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Bay Horse Cottage

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1042331)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay at Bay Horse cottage was fantastic and didn't want to leave ."

    The cottage was very clean,warm and welcoming and in a lovely area . We wanted for nothing while in the cottage as the lovely owners had thought of everything and more. And also welcomed us with a welcome gift. The owners Nancy and Brendan were lovely and made our stay even more enjoyable.And we so enjoyed seeing the animals being led past the window to their shelter morning and evening. My only regrets were that we had only booked a week and had to leave .

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2022

  • "Excellent in all aspects, apart perhaps from the builders in the yard , but this no fault of the owners."

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2022

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bay Horse Cottage."

    The accommodation was charming, comfortable and clean. The animals were delightful and the owners very thoughtful, kind and helpful. I will definitely return .

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "Very comfortable, homely and flexible accommodation."

    Reviewed by AlunFeb 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable, clean and cosy cottage."

    This was perfect for our stay in January. A welcome pack and a roaring fire greeted us on arrival which was not expected and very thoughtful. The animals were hilarious and very friendly. Although the friendly owners live next door they were there if you needed them but not overbearing. Walks via the canal into Skipton on the doorstep! Altogether a great visit and we would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by AlisonJan 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and generous warm welcome."

    Everything you need at the cottage for a relaxed stay. Lovely countryside location though still very close to local attractions. We will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by GemmaDec 2021

  • "We arrived at the cottage with a very warm welcome from the owners who was lighting the amazing open fire which was great because it was freezing outside."

    On the table was chocolates and a bottle of Prosecco with a lovely welcome card . Nothing was too much trouble very friendly and lovely people who made our holiday we chatted with Brendon and Nancy and also the animals what a gorgeous place to live the cottage is great big open fire the bath was amazing and everything you needed at hand. Also very convenient to get to skipton either by walking along to the canal or car plus you can walk to Gargrave along the canal or by car lovely tea shop there plus a nice pub with lovely food called the mason arms also very friendly .was sad to leave but will definitely be back hopefully in the new year .thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us .

    Reviewed by DianeDec 2021

  • "It was a great place to stay perfect for Skipton, Brendan and Nancy perfect hosts."

    The farm animas were a delight and I shall miss them Extremely comfortable cottage, it's just a two mile walk into the town plenty of cafes and local shops to explore. Plus the lovely Skipton Castle and woods. If there was a negative not quite sure where to store our food. But otherwise would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Bay Horse Cottage is in a superb location with many interesting places to visit and sights to see within a short drive."

    The cottage is furnished to a very high standard with a well-equipped kitchen. The owners live in a neighbouring property and are exceptionally welcoming. The basket of Yorkshire produce that greeted us on arrival at the cottage was much appreciated. The collection of family pets outside the front door including adorable alpacas and George, the grumpy donkey, were a source of endless amusement. The Bollywood Cottage 3 miles away in Gargrave serves excellent curries - booking advisable.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "Fantastic welcome package, beautiful cottage, great location, friendly owners on hand to speak to, animals in the paddock were lovely."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2021

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage in a perfect setting."

    Very clean and well equipped with the added bonus of friendly and helpful owners next door, and a menagerie of farm animals to keep visitors amused. Great location for the Yorkshire Dales and only a few minutes drive into Skipton. Walks along the canal are on the doorstep. Good WiFi signal and all mod-cons, combined with great rural charm. Couldn’t fault it!

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, excellent location, lovely people, lovely animals."

    ..best we have been to

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "We loved the top quality facilities, including bathroom and kitchen."

    Incredibly comfy bed and sofas. Plus the lovely hosts and warm welcome. Beautiful cottage and setting.

    Reviewed by AmyJun 2021

  • "Would highly recommend this cottage- well equipped and maintained, comfortable, helpful hosts,great location."

    Reviewed by RosaleenJun 2021

  • "Delightfully welcoming hosts and animals!"

    Lovely welcome pack was a surprise. Cottage well appointed and clean. For fully self catering a few basics such as grater, sieve and a few more sharp knives would be good. But Nancy provided a new pan during the week when we asked for one so I am sure we could have asked for these too and they would have been provided!

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "The owners of Bay Horse Cottage could not have been more hospitable."

    They have thought of everything to make the stay at Bay Horse as comfortable as possible. I have never stayed anywhere at all where I felt so much at home. They deserve great credit for the way they let their property. It was far far better than we could have possibly expected. You should say Thankyou Nancy and Brendan.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "The friendliness of Nancy and Brendan and family made our little holiday, the kids loved the setting and all the animals."

    Lovely touch with the welcome gifts. A perfect stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ShaunApr 2021

  • "Bay Horse Cottage was a wonderful rural retreat in a fantastic setting."

    We loved how spacious the cottage was and how welcomed we were by the owners and the animals!

    Reviewed by DeeOct 2020

  • "A lovely really comfortable cottage in a beautiful part of Yorkshire."

    Delightful helpful owners who live next door.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2020

  • "This is a beautiful, thoughtfully equipped cottage in lovely surroundings."

    It gave us a quiet, relaxing break and the owners were always on hand to help with anything we needed.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2020

  • "Bay Horse Cottage is ideally situated for exploring the southern part of the Dales."

    Only a few miles from Skipton, so close to its pubs, restaurants and shops but also rural and peaceful. The cottage was spacious, comfortable, clean and well-equipped and a generous welcome pack was provided by the very friendly owners.

    Reviewed by NicholasSep 2020

  • "We received a very warm welcome when we arrived."

    The stone cottage is beautifully located and presented, looking out onto fields and our daughter really enjoyed seeing the Alpacas, sheeps, pigs and turkeys over the fence. There is plenty of parking and all the facilities you could need. Bolton Abbey is only 15 minutes away, Skipton is 5 minutes away and Malham 25 minutes. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2020

  • "When we arrived we were welcomed by Nancy and Brendon who are a very helpful and friendly couple."

    At once we met the alpacas and pigs and the sheep and the feeling of happiness was overwhelming. Once inside the cottage we were at home ,the peace and quiet and the layout of the cottage was just what we expected and more. There is a local farm shop near by and the bull pud and restaurant just up the road and all were fantastic clean friendly and with covid very very safe. We were sad to leave and for sure we will be back and to see our friends ...including the animals and to view and visit this fantastic place Yorkshire. Thank you both again for our truly Wonderfull stay

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2020

  • "Very welcoming and a lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by JillJul 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything provided, we didn't even use a lot of the household items that we took with us."

    The owners live next door and they're such lovely people, they can't do enough for you, Brendan even played basketball with our son :). Then there's the farm animals, they're so entertaining, especially the alpacas, but they're not noisy so don't worry about that. Lots of places nearby to visit, just a short car ride away. We had the best time, thank you.

    Reviewed by TaraJul 2020

  • "An absolutely fantastic break in a wonderful cottage."

    The cottage is extremely comfortable, with every amenity that you could wish for. The extras provided by the owners (prosecco, chocolates, biscuits, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, fresh eggs, jams, sauces etc etc) added to what was already a brilliant experience. We were made to feel extremely welcome. The animals in the field next to the cottage were brilliant - the alpacas, pigs, Paul the sheep (who thinks he is an alpaca) and the turkey, all gave us a warm welcome too.Easily the best cottage we have stayed in by a country mile.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "The family who own the property are the best."

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2020

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  • Over-three-floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor double and en-suite cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting space
  • Air source heating
  • Built-in electric oven and induction hob, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Attached paddocks to use
  • Shop 2.3 miles; pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: This property is attached to paddock with a number of farm animals
  • Note: There is an extra single bed in the second floor bedroom for extra flexibility A travel cot and highchair is available

The property

Bay Horse Cottage is a beautiful stone dwelling, resting on the edge of Skipton town in the North of Yorkshire.

With a warm and welcoming ambiance, this lovely home-away-from-home provides an idyllic base for families of three who wish to explore the Yorkshire Dales.

Enter into the open-plan living space and take a seat on the plush leather sofas as you warm from the charming woodburning stove within the traditional inglenook fireplace, following a relaxing afternoon stroll.

Wander over to the chic contemporary kitchen to prepare a delicious meal for the group, with the help of the sleek built-in electric oven and induction hob.

Serve up at the pretty wood dining table and share stories of your holiday so far, before cracking open a bottle of bubbly and toasting to the good times ahead.

Venture up the beautiful winding staircase to the first floor and discover a spacious double bedroom, decorated with delightful country furnishings and finished with a Juliet balcony, overlooking the splendid North Yorkshire countryside.

Continue up to the second-floor and find a double bedroom with double bed and a single.

There are striking exposed beams and natural light flooding in from the Velux windows, as well as benefiting from a well-placed en-suite with basin and WC.

Meet the adorable residents of the paddocks that are attached to the property, including a herd of Alpacas and two friendly pigs.

Embark on a leisurely stroll into Skipton to explore the 12th-century fortress of Skipton Castle or wander the galleries of The Craven Museum to learn of the towns past.

Visit the imposing ruins of Bolton Priory and see the pretty stepping stones that cross the River Wharfe, before hopping on the Bolton Abbey Steam train or heading to The Strid Ancient Woodland.

Live unforgettable moments with your loved ones at Bay Horse Cottage.

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About the location


Grassington 9 miles; Harrogate 20 miles.

Known as “The Gateway to the Dales”, Skipton is well placed for visiting all that the Dales has to offer, whilst York, the Lake District and the West Coast are also within easy motoring distance. This lovely market town has 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 the High Street the best shopping spot in Britain, and The Copper Dragon/Greyhawk Brewery 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 1 mile long Foulridge Tunnel and the 5-rise locks at Bingley within a short travel. Golf, swimming, squash, tennis and snooker are all available locally and the excellent public transport means the car can be left at home!

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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