Sandy Cottage

Linton near Grassington, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 2580)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A delightful 18th century stone-built terraced cottage, located on the village green of Linton, one of the prettiest villages in the Dales.

Restored by the current owners, Sandy Cottage is a delight, with Yorkstone flags, aged timber floors and exposed beams providing distinctive first-class accommodation.

The cottage boasts a cosy sitting room with open fire in a feature stone fireplace, a dining room with French windows leading to a private Yorkstone flagged rear patio, and a fabulous location just yards from one of the best gourmet pubs in the area.

Centrally located in this beautiful part of the National Park, there are lovely walks from the doorstep, while nearby is popular Grassington, with its wide range of shops, pubs and art galleries, annual Grassington festival in the summer and annual Dickensian Festival, which delights visitors with its traditional Christmas market and entertainment.

Something for everyone whatever the time of year!


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bateau bath with ball & claw feet, separate power shower cubicle, basin & WC. Ground floor cloakroom with basin & WC. Fitted shaker-style galley kitchen. Dining room & sitting room with open fire.


Gas central heating & open fire. Electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, books/games. Fuel, power & initial supply of fuel for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Free roadside parking in village. Private rear patio with furniture & BBQ. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter

Guest Reviews


    • “Fabulous Cottage”
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    • “Sandy Cottage was a fabulous base to return to after a day walking out in the Dales and across the moors. The cottage was beautifully decorated and comfortably equipped - so good that we didn't want to leave! Linton is a picturesque village, with walks from the doorstep. The village green complete with resident ducks and the river running through adds to the beauty. The Fountaine Inn, just a lethal few yards from the cottage, offers excellent food and a welcoming atmosphere. What more could you want? Can't wait to return.”

    Lwaite, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, July 2012

    • “great cottage in great location, highly recommended.”
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    • “We were very impressed with Sandy Cottage it was beautifully furnished real home from home. The location was fantastic and was enjoyed by all. We have a puppy and were a bit dubious about a dog friendly cottage having not used one before but we were pleasantly surprised and Sandy Cottage is a credit to its owner.”

    Rowe Family, Kent, November 2010

    • “Fantastic location”
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    • “Back again for another visit. Love this village as it has family connections - sadly no members of the family live in the village now. The weather, for once, was amazing - used a cardigan once! Green very busy but it added to the atmosphere and calmed down mid week. Ducks and Geese fab - got attached to the Mum with 13 gooslings - so fascinating to watch. Friends joined me for 5 nights - they found the stairs very steep - just to be aware - it is an old cottage and to be expected. Kitchen well appointed and good to have the extra loo downstairs. The towel provision is still poor - one small bath towel per person - still not acceptable for a weeks stay - just where are the hand towels. And no hairdryer! As previous reviewer patio area small but not looked after. As the weather was lovely spent considerable time cleaning the patio table which was particularly dirty with ingrained dirt. Plants need trimming back and tidying too. Please please put a mirror between the door and wardrobe in the twin room - impossible to dry hair and look in the mirror on wardrobe door without bending down - not a comfortable experience. A very low cost mirror would change all this. Having said this - will be booking again as absolutely love the location and it is a lovely cottage. Just find the above niggles annoying as so easily rectified. Food - Fountain very very convenient and good food. Lovely walk to Grassington over Linton Falls. We had one good meal at Devonshire Arms - and one not so good - we did choose the early menu for both meals - the main menu looked good. Not sure what happened on our second visit.”

    Bakingisfun, Derby, United Kingdom, July 2013

    • “Excellent accommodation in wonderful location”
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    • “A very well presented cottage in a superb location but bath towels are tiny; agree other suggestions that you take your own bath sheets. The stair is steep, not a negative but something to be aware of. A dog friendly pub/restaurant is just yards away, busy but welcoming with good food. The village green with its resident ducks (and weekender children) is very picturesque. Another dog friendly pub, the Old Hall, serving lovely food is an easy 15 minute walk across the fields at Threshfield. Nearby Percevall Hall Garden is also to be recommended. After a week we left feeling we had only scratched the surface of what the area has to offer. A return visit to Wharefdale is a must and Sandy Cottage in Linton is ideally located and we will not hesitate to book again. Our only small gripe was that the very small patio area had not been cleaned in months; we had wonderful weather during our stay and thought it reasonable to have expected the outdoor area to have been up to scrach in June particularly as there was no yard brush for us to tidy up the patio ourselves. Overall though, a well equipped, comfortable cottage, finished to a high standard, good value for money in a beautiful part of the country,”

    Monnow, Monmouthshire, June 2013

    • “Brilliant Location”
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    • “Know the area very well and this is a perfect location. Linton is a beautiful Wharfedale village close to Grassington + Location Location Location - fabulous + Design and layout + Plenty of storage - useful front porch for coats and shoes + Welcome pack + Good pub two doors away providing excellent food + Linton Laithe - excellent full english breakfast - ring to book + Good value - Towels inc - one small!! bath towel each and only two hand towels (bathroom and toilet) not acceptable. Really should offer a hand towel for each person and one in the kitchen. The size of the bath towel would not cover your modesty if you didn't have a dressing gown with you. I had to go out and buy a bath sheet. - No hair dryer - no wifi (land line given as reason not to have - would suggest sharing with next door if poss as they have wifi) - No shelf for toiletries in the bathroom - No radio - cars turning in front of cottage due to dead end and busy pub Despite a few minus points can't wait to stay again.”

    Bakingisfun, Derby, United Kingdom, July 2012

    • “Linton Holiday”
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    • “We had a great time especially our 5 year old daughter who we could not keep away from the little stream (very safe) and the ducks. The pub next door was excellent and very welcoming of children. Our only minor gripe would be that the lounge furniture could be more comfortable. Over all a great place and we would go back.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Fochabers, September 2011

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    • “The Cottage is in a lovely village and is nicely decorated. It was very well equipped and had everything you could possibly need. There were several walks we discovered from the door to the nearby villages. Overall a lovely Cottage in a lovely peaceful location.”

    Mrs Gale, Chesterfield, October 2015

    • “Everything about Sandy Cottage is just perfect for our needs, the location, size and style. Additionally it is furnished in a very eclectic and stylish way that really suits us as a family, it felt like home the moment we walked through the door. Every need is met, everything was of good quality and in perfect condition, we have stayed in many cottages in this area over the years and this is now our favourite, it was hard to leave.”

    Mrs Garvey, Sale, August 2015

    • “On entering Sandy Cottage the smell of clean fresh linen was wonderful. The cottage was spacious, exceptionally clean and very well equipped. An excellent location. I would say the best cottage we have stayed in in the UK. We enjoyed the scenery and fly fishing on the river Wharfe.”

    Ms Pattison, Longfield, May 2015

    • “Overall, we had a very good time in the Yorkshire Dales. Sandy Cottage is cosy and comfortable. The location is the top of all, it could not be better than this. Would happily recommend to any friends and family who are thinking of holidaying in the area.”

    Mr Kulke, Hoexter, April 2015

    • “"The situation of the property was on a lovely green with picturesque buildings nearby and excellent walks."”

    Mr Rawlings, Bourne End, March 2015

    • “The cottage was very cosy and felt like a home-from-home. The village was beautiful and quiet so a great place to be located and good walks from the house. Nice our dog could stay in the cottage too. WiFi was good to have.”

    Mr Bonney, Tonbridge, October 2014

    • “A great location within easy reach of Grassington and good local walks. The cottage was ideal for us and we hope to make a return booking.”

    Mrs Holden, Sudbury, October 2014

    • “The cottage was situated in a beautiful place which gave us easy access to Burnsall where we went to a wedding. A great place for walking and the Fountain Pub did amazing food. We had a great weekend.”

    Mr Hanson, Bournemouth, September 2014

    • “An excellent location in a beautiful setting. There are many walks from the cottage, we especially loved the one down to Linton Falls and carrying onto Grassington. It is also central to many other Dales destinations. Highly recommended.”

    Mrs Smallpeice, Nottingham, August 2014

    • “The location of the cottage is truly excellent and the cottage was very cosy and welcoming. Would stay here again and recommend to others. The lounge was a great size and the downstairs had a good layout, including a second toilet and outside courtyard.”

    Miss Drury, Halifax, April 2014

    • “We have had a lovely time here as the cottage is like a home from home; very cosy and welcoming. Would look to come again, and would gladly recommend to family and friends.”

    Mr Sykes, Bradford, December 2013

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About the location


Skipton 8 miles; Grassington 3 miles.

Linton is one of the most outstanding villages in the upper Wharfedale community. The ancient Linton Beck flows through the village crossed by packhorse bridges, stepping-stones and fords. The stone houses clustered around the central green date from the 17th and 18th Century, and at the head of this village stands an architectural masterpiece, the Fountaine Hospital, founded in 1721. The village is served by the Fountaine Inn, with a wide reputation for outstanding beers and food, and its welcoming atmosphere. Close to Linton Falls on the River Wharfe, this is a superb walking area, with many paths to other villages, and easy access to the limestone fells. Down dale is the haunting Abbey ruins and Priory at Bolton Abbey, or the elegant town of Ilkley, overlooked by the famous Ilkley Moor. Up dale are Kettlewell and Buckden, with spectacular limestone scenery. Linton is a great base for exploring the local area with the market town of Skipton and its medieval castle a short drive away, and many other historic places including Bronte Country, Castle Howard, the elegant spa town of Harrogate, racing at Ripon and the majestic medieval city of York within easy motoring distance.

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