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Spiral Cottage

Cowling near Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 928689)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Roberts

    “The setting is beautiful with the brook n ducks”


  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
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The property

This is a cosy, stone-built, mid-terraced cottage located in the small hamlet of Ickornshaw, on the outskirts of Cowling, just seven miles from Skipton and eight miles from Haworth.

The accommodation is a nice combination of the old and the new and provides an ideal retreat to relax and get away from it all.

Set over three floors, the cottage has been renovated to a high standard and provides unusual accommodation for a couple, making it an ideal holiday home for a romantic break in this countryside location.

Boasting lots of character and charm throughout, it features a spacious, lower ground floor kitchen/diner with old beams and very attractive exposed stone walls, with access out to a seating and brookside picnic area.

The ground floor, accessed from the street, features a lovely sitting room with a cosy woodburning stove and a lovely mix of contemporary styling and comfortable furnishings.

A first floor bedroom offers a double bed and the sitting room also includes a double sofa bed, providing some flexibility for the sleeping arrangements.

A small but well-appointed bathroom adjoins the double bedroom.

Outside there is a seating and picnic area with a babbling brook running through, where you can enjoy a peaceful evening drink after a busy day.

A short walk takes you into the village of Cowling, where a local pub and a good eatery are well worth a visit.

For the more energetic, the bike riding and walking opportunities to be found in the surrounding area are fantastic, with the Pennine Way running right past the cottage.

Nearby is Skipton, known as 'The Gateway to the Dales', a lovely old market town, boasting an ancient castle, 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 is highly rated in the CAMRA listings.

With the many delights of Grassington, Malham, Bolton Abbey and more all within easy reach, this is an ideal base to explore this ever popular area.

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Over three floors. One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Lower ground floor kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with sofa bed and woodburning stove.

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  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with basic Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Further fuel for stove on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample roadside parking
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Brook in garden, children to be supervised at all times.

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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:

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