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Spiral Cottage

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

4.5

Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice cosy cottage, clean and comfortable, in a great position."

    Only one little thing, I would say, there is nowhere to put your towels after having a shower, maybe a towels rail fitting to bathroom door. Chickens and ducks very amusing, lovely to sit outside to watch them.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2021

  • "We spent a short but very enjoyable stay in this lovely cottage."

    Owner was helpful and friendly and we would love to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in an amazing location."

    only downside which could affect some people was the two flights of stairs from kitchen to bathroom and bedroom.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2021

  • "Nice welcome from the owner."

    A nice compact cottage but not suitable for the less abled due to the cottage being on 3 floors with narrow stairs to the kitchen. Loved the little back yard with the stream running by. Great place to stay if you like dicks!

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2021

  • "Outlook on rear garden looked better on photo also verry bad tor parking"

    Reviewed by LeslieMay 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, everything you need & in a peaceful, quiet area."

    Entertainment provided by the ducks on stream.

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2020

  • "What a beautiful cottage, so peaceful and relaxing."

    David was there to welcome me and very informative about the area. Lovely to sit in the garden and watch the chickens and ducks. A perfect place after exploring the area to be with a book and glass of wine with the sound of the brook rippling by. Can't wait to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "It would be good if there was a rug in the kitchen as the tiles are very cold underfoot."

    Reviewed by RozSep 2020

  • "Wonderful."

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2020

  • "We highly recommend Spiral Cottage."

    It is a perfect base for people to go exploring The Yorkshire Dale's. The cottage itself is exceptionally cosy,a home from home with high levels of comfort, The added bonus was the babbling brook at the rear and enjoying breakfast with the Ducks and Chickens every morning. Hosts Bernadette and David gave us a very warm welcome ,thank you both for your wonderful hospitality.. Angie and Trevor Feb 2020.

    Reviewed by TrevorFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a gorgeous location."

    Very relaxing break.

    Reviewed by AbiOct 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Spiral Cottage."

    Unique quiet setting with a stream and ducks outside the back door. Comfortable chairs and good TV system. Spacious and well-equipped kitchen. House quickly warmed up with the central heating on. Good selection of books to read. Only small niggle was the bathroom sink being awkward to use due to the large cabinet above it. I enjoyed cycling in the countryside but beware that all roads away from the cottage are steeply uphill!

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2019

  • "Spiral Cottages is in an idyllic village location - very secluded and quiet."

    The fixtures and fittings, and the bedlinen and towels were all of a high quality. There's lots of lovely places to visit - most within relatively short driving distance. We visited the restaurant in Cowling called Harlequin, which is within easy walking distance, on two occasions during the week, and the food was absolutely delicious both times. The owners were delightful, as were the locals who were also visiting the restaurant, and everyone took delight in recommending places for us to visit. We were lucky with the weather and were able to take advantage of sitting out of the back in the late afternoon enjoying the sunshine with a glass or two of wine accompanied by the chickens and ducks, which we found most entertaining. We would highly recommend this cottage to any couple looking for a relaxing time. Cora & Fraser James - stayed 15-22 June 2019.

    Reviewed by FraserJun 2019

  • "Spiral cottage is a super clean very comfortable cottage it is well located for ..."

    Spiral cottage is a super clean very comfortable cottage it is well located for visiting the dales It has everything you need for a relaxing stay we received a warm welcome from Bernadette and David who showed us around and explained everything We enjoyed watching the ducks and chickens outside we hope to return later in the year

    Reviewed by AndreMar 2019

  • "The setting is beautiful with the brook n ducks"

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2018

  • "Loved sitting out the back and watching the ducks"

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2018

  • "Excellent location , parking was away from cottage slightly but no problem , cleanliness was very good."

    only slight downside was shower not brilliant , but usable , possibly cause it's on top floor / pressure. overall brilliant , and will almost certainly be rebooking this one.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2018

  • "Such a nice relaxing break,cottage spot on will be booking again if just to sit watching the ducks"

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2018

  • "So peaceful could have sat outside just watching the ducks and relaxing, and ..."

    So peaceful could have sat outside just watching the ducks and relaxing, and when you saw someone from the hamlet they were all so friendly

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2017

  • "The idyllic countryside!"

    Reviewed by RoseJun 2017

  • "Owners very pleasant and could not be more helpful."

    A lovely well kept cottage, very warm and cosy in middle of Winter Would recommend this anytime, should be particular nice in Summer, ideal for walkers.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJan 2017

  • "Friendly owners who had thought of everything."

    Cottage with lots of character and appointed to a very high standard

    Reviewed by k jSep 2016

  • "We found the cottage clean, very comfortable and lovely to come back to, ..."

    We found the cottage clean, very comfortable and lovely to come back to, after some of the most beautiful walking days in North Yorkshire, or just to relax by stream, with glass of wine, or cup of tea, & watch the ducks,

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2016

  • "Cottage is immaculate, with everything you need for a very comfortable stay."

    A warm welcome, fresh flowers, delicious biscuits and fresh milk in the fridge on arrival were gratefully received. The property is in a good location to explore the Dales. A peaceful little haven to return too after a busy day sightseeing. Had an amazing week and have no hesitation in recommending. Thank you Dave and Bernadette

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2016

  • "Lovely, homely little cottage with all the comforts of home and more."

    Beautifully kept with pretty little touches to make you feel welcome throughout. We were met at the property by the owner, who showed us around. We had a great week, even though the weather wasn't the best but knowing that we could go back and relax in comfort was wonderful.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2016

  • "What a lovely cottage and setting."

    Everything was spotless and the flowers were lovely. It is in a great setting and if you like walking, you will find lots. We loved watching the ducks out the back. The local bus service was good, and there were nice places nearby to visit. One of the best cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2016

  • "We cannot fault anything about this property and we enjoyed it immensely."

    The owners were very helpful and informative about the local area. We had some good walks with the dog and would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by SheenaApr 2016

  • "A wonderful cottage which was beautifully decorated."

    We would definitely recommend and will hopefully go back again ourselves

    Reviewed by LindaFeb 2016

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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.

Summary

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Please check with office before booking with any infants under 2 as owner needs to be consulted in all cases

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About the location

COWLING

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

Note: Brook in garden, children to be supervised at all times. Please check with office before booking with any infants under 2 as owner needs to be consulted in all cases.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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