Shepherds Cottage

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

  • Enjoying an unrivaled position, this delightful cottage has a wealth of charm and character.

You can book this property from:

  • £634 per week
  • £91 per night


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 42 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Shop 1.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Countryside views

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 2.30pm
  • Check out: 10am



  • Ground floor toilet

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Shepherd's Cottage 


The cottage is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in a rural area. Situated on its own in a paddock set back from the road between Hardraw and Askrigg about a mile and Askrigg about a mile and a half from the market town of Hawes. Spacious detached cottage offering self catering accommodation on two levels, sleeping six guests in two double an done twin bedroom. 


Nearest train station: Northallerton 1 hour, Garsdale 15 mins 

Buses and taxis available from Northallerton 

Arrival and car parking facilities 

There is a large gravelled area for parking three or four cars 

Access to the cottage is level 

Main Entrance 

Access is by a standard sized door over a small threshold to the front and rear of the cottage. 

The cottage has an entrance porch and kitchen with quarry tiled floors. The inner hall, downstairs cloakroom and sitting room have pitch pine flooring with rugs where appropriate. There is a stone step from the sitting room to the bottom of the wooden flight of stairs which have a hand rail. The stairs, bathroom and bedrooms are carpeted with rugs and the en-suite shower room has a ceramic tile floor with bath mats. There are two easy steps from the upstairs corridor through to the large double bedroom. Seven double wall lights are in the sitting room together with plenty of table lamps and a standard lamp. 


Washing machine/tumble drier available in the kitchen 

Washing line in the field at the rear 

Outdoor facilities 


Garden furniture available on the front and rear patios 


All beds are hand-made pine with quality mattresses supplied with duvets and two pillows per person. Bed linen is provided. 

Double beds are 4ft 6” and single beds are 3ft wide. 

All furniture is Victorian pine as 4 Star accommodation. There are central lights with bedside lamps in all rooms. 


Standard good quality white three piece bathroom suite together with shower enclosure with glass door. 

Heated towel rail 

Shaving point with light 

Down ceiling lights. 

En-suite shower room 

Large good quality shower with glass door, wash basin and WC 

Heated towel rail 

Shaver point with light 

Down ceiling lights 

Electric fan 

Self-catering Kitchen 

White Belfast sink with standard height tiled work surfaces 

Rayburn cooker, oil fired 

Electric cooker 



Washing machine/tumble drier 


All quality crockery, cutlery, pans and kitchen utensils provided 

Four double wall lights, strip lights over the Rayburn and to both sides of the cooker 

Grounds and Gardens 

Flagged front and back patios 

Flagged path to the sides of the cottage 

Garden furniture on the patios 


Coal store 

Large parking and turning area 

Half acre paddock, stone edged from the drive 



Enjoying an unrivalled position half a mile from the small Dales village of Sedbusk, and one and half miles from the popular market town of Hawes, this delightful Grade II listed cottage is surrounded by open countryside. The property stands in half an acre of grounds ideal for children playing and running around. Recently renovated whilst capturing a wealth of charm and character with mullioned windows, pitch pine floors and a host of exposed beams and stonework, the cottage has been very comfortably and tastefully furnished to a high standard. Ideal for the walker with plenty of excellent walks from the cottage itself, it is also very centrally situated for touring throughout the Dales, with the Lake District less than an hour by car.

In 2017 and 2018 the changeover day for this property will be Friday

Entrance Porch:
For boots and coats leads to
Lounge: Wood burning stove, 50 inch smart TV with Freesat and Freeview, DVD/Blu ray player and CD player.
Kitchen/ Diner: Oil fired Rayburn, fridge/freezer, electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and dining table and chairs.
Cloakroom: Toilet, washbasin and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 1:
Double bed.
En-suite: Shower, toilet, washbasin and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: Double bed.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds.
Bathroom: Bath, separate shower, toilet, washbasin and heated towel rail.

Pets: One dog is welcome, £30 payable direct to owner.
Parking: Ample off-road parking.
Garden: Garden with furniture and barbecue.
Heating: Oil-fired Rayburn in kitchen drives central heating, wood burning stove (fuel included).

Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: Towels are provided. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking and no E cigarettes at this property. Mobile phone signal is variable. The cottage has a pay phone 01969 667181. Cot, highchair and fireguard available. Free fishing on the owner's land.

Pub & Shop: 1.5 miles.


If you want to get straight into that holiday spirit, why not order a welcome hamper or prepared meals from local caf? bar and restaurants, Penleys. Situated in the market place in Richmond and Leyburn, Penleys offer a friendly and relaxed service with an excellent variety of freshly prepared food cooked to order using locally sourced produce where possible. They now provide a great range of prepared meals, hampers and picnics which can be delivered to your holiday cottage for your arrival or collected from the caf?. For more information and to place your order see Penleys website here.


Absolutely splendid location with stunning views of the Yorkshire countryside. Kids were safe to play in the spacious walled area outside and loved the Smart-TV in the evenings. The lane is very quiet with hardly any traffic. Maps and guides for walks were very much appreciated as indeed also the vast amount of flyers on other attractions. We definitely recommend to visit the weekly sheepdog demonstration nearby and the Chippie in Hawes offers great fish and chips. We (2 adults, 3 kids aged 10,13,17) spent two very memorable happy weeks here exploring the countryside and will definitely come back, as the area has so much to offer for active families!

Mrs Tanja R,


Area Information


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