Littlebeck

Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Special offerBook a break whilst ‘Rule of six’ restrictions are in place at this large property with 6 or fewer guests and get 20% off!

You can book this property from:

  • £1,149 per week
  • £164 per night
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 4 single beds
  • 1 zip & link beds - can be king/super king or single beds
  • 1 sofa bed

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate

Outdoors

  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 46 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • 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.

Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement

Property Name: Littlebeck

Description: House

 

Pre-arrival

The nearest bus stop is: Outside house, 10m

The nearest train station is: Skipton, 15 miles

The nearest food shop is: Village store, 300m

The nearest pub/restaurant is: 50-400m

The nearest petrol is: Village garage, 400m

Mobility equipment hire is: Skipton, 15 miles

 

Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: On-site and frontage

For what sized cars? Any

Good space to unload once parked? Yes

Number of spaces available:  4

The parking surface is: Concrete

Distance to the property from the parking: 2-10m

Is parking level? Yes

Distance to nearest parking area: N/A

Is it pay and display?

The width of the path to the property is: 1m

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 1

 

Main entrance

How many entrances are there to the property? 4

The doors widths are: 800mm

Keyhole height: Normal

How many steps are there to the entrance:  1

 

Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: Carpet

The door widths are: 800mm

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes

Is it movable or fixed: Movable

 

Kitchen

The flooring is: Tiled

The door widths are: 800mm

The worktop height is: Waist

Is the oven set high or low? Low

The fridge height is: Low

The freezer height is: Freestanding in utility

Is crockery stored high or low? Low

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: Freezer, washing machine and tumble drier, ironing board, patio cushions etc in utility. Some crockery in dining room.

 

Bedrooms and landings

How many floors does the property have: 2

The number of steps between floors is: 14

The flooring is: Carpet

The door widths are: 800mm

Bed sizes are: 3-4ft, 4’6”, 6ft

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable

 

Bathrooms and cloakrooms

The door widths are: 700mm

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: Tiled/vinyl

 

Outdoor facilities

External areas are firm and level

Permanent seated is provided

There is outside lighting

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)

There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired

There are no barriers to entry into any part of the garden

There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas

 

General

Is there a land line for guests to use? Yes – accepts incoming only and emergency calls

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? Low

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

Any other information: Beyond the terrace there is a stone wall and railings, there is a steep drop to Kettlewell Beck and access down is via a gate (kept permanently padlocked) and steps. The wall parapets rise 900mm from the terrace the railings 850mm from the terrace to protect against the drop to the beck.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Description

Surrounded by stunning scenery and located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is Littlebeck, an exceptionally spacious and well equipped detached stone built property sleeping 10 people in 5 bedrooms, plus 2 on the large sofa bed in the family room (if required). This impressive house (formerly two cottages and a barn) has many contemporary facilities including Smart TVs in the sitting room, family room and each bedroom, free wi-fi throughout and usb sockets in all rooms, whilst retaining bags of character and charm with part exposed stone walls, window seats with views of the dale and fells and exposed wooden columns. Situated in the centre of the delightful village of Kettlewell in Upper Wharfedale, Littlebeck enjoys a quiet and idyllic position by the village maypole alongside Kettlewell Beck, home to brown trout and crayfish, as it flows from Great Whernside to the Wharfe.

The hand crafted kitchen incorporates a range of Bosch appliances including fridge, dishwasher, an electric oven and hob, and an AGA with two ovens and hotplates, charmingly situated beneath a feature wooden lintel. The twin Belfast sinks and expansive granite worktops enhance the facilities of this high quality and well equipped kitchen. The adjacent utility room contains a fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer plus tableware and equipment for terrace dining, boot and outdoor clothing storage.

Next to the kitchen the main dining room has a large table seating 10 people and feature open grate fireplace. Also directly off the kitchen the breakfast room has table and chairs for 6 with under-stairs storage for high chair, travel cot and safety gates.

Littlebeck offers guests two separate reception rooms. The main sitting room has ample comfortable seating, a wood burning stove and a door leading to the terrace. This well lit room with windows to 3 sides and a wood burning stove is an ideal retreat for reading or relaxing on the luxurious sofas after a day exploring the local area. The family room is another large room with comfortable seating, including a high quality sofa bed to sleep an additional two guests if required (please notify us when booking) and gas stove fire.

Two staircases lead to separate bedroom areas. The main stairs rise from the dining room to a spacious landing with additional seating area for quiet relaxation. Off this landing are three of the bedrooms all with their own en suite shower rooms featuring rainfall showers. The second staircase leads to the master bedroom and the fifth bedroom which share the house bathroom.

To the rear of the property is an extensive terrace overlooking Kettlewell Beck. This area is perfect for dining outside, especially if using the barbecue, or simply enjoying some time relaxing in the Yorkshire Dales fresh air. There is plenty of seating and tables and good lighting for when the evening draws to a close.

This is a fantastic holiday home offering guests a high level of luxury (including oversized duvets to single and double beds) in a beautiful area. The owner provides a lovely welcome pack which will ensure that your holiday gets off to a great start. Within 100 yards is one of the three village pubs, with the other two, the village shop, garage, two cafes and an excellent children's playground all within 200 yards. With two main sitting rooms, two dining areas plus the terrace it makes an ideal place for families or groups of friends looking to holiday together. Grassington and the popular market towns of Skipton, Leyburn and Hawes are short drives away through spectacular countryside, but the best way to experience this is on foot. Littlebeck is directly on the Dalesway and there are of course many walks right from its front door.

GROUND FLOOR
Entrance: Hallway leading to:
Main Sitting Room: Comfortable seating for 10/12, window seats, wood burning stove in feature stone fireplace and hearth, 49" Freesat HD Smart (Freeview Play) TV with Soundbar, BluRay/DVD player, coffee and side tables, sideboard, door to terrace.
Dining Room: Oak dining table and chairs for 10, oak sideboard, feature decorative fireplace, stairs to Main Landing.
Utility Room: Fridge/Freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, drying creel/sheila maid, central heating boiler, patio equipment storage, boot and outdoor clothing storage.
Kitchen: Bespoke fitted units with granite and oak worktops and upstands, Bosch oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, two oven/twin hob AGA, exposed wooden columns, pantry, stable door to utility room, covered log/boot store and terrace.
Two steps down to:
Breakfast Room: Dining table and chairs, sideboard, under-stairs storage (for safety gates, cot and highchair), door to outside storage area/service drive, stairs to Second Landing.
Family Room: Comfortable seating for 6 people including good quality sofa bed to sleep 2 guests, 40" Freesat HD Smart (Freeview Play) TV with soundbar, BluRay/DVD player, oak combination wardrobe & drawers, coffee and side tables, bookshelves, feature chimney/hearth with gas stove.

FIRST FLOOR
Main Landing: Spacious galleried seating area with table and chairs leading to:
Bedroom 1: Twin beds, oak wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet. Window seat, table and chairs, decorative fireplace with period surround, views of dales and fells. 32” Freeview Play Smart TV.
Ensuite: Fully tiled rainfall shower, washbasin, toilet.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, oak wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet. Window seat, table and chairs, decorative fireplace with period surround, views of dales and fells. 32” Freeview Play Smart TV.
Ensuite: Fully tiled rainfall shower, washbasin, toilet.
Bedroom 3: Double bed, combination oak wardrobe/chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, chair, views of terrace, beck, village and fells. 32” Freeview Play Smart TV.
Ensuite: Fully tiled rainfall shower, washbasin, toilet.

Second Landing: Leading to:
Bedroom 4 (Master): 1 Superking Zip & Link (can be two twins on request with notice), period wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table, bedside cabinets, window seats, views of dale and fells. 32” Freeview Play Smart TV.
Bedroom 5: Double bed, fitted wardrobe space, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, chair, window seat. 32” Freeview Play Smart TV.
House Bathroom: Bath with rainfall shower overhead, plus handheld shower at taps, washbasin, toilet.

Pets: Four dogs welcome.
Parking: Main drive, private parking for up to four cars. Further street parking is available across the frontage of the property and its main drive on a first come, first served basis
Garden/Patio: Enclosed cottage garden facing the maypole and with views to the fells, with seating,to the front. Rear terrace enclosed with stone wall and railings (to a height of at least 0.8m or 0.9m), wall pillars and wall mounted railings. Seating for 14, tables, parasols, charcoal barbecue. External lighting to terrace, drive, logstore and frontage
Heating: Background heat and 24 hour hot water via AGA, full central heating throughout and additional hot water provision (oil fired boiler), wood burning stove (Main Sitting Room), gas stove (Family Room). Welcome supply of logs and kindling provided.
Short breaks: Accepted all year.
Notes: The beck runs past the rear of the property below the terrace. There is a stone wall with railings (0.8m – 0.9m high) between the terrace and the beck and a padlocked gate to steps down to the beck. Infants and young children must be supervised at all times on the terrace. (There is a permanent safety gate provided between the kitchen/utility/log store and terrace to assist this for toddlers/infants.)
Removable safety gates are provided for each of the staircases and first floor areas. On the second staircase/landing the gate may be positioned either at the top or bottom of the stairs. The Main Landing safety gate protects the area including Bedrooms 2 and 3 (where its fixings are positioned). Bedroom 1 exits direct on to the landing and thence stairs. Of the 3 Bedrooms available from the main landing we therefore recommend that guests maximising safety for babies or toddlers select Bedroom 2 (on space and safety grounds) or Bedroom 3 (equal on safety but less spacious) rather than Bedroom 1.
Sofa bed in Family Room to flex sleeping configuration by arrangement. High-speed broadband with free WiFi distribution throughout the house. USB charging sockets in all downstairs rooms, on landings and in each bedroom. Mobile phone signal is variable. Landline telephone for incoming and emergency calls. All bed linen, hand and bath towels, kitchen hand and tea towels are provided. No smoking allowed at this property.
Pub: 50 yards. Shop: 150 yards.

Reviews

I cannot praise the property and the owner enough. The property on arrival was immaculately clean. The owner had done everything possible to make the property Covid safe. The cottage is absolutely lovely, the facilities and furnishings are all of high specification. The kitchen and dining areas were incredibly well stocked. On our entry to the property we were greeted by a most generous Welcome Pack. I would recommend this property to any “legally permitted gatherings”. The village also was welcoming and all businesses were Covid compliant. This property deserves 5 stars and a Gold Standard award!

Past Customer,

Could not fault anything in the property, it was perfect. Would thoroughly recommend this house; it was spacious, comfortable, beautifully furnished and in an ideal location in the Dales. We enjoyed a fabulous family weekend and will be returning

Catherine R,

Absolutely fab property and area. The weather was kind to us and had lovely walks. The house is very well equipped and cosy. Thank you we will be back.

Louise D,

Lovely house and we all had a wonderful time!

Alex S,

We very much enjoyed the cottage. Thank you. Had lots of fun. It even started to snow. We will try to come back

Lea M,

A fantastic time for a 40th and joint 70th birthday celebration weekend. Perfect house for a family get together. Lovely local welcome pack - thanks.

Katie S,

What a lovely cottage and pretty village for our New Year break! Great walks straight from the door. Lovely places to visit within a short travelling distance. If you walk to Grassington make sure you check the time-table and get the bus back. Perfect! A handy local shop and tea rooms, three friendly pubs and fireworks on New Years Eve were a great bonus!

Mrs H S,

This is an amazing property. Very relaxed in a very comfortable setting. We have every intention of returning next year.

Mrs Susan L,

Beautiful house, great place, weather challenging BUT we are coming back next year. Thank you

Susan L,

An amazing place to celebrate my 50th birthday. The house is beautiful and I love Kettlewell. We will definitely be back

Tracy J,

Loved the house and all its facilities. Loved Kettlewell too and the nice pubs and shops. Did some great walks from the doorstep. Wonderful

David F,

A fabulous, well equipped house. Great location for 3 Peaks, Waterfall walk, Skipton and Dalesway right from the house. Great holiday. We'll see you again

Presant family,

A wonderful reunion of fantastic friends in a beautiful cottage. None of us wanted to leave! It's so cosy & well equipped.

Mrs Linda O,

Stayed here to watch the world cycling championships. Great base & lovely house which catered for all our needs. Kettlewell is a wonderful location.

Milburn family,

The house was beautiful and so clean. There was everything you could possibly imagine there and the welcome basket was a lovely touch

Mrs Caroline H,

A fabulous, well equipped comfortable home from home but set in such a lovely village and location. Thank you for enabling us to have a lovely base to return to after an exciting day. We have had a wonderful holiday and hope to return one day.

Veryard family,

A glorious time had by all. Such a welcoming and well equipped cottage. Even the rain (lots of it!) didn't dampen our visit. Thank you

Woods family,

Second visit - wonderful home from home!

Andrews family,

Littlebeck made a perfect base for our wedding. Great time had by all. Just wanted to say a huge thank you. We had a lovely stay and an amazing wedding day

Naomi G,

Thank you for a fantastic stay at "Littlebeck" so beautiful and welcoming for us all. Had the perfect family reunion to celebrate mum & dad's 49th wedding anniversary. Loved the house and terrace, spent most of the time outside in the sunshine. Thank you a brilliant holiday.

the Reinsch family,

Your service was very efficient. Very pleased with the property, it was well equipped in an excellent location.

Ms Tina R,

Delightful time in wonderful accommodation. Fantastic walks in rain & sun. Back next year.

Previous Customer,

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Area Information

Kettlewell
With it's limestone terraces, the little village of Kettlewell is full of charm and is the ideal base for touring the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The village is popular with walkers, with some of the best walks in the Dales to be found in the area, from gentle riverside strolls to exploring quiet country lanes. The village is known for its farming of Swaledale Sheep as well as having provided the backdrop for the village of Knapely in the popular film, Calendar Girls. The hills surrounding Kettlewell are dotted with old mine shafts, with much of the village's housing created as homes for miners. By the 19th century, Kettlewells mines had closed with tourism now being the village's main industry. There are two pubs in the village (both serving good food), two tea rooms (one of which also doubles as a bistro in the evenings!), and a village shop. A bus route connects you to the nearby towns and villages of Skipton, Grassington and Buckden. A scarecrow festival is held in the village every August.