The 1855 Wash House provides stylish rustic accomodation as a studio cottage and is located within a minutes walk from Skipton High Street. While it retains its original features including a York stone flagged floor throughout and open trussed roof, it is kept warm and cosy with a gas central heating system and fantastic original cast iron radiators.The studio is on one level apart from one step down into the kitchen. It has been decorated in a thoughtful and quirky way to ensure guests enjoy a unique holiday experience. There is a large , comfortable, rustic King size bed.The property has a small but beautiful Elfin kitchen, a thermostatic shower, music system with aux cable, free wifi, smart tv and remote controlled velux blinds. There is a drying kreel for guests to hang wet outdoor clothes on. The studio is located at the rear of a Victorian terrace and is situated within the owners award winning garden.There is a flagged area for guests with sheltered seating for 2 and a chiminea. Parking for one car is provided on a private street close by as there is only loading and unloading at the front of the property. There is pay and display parking very close by and also limited on street parking. We are currently working on providing secure out door bike storage, but for the time being guests could bring bikes into the studio onto the flagged floor.
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- Min Stay1 - 2 nights
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
About Samantha Bollen
I have lived in Skipton for nearly 30 years and love the town and surrounding Dales. Having worked as a nurse and midwife I gave up the profession to raise our 3 boys William, Edward and George. In 2008 after a long planning struggle I opened the Victorian wash house which is situated in our back garden , as an antique shop. Having traded for 9 good years I decided it was time for a change. Recognising that people love to stay in the town I decided to convert the building into a holiday let.
Samantha Bollen purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Samantha Bollen chose Skipton
The property is unique within the town centre as it is unusually large for a Victorian terrace wash house. It has had a varied social history since 1855 and exudes charm with its flagged floor and trussed roof. I have tried to enhance these features in a quirky traditional way while providing the modern home comforts
What makes this Cottage unique
Its greatest benefit is its location right in the town centre in a mixed friendly terrace. As we live in the main property, we are on hand should you require us.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Brilliant location and quirky!
The property is in a great location, easy for town centre/castle & woods etc, immaculate inside & out & lots of thought gone into the theme of decor, lovely & warm having gas central heating, very good shower, all the bits & bobs you will ever need..& if there is something special you require Samantha & John are always willing to help if they can. If you are planing a visit to Skipton and only a couple of you.. this is the perfect place to stay..you will not be disappointed! We have recommended the cottage to family & friends and when back in the area would always book again with Samantha. Chris & Sue from Warwickshire.😀
Absolutely delighted that Chris and Sue enjoyed their stay and have recommended the cottage to other people. It would be great to have them back anytime.
Perfect place for two.
A wonderful place with lovely decor and great attention to detail. All basics were included at the property which was much appreciated.
Fabulous place to stay .
What a perfect place to stay. Such a great design , very cosy and comfortable. Spotlessly clean . A lovely touch of bread , milk and biscuits left for us , made it extra special . Lovely garden area to relax in the evening .
Samantha was on hand and was happy to help at anytime . Location superb too. Perfect in every way , will definitely be returning . Thank you for making our stay most enjoyable .
Wonderful place to stay
The Wash House was the perfect place to stay. It is beautifully designed, a bit quirky in a good way and lovely to just keep on looking at! There is everything you might need and plenty of space. It was good to find tea, coffee, olive oil and condiments etc especially as we only stayed for a few days and thank you Samantha for the butter and milk. It is well placed for discovering the Dales and Skipton is a great town. Don't miss the market.
Cosy. Quirky. Best holiday cottage ever.
An excellently presented property. Everything being just as good as the photos. Location couldn’t be better. Perfect in every detail will definitely be returning.