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Idyllically located Yorkshire Dales Cottage in Hebden near Grassington

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed cottage sleeping 4/5

**Pet friendly property **

Approached via an original Pack Horse Bridge and beautifully situated by a babbling brook, this charming 16th Century stone cottage offers a truly delightful retreat to return to after exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Tastefully decorated and furnished , Little Brook Cottage has a wealth of charm and character. Dine alfresco, on the east facing rear terraced patio, or relax in the spacious lounge with its cosy multifuel stove. Lying midway between Skipton and Pateley Bridge the village of Hebden which has a pub serving meals and village shop/PO, is only 1.5 miles from Grassington with it's lovely selection of quality shops, restaurants & pubs and is host to Dickensian Weekends in December and various cultural events during the year. Please check the availability calandar for the dates you're interested in as I always keep it upto date.

Mike Gatward
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Mike Gatward

I live in Wakefield, West Yorkshire with my wife Carol.

We both work full time, but get up to the cottage when we can to spend some chill time and keep on top of the little jobs. We have made many friends in and around the village and may well live there some time in the future.

Mike Gatward purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Mike Gatward chose Craven District

We bought the cottage in July 2004 having had a great holiday in the area earlier in the year. As soon as I walked in the front door, I knew it was the right property, it just had that warm feeling about it. For me, it perfectly encapulates village life without being too remote from the conveniences us 'townies' are accustomed to !.

What makes this cottage unique

There is just something about the cottage that lets you leave all your troubles and anxieties outside the front door. People just seem to relax as soon as they get there ! Every season has it's own attractions. I think our favourite is probably winter (probably because that's when we can get there most). A cosy night in front of the open fire - can't be beaten. I also like the fact that we can walk to the local pub, tearoom and Post Office. It's important to support local businesses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Lovely cottage, a real home from home. Very well furnished and equipped.'

'Thanks so much. Of course the cottage and it's position are fantastic but it was all the thoughtful extra touches that made our stay extra special.'

'We had a lovely stay and expect to come again. The cottage has not only character but thanks to it's owners loving attention to detail, also a strong sense of homeliness.'

'We have stayed in many cottages around here but this is by far the best. The sun room is beyond fab. It is so peaceful.'

'Brilliant cottage - relaxed from the first minute. A real home from home and very well appointed. Thanks for the extra little touches that made for a very welcome feeling.'
Feb 2011
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Craven District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Power shower with proper enclosure at end of bath. Handrail
  • Newly fitted bathroom with shower bath and screen. Basin, WC and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Plus additional pullout 3rd single bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Bedroom with super king bed (6ft). 1 Bedroom with twin beds (3ft) and an extra pullout bed (3ft). Cot also available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
Notes on accommodation: The property is heated by modern electric panel heaters (not night storage heaters). Outside: The property has a small terraced rear garden with a patio table and chairs. There is also a walled, paved garden at the front of the property. Utility Room: Rear conservatory with sofa, armchair, TV and dining table. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and towels supplied.


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Idyllically located Yorkshire Dales Cottage in Hebden near Grassington
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful cottage and great location

  • 5 of 5

We came for a painting weekend at Burnsall and booked the cottage for our base, however it just felt like home from home it has a really lovely feel to it. It's very well equipped, very clean and the bed is huge. Best tip is to bring some bird food (we will next time) lot of lovely birds and a heron on the brook. Would have loved to stay longer, lots to see and do.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5-8th May 2017

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! Very homely, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a beautiful little village. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again! Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Pleasant comfortable place to chill out and escape!

  • 3 of 5

Comfortable.. Smaller bedroom needs some alteration with side table lamp accessibility...

Otherwise a nice place to stay...loved the large glass windows at rear for viewing wild life and bird feeders to encourage this.

The owner Mike is friendly and helpful.

The reference to a welcome pack needs looking at. Whilst we welcome the jug of milk and teabags.

The area is great for walking with good restaurant and tea room.

There is some building work to two properties verynear the cottage. Although this was not a problem for us..I suspect it could get noisy later this month..

We would definitely wish to return. But the cottage appears to be booked solid.

Hope this helps.

Marie Glover

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A gem of a cottage

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped, very clean, excellent location. Arrival arrangements good. All that we'd hoped it would be and will look forward to another visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Great location, cottage and owners

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for accessing the surrounding delights, plus Hebden, with its great pub and fantastic Old School Tearooms is spot on too!

Cosy living space with open fire, spacious kitchen and extension, huge main bedroom and modern bathroom.

Owners are brilliant, will definitely stay here again availability permitting.


  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful pre-Christmas Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of appending a few days at this very tastefully decorated cottage. It was a pre-Christmas get together for three of us with our 2 dogs. (dogs were pre-arranged with the owner)

It was perfect in every way. The porch into the cottage was ideal for drying off the dogs before we let them into the house. We had taken plenty of doggy towels and the porch was the perfect place to store them.

The kitchen was immaculate and so well equipped. Everything you could possibly want, although we didn’t do any cooking during our stay! It was our intention to spend time in the local public house, but the Tea Rooms did scrummy food and we ate most of our meals there, even breakfast! it was only a short walk away.

We visited a few places of interest during the day and spent the evenings in the conservatory enjoying fine wines, port, and cheeses, before climbing the stairs to the very comfortable beds.

I cannot fault this cottage in any way. The owners are very easy to communicate with and that helped to make our stay very relaxed and refreshing. It certainly eased us into the Christmas celebrations with a tranquil attitude. I do hope we will be allowed to stay again, when the weather is warmer and we can enjoy the patio outside.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Clarendon Hotel


Grassington is the nearest town about 1 mile away. Skipton and Harrogate are both within 20 minutes by car.

Further Details:

Hebden is a small village with a pub/restaurant, a tea room and a post office.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
3 night weekend breaks (Fri, Sat, Sun) or 4 night night midweek breaks (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur) may be available outside peak periods. These are charged at 60% of the weekly price.

Changeover day for this property is Friday.If you want a Saturday to Friday holiday, I'll reduce the weekly rate by 1/7th

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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