Whaw is the northernmost hamlet in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Prettily set, by a river and SSI (Special Scientific Interest) meadows, below moor, pasture and woods. It is a haven from the hurley-burley of urban life. Guests love its peace and tranquility, away from noise and crowds. You can walk or bike from the door, leaving your cars secure in a gated yard. Or just sit in the garden and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of nature - and, perhaps visits from a hedgehog or, occasionally, a red squirrel or roe deer. Walkers, birdwatchers, botanists and photographers love it here and with no light pollution, the night sky can be stunning. When is best to come? Winter is magical, walking through fresh snow on a clear, full moon-lit night. Spring echoes to the haunting call of curlew, lapwing and black grouse, heralding the lambing season. In May and June meadows are a blaze of golden yellow and buzzing bees. Summer brings the country fairs of old England. Experience autumnal light and colour and appreciate JMW Turner's artistic inspiration. Come - rest, recharge, recover.
We very much regret that we don't accept dogs - our own is perfectly friendly with people but he's not sociable with other dogs. Sorry.
Those wanting to bring young children - we suggest neither house nor furnishings are suited to very young children; please contact us for further detail.
Finally, we are comparatively remote. Your mobile 'phone may not work and, although complementary Wi-Fi is provided, internet connection its speed and bandwidth isn't suitable for gaming or streaming movies.