Three Halfway Houses

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A quality cottage with wood burning stove, stunning views and close to Hawes

You can book this property from:

  • £440 per week
  • £63 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.4 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: 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: Three Halfway Houses 

Description: Cottage 

Dales Bus / Little White Bus; bus stop - High Street, Hawes (0.3 to 0.5 mile)
Nearest train station - Garsdale, 6 miles 
Nearest food shop – High Street, Hawes
Nearest pub/restaurant - High Street, Hawes
Nearest 24-hour petrol - 0.3 miles 
Nearest Cash Dispensing Machine - High Street, Hawes
Nearest larger town - Leyburn 17 miles
Mobility equipment hire - Kendal, 26 miles
From South or North (on M6) to  Hawes, Junction 37, then 24 miles
From North (on A1M) use Junction at Scotch Corner, then 32 miles
From South (on A1M) use Junction at Leeming Bar, then about 30 miles

Arrival and car parking 
Type of parking available: On street 
For what sized cars? Family Car
Good space to unload once parked? Yes 
Number of spaces available: One basic area
The parking surface is: Gravel, with one substantial step to the pavement
Distance to the property from the parking: Outside the door
Is parking level:  Almost

Main entrance 
How many entrances are there to the property? 1 
The doors widths are: 75cm 
Keyhole height: 90cm 
House keys? Key-safe (you will be told the key access code)

The flooring is carpeted throughout, apart from the kitchen and bathroom.
The door widths are: 71cm and 76cm 
Is there good space between the furniture? Yes 
Most items are moveable with care.

The flooring is: Tiled 
The door widths are: 76cm  
The worktop height is: 92cm 
Is the oven set high or low? Low 
The fridge height is: 174cm 
The freezer height is: 80cm 
Is crockery stored high or low? Mixture.
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: Hoover in cloakroom cupboard – front room.

Bedrooms and landings 
How many floors does the property have: 2 
The number of steps between floors is: 11
The flooring is: Carpet 
The door widths are: 69cm and 79cm 
Bed sizes are: two single 3’ beds and one standard 4'6” double bed  
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed: Basically moveable, but not advised and usually never necessary.

Bathroom w/c
The door widths are: 60cm 
Regular w/c within the bathroom
Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower? No, normal bath with the shower over.
Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No 
The bathroom flooring is: Tiled 
Is there a ground floor W/C?  No 

Is there a land line for guests to use? No 
Mobile reception details:  Mobile phone signal is very reasonable – (modern smart-phones could use the wi-fi for calls via WhatsApp, Face Time or Zoom etc.)
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture? … Yes (no sockets in the bathroom; no shaver socket).
Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Mixture of heights
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?  No 

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


Three Halfway Houses is a delightful 'Railway Cottage'. Originally there was one house called Halfway House and the powers that be decided to build the railway close to the house, so as compensation they built the three cottages (Halfway Houses) and gave them to the owner of Halfway House! In the village of Garsdale (6 miles away) there are some identical railway cottages. Although the railway still operates from Garsdale it closed at Hawes many years ago.

This property is a cosy, two bed-roomed cottage, just half a mile from Hawes centre, It boasts an excellently equipped kitchen/dining and beautiful rooms and furniture throughout. There are stunning views from every window, overlooking the Wensleydale Countryside in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are many restaurants, public houses and tea rooms, antique and unique shops in Hawes, a famous and bustling market town. Tuesday is Market day. Nearby attractions include the world-famous Wensleydale Creamery, the Dales countryside museum and Hardraw Force, a stunning local waterfall. Walkers may enjoy the countryside from the moment they leave the cottage.

Door to excellently fully equipped kitchen/diner, induction hob, oven, grill, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine with built in drying programme, ample food storage cupboards, Belfast sink, oak table and 4 chairs, tiled floor...quality throughout.
Lounge: (One step into the lounge). Fireplace and surround - wood or smokeless fuel burning stove (welcome pack of fuel provided), Smart TV - 55" and a DVD player, two leather sofas, occasional tables, 11 stairs to first floor - (slightly steeper steps than average). Free and unlimited wi-fi.
Bedroom 1:
One step up, double bed, wardrobe, chair, chest of drawers, TV with Freeview and lovely views over the Yorkshire Dales.
Bedroom 2: One step down, two single beds, tall-boy, hanging space, curtains and ‘black-out’ blinds again this bedroom benefits from some lovely views over the Yorkshire Dales.
Bathroom: One step up, bath with shower over, washbasin and mirror, w/c. All towelling and linen provided; it goes without saying!

Pets:  Sorry, no pets. (The property is too close to both roads and farmland to accommodate pets).
Parking: At the front of the property for one large car (or two small ones).  Further free parking is available in a layby across the road on a first come first served basis.
Heating: Electric heating and a woodburning stove. Modern electric hot water system (Water can be very hot. Please operate hot water taps with care).

Garden/Patio:  Small seating area at the front of the property. Enclosed walled gravel patio area with table and four chairs to the side.
Short Breaks: Accepted anytime.
Notes: Towels are provided. Unlimited Wi-Fi is available free of charge. No smoking within this property please. Mobile phone signal is very reasonable – (modern smart-phones could use the wi-fi for calls via WhatsApp, Face Time or Zoom etc.) Please note that the property is on a bend in a 40mph zone. Although not a particularly busy road, extra caution is required when driving away from the cottage, especially if attempting a U-turn. Please supervise any children at the front of the property. 
Shop, Fuel, Fish and Chips, Restaurants, Pubs etc: all approx. 0.5 miles


Sadly didn't see and red squirrels, just a lot of lambs! Thanks for a wonderful stay in a very beautiful cottage. Will hopefully return.

Past Customer,

Lovely relaxing stay at Three Halfway Houses. Magical views and fabulous walks. Need to return soon!

Past Customer,

Our 4th stay in this cottage. We have had stunning weather. Enjoyed Ripon market (Thursday). White Hart and Crown are good pubs in Hawes.

Past Customer,

Lovely stay in this cosy and well equipped cottage. Stunning views made even better by spotting a red squirrel just outside!

Past Customer,

Lovely cottage, warm and cosy! Beautiful views. Despite the very wet weather we had a great week. Thank you.

Previous Customer,

Our 3rd stay in the lovely cottage. Had a lovely drive to Grassington where the new ‘All Creatures Great & Small’ was filmed. Lovely meal in The King’s Arms - Askrigg. Also White Hart in Hawes. Saw Red Squirrels in Cottersdale, also saw one just outside here! Also meal and drinks in Moorcock - lovely. Weather up and down but OK

Previous Customer,

Our first visit to Yorkshire. Beautiful countryside, lovely town, and a superb cottage. Couldn’t have asked for more. Lots of walking opportunities straight from the door. Hope to be back!

Previous Customer,

Been to Three halfway houses before . Loved it then and this return time, even planning a return visit soon . Great Weather although forecast wasn't great, good food in Hawes so a great venues for exploring the Dales.

Previous Customer,

'Gods own country' Lovely cottage, beautiful views , weather was fantastic what's not to like had a lovely few days to recharge out batteries . Now off to buy cheese!

Previous Customer,

A beautiful cottage in a fantastic location for exploring the Dales. Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough were our favourites but Hardraw and Aysgill Force were worth visits. We hope to be back .... A&A

Past Customer,

Lovely cottage with stunning views & walks straight from the doorstep. Highlights for us were Ingleton waterfalls trial, White Scar caves. Our first stay in the Yorkshire Dales and not the last.

Past Customer,

Lovely cottage, beautiful views! Well equipped, easy access to Hawes village. Great walks, will come again!

Past Customer,

Second stay here just as good. The weather was better for walking this year. Hope to come again thank you

Past Customer,

We had a lovely time in the cottages. Thank you so much for driving all the way to give us the spare keys - Lakmini Fernando & Family

Past Customer,

We had a lovely stay here! Beautiful walks nearby and loved the view from the cottage. Thank you! Carol & Ian - Southampton

Past Customer,

Beautiful cottage. Lovely views. We would recommend this cottage - had a lovely stay - thank you!

Previous Customer,

Lovely cottage with all amenities. Awesome surroundings. Will recommend to all.

Mrs D,

First time to the Yorkshire Dales and we are in love! The cottage is lovely. It has a very relaxing, homely feel and we settled very quickly into our first cottage holiday. Great spot and intoxicating scenery. Recommend a day trip to Ingleton waterfalls.

Vajinder & R,

Lovely cottage, very ckean and comfortable with everything you need. Thank you for the welcome pack- much appreciated. Every effort made to ensure a great holiday. Thank you. P.S recommend the sheepdog demo every Thursday 6.30pm in Hardraw.

Maggie & M,

Thank you for a wonderful stay! The cottage is perfect.

Previous Customer,

Absolutely lovely cottage. Loved the welcome pack & the cottage was to a very high standard. The torches came in very handy! We will definitely stay here again!

Will B,

Fabulous cottage. Really spacious and homely. Has been furnished to the highest spec and all facilities provided which was extraordinary. Gorgeous part of the country and we will definitely return.

Sandra & M,

Lovely cottage. Very well equipped. Great views. Good food outlets in Hawes. We will return soon.

Alan & M,


Area Information


Hawes is a small market town and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, population around 1200, standing some 850 feet above sea level. It was granted its market charter in 1699. Historically in the North Riding of Yorkshire, Hawes is located at the head of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales. The River Ure runs to the north of the town and is regarded as one of the honeypot tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The parish of Hawes also includes the neighbouring hamlet of Gayle. The town is famous as being the home of Wensleydale cheese.