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Cissy's Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £250  to  £550

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Short Breaks From

  • £85 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Open Fire

About Cissy's Cottage

Cissy's Cottage dates from the 1700s and still retains many of its original features, including thick stone walls, an open fireplace, and exposed beams. Built more than 300 years ago as a shepherds house the cottage has some delightful quirks that give it a wonderfully unique character. If you love wonky walls and stairs with a bend at the bottom, then you will love Cissy's Cottage, which sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The cottage is ideal for visitors who want a genuinely rural escape. It is set in a small village, back from a road which has little passing traffic, and as there is no light pollution, the stargazing conditions are incredible. There is a south facing front garden and a large garden at the back, beyond which are fields and the moors that make this beautiful landscape so special. The village of Hardraw has a church and a pub and there is a good variety of shops, a supermarket and other amenities 2 miles away in Hawes. There are small shops and cafes in surrounding villages, including Askrigg and Middleham, famous for its castle and racing stables. The market towns of Leyburn, Richmond, Bedale and Northallerton are all within an hour's drive, with their plentiful pubs, restaurants, cafes and other businesses.

Despite the wealth of attractions, it is not only the independent shops, excellent pubs, country houses and castles that draw people to Wensleydale but the breathtaking scenery. There are moors and meadows, hills and streams and wondrous sights like Hardraw Force, with access through the village pub, which boasts the status as the highest single-drop waterfall in England. It is possible to experience four seasons in one day in the Yorkshire Dales, so it doesn't matter what time of year you visit, it's always beautiful! Walking and hiking are the popular activities, you can walk straight from the cottage onto the Pennine Way, mountain biking and cycling are both fantastic alternatives, so feel free to bring your bike.

There are so many reasons to stay at Cissy's Cottage, which is why so many visitors return for a holiday here year after year. It is a wonderful place to unplug yourself from the noise and stress of your daily life, and relax in a peacefully beautiful environment.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Belinda Metcalfe joined Independent Cottages in March 2019

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Bath

Location (The Yorkshire Dales)

Accommodation Comprises:

In some ways, Cissy's Cottage has changed very little over the centuries. The thick stone walls built to withstand Yorkshire weather still keep guests feeling warm and cosy even on the coldest of winter nights, especially when a fire is burning brightly in the fireplace (although modern heating means this is more for ambience than necessity). Some walls are wonky, some are pine boarding, some ceilings are low, the floors are flagged - it's all part of the cottage's unique period charm.


  • Sink into the comfortable sofa and stretch out with a drink or a good book in front of the fire. Centuries of footsteps have walked the original flagstone floors, from the living/dining room to the entrance and kitchen.
  • Enjoy the view as you eat your breakfast in front of the window that frames a calming view of the fields and hills.
  • Unusually, the kitchen, semi circular with crescent shaped stone shelves, was added at some point in the 18th century but is now fitted with an efficient dishwasher and other appliances, as well as a Belfast sink.


  • Both bedrooms are upstairs, each with ceilings a tad over six feet high and deep window sills where you can sit and watch the light change or the clouds scud across the sky.
  • The master bedroom has an antique brass bedstead while the second bedroom has two single beds. Beds will be made up for your arrival and towels are provided. A travel cot is also available on request, although guests will need to bring sheets with them.
  • The bathroom has a bath in which to relax after a busy day, as well as a WC and handbasin,

Outside: A low wall marks the boundary of the elevated front garden where guests can sit and appreciate the light on long summer evenings. There is a front patio area to catch the sun. A large rear garden with another flagged area and picnic table for you to just sit and enjoy the view of the fields and fells beyond. A coal shed next to the cottage with it’s grass roof, stores fuel for the fire.

Additional Information: Short breaks are possible from November to March. Utilities, linen and towels are provided. Smokers are welcome but please smoke outside. Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement.

Cissy's Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 27th Apr 2024 - Fri, 28th Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Jun 2024 - Fri, 26th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 27th Jul 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 27th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 28th Sep 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 2nd Nov 2024 - Fri, 20th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £250 | 4 nights: £275 | 5 nights: £299 | 6 nights: £299

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 21st Dec 2024 - Fri, 3rd Jan 2025
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Belinda Metcalfe
Member Since March 2019

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Cissy's Cottage Noticeboard

Spring is springing! the grass is growing and the lambs are bouncing, with the sunny days we’ve had it’s a wonderful time to be in the Dales. A new special offer has been added, can you make it?

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Cissy's Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 9th May 2024
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