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Bill's Place Romantic Cottage in Bainbridge, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 3
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Bill's Place Romantic Cottage description

Holiday home
This picturesque, 200 year old end-terrace cottage is a stone-built construction overlooking the village green in Bainbridge. Renovated to a high standard, this charming cottage has retained much of its original character, including exposed beams and a stunning fireplace which now homes a wood-burning stove. There are two bedrooms – one king-size and one single – in addition to a kitchen with dining area and sitting room. Guests can enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the pretty patio garden, or follow the many peaceful walks throughout the village.

Situated in truly beautiful countryside, the picturesque Wensleydale village of Bainbridge is just two miles from Askrigg - known to millions as ‘Darrowby' in James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small". Bainbridge is also just four miles from the market town of Hawes, home of the famous Wensleydale cheese, and boasts an extensive village green which comes with its own set of stocks. This excellent holiday location is ideal for walkers, and offers a great base from which to explore the popular areas of Wensleydale and Swaledale, taking in the Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater, and castles at both Bolton and Middleham. The highest single drop waterfall in England, Hardraw Force, is close by too and stands at an impressive 99ft!

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room & underfloor heating in shower room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of games/books/DVDs. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking for two cars. Small front patio garden with bench seat. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pub 3 mins walk. Note: This property is suitable for babes-in-arms & children aged 6 years & over only.


  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mr Murrish
March 2016
Bill's Place is a great bolt hole, everything you need is in the cottage.
Mr Wellbelove
May 2016
Bill's Place is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in. It was well equipped and very comfortable. The village of Bainbridge is beautiful and an ideal base for walking the Dales. There is a strong chance we will be back for a return visit. Highly recommended.
Mrs Collins
March 2016
Have stayed here before and everything is perfect. You couldn't want anything more from a cottage.
Mr Bingham
May 2016
This is the third time we have stayed here. We are coming again in September and will (god willing) be returning for as long as we can. It is a great cottage and cared for by the owners and their assistants and in a wonderful location.
Mr Taylor
October 2015
Beautiful homely cottage in a great location. We love walking and found new walks and places to see even though this was our third stay at Bill's Place.
Mr Smith
November 2015
A very warm comfy cottage, extremely well equipped and in a beautiful location.
Mr Watson
July 2015
Excellent cottage. Ideal base for walking and visiting surrounding villages/small towns.
Miss Horn
September 2015
We really liked our cottage, it was perfect for the two of us and situated close to lots of walks and places to visit.
Mr Withnall
August 2015
The cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. Everything was of a very high standard. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was nice and powerful. The valley is extremely pretty and Bainbridge is a lovely, friendly village.
Mrs Clifford
March 2015
The cottage is an absolute gem to go into, everything about it was superb. If it was ours we would not let anyone else go into it!
Mr Mason
March 2015
The cottage was very relaxing and gave a great base to explore the Dales. The cottage was beautifully decorated and very well maintained throughout, we would definitely return here again.
Mr Taylor
October 2014
Relaxing with plenty of local walks. The cottage is stunning and like home from home. This was our second visit and hopefully we will return.
Mrs Darbyshire
November 2014
Everything you could wish for in the kitchen and a warm lived in feel. One of the best properties I have stayed in and I have stayed in a lot.
Mr Watson
October 2014
The cottage was a perfect size for us; very clean and beautifully presented and in a quiet location in a beautiful Dales village. The shower room was immaculate and had the luxury of underfloor heating which was great. A gem of a cottage and we've recommended it to friends already.
Mrs Richardson
July 2014
The cottage, the village and the area were beautiful.
Mr Derry
July 2014
Excellent in every way. We think that this is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in.
Mr Cutler
June 2014
Our stay couldn't have been any more pleasant. Our every need was taken care of and we were made to feel very welcome. When I accidentally broke the house key and the stub got stuck in the door, help arrived quickly to extract the stub and give us a replacement. We hope we'll be able to come again and will definitely recommend Sykes and Bill's Place.
Mr Ford
May 2014
Bill's Place exceeded our expectations as a holiday let. Warm, comfortable and fully equipped to a high standard.
Mrs Lawrence
December 2014
The cottage was very cosy and you felt at home.
Mr Bingham
September 2014
The cottage was just like a home from home, there was everything that you needed. We loved it so much we have already booked next year. The setting was wonderful in an excellent little friendly village.
Mrs Lewers
June 2014
Cottage was excellent, nice touch with a welcome pack and the location was perfect for a walking holiday.
Mr Platt
April 2014
This cottage is fantastic, it made our holiday. Location was perfect.
Mr Aldridge
March 2014
The cottage was superb! Definitely deserves it's 5 star rating.
Mr Murrish
February 2014
A lovely warm haven in an ideal location, will be back.
Mrs May
May 2014
A 3rd visit to Bill's Place so obviously enjoy everything about this holiday home. It's in a beautiful area with stunning scenery that offers walks for all, whatever their ability, and plenty of good pubs offering locally brewed beers.
Mrs Fletcher
October 2013
A lovely well equipped cottage, great location, very peaceful.
Mr Freeman
November 2013
Nice warm cottage to come back to after being out in the cold for most of the day.
Mrs Van Der Does
September 2013
Never had such a good bed in a cottage, or even a hotel. Very comfortable sitting room. Tastefully decorated, and very clean. In a good location.
Miss Wells
December 2013
Lovely, warm cottage with the added seasonal benefit of our own Christmas tree, lights and decorations. High quality of furnishings and contents.
Mr Gilson
September 2013
The cottage was lovely. It was furnished to a very high standard, and the owners had thought of absolutely everything the visitor might need during their stay. The scenery was amazing, great for walking and relaxing. Cannot wait to return.
Mrs Walker
May 2013
The attention to detail was first class!
Mr Metcalfe
May 2013
Beautiful cottage, very nice welcome pack. Hope to go back sometime soon. Excellent walking area both in Wensleydale, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. Weather a bit mixed but who cares?
Miss Yeoman
May 2013
Really lovely cottage; everything was to hand. We have been staying in self catering for 20 years but never stayed in property as good as this one. Scenery - fantastic. All good!
Mrs Icke
June 2013
The cottage was welcoming and cosy and a very good place to come back to after a days walking in the Dales.
Mr Anderson
February 2013
Everything provided.
Miss Wolkow
October 2012
Comfortable and warm accommodation with some lovely extras like tea, coffee, biscuits and milk in the fridge.
Mr Shaw
September 2012
Lovely area. Very scenic. Good walking country. Convenient location.
Mr Graham
October 2012
Visitors comments say it all, one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in. Can't add anything that might improve our stay. Perfect for us!
Mrs Dyke
November 2012
The cottage was excellent and provided all that is required for a comfortable stay.
Mrs Clarke
August 2013
Easily the best cottage we have stayed in, wonderful.
Mr Eddie
August 2012
We liked the village, where the cottage was situated. We found the cottage to be comfortable and quaint, it was like a home from home. It felt as if the owner had tried very hard to make the cottage welcoming. It was lovely and peaceful.
Mrs Bridge
October 2012
Cottage was very comfortable and cosy.
Mr Foord
October 2012
Immaculate, well appointed, very well equipped, warm, comfortable cottage. Great care taken by the friendly owners. We liked the welcoming goodies! The owners provided a comprehensive guide to the facilities in the area, with full instructions for the equipment in the cottage.
Mrs Winstanley
March 2013
This is our 3rd stay at Bill's Place and as usual the very high standard of the cottage still remains. We return here because of the beautiful cottage, but also because there is so much to do and see in this area.
Mr Moore
July 2012
It was a real home from home. Cosy and every detail had been thought of.
Mrs Wales
July 2012
Bills Place is the best Yorkshire Dales cottage we've stayed in over a 16 year period of holidaying in the area! We loved the decor and furnishings and the little extra touches. Really loved the cottage and I am definitely hoping to stay there again. I will certainly recommend to friends and family too.
Mr Fraser
October 2011
This was our second visit to Bill's Place. A cosy and homely cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with great walking and many places to visit. We will continue to use Sykes Cottages and have recommended them to our friends, the high standards and quality offered is hard to beat.
Mrs Prew
August 2011
Location of the property enabled us to visit many interesting places. Property was so comfortable we did not have to worry about it so could enjoy our excursions etc.
July 2011
Excellent facilities in the house. It had everything we needed right down to cellotape and pencils and paper! Able to relax and plenty of hot water for showers after very wet walks! Lovely CLEAN village. After being warned about the local pub we went several times and really enjoyed it. The beer was very good. An excellent cottage where we could tell that lots of thought had been put in to making holiday makers welcome.
Mrs Williams
May 2011
The accommodation is delightful from the minute you step inside. Very well thought through with everything you could possibly need. Comfortable and warm, the owners really have put a lot of effort into making it a lovely place to stay. The Dales are gorgeous so the location is great.
Mrs Gee
May 2011
Everything was superb and of top quality. A lovely cottage. This was our second visit.
Mr Fraser
June 2011
Bill's Place was a gem in the Yorkshire Dales. Plenty of walks from the house. Beautiful cottage and can not wait to return later in the year.
Miss Orpwood
September 2011
The whole experience was truly wonderful. The owner left some very helpful and easy to understand instructions and other information regarding the area. The cottage was extremely well equipped.
Mrs Walsh
March 2011
We have been to Bill's Place before and all I can say is, it just gets better. We have had a great stay and I am sure there will be more. Just love it there.
Mrs Winstanley
November 2010
The village was lovely, with lots of walks nearby and a good place for touring the area. Bill's Place is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in, and we have stayed in plenty over the years. Absolutely excellent.
Ms Brown
August 2010
We loved the fact that what we were hoping for was a home from home - and we found a property even better than our own home!!
Mrs Livesey
October 2010
The cottage was certainly 5 star accommodation. The owners had obviously put a lot of thought into the decor and the contents of the property. Ideal location for walking in the Dales.
Mr Jillians
June 2010
Outstanding in every aspect. Lovely neighbours.
Mrs Eggelton
August 2010
The cottage was lovely and the extras were a nice touch. The village was beautiful and quiet.
Mrs Harris
October 2010
A first class cottage in all respects. The walking is so lovely you can't go wrong.
Ms Burgin
November 2010
Both the cottage and the area were just wonderful! So much to do and see in Yorkshire.
Mr Mrs Ashcroft
August 2010
Another 1st class cottage booked through Sykes, with friendly, efficient staff. This cottage far exceeded our expectations and is A+ in everything. Wensleydale is stunning with lots of places to visit.
Mrs Gee
April 2010
It was a great week in a perfect cottage.
Ms Mott
March 2010
The cottage was really cosy, nothing to complain about, hence a stress free superb, holiday.
Mrs Heading
June 2010
Everything in Bills Place was without a doubt wonderful. The place was clean, well decorated, spacious for 2/3 people, and very well equipped. We would have no hesitation in recommending anyone for this place and will certainly use it again in the future.
Mr Rodda
May 2010
A delightful cottage - very comfortable, beautifully furnished, decorated and very well equipped. We would highly recommend 'Bill's Place'.
Mr Pharo
February 2010
Comfortable cottage, conveniently situated and complete in its' equipment.
February 2016
We first visited in 2014 and enjoyed this amazing cottage that we had to come back. You could wish for better. Everything you need you have in this cottage, would totally recommend this cottage and being a bit of a OCD person, it is spotless. I don't want to go home.
Mrs Walsh
January 2010
The cottage and the surroundings were just what we wanted, perfect. We had a great Christmas and didn't want to leave. We will certainly go again. We have told our friends about it and some have already booked to go in two weeks.
Mrs May
July 2010
We love the Dales, the walking and scenery are spectacular but this year it was extra special owing the fantastic accommodation of Bill's Place. Everything was of the highest quality, the cleanliness was so good and the bed and bedding fantastic - a joy to retire to after an energetic days walking.
Mrs Horne
April 2010
This was a faultless property! We have been staying in self catering properties for around 30 years and this was the best.
Alan B
September 2014
The service provided was excellent even a bottle of fresh milk was left in the fridge plus a packet of choc.biscuits, All cleaning materials are provided and ample crockery and cutlery. It is spotless clean and all units were great. There was nothing that was needed. The TV and DVD player were excellent with a Freesat Box, WiFi was easy to connect and worked very well. Dozens of popular DVDs in a draw. The central heating was superb heating the whole cottage in minutes. There is a log fire but we didn't require to use is. It is so good that we booked it again for next year before we came away. Bainbridge is a very lovely Yorkshire Village and the people are very friendly and keen to help. The best local pub was The Crown in Askrigg only a mile away which serves excellent food. The local people there were also very freinldy .
December 2013
We stayed in Bill's Place for 5 nights over the Xmas period. A lovely, warm cottage decorated to a high standard. The kitchen is very well equipped, with most things that you could want - although we took our own egg poacher as the majority of cottages we have stayed in do not stock one of these! The cottage was also magically decorated with a gorgeous Christmas tree and lights at the window - a lovely and considerate touch. We had considered bringing our own tree, so it was a welcome relief to find one was already in-situ! The weather was particularly bad during our stay, with high winds and lots of rain causing a lot of the local roads to flood, so we spent more time that we anticipated indoors, but the comfort of Bill's Place made it a pleasure. Lovely pub in Askrigg (about a mile away) called The Kings Arms did an excellent pint of Black Sheep! Hawes is ten minutes down the road, with a selection of shops and pubs. Very well located cottage. Would certainly recommend a visit!
November 2013
We stayed at Bill's place for 3 nights at the beginning of November and had a great time. The cottage is decorated and furnished to a very high standard. Lovely kitchen with everything you could ever need. Cosy living room with wood burning stove. Stylish shower room with a good powerful shower and under floor heating. Pretty bedroom with a very comfortable bed. Overall, one of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in, with lots of little extra touches. Can't wait to return! :-)
December 2013
The cottage was beautifully furnished and extremely well equipped. If you needed anything you could guarantee it would be available for you! Bainbridge is a lovely village and the surrounding countryside second to none. Yorkshire at its best! Our stay was for one week and there was so much to do and see, we didn't need to travel far. We can't wait to return. The weather was lovely but suddenly changed and was noticeably colder. The owner telephoned just to check we were warm enough and to make sure we took advantage of the extra blankets and open fire - a lovely touch!
Hazel Walker
July 2013
The best cottage I have stayed in. The attention to detail was amazing with underfloor heating in the bathroom, lovely comfy beds, a pretty garden and lots lots more. All this together with the sunshine and the beautiful dales what more can you ask for. I will definitely be going back.
Anne W
July 2012
We have stayed in the area many times over the past 15 years but Bills Place has to be one of the best, if not THE best place we've stayed in! Total comfort throughout, easy to understand explanations of how everything works, and lots of added extras - even a sewing kit and shoe-cleaning kit available if needed. We have had a truly relaxing and comfortable stay in a lovely cottage in a fabulous part of the UK, and we hope to come again!
August 2011
An excellent place to stay for the quality of the accommodation and standard of comfort, a quiet place in the village, and a central location in the dale.
October 2011
We've just got home after a week's holiday staying in "Bill's Place" and we've already booked to return for Christmas! It is a fabulous "5 star" cottage with all the facilities you could wish for. Warm, comfortable and cosy with a fully fitted kitchen and a bathroom with double sized shower. There are great walks onto the Dales from the cottage and so you don't need a car to get out and explore the beautiful contryside on foot. There's a pub just 3 minutes walk away and a 5 star hotel only a further 3 minutes walk. There's also a fantastic butchers by the bridge which is just a minute down the lane. If you do wish to use a car then Bolton Castle is well worth a visit, (spiral staircases so not really for children and not open over the winter (Nov-Feb)) or the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes (only 4 miles away). All in all a first class cottage located in a very relaxing venue which we would thoroughly recommend! P.S. No telephone or WiFi in the cottage, (a refreshing rest) but these are due to be installed in November.
Mrs Davidson
July 2016
This is a lovely cottage. It is well equipped and maintained with all you need for a good holiday. The owner was very friendly and helpful and the neighbours were welcoming. It is a lovely place for a break.
January 2011
The best cottage hubby and I have stayed in for many a year. Attention to detail, cleanliness and comfort were second to none. Tried to declare Squatters Rights, but had to go back to work! We will definitely go back to Bill's Place.
November 2010
A well equipped, clean and beautiful cottage in a wonderful area of the country with so many walks and things to do near by. A very relaxing and peaceful week made even more special by the thoughtful extras.
Mrs Gee
June 2010
The cottage was excellent in every aspect, especially furnishings, and made for a very pleasureable holiday.
Michael & LInda
May 2010
Lovely house situated in a convenient location in village. Well decorated and fitted out throughout. Heating very effective and log fire a bonus. Village location very good for walking and sightseeing. Pub in village good for food and weekly visit by Fish & Chip van.
Uredale Devotees
March 2010
After booking with Sykes - a simple procedure - we received a welcome phone-call from the owners. On arrival, the heating had been on and the cottage was lovely and clean, cosey and welcoming. The furnishings were first-class and the cottage was well-equipped. We found it to be conveniently situated for all parts of Wensleydale and for our forays across the snow-bound hills into Swaledale! We made use of the village butchers and good variety of shops in nearby Hawes. In summary, the cottage provided everything we expected and more for a comfortable stay in the Dales in the depths of Winter, with snug evenings reading by the wonderful wood-burner. We cannot think of any aspect we disliked and would return to repeat the experience.
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