The Friendly Room in Lancaster

Welcome to The Friendly Room. A charming ground floor studio property sleeping two people in one room, in the popular Dales village of Austwick.


All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with king-size double bed (zip/link, can be 2'6" twins on request), kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Night storage heaters and one radiator (from owners' central heating system). Microwave oven, 2 ring halogen hob, fridge, use of washing machine and tumble dryer available via owners, TV with DVD and Freeview, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for two cars. Secure storage and workshop area for bikes and outdoor equipment. Small patio with garden furniture, small garden area. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 min walk. Note: Short breaks available all year round - 3 nights (Fri start only) or 4 nights (Mon start only) at 70% of weekly rate. Note: WiFi can be intermittent.


The Friendly Room is a cosy studio property attached to the owners' home in the village of Austwick in the Yorkshire Dales. The open plan living area has a king-size bed which can be offered as twins if required, along with a fitted kitchen area, a dining area and a sitting area. There is a separate shower room. Outside, there is a small patio area with furniture, and off road parking for two cars. Explore the Dales from the doorstep of The Friendly Room or simply try the local ale at the village pub near this charming Yorkshire cottage.

Arguably one of the finest areas for walking in the region, the village of Austwick provides an excellent base for ramblers looking to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Full of limestone pavements and scars, caves and open moors, this diverse and varied scenery offers a wealth of wonderful cycle tracks and walks through areas full of natural interest. In addition to boasting an excellent local pub serveing home cooked meals as well as a country hotel for an extra special night out, Austwick also has a shop and post office to meet visitors daily needs. As one of the less well-known villages in the area, this wonderful little settlement offers a quiet location off the beaten track and away from the crowds. With the towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal all close by, Austwick provides peace and quiet without leaving you feeling marooned.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

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Reviews of The Friendly Room

"Liked the cosiness of everything being in one room. The weather was sunny but freezing and The Friendly Room was a delight to come home to and find warm and welcoming. It was a lovely break for four nights and just what we needed."

Reviewed by Mrs Froy on 27/02/2016

"The Friendly Room is a lovely little place situated near some fantastic walking routes in the Dales. The owners were so welcoming when we arrived and have really thought of everything to make it an enjoyable stay. I'd recommend it to friends and family, very impressed. "

Reviewed by Mr Armstrong on 08/02/2016

"Extremely high standard of property. It seemed that a lot of thought had gone into making the property comfortable for its guests. Helpful, pleasant hosts."

Reviewed by Mr Fox on 18/01/2015

"Lovely comfy "Room" with everything you need for a chill-out break. In a convenient location in a lovely village with the 'Game Cock' pub round the corner serving lovely bistro food. Great scenic walks on your doorstep or within easy travelling distance. The owners have taken care to make 'The Friendly Room' a lovely place for a break."

Reviewed by Mrs Lunt on 10/11/2014

"The accommodation was extremely comfortable. "

Reviewed by Mrs Foot on 06/10/2014

"We had a lovely long weekend in this perfectly appointed studio accomodation. An ideal location for walking from the door, and in a great village location with everything you could need. Including a fabulous "gastro" pub."

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/08/2014

"Every bit as good and more than the description. Very friendly and helpful owners who have thought of everything in creating this very attractive and comfortable accommodation. Ideal village location with easy access to explore all the many features of this beautiful locality."

Reviewed by Jaytee444 on 16/07/2014

"The buzz of the Tour de France presence! The stunning scenery, friendliness of the Yorkshire people, superb location with so many options. Great accommodation with friendly, helpful owner/hosts and great weather."

Reviewed by Mrs Tyrie on 12/07/2014

"We liked the cleanliness and sunny atmosphere of the cottage, and the welcoming, friendly owners. They were helpful and accommodating, without being intrusive."

Reviewed by Ms Patterson on 10/05/2014

"We had great stay in this studio cottage. It was very comfortable. Located in a quiet village, but with great access to both the Dales and the eastern district of the Lakes and Morecambe Bay. "

Reviewed by Mr Hunter on 18/10/2013

"Cottage was modern and stylish. A really good location, and our hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. Everything was really great, no complaints at all."

Reviewed by Mr Uden on 02/09/2013

"A beautiful place to stay, with the Yorkshire Dales just around the corner."

Reviewed by Mr Scheffers on 12/06/2013

"The Friendly Room was just that. We felt welcome and warm after some wet walks in the hills. A marvellous walking centre for Ingleborough area with fine walks starting from the front door without using a car. The owners are discreet and friendly offering a cream tea welcome and all the local advice you need. The studio room is practical and stylish - the oven is a complete microwave/grill/convection appliance - much better than the advertising suggests! Perfect for a romantic stay."

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 02/11/2012

"A relatively new conversion and in an excellent location. The owners very helpful and friendly. We would definitely return again."

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 23/10/2012

"Our hosts were very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed by Mr Parkinson on 15/10/2012

"Perfect village setting, exactly as described. Property was perfect, ideal for walking and sightseeing in the Dales."

Reviewed by Mr Hunt on 23/09/2012

"Lovely, bright, modern studio in a good area. Lots of interesting walks and pretty villages within a 15 mile radius. Made very welcome by friendly owners."

Reviewed by Mr Walter on 19/09/2012

"The location is excellent for accessing the Dales. The property was clean and modern. The local pub food is that good that we didn't need to cook."

Reviewed by Mr Brown on 17/09/2012

"helpful hosts made for a pleasant stay. good food avilable opposite in the hotel, and in the pub in the village"

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 15/09/2012

"Very friendly helpful hosts."

Reviewed by Ms Pope on 06/08/2012

"We liked the overall quality of the property, the wonderful owners and their adorable dog."

Reviewed by Ms McKechnie on 31/07/2012

"Quality accommodation and friendly hosts. Lovely, quiet, unspoilt village location."

Reviewed by Mr Langley on 26/07/2012

"We particularly liked the small patio area overlooking the countryside which caught the sun. Although it was March all the time we were there the sun shone. Very lucky! "

Reviewed by Mr Akam on 26/07/2012

"Comfortable, warm, clean, etc. friendly owners and scenic. Fantastic area for walking and cycling and geocaching. We would like to return sometime and we would recommend The Friendly Room to everybody."

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 21/01/2012

"Although it is literally one room, this accommmodation has been extremely well designed. The bespoke kitchen has everything you need in a compact space and the living/bedroom area is very comfortable. The village is unspoilt with a shop, pub and hotel/restaurant and there are lovely walks from the door."

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 02/12/2011

"We found the cottage cosy and ideal for us and the locality of the cottage to many walks and cycle routes and places to visit was also ideal. The owners were very friendly also."

Reviewed by Mrs O'connor on 20/11/2011

"Excellent location with walking and cycling from the door - we didn't use the car once. Very friendly and helpful owners. Well equipped so you could choose to eat in or use one of the two good eating places in the village."

Reviewed by Mrs Brown on 09/10/2011

"Our hosts were exceptionally friendly, helpful and generous. The cottage is perfectly located in the lovely village of Austwick, and we enjoyed our many walks around the countryside as well as excellent dinners at both the Game Cock pub and the Traddock Hotel. We didn't have a car, but it was no problem to catch the local bus into Settle for market day, where we got wonderful provisions for cooking back at our cottage. We also caught the Settle to Carlisle train up to Carlisle, a beautiful trip."

Reviewed by Mrs Teason on 19/09/2011

"I thought the accommodation was very well equipped, without cluttering the fresh, modern decor. There were thoughtful touches which shows the owner's attention to detail. Austwick is a very pretty and friendly village, well situated for walking in the western Dales, but also within easy range of all of the Yorkshire Dales, the Forest of Bowland and even the South Lakes. "

Reviewed by Mr Smith on 11/09/2011