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Squirrel Cottage

Cowling, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1059598)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio


1 Customer Review

  • "Our break at squirrel cottage was most delightful and we would be very pleased to return for a future stay."

    It was nice also, to meet the owners, Ady and Kim, while they were preparing the adjacent Bridge cottage for future holiday lets. A good base for excursions into the Southern Yorkshire Dales. I would have been much nicer if the weather behaved itself but this is England. We were very lucky though, that it mostly rained at night or when we were travelling to or from our places of visit.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021


  • 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

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.

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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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