Holiday home Spen House is a semi-detached farmhouse near to the town of High Bentham on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The cottage sleeps ten people and has five bedrooms, four doubles (two with en-suites) and one twin along with two family bathrooms. There is also an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with a woodburning stove. Outside the cottage is off road parking and a spacious garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. Set in glorious countryside, Spen House is a luxury property in a stunning part of the country.
Accomodation Details Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite slipper bath, basin and WC, 1 x second floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
Area The market town of High Bentham has a weekly cattle market, shops and a choice of pubs. The market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal are all within easy driving distance.
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 underfloor central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove on honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 6 cars. Spacious gardens and patio with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 3 miles. Note: Check in time is 4pm. Note: Livestock farms all around, please keep dogs on lead when outside.
Throughout 2021 Spen House offers a small party reduction of 20% on bookings for 6 people or less (please note the super king room with the bath, a double room with en suite and a twin room with access to main bathroom with bath and shower is included in this price). This offer excludes Christmas and New Year. Contact the Reservation team to make a booking
We spent a wonderful week in September with our adult kids 1 baby and a dog. We were met by the very friendly owners who explained all the amenities to us, including the Covid-19 rules.
Absolutely lovely couple.
This cottage is very remotely situated with plenty of space. Beautiful setting with a lovely river.
The Kitchen, Lounge were very spacious. Stove fire was an added bonus. We took too many items with us, food, drink etc. You were able to leave items outside with plenty of storage outside the front door. Upstairs provided excellent bedrooms and plentiful bathrooms.
This cottage proved to be an excellent base for a very enjoyable week during very strange times. We ventured out to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Stunning scenery.
Overall we had a great week and would definitely recommend this property and appreciated the very friendly owners.
What a lovely couple of days we have had.. The property itself was all we hoped it would be. Clean, warm and inviting. Plenty of space for our family, the property is vast upstairs and although only one downstairs room (open plan kitchen/dinner/living room) it was more than adequate for us.
The owners were lovely and friendly and greeted us on arrival and were then on hand throughout our stay.
The location is stunning, we had access to the owners land which is literally on the doorstep, open the patio doors and you can walk through the field and woods and down to the river. The kids and dogs (and adults!) all had a ball. We were lucky to have beautiful, sunny, warm weather and sitting on the sun trap of a patio listening to birds singing and the river running was like heaven on earth.
We were sad to have to return home but would highly recommend this house to anyone.
Mrs Gibson, September 2020
Spent House is a beautiful house, very well equipped and very very comfortable.. The views to the back of the house are wonderful and the house sits in the middle of stunning Dales countryside. The location is very peaceful with just the sound of birdsong and the stream and river running nearby. Deer often seen in the meadow at the rear of the house. Lots of little villages within a short drive that will cater for your needs with shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Owners stay next door and are on hand to assist if required. If you want a quiet, comfortable and peaceful break with lovely surroundings then get to Spen House.
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Just spent a wonderful week with kids and grandkids. We were met by the very friendly owners who explained all the amenities to us, including the Covid-19 rules.
This cottage is very remotely situated with plenty of space for the kids to play.
The kitchen was to a very high standard and the lounge and dining area easily catered for our needs. Upstairs provided excellent bedrooms and plentiful bathrooms.
This cottage proved to be an excellent base for a very enjoyable week during very strange times. We used a couple of the local takeaways which were 5mins away.
Overall we had a great week and would definitely recommend this property and appreciated the very friendly owners
Mr Brown, September 2020
A truly wonderful find.. Set far enough away from the world so as to enjoy absolute peace and tranquility, yet close enough to local amenities and attractions so that you are not entirely detached from life.
The bedrooms were all wonderfully decorated and the amount of space throughout the house was pleasing.
We loved waking up to see the cows in the field and the sound of the river, and the weather definitely didn’t disappoint.
We’re now just gutted to be home!
Mr Mcnamara, August 2020
We had a fantastic time away at Spen Cottage! The cottage far exceeded our expectations ! The cottage was set in a quiet rural area not far from the lovely village of High Bentham ! The cottage is decorated to a very high standard and Mr & Mrs Kirk made us feel very welcome !
We will definitely return for another visit !!!!
Mrs Mitchell Stanworth, August 2020
Fantastic house in lovely location.. We stayed here for a family get together in these strange times and had a fantastic time. My four grandchildren aged 6, 5 and two 3 year olds thoroughly enjoyed themselves just playing in the garden and fishing in the stream and were upset to go home. We were made to feel really welcome from the start by the owners. The house itself is furnished to a very high standard and has a very well equipped kitchen. Hope to return again in the future.
Mrs Moralee, August 2020
Very comfortable cottage in a quiet location yet perfect for visiting the Dales, Lakes and the coast.. Owners friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend.
Mr Parker, August 2020
Beautiful cottage in idyllic surroundings.. Lovely decor inside would recommend to others.
Mrs Clark, August 2020
Spen House is great, and sleeps 8 people comfortably.. The location is fabulous, and the house has great grounds surrounding it for fun in the stream or for energetic dogs and kids. It is a very lovely and very quiet part of the world. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. If you are planning to stay in the Forest of Bowland this is a wonderful base.
Mr Barker, July 2020
Very friendly owners.. Very comfortable accommodation easily catered for 6 adults and 4 kids. Great modern kitchen, nice lounge and diner and very nice bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms.
Overall the property is remotely situated but a great base to explore the local area and in the current climate was ideal for us.
We would definitely revisit.
Mr Thoms, July 2020
Lovely cottage, owners are very friendly and helpful..
Mrs Bibi, November 2019
As a family of 9 over 3 generations we found this accommodation ideal for us.. Spen farm provides a holiday home which is spacious, warm, very clean, very well equipped and is modern. We were welcomed and shown around by the owners; David and Janette Kirk and made to feel very much at home. They looked after us very well. This holiday home is set in a rural location which is nice and peaceful. It was well located for our various day trips during the week. We took in Blackpool, Lancaster, the Yorkshire moors and the Lake District, all within easy reach. This was a holiday which all generations of the family enjoyed and we would definitely come back in the future.
Mr Mcaulay, October 2019
Fantastic holiday home, great for our family get together.. Quiet location, but only 5 mins drive to nearby village. High standard accommodation with attention to detail throughout. The owners live in the attached section of the large converted farmhouse, who are very helpful and friendly should you have any questions. Recommended place and would stay again. Thanks D & J! From Anne B + family.
Mrs Bartle, July 2019
The place and the atmosphere is good , we had good time
Mr Vinayagamoorthy, June 2019
Fantastic place to stay! !!!
We stayed here over the weekend as a family. The house was stunning, the views were beautiful and the owners were very friendly and welcoming. They went out of their way to ensure we were having a good time. Would definitely return hopefully soon!!
Beautiful place to stay.. We all had an amazing mini break.
Mrs Benn, May 2019
Excellant property.. Great location with stunning views. Highly recommend. Wish we had booked for longer.
Mrs Thornburn, April 2019
The cottage was a lovely place to stay for our getaway for the family and made it a memorable holiday for the entire group.. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cottage and the outdoor space that was available to us. Janette and David were a lovely couple and helped and asked if we needed anything. Would certainly recommend this place to those who wish to get away from the city or simply want to escape to the country. Fabulous!
Owner was at hand when needed, very pleasant and helpful.. Property was fantastic. Lovely furnishings, very comfortable and clean.
The house was lovely and comfortable in a fabulous location.. A wonderful place to enjoy with family.
This perfect setting was exactly what we needed and what a hidden gem it is. The pictures do not do this place justice. We had an amazing stay in an amazing place! Thank you so much for having us
The cottage is lovely, very clean and well maintained, beautifully decorated with top notch furniture and accessories, well equipped kitchen etc etc.. There are five exceptional spacious bedrooms upstairs, however downstairs the space is very limited with just one family room which we felt was not big enough for 10 people. We booked this cottage for a family get together, 6 adults and my four grandchildren children, two 9 and 7 year olds, if we had been 10 adults there wouldnt have been enough seating for us all in the sitting area and the dining table sat 6 people comfortably. We did manage to squash round it but believe me 10 adults would not have had room. The TV was situated on the wall which was awkward to watch and could only be seen by half the chairs.
Unfortunately however, the weather was stormy when we arrived and my grandchildren were excited at seeing each other again after several months apart, they were playing upstairs and running around when we had a knock on the door asking us to tell them to stop as they were causing a disturbance by running up and own the upstairs corridor!!!!!!!!!
The whole idea of hiring a large family house, which wasn’t cheap, was for all my family to meet up and enjoy time together, the complaint, the lack of seating downstairs for us all to relax together and being cramped whilst enjoying our meals I must admit spoilt the weekend. I hate to think how 10 adults would fit into the downstairs living accommodation comfortable. It was such a shame as it a lovely cottage in beautiful countryside, perhaps in the summer the kids would have been running around outside and we could have used the outside seating area!
We stayed here recently as a base for the Yorkshire 3 peaks.
Everything about it is perfect. Clean and spacious. All the bedrooms were perfect.
The owners of the property were brilliant, they welcomed us on arrival and after our walk.
We will definitely visit again.
The owners of the property were very welcoming.. Genuinely lovely people who couldn’t do enough for our group.
I will definitely return.
We all went away as a big family, there were 9 of us, it was a spacious cottage, decorated to the highest standard! It was set in lovely countryside and the owners were so lovely! Even letting my niece collect the chicken eggs! They had a beautiful dog which my brother in law loved. Would definitely recommend!
A wonderful property in a delightful setting.. Very comfortable and weĺl equipped.
We were a family of 10 adults and 3 children, under the age of 2, who had an absolutely wonderful time at Spen House although we were not aware that we could not walk anywhere from the house safely with 3 pushchairs.. Also, there had been and was a lot of rain at the time of our visit so conditions underfoot were very muddy which also made it difficult to walk anywhere with or without the pushchairs. Having said this, we would highly recommend Spen House, it is beautiful and the owners Dave & Janette were so lovely and accommodating to our needs. We were there to celebrate a surprise special birthday which turned out just perfect.
Beautiful house in beautiful surroundings, very peaceful and very well equipped
Extremely comfortable property, with a lot of investment and attention to detail paid by the owners to make the offering perfect for a relaxing weekend break..
Wonderful setting.. Welcoming hosts.
Beautifully maintained and stylish house. Recommended for large group, enjoying isolated and beautiful setting with access to private woods and river. Lovely countryside and variety of villages to visit.
Mrs Burns, July 2017
Was an ideal place for our family pre Christmas gathering.. A lovely cottage with lovely views in a peaceful location.
Mrs Hodges, December 2016
We thought that everything was just superb. In particular, our hosts were generous and most welcoming and helpful throughout. We will certainly recommend when appropriate.
Mrs Ford, December 2016
We thought that everything was just superb.. In particular, our hosts were generous and most welcoming and helpful throughout. We will certainly recommend when appropriate.
Cottage set in a beautiful, remote location. Wonderful warm welcome from the owners who were also helpful during our stay. The cottage was immaculately clean and so well equipped. The views were wonderful.
Mr Hesse, July 2016
Cottage set in a beautiful, remote location.. Wonderful warm welcome from the owners who were also helpful during our stay. The cottage was immaculately clean and so well equipped. The views were wonderful.
The cottage is beautiful and in a stunning location and the owners could not have been more helpful or friendly. The bedrooms/bathrooms in particular are fantastic. Would recommend without reservation to anyone.
Mr Ward, May 2016r
The cottage is beautiful and in a stunning location and the owners could not have been more helpful or friendly.. The bedrooms/bathrooms in particular are fantastic. Would recommend without reservation to anyone.
We all had a great time in this beautiful cottage. The owners were very friendly and hospitable. We would love to come back on a dryer weekend!
Mr Partlin, February 2016
We all had a great time in this beautiful cottage.. The owners were very friendly and hospitable. We would love to come back on a dryer weekend!
Oh so gorgeous and the owners were brilliant, absolutely recommend.
Mr Kirk, December 2015
Oh so gorgeous and the owners were brilliant, absolutely recommend..
The House was a perfect getaway for the weekend. The House had everything we needed and every detail was thought about. A perfect holiday apartment.
Mrs Waterhouse, October 2015
The House was a perfect getaway for the weekend.. The House had everything we needed and every detail was thought about. A perfect holiday apartment.
The property is in a beautiful, quiet location with lovely views of the countryside and cows. The house itself is beautifully kept and well loved. The owners could not have been more helpful. Our party loved the house, the beds were comfy with plenty of newly refurbished bathrooms to use. All over we were sad to leave after our weekend. We will definitely recommend. Thank you!
Spen House looked lovely on the website, but nothing can prepare you for how wonderful the house is. Additionally the House is in such a stunning location, it makes for a very magical holiday. There were 8 of us who stayed and whilst the house was very spacious, it also felt warm and welcoming. The area is also very special, and ideal for walks with lovely villages and pubs within easy walking distance.
Miss Freeland, August 2015
The property is in a beautiful, quiet location with lovely views of the countryside and cows.. The house itself is beautifully kept and well loved. The owners could not have been more helpful. Our party loved the house, the beds were comfy with plenty of newly refurbished bathrooms to use. All over we were sad to leave after our weekend. We will definitely recommend. Thank you!
Mrs Norman, May 2015
Spen House looked lovely on the website, but nothing can prepare you for how wonderful the house is.. Additionally the House is in such a stunning location, it makes for a very magical holiday. There were 8 of us who stayed and whilst the house was very spacious, it also felt warm and welcoming. The area is also very special, and ideal for walks with lovely villages and pubs within easy walking distance.
We celebrated a70th birthday with extended family of 10 in all. Even with this number the accommodation felt spacious and well equipped. The beds were exceptionally comfortable with high quality pillows and bedding. The heating was top rate, excellent bathrooms and the cottage was generally lavishly equipped. We had a very warm reception from the owner.
In short an ideal place for a family gathering.
Hughes, April 2015
An absolutely perfect venue to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday.. Ideal for a family gathering over the weekend - plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms and practical internal space plus patio, garden and external space. The early morning mists down the valley were breathtaking. The owners were helpful and accommodating while we were there and had clearly put a lot of thought into the décor, lighting and general 'ambience'. The main bedrooms were 5 star quality and all of them were clean and comfortable. Everything had been considered, even down to drawers full of games for the young and young at heart! Free Wi-fi too. All excellent and good value.
The property was beautifully decorated and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The cottage had everything required for our family get together.
Mrs Smith, October 2014
The property was beautifully decorated and the owners were very friendly and helpful.. The cottage had everything required for our family get together.
Cannot rate our weeks holiday highly enough, from the beautifully furnished property to the lovely surrounding countryside. The whole family were really impressed, especially the grandchildren. The owners made us feel so welcome.
The cottage was incredible, finished to a very high standard and ideally located. The owners were very pleasant and obliging.
Mrs Taylor, June 2014
Cannot rate our weeks holiday highly enough, from the beautifully furnished property to the lovely surrounding countryside.. The whole family were really impressed, especially the grandchildren. The owners made us feel so welcome.
I cannot rate this accommodation highly enough.We stayed for a long weekend with our extended family, including young children and one small pet. and found everything was well catered for, from kitchen equipment, cot beds etc . Every room is tastefully decorated to a VERY high standard - and every one of our guests was delighted with their rooms.
It is perfectly situated for day trips to various places etc, plus we went on many walks in the countryside.
A lot of thought and care has gone into providing excellent accommodation, that has high standards across the board. We are planning on returning in the future.
Mrs Brighouse, April 2014
The cottage was incredible, finished to a very high standard and ideally located.. The owners were very pleasant and obliging.
We spent our family Christmas at Spen House, and we could not have been happier with our choice. The attention to detail was second to none. The house had been decorated for us including a Christmas tree. The bedrooms were large, bright and comfortable. The bathrooms were modern and more than enough baths/showers/ toilets to accommodate a big family over the festive period! In short it had everything we needed, and it became an in joke that the minute someone said 'oh we should have brought xxxx' we would open a drawer and find one. A lovely holiday.
Mr Smith, March 2014
We spent our family Christmas at Spen House, and we could not have been happier with our choice.. The attention to detail was second to none. The house had been decorated for us including a Christmas tree. The bedrooms were large, bright and comfortable. The bathrooms were modern and more than enough baths/showers/ toilets to accommodate a big family over the festive period! In short it had everything we needed, and it became an in joke that the minute someone said 'oh we should have brought xxxx' we would open a drawer and find one. A lovely holiday.
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