The house is charming, and we enjoyed our stay.. The cottage is well-provided and attractively decorated, in good order. We would return. Hawes is a good base for a Dales holiday, and from Gayle it is a pleasant short walk into town.
There are a few drawbacks to the house however: the small sitting room is over-cluttered with unnecessary items of furniture, whilst the throws used to cover rather weary sofas are tiresome; less furniture would make it possible to create a little dining area in the sitting room, by the front window - which we did, having temporarily made space. Parking is very problematical, also.
Overall, we had a good holiday experience.