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.
Lounge: Open fire, TV with Freeview, DVD and CD hi-fi system.
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: Towel hire available. 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.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- Sorry, no pets
- WiFi available
- 2 Bathrooms
- Original Cottages Gold Award
- Ground floor bathroom
- Private parking
- Open fire/woodburner
- Bed linen provided
- Equipped with a highchair
- Travel cot
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Nearest shop: 0.5 mile away
- Nearest pub: 0.5 mile away
- 82 miles from the coast
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 Selby - 18th June 2018
The owners have provided every possible convenience in the cottage making our holiday exceptional. We met Mr & Mrs Keech and told them of our appreciation. Mr Peter Boshier-Jones - 10th May 2018
Such a beautiful property. Kitchen equipment, everything one would need. Beautifully warm and such a lovely welcome with a very tasty local fruit cake. The beds are really comfortable and bathroom facilities second to none. Thank you for a wonderful week. Will be back againMs B Speed-Andrews - 16th October 2017
Really great and no complaints. Great location and lovely welcome package. Everything we needed including dish washer tablets. Thank you from us all. Mrs K Galashan - 29th August 2017
Fantastic. Complimentary bathroom supplies and fuel for the fire very much appreciated. We also loved the thoroughness of the house info ring binder. Much care had been taken with all aspects of this holiday let. Will book again.Mr Martyn Turner - 1st November 2016
Wow. Wonderful and welcoming cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed walks from the door, the village and a few trips beyond. We are already planning for a return. Thank you very much.Turners - 23rd October 2016
Lovely, comfortable house, well equipped and characterful. Enjoyed trips into the surrounding countryside. Callum (11) and Dylan (7) particularly enjoyed Lightwater Valley, Forbidden Corner and the Caves.Burns and Thomson - 15th October 2016
We have had a wonderful holiday. Cottage is lovely and comfortable, amazing views. We love Hawes and the local area. Managed to get a few good walks up the fells although the weather wasn't too kind. Thank you for the gift pack- much appreciated.Sue and Dave Tennant - 24th September 2016
So much has gone into making this cottage a perfect, comfortable and beautiful holiday home. Thanks for the extra little treats! Hope to be back someday.Andy and Barbara - 24th September 2016
Beautiful cottage with wonderful surroundings. We have all had a fantastic week. Been made to feel very welcome, cottage has everything we need to feel at home. Instructions was a great idea with welcome pack. Cake was a lovely thought. Thank you for the wine. Beautiful place to come back to again and again. Great views and wonderful hospitality everywhere you visit, plus so many great walks and great places to visit. Thank you xxxxBelinda, Graham, Malcolm, Luci, Kevin and Nina - 23rd September 2016
A beautiful home; we did not want for anything. The owner has thought of eveyrthing. We had an amazing week and will be going again next year. An amazing property in a beautiful part if the world! Will recommend to family and friends.Ms B Speed-Andrews - 12th September 2016
Wonderful cottage, beautiful farm with amazing views. Had the best holiday. Loved the brass band competition, the White Hart Inn and Simonstone Hall. Thank you for the welcome pack, lovely idea and very comfy bed.Wendy and William - 10th September 2016
Superb weather too, thanks for organising that! What a great place for a family reunion. We enjoyed every moment.Helen and Patrick - 10th September 2016
Lovely cottage. We have had a fantastic week here and look forward to returning very soon. Clean, well equipped accommodation. The welcome pack was a nice touch and lovely surprise. Thanks once again!Leyland Family - 27th August 2016
If Carlsberg did holiday cottages...!' Simply the best- beautiful views, cosy, well equipped cottage. A fantastic week, White scar Cave, Ingleton Waterfalls and Forbidden Corner were highlights, as were rambling up the mountains, picnicking by rivers and sheep and swallow watching. A perfect holiday. P.S. we enjoyed the welcome pack thank you!The Alstons - 20th August 2016
A fantastic week here- lovely cottage- perfect for our needs. Spacious, comfy and really well equipped. Nice welcome treats too- thank you. We had fabulous weather- blazing sunshine and blue skies with made the views on our walks even more spectacular! Great meals at The Crown! Would recommend The Forbidden Corner- great fun for all the family. Other highlights included a circular walk from Gunnerside to Keld and Whernside. We hope to return!Angela, Garri, Lucy and Oscar - 13th August 2016
We loved everything about it. The hosts left a wonderful, warm welcome of traditional Yorkshire fayre. The house was clean, comfortable, warm and very well situated so access to the views as well as places of interest was excellent. I would definitely book through this company again. The administration is informative yet without complication.Mrs H Philpot - 8th August 2016
What a lovely place to stay! Beautiful house, so well equipped! Very convenient location and stunning views. We will return.Jo and Duncan - 6th August 2016
Enjoyed this lovely part of England despite rather iffy weather. Thorns is a delightful place to stay, very comfortable and well-equipped. Thank you for providing everything we needed to make our stay so enjoyable.Gill and John Ronson - 6th August 2016
I have really enjoyed staying here, the views are magnificent and it is so lovely and peaceful. I desperately want to stay here again!Celeste - 1st August 2016
A fabulous farm house. We were extremely happy with the service provided, the area is perfect and the location of the farm house is perfect, the farm house itself is stunning and very clean and comfortable, we all had a brilliant week.Mr J Parkinson - 1st August 2016
Beautiful house, lovely warm welcome, breathtaking views, peace and quiet- just perfect! We hope to return next year. Thank you.Heather and Grace Philpott - 31st July 2016
Wonderful house, stunning views. Lots to see and do, just watching the animals is very relaxing. We loved our stay. Beds are super comfortable. Thank youLynne James, Maddie Parkinson and Terry Everitt - 30th July 2016
Wonderful house, great views, great walks. Our children particularly enjoyed watching birds, rabbits and sheep.Nina and Thomas Killmann - 23rd July 2016
Lovely cottage and area. White Hart Pub for supper is great (do book). Will be returning.The Roonies - 24th June 2016
Our first visit and a very enjoyable one, when we arrived we thought what a huge cottage but as the week went on we grew into the space and loved it. Lovely bathrooms and views to die for. We hope to see you again in the future. Many thanks for everything including our goodies.Joan and Colin - 17th June 2016
A lovely property in a lovely setting. Very convenient for Hawes town. We had to cut our holiday short through illness so didn't see as much as we would have liked.Mr MJ Lund Yates - 14th June 2016
Spotlessly clean on our arrival, the caretaker was even waiting for us to arrive to introduce herself and make sure if we had any concerns we knew how to contact her, first class service. The property was wonderfully situated, very well equipped, warm, comfortable and the bathrooms were outstanding, all quality fixtures and fittings, even down to the denby tableware. The large garden was great for the kids to let off steam and with so many walks right from the doorstep we were never short of anything to do. The fact the property is surrounded by fields and well away from any roads meant it was quiet and we could allow the children to wander freely, oh and the views! We had such a wonderful stay that we are planning to return the same week next year.Mr Simon Kutny - 9th June 2016
Thorns is a lovely house, well finished (bathrooms, kitchen etc.), furnished and equipped; one of the best we have stayed in over many years of holiday cottages.Mr J Frankson - 30th May 2016
Another memorable week at Thorns. We have been coming here each year for over 20 years and greatly appreciate all the improvements which have been made without altering the character of the cottage. Thank you to all the Keech family.Dave and Anne Dickinson - 14th May 2016
We all loved the place. Well cared for, very clean and very well equipped, the bathrooms were exceptional for a holiday home and the downstairs shower room also functioned very well as a drying room after one very wet walk.Mr P Byrne - 9th May 2016
We have had a great time, wonderful cottage, well equipped. Weather kind overall but who cares, you don't come to Hawes for the weather. The walking was great.Paul and Lesley - 30th April 2016
Dales are definitely worth a visit. Cottage great value for money!Mrs A Ladlow - 25th April 2016
Amazing cottage, couldn't be better. Thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area, watch out for 'Gills', they're everywhere! Fabulous, we even had 4 days of sunshine.Amanda and Jason - 16th April 2016
A very homely, well-equipped house with a lot of character. We walked every day in spite of some mixed weather. Enjoyed the coal fires. Ate well at The White Horse and the Wensleydale Creamery. Thanks from us for helping provide a memorable holiday.Daisy, Iris, Rose, Rebecca, Irene and Chris - 2nd April 2016
We've loved this house- its location and many attributes. Great to have Hawes so accessible- also hills on every side. We have been lucky to be here at lamb time and have watched their gambolling from the back windows. The Crown is a lovely friendly pub and good for meals.Garry and Sheila Webber - 14th March 2016
fabulous cottage, outstanding location, quality facilitates.Mrs K Harper - 12th March 2016
Fabulous cottage, no negatives, beautiful location. Turn right out of cottage to experience fabulous walks. We haven't had to use the car at all! Thank you for not allowing dogs- this makes the cottage feel clean and fresh. We will be back.Karen, Jack and family - 3rd March 2016
Would recommend this property to others and also probably visit again in the future myselfMrs A Mole - 25th May 2015
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.
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