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The Homestead Family Cottage in Hardraw, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Homestead Family Cottage description

Holiday home
The Homestead is a semi-detached cottage in the village of Hardraw near Hawes. The cottage has two family rooms, one with an en-suite shower and basin, and a single room. There is a family bathroom upstairs, and a ground floor WC. The kitchen has a breakfast table, the dining room has an open fire and bay window and the sitting room also has an open fire. Outside is ample roadside parking. There is also a front garden and use of a paddock. The Homestead is an ideal base for wonderful walking and touring through Wensleydale and Swaledale.

The delightful market town of Hawes is the highest settlement in Wensleydale and home to the delicious Wensleydale cheese. The town is also famous for rope making; a skill passed down through the generations and a fascination for many of the visitors that come to the town. A regular market is held on a Tuesday and Hawes has many excellent shops and eateries in its midst. The beautiful limestone countryside surrounding the town provides a huge variety of walks and other outdoor pursuits, and for sightseeing opportunities the area is unsurpassed with the spectacular Hardraw Force and the Aysgarth falls just two of the natural wonders to be seen. Hawes is a delightful town and makes a superb base for a holiday in this magnificent area.

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?

Electric storage heaters with open fires, Rayburn (heats water system) and separate immersion heater. Electric oven and hob, Rayburn, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of games, books and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fires inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample roadside parking. Enclosed front garden with bench, courtyard with furniture and small enclosed rear garden. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 1 min walk. Note: Due to location, mobile signal can be intermittent.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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Mrs Attwood
May 2016
The house was beautifully furnished, very clean and was perfect for our requirements. There was everything we needed there plus extra touches. The situation is beautiful and we enjoyed being next to the pub as we were a mixed family group with my two younger brothers who spent a lot of time there! Many thanks to the owners. We hope to return and would certainly recommend the cottage.
Mrs Bryan
August 2016
This was a good base for exploring the Dales. The cottage was spacious, clean and well equipped for young children.
Mr Mcbeth
February 2016
We have had a lovely week away at Homestead. The cottage is so homely and very well equipped. Nothing was missing. We loved the fires and being winter, they warmed the house really well. The beds were so comfy we had several late lie ins! We travelled as a family which included our 85 year old mother who was so comfortable we could barely get her to leave the cottage. There are good walks right from the cottage door, what more could anyone want from a holiday?
Mrs Gravelsons
June 2016
We loved staying at The Homestead because as soon as we walked through the front door we felt relaxed and at home. The location is superb and we love walking across the fields to do our shopping in Hawes. It's a fantastic base from which to walk and cycle. The countryside is stunning and we have already planned our return visit next year with the 'Three Peaks Challenge' firmly in mind and a cycle up to 'The Buttertubs'. The owners had made The Homestead a very welcoming place for us to be.
Mrs Love
August 2015
The location of the cottage was good. The cosy kitchen was lovely and the beds and bed linen were good. I would happily book this cottage again and would be happy to recommend it. There was nothing we needed that wasn't provided.
Mr Barrett
May 2015
Spacious, clean and well equipped and good base for exploring the Dales.
Mrs Champion
July 2015
The cottage was very comfortable and extremely well equipped. It was generally a home from home. The kitchen in particular was very well equipped. The living accommodation and two main bedrooms were very spacious and seats were comfortable.
February 2015
Lovely bright clean cottage that has been tastefully refurbished to high standard. Owners provided everything could possibly need including electric blankets for cold January nights! A very enjoyable weekend - could not fault this cottage!
Mrs Hall
April 2015
A beautiful, well equipped property in a beautiful location. It is the cleanest property we have ever stayed in.
Mrs Wolsey
September 2015
The Homestead was absolutely, without a shadow of doubt, a fantastic well loved home from home. Everything you could have wanted was available, the views were awesome and the pub next door just rounded everything off.
Mrs Chapman
February 2015
A wonderful family home, very warm and inviting. Lots to do and see in the vicinity and a perfect hub from which to explore.
Mr Tombs
November 2014
Faultless Dales cottage!
Mr Carter
October 2014
Myself, husband, daughter and son in law spent a week in this beautiful warm cosy cottage with bonus of an open fire in the living room. Ideal location for peace and quiet with the local Inn only a minute away.You can have a lovely scenic walk into Hawes through beautiful surrounding countryside. If you want somewhere with everything then look no further (magical). We will definitely go back.
Mrs Howell
November 2014
A very high standard of accommodation in beautiful surroundings. The Homestead had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday.
Mrs Little
September 2014
A beautiful cottage; we would love to stay again.
Mrs Page
October 2014
The owners had thought of everything, there was not anything we needed that was not there. The Rayburn and open fire made the holiday extra special. The property was well prepared, had great bedding and towels available to use and were all good quality.
Mrs Geary
August 2014
Good location for walking and touring. The Homestead was very comfortable and suitable for our family.
Mrs Roberts
May 2014
We loved the cottage - it was comfortable and spacious and in a beautiful area. We would love to come again.
Mrs Lunn
April 2014
A beautiful cottage full of home comforts in a magnificent setting.
Mrs Saunders
October 2014
A delightful cottage, very spacious and comfortable. We loved the Rayburn which was constantly warming the kitchen, also the wonderful view of the fells and sheep through the kitchen window. Comfortable beds and furniture, we felt very at home. Would highly recommend!
Mr White
June 2014
Fantastic cottage in a lovely little village. I would recommend this cottage to anyone from couples to families.
Mr Roberts
November 2013
Loved the open fire. Bedrooms were really spacious, and the property was in very good condition, and very comfortable. Loved the Aga in the kitchen. Good proximity to the pub.
Mrs Wall
November 2013
We had a wonderful stay at The Homestead cottage; very homely, cosy and warm. The furnishings were bright, fresh and clean throughout. Beds a dream. We have stayed at a number of cottages over the years, but this by far is one of the best. We cannot recommend it enough, you would enjoy your stay here.
Mr Mosley
May 2013
This is a first-class cottage and ideal for walkers - straight out of the door and you're away.
Mrs Thomson
September 2013
Delightful cottage and surrounding area.
Mrs Rollings
November 2013
The Rayburn was fantastic, we have never had one in a property before, and it was lovely. Open fires are always a bonus particularly on an autumn evening. Homestead was a homely and extremely comfortable cosy house, ideally situated for walking the Yorkshire Dales. Parking spaces directly outside the front door was ideal.
Mr Morgan
April 2013
The location of the property was really good with a number of good walking routes available from the front door. Having the pub close by was great if you did not want to cook as the food was substantial and very tasty. The internal layout was well arranged and decoration of the property was to a high standard, especially the master bedroom. We are a family of 6 and we all had a great time and felt very comfortable in the cottage as soon as we entered it. The kids were never bored while indoors and because it snowed while we were there they had a great time sledding down the hill in the paddock at the back of the cottage. The owner was very helpful and easy to deal with during all of our correspondence. All in all a great February short break.
Marilyn C
February 2015
Stayed here for a romantic Valentine's weekend and loved every minute of the time there. Bottle of bubbly left by the owners to welcome us to their wonderful cottage. Open fires in both lounge and dining rooms,very comfortable beds, plenty of hot water and a great hub from which to explore. Extremely well furnished with all home comforts. Hoping to return for a longer stay soon.
Mrs Simon
September 2012
Cottage was lovely - very well furnished and spotlessly clean, very comfortable - home from home.
Mr Mcnally
November 2012
Great warm property, well provisioned and tastefully designed. Good location to detach from the rest of the world. Good access to the dales, great views.
Mr Van Diem
May 2013
When we entered the cottage it was just magnificent. We felt so much at home and particularly enjoyed the fireplace. We would highly recommend this property.
March 2014
My family and I spent the New Year staying in this fabulous cottage. Coal fires, range cookers, fabulous scenery and next door to a pub! We had an excellent time and but for work I would have already booked for this year.
October 2014
A beautiful house in a superb location. Large rooms, all nicely furnished and selflessly clean. The rear paddock leads straight up to Shunner Fell, wonderful. We spent a week there and were fortunate with the weather. House is well equipped and the Rayburn is a joy on a chilly morning. No criticisms at all!
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