Exelent Cottage to celebrate any occasion!!very clean and much bigger then on fotos,huge fire place make you cozy and welcome!! We celebrate my 35 Birthday with friends and family! Welcome kids, to many toys in big wardrobe,you can have everything what you need at single day , start from spoons untill washing machine!!Thanks!!we spend great time!Regards Algirda
Don?t often bother writing reviews but got to say this is a wonderful house in a wonderful location. Nice bedrooms, lovely garden, games room and TVs galore. There is everything you need. Welcome basket on arrival from the owner Julia was lovely and she could not have been more helpful. If a large family or group of friends are looking for a place to meet up then look no further.
Wonderful week in Wigglesworth
First of all, let me say that the only reason that I haven't given five stars is no reflection on the location, the facilities or the service - all of which were excellent.
The reasons for a four star rating were due mainly to 'circumstances' - however I feel that they warrant inclusion as part of any decision by future guests to stay - and a true review of the week.
The property itself is stunning - 11 of us came to stay for a week and found everything to be high quality - there is so much space, with sufficient seating for everyone in the lounge, at the dining table and the outside table - and with enough crockery and cutlery to serve a cruise liner! Although we didn't always do everything together or dine together - there was certainly the facility to do so if we'd wished.
There are three different showers - all of which seemed to be able to be on at the same time - as well as the massive dishwasher!! We did lose hot water one evening - but the owner was straight out and fixed the problem (no pressure in the system) - allowing us all to still have time to shower and change for our respective evenings out.
There is ample parking for probably ten cars and the garden area is perfectly appointed and well kept - as well as being south facing! We made use of the excellent BBQ facilities twice and the garden was the focal point of our week - particularly when the owners allowed us 9 additional visitors to the house for the day on the Saturday for a 70th birthday party.
There are plenty of amenities within 15 minutes - including several pubs, a fish n chip shop, and supermarkets a little further afield in Settle and Gargrave.
My only circumstantial 'negative' comments are as follows:
As mentioned in previous posts the adjacent field is accessible to a flock of sheep. During our stay the sheep were not present during the afternoon and evening times but would reappear in the middle of the night and begin bleating in unison from approximately 3am to 6am - every morning unfortunately. These movements may have been due to the lambing season, or the unseasonably hot weather, but we all had to admit to having our nights sleep disturbed every early morning by the sheep.
Also, as mentioned in other posts - and previously by myself - we did have a water issue one evening - although this was rectified swiftly. Unfortunately, we also had the owner out another night as the smoke alarm 'low battery' alert went off twice at 3am and 4.30am - again waking us all up.
My only other note for prospective guests - particularly families - is that we found it very difficult to have separate schedules and sleep cycles due to the building itself. What I mean is, we ended up pretty much all getting up together on a morning and going to bed at the same time at night. The building is designed with a mezzanine walkway at first floor level which meant - as we discovered the first night - that those of us who wanted to stay up later in the evening to play games, watch tv and generally chit-chat - were unable to do so without disturbing those who had already gone to bed - as the noise travelled directly upstairs via the mezzanine and into the bedrooms. Furthermore, the mezzanine floor itself and first floor doors, albeit rustic and in keeping with a barn conversion - all creaked and groaned whenever in use - particularly the floor boards. This, again, meant that anyone up earlier, or retiring later, invariably disturbed those adjacent to them as they walked up to bed, or to the bathroom. We stayed with three generations of guests - including a ten month baby - who, as you would expect, would have liked to have had different routines for rising, sleeping, showering etc. However, this proved nigh on impossible without disturbing others. Our resolution was to all get up and go to bed at the same time - which worked for us - but may not for others.
All in all we have had a lovely week and, sleep disturbance aside, can not fault Gardale House at all - it really is beautiful in every respect - and would recommend it as a Dales 'get away from it all' holiday. My theory is that most people only write Trip Advisor reviews when they've had a terrible time or an amazing time. I try to write a review every time I go anywhere - and I type it as I see it.
We have spent the most wonderful time in this home. It is perfectly located, country retreat as described. Since our return we have once again reviewed the feedback of others before writing our own and I have to say, the recent one negative feedback can only be highlighted by "those with a hangover" in the review.......clearly whoever wrote the feedback was still hungover!! This is a beautiful converted barn, perfect for family reunions, rural breaks, friends and family, people who appreciate the countryside and remoteness. The house is so warm and comfortable. The decor and furnishings are tastefully done and the whole place has a homely feel about it. Even though it was April, we wanted to be snugly so a fire was ideal and there was plenty of kindling and wood for this.......The sheep never once bothered us as they along with the cows are within their enclosed boundaries...!! Settle is the nearest town and this is only 7 miles away, a 10 minute drive, offering typical Yorkshire experiences....being a Southerner this is what we wanted. This is not the type of place you call out for a delivery, the fantastic kitchen is a place to cook a homemade meal, especially a lovely Sunday Roast. The house was immaculate, faultless in fact. There was even fresh flowers and biscuits as a little touch....... There was constant hot water so no problem with the heating and water system.......I don't know many places where you can look out of the barn style windows and really appreciate the North.........We will definately be booking and returning.....The owner who met us couldn't have done anymore for us, she was so accommodating and her efforts really showed in making our visit memorable, thank you........we'll be back :)
A very well thought out design to provide excellent accommodation that was both stylish and comfortable. The attention to detail ensured that everything was clean and tidy and the location was ideal for a quiet and relaxed stay. There was plenty of space for the children to play and the views were beautiful.