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Orcaber Farmhouse

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Austwick, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • owners (8)
  • great (8)
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  • hot tub (7)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic Cottage."

    Furniture and fittings all high quality and exceptionally clean. Hot tub - lovely to relax in after day out walking and sightseeing. Beautiful views and lovely walking country. For dog owners the dog walking area is a big field and the best of multiple ones we have used over the years. All in all a credit to the owners.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again another time. Many thanks Neil and Gaynor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2024

  • "We ere a family group having taken three cars, son in law arrived first and was greeted by owner and she was very nice, my daughter arrived later with our granddaughter who has special needs, and we arrived by 10 pm."

    I had booked the house and thought at least the owner could have come to meet me, we did not even have a small carton of milk or anything to start us off as we could have chosen many places that at least have some sort of welcome pack, just as well we came prepared. We were told nothing about the property as to workings etc we had hot towel rails the first morning but after that they were cold, the hot tub had no switch to turn off, we did not know if it was automatic, I did not use it but my granddaughter loved it, her mum took her in one evening, the weather was horrendous but to keep her happy they went in, there was a clip to hold the lid together but it was broken and that night there was a blustery wind the cover was blown open and we did not notice as it was around the side of the property, I was going out with my dogs to be greeted by a very rude man, don’t know who he was moaning about the hot tub which I had no clue about. Night before leaving my son in law politely asked if we could charge my car as the local charger did not work and he was told he had already used too much electricity etc the owner was very rude and turned his back, my son in law tried to explain that he had closed the hot tub, the gale we had that night must have blown open the top of the hot tub, why would he leave it open deliberately? He is very careful. On leaving my daughter took off her bedding and I commented that she should not take off pillow protectors she told me the bed was not made up no duvet cover or pillowcases, they had decided to give my granddaughter the bedroom with the en-suite as she has special needs but I did not know the bedroom they were in was not made up or I would have questioned the owners as they knew there were six of us. The house is lovely and well furnished and has most things you need. Beds are comfortable and towels provided are huge and lovely and soft. There could have been hooks on the bathroom doors that would be handy for dressing gown etc, no toilet roll holders and no grab rails in showers, showers were good if you wanted an overhead drench shower but handheld one should really have a swivel holder so that you could aim water without having to hold the shower head, my disabled husband had great difficulty with this, there could have been a shower seat, we brought our own. There was liquid soap in bathrooms, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and cloths, no coffee machine but a cafetière was provided. On reading the listing I imagined a lovely walk along the beck with a proper pathway hoping that my disabled husband could use his mobility scooter but you are tramping through a field dodging sheep poo and as we had so much rain we were just walking in mud. This is not a place for children as nothing to do not even a swing park. North Yorkshire villages and towns are beautiful but this is a place for serious hill walkers. The rude owner should be ashamed of himself as the incident with the hot tub was not deliberate as we as a family who respect other peoples property.

    Hi there, i would like to clear up a few issues on the negative points of your review. Firstly the first guests to arrive @ the property were greeted by myself and i explained about the property, wifi heating etc and also informed the guests where we lived (2 doors away)and if there was any problems whatsoever not to hesitate to come and seek us out. To say that we should have greeted you personally as you were the one that booked it would have been very difficult as we obviously dont know which guests are who, we normally see the first guests in and then they inform the other guests as they arrive the basic workings of the property. The towel rails had only gone off because you must have turned the thermostats down. The heating is on 24/7 as it runs off a biomas boiler and the thermostats are used to control it, if they are turned right down/off then the towel rails wouldn't work. We get in touch with the customers a couple of days before arrival and ask them how they would like the beds making up, which i did and was informed that you would like 2 doubles and a twin room making up which is what i did so i was rather upset that you changed your mind and decided to use the other double room that wasn't made up as discussed as it is unhygienic to sleep in unmade beds and what is more annoying if you had said you had changed your mind that would have been fine and i would have just made the bed up for you. In the same conversation we had about how you would like the beds you also asked if the property had a shower seat as your husband is disabled, i apologised and said no im sorry it doesn't in which you replied thats fine i will bring our own so you already knew in advance we didn't provide a shower seat. The hot tub lid was left off all night, there is no way the wind could have blown it open they are permanently fixed and counter lever open. The walk along the beck has not got a tarmac footpath next to it, which is what you seemed to expect, it is in the countryside and unfortunately sheep poo happens! We dont have a swing park on the property however there are two lovely play parks nearby in the close vicinity, the closest is is 1 mile away and the other one is 2 miles away. I cant understand why you have said that my husband was rude to you and turned his back on the guest who came to the door to ask if he could charge his car, i was there and that was just not the case. We are not allowed legally to give permission for customers to charge their vehicles, it is a huge health and safety risk to charge vehicles from an domestic plug socket through an open window. We did inform the man where the nearest charging points are. We normally get excellent feedback and it is really demoralizing to read your negative points i can only assume it is because you weren't allowed to charge your car. Kind regards Neil and Gaynor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice4.4Apr 2024

  • "A beautiful, well appointed house."

    Beds were really comfortable and the furnishings were all good quality. Sited in a great location on the farm and easy access to surrounding sites The only thing that I found slightly disappointing was the size of the oven and number of bigger saucepans. As it is a house for 8 it was tricky to cook roast dinner for this number. Otherwise everything else was really good and we had a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Beth4.7Mar 2024

  • "This is a wonderful cottage with excellent quality furniture and furnishings."

    The owners are very welcoming without being intrusive. We had a fantastic week and will certainly consider staying here again next time we visit the area.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fabulous week spent at Orcaber Farmhouse."

    Everything you need ! So relaxing.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2024

  • "We have just returned from a fabulous stay at orcaber farmhouse."

    It had everything you could need while there, very spacious and clean. We loved the open plan aspect downstairs as very sociable when away with a group. Lovely secure garden for the dogs, just to note the wall is low, about waist height, so great for small/medium dogs or ones you know will not jump it. We had medium size dogs who were perfectly safe in there. Fab size hot tub with great views of the sunset whilst sat in it. Very comfy beds. Owners were great and came to greet us when we arrived and were on hand if we needed anything. Also very handy having the secure dog field opposite the house for the dogs to have a good run around in. We couldn't fault our stay and would definitely return. We visited Ingleborough nature trail and caves which is just down the road from the house which was a great place to take the dogs.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2024

  • "This was a fabulous property, spacious, well-equipped, lovely furnishings, bed linen, towels etc."

    The log-burner and hot-tub were fabulous too. And finally in a fantastic location

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Feb 2024

  • "What a lovely place to stay, we had a warm welcome & enjoyed our stay."

    The only thing I missed were some occasional tables to put drinks on, but that is a personal choice. No toilet roll holders seemed a bit odd but also a personal choice, these are not complaints just observations, the cottage is lovely & we had a great time, good location too!

    Reviewed by Ada5.0Jan 2024

  • "We spent an amazing Christmas here, the cottage was spotless, very comfortable and the owners couldn’t do enough to answer any questions or make sure our stay was perfect."

    We will definitely recommend to others and return here ourselves.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is a superb cottage in a beautiful surrounding."

    Ideal for my family (5 adults and 2 dogs)

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, ideal for a group of couples as has 4 good sized double rooms, a large open plan living area and large hot tub with open views to hills."

    Owners were great, especially when one couple in our party turned up a day early, they let them stay the extra night for free!!

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property."

    Everything was to the highest standard. The secure dog field on site too was a great bonus. All seven of us and our dog had a great time. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Spacious, warm and comfortable house."

    Extremely clean and everything seemed newly fitted. Good quality beds and bedding, which was much appreciated. Enjoyed extras such as Netflix and the hot tub. Quiet location well positioned for exploring the dales and lake district.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really lovely stay."

    Such a calm and relaxed feel about the place. The downstairs is a lovely sociable area with very comfortable sofas. Beds and bedding of great quality, extra little touches such as USB points in the bedrooms, lovely bedside lighting options. Kitchen very well equipped and the hot tub and garden just lovely. Great base to explore the local areas and beyond. Equally a lovely place to just relax. Owners checked in with us to make sure all was okay. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Brilliant property with fantastic facilities."

    We used this house for a charity walk around the 3 Peaks. It comfortably slept 8 adults with all the facilities you could need. Will certainly use again when in the area.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    Owners have thought of everything to make your stay amazing.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place for a short stay."

    Well equipped and beautifully clean. 3 very big sofas. Gorgeous garden that is well looked after - this was wonderful to look out on through the glass doors and to sit in when the weather is dry. Perfect place for our mini holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay."

    My friends and I had a great couple nights here and we enjoyed every moment. I appreciate the owner calling me in advance to ask how I would like the beds to be set out as I believe they can separate them if families were wanting to stay. Shops are about a 10 minute drive away in case anyone is needing any essentials items. Hot tub was great and was able to fit 8 people in. I would request the owner to leave the temperature control to the people staying as we found it a bit milder than to our liking. However, this is a minor complaint and would not deter me from staying again!

    Reviewed by Chloe4.7Jul 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x king-size with TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and hot tub
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Two well-behaved dogs allowed
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.6 miles, beck 0.1 miles

The property

Perched in the picturesque village of Austwick, North Yorkshire, at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is this superb four-bedroom dwelling, The Farmhouse .

This delightful retreat combines traditional charm with contemporary amenities, offering a memorable stay amidst the stunning Yorkshire countryside.

Upon entering your new abode, be immediately struck by its warm and inviting ambience; the spacious open-plan living space features a woodburning stove, plenty of dining seating for eight guests and a well-equipped kitchen with all the mod cons required to whip up culinary delights for the whole family.

Venture out the pristine enclosed garden, perfect for alfresco dining or delighting a morning coffee before sinking into the bubbling waters of the hot tub, letting your cares melt away as you take in the breathtaking views of the rolling hills.

On chillier evenings, escape to the sitting area and light the woodburning stove, curling up in its warmth as your delight a movie marathon on the Smart TV before treating yourself to a warm shower in the sleek shower room.

When sleep calls, choose from four wonderfully-presented bedrooms including a ground-floor super-king-size and three further king-sizes on the first floor, two of which benefit from their own en-suite facilities so you can get ready or wind down for the day in style.

Beyond your lovely base, Austwick offers a wealth of things to see and do, lace up your walking boots and explore the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, with its charming villages and scenic walking trails.

For history enthusiasts, the nearby Ingleborough Cave and Clapham Village offer fascinating insights into the area’s geological and cultural heritage, while the bustling market town of Settle resides only a short drive away, featuring the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway.

The majestic Malham Cove and the awe-inspiring Ribblehead Viaduct are also within easy reach, showcasing pretty backdrops for outdoor adventures and memorable photography.

However you choose to spend your days here in North Yorkshire, do it from the fantastic base of The Farmhouse.

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About the location


Settle 5 miles; Ingleton 5 miles; Skipton 20 miles.

Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is arguably one of the finest areas for walking in the region. With limestone pavements and scars, caves and open moors, the area has a wealth of natural interest and there are wonderful cycle tracks and walks on the doorstep. Austwick boasts a local pub serving excellent home cooked meals and a country hotel for something a little more special, as well as a shop and Post Office for visitors’ daily requirements. This quiet village is nicely off the beaten track, yet the market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal are all within easy driving distance.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas