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The Friendly Room Cottage in Austwick, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Friendly Room Cottage description

Holiday home
The Friendly Room is a cosy studio property attached to the owners' home in the village of Austwick in the Yorkshire Dales. The open plan living area has a king-size bed which can be offered as twins if required, along with a fitted kitchen area, a dining area and a sitting area. There is a separate shower room. Outside, there is a small patio area with furniture, and off road parking for two cars. Explore the Dales from the doorstep of The Friendly Room or simply try the local ale at the village pub near this charming Yorkshire cottage.

Arguably one of the finest areas for walking in the region, the village of Austwick provides an excellent base for ramblers looking to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Full of limestone pavements and scars, caves and open moors, this diverse and varied scenery offers a wealth of wonderful cycle tracks and walks through areas full of natural interest. In addition to boasting an excellent local pub serveing home cooked meals as well as a country hotel for an extra special night out, Austwick also has a shop and post office to meet visitors daily needs. As one of the less well-known villages in the area, this wonderful little settlement offers a quiet location off the beaten track and away from the crowds. With the towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal all close by, Austwick provides peace and quiet without leaving you feeling marooned.

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?

Night storage heaters and one radiator (from owners' central heating system). Microwave oven, 2 ring halogen hob, fridge, use of washing machine and tumble dryer available via owners, TV with DVD and Freeview, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for two cars. Secure storage and workshop area for bikes and outdoor equipment. Small patio with garden furniture, small garden area. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 min walk. Note: Short breaks available all year round - 3 nights (Fri start only) or 4 nights (Mon start only) at 70% of weekly rate. Note: WiFi can be intermittent.


  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mrs Lunt
November 2014
Lovely comfy Room with everything you need for a chill-out break. In a convenient location in a lovely village with the 'Game Cock' pub round the corner serving lovely bistro food. Great scenic walks on your doorstep or within easy travelling distance. The owners have taken care to make 'The Friendly Room' a lovely place for a break.
Mr Fox
January 2015
Extremely high standard of property. It seemed that a lot of thought had gone into making the property comfortable for its guests. Helpful, pleasant hosts.
Mr Armstrong
February 2016
The Friendly Room is a lovely little place situated near some fantastic walking routes in the Dales. The owners were so welcoming when we arrived and have really thought of everything to make it an enjoyable stay. I'd recommend it to friends and family, very impressed.
Mrs Foot
October 2014
The accommodation was extremely comfortable.
Ms Patterson
May 2014
We liked the cleanliness and sunny atmosphere of the cottage, and the welcoming, friendly owners. They were helpful and accommodating, without being intrusive.
Mr Hunter
October 2013
We had great stay in this studio cottage. It was very comfortable. Located in a quiet village, but with great access to both the Dales and the eastern district of the Lakes and Morecambe Bay.
Mr Uden
September 2013
Cottage was modern and stylish. A really good location, and our hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. Everything was really great, no complaints at all.
Mr Scheffers
June 2013
A beautiful place to stay, with the Yorkshire Dales just around the corner.
Mrs Tyrie
July 2014
The buzz of the Tour de France presence! The stunning scenery, friendliness of the Yorkshire people, superb location with so many options. Great accommodation with friendly, helpful owner/hosts and great weather.
Ms Pope
August 2012
Very friendly helpful hosts.
Mr Parkinson
October 2012
Our hosts were very friendly and helpful.
Mr Walter
September 2012
Lovely, bright, modern studio in a good area. Lots of interesting walks and pretty villages within a 15 mile radius. Made very welcome by friendly owners.
Mr Hunt
September 2012
Perfect village setting, exactly as described. Property was perfect, ideal for walking and sightseeing in the Dales.
Mr Akam
July 2012
We particularly liked the small patio area overlooking the countryside which caught the sun. Although it was March all the time we were there the sun shone. Very lucky!
Mr Brown
September 2012
The location is excellent for accessing the Dales. The property was clean and modern. The local pub food is that good that we didn't need to cook.
Mr Langley
July 2012
Quality accommodation and friendly hosts. Lovely, quiet, unspoilt village location.
Ms Mckechnie
July 2012
We liked the overall quality of the property, the wonderful owners and their adorable dog.
Mrs O'Connor
November 2011
We found the cottage cosy and ideal for us and the locality of the cottage to many walks and cycle routes and places to visit was also ideal. The owners were very friendly also.
Mrs Brown
October 2011
Excellent location with walking and cycling from the door - we didn't use the car once. Very friendly and helpful owners. Well equipped so you could choose to eat in or use one of the two good eating places in the village.
Mrs Teason
September 2011
Our hosts were exceptionally friendly, helpful and generous. The cottage is perfectly located in the lovely village of Austwick, and we enjoyed our many walks around the countryside as well as excellent dinners at both the Game Cock pub and the Traddock Hotel. We didn't have a car, but it was no problem to catch the local bus into Settle for market day, where we got wonderful provisions for cooking back at our cottage. We also caught the Settle to Carlisle train up to Carlisle, a beautiful trip.
Mr Smith
September 2011
I thought the accommodation was very well equipped, without cluttering the fresh, modern decor. There were thoughtful touches which shows the owner's attention to detail. Austwick is a very pretty and friendly village, well situated for walking in the western Dales, but also within easy range of all of the Yorkshire Dales, the Forest of Bowland and even the South Lakes.
July 2014
Every bit as good and more than the description. Very friendly and helpful owners who have thought of everything in creating this very attractive and comfortable accommodation. Ideal village location with easy access to explore all the many features of this beautiful locality.
August 2014
We had a lovely long weekend in this perfectly appointed studio accomodation. An ideal location for walking from the door, and in a great village location with everything you could need. Including a fabulous "gastro" pub.
November 2012
The Friendly Room was just that. We felt welcome and warm after some wet walks in the hills. A marvellous walking centre for Ingleborough area with fine walks starting from the front door without using a car. The owners are discreet and friendly offering a cream tea welcome and all the local advice you need. The studio room is practical and stylish - the oven is a complete microwave/grill/convection appliance - much better than the advertising suggests! Perfect for a romantic stay.
January 2012
Comfortable, warm, clean, etc. friendly owners and scenic. Fantastic area for walking and cycling and geocaching. We would like to return sometime and we would recommend The Friendly Room to everybody.
September 2012
helpful hosts made for a pleasant stay. good food avilable opposite in the hotel, and in the pub in the village
October 2012
A relatively new conversion and in an excellent location. The owners very helpful and friendly. We would definitely return again.
Mrs Froy
February 2016
Liked the cosiness of everything being in one room. The weather was sunny but freezing and The Friendly Room was a delight to come home to and find warm and welcoming. It was a lovely break for four nights and just what we needed.
December 2011
Although it is literally one room, this accommmodation has been extremely well designed. The bespoke kitchen has everything you need in a compact space and the living/bedroom area is very comfortable. The village is unspoilt with a shop, pub and hotel/restaurant and there are lovely walks from the door.
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