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Owl House

Cowling, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful farmhouse set in the rolling hills of the North Yorkshire countryside
  • Perfect for family celebrations and get-togethers, with stunning views and a hot tub to enjoy
  • Scenic walks straight from the doorstep in an idyllic location close to the Yorkshire Dales
Property code: 84040

Boasting a pretty garden and hot tub, this wonderful property provides the ideal base for family and friends to come together and explore the surrounding countryside.

Indulge, unwind and reflect from the vantage point of this superb farmhouse that’s nestled amongst the spectacular Yorkshire countryside, a location famed for its literacy connections to the legendary Bronte sisters. Brimming with lavish home comforts and special touches including a bubbling hot tub, a roaring wood burner and lots of outdoor dining options, your accommodation is perfectly suited to families and large groups of up to eight guests. Rediscover your love of the great outdoors by day, and by night you can unwind in style.

Beneath the stone exterior is a marvellous kitchen decked out with everything you need to relax over mouthwatering meals. Finished with heaps of personality and an edge of contemporary style, this room is the heart of the home with its large farmhouse-style table, feature beams and thoughtful accessories. There is an electric range-style oven and hob, a microwave, a fridge/freezer and a dishwasher offering plenty of space for cooking and an easy clean-up afterwards. All your laundry needs are also considered with the addition of a washing machine and a tumble dryer. For the ultimate caffeine treat, the Dolce Gusto coffee machine is a must for coffee enthusiasts.

Move through to the lounge and flop down onto the sofas for a well-earned snooze. The wood burner glows in the feature fireplace, casting a soothing ambience across the room as you watch the TV/DVD, read a book or crack open some board games. Your waggy-tailed family member hasn’t been forgotten either, there is a throne bed provided just for your pampered pooch. Once the little ones have retired for the night, uncork a bottle of wine and search for an exciting film on the SkyTV to entertain the grown-ups, or simply sit back and chat long into the evening. Completing the social areas of the property is an elegant sunroom for afternoon tea with a view.

Your sleeping arrangements are as flexible as you require to suit your party size and make-up, starting with a pretty twin room downstairs on the ground floor. The super-king-size bedroom boasts a wonderful en-suite shower room, and the two remaining bedrooms can access the marvellous family bathroom. This is the epitome of indulgence with its free-standing bath and separate shower. Completing the property is a ground-floor shower room.

The craggy tors and vast expanse of green fields in the distance provide a spellbinding backdrop for soaking in the hot tub, and when the stars come out to play you’ll adore slipping your shoulders under the bubbles as you lean back to count the constellations. Lured by your appetite, the BBQ is a tempting alternative to home cooking and you’ll be able to sizzle up a storm after raiding the nearby market towns and villages for delicious local produce. There’s also a fire pit for snuggling under blankets whilst you toast marshmallows, and lots of space to play and explore. The youngest guests will adore playing in the private field with your accompanying canine, but be sure to take care as there are steps throughout the garden as well as an unfenced pond. In terms of practicality, there is ample off-road parking and secure storage for bikes.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size, 1 double and 2 twins
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 ground floor shower room and 1 separate WC
  • Electric Range style oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, and Dolce Gusto coffee machine
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included, thereafter available at £8 per basket)
  • TV/DVD with Sky TV in lounge and TV in kitchen, super-king-size and double bedrooms
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio area and furniture, separate patio with gas fire pit and gas BBQ, large field for guests' use
  • Hot tub (only available until 10:30 pm please mindful of any noise generated, and the effect it may have on neighbours )
  • Stag & Hen Parties are not permitted at this property
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Secure bicycle rack
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • Please note there are steps throughout the property and garden and an unfenced pond in the garden, please take care with dogs and children
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Those with a love of the outdoors will quickly fall for the Craven District and all its brilliance thanks to the glorious scenery, charming market towns and sleepy villages scattered throughout this captivating blend of outcrops, green hills and rugged moorland. It's a true walker's paradise here but if you're more of a roamer than a rambler, try a stroll around the grounds of nearby Bolton Abbey (14.5 miles). These gorgeous ruins provide the backdrop to a particularly beautiful part of the Dales and are well worth a visit.

The historic town of Skipton (8 miles) is also close by and offers a host of other attractions including its very own castle. There are lots of options to eat here as well as independent shops making it a great option for a full day out. Other nearby attractions include the Kilnsey Trout Farm and horse riding at Coniston, Malham.

Settle 23 miles away is a well-loved and bustling market town home to lots of lovely cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops. There's also a thriving market held in the town every Tuesday - the perfect place to pick up everything from flowers to dinner that night. If real ale is your thing, there are three fantastic real ale pubs set around the marketplace, so you can choose which one to try each evening!

Just outside of town, you can hop on the Settle to Carlisle railway, one of the most scenic routes in the UK which will take you over the well-known Ribblehead Viaduct. Beyond Settle, you have the exquisite delights of the Yorkshire Dales. And, as you would expect, the surrounding countryside here is magnificent, perfect if you want to strike out from the cottage in your walking boots or on your bicycle.

Keighley is a must for any railway enthusiast too - located just 8 miles away, it is the terminus of the Keighley and Worth Valley heritage steam railway. Running between the village itself to Oxenhope across the beautiful Worth Valley, the line is most famous for its pivotal role in the beloved 1970s classic The Railway Children and, more recently, Sherlock. The Timothy Taylor Brewery is also located nearby in Knowle Spring, 8 miles.

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jo 29th March 2024

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A cosy and very well equipped cottage with plenty of space for 8 and our 2 dogs. All our needs were well catered for; Carol and Fraser were great hosts and the location was wonderful for dog walks directly from the house. It was particularly handy having access to a field for the dogs. The welcome hampers for guests including doggy guests were partRead moreicularly appreciated. The hot tub an added luxury. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 12th January 2024

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Beautifully presented when we arrived with everything we could possibly need. Welcome hamper was a super touch. We had the most amazing weekend.

Reviewed by Margo 2nd January 2024

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Reviewed by Clare 29th December 2023

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Owl House is a fantastic place to stay. The house is charming and has everything you would every need in terms of appliances and kitchen equipment. The house was lovely, warm and cosy. The beds were comfortable and extra blankets were provided if you needed them. The owners had thoughtfully left lots of towels, bowls and treats for the dogs. We lovRead moreed the log burner and the got tub! The owners were fantastic, very helpful and friendly. Lovely quiet location, amazing views and great local days out Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 22nd December 2023

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Absolutely amazing, big, comfortable cottage with extremely helpful hosts. We have stayed in many holiday cottages but never one with so much thought and detail in every aspect. Quality throughout.

Reviewed by Paulinus 1st November 2023

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We had a lovely holiday at Owl House and the owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful. It is a delightful house with everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed the access to the moors and the terrific views from the pinnacle.

Reviewed by Lynda 27th October 2023

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We had a lovely stay at Owl Cottage. Everything you could need for your stay had been thought about. Good location and lovely hosts.

Reviewed by Carol 15th September 2023

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The cottage was lovely, clean, comfy and extremely well equipped with everything you could need . First class

Reviewed by Lucy 18th August 2023

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Owl House is a spacious, clean and very comfortable home from home. The view from the garden is beautiful and it was very relaxing to sit out in there in the sun. The garden was safely enclosed, which was great for our dogs, and the option to walk them in the owners field was fantastic. We enjoyed the hot tub - very thoughtful to provide robes - anRead mored we were very grateful for all the welcome goodies (especially since our grocery delivery van broke down so was very late). Would stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Kenneth 4th August 2023

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Excellent location and well furnished accommodation. Good proximity to essential services and activities for all the family. A really relaxing and enjoyable holiday for all members of the family from great grand parents to great grand children ages ranging 80 to 4. Great dog friendly pub, Dog and Gun, 2 miles away for good meals reasonably priced aRead morend included in the menu doggy meals. Excellent hospitality from the hosts.Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 21st July 2023

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We really enjoyed our family holiday at Owl House. The cottage is fabulous, spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped, catering to all generations. We loved the garden which has beautiful open views and the hot tub was a big hit- particularly with our two teenagers. A lovely, peaceful stay!

Reviewed by Andrea 14th July 2023

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Very welcoming. Fantastic hosts.

Reviewed by Rebecca 10th July 2023

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Lovely place, lovely people and fantastic facilities with a lovely welcome. Couldnt ask for more

Reviewed by Toni 2nd June 2023

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Lovely cottage Nice hosts always helpfull

Reviewed by Ronald 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Alison 10th April 2023

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We had a lovely, relaxing holiday at Owl House. We are a family of 5 with three dogs so need a lot of space!! Owl House had everything we needed and lots more. There were so many little special touches - welcome basket for us and the dogs for example, and the hot tub was such a boost after long walks!! Would highly recommend :)

Reviewed by Nicola 6th April 2023

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We had a great time - Owl House is a super place to stay. Owners have thought of everything and there are lots of little touches that make it stand out as a place to stay. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Reviewed by Brian 31st March 2023

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This is a very spacious cottage which is very well equipped and well maintained. The log burner gives a cosy feel to the lounge and the hot tub is superb. The cottage is ideally situated walking and sightseeing visits in the Skipton area. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sheena 4th February 2023

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Just returned home after an absolutely wonderful week at Owl House. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left it was perfect . House so comfortable we felt immediately at home and relaxed into our holiday. Welcome hamper was a fabulous treat with lots of goodies, including two bottles of wine! Dogs enjoyed their treats too. Plenty of room foRead morer 8 adults and two dogs and everything had been thought of from coffee machine to dog towels. Hosts were incredibly helpful too. We will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Terry 30th December 2022

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What a lovely place to make some lasting memories with my family!! Highly recommended

Reviewed by Sarah 23rd October 2022

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Fantastic location and super for dogs - mine didn't want to go home! Dog & Gun defo worth a visit or two. Walk up to the Pinnacle is really worth doing but wear decent boots! Cottage is really well equipped with everything you could need - especially if you enjoy cooking as we do. Tesco delivered really easily which was a bonus. Fab stay overall.

Reviewed by Judith 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Helen 2nd September 2022

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Wonderful location with lovely views particularly from the excellent hot tub. A very well equipped and comfortable cottage in a beautiful part of the world. The owners next door were very helpful and not intrusive. We had a superb two weeks exploring the many walks and tourist attractions such as Bolton Abbey, Haworth, the Worth Valley steam railwaRead morey, Skipton Castle, Shibden Hall etc. Hide

Reviewed by Lyn 26th August 2022

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Had a great time at Owl House well equipped the welcome hamper was really appreciated a real thoughtful touch , house set in brilliant location for walks from the doorstep with our dog Riley and also close to other local attractions. Our grandchildren loved the hot tub thank you Carol and Fraser for being perfect hosts Will be back thank you

Reviewed by Hannah 12th August 2022

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Amazing owl house! We loved our week. Fantastic cottage, amazing hosts who have thought of everythingright down to treats for the dogs. Home from home. Plenty to do from your doorstep. Brilliant step up for all the family. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Joanne 29th July 2022

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Owl cottage is a lovely place to stay. Clean, well-equipped, very comfortable (and great mattresses in bedrooms which tend to be too firm in previous holiday rentals we have stayed in). Great location too - walks on the doorstep and plenty of places to visit a short drive away. Loved the log fire and hot tub! Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Rachel 22nd July 2022

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Lovely cottage, lovely location. If you like walking there are plenty of public footpaths nearby. Also upon arrival there is a lovely welcome pack which is a nice touch and by coincidence the loaf of bread in there was one of out favourites black sheep bakery tiger bloomer, had I known that was going to be there I wouldnt have taken my own. Thanks Read morefor a lovely week Carol & Fraser. Hide

Reviewed by Stewart 17th July 2022

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Amazing break. Perfect hosts with great accommodation we felt really at home. Also beautiful location. Many Thanks, The G-Hs

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