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The Friendly Room

(Ref. 6441)

Austwick, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable, clean and well situated."

    There was lots to do and visit both on the doorstep and further away and, if the weather was poor, the apartment was very comfortable to sit in and read and "chill out". The owners were welcoming and helpful and we loved it. Anne and Richard Porter

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2024

  • "We had a fabulous week."

    We dont walk much due to my disability with COPD. We didnt let this stop us enjoying ourselves. Tha Friendly Room was perfect for us, as it was all on the flat. Places of interesr are so accessible. We got to Kendal, Carlrlisle, via the Settle railway. Lovely views over the Dales Windermere on the boat and train to Haverthwaite, Lowther Castle and gardens, and Coniston lake boat trip. Places to eat in abundance. Can recommend The plough at Wigglesworth, The Craven arms at Giggleswick, and the Traddock opposite The Knoll. We can recommend The goats gap cafe about 3 miles up the A65 for breakfast. Lastly for walkers, plenty of walks to do. The Hosts were very friendly, and helpful.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic place to stay,everything we needed for a relaxed holiday in this beautiful village."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful in every way.I wouldn't hesitate recommending the Friendly Room.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2024

  • "Smashing, well equipped, comfortable studio, with very welcoming hosts."

    Area is brilliant for very interesting walks and visits. Good food in local pubs and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Apr 2024

  • "The property was ideal, warm during very cold weather, very well equipped and owners that were helpful, very friendly and kind."

    We will certainly consider using this place again if we return to Austwick.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2024

  • "Perfect well equipped and well located accommodation"

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable property very well equipped and clean."

    The owners were very friendly, first time we have ever seen an owner. We have stayed in 3 Sykes properties this year and this by far the best. Lovely village with a shop, pub and hotel. Lots of places to visit nearby, we were very lucky with the weather for the time of year.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely room, clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Pop and Alec were great hosts, warm, friendly and welcoming."

    Alec met us on arrival and showed us The Friendly Room. We found it very very comfortable, with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable and we enjoyed the welcome biscuits with a cuppa after our drive there. The Friendly Room is set in the mist beautiful garden, and it was a delight sitting in the conservatory looking over the garden and enjoying the many birds feeding. We also watched a friendly squirrel and rabbit. Very entertaining. Alec and Pip were readily available to answer any queries we had, but we’re not at all intrusive. We thoroughly recommend the Friendly Room to future guests.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2023

  • "The accommodation's name is reflected in the owners Pip and Alec, who were very welcoming, kind and helpful throughout our stay."

    The studio was spotlessly clean and well laid out. Austwick is a lovely village sorrounded by beautiful countryside. Highly recommended! Anne&Ken (St Helens)

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic stay at the Friendly Room wonderful hosts who welcomed us on our arrival the accommodation was spotless cleaned and had everything you need for your holiday the village is quiet and has a small local shop and the Game Cock pub food was great but you do need to book plenty of walks from village are available The Friendly Room is ideally situated at the base of the Yorkshire Dales with many of the well known attractions within short driving times."

    A trip to the Lake District is within easy reach from Austwick and should you wish to travel further afield by train Clapham Station is nearby

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you, lovely friendly owners and a very comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect location for exploring the Western Yorkshire Dales."

    Walks, cycle routes and great scenery close by. A very comfortable and welcoming stay.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing week at the friendly room, Pip and Alec were perfect hosts nothing was to much trouble."

    Perfect spot for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Excellent quality fixtures and fittings,comfy bed, everything you need. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "A really lovely stay, very warm and comfortable, well furnished, surprisingly large."

    Great parking, very quiet and a great pub and village shop 2 mins walk away. The owners were so friendly and helpful without being intrusive and we would have loved to stay longer. Great wi-fi, bed so comfy, everything perfect. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jan 2023

  • "A very enjoyable and relaxing stay at the Friendly Room."

    The cottage is comfortable and well appointed with everything you could possibly need. The owners were friendly and provided lots of helpful suggestions for activities and walks in the area. We would definitely return to this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is a lovely place to stay & included everything we needed, for a comfortable stay."

    You are also in an idyllic location, with plenty of local walks. There is great pub (Game Cock Inn) & fantastic restaurant (The Traddock) virtually on your doorstep, both serving delicious food. Would definitely recommend booking the Friendly Room!

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Dec 2022

  • "Enjoyed a lovely break at the Friendly Room."

    Pip and Alec very friendly and welcoming. We hope to return again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week in The Friendly Room and in the Yorkshire Dales generally."

    Pip and Alec are very kind and always around to advise about walks and things to do in the area. They also have lots of written information in the room and historical information about the village and area. We were very impressed with Austwick with its beautiful houses, lovely church and not to mention the pub which serves excellent beer and amazing food. The locals are very friendly too. All in all an unforgettable week. We would like to have stayed longer. We would recommend Ingleborough Cave, the train from Settle to Carlisle and any of the local walks you can manage. The studio itself is tastefully furnished and very comfortable. We would love to come back if we can. Thank you Pip and Alec.

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very well thought out studio property."

    The hosts are very welcoming, the bed and lounge area very. Comfortable. I loved it, and it had everything we could need.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2022

  • "The Friendly Room is a perfect base to explore the southeast end of the Dales."

    It is well equipped and very comfortable. The owners are friendly and helpful. We couldn't have had a better break!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely village."

    Very helpful, friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great little place"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Warm and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "The accommodation was ideally located for our needs."

    Clean, bright and modern, the annexe provides all you need for a comfortable stay. The owners were very helpful too. Had the weather been better we would have enjoyed the lovely gardens too.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Brilliant hosts very pkeasant and helpful"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Friendly and welcoming host."

    Very comfortable, clean and well appointed studio apartment. Lots of nice small homely touches and a tranquil relaxed feel. Wifi reliable, ample room for car, plenty of space to spread out. The kitchen unit was well stocked and we were able to do full english, packed lunches and hot evening meals using the equipment provided. There was even a toaster and a slow cooker, which we'd not seen in the description but would have used if we'd known. The village is nice and quiet, but good walks right on the doorstep and all the visitor attractions we wanted to do were just short drives away. Would definitely consider returning.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely hosts."

    Brilliant location

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great place for a few days away, perfect for that self catering break."

    Whenever you see the owners they always check everything is OK nothing seems too much trouble for them. The pub in the village serves great food but book before you arrive. Thanks for everything

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful three week stay, the accommodation was exactly as advertised and more."

    Our hosts Pip and Alec were very friendly, helpful and in-fact Pip was like a fairy godmother helping with our washing. Nothing was too much trouble for them. On our last morning Pip made us a lovely big breakfast to send us on our travels, lovely gesture. In addition, the village is lovely for walks, the pub is great too which we can highly recommend and You can get the best coffee at the local Post Office, Also a must, which came recommended, visit Elaines Tea Room for lovely meals and cakes and The Court Yard for its award winning cheeses. We can’t fault the place. We will definitely be returning for a short break, it would be rude not too. See you soo Pip and Alec x

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2019

  • "Owners next door, very welcoming and helpful."

    Village shop and daily papers a couple of minutes walk away. Lots of information, maps etc. Everything you could need for self catering.

    Reviewed by R5.0Oct 2019

  • "It was great very very friendly everything worked and a great position between Dales and Lakes PERFECT"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Sep 2019

  • "Good location in a nice village."

    Hosts very friendly.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent area for visiting the dales."

    Lakes. Bowland. The owners was very helpful and friendly hope they have a. Good season

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1May 2019

  • "Great location."

    very friendly welcome

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Friendly Room is brilliant."

    It's a great place to relax and it has everything you need. The owners add those few extra touches that makes it special.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Oct 2018

  • "Friendly, helpful hosts."

    Comfortable, clean studio flat. Lovely village. Lovely area. Had a great time. Incidentally, I was also impressed with Skyes' advisors whenI needed to contact them. Excellent all round.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2018

  • "The friendly room was so comfortable and the owners were very welcoming and hospitable."

    This part of Yorkshire is beautiful wonderful scenery. We would definitely recommend the friendly room.

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent property in beautiful location situated at the edge of the village."

    Ideal location for walking and climbing the three peaks of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2018

  • "Very comfortable place to stay and ideal location."

    The owners were very helpful. The noise from the fridge turning on may be a nuisance to light sleepers but it wasn't much of a problem for us. Small point, could do with another saucepan (only one there) if you were going to do a lot of self-catering. Really a great place to stay if you are aiming to eat out most of the time. We would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.8Jun 2018

  • "No, the information provided was spot on and the Rights could not have been more welcoming, helpful and informative."

    Reviewed by Percy5.0Jun 2018

  • "Hi this was a lovely, bespoke studio with well thought out features and fittings and very friendly, helpful owners."

    I wouldn't book it again due to the fact I am a very light sleeper and the storage heaters resulted in the fridge being very noisy at night as it tried to maintain it's temperature and the meter in the kitchen cupboard emitting a very loud 'clunk' every few seconds! The storage heaters made it quite difficult to control the temperature too. A real shame as the area has a couple of nice walks, useful local amenities including a gastro pub which served delicious and inexpensive fare. It's also just 90 mins drive to The Lakes.

    Reviewed by Susan4.6Dec 2017

  • "A lovely studio cottage in a beautiful location."

    Friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2017

  • "Lovely spot in a lovely village with very friendly hosts."

    Nothing was any bother for them and went out of their way to make us welcome. One niggle was the noise the fridge made on a night, but easily resolved, turn it off until the morning ! Ha ha ! Very pleased.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2017

  • "The accommodation was extremely comfortable and the location was a perfect base for exploring the dales."

    We particularly enjoyed the village and the fact that it was 'off the beaten track' for tourists compared to some others in the area.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2017

  • "Beautiful place in the middle of the Yorkshire dales."

    The owners were fantastic and couldn't do enough. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2017

  • "The property was ideally situated for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the owners of the property were very helpful and friendly."

    Excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.6Jul 2017

  • "High quality equipment and very well thought out use of space."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2017

  • "A small but very well thought out studio property."

    The hosts are very welcoming, the bed and lounge area very. Comfortable. We loved it, and it had everything we could need.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2017

  • "Great studio cottage, perfect for a long weekend in fabulous countryside."

    Reviewed by Stuart4.8Nov 2016

  • "The Friendly Room is all it says it is."

    Cosy without being cramped and well equipped, the microwave oven is actually a combination oven which we found very efficient. OUtside is an elevated patio area overlooking the road. Location could not be bettered, we were able to walk every day on a different route straight out the door. Two niggles though, be prepared for some noise from the fridge and the electric meters, which, although during the day merge into the background, become more obtrusive in the quiet of the night, perhaps earplugs would help. Weighing up the pros and cons though, a second visit has to be on the books.

    Reviewed by Richard4.8Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with king-size double bed (zip/link, can be 2'6" twins on request), kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Night storage heaters and one radiator (from owners' central heating system)
  • Microwave oven, 2 ring halogen hob, fridge, use of washing machine and tumble dryer available via owners, Smart TV ,WiFi, selection of books
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Secure storage and workshop area for bikes and outdoor equipment
  • Small patio with garden furniture, small garden area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Short breaks available all year round - 3 nights (Fri start only) or 4 nights (Mon start only) at 70% of weekly rate, please contact Sykes Cottages to discuss
  • Note: WiFi has been upgraded to a direct fibre connection

The property

A beautiful ground floor studio property, attached to the owners' 17th century house, on the edge of Austwick, one of the most popular villages in the Dales.

Thoughtfully restored and individually styled, this Austwick cottage has been elegantly furnished to provide quality accommodation in a wonderful location.

This cottage in Austwick offers superb facilities on one floor with level access.

The open-plan living area has a king-size bed, small modern kitchen and sitting and dining areas.

Add to this a separate shower room and guests have a perfect romantic retreat, somewhere to get away from it all and enjoy a Dales visit at its finest.

This cottage in Austwick is only a minute's walk from the village green and excellent local pub, and just twenty yards from the front door is The Traddock, an award-winning hotel and restaurant.

Ideally situated in this beautiful part of the National Park, this Austwick cottage is in an excellent location for exploring on foot or by bike.

The market towns of Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale are nearby and the impressive Three Peaks and Malham Cove are not far away.

Take a trip on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

A fabulous Austwick cottage holiday location.

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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 only accepts a Friday or Monday changeover, including Christmas week.