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The Hawthorns

(Ref. 1079795)

Paythorne near Gisburn, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


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  • 13 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "We all enjoyed our family holiday at The Hawthorns."

    The spacious accommodation worked well for our family group (3 generations) and the outside space with football nets and the games room were a great hit with the children. The property was lovely and warm and everything was very clean. Lots of extras like a supply of logs and games were much appreciated, as was the well equipped kitchen. Some lovely pot plants and interesting pictures made the house seem very homely. (We were so comfortable that we never got around to visiting the pub next door but it looked nice and we didn't hear any noise from it)!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our holiday was enjoyed by one and all ( family and friends)."

    We thought The Hawthorns gave everything we could wish for and even the weather was kind.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning place, clean, well equipped we enjoyed every minute of our stay."

    Games room in stable area needs a bit of an upgrade but there was so much else to keep the kids entertained that this was not a problem. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were 9 in our party, so the accommodation worked well for us, with 4 bedrooms in the main house and the additional space in the annex."

    The weather was not great but we made the most of our family being together on this rare occasion. The house is spacious with large kitchen/dining room, a spacious lounge plus a smaller separate lounge, upstairs are 4 bedrooms, 2 en-suite plus a separate bathroom. The annex is a bedroom, shower room and lounge with kitchen area. The en-suite in the master bedroom is not a full bathroom, the shower is a corner alcove with the toilet and a very small sink in a separate room en-suite. The master bed is 5ft. The floor on the ground floor of the house is stone with some rugs, so cold feet most of the time and hard for youngster to fall on. The general condition of the house is somewhat “tired” , rugs not too clean, stone floor well used look, sofas well used. So maximum 4 stars, but not bad for the price, if you want size at a good price. The house backs on to the village pub, excellent Sunday lunch, with Pendleton lamb roast and a very helpful staff.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2023

  • "The Cottage was fantastic."

    We hired the cottage for my sons 30th. We had relatives staying on a camp site near by who also joined in with dinner and family games. there was plenty of room with enough supplies of plates glasses etc for us all to enjoy a grand meal. The grounds are stunning many off us went walking and found a lovely river and fantastric views. The owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful house Fabulous facilities including games kitchen equipment garden ..."

    Beautiful house Fabulous facilities including games kitchen equipment garden space bbq and garden fire pit Pics don’t do it justice Rooms are spacious and comfortable beds Nearby cheese cafe was a lovely visit

    Reviewed by Nandini5.0Jun 2023

  • "Character building in a hamlet next to the pub!"

    Beautiful area, we had lovely weather with the traditional British summer thunderstorm. The large outside area, with games room and covered verandah, enabled lots of scope for activities, all rooms well furnished, kitchen and dining area very good. The annexe was useful as we had an elderly dog that was able to exit easily and on the level to the garden. The owners were friendly and responsive to issues, (the Wi-Fi wasn’t working and will be rectified by the provider (Boundless) which uses point to point links via a transmitter ( that’s rural life). Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage tastefully decorated, well equipped for 12 people, friendly, helpful owners."

    The games room entertained the younger generation for many hours large garden too for them to play in. The cottage is situated in a beautiful, quiet location with many walks in the doorstep. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Feb 2023

  • "Such a great weekend stay, beautiful house very well equipped and great communication from helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Kirsten5.0Dec 2022

  • "Shower in the annex not great and bed is very small for 2 people although I appreciate it's a small room!"

    Loved everything else. Garden is great for dog and kids to run around in. Lots of space in main cottage, large kitchen and huge sofa. Plenty of cups, glasses etc. Great location with lovely pub next door. A dryer or place to hang clothes may be a good addition. Overall a lovely cottage and we enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I can reassure you that the double in the annexe is standard size. There are also two larger king sized beds in the main house. There is a clothes airer in the utility room by the washing machine for you to dry your clothes. The shower in the annexe is a suitable standard electric and there are two power showers in the main house. I am glad you all enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie4.4May 2022

  • "A few hiccups with the showers."

    Low water pressure in the annex.

    Thank you for your feedback. If you had notified us of any issues whilst you were at the property we would have been more than happy to get this rectified for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Apr 2022

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  • Main House: 4 x first floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, plus a ground floor bunk room
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, Range cooker with gas hob, 2 x microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • 2 x dining area
  • Utility room with washing machine and clothes airer
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and 65 inch Smart TV
  • Snug area with sofa, sofa bed and TV
  • Orangery with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with 3 x woodburning stove
  • Annexe: One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchenette, dining area, sitting area with sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Wifi throughout the main property and annexe
  • Secure internal storage for several bikes
  • External games room with table tennis and darts
  • Large, multi-level garden with lawn, patio, veranda, fire pit and furniture
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles Please note: This property has a min of 3 night stay

The property

Gisburn 2.7 miles.

Our large and beautifully-appointed detached home sits in the picturesque village of Paythorne - nestled in the peaceful Ribble Valley between the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland - with stunning views across the fields from the house to Pendle Hill.

As a family home for many years, the house is cosy and welcoming, with stylish, open plan living spaces including original features, a spacious rear garden and annex, and large kitchen-dining area making it ideal for bringing the extended family or groups of friends together.

The Hawthorns is ideally located for groups seeking to explore the great outdoors, with a wide range of activities to choose from.

There are short walks from the house around Paythorne Moor and Gisburn Park Estate, where wildlife lovers will enjoy looking out for the resident deer․ Or venture slightly further to explore the local beauty spots of Malham Cove, Stainforth Falls, and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, home to the famous Three Peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough․ And with the endless possibilities of the Lake District National Park less than an hour drive away, the house is a perfect base for walking holidays and to explore some of the best landscapes the country has to offer!

For those seeking more high-adrenaline adventure, visit the mountain bike trails at Gisburn Forest, or take a more leisurely pootle through quiet lanes to explore the surrounding area on your road bike (which you can store in the secure bike shed at the house).

Skipton, Settle, and Clitheroe are all a short drive from the house where you will find exciting and fun activities for all the family - including the 12th-century Clitheroe Castle Museum, the trails of Skipton Woods and Barden Moor, and the Settle-Carlisle Railway, where unforgettable rides can be enjoyed through the rural scenery.

Food and drink lovers will appreciate the plethora of pubs and eateries in the area․ In Paythorne itself you will find The Buck pub, serving hearty home-cooked meals and local cask ale․ In the neighbouring village of Gisburn you will find the renowned La Locanda Italian Restaurant, as well as a deli and a shop․ And Downham, on the outskirts of Clitheroe, is home to the famed Assheton Arms pub.

Arriving at the house you will find off-road parking for four cars on the gravel driveway behind an electric gate.

The bright and welcoming entrance room features a large boot store and coat racks, stairs up to the first floor, and doors into the open-plan living space on either side.

The spacious kitchen is well-equipped with a Smeg fridge/freezer, range cooker, double basin and ample storage.

There are two dining areas - an extendable table in the kitchen, big enough to sit your entire party, looks out over the garden, whilst a smaller seating area next to the snug is perfect for a quieter meal or to sit and play one of the many board games available at the house.

The snug is a small second living room with a music system, a collection of vinyl records and a TV, making it a perfect little hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the main living room.

The main living room features a wood burning stove, a 65” Smart TV, and a huge comfortable sofa, offering plenty of room for everyone to cosy up together at the end of a busy day.

Next door is a magical garden room with a living-wall of tropical plants, twinkling fairy lights, and a wood burning stove, making it a wonderful calming spot to retreat to.

Stepping out of the main house into the garden, guests will be blown away by the stunning views across the fields to Pendle Hill and can choose to take in the scenery from the seating area on the veranda, or from the warmth of the large fire pit․ For our younger and more energetic guests, the large lawned paddock offers ample space for running around or playing football using the goal posts, and a games room in the stable block offering table tennis, darts and other games will keep even the most active entertained!

Also accessible from the garden is the annex which consists of a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, lounge area with wood burning stove and sofa bed, and a small kitchenette․ Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open directly out onto the garden.

Back in the main house and up to the first floor guests will find two king-sized bedrooms (one of which being en-suite), a double with en-suite, and a twin room․ All bedrooms have been carefully decorated and are seasonally-themed - from the mediterranean colours of Summer to the warming hues of Autumn.

Also upstairs is a family bathroom with a deep, copper, freestanding bath, ideal for unwinding and soothing muscles after a day’s activities.

The entire house is stylishly decorated and adorned with contemporary artwork, including originals and limited edition prints by local artists.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £550.

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About the location


Clitheroe 9 miles, Skipton 11 miles, Settle 11 miles, Yorkshire Dales National Park 6 miles and the Trough of Bowland 4 miles

Gisburn is a charming village nestled in the peaceful Ribble Valley between the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales. Boasting remains of its history through its cobblestones and church of St. Mary's, the village makes a lovely location to spend your holidays where you can appreciate beautiful scenery and quaint amenities to match. Within the village itself you can also find a deli, a delicious Italian restaurant and even a hairdressers where you can get glammed up before heading into the vibrant nearby town of Barnoldswick for an evening of dining, drinking, and dancing. The village is also home to an exquisite 18th-century country house, Gisburn Park, a Grade I listed building now used as a hospital, it's a true historical wonder, perfect for the culture vulture. For an evening of lively entertainment, the Gisburn Festival Hall provides the perfect opportunity to live life like a local, with social, leisure and recreational events being held throughout the year, it's well-worth a visit no matter the time of year you're staying. Settled next to the scenic lands of the Forest of Bowland AONB, here you can find farm parks and gardens, a multitude of fabulous walking and cycling routes, and even the opportunity to star gaze in the truly dark skies of Bowland, offering little light pollution and home to legendary beasts and mythical figures, it makes a fantastic spot to spend an evening with your loved ones. With the Yorkshire Dales National Park within close proximity too, be sure to take a trip here to experience even more tranquil lands and an abundance of attractions such as museums, historical landmarks and even a brewery where you can take a guided tour to find out about the famous ales of Black Sheep Brewery. With wonderful links to Leeds and Manchester too, Gisburn makes an ideal base for your holiday no matter what type of adventure you're seeking.

Please note: This property has a min of 3 night stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas