Customer Testimonials

  • We spent the New Year weekend here and it was amazing!
    The house was decorated lovely for Christmas and was very welcoming.
    We loved everything about it, it was so cosy. The folder with the history if the cottage and instructions on everything within the house was fantastic.
    Bed was comfy, en-suite shower was powerful and felt great!
    Highly recommended and would love to return!                                                                           KR January 2024

  • Had a good week and been very comfortable here.  Thanks for the fizz!                                  SA October 2023

  • Lovely comfy cosy cottage modernised to a high standard and spotlessly clean.  We really enjoyed our stay.                                                                                                                                                                                            DP October 2023

  • A lovely cosy cottage with a really well equipped kitchen and amazing shower upstairs.  no problems with water pressure here!  We enjoyed walks from the cottage and a visit to the Wensleydale Creamery at Hawes is recommended.  At Hawes we also recommend ice cream from the Ice Cream Parlour and Sunday lunch at the Crown.  The cafe opposite is great for breakfast and cake!                                                                            AW September 2023  

  • Bainbridge is a lovely place.  The accommodation has been brought up to a high standard. RM September 2023

  • Lovely cottage, has everything you need.  The information email received from you was really helpful, thank you.                                                                                                                                                                                MA September 2023

  • Plentiful hot water and good heating.  Great walks from the door and in Upper Swaledale and Upper Wharfedale (Langstrothdale)                                                                                                                                      AS September 2023

  • Thank you for a wonderful stay!  Cosy & spotless cottage.  Perfect!                                             DJ August 2023

  • Comfortable cosy cottage in a lovely village.  Spotlessly clean and well equipped.  Would definitely stay again.                                                                                                                                                                                        JF August 2023

  • Thank you so very much for all the good things - perfect cottage, so well equipped, advice in advance - wonderful stay!                                                                                                                                                                        HP August 2023


  • All v/good.  thanks for a great week!                                                                                                     RF July 2023


  • Quirky cottage but extremely well fitted out.                                                                                       MB July 2023


  • Lovely cottage - well equipped.  Pretty location with many walks nearby.                                    TW July 2023

  • Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage.  We have been very comfortable here and it has been a pleasure to come back to after a long day out.                                                                                                           JA May 2023

  • Very nice cottage.  No shortage of equipment very comfortable bed and in a beautiful village  Thank you                                                                                                                                                                                                   BR May 2023

  • The Old Dame School is a delightful property - well appointed and clean. The owners have taken great care to give many prompts to traveller for walking, touring historic landmarks, eating well and enjoying all that Yorkshire has to offer. The walks to Askrigg and beyond are outstanding!  The new Tea Shop across the road is a wonderful virtue.                                                                                                                                                                                    NO May 2023

  • An utterly delightful cottage, oozing with charm and perfect for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Exceptionally well equipped, especially the compact kitchen arrangement. Bainbridge is a delightful village and the newly refurbished Tea Rooms directly opposite are a real bonus.
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the owners could not have been more helpful.                   ST April 2023

  • This is the second time we've stayed at your cottage, it is so cosy, clean and warm.  We've had a  lovely week thank you.                                                                                                                                                                            AL March 2023

  • We had a fantastic stay at this jaunty angled, quirky, cosy, authentic, genuine Yorkshire Dales cottage. It is located in an excellent position for lots of walks and easy access to surrounding villages. Very well equipped, clean and comfortable. Highly recommended!                                                                                                         RH October 2022


  • Wensleydale is gorgeous and so is Bainbridge.  Walks from the door great - no car needed.  Roman Road walk recommended - 8.5 miles but wonderful views.  Cottage is fabulous - spotless, comfortable and with every amenity and all of high quality.  Owners contactable if necessary and very helpful.                                              TR October 2022

  • Wonderful time in your cosy cottage.  We enjoyed sitting outside taking in the fantastic views.  Very well equipped and very restful sleep.                                                                                                                                            JR September 2022        

  • Very relaxing few days.  Cottage is a credit to you.  Very comfortable beds and quality fittings.  Amazing location for enjoying the breath taking scenery.  Will recommend and return, hopefully with a friend who couldn't come.                                                                                                                                                                                                FH August 2022

  • Thank you for a very enjoyable stay in your lovely characterful cottage in beautiful surroundings.  Very comfy beds.  Would definitely return                                                                                                                                 RM August 2022 

  • It is a really lovely cottage and the surrounding area is extremely beautiful.  We had a very enjoyable stay.                                                                                                                                                                                                      MM August 2022

  • 10/10 It was good and I enjoyed everything.                                                                                            AR August 2022

  • Lovely Cottage.  Well equipped.  Very clean.  Great location.                                                               PF July 2022

  • Lovely cottage  Very quiet location even though it is right in the middle of the village. Thanks, we enjoyed our short stay.                                                                                                                                                                   SC July 2022

  • We really enjoyed our stay at this quirky little cottage. It is in an ideal position directly opposite the excellent village tea shop and only a 2 minute walk to the hotel/pub. We also enjoyed the short mile and a half walk along to the lovely village of Askrigg. Lots of nice walking from the door too. The cottage was very comfortable with everything you could need and the two showers were great, especially the beautiful, modern one upstairs. The bottle of "fizz' on arrival was a lovely touch, Thanks. Would recommend this cute little cottage.                                                       HM June 2022                                   

  • Absolutely gorgeous cottage, quirky but provided everything we needed, the host has thought of everything that one might need during their stay. Very comfortable & clean & in a perfect setting.                               AA June 2022


  • The property was very clean and comfortable and in a great location.                                              RB May 2022


  • Just to say many thanks for the hire of your lovely cottage.  We had a great week, even the weather was kind to us.  The cottage was perfect, everything we needed, (even the artwork in the dining room).                      PK Apr 2022 

  • The property is charming. Extremely clean and well stocked with all essential necessities for a lovely stay. Everything in great working order. It was great.                                                                                                          RA  Apr 2022

  • We really enjoyed our week in the Old Dame School cottage with it’s quirky, quaint, homely atmosphere. All the facilities had full, simple instructions and the two showers were excellent. The cottage is situated in an ideal spot with lovely views down the village green and out of the way of passing traffic. Parking is right outside the door and the superb Corn Mill tea rooms an added bonus just opposite. My wife and I walked every day, most of the beautiful walks were from our doorstep. There are two doorways with rather low headroom but after the second day we didn’t bump our heads once. We would wholeheartedly recommend the cottage and I do hope we return sometime in the future.                                                                                                                                                                                   AL  Mar 2022

  • A very pleasing and cosy cottage with everything we could need.  It is a beautiful area and we have enjoyed various trips out.  Shame our week is up.                                                                                                               PT Mar 2022

  • Thank you for a lovely week at your cosy cottage.  We enjoyed walks in Bainbridge and further afield.  The Rose and Crown was very welcoming. We'll come again.                                                                                       RM Feb 2022


  • A really lovely place and well updated and appointed without losing the character and charm.  Super locations all round and it's good to have tips on places to visit and eat etc.  Would love to come again.           EM  Jan 2022


  • Beautiful, quaint, traditional, cosy cottage in a great location, central to the village. The cottage is more than well equipped with everything needed for your stay. Traditional stone floors but the heating kept the whole place nice and toasty! Comfy beds, spacious showers, lots of wardrobe/cupboard space too! Our Christmas here has been amazing. Thankyou so much to the hosts for keeping us informed of everything before and during our stay. (Reading about the history of the house in the welcome book was a lovely touch too!☺️). Highly recommended for a superb place to stay!

                                                                                                                                                                                       LS  Dec 2021


  • We had a lovely stay in your cosy cottage.  We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.                        AH  Nov 2021


  • What a fabulous place to stay, so cozy and well presented.  Equipped with everything we need.  Very high standard!!  Thank you for all your information as well.  GREAT!!                                                                             AR  Nov 2021


  • A very pleasant and cosy cottage in a lovely village.                                                                                 SG  Oct 2021


  • We really enjoyed staying at the cottage, which is in a wonderful area of Yorkshire. The Cornmill tea room just across the road is very good, but not for the waistline!!! Would be very happy to stay in this cottage again.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SL Aug 2021

  • The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. This is an ideal location for walking and exploring the Yorkshire Dales. We liked it so much we’ve booked it again.                                         DO Aug 2021

  • We had a lovely week and the house has everything you need. Thank you.                                         MH July 2021

  • Just a note to say thank you for a most enjoyable holiday in your lovely cottage.                               JT May 2021

  • We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay.  The cottage was very comfortable and lovely and clean.  We would definitely consider returning and would recommend it to others.                                              DM May 2021

  • The cottage was gorgeous, really homely & comfy & had everything we needed. Bainbridge is a lovely village & we found some some lovely walks & really enjoyed our stay, thank you                                                       SG May 2021

  • Thank you for a wonderful cottage, everything was absolutely superb, with everything we needed. The weather was kind and we had spectacular walks up to Semer Water and down the Roman Road. We even sat outside for a beer at the pub without too much freezing! After 8 months of staying at home this break will be always be a memorable one. I hope we can book again, when the stay cation boom has died down!                                                     HT April 2021

  • Exceptionally clean and immaculate, very impressed with comfort and quality of all the furnishings etc in the cottage. Felt very relaxed in the surroundings.  Lovely position in the village, which is a pretty village.      HP September 2020
  • We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage in the beautiful village of Bainbridge. The cottage had everything we needed for our holiday.                                                                                                                                     KC September 2020
  • Lovely cottage and very well equipped, great location.           -                                                                  NW August 2020
  • Great cottage in a fab location.  Good communication from property owner.  An ideal base for exploring Wensleydale.  Enjoyed sitting out in the sun on the village green and there's a lovely play park and football goals for the children.  Visited the local tea shop and enjoyed fish and chips from the mobile van.  Cottage was lovely and had everything we needed.  Very comfy beds.  Clean and well kept.          -                                                                              RT August 2020
  • Bainbridge is a fabulous place to stay, so many great days out in the area and the best walking routes and views anywhere.  The Old Dame School is a beautiful cottage and we were fascinated to read about its history in the information we were sent.  The contents of the cottage have been carefully considered & everything is of a very high quality.  The table in the dining room was set beautifully & included a welcome bottle of fizz.  Thank you for all the extra touches which were so much appreciated & made our stay extra special.          -                      MT July 2020
  • Excellent cottage in a beautiful village.  Close to everything you need but a quiet location.  Walk and cycle from the front door.  Arrive back to ice cream from the tea shop.          -                                                             CT July 2020