Holiday home Fold Bank is a semi-detached, stone-built barn conversion, situated two miles from the North Yorkshire town of Bentham, with beautiful, uninterrupted views towards Ingleborough. The property has three bedrooms, including a super king-size double, which can be unzipped into a twin on request, a double room and a twin room. There is also a family bathroom with a separate show cubicle and downstairs, a kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room. Outside, there is off road parking for three cars and a garden with furniture where you can enjoy alfresco dining in the summer. With each of The Yorkshire Three Peaks nearby providing a great challenge for keen walkers, or easier walks to suit those of all abilities aplenty in the surrounding area, Fold Bank is a great base for those exploring this wonderful region of Yorkshire.
Area The Yorkshire market town of High Bentham is ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the north and east, with the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretching away to the south. The Bowland fells and the nearby three peaks area of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent provide excellent terrain for the enthusiastic walker, while the delights of the Lake District are only half an hour away. High Bentham is a busy little town with a weekly cattle market, good local shops and services and a choice of pubs providing meals. The High Bentham area is threaded with public footpaths and rights of way that are well documented in a local walk guide and cover locations such as the River Wenning or the Great Stone of Fourstones, a relic of the ice age and a spectacular viewpoint.
Region From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?
Amenities Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Excellent superfast WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Rear lawned garden and patio with furniture. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: Private water supply, tested annually. Note: The driveway of the property is a farm track and uneven in places, please take care. Note: Outdoor kennel for one dog. Note: Stabling available with turn out at extra cost, contact owner for more details.
Switches on cooker broken, all the heat indicators have worn off.. Property smelt of fuel oil as you entered it and was noticeable in the dinning area and the master bedroom
Lounge seating is too deep for the average person
Front door was difficult to close.
Mr Lee, September 2020
My family really enjoyed our stay at Fold Bank.. I think it would be hard to find something you disliked. If you are looking for some downtime in the countryside, this is the place. Don, Charlotte and Charlie could not have been more hospitable. We would love to go back sometime soon.
Mrs Cilliers, August 2020
Really friendly welcome, great location with stunning views of the Dales.. Well equipped comfortable property that we look forward to visiting again. Thank you!
Mr Lucas, August 2020
This was our favourite family holiday to date.. Our five year old daughter loved the wide outdoor space to run around and Dora (owner’s dog) and Charlie were massive bonuses to our two week break. Remember to take a tennis ball for Dora!
We explored Skipton Castle, Top Hill (Beatrix Potter’s home), completed the Top Withins walk (Brontes), Ingleton Waterfalls, Pendle Witch car trail, visited Lancester several times. We’d recommend both The Water Witch and The Borough for food and drinks.
Lovely owner, Charlotte, who let us meet her chickens and horses. Holly even got to sit on one for a photo and we feed them peppermints. We were also given some fresh eggs for breakfast!
Charlie (next door neighbour) was so lovely! We even took him out for a meal and to a relatively local cheese and wine shop. We have shared addresses so that we can write letters and keep in touch with him. His lifetime stories are truly fascinating to listen to!
Thanks, Fold Bank, Charlotte, Charlie and Dora, for a truly unforgettable stay! We have rebooked already for two weeks next summer!
Mr Wells, July 2020
Absolutely loved our stay! The farm is so beautiful and peaceful, the best part being the animals, which included horses, sheep, chickens and Dora the dog! My soon to be 4 year old was petrified of dogs before we went on holiday and since then hes a changed boy! Dora was so so friendly, that my little one has gone full 360 and now wants his own dog! Charles next door is so lovely too. Every day he would be over to give the kids chocolate! He took me to his vegetable patch and picked us some fresh cucumber, lettuce and potatoes. We have stayed in other cottages where the owners live on site and they have been intrusive in the past, but this time it wasnt the case at all.
Literally the only negative point we could think of was that there werent blinds on 2 of the master bedroom windows, so the room would get light pretty early, but it made me make the most of my staycation!
I would 100% recommend this cottage and already have been doing so!
Mr Aziz, July 2020
The weather during our stay was very wet and windy storm Kiera and storm Denis, however the grandchildren where kept entertained which enabled us to relax and enjoy our stay.. Kaiden aged 12 and Sienna aged 10 insisted on adding their comments as they enjoyed it so much.
Kaiden:- It is the best cottage I've ever been to. Me and my family loved everything about it. The beds are really cosy and comfy it had an endless amount of books to read. Also the cottage is in the grounds of a farm with horses, sheep, a dog named Dora and two cats and if you ask your allowed to stroke the horses. in my opinion Connor, Firgil and Berty are the best.
Sienna:- It was the best experience I've ever had because there cottage is amazing it has loads of books in and I loved the beds they were so soft and comfy there is also a farm that I loved and was always there because it was fun there’s chickens horses Dora the dog sheep it was lovely Dora was always wanting to play catch with me and she’s so adorable the horses were very nicely treated and they do not bite or kick they just lick you I loved George and Maize because they were the most harmless and they were not big like Connor and Fergal they are very chilled and there are lots of places to go nearby like my favourite which was the climbing wall which is not far away it was amazing I recommend it for you.
The cottage had some real positives:
- The owners were friendly, especially the older gentleman who lives in the other half of the barn.. The owners are clearly relaxed about dogs and they were allowed free reign of the house and the smallholding where the barn stands.
- The house is very well equipped both with plenty of equipment in the kitchen and a small library in the living room!
- The superking bed is lovely and comfortable and a very spacious room, although the pillows were lumpy and the sheet on the bed had stains on that had not come out in the wash.
- The view is stunning (when the mist lifts). The cottage is a wonderful place to escape from the world for a while (but also only a couple of miles from shops, pubs etc).
BUT there were some downsides:
- the long table with rattan chairs is an outside dining space. This is not made clear in the particulars and the photo taken makes it look like part of the house. This makes a BIG difference to the usable space in the house, especially if you have all the bedrooms filled.
- the lawned areas for the cottage are not fenced in. This is an issue because the owner's dog ambles down every day and poos there. A lot. When we first arrived the owners had forgotten to check the lawn and it was littered with old dog poo. They quickly cleared it when I mentioned it, but there were poos every day, and not all the poos (old and new) were cleared up. There was also a 3-4ft drop from the lawn onto the field, without a fence. For both these reasons I would not recommend this cottage for anyone with children. The issues could be addressed by putting a fence around all the lawned areas (including the place where laundry can be hung out and which also had dog poo).
- the front door locked, but not enough to remove the key. So you couldn't lock the front door when you went out of the day. We were advised the owners never lock the door as it is a safe place. But given that we had brought work papers away with us this not being able to lock the door when we went out made us very uneasy.
- whilst the cottage was generally clean the bathroom was not as clean as we would like.
Just returned from a brilliantly relaxed week in this property.. It’s been absolutely fabulous, Charlotte, Donald and Charles, were the most helpful, unobtrusive hosts.....Dora the Labrador was so friendly too.
The barn has amazing views, comfortable beds, lovely bedding, hot water a plenty and a kitchen with everything you could possibly need.....
The garden space was great for our dogs and Dora to play chase in and Donald suggested a paddock in which we could exercise our dogs, nothing was too much....
This barn was peaceful, tranquil and our week away has been restful, don’t take any books, the amount of books for all ages available are staggering.....board games too.
We will be returning later in the year and it’s clear to see why this place gets booked up so far in advance....if you want scenery, peace and a very friendly welcome, you can’t get any better than this place.....just leave a week for us
Peaceful relaxing and beautiful scenery
This cottage is really fabulous.. It is spacious and has everything you would need for a break. The bedrooms were comfortable and the towels/linen is hotel standard. Really soft and felt clean and new. The whole place was very nice and clean.
There are thousands of books and some children's games that we enjoyed using.
The setting is really tranquil, views from all windows.
This cottage break was easy and straight forward, we would love to return in the future.
Very comfortable house and well equipped -a great location for exploring Yorkshire Dales and Lancashire..
The cottage is very comfortable the views are stunning and the owners are lovely very helpful
We had a really lovely week at fold bank barn.. The cottage was immaculate and was even nicer than the pictures, the location was stunning. The owners were lovely and our children had the best time ever with the baby lambs, which the owners very kindly and patiently let them feed & cuddle !! Would highly recommend.
Stunning views, comfortable and warm farm cottage would recommend to family and .... Stunning views, comfortable and warm farm cottage would recommend to family and my friends as a place to go to relax and explore both the Yorkshire dales and the Lakes
Good comfortable cottage.. The M6 directions from middle of High Bentham was easier than ones from Mewith . very spacious, plenty of books and maps of area. Heating worked well. There was't a comments book.
Beautiful gorgeous location.. We will definitely be back.
Fabulous cottage in a great location and extremely welcoming hosts.. Dog friendly and stunning views. We loved every moment staying here and didn't want to leave. Will definitely be returning!
We had a fantastic holiday and we can't recommend it enough ..
It's a small farm with horses, sheep and dogs and we were allowed to be totally involved which the kids really enjoyed ..
Excellent cottage in wonderful location. Ideal for walking, birding and painting.
The cottage was lovely, spacious and in a beautiful location. The surrounding fields had sheep and horses which our little girl loved. The people were very friendly and helpful in finding our way to local attractions. Would thoroughly recommend to all!
The cottage was very warm and well equipped with more than enough cutlery, crockery and glasses. The location was excellent, we loved the remoteness of the property although it was only a short drive to shops and pubs. It is very well placed for exploring the Three Peaks area.
Fold Bank was a lovely cottage, it had everything you needed for a perfect stay. It was a comfortable and peaceful place to relax and unwind, the views from the garden were outstanding. There were good walks straight from the door and was also within easy distance for places to visit.
A wonderful cottage; clean, comfortable and the views were amazing. A fabulous location surrounded by beautiful countryside. We would definitely recommend this cottage and hope to come back soon.
The location was excellent. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, it had a beautiful garden with superb views. We had a very relaxing time.
We absolutely adored the view from the property; 'breathtaking' would be an understatement. To see the Lakes from High Bentham was amazing. It was an absolute pleasure to stay in the Barn which was so light and open, even though we spent all day outside in the sun. The bedrooms were beautiful and the property excellently kept.
An outstanding cottage with beautiful views, would use again.
We felt the cottage was a high standard in both cleanliness and comfort. It was a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. We would not hesitate to recommend it, although I don't want it getting too booked up as I want there to be space for us to visit again!
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