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Settle 5 miles; Skipton 20 miles.
Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is arguably one of the finest areas for walking in the region. With limestone pavements and scars, caves and open moors, the area has a wealth of natural interest and there are wonderful cycle tracks and walks on the doorstep. Austwick boasts a local pub serving excellent home cooked meals and a country hotel for something a little more special, as well as a shop and post office for visitors’ daily requirements. This quiet village is nicely off the beaten track, yet the market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal are all within easy driving distance.
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A fabulous, stone-built, mid terrace cottage situated in the heart of the delightful village of Austwick, 5 miles from Settle. With an outlook across the green to the village pub, Smithy Cottage, a former blacksmith's cottage, is full of olde worlde charm and character, with a quaint sitting room with cosy open fire and a rear garden boasting outstanding views of the limestone countryside. Centrally located in this beautiful part of the National Park, this is an ideal location for exploring on foot, with lovely walks from the doorstep, or by bike, with many quiet lanes and footpaths in the area. The famous Three Peaks and Malham Cove are close by, while Settle, with its quaint market square overlooked by historic three storey buildings and a vast choice of shops and amenities, is just 5 miles away. Take a trip on the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the northern Dales and the lush rolling hills of the Eden Valley. A fabulous holiday location, any time of year.
Two bedrooms: 1 x kingsize double, 1 x twin (can be made into double on request). Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire.
Electric night storage heaters throughout with additional heating from open fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, colour TV, DVD, CD/radio etc. Library of books/games. Power and initial supply of fuel for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Roadside parking by cottage for 2 cars on a first come first served basis. Rear patio with garden furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry no smoking. Shop 2 mins, pub 1 min walk.
Previous visitors' comments about Smithy Cottage:
Cosy cottage in ideal location. Excellent food at the Gamelock Inn across the road. Would recommend both the area and the cottage itself.
Dr Miles, North Berwick, April 2012
Our second visit, and again very enjoyable and comfortable, Access to local walks and to the pub.
Mr Rushton, Accrington, February 2012
A lovely comfortable cottage in a friendly village. Pub offers good food and real ales. Walking in the area is outstanding and suited our Border Terrier, Bert. Would visit again.
Mr Rushton, Accrington, November 2011
The cottage was a delight, very clean and homely, and the open fire was an added bonus. We would certainly stay there again, and would recommend it to our friends.
Mr Mitchell, Wareham, November 2011