Yorkshire Dales Holiday Cottages

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We'd heard the cottage was lovely with red squirrels on the doorstep and a bubbling brook in the garden, so came with high expectations, which were exceeded. Utterly beautiful spot, just watching the birds in the garden was entertaining, but also good for a few walks down the dale serenaded by curlews and lapwings. If we came again (dare say when) I'd want to spend more time actually at the cottage: Unique.

Kim, Gill & Alan Mason Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Cotterdale, Yorkshire Dales

Beautiful holiday cottage in lovely surroundings. The hamlet is lovely, no street lights or mobile phone signal, suited us down to the ground. The area has many different places to visit, which are suitable for all the family. The weather could have been better, we got snowed in on one day, but we still had a fantastic week. We saw the Red Squirrels everyday and we will definitely be back

Emma & Wendy Graves Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Cotterdale, Yorkshire Dales

Enjoyed our stay enormously. lovely holiday cottage. Wonderful Countryside. Easy access to many places of interest. We have booked to come again next year enough said!

Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Cotterdale, Yorkshire Dales

Had a brilliant weekend. Eller Haw Cottage is beautiful. We will definitely be coming back.

Emma, Scott and Flossy - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Cotterdale, Yorkshire Dales

Beautiful setting; peaceful and idyllic valley, the only background noise being the beck running through the garden. We and the dogs enjoyed walks straight from the cottage door to dales and Hardraw Force. Our warm cosy holiday cottage welcomed us home with it's log burner.

Hearle - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Cotterdale, Yorkshire Dales

Another excellent stay at Town Head House. The wildlife and bird watching was very enjoyable. lots of birds on the feeders and saw the Red Squirrels nearly everyday. Great walks from the holiday cottage or just a short drive away, Think we will be back next year for our Cotterdale fix!

Gill & Harry Catherall - Town Head House, Hawes, Cotterdale, Yorkshire Dales

Very good, get away from it all break. Nice scenery and excellent walks.

Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Cotterdale, Yorkshire Dales

Home from Home. Everything you need is catered for. Gaynor is very friendly and helpful. We have already booked to come back next year. Thank you for making our holiday a very enjoyable one.

C Novis - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Cotterdale, Yorkshire Dales

Everything was perfect and the setting was breathtaking. We found lots to do and the walks were spectacular. It's very quiet and private but at the same time the holiday cottage isn't far from many places. This is an excellent place to stay and I would rate it 100%

Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Cotterdale, Yorkshire Dales

We enjoyed our stay in the lovely cosy holiday cottage, very peaceful and lots of wildlife in the garden. We all enjoyed the rest, no cars or alarms going off just the sound of the beck flowing by! wonderful and quiet. Thank you

The Hindle Family - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Cotterdale, Yorkshire Dales

Excellent accommodation in a beautiful, picturesque spot filled with the sights and sounds of nature.

The Hollands - Town Head House, Hawes, Cotterdale, Yorkshire Dales

We have enjoyed our week's holiday weather mixed, but it did not spoil our enjoyment. Cottage a very lovely place to stay and chill out, watching the many varied wildlife, that visit the garden, so many Red Squirrels and birds. We loved to feed and watch their antics. Our dogs and teenagers loved splashing in the beck a good time had by all.

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B Taylor - Town Head House, Hawes, Cotterdale, Yorkshire Dales

Beautiful holiday cottage, exquisite surroundings area. A real sense of leaving the world behind and simply relaxing. Wildlife is lovely to watch. If you want peace by the bucket load, then this is the place to be. I've never not wanted to go home after a holiday - until I stayed at Eller Haw cottage a truly magical cottage in an equally magical place.

Spencer - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

This is our third visit to Cotterdale and we love it more and more. Whatever the weather the scenery is wonderful, Can't think of anywhere in the world we would rather be.

Raine, Stephen & Daisy Spinlove - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Our third stay at Cotterdale cottages, had a wonderful week again so peaceful & relaxing here. An abundance of wildlife in the garden, saw Red Squirrels every day on the wall and bird feeder in the garden, lots of different birds including a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Phil even saw a deer up in the forest. We didn't want to go home will definitely be back again!

Cathy, Colin, Gill, Phil & Lilly - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Yet another fantastic visit to Cotterdale. Town Head House is a cosy, comfortable cottage with so much wildlife visiting the garden saw many Red Squirrels, often only sitting two feet away from the kitchen door. We will return soon. Many thanks

Angela Jefferson - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Yet another cracking holiday see you again next year.

Graeme & Mandy - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Despite the weather, very pleasant stay.

Brian & Mary Wood - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

The wildlife was delightful, first time for seeing Red Squirrels, cosy quaint cottage.

Chloe & Chris May - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and everything was top class. We loved the stream, wildlife and the cottage is excellent.

Lawrenson - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Had a excellent holiday, cottage wonderful and clean. We did some fantastic walks. We will be coming back again.

Peter Bradley - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

The setting is gorgeous and we had a wonderful time here. Thank you for all your efforts to make it beautiful.

Anne Phillips - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Very comfortable cottage in the most wonderful wildlife rich environment you could wish for. Superb base for walkers. We slept better here than at home in a very relaxed holiday setting. Our dogs Evie and Jess were very happy girls and enjoyed themselves immensely.

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Michelle Marshall - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Lovely comfortable cottage in a idyllic location. We have really enjoyed watching and photographing the wildlife and our dog enjoyed playing in the fields with her ball. We look forward to returning in the future.

Pete & Angie Lawrence - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

The holiday cottage is beautiful. The views and surrounding countryside spectacular. We have seen so much wildlife, fed the red squirrels and birds. We have had a wonderful holiday our dogs loved it and even the weather was great.

Langford - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Just as promised a lovely cottage, so quiet, peaceful, and the red squirrels appeared everyday.

Peter & Alison Elliott - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Another excellent stay. The holiday cottage has everything you need and more. It's in the most stunning area. The wild life is amazing look forward to returning at Christmas. Thank you

Jefferson - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

We toughly enjoyed our stay here, both at the cottage and in the countryside. Thank you so much for making this available.

Stuart & Sue - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Lovely cottage in an idyllic location! Very clean and beautifully furnished. The perfect setting for rest and relaxation and a delight for wildlife lovers. We'll be staying again and would recommend it to friends and family. Thank you! We've had such a wonderful 2 weeks holiday and the cottage is perfect.

Mr & Mrs Hursey - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

As usual, this cottage was sparkling, warm with everything we needed. The weather was awful on a few days, but the cottage was a little haven to return to. The peace is wonderful.

Helen & Cliff - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

This was our 2nd visit to Town Head House. Brilliant for walking despite typical Spring April showers (last time here first week of June). The cottage was even better equipped - upgraded bathroom - bedrooms and now Wi-Fi. Pre-booked Tesco delivery for Saturday evening of arrival great.

Exley Family - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

A beautiful cottage in a very peaceful location. Some good walks from the cottage and a lovely babbling beck at the bottom of the garden great for the kids and dogs.

Mrs L Davies - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Excellent weekend had by all. Lovely cottage in the middle of nowhere. Surrounded by nothing but nature. Red Squirrels come and feed in the garden, plenty of birds visit. The road was even crossed by a deer! Brilliant place on a night too, no light pollution so a short stroll up the lane and the night sky is spectacular. We'll definitely be returning to explore the surrounding hillsides!

Claire Earnshaw - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

We very much enjoyed our stay at Eller Haw Cottage. The location was perfect for varied walks from the doorstep and lots of wildlife to see. We shall be returning same time next year!!

Buckleys - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Lovely cottage in a picture postcard setting. If you like to really get away from it all this is your spot!.

Tricia Mc Bride - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Lovely cosy cottage with loads of character. Very well equipped too. Stunning countryside views and walks. So lovely to have daily visits from Red Squirrels. If you like peace, quiet and walking, this is the place for you. Our second visit and we will be back!

A Kirtley - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Wonderful location, excellent walks, cottage fabulous. Can't wait to come back again in June.

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Mr & Mrs Bradley - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

A lovely cottage in a lovely place, we would love to come back again. Fabulous as ever.

Maggie - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Home from home plus, views fantastic, birds, Red Squirrels in the garden each day. We are taking home many happy memories and movies from Cotterdale Cottage. Thank you

Pauline, Michael & Brenda - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Lovely holiday cottage. Loved every minute we will be back again!

Paul & Julie Haslam - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

A beautiful cottage, in a beautiful location. Everything you could need is readily available. We had an excellent time, the cottage is lovely and we would definitely like to return.

Cook - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Fourth visit and as always such a wonderful place to be, we were lucky enough to have a Red Squirrel around for most of the morning with the dogs they had a fabulous time.

Alison Evans - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Lovely place to relax with nice walks on the doorstep and great views of scenery and the wildlife. Will definitely return Thank you.

Kelly Smalley - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Weather atrocious, however lovely break again. Just what we and the dog needed! We will be coming again.

Ivan & Rosemary Johnson - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

I just thought I'd write and express our gratitude and relay our thanks for a wonderful weekend in your cottage. My wife, myself and Gus the dog enjoyed a wonderful weekend staying in Town Head House. The cottage is very well appointed, catering very well for all needs. Your cottages are excellently situated in the very rural location which lends itself to a very relaxing, peaceful stay. On a clear night the stars are magical and the countryside is bursting with wildlife. We will unquestionably be returning as we found Cotterdale the ideal place to recharge the batteries.

Dave, Kelly & Gus - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Thank you Gaynor and your fabulous team for a beautiful holiday, we have fallen totally in love with Eller Haw Cottage it's our dream home! We really don't want to go home. A stunning cottage in a stunning location we couldn't have asked for anything better! We can't wait to come back and we haven't even left yet.

Juliana Bond- Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

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We arrived at Eller Haw Cottage at the beginning of December and despite some indifferent weather, we were astounded by the beautiful setting of Cotterdale. Later it snowed heavily making everything look magical. Wildlife in abundance, we saw many Red Squirrels and 'yes' the cottage is perfect in every way.

Richard Atkin - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

There can be no other place like the hamlet of Cotterdale in the whole of the Yorkshire Dales. It's like stepping back in time to the glorious days of farming, hunting and Drystone walling. We have never experienced nights as dark as this, no light intrusion Thanks!

Liggins - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

A beautiful property, in a beautiful location. Every detail has been seen to, making our stay very comfortable. We'll be back!

Mr & Mrs Mair - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Eller Haw Cottage is the most beautiful cottage I have ever had the pleasure of staying in! It has absolutely everything to offer. . . there's not a thing that Gaynor and Nick haven't thought of and provided! The cottage is in the most stunning location of Cotterdale with the beck gracefully passing by the back garden! As we stayed there near Christmas it was extremely kind and thoughtful of Gaynor and Nick to provide a Christmas Tree and decorations! We had the most wonderful stay and I certainly recommend it to anyone wishing to step into a fairy-tale and experience the most tranquil and picturesque adventure that Eller Haw and Cotterdale have to offer. We will most certainly be returning, as soon as possible. I hope! Thank You Gaynor, Nick and the Cleaner for such a fabulous time in your amazing cottage! Looking forward to meeting you again.

Mr & Mrs Bond - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

A very clean, warm and well equipped holiday cottage. Outstanding scenery with a wealth of natural wildlife. A true escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. I can't praise it enough! Already booked to return in August.

Mr G Boddy - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Great stay! Accommodation was excellent and in a good location with walks from the front door. Would defiantly stay again and recommend to friends. Great to see so many wild Red squirrels from the holiday cottage.

Mr & Mrs Leeson - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Eller Haw Cottage was a delight to visit. The cleanest holiday cottage we have ever visited in 30 years of cottage holidays. Beautiful linen and every little thing you might need is in the holiday cottage. Extremely comfortable and the positioning beside the Beck is wonderful. Our dog loved her daily plays in it, and we loved the peaceful sound. The views are phenomenal. We booked for next year before we even left the cottage. The cottage owners are attentive but unobtrusive and extremely pleasant. There are walks from the door for all abilities.

Helen & Cliff - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Well equipped lovely warm cottage, sometimes a bit to warm! our grown up children and partners joined us for a long weekend at the beginning of our week and didn't want to go home. We did walk up to Abbotside common and down the Pennine Way and back to Cotterdale twice, Stunning views!

Gill & Harold Catherall - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

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The most fantastic place. Cottage excellent with everything you need. Red Squirrels everywhere. We will be back!

Angela & Dee - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Another wonderful holiday, even though the weather was mixed. We keep discovering new areas to explore. Can't wait to come again. Such a good base for the area.

Mr & Mrs Burford - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

We have been coming to the Dales for 20 years and never seen a Red Squirrel before. But two came to greet me and watch me as I unpacked the car! This set the tone for a fabulous week, in a beautiful secluded hamlet. Really relaxing, and a lovely cottage. Thank you!!

Adrian & Alison - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Absolutely first class cottage and brilliant information included. It was fantastic be be able to bring two dogs, meant we could come with friends without having to leave one of our dogs at home.

Steve Gould - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

If you enjoy high moorland walks, fell running, mountain biking and/or cycling up BIG hills, Eller Haw Cottage in Cotterdale (at the foot of the Pennine Way) near Hawes makes a great base. Don't bother bringing your mobile 'phone. . . there's no reception (thank goodness). But that's not to say that the cottage is without its creature comforts: as well as central heating, the cottage has WiFi and Sky tv. . . so after cycling up Tan Hill (ouf!) and walking some of the Pennine Way we were even able to get a few beers in to watch the cycling world championships of tv. Cotterdale wont suit you though if you are spooked by COMPLETE silence and pitch black darkness at night. This is a great place for stargazing when the skies are clear and I can see why it is a haven for dog walkers; pets are welcome at the cottage and in the village, which is also home to a colony of red squirrels (who seem to enjoy running along the stone walls on the other side of the field across the brook at the bottom of the garden). It's a good area for bird watching too: I saw a few harriers whilst we were out on our bikes..

Les & Hannah - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Well thought out from start to finish. You have gone the extra mile.

Rol & Christopher - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Wonderfully appointed cottage. Meticulously clean and lovely welcome goodies for a nice cuppa after a long drive! Location is superb as are the views. Wildlife abundant and very friendly which the dog found fascinating!

Dougie - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

This is the second time we have stayed at Town Head House, luckily we came across it last year the property was brilliant then and the improvements which have been made this year are amazing wish we could have stayed longer. The cottage is situated in an amazing hamlet one and a half miles from the main road with fantastic views, if you want seclusion and tranquillity this is the place for you. The cottage is so well equipped and has everything you could possibly want and you do not even have to bring any towels a they are also supplied. We will definitely be returning again next year for our main holiday and hopefully for another break earlier in the year. Every day without fail we saw red squirrels apart from all the other wildlife which could be seen from the kitchen window. Nearby Hawes has great facilities and the people are really friendly, a must is a trip to the Wensleydale Creamery where you can taste all the cheeses that they make. Thank you Gaynor for a lovely stay and look forward to returning soon.

Nina - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

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This was our second holiday in Cotterdale it is an absolutely stunning location. We staying in Town Head House last time. Eller Haw Cottages was beautiful and of usual high standard. Gaynor and her family made us feel very welcome, extremely friendly and helpful.

Sheryl, Richard and Connor - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Fantastic place to visit. The cottage is one of the best we've stayed in, and is in a perfect location. The children loved playing in the beck. We loved it so much we've booked to go again next year.

Mr & Mrs Holland - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

This is one of the most comfortable and well equipped cottages we have ever stayed in. I am definitely going to recommend Eller Haw Cottage to friends and family especially those with dogs. We loved the master bedroom. You really have thought of every detail, we appreciated this.

Mr & Mrs Johnson - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Fabulous location with lots of wildlife to enjoy. Town Head House holiday cottage was excellently equipped. Lots of wonderful places to visit, would definitely come back.

Mr McKay - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Dear Gaynor & Nick, Just to let you know we have had the most wonderful week at Cotterdale, the weather has been perfect - sunny but not too hot (for walking uphill) We did manage to get to the top of High Abbotside and along the top path. What a view. Daisy has made friends with Bella the Labrador at Town Head House and here is a picture of her in the doorway of Ella Haw Cottage after an uphill walk. Will be in touch, Thanks for all special touches.

Raine and Stephen - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Hi Gaynor, Arrived back home in Plymouth last night having spent the 2nd week of our holiday at a cottage in the Lake District. The consensus of opinion between the 4 of us was that we wished we had reversed the fortnight and spent the 2nd week at Eller Haw because having stayed at your truly beautiful and enchanting cottage which surpassed our expectations in every way we just knew that the cottage in the Lake District was going to be a "come down", and it was. Having said that, the cottage in the Lake District was very nice in its own way but, if we were to do a comparison "tick list", all the ticks would be on the Eller Haw side of the chart.
 A truly wonderful experience at your cottage and we will certainly be recommending it to all our friends and relatives as well as making sure that we, ourselves, make a return visit.

Mr & Mrs Teagle, Mr & Mrs Bellerby - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Our second visit to Cotterdale cottages. We have stayed in Eller Haw Cottage and Town Head House, they are both very well equipped and very comfortable. Cotterdale is so peaceful the gardens are a haven for wildlife, various birds and red squirrels visit daily. Gaynor is very helpful we certainly be back again.

Gill, Phil, Cathy, Colin and Ben the dog - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Second visit this year, (Previous stay in Eller Haw Cottage) Superb holiday, great cottage, great surroundings and we can't fault anything. We will be returning next year.

Tony, Tracey and Rob the dog - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

Town Head House is a superb holiday cottage. This lovely cottage is set in a beautiful quiet position. We felt at home the minute we stepped inside. Comfy 3 piece suit. Lots of information in the folders. Very comfy beds with pristine bedding. Lovely bathroom with bath and a separate shower. The kitchen is very well equipped. We had a fabulous week.

M Cheshire - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Another lovely holiday. The weather wasn't great for June but we were very comfortable in the cottage and more than happy to potter about in the hamlet. Great walks, bird life and flowers. Can't wait to come again. Thanks Gaynor

Mr & Mrs Burford - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

We have to say it was a wonderful place with personal touches here and there to make our stay very comfortable.  We'd checked out many holiday cottages before finally deciding on Cotterdale.  We were quite surprised how many required us to take our own bed linen and towels. This would have been fine if we hadn't of been taking our Land rover and Poppy the dog, which meant very limited space in the back with her, the children too. We loved the fact that there was an old butler's sink full of fresh herbs in the garden (which I certainly made use of), some little toiletries in the bathroom for emergencies, Whiffy (the kids were mega happy), a slow cooker (never used one so was thrilled to have to chance to) and the most comfortable beds and bedding we've ever come across.

Kamping family - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Town Head House is furnished and equipped with good quality fittings. no grubby, sagging sofas here! Much above the usual cottage holiday let standard. Gaynor very welcoming and helpful. The beck was dog heaven and the wildlife was people heaven. Saw the red squirrel often, enchanting.

Richardson - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

A fantastic cottage in a beautiful location. It was very clean and well equipped for our family including our 1 year old boy. Watching the wildlife in the garden and having the beck was good. Would come again and highly recommend. Seeing red squirrels sitting on the garden wall is just an added bonus and an amazing sight.

Mr & Mrs Raven - Eller haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

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An excellent cottage for walking most of the Dales way.

J Taylor - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

I came to Cotterdale as a child and thought it's about time I brought my own family to create some new memories and they have loved it here as much as, I have. Town Head House is a great place to stay with everything you need to enjoy your visit. We've had several visits from the red squirrels, seen deer in the woodland and a wide variety of bird life in the garden and surrounding area, I've even has a baby woodpecker sat on my hand!. Cotterdale is as beautiful and peaceful as I remember and we all can't wait to come back.

Jackson Family - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Best holiday for years. Idyllic and peaceful. A real get away from everything vacation.

Allen Family - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

For a beautiful cottage in s wonderful location look no further. We have stayed in cottages throughout the UK and the accommodation and service is the best value we have experienced.

Graeme & Mandy Baker - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

Fantastic spot to see wildlife from the kitchen window. Red squirrels were frequent visitors to the garden, a delight to watch.

Adamson - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Excellent cottage and a lovely setting

Rob & Jaci Bisset - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Thank you Gaynor for another lovely visit to Cotterdale. You are doing a great job.

Ed & Elaine Walker - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

Superb location, although further from the main road than anticipated. Brilliant for wildlife spotters.

Mr B Meredoth - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

We had a lovely relaxing holiday at Town Head House the cottage had everything you could ask for, the area surrounding the cottage was beautiful and it has lots of exciting walks and wildlife to see.

P Rodgers - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Our week at Town Head House was fabulous. I have been coming to Cotterdale all my life and now my two teenagers have caught the bug!! Not a word of missing mod cons and tv games at home, that has to be a bonus. Nearly as good as our visiting red squirrels. Loved it all Thank you Gaynor.

M Bennett - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

We loved the location the stream and wildlife around the cottage. A very unique place we would love to come back again to this very warm and cosy cottage.

Mr Atkins - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Thank you for a lovely weekend in the most idyllic spot we have found for a long time loved every minute and will be back as we'd love to sit by the beck in the warmth of summer.

Lynne Hague - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

An absolutely beautiful location and beautiful holiday cottage. We'll definitely return in the summer with the children.

Mr C Bloxham - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Comfortable cottage. Ideal for walkers it's a hidden treasure and red squirrels in the garden.

Massey - Eller Haw Cottage, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

We had a fantastic few days in Cotterdale during March. The weather was perfect and our two dogs had the time of their lives. The peace and tranquillity was just what we needed.

Vanessa Butler - Town Head House, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

Fantastic secluded location, super well equipped and comfortable cottage can't wait to visit again. PS Bob our dog had a great time also. Thanks

Mr T Whittaker - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

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Wonderful, scenic and beautiful location. We would definitely recommend the holiday cottage. Hope you win the award for 'Best Rural cottage'

Mr Moynes - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

We had a very enjoyable holiday, the cottage was very clean and comfortable and we will certainly return hopefully when the sun shines, however we enjoyed playing some of the games supplied for those rainy days. The weather was too bad to go walking far, we enjoyed a short walk and cooked some lovely meals with everything on hand in the cottage.

Mr & Mrs Shaw - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

Dear Gaynor,
We hired the two cottages for my sister in laws 60th birthday. What a lovely location.
The cottages are lovely and warm everything you could need for self catering was in the cottages.
Very pleasant and cosy the dogs were very comfy.
Had a lovely stay in Town Head Cottage, The weather was wet to say the least.
We did manage to gat a walk in and went into Hawes on the Sunday. We have been to Hawes and surrounding area many times (love it).
My husband left his waterproof trousers behind and you kindly posted them to us without delay, most grateful.
Best wishes with your venture to win Best Rural Property in 2011 can't see how they could possible fail they are lovely.

Elaine, Kevin, Kath & Phil. - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

Beautiful, idyllic location. It's the most peaceful and quiet New Year we have had for a long time, which is the main reason for coming at this time of year. Our Greyhound enjoyed herself too.

Mr & Mrs Johnson - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

Lovely cottage in a beautiful, remote location.

Mr Massey - Town Head house, Yorkshire Dales

The location and setting of the cottage is very beautiful - the beck running alongside we loved, plus the varied wildlife and the scenery of the whole dale.
The cottage itself is superb - cosy, well-equipped and spotlessly clean. The beds were the most comfortably we've ever slept in while away on holiday. I really appreciated you phoning to check everything was okay..
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your cottages to friends and family, and will hopefully be back ourselves in the future.

Mr Beaumont - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

Thank you for letting us stay at your cottage the amount of wildlife was a surprise and it is very peaceful. Eller Haw cottage was very clean and every need catered for. I hope to rent both cottages next year and bring my family.

Mr & Mrs C Myles - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

 

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Second visit this year and we loved it as much as last time. We were really lucky with the weather, going home with a sun tan in October. Can't wait to come again!

Mr & Mrs Burford - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

The cottage was spotless as always. All the little extra touches are so thoughtful. Thank you again Gaynor for another wonderful holiday.

Kath & David - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

We have had a peaceful and quite holiday with all the home comforts. We have now seen the red squirrel thank you Cotterdale Cottage Holidays for a very pleasant holiday.

Trevor & Janet Coldwell - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

Lovely holiday cottage in a really nice location. We explored the countryside straight from the door, with nice walks to Hardraw force and Hawes via Pennine Way and of course Great Shunner Fell. The weather has been very kind to us so exploring different parts of this lovely side of Yorkshire has been a pleasant one.

Mr & Mrs Gedin - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

Excellent all-round cottage, very cosy lounge and the double bed is very comfortable. looking forward to returning soon.

Mr & Mrs Adland - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

A wonderful place to stay we really enjoyed our holiday thank you.

Mr & Mrs Barrier - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

A holiday we always really look forward to. It gets better all the time. We even managed a walk up to Shunner Fell.

Mr & Mrs Beal - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

Your holiday cottage is one of the best we have stayed in very well equipped and comfy. Good value for money and a lovely area.

Mr Alderton - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

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We have had a lovely time in your holiday cottage - very comfortable and welcoming and we would certainly recommend it. We did the walk you recommended from your cottage to the Green Dragon inn at Hardraw and then on to Hawes it was a great walk. Best Regards

Gribble family - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

We have had a fantastic holiday in an idyllic setting in the Yorkshire Dales. It has been peaceful sitting by the beck and watching all the wildlife. The cottage is a real home from home and we loved every minute of our 2 week stay. We shall certainly be returning.

Mr & Mrs D Clowe - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

The setting is beautiful and so relaxing. We loved the holiday cottage. The beds are so comfy and I wanted to take them home.

Mr C Shawcroft - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

The holiday cottage was lovely - Superb location. Even saw a red squirrel. Like to thank Gaynor and Nick for making Eller Haw Cottage such a homely holiday cottage. It was spotless and you couldn't hope for anything better.

Mr P Haslam - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

Cotterdale is a very special place beautiful and quiet, a real escape. We didn't want to leave.

M Devonshire - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

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We enjoyed our break at Eller Haw Cottage; the holiday cottage was a perfect setting for our silver wedding anniversary. The gift that was there to greet us was a truly lovely touch. Milo our 2 year old Labrador enjoyed himself too.

Mr & Mrs Wood - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

Wonderful holiday cottages in an amazing setting, so much wildlife including red squirrels and a woodpecker. We never go back to the same place but it is so special here we have booked Town Head House for next year. Gaynor is so helpful even rang us on day of departure. Thank you so much for a perfect holiday looking forward to next year.

G McLeod - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

We have all enjoyed the haven of peace and tranquillity. A great place to explore. Well done Gaynor. The boys were devastated to leave but I'm sure we will be back.

Lorraine, Brian & Boys - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

We love the isolated location in Cotterdale even the drive from the main road. Hawes is easy to get to and supplied all our needs. Lots of great walks locally and even more if you venture a little further a field, get a copy of The Inn Way & To Black Sheep Pubs for inspiration. A Fantastic getaway, would love to return in the winter too.

K Holt - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

An absolutely wonderful, peaceful and beautiful location with superb self catering accommodation. Great walks and places to visit. We'll definitely come back and also recommend to friends and family.

Jan, Kelv Burdett & Boxer babes Bello, Keo - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

We have been visiting the holiday cottages for many years and we're pleased with all the improvements. For us the delight is the location and abundant wildlife, particularly the visiting Red Squirrels are the best attractions. The peace and quiet is second to none making relaxation instant. Many Thanks.

Bob and Jean Davies - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

Perfect for a couple or small family - very cosy. An ideal location for a quiet and relaxing cottage holiday, but central for the Yorkshire Dales. We cannot see any room for improvement, its ideal.

Mr Grimmett - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

Very comfortable and well equipped self catering holiday cottage. We have never seen so much wild life and different types of birds in one garden. Had a lovely relaxing time. Thank you.

E Lowe - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

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We have stayed at Town Head House and Eller Haw, holiday Cottages many times over the years, sometimes we've visited twice a year; We have always loved both cottages with a passion and the beautiful area. But Gaynor has made them both even better. As well as all the improvements she has added some delightful little touches here and there.

Mr & Mrs Beal - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

This was our first time to the Yorkshire Dales and we loved it. Sure to be back soon. The holiday cottage was great and we were more than content sitting in the garden watching the wildlife. The weather was kind to us and we had some wonderful walks from the cottage including up the Pennine Way to Great Shunner Fell.

Mr & Mrs Burford - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

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We had a lovely 2 weeks stay in the self catering holiday cottage Town Head House. The cottage has been beautifully looked after and is very well equipped for a self catering cottage. We loved the garden it was so peaceful.

Mr & Mrs Hill and family - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks in Eller Haw Cottage, we will be back. Our favourite place the garden.

John and Patricia - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cosy holiday cottage set in a wonderful position with wildlife to watch each day. A good location for touring this beautiful area of the Yorkshire Dales and we had some lovely walks.

P Butterfield - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

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Dear Gaynor, I just wanted to say thank you for allowing us to stay at Town Head House self catering holiday cottage. It was quite possibly the most peaceful and beautiful location we have ever stayed in. The weather was superb which always helps. We managed to find the right balance between a bit of walking and sightseeing whilst keeping the children amused. They enjoyed trying to alter the course of the Cotter beck having succeeded in building a dam as a very keen shooting person I enjoyed talking with the Estate Gamekeepers and seeing all the wildlife. Although I shoot pheasants and partridges during the winter months I hadn't until our stay seen grouse and we were particularly fortunate that the ones we saw had chicks, as did the oyster catchers and the curlews. The 2 red squirrels which came for a feed made a pleasant change from the Greys which frequent our own garden. I will certainly mention to friends what a great place it is, who knows they may even book a holiday. Anyway Thanks again and good luck with your venture.

Jeremy and Frances - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

Hi Gaynor, What a beautiful holiday cottages, Town Head House, spotlessly clean, comfortable and very welcoming. It was a real treat to sit having breakfast and watching the birds eat theirs! Also to sit out in the garden, beck running by and the red squirrel sat in the tree watching us. The weather was lovely. We shall definitely return, as we have done for several years. Thank you Gaynor.

Kath & David - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

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Absolutely loved it. Eller Haw Cottage so cosy with everything you could possibly want. The setting was beautiful. Our first visit to the Yorkshire dales - hopefully not our last. Thank you Gaynor

S Featherstone - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

Our visit has been great the weather although chilly was bright and sunny. The surroundings are so picturesque. Just sitting having breakfast with the door open watching the birds is a treat in itself. Town Head House holiday cottage Yorkshire is a pleasure to come into and the kitchen has every gadget you need for your stay. Suggestions for improvements, I don't think you can improve perfection.

Mr and Mrs Wilkinson - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

Hi Gaynor, Just a quick email to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Eller Haw Cottage. The holiday cottage was lovely and so clean, smart and well-equipped (unlike a few places we've stayed over the years!!) and the setting is fantastic. I managed to spot a red squirrel but poor Julie didn't (I was taking out the rubbish and it ran across the road). We got to know one of the sheep quite well as she and her two lambs seem to have worked out how to get out of the field and onto the grass by the cottage! We are already thinking about booking again later in the year.

Colin and Julie - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

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If you want peace and quiet, this is the place for you. Eller Haw Cottage is a lovely cosy holiday cottage and your service was first class.

K Gilbert - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

Town Head House is a fantastic self catering holiday cottage it was absolutely immaculate with the best equipped kitchen we have ever had. The location is fabulous it is a warm and welcoming place to stay, really lovely. Cotterdale North Yorkshire is tranquil and full of wildlife.

A Whitmore - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

Dear Gaynor We just wanted to say thank you for a brilliant stay in Town Head House Yorkshire. A simply amazing cottage in a tranquil, relaxing, extremely beautiful location - a real gem, so pleased we stayed here and would highly recommend. All ages catered for. Amazing wildlife, thank you for providing squirrel and bird food also the inclusion of all the baby equipment was very surprising as was the provision of the fishing nets, games, books and toys for all ages, you have forgotten nothing to make your stay a memorable one. Town Head House exceeded all expectations. We have already told all our friends about your cottages and plan to return next summer it's a shame we can't return this year but not enough time in the year.

Sheryl, Richard and Connor - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

Dear Gaynor,
Just a line to say we had a wonderful time at your self catering holiday cottage Town Head House, even though the weather was freezing cold, then it snowed quite heavily. We did two good walks but it was hard going. We will be returning, even if it's to get my book back, which I left under the bed. It is so magical.

A Barron - Town Head House, Yorkshire Dales

We had SUCH a gorgeous break in Eller Haw Cottage. Despite not fabulous weather for most of the time (no clear sky for stars, alas) it was the perfect break. And the surprise went down very well indeed! Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful time, it was bliss.

J Masson - Eller Haw Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

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We would like to thank our guests that have emailed or sent a thank you card letting us know what a wonderful holiday you have had. It's been hard work since taking over the management of the holiday cottages in November 2009 but hearing all your comments really makes it worth while.

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  • The wooden shepherd in Hawes

The wooden shepherd in Hawes

Taken By Claire Earnshaw

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Cotter Force

Taken By Gill Catherall

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Cotterdale Sheep

Taken By Gill Catherall

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Daisy

Taken By Raine and Stephen

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Red Squirrel on the wall in our holiday cottage garden.

Taken By Mr & Mrs Raven

  • Green Veined White Pieris napi having a rest. Cotterdale, Hawes

Green Veined White Pieris napi having a rest.

Taken By Mr & Mrs Burford

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Baby woodpecker

Taken By Jackson Family

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Town Head House & Cotter Beck.

Taken By Mrs E Camping

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Having fun in the Cotter Beck bottom of the garden.

Taken By Mr Atkins

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Loving our holiday in Cotterdale.

Taken By Mr Atkins

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Town Head House garden.

Taken By Mr Atkins

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Hardraw Force.

Taken By Mr Moynes

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Daisy having fun in the Dales.

Taken By Mr Spinlove

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Having fun on the swing Cotter Beck.

Taken By Howard

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So relaxing and peaceful.

Taken By Jo

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One of Cotterdale's Red Squirrels having lunch in Town Head House garden.

Taken By Bob & Jean Davies

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Cotterdale Woods Cotterdale, Hawes, North Yorkshire.

Taken By Jan & Kelv Burdett

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View from our Yorkshire Dales cottage's garden.

Taken By S Burford

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What a beautiful life I have living in Cotterdale.

Taken By S Burford

  • Cotter Beck Cotterdale Hawes

Cotterdale Beck at the bottom of our Yorkshire Dales cottage's gardens.

Taken By S Burford

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A view of Cotterdale, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Taken By S Burford

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A view of the old hut from Town Head House cottage garden in winter.

Taken By A Barron

  • Old hut, Cotter Beck Cotterdale Hawes

Cotterdale Beck runs along the garden of our Yorkshire Dales cottages.

Taken By J Masson

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Dale road to Cotterdale Yorkshire Dales Cottages.

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Cotterdale, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales where our holiday cottages are located.

Taken By J Masson

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