“Stunning place in a stunning location, owners very helpful and lovely.”
“Great accommodation and facilities on a remote farm in the Yorkshire Dales but with the town of Hawes nearby to provide all we needed.”
For us, a great base to relax and as visitors from Australia, also explore Yorkshire and Cumbria.
“Cosy, comfortable,peaceful; excellent place to stay.”
This is a lovely cottage to return to after a days walking or touring around. Very comfortable beds and lovely to have two en-suite rooms. The accommodation is well organised and it is beautifully furnished with a mix of new and old. We loved it! The wood burning stove is great too. The field study centre is interesting with lots of literature and things to amuse children and adults alike. There is also an excellent telescope there. Tim looked after us very well and gave us a guided tour of Bertha the bio-mass boiler. We also enjoyed some home baked bread and some delicious flapjack. All in all it was an excellent place to stay and we would highly recommend it. It is remote so you have to love the peace and quiet! Several good walks in the immediate neighbourhood.
“Beautiful accommodation in a peaceful location”
What a lucky find this holiday farm was. The scenery around the farm is stunning. The grandchildren were free to roam, paddle in the stream, birdwatch from the hides and visit the bull and shorthorn cattle. A very safe environment. The roads around the farm are quite tight and you really go over the hill and down the dale. Places to visit nearby. Hawes is a lovely little town approx 7 miles away, Skipton and Rippon are also very pleasant. We were lucky to be there when several agricultural shows were taking place and well worth a visit. The hosts Chris and Fiona made us so welcome and we enjoyed home baked bread and flapjack which was delicious.
“Tranquil setting, perfect place to get away from it all.”
Chris and Fiona have done a beautiful job of converting this Byre. Amazingly comfortable beds, lovely sitting room with wood-burner, fantastic flapjack on arrival. This is a perfect location if you like walking and bird-watching. The two hides offer opportunities to see peregrines, dippers, siskins, kestrels, buzzards and a variety of smaller birds. Would recommend to anyone.
“the peace and the buitiful area”
the cottage was good ,owners could not do enough for you very helpfull
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
A wonderful, three-storey, semi-detached barn conversion dating back to 1871, set amongst wonderful, wild and rugged Dales' countryside.
Featured in the Daily Mirror's Top 20 Farm Visits, this is a real haven of peace and tranquillity, a great opportunity to get away from it all and enjoy country living at its finest.
Sympathetically converted, the cottage, which has been awarded a gold star by the Green Tourism Business, is one of our premier cottages in the Yorkshire Dales area and provides luxurious accommodation in a location offering great opportunities to do something a little bit out of the ordinary in this wonderful wildlife haven.
Set out over three floors, the accommodation offers a delightful blend of original features, original ceiling beams with exposed stone work and lovely modern furnishings.
Boasting a biomass heating system and solar power, the accommodation is accessed from the ground floor lobby area with heated recycled tile flooring, cloakroom, washing and storage area, which leads to a winding stone staircase.
Part way up the stairs is a viewing window, specifically located to watch the chickens roosting in the attached barn, as well as swallows nesting and fledging through the Spring and Summer.
The first floor living area is a real delight, with a large glass door leading into a cosy sitting area with woodburner and access to a well-equipped kitchen.
A lovely twin bedroom adjoins the sitting room and a modern en-suite bathroom, all adding further luxury to this outstanding holiday home.
Black grouse can sometimes be seen gathering at the top of the hay meadow.
The second floor master bedroom, also with en-suite, is full of immense character and charm with exposed beams, an opening window with views up the dale and two modern Velux windows to bathe the room in a soft light, a king-size bed, feather and down filled duvets and pillows with soft, fluffy white towels.
With well-marked walking and biking trails on the doorstep, from one mile to 12 miles, this is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.
The attached field centre, with WiFi, binoculars, a telescope and a selection of books, is a great place for spending time together.
Guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy an introductory tour of the farm, feed the farm’s free-range chickens and collect eggs for breakfast, as well as occasionally feeding the sheep and cattle and seeing the lambing and maybe a calving in the spring.
Homemade bread, eggs and Nethergill ‘ready meals’ made from Nethergill rare breed cattle and sheep can be purchased throughout your stay.
Fly fishing for brown trout is available in the nearby beck, and the cottage is licensed so you can purchase bottles of wine, beer and soft drinks from the owners, then relax in lovely surroundings.
Wildlife observation hides with feeding stations and portable canvas bird hides are available to hire and provide great ways to get up close to the wonderful wildlife in the area, and no light pollution means that on clear nights the conditions are perfect for stargazing.
This wonderful cottage provides a perfect rural retreat for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy a break in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
Perfect for wildlife enthusiasts, walkers, cyclists, artists, eco-minded and those interested in all things environmental.
Just a short drive to a good selection of traditional old pubs and award-winning gastropubs, so why not ‘step off the world and revive for a while’, enjoy the peace and quiet or treat the kids to a bit of outdoor living?
Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 22125, together they sleep 8.
Over three floors. Two bedrooms with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC: 1 x second floor king-size double, 1 x twin (en-suite accessed up 3 steps). First floor kitchen. First floor sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Ground floor utility/storage area. Use of field centre.
- Biomass central heating with woodburner
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
- Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
- Additional fuel for woodburner available to purchase from owner
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Ample off road parking
- Front patio with furniture and BBQ
- One well-behaved pet welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shops 6 miles, pub 4 miles
- Note: The owners will provide an enclosed paddock area for your dog
- Note: Due to free-range chickens and sheep, dogs should be kept on a lead when outside
- Note: Free range eggs and homemade bread available to purchase from owners
- Note: There are both guided and self-guided farm walks available, and the owner can provide drinks and frozen ready meals made from home reared beef and lamb by arrangement
- Contact the owner for more information and prices
- Note: No mobile coverage within 7 miles
- Note: No children under 4
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About the location
Buckden 4 miles; Hawes 6 miles.
Oughtershaw is in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A small hamlet located between its more famous neighbours of Buckden and Hawes, Oughtershaw shares the valley with the likes of Deepdale, Yockenthwaite and Hubberholme. This idyllic Yorkshire Dales hamlet makes the perfect place from which to explore the wonderful scenery and pretty villages of this magnificent Dale. Much of Upper Wharfedale is National Trust owned – an indication of the beauty of its classic countryside, with dry stone walls and barns, important flower-rich hay meadows and valleyside woodland. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best walking areas in the Dales, with The Dales Way passing right through the hamlet. Nearby Hawes is one of the most popular market towns in the Yorkshire Dales, home to the famous Wallace & Gromit Wensleydale cheese with its working factory, museum, visitor’s centre and restaurant. To the south lies Buckden, Kettlewell, where the Calendar Girls was filmed, and the not-to-be missed market towns of Grassington and Skipton.
Note: No children under 4.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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