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Honey Pot Cottage

(Ref. 1070367)

Bentham, Yorkshire, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second stay at Honeypot Cottage and once again we had a lovely holiday."

    Coming back to the cottage after a day out feels like you're coming home. Plenty of walking again and went on the train to Lancaster this time. Thank you for the welcome pack.

    It was lovely to have you back at Honeypot Cottage again. So glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully see you again next year. John & Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2024

  • "A fantastic cottage in a great location."

    Honey Pot cottage was spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped. The welcome pack was great! Would love to stay again

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely time at Honey Pot Cottage, was a great base with very clean and good quality furniture and bedding."

    We were very comfortable during our stay. Had everything we needed thank you.

    Thank you so much - we're so glad you had a good time. John & Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Apr 2024

  • "Just returned from a lovely short break at Honey Pot Cottage."

    What a lovely place to visit with lots of really good walks and returning to this lovely cottage was the icing on the cake. All the facilities you need and very comfortable beds. I was particularly impressed with the little things that normally nag at me when I stay in a holiday cottage such as somewhere to put your suitcase and a shelf in the shower to put all your toiletries on. A lot of thought has obviously been put into ensuring you have a comfortable break. Only niggle was the noise from the fan in the bathroom when you turned the light on, as I'm a light sleeper this did wake me up. However I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay.

    Thank you. It is a fantastic area. Sorry about the bathroom fan - we will get that looked at. John & Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2024

  • "This was an excellent property in an excellent location."

    Ideal for walking and days out to local places. The village is lovely and your a stones throw away from the 4 local pubs. If like us you enjoy doing things through the day then relaxing in the evening either in doors or down at the local this is the ideal place to stay. The property had everything you need. Clean, tidy and comfortable.

    We're really glad you enjoyed staying at Honeypot Cottage. It really is a smashing village. Hope to see you again. John & Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very cosy and comfortable."

    Own parking space. Terrific village location with brilliant facilities. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you. Hope to see you again. John & Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2024

  • "Immaculate and beautiful cottage."

    The beds were really comfortable. It has everything you need. The garden is lovely,it was a pity it was raining as we would have loved to have sat out. There are lots of places to eat out if you do not want to cook,local chippy was very good as was the Black Bull with good hospitality. Plenty of places to visit and fantastic views and scenery,just lovely for a few days away. Needed to contact owner with small issue which was dealt with promptly. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Thank you so much. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. John & Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jan 2024

  • "Fabulous week away."

    Cottage was like home from home. Lots to see and do in the area. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you. Hope to see you again. John & Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Oct 2023

  • "We loved loved loved our stay at Honey Pot Cottage."

    Everything you needed and more was there. Even the little things like dog gate and board games. All the little touches. And the beds - never slept in such a comfy bed. Location was perfect for the things we had planned - Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes, also the forest of Bowland. We would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a peaceful home stay away from home. Thank you so much.

    We're so pleased you loved Honeypot Cottage - we really wanted it to be a home from home. It is such a beautiful area. Hope to see you again. John & Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Indre5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, had everything we needed."

    Spotlessly clean. Plenty of dog walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2023

  • "Charming cottage with lovely patio garden."

    Bonus of parking space to front and very well equipped holiday let. Beds super comfy with nice bedding/pillows. Everything was perfect thankyou.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic property and the best night sleep we have had in a long time, as the beds are so comfy!"

    The area is beautiful and the walks are great you can either start directly from the cottage or by car/train as there is loads to do in the surrounding area! Would definitely book this cottage again in the future!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage - very cosy and comfortable with good facilities, including a basket of bits and pieces for the use of doggy guests."

    The cottage is in the heart of High Bentham, so is very close to shops, pubs etc but nicely set back off the road. Lovely back garden with table and chairs - just a shame we didn't have the weather to use it! Would definitely like to visit again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is ideally located in the centre of high bentham."

    Didn't use car as much as everything was within walking distant. The cottage was spotless. Cosy living/dining area. Kitchen was bigger than we thought it would be. Had everything we needed to cook. Gas fire in living room was brilliant as we had some rainy days. The two bedrooms were good sizes for small cottage. The beds were the most comfortable ones we had stayed in. The sofa and chair were good size but need replacing as not comfortable to sit on . Could have done with 2 sets of towels each as due to weather couldn't hang washing out, and no air dryer in house to put out wet clothes on. The parking space in front of cottage was really good as only allowed 30 minutes on main street. Would definitely stay here again. Pubs, restaurants, shops were really good.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cozy little cottage."

    Everything you need for a comfortable stay is provided. Beautifully decorated and very clean. Only slight niggle, was trying to lock the back door as the lock is faulty. One day we had to leave it unlocked, which made us a little nervous. Other than that it was an excellent place to stay with a couple of nice pubs and take-a-ways within yards of the property. A good base for visiting attractions during the day and returning at night to cozy up in front of the TV.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jun 2023

  • "Everything to make our stay comfortable was provided."

    Property might be a little 'snug' for 4 adults, but it was perfect for 2. Welcome pack was very much appreciated in this immaculate property. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is located in the heart of village and we could get anything we wanted in a very short walk."

    It was easily the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. Despite being set back back from the main road it is very quiet and the neighbours are really nice. We used the cottage as a walking base and was really easy and quick to get to Ingleborough, Austwick, Malam and Clapham. There were also great walks on the doorstep, especially when walking our dog morning and evening. The welcome hamper was also an unexpected surprise, thank you.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, 3rd time staying, made to feel welcome, very relaxing."

    Reviewed by Maria5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely holiday at this comfy cottage."

    The cottage has everything you need, it's a home from home. We only used the car once during our stay and travelled by train to Morecombe. Lots of walks from the door. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very enjoyable stay."

    A big thanks for the welcome pack. Found the cottage very cosy, just right for the two of us and our pet dog. Found the front and back door locks a little difficult to open occasionally and the sofa a little uncomfortable. Other than that all very good. Great local amenities and two good pubs, Black Lion especially. Beautiful area for walking and sightseeing. Left out blue recycling bin as per instructions and found a label on it later saying unable to collect but with no reason marked. Everything in bin was recyclable. Would love to return at some stage. Les and Jan Major

    Reviewed by Les4.4Apr 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Honey Pot Cottage."

    The decor was really bright and fresh, all furniture, fittings and linens were good quality and the location was perfect. It is in a pretty, little rural town which is set in beautiful countryside but has all the amenities you could need. There is a bakery, chip shop, cash machines, grocery shops, butchers, children's play area, train and a fabulous craft shop all within a few minutes walk. There is even a train station that is a 10 minute walk. The perfect base for exploring the area. The owners were friendly and offered to help with anything we needed and the welcome basket was a lovely touch. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to explore this part of the dales.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a lovely, cosy cottage with everything you could possibly need already provided."

    The offroad parking is also a bonus. Due to a family emergency we had to extend our stay from 4 days to 7 and spoke with the home owner who was very helpful and assisted us in getting this sorted with Sykes. If need to hire a place in Bentham again in the future this will definitely be our first choice.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was our second time here and, despite the wet January weather, we still enjoyed our weeks stay."

    There was two of us and Stan, the small dog. We feel it that it would be cramped for more than two but it does accommodate 4 and all provisions and facilities are there for this number of guests. The cottage has good quality facilities, very clean and pet friendly. The central heating was excellent in every room and kept us snug whilst it rained for most of the stay. The gas fire was very warm as Stan will confirm. The two bedrooms have double beds and nice quality bedding and towels. We think that the cottage has “nice vibes” and being pretty solid you don’t hear the neighbours. Bentham is a good place to stay and a fair choice of pubs and eating places given its size. A Co-op and Spar are very close by and open late so no problems for shopping. There’s a Bus stop right outside to Ingleton or Kirkby Stephen and a train station about 5 minute walk to Leeds or Lancaster means that you don’t need a car to enjoy being in Bentham. There’s no shortage of walks 5 minutes from the front door into the countryside and the riverbank walks are very relaxing. You will need waterproof boots if it’s been raining heavy for some of the walks. The cottage is in the village centre and easy walking to most of the 4 pubs (which means no drink driving) but plenty of gastro pubs out into the countryside if you wish. Off road parking right outside the front door meant that access for those with mobility issues is minimal. Stairs are not too steep and plenty of hand rails. A contact number was left for any issues (we had none at all) and a welcome pack with card is a friendly touch. The big test for any stay is would you go back and stay there again- for us it’s definitely yes.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything provided and thoughtful touches such as milk, tea, coffee and treats being provided on arrival."

    Great location with lots to explore in the vicinity

    Reviewed by Rik5.0Dec 2022

  • "Honeypot is a lovely and cosy cottage."

    Very clean.It has everything you might need for a weeks stay. Bed linens of very good quality and comfortable beds. Plenty throws for dog if needed and for us on chilly nights. The dog guard for stairs was brilliant. We were there over Christmas and cottage was nicely decorated and a lovely welcome hamper was much appreciated. Went to a couple of local pubs within walking distance, depending on your taste they were ok.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Great equipment in the kitchen...even a teapot which was brilliant! Beds very comfortable and the parking space outside is very helpful especially in rain! Gas fire made it super cosy and the shower was fantastic! Will definitely recommend as it's in a brilliant location for the Dales and Forest of Bowland. We didn't make it to the coast but we hope to do that next time! Thank you

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage has everything you need and more, it speaks for itself."

    You feel part of the community when your there, plenty of nice walks a, always something to do.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very well presented cottage, fully equipped with everything we needed."

    Only slight issue is there is no shaver point now a suitable socket near a mirror. Possibly my fault for having an older cabled shaver, we will invest in a better one as a back up for the future. Otherwise a lovely place to stay, perfect location for the dales, kendal and Morecombe so plenty to do. Recommended as good value.

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Sep 2022

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in Honey Pot Cottage and would recommend it for a great stay."

    The Cottage had all the facilities needed to make our stay very comfortable and everything as advertised on the web site. A great feature of this Cottage is its location and the one parking space right outside the front door. Although the weather was not really warm enough for us to sit out in the garden on this visit it would be great in the height of summer. Once again I would recommend this Cottage and we would not hesitate to come back again as our Old English Sheep dog enjoyed it as well, especially visiting the 3 pubs in the village.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "This lovely little cottage was very clean and tidy."

    A welcome message and hamper was waiting for us and we were warm and comfortable during our stay. Lots of useful information was provided in a file. A hanging caddy or shelf to hold toiletries in the shower would have been helpful. This holiday home is in an excellent position for touring the Dales and the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was a beautifully presented cottage."

    It had everything we needed and was in a great location. The cottage was spotless and there was a really thoughtful welcome basket. The cottage has all mod cons with high end bedding etc. I felt quite spoilt for the week. I would recommend this cottage to anyone. The location is amazing, close to all amenities and lots of areas of outstanding beauty on the doorstep. I'm so glad I found this place, we will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2022

  • "Honeypot Cottage is a lovely comfortable cottage that is well looked after."

    It has a very high level of cleanliness. Very well equipped cottage. The neighbours are lovely too. The location of the cottage is perfect . Literally everything you need within a few minutes walk. Local shops,chemist,cafes all on the doorstep and a bus stop right outside.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Comfortable furnishings. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Paula5.0May 2022

  • "A spotless cottage and extremely well equipped even down to a blanket for your dog."

    Very comfortable and an enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Susan Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage, spotlessly clean, lovely comfortable beds, excellent shower."

    Great location for getting to other areas,lovely little village with good amneties.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, central village location, all needs catered for even your four legged friend."

    Will be recommending to friends and family and will be returning ourselves.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0May 2022

  • "Very enjoyable and lovely cottage."

    Will recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely clean and well equipped cottage."

    Owners extremely helpful and sorted a problem we had immediately. Facilities in the village good and access to local places of interest easy. Comfortable beds and sharp knives - the latter being unusual in rented holiday homes! Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage equipped with everything you'll need for either a short break or a longer holiday and decorated very tastefully."

    Very clean with all linen, towels etc smelling nice and fresh. A good base for doing the 3 peaks, albeit needing a little drive to the start of each one. The town has a decent selection of shops, pubs and takeaways. The welcome treats were an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Apr 2022

  • "We recently stayed in honeypot cottage and would recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in a cosy cottage it was clean ,comfortable & we were left a lovely card from the owners if we had any problems to contact them."

    We had a lovely break the village had a few pubs and lots of takeaway restaurants and a shop up you needed anything.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was well equipped, clean, comfortable and convenient for coast and countryside."

    The welcome pack was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in the perfect location for our stay."

    Well equipped and beautifully appointed. Very comfortable. If our travels take us this way again, we would definitely return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautifully presented cottage with everything you need for a lovely stay including extras."

    5 star bedding, mattress and luxury towels, I couldn't fault a thing. It was very comfortable just like being at home. I will definitely recommend this cottage and hope to return next year. First class, thank you Ann and Sasha

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jan 2022

  • "Honey Pot is a delightful cottage in a great location."

    The owners have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. Cosy, clean and comfortable and such a lovely warm welcome. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a great holiday at Honey Pot Cottage."

    The house was spotless, the owners have put a lot of thought into making sure guests have everything they need. There were shops and pubs on the doorstep and lovely local walks. We visited Settle, Malham tarn and cove, Gisburn Forest and the waterfalls at Ingleton, all within easy reach by car . A perfect cottage in a great location for exploring, we will be back!

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well presented. Great location. Nice to have two good sized double rooms.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cozy little cottage, well presented with all the facilities you need, set in fascinating little town."

    Who would want more?

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Superb cottage."

    The owners have gone far out of their way in the preparation, design and facilities of this cottage. Needless to say we will be back and thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with gas stove-effect fire
  • Gas central heating with gas stove-effect fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Multi-level decking area and furniture, with shared steps to the enclosed garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are steps in the back garden, please take care

The property

The delightful mid-terrace house of Honey Pot Cottage rests in the heart of Bentham.

Idyllically positioned between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is the perfect rural getaway for a family of four.

Lying at the front of the dwelling is a handy off-road parking space, for your convenience.

Enter the property to discover a rustic sitting room, the ceiling is adorned with exposed beams and the space is accompanied by a toasty gas stove-effect fire to warm you up after a day of countryside rambling; switch on the Smart TV to enjoy a movie night.

Continue to the back of the property to come across a well-equipped kitchen, the room has been fitted to a high standard with bright, white cabinets that host all your appliances to whip up those culinary delights; additionally, you can find a washing machine for your laundry facilities.

Enjoy an alfresco evening meal on the raised patio as the sun begins to set over this stunning part of Yorkshire.

After a lovely evening packed with quality time with your loved ones, head upstairs to rest your head in two wonderful double bedrooms, one with a vaulted ceiling and ample storage for your belongings.

The bedrooms benefit from being near a shower room that is ideal for those evenings where you want to wash away the day in the walk-in cubicle, before wrapping yourself up in a warm towel from the heated rail.

A highlight of the property is its location, Honey Pot Cottage rests less than a mile away from three fantastic pubs, along with two convenience stores; Bentham also hosts two golf courses for those afternoons where you want to enjoy a tournament with the family.

Venture north east to the village of Ingleton to discover a picturesque gateway into the Yorkshire Dales National Park; embark on the Waterfalls Trail to discover the stunning Thornton Force Waterfall, before hiking further to the fascinating White Scar Cave, or climb the Ingleborough Mountain Peak and explore its famed caves.

Spend the day in Kirkby Lonsdale and view the quaint Devil's Bridge, before trekking up the Radical Steps to the stunning viewpoint of Ruskin's View, where you can see the winding River Lune and the peaks of the National Park in the distance.

Enjoy an outing in Morecambe and spend some time strolling along the promenade, before touring the Stone Jetty and Dog Friendly Beach; spend the afternoon playing adventure golf and splashing in the waters of Happy Mount Park.

There is so much left of this region to discover, be sure to travel further into the Yorkshire Dales National Park or Forest of Bowland AONB to find more outdoors activities; why not visit Lancaster for a day out with a difference?

For your next North Yorkshire adventure, choose Honey Pot Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ingleton 3.5 miles; Kirkby Lonsdale 8.4 miles; Morecambe 16.8 miles

Positioned just west of the Yorkshire Dales, on the northern fringes of the Forest of Bowland, this lovely town is split into High Bentham and Low Bentham, with the babbling River Wenning running between the two. The town boasts an annual agricultural show, with handicraft, horticulture and livestock competitions, which dates back to the 19th century. In addition to this is the annual Carnival and funfair, entertaining a thriving community with workshops, music and many fundraising events. High Bentham has an array of public houses and eateries to choose from, and the railway station sits on the Leeds to Morecambe line. For walking enthusiasts, there are colour coded circular trails of different lengths and capabilities, right on the doorstep. The neighbouring village of Ingleton offers some wonderful caves and tumbling waterwalls, along with a year-round climbing wall and a good range of shops, pubs and places to eat. Enjoy a trip out to Morecambe Bay with your bucket and spade, where you can fly your kites, build sandcastles or simply take a stroll along the promenade. For more independent shops and restaurants, the town of Kirkby Lonsdale is only a short drive away, with access to Ruskin's View. Take the footpath from the churchyard at St. Mary's Church and follow the trail high about the River Lune, where you can marvel at a panorama of the Lune Valley and Underley Hall. A wonderful location for exploring National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the North West coastline.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas