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Cubble Head and grounds

Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Cubble Head is a pretty farmhouse on the edge of Burtersett, a traditional Dales village just 1.5 miles from the bustling market town of Hawes where all services are available. It is peacefully situated on a back road which continues to Semerwater Lake where you can canoe or swim. The Pennine Way is just a mile from the house, and there are tremendous walks in every direction. It is ideal for a relaxing family holiday.

Wensleydale is James Herriot country and home to Wensleydale cheese - made famous by Wallace and Gromit. There are many local scenic attractions such as Bolton Castle, Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw Force. The nearby road across to Swaledale is regarded by many as the most scenic drive in England.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford International 80 km, Nearest railway: Garsdale 17 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The cottage is on two floors. It is heated with oil fired central heating with radiators in every room.

Downstairs - an entrance porch with coat hooks and cupboards, ideal for taking off boots!

Spacious living room with oak floor, beamed ceiling and an open fire place. There are comfortable sofas and chairs and a flatscreen, digital television, DVD player, DVDs, books and games. Window seat with hill views.

Separate dining room with an original stone fireplace, electric log stove, dining table and chairs and a payphone. There is free unlimited Broadband WiFi. Oak floor and beamed ceiling. Hill views.

Kitchen - recently refitted with lovely solid oak units, plenty of cupboards and worktops. Very well equipped with electric glass hob, separate Bosch fan oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer. Plenty of cooking and baking equipment including a bread making machine. Travertine-effect floor. Magnificent panoramic views of the Wensleydale valley and the hills to the north.

Separate breakfast area with oak table and chairs. Beamed ceiling. Lovely views of Burtersett.

Downstairs stylish bathroom, newly refitted in 2013 with bath, over the bath shower, washbasin, toilet and cupboard.

Understairs cubby hole with washer drier.


Bedroom 1 - Twin beds that can be arranged as 6 foot wide double. Wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside chests. Original pitch pine floorboards.Window seat, hill views. Flat screen colour TV. i-pod / i-phone dock.

Bedroom 2 - Newly updated for 2013 - double bed, period walnut chest of drawers, bedside chests, walk in wardrobe, window seat, beamed ceiling, hill views. Flat screen colour TV.

Bedroom 3 - single bed, wardrobe, bedside chest, beamed ceiling, window seat.

Bedroom 4 - single bed, wardrobe, small period table, beamed ceiling, window seat, views of Burtersett and Wensleydale.

Shower room newly refitted for 2014 with toilet, wash basin and separate shower cubicle with curved glass screen. Beamed ceiling.

Further details outdoors

Cubble Head has a large patio area at the front and side of the house with garden furniture - table, bench and two chairs. The patio is a suntrap and enjoys magnificent views of the hills and the Wensleydale valley - perfect for 'al fresco' dining.

New for 2103, there is now a grassy picnic area with a large picnic bench to the east side of the house and the views from here are breathtaking, looking across, up and down Wensleydale. You can see for miles!

To the front of the house, there is a large enclosed paddock which would provide a safe play area for children.

There is ample parking for several cars within the grounds and there is a large parking area just on the left as you turn off the lane. An unsurfaced track leads about 25 metres from this main parking area to the house and makes for easier unloading / packing up as you can park the car quite close to the house.

Further details

We have owned Cubble Head for 10 years and it has been a rental cottage throughout this time. We have a very high level indeed of guest satisfaction and many people return year after year to recharge their batteries. Please see the comments from our guest book on the cottage's own website -

Welcome pack of tea tray, bottle of wine and local cake provided.

Northern England region

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a very special place; a place of natural beauty and diversity, a place of grandeur, a place of tranquility and solitude. The landscape is characterised by upland fells and dales with a patchwork of dry stone walls and field barns. Throughout the area there are villages full of character, ancient churches and castles and natural features such as waterfalls and limestone caves. You can drive for miles on unspoilt roads enjoying magnificent views.

The area is perfect for a relaxing holiday, away from the bustle and stresses of life. It is also somewhere to enjoy outdoor pursuits such as walking, caving, cycling and even paragliding.


Burtersett is a peaceful, timeless village, set on a slight hillside above the Wensleydale valley road. The name 'sett' means high pasture and the fields around the village are still full of grazing sheep. The road through the village winds past pretty cottages and continues to Lake Semerwater, famed by geologists for its Ice Age relics and now enjoyed by canoeists and swimmers. Cubble Head is situated on the outskirts of Burtersett.

From Burtersett, there is a lovely walk on a paved pathway through meadows to Hawes, about 1.5 miles away. The path was paved so that the Minister could walk from Hawes to the chapel in Burtersett without getting his robes muddy!

Hawes is the highest market town in England and a place of real character. It has cobbled streets and a weekly street market. There are many small shops and several excellent pubs and cafes. The local sheep market is well worth a visit and there are other unique attractions such as the Dales tourist museum, a ropemaker, a working watermill and of course the world famous Wensleydale Creamery where real Wensleydale cheese is made 6 days a week. You can watch the cheese being made and then sample the results in the Creamery shop and cafe.

The Pennine Way runs through Hawes and there are walks in every direction - along the river, up the hills, over to Swaledale. The famous 3 Peaks of Yorkshire (Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough) are just a short drive away.

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26 Jul 2014


"Great cottage in great location"

I stayed here with my mum in 2013. Compared to other cottages we've stayed in down south, this was the best - unbeatable location for exploring the Dales and the welcome waiting for you was super… More

Many thanks for taking the time to review Cubble Head. We are delighted that you and your mum enjoyed the location, the welcome, the exterior, interior, gardens and views! Many other guests have commented that location and the views are outstanding and we are very pleased that, even for 2 people, you felt that the cottage was good value. We do have quite a numbe of couples who stay at the cottage, as well as families, and the size allows everyone to have their own space and privacy.

We do take on board your comment about the grass; it is a bit of a challenge with more than half an acre of grass in the paddock and garden to cut each week in the growing season , but we are investigating to see if there is some sort of attachment for our ride-on mower that might collect the cut grass. We'll see!

Liz and Richard

22 Jul 2014



Everything I could tell you about this fantastic place would still be an underestimation of its true value as I see it; like :Beautiful, cosy, personal, a true home away from home, perfect cleanliness… More

Thank you so much for your most kind and generous review of Cubble Head. We are delighted that you and your family found Cubble Head cosy and a true home from home! We have always tried to equip the cottage with everything you might need for a relaxing family holiday and we are delighted that you had such a good time there.

We love having guests return and are very pleased that you have stayed here twice; we sincerely hope that we can welcome you all again in the near future.

Liz and Richard

23 Apr 2014



We have been lucky enough to stay in this lovely house 6 times! It gets better every time. The owners have made many changes over the years and all of them have enhanced Cubble Head without removing a… More

Many thanks for your very kind review of Cubble Head! It has been a pleasure to welcome you and your family over the years and we are delighted that, like us and many of our other guests, you regard Cubble Head as a special place. From memory, a total of 3 couples have become engaged whilst staying there!

Over the 10 years that we have owned Cubble Head, we have aimed to upgrade it as sympathetically as possible so that it becomes more and more true to the character of an 18th century Yorkshire farmhouse and yet with all the comforts, convenience and style of the 21st century.

Thank you for mentioning the welcome pack and fresh flowers; we always try to make the cottage as welcoming as possible and we like to showcase local cheese, cakes, chutney and biscuits - the bottle of wine, of course, comes from further afield!

We are looking forward to your return visit next year and meeting the newest addition to your family.

Liz and Richard

26 Feb 2014



Our second stay at Cubble Head. Lovely cottage, amazing views, and lots of walks. Cottage has everything you need, very comfortable and peaceful. Highly recommend.… More

Many thanks for taking the time to review Cubble Head - we were delighted to welcome you back for your second visit!
The views from the cottage are indeed spectacular and you can set off and walk in any direction without ever needing to use the car, unless you choose to do so.
Thank you for your kind comment that the cottage has everything that you need - we do try and provide everything so that our guests can be as comfortable as possible and are 'home from home'

We do hope that you will come and visit us again in the future.

Kind regards

Liz and Richard

3 Jan 2014


"Fantastic well equipped cottage"

Just back from a few days at Cubble Head for New Year with my family and friends. We had a great time time, all very impressed with how well equipped and homely the cottage was, like a second home...… More

Many thanks! We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your New Year break despite the weather. Thank you very much for commenting that the cottage is well equipped - we try hard to make sure that there is everything that you might need or want for a holiday in the Dales (and more!)

10 Aug 2013


"Fabulous cottage in the Dales"

I have just returned home after an excellent week staying here with my family. The youngest was my son (3 years). The house is well equipped with everything you need to use for a holiday. The views al… More

Many thanks for taking the time to review Cubble Head! It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family and we try to ensure that our youngest guests are also made to feel most welcome too.

Many of our guests have also commented on the spectacular views from the kitchen window and sometimes don't bother with the dishwasher, preferring to stand at the sink and drink in the panorama!

We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at Cubble Head and do hope that we will come and stay with us again in the future.

Kind regards

Liz and Richard

31 Jul 2013


"Simply the best"

We have stayed in many lovely cottages but Cubble Head is the best of all. It is spacious, beautifully decorated and well equipped and is everything you could wish for. The view from the kitchen windo… More

Thank you so much for your very kind review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Cubble Head; many of our guests comment on the tranquility of the cottage and the spectacular views.
Thank you for mentioning the televisions - we upgraded these last year and the larger digital flatscreens do make a difference.
We would be delighted to welcome you back at any time!

Liz and Richard

9 Mar 2013


"Best cottage we have ever stayed in!"

The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.

Thank you so much for your very kind review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward very much to meeting you again next time.

Liz and Richard

11 Dec 2012


"Fantastic Cottage. Clean, modern inside but retains true yorkshire character!"

This cottage just felt like home. Warm, clean , modern but still has the feel of a traditional yorkshire cottage. It would suit anyone!The owners were fantastic from start to finish, helping us out wi… More

Thank you so much for your very kind review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and that it is the nicest cottage you have stayed in. The views are, as you say, panoramic and very special.

We do try to balance the tradition of an 18th century cottage with all the comforts of the 21st century and from your review it sounds as if we have succeeded! Thankyou.

We do hope you will come and stay with us again.

Liz and Richard

PS there is now a lovely new modern bathroom - photo on the website.

24 Jul 2012


"Beautifully tranquil surrounded by spring lambs"

We had a wonderful long weekend at Cubble Head. The drive up from west Yorkshire is pretty, and the cottage is welcoming and very comfortable.Kitchen is amazing, with almost brand new appliances which… More

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