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Owl Cottage

Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 952048)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property in beautiful area, helpful friendly owners."

    We found lack of cupboard space in the kitchen when staying for a week. Welcome pack was much appreciated .

    Reviewed by MaureenJul 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Owl Cottage and it was as comfortable and relaxing as we remembered it."

    A perfect cottage for a couple and Tom and Sandra make you feel welcome. We wish them well with their future plans.

    Thank you so much, we just want people to enjoy beautiful Yorkshire xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2022

  • "Lovely , clean , comfortable property set in the most beautiful setting ."

    Perfect hosts made this a most enjoyable holiday . And with many places to visit , all within a short walk or short drive , we would be more than happy to return.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments x Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanMay 2022

  • "Owl Cottage was beautifully presented and had everything two people would require for a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales."

    The owners were on hand if needed and were extremely pleasant and knowledgeable about walks etc. Overall a very relaxing weeks holiday

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Glad you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2022

  • "Lovely property, comfortable and relaxed."

    Great base to explore surrounding area. Local pub served good food and very welcoming. Our hosts accommodating and the hite horse entertaining with his antics.

    Reviewed by MoragApr 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in scenic surroundings, well equipped home with nice outside space too."

    A great base for touring this part of the county. A nice pub within walking distance from cottage. The owners are friendly and obliging too. You are left alone and cottage is private . We would return to this place again, and definitely recommend to family and friends. An enjoyable holiday . Thankyou

    Thank you much. Bobby is missing his carrots xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2022

  • "Owl Cottage is exceptional!"

    We couldn't have found a cottage more comfortable, relaxing and perfectly situated for exploring this area of Yorkshire. Superbly fitted out and a lovely welcome pack supplied by hosts Sandra & Tom. Thoroughly recommended.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Hope we see you again. lots more to explore! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2022

  • "The cottage is a little gem."

    Absolutely loved it. Had everything you needed for your stay. The welcome pack was amazing. I can't fault the cottage in any way. It was perfect and we had a great long weekend. Thank you.

    Thank you so much, we love it when guests enjoy their stay. x Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarlFeb 2022

  • "Cottage was amazing , bed was very comfortable."

    Very clean all through. Nicest cottage I’ve stayed in. It’s situated in a lovely place fellbeck. Owners are very friendly , a lot of thought has gone into the cottage , decor , etc . I would give 5 plus stars - excellent ,

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy and clean cottage, would highly recommend !"

    Thanks Mark, we are glad you liked it. may be you will be a neighbour soon?? If you do, give us a knock! Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "Excellent property - nice little touches that make it special - highly recommended."

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2021

  • "Hosts were very welcoming and property was really clean, comfortable and cosy."

    Reviewed by JackieNov 2021

  • "Lovely little accommodation for 2 people."

    Everything that was needed, lots of information and lovely welcome pack. Very friendly and helpful owners. Situated in a wonderful part of Yorkshire with lots to see and do and lovely countryside. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by AdeleNov 2021

  • "Luxurious Relaxing and Peaceful!"

    Reviewed by LoraineOct 2021

  • "By far, one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in."

    Not only is Owl Cottage surrounded by the most beautiful scenery a person could ever wish for, but it has been finished to such perfection. It has everything anyone could ever need for a totally relaxing and rejuvenating stay. It includes all the technical needs (WiFi, satellite TV (lounge and bedroom), Bluetooth speaker in bedroom etc.) to the luxuries of a sumptuous and comfortable bed, with quality linen and towels; and a fully equipped kitchen, with washing machine. The heating is completely at the guests control, and the hot water is on all the time. We wanted for nothing. If you're normally a shower person, you might want to pack some luxury bubble bath for your stay, as the bathroom is exquisite, and you'll be wanting a long soak in the generously comfortable bath, especially after a day of climbing the beautiful Dales. And, if after all that, you really don't feel like cooking, there is a lovely pub just two minutes down the road. The cottage owners, Sandra and Tom, were always around, without being intrusive, if you need anything or want to ask about the local area. And they have thoughtfully included in the cottage a comprehensive guide of local attractions, activities and walks to help you to plan your stay. We loved this cottage so much, and there was such a lot we didn't manage to get done during our stay, we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by LorraineOct 2021

  • "The cottage was everything we needed for a week's stay, very comfortable."

    Tom and Sandra are excellent hosts, always there if you need them. The location was lovely, with a great pub just down the road. We would definitely stay there again. Brimham Rocks and Fountains Abbey are not far away and both are well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, lots to see and do, fab local pub and great hosts."

    Reviewed by AdeleAug 2021

  • "We greatly enjoyed our stay in this stylish, well designed and well equipped cottage."

    Wonderful to have a convenient hallway with coat hooks and a shoe rack, quality equipment in the kitchen, a beautifully tiled bathroom and an excellent bed. It was spotlessly clean. A welcoming gift pack of baking, chocolates and ground coffee was a treat. A folder of local attractions was well kept and helpful as was an OS map of the area. The owners made us feel at home and were attentive without being intrusive: there was a momentary power cut one evening and they came immediately to check that we were able to restart the TV etc. without being asked. Owl Cottage is convenient for many local attractions (gardens, monuments, towns, industrial heritage, walks etc) but is quiet and tucked away among fields and pastures, a taste of the countryside.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage , very clean with all facilities, friendly but unassuming hosts, great location for local walks ."

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Weak telephone link you have to walk up the lane to use the phone."

    other than that nothing else fantastic.

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2021

  • "Exceptionally good hosts."

    The cottage had everything you needed. Nice welcome gift too! Although in the countryside, not far from Ripon, Harrogate and Pately Bridge. Pub just around the corner serving good food too!

    Reviewed by JuneMay 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Owners helpful and friendly, we would love to return.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2021

  • "The location of Owl Cottage was perfect as a base for our walking holiday."

    The cottage itself was well maintained and very comfortable and had all the facilities we needed. Loved the chickens.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great area for exploring."

    phone signal poor,so had to walk up the hill a few yards to get signal

    Reviewed by MauriceOct 2020

  • "The cottage was impeccable throughout and in a lovely location"

    Reviewed by DerekSep 2020

  • "The location and the peace and quiet."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2020

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a good location for walking and various attractions."

    Pub a short walk away. Owners helpful and friendly but not overbearing. Pateley Bridge is a short drive away and a great starting point for walks and has shops (including two excellent butcher’s) and pubs and cafes

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday, as described and better."

    Lovely hosts and fab welcome pack. Definitely recommend..perfect. X

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2020

  • "Just amazing and cosy and loverly location"

    Reviewed by OwenFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was everything we had hoped for."

    The owners were friendly and welcoming and the premises spotlessly clean. The location was ideal with lots of walks to be found directly from the cottage. The Half Moon pub only a stones throw away served excellent food. I cannot recommend this place highly enough and the welcoming pack from Bettys was the icing on the cake !

    Reviewed by LesleyDec 2019

  • "Friendly & helpful owners Beautiful location"

    Reviewed by AlanNov 2019

  • "Very well located Simple walk to a very decent pub serving good food Short drive to Pateley Bridge with everything you need."

    Property owners very helpful and pleasant. Very good facilities in the cottage, particularly nice bed. Lots of places to visit in close proximity. All in all an excellent place to stay.

    Reviewed by StanleyNov 2019

  • "What a lovely cosy cottage."

    Fully equipped warm and just great for two people to escape. The chickens, horses and dogs and views made things great. We will be back. Sandra the owner is lovely.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2019

  • "Warm, cosy, clean, well equipped cottage situated in a quiet, ideal location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales/Nidderdale."

    Welcoming owners, who checked everything was ok midweek. Excellent 'Yorkshire' focused welcome basket with some lovely treats. Good value for money and would book again when visiting the area.

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2019

  • "Friendly owners, welcome pack, great location, comfortable and well equipped accommodation all made for an enjoyable week."

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2019

  • "An excellent well equipped and comfortable cottage centrally placed to enjoy walks and the Dales scenery."

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2019

  • "Really comfortable cottage and friendly welcoming owners."

    Great location to visit places like Fountains Abbey, Harrogate, Ripon and Brimham Rocks. Lots of lovely walks nearby and Pateley Bridge and surrounding area is beautiful.

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2019

  • "The cottage was a good price for the middle of August."

    A very nice place to stay and we can highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2019

  • "Owl cottage was immaculate."

    It is set off the main road between Pateley Bridge and Ripon. Owners friendly and helpful Would have liked a chair or stool in the bedroom so I could have dried hair in front of mirror. . One thing to be aware of is mobile phone reception. We are with EE and had no reception at all.

    Reviewed by OliveAug 2019

  • "Location was excellent, ideal for so many of the attractions in the Dales."

    A very comfortable and well appointed cottage. Sandra and Tom very welcoming.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

  • "We found the cottage as it was presented on your web site, very nice people Sandra and Tom friendly they left a very nice welcome pack."

    The area is lovely Pateley Bridge has two great butchers The Crown pub friendly and nice beer. Fountains Abbey is a good day out and just up the road to Ripon. The whole area and the cottage meet all our needs. Thanks.

    Reviewed by AllanJul 2019

  • "Owl Cottage is situated in the Dale's and is very quiet."

    The cottage is very well equipped and has excellent WiFi and TV. The owners are not intrusive, but are happy to offer advice/help. There are plenty of interesting places to visit in the area. We found Ripon (15 mins drive) good for food shopping. We enjoyed our week at Owl Cottage and are happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "The cottage was perfectly situated to explore."

    It was very comfortable and finished to a high standard. The bed was exceptionally comfortable! There were some tasty cakes from Betty’s waiting for us on arrival.

    Reviewed by JoyJun 2019

  • "No spare kitchen cupboard space to put our own food in and very surprisingly no hair dryer, first time ever we have not had one in a holiday cottage."

    Other than that a lovely comfy cottage in a great location.

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2019

  • "An extremely relaxing holiday staying in this idyllic cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable with good facilities. A great base from which to explore Nidderdale and the surrounding area. We hope to return one day!

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2019

  • "Myself and my husband had a lovely week staying in Owl Cottage."

    The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. There was also a very nice welcome pack from the owners Tom and Sandra.We would definitely recommend Owl Cottage to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by LorraineMar 2019

  • "Owl Cottage was amazing."

    It was perfect for the two of us, had everything you needed. It was so clean and welcoming and cosy after a day out. The owners are lovely and friendly and so nice of them to leave a welcoming pack. The views were amazing and the cottage so near to Pately Bridge, which is a lovely village. Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by KimFeb 2019

  • "Very clean and cosy cottage in great position for walks, visits and a very good local pub."

    Very generous welcome pack too!

    Reviewed by HilaryFeb 2019

  • "Mrs Lawrence the host met us and was most welcoming and helpful, the cottage was spotless and warm, we made a trip to Pateley Bridge most days to visit the lovely shops."

    I Fully recommend the # Award winning Butchers at the bottom of the road. And Rachel's tea rooms over the bridge,

    Reviewed by AnnJan 2019

  • "Peaceful and relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2018

  • "Everything was just as advertised and there was always contact with the company should we need any help."

    Already booked again for next year

    Reviewed by AnneNov 2018

  • "When we arrived at Sykes Cottage we were immediately given a warm welcome by Sandra the owner."

    The cottage is in a beautiful location with Pateley Bridge and Grassington a few miles away. The cottage was immaculate and beautifully decorated and provided everything we could need. Sandra had put milk in the fridge and had even provided us with "goodies" from Betty's and Sandra's husband Tom provided some free range eggs - lovely gestures and ones we truly appreciated. We had a thoroughly relaxing week in a beautiful, cosy cottage who could ask for more.

    Reviewed by EdwardNov 2018

  • "Owl cottage was beautiful, excellent location with the most fantastic views."

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate and so much more are close by. The half moon pub round the corner... I’d really recommend, good prices, good food, lovely welcoming staff and a cosy log burner. also g&t’s ice cream place 5 mins drive down the road, beautiful! The lady and family who own it are wonderful, attentive if you need anything and very kind and helpful. The cottage was clean, tidy, cosy and very modern, It’s got everything you need. Extremely comfortable, we’ll definitely be returning! I can’t think of a single thing I would change about it! Was wonderful.

    Reviewed by HannahOct 2018

  • "A warm comfortable cottage which met all our expectations"

    Reviewed by StephanieSep 2018

  • "We found this cottage came up to the standard that we have come to expect from Sykes listings."

    We were impressed with the high quality of fixtures, fittings and workmanship in the cottage. The owners were friendly but not intrusive. The location was convenient for all that we wanted to do. The local bus service was efficient. The local shops provided for all our needs and Pateley Bridge is an attractive and thriving place to visit.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2018

  • "A superb little cottage owned by two delightful people."

    Perfect as a central base for exploring and next to an excellent pub.

    Reviewed by GeoffAug 2018

  • "We found Owl Cottage to be very clean and well presented and in an excellent location for exploring Nidderdale."

    Pateley Bridge is only a few minutes in the car where there is ample parking and a bus service available. The accommodation has been completed to a high standard and provides everything you would need for a week's break. We received a warm welcome from the owners who live on site and would be very happy to visit again and would have no hesitation is recommending Owl Cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2018

  • "Warm friendly welcome from Sandra and Tom."

    Sandra was very helpful with everything.Owl cottage is quiet, peaceful comfortable and well equipped.Great location for local walks,including to Pateley Bridge along the Nidderdale way, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens a must visit, from where you can take a scenic walk to Ripon

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2018

  • "Owl cottage is an ideal holiday let for two people, and easy to find using the post code given."

    It has a well appointed kitchen with all the utensils to cater for your needs. The bedroom has ample storage space with plenty of hangers in the wardrobe. The bed is very comfortable with a light but warm duvet(probably not needed in the summer months). Mr and Mrs Lawrence were helpful and friendly and all in all a cottage you could live in all year round. The location is ideal for exploring Nidderdale with Pateley Bridge and Grassington must see villages. So much to see so little time to get it all in,with plenty of literature on places to go and visit provided in the cottage.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2018

  • "Excellent location for visiting Nidderdale and Dales."

    We enjoyed the welcome pack including Fat Rascals from Betty's and chocolates. The cottage had everything we needed and was in immaculate condition. The bed was very comfortable and the location was peaceful. Sandra and were very friendly and welcoming and frequently checked that everything was ok. We would definitely stay here again if we were to return to Nidderdale.

    Reviewed by TonyApr 2018

  • "Lovely location, comfy clean and well stocked cottage."

    Had everything I could need and note. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JocelynMar 2018

  • "Owl Cottage is extremely comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    Sandra and Tom have thought of everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable holiday. We would definitely book again and highly recommend to anyone wishing to visit the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by AnnMar 2018

  • "Cottage so comfortable a lovely peaceful setting will definitely book again"

    Reviewed by PaulineFeb 2018

  • "My wife and I really enjoyed our time spent on our honeymoon at Owl Cottage."

    The owners Tom and Sandra were extremely welcoming and friendly. The cottage was a perfect, cosy location to relax in, very quiet and peaceful. It was also close to all the towns and places we wanted to visit on our trip, under an hour to York, half hour to harrowgate, Skipton, Ripon etc. We had a lovely stay here and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JNov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and modern with everything you need."

    Location is perfect for local sights

    Reviewed by MarilynSep 2017

  • "We received a warm welcome from the cottage owners on our arrival."

    The cottage was well equipped and decorated to a high standard. It is set in a beautiful location with easy access to many attractions and good walks. We will be back.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2017

  • "Excellent cottage -everything lovely and clean and all the basics we needed."

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2017

  • "Very friendly x helpful owners"

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2017

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  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV with basic Sky, radio, Netlfix, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Secure bike storage
  • Patio and raised decked area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 3 mins walk

The property

Pateley Bridge 3 miles.

A stone-built cosy cottage situated next to the owner’s home close to Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale, ten miles from Grassington.

This tranquil setting is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic break away with fantastic views to enjoy.

On entering the cottage you arrive in the hallway, leading to an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, making a great social space to prepare and enjoy some home-cooked meals or alternatively you can take a three minute walk to the local pub for meals.

Upstairs there is a well-presented king-size double bedroom with its’ own en-suite bathroom.

To the outside is a pretty garden area with a lovely patio and raised decked area with furniture, making a lovely place to sit and relax with a glass of something chilled or some alfresco dining.

A short drive will take you to the village of Pateley Bridge with its range of traditional pubs, restaurants and gift shops.

Enjoy the floral displays that Pateley bridge is famous for.

There are plenty of walking opportunities to enjoy along the Nidderdale Way or even Brimham Rocks and Fountains Abbey.

Cyclists can enjoy revisiting the 2014 Tour de France route or the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 route, which passed nearby or explore the quieter roads of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The picturesque village of Grassington is within driving distance as are the towns of Skipton and Harrogate.

Whatever you decide to do, this is a wonderful cottage in a well-located area to enjoy at any time of the year.

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About the location


Harrogate 12 miles; Ripon 9 miles; Grassington 12 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.

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