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Squirrel Cottage

Ickornshaw near Cowling and Cross Hills, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1059598)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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The property

Cross Hills 3.2 miles.

Tucked away in the picturesque hamlet of Ickornshaw, near the village of Cowling, you will find Squirrel Cottage.

Right on the Pennine Way, and a mere 2 minutes' walk from a gorgeous woodland walk along the stream, Squirrel Cottage is perfect for all kinds of walking holidays.

Resting just a short drive away from the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this romantic abode is perfect for couples seeking a relaxing break in the luscious landscapes of North Yorkshire.

Spend your evenings snuggled up one one of the two black leather sofas and keep warm from the heat of the gorgeous fire-effect stove or work together in the well-equipped kitchen to prepare an indulgent meal for two, to be enjoyed at the pretty dining table with a refreshing bottle of bubbly.

Retreat up the stairs to the first floor and be presented with a gorgeous double bedroom, complete with charming wood furnishings and a well-designed dressing area where you can prepare for the day’s activities.

Cross on over to the sleek and contemporary shower room, home to a spacious walk-in shower and handy heated towel rail, as well as a basin and WC.

Delight in a warm cup of tea out in the garden as you take a moment to appreciate your surroundings, before setting about on a fun-filled exploring the area.

Take a hike to the top of Knarrs Hill and admire sweeping views over the encompassing fields, or wander the moors of Kelbrook, Bleara and Elslack, before heading into the popular town of Skipton for lunch on the canal.

Tour the grand halls and dungeons of Skipton Castle, or admire works of the past at Craven Museum and Gallery.

Venture deep into the Yorkshire Dales and discover the Stepping Stones of Bolton Abbey, The Strid Ancient Woodland and the Valley of Desolation Waterfall, or head to Parcevall Hall Gardens to see the 24 acres of well-manicured lawns and breath-taking woodland.

See the imposing rocks of Malham Cove and visit Victoria Cave, or hop in the car and head for the city of Leeds for an afternoon spent shopping in all of your favourite stores.

Closer to home, the former mill and market town of Keighley is home to the landmarks and attractions such as Cliffe Castle and Keighley Bus Museum, whilst the village of Cross Hills has all your needs covered with a well-established supermarket and a good selection of pubs and restaurants.

Escape to the beautiful Yorkshire countryside with your loved one on a stay at Squirrel Cottage.


  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with mini-bar/ cocktail area and ice machine
  • Gas heating with fire-effect electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 0.7 miles

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About the location


Skipton 5 miles; Keighley 5.5 miles; Haworth 6.6 miles.

Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and within a scenic car journey to the bustling city of Leeds and the world-famous village of Haworth is this quaint village, Cross Hills. The village has a vibrant centre and plays host to shops, cafés and other eateries, in addition to a number of small businesses offering everything you could possibly need during your break to Yorkshire. Slightly further out is Skipton which is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Dales”, and offers the opportunity to explore an 11th century castle, ancient woodlands and winding alleyways filled with superb amenities. In the opposite direction is the town of Keighley where you will find the heritage steam line which was made famous by the 1970s film, ‘The Railway Children’. Also within close reach is the literary mecca of Haworth, where you can visit the home of the famous Brontë sisters and the surrounding moorland which provided the inspiration for their iconic stories. For those feeling active, head to the Yorkshire Dales where you will find a magnitude of walks and cycling routes amidst breath-taking scenery, as well as opportunities for sampling local delicacies such as Wensleydale cheese and tour one the many breweries within the National Park. Cross Hills promises a wonderful base for exploring this pretty part of Yorkshire.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas