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Beckside Cottage

Cowling near Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1075157)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing place , we had a fantastic stay drinking and eating much to much !"

    ! Jo and Ian are such good hosts recommending places to eat and to go . Hot tub is such a treat after a busy day . A really lovely cosy comfy cottage can’t wait to stay again .

    Reviewed by JillApr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, great for a relaxing break,set in a ideal location for venturing the surrounding areas of the beautiful Yorkshire Dale's."


    Reviewed by ShaunApr 2022

  • "This is a wonderful cottage spacious yet cosy and a lovely romantic retreat."

    Furniture and fittings are all of the highest standard. The hottub is a great addition and bathrobes and slippers make the trip between tub and cottage far more comfortable on a chilly evening. Host are very friendly, left lovely welcome gifts and then bought more when they knew we were celebrating our Ruby anniversary. This is truly a gem of a property which we hope to return to.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "A wonderful few days in an idyllic, beautifully equipped and presented cottage with everything we could possibly need for total relaxation after energetic days walking in this lovely area."

    The hosts, Jo and Ian were delightful, friendly and helpful whilst not being in the slightest intrusive. We loved the peace and tranquillity and the luxury of relaxing in the hot tub with the Alpacas gazing on as we soaked away the aches of the day!!!! The goodies on arrival, including prosecco, beer and chocolates (and other non essentials !!) were a lovely touch and much appreciated. Many thanks, we look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by RobMar 2022

  • "Beckside is an idyllic and beautiful Cottage, we had a peaceful and relaxing week."

    The cottage is finished to a high standard and has everything you could need. The Owners, Jo and Ian are friendly and welcoming. The personal touches really made our holiday, gown and slippers, welcome pack, welcome messages, prosecco and chocolates, even a few beers too. The hot tub...just amazing and a brilliant upgrade, especially after a busy day walking and exploring. Such a fantastic little haven. How to see you again soon.

    Reviewed by AmandaMar 2022

  • "Very nice place to go if you like walking or just want to relax in comfort"

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "The cottage is immaculately clean and warm."

    There was a storm that weekend but we still managed to enjoy the hot tub in the sleet. The owners, Jo and Ian, while never being obtrusive, are on hand to supply more logs for the woodburner etc.

    Reviewed by AliceFeb 2022

  • "We had the most amazing relaxing week at Beckside cottage."

    The new owners have upgraded many of the facilities adding to the charm of this fantastic cottage. It is decorated and furnished to a very high standard offering everything and more for a self catering holiday. We enjoyed the welcome pack including the very thoughtful personalised birthday balloon. It was lovely to meet Jo and Ian hearing about their exciting plans for the future at Beckside.

    Reviewed by CaroleJan 2022

  • "Has a fantastic break at Beckside Cottage."

    Even better than the photos, couldnt have been more to our taste. Really lovely time and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2021

  • "Magical gem found in the Yorkshire countryside with a comfortable and relaxing feeling."

    Jo & Ian had even decorated a Christmas tree in the cottage and extra little touches which made it more special. Their knowledge of the area helped us during our stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by WendyDec 2021

  • "This cottage was so much more than listed."

    Very clean, warm and comfortable! Had everything we needed and more. Nothing was to much trouble from the owners who were such nice people! When we arrived they had been over to the cottage to pop the heating and lights on. We loved the little touches they had done, started our break with a big smile!

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2021

  • "Thanks so much Jo and Ian ."

    You made us so welcome. The cottage is really very special and that is down to you. Had some lovely days out , the hot tub and the bath were really relaxing at the end of the day. We even adopted a family of ducks. We will definitely be back in the future

    Reviewed by CarlOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Very well appointed & hosts were excellent, always looking to make the holiday as special as possible. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AlexSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and in a peaceful location."

    The hosts who live nearby were excellent, nothing too much trouble and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by GarethSep 2021

  • "We stayed at Beckside Cottage from 24th September 2021 to 1st October 2021."

    There was no privacy whatsoever regarding the owners which are actually the neighbours. On the first two days we were there the owner Ian would repeatedly ride up our driveway, drive past approx 5 metres past where our hot tub was positioned with his children on the quad constantly staring at us, and with the noise of the quad motorcycle was very irritating to say the least! To stop this happening again I had to leave the car parked in the driveway adjacent to the property to stop him and his children joyriding past us every few minutes. I would have thought if you're renting out a cottage and the idea of privacy, you would make arrangements so that you could access your field from your own garden so not to disturb the guests. The owners then insulted our intelligence and asked us to park the car in a different place because apparently the LPG bottle is refilled without prior notice to the owner and the company never give them any communication or correspondence regarding deliveries. We felt this feeble excuse was an insult to our intelligence. There was no boundary fence between the two properties, so every time we went outside our property, the owners would stare and wave at us. We had zero privacy, which was the whole purpose of the stay at this supposedly isolated cottage. The photos are very deceptive and purposely misleading as it seems as if it's in the middle of nowhere but actually very close to the owners home. The bedroom was very small with very limited storage facilities. The bed was so uncomfortable it was like sleeping in a hammock. In the bathroom there was a section of extremely rotten and water damaged skirting board which was very off putting to say the least, which obviously needs attention but had not been attended to. Also the access was extremely restricted and the small, narrow bridge to the property shown in the photos is almost impossible to cross if in a medium-large car. - Which was obviously far too small for an LPG lorry to pass over it. Overall if there was a lot more privacy and you were left alone from the owners it wouldn't be quite so bad. The whole purpose of our stay was to be in an isolated, secluded location so we could be left alone so we could enjoy the space. The whole experience was tainted for me, and I would definitely not recommend it. The experience felt like they wanted to charge you a high fee for the stay, but didn't want to leave you alone to get on with it to enjoy the space and the facilities in private.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2021

  • "Perfect hosts."

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021

  • "An amazing property and amazing hosts who have gone out of their way to make the cottage perfect."

    Very helpful and definitely not intrusive. A perfect balance. We hope to come again soon.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "What a fantastic cottage!"

    Jo and Ian are so lovely - friendly, helpful and available for anything you'll need without imposing on guest's privacy. Since taking over ownership 3 months ago they have done an amazing job updating the cottage, the fixtures and fittings are top quality, along with the updated outdoor furniture and the most amazing hot tub, which we were lucky enough to be the first guests to use. Jo and Ian's new alpacas were also great fun to feed and caused lots of laughs with their inquisitive ways. The location is perfect, beautiful and peaceful, with plenty of walking routes nearby and easy access to supermarkets in nearby Colne, while Skipton and Harrogate are within easy reach too. We can't wait for an opportunity to go back, thank you Jo and Ian!

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2021

  • "Amazing time at beckside cottage, beautiful location and everything you could need in cottage!"

    Hosts were lovely and nothing to much trouble little touches made it even more special! Would recommend

    Reviewed by EmilyJul 2021

  • "Superb cottage , fabulous find!"

    Lovely hosts determined to provide the best experience for guests!! Would definitely recommend .. hope to get back sometime

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a lovely quiet rural location, lots of walks and places to visit within easy distance."

    Cottage had everything for a relaxing stay and was decorated and presented to a high spec throughout - lovely welcome pack and molton brown toiletries. Hosts Jo and Ian are really welcoming and on hand if you need anything. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2021

  • "The pictures don't even do this stunning little cottage any justice what so ever!"

    Walked into a very clean an cosy place! Absolutely everything you need is there. Jo is so lovely an super helpful! Area is secluded so had complete privacy during our stay. We are already looking forward till we know we can book again. The little gestures made all the difference. Prosecco an beer on arrival, Toweling robes an slippers for the hottub provided and tea coffee am biscuits too! Highly recommended an thankyou!

    Reviewed by NicholasJul 2021

  • "Jo and Ian did all they could to ensure we had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday."

    Without being intrusive, they were friendly and on hand should we need anything. The outdoor space was perfect for al fresco dining and the hot tub was lovely and relaxing to return to after a long walk. The location was secluded, which we liked, but there were so many places to visit within a short driving distance. We would have loved to have stayed a little longer.

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2021

  • "Fabulous tranquil location with stunning views of the Yorkshire dales."

    Cottage is luxuriously equipped with everything needed for a break away. Stunning walks all in vicinity of cottage. Local town Skipton is a short drive away with local amenities with plenty of coffee shops/pubs. The canal area is worth a visit. Communication with hosts is excellent. Always on hand. Can’t wait to book our next visit.

    Reviewed by SharaJun 2021

  • "We could not have chosen better for our week in Yorkshire."

    Jo and Ian had not long taken over the cottage and have made some recent upgrades - everything was of the highest quality. They were the perfect hosts and very helpful. The cottage is beautiful and provides everything you require and is immaculate and clean throughout. The new upgraded outdoor furniture was much appreciated and the hot tub was perfect after our days out. Beckside Cottage is an ideal base for touring the beautiful Dales - a car is required if you want to venture further afield such as Malham Cove, Aysgarth Falls or the Ingleborough waterfall trail. The cottage is in a very peaceful and relaxing location, surrounded by fields. We can’t thank Jo and Ian enough for a very enjoyable stay and look forward to returning once Jo’s spa is up and running.

    Reviewed by LaurenceMay 2021

  • "We were so lucky to have visited just as Jo and Ian took over the cottage."

    The cottage is amazing and all the furnishings and utensils are of the highest quality, it really is a home away from home only better! The location is beautiful although remote so most outings will require a car unless you feel like exploring the local footpaths but with the likes of Bolton Abbey and Malham cove only a short drive away this really isn’t a problem. Can’t thank Jo and Ian enough for making this such a special place and hope to be able to visit again once Jo’s spa is up and running.

    May 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size double bedroom with freestanding bath and en-suite rainfall shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Bespoke double doors leading to rear patio area and hot tub.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, built-in eye-level microwave, fridge, separate freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen, towels and bathrobes inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture, two loungers, an egg chair, barbecue and hot tub with LED lights and bluetooth music feature
  • Guests can sit and enjoy the views of the chickens, sheep and cows in the surrounding areas,also feel free to feed the alpacas if you wish, (owner will provide seeds for this purpose)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking or vaping
  • Shop 4.6 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: Bookings must only start on a Friday for 7 nights.

The property

Cowling 1.8 miles.

This beautiful, detached, stone-built stable conversion is set in the grounds of a 375-year old listed farmhouse in scenic countryside, just a mile from Cowling and eight miles from the market town of Skipton.

A recent conversion, this first-class cottage is beautifully appointed throughout, creating a lovely, romantic retreat, ideal for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and discover the beauty of this outstanding area.

Situated solely over the ground floor, this lovely cottage offers an open plan living space with a cosy sitting area with woodburning stove, a dining area and a modern, well-equipped kitchen.

After a day of adventure, here you can ease into your evening; get the woodburning stove roaring and sink into the sumptuous sofa before finding a good film.

The main bedroom is spacious and features a king-size Victorian brass bedstead, a romantic freestanding bath and a superb en-suite facility with rainfall shower and modern mood lighting.

Stylish throughout, every care has been taken by the owners to provide a truly outstanding holiday home.

With almost too many features to mention, the sumptuous furnishings, the oak floor, the handmade windows and doors, the lovely cathedral ceiling, old beams and much, much more, which all help to make your stay a truly memorable one.

Outside, a spacious patio area and dry stone walling provide the backdrop for a luxurious hot tub with a music system and waterfall feature, where guests can sit and enjoy the views of the chickens, sheep and cows in the surrounding areas,also feel free to feed the alpacas if you wish, (owner will provide seeds for this purpose) whilst relaxing after a hard day’s walking in the scenic countryside which occupies all sides of this premier cottage.

Cowling village provides a local pub and the nearby towns and villages provide good eateries and are well worth a visit, including Skipton, Ilkley and ancient Bolton Abbey, while glorious Malham and Grassington offer beautiful, limestone scenery just a short drive away.

For the more energetic, the bike riding and walking opportunities to be found in the surrounding area are excellent.

Beckside Cottage is a wonderful romantic retreat for discovering all that the Dales has to offer.

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About the location


Skipton 7 miles.

The ancient village of Cowling sits across a hillside in the Pennine Hills, just seven miles from the market town of Skipton. A thriving village, built along a main high street with stone-built, terraced houses set alongside the mills of a bygone age. The village was once sparsely populated, the bulk of the population living in Ickornshaw and Middleton, and before that on Cowling Hill, close to water sources they depended on, and the main roads of the day - now used as back roads by locals to avoid the modern day traffic. In the early days, agriculture was the main occupation, with corn being grown and ground within the village. When canal transport boomed, corn became cheaper to buy from elsewhere and so the mills in Cowling turned from grinding corn to weaving during the Industrial Revolution. The village inn was once part of a farmhouse on Cowling Hill, but was sold as changes to the structure of the village began. The son of the landlord later opened the Bay Horse Hotel on the new road, which still stands as a main feature of village life. The nearby Quaker village of Lothersdale was, at one time, home to Charlotte Bronte who modelled Gateshead Hall in Jane Eyre on Stone Gappe House where she was governess. Today many visitors passing through the village are walkers, on their way along the Pennine Way on the stretch from Cowling to Gargrave. There's the large retail outlet of Boundary Mills, just six miles away, a must for lovers of shoping, and Skipton, known as 'The Gateway to the Dales' is nearby. Skipton is a lovely old market town with much to interest the enthusiastic visitor, boasting an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street. In 2008 the Academy of Urbanism voted Skipton High Street the best shopping spot in Britain, and The Copper Dragon Brewery, opened in 2002 is highly rated in the CAMRA listings. Steam railways with regular excursions are available at Embsay and Bolton Abbey, and the Leeds to Liverpool Canal passes through Skipton with the one mile long Foulridge Tunnel and the 5-rise locks at Bingley within a short distance away. In 2014 the area hosted the first leg of the Tour De France, bringing in many visitors from far and wide to this wonderful area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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