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Cowstonegill offers panoramic views over seventeen acres of private land and the Yorkshire Dales in a rural cottage oozing country charm. The original features and open fire of the four-bedroom, pet-free property sit perfectly within the picturesque Walden Valley.

A babbling brook runs through the large garden of Cowstonegill and this makes the perfect location to enjoy a good book, relax or snap the family photo for next year’s Christmas card. The large enclosed garden also includes a BBQ.

Under-floor heating warms the property, which comprises two double rooms with king-size bateau beds, plus one twin and one single. There is a bathroom with bath and shower, a shower room with shower, as well as a basin and WC in the ground-floor cloakroom.

The living spaces are delightful and feature exposed beams and authentic touches. The modern well-equipped kitchen includes a range cooker and dining area and the separate dining room is beautifully decorated and has an open fire. A wood-burning stove in feature fireplace also warms the sitting room, which houses a TV, video, DVD player and CD player. The kids will find even more entertainment in the barn with its table tennis table, table football and dart board.

Guests are offered a storeroom for bikes and other outdoor equipment, as well as amenities for young children and off-road parking for four cars.

Majestic walks can be taken within the property, or further afield for those wishing to explore the Dales and villages such as Buckden, Kettlewell, Hawes and Leyburn.




Super Stay

We sated at Cowstonegill for a week at the end of Sept into October and could not fault it. Being in the tourism business ourselves we do tend to be a bit fussy but really found it to be all we wanted and then some.... Location and scenery is fantastic as long as you do like to be "out in the sticks" and the house itself was warm cosy and very well equipped.We (2 couples) loved the 2 ends of the house which gave us space and privacy.
The walk into the village either along the road or via the footpath was superb with lovely views and the village of West Burton provided all we needed with shop great butcher and very welcoming pub serving excellent food.
If we return to the area we would stay there again and would highly reccommend it to anyone.

Best ...the setting
Worst...can't think of anything.

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Heaven in the Dales

Wonderful place - beautiful location, beautiful property, in immaculate condition with all mod cons.
Cannot recommend it highly enough.

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This old farmhouse has been so tastefully renovated since we last stayed 15 years ago, such that the comfort and amenities have greatly improved without spoiling its unique and utterly delightful old-fashioned charm. We love the quiet dale, the friendly farming community and the wildlife - and local meat from the West Burton butcher is to die for! We were received with great warmth by both the Methodist and Anglican churches nearby, and the whole area must be as near as one can get to heaven on earth! What a wonderful family holiday!

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an out of theway experience

if you wand a relaxing hoilday this is the place to be. no trafic just the sounds of the countryside. the birds and animals are terrific.
the house is great withe everything you need.


Fabulous relaxing holiday in a perfect location

The cottage was wonderful, the scenery idyllic and lots to do in the surrounding area, even with a teenager and an 8 year old. Would highly recommend and we will be back.

Mrs V Stephenson

Very comfortable cottage in peaceful location.

Cowstone Gill is a lovely cottage to get away from it all! Set in glorious scenic location next to a stream, it has it all! The cottage is equipped to a high standard, especially the kitchen, which is of true farmhouse size and style. having two staircases and bathrooms, it is ideal for two separate couples or larger families.
Furnishings are comfortable downstairs with an excellent log burner for colder times.
I can highly recommend this super cottage and have already booked a second stay!

P and H


No complaints. Everything excellent. We will return.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Country Escape

The last mile or two may be long but this wonderful house is worth it.
A superb character farmhouse in a wonderful setting. A cosy, secret retreat. Make sure you explore the grounds down to the river. The games room was a bonus. Highly recommended.

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Comfortable, well equipped house accessed across a field!

This is a beautiful old house, which has been lovingly retored, decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The village is picturesque and we spent a really happy evening at the village pub playing in the Christmas Darts challenge (we gave some of the locals a run for their money but ultimately we were soundly beaten!). Our only reservation for a winter let is the access- it really is across a field: the track barely justifies the word, and in snow it would be a problem. It would also be impossible to get food - let alone people - to the house without the use of a tractor in the snow!

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Girlie weekend in the country

What can I say, fab find in beautiful surroundings. Very well equipped, spacious and so clean. Lovely personal touches from the owners. Excellent spot to get away from it all. Perfect retreat


A superb cottage- one of the best we have stayed in.

Mrs Poyner

Peace and tranquility! You can go for a walk directly from the house without having to drive anywhere. West Burton village was bigger than expected with community activities, shops etc. There is plenty to do further afield. The house is equipped with things to do - books, playstation, videos / DVDs etc. There is plenty of room to spread out and storage for muddy or wet outdoor gear.

Miss McNeill

Very pleasant and relaxing. Lovely area. Very well appointed.

Dr Chadwick

Ideal get away from it all.

Mrs Bailey

The cottage was immaculately furnished and presented and we were immediately impressed when we entered the cottage on arrival. The cottage is situated in a perfect location for peace and quiet and the ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday, which is what we wanted. We would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage to our family and friends.

Mr Hedison

The peace and quiet - a wonderful location and a most picturesque and characterful property. We would love to have known its history.

Dr Barron

A beautiful cottage in a fabulous location. The cottage was huge, with top quality facilities and furnishings. An excellent place to get away from it all, with walks from the door in every direction!

Mrs McGrath

House with character-beautiful setting, cosy and spacious. Perfect retreat for active and inactive.

Mr Templeton

This place is perfect for walkers or just very casual walkers. Could not find any faults with this property, very hard to leave.

Mrs Smedley

A fantastic cottage and in a beautiful location....I am sure we will return. One of the nicest and best equipped cottages we have stayed in. Thank you!

Mr Cotton

Wonderful location.

Mr Clitherow

This was one of the best holiday cottages I've ever stayed at, the standard of decor and cleanliness was excellent and the setting was outstanding. As usual Sykes has delivered an excellent holiday for a bargain price, keep up the good work!

Mrs Grant

Cowstone Gill is simply a marvellous cottage with much ambience. We're thankful for having had the opportunity to stay in such a beautiful house! The countryside around West Burton is lovely.

The cottage setting was idyllic and
the enclosed garden was fantastic for our young children to play in. We enjoyed the private land for walking, which had a lovely brook and there were also pheasants in the garden evey morning. There were walks right outside the doorstep too and the cottage was situated near to Hawes and Leyburn.

Mrs Morley

This was one of the finest cottages we have ever stayed in. It is very secluded without being too remote, in a stunning location.

Mr & Mrs Gibbs

A gorgeous, spacious, well-equipped cottage in a fantastic location. A real retreat, a get away from it all location. We especially liked the size of the bedrooms upstairs and the antique furniture.

Mrs Leach

The cottage is surprisingly spacious. Amazing location deep in Dales countryside. Wonderful grounds to explore.

Mrs Leach

Outstanding property both in facilities and location. As good as we have experienced in 20 plus years of self-catering.

Mrs Royle

Cowstonegill is home from home.

Mr & Mrs Brade

This is our second visit to the property and we are sure that it won't be our last. It is a real home from home with all of the things that we need. It is comfortable and well equipped. The access to the property has been improved since our last visit.

Mr Cotton

Plenty of space for kids to run around. Table tennis in the barn ideal for wet weather.

Mr & Mrs Spurr

This is the cleanest, most well organised cottage we have ever hired. It is fabulous for children, they have played in the stream everyday. Great walks, wonderful place!

Mr Ward

Everything was above our expectations! We will definately be back!! Very well looked after and made us feel very welcome. The village people were also very very friendly and helpful. It's a hidden gem!!

Mrs Sherlock

We found Cowstonegill to be a lovely tranquil stop perfect for a relaxed holiday.

Mrs Moore

Cowstonegill is a fantastic farm house, beautifully furnished and in an excellent setting with stunning views. It was very peacful and we all thought the beds were particularly comfortable!

Mrs Mitchell

Beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean. Someone had gone to a great deal of trouble to ensure that everything that you could possible need was there. Wonderful views and woke up to the sound of a stream!

Mrs Poynter

We have stayed in many holiday cottages and Cowstonegill has to be the best we have ever stayed in. Everything was perfect, we could not have asked for more, and the location was amazing, totally amazing.

Mrs Green

Fantastic cottage in idyllic location, very spacious and well equipped. Garden was great and the stream running adjacent to the property was a big hit with the children.

Mrs Robinson

Stress free, peace and quite. All facilities were excellent in an excellent location.

Mrs Morley

Cowstonegill was just beautiful. The children were in heaven with plenty of outdoor space to explore, the barn and stream really made their holiday. The perfect setting in which to relax. Well looked after, clean and very comfortable. None of us wanted to leave and we will certainly return.

Mrs Maw

Getting away from the mobile phone!!! Being able to totally relax. It's a really beautiful place to take a break and spend quality time as a family. We will be back again soon!!!

Mr & Mrs Nicol

We had a lovely relaxing break. Great walks, beautiful views, brilliant weather and a particularly beautiful setting. The 2 fireplaces made Cowstonegill lovely and cosy and overall this was a very pleasant and comfortable home which we would love to return to sometime...

Mrs Dobson

Your brochure doesn't do justice to Cowstonegill. The approach to the cottage was spectacular and the cottage itself far exceeded our expectations. Our children loved the extensive grass and playing in the brook and particularly liked having so many young lambs on their doorstep. The sitting room was very cosy and the playbarn was a thoughtful touch.

Mrs Savill

We couldn't believe our luck when we arrived at Cowstonegill. The situation was simply fantastic with wonderful views, peace and tranquility. The house was perfect and we particularly loved the cobbled yard. There was lots of space and we felt really at home. The garden and land was just an added bonus.

Mrs Thomas

Cowstonegill is the perfect holiday for a peaceful and tranquil rest from the rat race. The scenery was absolutely spectacular. The house was very well equipped for both kitchen requirements and entertainment making the whole experience feel like home from home. We will definitely be back and would not hesitate to recommend Cowstonegill to friends.

Mrs Hutchings

A superb characterful property- the best I have ever stayed in!

Mrs Williams

It's the loveliest place I've ever lived in let alone stayed in. The Dales cultural history oozes, with great peace and warmth, from every stone.

Mrs Payne

We could not of asked for more from our stay, cottage is in an idyllic setting, many places to visit, excellent garden for the children and very lucky with the weather. We will certainly return to Cowstonegill in the future.

Mrs Nash

We have stayed at Cowstonegill previously. We had a very enjoyable second visit. It is perfect for both an out of the way holiday and a walking holiday too. The children were in awe of the space both inside the cottage and the never ending gardens. Their own special brook was an added bonus. They even enjoyed playing in the rain!

Mrs Crawforth

Superb accommodation in stunning scenery. Warm and spacious with every conceivable requirement in the kitchen. Lovely walks, excellent local pub, good shops all nearby.
All we could have asked for and then some. Definitely will recommend.

Mrs Burge

The views, the open fires, the period features and the excellent level of equipment. Lots of little personal touches too.

Mr McEvoy

We loved the house. The standard of the property was excellent, it was warm in exceptionally cold weather conditions and it was very well equipped. If we had to be snow-bound anywhere this was the place to be!

Ms White

The accommodation was outstanding and a beautiful, quiet location.

Mr Ratcliffe

We and our friends had an excellent walking holiday from such a warm, well-filled, spacious and comfortable farmhouse base. Acreage was so enjoyably private. All 100%.

Mr Batchelor

Lovely, well restored period property with excellent facilities. Its remote situation with glorious surroundings provide utter peace & tranquility.
It is an excellent situation from which to tackle the infinite walks of the Dales.

Mrs Royle

Fantastic cottage. Extremely well equipped and comfortable and spacious. Lovely to have somewhere to explore i.e the stream and adjoining land.

Mrs Harrowing

We enjoyed the peace and location of the property, and especially liked sitting in the garden enjoying the views. We are already recommending this property to family and friends and will visit again.

Mr & Mrs Clifford

The house and the surrounding countryside views were fabulous. Unfortunately whilst the rest of Britain had a heat wave it was quite cool and blustery around Cowstonegill. However still had a lovely holiday in a lovely part of Yorkshire.

Mrs O'hagan

A peaceful place to stay in a beautiful dale. A lovely cottage in a fantastic rural setting. A perfect family holiday!

Ms Brooks

Fantastic scenery combined with a well furnished and comfortable house made our first holiday in "The Dales" a
truly wonderful experience.

Mrs Sladen

The amount of room in the property, the location, great walks without the need for a car, very good for child safety. Overall feeling of 'home from home' and a lovely warm house.

Mrs Brown

The fact that this was our second visit and the fact that we hope to go back next year is an indication of our very high regard for the property and location. It is a property that is comfortable and well equipped with loads of character and superb views.

Mrs Hamilton

Seclusion. Games barn. Great sized rooms. Homely. Great garden. Very pleasant to stay in - really felt like a home away from home.

Mrs Smith

The location of this cottage is fantastic and the views are breathtaking. It is a perfect cottage for a family holiday. The little stream is lovely for the children to play in, there are lovely walks from the cottage and there's lots to do in the surrounding area. A first class cottage!

Mrs Stephenson

Excellent location, very remote and has beautiful views. The front garden was lovely, it was great for our 5 year old to play in.

Mrs Bee

Cowstonegill has a lovely atmosphere and is very welcoming. There is everything you need to make the holiday very comfortable and makes catering very easy.

Mrs Brown

It's in a beautiful location, we were able to relax and enjoy our time together. The house is equipped for everything, warm, welcoming and spotlessly clean. Although the house is remote, it is within easy access to both the beautiful villages of Hawes and Leyburn. We would strongly recommend this holiday cottage to anyone looking to switch off from the world and enjoy the many wonderful walks in the Yorkshire Dales.

Mr & Mrs Nicol

Immaculate accommodation, very well equipped and in a lovely secluded location.

Mrs Patterson

The cottage and setting in one of our favourite parts of the world is perfect. You feel at home straight away even though there is plenty to explore inside and outside of the property. The cottage is possibly the best appointed I've ever been in and the wine and chocolates on arrival were a very nice touch. Despite the cottage being nestled on a private hillside well away from it all, the villages, walks, abbeys and castles of Wensleydale, Swaledale, Nidderdale and Upper Wharfedale are only a short drive away from the cottage, allowing you to see the best of the Dales with a ridiculous amount of ease. In short one of the best holidays we've ever had!

Mr Mcguigan

Everything we needed was in the cottage. Peaceful location with lovely views & walking from them door.

Mrs Griffiths

We enjoyed its rural position, plus the outside space. The size of the property was also good.

Mr & Mrs Bates

Great property in lovely location. Walking straight from the door.

Mrs Ryan

Very well equipped kitchen and very comfortable beds. The wood burning stove drew well and heated the room quickly. Wood was provided for chopping plus wine and chocs on arrival! Beautiful setting.

Mr Turner

The cottage was very warm and comfortable with beautiful scenery from the bedroom windows. It was very well equipped and there was generosity of spirit- a lovely Christmas tree, a welcoming bottle of wine and chocolates, a really nice atmosphere. We loved the village pub too!


An excellent property in a superb location!

Mr Hack

Beautiful, peaceful place and a fabulous house with everything we needed and more. Very luxurious!

Mrs Lumber

A real characterful getaway, peace and quiet guaranteed!

Mrs Griffiths

Very high standard of furnishing and equipment.

Mr Pam

The cottage is gorgeous, and in the most tranquil setting imaginable. The views from every window are stunningly beautiful. The cottage itself is equipped to a high standard, and lovely and cosy even in the wind and rain. It provided an ideal holiday for two families with small children. Just perfect.

Mr Telford

Cowstonegill is a fantastic property tastefully furnished to a high standard in a stunning location. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in the Dales, with beautiful walks and magnificent views, then look no further, you wont be disappointed. This was our second visit and we hope to return again soon. Highly recommended.

Mr Hack

This house is the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in (that's in 25 years of self catering cottages). The cottage was in an outstanding location and the views were amazing.

Ms Green

A very comfortable cottage in a lovely location with walks straight from the door.

Mrs Ryan

The cottage was perfect, beautifully furnished, and clean. The supply of tools for a keen cook was excellent (the only thing missing was an electric whisk.). The owners and their local contact were very helpful on the two occasions we needed to contact them. The view of the Dales was outstanding and we had the feeling that we were in a much-loved home that the owners wanted to share.

Mr Haycock

Everything! The cottage was fantastic and suited our every need.

Mrs Stanley

Huge cottage, absolutely beautiful, liked the fact necessities were provided. All the light fittings worked. Loved the table tennis and table football. This was a gorgeous property with quality furnishings throughout. A great back garden for football and bunny rabbits everywhere. Loved it.

Ms Bosworth

The general position of the cottage and surroundings were enchanting.

Mrs Creavy

Cottage was lovely to come back to after a good walk in this beautiful area. It is warm, welcoming, spacious and has lovely views across a quiet valley, with its own grounds to explore as well. There are thorough instructions to help you get the most from your stay, and all was spot on! It exceeded our expectations in every way.

Mr Turner

The serenity of the cottage in beautiful surroundings. Total peace and quiet.

Mr Mcculley

Cowstonegill is a wonderful house. It was warm, comfortable and superbly equipped. It is in such a lovely setting too. The owners have created a real home from home. We want to go back for a longer stay.

Mrs Backshell

The location of Cowstonegill is perfect for a relaxing stay and the outlook is stunning. I don't think I have been to anywhere quite so tranquil, and that includes many other parts of The Dales.
We enjoyed watching 'the girls' [cows] from the farm across the fell go up for milking on a morning and then again later in the afternoon. Beautiful walking wherever you go in the area.
Cowstonegill is a very impressive and well tended property and we were thrilled to have found it - much thought has been given by the owner in furnishing and equipping the house. Perfect in every way

Miss Wheatley

The location of this cottage is just amazing. Surrounded by the beautiful Dales with views from nearly every window. The cottage itself is superb with the feel of tradition mixed with modern comforts. The garden is an ideal place for a picnic or to let the kids run wild.

Mr Gorton

This was a lovely home to stay in. The location was perfect and beautiful. It knocked my socks off!

Mr Hobbs