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Jess Cottage

(Ref. 913341)

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property."

    Location cleanliness facilities.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2024

  • "The first thing we noticed was how true to the photos were the rooms."

    Having booked the cottage in order to have family over during the day, the space was important and the cottage was perfect for us. Then add the beautiful views, cleanliness and furnishings and we just didn’t stop praising it all. A lot of thought has gone into providing an ideal holiday home and we will definitely be back - if we can book as we see it’s a very popular cottage.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is an excellent cottage which we are unable to fault."

    Whoever designed/equipped it has got it exactly right. We especially loved the showers! It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The small enclosed garden was perfect for our dogs and we loved sitting looking out of the window. The nearest pub within walking distance is Heriots Hotel which is about 30 minutes along the tow path. Thank you for providing such great accommodation.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent property with a very helpful host regarding where the best places to visit were."

    The cottage was very well equipped with all of the essential and non-essential things we needed to make our stay a pleasant and comfortable one. We have every intention of staying there again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Jess cottage, perfectly positioned just on the edge of Skipton so handy for shops, restaurants, takeaways."

    Well situated for exploring Yorkshire, we went to Malham, Grassington, Fountains Abbey (National Trust) did one of the three peaks also walked along the canal into Skipton to the castle and the woods. The cottage is dog friendly with a nice enclosed garden, amazing views with a huge window and comfy chairs to sit and admire it. Well equipped and spotlessly clean. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jul 2023

  • "Brilliant place!"

    Loved it as soon as we entered the property - it was clean, well laid out with quality furniture and with everything you'd need in a kitchen. The view from the sun room over the canal to the hills beyond was lovely and the enclosed garden was great for our dog to wander in and out. Bedrooms, each with their own walk-in shower had lots of storage and hanging space. Nice comfy beds. Loved it so much we booked another week whilst we were there for later on in the year.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic holiday, the cottage was lovely and in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2023

  • "Our second time at Jess cottage, although the stairs are getting steeper!"

    Great location and views and weather was kind to us. Good that shower has got shower mat now. I certainly would recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Deirdre4.4May 2023

  • "The property was clean and comfortable with pleasant surroundings."

    The area had great places to visit and countryside walks to die for.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was cleaned to a high standard and everything was supplied to make our stay comfortable."

    The decor and furnishings are excellent and the beds very comfy, there was plenty of hot water and the heating kept us cosy. We loved all the local walks along the canal and the cottage is located close to many towns, the station and supermarkets. We hope to return as we enjoyed our stay so much.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage, in a great location close to Skipton and the Dales."

    Probably one of the best cottages we have stayed in, very clean, comfy bed, sofas and chairs, beautiful views. Even baby lambs in the field in front of the cottage, so entertaining, thank you, will hope to be back soon

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "Perfect and so clean."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and very spacious."

    The kitchen was well stocked. The bathroom towels provided were particularly luxurious. We have booked again.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Nov 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage and very spacious, even for 4 adults."

    Lovely views over the hills and canal. It's a great location for getting out and about for all that the Dales has to offer. We would certainly return, but can see that next year is already looking fairly booked up, which tells you something! Thanks for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Jeannie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage & the view was beautiful"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful, spacious cottage in a wonderful, peaceful location."

    On the outskirts of Skipton, it’s quiet, with a lovely view of the Dales and canal, but just a mile walk from the town and restaurants. The cottage had everything we needed, including a thoughtful pint of milk in the fridge on arrival. We loved the neighbouring animals, including the goats and chickens, and the sheep wandering in the adjoining field. Plenty of parking space, and everyone we met around the farm was cheery. Would definitely consider coming back.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Jess Cottage was fantastic."

    Everything had been thought of and it really was a home away from home. It was clean, spacious and had the most amazing views. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, We could live there."

    The view was to die for, very centrally situated for access to Skipton and the dales. Small secure garden was ideal for the dog. We'll be back

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2022

  • "Exceeded expectations and property spotless."

    View from cottage to canal a real asset

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic venue, beautiful views, incredibly clean with everything you could possibly need!"

    Only a short walk to Skipton.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, with everything you could possibly need for your stay."

    Great location and fabulous views from the cottage. Twenty minute walk along the canal into Skipton. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "Superb holiday home, so clean and well equipped."

    Home from home

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great property."

    Clean. Tidy. All equipment needed. Great broadband/wi fi. Great location

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was my 4th visit to Jess Cottage and I would highly recommend it."

    It has the best ensuites of any cottage I have ever rented. It has been recently redecorated and refurnished, is comfortable and clean. The owner is on site and is always helpful and acts quickly to any problems. very relaxing to sit in the sun lounge watching the passing barges on the canal.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with great views,"

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jan 2022

  • "Thank you Janette ."

    We are totally chilled . Your accommodation is really special. Lots of space wonderful views , clean and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fabulous!!Very well equipped with top quality furnishings"

    . Spacious yet very cosy, lovely fire with plenty fuel supplied. Slept like a log, fantastic showers (2 ensuites was a bonus). Top notch kitchen had everything you could possibly need.Great location and views.Nice short canal side walk into heart of Skipton where there are plenty of great places to eat. Best cottage I have ever rented.Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was marvellous in a great position, very clean & comfortable."

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage and location, will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by Lorina1.3Jul 2021

  • "A fantastic spacious and well equipped holiday cottage in the most beautiful of surroundings."

    We throughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return again one day.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2021

  • "We have had another fantastic week in jess cottage this was our fourth visit and it certainly won;t be our last we can not fault it at all it is the best cottage we have ever been in,clean comfortable well equipped and views to die for."

    Just perfection

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2021

  • "A warm, cosy, comfortable cottage in a wonderful location."

    So lovely to open the curtains each morning and look out over the canal.

    Reviewed by Lin4.7Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage, views to die for, warm, well equiped cant say more."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a lovely cottage , it had lovely views of the barges and countryside, a nice 20 min walk into skipton along the canal path."

    Enjoyed my weekend would go again .

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Welcoming owner."

    Well appointed. Beautiful location. Entirely safe and secure regarding current circumstances.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "Exalant cottage we love it ,canal at the bottom of the garden."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2020

  • "The photos on the listing really don’t do this property justice!"

    The cottage is so spacious, yet it feels so cosy. The views of the canal and countryside are fantastic, feels so rural yet you are either a twenty minute picturesque walk or 5 minute drive away from the shops. All areas of the cottage are extremely well equipped, a real home from home with secure walled garden to keep pets safe. They also sell their fresh eggs which were lovely!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Dec 2019

  • "Booking through Sykes was an efficient process and very easy."

    Jess cottage was lovely, absolutely got the right balance between being practical for having dogs but still all very clean, cozy and welcoming. Views across the countryside were stunning. The location just outside Skipton was ideal for us.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Nov 2019

  • "This cottage was an excellent choice for us to visit the Skipton and surrounding area."

    It was like a home from home with all of the comforts and more. The cottage itself was immaculate and very clean. It has two bedrooms both ensuite and all of the facilities to make our holiday very peaceful and enjoyable. The views are exceptional and we all enjoyed a relaxing time after our days out looking over the canal and on to the hills with a cosy blanket over our knees and a hot drink in our hands. There were plenty of local farm shops selling local produce and the farm itself sold fresh eggs. We would definitely recommend this cottage as a central point for anyone visiting Skipton and the surrounding area. It is ideally situated for walking, cycling and going out in the car. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Nov 2019

  • "This was our third visit to jess cottage so i think its safe to say we love it there."

    Everything about it is perfect.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2019

  • "Brilliant week, wonderful weather a good bonus, would definitely return here."

    Cottage roomy and very well supplied with all essentials, in all a terrific weeks break.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jul 2019

  • "After finding a holiday let that suits us and visiting three years running, we are very disappointed that looking forward to next year to see such a huge increase in prices."

    The increase adds at least one hundred pounds per week and has made it too expensive and sadly we will have to look for an alternative.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7May 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Jess Cottage."

    To get to the towpath we obviously had to walk through the farmyard to walk over the bridge. Just before the bridge the farm had 2 dogs chained up either side, who launched themselves at us (we also had a dog with us). The owners did reassure us that they were actually friendly, but my dog and I were definitely not comfortable with the experience each time we wanted a walk. The views were wonderful and we loved watching the barges.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2019

  • "This is a well equipped and comfortable cottage on a farm just outside Skipton, next to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal along which there are excellent towpath walks."

    It has a big view across the valley and down towards Pendle Hill. It is an excellent base from which to visit North and west Yorkshire, northeast Lancashire, and up to Westmorland. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew And Helen5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely walk into Skipton along the canal very relaxing not to isolated -perfect"

    Reviewed by Avril4.4Apr 2019

  • "Just back from Easter weekend stay at Jess Cottage."

    4 adults and 2 dogs! Fantastic! Beautiful views, canal on the doorstep and cottage exceeded all expectations. Beds were so comfy and lovely ensuite bathrooms. Nothing too much trouble for Jeanette and her staff. Of course the wonderful sunny weather helped, sat in the garden looking at the amazing scenery. Would highly recommend and it would be ideal to hire all properties for a family gathering. Can't wait to return

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Apr 2019

  • "Being able to walk along the towpath into Skipton town was a bonus also plenty ..."

    Being able to walk along the towpath into Skipton town was a bonus also plenty of places to visit from this lovely, comfortable cottage

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottages are beautifully situated with good views of the Liverpool Leeds canal and the excellent surrounding countryside."

    The interiors have every facility you could want and they have been set up with a sense of luxury. You feel happy and welcome from the moment you step through the door. Could not recommend more highly.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed."

    It was lovely to watch the boats go by from the patio or sat in the cosy lounge. The owner was very friendly and helpful. The dogs loved the canalside walks. We had a wonderful holiday. Would recommend this cottage and hope to book again next year.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful spot."

    Being located within grounds of a farm makes it very secure. Sitting in the lounge bathed in sunshine drinking tea and looking out at the canal boats slowly passing by is a most restful experience. Skipton itself is a unique shopping experience with so many local retailers and fewer of the ‘nationwide’ lookalike shops. Can not recommend this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2018

  • "Everthing was perfect, the accommodation, was excellent."

    the host,Jeanette was very friendly, all in all a very pleasant holiday.R.W.Blair.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2018

  • "Well kept and well designed accommodation in excellent location."

    No significant "issues"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2018

  • "This was the perfect place to relax with my Family."

    The location was perfect for us to explore and the views were amazing. I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2017

  • "Jess cottage was perfect for our pre Christmas break."

    Jennette was very welcoming and accommodating with our family Christmas meal. I suppose the best recommendation is that we have just booked a longer break over Easter

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Dec 2016

  • "Brilliant cottage."

    Very well equipped and so comfortable. Views from every window where amazing. Perfect position for enjoying the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. Could not be beaten. One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. Will (hopefully) be back!!!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2016

  • "The cottage and the location were wonderful the views across the Arie Valley were so relaxing, even though it was a working farm we did not here any noise ."

    The owner was very friendly and help full the cottage was clean and tidy on arrival and very well equipped We would highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Lewies5.0Aug 2016

  • "Booking was easy and informative."

    We received updates and reminders of the details of the booking and the key collection process ensuring we were on track to have a problem free holiday

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin and WC: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Summer room
  • Shared external clubhouse with pool table, darts, toilets and two showers.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Logs for fire on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Note: Walls around garden but cottage next to a canal, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: There is a small campsite on the farm approx
  • 250 yards from the cottage
  • Note: Due to the property being set on a working farm, please ensure dogs are kept on a lead when outside (can be off leads in private garden)
  • Note: Road noise can be heard when sat in garden.

The property

This delightful end-terrace cottage comes with fabulous, far-reaching moorland views and a private garden.

The property is warm and welcoming and features a spacious sitting room with cosy open fire, a lovely summer room and a kitchen with dining area and patio doors allowing beautiful views across the surrounding countryside.

On the first floor you’ll find two spacious bedrooms with modern en-suite shower rooms.

There is a walled garden and a private patio provides the perfect place for relaxing on a summer's evening whilst studying the canal barges that drift by.

A myriad of walks lead from the doorstep of Jess Cottage, which is a wonderful choice at any time of the year.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 12552, 913342 and 913346, together they sleep 20.

Niffany Farm Cottages

A group of four terraced cottages, located on a family-run working livestock farm on the outskirts of the ever-popular market town of Skipton. Nestled alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the owners' private moorings and small campsite, in an open paddock, these cottages provide a wonderful holiday base whether booked together or separately. Each boasts outstanding views across the sweeping surrounding countryside towards the beautiful moorlands above Elslack and the Broughton Hall Estate. The cottages have been designed with modernity in mind to offer contemporary, luxury living in an enviable location, out in the beautiful Dales countryside and yet only a short walk from the many attractions of Skipton. Many of the bedrooms have flat screen TVs and come with luxury en-suite facilities, while the living areas each offer a cosy woodburner or open fire. Outside are private gardens adjoining each cottage, along with a shared clubhouse. Niffany Farm is very much a living, working farm and so any younger guests will adore observing the animal activities and daily comings and goings, while there is a shared clubhouse for everyone to enjoy. Lovely canalside walks lead from the doorstep, taking you straight into Skipton centre where you’ll find a wide selection of restaurants, tea rooms and coffee shops, while the traditional market sells fresh local produce throughout the year. Booked individually or as a group to accommodate larger gatherings, these charming cottages are wonderfully-placed for your Dales getaway.

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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 2014, The Sunday Times named Skipton as Britain's "best place to live" and two years later placed it among the nine best towns in Yorkshire and the North-East. 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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas