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REVIEW | High Bands Cottage in Wensleydale

Hello everyone,

So this is my first review and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to review the accommodation we stayed in on our first family holiday. We stayed High Bands Cottage a five bed self catering holiday home which was perfect as there was fifteen of us, the cottage was set in the beautiful Yorkshire dales half a mile from Gayle and a mile from the market town Hawes. As my family has been coming to the Yorkshire Dales for many years we have stayed in lots of different accommodation and this was by far one of my favourites. 

Our view from the kitchen - beautiful!

This cottage is fully furnished with an open fire and is well equipped throughout including gardens, patios, outdoor furniture, a barbecue and even has a pretty herb garden something we didn't realise until two nights before we were due to leave. What a bummer!!! There are five bedrooms - Bedroom 1 has a king sized bed and an en-suite shower room, bedroom 2 has a double bed, bedroom 3 has a king sized bed, bedroom 4 has 2 single beds bedroom 5 has two zip and link beds, there is a double sofa bed in the lounge area.

My favourite room had to be the kitchen. I know I am such a geek but I have love the idea of a big kitchen that is fully equipped where all the family can sit and eat together. This cottage kitchen is more than ample...Just look at the size of that table and chairs!!!

Cue another geeky moment I got more excited than I should have about this ...just me then?

This was our room. As we arrived first we decided to call first dibs on the best room so we decided to get the king sized bed with the en-suite so we wouldn't have to use the main bathroom. We didn't fancy waiting for the bathroom or shower in the morning after all we were on holiday with fifteen people.

I immediately fell in the love with the white (very heavy) vintage bed and oh my it was so comfortable, I wish I could have stayed in it longer - I had to forget that with my early riser! The only negative comments I could say about this room is that the cupboard had an odd smell to it but I see this as an opportunity to not bother unpacking my case - making the packing for home easy! Amelia also got a little freaked while staying in this room as there were some large dark beams all over the room.

This was the main bathroom and when we arrived I took full advantage of being the first there and had a lovely bubbly bath. Oh my it was lovely. The after I had my soak I had a little visitor who decided to jump in...yes my little lady loved it too. Amelia also liked to use the shower head that was attached and thought it was funny when she sprayed it at me but it wasn't funny when it was cold!

So if you fancy a getaway in the Yorkshire dales for all the family then look no further that this idyllic cottage. It's really worth a stay.

3 comments on "REVIEW | High Bands Cottage in Wensleydale"
  1. Great review. I've been wondering about holidaying in the UK and this looks lovely. I like the idea of staying in a cottage in the countryside. :)

  2. This was a really fab cottage especially as there were so many of us! I love taking holidays in the UK there are so many beautiful places. x

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