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Foxstones Cottage

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1039185)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage and very worthy of the 5 stars have given."

    Great location for visiting the Dales. Walks from the door and Skipton is just a 5 min drive away, or various walks to Skipton which we also enjoyed. The owners have made a fantastic job on the conversion. They also provided a very detailed folder with things to do in the area, restaurants, cafes, walks, places to visit etc. Would recommend to others, looking forward to a return visit.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "Foxstones is a very comfortable bolt hole…."

    Easy access to Skipton and the wider area of the Yorkshire Dales.A very helpful and informative folder left by the owners which we appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend this property.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to provide feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieOct 2021

  • "Please indicate that this cottage is a considerable walk to the town centre,not "just outside Skipton" as your details."

    Too far to walk for anyone who is not a regular walker.

    Thank you for your feedback. The text describing the cottage and its location does twice reference the fact the Foxstones is some 2 miles from Skipton centre. We feel this is very clear and accurate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffreyOct 2021

  • "The cottage was very well appointed and the owners Caroline and Alan friendly, helpful and welcoming."

    We were unlucky with the weather but this did not stop us enjoying a lovely location close to Skipton, Grassington, Settle and Harrogate in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by JoeSep 2021

  • "Well situated,comfortable cottage with friendly owners"

    Reviewed by NicholasSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a countryside setting."

    Well equipped and attractive furnishings. A welcome pack of eggs, beer,milk and wine were a great surprise.

    Reviewed by TeresaAug 2021

  • "This character cottage is a great place for a relaxing break."

    It is well equipped with everything you need . The owners are extremely helpful and welcoming and go the extra mile to make sure that guests have a good holiday. There are so many things to see and do in the area, and lots of good walking. Thank you Caroline and Allan for being such good hosts .Your cottage is brilliant and we will be back!

    Reviewed by SeonaidhJul 2021

  • "Excellent well planned comfortable accommodation for two."

    Very good location for walking,or visiting the many nearby attractions.

    Reviewed by TrudyJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage set in a beautiful place, we received a warm welcome on arrival ..."

    Lovely cottage set in a beautiful place, we received a warm welcome on arrival from Alan and Caroline, great information place in cottage and nice little welcome touches hope to return soon

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2021

  • "Our stay at Foxstones was brilliant."

    We got wet every day and it was lovely to return to our superb accommodation. Our hosts were warm and welcoming and were on-hand if we needed anything. Skipton is a great gateway to Dales walking. Yorkshire was beautiful as ever.

    Reviewed by SheilaMay 2021

  • "Foxstones Cottage is a fantastic cottage, it had everything we needed, a super comfy bed, and an exellent location which is perfect for walks from the cottage door."

    And a patio which is a real suntrap! Thank you Caroline and Alan for everything.

    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2021

  • "Cottage was fantastic loved it"

    Reviewed by BernieOct 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week in North Yorkshire."

    The cottage was utterly delightful, everything fresh and bright and spotlessly clean. There were welcome gifts and Caroline and Alan were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Lovely clean modern conversion."

    Made very welcome and would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time, the cottage was gorgeous, and the hosts were very welcoming and kind!"

    We will be back! Thank you.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2020

  • "The location of the property is fantastic."

    A totally rural and very beautiful setting whilst only a stones throw from Skipton . So much to see and do locally. A very cosy property with every facility we could possibly want.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, the perfect size for two."

    It was beautifully clean and has been very tastefully and creatively developed as part of this barn conversion. There are lovely touches such as the beautiful beams in the bedroom, the fabulous brass bed and the cosy wood burning stove in the sitting room area. Caroline and Alan who own the cottage and live next door were very welcoming, helpful yet unobtrusive and fonts of knowledge about the local area. The location is delightful, good walks straight from the door and easy drives up on to the moors or further afield for outstanding beauty spots such as Malham Cove.

    Reviewed by PamelaAug 2020

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The property

Resting on a quiet country lane, two miles from the centre of Skipton, is Foxstones Cottage, a stone built, semi-detached barn conversion, tucked inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park and boasting picturesque countryside views.

This one-bedroom cottage is ideal for a couple's retreat for those wanting to explore the magnificent countryside of the Yorkshire Dales.

The large gravel driveway offers parking for two cars, as well as an enclosed garden with a patio area and outdoor seating, where you can enjoy an alfresco breakfast in your peaceful setting.

Step inside the property and discover a contemporary, open-plan living room with underfloor heating throughout the ground-floor level of the home, with a cosy sitting room offering a sofa and a Smart TV with Netflix, which you can enjoy beside the warmth of the woodburning stove, enjoying the garden view.

The well-equipped kitchen makes excellent use of the space, with an oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher, as well as plenty of worktop space for preparing ingredients, while the dining table offers the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic meal together.

The convenient cloakroom offers a basin and WC, as well as a washing machine, should you need to clean any muddy clothes, while up the staircase, you will discover the characterful, spacious bedroom with a king-size double bed, high ceilings with A-frame and lovely wooden beams, a feature exposed stone wall, engineered wooden flooring, a lovely countryside view, wall-mounted TV and a lovely en-suite bathroom, with a choice of bath and walk-in shower to start each day.

There is a shop and restaurant less than a mile away, while an array of independent shops, great bars, cafes and restaurants can be found in the centre of Skipton, just over two miles away.

The market town boasts a medieval castle with its own dungeon, close to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which can be accessed within a five-minute walk of the property and is excellent for walking and cycling.

Skipton is also home to a golf club, a park and the renowned Skipton Market, a tradition that has been upheld since medieval times, with stalls set up on the cobbled high street four times a week, where you can pick up a range of fantastic produce.

A ten-minute drive away from the cottage is the Coniston Hotel, which features a restaurant, luxury spa, shooting and 4 x 4 off-road experience, making for a fantastic day out.

Take a break from driving and enjoy the views with a journey along the Settle to Carlisle railway or the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

Head further into the Yorkshire Dales National Park to discover rugged moors, valleys, hills and quaint villages, as well as attractions like Malham Cove, a unique rock formation with a waterfall and picturesque valley views, Janet's Foss waterfall and natural pool, accessed via a scenic woodland trail, Stainforth Force waterfall on the River Ribble and for keen walkers and cyclists who enjoy a challenge, the Yorkshire three peaks of Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside.

The spa town of Harrogate and the Forest of Bowland AONB are both within a short drive, while the picturesque Dales villages of Malham, Bolton Abbey, Settle, Gargrave, Grassington and Kettlewell are all within a 30-minute drive.

Foxstones Cottage is an idyllic rural retreat for a couple wanting to explore the Yorkshire Dales.


  • One king-size bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining and seating area with woodburning stove
  • Air source heating with ground-floor underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Gravel and patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: Property does have WiFi although the village does not have super fast broadband, so the signal is not as reliable as in urban areas

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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