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Hemingway Cottage

Cowling, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1053151)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage which was very well presented."

    Close to all the sites with easy access to the dales for hiking and sightseeing. Hemingway Cottage has everything that you need and a nice touch leaving some dog treats and dog bowl. Would definitely stop here again.

    I’m so happy to hear you had a wonderful time at Hemingway Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and very clean."

    We had a lovely stay between Christmas and new year and went discovering the beautiful sights of the Yorkshire Dales. The downside is that the off road parking is on a very narrow back street, with raised ironworks and as we had a large vehicle could not park outside due to the other vehicles not being able to get past. This is also on a very busy road and even though it is a 30mph limit, cars, vans and lorries speed past and it is very very noisy throughout the day and all through the night. So not much rest was had. All in all, apart from this we enjoyed our break but feel that this information should be shared to others before booking.

    Reviewed by GillyDec 2021

  • "Hemmingway cottage is a lovely warm, clean, comfortable cottage."

    A lot of thought has gone into the presentation of the rooms. Comfy furniture, beautiful bedding, bathroom and Kitchen look new. When we informed the owners our grandson of 11 months was joining us, a safety gate was provided without asking. A dog bowl and treats were also provided for our little dog. Pam and David Kent. The cottage would benefit from a handrail down the stairs and a couple more sauce pans. But a real find.

    Reviewed by PamelaOct 2021

  • "The so called cottage was below expectations, not worth the£650 we paid the kitchen equipment was basic, one plastic jug,a small frying pan, and a pan with a loose handle,no bread knife or bread bin, only one key in back door so if there was a fire in the kitchen you couldn't get out, no bannister on the stairs, double bedroom only fit for one person with nowhere to put your clothes, big bedroom,no bedside lights, I have complained so Sykes who promised to get back to me about my complaint but nobody has."

    they sent me an email saying the property was now cheaper, we couldn't sleep properly in the bed so we left on the Monday night, its the first time we have had a holiday with Sykes, but if this is the way they treat their customers it will be the last

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear you didn’t feel able to stay for your full booking. We have made a number of changes since then: we have added a larger frying pan and a large stockpot, both being made of harder wearing materials. We are looking to put a handrail on the stairs shortly. There is a large box of knives including a bread knife and many others, which is kept in the crockery cupboard, out of the way of children for safety reasons. Due to the layout of the larger bedroom we do not have bedside lamps as this would cause safety issues with loose wires from the sockets on the opposite wall. What we do have is a bedroom lamp and tower fan next to the sockets, a a couple of steps from the bed, and likewise in the smaller bedroom. The storage in the large bedroom is extensive covering a whole wall and suitable for 4 guests. There are keys for both the front and back doors, ensuring safety of all in an emergency situation Property Owner

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2021

  • "Nice comfy cottage, plenty of towels and bedding, washer dryer was nice to have, an iron would of helped but the owner did offer to bring one over."

    Nice touch supplying dog bowls, biscuits and poop bags. Not many facilities in the village but so close to everywhere with a car. Enjoyed a couple of sunny evenings in the garden.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "Well furnished ,comfortable cottage."

    Enjoyed our stay here...Easy access to Skipton etc.

    Reviewed by MelvynJun 2021

  • "The cottage was nicely appointed, however there were things missing in the kitchen which we felt are necessary eg."

    Pyrex bowl, grill handle, oven gloves, tongs. The description stated that dogs were allowed. While being dog friendly, we did not expect to find dog hairs in the bed nor on the soft furnishings in the lounge. As a result, we had to give antihistamines to our daughter as she is allergic to pet hair. The description stated the cottage was on a “main road in a village.” The traffic noise was horrendous continuing until about midnight, then starting at 5:30 am. Despite being a 30mph limit it was clear that drivers were not adhering to this. Shutting the windows had little effect and due to the hot weather made the rooms excessively hot. We felt like we had pitched up next to the M6! There wasn’t a quick way of controlling the heating as the thermostat did not appear to work. We turned it off on the boiler in the end. With a few extra touches with extra kitchen supplies and some advance notice about the road noise, this cottage could be really comfortable.

    Reviewed by KathrynMay 2021

  • "Heating was difficult to regulate, even when on timed."

    Lots of extras, toilet rolls, cleaning products. Would benefit from serving spoons and extra pans and cooking dishes.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

  • "Nice cottage and very clean ,however difficult to cook as a lack of cooking equipement( only two saucepans both with handles falling offwhich i had to fix before use) and no seive or collinder for draining pasta etc."

    no bedside lights for reading.. and a lack of response when i had to phone the owners to say the heating wasn't working and again was left to fix it myself.or freeze.

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Sky and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and stairgate available
  • Designated parking space on private road
  • Rear enclosed garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The double bed can only be accessed from one side

The property

Resting at the centre of the delightful village of Cowling, with Cross Hills within easy reach for all of the amenities needed on a self-catered stay, Hemingway Cottage is perfectly placed for an escape to rural North Yorkshire.

A charming terraced cottage boasting a homely interior and a desirable position, this property is best suited to couples or families seeking a scenic adventure.

Park up on the private road behind the property and make your way inside, sitting on the main road through the village, adjacent to a welcoming pub, it makes a prime location for exploring the local area.

Get comfy within the plush seating arrangement in the living/dining room, gathered around the warmth of the electric fire, with an accompanying TV with Sky letting you pick a family-favourite film for your relaxing evenings in.

To the rear of the cottage sits the kitchen, equipped with a good range of appliances and even a washing machine to assist on longer stays to explore the depths of the Yorkshire Dales; this cottage has all you could need for a week-long stay.

Step out the back door and into your own private garden, gravelled and paved, with plenty of space for your pup to play as you sip on a refreshing beverage beneath the sun.

Move up the staircase to the first floor to find the two well-presented bedrooms, made up of a king-size and a double room best suited to children or one adult.

Each room boasts ample storage space and homely decor, as well as benefiting from being served from the sparkling family bathroom.

Enjoy the local area with its good host of amenities and eateries, with a pub, restaurant, small convenience store and pizza takeaway all within Cowling.

There is a park with play area and wonderful walking routes alongside Ickornshaw Beck and to Wainman’s Pinnacle; it makes a fabulous holiday base at any time of the year.

Venture further out into the village of Cross Hills to find even more eateries and facilities to take your pick from as well as independent stores and food shops.

Skipton can be reached slightly further on; known as the "Gateway to the Dales", here you can observe its 11th century castle, roam the Parcevall Hall Gardens, explore by horseback at the Draughton Riding Centre or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll around the market town; the Millennium Walk route makes its way around many of the town's main attractions so you're sure to find plenty here worth exploring.

Spend a day in the Yorkshire Dales National Park for a scenic experience like no other.

Ramble the 860 square miles of remarkable vistas, the Three Peaks worth tackling if you're an avid adventurer, while there are plenty of other wonders worth exploring such as the caves of Gaping Gill, the tranquil waters of Hardraw Force, Aysgarth Falls and so much more.

Within reach of West Yorkshire, Lancashire and beyond, choose Hemingway Cottage for a memorable stay in the beautiful countryside of North Yorkshire.

Warning for those with limited mobility that cottage stairs and steps into garden may be difficult for some.

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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