Red Squirrel Cottage

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A stunning beamed converted granary in the most beautiful of locations set just outside Hawes with panoramic views of the hills of the Dales.

You can book this property from:

  • £622 per week
  • £89 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to...?

  • Beach 45 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9am

  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: Red Squirrel Cottage
Property Location: Greens Farm, Snaizeholme, Hawes, DL8 3NB
Description: Rural Yorkshire Stone Cottage set in Yorkshire Dales National Park, amazing 360deg panoramic views, unspoilt and reaching for miles. Close to Hawes (2miles). Set on Dodd Fell, 1,400ft. wildlife abundant including Red Squirrels, long-eared owls, kestrels and other birds of prey. Amazing night skies for avid star gazers.

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: 2 miles
The nearest train station is: 8 miles
The nearest petrol station is: 2 miles
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is:
The nearest food shop is: 2 miles
The nearest pub/restaurant: 2 miles
Mobility equipment hire is:

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Ample free parking on private drive plus at side of cottage
Number of spaces available: 1-2 spaces
For what sized car: any
Parking surface is: gravel
Is the parking level: yes
Is there good space to unload once parked? yes
Distance to property from parking: adjacent
Distance to nearest public parking area: 2 miles
Is it pay and display? yes
The width of the path to the property is: 4 metres
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? none

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: 1 metre
Number of steps to the main entrance: none
The height of the key safe is: -
The height of the keyhole is: 1 metre
How many other entrances to the property are there? none
Is the entrance well lit? yes

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

The flooring is: Yorkshire stone flags
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: 950cm
What height is the worktop to the floor? 930cm
Is the oven set high or low? medium
The fridge height is: 900cm combined
The freezer height is: as above
Is crockery stored high or low: low
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? both
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes; what and where?

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 2
The number of steps between floors is: 10
The flooring is: carpet
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: 870cm
Bed sizes are: 1 king size
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? both
Are electric sockets high or low? both

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: oak
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: 650cm
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? no
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? 1 step

Outdoor facilities
External areas are: private walled garden within 6 acres of our property
Is permanent seating provided? yes
Is there outside lighting? yes
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) yes
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? yes
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? Open style
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? Pond on the land (wildlife)

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: variable
Closest public telephone is: 2 miles
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: The property is situated 1400 ft above sea level, high up on Dodd Fell. Fantastic 360deg views across far reaching Dales. Not suitable for the less mobile.




A haven for the endangered and rare ‘Red Squirrels’.

In the Heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, yet only a few minutes’ drive from the popular Market village of Hawes.

Red Squirrel Cottage is a stunning beamed converted stables & cart store in the most beautiful of locations with 360 views of the hills of the Dales.  If you love wildlife then this is the place for you, there are wild pigs on the hills and local deer, weasels, voles and long eared owls and to top it off the cottage is surrounded by red squirrels they are often only feet away from you by the cottage.  A rare treat.  There are 6 acres of wild land and wooded areas, a walled patio with stunning views and a pond teeming with toads and newts, an outdoor BBQ and seating areas including a stream and lawned areas, you will really be spellbound by this magical place.  Red Squirrel Cottage has many features to ensure you have a luxurious and enjoyable stay.  There are beautifully stylish rooms decorated and furnished in contemporary style with taste and grace.  All the rooms are light and airy and have a real cosy feel, just right for relaxing after a day in Yorkshire.  The woodburner ensures that your stay will be warm and cosy whatever the season, imagine snow on the tops of the hills and a walk in the crisp frosty air. There is a stylish and well-equipped kitchen with every convenience, this contemporary kitchen adjoins the living/dining area so the cook can enjoy company whilst rustling up a delicious meal from local produce. Upstairs you will find a gorgeous bedroom with en suite with beams and every window has fantastic views.  If you are of an energetic nature the Pennine Way runs across Dodd fell and the Three peaks walk is only a short drive away.

On a clear night the star gazers of you will be mesmerised with the spectacle that unfolds as darkness falls – truly a magical experience and one for the night time photographers.

If you want a truly relaxing stay with the attractions of Hawes close by then visit Red Squirrel Cottage.

Through the front door into the living room

Hallway: Hanging space and boot storage. Yorkshire stone  flooring.

Lounge/Kitchen/Dining area: Walk into the living room and you will be met with a feeling of relaxation, there is a superb large sofa, supremely comfortable and just ready to sink into.  A log burner is set in a lovely fireplace and will ensure that you are kept lovely and cosy whatever season you chose to stay. There is a large SMART TV with a full sky package including recording and surround sound, just right for an evening in cosying up on the wonderful sofa and indulging in a favourite box set. There is a lovely window seat to enjoy the view and a sideboard and nest of tables complete the contemporary look.  A Table also graces the living room to share a cosy dinner or late breakfast before setting out to explore the Dales. The history of the building is apparent as stone walls and beams abound including a lovely beamed column and flagged stone floor with rugs.

The kitchen is well equipped and very stylish and has everything you want to cook up a storm.  Why not find the hidden Jamie Oliver in yourself and create a masterpiece in the steam oven, use the built in combi microwave or the ceramic hob.  There is an Illy coffee maker for that early morning coffee and lovely beams and stone floors.  A real feature has to be the view over to the hills in the distance and the full-length window where you might see the squirrels run by.   With tiled walls painted units and wooden worksurfaces, it has a distinctly contemporary feel. 

The first floor is reached by a very attractive wooden staircase with a rope banister.


Bedroom1: A room with a view!  King sized bed, 2 bedside tables chest of drawers. There is a lovely stone wall which really adds to the cottage appeal.   A large room which you will enjoy relaxing in at the end of a busy day then and waken up and marvel at the stunning view, watch the clouds scurry by and bathe in early morning sunlight.  A tub chair is also perfect for some me time with a good book.

En Suite Bathroom: How about lounging in the bath whilst watching the squirrels out of the window, if this sounds like an experience not to be missed this room is for you.  There is a freestanding bath, a corner shower, square basin with vanity unit and WC and designer sanitary ware.  A heated radiator/towel rail ensures your towels are nice and toasty.

Pets: No pets allowed
Children: Adults only
Parking: Ample Free parking
Garden/Patio: A real feature of Red Squirrel Cottage, Patio, wooded areas, small lake, streams, lawns and a haven for wildlife and the most stunning views wherever you look make this a very special outside space.
Heating: Oil Central Heating/Woodburner
Short breaks: Accepted all year round.
Notes: Towels are provided. Unlimited WIFI available free of charge.  Mobile phone signal is variable.
Pub: Hawes 2.8 miles
Shop: Hawes 2.8 miles


Red Squirrel cottage is set in a beautiful location in the centre of the Yorkshire Dales, we spent 4 nights at the gorgeous cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is surrounded by wildlife, you can expect frequent sightings of red squirrels, a rare treat! You can enjoy the remote location whilst being a stone throws away from the local town, a perfect getaway from everyday life - perfect for us wanting to explore the Dales and switch off from the outside world! Sandra & Craig were such welcoming and accommodating hosts, even though they live on the property we barely noticed their presence, providing us with privacy but always contactable and on-hand to make sure our stay was as comfortable as possible. The cottage was beautifully presented and had everything we could possibly need.

Miss Victoria A,


Area Information


The charming market town of Hawes has been around as far back as 1307 and is still delighting visitors to this day. Standing between Buttertubs and Fleet Moss, the name Hawes literally means 'a pass between mountains' and the town's beautiful setting in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales means you're never far from a breathtaking view and ideally located to access many of the Dale's most popular visitors attractions. The town's market is held every Tuesday selling a great selection of locally produced food and drink, however if you can't wait until then to sample some of the area's lovely food- pay a visit to the the Wensleydale Creamery, located just on the outskirts of the town to see how the famous cheese is made (and try a bit for yourself!). For lovers of the outdoors, there are many fantastic walks in the area such as the Hawes Mosaic Trail and circular walks to nearby Aysgarth Falls, a stunning waterfall over limestone steps.