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
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
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
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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, refitted in 2013 with bath, over the bath shower, washbasin, toilet and cupboard. Understairs cubby hole with washer drier.

Upstairs:Bedroom 1 - extremely comfortable 6 foot wide "superking bed" that can be split into twin beds if preferred. 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 - A large room, refitted in 2013 - double bed, period walnut chest of drawers, bedside chests, walk in wardrobe, window seat, beamed ceiling, hill views. Flat screen colour TV. i-pod / i-phone dock.

Bedroom 3 - A cosy room, newly redocrated with a single bed, wardrobe with drawers, bedside table, beamed ceiling, window seat, Lloyd Loom chair.

Bedroom 4 - A pretty and cosy room with a single bed, wardrobe with drawers, bedside chest, small period table, beamed ceiling, window seat, views of Burtersett and Wensleydale.

All bedrooms have recently been redecorated and updated and all bedding is from John Lewis, pure cotton with a high thread count for comfort and style. We provide high quality Egyptian and Turkish cotton towels for all guests.

Shower room newly refitted in 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 (south) and side of the house with garden furniture - a lovely large hardwood table and 6 chairs. The patio is a suntrap and enjoys magnificent views of the hills and the Wensleydale valley - perfect for 'al fresco' dining. There is also 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. When the gates are closed, the whole garden is enclosed and secure.

The setting is incredibly peaceful and we have wonderful dark skies at night with millions of stars. Little Owls nest in the nearby barn and the garden is a haven for birds.

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 13 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 - put 'Cubble Head' into any internet search engine and you will soon find us. The price is fully inclusive, there are no extras to pay at all. Delicious welcome pack of local goodies and a bottle of wine to get your holiday off to a good start!

The Yorkshire 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.