Cottage in Hebden, Nr. Grassington, Yorkshire Dales,
About Fiona Hoole
A local girl! I was born and brought up here. I have lived here full time with my own family since 2004. I'm on hand to organise the family gatherings, grocery deliveries and any help you need during your stay here.
Fiona Hoole purchased this Cottage in 1971
Why Fiona Hoole chose Skipton
Our family bought the cottages in 1971 and started a then unheard of concept of a self-catering holiday in the Yorkshire Dales. ("It'll never catch on." ) Well here we still are. A lot smarter now: you don't put coins in the electric meter and you don't need to bring a sleeping bag! But we are still a family run business and I live just across the road from the cottages for any help you need during your stay. Our first guests are now coming back to enjoy the cottages with their children and grandchildren. Above all I'm proud of that - we must be doing something right! Sometimes we forget how special it is here - but guests remind me with comments, poems and pictures in out guest books - thank you all! In many ways we've stayed the same and yet constantly we upgrade, improve and tweak as we go - more wedding weekends and cycling groups these days perhaps - but at heart we're a great spot for a traditional Dales holiday. Enjoy and thank you if you choose to stay here.
What makes this Cottage unique
Location location location! Guests often comment how much they love the situation of this cottage - overlooking our grounds and the stream. They love being able to walk or cycle straight from the cottage with miles and miles to explore. It's the real thing here: dark skies at night, streams to paddle in, wildlife to watch and blasts of fresh country air to enjoy. (Don't panic - it's 30 mins to Harrogate if a Betty's tea, Spa Bath or shopping fix calls...)
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Hope to come back sometime
We had a wonderful week at Robbin Middle. The setting is outstanding, the cottage just perfect with everything you could need and the walks from the cottage wonderful. Fiona communicated instantly with me before arrival- I cannot praise this cottage highly enough.
Thank you Teresa for your lovely comments - so pleased you all enjoyed your week here with us. Thank you for choosing to come and stay and I hope you will return one day! Many thanks, Fiona
A week wasn't long enough!
A perfect location.We had the beck and the hills as a view,local walks so there was no need to drive, a lovely tearoom in the village and even friendly pheasants who visited every morning.
The house was very welcoming, we didn't feel the need to go out every day. It was well equipped and had lots of information about things to see and do.
We especially liked reading about the history of the house and local area.
Would have loved to have stayed longer:will do next time!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments - so glad you enjoyed your week in Robbin Middle and enjoyed reading my father's books - you know all the local secrets now! Many thanks, Fiona and family.
Short stay in Hebden
Overall a well appointed cottage in a beautiful setting. The beds were comfortable although the second bedroom was a bit cramped for 2 adults.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to book again.
For future guests: please note we do describe the second bedroom as follows: " 2 full sized beds but we suggest this room most suitable for 2 children" and there is also a picture of the room. We want you to enjoy your time here and hope the cottage is right for you - look before you book!!
Beautiful cottage, in a wonderful location
Fiona, we had such a wonderful few days in your cottage. Loved Hebden and the surrounding villages that make the Dales so special. We will recommend you to friends and family! Thank you, Ed & Helen
Idyllic peaceful cottage in The Yorkshire Dales
Beautiful, clean and well equipped cottage. Tranquil setting with a beck at the bottom of the garden, and plenty of wildlife; sheep, pheasants and squirrels. Leave your front door and you are minutes away from some fabulous walks and magnificent scenery. The perfect place to get away and relax.
However, you are also not far from Grassington and Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Brimham Rocks and Stump Cross Caverns.
We were made very welcome and recommend the location and the cottage very highly.
We do have guests coming here by public transport. We are happy to pick you up from Hebden or Grassington if you give us enough notice. Nearest train station is Skipton (10 miles). Nearest airport is Leeds/Bradford.
We are 10 minutes walk from our village of Hebden with a traditional village pub and lovely cafe and tearoom.
5 minutes by car will get you to Grassington with a wide range of cafes, pubs and gift shops. Excellent deli, local butchers and bakery are here. There is also Spar, off licence, cash point and Post Office.
Please support our great local businesses - here's what we love:
You'll need to bring your torch for late night wanderings back from 'The Clarendon' our excellent pub (and village store) in Hebden. It's only 10 minutes downhill from the cottages - but longer on the way back up. Great menu and really useful take out fish and chips too!
We have a lovely vintage tearoom in the village 'The Old School Tea Room'. Many of our guests wander down for a delicious breakfast before the day's walking. You can even book in for a special vintage afternoon tea - a great party idea.
Relish Deli in Grassington does the best (and most enormous) sandwiches for your pack up. Order a pizza to cook back at the cottages and a great range of 'Lazy Days' ready meals. Remember the cook is on holiday too... Also watch out for the dangerously good brownies. It's a good job you're here for the walking. Enjoy!