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19th Century Character Cottage With Panoramic Views Of Airedale

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Cosy, well-equipped, 2 bedroom cottage close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Lodge End is a charming cottage, in the centre of Cononley. It has one double bedroom and one twin room. There is a large light open plan lounge and dining area and a well equipped fully fitted modern kitchen and bathroom. In recent years it has been modernised resulting in a stylish relaxing cottage providing an ideal base for a country get away, walking or sightseeing. The front of the cottage has impressive panoramic views of the Airedale valley with its meadows, woodlands and heathland, while the back of the cottage receives a lot of sun and overlooks mature fruit trees and the hills beyond. Curlew, Lapwing and Tawny Owl are just three birds that can often be seen or heard from the back door. Lodge End is very well located for travelling by rail, bus, and car. It is also close to long distance walking routes, national and regional cycling routes, bridleways and the Leeds-Liverpool canal. We provide freshly cut flowers from our garden in the cottage to welcome you when you arrive.

Jacky Claxton & Fran Graham
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

About Jacky Claxton & Fran Graham

We are a retired couple who live in England and have family in Cononley. We love the outdoors especially walking. Through our daughter's insider knowledge (she works in the Yorkshire Dales National Park) we have enjoyed a wealth of new walks and experiences off the beaten track in the Yorkshire Dales. We think this area is a little known gem and since we can only use the cottage 10 weeks a year we would like to share it with others.

Jacky Claxton & Fran Graham purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Jacky Claxton & Fran Graham chose Yorkshire Dales

Cononley has the best of both worlds; set in the stunning countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Forest of Bowland AONB, the Nidderdale AONB and yet with with vibrant cities just a stones throw away. It is very well located for travelling by rail, bus, and car. It is also close to long distance walking routes, national and regional cycling routes (including the Pennine Bridleway) and the Leeds-Liverpool canal.The joy of visiting this area is that every season has its own special qualities, activities and experiences to enjoy.

What makes this cottage unique

The property has impressive panoramic views of the Airedale valley with its meadows, woodlands and heathland. While the rear is south facing, over-looking mature fruit trees and the fells beyond. Curlew, Lapwing and Tawny Owl are just three birds that can often be seen or heard from the back door. Its a wonderfully peaceful place - ideal for a rest or an explore. The cottage is tastefully decorated, very well-equipped, cosy and comfortable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Helen, Angus, Nick & Corrine, Suffolk - July 2013

This has been a lovely base for our first (but not last) visit to the Dales. The cottage, done with so much thought, has been a perfect base and we will come back again for another stay. We have not needed anything that has not been available. It has been home from home. Spotlessly clean, cosy and very comfortable.

Julie & family, Derbyshire - May 2013

The cottage is wonderful. Extremely comfortable for the four of us. We have stayed in many different holiday accommodation and this has to be one of our favourites. It has everything you need for a wonderful holiday. Will definitely recommend to family and friends and hope to be back soon.

Sandra & David, Sydney, Austrailia - April 2013

We enjoyed our stay immensely! The cottage is well-equipped and beautifully appointed. We travelled near and far in our hire car during our 11 days. We felt fortunate to come 'home' to warmth and cosiness at the end of each day. All in all, a bril
Mar 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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19th Century Character Cottage With Panoramic Views Of Airedale
average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews

One of the best cottages we have stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well equipped cottage. I can't think of anything it didn't have. The station is really close if you want to leave the car behind (car parking was our only problem).

It's a shame it will no longer be up for rental as it is a little gem

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Brilliant Awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cosy cottage on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The owner was really helpful and we felt very welcome. The cottage was clean, well maintained and had a nice yard at the back just right for a Gin & Tonic in the afternoons!

Cononley is a nice little village with a shop / post office, two decent pubs and a lovely play area. It was a good base from which to explore - Skipton is only six minutes away by train and has lots of shops / restaurants, there's a nearby Steam Railway, Bolton Abbey made a wonderful day out and there are fabulous walks around the dales (eg Malham Cove).

All in all a lovely cottage in which to relax, set in beautiful surroundings. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for these kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed staying at Lodge End and hope to be able to welcome you again soon.
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A hidden Yorkshire gem

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable, characterful, extremely well equipped cottage. Well placed for exploring the surrounding area - in all directions. Very clean and well maintained. Had a bit of trouble with the keysafe, but got there in the end. Would recommend this cottage to anyone. Only problem is parking - some days we were parked some distance away. Can recommend Brody's pizzeria in Skipton for a good Italian meal. Would recommend Fountains Abbey, rather than overpriced, extremely busy Bolton Abbey. Also Malham, Wensleydale and Gargrave to visit and walk, Gargrave has a particularly nice tea room tucked away off the main street. Delicious bakewell tart and freshly brewed coffee

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to send your thoughts on our cottage. We are very pleased to hear that you found everything to your liking and found some of the beauty spots that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer.
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A great cottage in a very convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in this lovely cottage. It was exactly as the photos indicated and we had plenty of space. The owners also very kindly organised for us to keep our bikes in their shed.

The location of the cottage is really super. The village is on a train line between Bradford and Skipton which means there are regular trains in both directions. The trains run late enough that we went into Skipton for dinner several evenings (about 8 mins by train). It also meant we could use the trains to start and end walks/bike rides at convenient locations. The landscape is absolutely stunning and provides access to both easy walks (e.g. along the canal or valley) as well as much more challenging routes.

The village has two pubs which were both very welcoming and convenient. The local shop also provided a good range of basics (including a very good selection of ales!)

The cottage itself has everything needed for a week. It was clean and well-maintained. The owners contacted us promptly on booking and departure.

We would certainly recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You're right, the location has so much to offer for many different sorts of holiday, and I am so glad that the cottage met all your expectations. Jacky Claxton
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Excellent and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to this lovely and comfortable cottage. We don't normally go back to the same location but last time it was wonderful and this year we just wanted somewhere where we could relax and enjoy and Lodge End certainly lived up to our expectations. The cottage was spotless and so welcoming and the people in the village are so friendly.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. We love to have returning guests. It makes us realise that other people love our cottage as much as we do.
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Lovely cottage, great play area nearby

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a great location.

Fabulous children's play area very close which was a big hit with the kids (turn left out of the cottage, then right at the T-junction and it's on your right).

Highlights were Skipton Castle and a walk to Malham's Cove via Janet's Foss waterfall.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that lovely review. It's good to hear that your children enjoyed the play area - the village is very proud of it - and Malham Cove of course is always a big hit with everyone.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Leeds Bradford International
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
New Inn, Cononley
Nearest Ferry
84 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Skipton Golf Club
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Cononley Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
New Inn
Nearest Beach
48 Miles
Arnside, Morecombe Bay
Car: not necessary

Lodge End is situated on the boundary of West and North Yorkshire with excellent transport links and very close to Yorkshire Dales National Park, Forest of Bowland and Nidderdale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The property is in the centre of the village of Cononley. It is five minutes walk from the village shop, post office, real ale pub plus a fabulous park with childrens play area, skate park and football pitch. It is 4 miles from the medieval market town of Skipton, 10 miles from Haworth featured in many Bronte novels, 11 miles from Ilkley home of Betty's tearooms, 12 miles from Saltaire World Heritage Site, 14 miles from Grassington home of the Grassington Festival, 25 miles from Leeds and 27 miles from Harrogate Spa.

Lodge End is a fabulous base for enjoying the outdoors whether it be just enjoying the natural beauty of the area, geocaching, walking the network of local public footpaths, hiking the 3 peaks in the Yorkshire Dales, road biking the route of the Tour de France grand depart, mountain biking in the Forest of Bowland, fell running in the local events throughout the season, or canoeing along the Leeds-Liverpool canal.

Locally sourced meat is sold in New Laithe Farm Butchers in Crosshills 2 miles away and there are several good butchers in Skipton. The nearest supermarkets are in Crosshills and Skipton (Aldi, Co-op, Tesco, Morrisons).

The centre of Leeds and Bradford are only 40 minutes from Cononley railway station with services every 15 minutes. Highlights of Leeds apart from the shopping include the Corn Exchange for its architecture and restaurants, Leeds Art Gallery (the tiled hall café is a must), Opera North and the Northern Ballet as well as contemporary music venues such as the O2. Bradford is great for the Alhambra Threatre, the National Film Museum (including IMAX cinema) and some very good Indian restaurants. Closer to Cononley is Saltaire world heritage site including Salts Mill. Then of course there is Fountains Abbey, the Wright Wine Company, Harrogate Turkish Baths and Health Spa, Eureka the national children's museum in Halifax, local food producers and the list goes on.

I can only scratch the surface here. Whether you want to just sit back and relax, have a family friendly holiday or love extreme sports there is something for everyone. Why not come and discover it for yourself?


Rates & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $62

Period of Hire
Letting starts at 4pm on the day of arrival and finishes at 10am on the day of departure. Lets more than 6 weeks in advance are for a minimum of 7 nights and the maximum period of let is 4 weeks, unless by special arrangement.

We are unable to accept any Hen or Stag Parties. We, or our representatives reserve the right to remove person or persons from the property due to unreasonable behaviour, damage to the property. In this case refund will be at the discretion of the owners.

Care of Property
The hirer is responsible for the property during the hire period and shall take reasonable and proper care of it.

Breakage or Damages
Please report any problems, breakages or damage as soon as it may occur; accidents will happen. We reserve the right to charge for damage that would not be considered to result from normal wear and tear.

Right of Entry
We, or our representatives reserve the right of entry to the property at all reasonable times for the purposes of inspection or to carry out essential repairs or maintenance.

The use of the property and its equipment is entirely at the Hirer's and their party's risk; the owners of Lodge End shall have no liability for any death,personal injury, damage or loss of personal property including motor vehicles.

If you wish to cancel a reservation we must be notified. In the event of a cancellation all reasonable efforts will be made to re-let the house for that period, and if re-letting is achieved you will be reimbursed in full (minus a £35 administration charge). If the property is not re-let the 25% initial payment will be withheld. If the cancellation occurs less than 6 weeks in advance then the entire fee will be forfeited.

The Contract of Hire is between the Hirer and Mrs J Claxton, the Owner of Lodge End.

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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Cononley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The quirky bathroom has a double-ended bath with central taps and a shower over, sink and wc. It has a washing machine and tumble dryer for your convenience. A toddler stool is available on request.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Optional travel cot available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Second single bed or travel cot available on request
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Additional bedding available for sofa bed on request
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The large double bedroom has a wardrobe, draws, a dressing table, an iron and ironing board. The second bedroom is south-facing and can be a single or twin room. It has a wardrobe, drawers and optional travel cot. Both bedrooms have black-out blinds in addition to curtains. In addition, there is a double sofa bed in the lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Family-friendly: A folding stair gate is provided at the top of the stairs for families. Other items of baby/ toddler equipment are available on request. Outside: The colourful south-facing yard with its picket fence and gate, has a table and chairs, surrounded by colourful planters, aromatic herbs and Blueberry bushes. There a shed for secure bike storage with bike hooks for 2 bikes provided. There is a retractable washing line provided. For the adventurous there is a second seating area surrounded by mature fruit trees and bushes accessed by ladder steps. Cleaning / Towels / Bed linen: Freshly laundered towels and bed linen are included and beds are made up ready for your arrival. The property is thoroughly cleaned between each letting. Parking: On-street parking only. Other: There is a full set of up to date OS explorer maps for the area that you are welcome to use during your stay as well as books, and local information.

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