Little Bower ref: CC218068

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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Nestling in a quiet backwater close to the river in the centre of Hawes, Little Bower ensures the perfect retreat for a quiet and relaxing break, yet close to all amenities. The lounge is cosy and welcoming with the benefit of an electric stove effect fire, flat screen TV with DVD and broadband connection for those wishing to use their laptops. There is also a digital radio with ipod docking station. The cottage overlooks a quiet, sunny courtyard and enjoys the benefit of a bistro table and chairs to the front.
A short stroll leads into the heart of the village over the cobbled streets where a good selection of shops including antiques and craft workshops, pubs and tea rooms await, Hawes is a bustling market town with stalls lining the main street each Tuesday and where locals and tourists purchase essentials and gifts. Situated in the heart of Wensleydale, Hawes is home to the Wensleydale Creamery which offers a wide variety of local cheese, a viewing gallery, tea and gift shop. The Dales Countryside Museum, a  working pottery and a traditional Ropemakers are also in the village.
The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside and ensures a perfect base for the outdoor enthusiast with an abundance of footpath walks, hikes and cycle ways throughout the Yorkshire Dales National Park. From Hawes the villages of Askrigg, with its James Herriot connections, and Aysgarth, complete with National Park visitor centre and waterfall walks are easily accessible and well worth a visit. For those who enjoy shopping, the market towns of Leyburn and Richmond each have a lot to offer

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge/Dining/Kitchen: With electric stove effect fire, flat screen TV, DVD, broadband connection, digital radio and ipod docking station. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and washer/dryer.

First floor

Bedroom: With double bed, TV/DVD and electric heater, with wardrobe over the stairs
Bathroom: With shower over the bath, WC, wash basin, shaver point and extractor fan.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available.


Shared courtyard to front with bistro table and chairs. Parking in the town or car park opposite.
Please note there is an Access Statement available for this property. If required please call 01228 406701.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    300 Yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    300 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    6.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

It's given its name to one of Britain's finest cheeses, but Wensleydale has so much more to offer. This is the valley of the River Ure, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a popular destination for walkers and hikers.

As well as the rolling landscape of the valley itself, Wensleydale is overlooked by the distinctive flat- topped hill of Addlebrough, above the village of Bainbridge and Penhill, which stands guard over Leyburn. Wensleydale's dramatic scenery is dotted with ancient towns and villages, offering a great range of shops, pubs and tea rooms.

Hawes, at the head of the valley, is the centre of the famous cheese-making industry as well as rope- making, while Hardraw is home to Hardraw Force, one of the highest waterfalls in England.

At Aysgarth, the River Ure tumbles down a limestone staircase at the beauty spot known as Aysgarth Falls.

There are many other fascinating towns and villages in the valley; hidden treasures abound as the Ure flows eastwards. Middleham, with its castle, was the childhood home of Richard III while at West Burton, you can visit the famous Cat Pottery.

Although a walker's paradise, tired feet can let the train take the strain with a trip on the Wensleydale Railway. Heritage steam and diesel trains run along 17 miles of line between Redmire and Leeming Bar at the eastern end of the dale.

Don't forget the famous Buttertubs Pass, a great walk that leads from Hawes and Hardraw, over a high moorland pass and down to neighbouring Swaledale.

Things to do nearby

Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Wensleydale Creamery

Receiving over 270,000 visitors each year, the Wensleydale Creamery Visitors Centre incorporates a museum, viewing gallery, specialist cheese shop and fully licensed restaurant.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.


Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!


The thriving market town of Hawes located in the heart of Wensleydale is a typical Yorkshire Dales town full of character and charm.

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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