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Wren Cottage

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Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage in a pretty part of the UK - we really enjoyed our stay, the cottage had everything we needed to make us as comfortable as possible."

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2023

  • "This was our 3rd visit to Wren Cottage."

    As with previous visits we were very happy with the cottage. Welcome gifts, clean accommodation, well equipped and then of course the gorgeous views.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2023

  • "Wren Cottage is lovely."

    There was cake, wine and some dog biscuits as a welcome which was nice. There was an issue with the cake which was resolved straight away by the owner. Contact with the owner was easy and detailed. The lane to the property is VERY narrow and anyone with a “wide” car would struggle to get up. The garden was well maintained and a lovely place to sit in and enjoy the sunshine in the afternoons. Pateley Bridge is a short stroll across the river. Loved our stay!

    Reviewed by KathJun 2023

  • "Great cottage in a fantastic central location."

    So easy to get to shops and pubs, and walks straight out the door. Perfect for our family of three.

    Reviewed by Anne-MarieAug 2022

  • "An excellent cottage, unbelievably well equipped."

    The cake, wine and milk left for us by the owner was such a lovely touch, thank you. The views from the lounge across the hills were unbelievable and it was lovely to be able to walk into Pateley Bridge to enjoy a meal in the evenings. The owner was extremely helpful and friendly and I would highly recommend Wren Cottage. Unfortunately the same can't be said of Sykes who were supposed to send us a £40 discount code upon return to book a future holiday with them. Five weeks later, and after numerous phone calls to them, each time being promised it would be sorted, I'm still waiting. This is now the 4th holiday with them this year that I've had the same problem. Their Customer Service, if indeed it exists, needs a complete overhaul. How hard can it be to send me an email with the code? I am now waiting for 2 codes. Come on Sykes, sort yourselves out and give some customer satisfaction!!!

    Reviewed by LizSep 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great location."

    The views from the living room are fantastic. We both want to come back. A really lovely area to visit and Pateley Bridge is quite special.

    Reviewed by JonathanSep 2021

  • "Wren Cottage is beautiful!"

    It is situated in a lovely spot above Pateley Bridge but within easy reach of all amenities with many walks from the doorstep. Very clean with many additional extras.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "Really good cottage in generally a great location; two minor issues would be that it has a small building site behind it, but this did not impinge once we got indoors."

    bigger/more towels might have been nice!

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2021

  • "The cottage is beautifully appointed, on the edge of the town and just a very short walk to the local amenities."

    The garden, whilst not totally enclosed, is lovely. The lane up to the cottage is quite narrow. I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "We had a great holiday in Wren Cottage."

    It was very comfortable and fully equipped with all we could need. We took advantage of the two pubs in Pateley Bridge, the Royal Oak and Crown which both served delicious meals. Great location with many good walks in the area, including Brimham Rocks and Malham Cove not far away to name but two. Brilliant holiday!

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in Pately Bridge, clean and with everything we needed."

    The host called us personally to explain arrival arrangements and responded very quickly when the key broke (he sent the cleaner round with a spare). I can also recommend the garage at the bottom of the hill who were really helpful when we had some mechanical troubles with our car

    Reviewed by EdwardJul 2020

  • "The cottage has everything you need and is ideally situated for some lovely walks."

    Pateley Bridge is a lovely place and has a great little high street.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2019

  • "Wren Cottage was excellent, well equipped, great location in pateley bridge, walks from the door and very comfortable and spacious."

    Just the two of us and our dog, but plenty of space for 4. The garden is excellent and offers great views over pateley bridge- good for a glass of wine on a good day and seeing the stars the stars on a clear night!! The owners and the cleaner were very helpful - We loved it and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Wren Cottage."

    The house was well equipped and everything we needed for a pleasant stay was available. The house was clean and smelt fresh, all the linen was excellent quality. My wife had broken her foot a few months ago, so she found the roadway at the side of the house too steep to walk down, but this did not interfere with our stay. Loved Pateley Bridge and nearby Grassington. A very happy week was spent at Wren Cottage and we would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

  • "Very nice cottage in an ideal location with great views from the garden."

    Pateley Bridge within easy walking distance for shops, walking straight from the cottage or plenty of places to visit within the dales. Very nice helpful owners always on hand if we needed anything. Would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2019

  • "We have used this cottage for 11 years of the 14 years we have visited Pateley Bridge for our annual week of fresh air."

    Over those 3 years away we have had to use alternative cottages because it is a location that has become more popular and consequently good cottages are getting booked out very quickly. For us this has become a comfortable alternative to home for a week in a great part of the world.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "We are repeat visitors to this cottage as it ticks all the boxes - garden, close to shops and a pub yet still in the countryside with stunning views."

    Reviewed by NickApr 2019

  • "Wren cottage was a lovely cottage, ideally situated for all amenities, with stunning views and walks."

    We will definitely be looking at going back soon.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, warm and homely."

    Great walks from the doorstep. Janet's Foss and Malham Cove a hours scenic drive away. Pateley Bridge is a town with two good pubs, teashops, butchers, fish and chip shop and galleries, all sampled and enjoyed. Cake and wine on arrival at Wrenn Cottage. A thoroughly enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by LynneMar 2019

  • "Had a lovely relaxing holiday."

    Nice village, cottage very well equipped. Lovely walks on the doorstep. Welcoming pack from owners such a lovely touch. So dog friendly.

    Reviewed by JuliaNov 2018

  • "The cottage was fantastic and had great views over Pateley Bridge."

    It had all the facilities you could ever need. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2018



    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, well kept, great views and genuinely high quality feels like a home."

    Reviewed by SaleshSep 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented, with quirky artwork and an open fire, as well as kitted out with lots of kitchen equipment and crockery."

    The chocolate cake and wine on arrival put us in a very good mood for the a great week and the owner was very helpful both before and during our stay. The house was in a brilliant situation, with great views across the dale from the sitting room, the town centre only a few minutes walk away with competing local butchers with award winning pies meriting several visits from us. There are lots of good walks from the doorstep and lots of local dog-friendly eateries and pubs. Fantastic attractions such as Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks are a short drive away, with Nidderdale llama trekking a highlight of a memorable week. Thanks for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2018

  • "Brilliant location,so clean and well presented."

    great views from house and garden, very pet friendly

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2018

  • "Wren cottage was lovely probably the best we have visited."

    Very clean and comfortable we had a lovely holiday. Pateley bridge is so central to north and west York’s this cottage is superb will highly recommend it

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in a good location near village amenities."

    Wonderful walks from door. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by StevenMar 2018

  • "Fantastic place."

    Well equipped. Great location. Brilliant shower and comfortable bed. And the owners sorted us out when we managed to get our car locked in the car park in harrogate with the cottage keys inside. Can't recommend highly enough. Only wish we'd had 2 weeks.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2017

  • "Ideal base for walking, cycling etc."

    Reviewed by CharlesNov 2017

  • "Well kept and tastefully decorated cottage, great location on the outskirts of lovely Pateley Bridge."

    Amazing local produce and great pubs/cafes/shops easily reached on foot.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2017

  • "The cottage was perfect, very clean, great views, quiet, tastefully decorated and well equipped."

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2017

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage close to amenities in Pateley Bridge."

    Lots of walks and beautiful scenery. Steep stairs in cottage and path down into Pateley Bridge may make it unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues.

    Reviewed by AngelaFeb 2017

  • "When cottage is lovely, My wife, our 8year old son, five year old daughter, myself and our Springer Spaniel enjoyed a week across the Christmas period."

    As we drove into Pateley Bridge we we're dazzled by the wonderful Christmas lights in the high street. When we arrived at Wren Cottage there was a delicious chocolate cake and bottle of red wine on the kitchen table and a lovely little Christmas tree in the living room and enough coal for the fire. The beds we're so comfy it was like floating on air. Beautiful cottage and location, we'll definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by KlemDec 2016

  • "This cottage was very peaceful yet close to shops and the lovely small town of Pateley Bridge."

    We walked every day and didn't really leave the valley and its slopes. Loads to see around and about.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with summer/dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, spin dryer, dishwasher, TV with BT Package including sports, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Designated off road parking space for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Front lawned garden with patio, summerhouse, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 5 mins walk, pub 1 min walk
  • This property only accepts a Friday check in.

The property

Pateley Bridge 0.3 miles.

An outstanding stone-built, Victorian mid-terrace cottage located on the edge of the popular Nidderdale town of Pateley Bridge, ten miles from Grassington.

Situated in a quiet setting on a hillside overlooking the town, this delightful holiday cottage provides the perfect base for a couple or small family within this ever popular area.

A well thought out renovation of this traditional cottage, the current owners have gone to great lengths to produce a modern home with good facilities and yet still retain the character and charm of the original dwelling.

Individual styling and contemporary furnishings are evident throughout the accommodation in this superb cottage, which features a lovely sitting room with cosy open fire, along with fabulous long distance views.

The modern kitchen diner, extended to include a summer room boasts a bright, light space through the Velux windows and offers a well-equipped and spacious area for getting everyone together and enjoying an evening meal.

Upstairs, the two stylish bedrooms boast lovely views of the surrounding countryside, and the ground floor modern bathroom ensures that guests have everything they need to enjoy that much deserved country break.

The spacious garden is an excellent place to sit and relax and there’s also a useful summerhouse.

A short walk across the river and guests will discover the many delights of Pateley Bridge, the winner of Great British High Street in 2016.

There are traditional pubs, including the excellent Sportsman’s Arms, restaurants, curiosity shops and a wonderful sweet shop.

Nearby, nestled in Yorkshire's beautiful Nidderdale Valley is The Yorke Arms, an 18th century coaching house and shooting lodge, that boasts a Michelin starred restaurant with rooms.

This superb cottage is ideal for walkers as it has the Nidderdale Way running past the back door and guests can visit Brimham Rocks, How Stean Gorge, Stump Cross Caverns and Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site.

This charming holiday home is also close to the 2014 Tour de France route so people can experience the route and spectacular scenery that was screened worldwide and bike riders will relish following the route taken by the world’s cycling stars.

Within driving distance are Grassington with its wonderful old town square, Harrogate offering a fabulous shopping centre and famous Bettys tea rooms and the canal side market town of Skipton.

A quality cottage for that long overdue break to the Yorkshire Dales.

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About the location


Grassington 10.5 miles; Ripon 11.8 miles; Harrogate 14.5 miles.

Pateley Bridge, voted Great Britain's Best Village High Street in 2016, is a charming Dales town nestled in the steep-sided valley of the River Nidd. Quaint little alleys and yards off the steep main street house many interesting shops offering a wide range of unusual gifts and mementos, plenty of places to eat and drink, two award-winning butchers, a fishmongers, a bakery and the oldest sweet shop in England. Pateley Bridge is well known for its prize-winning floral displays, whilst the nearby leisure centre incorporates a swimming pool and the riverside park with children's play area is not to be missed. Also worth a visit are the town’s Craft Workshops and the award-winning Nidderdale Museum - a lively collection of displays illustrating all aspects of Dales life in the past. Up and downstream, the Nidd Valley offers excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and birdwatching.

This property only accepts a Friday check in.