About the home
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|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|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 bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
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 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, hill views. Flat screen colour TV.
Bedroom 3 - single bed, wardrobe, bedside chest, window seat.
Bedroom 4 - single bed, wardrobe, small period table, window seat, views of Burtersett and Wensleydale.
Shower room with toilet, wash basin and separate shower cubicle.
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. There is a large 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.
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 - www.cubblehead.co.uk
Welcome pack of tea tray, bottle of wine and local cake provided.
Saturday changeover. Short midweek breaks may be available, but generally not in high season.
We welcome one or two well behaved pets - after all, your pet needs a holiday too! We just ask that they are not left alone in the house or allowed on the furniture and that all traces are removed. We do not charge extra for pets.
The Northern England / Yorkshire/Yorkshire Dales 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.
The Hawes / Burtersett area
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.
How to get there
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Cubble Head is easily accessible from the A1 and the M6.
From the A1, turn West at Bedale on to the A684 towards Leyburn and Hawes. Cubble Head is 26 miles - about 40 minutes drive from the A1 exit.
This is a delightful drive along the scenic Wensleydale valley. There are a succession of pretty villages - many with real character and ancient chuches, village greens, attractive cottages etc. There are also lovely views to the opposite side of the valley and Castle Bolton. Many villages have a tea room or pub so there is no shortage of refreshment stops! Particularly good places for a break might be:
Leyburn - 3 village squares, good shopping, plenty of tea rooms
West Witton - charming village with the famous 'Wensleydale Heifer' gastro pub
Aysgarth - the well known triple waterfall is just off the main road. Tea rooms.
Bainbridge - village green with stocks (!) , new Archimedes screw on the river, pub and tea room.
From the M6, turn East at Junction 37 on the A684 towards Sedburgh and Hawes. Cubble Head is 21 miles from the M6 junction - about 45 minutes drive.
Again, this is a very scenic journey. The countryside is a little wilder and more dramatic than further east. You pass through Sedburgh, 'England's book town' and this is a lovely place for a wander round with no shortage of tea shops, gift shops and, unsurprisingly, book shops. The Sedburgh fells provide a magnificent scenic backdrop to the town.
Further on, the road winds through hamlets and sheep fields and there are views to the north of Wild Boar Fell (where allegedly the last wild boar in England was killed). The Pennine scenery here is wild and spectacular and the road is delight to drive. As you climb higher and approach Hawes, you pass very close to the Settle-Carlisle railway which sometimes has steam trains. The road then winds through the hamlet of Appersett where there is an art gallery and finally into Hawes. Cubble Head is then just minutes away.
Perhaps the most scenic route of all is along the B6265 north of Skipton.* This is a good route if you are coming from the Leeds area or the M62 but requires time and patience which will be amply rewarded. This route passes Rylstone, made famous by 'Calendar Girls' and then just bypasses Grassington, a delightful village famed for its Arts festival and Linton where there is an ancient church. Soon the magnificent Upper Wharfedale valley opens out and you will pass the overhanging limestone cliff at Kilnsey and then wind through Kettlewell, Starbotton and Buckden. These are timeless Dales villages each with their own character. All have pubs and most have tearooms as well. At Buckden there is a choice - left along a very minor road called Oughtershaw Road or right towards Leyburn - a slightly longer route. Oughtershaw Road will take you past 'The George' at Hubberhulme, a pub which dates from 1600. Hubberhulme Church has pews made by 'mousy' Thompson - a Yorkshire joiner who carved his trademark mouse into everything he made.
You then wind along the river valley passing the ancient and wonderfully named hamlets of Yockenthwaite, Deepdale and Beckermonds. Look carefully and you will see a Bronze age stone circle on the right. The river here tumbles down limestone pavements and is a delight. Eventually you will emerge on Cam High Road which is a Roman Road directly above Hawes. Prepare for a very steep descent down to Hawes along Beggarman's Road! *Please note this route is not advisable if there is any risk of snow or ice and does require patience as much of it is single track with passing places.
The closest airport is Leeds Bradford - 50 miles away. Newcastle airport is 75 miles away and Manchester airport is 95 miles away.
The nearest ferry port is Hull - 115 miles.
Activities near Hawes
Rural / countryside retreats
09 Mar 2013
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.
11 Dec 2012
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... more
24 Jul 2012
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... more
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