The property is able to sleep eight people over four bedrooms - two twin rooms and two doubles, one of which is en suite and has a wealth of original and unique features. Three miles from the Dales town of Bentham, in a wonderful secluded location, is this stunning farmhouse - a traditional, stone-built detached dwelling. With panoramic countryside views, this lovely cottage is full of character and boasts old beams, a fabulous stone floor and staircase and a lovely wood-burning stove in a magnificent feature fireplace. Outdoors is a picturesque patio area which overlooks a charming wooded dale and babbling brook. The local countryside provi...des wonderful walking routes across the moors, whilst village amenities in nearby Bentham offer everything a holidaymaker could need. This is an excellent base for families, couples or friends looking to explore Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, DVD, CD. Fuel, power & initial supply of logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Lockable bike storage. Large enclosed patio & garden with furniture & BBQ. One well-behaved pet welcome (to be kept in utility room). Sorry, no smoking. Shops, pubs & railway station 3.75 miles. Note: Property accessed via 1.25 mile private, gravel farm track, shared with farm. May be unsuitable for low slung cars. Take care and drive slowly.
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: High above the traditional Yorkshire market town of Bentham sits the small settlement of Fourstones. Situated by the so-called Great Stone - apparently a large boulder, deposited during the last Ice Age that has since become a distinctive feature of the landscape - this attractive village is on the boundary between Lancashire and Yorkshire. From this largerock visitors can see the spectacular views over the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland - all three of these areas offer fabulous walking and cycling opportunities for all levels of fitness. The town of Bentham has a range of pubs and restaurants serving fine beers and good food and is within easy driving distance. This charming little town also boasts a wide variety of shops and a post office.
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Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Jan Walsh
An oasis of peace and tranquility less than 2hrs from our home. Very well appointed house on a working farm which left us wanting for nothing..even the weather was beautiful during our stay.It was so lovely to sit and watch the swifts swooping over the valley and to wake to lambs bleating...and the odd quad bike as the local farmer tended the livestock!!
Bentham is a lovely working town with local Butchers and Bakers providing excellent produce.
The only negative was limited walks directly from the house, but only a short drive needed to reach some stunning areas.
Happy families week end
Left on 09/06/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Silvery
Lovely house - well appointed. For us too many single beds and the main bathroom could do with a shower. Lovely enjoying the peace and quiet of rural England but at the same time not having to worry about disturbing the neighbours!!!
The 1.1 mile long lane requires some attention as it was very rutted in parts.It takes over 10 minutes to drive to the house.
We weren't happy about walking through a herd of cows with an active bull with them and no electric fence to keep them away - quite intimidating. We only went for one walk from the house because of this.
Plus points - Tesco will do a grocery delivery - yippee!! and the Coach House in Higher Bentham does a very good Sunday lunch
Beautiful location and home
Left on 06/28/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Mrs L
We had a lovely week in this beautiful farm house. Nothing lacking in the home. The countryside and wildlife were exceptional.
Birthday get-a-way for 8
Left on 12/01/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | kc
Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting with an amazing fire! We didn't find the fire straight away as the lounge had been locked from the inside, but after a while we found the outside door. We arrived in the dark which proved fun to find the signs.
It was fantastic for our needs with a large kitchen and lounge, it is definitely remote, so if you like shops it's not for you. We never made it to the pub as it seemed a longer walk than thought but this wasn't a problem as the lounge was very spacious.
A lovely place
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | HILARY COURT
I have stayed at this property twice and have been entirely satisfied with the house, the cleanliness, the serviceand the comfort. I first stayed in December, when we had deep snow. The house was perfectly warm and snug. When we got stuck in the ice (the only problem we encountered was the long, rough drive) the neighbouring farmer, and the agent were extremely helpful.
I shall be returning, hopefully this year.
More than a home from home!
Left on 05/16/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Hughes family
We had a wonderful holiday. The location was amazing. We had peace and quiet for a whole week. The accommodation was excellent - spacious and well equipped! Our daughter-in-law arrived first and her text message said ' The cottage is lovely, I want to live here!'. Our 2 year old granddaughter loved the sheep and the cows. We were all sorry the week had to end. What more can you say!!
Left on 11/08/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Paula s
Had a great weekend here, so relaxing and very romantic hide away. Very secluded even though nearest shops are only 5 minutes down the road! (by car) Lovely views over the moors and your own gorgeous patio with little stream beyond the gate safe for children to paddle in. The house is charming and the owners provide milk on arrival and fresh flowers, tea and coffee! will definately be back to this wonderful cottage. A big thank you to sykes for being so friendly and helpful they really went out of their way to help us find the right property at a great price! we will be using sykes every time from now on!
the perfect getaway
Left on 09/14/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | J.J Maud
A lovely place to stay. very clean and comfortable. well equipped with everything you should need.
Brilliant location out on the moor, secluded and peaceful.
would certainly return again.A couple of miles away in Bentham there are nice village pubs with good meals too.you would need a car to stay at this cottage.
Left on 02/04/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | Nicki
Our first ever Christmas away from home was a huge break with tradition.
Severe winter weather did not deter us and ensconced in our 4x4 we made
the journey.The road conditions deteriorated and we were told our
property was unreachable due to drifting snow. We were put up in another
cosy barn conversion for the night. Smaller than the house we had booked,
my night was spent on the settee whilst family members took the
bedrooms, but I had the wood burning stove! A hairy drive into Higher
Bentham and we had a wonderful cosy supper in a local pub.
The next day dawned with a fresh covering of snow. A glorious day with
clear skies and brilliant snow sparkling in the sunshine. A walk/stumble
through the fields was the order of the day while the property owners
managed to arrange snow clearing to Lower Crossdale. So 24 hours late we
arrived at our destination. Truly remote and wild it was everything we
expected. A lovely setting along a winding unmade up road out in the
moors. The house was tastefully decorated for Christmas and provided
excellent accomodation and facilities. Scrupulously clean and very well
designed for family living it was exactly as we expected. Sub zero
temperatures unfortunately saw the central heating break down, but the
property manager made a huge effort to come out late at night with a
supply of hot water bottles, fan heaters and extra fuel for the wood burner.
The next day saw the engineers arrive on a JCB digger and we were soon
warm and cosy. . The weather made travel difficult but a drive to York gave
us an insight into spectacular changing scenery. Christmas Day took us to
early morning service and it was back to the house for mulled wine on the
sunny terrace all very Alpine! The kitchen offered everything to produce
Christmas lunch. Snow made travel difficult but the scenery, excellent
accomodation and lovely friendly welcome made it truly memorable
Chrismas and we aim to return in easier weather.
holiday cottage on borders of Lancashire and Yorkshire
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in April 2009 | jetgirl
The farmhouse is very secluded and has about 1 mile of track before you get to it. The scenery is spectacular and you really feel away from it all. Bentham is about 3 miles from the farmhouse and we went to a sheep auction which was vry interesting. There are some lovely yorkshire villages roundabout and kendal is not that far away. The accommodation is very spacious (8 adults stayed there), a nice big kitchen/diner, good sized living room and 4 good bedroom (1 ensuite). I thoroughly recommend Lower Croasdale if you want a rest. I would definitely go back there for another holiday. The utility room has everything you need and we had a really restful holiday. I hadn't been to the North Yorkshire moors before and the scenery was breathtaking. Very good value for money and I would thoroughly recommend this cottage. The only drawback is the unmade road, but that didn't stop us getting out and about and it is lovely for a walk, as you don't get much traffic down it (only farm traffic). Overall 5 stars as I really enjoyed the holiday.
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Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | Visitors from . . .
Home from home - perfectly peaceful retreat.
Lots to do in surrounding area, easy to get to The Lakes, The Dales and many lovely towns in the area. Lots of pubs worth a visit, and bistros too. Try PLatos in Kirkby Lonsdale for a smashing afternoon tea - great value !
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