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2 Riverside Walk

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Airton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Relaxing and comfortable."

    Modern and with all amenities you need. Great location if you're driving but quite far from facilities and pubs if you're walking... but that's what makes it relaxing! Great Internet.

    Hello Paul Thank you for your very positive review and score. Airton is a great place for relaxing and there are some great walks direct from the doorstep. Many thanks Frank and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Delightful ground floor apartment by the river in a very pretty village."

    Very comfortable and an excellent base to tour the Yorkshire Dales as we did.

    Hello Helen Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We hope that you will return to the Dales to explore further . We are so pleased that you found our apartment comfortable and that it made such an excellent base for your holiday. Kind Regards Lesley & Frank Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great stay at this apartment."

    It is very comfortable and warm and there are walks right from the door. We were almost put off by a review that said it was damp but we had no such issues and are very glad that we booked. We would definitely stay again.

    Hi Anita. Thank you for your kind review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita4.4Feb 2023

  • "Ideally located by the riverside, very clean with plenty of books, games, DVDs etc supplied if required."

    Spacious and comfortable throughout and would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation.

    Hi Rick. Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and were happy with the accommodation. Kind regards Frank and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rick5.0Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed our 5 day break in this perfectly located comfortable apartment"

    Hi Kevin. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Apologies for the delay - family illness has prevented me submitting this."

    Sadly, there were things about the property that impacted negatively on our stay and we wouldn’t return. There were slugs inside the property (I have photos if these are required for verification). Whilst I appreciate it’s more damp when September arrives, this was really unpleasant. Picking up an oven tray to find a slug on the reverse was a particularly low point. Likewise, all of our clothes smelled very musty when we arrived home - a reflection of the dampness.

    We were very surprised and disappointed that you felt the apartment was damp. It is an old mill right next to a river but this has never been an issue previously. We subsequently discovered the letter box was jammed open so we can only assume that any slugs must have come through there as there are plants right up to the front. We are sorry this impacted on your stay. We have also now provided a dehumidifier to prevent condensation which is possible if guests do not ventilate rooms. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn2.8Sep 2022

  • "The property was excellent: exactly as advertised and equipped to a high standard."

    The location is fabulous, with the Pennine Way just across the stream and Malham Cove a short walk away. A more expensive cottage than some, but well worth the extra.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback Laurence. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Airton and our special place! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a marvellous place with a beautiful view and river flowing alongside the property."

    The flat is in a shared building with other flats, but you don't hear a thing from your neighbours, apart from the odd thud of someone walking on the floor above, or going up some stairs - not a bother though. despite being a "flat", it was extremely spacious and very well maintained in terms of cleanliness and content. The dining table was lovely to eat at, looking out the window at the sheep and odd passer-by on the Pennine way, on the opposite of the river. The bathrooms are great (underfloor heating, warm towel rails, and powerful showers that maintained their water temperature!) - we only used one bathroom seeing as only the two of us stayed there. The bed was comfy and the sofa in the living area was nice to snuggle up on and read or watch something, using the proliferation of tech options the entertainment system offered - bring your Netflix and Prime account details, or just plug a laptop into the spare TV HDMI like we did because the Wi-Fi was very good in the cottage. Phone signal isn't great in the area, but you can set your phone to WiFi-calling to improve things if you need to make a call. We would definitely recommend this place and there are so many attractions and areas of interest to explore, either right out your front door or within an hour's drive. Top marks!!

    Hi Carl. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to give such a glowing and comprehensive review of our property. We are really heartened when guests acknowledge what a lovely location we have and that our hard work on refurbishing the apartment and the way it is looked after by our local team is so appreciated. We hope you are able to visit again. Thanks once again Kind regards Frank and Lesley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property in one of the most beautiful locations."

    cleanliness was very good which is very important to us. one issue was a very creaky bed in the small bedroom as every move disturbed sleep. dealing with the owner was easy and he got straight back to me. perhaps we’ll stay again at some stage.

    Hi Susan. Thank you so much for your complimentary feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We will check out the issue with the creaking bed! Bed sorted! Bolts just needing tightening Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "A nice ground floor flat in a good location."

    It was warm and comfy. Everything we wanted was there.

    Thanks for your kind review Dave. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great location especially for walking from the doorstep."

    Very convenient car parking. Very clean accomodation very comfortable soft beds. Tv coverage very good. Heating worked fine. Large bedrooms bigger than photos show. Rug in lounge/kitchen a nuisance. If possible provide some shelf space in small bathroom.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at our property. The rug was a temporary measure to cover the soiled carpet near the coat rack area, but we have now had Amtico flooring fitted throughout the kitchen and lounge and removed the offending rug! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Sep 2021

  • "Such a beautiful setting, quiet and peaceful."

    We had a really relaxing stay and enjoyed exploring this beautiful area!

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely setting and brilliant accomodation, extremely clean and well equipped property."

    In the heart of the countryside. Found out too late you need to take your sky card, otherwise tv is limited. I would reccomend this property to anybody and will return to it again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "Located on the Dales Way it provided us with a good central location to drive only a short distance for walks to Malham, Gargrave, Grassington, Hetton, Conistone and Kettlewell."

    Everything we needed for self catering was there and with a relaxing location sitting by the river Aire after our evening meal.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely apartment which had everything we could have wanted."

    The setting is so tranquil with the Penine Way on the doorstep. Heartily recommended.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely spacious and well furnished apartment in a fantastic location."

    Sitting outside with a drink in the evening overlooking the river was lovely and there are fantastic walks straight from the door.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely apartment with everything you need in a beautiful setting."

    We had a great few days.

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, everything you could need, perfect location."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Brilliant accommodation in a tranquil spot."

    Close to the village of Malham and ideal for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Owen5.0Apr 2021

  • "The accommodation was extremely good we all had a thoroughly relaxing time the cottage was plenty big enough for the four of us."

    The location was really good with walks straight from the door . The television was not working when we got there but the owner had already messaged me to let me know was very apologetic, but when we arrived at the cottage there was already someone there trying to rectify the fault , couldn’t ask for better service than that. Altogether a fantastic place to stay.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Oct 2020

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Riverside Walk."

    The apartment is comfortable, clean and well equipped. Sofa cushions had been removed we assumed, due to COVID, so we used the pillows instead. We loved the history of the place and were particularly taken with the old type-writer especially, as one half of the party was a previous typist! We managed to dodge most of the showers but be prepared, the Dales do have their fair share of rain. We enjoyed a walk by the river, visiting the towns of Skipton and Settle. There are a good choice of places to eat and drink. As artists, we were beyond delight to find ‘The Art Shop’ in Skipton. We sketched Malham Cove in a blustery north east wind but didn’t venture up the path to the top of the cove. Beautiful area with the river as a constant and a place to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Perfect for us we had a wonderful time"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent location adjacent to Pennine Way and ideal for walkers."

    Property well appointed and clean. Owner easy to contact.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "The accommodation was perfect for us."

    We had my elderly mother-in-law with us and she was able to access the property easily and comfortably.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2020

  • "Perfect apartment right by the river, wrens, kingfishers and lots of wildlife"

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Aug 2020

  • "Perfect location from which to go walking around the lovely area."

    The mill cottage had all the facilities we needed for a relaxing stay. Plenty of room for the 4 of us. Fantastic that the fast moving river was on our doorstep (but no fish seen unfortunately so fishing rights are of little use). Just one piece of info for guests, the off peak water heater has an off/on switch in the airing cupboard which wasn't mentioned in the property blurb - make sure this is switched on.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2020

  • "Kept well informed and updated throughout the process."

    The owners of the cottage made themselves available to contact in case of any problems. Cottage was as described and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2020

  • "Excellent- great Attention to details- beautifully clean bathrooms - comfy sofas - good wifi"

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely apartment, in a beautiful area."

    Wine very much appreciated, thank you.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2019

  • "The only problem we found was the weather, Rain but even a this efficient organisation like this cannot control it !"


    Reviewed by Bob5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed in a perfect location by the river."

    We enjoyed a lovely glass of wine and piece of cake sat on the terrace overlooking the river and saw a family of otters the icing on the cake!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely, spacoius, open- plan apartment."

    Books, DVDs, maps, games and magazines available. Amazon firestick. Loved staying here. The best part is the setting. Right outside the apartment is a babbling brook with a view of a field of sheep. You can catch the morning sun while watching the dippers and herons.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Sep 2019

  • "The flat was great and the riverside location is amazing."

    It is a fantastic area to explore the Yorkshire dales from. The owners had provided lots of little extras like tea, coffee sugar, tinfoil, shampoo, soap, vinegar, oil and kitchen roll. The accommodation was well equipped and comfortable. The bathrooms were very modern. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Aug 2019

  • "Washing machine noise from upstairs was only problem."

    Reviewed by Jeong5.0Jul 2019

  • "Location was excellent & the off road parking was a welcome bonus."

    Lovely apartment in an idyilic spot

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location for walking and driving to many places."

    It was lovely sitting by the river eating our breakfast watching the birds. Lots of lovely pubs serving good food, I would 100% recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Judi5.0Jul 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with single bed, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heating with underfloor heating in the bathrooms as well as electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, Sky HD TV Box with Amazon Firestick for Smart TV, DVD, CD/radio, Direct fast fibre internet WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car with permit and additional parking nearby
  • Private seating area with table and chairs to front of property overlooking river
  • Extensive shared lawned garden, woodland and wetland grounds including picnic/BBQ area (BBQ not supplied)
  • Fishing rights on approximately 800 yards of river frontage directly from property
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Farm shop 5 mins walk, pub 1.2 miles.

The property

A delightful ground floor apartment, set within a Grade II listed former mill, nestling alongside the River Aire in the Dales village of Airton.

2 Riverside Walk is an apartment that has been converted to a good standard and is situated in a beautiful location, with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and the River Aire, as it meanders its way through the Dale.

The accommodation is set out over the ground floor, with an entrance hall at ground level.

Entering the apartment, you will find a charming open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining and living spaces boasting lovely furnishings and views across the river to the surrounding meadows.

There are two bedrooms offering a flexible sleeping arrangement for both families and groups of couples, served by two modern bathrooms.

The former mill is set in lovely, large communal grounds, which include a parking area, formal gardens, a drying area and access to 'Frank's Land', a beautiful riverside wild garden.

You can listen to the sound of the river from the open kitchen door.

There is approximately 800 yards of river frontage with fishing rights for two rods.

There are plenty of walking facilities from the door.

The Malham Spectacular encompassing Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet's Foss was voted number 3 in ITVs Britains 100 Favourite walks and is also fully featured in Julia Bradburys TV series Best walks with a View (this can be viewed on the Sky Box in the apartment).

This 31/2 mile walk can be added to a lovely riverside stroll of approximately 2 miles directly from the property along the Pennine Way which passes in front of the property.

A personally customised 1:25000 OS explorer map, centred on the apartment, is supplied for guests use.

This Airton self-catering apartment is a beautiful, peaceful base for exploring this wild and fascinating area.

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About the location


Malham 2.5 miles; Gargrave 4 miles; Skipton 8 miles.

The picturesque Dales village of Airton is situated in beautiful Malhamdale amidst superb open limestone countryside. The village was known as Airtone in the Domesday Book, and was originally a Quaker village. There is still a Quaker meeting house, along with a squatter's cottage on the village green and a Gade 2 listed old mill on the River Aire. Airton boasts a popular farm shop and tea room at Town End Farm, which is renowned for selling excellent local produce. Airton is a great starting point for walkers, with a route along the Pennine Way into Malhamdale, or you may wish to walk from Gargrave to Malham, via Kirkby Malham, where you will find an historic parish church and village inn. More energetic walkers should explore Calton over Calton Moor to Weets Top and Gordale, or eastwards towards Hetton. Nearby Malham is a magnet for visitors to the Dales who come to see Malham Cove, one of Britain's most impressive natural features. The Cove consists of a natural cavern or 'amphitheatre' of limestone rock stretching 75 metres in height and 300 metres around the perimeter. A steep walk up man-made steps is rewarded with a superb view across moors and limestone pavements to Malham Tarn - the Pennines' highest natural lake. Airton is a wonderful central location with Skipton, Settle and Grassington all within easy reach of this Yorkshire Dales village.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas