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Skipton, on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales and on the course of the River Aire, is a vibrant market town with a famous castle, ancient cobbled high street , interesting shops and cosy pubs; the perfect cottage location for exploring Airedale and Wharfedale as well as the northern Dales.

A cottage holiday here provides for a relaxing holiday with friends or family, with plenty to offer; beautiful countryside, historical buildings and activities for all ages.

Take time to explore this lovely parish town with many of the local attractions inter-connected by the Millennium Walk trail; visit the small independent shops that line the town centre or enjoy traditional British fare at one of the cafes, pubs or restaurants that are housed in many of the historical buildings of the town. Take a trip on the nearby Embsay steam train or hop aboard a canal boat for a leisurely cruise down the Leeds-Liverpool canal which runs through the town.

The town is also home to Skipton Castle, one of the best preserved medieval castles in Great Britain and the striking Holy Trinity Church that dominates the High Street is also a sight to behold. The Craven Museum and Gallery offers insights into the history of the area and the Little Theatre and Town Hall regularly host events that will be of interest to many visitors.

Skipton is the perfect location for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors and there is an abundance of cycling routes and hiking paths that allow for exploration of the town and breathtakingly beautiful countryside beyond.

Explore the Dales in the Yorkshire Dales National Park by following one of the many sign-posted walking routes. There are plenty of opportunities for those who love walking to explore the Dales, the Moors and the Castle Woods and horse riding trails are also available for the more adventurous traveller.

Discover this beautiful corner of Yorkshire and book one of the many charming Skipton holiday cottages for a truly unforgettable getaway.

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  • The Nook

    Bank Newton near Gargrave

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: DC5183
    In an idyllic location along a country lane in the picturesque hamlet of Bank Newton this 17th Century cottage enjoys lovely views across the south facing garden and the beautiful rolling countryside. The Nook is spacious and very comfortably furnished providing a restful and relaxing retreat and the delightful cottage garden is perfect for unwinding and enjoying the stunning scenery, or for alfresco dining on warm summer days. Situated on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park it is an excellent base to walk, cycle and explore the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, with footpaths accessible from the doorstep, the Pennine Way is close by, or take a stroll along the canal towpath.

    Ground Floor: With economy 7 night storage heating and comprising:
    Entrance hall.
    Sitting room: with electric stove, 40" Freeview TV/DVD and a selection of DVD’s and books. Views across the garden.
    Kitchen/diner: with cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and iron.
    Spacious shower room: with shower and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with twin beds, feature Victorian fireplace and lovely countryside views.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels provided. Wifi internet access available. Telephone for incoming calls only.Garden with garden furniture. No smoking or pets allowed.

  • The Shippon

    Silsden

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: DC4850
    With panoramic views across the open moors, dating back to the 1800s, this secluded cottage has been restored with under floor heating to the ground floor, creating a lovely country retreat. There are lots of local rambles with a bridleway running past the door. Silsden and Addingham (three miles away) both provide a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops, with the market town of Skipton just a 20 minute drive away. Bolton Abbey, Burnsall, Grassington and Malham Cove are within a half an hour hour drive.

    Ground Floor: With bio fuel central heating and underfloor heating to the ground floor and comprising:
    Entrance hall.
    Open plan sitting/dining room...
    Kitchen area: Ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, iron/ironing board.
    Lounge area: with TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD player.
    Shower room: with shower, WC. Open tread stairs to:

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: double bed.

    Bed linen and towels provided. Access to freezer. Grassed sitting area with furniture and BBQ. Uncovered pond close by. Bike storage. Private water supply. One dog welcome (dog basket provided). Access via three quarter of a mile farm track (suitable vehicle required in winter conditions). There is a pond in the grounds.

  • Blue Buttons

    Skipton

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: ITN

    This detached cottage, one of four, is set along a private drive on the edge of Skipton, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Designed and furnished by an interior architect, it is a wonderful romantic getaway. Stroll through the nearby park to an indoor swimming pool, or a little further to the centre of this historic market town with its Norman castle. Riddlesden Hall (NT), 10 miles. Visit the Forest of Bowland an AONB, or a day trip to York or nearby Harrogate. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    Kitchen/dining room with induction range (for cooking), TV, oak floor and bi-fold doors to patio. Separate toilet. First floor: Spacious, beamed living room with oak floor and wood-burning stove. Spacious double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with double Jacuzzi air bath, chromatherapy lighting, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Three TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Induction range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • 24hr drying service
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi (3.75GB per week)
    • Patio with furniture
    • Shared garden
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • No smoking

  • Craven Cottage

    Skipton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W8510

    Grade II listed cottage / Four poster bed

    Nestling in a quiet backwater close to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and only 440 yards from Skipton Castle, this delightful terraced holiday cottage ensures a perfect base from which to explore the town on foot. Cobbled setts line the high street on which the very popular 4-days-a-week market is held. Excellent towpath walks are easily accessible where brightly coloured narrow boats cruise along. Known as "The Gateway to The Dales", Skipton provides a perfect location from which to explore the National Park. The picturesque village of Embsay (2 miles) is nearby, and offers its very own steam railway, frequently visited by Thomas the Tank Engine. The historic market town of Settle (17 miles) is within easy driving distance and provides visitors with a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. TV/DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (1 car).

  • Duck Cottage

    Gargrave, nr. Skipton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 23204

    This end terraced holiday cottage is set in a quiet location overlooking the village green and river which has extensive river banks, ideal for picnics or simply sitting on the bench and admiring the view which extends over the surrounding countryside. Set only 4 miles from the traditional market town of Skipton it makes an ideal base for both touring or walking in the Dales. Alternatively the Lake District and York are both about 1 hour’s drive. Gargrave itself has a variety of shops, pubs and tea rooms. Shops and pubs 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine.

  • Belgravia Cottage

    Skipton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: DC3472
    Tucked away in a quiet residential area, attached to the owner’s Victorian house, this delightful ground floor cottage offers very comfortable accommodation. The light and airy sitting room has a large window which overlooks a beautiful garden with trees, lawn and ponds which attracts a variety of birds and wildlife. Only a ten minute walk from Skipton’s cobbled High Street, which is home to regular open-air markets, and the famous castle. It is an ideal base to explore the Dales and Moors as Skipton - the ’Gateway to the Dales’ - has good public transport links.

    Ground Floor: With gas central heating and comprising:
    Kitchen:
    with oven, hob, microwave and fridge.
    Sitting/dining room: with coal effect gas fire set in an attractive tiled surround, TV/DVD/radio/CD player and door leading to a patio and the lovely garden.
    Bedroom 1: with double bed and en-suite with large separate shower unit, WC and basin.

    Laundry facilities by arrangement with the owner. All electricity, bed linen and towels provided. Garden table and chairs. Private parking. There are two ponds in the grounds.

  • Fernside Cottage

    Thornton in Craven near Skipton

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC214001
    Quietly situated in an elevated position in the small village of Thornton-in-Craven, Fernside Cottage offers delightful holiday accommodation which is an ideal retreat for couples. The lounge and bedroom are at first floor level to take advantage of the beautiful far-reaching views across open courntryside. Furnished and decorated to a particularly high standard, the bedroom has a luxurious wooden bed ensuring a restful nights sleep. A kitchen and dining area on the ground floor enjoy patio doors to the front overlooking a small private lane, or for those who wish to eat al fresco, an enclosed lawned garden and patio adjacent to the cottage has an outdoor table and chairs and is screened for privacy - ideal for lazy summer evenings.
     

    Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, dishwasher and washer dryer. Dining table and chairs, patio doors with excellent views.

    First Floor: Lounge: With TV, DVD, Freesat, radio/CD
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, wash basin, mirror, WC, heated towel rail and  shaver point.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.   Internet access available Sorry property not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
    Owner is flexible with arrival day, so ring us direct to discuss your requirements.Enclosed lawned garden with outdoor furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • Westwood Lodge Cottages - The Moorview

    Ilkley

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30536

    This selection of 8 properties were built between 1875 and 1890, and are all Grade II listed historic buildings. They are set on the very edge of the world famous Ilkley Moor, in the ancient West Riding of Yorkshire. You are literally on the moor as soon as you cross the cattle grid from the driveway. Whilst there is little traffic other than the odd passing sheep, pheasant or deer, you are only a 10-minute walk from the market town of Ilkley, where you will find a wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars, and not forgetting Betty’s tea rooms where afternoon tea is a must. These holiday homes (refs 30532, 30533, 30534, 30535, 30536, 30537, 30538 and 30539) make an ideal base for sight-seeing and walking direct from the door. Famous nearby destinations include Bolton Abbey, Skipton, Harewood House, Brontë Country and the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park are all within half an hour’s drive. Alternatively the historic city of York is readily accessible. For the added comfort, dressing gowns will be provided in The Wells (30537), The Moorview (30536), and The Glenmoor (30535). All properties enjoy shared use of the lesiure facilities including gym, sauna and hot tub with changing rooms. There is also a communal garden with animal corner where there are pigs, hens and rabbits. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1/2 mile.

    All on second floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over slipper bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters included. Two digital TVs. CD. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Freezer. Shared roof garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher.Telephone included. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with animal corner. Cycle store. Shared leisure facilities with gym, sauna, changing rooms and shared hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • The Bailey

    Skipton

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC214008
    Enjoying a convenient location within the Conservation Area of Skipton and overlooking the bailey towards the castle grounds this truly charming cottage with private parking is situated in the owners private grounds just a 2  minute walk from the cobbled high street and is ideally placed for exploring the delights of Skipton and the surrounding area. Offering spacious accommodation with a multi fuel stove and a warm welcoming ambience, the cottage is very well presented with quality furnishings ensuring a relaxing stay at any time.

    First Floor: Property is heated by gas central heating and comprises:
    12 external stone steps with handrail to...
    Open plan Lounge/Dining Room:
    With multi fuel stove, Sky TV (full package), Wi-Fi
    Kitchen: With electric hob and oven, slim line dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge with ice box
    Bedroom: With king size bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin and  shaver point.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial supply of logs supplied for the stove. Books, magazines and board games provided.Access to garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car.

  • Westwood Lodge Cottages - The Wells

    Ilkley

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30537

    This selection of 8 properties were built between 1875 and 1890, and are all Grade II listed historic buildings. They are set on the very edge of the world famous Ilkley Moor, in the ancient West Riding of Yorkshire. You are literally on the moor as soon as you cross the cattle grid from the driveway. Whilst there is little traffic other than the odd passing sheep, pheasant or deer, you are only a 10-minute walk from the market town of Ilkley, where you will find a wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars, and not forgetting Betty’s tea rooms where afternoon tea is a must. These holiday homes (refs 30532, 30533, 30534, 30535, 30536, 30537, 30538 and 30539) make an ideal base for sight-seeing and walking direct from the door. Famous nearby destinations include Bolton Abbey, Skipton, Harewood House, Brontë Country and the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park are all within half an hour’s drive. Alternatively the historic city of York is readily accessible. For the added comfort, dressing gowns will be provided in The Wells (30537), The Moorview (30536), and The Glenmoor (30535). All properties enjoy shared use of the lesiure facilities including gym, sauna and hot tub with changing rooms. There is also a communal garden with animal corner where there are pigs, hens and rabbits. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1/2 mile.

    All on second floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (6ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over slipper bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters included. Two digital TVs. CD. Shared laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer. Freezer. Shared roof garden and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher.Telephone included. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with animal corner. Cycle store. Shared leisure facilities with gym, sauna, changing rooms and shared hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Owl Cotes Cottage

    Cowling, nr. Skipton

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 24906

    This detached barn conversion is set in a rural location, carefully co-ordinated and furnished it makes a lovely holiday home to relax in and as such enjoys a quiet location opposite the owner’s home. There are some lovely walks direct from the door with a dedicated footpath running behind the property down into the village of Lothersdale and beyond. Alternatively, the whole of the Yorkshire Dales and Brontë Country can be easily accessed by car, as can the historic city of York. The bustling market town of Skipton is 6 miles, which has been voted ‘Best High Street in Britain 2009’. It also features a well preserved castle and boat trips along the canal. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Separate toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Biomass wood pellet central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. 24 hour laundry service. Freezer. Large shared patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

  • Hutter Hill Barn East

    Silsden near Skipton

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: DC4714
    This well equipped cottage is in a peaceful location views towards the Dales. This cottage approached by a well maintained farm track, has oak beams, and exposed stonework. Walkers or cyclists will enjoy this idyllic location with walks from the doorstep. Fishing is also available locally by permit; there is golf, horse riding and a public swimming pool within easy reach. Close to the village of Kildwick; where there is a pub serving food. Visit the market town of Skipton (six miles), where there is a Medieval castle, shops, pubs restaurants and galleries to browse around.

    Ground Floor: With electric central heating and comprising:
    Split level open plan spacious kitchen/dining/sitting room: with arched floor to ceiling window, views of the countryside, TV with freeview, DVD, radio/CD player. Three steps down to...
    Kitchen: with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron and dining area.
    Cloakroom: with WC and basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with King size bed and en suite shower room with shower and WC.

    All heating, bed linen and towels provided. Filtered spring water. Patio with garden furniture. Private parking. Sorry no Children under 5. This property can be booked with DC5391, Hutter Hill Barn West, to accommodate up to six.

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