Self-Catering Yorkshire Dales National Park

Fawber Cottage Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire

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From: €352 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Garden
  • Parking

Property Description

Holiday home
This stone-built detached period cottage is located at the end of a secluded, grassy lane in the lovely hamlet of Newhouses. This attractive property boasts many original features including beamed ceilings, flagged floors and original slate shelves in the kitchen. The living room offers guests a multi-fuel stove whilst there is an attractive garden around three sides of the cottage and off road parking for a maximum of two cars. The property also offers excellent views across one of the three peaks, Pen-y-Ghent. With three bedrooms able to sleep six people, this is a wonderful home from home whether you're travelling with family or friends.

Accomodation Details
Three bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 2 x twin (one with basin). Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with separate dining area. Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.

Sets within the National Park, the village of Horton-in-ribblesdale is composed of traditional Dales buildings, a lovely Norman church, a village shop and two pubs. The surrounding countryside is an ideal location for fell walking, close to the famous Three Peaks Walk, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The famous Settle to Carlisle Railway passes through the village and crosses the Ribblehead viaduct - completed in 1870. The nearby market town of Settle is home to a selection of pubs and restaurants whilst the market square features a historic three-storey building with shops on two levels and houses above. The Victoria Hall serves as a cinema on Fridays and Saturdays and offers other activities such as folk nights throughout the year. Malham Cove and Gordale Scar are within easy reach, as are the towns of Skipton and Malham.

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?

Economy 7 central heating with multi-fuel stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer (in barn in garden). Smart TV, DVD, radio. Broadband/ Wifi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot available. Storage for bikes in separate barn by arrangement. Off road parking for max. 2 cars on a raised area above the level of the lane. Delightful cottage garden to three sides with bench seating, BBQ and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 6 miles, pub 10 mins walk. Note: No hen/stag or similar. Note: The lane, which is below the level of the house, is a natural drainage outlet during heavy rain and occasionally fills during stormy weather. Note: Access road to the property is bumpy and uneven, please take care. Note: Access road may not be suitable for very low slung vehicles such as sports cars.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Key Features
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Wilkinson
May 2019
Six family members stayed at Fawber Cottage for a weekend in May as a base for completing the there peaks.. It had everything we needed. We wished we could have stayed longer to enjoy the lovely big garden. We would definitely stay again!
Mrs Cessford
April 2019
A lovely quaint cottage in a beautiful location, perfect for exploring the dales.. Quiet and peaceful.
Mr Pace
March 2019
Stayed at Fawber Cottage before and was just as welcoming and cosy..
Mr Gardner
February 2019
The cottage was a perfect escape to reconnect with the important things in life.. Friendship, Peace and Simplicity.
Mr Saville
August 2018
No internet no signal so it was nice to be free of those modern day distractions.. Interesting cottage, well equipped. Had a nice time walking on three peaks Lovely memories
Mrs Hall
June 2018
This cottage is ideally located if you wish to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge..
Mr Wells
June 2018
Comfortable, clean and perfect base for us to start the Three Peaks Challenge from, pub just down the road.. Garden flowers in full bloom which looked great, shame we could not stay and enjoy the location longer. Thank you.
Mrs Griffin
May 2018
Lovely little cottage in an idyllic location, perfect for what we needed as a group.. Local village is great with 2 nice pubs and the local scenery is stunning. The cottage had everything we needed and was comfortable, clean and homely. We completed the 3 Peaks while we were her and will definitely return.
Mrs Cessford
April 2018
Fawber Cottage was lovely and cosy and it felt like a home from home.. It has lots of character and the garden has super views onto the fields and hills beyond. The log burning stove was a treat! We will definitely be back!
Mrs Stephens
February 2018
The heating wasn't working in 3 of the rooms.. We contacted the local contact about this but heard nothing back. It was too cold to be comfortable without wearing all our clothes and getting lots of blankets (of which, luckily, there were many in the property).
August 2017
This is the 4th time my group has stayed at Fawber Cottage which has to tell you something.. The parking is now much improved with a new area next to the barn for 1 car and the area next to the gate also much improved for a second car. Another great break with some excellent walking. The bread proving setting on the oven is really useful although the cottage is really warm once the burner is up and running. We will be going again as there are plenty of walks remaining on our list!!!
August 2017
A quiet retreat in a good place to make as many walks as you want to. A nice garden, to sit, sip tea, read a bood, enjoy the views. Morning sun ... always great when the others are still asleep. Spaceful bedrooms, spaceful living room, and spacious kitchen. Tumble dryer in barn (which is handy when it's raining and you still want to dry your clothes quickly). Second fridge, but first one is good enough. Woodburner, Comfortable house, felt 'good'. It's old/traditional. One can walk into Horton in Ribblesdale easily (café, pub, hotel). Starter pack with tea, coffee, oil, herbs/spices. Good selection of pots and pans. Good working oven/cooker. What could be better? Well, when there are six people staying it's a bit of a puzzle to work with onely one bathroom (toilet and shower over bath in one space). Gras was a bit high and hidden was dog/cat poo :( Please - an anti-slip in the bath, just a tip ... And there's no internet/wifi. OTOH - it does quiet your vacation :) And easy acces to Internet via either Settle or Hawes library (free) Good trips to be made to top of Three Peaks, Lancaster, Hawes, Skipton, Settle (check Tripadvisor for more tips).
Ms Seward
October 2016
Lovely quiet cottage in idyllic setting, a perfect base for exploring the Dales!
Mr Pace
March 2016
This is the third time my group has stayed at Fawber Cottage. There are great walks straight from the door and we like to stoke up the fire in the lounge, making the cottage a cosy place to be. Would we go again? The answer has to be yes.
Mrs Simons
October 2015
What a beautiful cottage, we loved it, it was so cosy and warm, lovely little wood burner which was a treat. The garden was very nice, beautiful rockery and lovely little areas where you can sit with a drink and enjoy the scenery. We loved it.
Mr Pace
March 2015
This is the second time my group had stayed at this property, it is excellent value for money. The cottage is cosy once the multi fuel stove is stoked up and the fabric of the building is warmed through. The overall feel of the cottage is good, we like the fact that the kitchen and dining room are one large area. A really good cottage to get away from it all and have a few meaningful discussions. Great walks direct from the property and short drives give even more choice.
March 2015
My friends and I decided to rent a cottage together for a girly weekend away, and the first thing that attracted us to Fawber Cottage was the price! Given that between 6 of us, the price didn’t amount to much per person, we weren’t expecting much, but as soon as we walked in, we were pleasantly surprised. Very clean and tidy. The kitchen is very homely and has every amenity required that you would expect from your own kitchen. The living room is very quirky with a mix match of furniture, but very comfortable which was made even more homely with the wood burner (Coal, Wood and firelighters provided) The bedrooms are apt, but the actual beds were quite uncomfortable. There were a few things that could do with sprucing up. There was an incident where the toilet seat fell off (we didn’t laugh much, honest!) and the living room ceiling started to leak at one point when the shower was used! The DVD player is very temperamental and there is no TV signal, so if you’re wanting to settle down for the evening with a few films I’d advise bringing your own DVD player. There are plenty of games and books provided for the rainy days. There is absolutely no mobile phone signal whatsoever! This is a good thing to escape from the world, but you’re left feeling a bit panicky that if something was to happen, there’s no way to raise the alarm (Although, there are neighbours close by) WIFI wouldn’t go amiss, but saying that, the cottage wouldn’t have the same relaxing escapism. The gardens surrounding the cottage are beautiful and along with the scenery it really is a lovely place. It’s only 0.9 miles away from the local village, so within walking distance to remote society. I will say one thing though, if you are to stay at Fawber Cottage, be prepared to engage in an episode of the Crystal Maze to find the keys to the cottage! The instructions given by the landlady are not very forthcoming so you have to do a bit of investigating to find the keys and crack the code, but to be honest, it just added to the fun!
Mr Howard
February 2015
In a quiet location with very easy access to open countryside and great walks.
Mr Burns
September 2014
Well appointed property, good location for the village, good value, comfortable rooms and everything in working order.
Mrs Shrewsbury
August 2014
Comfortable cottage, perfect location, Clean and cosy. Overall excellent and the stove in living room made it really welcoming. We loved it.
Mr Bowie
July 2014
The cottage was an authentic Dales cottage and felt like home from the moment we opened the door. The location was perfect for the Three Peaks walk. Everyone loved it and were sad to leave after a wonderful weekend.
Ms Schaap
July 2014
We like to be in the middle of nowhere and that's exactly where this cottage is situated. We loved it! Also the traditional Yorkshire style of the building was very attractive to us. The garden at three sides of the house was beautiful. Every holiday I write a diary and the little writing desk in the living room was an extra bonus for me, I felt like Emily Brönte! From the first moment we arrived, we felt very much at home. We had some beautiful walks in the area, it's stunning, especially in the Dalhamdale.
Dr Schrama
May 2014
A wonderful cottage with great access to the Yorkshire dales - couldn't have been better!
Kate S
May 2014
I travelled to Fawber cottage with a group of friends to enjoy the rural idyllic of the Dales for bank holiday weekend. The cottage is in a lovely location- well off the main road and nestled just under the mountain but within walking distance of a pub and small shop. Unfortunately when we came to pick the keys up, we were given the wrong key code to get into the safe and the wrong location of the safe but having no mobile signal, we could not call to clarify. Luckily, the local pub allowed us to use their phone and Avril (the owner) gave us the correct key code and location of the safe finally (this was not a great end to a 6 hour journey to get there!) Then we got in and the cottage is very sweet with plenty of room for a group of 6. Only one bathroom though so be prepared to cross your legs if travelling in a large group and bring toilet roll as we were only supplied with half of one for a group of 6 for the whole weekend. One of my friends knocked over a small glass of water in the bathroom whilst having a bath and it promptly started leaking into the living room below so be very careful when you use the bathroom. Also, the mattresses on the beds have seen better days (I could feel the springs in mine). Another thing to be aware of is the very small fridge and too few knives. There is another fridge in the adjoining barn but it is not the most convenient when it is bucketing rain outside. We had one cosy evening round the fire but the coal burner is too small for the size of the living room so took quite a few hours to heat up… make sure you start it in well in advance! Also, the neighbour across the way is clearly not a fan of guests staying at the property… we got our ball stuck in the hedge and she was very rude to us when we asked her if she could return it (bearing in mind we were only walking past on our way up the mountain and not playing directly outside her property). She promptly started strimming the very same hedge very early the next morning (a Sunday)- so try not to annoy her! Apart from these things (which are just little really), there are lots of birds in the garden, brilliant location, warm and cosy in the evenings and good company- you are bound to have a good stay here.
Mr Brown
April 2014
Cosy, very comfortable and full of character. The house worked really well for us.
Mrs Joyce
April 2014
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Will definitely be returning in the future. Overall a great experience!
Mrs Powell
October 2013
Fawber Cottage is just the real deal. It is exactly what you imagine a Dale cottage to be and absolutely authentic in every detail. We were instantly charmed and kept smiling all week. Everything is spotlessly clean, very well organised and unbelievably cosy - it was like staying with the great-aunt you never had - and the beautiful wrap-around garden is a joy. No complaints at all, this is a perfect get-away.
Mrs Pickering
July 2013
The cottage had so much character and was very comfortable.
Mr Brand
May 2013
A wonderfully peaceful location. Lovely garden with lots of birds to watch. Excellent base for touring.
Mr Buckley
May 2013
Great location, peaceful and quiet, yet easy access to most places. Great cottage with plenty of character.
Dr Greenwood
April 2013
We had a fantastic stay in Fawber Cottage and loved its cosy character, it was just what we wanted. It was lovely and warm when we arrived and very clean and tidy. We enjoyed having a wood burning stove very much and the children loved playing outside. It was a fantastic base for climbing Pen-y-Ghent and exploring the surrounding villages. We will definitely come and stay again.
January 2013
My group of 5 stayed here for 3 nights in November 20102. The house is OK for 5 but an extra loo would have handy at times. The kitchen and dining area is excellent, comfortable lounge. Bedrooms good with comfortable beds. The only gripe would be parking, there is enough room for 2 cars but being on a track it was extremely muddy and passing gear from person to person so not as to get mud into the cottage was the order of the day. We had 2 good walks, 3 if you count a walk to the pub one evening.
December 2012
The cottage is in a gorgeous location within easy reach of many of the Dales. It had everything we needed whilst retaining its Dales charm and character. The view in the garden was stunning and heading back home after a busy day out, we always looked forward to our cosy peacefhome from home! Thanks to all at Sykes Cottages for your efficient and friendly service.
Mrs Wilson
October 2012
The cottage was very homely and well-equipped. Coal was provided for the fire. Excellent location for visiting the Yorkshire Dales.
Mr Exo
October 2012
As a German visitor the typical English cottage style and the surroundings next to the Pennine Way and other walking paths. The overall warm and cosy atmosphere.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
October 2012
Fawber Cottage was ideal for a couple and maybe four persons but for six, you would have to be very friendly. The wait for the one bathroom/toilet would test the strongest friendships. The cottage was very warm, comfortable and clean and had everything (or nearly everything) to make life easy. Unfortunately there was little useful local information. The property is in quite an isolated spot so it would have been useful to have details of nearest Doctor, A & E, Dentist, Supermarket, Local Shop etc. We also had to search for the instructions for appliances and never did find those for the washing machine. Most properties have a folder containing all this information which is to be found in a conspicuous place such as on the dining table. Also no “Welcome pack” of say milk and eggs as is usual these days. If you are thinking of using the Settle – Carlisle railway do note that there is excellent free parking at Horton station.
Mrs Sewell
September 2012
Quiet setting, lovely garden, old world charm.
Mr Plaiter
September 2012
Nice and quiet, walks start from the front door and open spaces.
Mr Barlow
July 2012
Beautiful, peaceful location. Stunning views. Gardens were very quaint and the cottage is very well equipped for a property of this type.
Miss Pinchin
January 2012
The cottage was lovely; tastefully decorated and very warm - the stove was perfect and kept the house very toasty. There were six adults in the party and the rooms were big enough to accommodate all without any stepping on toes. The caretaker was lovely and helpful too.
Mrs Hunt
August 2011
Lovely quiet setting with view of Pen-y-Ghent. Charming period features. Excellent sized kitchen and living room. Storage heaters worked well. Lovely planting in garden.
July 2011
A very well kept cottage in a lovely quiet location. A 10 minute walk and you are on the Pennine bridleway overlooking Ribblesdale. Whilst it was well equipped with most things, I think the TV needs bringing into the 21st century. It was an old set with 4:3 screen, not at all suitable for the connected Sky Box (which only had the basic channels). An up to date wide screen TV is needed and I'm not sure whether Freeview, which would give you a lot more channels, is receivable in this area. Since there is no Hi-Fi equipment you need to take your own mini hi-fi system (as I did). Radio reception is non-existent with DAB and you need a proper rod aerial for FM reception (if you have a radio with a wire aerial it will simply not work).
Mr Clark
June 2011
The location of the cottage was superb. The birds nesting on the cottage and in the outbuildings and garden were a particular delight.
Ms Thomas
April 2011
A lovely old fashioned cottage with an excellently equipped kitchen. A good, quiet location, perfect for walking.
March 2011
Fawber cottage is a lovely place to stay. The location is great, you can take really good walks straight from the front door. The cottage has lots of character. It isn't a posh/luxurious cottage, it retains its basic rural charm with a wood burning stove. Facilities are all that you could need.
March 2011
This is a lovely little cottage tucked away near farm land in Horton-in-Ribblesdale. It was immaculately clean, and everything we needed was provided. The living room was very cosy, and the kitchen table was perfect for gathering around for roast dinners. We vistited over New Year after a period of heavy snowfall, yet the cottage was always warm. We were able to go on walks straight from the cottage door, and met the local potholing club along the way! There is a small village shop approx 25mins walk from the house selling very limited supplies, but a car journey is definitely necessary for more stocking up. Overall a wonderful, quaint little place!
Ms Williams
January 2011
We had a fantastic time in this lovely cottage. Everything we needed was provided, and we found the property remarkably warm and cosy given the snow outside. The decor and furnishings were simple and functional, but the house was spotless and overall it was exactly what we were looking for, as well as being excellent value. There was a close-by pub and small shop for essentials, though we found that we were so content inside that we barely ventured out! An excellent stay all round.
Dr Maskell
January 2011
I had been previously so knew what to expect, it's quite traditional and in a lovely location. The bed was really comfortable, bathroom was modern, kitchen was very well-equipped, it was really warm and I love the multi-fuel stove. The location is fantastic, you can walk straight from the door. It was just what I wanted and we all really enjoyed our holiday.
Miss Austin
November 2010
Amazing location and a very cosy, warm cottage.
November 2010
The position of the cottage is wonderful, the cottage is very picturesque, the facilities int eh kitchen are excellent. The furishing and decorations are slightly faded, and the double bed was old and uncomfortable, One bathroom was fine for 2 of us but woulld have been more difficult to manage with more peole in the hose without a separate WC.
Mrs Robb
October 2010
Really beautiful rural setting with fantastic walks from doorstep. Cottage very cosy, multi fuel stove particularly welcoming after day out in the fresh air. Lovely children's play park and tennis courts in village which were accessed via a field of sheep (my kids loved that).
Dr Bromley
September 2010
The location of this cottage is perfect! You can walk from the front door out onto the Pennine Way and there are many excellent well marked paths that can be walked from New Houses. The building itself is charming and the coal stove makes it very cosy at night.
Mr Forster
February 2010
Peaceful location, proximity to pub/shop, comfortable accommodation, very comfy beds
February 2010
We stayed here Easter 2009 and found teh location perfect. We hardly used the car being able to walk dirctly from the house into the hills or to teh railway station to catch trains to get us further afield. House provided everything we required.
February 2010
This was a lovely little cottage in a very private location. It had a great kitchen (perfect for an evening roast) and a very nice fireplace in the living room. There is a pub down the road and a tea room a little further on. The cottage is in a perfect spot for walking Pen-y-ghent and accessing lots of other walks in the area.
Mrs Hingston
November 2009
Outside lights were on when we arrived in the dark, it was welcoming after a long journey. Cottage in a nice area. Nice amount of games (board and playstation), books and videos.
Mr Budd
October 2009
We found people most pleasant, and food available there was excellent. Train to Ashley and the weather was beautiful.
Mrs Thorman
October 2009
We enjoyed the cosiness of the cottage and the privacy - a real get-away-from-it-all holiday. We were able to go walking straight from the door and only a 10 min walk to the Crown pub for a meal. The cottage is also situated well for a number of places we wanted to visit, Dent, Clapham, Ribbleshead viaduct and Settle.
Mrs Jarrett
September 2009
Liked the location and facilities and had a great relaxing holiday.
Mrs Barber
August 2009
Although the cottage was in a hamlet it was still a quiet, peaceful location. Plenty of bats, swallows, starlings roosting in bordering hedge, crowing cockerels and sheep. Location was very convenient but just enough off the beaten track.
Mrs Wilson
July 2009
A comfortable cottage in a lovely, quiet location. Excellent views from the garden and ideal for those wishing to walk the Three Peaks of Yorkshire. Two pubs with meals within walking distance, plus local shop in Horton.
Mrs Stephenson
June 2009
We had a fabulous week, the cottage was very homely and was a comfy base to return to after our visits out each day.
Dr Deane
April 2009
The location was superb for walking in the surrounding area. Lovely little cottage to come back to after a long walk.
Mrs Lucas
April 2009
A lovely homely cottage in a quiet hamlet with great views but with easy walking access to pub, shop and railway station. Great walks straight from the door.
Ms O' Neill
March 2009
Great place, had a fab visit. Thanks!
Mrs Taylor
March 2009
Cosy cottage but also quite spacious accommodation. In centre of the main Dales peaks and surrounded by beautiful countryside and walks. Lots of lambs.
Mr Mrs Bartlett
November 2008
Lovely, warm welcoming cottage in quiet, unspoilt surroundings. Very comfortable and homely. A relaxing, restoring place to be. Ideal base for Dales exploring.
Mr Mrs James
August 2008
The scenery was spectacular, all within a 30 mile radius from the cottage. The location of the cottage was quiet, yet it was within a reasonable walking distance from Horton and just 90 minutes by car from York.
Prof Wood
July 2008
This cottage was very welcoming and homely, well-equipped and comfortable. I appreciated the fact that we were left in peace to enjoy it, which we certainly did. I would most definitely recommend it.
Mrs Insley
July 2008
Cosy clean cottage in a lovely area.
Mrs Owen
May 2008
Very cosy cottage in a nice quiet area.
Mrs Wright
April 2008
The cottage was decorated in a country cottage style and very comfortable. The Pennine way and Pen-y-Gent paths go past the cottage so ideal for some excellent walks.
January 2008
The cottage is very warm and cosy even in December and there is plenty of space in the downstairs areas. We have yet to let a cottage from Sykes which does not come up to our expectations and fit exactly to the description that Sykes gave.
Mrs Hazelwood
November 2007
Superb base for exploring the area particularly on foot from the front door.
Mr Pettitt
March 2007
Lovely cottage, perfectly placed. Will definitely stay again.
Mrs Meulblok
November 2006
The location is ideal for walking and exploring the 3 peaks and the rest of the countryside.
Mrs Aumais
August 2006
Central as a base for touring around by car which was our intention when booking. Superb views all around. Quiet location and detached.
Mrs Millburn
June 2006
We were very happy with the cottage. It was ideal for walkers i.e Slate Floor to kitchen (muddy boots).
Mr Nightingale
March 2006
Great location!
Mr Davidson
March 2006
It was our fifth stay at Fawber, what can I say? Snow on Pen-y-ghent, really quiet and relaxing, the caretaker keeps the place spotless and a fire roaring in the living room. Can't beat it.
Mrs Rands
January 2006
Easy to walk straight from the house. Good amount of space in the house for 4.
Mrs Bell
October 2005
Great area and would definitely return.
Miss Last
September 2005
Location - quiet, yet convenient for amenities and tourist spots. Child-friendly (cot, booster seat, storybooks there, though not advertised in the blurb). A very comfortable, homely, well-equipped cottage.
Mr Wilson
May 2005
It was a very comfortable, welcoming cottage in a very quiet, secluded spot, with lovely views.
Dr Wiggen
April 2005
We were very impressed with the care and attention given to us by the lady who looked after the property.
Mr Davidson
February 2005
We have been to this property before, it was nice that Sykes have now offered short breaks and weekend deals. The owner was discrete as ever.
Mrs Thorpe
December 2004
The cottage was spotless. A beautiful and cosy cottage.
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