Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A charming, traditional farmhouse, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with spectacular views stretching across Wensleydale

You can book this property from:

  • £577 per week
  • £82 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • 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: Thorns

Description: House


Pre-arrival and local facilities


Nearest bus stop: Town centre, 500 yards

Nearest train station: Garsdale Station, 15 minute drive

Nearest petrol station: Town centre

Nearest food shop: Town centre

Nearest pub/restaurant: Town centre

Mobility equipment hire is: South Lakes Mobility, Kendal 01539 734600


Arrival and car parking


Type of parking available: On-site, private, gated

Number of spaces: 3

For what sized car: Medium to large

Parking surface is: Paved

Is the parking level: Yes

Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes

Distance to property from parking: 10 yards back, 3 yards front

Distance to nearest public parking area: 500 yards

Is it pay and display? No

The width of the path to the property is: 5ft

The number of steps to the entrance is: 2


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is: 88cm

Number of steps to the main entrance: 2

The height of the key safe is:  N/A

The height of the key hole is: 

How many other entrances to the property are there: 2

The other entrance door widths are: 88cm


Living and dining rooms


Type of flooring: Wood and carpet

Width of doorways: 88cm

Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture movable or fixed? Movable




Type of flooring:  Tiled

Width of doorways: 88cm

Worktop height: 36”

Is oven set high or low? Low

Fridge height: combiled 5ft

Freezer height: combined 5ft

Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: Low

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes, which and where?  No


Bedrooms and landings


How many floors does the property have? 2

The number of steps between floors is 15

The flooring is carpet

The door widths are 88cm except en-suite 2ft 6”

Bed sizes are: 3ft, 4ft, superking

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable


Bathrooms and cloakrooms


Type of flooring: Tiled

Width of the doorways: en-suite 2ft 6” otherwise 88cm

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? Yes

Is there a ground floor WC? Yes

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? Yes

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? Yes


Outdoor facilities


External areas are: Level, rough and grassed

Is permanent seating provided? Yes

Is there outside lighting? Yes

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces? No

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? Well lit

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? No

Are there any other hazards? 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: Variable

Closest public telephone is: town centre

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

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Both

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 steps between floors at each level. Main staircase is very wide with rail.


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


This charming, traditional farmhouse, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, enjoys a beautiful location with spectacular views stretching across Wensleydale and over open countryside. The bustling town of Hawes, with its Tuesday market, banks, shops, restaurants and pubs is just a 10 minute walk from the house. The house is tastefully furnished and well-equipped providing spacious holiday accommodation for visitors to Wensleydale. Fully modernised and yet capturing some of the old character and charm it has open fires and a superb pitch pine staircase.

There are numerous walks from the house itself making this an ideal base for the rambler and serious walker. The many local attractions in Hawes include the Wensleydale Creamery, the restored Gayle Mill, the Ropemakers and the Dales Countryside Museum and Information Centre in the old railway station. There are many other places of interest in the region and Hawes has a variety of bus services to some of the other towns. The Settle/Carlisle railway is within easy access and in addition to its scenic route provides connections to national rail networks.

Open fire, TV with Freeview, DVD and CD hi-fi system and a library of family friendly DVD’s.
Dining room: Open fire, TVwith Freeview, DVD, dining table and chairs .
Kitchen: Range cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, washer dryer and dishwasher.
Shower room: Shower, toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 1:
Super king size bed (can be split into twin beds upon request), chest of drawers, dressing table, wardrobe and sofa seating.
En-suite: Roll-top bath with shower over the bath, toilet and washbasin.
Bedroom 2: Super king size bed (can be split into twin beds upon request), dressing table, wardrobe, chair.
Bedroom 3: Double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
Bathroom: Roll-top bath with views of the Dales, separate large shower, toilet and washbasin.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: Private parking.
Garden: Enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture.
Heating: Underfloor heating in tiled areas of ground floor with storage heaters and open fires in both living rooms (fuel provided). Storage heaters on the first floor with underfloor heating in bathrooms.

Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Pub & Shop: 0.5 miles.
Notes: Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is variable.Two travel cots and highchair. Access to this property is by a 300 yard unmade farm track which is easily passable by most cars.  House is surrounded by fields grazed by sheep.



Thorns is a perfect holiday property, warm, comfortable, clean, well decorated and situated ideally for touring the Yorkshire Dales. We met the owners whilst staying and they are a lovely couple.

Mrs Joyce W,

A very comfortable and well maintained house in an excellent location. Good service from Yorkshire Cottages.

Mr John W,

We loved our stay at Thorns. The cottage was well located, well set up and had plenty of space for three couples. Most importantly it had a lovely “homey” and cosy feel. It was the perfect base for our stay in The Dales.

Mrs Sally S,

Another thoroughly enjoyable week in our 'home from home' cottage Thorns.

Previous Customer,

Thank you for a wonderful week in this lovely cottage. The weather was perfect for walking and the views never cease to impress.

Previous Customer,

All as described, very tranquil location whilst still being really close to Hawes for necessities etc. Some really great walks from the property that can be as short or long as you wan't. The owners have taken great care to supply very useful information for guests on both the house and the locale.

Mr Tom C,

A fantastic, well quipped cottage with lots of space in an ideal location

Mr Nick O,

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Thorns - the house was very well cared for and very clean, and we felt everything possible had been done to make guests comfortable. Mr & Mrs Keech were a delight and most helpful. We would certainly like to stay again and would recommend it to friends.

Mrs Carole S,


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.