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Firkin Cottage

(Ref. 927018)

Bedale, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (5)
  • bed (4)
  • cottage (4)
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7 Customer Reviews

  • "This was absolutely dreadful please address that ghastly dirty bathroom & double ..."

    This was absolutely dreadful please address that ghastly dirty bathroom & double bedroom carpet loose change under the bed toilet not flushed black mold around bathroom taps tiles at back of toilet hanging off hob in kitchen food baked on & oven smells photos have been sent to Sykes I vacated the property a day early due to insect bites finding alternative accomodation not easy being 75

    Reviewed by Janet1.6Mar 2024

  • "Really sweet cottage, very clean and comfortable in a great location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Aug 2023

  • "Cottage very comfy and great centre for Bedale and surrounding areas to visit."

    Disappointed that there was no parking as advertised fortunately there was parking available on the market place.

    Reviewed by Jill3.1Aug 2023

  • "Had a great time, location was fantastic, right in the centre of Bedale."

    Would definitely visit this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Negatives: The property is advertised with 'Parking at the rear' - we arrived at 8pm after a long drive to be informed by the neighbours the property we were staying in does not own any part of the driveway at the rear and to park on the High Street - not a great start to our stay."

    The bedding was over perfumed, which affected my asthma and the lack of a curtain or blind to cover up the landing window made going to the bathroom from the bedrooms uncomfortable, especially as there isn't a hook on the bathroom door for a dressing gown. Positives: The furniture and the beds were comfortable. The location is excellent as long as you don't mind parking on the High Street.

    Reviewed by Cate2.8May 2023

  • "This cottage is well maintained and there is everything you need for an ..."

    This cottage is well maintained and there is everything you need for an enjoyable stay it is in the town centre and close to all the other market towns The owner Carolyn and her husband were very friendly on the phone when I had to speak them to tell them how lovely their cottage was Will definitely stay again can’t fault it in any way

    Reviewed by Lez5.0May 2023

  • "Great place and people owner very helpful"

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Feb 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available on the high street or nearby car park
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Nestled in the heart of the charming market town of Bedale in North Yorkshire is Firkin Cottage.

This wonderful, dog-friendly holiday home benefits from a fantastic location, just paces away from the town’s amenities and the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park, as well as a welcoming interior with two well-appointed bedrooms; the perfect setting for small families, friends or even couples looking to explore the wonders of North Yorkshire.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and head straight into the fully-equipped kitchen, where you can rustle up tasty meals that the whole family can enjoy around the spacious dining table.

A wonderful place to raise a toast to your getaway and reminisce on the memories you have created before stepping into the sitting room, sinking into the plush sofa, and flicking on the Smart TV, an idyllic end to a day full of exploration.

When the evening draws to a close, head to the first floor to wash off the day’s adventures in the bathroom before sloping off to sleep in either the double or twin bedroom.

Firkin Cottage lies steps away from local convenience stores where you can stock up on essentials for your self-catered stay and the Three Coopers, a characterful pub which serves delicious pub fare and a variety of drinks, ideal for when you fancy a break from the kitchen.

The town also boasts its own golf club and museum where you can immerse yourself in the area’s history; continue the historic excursion at Marmion Tower, the breath-taking, riverside ruins of Fountains Abbey, Middleham Castle or the impressive Richmond Castle which are all woven throughout the surrounding countryside.

Alternatively, take a short, scenic drive to the Yorkshire Dales National Park which is bursting at the seams with an abundance of walks and trails offering beautiful panoramas across the English countryside and attractions including the family-friendly Forbidden Corner, Kinsley Park, Ingleborough Cave, and the iconic Gordale Scar.

Lightwater Valley theme park also lies nearby providing a day of endless fun for the whole family!

All this and more awaits at Firkin Cottage!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Northallerton 8.9 miles; Darlington 21 miles; Wensleydale 25.6 miles

The small market town of Bedale is steeped in history, some of which can be found in the local museum. The town also offers a weekly market on a Tuesday, interesting churches, various craft and antique shops (notably Red House), cafes, and pubs, which provide local beers and home cooked food. There are many lovely walks for all abilities in this beautiful area, as well as delightful villages to explore. Within easy reach are many other attractions, including the Constable Burton Hall Gardens with extensive parkland and woodland walks, and Jervaulx Abbey, with its tearooms and Brymor Ice Cream, is only a 10 minute drive away. Gardeners will enjoy the Thorp Perrow Arboretum, which also offers falconry displays, plus don't miss the weird and wonderful Forbidden Corner near Middleham! Ideally placed for exploring all of Wensleydale, Swaledale and Wharfedale, and the magical city of York, less than an hour away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas