In association with
Sykes Cottages
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

3 people have recently viewed this property

1 of 30 View Image Gallery
  • Baywood Cottage - Yorkshire Dales - 973861 - photo 1

Baywood Cottage

(Ref. 973861)

Cowling, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • cottage (61)
  • views (44)
  • mark (38)
  • kath (36)
  • lovely (36)
  • eco (28)

86 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second visit to this cottage and loved it just as much as the first visit, the welcome is so lovely along with the welcome pack ."

    Will be visiting again

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your return visit to Baywood Cottage. Thank you for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes, Mark and Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2024

  • "Belonging to the more ageing section of the community we were looking for a comfortable holiday in a part of the country that we had enjoyed earlier in life."

    Baywood Cottage is just perfect - comfortable, very well equipped and so quiet. The hosts provided a really good selection of goodies to take the strain out of arriving, helped us in with our luggage and were always available should they be needed. Would highly recommend, thank you.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2024

  • "Loved the property, modern."

    Arrived to find goodies, fresh farm eggs, scones and cream

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic stay in a beautiful property with all the amenities; the bathroom was very spacious with a large shower."

    The bed was very comfy as was the sitting room area. The kitchen was very neat and uncluttered. Would highly recommend this property.

    Thank you for the great feedback and for leaving the cottage clean and tidy. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Baywood in the sunshine, Best wishes Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2024

  • "Another very enjoyable stay at Baywood cottage."

    Set in a fabulous location, great for watching the sunsets across the valleys and the delightful horses kept by the owners and family. The cottage is equipped with everything you will need for your stay, including a wonderful number of treats (love the fresh eggs from their own hens). Can’t wait to return very soon

    Thank you for the great feedback Graham. We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2024

  • "Nothing less than 5 stars for this property."

    Fantastic location , wonderful views from every window , warm and cosy ! Great walks in every direction. Lovely owners always available for friendly advice and suggestions We WILL return

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and walking in the surrounding countryside. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is a wonderful cottage."

    It offers everything you could want for a cottage holiday and there is a wide range of things to do in the area. The owners could not be more helpful. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Warm welcome from our hosts Kath and Mark."

    Everything was to the standard described, from the comfortable bed with its pristine linen and spacious bathroom, well equipped kitchen and so many generous thoughtful surprises. From fresh eggs , milk and confectionery to the heating having warmed the place for us. The weather wasn’t the best but it didn’t deter us from visiting the surrounding market towns. Would we recommend most certainly and we hope to return in the future. Great views , great job. Thanks

    Thank you for the super feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Baywood, Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "This cottage is perfect ,very clean, ideal position for touring round this part of Yorkshire and beyond ."

    Views and sunset lovely . We had a very nice welcome pack which included freshly laid eggs which was great would stay here again

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were so complementary about our cottage, Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Baywood Cottage is a gem, we loved our week there."

    The owners are very welcoming and have gone out of their way to make the cottage as comfortable as possible for their guests. We were blessed with glorious weather so were able to make the most of this beautiful part of Yorkshire. Highly recommended!

    Thank you for the great feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your week at sunny Baywood! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was so relaxing there well equipped very comfortable and stunning views, the ..."

    It was so relaxing there well equipped very comfortable and stunning views, the owners were very friendly nothing to much trouble, that good booked for next year

    Thank you for great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a super week at Baywood Cottage."

    So peaceful and quiet with wonderful views. Lovely hosts who provided a super welcome pack including milk for a cuppa on arrival after our journey. So lovely to look out and see the horses being tended to and living their best lives in the beautiful countryside. Everything you could possibly want in the cottage - a real hidden gem. Thank you!

    Thank you for the great feedback Karen. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Baywood, Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Another relaxing week in a well equipped beautiful cottage, even the weather doesn't spoil the surroundings."

    Just seeing horses in the field or poking their heads out of their stalls is good for the soul. Hope to be back again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I will send you a photo of Indies foal when she/he arrives! Hope to welcome you back, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had very pleasant stay."

    The cottage was comfortable, well equipped kitchen, stunning views. The hosts were friendly and welcoming. Gladly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Baywood, Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Avinash5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was well equipped, comfortable and quiet."

    Good location for most places around about. Hosts were very friendly but not intrusive. Little touches, like welcome gifts, were thoughtful and greatly appreciated. Watching the activities of the equestrian centre gave an insight into the amount of work that it demanded

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at Baywood Cottage and Mark and Kath were lovey hosts."

    The cottage was very clean and very well equipped, the welcome pack was great, we loved the eggs, and they gave us some helpful tips on walks and places to visit. Many thanks and we would definitely like to return.

    Thank you for your great feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at sunny Baywood! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "We were very comfortable at Bayford Cottage."

    It is very spacious and thoughtfully equipped. The property has a lovely position with beautiful views and was great for exploring the surrounding area. Kath and Mark made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Amazing cottage with amazing views."

    We arrived to lovely scones and fresh eggs they were amazing too. Mark introduced himself. He was very friendly would definitely come back again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We hope you welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage fantastic hosts beautiful cottage with everything you ..."

    What a lovely cottage fantastic hosts beautiful cottage with everything you need for a relaxing stay Would recommend 5 star

    Thank you Mark, we are pleased that you enjoyed your short break at Baywood Cottage, Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time."

    Mark and Kath are so good. The cottage was warm. Has everything we needed. Was very comfortable. Great views and very quiet. They looked after us well. And we thank them so much.

    Thank you Gerald and Karen for your lovely feedback. We hope to see you again. Thank you for leaving the cottage so squeaky clean Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was my second stay at Baywood in 3 months."

    I’m happy to report that nothing had changed. The accommodation is of an excellent standard with amazing hosts Kath and Mark, who do everything to make sure your stay is a wonderful experience. Can highly recommend!

    Thank you Graham! We hope to welcome you back again, best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic Five Star Property!"

    The location is perfect with awesome views in every direction, yet close to local amenities. Excellent directions led straight to the property where I was met by the owners. A scrummy welcome basket was a welcoming treat to enjoy with a lovely coffee from the machine. Freshly laid eggs for breakfast on the first morning too! Everything you could need for your holiday is provided and the lovely hosts care about your comfort. Can’t wait to return next year.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback Graham. We look forward to welcoming you back to Baywood. Best wishes Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2022

  • "This holiday break was booked solely for rest in mind for 2 weeks in November 2022."

    Baywood Cottage was the most peaceful,warm and comfortable place we have ever stayed in.The owners Mark,Kath & Emily were nicest,kind,sincere and hardworking people we have ever met.From day one leaving us a lovely cake dish of home made scones & muffins,fresh eggs & milk,a gorgeous log burner with extra logs from Mark if needed and an outstanding equestrian stable view of their on site gorgeous ponies.Watching them train and exercise in the equestrian area was so relaxing from our windows.Their dedication & love to the ponies was so beautiful to see.The bed was huge and the most comfortable we slept on in years.Everything spotlessly clean at a high quality.Large spacious bathroom.Everything you needed for self catering.We spotted owls and birds of prey,and watched the ever changing weather from the huge area of views from all windows.The Dales are stunning and when the mist comes down the valley you are sometimes on top of it.What a sight that was.The cottage rests just under a moors ridge up in the hills in Cowling near Skipton & Keighley.Very peaceful with breathtaking views of the dales and village below.Very safe and gate locked secure.No traffic.Owls hoot at night at the rear with gorgeous dark skies for the stars.Plenty shops & pubs and Markets a short drive away and a visit to Cliffe Castle Free Entrance museum and cafe was outstanding.Owners live on the same land as the cottage but are very respectful and there if you need them.Without a doubt we will return health permitting.Anyone needing a complete rest,don't waste time looking elsewhere you won't be disappointed booking Baywood Cottage anytime of the year.Thank you Mark,Kath & Emily.Best of luck in your futures.Outstanding 10/10.

    Thank you Terry and Sharon for the wonderful feedback. Baywood is a very special place to us and we are delighted that you had such a lovely stay and got to see not one but a pair of Barn Owls! Thank you for all the pony carrots and the bottle of wine for me, that was very thoughtful. Wishing you both the very best and look forward to welcoming you back, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have had a lovely week at Baywood Cottage, the property was spotlessly clean and very warm, the only problem was there was no shaving socket, but my husband had charged his up at home, so no real problem."

    Kath & Mark were very good hosts, which I wrote in their guest book. The cookies milk & eggs were very appreciated, its not very often cottages do that.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Baywood Cottage. We do have an adapter plug for shavers and will make sure in future that we leave it in the bedroom. Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2022

  • "Situated in excellent countryside."

    Which the cottage has a panoramic view of. There was a excellent welcoming gift. The property is situated at the rear of the owners property and has a clear view of the stable’s and fields. Several places close by to eat if required. Being on one level suited my wife suited my wife.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay."

    Cottage was everything we expected and more.Lovely welcome pack and was very thoughtful. Mark and Kath were perfect hosts and nothing was to much trouble. Log burner was used most days and Mark provided extra logs and kindling when needed. Scenery was amazing and it was very peaceful which is what we required. Local pub and shop and only 20 minutes away from the nearest town. 10 out of 10!

    Thank you, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay! Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2022

  • "It was a fantastic,very comfortable holiday."

    We would certainly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was very well maintained and heated."

    The fittings and furnishings were immaculate . The kitchen was well equipped with modern appliances. Mark and Kath were very pleasant and helpful and their welcome package was generous.

    Thank you for the great feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very nice property, very clean and well-equipped."

    Kathy and Mark were extremely helpful and welcoming. Wholly recommended.

    Thank you for the great feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Baywood Cottage, Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful, peaceful location with lovely views."

    Welcome pack very tasty. Owners friendly and helpful.

    Thank you Christine for the positive feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay, Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great cottage all you could ask for, Kath &Mark lovely hosts nice touch with welcome pack and flowers."

    Lovely views nice area good place to eat Dog&Gun, lovely break many thanks. Paul &Jo

    Thank you for the great feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great views, very comfortable and relaxing."

    Has everything that you could want.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Baywood Cottage. Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Stunning views, fabulous location and so peaceful."

    Lots of lovely walks from the doorstep. The cottage has everything you could need and is of high quality, home from home. Kath & Mark are the perfect hosts, on hand if needed but certainly not intrusive. The welcome goodies including flowers in two rooms were the best we have ever had. The pub Dog & Gun on Colne Rd serves v. good food and is easily accessed ( a lovely 40 mins walk across the fields or bus at the bottom of the lane). Thanks again Kath & Mark for a great week even though we had to stay in till 7pm on the hottest day ever. We would 100% recommend this cottage. Maria & Dave

    Thank you Maria and Dave for your lovely feedback. We hope to see you again, Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a very nice break at Baywood cottage which is very spacious, it's bigger inside than it looks from outside with good size rooms and a generous hall."

    The cottage is well equipped and very easily adapted too for a break in the Dales. The icing on the cake is the location and the views, we sat out every evening watching the sun set, OK we were lucky with the weather. Kath and Mark were very pleasant and helpful. Overall we feel it was one of the best cottages we have been to, and we have been to quite a few.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a luxury cottage with all necessary equipment & more supplied & the bed was extremely comfortable."

    The views are spectacular & Kath & Mark are very friendly & helpful. Lots of goodies were left for us along with lovely fresh flowers in 2 rooms. We couldn’t fault it & it’s one of the best we have stayed in. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Mark and Kath were both lovely people providing a warm welcome to their property."

    However, the directions provided to the property need revisiting, as they weren't as accurate as necessary and we drove past the property twice before eventually finding it with the owner's help on the phone. Also the property name on the wall was obscured, being overgrown with vegetation, which needed cutting back. From the property description, we had not picked up that the cottage was an annexe to the main farm building. There was a window in the lounge and main bedroom that directly faced the main house and we kept these blinds drawn as we felt the windows made you feel overlooked. Overall, the property was clean and well presented, but equipment, especially in the kitchen, was of a more basic standard than we would normally choose. The property was halfway up a steep hill and it was a very exposed and windy location.

    Thank you for your feedback. We hope that it will not deter future guests from booking our cottage and would like to respond to the comments that you made.I have contacted Sykes regarding improving the directions and Mark has cut the long grass that was obscuring the house sign. We are always available to help our guests if they are unable to find the property. The description on Sykes website clearly states that the cottage is attached to the owner's farmhouse.There is a small window in the lounge that looks on to our house, but we keep the blinds closed in that room and rarely use it when we have guests staying in the cottage. There are two other large windows in the lounge that have beautiful views of the moor and surrounding countryside.There is a small window in the bedroom that looks on to an enclosed garden,not into our house. There is also a large bedroom window with views of our fields and the moor beyond.The equipment in the cottage is far from basic and includes high quality furnishings such as a luxury super king size Staples bed, a new DFS reclining leather chair and matching sofa and 32 inch flat screen smart TV.The kitchen is well equipped and we recently added a Tassimo coffee machine. We also supply lots of extras such as dishwasher and washing machine tablets, Tassimo pods, shampoo, hand soap, eggs, milk, flowers, home baking etc on arrival. Many of our guests have complemented us on the high standard of equipment and furnishings, and the little extras that we provide The property is indeed on a high hill, which is why it has such beautiful views. It is unfortunate that the wind spoiled your stay but the weather is the one thing we can not control. Best wishes Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Baywood Cottage."

    Kath & Mark are warm & welcoming. The cottage is lovely & well equipped, with treats & flowers on arrival, which was very much appreciated. A great location with stunning views. A great base for walks & visiting the local area. We would like to visit again & highly recommended this cottage.

    Thank you the great feedback and recommendation. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Best wishes, Mark and Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant cottage never been to one as good as this one everything you were could ever need was there and the welcome pack of scones muffins and some fresh eggs was a nice surprise Kath and Mark were also great just left you to get on with it but if needed they were there."

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Baywood. Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2022

  • "This was one of the nicest places we have been to , so clean and very spacious, also extremely quite, the views were just amazing with a fantastic sunset ."

    The extra touches on arrival with eggs , muffins , scones and milk was a lovely touch. We will definitely be booking again.

    We are so pleased that you had a lovely stay and enjoyed our chickens fresh eggs and my baking! Thank you for the great feedback and we hope to see you again. Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our Yorkshire home from home."

    It was a pleasure to welcome you back to Baywood and pleased that you enjoyed your stay, Best wishes, Mark and Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "A super place to stay, accommodation is lovely, the treats left are a real bonus ,such a welcoming touch."

    The owners are friendly but not intrusive. Plenty of great walks in the area. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Baywood. Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2022

  • "We would highly recommend it to our families and friends It had everything you ..."

    We would highly recommend it to our families and friends It had everything you needed in the kitchen we would definitely go again And the extras was nice with scones and cup cake and even some flowers Just the little touches where nice very friendly people

    Thank you for the great feedback, it was a pleasure having you as our guests. I hope that if you return you get better weather! Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Feb 2022

  • "Baywood cottage was spacious and spotless-we felt like the first visitors!"

    Our hosts were friendly and made us feel so at home. They included lots of special touches like muffins, fresh eggs, milk and even scones with heart-shaped butter for Valentine’s Day. Sitting on the reclining sofa with a glass of wine, in front of the log burner after walking on the windy moors may have been a short, 4 day visit but it was sweet.

    Thank you Lisa for your lovely feedback. You were indeed our first guests of 2022 and we are glad you enjoyed our new furniture and the little extras that we enjoy providing. You were lovely guests and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, Kath and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Feb 2022

  • "We were made to feel very welcome by the owners."

    It was a lovely surprise to find home-baked scones, cakes, and fresh milk in the kitchen on our arrival. The kitchen was very well-equipped and very much a home from home. The cottage has wonderful views and easy, instant access to walks from the property. Despite the wintry weather, the log burner meant that we were warm and cosy and it was good that we could control the central heating. We would thoroughly recommend this property!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, Mark and Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2021

  • "This is an extremely comfortable cottage with everything you need, the bed was exceptionally comfortable."

    The location is ideal for walkers and there are footpaths from the property in various directions. Kath and Mark are a very pleasant couple who have made this into a welcoming holiday let and the added touch of welcome goodies was a pleasant surprise.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Baywood Cottage."

    We were welcomed by the owners on arrival and they had left some lovely treats of scones, muffins, milk, tea and coffee. They were friendly but never intruded on our stay. A comfortable and spacious cottage which a huge bed and fluffy towels. The information book was full of good places to visit and helpful information. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by Sasha4.4Aug 2021

  • "The owners couldn't have been any more welcoming or helpful, the place was lovely and quiet with beatiful views across the dales."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very friendly welcome by hosts."

    Scones with jam & cream and all you needed for a selfcatering holiday! Beautiful views from all the windows, good parking facilities. Highly recommend his cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful - extremely comfortable (with a lovely comfortable bed) and quite spacious, and has everything you could want."

    Kath and Mark are lovely hosts - friendly and welcoming but not intrusive. There are lovely views from every window and the cottage is in a peaceful spot - silent at night for sleeping - but is also in a great spot for visiting the Dales.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2021

  • "The owners are so friendly but not intrusive, the welcome pack of eggs and milk was a lovely touch."

    The cottage is very cosy and beautifully kept. The view from the cottage is wonderful. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely location."

    Mark and Kath live next door and were always around to make sure we had everything we needed but were never intrusive.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4May 2021

  • "We had a lovely relaxing two night break at Baywood Cottage, we had an excellent welcome from Mark and Kath and thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The scones, buns, fresh eggs and milk were all added bonuses and we would recommend this well equipped cottage, it truly is a 10 out of 10 property with stunning scenery and the comfiest bed ever! We hope to return very soon.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Apr 2021

  • "Perfect location, perfect cottage, which in our opinion was a big for a one bed cottage and we could easily have lived in it permanently to be honest."

    Great friendly hosts there was nothing that we could criticise at all.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really nice location, stunning views and the front of the cottage provides a perfect sun-trap."

    The owners were very welcoming and friendly, always had time for a brief chat and to ask us how our day had been. A very relaxing break, very good facilities, and a perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales area.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Apr 2021

  • "Everything was fine, warm and cosy, surrounded by chickens and horses."

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2020

  • "Kath and Mark were so friendly and helpful."

    Nice touches with the fresh eggs (from their hens) milk and chocolate in the fridge and home made cookies. Everything in the kitchen that you need for self catering. Bed is huge and very comfortable. Very quiet surroundings, ideal for getting away from everything. Beautiful views all around.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2020

  • "Just perfect"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2019

  • "Nice and relaxing time and a nice pub at the dog and gun"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2019

  • "This cottage was superb."

    Really comfortable accommodation with great views. Ideally situated in the dales.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2019

  • "Everything was far above expectation."

    The position of the cottage is great, with easy access to tourist sites and walks up on the moors directly from the cottage. The views from the cottage are amazing, Kath and Mark were really helpful. The facilities of the cottage are perfect including a really comfortable bed and thick fluffy towels. They even put extras in in case out granddaughter could come and stay on a camp bed in the lounge. We would highly recommend this cottage if you’re looking to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is a really lovely holiday cottage."

    It's peaceful, spacious, spotlessly clean, and provides everything you could want. The owners couldn't be more friendly and helpful, and they had left us cookies, fresh milk and new laid eggs from their own hens. There's not a sound at night - and along with the comfortable beds that means it's great for sleeping (too much sometimes!). There are fantastic views from every window and the location is excellent - just a few miles from Skipton, but with great places to eat much nearer than that (we loved the Dog & Gun in Glusburn, about a mile away). We can't recommend this cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fabulous experience of a beautifully equipped and clean cottage."

    We will return without doubt.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2019

  • "The views from the cottage were amazing, it is in such a delightful setting and very quiet."

    The cottage has all the facilities you need on holiday with plenty of parking. Views of ponies in the field is lovely to wake up to. There are lots of walks nearby and plenty to do in the area. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants in the area and some National Trust places to visit. Would recommend the property and the owners are more than helpful. We had a wonderful holiday again in a Sykes Cottage.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2019

  • "Baywood is a wonderful holiday booking."

    It was exceptional in every way. For us it was an answered prayer for a place to stay while we explored our Laycock Ancestry in Cowling England. Mark and Kath became our UK family for 2 weeks. A trip of a lifetime to explore so much more. If you get to stay here, be sure to take all the paths to wonderful experiences!! Donna and Lewis for my sketches of the area.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jun 2019

  • "Kath and Mark are the most considerate and kindly hosts, coming to our rescue in a minor crisis with enormous sympathy."

    The cottage itself is spotless, comfortable and we felt completely at home, which is particularly special since this was part of a much longed for bucket list visit. Would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by A5.0May 2019

  • "Friendly owners, great setting with panoramic views, comfort cottage with everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Max5.0May 2019

  • "Mark and Kath are simply SUPERB!"

    They are super friendly and helpful and the cottage far exceeded our expectations. It was absolutely perfect. We're keeping our fingers crossed that it will be available for when we next visit!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2019

  • "The owners are very thoughtful, welcoming and friendly."

    The setting, scenery and wildlife are wonderful and there is plenty to do in the area. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2019

  • "Everything it was a fantastic cottage,will be going back ASAP"

    Reviewed by Mr.ray5.0Mar 2019

  • "The owners of Baywood Cottage were most welcoming, showed us around and the workings of everything."

    There was fresh eggs and milk and fresh flowers which was a lovely touch. The cottage was spotless and had everything needed. There are beautiful views from every window and was nice seeing the hens wandering around. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2019

  • "This was our second stay at the cottage and it was just perfect."

    The views are gorgeous, especially in the snow. Lovely walks directly from the cottage. Most of the time we just chilled, a lovely log burner kept us toasty with a never ending supply of logs. Kath and Mark are a lovely couple who go out of their way to ensure you have a good holiday. Even the hens were kind to us this time supplying us with eggs for breakfast! The kitchen is so well equipped that at this visit we mostly cooked and ate in the cottage with of course a glass of wine. We are already planning our next visit later in the year.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jan 2019

  • "The owners made us feel so welcome and the cottage was simply perfect."

    We would highly recommend this cottage. Such attention to detail. By far the best place we have ever rented. The bed is so comfortable, the location is perfect and everything was spotlessly clean. There just isn't enough room here to say to say how much we enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage superb everything you could possibly want provided."

    Scenery from every window And great pubs locally. Mark and Kath so welcoming and friendly. Great holiday.

    Reviewed by Betty5.0Oct 2018

  • "A fantastic cottage in a brilliant location."

    The owners could not be more helpful and friendly. We cannot wait to visit it again and explore more of the area. Thank you Kath and Mark, you certainly set the bar high for other cottages!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was larger than we expected."

    A very good size for just 2 people. Beautiful views from most windows. Eggs, cookies, milk and fresh flowers provided. Really lovely accommodation.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2018

  • "One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    Extremeley well equipped & very comfortable with its wonderful location giving stunning views through every window.Mark & Kath are very genial hosts who made our stay most pleasant.Can not praise this property enough.

    Reviewed by Horst5.0Sep 2018

  • "Baywood Cottage is a beautiful property set on the hillside and the views are spectacular."

    The location is ideal for getting about with Skipton, Keighley and Haworth only a short distance away. It is also ideal for anyone who enjoys walking. Kath and Mark were really friendly and made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. Additional touches such as the fresh flowers in the lounge and bedroom and providing us, on arrival, with lovely fresh eggs, water and milk was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. We really enjoyed our stay and will not doubt at some point be returning for another visit.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Aug 2018

  • "Perfect location for us exploring the Yorkshire Dales and Bronte country."

    The views from the cottage are absolutely wonderful, it's peaceful without being cut off and we felt very relaxed. Mark and Kath are so friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Bed very comfortable, kitchen well equipped. We loved staying here and plan to go back for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2018

  • "Baywood cottage is an outstanding property, with beautiful views all around, and a wonderful cottage to stay in."

    Mark and Kath were very welcoming and easy to chat to. With wonderful places to explore in the surrounding area, will definitely be coming back in the near future. regard Mary and Geoff from Norfolk.

    Reviewed by G5.0Aug 2018

  • "Of the many cottages we have stayed in, this was far and away the best!"

    Stunning views from every window. Peaceful area. Accommodation way above standard. And Kath and Mark are two of the nicest people you could wish to meet. Nothing was too much trouble for them. If you wish to explore Yorkshire and into the Dales, this is the perfect base for two people. Sheila & Frank from Wirral

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Aug 2018

  • "Baytree Cottage was the perfect place to rest and recover after the heatwave in the South."

    Its a beautifully appointed property with stunning views and sunsets all around. The hosts were warm in their welcome and very helpful as we settled in and we wish them well. They deserve great success!

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Aug 2018

  • "This cottage is truly special with everything we could have wanted and more!"

    Kath & Mark made us feel so welcome and have achieved the highest attention to detail you always hope to find, but rarely do...from the fresh flowers in the lovely spacious living room to the fresh milk, tea, coffee & cookies as well as delicious free range eggs in the kitchen, there is everything you could possibly want. The cottage is filled with light & has large windows in every room so you can enjoy breath taking views of the surrounding countryside from every aspect - it is in a magical spot away from it all but with the advantage of being close to all local amenities (good pubs with good food!), & also near enough to all the main tourist attractions in the area. If walking is your thing there are some stunning walks literally from the door step, but if you prefer to chill out & relax, you could use the outdoor furniture & comfy cushions provided to simply while away your holiday soaking up the peace & tranquility (Kath's beautiful white ponies in the surrounding fields & stables raise this place to another level of loveliness!)...Kath & Mark are terrific hosts & always available should you need anything at all, but are happy to leave you in total peace to enjoy your holiday, which is exactly what we did! One of our best ever holidays & a cottage that we can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Adrienne5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a lovely week at Baywood Cottage , the facilities were perfect and the location itself has great views ."

    Its also an excellent location to access some of the beautiful walks, both from the Cottage and via short car journeys. Kath and Mark were great hosts and not at all intrusive , but it was lovely to have them on hand for some local information tips. There are some excellent and friendly pubs and restaurants close by and its certainly worth exploring as many as you can. We shall certainly be repeating our visit as soon as we can , the area and the cottage has so much to offer. thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2018

  • "This was a fantastic cottage, in a peaceful location with walks on the doorstep and amazing views."

    All the rooms were spacious, and well equipped with lots of lovely touches such as fresh flowers. The owners were really welcoming and shared lots of local knowledge to make this a perfect short break for us. One of the best cottages we have stayed in - would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2018

  • "Baywood Cottage is a superb property."

    We spent a lovely week in this immaculate cottage enjoying stunning views of the Yorkshire countryside and glorious sunsets all from our front window! Owners, Kath and Mark have worked hard to provide a well-equipped, comfortable and welcoming property. They were also very open, friendly and helpful without ever being intrusive There are so many interesting areas to visit close by and this is one property we would certainly recommend to anyone wishing to visit the Yorkshire Dales. Thank you Kath and Mark. Christine and Jim (Dundee)

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jun 2018

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in, very clean and tidy."

    Ideal base for sight seeing and walking with the Pennine Way not far away. The views across the dales are so nice to wake up to in the morning, stayed a week and really enjoyed especially the free eggs for breakfast.

    Reviewed by Ernest5.0Jun 2018

Show more Hide all


  • All ground floor
  • 1 x super king-size double bedroom (zip-link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open plan living area with dining area, seating area with woodburner
  • Utility.
  • Eco-friendly biomass central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, Tassimo coffee machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 41 inch Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Outside seating area with table and chairs
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This in an adult only property, but does accept babes-in-arms

The property

A lovely stone-built single storey cottage set in the grounds of a private equestrian property, attached to the owner's farmhouse in a tranquil location with stunning views of the surrounding hills and countryside.

Located within the grounds of the owner's home and equestrian facility, Baywood Cottage is perfect as a peaceful retreat for couples wanting to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.

The open-plan lounge-diner is beautifully decorated with a neutral colour scheme, furnished with comfortable sofas and a woodburner for enjoying cosy nights in.

This room boasts glorious views of the Ickornshaw Beck valley and to the hills beyond.

Further down the hall is a spacious fully appointed kitchen offering all the amenities you will need for cooking up a fantastic meal.

The bedroom has a comfortable super king-size bed and has glorious views of the surrounding hills.

The bathroom has a large walk-in shower, ideal for recuperating after a strenuous day exploring the Dales or the Forest of Trawden.

Outside the property is a furnished gravel garden offering beautiful views of the surrounding hills, and the owner's ponies can be seen grazing in the nearby fields.Kick back and relax here with a glass of wine, enjoying the remainder of the evening sun.

Baywood Cottage is perfect for keen walkers, with easy access to lots of footpaths, and only a 30 minute walk from the Pennine Way.

Skipton is just a short drive away and has many independent shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a lively market and a castle, making it an ideal day out.

Baywood Cottage is the perfect place for a relaxing break at any time of the year.

View on map

About the location


Skipton 7 miles.

The ancient village of Cowling sits across a hillside in the Pennine Hills, just seven miles from the market town of Skipton. A thriving village, built along a main high street with stone-built, terraced houses set alongside the mills of a bygone age. The village was once sparsely populated, the bulk of the population living in Ickornshaw and Middleton, and before that on Cowling Hill, close to water sources they depended on, and the main roads of the day - now used as back roads by locals to avoid the modern day traffic. In the early days, agriculture was the main occupation, with corn being grown and ground within the village. When canal transport boomed, corn became cheaper to buy from elsewhere and so the mills in Cowling turned from grinding corn to weaving during the Industrial Revolution. The village inn was once part of a farmhouse on Cowling Hill, but was sold as changes to the structure of the village began. The son of the landlord later opened the Bay Horse Hotel on the new road, which still stands as a main feature of village life. The nearby Quaker village of Lothersdale was, at one time, home to Charlotte Bronte who modelled Gateshead Hall in Jane Eyre on Stone Gappe House where she was governess. Today many visitors passing through the village are walkers, on their way along the Pennine Way on the stretch from Cowling to Gargrave. There's the large retail outlet of Boundary Mills, just six miles away, a must for lovers of shoping, and Skipton, known as 'The Gateway to the Dales' is nearby. Skipton is a lovely old market town with much to interest the enthusiastic visitor, boasting an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street. In 2008 the Academy of Urbanism voted Skipton High Street the best shopping spot in Britain, and The Copper Dragon Brewery, opened in 2002 is highly rated in the CAMRA listings. Steam railways with regular excursions are available at Embsay and Bolton Abbey, and the Leeds to Liverpool Canal passes through Skipton with the one mile long Foulridge Tunnel and the 5-rise locks at Bingley within a short distance away. In 2014 the area hosted the first leg of the Tour De France, bringing in many visitors from far and wide to this wonderful area.

Note: This in an adult only property, but does accept babes-in-arms

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas