Hey! If your reading this review! Just book it! It will be the best time you would ever have! As it definitely was ours!! The view is just as the pictures and I feel like they do not do it the full justice it really deserves! The fire pit and picnic area is amazing! We spent most of our time out there, even using the cast iron pot for cooking. The cabin is really cozy and and fire really does warm it up on the cold evenings!! The gardens are so well kept and lovely to walk through: they blend really well with the dales. Emma and Karen are just the most amazing people we have stumbled across. They are extremely kind, lovely and welcoming. On the couple of occasions which we had to pester them, not once did they make me feel as if we was putting them out of their way. Really good to have a chat with and give really good advice! On everything from local walks, to pizza dough!!! Talking of pizza’s! Well, if you do go and don’t try one of the pizza’s which they make at home, I do not feel you will have the full experience! They’re just delicious! As I’ve previously said, if your reading reviews to see what this place is like, take my word for it and just book it. You will have the best time and if there’s any gaps, Emma and Karen are always ready to give a help in hand! Oh just before I finish! Breakfast is amazing! Home made bread, locally sourced bacon and their own free range chickens for eggs! You really do not get much fresher! I can not wait to go again! Massive thank you to the both of them!

Well where do I start!? Quirky accomodation! If you want fantastic views and beautiful home made Italian cuisine this is the place for you!dont bother cooking!stayed here when the sun was shining! Fantastic homemade bruschetta and pizza I would definitely recommend! Accommodation fine for us, we were not bothered that the showers were cold, or the camping type facilities as this is right up our street!(without the tent of course!) we were not cold at all! We brought our own camping lanterns and torches added to the ones provided so this was fine!! Then before leaving we had a good amount of yorkshire tea with a bacon butty (with Emmualeas homemade tomatoe sauce and bread!) also location beautiful just a stroll down the road and you have some magnificent waterfalls!!thanks again!

Emanuela & Karen were incredible hosts and the cottage itself is a gorgeous home with lots of character. It was extremely clean and we highly recommend anyone takes advantage of their dine in offer (pizza & wine for £10) as it is home made and their dining room is a lovely setting in which to dine for an evening. The hosts were welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable about the area and approachable - we've done many Air BnBs and you'll struggle to find two nicer people. We will definitely go back if we are in the area.

Many thanks to both you Ema, and Karen, for making us feel so welcome. We wish we had been able to stay for longer! The homemade food was delicious, just amazing - thank you. You have definitely found your niche, wonderfully attentive hosts, great accommodation, very friendly and a great sense of humour - what more could any guests ask for? We had a wonderful stay and would love to return someday to share that bottle of wine! Take good care of yourselves. Gill & Stuart xx

Crackpot cottage is the perfect getaway for anyone looking to put down their phone for a weekend and enjoy the view (which is stunning!). Emanuela and Karen are fantastic hosts, we didn’t get a chance to try their pizzas but the breakfast was always lovely, homemade and delicious - especially the ketchup!.. I would recommend the cabin to anyone looking for a little getaway who doesn’t mind getting back to the basics. It’s a fantastic location and we felt very welcome from the get go. We look forward to visiting again!

Great place, great hosts! Can’t fault anything! Who’d think that a place with no electric in this modern world we live would be so perfect! If a get away with your own privacy, great food at the end of the path if you wish, hosts that can’t do enough for you, this is the place to be! Don’t be put off by the no heat, the fire for half an hour is more then enough, so cosy and warm ❤️ Can’t wait to return. Ps.... if you want walks these lovely ladies know all the places to go ❤️

A lovely cottage in Brough. The kitchen is very well equipped. Lovely relaxing lounge and large comfy bed too. The place is tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The shop around the corner is well stocked and the surrounding countryside is lovely for walking and cycling.

We spent a night in this fantastic quirky little cabin and loved everything about it. So many sweet and interesting touches on the interior. It’s so cosy and welcoming and has such a wonderful feel. The cabin and all facilities were so clean! The weather wasn’t the best for an outdoor fire but we enjoyed a cosy night in by indoor fire complete with Emanuela’s delicious pizzas! Would definitely recommend the food to guests! Hand made and delicious. The cabin is cosy and lots of space. It’s location offers privacy and your own space too. Fantastic views surrounded by the dales and awoke to just wonderful quiet and the soothing sound of chickens. We couldn’t recommend crackpot cabin more and we’ll definitely be back!

This beautiful historical property is nestled away in the hillside of some of the most picturesque countryside. The room is simply perfect with a comfy bed and views out over the rolling green hills. The first night we arrived we ordered Emanuela’s handmade pizza and ate it out on the raised garden which was set up with table and chairs for us. This was a total delight. The food (and glass of wine that came with it) was restaurant quality and the experience / views for our al fresco dining felt akin to being on a Tuscan hillside - not surprising with one of our hosts being Italian! Breakfast was perfect and full of thoughtful touches that really elevated it from other bnb’s (homemade bread, eggs from their chickens and homemade condiments). Emanuela recommenced a local walk and we’re so pleased we took her advice and saved the hill walk we’d planned for another time as it was one of the prettiest walks we’ve done, getting to follow the water, into the woods and across fields, visiting waterfalls on the way and a couple of great local pubs! We’d definitely return again and highly recommend this place. A couple who were staying there at the same time as us chose it as their honeymoon accommodation and we can really see why!

We stayed for one night in crackpot cottage and had a great time sitting by the fire and eating pizza. Was a great stop over on our travels up north. The views are amazing and it’s in such a fantastic area of the country. It rained for parts of our stay but this still didn’t bother us as we were just pleased to be outside in such a great setting. We also love outdoor eco living and Emmanuella and Karen have some great touches and systems in their garden! We also loved being off the grid for the evening! Great touches with the evening pizza and wine and morning breakfast!

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