The Old Penny Bank

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star
  • A two-bedroomed cottage located close to all the amenities Hawes has to offer

You can book this property from:

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


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • On-street parking
  • Secure bicycle storage

How far to...?

  • Beach 45 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

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

Access Statement

Property name: Old Penny Bank

Pre arrival

The nearest bus stop is 0.1 miles from Hawes High Street

The nearest train station is: Garsdale, 6 miles

The nearest food shop is: Hawes, 0.1 miles

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Hawes, 0.1 miles

The petrol station: Hawes, 0.5 miles

Mobility equipment hire is: Kendal, 26 miles


Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: on street and free car parks

For what sized cars: Family Cars 

Good space to unload once parked? Guests can pull up over the road from the property to unload.

Number of spaces available: 16 free parking spaces are available 50 yards from the property

The parking surface is: tarmac

Distance to the property from the parking: 50 yards

Is parking level? Yes  

How many steps is there en-route to the entrance: none


Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? 2 

The doors widths are: 820mm

Keyhole height: 90cm 

How many steps are there to the entrance: None


Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: tiled

The door widths are:

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes and can be moved

Is it move-able or fixed: Move-able 


The flooring is: stone floor

The door widths to the outside are 830mm

The door width to the lounge 890mm

The worktop height is: 90cm 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is:  880mm

The freezer height is: floor level

Is crockery stored high or low? Low 

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: No 

Bedrooms and landings 

How many floors does the property have: 2 

The number of steps between floors is:   13. The stairs are quite narrow

The flooring is: Carpet on stairs and landing and wooden floor boards in the bedrooms

The door widths are:760mm

Bed sizes are:   double and a king-size

Is the bedroom furniture move-able or fixed: Move-able 


The door widths are:  760mm

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No 

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: No 

Is there a ground floor WC?: No 

Is there a ground floor bath or shower room?: No 

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?: No 

The flooring is: Lino


Is there a land line for guests to use? No 

Mobile reception details: Variable

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? Generally low

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

Any other information:  


The Old Penny Bank is a superb newly renovated stone-built character cottage, it has a prime location in the heart of the popular market town of Hawes, just a minute’s walk from the popular pubs, tea rooms and quirky shops.  This spacious, light and airy property benefits from a sunny patio and garden at the rear, this is ideal for dining al fresco and capturing the afternoon sun, you can hear the soothing sounds of the Hawes waterfall which is on the doorstep. Old Penny Bank provides very comfortable accommodation to sleep 4, with a large master bedroom, a second double bedroom, and a large sociable modern kitchen/diner well equipped with quality kitchen units and appliances. The property is furnished to a very high standard throughout, with underfloor heating, Quartz work surfaces, oak furniture, local artwork and quirkiness at every turn.  This is an ideal property from where to enjoy all that Hawes and the Yorkshire Dales has to offer.  The national park is on your doorstep as is the famous Wensleydale Creamery.

Comfortable sofa, two chairs, Smart TV, DVD, DAB radio and blue tooth speaker, side tables, woodburning stove (welcome pack of fuel provided). Slate floor with underfloor heating. Oak sideboard, dining table and chairs, coffee table, window seat.
Kitchen/Diner: Brand new appliances Electric hob, oven, grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, breakfast bar, electric woodburning effect stove, storage for coats and boots,  seating area with comfortable chairs, side tables, Smart TV, original stone floors, views over the enclosed garden. Oak larder cupboard.  Large under stairs cupboard housing washer/dryer.  Door to patio area and enclosed garden

FIRST FLOOR: 13 steps up
Bedroom 1:
Oak King-size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, beamed ceiling, Smart wall mounted TV.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, built in wardrobe, small chest of drawers, wall mounted TV. Window seat. 
Bathroom: Rainfall shower, washbasin, toilet. 

Pets: Two pets welcome.
Parking: There is a free car park on the right-hand side of the property just before the bridge as you enter Hawes.  Further free parking is available on the cobbles outside the shops 50 yards away or there is a large pay and display car park opposite the children's play park behind the Rope Makers. It is £4.50 to park for 24 hours. 
Heating: Air source central heating. Woodburning stove in the lounge, electric woodburning effect fire in the kitchen.
Garden/Patio: Patio area and south facing garden to the rear of the cottage with garden furniture. Secure bike store (bikes not provided). 
Short Breaks: Short breaks accepted all year round. 
Notes: Towels are provided, Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is variable. The front door of the property is on the roadside. 
Shop: 0.1 miles. Pub: 0.1 miles


A great week despite the epic amounts of rain! Many trips to the Wensleydale pantry and a number of wet, slippy, windy (but still enjoyable) walks.

Previous Customer,

Fantastic week, fabulous cottage! Amazing weather, lots of lovely walks, rest and relaxation. Just what we needed after the last six months of Covid!

Previous Customer,

Had a great time and a lovely stay. First class accommodation.

Previous Customer,

Arrived before lockdown. Lovely week chilling out. Muddy, wet dog walks. No pubs open but managed to have a lovely time. Would recommend to friends.

Ange, Cherley, C,

A fabulous property, one of the best we've stayed in.

Mrs Betty O,

Had a lovely time. The cottage is fab.

Claire & W,

Fabulous cottage. great location. The Christmas decorations were perfect. Clean, warm, cosy, everything you need for a perfect break in the Dales which we love. Next trip up we will definitely look to book this first.

Sue & S,

Wow! What a beautiful cottage. Clean, warm and cosy. We had everything we needed. We managed to cook a fabulous Christmas dinner. A great Christmas getaway. Loved it!!

Previous Customer,

An absolute gem of a place. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Great pubs and shops. Beautiful scenery. We will be back.

Adrienne & D,

Cottage location excellent for doorstep access to the town of Hawes with its excellent pubs, cafes & shops. Many walks from the cottage in all directions.

Mr Ian F,


Area Information

The charming market town of Hawes has been around as far back as 1307 and is still delightinng 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 visistors 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.