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Nuthatch Cottage

(Ref. 1058518)

Buckden, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent all round."

    Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. Local pub serves fantastic freshly made food and very dog friendly. Lots to do in the locality.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2023

  • "Nuthatch is perfect for a stay in Upper Wharfedale - the cottage was really comfortable for the four of us (two couples) it was compact but, they've used the space so well we always felt that we had plenty of room."

    Having the use of the garden and summer house was a nice bonus. We had a great stay exploring the local countryside and the, many, pubs in the area.

    Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Delighted that you enjoyed the cottage in beautiful Buckden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "Nuthatch cottage is a lovely compact stone terraced house."

    The limited space is well organised with a mezzanine dining area and comfortable sitting room below. We found the heating system easy to use and were warm and cosy. Although the double bedroom was somewhat tight, the shower room and utility area was great for sorting our dog out. It is accessible from a path that runs to the side of the property so you don't have to go through the house. The surrounding countryside is absolutely beautiful. The only negative we found was it felt rather cluttered with lots of ornaments considering its size however this is just our personal taste and didn't spoil our stay.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Sep 2023

  • "Clean, spacious and well-equipped cottage in a fantastic location."

    A few more stairs than the listing implied, so we had to supervise our older dog when she went up and down. The garden was very dog-friendly and led straight out onto a path for morning walks along the river. Other than that it's a lovely cottage and perfect for our holiday in the Dales.

    Reviewed by Cathryn4.4Sep 2023

  • "Great little cottage in a beautiful location ."

    Added bonus of an enclosed garden for our little dog. Well equipped, comfortable and clean . Walk-in shower was great but I personally found the control rather high to reach easily ( I’m 5’5”) Would certainly love to return . Thank you for a great stay!

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback. We do appreciate all comments. The shower control is rather high. But at 5'2"I can reach it too!! So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return. Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrina4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a brilliant week at Nuthatch Cottage."

    Cosy and comfortable accommodation with a delightful rear sunny garden complete with summer house. Superb walks from the door along the river or up on the fells. We very much enjoyed the food at the George - a short one mile stroll along the river in the evening. We will return.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pippa4.4May 2023

  • "Great little cottage Location brilliant Had a great stay Great village pub ..."

    Great little cottage Location brilliant Had a great stay Great village pub on the doorstep and village store Great walks

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Apr 2023

  • "Nuthatch Cottage was clean, well-equipped and comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there."

    What made it outstanding was the setting - the beautiful views and the lovely garden with its thoughtfully placed bird feeders. Sitting in the summerhouse watching the birds was definitely a highlight of our holiday.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Warm,cosy cottage."

    Lovely position in Buckden for walking. We only used the car twice during the week and once was for picking up a pizza from Cecilia! The facilities in the cottage were great, everything we needed was there. We enjoyed the peace in the back garden and thought the utility layout worked really well for sorting out our dog, we used the back door more than the front! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay, we love it too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2023

  • "After the first day when the cottage was bitterly cold we contacted the owners and soon all was resolved."

    The cottage is conveniently placed for walks along the Wharfe and it is handy that there is a shower in the utility room for muddy dogs. We had a great week and, if funds permit we will return later in the year.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2023

  • "Good location, nice quiet village, walking distance to a good pub."

    Nice cosy cottage, well equipped. Comfortable all round. Lovely views from the property.

    Reviewed by Jackey3.8Feb 2023

  • "Nuthatch cottage is a characterful property in a perfect location, private car parking and lovely views."

    Bed and settees were clean and comfortable with attractive soft furnishings. Cutlery, crockery and cooking/cleaning accessories were plentiful and decent quality. On reflection, for us, a warm weather visit would have been better than a cold, wet one. The cottage was cold through the day unless we lit the log burner - at our own expense after the the first use. The heaters are electric ones timed to get the property warm to get up to and to come on again at 4pm until late and although there are instructions as to how to operate them they are not clear so we didn’t try to change the settings in case we knocked it off completely. Hot water was also limited, that would have been a problem had there been more than the two of us wanting to get ready at the same time. We wouldn’t rule out a summer visit, to enjoy the spacious garden and summer house.

    Hi So sorry that you were uncomfortable with the temperature. I really wish you had called me for help if you couldn't work the radiators as we can control remotely for you. We try to leave an extra supply of logs if you're stuck, but on this occasion, as I had explained in my text to you, the logs had been completely used up. Thank you for your feedback, we really do appreciate it and glad everything else was good for you. Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.4Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic week in the Nuthatch cottage, warm and cosy feel with fantastic views over the hills"

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage as soon as we walked in."

    A real tardis, quirky, peaceful & lovely views. Very clean, well presented & equipped. Felt warm & comfortable & a perfect location for exploring The Dales. I would not hesitate to recommend & would rebook the same cottage without doubt.

    Thank you so much. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. We really appreciate you taking the time to feedback and with such lovely comments too! Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2022

  • "An excellent cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    No complaints whatsoever. We loved it and will certainly be booking again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Jude. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is a lovely little cottage and is very well equipped."

    The only problems is that the bedrooms especially the lower one and bathrooms smelt foisty. The clothes that we took all smelt when we got home. The radiators are electric and were set on a timer and weren’t on enough to keep the cottage warm. They did provide a fan heater so we had to put that on in the bedroom a few times. Could have been abit cleaner too. But the cottage is lovely and in a lovely area and could be fantastic if these issues were resolved.

    Thank you for your comments. We haven't had feedback about a foisty smell before and will definitely look into it. Truly sorry it wasnt warm enough at times; the radiators can be controlled by our guests and there is a booklet provided with instructions on how to control the timing and temperature. The weather has been so warm for autumn it has been difficult to know what setting is best. Glad you liked the cottage and the area. Feedback is always appreciated. Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma3.4Oct 2022

  • "We stayed in Nuthatch cottage from 8/10/22 -15/10/22."

    When we arrived every thing seemed just as it was on the website. However we found the glass from the wood burner door was on top of the stove not in the door. My husband managed to put it back so that we could light a fire as the cottage was cold. The owner did call and advised me that his cleaner had told him about the stove but we could use it as an open fire until he was in the area on Wednesday as he didn’t live locally. He called again to ask us to move our cars from the allotted parking spaces as treefellers would need the space and as no one was in the Coach house we could use there parking space. When we did this a note was put through the door when we were out telling us the space was strictly for the coach house and not to use it again. It wasn’t signed. The cottage was cold heating was set to 7degs during the day 3 degs lower than outside. The wall heater in the shower room didn’t work, the heated airer didn’t work, there is no path to get to the back of the cottage so muddy dog had to be carried from the front door through bedroom to shower room to be rinsed. On Thursday 13/10/22 the glass fell out of the burner door and broke. We tried to use the burner as an open fire but it filled the place with smoke so had to be put out. Other people have found it to be a cosy place, we didn’t. Was so looking forward to going to the So many little things wrong spoiled it for us. Won’t be returning to Nuthatch again.

    Reviewed by Maxine3.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cosy place to stay."

    The cottage is well equipped and spotlessly clean with lovely views of the Dales from sitting room windows. The owners have thought of everything to ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay. We can highly recommend

    Thanks for the feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lots to like-a tiny cottage that is very thoughtfully equipped, tastefully presented and in a stunning location."

    It’s rather tardis like as it looks minute from the front but opens up inside and the owners have really made the most of it. Some minor quibbles but all in all fantastic.Thick large towels -but could we have two per person? I suggest that if you cook a lot you take extra dishcloths (there was only one plus a brush and scourer),an apron and rubber gloves as they’re not provided and pans don’t go in the dishwasher. The rest was perfect…attention to detail was lovely and much appreciated. Some of the great things: having a bathroom and a shower room, plentiful high quality crockery, appliances and utensils. No need to fish them out of the dishwasher because you’ve run out! Hooks on doors for hanging clothes and towels, a place for boots, cosy table lamps, comfy sofas with side tables and cosy throws for chilly times, a full size dining table,drawers for clothes,wardrobes with hangers (many cottages fall down on this to my amazement),very comfortable beds with lovely smooth bedlinen, medical stuff such as sun lotion and insect repellent, binoculars, bird feeders and bird food -frequent sightings of a great spotted woodpecker among other visitors to the garden-a map, handy parking, sockets near mirrors, a garden with a washing line, furniture and fantastic views, local information, a quirky old fashioned shop and a large pub right on the doorstep in this beautiful tiny village. Several gorgeous old fashioned pubs within walking distance (a few miles)ideal for refreshment after a day on the fells -but do book as they are very popular. The area is outstandingly beautiful, both the villages and the natural environment are exceptional. The cottage owner was speedy and most helpful in response to my queries before arrival and arranged for summer weight duvets to replace the winter ones as I requested. This transformed our stay as we could sleep comfortably throughout -most owners don’t do this so thank you, Jude. All in all a glorious return to my home county after many many years. Highly recommended. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Thank you for your good, and helpful, feedback. We love the place too, which is why we like our guests to have an enjoyable stay. We will add an apron on our next visit. Regards Jude and Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic all round!"

    Keep doing what your doing, cos it works! All the little things appreciated tea/coffee and wine! Regards Garry & Lyn

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Mar 2022

  • "Nut hatch cottage is a really lovely clean, warm and comfortable place to stay, and very well situated for glorious walks in wharfedale, with more lovely villages close by."

    The garden is lovely to sit in if you want to put your feet up for a while. It gets the sun all day, and has a little sun room as well. As mentioned in the listing, check if your dog may be able to get out, as mine did chasing pheasants (once) but a long tether solved that problem. Very minor point was the shower over the bath is very weak, but there is a shower room as well. Overall, highly recommended.

    Thank you for all your feedback. Glad you enjoyed it. I have checked the shower. It is fine as long as the flow setting is left on "High". Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Stunning cottage with little extras for the guests comfort."

    2 of us with 2 family members joining us (just for a few nights). Well stocked with cleaning materials such as washing up liq, dw tabs, washing tabs, bin liners, etc. Games and books, even a welcome bottle of wine!..very nice touch. Peanuts for the bird feeder and logs for the log burner. A beautiful garden and summer house which we we're unable to use because of the weather this time, but it would be lovely to return in summer to BBQ and enjoy the outdoor space. Cottage well positioned for all the walks you need if you don't fancy venturing out in the car. Couple of miles walk you'll come across the house/farm where 'all creatures great and small' was filmed! A pub with great food in every shortage of those, although fab cooking facilities at the cottage. Highly recommend the local pork pies and the Wenslydale creamery a few miles drive where you can have lunch also. Skipton is worth a visit for castle, shops and cafes. We loved the Yorkshire Dales and will definately return! Thanks to the cottage owners who have obviously put a lot of love and care into the property xx

    Lovely feedback and some very good tips. Thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Feb 2022

  • "We’ve had a wonderful week thank you, heartbroken to leave such delightful surroundings."

    The cottage is a gem and we’ve booked to return already.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely wonderful and had everything we needed."

    The only downside was the hot water and shower over the bath. There was not enough hot water for a bath and was tepid at best, despite using the boost function as advised in the welcome pack. The over bath shower had no pressure and went from hot to cold meaning we could only use the shower in the utility room which was freezing cold. After a long walk in the hills, at this time of year especially, warmth and a long hot bath would have been very welcome. Apart from this issue, we had a wonderful time and would definitely return

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay but sorry that you had problems with the showers. Our contact details are provided so that we can help you with any issues during your visit. We haven't encountered the problem before and everything has been checked and appears to be working. We will update the Welcome Pack to advise on appropriate settings and look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheralyn4.7Jan 2022

  • "We have had a fabulous week being in this gorgeous character cottage that is beautifully furnished and makes being in the Dales extra special."

    .. It's our favourite UK holiday cottage we have stayed in with the perfect location! We were comfortable and relaxed with our two dogs and loved coming back to the lovely warm cottage after long walks and spent most evenings infront of the TV with the log burner going which made it extra cosy especially with the colder weather while we were here! We have visited all the local pubs on our walks and they are all fab and dog friendly! We are from West Sussex (and it was well worth the drive!) Thank you for making our stay in Buckden so wonderful...we didn't want to leave!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review and for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roseanna5.0Dec 2021

  • "The worst thing, and this will stop us revisiting, is the need to access the back door through the bedroom."

    The cottage was also difficult to keep warm even in mild weather. I think this was due to the open plan design and how the storage heaters were set up. Fittings and equipment were very good. Beds were comfortable, too many cushions cluttering up the small room. We were 2 adults + 2 dogs. The cottage would have been far too small if there had been 4 of us. Overall OK but would not recommend without reservations particularly to dog owners who don't want dogs going through the bedroom. Our dogs are normally banned from bedrooms anyway.

    Many thanks for your feedback and we will make the layout clearer on the advert. We had new heaters installed two weeks ago which can be individually controlled. They are default set to eco, but the temperature on them can be changed via the digital settings on each heater and we will leave instructions on how to do this in a more obvious place. The property also has a log burner. We have put cushions on the beds for guest comfort as the headboard is metal, but if not required they can be stored in the drawers under the bed, as can the throws. The size of the property is reflected in the pictures and does accommodate 4 people. We are glad that you found the beds comfy and appreciated the fittings and equipment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin3.4Nov 2021

  • "Lovely quirky cottage with everything you need for a relaxing break."

    Close to the Buck inn and great walks on the doorstep

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Oct 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Lower-ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, mezzanine dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • From the double bedroom, there is a utility area which then leads to access to the rear garden
  • Storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars in the front courtyard
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, shed and furniture
  • NB, there is no access to the garden from the sun room, from the double bedroom, there is a utility area/shower room and the utility area also leads to access to the rear garden
  • The shower room can of course be used for pets to be showered after long muddy walks before entering the double bedroom then the rest of the property
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: There are many steps within the property, please take care
  • Note: Children and pets must be supervised in the garden
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Please note guests are not allowed to park commercial vehicles, caravans or boats in the courtyard.

The property

Tucked away in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and resting in the quaint village of Buckden is this delightful, terraced cottage, Nuthatch Cottage.

The stone-built dwelling boasts ample access to walking trails, whilst showcasing fantastic views of Upper Wharfdale, making for a delectable stay for a group of four nature-lovers and up to two furry friends.

After parking in one of the property's two off-road spaces, take in your idyllic surroundings before making your way into this welcoming abode.

Continue up the steps into a stunning open-plan living space that features exposed beams and stonework, giving the space a rustic and homely feel.

Unwind in the sitting area and cosy up to the woodburning stove and switch on the TV for some evening entertainment.

The charming kitchen is situated along one wall, making great use of the space, and hosting a plethora of useful appliances, perfect for the chef of the group to create lots of tasty dishes, the kitchen also includes a handy dishwasher.

You will be left feeling dazzled by the mezzanine dining area, a stylish spot that showcases elevated views over the open-concept room, whilst making for a great socialising space for your group.

As the day draws to a close, venture down the steps to find two thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms, one being a delightful double room showcasing an iron bed frame and the other being a twin room; both bedrooms feature handy built-in storage for your belongings.

The bathroom is located close-by and is an impressive tiled space, with a bath that is perfect for enjoying a relaxing soak, after a day of hiking the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Towards the back of the property, you will find an additional shower room, along with a utility room that is served by a washing machine, for extra convenience.

Enjoy dining alfresco on the patio as you gaze at the rolling hills surrounding the cottage.!

The village of Buckden is home to a village supermarket and the popular Buck Inn, meaning everything you need is at your convenience.

Spend the day exploring Buckden's National Trust properties, Townhead Barn and The Old Smithy, or embark on a hike up Buckden Pike.

Walkers will be especially pleased with the property's location, with The Dales Way trail on your doorstep, and the hiking trail up Birks Fell situated behind the dwelling.

Be sure to travel to Grassington and learn of the town's history at the Grassington Folk Museum, explore St Michael & All Angels Church, before wandering further afield to the mystical Linton Falls.

Hawes is a fantastic day out and is home to the historic Gayle Mill, Dales Countryside Museum and ample galleries for you to tour.

Travel a little further to Skipton where you can view the well-preserved Skipton Castle, savour a picnic at Aireville Park or browse the local produce and delicacies at the popular Skipton Market.

There is so much more to see in the Yorkshire Dales, with the Raven Tree Top Adventure and the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway just moments away.

For your next North Yorkshire adventure, choose Nuthatch Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Kettlewell 5 miles; Hawes 12 miles.

Nestling at the foot of Buckden Pike, near the head of Upper Wharfedale, this idyllic village 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 nearby. The village itself comprises a cluster of stone-built cottages and houses with a traditional green at its centre. A perfect location for a holiday!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas