Spa Day

An adult-only restful retreat, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and only 20 minutes from Bramble Cottage. The Devonshire Spa is housed in an ancient barn, adjacent to the hotel on the Bolton Abbey Estate.

We took advantage of the ‘Mid Week One’ ( £145 for two ) and can not recommend it enough…

Retreat to an exclusive spa hideaway for the day in your own personal cosy bell tent with complimentary refreshments, private dining area, vanity area, log burning stove and outdoor loungers.

Your spa day includes:

  • Rasul chamber experience for two
  • Light lunch of soup, sandwiches and cakes, served in your private bell tent sanctuary
  • Spa access with personal itinerary and facility allocation to ensure safety and social distancing
  • Towels, robes and slippers

Available Monday to Thursdays.

Additional spa treatments include,

Relaxing full body massage. £80 | 60 Minutes

Bespoke prescription facial for your skin type. £70 | 60 Minutes

To book call 01756 718 142 or email , Monday-Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.


The beauty of the Dales extends below ground as well as above. A day trip up the Dale to Ingleton and the White Scar Cave is a scenic 45 minute drive from Bramble Cottage Hetton.

The cave was created by carbon dioxide rich water dissolving limestone deposits and has resulted in formations of stalagmites and stalactites. Thousands of which are in the Battlefield Cavern which was formed over two hundred thousand years ago. At more than 100 metres long and up to 30 metres high, it is one of the largest caverns in Britain.

Current entry prices are ( February 2022 ) £13 adults and £9 children. Tours start from 10.00am

The guided tours last 80 minutes and cover approx one mile.

First discovered in 1923 the cave has had further discoveries since then including The Battlefield. The White Scar cave remains one of the largest known cave chambers in the UK.

After cave exploration you could pop into the on-site cafe for tea or visit The Masons Freehouse in Ingleton and enjoy traditional pub food and selection of cask conditioned ales.


There are a few tight and/or low points to negotiate in the cave as well as plenty of steps towards the end but they are well lit and suitable for most levels of fitness bar the very infirm.

Hard hats are provided !

Is this the best Dales Farm Shop?

Keelham Farm shop on the outskirts of Skipton and just 6 miles from Bramble Cottage Hetton invokes memories of food shopping from a bygone era brought bang up to date.

Along with a butchers, cheese and bakery counters you can pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers and artisan gift products.

Working with 250 producers in Yorkshire and sourcing much produce locally it really is great place to shop.

With gift ideas, beers and wines, dry goods you really can shop for your stay at the cottage here.

Super wine, beer and gin selection

The restaurant is open daily for great food from 8.30-5.30 Mon-Sat and until 4.00 on Sundays. From full breakfasts through to light snacks they offer a varied selection including vegan options. We stopped in for lunch, two roast beef baps, fries and a beer… delicious !

Beautiful on-site floristry
Local artisan products

Easter break at Bramble Cottage

Have Easter Sunday and Monday up in the Yorkshire Dales relaxing in our delightful cottage. Nestled in the small village of Hetton but only 10 minutes from Skipton, “The Gateway to The Dales” Bramble Cottage is the ideal spot to explore the region.

Malham and Bolton Abbey are on the doorstep. Kettlewell in under an hour and Harrogate an hour and 30 minutes away.

Visit some of the local traditional pubs, ramble in the countryside and head home totally recharged.

Easter week Saturday 16-23 April 2022 available for £702 reserve here https//

Walking in the Winter

Come and enjoy the beautiful Yorkshire walking countryside.

Picturesque vistas, Word famous landmarks, cosy village pubs and your own rental cottage for a week right in the heart of it all.

Tastefully furnished, all amenities to make it home from home and an open fire to come back to after a day exploring. Cotton bedding throughout in super comfortable beds will ensure a great nights sleep too!

Winter weeks available from £613 reserve your week here

York in December

A day in York and afternoon tea at Bettys is a fantastic start to early December.

Heading out of Skipton on the A660 out through Otley and Tadcaster or the via the A59 through Harrogate either way will take approximately 90 minutes to get to the historic town of York for a great day out strolling through the Shambles, visiting the Minster, take in The Viking museum and of course Bettys the famous tearooms.

Early December means the Christmas decorations are up the and the Christmas stalls are out which means a magical festive backdrop to the Christmas stalls and walk around the city walls.

The Minster has been at the centre of Christianity since the 7th century and is a wonderful 800 year old building. 

The Norvick Viking Experience has 1000 year old artefacts and a ride which takes you through Viking York whilst the 2.1 mile medieval city walls are the most complete example in the UK and take approximately one hour to walk. 

Shambles is one of York’s most famous landmarks and one of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets in Europe. A stroll here is ideal to pop into the now famed ghost shop at number 6 Shambles.

Complete the day with a visit to Bettys, founded in 1919 it remains a quintessential British favourite. 

Late autumn in Malham

A 10 minute drive to Airton and a stop off in the Town End Farm Shop provides a hearty breakfast to set up the day.

A fantastic selection of locally sourced gift ideas in the shop, an array of foods and the cafe that provides the breakfast or lunch and afternoon teas at other times of the day. The cafe is licenced so you can enjoy a drink with your meal.

Back in the car and a couple of minutes further and you hit Malham.

Ample parking is available in the car park and a stroll through the village leads to the pathway to the cove.

Stretch the legs ascending the steps to the top of the cove for the fantastic views.

You can of course continue on and over the infamous limestone pavement and up to the tarn.

Back down from the top of the cove you can find the Listers Arms in the centre of the village for a lunch by the open fire. A great choice of food for a quick snack or a substantial meal in lovely friendly surroundings.and a delicious warm mulled cider.

Half Term and Valentines Day 2022

Join us for the week 12-19 February 2022 and as it’s Valentines Day we will add in a complimentary gift card to the value of £30 to spend at Keelham Farm Shop in Skipton *

Patio seating to enjoy

Wrap up and enjoy the tranquil garden with views up to Rylstone Fell.

We will send you our guest book after booking which gives you an insight into our little part of The Yorkshire Dales and some of the fabulous places to visit and explore. So much for all ages to see and do you might worry a week is not long enough !

(*) use discount code 1402 to qualify when booking through the availability link.