Traditional 2 Bedroomed Cottage, Sleeps 4 With Beamed Ceilings And Open Fire.
About Belinda Metcalfe
We are a farming family, who farm in the Vale of York. Now our children and grand children, enjoy the cottage and the Dales as much as we do.
Belinda Metcalfe purchased this Cottage in 1979
Why Belinda Metcalfe chose Hawes
Cissy's Cottage has been in our family for over 100 years. The last person to live there before we took over was an old lady called Cissy, hence its name, It was always known as Cissy's Cottage. One of the oldest in the village, it was originally built as a shepherds dwelling, if only those thick stone walls could talk, the stories they could tell.
What makes this Cottage unique
The open fire, beamed ceilings, flagged floors, cupboards in the wall, the stairs with a twist, low ceilings, original pine bedroom walls, a kitchen with curved round walls and crescent shaped stone shelves and work surfaces, the grass roofed coal house, the open views of the fields and fells A totally unique cottage in a beautiful land where the way of life is dictated by the natural elements, the weather and above all the hills.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Stayed here during taking out work at Hawes. It was an ideal location with all the facilities we needed to make us feel right at home. A lovely place would definitely recommend.
Fantastic no frills accomodation.
Traditional cottage, cosy and comfy
Lovely and cozy
Will Def. Book again..B Watson
Thank-you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay you're welcome back anytime.
Perfect getaway in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales
Fabulously cosy and relaxing cottage, perfect to unwind in. Near to a lot of local walking as well as tourist attractions such as the delightful Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw Force and of course, the Pennine Way.
A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting
We enjoyed a lovely week at Cissy's Cottage. The cottage itself is quaint, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The outside space both at the front and back of the property was perfect for our young children to explore and we were greeted by birdsong and the sound of sheep each morning. Hardraw itself was also perfect for our children with plenty of paddling during hot days in the river and a short walk to the waterfall. Thank you Belinda for a lovely stay.
It sounds like you’ve made some great memories and had a lovely time. Thank you for posting your review.
The right place in the environment.
We love it!
Simple but warm, cosy cottage in a small village in a beautiful rural setting. From the doorway there are enough marvelous walks in the hills. It was our 3rd time here in lambingtime. For us the most beautiful time, even though it can be cold and wet. Then again, the fireplace is a warm welcome every day.
Hi, I'm so pleased you had a great time. The Dales are beautiful in all weathers and all seasons, you just need extra coats! So glad that Cissy's provided a warm place to rest and unwind after your days exploring. This year Spring has been a long time coming, but fingers crossed for us all and the lambs, it is now here!
Beautiful Wensleydale, a lush green valley with a patchwork of fields and isolated barns which are bound by grey stone walls. The River Ure rises above Hawes at the head of the dale is fed by many streams and becks as it pursues its course through the dale, whilst winding roads on either side of the river link together a chain of unspoilt villages, affording breathtaking views as well as access to the heather moors and the neighbouring Dales of Swaledale, Dent Dale, Coverdale to name but a few.
The Dales offer attractions for people of all ages, particularly rich in picturesque walks across the fells and grouse moors, over the limestone crags and scars. For the hardy there is the Pennine Way, that passes through Hard raw village, whilst the less dedicated rambler may stroll through the meadows to discover the many delights from the spectacular 100 foot drop of Hardraw Scar (Englands Highest waterfall) to the delightful series of falls at Aysgarth and Keld.
During the summer there are sheepdog demonstrations organised by a local farmer. For those wanting to find out more about the rich history of the area there are countryside museums in the local towns with the closest being in Hawes.
Hawes is the market town for the upper dale and still holds a market each week on Tuesdays. It is also the home of the celebrated Wensledale cheese, visitors can tour the creamery. Take a stroll in the lovely old town with its cobbled street, narrow paths, nestled under the hills that surround it.
Driving down the dale you will find the neighbouring village of Askrigg, the 'Darrowby' of the James Herriot films, Castle Bolton, that once imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots, Middleham, home of many racehorse stables and also Middleham Castle.
A little further afield you will find the delights of Richmond, with its market square, castle, and wonderful Georgian Theatre, the market towns of Leyburn, Bedale, Northallerton,and Skipton all unique and still holding weekly markets.Whilst the City of York, or Harrogate are well worth a visit if the weather really turns.
For those with an interest in historical buildings there are castles, abbeys, country houses, stone circles, towers all for the exploring, all with a story to tell.
A few suggestions,
Castles - Richmond, Bolton, Skipton, Kendal, Middleham.
Abbeys - Bolton, Easby, Rievaulx, Fountains, Jervaulx.
Museums - Hawes, Aysgarth, Bowes, Kendal. Richmond, Reeth, York.
Golf - Richmond, Bedale, Catterick, Appleby, Northallerton
Race Courses - Catterick, Ripon, York, Wetherby
Swimming, - Richmond, Northallerton
Caves - White Scar, Ingleton.
Monday - Darlington, Skipton, Kirkby Stephen.
Tuesday - Hawes, Bedale.
Wednesday - Northallerton, Skipton, Kendal, Sedbergh.
Thursday - Ripon, Kirkby Lonsdale
Friday - Leyburn, Skipton.
Saturday - Northallerton, Skipton, Richmond, Kendal.
So much to do, so many places to see!