys and meeting the three dogs, hens and cockerel added to our enjoyment and we loved walking along the riverbank into Sedbergh. Undoubtedly, we’ll recommend Speight Cottage to our friends and family and we’re already looking forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2018

  • "The house was perfect."

    Outstanding location! and views. A warm hottub on the terrace, very friendly owners. We had a very warm welcome. There was milk and bacon in de fridge. Eggs, scones, jam and clotted cream was provided and tea to make your cream tea at arrival. We certainly will visit this cottage in the future. Lot's to do in the region. Many walks nearby. Visit the website from the Yorkshire Dales, you find walks in various lenght to print out, and much more information.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Oct 2018

  • "The owners were nice and relaxed about the dog, which was very welcome."

    The owners left a lovely welcome pack of eggs, bacon fresh bread, scones an jam and cream. Although the accommodation was small, the external hot tub and the quality of all the fixtures and fittings made it a relaxing place. Parking was easy and the position was ideal for visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2018

  • "Speight Cottage is a lovely little farm cottage with everything you need for a short relaxing break."

    The hot tub is a great addition. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and having fresh bread, scones and jam on arrival was a nice welcome.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Sep 2018

  • "The owners were very friendly."

    The location of the cottage is perfect for the Lake District as well as the Yorkshire Dales - both of which we enjoyed. The views from the cottage were amazing and were all the better sitting in the hot tub with a glass of wine in the evening!.

    Reviewed by Navi4.7Aug 2018

  • "Great location of cottage, scenery whilst sitting in the hot tub amazing."

    Hosts perfect.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2018

  • "It was a beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    You can walk into Sedbergh along the river or it’s a quick drive if you are popping to the shop or picking up a takeaway :p Peaceful location with the added bonus of your very own hot tub. The facilities are all perfect and the cottage is completed to a high standard. Gorgeous little welcome package of scones, eggs and bread too.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2018

  • "The simple fresh air I enjoyed the most The no traffic noise in the morning The sheep and chickens waking us up instead of the phone was just lush Resting in the hottub yep you heard me hottub at night with a glass of gin and tonic and cake woopwoop Didn't like the fact that the weekend few by so fast Speight cottage was fabulous."

    fantastic. absolute rich in views and location Used the car once walked the rest of days it's only 25 minutes from Sedbergh village Then walked to hawes and dent passing sheep cows hight land cows in the fields walk ways Just a short drive from the magnificent Lakes, the lovely old Dales villages of Hawes and Dent, Speight Cottage is the ideal jumping off point for those keen to explore the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Trust me if you don't believe me go to Skegness instead There are two other lodges on the land of two bedroom Secure parking WiFi There is only one hottub attached to the one bedroom speight cottage and it's mine all mine

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, small dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, a washing/drying room complete with dog shower is provided (shared with one other cottage on site), Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen, towels and bathrobes inc. in rent
  • Shared driveway with space for one car
  • Patio with furniture and hot tub
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Strictly no smoking
  • Shops and pub 1 mile
  • Note: The owners live in the farmhouse some 30 yards from the property
  • Note: Due to a steep slope to the rear of the cottage, children should be supervised
  • This detached, stone-built cottage, a former smithy, is set in the grounds of the owner's farmhouse alongside the river Rawthay
  • The cottage is on the owners small holding and therefore friendly farm dogs and free range chickens roaming freely
  • Note: Max 2 people, this property does not accept infants 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

This detached, stone-built cottage, a former smithy, is set in the grounds of the owner's farmhouse alongside the river Rawthay.

It sits amongst beautiful rolling countryside, just a mile from Sedbergh, in the beautiful Howgills.

This premier cottage is simply oozing with character and charm throughout, creating a lovely, romantic retreat, just perfect for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and discover the beauty of this outstanding area.

Situated solely over the ground floor, a great deal of time and energy has been put into creating a holiday home of real charm and character, from the exposed stone walls to the unusual, but charming telegraph pole in the roof apex, Speight Cottage ticks all the boxes.

Small and cosy throughout, the open-plan living area contains a modern and well-equipped kitchen, a dining and sitting area and a lovely woodburning stove.

Doors provide access to the patio area and the lovely views down to the river and the fells beyond.

A contemporary shower room and double bedroom are located either side of the main living area.

Stylish and well thought out accommodation, every care has been taken by the owners to provide a truly outstanding holiday home.

Outside, a spacious patio area and dry stone walling provide the backdrop for a luxurious hot tub, where guests can sit and enjoy the views of the donkeys, the farm cockerel, the three resident Highland cattle, sheep and cows in the adjoining meadows, whilst relaxing after a hard day’s walking on the nearby fells.

A great base, ideal for keen walkers and cyclists who can make use of the secure bike storage.

Just a short drive from the magnificent Lakes, the lovely old Dales villages of Hawes and Dent, Speight Cottage is the ideal jumping off point for those keen to explore the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

There are so many local places of interest to visit including Fairfield Mill, the picturesque village of Dent, Devils bridge and famous Ruskins view at nearby Kirkby Lonsdale.

Treat yourself to this first class retreat.

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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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Note: Max 2 people, this property does not accept infants

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas