August Bank Holiday Week Break In Skipton
The property was in an excellent position with it's own private car parking space, located in Skipton woods - accessable via a private road and alternatively by using a delightful tow path running alongside a canal branch line behind Skipton Castle. The town itself was only 10 minute walk away at the most to the top of the main high street. Also Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets are both only a couple of minutes drive away in the town itself for ones self catering needs. The layout, cleanliness and facilities of the accomodation were all excellent, offering a spacious and bright open plan layout on the ground floor - consisting of the main lounge with satellite tv, dining area, kitchen and shower room off the main hallway entrance - the second floor having the two double bedrooms and bathroom, accessed via a wide central stairway. Overall the building's exterior, interior, decor and fittings were of a high specification and good taste - at the same time being full of character.
The owners were friendly, helpful with our requests and knowledgable about the local area, living nearby offering excellent service.
It was a peaceful location to unwind from our hectic day to day working lives and spent most of the week simply exploring Skipton iteslf, the castle, walking the canals and feeding the ducks! The local tea rooms, pubs and restaraunts which we visited were all excellent and very good quality, many sourcing food locally - so far we have not had a bad experience yet! Would not recommend any in particular as would be an injustice to the rest and is all a matter of personal taste anyway. However will say if you are looking for a good quality fish and chip meal then a visit to Bizzie Lizzies is a must. Also the little Fox ice cream tug boat moored on the central canal area does lovely ice cream cones!
Spent a couple of days out locally, travelling on the Embsay to Bolton Abbey steam railway and then a walk to the beautiful setting of Bolton Abbey. Also called at the nearby Kilnsey Park and Trout Farm - a fascinating experience with or without kids. Leeds is only a short train journey away and Howarth with the Bronte museum is also recommended.
Have visited Skipton several times in the past staying at good quality local hotels and this was our first self catering break there. We are now converted and would recommend this property, and if we are lucky enough would like to spend many future holidays there!
Thank you to the owners for everything
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 6/6
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