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Town Head Farm Family Cottage in Malham, North Yorkshire

566
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per week
sleeps 8
4 rooms
2 bathrooms

Town Head Farm Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Town Head Farm is a luxuriously furnished, Grade II listed, detached farmhouse just on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales village of Malham. With two double and two twin bedrooms as well as a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep eight people in style. The cottage also contains a fitted kitchen, a dining room and a sitting room with an electric stove. Outside the cottage, you will find gardens with outdoor furniture and a BBQ, off road parking for 4 cars and an outside storeroom for bikes or walking equipment. Close to the famous Malham Cove and Malham Tarn, Town Head Farm is an impressive holiday home for the discerning traveller who fancies a little bit of comfort after a hard day's exploring.

Area
The village of Malham is an ideal base for visitors to the Dales who come to see one of Britain's most impressive natural features - Malham Cove. The Cove consists of a natural cavern or 'amphitheatre' of limestone rock stretching 75 metres in height and 300 metres around the perimeter. A steep walk up man-made steps is rewarded with a superb view across moors and limestone pavements to Malham Tarn - the Pennines' highest natural lake. The village itself has pubs and tearooms and a National Park Centre.

Region
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?

Amenities
LPG central heating with electric stove in sitting room. Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD, books/DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Stairgate. Off road parking for 4 cars. Gardens with furniture and BBQ. Outside storeroom for bikes/hiking equipment etc. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 5 mins walk.

Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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Reviews

Mr Pirie
July 2016
The house was very comfortable and spacious. It was very handy for the village and also for Malham Cove and Gordale Scar. We enjoyed being in Malham itself, it is a lovely village with a great family pub and it is very central for exploring the Dales. There is plenty to do in the Dales for families.
Mrs_JP_11
October 2011
My family and I booked Town Head Farm for a week for some special family time away from it all. We were absolutely delighted with the cottage and could not believe how well placed the cottage was. You are literally across the road from the approach to Malham Cove and there are a couple of pubs about 5mins walk down the road. The scenery is completely gorgeous, and if walking is your thing, you will be spoilt for choice. You must go to see Gordale Scar...really impressive! The cottage itself was very well equipped indeed. We decided to cook our meals rather than eating out (meals in the pubs are approx 10-15 pounds for a main...and a round of two pints and two halves came to about a tenner) and we found everything we needed in the kitchen. The cookware and crockery was of the best quality! There was plenty of room around the dining room table for 8 adults. If you need any shopping whilst you are out there, there is a Co-op (with free cash point) about 15 mins drive away and Skipton is about half an hours drive. The lounge was comfortable and spacious and everyone said that their bed was more comfy than their own. The little ones with us had plenty of room to run around and the gated garden was a real plus. We were so pleased to see a sturdy stair gate at the top of the stairs. The only little fly in the ointment is that there are three stone steps separating the dining room and the lounge, and a gate to shut those off as well would have been really helpful. I have booked a few Sykes cottages before, and this one comes top of my recommendation list. Immaculately clean, very homely with really lovely furnishings, lots of games, music, Dvds, books, peaceful and quiet but not too remote...just right. Sykes clearly only pick the best places to represent, and I would like to thank and congratulate the owners of this cottage for sharing this great place to stay with people like us. The treats that the owners left for us when we arrived were a very thoughtful touch. If you fancy a break in the Dales, we think Malham has the most spectacular views, and Town Head Farm is highly recommended; good value for money too.
Mrs Donohue
June 2016
Comfortable accommodation with adequate room for the whole party. Excellent location and a good amount of crockery and cutlery.
Mrs Crowley
July 2016
The house was great for our two families, with plenty of space to spread out. The children enjoyed the garden which felt perfectly safe from the road. The living and dining rooms were great for relaxing, eating and playing in, and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare food and clear up afterwards.
Miss McWatt
March 2015
Town Head Farm is a beautiful house in idyllic setting. Ideal for a family gathering. Presented to a high standard throughout. Will definitely stay again.
Miss Hall
December 2015
A fantastic house in a lovely rural location. In easy walking distance to great pubs plus easy access to amazing walking. The house was cosy and comfortable, the perfect getaway.
Mr Smyth
May 2015
Just returned home from a fabulous weekend at this cottage. In a perfect location for the village and the cove, brilliant for waking and socialising. All round a perfect spacious, well equipped house in a perfect location. Thank you for the pleasure.
Mrs Regan
February 2015
The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable for all 8 of us. The location is perfect and we really enjoyed being able to walk down to the Cove so easily. Having 2 pubs in walking distance was also appreciated for our evening out. Despite the chilly time of year, the cottage was lovely and warm and there was always plenty of hot water.
Mr Dixon
November 2014
The location is perfect! So close to walking to the Cove but also close enough for a short walk to the Pubs etc. Also feels secure but also secluded. House is spacious and warm and modernly kitted out with plenty of parking, we had 4 cars!
Mr Procter
July 2014
We had a lovely stay at the cottage and it was suited perfectly for our needs. Plenty of room to accommodate 8 without feeling crowded and a good sized garden too! Malham is a home to several awesome Yorkshire Dales attractions including the Tarn, the Cove, Goredale Scar and Janet's Foss as well as a wealth of lovely hay meadows and the cottage is perfectly situated to enjoy them all.
Mrs Yates
October 2013
Lovely house in a great location. Very peaceful.
Mrs Walton
March 2014
The cottage was lovely and very welcoming, an excellent cottage with everything you would need for a holiday and more. I would not hesitate in using Sykes again, very professional.
Mr Gardham
March 2014
The location is spectacular, couldn't have asked for any better. The property was sensational, felt more like we were borrowing someone's home than staying in a holiday let. Fresh milk was left in the fridge, and tea, coffee and sugar already there. Cleaning products (dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid) were also there. The rooms are huge, and great for socialising. The beds and linen were really comfortable. Downstairs shower was really good and powerful. The farmer next door was really friendly. Great selection of games, books and DVDs.
Mr Birch
February 2014
A superb location with walks from the doorstep. A fantastic village with friendly locals and a very pleasant feel to it. The property was spacious and very well maintained to a high standard. Everything that you could want was available and in excellent condition.
Mr Richards
August 2014
Excellent location. Lovely cottage, cosy and cheerful. Nice big rooms and space for us all to be comfortable.
Mrs Leishman
January 2014
I enjoyed the location of the cottage in Malham as I had never been to the Yorkshire Dales. Scenery was beautiful and loved walking in the hills. Cottage was as I expected with some uneven floor boards up stairs and wooden beams on some ceilings. It was nice to have been left a welcome bottle of wine and some provisions. The kitchen was well stocked and I was impressed to see Denby crockery in the cupboards!
Mrs Austwick
November 2012
The cottage is a lovely cottage with a spacious sitting room and dining room, a really sociable space for a group of family or friends to enjoy a weekend together. It's also in a lovely peaceful location close to Malham Cove, with picturesque walks nearby and local pubs. Couldn't ask for anything more.
Mr Brady
October 2012
Spacious accommodation in a well placed, old, quaint farmhouse which was cosy and warm. Very quiet and peaceful surroundings. Perfectly placed for beautiful walks in stunning scenery. An easy walk into the centre of the small village of Malham.
Mr Albiston
November 2012
Property was superb - just perfect for a family get-together! Very quiet location with lovely views. The property was in excellent condition with every possible item one could need. Beautifully furnished and so comfortable!
Mrs Smith
August 2013
Location was fabulous. Accommodation was of high quality.
Lumb
April 2013
Wonderful property in an excellent location.
Mrs Cockshott
May 2013
Excellent location. Very comfortable, homely and well equipped house. We would not hesitate to recommend this house.
Mr Harrison
September 2013
The house was quite spacious and had a lovely atmosphere.
Mrs Simpson
July 2012
Comfortable cottage in brilliant location.
Mr Lyon
March 2012
It is the most beautiful property in a stunning setting. Really well kept and a complete gem of a holiday home.
Mrs Hedley
September 2012
The location was excellent, just outside the village but within easy walking distance to village amenities.
Mrs Palmer
October 2012
The cottage was wonderful. I booked for me and 7 of my friends and all of them gave me 10 out of 10 for choosing Town Head Farm. There are beautiful walks straight from the door. We will use it again.
Mrs Anderson
December 2012
An excellent house in a brilliant position, handy for walking into the village, were there are two excellent pubs. In a good position to explore and walking. The property is excellent ,a very good size for our party of 6 adults and 2 children.Would recommend and return again.
Mrs Perks
October 2011
We didn't realise just how close to Malham's beauty spots we would be, what a result! The cottage itself lived up to our every expectation, and more. We loved how spacious the cottage was and it's homely charm. I would like to thank the owners for the special welcome gifts and for sharing this great place to stay. We will definitely recommend Town Head Farm to others. What a great holiday! Thank you.
Mrs Wilson
April 2012
We felt right at home the minute we walked into the property, it was very comfortable and spacious and the location was good. The area was so beautiful and ideal for all our party from children to grandparents.
Mrs Bruce
January 2012
Wonderfully clean and beautifully furnished cottage in fabulous rural location 5 mins walk from the pub. Felt like a true home from home. The attention to detail, welcome gift and homely touches made it a truly special place. Congratulations to our hosts.
Mrs Branse-Instone
February 2012
Great location. Very clean. Excellent overall quality of the accommodation! Great base to do short, varied and exciting walks with children.
Mr Simpson
August 2012
The welcome milk etc was most useful as the little shops in Malham does not stock much. Everything was thought out very well.
Mr Lancaster
January 2012
The village of Malham is just so charming. We loved the Yorkshire lifestyle and the Dales environment. The owner did a great job of making our Christmas holiday special with a Christmas tree and lights, some mince pies, a nice card and bottle of wine. Very thoughtful.
Mr Ing
April 2011
A very high standard of accommodation which was suitable for a family of eight.
Mr Dewsnap
May 2011
Made to feel welcome - loved all the little touches such as milk, tea and flowers etc plus all the ambiance of the property.
Mrs Baxter
April 2011
The location was perfect and so were the views.
Mr Fitchett
June 2011
The property has retained it's character as a farmhouse and has many fine pictures and pottery. The owner, had left a handwritten greeting and bottle of wine - a nice touch. The house was spacious with a large dining table for 8 adults and an extremely comfortable lounge. The view from the garden is lovely.
Ms Wood
February 2011
The cottage was totally spotless. The location is amazing and the quality of the interior really impressed my party. The beds were extremely comfy.
Mrs Linford
June 2011
The welcoming gift and card was a lovely touch. The standard of the cleanliness and quality of crockery and glassware provided made it feel like a home from home.
Soozee
November 2016
A lovely cottage, really traditional and nicely furnished and equipped, just on the edge of Malham. Malham has become incredibly popular now and from the cottage we walked up to Malham Cove, over the top to the limestone pavement and across the fells to Malham Tarn. The next day we visited Janet's Foss waterfall and Gordale Scar, again easily accessible from the cottage. An enjoyable long weekend and chance for a group of friends to catch up.
marysimpson
March 2012
Amazing situation - this is the nearest building to Malham Cove (an easy stroll away), with pubs, cafes and the odd shop in attractive Malham village. It is a wonderful walking area and also has plenty to do for families and those who are not so active. We loved the house - the photos don't really do it justice. It is full of character but with all mod. cons. and very tastefully furnished - it was renovated in 2009 for holiday rentals. Kitchen equipment is all good quality and we had everything we needed. We had a minor problem with the heating and were impressed by how quickly the owner responded and sorted it out.
Guest
April 2012
We could not have wished for a better base for our family holiday: plenty of short, varied walks suitable for young children from the door (ours are aged 1-10), with the pubs and cafes close by in the village. The house was very well equipped and furnished to a high standard, with plenty of space in and out for our four children to "scatter". We loved the little welcome gifts too. The only complaint from the children was the lack of wifi, however, we just had to spend more time in the (free wifi) pub, what a shame!
ochapman01
August 2014
We were two families of three and four respectively, with three children aged 6 - 10. We didn't really know what to expect as it was difficult to find recent reviews online, and the photos looked a bit staged. Also the external appearance in the photos was, well, drab. **Don't judge a book by its cover** This place is lovely, absolutely lovely. The owners have decorated and furnished it to a high standard, everything was clean and fresh, the beds were comfy, the kids loved running around inside and out. If we were to go back to the Dales I doubt we'd look to stay anywhere else, it's that good. The kitchen is new and modern, there's a great washing machine / dryer (essential for Yorkshire weather), and you can use the lockable outbuilding for drying muddy boots and wet coats. There's a shower room off the kitchen and the shower is heavenly! The dining room is plenty big enough for seven of us to sit down in comfort or spread maps out on the table to lan the next day's adventure. There's a door out to the front garden which is a sun trap (if you're lucky enough to see the sun, as we were). The sitting room is down a couple of stone steps and, again, is just really lovely and comfortable. Upstairs there are two double rooms and two twins, and a bathroom. Beds were really comfy (actually I can only vouch for one bed - it wasn't that sort of group holiday...!) and the bathroom huge. It's a working farm still so you might see Colin the shepherd / stockman on his ATV during the day, but we never felt overlooked or lacking in any privacy. If you like wildlife you can just sit in the garden and watch redstarts, grey wagtails, tawny owl (we think it roosts in the outbuilding but has the odd habit of flying - and hooting - during the day), even peregrines. Malham Cove is a short, easy walk but we were as impressed by Gordale Scar. As for local pubs the Lister Arms is fabulous, really good food and beer and very family-friendly (and free WiFi if the children need an iPad fix after walking for miles). The other pub served good food and beer too but isn't as nice as the Lister Arms. The National Park information centre is well worth a visit for the weather forecast if nothing else - the best bit about Town Head Farm is that there's no mobile signal so you can have a real holiday away from it all, but it does mean you can't get a weather forecast for the next day. Also well worth a visit is Town End Farm Shop and tea room in the next village. Lovely food and very friendly and helpful staff. Overall we give this five stars as it's a great place for a family holiday.
Ms Gray
December 2010
Beautifully furnished, cosy and stylish cottage. Great location between Malham Cove and village. Exceeded our expectations, thank you!
Mr Gunton
April 2011
The situation of the property and the general feeling of cleanliness and comfort within the house - especially the generous supply of soft white towels!
Mrs Bradley
March 2011
The location was superb along with the four bedrooms. The property was spotless and well equipped. Furnishings from the carpet to bed linen were of an exceptional standard and the period furniture was wonderful.
BigAndy1980
February 2015
We stayed at this farmhouse for a weekend to celebrate my Mother in law's birthday and it was brilliant for our needs. It's easy to find at the end of the village and has loads of car parking space which is good when it sleeps eight! we actually had my little boy on his travel bed to make the party nine but we spoke to the owners in advance who were very helpful in arranging this for us. We have found out in the past at other holiday rentals that there can often be insurance implications for taking more people than the owners suggest so please always check in plenty of time if you have an extra like we did!! The farmhouse has recently been decorated and has been done so very tastefully and gives a great environment in which to totally relax. There is enough space for eight adults to be comfortable and it's great to have a large dining room to all sit properly together for meals. The kitchenware, tableware and linen provided are all of a high quality and give the impression that somebody has made a significant investment in making this place a great holiday let. The garden would be a great little sun trap in the summer but as it was January we had some snow and the garden was just big enough with a gentle enough slope for my 2yo son to really get used to the idea of sledging. He also made friends with the farmer next door who invited us to go and look at his sheep who had just lambed and they had great fun waving at each other every time the farmer went past on his quad!! The village is the ideal typical Dales village. It has everything that you'd need for a weekend stay within walking distance. As you're on the edge of the village you just need to turn left out of the drive and you're immersed in the countryside instantly - bliss! We spent a fair amount of time in the beck 'fishing' with sticks and feeding the ducks. It is shallow and slow enough for children to play safely if supervised and there's lots of interesting things to explore for in the wooded area with small children too. The only thing that I would've liked that we didn't have was wifi but some people would count it as a bonus not to have it! We're already planning our next trip to Town Head Farm!
Guest
January 2012
This is a beautiful and clean cottage - perfect for a family or group of friends. The location is fantastic, on the edge of the village on the path to the cove, but just minutes from pubs, etc. I would definitely recommend this cottage to others
Ms Ward
November 2010
Beautiful house with gorgeous surroundings!
Mr Broach
December 2010
The location was superb. The group thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and we would return without hesitation. The owner was considerate and ensured we were looked after.
Mr Rooke
November 2010
A really lovely cottage in a great location. Two pubs and a cafe nearby, no service on mobile phones was a plus point!
Ms Kershaw
July 2011
It was lovely! Ours was a family holiday, with Adults, teens a 6yr old, and we all want to go again! Location was perfect, very peaceful, no close neighbours, literally across the lane from the well-maintained footpath to Malham cove. Sunny walled garen with big lawn, ideal for children, complete with baby rabbit who visited daily! Cottage itself was just right. The owners have retained the original character and it is still very much a traditional farmhouse, but with careful renovations providing all you would expect from a high end property. Highly recommended!
Guest
August 2016
The cottage is very pretty and in a great location, clean and very comfortable. It definitely needs some decent kitchen knives buying though! Our visit was tarnished by a power cut the first night that lasted around 6 hours, and then again on the 3rd day which had happened when we woke up and lasted until mid afternoon. Unfortunately, everything in the house is electric (cooker, showers, everything) so we were completely stumped. Also, in a separate issue, the dishwasher wasn't working so we had to wash up quite a lot too.
Neil E
June 2015
A group of 5 of us stayed here in May. I can't find a fault with it to be honest. The only negative (which was a positive as it turns out) is no wifi. If you're like like, having little to no phone signal, and no wifi is a bit distressing to start with, but actually enhanced our break. The place itself is very homely, and well presented, offering all you could want. It's location is fantastic - turn right out of the drive and a 5 minute walk and you reach the 1st pub, turn left out of the drive and you are at the gate leading up to the cover. For anyone wanting a peaceful break, give it a try - Malham and the surrounding area is typical Yorkshire dales - An amazing place. There are several pubs (only tried 2 of them) and the food was great in both.
caroline h
November 2015
We were lucky enough to stay at Town Head Farm this weekend to celebrate my mum and dads 40th wedding anniversary. We were a party of 7 which the house easily housed, never feeling crammed. Initially we all worried about the lack of phone signal and wifi, but in the end it stopped us reaching for our phones all the time and enjoy each other's company that bit more. The house was in a fantastic location, near great walks and sights. We failed to undertake most of these due to awful weather, but the house was warm and cosy and strolling distance to two great pubs. Both of these offered free wifi (for those who needed it) and really fantastic food. The fish and chips at the buck inn is highly recommended. An amazing time was had by all, and we are hoping to book next year so we can enjoy the sights without torrential rain. Highly recommended if you fancy getting away from it all (except two great pubs). Thank you x
Mike W
December 2014
A charming well provisioned cottage in a glorious position for walking around Malham. Plenty of parking space and, most essential, within walking distance if two pubs.
Guest
January 2011
The photo of the house does not do it justice. The house is very spacious and beautifully decorated. The views from any of the windows are stunning. The Village of Malham itself is a 2 minute walk from the house with 2 pubs that provide excellent food.
Guest
February 2011
On our arrival we were greeted by the owner, who explained where everything was. Due to the cold snap - the oil had not been delivered - no fault of the owner. We were provided with alternative heating, which resulted in us having a great time. Would recommend this location and property to everyone who enjoys walking or relaxing. Facilities second to none. Great weekend - great value
Mrs_JP_11
October 2011
My family and I booked Town Head Farm for a week for some special family time away from it all. We were absolutely delighted with the cottage and could not believe how well placed the cottage was. You are literally across the road from the approach to Malham Cove and there are a couple of pubs about 5mins walk down the road. The scenery is completely gorgeous, and if walking is your thing, you will be spoilt for choice. You must go to see Gordale Scar....really impressive! The cottage itself was very well equipped indeed. We decided to cook our meals rather than eating out (meals in the pubs are approx 10-15 pounds for a main....and a round of two pints and two halves came to about a tenner) and we found everything we needed in the kitchen. The cookware and crockery was of the best quality! There was plenty of room around the dining room table for 8 adults. If you need any shopping whilst you are out there, there is a Co-op (with free cash point) about 15 mins drive away and Skipton is about half an hours drive. The lounge was comfortable and spacious and everyone said that their bed was more comfy than their own. The little ones with us had plenty of room to run around and the gated garden was a real plus. We were so pleased to see a sturdy stair gate at the top of the stairs. The only little fly in the ointment is that there are three stone steps separating the dining room and the lounge, and a gate to shut those off as well would have been really helpful. I have booked a few Sykes cottages before, and this one comes top of my recommendation list. Immaculately clean, very homely with really lovely furnishings, lots of games, music, DVDs, books, peaceful and quiet but not too remote...just right. Sykes clearly only pick the best places to represent, and I would like to thank and congratulate the owners of this cottage for sharing this great place to stay with people like us. The treats that the owners left for us when we arrived were a very thoughtful touch. If you fancy a break in the Dales, we think Malham has the most spectacular views, and Town Head Farm is highly recommended; good value for money too.
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