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The Thack

Gargrave near Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 923863)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Hot tub
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage amazing setting very well stocked and had everything we could have needed."

    Hot water is dangerously hot could do with someone to look at it not cold water available in the kitchen at all we had to use the utility tap for this. I’m guessing the hot water runs from the aga system so could maybe be adjusted? Also the doors are extremely light and noisy with the latches and a bit cheap. However this did no way affect our stay just an observation if feedback was required.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2022

  • "A bigger discount for the spa treatmeant would have been apprecaited as it was too expensive otherwise"

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2022

  • "We rented this for my mother as she has mobility problems."

    The downstairs en-suite bedroom was tiny and the wetroom completely useless for a 90 year old. We also reported dampness in this room. The kitchen was illogical in its layout. We also thought that this was on the site of the hotel so we could use the spa. However several miles away. Disappointing

    Reviewed by JonathanMay 2022

  • "The Thack was the perfect accommodation for our family group of mixed ages - the location is secluded & idyllic, the property is very comfortable, well maintained & equipped."

    The outside areas are lovely, especially the hot tub & bbq of which we made full use. We will definitely be booking this property again.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2022

  • "The facilities were of a high standard, with plenty of crockery, glasses, cutlery and pans."

    The showers and baths and the supply of hot water, along with the heating and wood was excellent. There was no evidence of the manuals for items such as washing machine, microwave and oven. Contrary to your listing details,nobody was able to show us around which was a little disappointing. The weather caused a few problems with the cover on the hot tub, but resolved with assistance from the hotel. Two spa sessions were pre-booked, but both very badly organised with 'confirmed timings', staff at the hotel were sadly lacking.

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2022

  • "The Thack was ideal for our extended family to get together to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary."

    Comfortable, spacious, beautifully remote, well equipped and the staff at the hotel were always helpful too. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BarrieAug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage and location, well equipped with everything you may need."

    Cottage was extremely clean and hot tub was checked twice each day by the hotel staff who were very friendly. Hot tub is not pictured on the website which instead shows a picture of the infinity pool at the hotel spa which is a little misleading but we soon got over it! The WiFi connection is very poor, understandably due to the remote location, so if people were planning to watch movies on an evening then I would recommend taking some DVDs or be faced with live TV! Overall, a fabulous time was had by all, I would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2021

  • "Great location The service was really good , The Coniston Hotel were very helpful."

    Reviewed by StuartApr 2021

  • "The cottage is affiliated to the Coniston hotel and the staff there could not have been better."

    Very friendly, accommodating and importantly Covid safe. They were wonderful, as is this part of Yorkshire and the cottage itself.

    Reviewed by JonathanSep 2020

  • "Great location with some good locations to visit"

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2020

  • "Firstly, we had a lovely family gathering and the staff at the Conniston Hotel could not have been more helpful or courteous."

    And we greatly enjoyed the use of the Spa and facilities. Generally the house itself is spacious, well furnished and comfortable. But, unfortunately, we found the ground floor bedroom and en-suite to be below our expectations on two accounts; Firstly, the shower in the bathroom [wet room] left the floor drenched after use and unable to be accessed for the rest of the day. Secondly, there was a very unpleasant smell in the bedroom, perhaps from drains or septic tank? The only other information that may be relevant is that there was no key for the Fire exit located in this same bedroom. All the other bedrooms were of a standard expected of accommodation with this star rating. The above comments reflect why I have only given you a low mark of 5 for recommendation as, presumably, you are aware of the issues with the ground floor en-suite? As I and my partner occupied this bedroom it did detract from our enjoyment of the holiday. Because of this I feel the accommodation is overpriced.

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2019

  • "Second year running at The Thack and it was just as wonderful as last year."

    A real home from home with every amenity you could wish for. The views from the hot tub make it extra special, would come back here every weekend if we could - such a magical place.

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2019

  • "This is an outstanding property in a stunning location."

    It was perfect for our large group of mixed ages (6months through to 50+!). The teenagers loved the hot tub and the games room, adults enjoyed the hot tub and the lovely comfortable beds! The kitchen is very well furnished, lots of space for storage of food for a large group and a lovely large table for meals. This truly felt like the best bits of staying in a hotel (gorgeous soft towels and nice toiletries) combined with the freedom of having your own space. Some of us used the excellent spa facilities at the hotel too, and it was great to have a meal there one evening. I couldn't recommend this property more highly. I'll be booking it again for our next big family celebration, without a doubt!

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely few days."

    Fantastic house in a beautiful setting. We are group of friends who have known each other since school (and now all nearly 40) and reunite once a year. We are now dotted all over the country and have over the last few years been trying to find the perfect place to have our annual reunion. We now feel we have found it. Loved the little touches of dressing gowns, bread, milk, butter, biscuits etc. Hot tub was lovely. Plenty of crockery and utensils. Beautiful rooms, all very comfortable. Thank you so much, we will definitely be booking for next year.

    Reviewed by DanielleMar 2019

  • "During our holiday there was a fault with the central heating the log fire was wonderful but we needed the heating as well we rang the hotel and a gentleman arrived within 15 mins he managed to solve the problem but the boiler failed again later we rang the hotel again and within the hour a plumber had arrived and fixed the problem nothing was too much trouble and they brought us extra heaters in case it failed before the plumber got to us they went above and beyond couldn't fault them all in all an amazing break for my husband's 60th Birthday already looking at our next sykes cottage ."

    Reviewed by TracyDec 2018

  • "The only slight disappointment was the change of key pick up time on day of arrival."

    You advertised it as 3pm and it changed variably from 4.30 to 4pm. In dark evenings that made quite a difference as we arrived in the dark. It was hard to find our bearings around the outside of the house/garden/hot tub/parking area the first evening. This needs firming up with the hotel and you should make the late check in clear on you blurb. On a 3 night break it has a big impact on day 1. Also although the house is owned by the hotel with all the marvellous facilities whenever access was required to the Spa or bars or restaurants there was no free shuttle available so it meant someone had to drive (and therefore not drink) or the use of very expensive taxis from Skipton. We paid £14 each way for taxis to come all the way from Skipton to take us the 5 minute journey to have a celebratory dinner in the hotel.

    Reviewed by MargaretNov 2018

  • "Ground floor bedroom very chilly due to outside door being a poor fit."

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful stay at The Thack."

    The hotel made us feel so welcome and there were some lovely personal touches that made it even more special. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2018

  • "The dish washer was not very efficient."

    We felt that it needed the 3inone multitablets. Hot tub was very popular and well maintained Ideal spot for walkers.

    Reviewed by MaureenApr 2018

  • "All the family really loved the cottage, in an idealist spot and it was great having the facilities of the hotel spa which the children loved."

    The hotel staff were excellent, very friendly and couldn’t do enough to sort things out when there was a problem with the water tank.

    Reviewed by AnnetteMar 2018

  • "This cottage is great and as it's owned by a hotel, it's fantastic that you can use the spa facilities in the hotel."

    The staff at the hotel were helpful and accommodating to our room configuration requests. A lovely stay and a standard of décor in the cottage.

    Reviewed by NeeruAug 2017

  • "The cottage was really spacious and excellently decorated."

    The hot tub was clean and the hotel staff Wendy and Simon the catering manager saved the day with our Yorkshire puddings and Chris who swiftly changed our gas bottle to start our bbq.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2017

  • "The hotel in particular were extremely helpful during our stay"

    Reviewed by StephJun 2017

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with additional single pull-out bed and en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil-fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (1 Smart ) with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front lawned garden with hot tub, furniture and gas barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Please confirm with the owner if you would like the zip/link bed to be made up as a twin at least 7 days prior to your arrival
  • Note: Entrance is not suitable for low profile cars
  • Note: Access to the Nàdarra Spa is not included in your rental
  • Visit the Conistonhotel.com to view the latest day spa packages and prices
  • Children are not permitted in the spa, no ball games or diving are permitted in the spa pool, we ask that guests kindly respect our Spa poolside etiquette when using the facilities
  • If you wish to enhance your stay by booking a treatment at Nàdarra Spa we highly recommend booking when making your reservation
  • Guests must be 18 years or older to receive spa treatments

The property

A superb detached cottage situated in an idyllic rural setting close to the village of Gargrave.

Presented to a high standard by the owners of the Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa (2 miles away), this characteristic cottage is an ideal retreat for any large group looking to spend time together in this wonderful location.

The Thack features five bedrooms each with access...

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About the location


Skipton 4 miles; Settle 12 miles.

A pretty village on the banks of the River Aire, around 7 miles from Malham, with its spectacular limestone cove and scar. In the village you will find a selection of places to eat including a fantastic Indian restaurant, along with a small selection of pubs, cafes and shops. Traversed by the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, cycle route 68 and the Pennine Way, Gargrave is a fantastic base for exploring this part of Yorkshire. Four miles away is the ancient market town of Skipton — “The Gateway to the Dales” — with its historic castle and celebrated high street. On the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is an ideal location for walking, cycling and touring.

Region Information

A pre-authorisation by credit or debit card will be required on arrival.

Please note this property can only sleep a maximum of one infant

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas