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 small dining table with 2 chairs. 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. .
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- Min Stay2 nights
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 18, 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.
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.
Ideally situated and perfect in every way
The wash house is unique and the interior is quirky , welcoming and cosy with every modern amenity required , makes for a perfect stay. We will definatly return .
One of the Best!
There’s a reason Samantha and John’s place gets such high ratings. The place is darn near perfect. The design, the location, the care of the owners, all made for a wonderful stay. There is often some unpleasant surprise with short term rentals. Not here. It will not disappoint. Thank you so much! I’ll be back.(Loved Skipton...the M&S food market around the corner, the Bistro, the convenience of bus & train connections)
We were made up with the Wash House, spotlessly clean, great location and loved the quirky decor, much more comfortable than a hotel and well equipped. Would definitely use this cottage again, already recommended to family & friends.
The Wash House is a small cozy wonderfully eclectic gem of a find. It's a very short walk into the centre of Skipton with a good selections of restaurants. It's a busy town with a regular market and lots of independent shops for those that want something other than the national chain stores. The Wash House is beautifully fitted out and lots of thought has gone into everything from the decor to the little rubber foot that stops the fridge door bumping against the cooker.
I wish we could have stayed longer and would thoroughly recommend that this should be your first choice for staying in Yorkshire.
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.