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… … Continue reading “Spa Day”


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 … Continue reading “Exploration”

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 … Continue reading “Is this the best Dales Farm Shop?”

June calendar and offer

Super June Break

Take advantage of this years double bank holiday 02 and 03 June 2022 and take a vacation in The Yorkshire Dales. Super comfortable accommodation with a lovely cottage garden to enjoy in the heart of the National Park. Get away from the madding crowd and relax for seven nights at just £995 Reserve here

Field of flowers and promotional dates

Mayday Bank Holiday

Make the most of May. Take four days off work and enjoy a week in the spring sunshine in The Yorkshire Dales. This is how we look on a May morning, daffodils out, sheep grazing and blue skys ! Book the May Bank Holiday week 30April – 07 May 2022 here,

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 … Continue reading “Easter break at Bramble Cottage”

Snowy walking boots

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 … Continue reading “Walking in the Winter”

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 … Continue reading “York in December”

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 … Continue reading “Late autumn in Malham”

Love heart sweets

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 * Wrap up and enjoy the tranquil garden with views up to Rylstone Fell. We will send you our guest book … Continue reading “Half Term and Valentines Day 2022”

New year celebration

New Year Celebrations 2022

See in the New Year in the glorious setting of Bramble Cottage in the Dales. Hot toddy’s, roaring log fires and a champagne toast on us. We offer a four night stay with a complimentary bottle of champagne for just £400 Arrive late afternoon Thursday 30 December 2021 and depart late morning 03 January 2022 … Continue reading “New Year Celebrations 2022”

Darmeet watercolour on lounge wall Bramble Cottage ,Hetton

The Yorkshire Dales meets Devon

Freda May, Gillies mother and grandmother to Mark, Neil and Claire sadly died in 1969 so unfortunately missed the joys of Bramble Cottage and The Dales. However, as an accomplished artist her memory lives on with us at the cottage. We have just had two of her watercolours reframed. Having always been on display in … Continue reading “The Yorkshire Dales meets Devon”

What you find at Bramble Cottage,Hetton

What can you expect from us

A key safe gives you complete flexibility to choose your arrival time although after 3pm please. This allows the cleaners to prepare the Cottage for your stay. The Key-safe code will be emailed to you in the week prior to your stay. Our Housekeeper Dawn lives in the next village and can be contacted during … Continue reading “What can you expect from us”

Coonlands Hill, Craven in the distance

Glorious Winter Views

Despite the winter Covid lockdown the stunning views over the fields from the cottage remain. Through rain, sun and snow they continue to excite and captivate. Coonlands Hill, Craven forms the backdrop. Brave the often chilly and snowy Christmas weather here in Hetton and have a winter wonderland walk out to the Black Hill Plantation … Continue reading “Glorious Winter Views”

A couple redecorating a room

Painting underway

It is now January 2021 and we have finally started on the redecoration having booked this job in back in July of last year. Everything has been been wrapped, labelled, boxed and covered and off we go. We asked Debbie from DSG Interiors ( Cracoe ) to undertake the work. We have used Matt emulsions … Continue reading “Painting underway”

Over the garden gate to Bramble Cottage on Back Lane, Hetton,Skipton

New watercolour

We have just had some watercolours painted of our beautiful holiday rental cottage in the Yorkshire Dales near Skipton. This is our favourite. Thank you Julie, you have captured Bramble Cottage so well, we are delighted.

Christmas Tree at Bramble Cottage Hetton

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas !

We have just been up to Bramble Cottage to make preparations for our 2020 festive guests. We have wonderful views, a log fire, dining room for the festive lunch or you could take advantage of the Michelin starred The Angel just a short walk from us in the village. We are full this year but … Continue reading “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas !”

Rylestone Cross

Room with a view

Rylstone Cross and the War Memorial. Most days you get a fine view from the twin bedroom across to the cross on the ridge high up on the fell. The original Rylstone Cross was built out of wood in 1815 to mark the Treaty of Paris that ended the Napoleonic Wars. Having been replaced several … Continue reading “Room with a view”

Rolling Yorkshire Dales countryside


Grassington, a small market town and just 10 minutes down the road from Bramble Cottage Hetton is a delightful place to visit throughout the year. A cobbled market square, shops offering local foods, gifts and arts and crafts plus cafés, restaurants and hotels, are all set against a backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales.  Visit The Fish … Continue reading “Grassington”

External view of The Angel Inn

The Angel

Our award winning local in the village is the critically acclaimed Angel Inn.Just moments away from the cottage you can pop in just for a drink or you can indulge yourself in the most fantastic dining experience.Pricing perhaps not for the feint hearted ! Here is an idea of menus in early 2020 Home

Renovation preparations and angst

Having decided to invest and keep Bramble Cottage updated … we are still remembering those days of no heating, no double glazing, no TV and of course no internet back in 76. However no one said it was to be this hard !We are in lockdown, November 2020 and trying to work remotely on the … Continue reading “Renovation preparations and angst”

Linton and The Fountaine Inn

Spring 2020 Just before Covid19 lockdown we managed to enjoy a few days at Bramble Cottage. An odd experience as we had left West Sussex amid supermarket panic buying and found North Yorkshire yet to fully come to terms with the severity of the situation. The North Yorkshire weather was surprisingly good and we had … Continue reading “Linton and The Fountaine Inn”

Fireside Delight

A quiet night in by the fire. What better way to spend the evening after a day walking and exploring in The Dales. Close up the cottage, light the fire and set up a traditional board game from our selection. Pour a glass or make a brew and settle down to a fireside evening with … Continue reading “Fireside Delight”

USA collection of car number plates

Billybobs Parlour & Restaurant

It is quite a surprise to find an authentically recreated American Diner in The Yorkshire Dales countryside but if you are staying with us at Bramble Cottage Hetton with children or you just fancy a little nostalgic 50’s style and feel then to visit Billybobs is not going to disappoint. If you are off … Continue reading “Billybobs Parlour & Restaurant”

Rural signpost to Hetton

The history of Bramble Cottage

After much searching in North Wales, The Lakes and North Yorkshire the perfect cottage was finally found in 1976 just an hour from our then home in Rochdale. Bramble Cottage was ideal for weekends and family holidays. We have fond memories of arriving at the cottage, toasting crumpets and being warmed by the fire. Endless … Continue reading “The history of Bramble Cottage”


Just 6.5 miles from Bramble Cottage but a 20 minute drive along twisty turning dry stone wall lined country lanes down to single lanes with passing places at times. Swoop down into Airton and past the old mill on the river Aire on the journey to Malham. You get a good glimpse of the scar … Continue reading “Malham”

Bolton Abbey

This renown beauty spot is just 20 minutes from Bramble Cottage and is a must visit destination when staying with us here in the Yorkshire Dales. Part of the Duke of Devonshire’s estate, it includes the Priory, riverside and woodland walks, Barden Tower and the famous Stepping Stones. Strid Wood and the Strid. The wood … Continue reading “Bolton Abbey”