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Summer Farm Cottage

(Ref. 7902)

Crakehall near Bedale, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • lovely (21)
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  • clean (17)
  • comfortable (15)
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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, extreemly clean with everything we needed and the owner Maggie was very helpful with advice on the area."

    Thank you for your lovely review. I’m pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and found it a relaxing place to be after your days out walking in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2024

  • "5 stars again."

    Summer Farm Cottage is spotlessly clean, well maintained, and thoughtfully furnished, with great attention to detail. It has everything you could need for the best stay. Surrounded by fields, yet conveniently only five minutes drive from all Bedale has to offer. The owners are nearby if needed, but never imposing. We've stayed before, look forward to returning again, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the cottage to anyone else.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Nov 2023

  • "I wouldn't change a thing, lovely cottage in an idyllic area."

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback we’re very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you visit again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Owen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Usual high standards."

    We had another lovely stay at Summer Farm Cottage, and the weather meant that were able to take full advantage of the garden. We look forward to returning in November!

    Thank you so much for your kind review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we very much appreciate your return bookings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, it had everything we needed (apart from a cafetiere but we brought our own after reading one of the reviews)."

    We had no problems with the wifi. Our only complaint was having to strip the large main bed before leaving, we are in our late seventies and early eighties and this was not easy for us.

    Many thanks for your lovely review, we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We introduced the stripping of the beds during Covid times as a measure to reduce risk to our cleaning team when handling the laundry. We are sorry this caused you any inconvenience and would have been happy to do this for you. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Electric hob difficult to use"

    Reviewed by Colin4.1Jun 2023

  • "I cancelled with the owner to be admitted to hospital."

    Just returned home after 10 days in hospital!

    Reviewed by Edward1.3May 2023

  • "Stayed for 3 weeks whilst house hunting and felt very comfortable and at home here."

    Its lovely and peaceful which was what we wanted. Maggie was friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Only thing missing for me was a coffee machine/cafetiere as I need my caffeine injection!

    Many thanks for your lovely comments, I'm glad you were able to enjoy a little peace whilst house hunting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent, clean and comfortable, peaceful and quite."

    About 1km outside of the village down quiet country lane

    Thank you for your lovely feedback we’re pleased you enjoyed your stay at Summer Farm Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marlene4.7Apr 2023

  • "Not recommended for anyone who needs internet access."

    I was very disappointed the property was advertised with Broadband/Wi-Fi at best it was 2mb down and 0.1mb up and the 4g mobile signal was very patchy and intermittent. Unable to stream the sport from my accounts, emails were a struggle and even the simplest of google searches seemed to take forever. This spoilt the holiday, aside from missing my sport, I was unable to check up on emails and upload stuff back to the office, I had to waste hours during the day away from the cottage doing this via hotspots, when I should have been out and about enjoying the countryside. Part of the blame should fall with Sykes Cottages as they probably have a tick box for cottage owners, Does your property have Wi-Fi/Broadband? Yes/No. This should be amended to advertise the connection speed as i certainly would not have booked this cottage had I have known how primitive the internet connection was. That aside the cottage was clean and comfortable, quiet location but only 5 minutes from Bedale and close to the A1. Other niggles there was no egg lifter in the kitchen so difficult to turn food in the frying pan and impossible to remove a fried eggs. It may be because it was early in the season and they had not been opened since the autumn but upon opening the Velux windows in the bedrooms and washroom the rooms would fill with flies that were living around the seals in the windows, not pleasant, picking up dead and dopey flies and trying to shoo the flying ones out of the window.

    Reviewed by Angela3.1Mar 2023

  • "Another fab stay at Summer Farm Cottage."

    5* all the way. Worth going just for Maggie's home made fruit cake. Had everything we needed. A real home from home. In a beautiful quiet location, yet just 5 minutes drive in to Bedale, where there is just about everything you could need. Owners were around if needed (we didn't need to contact them) but not intrusive. Will certainly be back.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, so pleased you enjoyed another stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2023

  • "Good, clean and well equipped cottage in very handy location for travelling all around this area."

    Beds can be twin singles or made as Super king for each of the two bedrooms. Owner on site and is very friendly and helpful. Will stay here again soon.

    Many thanks for choosing to stay with us and for the lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was well equipped, comfortable & clean."

    Many thanks for taking the time to review our cottage and for your very positive feedback it is much appreciated. We hope you will return in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at Maggie's cottage and it did not disappoint."

    The cottage is well located and easy to find, spotlessly clean, the kitchen is well equipped and the beds extremely comfy. The only tiny issue we had was that a new boiler had been installed since our last visit and the hot water was a little TOO hot for our liking - especially in the shower! Otherwise we would have scored this property 5 stars, 10 out of 10. Will definitely return.

    Hi Amanda, Many thanks for staying with us again and also for the lovely feedback. Since your stay we have investigated further and as a result the shower has been 'tended to' by our plumber and adjusted to allow it to be adjusted to a cooler temperature if desired. We look forward to receiving you again in the future. Many thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Nov 2022

  • "What a wonderful holiday."

    A spacious cottage, well equipped, very clean, comfortable bed and sofas which so many holiday lets are sadly lacking, no light or noise pollution to keep you awake at night yet only a few minutes drive from several small towns and villages for shopping. We only got back yesterday and I've already booked to go back.

    Many thanks for staying with us at Summer Farm Cottage, we are delighted that you had a wonderful and comfortable stay and we very much look forward to you returning in the future. Many thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have stayed in Wensleydale many times - this stay ticked nearly all the boxes - just a pity it has a no pets rule, and we fully understand this."

    Apart from that our stay was first class.

    Thank you for choosing to stay in our cottage, really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for the lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Very clean and everything we needed. The bottle of wine and fruit cake on arrival were a lovely surprise and the cake was delicious, thank you. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return. We have already recommended it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2021

  • "To sum up in three words Excellent Excellent excellent."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2021

  • "A really lovely cottage but a bit too isolated for us."

    A good 20 mins walk to the village's only pub which didn't meet our expectations so only used it the 1st night. The cottage though is peace itself with its resident Robin and squirrel. Very little noise from the adjoining farm.

    Reviewed by Robin4.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, much more spacious than expected."

    Spotlessly clean, very comfortable furnishings and beds, couldn't fault it really! Large garden and peaceful surroundings, the kids loved the nearby horses and chickens! Good location for visiting surrounding areas, loved dipping our feet in the water at Richmond Falls on a beautiful day. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was everything we hoped it would be."

    If you want a comfortable cottage in peaceful surrounding,this is for you. Ideally placed for exploring the Yorkshire dales. We highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    The photos don't actually do the cottage and location justice. Also, the fixtures and fittings are first class. Will definitely return some time soon.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2021

  • "What a lovely find, cannot fault it, everything fantastic, walks from the door in every direction, sorry to leave but will be back."

    So peaceful with lovely views.

    Reviewed by Glenda5.0May 2021

  • "Summer Farm Cottage exceeded all our expectations."

    A stunning cottage, in a superb location. Very welcoming, and well equipped with everything we needed and more. The photographs really didn't do it justice. The lovely garden was completely enclosed and very private. The hosts were right next door, and evident around the farm, without imposing. They were available by phone should we have needed them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, although a bit cold in the lounge as not many radiators."

    It was a cold very cold outside at the time though. Owners very friendly and put up a Christmas tree for us and left some Christmas goodies, which was a lovely surprise. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had all that we needed.

    Reviewed by Miriam4.7Dec 2020

  • "The cottage is just lovely."

    Inside has everything you need and more. Outside is the perfect garden and lovely views. The horses, cows and sheep just added to the holiday, it was peaceful and out the way enough to be quiet but close enough to towns and the local park. Would 100% go back. Best cottage we have stayed in in the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2020

  • "A beautiful, well-equipped, spacious cottage in a great location."

    We would definitely recommend a stay at Summer Farm Cottage!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and immaculately clean."

    Close to all the Dales has to offer. The roses, cake and wine were a lovely touch. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2020

  • "A stunning location and a very clean and equipped cottage."

    Will return in the future thank you for a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Alexis5.0Nov 2019

  • "The holiday cottage, owner and location were excellent."

    My only negative comment to make is about the day I rang your (Sykes) office to check availability and price and to potentially book the property. It was available for my dates and I was expecting the price to be confirmed as described on the web site = £293. However I was told it was now £299 ! I queried this and was told it was because I was booking it on the phone. So now booking it on the phone costs £6.00 extra - that's a neat trick you don't mention when advising which buttons to press on the phone or as far as I can see on your website or terms and conditions either. I have booked on the phone with your company in the past without this extra cost being added - it used to be a simple thing to do without challenging the extras. You already take a booking fee and thats when I book online myself. I suggested to the agent that I might as well stop the call and go and book it online - for the advertised price. At that point she said she might be able to waive the £6.00 charge - so I agreed to continue with the £293 price. This activity sounds a bit underhand to me - I don't know (yet) of any other holiday company that charges extra for ringing up.... and hopefully in future you wont either.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2019

  • "A lovely peaceful cottage in a great location for visiting Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors."

    This cottage is very clean and very comfortable. A very small negative for us stopping for two weeks, no washing machine in the kitchen, so had to hand wash items when getting muddy on walks in the area. The garden was lovely in the evenings to be able to sit outside and watch the sun set. Lovely fresh flowers on arrival and the owner available if you have any issues but not intrusive. Home made cake and wine on arrival as well made us feel really welcome. Will definitely be returning to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Oct 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable second visit to Summer Farm Cottage."

    It is a lovely comfortable, cosy and relaxing cottage that is very well equipped. Made very welcome by the owners. The bottle of wine and the ginger cake were very welcome. It is in a very quiet location but very easily accessible to most of North Yorkshire. We hope to return at some time in the future.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent & accurate reporting of facilities, standards & location."

    ..thank you! Maggie & Jonny were delightful hosts too

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, very well equipped, so much space inside and out ."

    Very peaceful. Welcome pack of a bottle of wine, a vase of Sunflowers and ginger cake (made by Maggies Mum ) was very much appreciated. An ideal location to visit lots of places. All the people in the local pub were very friendly and the food was nice. Would highly recommend this very pretty cottage.

    Reviewed by Richard & Mrs Ann5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage would recommend it to anyone it was my 3 holiday can’t wait ..."

    Fabulous cottage would recommend it to anyone it was my 3 holiday can’t wait to go back next year many thanks Maggie and Jonny xx

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2019

  • "It was an enjoyable three days ."

    The cottage was excellent , spotless, very comfortable and everything you could want you would find in the cottage. The bedroom decor was beautiful. Parking was very convenient.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent cottage located in a very quiet rural location."

    The cottage has all the facilities that we required.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2019

  • "Ideal location for visiting places in all directions."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2019

  • "Excellent location for Yorkshire Dales."

    Hosts welcoming and considerate.

    Reviewed by Thelma5.0May 2019

  • "This is a lovely spacious property in a peaceful location with lovely field views at the front."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. The king size beds were very comfortable and all other amenities were thoughtfully provided for the comfort of guests. Wine, flowers and cake were an unexpected extra awaiting us on arrival!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2019

  • "Over several years we have booked many cottages."

    Some have been disappointing, others satisfactory and a few exceptional.Summer Farm Cottage is one of the latter and we will return! Clean, comfortable, convenient for food shopping and set in relaxing surroundings- perfect.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2019

  • "We booked very short notice (the same morning!"

    ) and arrived that night. The cottage is beautiful, so clean and in a wonderful quiet location. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine just to top it off. Our two kids loved the twin room and the superking was perfect for us. I would highly recommend this for any length of stay. Thank you for such a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2019

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Very clean,warm,comfortable,modern and quiet. Difficult to fault anything. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Mar 2019

  • "Summer farm cottage was a lovely place to stay."

    Clean well equipped owner greeted us on arrival will be back next year and would definitely recommend it to family and friends. This was our first time booking with sykes cottages will use them again

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2018

  • "This is a lovely comfortable cottage in a nice quiet location."

    It is in a great location, very handy to lots of interesting places. Our only niggling complaint was the lack of some basic cleaning materials such as washing up liquid and such like. We ate out a lot and as there was just the two of us we prefer to wash up as we go along and not use a dishwasher. We enjoyed our stay there and would return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2018

  • "Summer farm cottage is absolutely beautiful, Maggie the owner is a lovely lady who goes out of her way to make you feel at home, a lovely bunch of flowers, a bottle of wine and a ginger cake we’re waiting for us on arrival, which was a lovely touch."

    I have stayed in many cottages, but this one was by far the loveliest with lots of attention to detail, it was very spacious, and Maggie makes sure it is cleaned to a very high standard, it was absolutely spotless. I could not find fault with anything and I’m looking forward to returning with my family very soon. Thank you

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2018

  • "Maggie and Jonny were a lovely friendly couple couldn't do enough to make our ..."

    Maggie and Jonny were a lovely friendly couple couldn't do enough to make our holiday special lovely cottage very peaceful it was our 2 holiday there would always go back we loved it very much thank you

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request)
  • First floor washroom with basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Open-plan sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden to the front and rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub a short walk
  • Note:There is a tourist railway line approx.300 yards from the cottage that operates during weekdays and off-peak times at weekends, some noise is audible when trains pass.

The property

A real home-away-from-home, this stone-built cottage situated next to the owners home, offers a lovely holiday base, sitting on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Crakehall.

Whether you are planning a trip for two or bringing along the family, this is a snug getaway with a comfortable interior and pleasant rural views.

Enter into the kitchen/diner, which houses a range of appliances to complement your stay, and a dining table for those delightful evening meals.

Throughout the day, the lounge is a lovely spot to relax and spend some quality time together, with access to the lawned garden, should you wish to stroll outside.

Two bedrooms are situated upstairs, each wonderfully presented and wrapped in a homely finish for somewhere peaceful to unwind after an eventful afternoon.

A washroom overlooked by a Velux window is located upstairs, whilst the family bathroom on the ground floor comprises, a full suite, housing both a bath and a separate shower.

Once you have made the most of the interior wander outside towards the natural scenery, where you can take a walk along the footpath, or simply rest in the enclosed garden for a quiet moment or two.

Crakehall is set around a large central green with a local pub, many restaurants in Bedale close-by and within easy reach of many attractions, including the Constable Burton Hall Gardens with extensive parkland and woodland walks, the Georgian town of Richmond with its fine castle ruins and the Wensleydale Heritage railway line runs a short distance away across a field.

A cosy retreat in a charming part of North Yorkshire.

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About the location


Bedale 2 miles: Leyburn 8 miles.

The charming small, rural village of Crakehall consists of two parts - Little Crakehall and Great Crakehall. Crakehall is set around a large central green with a delightful local pub, set just a couple of miles from Bedale. 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, interesting churches, various craft and antique shops, 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. Also within easy reach are many other attractions, including the Constable Burton Hall Gardens with extensive parkland and woodland walks, the Forbidden Corner with its underground passages to explore, the lovely Georgian town of Richmond with its fine castle ruins and the Wensleydale railway line, an authentic heritage railway.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas