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Lock View

Gargrave near Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 928846)


(45 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property view fabulous could sit for hours close to Skipton and other nice areas as its a townhouse lots of stairs some people may find that difficult owners very helpful not intrusive."

    Reviewed by DianneJun 2022

  • "The property backs onto and is adjacent to a council estate ( I'm sure privately owned by now) it is only the front view that is attractive but misleading overall."

    The parking space is small and I found difficult to manage. The hot tub cover is a two man job to remove and replace. I had to call Kyle to do this every time I wanted to use it, He was always willing but the situation is not ideal. The outside space is cramped because there are properties either side in close proximity.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2022

  • "Nicola and Kyle were lovely hosts ."

    Had problems with bedding which were changed immediately.dissapointed that we didn’t receive any communication regarding building site and extensive works on the lock directly in front of the house.there were cranes drills and buckets of rubble being moved all day.also noisy water pump going 24 hrs a day !! We appreciate this wasnt owners fault however I paid a lot of money for our week and feel let down by Sykes,that we were not adequately informed.this was supposed to be a relaxing family holiday, the first time in two years .struggled to sleep in the front bedrooms.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2022

  • "A lovely, well appointed cottage situated in the picturesque village of Gargrave, with some great pubs (dog friendly),chip shop and Indian restaurant and a well stocked Co-op shop."

    Ideal location for some lovely leisurely walks and a short drive to some great locations. The only fault we had was the work on the lock in front of the cottage when finished the view's would be fantastic again. Would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "Fabulous clean property and so lovely to be able to have an easy walk to coffee shops, pubs and restaurants."

    All you need is provided for a great stay. The hot tub was such a bonus. Will certainly be booking again.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Extreme disappointed that we were not informed of the construction work on the lock as the lock was one of the reasons we booked it."

    The hot tub was no way a private experience as the owner of the property at the rear appeared as soon as we went in the hot tub to prune the hedge which is ver sparce and gives no privacy at all. Also the hot tub was not at an adequate temperature and the control panel air boost did not work The main reasons we booked the property we're the views and hottub not the propertyI itself aswe are a couple.

    Reviewed by HeatherMar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village."

    The cottage is very clean and comfortable, just as it looks in the broacher and more, even my friend who has OCD didn't have to wash every pot pan and piece of crookery before using it. The thing I liked best was that after my friends had left and I was on my own I needed some help secondary to a disability, I contacted the owner and they were with me in minutes to help me, for which I was very grateful. The only, if I could call it negative was that the lock was empty for, I think, cleaning which did spoil the beautiful view but this was totally out of the owners control and I imagine does not happen very often. Lovely place with lovely owners, great time had by five forty something nurses having a reunion.

    Reviewed by PaulineDec 2021

  • "Garden needs proper fence putting up."

    Cudnt get car parked because of neighbours. Power cuts. TV too small in main bedroom. Hot tub not cleaned every day. No signal on aerial sat night. Main bathroom water warm not hot. Not told bout building site opposite.

    very sorry about the problems you've raised, however the power cuts and TV signal being down due to the storm effected the whole village and as anybody knows completely out of the homeowners hands as is the temporary repair work to the lock. The hottub is cleaned before every changeover and chlorine levels checked regularly. Slight misunderstanding with the neighbours parking although we resolved the issue easily within minutes of you contacting us. Also we don't feel a fence is practical as it would mean chopping down the 6 foot hawthorn hedge which serves the same purpose and fits better with the natural surroundings. The hot water is set to building regulations and doesn't seem to have been too cold for any of our other guests . Hopefully people will take time to read our other reviews as this is practically the only negative feedback we've received since opening 3 years ago. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BernardNov 2021

  • "Great property right on the canal with great views."

    We'll equipped, clean and a good size. Helpful owners with good communication

    Reviewed by FionaNov 2021

  • "We had a really lovely holiday."

    The host and hostess are very kind and we are very grateful for their hospitality and thoughtfulness. The cottage provided everything we needed for a comfortable stay and the village is a fairly easy walk with good takeaways and a well stocked co-op. It is certainly somewhere we would return to.

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2021

  • "Clean, comfortable accommodation, well positioned for local walks be it on the adjacent Leeds / Liverpool canal or to Ribblehead, Wharfdale, Ingleton - and who can forget Malham!"

    Mason's Arms and Yorkshire Fryer served excellent food as did the Saxon Pie Shop in Skipton.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2021

  • "The property was perfect for our requirements, there was plenty of space to allow the different generations their own space and privacy."

    The property had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, the owners were helpful and friendly and left us a lovely welcome pack. We ate at the Bollywood palace, The Masons arms and had a take out from the chip shop - all within walking distance and very tasty! We enjoyed Ingleton Falls, Bolton Abbey, Grassington (via The Fountain Inn), we hired a day boat from Pennine River Cruises with an afternoon tea from The Cobble Kitchen, we also had a Quadtrex experience at Thornton Hall - all just a short drive away. It was a shame to come home as there was still plenty to see and do within the local area. We enjoyed an action packed week, now home for a rest!

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2021

  • "Had a lovely family holiday at Lock View."

    An amazing location with incredible views! And a wonderful house with very welcoming hosts. Certainly hope to return!

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2021

  • "We had stayed at the smaller Lock View property before so knew what to expect."

    The house is beautiful and the setting overlooking the Lock with countryside views is idyllic. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We had a fantastic stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "Lovely location - easy to hop onto the towpath to go on walks."

    We used Gargrave station to get a train to Bradford to visit the Media Museum. The hot tub was a great hit in the recent heatwave! Local town of Skipton has a bustling market on Wednesday/Friday snd Saturday and you can hire day boats from the wharf.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2021

  • "The property was fantastic, we loved our stay at Lock View."

    The facilities are second to none and we didn’t want for anything. Beautiful views over the canal side watching the barges coming & going. Only 5 minute walk into Gargrave. Owners amazing bent over backwards for our needs for twin granddaughters. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2021

  • "More towels and a hairdrier would be good to have in a cottage of this standard and price."

    No towel for the hot tub, so had to use the only bath towel. It would be nice to be told this in the details if you are expected to take your own. The cottage has no back garden, just a courtyard yet you can take one dog. It might be good to mention this as you have to take your dog out last thing at night and during the night if it needs a pee...this means taking it out along the canal tow path. Some people might not feel safe doing this in the dark.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2021

  • "Beautiful house in the perfect location Very well equipped Helpful hosts"

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Lock View."

    The cottage is very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. It is set in peaceful surroundings with fantastic views of the canal from the sitting room and top floor bedroom. The hot tub was a great added bonus. The owners were very friendly and live locally so available if needed (we didn't need them because evrything was great!). Gargrave is an excellent location from which to explore the Dales and beyond. I will definitely be recommending Lock View to family and friends.

    Reviewed by LynseyAug 2020

  • "Great property and location."

    The owner was very friendly and gave us a quick tour if the house and informative regarding the area. Many thanks

    Reviewed by JFeb 2020

  • "Good quality accommodation, very clean, good facilities, great views from the 1st & 2nd floor balconies we really enjoyed our stay at Lock View."

    Great location, walking distance to 2 pubs, local supermarket and fish n chip shop. Milk and chocolates left for us on arrival. Communication good from the owner prior to arriving and during our stay. Only issue was the restrictions on the hot tub, it physically powered off at 9pm and could not be used between 10pm & 8am due to the residential location of the property this should be stated in the description before booking and not advised on arrival.

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2020

  • "We loved every minute and would love to come back for Christmas again."

    Reviewed by SophieDec 2019

  • "Lovely property, excellent facilities,."

    Owner met us on arrival and showed us round. Slight issues with a door but was sorted same day by Kyle. Lovely location overlooking the canal and lock. Lovely walks along the canal tow path with the dogs. Two pubs in the village were very friendly and worth a visit. Great walks nearby , Malham cove , Ingleton waterfalls and 3 peaks nearby. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2019

  • "The house is in a lovely spot and we really enjoyed the peace and quiet."

    The house was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. Wish we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2019

  • "Beautifully well appointed house in a lovely location."

    In easy walking distance of the village and perfect for dog walking. Could happily live there.

    Reviewed by MarjorieOct 2019

  • "The house has great facilities; so well equipped."

    Very clean. Beautiful views out onto open countryside at the rear, with immediate access onto the Liverpool > Leeds canal and towpath. Lovely village; we had a really nice meal at the Old Swann pub just a couple of minutes walk away. Hosts communication was great.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2019

  • "We spent a week at Lock View in September 2019 and had an absolutely brilliant time."

    The property itself was beyond our expections. Plenty of places nearby to visit or just chill in the hot tub. Highly recommend the Llama Trekking at Nidderdale Llamas, Blubberhouses. Thanks Nicola, Kyle and Mark we've made some lovely memories x

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2019

  • "A lovely well appointed house."

    Lovely to have so many bedrooms en-suite. Tennis club 2 minutes away was a real bonus and we played every day. The local club members were very friendly and welcoming. Nice to have the hot tub as well. Gargrave a lovely base for exploring the local area and beyond. Owners extremely helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2019

  • "The owners were very friendly and accommodating the facilities were spot on and there was plenty of information about the surrounding area, places to see and nice places to eat which is always useful when on holiday in an unfamiliar place."

    Reviewed by JuneAug 2019

  • "Great location, beautifully furnished and equipped house, we had a wonderful stay!"

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2019

  • "The view was fantastic!"

    Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by CraigJul 2019

  • "This is a beautiful home in a beautiful setting."

    Gargrave is a delightful village with every amenity. There are good rail connections and a good bus service so we didn’t always need the car for days out. However, it was a wrench some days to even leave the house, because the views were stunning and the activity on the lock, with canal boats passing through was very entertaining. We had a wonderful fortnight here and still didn’t get to visit all the places we had previously earmarked as potentially worth a visit. We love the Yorkshire Dales and we wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again. The owners were very welcoming but not at all intrusive, and the house is amongst one of the very best we have stayed in over the past 20+ years of holidays in UK.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "Lovely holiday cottage."

    .gorgeous views...really recommend this place..

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2019

  • "Used lock view as accommodation for our wedding."

    owners were helpful in arranging everything with some additional information. got married at Skipton registry office, (also very helpful). had wedding meal at cow and calf on Ilkley moor, (very nice). wedding photos by Georgie Brewster. visited Malham cove walks, Ingleborough waterfalls, Bolton Abbey and hired a day boat at Skipton boat hire. accommodation was just perfect at the end of each day and hot tub was great for recovery after all walking. had a great wedding and lovely holiday with family too. would love to do again (not the wedding bit of course). many thanks

    Reviewed by AdamApr 2019

  • "Great house in a perfect setting."

    The house is well equipped, very clean, the beds were comfortable, and the hot tub perfect after a day out. Fantastic to watch the boats going through the lock, and some lovely walks along the canal path. We could watch the murmuration of starlings in the fields which was fascinating. 2 great pubs, and the Bollywood Indian restaurant has to be one of the best takeaways we have had.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2019

  • "The property was in a excellent position"

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2019

  • "Excellent weekend break with perfect weather in lovely surroundings."

    Really comfortable warm and well appointed house. We got lots of use out of the hot tub! A super time was had by all. Thank you

    Reviewed by AnwenFeb 2019

  • "The house was lovely and the welcome gifts were surprising but very welcome, the house was much nicer than we imagined it would be and everyone who visited us over Christmas when we were there were impressed with it."

    Reviewed by ElizbethDec 2018

  • "Great accomodation, great location."

    Very clean and modern.

    Reviewed by SteveNov 2018

  • "Lock View is a fabulous cottage with all amenities exactly as described."

    3 en-suite bathrooms all beautifully decorated and immaculate. The kitchen has everything you could need - we had an amazing family holiday and would definitely recommend for a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales. The hot tub was an added advantage after a day out walking - wonderful!

    Reviewed by SueOct 2018

  • "The house was absolutely stunning and spotless."

    The owners were extremely helpful and approachable if we had any questions. We are planning on visiting again soon.

    Reviewed by ChloeSep 2018

  • "Great house and hosts."

    Sykes are easy to deal with and we look forward to staying at other properties in the future. Would be handy to know on cottage details if possible if there is outdoor facilities to dry washing. Appreciate a lot have tumble drivers, but would be handy to know if we could peg out weather permitting.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2018

  • "The facilities, the environment, the whole experience was excellent."

    Highly recommend this location and this house.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2018

  • "Lock view is a very clean, comfortable house in the village of Gargrave."

    It has lovely views over lock 31 on the Leeds, Liverpool canal and you can sit on the balcony watching the barges go through. The house is well equipped and has the added bonus of a large hot tub in the back garden. We did many local walks and didn't really need the car most days. Locally the pubs are good, the best pub food is the Old Swan Inn and the Indian restaurant Bollywood Cottage is very good. There is lots to do locally and plenty more in Skipton. It's an easy 4 mile canal walk into Skipton and trains are available to Gargrave or a taxi back was only £9. In conclusion, a fabulous house, in a peaceful setting with plenty to do locally and nearby.

    Reviewed by YvonneJul 2018

  • "The house was absolutely perfect for our needs."

    Exactly what we wanted. We can't give praise high enough for the cleanliness. It was very well appointed with every need anticipated. We stayed with 6 adults, a baby and a dog, and it was perfect for us. The welcome pack was extremely helpful and the owners left us some lovely surprises. The views were fantastic with lots of people watching to do from the balconies. I'm sure we will return in future. We have stayed at many very good Sykes properties in the past but this was by far the best.

    Reviewed by Joyce LindsayJul 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x first floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor master bedroom with super king-size double, freestanding bath and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • First floor family bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 6 x TV with Freeview, Wifi
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • off road parking for 2
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Enclosed patio area with hot tub and furniture
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: Out of respect for neighbors this property is not suitable for loud/late night parties
  • Note: The hot tub is for use between the hours of 8am and 8pm, after which time it will automatically turn off
  • This is to show consideration to the neighbours and maintain the peaceful surroundings
  • PLEASE NOTE: There are currently some emergency works being undertaken on the nearby Lock - As a result of this the view is affected and there may be some minor disturbance such as some noise heard from machinery or vehicles This is expected to be completed before the end of May 2022.

The property

Lock View is a modern, spacious three-storey house in the pretty village of Gargrave, situated opposite the canal.

Ideally located on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and just a short drive from local attractions, this property is an ideal base for families and friends.

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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

Due to location of the property, please refrain from being loud whilst outside or in the hot tub.

Note: The hot tub is for use between the hours of 8am and 8pm, after which time it will automatically turn off. This is to show consideration to the neighbours and maintain the peaceful surroundings.

PLEASE NOTE: There are currently some emergency works being undertaken on the nearby Lock. As a result of this the view is affected and there may be some minor disturbance such as some noise heard from machinery or vehicles. This is expected to be completed before the end of May 2022.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter