This two bedroom property in Buckden in the Yorkshire Dales has been beautifully furnished to a very high standard and is able to sleep three people in comfort. This stone-built detached cottage is located by the side of a stream on a quiet lane in the heart of Buckden, one of the prettiest villages in Wharfedale Valley. Just 12 miles from Hawes, this former saw mill has been lovingly renovated and now combines original character - such as old beams and exposed stonework - with contemporary comforts. With a cosy sitting room with wood-burning stove and a bathroom with feature roll top bath, this property also features a patio overlooking the... pretty stream. With the attractions of the village just moments away and the town of Hawes within easy driving distance, this is a well-situated cottage to explore everything that the surrounding countryside has to offer.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV and DVD player with surround sound, radio/CD player, WiFi, library of books/games/DVDs. Fuel, power and initial supply of logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent, additional logs can be purchased locally. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot available on request. Off road parking for 1 car, additional roadside parking nearby. Small front garden and rear patio area with garden furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 mins walk, pub 1 min walk. Note: There is a drop from the patio to the stream of some 4 feet, thus small children must be supervised.
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?
Town: Set at the foot of Buckden Pike near the head of Upper Wharfedale, the idyllic village of Buckden is a wonderful holiday destination for any walking enthusiast. Much of Upper Wharfedale is owned by the National Trust and retains its traditional dry-stone walls and barns, important flower-rich hay meadows and valley-side woodland. The varied surrounding countryside offers a number of bridleways, cycling trails and paths whilst the village itself is composed of a cluster of stone built cottages and houses with a traditional green in the centre. The green is home to the famous 'Buck Inn' - a lovely Georgian construction retaining much of its old charm.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
What a fantastic cottage! Spotlessly clean, well equipped, beautiful location in the middle of Upper Wharfedale with a stream running past it. Cottage has everything you need, including WiFi which has been installed since we stayed the first time. However, with the Dales on your doorstep and all the wonderful walking, WiFi is not that important! An open fire is lovely for the chillier evenings. Our daughter loved the stream and regularly put her wellies on and went exploring for 'treasures'. Perfect, and we will go back for a third visit.
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Haren, the Netherlands
Characterful cottage in a characterful village
Left on 08/30/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Maria
Our stay in Mill Cottage was wonderful. We had some initial problems with the heating, but the owners got in touch within minutes of hearing about it. The peacefulness of the cottage and surroundings was accentuated by the bubbling brook alongside the cottage and terrace and the sound of the sheep that roam the surrounding hills. The cottage has all the amenities one could wish for. The location is great, and we loved our neighbours, the local pub, with free wifi, friendly service and good food. The village is very pretty, the surroundings beautiful. The local shop only has the very bare essentials, so pick up your groceries on the way to the cottage. That would be the only disadvantage.
A great base for walking in the Dales
Left on 02/21/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Mark Hepworth
A lovely cottage, with excellent decor. Even boasts its own stream
running by the back door!
The excellent Buck Inn is next door, offering great food & drink.
Idilic cosy cottage
Left on 05/02/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Jane
Lovely cosy cottage Sooty ( the dog ) loved warming by the wood burner.Had a brilliant time watching the birds feed by the stream.Very high specification in kitchen & bathroom just a shame no shower. Brilliant area fantastic scenery and walks from the door. No enclosed area for dogs.
Marple Bridge, Cheshire
A very comfortable and delightful location
Left on 08/20/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Dave Smith
Mill Cottage is a very comfortable place to stay, it is in a very good location for walking. Sadly the pub, 100 yards away, was closed. I understand it did open but closed again. There are good pubs within 2 miles, but it means getting the car out.
fantastic walking area
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Sue G
A lovely comfortable warm cottage, a couple of negative points is there is no shower, and no sun shine in the evening, shaded as under trees. And the pub in the village was close. But the area was great for many lovely long walks with the meadows looking amazing.
Quiet corner in the Dales
Left on 06/04/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | H MacLeod
We had a lovely stay at Mill Cottage with a 10 week old baby; our first holiday away.
The village is perfect for this type of holiday, with a shop, pub and tearoom on your doorstep as well as lots of accessible walks for all levels.
Within easy driving distance there are plenty of interesting tourist days out.
Sue and Glen
Beautiful Yorkshire Dales holiday
Left on 12/07/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Sue and Glen
This was a perfect location for a walking and cycling holiday. We walked to Hubberholme, Kettlewell, Buckden Pike. Cycled to Starbottom, Grassington and Greenfields.
The cottage was in a picturesque location with some good pubs within walking distance, and a couple of coffee shops and a convenience store in the village.
The cottage was very clean and comfortable, lots of room and very well equipped. There was a really pretty seating area outside next to the stream. Unfortunately, we couldn't use it because of the swarms of midges at that time of year.
We are looking forward to returning. This accommodation would provide a perfect location at any time of the year, and is probably lovely and cosy in winter.
A Yorkshire fan
The nicest cottage we have rented through Sykes Cottages
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | A Yorkshire fan
This cottage was absolutely perfect: a stream ran past both front and back
doors, the decor was immaculate, the bed superbly comfortable and the deep
rolltop bath an absolute boon after a day's walking. The kitchen was totally
modern and well appointed, there were full instructions in the drawer about
using the applicances - couldn't be better. The only disappointment was the
local pub - the Buck - where the food was poorly cooked and presented, and
the pub itself was over-lit and not very welcoming. Even the George at
Hubberholme, although well known as a good local hostelry, seemed to have
lost its vigour, and the food was again disappointing. The White Lion, up the
hill from Buckden, was an awful lot better than its local rivals.
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