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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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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 summer festival 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 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/CD, books/games. 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.
Note: Dickensian Festival 2013 dates are 30th Nov, 7th & 14th Dec. Note: Christmas week 2013 at this property will run from the 21st - 28th Dec, and the New Year week will run from the 28th Dec - 4th Jan 2014.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Sandy Cottage:
Delightful location in an gorgeous village with an excellent pub next door.
Mr Grey, Monmouth, April 2013
Very good location for walking. Linton is a very pretty village. There is a super pub next door. Cottage was perfect for our family. Countryside around is idyllic.
Mr Owens, Newcastle upon Tyne, February 2013
Cosy cottage in very cold weather. Excellent location. Pub almost next door!
Mr Camm, Wilmslow, January 2013
Absolutely perfect cottage in a perfect location, wonderful. We couldn't have wished for anything better, shame we couldn't have stayed longer but can't wait to go back and would definitely recommend to our friends and family. Fantastic walks on your doorstep, lovely Pub/Restaurant 2 doors down. Oozed character and charm, just perfect.
Mrs Dear, Southwell, December 2012