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

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


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

Jill Wood
Member since: 2009
Speaks: french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017


Nearest Train
1 Kilometres

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.


Skipton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are two folding beds with mattresses downstairs which could accommodate a fifth and sixth person.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Raised Terrace area overlooking Skipton Castle and ramparts.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

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Detached Cottage in Skipton Castle Woods, enchanting woodland/riverside setting
average rating of 4.15 based on 20 reviews
Hemel Hempstead

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 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.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and cosy. Owner very helpful and friendly.

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was in reasonable walking distance to Skipton. Clean and cosy cottage. Had everything needed to make a pleasant stay. Owner very helpful.

We found the upstairs toilet made a lot of noise if flushed, when others asleep could disturb,but there was another downstairs so not a great problem. This was a lovely peaceful place to stay. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy, comfortable and dog friendly.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our four days at the cottage. Jill was very helpful in making suggestions as to where we should go. The problems highlighted in an earlier review had all been attended to and she was very open to suggestions of other things that would be helpful to have in the kitchen. The cottage is spacious; the central heating is effective and only needed to be switched on for a short time during the rainy days before the cottage felt warm. It is only a short walk from the town centre, where the bread shop opens at 6am. Try the award winning sausages at the butcher's nearby which are mouth watering. The woods are good for exercising dogs but if your dog (like ours) has a tendency to flush out ducks or chase sheep (in the fields near the woods) they will need to be on a lead. A very enjoyable stay despite indifferent weather.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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High Mill, Skipton

  • 5 of 5

A superb location in Skipton Castle Woods, a well presented and clean cottage with everything you need for a short holiday break - a very enjoyable few days here and we hope to return!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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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.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $26.38

10% deposit on booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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