Bear Cottage was recommended to us by a family member and our experience with Julie and her team has lived upto their reputation. From spending time with us choosing fabrics to the finished blinds, the service we received was professional at all time and the blinds are wonderful. We would recommend them to anyone and will be using Bear Cottage again in the future.

David Taylor

Julie at Bear Cottage Interiors did our soft furnishings for our lounge and dining room after waiting for her to finish a hotel contract, it was definitely worth the wait we absolutely love them, thank you very much Julie!

Jill & Brian
I met Julie whilst visiting Hawes looking for inspiration for our cottage in Swaledale, had my own ideas but Julie came out to view the cottage and gave me great confidence in my choice and she came up with other ideas I hadn't thought of. Loved all the fabrics and trimmings and the coffee we had while going through all the many up to date fabric books, Julie seemed to know the style I wanted and the book with the fabrics I was looking for.

After choosing the fabrics and trimmings it wasn't long before i was picking up the 11 blinds which came with all fittings and were superbly made she has a very good eye for detail. Once the husband put them up, the rooms came together and looked wonderful. So pleased i met Julie who has remained a good friend, wouldn't hesitate in recommending her services.

It was a good day when I stumbled across Julie's delightful showroom on a day out in Hawes. It was just the look I was after and everyone at Bear Cottage were so friendly. Julie did the interior design for my full internal house renovation in Bolton Abbey. We are all really happy with the results. Julie understood what I was after and got it just right. She was always at hand with advice throughout my six month project. Thanks Julie.

Julie has been invaluable to myself and my business since she opened up her beautiful shop and interior design business in Hawes. We own an AA five star 2 rosette  hotel and restaurant in a nearby village and  soft furnishings and decorative accessories are a very important element for the design, but also for the comfort of our customers,  and Julie has such a beautiful selection of fabrics and furnishings that we need not go any further. Julie always goes the extra mile and you can always be confident that the service you receive is skilled, professional and personal. I don’t know what I did without her!! I can’t recommend Bear Cottage Interiors highly enough. Thank you Julie x

Charlotte Reilly
Yorebridge House
Earlier this year I bought a property in Raydale and a friend recommended that I ask Julie for help with the interior design. I am so pleased that I did.

Julie is very approachable and was always happy to take the time to discuss any aspect of the design, and any concerns that I had. Her patience combined with her detailed knowledge was a godsend for someone as indecisive as me!

Nothing was too much trouble and I am delighted with the results. Julie has a fantastic team working with her which has meant that the quality of the soft furnishings is second to none. Everyone who has seen the results has agreed that they certainly have the wow factor.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Julie and her team.

Richard Hartley
We are in the midst of a major refurbishment of our typical dales cottage and Julie has provided invaluable advice on the essential finishing touches for curtains, blinds, furniture restoration and even headboards. Overwhelmed by the choice of fabrics in her wonderful shop, she was able to listen to our likes and dislikes and point us in the right direction! We are thrilled with the end result, the quality of the workmanship and the advice can only be described as excellent.

Hazel Cambers
Thank you so much for helping me to design and decorate my new home. It was a mammoth task and I really could not have managed without your professional guidance. You instantly seemed to understand my taste and then applied your incredible knowledge of fabrics and colours. You went out of your way to help with researching and matching fabrics and colours and you had an enormous ( and increasing) stock of fabric and wallpaper books available for me to look at in your lovely shop in Hawes. All the curtains, blinds and soft furnishings were then promptly made to a very high standard and I am delighted with the result. I have enjoyed working with you and would recommend you to anyone.

Karen Miles