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Baywood Cottage

Cowling, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 973861)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "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 KellyApr 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 ElizabethApr 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 KevinMar 2022

  • "We would highly recommend it to our families and friends ..."

    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 MargaretFeb 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 ..it 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 LisaFeb 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 LindaNov 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 WendyOct 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 SashaAug 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 PeterAug 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 PeterJul 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 ColinMay 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 PaulMay 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 RosemaryMay 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 PatApr 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 LorraineApr 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 ChristopherApr 2021

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

    Reviewed by DavidOct 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 KerryAug 2020

  • "Just perfect"

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2019

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

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "This cottage was superb."

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

    Reviewed by CarolSep 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 NigelAug 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 RosemaryAug 2019

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

    We will return without doubt.

    Reviewed by SueJul 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 CarolJun 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 www.donnapeters.com for my sketches of the area.

    Reviewed by DonnaJun 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 AMay 2019

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

    Reviewed by MaxMay 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 MarkApr 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 DianeApr 2019

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

    Reviewed by Mr.rayMar 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 PaulMar 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 CarolJan 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 JulieNov 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 BettyOct 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 HorstSep 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 GillianSep 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 RobertSep 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 EdwardAug 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 GAug 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 SusanAug 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 FrankAug 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 JanisAug 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 AdrienneJul 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 PaulJul 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 LouiseJul 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 ChristinaJun 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 ErnestJun 2018

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  • 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 inc.in 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.

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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.

Region Information

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
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