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Coates Lane Farm Cottage

(Ref. 926352)

Starbotton near Buckden, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Our fourth visit to this lovely cottage, handily placed for so many Yorkshire attractions and walks."

    Everything is provided that you could want for your stay. Including a good pile of logs (should you need them). We have always thoroughly enjoyed our stays

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2024

  • "This was a superb holiday."

    The cottage is in a delightfully quiet position and is excellently placed for local walks. The wood burning stove is a brilliant feature.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at this very well equipped cottage."

    Lovely area, fabulous dining pub next door and really friendly local people. The cottage was very old and dated as noted by other guests who had stayed there. It would have been nice to have doors on the cupboards in the kitchen and have the microwave and fridge in the kitchen instead of the pantry, the bathroom taps were very quirky and had to be turned many times before the water came out and the heating didn't come on when it was supposed to. However it is an old characterful property with lots of space, in a fabulous location with a cosy log burner and lots of logs and none of the above quirky things were a great problem for us and we would be happy to stay there again. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Sheila3.8Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect cottage for a lovely holiday We very much enjoyed our stay Only one thing No welcome pack!"

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and the area."

    Lovely walks along the river and a picture postcard village. It is peaceful and comfortable and has everything you need for your holiday.

    Thank you. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and had all the facilities that we required, especially appreciated as the weather was not kind to us."

    Thank you we are so glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "The instructions for the key safe were not the right ones!"

    . It took 5 minutes in the pouring rain to sort it. Otherwise the cottage was the best we have ever stayed in and, we have stayed in a few!!

    Please let us know where you read the wrong instructions . The email I sent contained the correct ones. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our first visit to Coates Lane Farm Cottage and what a wonderful cottage it was!"

    We were surprised how much space there was! We had everything we needed and more. Even the added bonus of the gate straight into the pub car park! We hope to be back again in the cooler months to make use of the log burner.

    Reviewed by Kylie5.0May 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay very much."

    A bit disappointed in that the shower head leaked in all directions when in use. This was mentioned to the caretaker before departure.

    Reviewed by Kristina4.7Apr 2023

  • "Our 2nd Stay At This Lovely Comfortable Cottage With Everything you need Provided."


    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was superb with all the facilities we needed."

    We were unlucky with the weather which meant we spent more time in the cottage during the day than we usually would so the cosy fire, the comfy seating, the well equipped kitchen, the good wi fi signal and the tv were much appreciated. The beds were also comfortable so we slept quite well , however it is an old house so the floors and stairs do creak very loudly, a night time visit to the bathroom will waken all but the dead

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, with fabulous walks directly from the cottage and great pubs"

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2023

  • "We go to Coates Lane Farm Cottage every year and always have a great time."

    The cottage is lovely in every way - comfortable, warm, beams and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days in Yorkshire."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable, it had everything we needed, the woodburner was lovely in the evenings. We had a lovely meal at the Fox and Hounds pub, which is right behind the cottage. Everyone was very friendly and the food was as very yummy.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at coates lane farm cottage."

    everything was provided to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Lovely cottage and a great location for walking and going to the pub.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Another pleasant and relaxing week spent at this comfortable cottage."

    The owners have provided everything you could possibly need and then some. The Fox and Hounds pub just outside the back gate is a definite bonus. Note that this is only open for 5 days each week but the Buck Inn, Racehorses Hotel and Blue Bell can help fill the gap.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage with parking for 2 cars."

    Walks from the door and a very good dog friendly pub close by.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage nicely situated with good facilities."

    Welcome pack and good supply of logs, if it gets cold.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay and thought the cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    We did have a bit of difficulty working out how to use the heating. The heating didn't seem to come on for long enough in the morning to make a difference and it was still quite cold, although it did warm up during the week. On the night that it rained hard water leaked in through the ceiling on the landing near the bedroom doors. We left a bucket to catch the drips and a note for the housekeeper.

    Reviewed by Robin3.8May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    Great walks on the doorstep. Everything in the cottage for a comfortable stay. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Apr 2022

  • "This was our third stay at Coates Lane Farm Cottage and was another very enjoyable experience."

    A great deal of care has obviously been taken by the owners to ensure that everything a visitor might possibly require is provided. We were particularly impressed by how clean and well presented the cottage was when we arrived.

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect cottage for a lovely holiday."

    .comfortable, roomy, well equipped and great communication with owner if needed..all in all, a great find and will definitely re-visit

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Mar 2022

  • "We stay at Coates Lane Farm Cottage every year and love it here."

    It's our favourite annual holiday, not just because we love the Yorkshire Dales but because the cottage is such a lovely, comfortable and relaxing place to stay. We're already looking forward to staying here in 2022.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely old cottage in wonderful location and well equipped with all you need for a wonderful stay."

    Reviewed by Norman4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    Ideally situated. Close to good Public House. Nice Log Fire

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "We had originally booked this cottage for the end of March 2020, but with all of the uncertainty surrounding travel and social restrictions at the time, we felt that it was most unwise to commit to travelling around 200 miles at a time when it was quite possible that such journeys would be prohibited at short notice."

    We explained this to Sykes, once we had been able to contact the office, and proceeded to rebook for later in the year. That incurred a rebooking fee despite our decision not to take up the original booking slot being based on the advice then being offered by the government. The same situation arose in October, when we had to rebook again, thjs time for April 2021 - and again incurred a rebooking fee. On both occasions that we had to rebook, we found the response from Sykes' staff unhelpful to the point that we seriously considered just throwing away the rental charges that we had already paid. We also found the company's policy of charging rebooking fees when our need to rebook was a consequence of government advice completely unacceptable. We will not be booking future holidays through Sykes - ever. Our holiday itself was really good, when we finally got there.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2021

  • "A very comfortable cottage with a spacious living room and well equipped kitchen in a pretty hamlet in the heart of Wharfedale."

    We very much enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Apr 2021

  • "Cosy, comfortable cottage, with everything we needed."

    We enjoyed giving the wood burner a go. Great place for walking from. We hardly used the car. Pubs nearby, offering good quality meals. We hope to return next year. We had a wonderful break, thank you.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2020

  • "Having paid an inflated price for the new year week we arrived on Friday 27th Dec."

    (it was cold and wet) to find the cottage FREEZING. The description says ". . cottage offers warm welcoming accommodation. . " - this could not have been further from the truth. We then spent the following 24 hours trying to get the property to a reasonable temperature. It would appear that the cottage had not had guests for a few weeks. The caretaker had been to the house prior to our arrival as there was milk in the fridge. WHY was the heating not put on at a low setting? We have stayed in many holiday properties in all seasons and this was certainly the most unwelcoming property we have encountered. A truly miserable way to begin a weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by Bernadette2.2Dec 2019

  • "If I were to book the cottage again I would take my own towels and tea towels because the ones provided were hard and had a smell to them."

    Couldn't fault the cottage in any other way. It was a very enjoyable stay, thankyou.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Oct 2019

  • "This cottage is in a superb area ."

    The facilities are excellent in this cottage . All the booking arrangements went very smoothly thanks to Sykes Cottages

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and had everything you could ever need."

    The standard and comfort was exceptional. The village was lovely and friendly and the local pub is brilliant. The scenery in and around the area is some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Our dog loved the walks and we left refreshed and very happy. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very cosy cottage, great location, good pub next door."

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Sep 2019

  • "Well equipped little cottage right next door to a pub."

    .fabulous location!!

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Aug 2019

  • "Great cottage in an excellent location with plenty of walks and good pubs nearby."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location for exploring Upper Wharfedale.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Jul 2019

  • "Cottage was extremely equipped and very comfortable."

    Located exactly as described, easy off-street parking at the door. Quiet village in a beautiful central bit of the Dales which was ideal for exploring.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and some nice personal touches such as some milk tea and biscuits so that we could relax after a long journey."

    Location wonderful some lovely local walks and central enough to make easy travelling to all the sights thank you for a lovely holiday.I will certainly book through you again

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was cosy and with character."

    It was quite well equipped and comfortable. It was in a lovely area with good access all around the Dales.

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    We very much enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Oct 2018

  • "It was a gem off a little cottage in a fantastic area ."

    It says it all as I have booked it for next year

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage with open fire, comfy beds and all you need for an enjoyable stay - bit off the beaten track for our liking and a very small village with not many amenities - however the cottage was really nice warm and homely and lovely and clean - we enjoyed our time there despite the weather."

    Reviewed by June4.7Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay - the cottage was in such a brilliant location for walking and exploring."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2018

  • "Everything!"

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Aug 2018

  • "What an amazing holiday cottage."

    It had everything we needed for a comfortable and peaceful stay in the Yorkshire Dales. Open fire, comfy bed and a well equipped kitchen/storeroom. Plenty of information and excellent WiFi throughout the house. Starbotton has a friendly staffed pub serving food and ales and Cecilias does a fantastic rustic Italian style pizza. Buckden and KettleWell are within a two mile riverside walk. The Wensleydale Creamery, where you can taste test over 30 different cheeses for free is in the village of Hawes which is approx 15miles away. It also has a cheese making demonstration, cafe and gift shop. There are plenty of walks for you and the dog if you have one including Buckden Pike and the lead mine. I can’t wait to stay here again!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2018

  • "Loved the cottage and the area."

    I would recommend it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, really well equipped, it had everything you could want."

    Wonderful setting, loads of lovely walks from the door. Will certainly return

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2018

  • "Appreciated the supporting emails leading up to our holiday."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2017

  • "The booking was straightforward and simple The cottage was very good for what we wanted,ideal for lots of good walks with a friendly pub almost next door selling good meals ."

    We had a really good time despite the weather thankyou

    Reviewed by Roger4.8Jul 2017

  • "Cottage was incredibly well appointed ."

    It was comfortable and cosy with a fabulous log fire. There were lots of walks around the village along the riverbank. We enjoyed good food and beer in the fox and hounds pub next door . Totally recommend this cottage for a relaxing break .

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2016

  • "The cottage is a lovely, old cottage in a beautiful Dales village."

    It's well equipped and very comfortable. We intend to return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2016

  • "Very pleased with the Cottage, the pictures do not do it justice."

    Spacious, comfortable, and very well appointed. As pet owners, we always worry about our dogs in cottages, but Coates Lane Farm Cottage is one of the best suited that we have stayed in, with sensible carpets and flooring downstairs making it easy to keep clean. The rear enclosed garden is hard standing making it easy to clean paws and avoid muddy footprints.. We found our short break there very relaxing, and will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with spacious pantry
  • Sitting room with dining area and wood burning stove.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and logs for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small front patio with bench and rear courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Although in the pictures, you may see an open fire displayed, this has since been upgraded to a wood burning stove
  • Note: This property only takes Friday to Friday bookings.

The property

A lovely, stone-built mid-terrace cottage in a central location in the picturesque village of Starbotton, one of the real gems of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Dating from the 1820's this delightful cottage has been tastefully renovated, retaining much original character, this delightful cottage offers homely and welcoming accommodation.

The main sitting room boasts a feature stone fireplace and a delightful beamed ceiling.

Outside, there is a spacious patio courtyard, perfect for dining alfresco.

The ideal central location in this lovely village, just one minute's walk to one of the best pubs in the Dales, makes this Yorkshire cottage an ideal retreat.

There are numerous footpaths, circular walks and the River Wharfe on the doorstep.

Close to Malham Tarn, Buckden, Kettlewell, Grassington and Skipton, this is a superb location for exploring the Dales!

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About the location


Kettlewell & Buckden 2 miles; Grassington 12 miles.

Nestling in the Upper Wharfedale Valley between Kettlewell and Buckden, this idyllic National Park 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, good access to Buckden Pike and gentle walks along the riverbanks. The village itself comprises a cluster of stone-built cottages and houses with, at its centre, the wonderful 'Fox and Hounds' pub serving great ales and fine food. No surprise that the hit movie 'Calendar Girls' was filmed nearby and in other locations throughout the area. An excellent base for enjoying the famous dales, historic market towns, caves and waterfalls of this magical area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas