Littlebeck

Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Special offerSave 20% on any short break until 27th July 2019 and your pets go free!
  • Special offerMid-week breaks just £750! 3 or 4 nights, mid-week from 4th Nov 2019 to 3rd Apr 2020. Plus pets go free and no booking fee. (save up to £282) Call to book (excludes festive season and school holidays)

You can book this property from:

  • £1026 per week
  • £147 per night
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • 12 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard

Features

Beds & bedrooms

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

Kitchen

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

Bathrooms

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

Families

  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate

Outdoors

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

How far to...?

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

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack provided

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am

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): Super king size bed (zip & link - can be super king size or twin on request), 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

Fabulous accommodation and great location. Thank you for the welcome pack - much appreciated. Never been in a house so well equipped - excellent. The weather was glorious too. The Blue Bell made us very welcome enjoyed great beer and food

Previous Customer,

Fantastic place really enjoyed my stay here would have loved to have a barbeque but weather not too kind. Would love to stay here again. 10 out of 10

Catterick p,

The house was probably the best property we've been to since we started using 'cottages' about 15 years ago, particularly the amount of equipment in the kitchen (although a cover for microwaving food would have been useful!). Littlebeck exceeded all our expectations... cleanliness, furnishings, kitchen equipment, bedrooms, décor... all superb... the owners have thought of everything. They've even placed three village pubs and a coffee shop within a 2 minute walk of the front door (the pie in the Blue Bell Inn is worth a try for those with a healthy appetite!). The welcome pack of cake, tea, coffee and dog biscuits was also a nice touch. We'll certainly be recommending Littlebeck to our friends. Thank you.

Mr Peter B,

Really fantastic property, great location, well equipped. Had a fantastic family weekend. Many thanks.

Holthams x 9,

Excellent property, felt like home when we walked in. Spotlessly clean with a great welcome pack of all the essentials. Everyone in our party loved it. Communication was excellent with the property management and we would definitely recommend and stay again. Thanks for everything.

Mr Steve T,

Kettlewell is lovely, Fantastic week had by all. Thank you very much. Lovely House

Previous Customer,

Fantastic holiday cottage, ideal for larger groups. Well equipped. Background heating ideal. Thank you so much for making our stay so comfortable, absolutely fantastic property. Look forward to returning sometime.

Previous Customer,

A really lovely New Years holiday with special friends. The house has been great. Lots of space, very comfortable and well equipped. Thank you very much!

Previous Customer,

Family Christmas celebrations. Comfortable home in Beautiful Kettlewell. The house has everything required. Warm and cosy. Thank you.

Previous Customer,

Lovely property

Ann S,

Excellent property and location. It had everything and more. Would definitely visit Littlebeck again and recommend it. Great for family get togethers. The property Catered for all ages. Very well equipped to a high standard.

Mrs Christine H,

Wonderful cottage, well equipped with everything you needed to hand, would definitely recommend to friends and others. Thank you

Previous Customer,

University reunion with visitors from Boston, Vancouver Kent & Scotland. Littlebeck is a really lovely comfortable house and we very much enjoyed our stay. It was great to have 4 bathrooms, 3 of which were ensuite and an Aga which was in excellent working condition. I particularly appreciated the help you gave me in arranging for Michael- the Chef from the Kings Head in Kettlewell- to come in and cook a delicious celebratory meal. It all worked perfectly. Thank you!

Judith T,

Littlebeck exceeded all expectations. It is clean, well maintained and an absolute credit to the staff that keep it that way. I will definitely book again and definitely recommend Littlebeck.

Previous Customer,

70th birthday celebration. Comfortable home, beautiful location. Kept busy with several walks in the area. Took a trip on the Embsay to Bolton Abbey steam train and a visit to York. Great celebrations together. Thank you

The C,

All the family is celebrating mother Jennifer's 80th Birthday. Great walks from base. We had great food and drink in local hostelries. Lovely house. A well equipped property!!

Sharon B,

Lovely stay. Did Yorkshire three peaks on one day! Went swimming in Janet's Foss and canyoning in Ingleton Falls. Great fun. Hope to be back one day.

Previous Customer,

A real home from home!

Mrs Anita B,

Lovely cosy cottage for a family. With beautiful weather, comfortable home and a happy family, this is a cottage we will always remember.

Previous Customer,

Lovely cottage, very comfortable, owner very accommodating when we arrived. We really enjoyed our time here - thank you1

Kettlewell K,

Excellent week, weather perfect and some lovely walks. Great way to celebrate my 60th.

Phillips x 9,

Perfect - impossible to fault. Even a week of sunshine! Great house great ambience

Andrews f,

A magical week with family at this very special home. Fantastic walks every day, and lovely evenings in local pubs. We recommend booking at the Kings Head - fabulous food. The Bluebell's steak and ale pie is delicious! Thank you

Woollard f,

Excellent all-round and Tour de Yorkshire a real treat!

Gallagher and D,

Fabulous cottage. We had such a lovely time with family and friends.

Mrs Claire H,

Our 33rd group holiday together! Fabulous house, thank you. The weather has been wet but staying inside has been a pleasure. We've been to Skipton Castle, The Forbidden Corner, Stump Cross Cave, Harrogate, Grassington, walks Starbottom, Buckden and Arncliffe, cycles along the beautiful country roads, the playground, Craven Leisure Centre for swimming, The bus was great. The pubs were all enjoyed and the fire was very welcome especially with the snow.

Previous Customer,

Great weekend didn't want to leave fantastic cottage. Thank you

Eight good f,

70th birthday clebration. Fantastic cottage, every possible amenity catered for.

Previous Customer,

Fantastic weekend celebrating Grandads 65th Birthday. Touch and go if we were going to get here with snow and road closures. Kids sledging and lots of laughs, wine and food. Amazing time.

Lomax Family,

Great house for celebrating New Year and a lovely village. Well placed for walks. Really comfortable and spacious.

Wilcox Family,

We were pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome, from the Christmas cake to the generous stock of logs. The house was warm, comfortable and spacious. The location wonderful. Excellent all round. Thank you

Ms Chiara M,

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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.