Flags Cottage

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

  • 3 Star
  • Charming stone built cottage, full of traditional features including beamed ceilings and open fire, and close to the popular town of Hawes

You can book this property from:

  • £481 per week
  • £69 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Range/Aga


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 38 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • 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.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Flags Cottage
Property Location: Gayle
Description: 2 bedroom 2 storey cottage

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: Gayle 100 yards
The nearest train station is: Garsdale
The nearest petrol station is Hawes 1 mile
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Hawes 1 mile
The nearest food shop is: Hawes 1 mile
The nearest pub/restaurant: Hawes 1 mile
Mobility equipment hire is: Northallerton 36 miles

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: 1 car further street parking in Gayle
Number of spaces available: 1
For what sized car: Large
Parking surface is: Tarmac
Is the parking level: Yes
Is there good space to unload once parked? Yes
Distance to property from parking: outside
Distance to nearest public parking area: 50 yards
Is it pay and display? Free
The width of the path to the property is: open wide
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? 0

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: standard
Number of steps to the main entrance: 0
The height of the key safe is: n/a
The height of the keyhole is: waist level
How many other entrances to the property are there? 0
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: carpet
Are there are any rugs? 1
The door widths within these areas are? standard
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? both
Is the floor level and step free? yes
Are wall plugs set high or low? high
Are electric sockets high or low? low

The flooring is: laminate
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: standard
What height is the worktop to the floor? waist
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: low
The freezer height is : n/a
Is crockery stored high or low: both
Are wall plugs set high or low? both
Are electric sockets high or low? both
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  what and where? no

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 2
The number of steps between floors is: 11 + 1
The flooring is: carpet
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: standard
Bed sizes are: 2 double, 1 single
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? both
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? high

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: carpet
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: standard
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? no
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? no
Is there a ground floor WC? no
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? no
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? yes
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? no

Outdoor facilities
External areas are:
Is permanent seating provided? no
Is there outside lighting? yes
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? no
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? no
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? no

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? no
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls?
Mobile phone reception information: n/a
Closest public telephone is: -
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? yes
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? no

Additional relevant information

Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:

No gas at our property.


Flags Cottage is a traditional stone-built Dales property, full of character and charm and located in the village of Gayle, on the outskirts of the popular market town of Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This cosy cottage is within walking distance of the Wensleydale Creamery and the quirky shops, tearooms and pubs that Hawes has to offer. The lounge has a traditional Yorkshire Range with an open fire, beamed ceilings, and views over the Dale. This delightful cottage dates back to 1669 and has the original stone lintel over the front door. With plenty pf comfortable seating this is an ideal room to cosy up in after a busy day exploring all that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. The property is close to the lovely stepped waterfalls of the Duerley Beck and joined by the ancient packhorse bridge across them. Surrounding Gayle are meadows and upland pastures in which cows and sheep quietly graze, these are criss-crossed by bubbling streams and a host of footpaths (including the Pennine Way) suitable for both the afternoon stroller and the more serious of walkers. Walkers may enjoy the countryside from the moment they leave the cottage.

Entrance: Hallway with coat and boot storage.
Lounge/Diner: TV, comfortable seating, Yorkshire Range with open fire in feature surround (welcome pack of fuel provided). Beamed ceiling, dining table and chairs, side tables and sideboard.
Kitchen: Electric oven, grill, hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer.

FIRST FLOOR: 11 steps up
Bedroom 1: one step up double bed chest of drawers, dressing table, fitted wardrobe, washbasin.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, single bed, fitted wardrobes, washbasin, this is an ideal family bedroom.
Bathroom: Bath with shower over, washbasin, toilet.

Pets: Sorry no pets.
Parking: Parking for one car on the cobbles outside the property, further free street parking by the ford in site of the cottage on a first come first served basis.
Heating: Yorkshire Range with open fire, oil central heating, welcome pack of fuel provided.
Garden/Patio: Small cobbled area with a bench at the front of the cottage.
Short Breaks: Accepted all year round.
Notes: Towels and linen are provided. No Wifi. 4G phone signal is available in the area. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is variable depending on network.
Shop: 0.3 miles.
Pub: 0.3 miles.


Area Information

Gayle/ Hawes
Gayle is a picturesque hamlet situated a mile south of Hawes, in Wensleydale.  Here you will find the Wensleydale Creamery where you can watch the renowned cheese being hand crafted and packaged ready for sale. The picturesque, Duerley Beck is a few steps from the property and is spanned by an old and narrow bridge and can also be crossed by a ford at a point where ducks and geese are often in evidence. There are two waterfalls, Gayle Force and Aisgill, nearby.  The two roads leading out of Hawes are mountain pass roads, the famous Buttertubs Pass to Swaledale and Fleet Moss to Wharfedale.  Hawes has an excellent range of shops, takeaways, tearooms and restaurants. There is also a weekly market and the Mart for livestock on Tuesdays, the Countryside Museum and Hawes rope makers are within easy reach.