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The Lodge At Intake Farm

Cowling, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful stone-built cottage with an abundance of walks from the doorstep
  • Sit outside at this romantic retreat and take in uninterrupted views across the Pennine Hills
  • Explore the Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Brontë Country
Property code: 82590

This bright and spacious cottage sits within the grounds of the owner’s 18th-century farmhouse, offering an ideal base for walkers and cyclists with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Make your romantic retreat to this gorgeous, stone holiday home in the village of Cowling, in North Yorkshire. A heavenly haven for two, the beautifully finished, one-bedroom cottage is surrounded by glorious countryside and captures far-reaching, rural vistas. Nestled within the grounds of a traditional farmhouse, it enjoys a tranquil setting and benefits from its own private garden where guests can soak up the serenity after busy days out in the area.

Tear yourselves away from the picturesque views to enter this airy property, with its high vaulted ceilings and skylights. Offering a modern form of barn-style living, it has been carefully designed to offer a beautiful blend of elegance and comfort for your time away. There are also a few extra-special touches to make you feel right at home, as well as picture windows where you can lose yourselves in the views for hours on end.

Enter via the reception hall, which offers room for your outerwear and walking gear, then wander on through into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Very much the heart of this inviting home, this is where you can unwind together after energetic days out in your Yorkshire surroundings. Light the wood burner then settle down to find a tempting film on the Smart TV or even an episode or two of your favourite programme. Wander over to the stylish kitchen area to make a cup of coffee or to pour a glass of chilled wine to enjoy before you start to prepare supper. Cook something tasty then dine together at the table and chat about your plans for the following day.

As night falls, head to the sumptuous king-size bedroom, which makes the most of the scenic green setting with its outlook in the direction of Cowling Pinnacle and Lund’s Tower. Take a shower the following morning before stepping out into the fresh country air.

Relax out in the cottage’s garden as much as possible. Fire up the BBQ out here on warm evenings and gaze out across the fields. Watch the chickens ambling about in their run next to the garden. There is parking for one car with this cottage.

  • 1 bedroom – king-size
  • 1 shower room with a WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Welcome pack on request
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Underfloor heating throughout (via an air source heat pump)
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Regret no dogs
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio area, furniture and BBQ
  • Secure cycle store
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within 0.5 miles

Ideal for those who enjoy walking, hiking and cycling, the charming abode provides access to a plethora of scenic footpaths, including the Pennine Way, which runs close by and offers a 270-mile-long route. Cowling is also just 5.5 miles from the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Other beauty spots in the area include the Forest of Bowland, approximately 9.5 miles away. Just 7 miles from Haworth, famous, of course for its connections to the Bronte sisters, Cowling is also well positioned for visits to the market town of Skipton, known as the Gateway to the Dales. Closer to home, there are local amenities in the village itself.

Cowling is also in an excellent position for visiting Halifax. This thriving market town is approximately 6.5 miles from the village and was once the centre of the wool trade in Victorian England, which blessed the town with wealth and good fortune. Many of the opulent buildings and monuments from this time can still be seen as you walk around the town, including Piece Hall, a magnificent Georgian building, which was once the place where weavers sold their cloth. Nowadays, it’s a fabulous place to grab a tasty bite to eat or peruse the independent shops and boutiques, as well as catch some outdoor performances.

Other impressive buildings include Halifax Minster, the town’s gothic church; the Grade II-listed Halifax Town Hall, created by the same man who designed the Houses of Parliament; and Shibden Hall, a 15th-century historic home surrounded by a glorious park, once home to the ‘first modern lesbian’, Anne Lister, who wrote her secret diaries there. The parkland is an excellent place to spend a day, where you can walk beside the pretty flowerbeds, row across the Mere or ride on the miniature train which will delight any children in your party. Kids will also love Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, which is sure to capture their imaginations with its 400 interactive exhibits.

If you enjoy food, make sure to visit Halifax’s Borough Market, which is a stunning Grade II-listed building hosting an award-winning covered market throughout the week. Sample some local produce and pick up a tasty treat to enjoy back at your holiday cottage.

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Val 18th June 2021

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Really clean, comfortable and well equipped lodge in well placed location.

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Reviewed by Christine 22nd May 2021

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The Lodge is a Gem Owners are very welcoming. Accommodation is spacious, clean, comfortable & warm. Kitchen is extremely well equipped. Beautiful views with outside seating to sit back and admire scenery. Walks start straight from door. Nicely situated to get out and about and plenty of eateries close by. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will defRead moreinitely be coming back. Hide

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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