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Foxstones Cottage

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1039185)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map

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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

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “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.

    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.

    - Mrs Jupp, September 2020

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.

Summary

  • 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

About the location

SKIPTON

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!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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