ABOUT THE HOTEL
Who We Are
The hotel and is well known with guests returning year after year and this hidden gem of is perfectly placed for walkers & hikers with the stunning countryside being a mecca for cyclists too. Situated in the middle of Hawes, with a sun terrace to relax and enjoy the world going by.
Cockett's formerly an Inn run by Widow Harrison, the building was bought by the Quakers in 1754 as a rest house for friends before or after meetings at the nearby meeting house, at a time when friends travelled many miles to attend the meetings and needed somewhere to rest and eat. A condition of the occupancy at that time was that penniless travellers had to be taken in. There is an inscription over the door, God being with us, who can be against T.A.F AD1668 The initials being of a certain Thomas Arthur Fawcett a Quaker.
We try to provide just about anything our guests require, so if you need anything special in advance then please do not hesitate to let us know at your time of booking.
All our rooms are en suite and have all the necessary items to make your stay comfortable such as TV, hair dryers, trouser press, refreshments etc. All our linen is Egyptian cotton with duck down pillows and duvets.
Hikers and cyclists have the use of our drying room and guests can catch up on the outside world with high speed internet....if you really need to of course! CHECK IN IS FROM 4PM
Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves
Aysgarth Falls mentioned in our things to see was featured in the above film, the scene where Robin meets 'John Little' for the first time and challenges him to a dual so he may pass safely through the forest of Nottingham
THINGS TO SEE
'Hawes in Wensleydale is the ideal base for exploring the delights of James Herriot's Yorkshire and the Dales National Park.
The countryside can be enjoyed on foot, on horseback, (there are pony trekking stables nearby) or by car. There is much to see, the rugged limestone scenery with its unusual features such as the 'Buttertubs', deep and strangely shaped holes close to the road to Swaledale through Buttertubs Pass, north of Hawes.
Other features well worth seeing are Wensleydale's waterfalls. A couple of miles away on the other side of the dale is the highest unbroken waterfall in Britain, Hardrow Force, 100 feet high. Further down the dale are Aysgarth Falls, three of them, Upper, Middle and Lower. A few miles from Hawes is Semerwater, a lake formed by glacial action from which flows the shortest English river, the river Bain'.
We have eleven rooms in total with a combination of doubles, twins and singles.
Cancellation Policy - If cancelled two weeks before arrival date then 50% will be debited from card details
- If cancelled 14 days or less prior to arrival then full payment will be taken.
The hotel, as with all other main street businesses in Hawes, does NOT have private parking. Spaces to park are directly outside the hotel and allocated on a first come first served basis, a free small car park opposite and a paid municiple car park about 2 mins walk.
Due to an ongoing family situation unfortunately we have had to make the hard decision to close The 1668 Restaurant and bar until further notice. The Hotel services and breakfasts will continue to run as normal.
We apologise for any inconveniences this may cause.