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Green Smithy Cottage

(Ref. 955089)

High Bentham, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Green Smithy Cottage ticks all the boxes for a break away."

    Its in a rural peaceful setting with footpaths from the doorstep added bonus is High Bentham just minutes away in the car for supplies, pubs & friendly cafe. Lots to see & explore in surrounding area but Lancaster & Lakes accessible too. Cottage is so comfortable, clean, modern but still quirky and had everything you need to hand including wifi, log burner, smart tv & wonderful openplan kitchen diner with skylight. Owner greeted us on arrival and showed how everything worked & advised about local amenities & walks etc which was a lovely personal touch. Highly recommend this cottage & would definitely visit again.

    Many thanks for the comments it really is appreciated. Yes Green Smithy Cottage certainly does have it quirks but with a touch of modern works really well. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and also pleased Daisy Doodle enjoyed the walks from the cottage. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2023

  • "A comfy, warm and well equipped cottage."

    Was welcomed by Malcolm on arrival who gave us the run down of the cottage and where to find everything, also providing us with local eateries info etc. the welcome basket was much appreciated too. The cottage is in a small peaceful village, and there’s plenty to see and do in surrounding areas especially if you enjoy walking. Highly recommend this cottage and would book again without hesitation. Emma, Andrew and Riley ( the border collie)

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. We always try and greet our guests and show them round the cottage as we feel that this helps guests settle in quicker and helps resolve any potential issues prior to handing over the key. We hope to welcome you back to the cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2023

  • "A great base for exploring the area, with beautiful countryside."

    The information provided in the cottage about local walks was very helpful. The cottage was comfortable, clean and well equipped.

    Thank you very much for the kind feedback and review, we are very pleased that you found the information in the cottage about local walks helpful and that the cottage lived up to your expectations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas JamesApr 2023

  • "What an amazing cottage in an fantastic location."

    The cottage was clean, comfy and cozy. It was a perfect base for exploring the area. We will definitely book this cottage again.

    John, thank you for your very kind review, we are pleased that you found the cottage comfortable and cozy, and look forward to welcoming you back to Green Smithy Cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2022

  • "Green Smithy Cottage is beautiful!"

    It had everything needed for our stay and more. The location is fantastic....although you definitely need a car to get to places if you are not keen cyclists. The beauty of the countryside around is idyllic. Fields, moorland, rivers, hills, woodland ... just awesome! Delightful places to visit nearby. We enjoyed Ingleton Waterfalls Trail and Ribblehead Viaduct. The three peaks are at hand for keen walkers, and for not so keen walkers there are lots of villages nearby to explore. Here we were able to do as much outdoors as we liked and then chill at the cottage. Eating out at local eateries on days we didn't fancy cooking ... although check places are open as Mondays and Tuesdays seemed to be closure days for some. Personally I wouldn't want to come in wintertime but purely because of driving in snow or icey conditions is not something I'd relish!! Highly recommend. Many thanks to the owners Mr and Mrs Hingley for making this such a delightful place to retreat to and recharge.

    Caroline, thank you for your very kind review of not only Green Smithy Cottage but also what the Dales has to offer. Ingleton waterfalls trail and Ribblehead viaduct are amongst our favourite places too. Green Smithy Cottage is unique in that you can travel deeper into the Dales, visit the Lakes or even go back towards Lancashire to the Trough of Bowland. We are really pleased that you had such a great time and could come back to the cottage to simply chill. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2022

  • "The owner Malcolm is very friendly and accommodating, the cottage is really lovely and well thought out, very comfortable and homely, sadly we were only there for the week but would not hesitate to return to this delightful cottage."

    Thank you for your very kind review and we are glad you found the cottage very homely. Hopefully, we will see you again at some time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NoreenOct 2022

  • "This cottage was a perfect little holiday home for us, it had everything we needed and is in an ideal location to visit Yorkshire and the Lake District."

    Thank you for the kind review and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. You are not the first guests and I am sure you won’t be the last but the cottage is quite uniquely positioned to take in the Dales, Lake District and also the Lancashire coast. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RheaSep 2022

  • "This is a fantastic property and ideal to use as a base for exploring the local area."

    Nothing was too much trouble for the owners who were helpful and welcoming on arrival and always on hand if needed. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you very much for the very kind feedback and we are really pleased that you had a great stay in our cottage and visited some fantastic places. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IainAug 2022

  • "We loved our time at this cottage."

    The kitchen/dining area was so light, clean and bright and had everything we needed. The lounge, bedrooms and bathrooms were all excellent and we had the added bonus of being able to lock our bikes up in the barn. Right on the edge of The Forest of Bowland and The Yorkshire Dales so ideal for walking and biking. Also only a relatively short drive to Clapham, Austwick and Settle. Loved it.

    Thank you very much for the great review Paul. The cottage is right on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales but is also found very close to the Lakes and also the Forest of Bowland which makes for some great days out as you said. Having the barn to lock bicycles and other equipment securely is definitely an added bonus for people who want to explore or take part in a variety of activities knowing that all their belongings are kept safe and sound when they are not being used. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2022

  • "A superb cottage."

    Immaculately clean and well equipped . Green Smithy Cottage if full of character, set in a quiet location but well located for Bentham Village (check out the Black Pig for food - superb) walks from the door or further afield whether coastal, forest, reservoir or simply the Dales. Host Malcom greeted us with a pack of very welcome essentials and couldn't do enough to ensure our stay was perfect. We would definitely recommend Green Smithy Cottage.

    Thank you, the comments are very much appreciated. It is really satisfying when guests have had such a great time, of course good weather and great places to eat always add to the experience and make for a really enjoyable break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JimJun 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage!"

    Beautiful location. The cottage had everything we needed for a lovely holiday. Really clean. Comfy beds. Parking was very easy. The owner was on hand if we needed anything. Really could not have asked for more. Would definitely return.

    Thank you for the kind comments. The location of the cottage does lend itself for guests to explore The Dales, The Lakes, the Forest of Bowland as well as the Lancashire and Cumbrian coast. We are pleased you had a very enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2022

  • "Peaceful location."

    Comfy beds and good facilities. Very welcoming owners. The wine, milk, biscuits welcomed. Good information provided in the cottage of things to do and local walks.

    Thank you for the very kind feedback and we are really pleased that you had a great time, of course the good weather also helped. We always send out the cottage information pack when our guests contact us regarding key collection, as it also contains information on one or two places to eat, walks from the cottage and other useful details which help our guests plan their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2022

  • "A very pleasant and well equipped cottage."

    The cottage was warm and modern. There was everything provided to make the holiday relaxed and easy.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Green Smithy Cottage and that everything was provided to ensure you had an enjoyable stay. Many thanks for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanNov 2021

  • "Cozy, clean and well equipped."

    A beautiful base for exploring North Yorkshire and the Lakes. Highly recommended.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback, we’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LucyNov 2021

  • "All good & as expected Nice to be greeted by the owner and shown round A bit ..."

    All good & as expected Nice to be greeted by the owner and shown round A bit off the track but totally as expected and ideal

    Thank you for your very kind comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Green Smithy Cottage. We always meet our guests on arrival and show them round the property to make sure they are happy with everything and provide a friendly touch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2021

  • "Malcom the owner was in contact with us on the drive up from Oxon."

    He was there to meet us when we arrived. Thanks

    We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. We always try and help guests even when planning their drive up here as there are so many roadworks nowadays, especially on the motorway network. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay and very friendly people"

    Reviewed by MirandaJun 2021

  • "Really great stay with great country walks and views."

    The cottage was very comfortable with all we needed to make it a great place to come back to and relax

    Thank you very much for the very kind feedback, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and had a relaxing break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2021

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Smithy Green Cottage, the owner was there to meet us, socially distanced."

    It provided a great base for some outstanding walks locally.

    Reviewed by Christine DavidOct 2020

  • "Very comfortable and clean cottage and was exactly as described."

    Would recommend to anyone wishing to visit the Yorkshire Dale's.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased that the cottage lived up to your expectations and was as described in the Sykes website. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Had a wonderful."

    Cottage very welcoming and owners met us which was nice. Everything in the cottage we needed and also plenty of information on the surrounding area for us to read. We would definitely recommend to friends. In fact friends have already asked us to pass them on the details. Whoever stays here won’t be disappointed.

    Reviewed by JessicaOct 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Green Smithy,the cottage was cosy & warm with a fab wood burner which we did use,lovely welcoming pack waiting for us added a nice touch,Bentham right in the middle lots of places to go & things to do,would definitely like to go back one day,the only gripe was the drive it’s not that easy too park your car & if you have a S."

    U.V,which I do it’s was very tight too get it in the drive & worse at night as it was so dark,even with the outside light on!,we did manage though,just a bit difficult!. Green Smithy is a lovely place & I definitely recommend it :-)

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2019

  • "Sykes were fantastic, as I called to arrange to arrive day later due to our wedding."

    The lady contacted the owner Malcolm and confirmed, and was incredibly knowledgeable about dog and family friendly attractions. Malcolm met us at the cottage, and we had a fantastic week. The cottage was one of the finest we've stayed in and really was home from home. Great location and all the facilities we could need. We enjoyed many day trips with the kids and our dog. Would love to visit here again!

    Reviewed by GlenAug 2019

  • "The location of the cottage is a little misleading as listed in the description."

    Whilst the cottage is only one mile from High Bentham, what is not stated is that the mile is up and down some relative steep slopes, via a road with no foot path and blind bends. I would not walk this route in perfect daylight let alone at night. Again, whilst the description states parking for one vehicle off road is technically correct, the vehicle in question should only be a mid sized family car. anything larger then the parking is very tight. However, the cottage its self is very clean, comfortable and a pleasure to be in

    Dear Mr Bilton, were really pleased that you found the cottage to be a pleasure to stay in and enjoyed your break. We would just like to add a couple of points in answer to your comments, taking the car parking first. The off road space is based on a BMW X4 which we would class at a large family SUV and is parked in the space regularly without problem. Having an even larger space to the front would detract from the character of the property, however it is worth pointing out that other customers have had no problem parking even larger SUVs in the same space. As for the location, the description that Sykes put together is in our view not misleading, it simply states that the cottage is 1 mile from High Bentham. There are two roads near to the cottage that lead to high Bentham of which you have only described one. The second runs almost parallel to the first and is nowhere near as steep, has a grass verge along probably 70% of its length on both sides and is typical of a country lane. The second lane is quite clearly shown in the OS maps found in the cottage and this is the road myself and my family usually walk in to High Bentham. I hope this clarifies your 2 points and we look forward to welcoming you back to Green Smithy Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2019

  • "Great cottage very clean and with everything"

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed holiday - very comfortable."

    Only one problem which was sorted out quickly by owners.

    Reviewed by CharlesMay 2019

  • "Outstanding cottage!"

    Great location, with lovely walks from the door. Very dog friendly. Welcomed by the owner, which was a nice touch. Made to feel like it was a home from home. Delighted with our stay.

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2019

  • "The owner is very friendly and professional."

    very spacious and everything is new...sparkling clean. quiet. even have free wines, biscuits as gifts...very satisfied with the choice and experience. highly recommended to other guests.

    Reviewed by ClarkDec 2018

  • "The owner Malcolm met us upon arrival and was extremely helpful and friendly."

    We really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2018

  • "This cottage was even better than we expected."

    A very clean, well equipped cottage. Walks on the doorstop for us and our dog. Exactly what we wanted for a week in the dales

    Reviewed by VickiSep 2018

  • "The cottage is lovely and the owners couldn’t have been more welcoming."

    They met us on arrival and showed us everything we needed to know, and left us welcome gifts. The cottage is spacious and finished to an extremely high standard. I have read on other reviews that the gate is narrow, but we managed to fit a large 4x4 on the drive and it offered peace of mind that we could park our car safely and that our dog and small children would not stray from the grounds without us opening the gate. The cottage contained everything we needed for a relaxing stay. It is in a quiet location but still only a short drive to Bentham. For anyone thinking of walking to Bentham though, be aware that it is about a 25 minute walk - fine for adults but those with small children may prefer to drive. We found parking in Bentham no problem though so this wasn’t an issue. We felt the cottage was terrific value for money and would consider staying again.

    Reviewed by KeirAug 2018

  • "We were met by the owner and shown through the cottage."

    All our questions were answered and the book with details in it was excellent plus we were given a small welcome pack which was very nice. I would definitely recommend this cottage as it was very clean and comfortable. I would perhaps like to see better signage ie a sign post on the corner if it is possible. If you have a small SUV be advised that it is quite tight to get your car in through the gate. All in all a lovely property.

    Reviewed by JacqualineAug 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely it had everything we required to have a great holiday."

    Out in the countryside but still close enough to Bentham to walk there and back although it's all up hill on way home. We were made very welcome by Malcolm & Elaine on arrival. Very peaceful with comfortable beds which was great for long lies in.

    Reviewed by PaulaJul 2018

  • "We found the cottage so beautiful, it was so peaceful and relaxing just what we wanted would love to go back sometime."

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2018

  • "This cottage is an absolute gem in a stunning location so clean and very easy to settle into as everything is where you would expect it to be nothing seems to have been overlooked ."

    A very friendly welcome from Malcolm which was much appreciated as was the bottle of wine , chocolates ,and milk . Can honestly say this cottage is probably the most well equipped one we have stayed in and there has been quite a few . Would love to return one day .

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2018

  • "Green Smithy Cottage was perfect for our holiday with Monty (the dog)."

    Spacious, lovely furnishings, dog friendly floors, enclosed patio area and a warm welcome from Malcolm, the owner. It was like home from home and a pleasure to return to at the end of our days spent exploring the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The cottage’s location was excellent - perfect for some peace and quiet, yet brilliantly accessible to lots of villages, towns, countryside and pubs! We couldn’t recommend Green Smithy Cottage enough. Thank you Malcolm, Elaine and Sykes Cottages for a super holiday.

    Reviewed by RussellJun 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in a really lovely part of the country."

    So very well appointed. Everything in the very best taste. A warm welcome. Could not wish for anything more. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2018

  • "Really comfortable, clean, quiet, modern cottage, everything you could want, a real home away from home."

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "Brilliant accommodation, easy booking facility, easy to understand directions, key collection and overall booking procedure."

    Will definitely be using again!

    Reviewed by GaryMar 2018

  • "Had a great stay at Green Smithy Cottage, a beautiful place to stay with all the comforts of home."

    Exceptionally well kept with all modern amenities, the cottage has been renovated to keep the quaintness of an old cottage along with comforts of modern living. The owners Malcolm and Elaine made us very welcome and their cottage is a credit to them.

    Reviewed by GeraldineMar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil-fired central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, kerbside parking next to the cottage and lay-by parking within 75 yards of the cottage
  • Secure bike and equipment storage
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is no handrail on the staircase although there are places to place a hand when ascending and descending the stairs, therefore this property is not recommended for people with limited mobility and care must be taken with children.

The property

This lovely cottage is situated close to the village of Bentham in North Yorkshire and provides guests with a memorable holiday experience, just a short distance from the dramatic coastal scenery and a host of vibrant attractions.

Suitable for a small family or couples, this charming retreat offers a great mix of contemporary and traditional furnishings to offer you a comfortable yet stylish home-from-home.

The spacious lounge houses a woodburner and exposed beams that create a cosy ambience for you to relax in comfort all night long.

A kitchen/diner has been modernised into a homely place to prepare your favourite meals, with stylish units and a nearby dining table.

For a good night’s sleep, the first floor hosts a well-presented double bedroom with en-suite, along with a twin room that is ideal for children.

Lastly, the family bathroom is complete to a high standard, with an all-white finish.

Outside you can relax on the patio area for some fresh air and take in the lovely surroundings.

The delights of the Lake District, including stunning National Park and pretty lakes are well worth seeing, along with the spectacular coastal scenery of Morecambe Bay, both of which are are only half an hour away.

High Bentham is a busy little town with a weekly market, local shops and a great selection of pubs, while the 18-hole golf course is well-known for its admirable views.

The market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal are all within easy driving distance.

Green Smithy Cottage is a wonderful property in an ideal location for exploring some of the most charming of North Yorkshire’s villages.

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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.