Blades Cottage

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Blades Cottage is a detached stone property in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

You can book this property from:

  • £449 per week
  • £64 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to...?

  • Beach 37 miles
  • Pub 0.6 miles
  • Shop 6 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Fishing

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4PM
  • Check out: 10AM



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement

Property Name: Blades Cottage

Description: Cottage



The nearest bus stop is:

The nearest train station is: Garsdale Head, 2 miles

The nearest food shop is: Hawes, 6 miles

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Moorcock Inn, 1 mile

The nearest petrol is: Hawes, 6 miles

Mobility equipment hire is: Northallerton, 42 miles


Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: On-site

For what sized cars? Standard

Good space to unload once parked? Yes

Number of spaces available:  3 plus

The parking surface is: Good

Distance to the property from the parking: Immediate

Is parking level? Yes

Distance to nearest parking area: N/A

Is it pay and display? N/A

The width of the path to the property is: N/A

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 0


Main entrance

How many entrances are there to the property? 1

The doors widths are: Standard

Keyhole height: Standard

How many steps are there to the entrance:  0


Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: Tiled

The door widths are: Standard

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes

Is it movable or fixed: Movable



The flooring is: Tiled

The door widths are: Standard

The worktop height is: Standard

Is the oven set high or low? Low

The fridge height is: Standard

The freezer height is: N/A

Is crockery stored high or low? Low

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: Vacuum and mop upstairs


Bedrooms and landings

How many floors does the property have: 1

The number of steps between floors is: 16

The flooring is: Carpet

The door widths are: Standard

Bed sizes are: 3-4ft, 5ft

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable


Bathrooms and cloakrooms

The door widths are: Standard

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: Yes

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: Yes

Is there a ground floor WC?: Yes

Is there a ground floor bath or shower room?: Yes

Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: Yes

The flooring is: Tiled


Outdoor facilities

External areas are firm

Permanent seated is provided

There is outside lighting

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)

There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired

There are barriers to entry into any part of the garden

There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas



Is there a land line for guests to use? No

Mobile reception details: Foos

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No

Any other information:



This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute’s is not to be held responsible for the content therein.





Blade’s Cottage is a high-quality character cottage which is located in Lunds, at the head of the Mallerstang valley, where a small number of properties share the peace and tranquillity of their surroundings. This beautifully renovated property is within walking distance of the Settle Carlisle railway station at Garsdale Head.  The local pub is less than a mile away and popular town of Hawes is only six miles away and has all the amenities you would expect from a popular market town.  This delightful property benefits from a woodburning stove in the open plan accommodation, porcelain tiled floors to the ground floor and high-quality furnishings.  The modern kitchen has integrated appliances, open stonework around the windows and views over the surrounding countryside.  Upstairs the master bedroom has a en suite shower room.  Outside there is a seating area with uninterrupted views over the stunning countryside.  This is an ideal cottage from where you can enjoy all that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. Blades Cottage holds a fishing permit that allows guests at Blades Cottage fishing on 15 miles of double bank fishing on the river Ure. It is noted for its Brown Trout and Grayling. The cottage is just under six miles from the popular market town of Hawes where you will find a large selection of Dales pubs, quirky shops and tearooms and the local markets.

Both Fly and Bait fishing are permitted
The river Ure is less than 2 minutes walk from Blades Cottage.

Entrance: Door to porch, stone flagged floor.
Lounge/kitchen/diner: Feature fireplace with woodburning stove, (welcome pack of fuel provided), TV with Freeview, comfortable sofas, dining table and chairs, oak furniture, porcelain tiled floors. Blue tooth speaker, Bose surround sound system, DVD, Gas hob, electric oven, grill, fridge with icebox, freezer, microwave, washing machine, solid wood worktops. 12 open tread stairs to first floor.
Bathroom: porcelain tiled floor, bath, toilet, washbasin.

Bedroom 1: King-size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, window seat, TV.
En suite: large shower, toilet, washbasin.
Bedroom 2: Large single bed, chest of drawers, hanging space for clothes.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: Parking for two cars, please park inside the gate, please also close the gate as the sheep roam free on the pasture.
Heating: Open fire (welcome pack of fuel provided), LPG central heating.
Garden/Patio: Enclosed grassed and patio area to the front of the cottage.
Short Breaks: Short breaks available all year round. 
Notes: Towels are provided, please note due to the rural location of this property there is no Wifi. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is variable. Please note the approach to the property is via a well-maintained gravel track.  Fishing permit provided from Lunds to Bainbridge beat. The property has a spring fed water supply and can be discoloured at times. The stairs are open tread with a handrail fitted to the wall on one side 
Shop: 6 miles. Pub: less than 1 mile.



Wonderful and peaceful cottage. Perfect location to all the wonders of the dales!!. Lamb dinners at The White Hart in Hawes, the friendly atmosphere of The George in Hubberholme, and a pint in The Moorcock. Great hills, Penyghent, Malham Cove and Janet’s Foss and Aysgarth Falls. We loved the morning view, birds and sheep. Thank you again.

Anne & T,

Blades has been one of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in, so comfortable, lovely attention to detail and unexpected treats on arrival. We have loved the location and isolation. The weather has not been kind but did not stop us from exploring the area. We would definitely recommend Blades Cottage to anyone wanting respite from stressful town/city living. Many thanks.

Sheila & A,

A truly wonderful cottage in a lovely location. We have enjoyed our stay here and will miss watching the sheep having their morning scratch on the gate! Highly recommend the cheese demo at The Wensleydale Creamery

Julie & T,

Lovely cottage in a fantastic setting. Plenty of walking to be done right from the cottage. We did the three peaks as well. Bolton Castle was lovely, Kirby Stephen was a nice place to walk round. Hawes was a good place for shopping and some good walks start here. Walked up to the railway bridge you can see from the cottage and lucky to see the steam train.

Norton family,

The property was first class. Lots of walks from the door and a scenic route to the nearest pub. Also easily accessible is the Settle to Carlisle railway.

Kate M,

Lovely cottage, great location. Very well equipped, everything you could need. Lovely touches. Lots of wildlife. 32 species of birds, including, curlew, lapwing, grouse, oyster catcher and kestrel. Caught 30 brown trout on river. Great.

Kate and R,

What a fantastic oasis of calm - just what we needed. Definitely honed our driving skills on some of the lanes. Saw the House Martins fledge- brilliant. Will miss the pheasant visitor. Saw our first red squirrel. A great holiday- thank you. - Des & Pauline

Past Customer,

As well as enjoying birds and views from the cottage, we also enjoyed, Bolton castle and Castle Bolton. Kettlewell circular walk to Starbotton - pub lunch. Ravenseat cream tea and Keld walk. Aysgarth waterfalls, sheepdog demo. Hawes Wensleydale creamery and walk along ridge from cottage. Great holiday. We will be back!! - Tim & Diane

Past Customer,

Have enjoyed our own “Spring Watch” here with house martins, curlew, snipe, lapwing, oyster catcher, red shank and cuckoo as highlights. Plenty of good walking including a great stretch of coast to coast from Keld including a cream tea at Ravenseat Farm. Ingleton waterfalls trail is a great walk regardless of weather conditions. Thank you very much for a lovely stay. Brilliant location.

Liz & C,

What a cottage! What a location! Brilliant! We’ve had a concert of sight and sound from the birds and animals. So many good walks from the door, and a wonderful, warm and cosy cottage to return to. Thank you for a fabulous week.

Sandra & S,

After we had walked the dales way in September 2018 , we revisited this unforgettable cottage for making some circular walks. Again we were in Swaledale, Gunnerside, Muker and Keld. In the Wensleydale we have walked in the environment of Aysgarth Falls, West Burton and Bolton Castle. Lovely!!!!

Previous Customer,

Just spent the past week in a very sunny Yorkshire! The weather was a bonus because Blades Cottage was just great - a stylish, cosy and warm home....even though it was sunny we still wanted to light the log burner in the evening . The most beautiful and peaceful setting with just the sheep for neighbours. I would highly recommend this to any couple wanting peace, quiet, long walks, fab scenery and home comforts.

Previous Customer,

A return to Yorkshire after a few years absence. Just stunning. The cottage is a delight and so comfortable. Thank you.

Janet & B,

What a lovely weekend we have had at Blades Cottage. The sun was shining for our whole stay. In the evenings we watched the lambs jumping around in the fields whilst we sat in the garden with a glass of fizz. Plenty of nice walks and drinks in the Moorcock Inn. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Jennifer & M,

Wonderful little cottage. We have had such a lovely time. We would recommend the waterfall walk at Ingleton . The recommended circular drive to Ingleton (in the welcome pack) was fab.

Oli & R,

Enjoyed our week . Comfortable cottage and lovely location. Peaceful walks from the door - including one through thick snow!! Thanks for the chocolates etc.

David & F,

To say we have been lucky with the weather would be an understatement. Everything perfect with the cottage and lovely to be able to walk straight from the door. Moorcock Inn very friendly and good pub food.

Paul & L,

Perfect little cottage, everything you could possibly want. We loved the peaceful surroundings. No phone or internet a rare treat. The Moorcock Inn is a nice traditional pub with man size servings. The stunning drive to Ingleton was well worth it.

Caroline & J,

We booked the cottage for a romantic getaway to celebrate a birthday. It was absolutely perfect. The cottage itself is in a remote area, ten minutes away from Hawes. It's was sparkling clean and had everything anyone needs for a long weekend--soaps, body creams, Molton Brown bath products, tea, coffee and biscuits to name but a few. Being January we experienced all weathers from frost with sun, when we did a short walk, to rain and wind when we went into Hawes for a meal to blizzarding snow when we became stuck with the school buses on the Moorcock Inn corner. it all added to the experience and beauty of the area. On arrival the cottage was freezing cold so the only improvement I could suggest is to have the heating put on in advance of clients arriving to make it more welcoming. However, within a couple of hours and throughout our stay, it was toasty warm. As advertised, there is no WiFi but that was a great advantage to us and as we packed to leave we realised we hadn't heard the word "Brexit" once. We felt sad to leave to return back to the real world but we felt refreshed and content.

Previous Customer,

Had a fabulous week welcoming in the new year. Weather kept dry, perfect for several long walks and plenty of exploring. The cottage was a perfectly cosy base- we had terrific meals in this very well equipped kitchen, and backgammon by the fire.

Past Customer,

Such a lovely Christmas escape. Lots of beautiful touches, comfy beds and roaring fire! We will miss the views!

Past Customer,

Absolutely loved the cottage, the perfect place for a secluded few days away. Had the most relaxing time and didn't want to leave!

Past Customer,

A great stay in this lovely cottage. Would definitely return.

Past Customer,

What an idyllic place! The perfect secluded spot four honeymoon.

Amy & P,

Wha t a beautiful, cosy cottage with everything you could want and so warm. Had a fantastic week with lots of wildlife and walks.

Karen & M,

What a wonderful cottage in a wild and peaceful place; clean, comfy and cosy, home from home.

Stephen & D,

Remote, quiet, scenic, warm, clean, welcoming. All very lovely. Hope to come again to same. Thank you to you and landlord

Mr Mark L,

Great hospitality in this 'wild' place. We loved it!

Adriaan - H,

Interesting places to go out to and a lovely cottage to come back to.

Bob & C,

Such a lovely cottage right in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales. We had a nice, quiet, tranquil stay. The decor is fitting for the cottage. We particularly enjoye the fire.

Katharine &,

We chose the property for the location & we were not disapointed, either by the surrounding scenery or the quality of the cottage itself. All in all a brilliant holiday.

June L,

What a delightful cottage. Superb facilities surrounded by absolute serenity. This cottage forms a perfect base for walking. Hawes offers all local amenities & the local scenery is amazing. Waking up to the little lambs, curlews & other wildlife will be missed. We shall be back to this lovely place. THANKYOU!

Emily & R,

Well what a wonderful relaxing, comfortable stay we have had. It really couldn't have been better, We don't want to leave. Thank you so much John and Margaret for letting us experience our stay in this wonderful cottage.

Martin & M,

Blades Cottage is just perfect; the cottage is comfortable, cosy, beautifully decorated and furnished along with super comfy beds. Located down a private and peaceful track the views are stunning from every window. Hawes is 6 miles away offering most amenities, the Moorcock a mere 20 min walk, and stunning walking, indeed the 3 peaks, is all at hand. Can’t recommend this cottage enough.

Previous Customer,

Enjoyed our stay here very much. Good location for walking. A warm welcome at Moorcock Inn.

Previous Customer,

Outstanding cottage in remote yet central location with all amenities one could hope for. Will definitely be back!

Previous Customer,

A perfect retreat from fast pace life; Blades offers everything you could want from a rental, and more. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the lambs ,Grouse and listening to the Curlews and other birds. Walking each day and returning to a log fire was wonderful. Food at Moorcock Inn is limited, but such lovely people. Can highly recommend The White Hart @ Hawes, delicious. We will most certainly return. .Thank you Margaret.

Stephen & L,


Area Information

Lunds is the perfect place to escape from the modern world: surrounded by countryside, this peaceful spot is miles away from its surrounding towns and villages, making it the ideal base to disconnect and truly relax on a Yorkshire Dales break. If you do need to head back into the hustle and bustle, the charming market town of Hawes is 6 miles away where you'll find the Dales Countryside Museum, the Wensleydale Creamery along with a variety of independent shops and restaurants to potter around.