Hawkswick Cottage | Yorkshire Dales

It was this mid-September when we decided to head towards one of the best scenic locations in the UK to spend a week of adventures in the Yorkshire Dales. The cosy hamlet of Hawkswick is placed in the district of Littondale by the River Skirfare.

With a population of 70 people, you heard, Hawkswick provides the quietness that we needed for a short break in the middle of nowhere. The narrow roads that take us to this remote part of the Dales are pretty distracting. Distracting in a good way, of course.

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The superb views of moors, valleys and stunning landscapes and villages were just a previous of what was waiting for us at our holiday site. The Yorkshire Dales is perfect for an active gateway. We had in mind to find a place that would be secluded but also with access to footpaths from your doorstep.

The terraced cottage is nestled in a tranquil spot with access to footpaths and incredible wildlife. Remote enough to switch off completely.

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Its cosy little self-catered place is suitable for couples wishing to explore and explore the Yorkshire Dales and enjoy long walking in the countryside or just looking for a special retreat.

The lounge is a welcoming space with a TV set, sofa, board games and the benefits of a wooden fire. At the first sight, this cottage looks like a perfect site for spending an Autumn retreat. I couldn`t wait to warm myself up in front of the wooden fire. If you have some reading to catch up on, this is the place to be.

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In the same room is placed the functioning kitchen equipped with microwave, mini-fridge a mini-oven. The owner left some local eggs and I presumed that comes from the chickens I have spotted on the property. Local produce is all you need when in the countryside. That was breakfast sorted for the next day!

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The kitchen has enough to prepare simple meals. So, don`t go over the top. It’s better to keep it simple. Besides, there are plenty of country pubs around waiting for you to try the best of Yorkshire food.

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The bedroom and bathroom are placed upstairs. They are both spacious rooms with a character. Modern – but done with a conservative touch.

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A comfy king-size bed, a chest of drawers and some candles make the ambient pretty cosy. The bathroom is huge and the bathtub with shower is a welcoming item for a relaxing time.

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Especially when you are planning to walk some miles in the Dales during the week.

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I was delighted with the views from this property’s windows. There is nothing more exciting than waking up facing valleys, landscapes and that tranquil feeling of countryside life.

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Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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