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Orcaber Farm Retreat

(Ref. 15484)

Austwick, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent accommodation with scenic views."

    Thank you for your positive feedback, hope to see you again in the future. Many thanks Neil and Gaynor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Farida5.0May 2024

  • "(Before you read this, please note that we also run a B&B (on air), so we have plenty of experience of being 5 star hosting) Neil and Gaynor were very welcoming (but totally left us alone and were exceptionally respectful of our privacy)."

    The retreat was 5* clean! It is an amazingly spacious little cottage (on a working farm) but very comfortable, big 'smart' TV's in both the lounge and bedroom. A wonderful, very hi-spec shower room (There is a HUGE copper bath in the corner of the very large bedroom (but we didn't use it). Copious amounts of very hot water on demand, full wi-fi and a huge bed. We thought it was exceptional value for money and very comfortable. Very hi-end kitchen appliances (washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher, large fridge freezer, good oven and induction hob). If we had one small recommendation, we would have liked a few more glasses, utensils (tongs), cutlery and crockery as every day, we ran out and had to wash up. We would happily return. Many thanks.

    Hi Guys, thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are really pleased you found everything up to spec and enjoyed our little retreat especially as you are in the business yourselves and have such high standards. We will definitely look into supplying some more crockery etc. By the way the marmalade is delicious thanks very much, hope to see you both again soon, Neil and Gaynor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic location, ideal for walking."

    Comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely place."

    Stayed cosy and warm in a VERY cold and snowy week. The sofa is a little difficult to get out of if you are old but the bed is lovely and comfortable. Facilities are top-class.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2024

  • "Amazing property in a gorgeous location."

    Definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Not the first time to Orcaber farm in fact have been a total of 5 times in the three cottages."

    Gaynor and Neil look after these cottages extremely well and are very welcoming. We have already booked again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely spotless, a hidden gem of a place, Neil was very chatty and respectful, lovely to see all the horses and sheep in the fields, very peaceful and quiet."

    Comfortable bed and relaxing bath. Ideal place if you want peace and quiet and a place to just chill. The log fire was cosy and so simple to use, Just on the outskirts of the trough of Bowland and Yorkshire dales, nothing negative to say about the place, we're thinking of booking again in the very near future, we've been to lots of places to stay and orcaber farm retreat is definitely in our top 3. It's a 10/10 from me.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2023

  • "View from the lounge includes rotting horse transporter, weed covered sand school and derelict stables."

    Cottage was really dusty and shower room toilet had dried urine all around base of toilet and in the floor grout. Needs decorating now as really shabby. This was our third visit to this property and unfortunately will be the last.

    Hi there Mrs Johnson, we are so sorry that you had a disappointing stay on your 3rd visit to our property. The wooden stables have now been demolished, the sand paddock re done and the area landscaped. The property has been fully decorated, we pride ourselves on our housekeeping and can only apologise that you found it wasn't up to its usual high standard. We really hope you reconsider and come back to stay with us again, where hopefully you will have a great time as previous visits. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara1.3Oct 2023

  • "I keep coming back the cottage is so nice!"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable place just right for 2 people."

    Nice shower room and very comfortable bed. Ideal base for walks and exploring the local villages.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed the cottage, its location and our hosts were very pleasant."

    We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Mr4.1Sep 2023

  • "A lovely stay in an excellent location - thank you!"

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic places to stay, the quality of the amenities is top notch"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Orcaber Farm Retreat."

    The cottage was fitted out to a very high standard. There was everything you could possibly need.The owners were lovely & friendly. It’s situated in a beautiful area , with places of interest not too far away . I feel it was worth more than 5 * .

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2023

  • "Would recommend for comfortable stay in this beautiful cottage."

    It is also a great location with walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable property."

    Hugs Bath a bonus after a long walk. Lots of horse action to keep you amused. Great base for fabulous nearby walks.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2023

  • "Bedroom and bathroom would benefit from hooks behind the doors to hang clothes and dressing gowns etc."

    Interesting location, always something of interest happening horses and trotting exercising etc Very large grass area for games.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Apr 2023

  • "The property was one of the best we have stayed at."

    Very comfortable and very well stocked. Ideal location for visiting the Lake District and the Dales.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really comfortable property in a beautiful location."

    Coming back from a long walk in the rain to a log fire and a deep hot bath - what more could you want? We will be back.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wow, wow, wow."

    Absolutely beautiful property. Everything we needed for a luxury romantic week away. Comfy bed, fabulous shower and dreamy copper bath. Fell asleep on the couch numerous times as it's so comfy. We had been looking forward to our week away from the day we booked it last year, and we weren't disappointed. Perfect base for exploring North Yorkshire. Please make sure to visit Gordale Scar and Janet's Foss for a truly magical experience. Game Cock pub has amazing food and fabulous service. Will definitely be back to Orcaber Farm Retreat! Soft furnishings were perfect and have given us ideas for our own home. Neil and Gaynor have a great eye for detail making sure the retreat has everything you need to make your stay easy and comfortable

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful, well equipped, cosy cottage."

    Orcaber retreat is situated in a great area for walking and exploring the best of Yorkshire and the Lakes. Very clean, comfortable and welcoming. The cottage has everything you could want...and a bit more.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2022

  • "Cottage is warm cosy and the owners are friendly and helpful."

    Comfy bed is massive. Lovely wood burner. Staying so close to Christmas the owners had decorated a Christmas tree in the living room which is a nice festive touch. Snow fell after our arrival and the surrounding countryside made this place all the more special; we took many photographs on our walks in the snow.. Nice walk to Clapham via the river. Good food at the Craven Arms and wonderful artisan bakery at Ye Olde Naked Man, Settle. Highly recommended place to stay.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Dec 2022

  • "Outstanding retreat ."

    Very clean . Amazing views. Would recommend to family & Friends. Even though we had a rainy week away we really enjoyed our break away . 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Izbo5.0Nov 2022

  • "It was a lovely stay at the cottage, very clean, great facilities and excellent location!"

    Hosts were very welcoming and felt that if needed they would be on hand to help! Highly recommend, climbing ingleborough, waterfall trail, ingleborough cave as must do when here!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2022

  • "Not the first time we have been to this cottage and this is a high recommendation in its self."

    We will book again next year for a quiet cosy week. Gaynor gives you a warm welcome and the cottage is spotless. Great location for West Yorkshire and Cumbria Thank you Gaynor and Neil.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "Second stay in this beautiful cottage."

    Weather a challenge but cottage cosy and so well equipped. Hope to return. Neil and Gaynor lovely hosts

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week staying in this amazing place."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations. Immaculately clean, extremely well equipped and comfortable and in a stunning location. Thank you Gaynor and Neil.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage with everything perfection"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage met our expectations."

    It was well equipped and clean. The sofa was a bit uncomfortable but otherwise the cottage was comfortable. It was well located for walking and exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic property set in glorious surroundings with beautiful walls from the door."

    Most relaxing holiday we’ve ever had. Can’t wait to return next year!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week here in this beautiful cottage."

    It was really well equipped and comfortable throughout. Lovely area to sit out but you have to remember it’s a working farm , and there are lots of vehicles passing by all day long. However , we would return. We visited the game cock inn , which was a 20 minute stroll, several times. The food is delicious! We also walked to Austwick and had breakfast at Elaine’s tea room which was also delicious.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great location and comfortable cottage, nothing to criticise, thank you."

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Superbly equipped with high quality cooking appliances."

    The cottage was beautiful inside and absolutely spotless!! I’ve never been in a cottage that was cleaned to such a high standard as Orcaber Farm. Gaynor and Neil were lovely and pleasant who helped make us feel welcome on arrival. The bath in the bedroom was fantastic and I really enjoyed a good soak numerous times throughout the week, the shower was also fantastic. I also can honestly say I’ve never slept so well in a holiday cottage as I did here, the extra large bed was so comfortable. A lovely gem and we will definitely be going back again in the future. Thank you Gaynor and Neil we loved it.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jun 2022

  • "Loved it, so peaceful and beautiful."

    Excellent quality appliances and furnishings etc.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2022

  • "Beautifully converted, clean and very well equipped holiday home set in a fantastic location."

    Owners were very welcoming and available if the need arose whilst remaining unobtrusive. We would not hesitate to recommend this property as a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Really comfortable cottage which has all two people need for a wonderful stay."

    The cottage is well appointed and very clean, great location for dale’s and the lakes are only a hour away. Thank you Gaynor for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful property with great facilities."

    The log burner, huge bath and general quality of everything made it feel like a little luxury break. The owners were helpful and available if needed but not at all intrusive. We would highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage and very well equipped."

    Loved the log burner.The musical washing machine made us smile,we want one!

    Reviewed by Gordon Ian5.0Nov 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage - wonderful area to visit - lovely friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "The owner was very welcoming and showed us around the cottage."

    From start to finish we had a lovely time. The cottage is cozy, modern and has lovely views. It was lovely to see the chickens and horses walking around, and the bath and fire was amazing. Thank you for such a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautifully appointed accommodation with friendly hosts."

    Surroundings are stunning. Chickens to feed and horses to see. We have booked to return already. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely well equipped and comfortable."

    We enjoyed being close to the animals on the farm, and also close to the Yorkshire three peaks. Overall a great stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "As soon as you step in, it is a home-from-home experience ."

    Clean and with subtle touches, our short stay was perfect and we are looking to rebook! The small, enclosed garden is private and the working farm of horses and chickens near the property is wonderful!

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was our second stay, and we enjoyed it just as much as before."

    The amenities are very well laid out and it feels nice and comfortable/spacious. We met the owner briefly. All the furnishings and finish of the cottage are to a high standard - everything works and works well.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay with absolutely all the facilities you could need."

    Very comfortable and a very impressive bath in the bedroom, and an excellent bathroom. Even had two large televisions. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is a fabulous cottage, clean, comfortable and equipped to a high standard."

    Situated in a great area to explore the amazing scenery, spoilt for choice with the amount of walks close by.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful with stunning views."

    The facilities are top of the range and the bed is extremely comfortable. The bath is absolutely amazing!!

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Apr 2021

  • "Accommodation was perfect and just what was needed, comfy and cosy and allowed the mind and soul to wind down and switch off!"

    It was perfect location and in easy reach of surrounding villages with plenary of walking routes! Would definitely recommend booking up!

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautifully presented, warm and cosy."

    The weather was horrendous but we were staying somewhere very welcoming so be burrowed down and made the most of it. On a farm & livery yard so we had visiting ducks and hens to entertain us A winner thank you Sykes and the owners for bringing it to our attention. I’m sure we will be back.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fabulous place to get away from it all and just relax."

    Just off the A65, but couldn’t hear the road at all, just the sound of the chickens wandering, or the sheep in nearby fields or the horses in the stable block. Perfectly named also. Will revisit, most defiantly

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jan 2020

  • "Really nice place, very comfortable with great facilities (the bed and bath are amazing!"

    Great shower and huge TV/ sofa too). Awesome location, not far from very lovely walk up ingleborough. Would definitely reccomend!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Nov 2019

  • "This is our 2nd visit to this accommodation and it never disappoints."

    We had a warm welcome, the accommodation was spotless and a pint of milk was chilling ready for a cup of tea when we arrived. The cottage is well appointed, cosy and comfortable. Seeing the horses and ducks through the lounge window is lovely and at times comical. It's a great base to visit this part of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent in all aspects, we had no complaints at all."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2019

  • "What an amazing week we spent at Orcaber Farm."

    Our little cottage was perfectly located with amazing pubs a short walk away. After long walks in the Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland, the cottage was a home away from home but with added luxury. The sofa and bed were both incredibly comfortable and the bath in the bedroom was fantastic to unwind in. We also loved being surrounded by a few farm animals and enjoyed the geese and chicken strolling around the cottage during the day. We will definitely be back, thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "This is an excellent holiday retreat."

    100% satisfied. Cottage and surroundings were truly superb.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2019

  • "It was excellent every thing we expected and more a real home from home loved it"

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very clean and everything you need. The bed was so comfy. Don’t usually sleep well when I’m away but I did in this bed. Unfortunately only stayed two nights and didn’t have time to make use of the gorgeous bath. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2019

  • "A Mary Poppins of a holiday property."

    Practically perfect in every way. Great weather did help!

    Reviewed by Anonymous5.0Aug 2019

  • "Orcaber Farm Retreat was everything and more we could have hoped for."

    The cottage was very well appointed with all the latest high end appliances and a big flat screen TV with Sky. The bed was huge and having a bath actually in your bedroom was very novel and this was complimented by a larger shower room. The owners were very welcoming and provided us with information on walks in the area and local attractions. We made use of these, taking in some walks around the lovely village of Austwick as well as further afield. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0May 2019

  • "An excellent cottage where Neil and Gaynor have thought of everything"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage surrounded by a working farm."

    The host were very welcoming and there is plenty to do in this beautiful part of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Apr 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage for a getaway (romantic?"

    ) in the N Yorkshire Dales. Fitted to a high standard, and spacious. Neal and Gaynor very helpful.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2019

  • "Neil and Gaynor made us feel extremely welcome and were there to meet us on arrival."

    The cottage itself exceeded our expectations. An amazing Wood burner which threw out the heat minutes after lighting, which was awesome after a day scrabbling about one of the nearby 3 Yorkshire Peaks. The copper bath is decadent luxury, as comfortable as it looks in the photos, and once again perfect to melt into after a day exploring the beautiful Dales. We really look forward to returning

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2019

  • "We booked this cottage on the morning of our arrival day, which was very accommodating of the owners at such short notice."

    We were greeted on arrival by Gaynor and Neil who showed us round and who were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. It showed that this was the first time the cottage had been let out for holidays, as it was immaculate. The cottage had been decorated to a very high standard and the appliances were top rate. There was everything we could possibly need to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The cottage was warm and cosy, the wood burner helped with this aspect even though we didn't really need it as the weather was kind to us. I could imagine in the winter months the burner would not disappoint, the heat it generated was immense. We had a lovely comfortable sofa and huge tv for total relaxation. The king size bed with top quality bedding all helped to aid a restful night sleep as it was so comfortable. My husband has mobility problems so we found the wet room shower to be most accommodating, as it was powerful and roomy. The lovely deep bath in the bedroom is nice for those able to have a nice soak before bed. The cottage is situated down a quiet road, with ample off road parking. Neil also provided us with garden furniture during our stay to provide us with a nice place to sit out in the garden while the weather was fine. There are lots of things to do, whether visiting the many lovely villages, markets or walking. I would highly recommend this cottage as a superb base to spend your holiday, you will not be disappointed as our hosts go that little bit further than most to make sure "it's home from home or better".

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Mar 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • 1 x super king-size double with freestanding bath and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Biomass central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and outdoor furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.9 miles

The property

Nestled on the northern fringes of the Forest of Bowland, just off the outskirts of Austwick and the limestone scars of the Yorkshire Dales, is Orcaber Farm Retreat.

With a beautiful finish and plenty of character oozing through the interior, choose to bring your loved one for a romantic getaway in this fascinating part of the country.

Head into the lounge, on return from a long walk through heather-clad moors and windswept valleys and relax on the sumptuous sofa in front of the fabulous woodburning stove, taking centre stage on one side of the room.

This open-plan living space also showcases a modern, well-equipped kitchen for you to prepare home-cooked meals together and dine at the table for two over a delicious bottle of wine.

The décor is light and neutral and there are picture frames to brighten up your day, with images of the local area.

Catch up on your day and make the most of an evening in before retiring to the super king-size double bedroom.

Indulge with a hot soak in the stunning, freestanding bath tub, tucked into one corner of the room, or head into the en-suite for a refreshing shower before heading to bed.

You also have plenty of storage to stow away your belongings and a dressing table to get ready at each morning, as well as bedside tables and considered lighting.

Sit out on a balmy afternoon in the enclosed garden and watch the world go by with a refreshing drink in hand, as a horse greets you at the fence from the stable opposite.

Head into the cosy village of Austwick and enjoy a night off from the cooking for a change by paying a visit to the local pub, serving home-cooked food.

Set off the beaten track, you have access to many rural corners hosting a wealth of walking and cycling trails enveloped by stunning landscape scenery.

Other attractions in the area include Ingleborough Cave, close to the village of Clapham with guided tours, the well-known, circular Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, along with Malham Cove, Janet's Foss and Gordale Scar.

A wonderful retreat for two in a fine region of North Yorkshire.

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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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