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Detached Cottage in Skipton Castle Woods, enchanting woodland/riverside setting

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4, Rural wooded/riverside location, Yorkshire Dales

Renovated 18th century stone Cottage situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Cottage occupies a delightful woodland and riverside setting yet is only 500 meters from the top of Skipton High Street.

Skipton is a pleasant small market town, 'The Gateway to the Dales', situated at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Cottage is an ideal base for walking and cycling and the town offers many attractions including a good selection of cafes, shops, restaurants, pubs and leisure facilities...

The cottage consists of a large (8 x 8 meter square) ground floor area with open plan living accommodation including a fully fitted kitchen, a dining and a living area with satellite TV.

On the second floor there are two bedrooms and a bathroom plus a second showeroom and second WC on the ground floor.

The cottage sleeps four

Full Central heating plus a wood burning stove,

More Details

Owner
Jill Wood
Member since: 2009
Speaks French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Skipton in Craven District

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are two folding beds with mattresses downstairs which could accommodate a fifth and sixth person.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes:
Raised Terrace area overlooking Skipton Castle and ramparts.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Detached Cottage in Skipton Castle Woods, enchanting woodland/riverside setting
average rating of 4.117647 based on 17 reviews
Hemel Hempstead
4

Lovely peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in July, the cottage was in a beautiful location and right next to Skipton Woods in the shadows of the castle. Easy access to the woods, canal path with a gentle walk into Skipton and plenty of things to see and do.

Facilities very good, clean and comfortable. First class decorations and plenty of natural daylight. The owners are very knowledgable about the area and the history of the buildings, nothing too much trouble. Excellent selection of local information available in the cottage on arrival to give 'food for thought' regarding places to visit.

Great choice of restaurants and pubs to enjoy in Skipton with a wide selection of foods available for those who do not want to self cater. Try the Narrow Boat pub as the selection of real ales superb and the food fantastic. Dined there on two occasions and was very impressed. Excellent value for money, do try the Belly Pork....delicious. If you want to order a take away to be delivered to the cottage, make sure you have the post code to hand........as we found out!!!!

This is a great base for exploring the Dales and the beautiful scenery all around. Day trips to Grassington, Ripon, Harrogate, Malham Cove and many other beautiful destinations are easily accessible by public transport or car.

Good value for money and a very pleasant location. Extremely recommendable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Lovely location

  • 3 of 5

The best asset to this property is its location. It is great to leave the cottage for a stroll into the woods, or walk into town alongside the canal. Skipton itself has plenty to offer, the castle and town are well worth a visit.

The property was satisfactory but a little more attention to detail is required. In particular the toilet seat upstairs was broken and the mouldy curtains downstairs were unsightly. The blinds covering the patio doors really do need replacing too and the mouldy shower sealant could easily be dealt with to improve the property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased my guests enjoyed their stay at the cottage and appreciated the nice location. The details mentioned by the guests will be attended to immediately.
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5

Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a short stay in this beautiful cottage. Set at the foot of skipton woods it's within easy walking distance to the town and the car didn't move once!

The pictures do not do this gorgeous place justice.... it definitely had the wow factor when we walked in. It had everything we needed and more.

We will definitely be back again without a doubt.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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DAMP, WALLS FLAKING NO AIR.

  • 1 of 5

NO GARDEN WITH CHAIRS,NO .BQ. PATIO DOORS DON'T OPEN.

ON A MAIN WALKWAY TO SKIPTON WOODS. CHAIRS BROKEN.

BOTH TOILET SEATS BROKEN.

PROPERTY NOT WELL MAITAINED.

TOWELS WERE PROVIDED BUT WERE VERY SMELLY.

I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS PROPRTY AS NOT ACCURATE WITH AMMENITIES.

THE ONLY GOOD THING WAS DOGS WERE ALLOWED BUT WHEN WE ARRIVED WERE INFORMED THAT THEY COULD NOT GO UPSTAIRS.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests are welcome to open the windows. The cottage has a garden and chairs are provided if requested. The patio doors are being attended to as are the chair and toilet seat. The towels were professionally laundered so should have been fresh. Dogs are not allowed upstairs. The whole cottage will be refurbished in the second two weeks of August.
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5

Wonderful cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

We have never stayed in such a relaxing cottage as this! Rental properties can sometimes be a little cramped but not this one. It's extremely spacious and the roof lights and numerous windows give a great feeling of airiness. Yet at the same time it is warm and cosy with everything you need including a very comfortable bed. We would have preferred to have had the shower in the bathroom on the gallery level but hey, the one downstairs had lots of hot water and excellent power.

I have never known a place so quiet: there is no traffic outside and even early morning birdsong did not penetrate the thick walls. The woods are literally outside the cottage and from there you can walk right out into the countryside, so there is no need for a car.Jill was very helpful when we arrived but then left us to our own devices which is exactly as it should be. We knew she was just the other side of the path had we needed her.

The only thing missing was a wifi connection but to be honest to be free of emails etc turned out to be a bonus and when we did want to use the internet to investigate bus times etc it was possible to get a phone connection.

We really hope we can go back at some point in the future for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

We booked for a long weekend stay for a family wedding. The cottage was a great base for our mini-break. a little tricky to find at first, but the neighbours were very helpful with directions. Jill was a fabulous host and we had everything we needed.

I'm sure we will be back again. Just one 'niggle' - the cottage is on a busy footpath into the woods, so blinds on the other windows might deter the 'nosey parkers' walking their dogs.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Skipton

Cottage location: Skipton Woods, behind Skipton Castle - one of the finest examples of its kind in the north...

Other Attractions: Pennine Boat Trips & Cruisers - see Skipton and sourounding countryside from a different perspective from the Leeds/Liverpool Canal...

Railway access - a day trip on the Settle-Carlisle line over Ribblehead Viaduct makes a memorable day out...

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is 2 Km from Skipton.

The Worth Valley Steam Railway (Keithley - Howarth) is 15 minutes from Skipton by train, explore Howarth by steam train, the birthplace of the Bronte Sisters...

Bolton Abbey Estate, woodland, riverside & moorland footpaths, picnic sites, nature trails, cafes, shops in the Yorkshire Dales National Park....

Malham Tarn and Farm Park at 15 Km from Skipton, Malham has a breeding Peregrene Falcon site....

Bicycle hire...

Kilnsey Park & Trout fishery at 15 Km, from Skipton nature trail with red squirrels, estate shop and tea room.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Skipton, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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17 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
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£90
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£100
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£450
 
 
J
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
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£100
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£120
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£560
 
 
K
5 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
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£95
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£105
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£500
 
 
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22 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
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£560
 
 
M
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
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£90
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£450
 
 
N
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
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£80
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£90
Fri,Sat
£350
 
 
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21 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
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£100
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£450
 
 
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30 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
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£70
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£320
 
 
My Standard Rate
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£240
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£450
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

10% deposit on booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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