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CUBBLE HEAD, a beautiful 18th c. cottage with panoramic views

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We think the view from our picnic table is the best in Wensleydale!
The kitchen has lovely oak units and is fully equipped for creative cooks! Amazing views
The breakfast area is great for informal family meals and looks across to our old stone barn

Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum 
Farmhouse
Cubble Head is a lovely Grade 2 listed 18th century farmhouse with panoramic views in Burtersett, a traditional Dales village just 1.5 miles from the bustling market town of Hawes. It is peacefully situated on a back road high above the valley. The cottage has been sympathetically and fully restored with taste and passion and now blends traditional charm such as beamed ceilings, solid oak ledged and braced doors and a log fire, with all modern conveniences. There are 4 bedrooms, including a superking size bed, all with high quality bed linen from John Lewis and 2 separate bath / shower rooms. Downstairs, there is a lovely oak breakfast kitchen, a living room and separate dining room so the cottage is spacious for a family. Cubble Head has a garden and paddock of 0.75 acres with 3 sep...Cubble Head is a lovely Grade 2 listed 18th century farmhouse with panoramic views in Burtersett, a traditional Dales village just 1.5 miles from the bustling market town of Hawes. It is peacefully situated on a back road high above the valley. The cottage has been sympathetically and fully restored with taste and passion and now blends traditional charm such as beamed ceilings, solid oak ledged and braced doors and a log fire, with all modern conveniences. There are 4 bedrooms, including a superking size bed, all with high quality bed linen from John Lewis and 2 separate bath / shower rooms. Downstairs, there is a lovely oak breakfast kitchen, a living room and separate dining room so the cottage is spacious for a family. Cubble Head has a garden and paddock of 0.75 acres with 3 separate outdoor areas to sit and enjoy the sun and a glass of wine and, of course, the amazing views – you can see for miles. There is plenty of parking in our yard. All our holiday weeks start on a Saturday. During low season - November to March, excluding Christmas and New Year, we can offer short breaks of 3 days. In the rest of the year, for some weeks, we may be able to offer 5 or 6 day bookings, Saturday/Sunday/Monday (3pm) to Thursday/Friday (10am). These breaks are priced at 80% of the weekly cost for 5 days, and 90% for 6 days. If you would like a 5 or 6 day holiday rather than a full week, please email or phone us to check if this is possible. Please note this does not apply to Christmas or New Year. To book Cubble Head please phone us direct or use the contact form in TripAdvisor or our own website which is easy to find.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
We welcome one well behaved family pet - however please note that pets are not allowed upstairs, nor on the furniture. Please ensure that all traces of pet mess and hair are cleaned from both the house and grounds before you leave. If you wish to bring more than one pet, please phone or email us first to discuss before making a booking. Thank you.
Bedrooms
1 King1 Full2 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Elizabeth M
Hosting since February 2012
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWherever possible, we meet our guests on arrival at the cottage, to show you around, give you the keys and answer any questions you may have. We are very happy to respond to phone calls or emails at any time before or during your stay. We know the local area really well and are always pleased to make suggestions of where to go, what to do, good walks and good pubs!

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Reviews (55)
Go802702
Go802702
Haslemere, United Kingdom3 contributions
Beautiful house in a stunning location
What a relaxing week we've just had. Our first holiday in the Yorkshire Dales and we loved it. We went walking every day and really enjoyed exploring the local area. Cubble Head is full of character. The owners were kind and helpful when we arrived and provided a small hamper, and fresh flowers in the house. Facilities were good, and the location is awesome.
Visited August 2022
Written August 28, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bbs
Bbs
Blackburn, United Kingdom28 contributions
Hot weather first week and Winter wonderland second week
Wonderful time back at Cubble Head but first time when it has really snowed. The photos are amazing. The weather was like several seasons all in one day - snow blizzard and then beautiful sunshine. The dogs loved playing in the garden with all the snow. Despite the snow I was still able to get about as the farmers do a great job gritting the local roads. I wish that our council at home did the same. First week was like summer with people with shorts on round Aysgarth. As always the house was brilliant and welcome reception from Liz and Richard along with welcome hamper.
Visited March 2022
Written April 2, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Menumore
Menumore
Blackburn, United Kingdom270 contributions
Fortnight in the Dales
Wonderful welcome by Liz and Richard as always with the wonderful scones. The Dales was its usual heavenly place with picturesque views in all directions from the farmhouse. Cannot wait to return next year. Three Horseshoes at Wensley provided excellent food and dog friendly.
Visited September 2021
Written October 25, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Menumore
Menumore
Blackburn, United Kingdom270 contributions
Perfect holiday
Wonderful holiday and what panoramic scenery. The garden was perfect with 2 resident rabbits. Newborn lambs in surrounding fields. The welcome pack was so welcome. Everything in the house was ideal for a self catering holiday as it was definitely like being at home. Thanks to the owners for the use of their beautiful home. Ideal location to get about the area brilliant base. Wish I was still there
Visited April 2021
Written May 1, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Hilary F
Hilary F
1 contribution
Great place
A fantastic house in a great location for exploring the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. Fabulous views all around, really comfortable beds, a cosy fire, generous welcome pack and fully equipped with everything you could need. Liz and Richard couldn’t have been more helpful. We will be back!
Visited September 2020
Written September 7, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LoungerLizard
LoungerLizard
Thank you very much for this wonderful review. It was a great pleasure to meet you and your family and we are delighted that you had a lovely holiday. The Yorkshire Dales are, indeed, stunning and Cubble Head looks out over some of the finest views. So pleased that you found the beds really comfortable and that you were able to have cosy evenings by the fire. We do hope that you will return soon and look forward to meeting you again. Kind regards Liz and Richard
Written September 18, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sheila C
Sheila C
1 contribution
Absolutely perfect.
We have stayed in a lot of cottages over the years. Cubble Head has everything you need for enjoyable stay, warm cosy, comfy beds, beautiful views. Only wish we could of stayed longer 4 nights were too short, hope to revisit for longer. Thank you for the welcome basket, fresh flowers and chocolates attention to detail appreciated. Lovely to meet the owners.
Visited November 2019
Written November 18, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LoungerLizard
LoungerLizard
Thank you very much for this lovely review! We are delighted that you enjoyed Cubble Head so much and thank you for mentioning the beautiful views and the cosy, comfy beds. We enjoy presenting our cottage as well as we possibly can and aways provide fresh flowers and a welcome basket of local goodies. We hope very much that you will return for a longer stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Liz and Richard
Written February 2, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bob
Bob
2 contributions
Beautiful cottage, amazing location
Couldn't be happier with our stay, even the weather was pleasant. Very well equipped cottage, well presented with a delightful welcome pack. Plenty of room for a family of 4 with well appointed bedrooms. Close to Hawes and spoiled for choice for beautiful walks in the area. Would definitely recommend.
Visited August 2019
Written August 31, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LoungerLizard
LoungerLizard
Many thanks for this lovely review! We are delighted that you all enjoyed Cubble Head and found it well equipped and with plenty of room for you all. Glad you enjoyed the welcome pack too. You are absolutely right about the walks in the area - there are so many to choose from and many are straight from the door. We do hope you will return to Cubble Head and look forward to seeing you in the future. Liz and Richard
Written September 9, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Companion61531321589
Companion61531321589
1 contribution
Well located , full of character with lots of comfort inside
Lovely cottage with especially beautiful view at the rear end at the valley, fields and sheep. Old and charasteric on the outside and more modern and comfort on the inside. Well equipped with eg. kitchenutensils and lots of information about what to do in the environment. Liz and Richard take the trouble to welcome every new visitor on arrival ( though not living nearby) and tell about the house and give some recommendations what to do. A very well filled hamper was waiting for us together with selfbaked scones, fresh flowers in every room and chocolates near the beds. Lot to do in the environment. If you like to do some walking, like us: we drove along the Buttertubspass for a walk from Keld to Muker, to Hardraw, to the Aysgarth falls ( along the St Andrews church with the beautiful wooden screen saved from the Yervaulx Abbey, around Hubberholme ( and searched for the mousecarvings in the church),visited the Burtersett annual show, the Wensleydale cheesefactory and the ruins and teagarden at the Yervaul Abbey. We would especially recommend the walk near Malhalmcove ( taking the longer version which begins at Sinkpot carpark, near Malham tarn).
Visited July 2019
Written August 18, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LoungerLizard
LoungerLizard
Very many thanks for this lovely review! Wherever possible, we do try to meet our guests on arrival and it was really good to meet you and your family to show you round the cottage and talk through some possibilities for walks and sightseeing. We are delighted that you were able to use Cubble Head as a base to explore so much of beautiful Wensleydale and upper Wharfedale. We completely agree with your recommendations - these are all terrific places to visit and within very easy travelling distance from the cottage. The walk from Muker to Keld is a favourite of ours, as is the circuit of Malham that includes Janet's Foss and a scramble up Goredale Scar. Many of our guests find that, with so much to do, a week is not nearly enough and we do hope that you, like others, will return to Cubble Head in the future for further exploring! Liz and Richard
Written August 21, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BRYAN H
BRYAN H
83 contributions
What Can I Say?
Quite simply superb! As I stood in the middle of the paddock I listened to the gentle bleating of the sheep - that was all I could hear! And when they stopped....nothing..absolutely nothing! This is heaven. Liz and Richard were so accommodating, too, and a basket of goodies and wine awaited our arrival. If it's peace and quiet and the heart of the Yorkshire Dales you want, this place cannot be beaten!
Visited August 2019
Written August 11, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LoungerLizard
LoungerLizard
Many thanks for this lovely review! We are so pleased that you and your family had a peaceful and relaxing break at Cubble Head and that you enjoyed the basket of goodies and wine. Something we love is that there is complete peace and quiet at Cubble Head and yet you are only 5 minutes by car from Hawes with shops, cafes, pubs and everything else you could hope for. We look forward to welcoming you back! Liz and Richard
Written August 21, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John M
John M
Chester, United Kingdom37 contributions
'If paradise is half as nice' (Amen Corner)
As this was our 5th visit to Cubblehead you can imagine how much we love the place. Having stayed in many very good holiday cottages i can honestly say that none of them are of the same standard as Cubblehead. The cottage is spacious,warm and welcoming and is very well equipped but that is only part of the story. The location of the cottage and the views surrounding it are truly magnificent and i can think of no better place to be
Visited June 2019
Written June 16, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LoungerLizard
LoungerLizard
Very many thanks for this lovely review. We are delighted that you returned for your 5th visit and are so pleased that you love Cubble Head, as we do too! With such a fantastic setting and our panoramic views of Wensleydale, we have always tried to make the cottage a special place to be, inside and out. "Who needs paradise, I'd rather have <Cubble Head>" With apologies to Amen Corner!! Liz and Richard
Written June 18, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD player
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain views
  • Parking available
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Stereo system
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Wi-fi
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighborhood
Burtersett is a peaceful, timeless village, set on a slight hillside above the Wensleydale valley road. The name 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.
Getting around
We recommend a car if you want to visit the many attractions in Wensleydale and Swaledale but it is perfectly possible to leave the car at the cottage and explore on foot. Hawes is close enough (1.5 miles on good paths) to walk for shopping and eating out.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Cubble Head is easily accessible from the A1 and the M1. 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&#39;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 &#39;The George&#39; at Hubberhulme, a pub which dates from 1600. Hubberhulme Church has pews made by mousyThompson - 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&#39;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 nearby
Fishing spots available

Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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