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:

  • £535 per week
  • £76 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 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: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.



  • 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 a mobile phone booster has been fitted to the property, phone signal, 3G & 4G are available indoors. 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.



What a privilege to have found “Blades” for a return visit to the Dales. Perfect weather for walking from the cottage along Pennine Bridleway, Cotterdale and Griesdale. Cosy cottage & space to commune with the sheep. We love it and hope to return.

Past Customer,

This cottage is a mixture of stunning scenery from every window and a very stylish interior. Lots of very special touches, including an already set wood burner. You feel away from the Madden crowd and close to nature, yet you are 10 mins from Hawes and 15 mins from Sedburgh where local shops and eating places can be found. Pub/food also a 15 min walk away. What's is also great is the nearness to many of the Yorkshire dales delights. Brilliantly placed for walkers as there are many walks from the cottage. Ranging from easy to challenging. Will definitely return

Past Customer,

Cancellation (Covid) of a week in Wales brought about a return to Blades. Another most enjoyable week despite some disappointing weather at times. Still managed lots of great walking.

Past Customer,

We’ve had the most fantastic week here at Blades - the perfect post - lockdown escape. Feels just like being at home and we really didn’t want to leave!

Past Customer,

Most perfect place! Tranquil, fab and just beautiful. The cottage is one of the best I’ve stayed in. Really cosy, clean and everything you need. Will definitely be booking again for summer.

Previous Customer,

Fabulous time in a tranquil secluded and beautiful location. Cottage was perfect with everything we needed.

Chris and G,

Just what I wanted. Perfect cottage in a perfect location.

Previous Customer,

We had a lovely stay at the cottage. The second day we had some snow which transformed the landscape into a winter wonderland. Thank you.

Rich and T,

What an amazing cottage, so cosy ,clean and welcoming. The attention to detail is amazing. The welcome pack was an unexpected surprise and Ian was very happy with his fizz!!. The location is simply stunning, so peaceful. Thank you so much for everything. Will be returning.

Bridget & I,

What a fantastic cottage this is. Clean, cosy and with everything you might need for a short stay. The walks were magnificent, especially the train journey to Kirby Stephen and then the walk back to the cottage. I would highly recommend, taken from the Blades Cottage website. Will definitely be returning. Thank you.

Previous Customer,

Thank you for providing such a cute and cosy cottage. We absolutely loved the log burner, which has kept us very warm on these chilly autumn evenings. We never thought in our wildest dreams that nature would be so close to our front door step. We have woken up these past two mornings with charming sheep and pheasants waiting by the gate. Not only this but we have been on tranquil countryside walks and have been astounded by the breathtaking views. We will be back.

Past Customer,

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.

Mrs 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,


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.